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2017 Survey Says Puerto Vallarta is Mexico’s Safest City

Many prospective travelers to Mexico find themselves concerned with their safety while traveling to and from the country from nations such as the United States. However, those who are interested in enjoying a stay on the picturesque shores of Banderas Bay can rest assured that it is as safe to travel to Puerto Vallarta as practically any other city in North America – and even safer in many cases.

In fact, the yearly National Public Urban Security survey, which examines the relative safety of popularly visited locales around the country based on a number of factors, recently found that this sunny city by the sea is the safest destination in Mexico for visitors from around the world. [Read more…]

Nat Geo: Playa del Amor Among World’s Top Beaches

National Geographic recently published its 2017 list of the “Top 21 Beaches in the World,” and Playa del Amor (also known as Playa Escondida, or Hidden Beach) at Las Islas Marietas was not only featured in the article, but topped the list.

The beaches were chosen for being enviable stretches of sand, others for their excellent surf waves and others, such as the one located in the Riviera Nayarit, for being extraordinary natural phenomena. [Read more…]

Havana Nights Fundraiser for Casa Hogar at Villa Bahía

No one wants to miss the Charity Night on February 4th to benefit the children of Casa Hogar. If you can’t get to Cuba in the near future, this event should be on your agenda. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in time to catch the panoramic sunset across Banderas Bay.

This year Villa Bahía, a private luxury villa vacation rental located  on the South Shore of Puerto Vallarta will host Havana Nights and they plan to pull out the best threads. Occasions to dress up in Puerto Vallarta are always met with great anticipation! [Read more…]

Mexico Knocks Panama Out of Top Spot for Retirement

There’s a new best country in the world for retirement, according to the experts at International Living (IL), an authority on global retirement and relocation opportunities. In its Annual Global Retirement Index, Mexico – one of the most popular countries among U.S. expats – has edged out last year’s No. 1, Panama.

But truth be told, Mexico (which was ranked No. 3 in 2016), Panama and Ecuador are within a hair of each other in the new International Living rankings. “There’s just a tenth of a percentage point difference in their total rankings,” said Dan Prescher, an International Living senior editor who lives with is wife Suzan Haskins in Cotacachi, Ecuador. [Read more…]

History of the Christmas Piñata

The tradition of the modern piñata is said to have originated at the same time that the Christmas inns were originated in Acolman de Nezahualcóyotl, in the present state of Mexico, near the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán. In 1586 the Augustinian friars of Acolman received the authorization of Pope Sixtus V to celebrate what was called “Masses of Christmas”, which later became the “Posadas” (Mexican Christmas Celebration). It was in these masses that took place in the days before Christmas that the friars introduced the piñata. They used the piñata as an allegory to help in the efforts to evangelize the people of the region. The original piñata had the shape of a star with seven peaks. The peaks represented the seven deadly sins and the bright colors of the piñata symbolized the temptations. The piñata was transformed into a representation of blind faith and virtue or will to overcome sin. The candies and other goodies inside the piñata represented the riches of the kingdom of the heavens, so therefore the teaching that was accompanied by faith and one virtue could overcome sin and receive all the rewards of the heavens.

Puerto Vallarta Celebrates Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Every year from December 1st through 12th the streets of Puerto Vallarta come alive with festivities, processions and religious fervor culminating with the celebration of the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Known in Spanish as Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe this important religious and social festival commemorates the miraculous appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Indian peasant Juan Diego on December 12, 1531.

According to tradition, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was imprinted on the cloak of Juan Diego, and to this day it is on display in Mexico City at the Basilica of Guadalupe which was constructed at the site of the miraculous appearance. [Read more…]

International Gourmet Festival

The 22nd edition of the International Gourmet Festival will take place November 11 through November 20th and is one of a handful of events that has put Puerto Vallarta on the map and keeps people coming back year after year!

