WestJet's winter schedule opens a gateway from Vancouver to Mexico's beach paradises. With new routes to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mazatlán, and Huatulco, plus expanded flights to Cancún, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta, Canadians can experience the allure of Mexico's breathtaking shores like never before.
Construction of the highway that will provide a shortcut between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta is advancing, with the final section of the third phase of the 'Vía Corta' becoming evident in Bahía de Banderas. Efforts to complete this 32 km stretch, connecting the new intersection at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with PV's airport, continue.
Plans are underway to restore Puerto Vallarta's beloved Malecón, which is showing visible signs of wear and tear after the battering of hurricanes and years of extensive use, with work slated to begin in September. The revitalization is expected to take 2-3 months.
Puerto Vallarta is currently reveling in the limelight of an exceptional summer vacation season that has left all expectations in the dust. With an astonishing weekday occupancy average hovering around 80 percent and an even more impressive over 90 percent on weekends, the city has become a magnet for vacationers seeking a memorable escape.
Introducing 'As You Wish Travel Club,' a Puerto Vallarta-based company that creates three to four immersive travel experiences for a small group of like-minded travelers throughout Mexico each year. Each traveler selects from a range of culinary, spiritual, cultural, educational, and adventure experience options for their trip.
An exciting cooking contest took place on Friday at the Emiliano Zapata municipal market, featuring the first edition of the 'Sabor en Competencia' (Taste of Competition) event. Five chefs from different Puerto Vallarta restaurants prepared delicious dishes using fresh products available daily in this traditional shopping space.
In August, Puerto Vallarta will welcome a total of eight international cruise ships, slightly surpassing previous months, according to the schedule released by ASIPONA. This month, there will be five arrivals from the frequent visitor, the Carnival Panorama, two from the Navigator of the Seas, and one from the Emerald Princess.
With the summer vacation period underway, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) released the seawater evaluation results for 289 beaches in 75 tourist destinations. More than 95% met the criterion for recreational use, including all but one of the beaches in Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta continues to see a surge in popularity, with the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport welcoming an average of 14,000 travelers daily this summer. Passenger traffic has experienced a remarkable 17% increase during the first half of this year, thanks in part to the addition of more domestic flights.
With the announcement that the 'Miss Mexico 2024' pageant will take place in the municipality of Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, between March and April of 2024, anticipation is building, and preparations are underway to ensure a flawless and unforgettable event.