VivaAerobus adds new Mexican domestic route from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta with four weekly 737-300s flights.
VivaAerobus, the Mexican low-cost carrier, commenced its second route to Puerto Vallarta (PVR), this time with four weekly flights from Mexico City (MEX) on 11 April. The 660-kilometre sector will be flown utilising the carrier’s 144-seat 737-300s and will face extensive competition from Aeromexico (37 weekly flights), Interjet (14) and Volaris (nine). VivaAerobus is also serving Puerto Vallarta from Monterrey. More on Puerto Vallarta: www.puertovallarta.net
Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto, Mexico, into a major destination have been going on for years. So far, though, the results have been limited, and that in itself makes it worth visiting. Loreto is already a gem — a historic town nestled between gold-hued mountains and the blue Sea of Cortez. It's known mainly to whale watchers (late winter), sport fishermen (year-round) and snowbirds who drive down from British Columbia, Canada. Two years ago, Mexico's tourism agency gave Loreto its “Magic Town” moniker, a label to promote places notable for natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance.
Jacques Cousteau called it the "world's aquarium": a place of flying mobula rays, frolicking sea lions and colorful reef fish. Marine scientist Alison Green travels to the Sea of Cortez to see the biological wonders for herself, and ponders the future of this special place.
Santander Bank, N.A., one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits, announced today that its customers can use Santander ATMs in Mexico and Puerto Rico free of charge. One of Santander's affiliated banks maintains over 5,200 ATMs across Mexico including top travel destinations such as Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Cozumel, Mazatlan, Mexico City, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta.
Escape the polar vortex and go Doors Off Over Baja California. Flying in partnership with Ralph Lee Hopkins, International League of Conservation Photographers, and WiLDCOAST, LightHawk donated this 10-day series of flights, which crisscrossed the length of the Baja Peninsula from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana.
Delta is expanding its service to Mexico from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Atlanta and Salt Lake City to Los Cabos; and from Atlanta and Salt Lake City to Puerto Vallarta.
Good news for business travelers headed south of the border: Delta expands services to Los Cabos, Mexico from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Atlanta and Salt Lake City. All flights are now available for booking.
Expanded services include:
- A weekly service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Cabos, beginning Nov. 8, 2014.
- Four weekly services between Atlanta and Los Cabos, beginning Oct. 1, 2014.
- Four weekly services between Salt Lake City and Los Cabos, beginning Oct. 4, 2014.
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced the next phase of its international service by offering Customers new Southwest Airlines flights to both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Mexico, as well as other new domestic and international flying, as the carrier extended flight schedules through Oct. 31, 2014. Sale fares can be found on southwest.com through March 13.
"What's Cabo like?" friends often ask. "Newport Beach South," I respond, only partially in jest. You can get by just fine without speaking Spanish or changing dollars to pesos. Parking lots are jammed at Costco, Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
Every winter, migrating humpback whales make their way down the Pacific Coast of North America to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Here, they mate and give birth to the next generation. The winter months are an incredible time to view these majestic creatures up close. Cabo Expeditions offers wonderful, insightful tours led by knowledgeable guides to view these gentle giants in the waters of Los Cabos. Talented photographer Oscar Ortiz of their team has shared these breathtaking shots below taken in recent days.