The Festival extends from Puerto Vallarta along the Rivera Nayarit to Tepic, Nayarit.  The city on the Pacific Coast of Jalisco has become a top beach destination in Mexico and drawn thousands of U.S. and Canadian expatriates.

Twelve restaurants including Coco Tropical, Deux Mec, La Palapa and La Patrona Polo Club play host this year along with 15 hotels, including La Tranquila Breathtaking Resort and Spa, the Mikado-Casamagna Marriott and La Catrina-Hilton.

San Pancho Days Honor San Francisco’s Patron Saint

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Mexican culture, head north of Puerto Vallarta to the charming village San Francisco, Nayarit, where from September 25 through October 4 this small town, better known as ‘San Pancho,’ celebrates a nine-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi.

With its untamed natural beauty, long stretches of pristine sandy beaches, and lush jungles, the town is fittingly named after San Francisco de Asís, who saw all creatures as his family and emphasized mankind’s role to protect and enjoy nature. [Read more…]

Puerto Vallarta up for Four 2017 Travvy Awards

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated for four 2017 Travvy Awards, the most nominations given to a Mexican destination this year. Known as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry,’ the Travvy Awards recognize high standards of excellence & outstanding achievements.

The 2017 Travvy Awards that Puerto Vallarta is in the running for include Mexico’s “Best City” and “Best Culinary” destination, and on the International front, the “Best Family” and “Best LGBTQ” destination. [Read more…]

September National Holidays and Celebrations in Puerto Vallarta

September kicks off the beginning of fall and winter in Puerto Vallarta and is full of national holidays and celebrations that offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Mexico’s rich cultural heritage through a host of exciting events focusing on religion, gastronomy, history and nature.

The following cultural celebrations and national holidays in the upcoming months will fill the streets of Puerto Vallarta with exciting sights, tastes, sounds, and experiences for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.  Here are the event for September. [Read more…]

Vallarta Tourism Expanding at an Unprecedented Rate

The number of tourists visiting Puerto Vallarta has risen dramatically over the past few years.   Thanks in great part to the federal and state governments’ efforts to strengthen connectivity by air and sea and private entrepreneurs working with them to create new attractions that will lure even more visitors to Vallarta…tourism is accelerating at an unprecedented rate.

In recent years multiple airlines have expanded their services to this popular beach vacation destination.

The company that operates Puerto Vallarta’s international airport Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, recently reported that Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (PVR) has reached its 38th month of continuous growth.

All of this has led to an expansion of the airport’s customs and immigration areas which will make visitors’ first experience in Puerto Vallarta run smoother and easier. According to the director of Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Trust, Agustin Alvarez Valdivia, the airport renovations began at the end of the high season and are expected to be completed before the next winter vacation period begins in November.

Summertime is Family Vacation Time in Puerto Vallarta

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top family vacation destinations with it’s beautiful beaches, lush jungles, sparkling waterfalls and with so much to offer for all ages.   Especially during the summer months when lower prices and fewer tourists make this city by the sea the perfect playground for families.

Along the Malecon a considerably more than one mile long boardwalk that stretches from Hidalgo Park at the north end to Los Muertos Beach at the south end you will find enough things to see and do to keep everyone fascinated for (at least) a day. Strolling along the promenade, one passes numerous whimsical sculptures and tons of restaurants with plenty of window seats to watch the passerby’s and enjoy the views.

In the evenings and on the weekends the stretch that runs through downtown comes alive with musicians, artists, and local vendors selling all types of food, merchandise and fun souvenirs for kids. [Read more…]

Puerto Vallarta Among Mexico’s Top 10 Vacation Destinations

Finding a reason to travel to Mexico isn’t difficult… with soft sands, sapphire waves, zesty cuisine and ancient civilizations.  However, picking the perfect place to spend your summer vacation is another task altogether!

To help you choose your Mexico vacation destination, U.S. News and World Report has compiled a list of the country’s best places to find beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and worthwhile cultural attractions.

