Infrastructure is Puerto Vallarta’s biggest challenge

The Puerto Vallarta road and hotel infrastructure, as well as the airport, are listed as the main challenges in tourism of the municipality.

During World Tourism Day, the elected mayor, Arturo Dávalos, said he will work together with state and federal authorities to bring more resources to Puerto Vallarta.

Among these is the conclusion of the Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway, a macrolibration that crosses the entire municipality and the implementation of the Metropolitan Planning Institute, which includes the municipalities of Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corriente, and Bahía de Banderas.

Meanwhile, the director of Tourism of Puerto Vallarta, Ramón González Lomelí, said that the airport of the municipality requires a significant investment since it receives 4-million passengers each year.

“We are opening the flight to Panama, we are promoting the departure of locals, we are working hard to increase connectivity, especially with the United States because it is a very strong market for us (…) California is the best for us for the proximity and for its purchasing power,” he explained.

And regarding the Mayan Train project, which is expected to be financed with funds from the Tourism Promotion Trust, Álvaro Garciarce Monraz, president of the Puerto Vallarta Trust, considered it necessary to rethink this measure, since the promotion is fundamental to position the municipality as a destination.

According to the municipal president-elect, for this year resources were approved for $1.4 million pesos, of which, $130 million were destined for tourism promotion.