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Puerto Vallarta Is Expecting A Record-Breaking High Season 

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Are you dreaming of a sunny beach vacation to a tropical destination? Puerto Vallarta is getting ready for a spectacular high season.  

As the temperatures start to dip in other parts of the world, Puerto Vallarta is just getting started with the start of its peak travel season.  

From October on, the city experiences an influx of visitors that continues well into the early months of the upcoming year.  

aerial view of el malecon

Higher Than Average Occupancy Sets High Expectations

Alejandro Torres Magaña, the manager of the Puerto Vallarta Hotels and Motels Association, shared that while September is usually a slower month, this year Puerto Vallarta experienced a higher-than-average occupancy rate.  

Compared to previous years, where occupancy rates have dropped as low as 20% to 30%, this year’s surge in visitors has the city anticipating a record-breaking high season

October kicks off the start of the season when international and domestic tourists start flocking to Puerto Vallarta.    

view from water of el malecon

“We’re expecting a surge in hotel occupancy towards the end of the year. October is an awesome month for Puerto Vallarta, and we like to say the season officially kicks off this month, and it starts on a high note,” says Torres Magaña.  

So, what can you expect during this upcoming high season in Puerto Vallarta? 

Get Ready for Exciting Events and Festivals 

As Puerto Vallarta prepares to welcome more visitors, it is also getting ready to host a variety of events and festivals.  

Get ready to immerse yourself in vibrant festivities and exciting events happening in Puerto Vallarta.  

traditional dancing in puerto vallarta

The city is known for hosting cultural and entertainment events for every taste and promising an unforgettable experience for travelers.    

Whether you are a foodie, an art lover, or simply looking for a good time, Puerto Vallarta has something for you.  

Event Season Highlights 

Puerto Vallarta takes its celebrations seriously; the city comes alive to bring the best the destination has to offer.  

During October and November, you can be part of the iconic Mexican tradition of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).  

You will find streets adorned with marigold flowers, sugar skulls, and traditional ofrendas, and do not miss the largest Catrina in the world.  

la catrina puerto vallarta

From November to December, Puerto Vallarta hosts the Festival Gourmet International, a celebration showcasing the talent of local and international chefs.  

It features gourmet dinners, cooking classes, and much more.  

Celebrating the 102nd birthday of the Guadalupe Parrish this year is sure to make the Feast of the Virgen de Guadalupe a spectacular event.  

town square celebration with church of lady of guadalupe

This event honors the patron saint of Mexico with religious processions, music, and colorful parades and gives travelers an insight into the rich culture and history of this region.  

For art lovers, the History Center Art Walk, happening from October to May, is an event that explores Puerto Vallarta’s art scene. 

sculpture at el malecon at sunset

Attracting International Travelers 

As the temperatures drop in many parts of the world, Puerto Vallarta becomes an irresistible draw for international travelers seeking warmth, relaxation, and adventure. 

With its world-class resorts, spectacular beaches, charm, and vibrant nightlife, it is no wonder why tourists from around the world are attracted to this paradise destination.  

The recent increase of level 1 by the United States Federal Aviation Association (FAA) is giving travelers improved connectivity to the destination.

More direct flights and fewer connections mean ease of travel for U.S. and Canadian travelers, the top two international markets for Puerto Vallarta.

travelers boarding airplace at puerto vallarta airport

Perfect Weather 

While other destinations are getting chillier, Puerto Vallarta enjoys mild temperatures, making it the perfect place to escape the winter. 

This tropical paradise, with its average high temperatures in the mid-80s, becomes an irresistible destination for travelers in search of a high-season getaway.  

sunset in puerto vallarta

Whale Watching Prime Time 

Puerto Vallarta offers a spectacular experience during the high season: whale watching

Witnessing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is an amazing adventure that draws in visitors year after year.  

what breaching puerto vallarta

So, whether you are seeking vibrant festivals, beautiful beaches, or close encounters with whales, Puerto Vallarta’s upcoming high season promises an unforgettable journey. 

As the city prepares for a record-breaking season, it is time to pack your bags and experience the magic of Puerto Vallarta for yourself.  

Don’t miss what could be your most memorable vacation yet! 

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