U.S. News considered these factors, along with insight from industry experts and traveler votes, to list the top 10 spots for everything from Mayan archaeological sites to tranquil waterfronts – and Puerto Vallarta made the list!

 

Bachelor in Paradise Returns to Mexico

The filming for the third season of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise summer reality show begins this week.  With hopes of finding love with other Bachelor and Bachelorette castoffs, the first round of contestants already headed for Mexico.

Playa Escondida in Sayulita, Mexico is where the cast and crew are returning and where last season’s contestants spent three glorious weeks looking for love while exploring Vallarta-Nayarit.

At least five ladies who were rejected by Ben Higgins and several guys who have been (or will soon be) sent home on JoJo Fletcher’s this season.  Season 3 will have an all-star cast and has the potential to be the most dramatic season of Bachelor in Paradise ever!

Puerto Vallarta

A favorite for American travelers looking for a beach getaway is Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Long before tourists discovered it this charming town of white stucco, terra-cotta tile roofs and cobblestone streets clinging to the lush tropical Sierra Madre Mountains spilling into the Pacific waters of Banderas Bay. And it still is!

In addition to sun-kissed beaches and aquamarine waters, Puerto Vallarta offers great restaurants, rich culture and an enchanting town.

Ever since the 1950s, artists and other creative types have been drawn to the spectacular scenery and laid back charm.  In 1963 John Houston filed Night of the Iguana with Richard Burton. When Elizabeth Taylor came to keep an eye on her lover, hundreds of reporters followed, putting Puerto Vallarta Mexico on the map. Liz and Dick fell in love with the place and bought adjoining houses, which you can see in Gringo Gulch. Bob Dylan and other 60s rockers flocked here for the Bohemian atmosphere and the, ahem, benefits of having peyote-eating Huichol Indians nearby.

A Little Piece of Paradise in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

There are many reasons why Puerto Vallarta continues to draw travelers to its cobblestone streets, sparkling coast and scenic Sierra Madre Mountains – among these reasons is the fact that there simply is so much to do and so many amazing places to see here.

If you’ve never been to Puerto Vallarta before, you’ll most likely have a hard time narrowing the To Do List down to a few attractions.

Yet, as in all destinations, some attractions in Puerto Vallarta are better than others, especially for family travelers with kids in tow. One of them is the little piece of tropical paradise fittingly named Las Caletas, a coastal land nestled between the coast and the Sierra Madre Mountains not far from the city’s center. [Read more…]

Vacationing in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Thousands of people every year return to Puerto Vallarta with their families and children for summer vacation. They think about going someplace else, but many say this is the best vacation destination for a family vacation.

Here are just a few reasons why people come to Puerto Vallarta Mexico for their vacation:

We come to Puerto Vallarta and my brain just turns into a marshmallow the minute I get off of the airplane.  This is probably the most relaxing place I have been and I’ve traveled all over the world.  I just love it here in Vallarta!

I fell in love with the people…I don’t even know how to describe it… the people are so gracious plus the scenery is so beautiful.  From the quaint cobble stoned streets to the beautiful Malecon, the people that live and work here have become like family!

It is not too late to book your summer vacation in Puerto Vallarta!

Highway Between La Cruz – Punta de Mita Now Open

The Governor of the State of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castaneda has announced the new four line highway of 7.2 kilometers (5.5 miles) between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita officially opened in time for the start of Easter week vacations in the Riviera Nayarit.  The highway has all the benefits of an expressway without a toll and with four lanes has shorten travel time and increased the safety factor for drivers.

Easter in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Easter known as Semana Santa is Holy Week and the most celebrated holiday in México which began on Palm Sunday and will continue through Easter Sunday.  Easter Week or Semana Pascua will follow the week after.

One of the oldest traditions in México, Semana Santa is an artistic and cultural event of major importance with everyone young and old, children and parents, rich and poor participating in the celebrations.

