The W Punta de Mita Hotel was recently recognized as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world by the online publication Reader’s Digest.

The exclusive W Punta de Mita Hotel (located north of Puerto Vallarta, at the Veneros resort in Punta de Mita) was recognized as one of the most luxurious and expensive hotels in the world by the online platform of the American lifestyle publication Reader’s Digest. The vacation complex was featured in the article The World’s Most Luxurious Hotels and Resorts, written by journalist Susan Campbell, along with renowned —and some even legendary— hotels such as Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi), Burj Al Arab Hotel (Dubai), Atlantis Paradise Island (Bahamas), The Westin Excelsior (Rome) and The Plaza (New York).

W Punta de Mita Hotel opened in 2016 and is one of the most appealing lodging options for discerning travelers in Riviera Nayarit, as it features stunning villas, state of the art amenities, one-of-a-kind restaurants and common areas with decoration inspired by the Huichol culture.

'Super luxe meets fun and funky at this avant garde escape on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. There are offbeat accouterments at every turn, and loads of color and culture peppered throughout. Also a surfer’s haven and a spa lover’s retreat, you never know who you might run into here trying to escape the paparazzi’s prying eyes. Was that Iman who just strolled by? Indeed, it was! Spacious suites are divided into Ocean Escape Villas and Jungle Escape Villas each harmoniously ensconced into the natural elements, but if you really want to impress, book the Extreme Wow Suite with two bedrooms and its own pool. Check out the most beautiful underwater hotels while you're at it.'

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Source: Vallarta Lifestyles & Reader's Digest



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Air Canada announced several new flights and an increase in many flights to sunny destinations for this summer and winter travel season. The new flights coincide with Air Canada taking possession of its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft.

The new seasonal Air Canada flights include flights between Calgary and Palm Springs, as well as flights between Edmonton and Las Vegas. These daily seasonal flights will commence on October 28 this year, running through April 30, 2019. All of these flights will take place on the Airbus A319 or A320 jets, depending on which route you are traveling.

The airline will also increase flight frequency from Calgary to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, Mexico and Phoenix. Increases in flights between Vancouver and Palm Springs and Phoenix have also been scheduled.

In addition to these new services, Air Canada will launch new and increased service from Western Canada to Hawaii on its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft. Air Canada will launch many of these services to begin in the winter season. Many people travel from Canada to warmer destinations during the bitterly cold winter months. It is more popular for vacationers to travel during winter than summer months because of the weather conditions.

You can check our Puerto Vallarta Airlines, Flights and Routes section for more info!



Southwest, one of the largest domestic airlines in the United States, inaugurated its new San Diego-Puerto Vallarta routes, as well as San Jose and Sacramento, California, to Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for Southwest Airlines, said it is an honor to be able to offer travelers from both countries the option to fly conveniently, with low fares, two free checked bags and no charges for reservation changes. “These new non-stop flights translate into less travel time and more time to explore the incredible destinations we offer,” he said when opening the San Diego-Puerto Vallarta commercial flight that departed at 7:00 am local time and arrived two hours later.

In a festive atmosphere, American and Mexican tourists residing in the country were received by the airline’s staff at the San Diego International Airport, from where they departed to reach Puerto Vallarta. He pointed out that both Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, since they started operations in 2014, are very important for Southwest, since they are highly sought-after destinations for US tourists looking to vacation on Mexican beaches.

Southwest Airlines announced last month its intention to begin transporting cargo to international destinations, starting in May 2018, including Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

You can read more about traveling to Vallarta in our Travel Facts page.

Source: Vallarta Daily


Lorena Herrera will be this year's Grand Marshal for Vallarta Pride 2018, which will be taking place between May 20th and May 27th and will celebrate the vibrant LGBTTIQ community in Puerto Vallarta.

One of the first celebrities to confirm their participation in Vallarta Pride 2018, is the famous Mexican actress and singer, Lorena Herrera, this year’s Grand Marshal, a place of honor within the festival, and who will also be the star of the free concert offered by Vallarta Pride on Friday, May 25th at Teatro Vallarta, starting at 9:30 p.m. Previous to the concert, special guests and other lucky guests will be able to accompany Lorena Herrera in a VIP Cocktail to be held at Mangos Beach Club, at 8:00 p.m.

Lorena Herrera began her career as a model participating in the contests of how “The Look Of The Year”, “Miss Bikini International” and “Miss Univision”. She has also participated in a total of 56 films, including ‘Cocaína’, ‘El Arrecife de los Alacranes’, ‘La Fichera más Rápida del Oeste’, and ‘Traición’; and telenovelas such as ‘Muchachitas’, ‘Dos mujeres, un camino’’ ‘El premio mayor’, ‘María Isabel’ and ‘Amy, La niña de la mochila azul’.

In 1996 Lorena debuted as a singer with her self-titled album of which the single “Soy” was highlighted. In 2015, she independently published the single “Masoquista”, in which she dabbled in dance-electronic music. That same year with Flash, Lorena was consecrated as one of the Mexican artists with the best visual productions. With this song, Herrera established herself as an icon for the LGBT community and began a series of presentations in the most important gay clubs in Mexico.

In 2016 she published the video for “Plastik”, the third single released from her new musical stage. That same year, the video “Karma” made its debut, where Lorena left aside the erotic style of his previous clips to focus on other audiovisual elements such as costumes, stages and camera movements. All the money raised through digital platforms with this song was donated to children living in extreme poverty in Mexico.

For more information and ticket sales of Vallarta Pride, visit the website or the official Facebook page:

Source: Gay PV Magazine


Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta are coming together to raise awareness towards protecting the humpback whale and the natural riches of Bahía de Banderas in the third edition of the Ballenarte Conservation Festival, the event will run from March 20-23, 2018.

The event is led by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP by its acronym in Spanish) via the Islas Marietas National Park administration, in coordination with Whale Ecology and Conservation (ECOBAC by its acronym in English), which receives support from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).

The Ballenarte Conservation Festival, the only one of its kind in the region, offers a series of ecological, cultural, and recreational activities to engage the local community, domestic and foreign tourists, and, of course, the children from both tourism destinations so as to inform them of the importance of learning more about these marine giants and their safeguarding.

According to biologist Astrid Frisch Jordán, Director at ECOBAC, every winter some 500 humpback whales arrive in Bahía de Banderas in order to mate, and about 40 calves are born in these waters every year. The cetaceans remain in the area for four months from December through March.

Read more about ecotourism in Vallarta.

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