Puerto Vallarta’s Cruise Port Authority is celebrating the completion of construction on its new cruise passenger welcome centre, Los Alambiques, and themed shopping centre Hacienda Tequilera.
It is the second phase of work completed by the port authority of Puerto Vallarta at Puerto Mágico terminal, following the 2018 installation of the local tourist boats and motor lobby.
The new construction had a private investment of US$16-million and will be fully accessible in May 2020.
The Los Alambiques welcome centre consists of three buildings — built to resemble the historic tequila haciendas and sugar mills of the state of Jalisco — which will house a duty-free shop, offices for local authorities and for Customs and Border Control.
Hacienda Tequilera features a variety of shops offering regional products such as tequila. The location will also host cultural productions and other entertainment for cruise passengers and other nautical tourists, crew members and the general public.
In addition to offering novel experiences to tourists arriving in Puerto Vallarta, the Hacienda will be accessible to the local community — the first port to do so in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta’s port infrastructure is being modernized under the auspices of Mexico’s National Development Plan 2019-2024 and the objectives of the National Plan of Ports and Merchant Marine 2019-2024.