Semana Santa is much more than a religious occasion. In fact, hundreds of people who come to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate Easter are not even Catholic. Like all holidays in Latin countries, Semana Santa is also a festive occasion, a time of celebration, a time for people to come together to socialize and enjoy themselves.

The week following Easter Sunday is called Pascua which is the celebration of the Resurrection. Pascua marks the release from the sacrifices of Lent . . . and Vallarta goes into full-on party mode! The beaches are bursting, the streets are jammed and the Malecón is filled with people enjoying food, fireworks, and live entertainment.

Search for 2016’s Margarita of the Year

“Search for 2016’s Margarita of the Year” began on National Margarita Day February 22, and the winner will be announced in late April, in time for Cinco de Mayo.  Patrón, the global leader in the 100 percent agave ultra-premium tequila category has embarked on a pursuit to find margarita drinkers’ favorite style of this ubiquitous and often misunderstood classic cocktail. [Read more…]

Puerto Vallarta Race Kicks Off Four Months of Sailing

On Friday, February 19th the 32nd running of the Vallarta Race Copa FMV 2016 Vallarta Nayarit celebration of sailing events began in beautiful Banderas Bay.  This four month event features 21 international teams sailing a 1000nm course from San Diego, California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and will be followed by a series of regattas in Banderas Bay through the end of May 2016.

Vallarta-Nayarit Hot Air Balloon Parade

The coastal sky will be covered with a parade of balloons on March 18th to 20th, 2016 for the First-Ever Vallarta-Nayarit Hot Air Balloon Fair in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico.

With music, antique car exhibitions, motocross, remote control aircraft, and booths selling regional food and products will offer both tourists and locals a fun new outdoor entertainment.

Spending The Holidays in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

December in Puerto Vallarta is always a busy and fun time of year! From the colorful traditions and wonderful fiestas to the annual arrival of the Humpback whales in Banderas Bay, there is always something wonderful to do.

The holidays in Puerto Vallarta are filled with families, fiestas, and fun.  There are different traditions celebrated depending on your town however, there are a few holiday traditions that are celebrated throughout Mexico every December.

December 12–24: Las Posadas
These days commemorate the Biblical New Testament story of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter in Bethlehem. It consists of candlelight processions throughout the city that stop at peoples doorsteps and reenact the night Mary and Joseph were turned away at peoples doorsteps. They also stop at various nativity scenes. You will see several candle light processions throughout town. [Read more…]

Come and Experience the Endlessly Beauty of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a spectacular vacation destination that offers many exciting things to do…from relaxing and tranquil to exhilarating and exciting.  Simple pleasure that promise to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Las Fiestas Patrias

Through September 17th the quintessential Mexican community of Pitillal is full of color, music and tradition as the people of Pitillal celebrate Mexico’s Independence through a series of civic, cultural and artistic activities.  This charming suburban area of Puerto Vallarta  has for the most part remained untouched by tourism and still feels like the “real” Mexico.

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Aquarium at the Maritime Terminal

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – It was announced this week that a private investor has plans to build the largest modern aquarium at the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Vallarta.  Miguel Angel García Beltrán the General Director of the Port Authority (API) said the investor specializes in large, modern projects of this kind.

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About Puerto Vallarta

Situated on the Pacific Ocean’s Bay of Banderas Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most sophisticated destinations. Bordered by golden beaches with its lush palm-covered Sierra Madre Mountains, it’s the perfect spot to relax and recharge. In Puerto Vallarta you can enjoy the exquisite regional cuisine of Jalisco on the terraces of open-air restaurants as you take in the incredible sunsets each evening across the bay.

