These days nearly every destination in Mexico and the Caribbean is introducing COVID-19 testing programs to make sure Americans can get tested before their flights back to the U.S. In response to a new mandate requiring that all travelers present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding an international flight to the U.S., select hotels throughout Puerto Vallarta will be offering on-site testing, many on a complimentary basis.
"Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead), a festival laden with Mexican culture, is celebrated every year on Nov. 1 and 2. According to tradition, the souls of the dead return each year on these two days to "visit" living relatives and to eat and drink the offerings left for them. Families gather to honor their ancestors with ofrendas, or offerings, which include elaborately decorated altars placed at gravesides, homes and public places.