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June 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Haven't made any vacation plans this summer? The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico , has a flash sale on rooms that takes at least 20% off the hotel's usual leisure rate. It also comes with breakfast for up to two adults and two children younger than 12. The deal: In searching online, I found the Breakfast at the Beach offer for rooms starting at $90 a night plus tax. Use promo code 3CL when making a reservation by phone or online.
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February 16, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY -- Two Basque separatists believed to be part of a terrorist cell that killed 18 people in several attacks in Spain were arrested Sunday in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta, a joint operation with Spanish and Mexican authorities, the Spanish Interior Ministry said.  Juan Jesus Narvaez Goñi and Itziar Alberdi Uranga are suspected of belonging to the separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, or ETA, and had been fugitives...
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TRAVEL
March 2, 1986
I am writing especially to compliment and thank Jerry Hulse for his inspiring article on Puerto Vallarta. It is the best article I have ever read describing this paradise. My husband and I have also enjoyed Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa and have been visiting there for 15 years. The article, I hope, will be the shot in the arm tourism is needing in Puerto Vallarta. RUTH E. STEWART Santa Ana
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Jane Engle
A small luxury coastal resort, about two hours' drive south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is offering an extra reason for families to venture forth: a multi-night package that includes suite accommodations and meals, plus a picnic and horseback riding. Up to two adults and two young children can use the package at the 42-guest Las Alamandas. The resort's 1,500 acres of tropical terrain and waterfront provide plenty of places to play. Among the activities are hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching, kayaking, surfing, tennis, beach volleyball and children's arts and crafts.
SPORTS
February 23, 1989 | ALMON LOCKABEY
Seven boats in the yacht race from Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta were within 300 miles of the finish Wednesday and were expected to finish today. The race started Saturday with 14 entries. Leading the fleet was Maverick, the 70-foot Nelson-Marek sloop skippered by Les Crouch of San Diego, with an ETA of 4:30 p.m. today.
NEWS
July 8, 1993 | From Associated Press
Hurricane Calvin pushed onto the Mexican mainland near this resort city Wednesday after leaving a trail of flooding and destruction along the lower Pacific Coast. At least 28 people were reported killed since Monday by winds, floods and storm-related rains. More than 18,000 people were forced from their homes. Docks and airports closed as the hurricane moved slowly northward past posh resorts, oil ports and fishing villages. Coconut palms and other trees fell.
TRAVEL
February 16, 1986 | JERRY HULSE, Times Travel Editor
It is dawn and a rooster crows and a donkey is braying and the bells of Our Lady of Guadalupe are tolling like thunder. Puerto Vallarta is awakening. With the sun rising over the Sierra Madre and the ocean tossing up whitecaps, a gentle breeze disturbs the curtains at my window. With only 14 rooms, Hotel Los Cuatro Vientos rises on a hillside a quarter of a mile behind the waterfront.
SPORTS
January 21, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS
Are some sailors superstitious? If so, they might think twice about competing in the Del Rey Yacht Club's 12th biennial race from Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta on Feb. 5. One dropout left the race with 13 entries. That's not the smallest fleet for one of the several races to Mexico each year, but it reflects a collision between commitment and the economy. Ten of the entries are ULDB (ultralight displacement boat) 70-raters, or "sleds," the elite of any West Coast offshore race.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Haven't made any vacation plans this summer? The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico , has a flash sale on rooms that takes at least 20% off the hotel's usual leisure rate. It also comes with breakfast for up to two adults and two children younger than 12. The deal: In searching online, I found the Breakfast at the Beach offer for rooms starting at $90 a night plus tax. Use promo code 3CL when making a reservation by phone or online.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
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.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure
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....
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2012 | By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
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.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
November 24, 2010 | By Chris Erskine, Deputy Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
A dozen skycaps goofing off at Delta Gate 53, then scattering like cats when a supervisor approaches. At the El Cholo Cantina, a customer thinks he might have swallowed a shard of glass. Just another day at LAX. But not really. On the morning before Thanksgiving , the place is fully staffed and on its best behavior. Waits at some checkpoints were only five minutes for early-morning flights. "It's almost anticlimactic," said passenger Patric White. "Not that I'd welcome any trouble.
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