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5 Reasons Why Puerto Vallarta Will Break All Previous Tourism Records This Year  

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If you are looking for the perfect destination that promises an unforgettable adventure, look no further than Puerto Vallarta.

Prepare yourself to experience this Mexican gem as it gears up to break tourist records this year.  

During the last six months of this year, Puerto Vallarta has received more than 3.2 million tourists, with an average of 78% occupancy; this increase in visitors has left lasting impacts.

The increase in travelers has surpassed previous years and, in turn, increased the economic impact on the area.  

sunset in beach in puerto vallarta

Wondering what the buzz is all about? Let’s explore the 5 compelling reasons why Puerto Vallarta is destined to capture hearts and claim the title of the most sought-after travel hotspot of the year. 

Incredible All Inclusives 

Get ready to be pampered like royalty! Puerto Vallarta’s all-inclusive resorts offer an indulgent escape like no other.

Whether it’s unwinding on private beaches, savoring delectable cuisine at gourmet restaurants, or indulging in top-notch amenities, these luxurious havens will cater to your every desire.  

aerial view of resorts and marina puerto vallarta

Among the top three resorts, according to TripAdvisor, are Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort, and Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive & Spa.

Expect top-notch service, friendly staff, beautiful scenery, and amazing culinary experiences.

The food variety at the Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta is spectacular and makes this property another fantastic option in an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta.  

Fantastic Beaches 

Sun, sand, and beautiful beaches await you in Puerto Vallarta! Among the top-rated beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas is a stunning beach best known for its romantic vibes.

Playa Camerones is perfect for water adventures, and there’s no better place to people-watch than Los Muertos Beach near El Malecon.  

beach view conchas

With miles of pristine beaches with gentle waves, this coastal paradise is a beach lover’s dream come true.

Whether you are looking for a laid-back vibe, a luxury beach experience, or vibrant activity, Puerto Vallarta promises an unforgettable coastal experience.  

Great Connectivity 

Puerto Vallarta’s popularity is not only due to its natural beauty but also its seamless connectivity.

Major international airports connect this tropical haven to the world, making it effortlessly accessible.

airport puerto vallarta

So, whether you are traveling from across the continent or the globe, reaching Puerto Vallarta is a breeze, inviting you to embark on your dream vacation with ease. 

Recently, a number of airlines have increased their connecting flights making it even more accessible to travel to this Mexican destination.

With an increase in flight options comes the opportunity to snag flights at amazing prices, making traveling to Puerto Vallarta easy and more affordable than ever before.  

Cruising Popularity Soaring 

Puerto Vallarta’s allure has led to a surge in cruising popularity, with cruise lines making it a must-visit port of call.

Sailing along the Mexican Riviera, you will dock at this coastal gem, where charming experiences and vibrant culture await just beyond the harbor.

cruise ship departing puerto vallarta

A day spent exploring Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, sunbathing at one of its many spectacular beaches, or taking an excursion to the mountains will surely leave you captivated. 

According to local reports, more than 350,000 cruise passengers have arrived in Puerto Vallarta on board 112 international cruise ships so far this year.

These numbers represent a 40% increase compared to 2019 and almost 80% compared to cruise statistics from last year.

This surge speaks to the destinations’ allure and beauty and solidifies its trajectory to break tourism records this year.  

Exciting Day Trips/Activities 

Buckle up for a whirlwind of adventures! Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of thrilling day trips and activities that cater to every traveler’s preference.

From adrenaline-pumping zip-lining and jungle excursions to swimming with dolphins and exploring hidden waterfalls, there is never a dull moment in this captivating destination.

suspended bridge in jungle

There are a variety of tours, day trips, and adventures available in Puerto Vallarta that are sure to fill your adventurous spirit and add even more memories to this destination.  

The only challenge will be fitting all the excitement into your itinerary! 

Nogalito Ecopark

With over 150 acres in the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains, Nogalito Ecopark offers an experience like no other!

Bird watchers will love the opportunity to witness exotic bird species, while more adventurous visitors can hike or tour the park via zipline.  

waterfall in mountains puerto vallarta


In Sayulita, you can experience this beautiful beach, bask in the jungle, and discover quaint towns like Higuera Blanca, all on horseback.

surfer at sunset in sayulita beach

Yelapa and Majahuitas

For those looking for water activities, day trips to Yelapa and Majahuitas are a perfect way to explore these picturesque locations.

Only accessible by boat, these two coves are a must-see! Hiking, waterfalls, and snorkeling are among the main activities you can experience here, with a vast tropical marine life and warm waters.  

cove in yelapa

So, there you have it – the five compelling reasons why Puerto Vallarta is all set to break all previous tourism records this year.

Whether you seek luxurious relaxation, beachfront enchantment, exciting explorations, or unforgettable cruise experiences, Puerto Vallarta has it all and more.

Pack your bags, follow the call of adventure, and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime in this tropical paradise.  

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