May 7, 2013 |
Cancun tops the popularity chart with Memorial Day travelers bound for Mexico this year, according to statistics compiled by travel website Kayak.com. “Cancun, San Jose Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City are among the top Mexico destinations for both Memorial Day and summer travel," said Maria Katime, a Kayak spokesperson, who added that Cancun and San Jose Cabo hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. "Of these hot spots, Mexico City is the cheapest, with average airfares of $473 for summer and $394 for Memorial Day weekend.
November 20, 2012 |
If you like the hassle-free nature of all-inclusive vacations and also are a fan of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, you'll love the newest addition to Puerto Vallarta's Hotel Zone - Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, the chain's first all-inclusive property in Mexico . The hotel, which has a beachfront location, features 259 rooms and suites and offers guests dining options that include French, Brazilian churrascaria and an international buffet....
April 22, 2012 |
The Angry Buddhist A Novel Seth Greenland Europa Editions: 400 pp., $16 paper Seth Greenland's "The Angry Buddhist" begins with two sexy American women getting matching tattoos in Puerto Vallarta - and then it swiftly jumps forward into the madcap final week of a congressional race out in the desert around Palm Springs. The incumbent, a wily and infinitely pragmatic political sleazebag named Randall Duke, finds himself facing a new kind of problem, namely, an opponent who might actually defeat him. Her name is Mary Swain, and here she is, observed at a rally by the angry Buddhist of the title, one of Randall's brothers, the busted cop called Jimmy Ray Duke: "She glides to the microphone and Jimmy notes the burnished skin, the blinding smile, the five hundred dollars' worth of blond highlights, fitted red blouse set off against the matching white linen skin and jacket that wraps her like cellophane.
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February 26, 2012 |
Twenty-two guests on the Carnival Splendor cruise ship out of Long Beach were robbed at gunpoint in Mexico last week as they traveled by bus from a nature hike in the jungle to the Mexican port city of Puerto Vallarta, according to cruise ship officials and local media reports. Hooded gunmen intercepted the tourists' bus about 5 p.m. Thursday as it returned from the pueblo of El Nogalito, known for its trail through the jungle, according to the Mexican newspapers El Norte and La Jornada.
December 28, 2011 |
Four Disney Wonder cruises from Los Angeles to Mexico next December have been scrapped in favor of a new itinerary, but the cruise line isn't saying to where. Rebecca Peddie, manager of public affairs for Disney Cruise Line , says 2012 sailings planned for Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 that would have stopped at Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and other Mexican cities have been canceled. Guests who made reservations are being offered spots on other Disney cruises next year.
October 15, 2011 |
Months after drug violence in Mexico prompted Princess Cruises to cancel all stops at Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, the company has added the two Mexican ports to the itinerary starting in November of next year for one of its ships. So far, no other cruise line has followed Princess' lead. Princess, based in Santa Clarita and owned by Carnival Corp., announced in August that it would no longer drop anchor in Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta because of growing worries about drug violence in Mexico.