Puerto Vallarta Sees Record Number of Visitors in 2014

Puerto Vallarta
Photo by Puetro Vallarta Tourism 

This year will be one of the best years for tourism in Puerto Vallarta on record. The resort destination in Mexico has seen an increase in the number of travelers, new hotels, more flights and more cruise ships, leading to more tourism.

According to Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), Puerto Vallarta registered an occupancy rate of 64 percent in the first nine months of 2014. Also, the number of guest rooms booked for this year was more than two million, about 70,000 more than in 2006. That year held the previous record for the highest number of rooms booked over the past 10 years.

Different elements contributed to the spike in tourism, including the number of flights to the region. October 2014 saw a rise of about 23 percent more flights than in October 2013. Alaskan Airlines also offered a direct flight this year from Portland to Puerto Vallarta.  

Cruise ships visited the Mexican city at a high rate, with 116 ships docking in Puerto Vallarta in 2014. Two new hotels, Hotel One and Holiday Inn Express, opened locations in the resort city this year. 

For more information, visit www.visitpuertovallarta.com