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Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation in Puerto Vallarta

Choosing to vacation in enchanting Puerto Vallarta is bound to be among your most memorable and pleasurable trips. Puerto Vallarta has so many vacation-friendly attractions from luxury villa rentals to extraordinary beaches. By planning ahead you can design a spectacular trip filled with excitement as well as relaxation. The following tips can help you make the most of your stay in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.
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Head to Puerto Vallarta for Spring Break

For many Northerners–even residents of Southern states–it has been a dramatic winter with record temperatures and even icy condition on Atlanta’s Peachtree Street. It’s only natural to look forward to spring and think of sunny days. Days in Puerto Vallarta are sunny and the nights are warm! If you are looking to enjoy a memorable spring break in a beautiful location, Puerto Vallarta for Spring Break is a fun-filled destination for people of any age.

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Must-See Biosphere Reserves and National Parks of Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Known famously as the Mexican Riviera, Mexico’s Pacific Coast extends from roughly Cabo San Lucas down to Salina Cruz in Oaxaca is renowned for its beautiful beaches and tourist-friendly towns.  Yet the natural attractions and pristine scenic stretches are what make this part of the world utterly unique and captivating for vacationers and eco-travelers alike.  It’s oh-so-easy to enjoy the comforts of your luxury vacation villa and the watersport of Pacific Mexico’s beaches, but be sure to make time for some of the following national parks and biosphere reserves that will complement any trip with their wild charms!

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Be Mine in Puerto Vallarta For Valentine’s Day!

By J. A. Young

Puerto Vallarta has long been known for its romantic atmosphere.  Its picture postcard-settings are the perfect backdrop for weddings, honeymoons, and even enchanting getaways with your valentine.  While Puerto Vallarta villa rentals are the perfect couple’s retreat, the locale itself offers many romantic attractions and activities for couples to see and do when they’re not basking in each other’s company in their luxury vacation rentals.

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Celebrating the Vallarta Botanical Gardens

By J. A. Young

Just a thirty-minute drive south of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens are an enchanting reminder of the extraordinary wealth of flora that is native to Mexico.  If you have been enjoying or plan to enjoy a stay in one of Puerto Vallarta’s rental properties such as a luxury villa, you’ll likely notice the jaw-dropping scenery and the beautiful botanicals that complement these vacation rentals.  If you find the botanicals beautiful, wait until you visit the gorgeous botanical displays on exhibit at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens!

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Ten Attractions of Beautiful Nayarit

The lovely Mexican state of Nayarit is an enchanting vacation destination for so many reasons.  Travelers come from around the world to experience its pristine beaches or to rejuvenate in luxury vacation rentals.  Yet it may surprise many holiday-seekers that Nayarit actually boasts a myriad of natural, cultural, and historical attractions that make it quite an extraordinary region of Mexico.  The following ten attractions are great reasons why you should plan your next vacation in Nayarit. [Read more…]

Honeymooning on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

The enchantment and beauty of Mexico’s Pacific coast makes it an ideal destination for honeymooners.  In addition, its wide range of activities and cultural attractions will appeal to all types of couples.  If you are getting married and searching for the ideal place to enjoy a romantic honeymoon that is destined to be unforgettable, consider checking out the following coastal locales; they are some Mexico’s most extraordinary places and perfect for love-struck newlyweds! [Read more…]

Ten Attractions of Jalisco

By J. A. Young

This western state of Mexico famously borders the Pacific Ocean but its interior is filled with natural and cultural attractions that make it one of the nation’s most dynamic states.  If you are planning a Jalisco holiday, be sure to include any or all of the following attractions on your travel itinerary.  You won’t be disappointed and you’ll get to love this extraordinary part of Mexico. [Read more…]

Villa Rentals in Puerto Vallarta

When you’re ready to get away from it all and spend your days on the beach and your nights in the clubs, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be. Situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a top-notch tourist destination that provides fun in the sun for singles, couples and families alike. While you’re there, you can make your home base in one of the many villas Puerto Vallarta has to offer. [Read more…]

