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Why Puerto Vallarta Continues To Break Tourism Records This Year 

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The year 2023 is proving to be an incredible one for Puerto Vallarta, one of the top tropical destinations for travelers.  

Directors from the Pacific Airport Group (GAP) held their yearly meeting at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, and it was nothing short of exciting.  

The meeting brought together key figures from different sectors, giving them a chance to dive deep into the city’s remarkable growth.  

aerial of puerto vallarta beach with mountains

Impressive Numbers to Prove the Hype 

Cryshtian José Amador Lizardi, the airport’s director, shared that during the first nine months of the year, over 5 million passengers arrive in Puerto Vallarta.  

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport had an 11% surge in international travelers and a 13% increase in domestic passengers compared to the same period in 2022. 

With its top travel markets being the US and Canada, Puerto Vallarta continues to rise in popularity among travelers.  

travelers at PV airport

Investing for the Future 

This success is not just a coincidence. It is a testament to Puerto Vallarta’s commitment to offering a world-class travel experience.  

The investment in improvements to infrastructure can be seen first-hand at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, from revamping restroom facilities to the development of Mexico’s first certified sustainable building.  

While the airport is a vital piece of the puzzle, Puerto Vallarta’s commitment to enhancing the overall visitor experience does not stop there.  

constructions worker repairing cobblestone street puerto vallarta

The city is investing significantly in its road infrastructure, ensuring smoother, safer travel for tourists and locals.  

Apart from the roads, there is a focus on the iconic El Malecon boardwalk.  

As one of the most visited attractions in the city, planning is underway to refresh it, promising a more vibrant and enjoyable experience for visitors.  

These enhancements are part of a broader effort to make every aspect of the traveler’s experience in Puerto Vallarta an unforgettable one. 

el malecon with sculpture

What’s Drawing Travelers In? 

Let’s take a look at what continues to draw visitors to this tropical destination.  

Spectacular Beaches 

With sandy beaches and turquoise clear waters, Puerto Vallarta beaches cater to those looking for relaxation and adventure-seekers alike.  

Whether you are strolling along Playa Los Muertos or heading on a jungle adventure to El Salto Waterfall, the city’s natural beauty will impress.  

las conchas beach puerto vallarta

It is not just on the surface; Puerto Vallarta is home to a diverse marine life, making it the perfect setting for exploring its waters.  

Scuba diving, snorkeling, and of course, whale watching are top activities that attract travelers year-round.

Eco-Tourism Embrace 

Puerto Vallarta’s commitment to conservation and eco-tourism is another reason behind its continued rise in popularity among travelers.  

The city recognizes the importance and impact of the travel sector on its local economy and the importance of preserving its natural beauty to continue to attract visitors.  

waterfall in the jungle

This commitment to preservation and conservation can be seen through the initiatives and regulations Puerto Vallarta has implanted this year alone.  

From increasing regulations on street vendors to enforcing guidelines for whale-watching eco-tours, the city is committed to safeguarding its natural beauty and finding a balance.  

The upcoming Vidanta World theme park, set to be the largest of its kind in Mexico, promises to balance entertainment with environmental responsibility. 

whale in puerto vallarta

A Vibrant Culture  

This list would not be complete without highlighting Puerto Vallarta’s rich history and vibrant culture.  

The city’s connection to its history continues to shine through its Old Town, food, festivals, and celebrations. 

The vibrant and meaningful Día de los Muertos festivities are just around the corner, promising an unforgettable experience.  

Travelers can experience the world’s largest Catrina during this year’s celebration.  

mexican artisan

Warm Welcomes 

What truly sets Puerto Vallarta apart from other tropical destinations is the hospitality of its people.  

The heartwarming spirit of Puerto Vallarta is not just in its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture; it is embodied by the people themselves.  

Puerto Vallartans are renowned for their genuine warmth and welcoming smiles, making every traveler feel like they are coming home, even when they are far from it.  

This authentic, hospitable charm is an essential part of what keeps visitors returning to this Mexican paradise.   

Dive into the local culture, taste the delicious flavors of Mexican cuisine, and immerse yourself in local celebrations that will bring you closer to the heart of the destination. 

town square celebration with church of lady of guadalupe

The Magic That Endures 

As tourism numbers keep soaring and Puerto Vallarta expands its infrastructure, the city’s charm remains firmly intact.  

Travelers can expect a destination that beautifully blends its rich culture, natural beauty, and warm hospitality with modern attractions and amenities. 

Puerto Vallarta’s emergence as a tourism powerhouse is a testament to the city’s commitment to progress while preserving its heart and soul.  

As the year unfolds, it is no surprise that Puerto Vallarta continues to break records, captivating the hearts of visitors who cannot resist its charm. 

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