Puerto Vallarta is enjoying an excellent summer vacation period with the arrival of thousands and thousands of visitors both by land and by air, and very high hotel occupancy levels, according to the municipal tourism director, Ludwig Estrada Virgen.
He said that tourism levels are the highest the city has seen since 2019, when he recalled that records were reached in air operations in the destination, and this year they are being exceeded since in July alone the Puerto Vallarta International Airport welcomed a total of 2,119 commercial flights. “And a lot of people are arriving by road… bus companies are bringing in many tourists, especially on weekends, all of which means the destination is experiencing even better times than before the pandemic,” he added.
He specified that although for the federal government the holiday period formally began last weekend, the reality is that an exceptional number of tourist arrived throughout the month of July and even more are expected to visit Puerto Vallarta in August.
The official explained that hotel occupancy has remained at levels close to 80 percent and several establishments have been full on weekends, to which must be added the tourists that use hosting platforms, rent houses and condos, or stay with friends or family, all of which make a very important economic impact.
He stressed that according to the information published by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), the ten beaches monitored in this destination, including those of neighboring Cabo Corrientes, are in suitable conditions for recreational use. “It is good for Puerto Vallarta that it offers summer vacationers clean beaches, which are among its main attractions.”
Estrada Virgen also informed that the municipal tourism offices (Downtown, Marina Vallarta, Parque Hidalgo, Parque Lázaro Cárdenas and El Pitillal) and modules (Playa Camarones, Playa de Oro and Malecón) will be open every day of the vacation period to inform visitors and address complaints in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism.
He reiterated the call to service providers to offer quality care so that visitors get the best experience, because, “we are achieving good results thanks to the collective work of hoteliers, restaurateurs, all service providers, but we must also contribute all that we live here keeping a clean place; we must remember that we have been qualified as the friendliest city in the world”.
Source: Metropoli Bahía