Spring Break in Puerto Vallarta

By J. A. Young

For fun in the sun, there’s no place like Mexico during Spring Break! For a Mexican holiday you’ll never forget, head to Puerto Vallarta in the sunny state of Jalisco.  Located on Banderas Bay, a particularly gorgeous stretch on the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta is filled with exciting nightlife, enticing scenery, and all manner of water sports. As a first-class spring break destination, Puerto Vallarta welcomes throngs of vacationers to its beautiful setting; as one of the most vibrant and enchanting cities on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta seems designed for spring break vacationers. [Read more…]

The Villas in Punta Mita

By J. A. Young

Located in Nayarit on the northern part of lovely Banderas Bay, the city of Punta Mita may not be as well known to tourists world-wide as nearby Puerto Vallarta also located on the Bay, but it is a premier Pacific destination that is luring vacationers from near and far. Punta Mita is known for its villa rentals and vacation rental properties that are sure to complement any stay in this enchanting setting by the sea. For an unforgettable vacation, consider Punta Mita luxury vacation rentals that combine elaborate comforts with private accommodations. [Read more…]

Puerto Vallarta: Your Next Vacation Destination

By J. A. Young

For an extraordinary holiday filled with enchanting Pacific sunsets and a myriad of attractions, the Jalisco seaside town of Puerto Vallarta has all the makings of an unforgettable next vacation. With villas and vacation property rentals to suit every need, travelers have plenty of options when it comes to Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals. In addition, Puerto Vallarta offers pleasure seekers fun in the sun and a wide range of activities that will have them checking their calendars to see how fast they can return! [Read more…]

Luxury Villa Vacation Rentals in Mexico

By J. A. Young

For Luxury Villa Vacation rentals while visiting Mexico, consider the dazzling Pacific coastal cities of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco or Punta Mita in the state of Nayarit. Both cities are on the extraordinarily beautiful Banderas Bay and each offers travelers beach thrills and exciting attractions. You can enhance your stay in these locations by procuring luxury vacation rentals that boast privacy and every imaginable comfort. You’ll love the convenience of a private villa just as you’ll adore the accommodations and their special features.

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Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 50 years of “Night of the Iguana” Fame

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – If ever a movie transformed a town, Night of the Iguana was the one that turned Puerto Vallarta from an anonymous fishing hamlet into a magnet for tourists and a regular stop for luxury liners sailing the Mexican Riviera. [Read more…]

Celebrate Twelve Days in December to Honor the Virgin of Guadalupe

The Church of our Lady of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta is a landmark that appears in many postcards, paintings and photos. At this time every year between December 1st and 12th the Church of our Lady of Guadalupe becomes the center of focus for many people who celebrate Mexico’s patron saint the Virgin of Guadalupe. [Read more…]

Celebrating Life on Day of the Dead in Mexico

One of Mexico’s most important religious holidays is celebrated on All Saint’s Day (Nov 1) and All Soul’s Day (Nov 2): Dia de los Muertos (sometimes called Dia de los Fieles Difuntos) – Day of the Dead. Traditionally, November 1st honors deceased children and November 2nd honors deceased adults. [Read more…]

Interesting Facts on Punta Mita

Punta Mita, once a rustic fishing village, has been artfully developed as a luxury destination. It’s important to note there are really two areas here: “Punta Mita” resort and the town of Punta de Mita also referred to as El Anclote. Punta Mita refers to the resorts, private luxury villa and condos and the amenities inside the gates of the planned luxury community. Punta de Mita refers to the adjacent town and seaside village. [Read more…]

8th ‘Vallartazo Vochero’ Scheduled for November 15-17

Banderas News Team
September 9, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – A caravan of Volkswagen cars from various cities in Mexico will converge in Puerto Vallarta for a fun-filled weekend November 15-17, according to Vallarta Volkswagen Club Vice President Andrew Femania. [Read more…]

No Way José! Opens La Cantina with ‘El Grito’

Julie Guerrero – nowayjosemx.com
September 5, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Award-winning Vallarta favorite, No Way José! Restaurant/Bar, invites you to celebrate “El Grito de la Independencia” as they open their new Cantina for Season 5 on Sunday, September 15. [Read more…]

