Cruise tourism increases 15% in Puerto Vallarta during first half of 2016

The number of cruise passengers who arrived in Puerto Vallarta during the first half of this year grew by 15% over the same period last year.

The Ministry of Tourism shows that during the first half of 2015, 63 cruises arrived in Jalisco with 150,000 tourists visiting the beaches of Puerto Vallarta .

This year the federal agency recorded the arrival of 73 cruises with more than 174,000 passengers, representing a 15.8% increase.

On average each cruise that reaches Puerto Vallarta accommodated 2,389 tourists, according to information provided by the Port Authority of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation ( SCT ).

From January to June this year, Puerto Vallarta has welcomed an average of six cruise ships a month.

Jalisco ranks third in cruise tourism on the Mexican Pacific coast, only surpassed by Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas.

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