The first visitors to arrive in Puerto Vallarta after the reopening of its hotels and beaches found not only a renowned tourism offering intact but also a destination engrossed in health and safety protocols to meet the realities of a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Puerto Vallarta has been named the 'Best Leisure Destination in Mexico' by Global Traveler, a US-based publication for affluent international travelers. In the 2020 survey, PV topped the list of Mexican cities that are favorites of the magazine's more than 300,000 readers.
With the sixth installment of the 'Es por Vallarta' food distribution program completed, the Municipal Government has terminated the initiative, which Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña implemented in April to support thousands of Puerto Vallarta families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great news for Puerto Vallarta! The State of Jalisco has earned the Safe Travels Stamp developed by the World Travels and Tourism Council (WTTC) for adhering to all hygiene protocols in hotels, restaurants and other establishments, to protect the health of visitors.
The governments of Jalisco and Nayarit on Friday evening announced that the first step towards the revival of tourism will begin on Monday, June 15th with the gradual reopening of Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas hotels and beaches.
Budget cuts and environmental issues have caused delays in the construction of the long-awaited Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway - but not the coronavirus. While most of the country came to an abrupt stop more than 80 days ago, work on the new road continued at full speed.
'Es por Vallarta,' a food support program launched by Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña that helps families survive in these difficult times, is currently underway. Once completed, it will bring the number of despensas distributed to 50,000 since the program began on April 8.
After last week's decision to gradually reopen Puerto Vallarta businesses, various national and international airlines announced the return of flights to this popular beach vacation destination in June, and hotels are preparing to receive visitors.
Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña announced on Sunday that very soon Puerto Vallarta will have a waste transfer station that will improve garbage collection service in the city by optimizing the use of equipment which, in turn, will expedite pick up times.
City council and union representatives have agreed to open access to restaurants on the Puerto Vallarta Malecón starting May 25. However, non-essential businesses in this area will remain closed until the federal or state government announces the new provisions.