Marina Vallarta Prepares for Revitalization After Long Wait

Marina Vallarta was one of the first mega developments in Mexico, constructed in the late 1980’s.

The Marina has served as a model for other developments around Mexico, including those in Cabo and Cancun.

The Marina area is anchored by 450 boat docks and full marine services along with the Marina Promenade hosting shops and restaurants.

Since its development, Marina Vallarta has seen very little upgrades to its infrastructure and design. With the recent development of the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta and the new Los Muerto Pier, Marina Vallarta is ready for a revitalization to attract more tourism to the area.

In 2013, local business man Elias Sacal obtained a federal grant for the Marina Vallarta Revitalization Program. Since then he has presented plans to both residents and businesses to achieve his vision.

The project has stalled several times over the last 18 months but is expected to begin in 2015 with completion before the winter season of 2016.

Carlos Alberto Verján Flores, General Manager of Opequimar, said that the Marina’s remodeling project is expected cost $60-$100 million pesos.

The revitalization would include new docks and Marina boardwalk, along with security cameras and new boat services.

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3 Responses
  1. John McCloud

    The article mentions nothing what the plan involves, only how much it costs. It would be helpful to have some details.

    1. VallartaDaily.Com

      It was at the top of the article as a subtitle, perhaps it was easy to miss above the image but we moved it to the bottom so it’s more visible. “The revitalization would include new docks and Marina boardwalk, along with security cameras and new boat services.”

      Some media outlets are providing more details but we contacted the developer, Elias Sacal, directly for confirmation of the plans and what we have is all the elaboration that was provided. We try not to over-report or just take the word on the street as fact so we supply what the person in change gives us directly. Hope that is helpful.

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