Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has set a new record in hotel occupancy and international arrivals, receiving even more visitors than expected in 2017.
Puerto Vallarta’s Hotel Association has reported that Puerto Vallarta, which is currently celebrating its 100th year anniversary, had a 75.6% occupancy rate for the year. Similarly, Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (PVR) received 3,093,200 international passengers, according to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, which runs the airport.
Visitors from the United States make up the largest percentage of international arrivals with 50.78%, followed by Canadians at 15.62% and Europeans at 1.51%. Visitors from Calgary (153,342), Vancouver (118,365) and Toronto (105,001) are the top from Canada.
In addition, 293,791 cruise passengers visited Puerto Vallarta in 2017 as 145 cruises called on the city’s port, three more than in 2016.