During the first half of 2019, Puerto Vallarta received 415,700 national tourists by air, an increase of 11% compared to the previous year within the same period of time.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most important tourist points of the State of Jalisco, being the beach of the Mexican Pacific most requested by the national and international market.
The city, through different airlines, has been able to strengthen its connectivity. Just to mention a few, in June Volaris added a new route from Querétaro, meanwhile, Aeromar increased the frequency of flights from Guadalajara, also known as the natural market of the city, which represents 2,160 seats per month, while Viva Aerobús announced that as of December it will have three flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta.
As for foreign tourism, this year it was possible to exceed the figure obtained in 2018, capturing, in the first half of the year, just over 985,000 thousand visitors, which translates to an increase of 27,050 American, Canadian and European tourists, mainly.
During periods known as “high season” Puerto Vallarta manages to attract tourists to its more than 12,400 hotel rooms distributed throughout the city. This is reflected in the constant 76.8% hotel occupancy that the destination had during the first six months of the year, achieving a 100% on long holiday weekends.
The expectations for the end of the year in the tourism sector for Puerto Vallarta are unbeatable, thanks to the increase in connectivity. In addition, the visitor will find in the city a renewed and modern hotel infrastructure, a sea of activities, with more than 50 options of outdoor activities, varied events, and festivals of international stature that are held during the year, first-class gastronomy, exceptional weather, paradisiacal beaches and the hospitality of its people.