Puerto Vallarta is set to record 2014 as one of the best years yet for its travel and tourism industry, with ever-growing numbers of travellers, new hotels and an increase in the overall number of hotel rooms, more flights, as well as additional cruise ship arrivals.
According to Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism, Puerto Vallarta registered an average 64.2% occupancy rate in the first nine months of 2014, a 6% increase over the same period last year.
International arrivals registered at Puerto Vallarta hotels also increased by 5% from January to September 2014 over the same period last year.
Cruise ship arrivals are also up 43%. A total of 116 cruises will be calling at Puerto Vallarta this year, compared to 83 in 2013.
A total of 141 cruises have already confirmed calls at Puerto Vallarta for 2015.
Meanwhile, the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is set to open this month in what was formerly the Dreams Puerto Vallarta, following a US$20 million renovation. The all-inclusive beachfront resort will have 336 suites.