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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.


9th Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos to be Held February 19

The 9th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos, set to be held in the town plaza on Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 3-9 pm, will feature local restaurants, artisanal booths and live music, with proceeds benefiting Amigos de Lo de Marcos and Comite de Accion Ciudadana.

Vallarta Airport May Soon Have an Electronic Immigration System

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport may soon be getting a new electronic immigration system (E-Gates) that will speed up wait times upon arrival. This technology will allow passengers on international flights to go through the migration procedures that are required to enter the country in minutes.

Visit the Beaches on the South Coast of Puerto Vallarta

The beach is, without a doubt, one of the most valuable resources Puerto Vallarta has to offer to the world. In this article, Gael Guadarrama tells us a little about what going to the beach means to a real Vallartense. In addition, he mentions three beaches that offer three different types of experiences.

Puerto Vallarta Welcomed 458,000+ Cruise Passengers in 2022

In 2022, the Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal received 186 international cruise ships with a total of 458,318 passengers, excellent numbers that meant a very interesting upturn after the complicated period of the pandemic, which still affected cruise tourism in the previous year.

Vallarta Airport Exceeded 6.2 Million Passengers in 2022

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport achieved the best passenger traffic in its history last year, with more than 6,200,000 travelers passing through its doors in 2022, according to the latest report from the air terminal's operator Grupo Aeroportuario Pacific. This represents an increase of 22.9% over the 5 million in 2019.

GAP: Dec 2022 Passenger Traffic Up 22.2% at 12 Mexican Airports

For December 2022, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports increased by 22.2%, compared to the same period of 2019. Tijuana, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara presented an increase in passenger traffic of 35.1%, 31.4%, 28.9% and 15.3% respectively, compared to December 2019.

Mexico Welcomed More Than 5 Million Cruise Tourists This Year

A total of two thousand and forty-one cruise ships arrived in Mexican ports during the first ten months of 2022, carrying a staggering 5.1 million passengers. This influx of tourists significantly boosted the local economy, with 390.1 million dollars being brought into the country.

AMLO: Islas Marías Will Open to Tourism Before Christmas

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this week that he will inaugurate the first phase of the Islas Marías tourism complex on December 16. One of the most biodiverse places in Mexico, this 4-island archipelago went from hosting one of the most feared and isolated prisons in the country to an ecotourism destination.

Nayarit to Host International Paragliding Exhibition

The Mexican state of Nayarit is offering thrill seekers the opportunity to get a bird's eye view of its breathtaking Sierra Madre mountain range in a paragliding exhibition event called 'Vuela Nayarit,' or 'Come Fly Nayarit,' to take place Dec. 19 to 21.

Puerto Vallarta Among US Travelers’ Preferred Winter Destinations

Mexico leads in popularity for Americans looking for a little fun in the sun this holiday season. It is the only country that has three destinations on the Allianz Partners' list of the 10 favorite places for US tourists to visit this winter. They are: Cancun (1st), Los Cabos (2nd) and Puerto Vallarta (5th).