Sergio Perez: ‘Formula One Will be Huge in Mexico’

BanderasNews.com
September 11, 2013

Mexico’s return to the Formula One calendar in 2014 after more than 20 years’ absence will be one of the highlights of the season, the country’s leading racer Sergio Perez said in an interview. [Read more…]

Living Like the Famous Golden Girls in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Living like the famous ‘Golden Girls,’ Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia is becoming more popular. Many baby boomers decide to retire in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and many are single. More than one in every three boomers are unmarried, according to the Center for Family and Demographic Research. There is a larger number of women than men in this age group, the Gerontological Society of America reports.

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Mexico Tops List of Boomer Top 5 Vacation Spots Megan Ray – SunriseSeniorLiving.com

Many older adults use retirement to visit certain countries they may not have had the chance to explore while they were working. While there are no bad choices when it comes to traveling during senior living, a recent survey from WatchBoom revealed the most popular destinations among baby boomers. [Read more…]

Puerto Vallarta Restaurants Cover All Dietary Needs

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – As one of Mexico’s leading culinary destinations, Puerto Vallarta offers hundreds of opportunities for Foodies to enjoy different types of cuisine, including everything from typical street food from families who have sold tacos and Ceviches for generations to Five Star Diamond Award restaurants that offer the latest in haute cuisine. [Read more…]

32nd Biennial Mexico Race at San Diego Yacht Club

Don’t be surprised if several of the Transpac 52’s going to Hawaii this summer decide to join the fleet and get their boats to Puerto Vallarta for the MEXORC, which will follow the finish of the PV race. [Read more…]

7th International Tuna & Marlin Fishing Tournament Riviera Nayarit CVB

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico – Riviera Nayarit is proving its reputation as the preferred destination for sport fishing enthusiasts, as three tournaments have already been confirmed for 2013. The Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club has announced the 7th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place back in the place where it all started, the Vallarta Yacht Club at Paradise Village Marina from August 8-10, 2013. [Read more…]

The ‘Rain of Stars’ Never Stops in Riviera Nayarit

And the stars just keep on coming! Former bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and her boyfriend, show host Kevin Manno, live their romance at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. [Read more…]

Jennifer & Puerto Vallarta Villa Vacattion Rentals

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta Mexico was awarded the #1 Destination in Mexico by Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice in 2012!  Casa Bay Villas specializes in the BEST villa vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita, Mexico. [Read more…]

BEAUTIFUL VALLARTA WEDDINGS

Did you Know…..Casa Bay Villas has a sister company.  Imagine the Magic of Puerto Vallarta for your dream come true wedding celebration….all in the relaxed atmosphere of a private luxury villa rental with those nearest and dearest to you. [Read more…]

SEA TURTLE ARRIVAL SEASON BEGINS – JULY 8, 2013

Year after year thousands of visitors from around the world witness an amazing natural sight: the arrival of sea turtles to lay their eggs at the beaches where they were born. Although the official season for their arrival in Puerto Vallarta is August through December, many of them begin appearing at the beginning of June. [Read more…]

LOBSTER IN PUERTO VALLARTA

It’s not difficult to find lobsters on the menu in Puerto Vallarta.  From little beach clubs to fine dining establishments, whole grilled lobster freshly caught from Banderas Bay is a common and delicious menu choice.  [Read more…]

MEET ME AT THE MALECON

The iconic Malecon is Puerto Vallarta’s most popular attraction for tourists and locals alike, day and night. It extends from the central Hotel Rosita all the way south past the River Cuale to Los Muertos Beach. [Read more…]

LAUNCH ON SOCIAL NETWORKS “SHARE VALLARTA”

In the next few days, Puerto Vallarta’s municipal government will launch the new “Share Vallarta” publicity campaign. Tourists will share their own pictures near the city’s icons on social networks as yet another way to promote Puerto Vallarta as a great tourist destination between the mountains and the sea. [Read more…]


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