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A complete vacation destination, Puerto Vallarta has a bit of everything that adds up to a whole lot of fun. Beautiful beaches, excellent dining, accommodations for every budget, shopping galore and a wide variety of entertainment, activities and adventurous excursions have all made Puerto Vallarta one of Mexico's most popular resort towns.

But as those who share our passion for travel and adventure already know, once the travel bug bites it’s almost impossible to contentedly remain only in one spot . . . no matter how wonderful. After all, why stick to one area — or even one country — when you can explore the entire world?

Travel can be a powerful force for tolerance and understanding, and at BanderasNews we want to share our never-ending passion for traveling to exotic lands and faraway places with you. Whether you are seeking an off-the-beaten-track destination around Puerto Vallarta, or want to learn more about some of the world’s most intriguing places, we’ll introduce you to some of the great destinations Mexico, and the world, have to offer.


Flying to Puerto Vallarta Now Easier than Ever Before

On your flight to your vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, you’re likely accustomed to having the cabin crew distribute paper tourist visa cards to complete prior to your arrival at the airport, which can take some time. But now, thanks to the elimination of tourist visas, the airport arrival process has been streamlined.

Puerto Vallarta Side Trips: Discover San Blas, Nayarit

Three hours north of Puerto Vallarta lies San Blas, Nayarit. Besides being an under-the-radar, top-notch eco-tourism destination, San Blas was the epicenter of the Spanish empire on Mexico’s Pacific coast and holds a prominent place in both Mexican and U.S. history.

Cuervo Express: Drink the Tequila, Drink in its History

Most everyone has heard of the party bus. But in Jalisco, Mexico, exuberant travelers can climb aboard the tequila train. The José Cuervo Express shuttles you from Guadalajara to Tequila on an all-you-can-drink excursion across the blue agave landscape, before dropping you off to tour the company's 250-year-old distillery.

International Tourism to Mexico Surpasses 2021 Levels

From January to May 2022, Mexico hosted approximately 25.4 million international visitors. According to the Datatur system from Mexico's Ministry of Tourism, foreign exchange revenue from international visitors during the five-month period was $11.416 billion, representing an increase of 95.6 percent over the same period in 2021.

Puerto Vallarta – The Sun and the Beach in Easy Reach

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) says there are 5 main factors Buyers consider when purchasing a second home/vacation home: #1 Location, #2 View, #3 Size, #4 Amenities and #5 Access. With direct flights from 39 cities in North America, 11 in Canada and 8 in Mexico, access to Puerto Vallarta has never been easier.

Mexico Cruise Destinations on the Path Toward Recovery

According to Mexico's Ministry of Tourism, 2.6 million travelers arrived in the country aboard cruise ships between January and May 2022. The main ports of arrival were Cozumel and Mahuahual, Quintana Roo; Ensenada, Baja California; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur; Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Mazatlán, Sinaloa.

Puerto Vallarta Nominated for Six 2022 Travvy Awards

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated for six 2022 Travvy Awards, which recognize the best in tourism worldwide. Travel industry experts nominated Vallarta for the following categories in Mexico: Best Destination, Best Tourism Board, Best Academic Program for Travel Agents, Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding and Best Honeymoon Destination.

PVR Expects to Welcome More Than 2,200 Flights in July

According to the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust director, the PVR International Airport will welcome more than 2,200 flights by the end of July, continuing to break records in terms of air operations. He pointed out that this is an increase of 34% over the same period of 2019.

Another Big Spike at the Puerto Vallarta Airport in June

Puerto Vallarta remains one of national and international travelers’ preferred tourist destinations in 2022, which was reflected in the number of visitors that arrived at the city’s International Airport over the last two 'low season' months. In June, the airport welcomed a record 504,600 passengers - up 36.3% over 2019.

It’s Official: Nuevo Vallarta will now be called Nuevo Nayarit

of the tourist development of Nuevo Vallarta, located in the municipality of Bahía de Banderas, to 'Nuevo Nayarit' it is now official.