“Puerto Vallarta has all the elements to be considered as an international destination, and in 2016 we will make the eyes of the world turn their heads to see and explore its beauty,” said Arturo Davalos Peña, mayor of Puerto Vallarta.
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“It’s a magical place in the world, we have sun, beach, mountains, beautiful sunsets and a welcoming atmosphere to visitors. Its people are friendly, simple, it’s why we are considered “The friendliest city in the world,“ the mayor told Notimex. The beauty of the destination is that with the passage of time, its inhabitants have managed to preserve its essence.
“We are a fishing village and the window to the sea. Few places can boast about beautiful red tile roofs, white walls, cobbled streets and bougainvillea that adorn the balconies and walls of houses confirming its strong tradition. ”
Puerto Vallarta, he said, is also a city full of culture and cuisine. Traditions are combined with multiculturalism and cosmopolitan in one place. That is why, together with Ramon Gonzalez Lomeli, director of Municipal Tourism, appointed singer Filippa Giordano as ambassador to promote the beauty and friendliness of Puerto Vallarta.
Filippa was born in Palermo, Italy and she is the youngest of a whole generation of musicians. In 2010 Filippa obtained Mexican citizenship.
Although Filippa originated from Italy and became a naturalized Mexican after marrying Mexican businessman Lomelí Brando in 2008, the mayor said that Filippa loves this land as her own and expresses it with great passion.
The mayor said that with Filippa as an ambassador for Puerto Vallarta she could attract more than just tourists with her international fame. Davalos said she would appeal to movie producers, musicians, and conferences while strengthening ties of friendship.
Last weekend the soprano singer participated in the pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Despite the rain she stopped along the streets for photo opportunities with locals.
“Here we live on tourism, if any, we all do well, but if there is not, we all go wrong. Here there are no factories, no industry. Livestock and agriculture is very little, we depend on the tourism services we offer and we want everyone to do well, there is a quality of life the people deserve,” said the mayor.