The North American Travel Journalists Association (Natja) brought 140 journalists from around the United States, Canada, and Mexico, to Puerto Vallarta for their 13th annual conference.
The conference came to a close yesterday, May 8, after a week of exploring some of the best restaurants and activities in the area.
Natja president, Helen Hernandez, on behalf of the group said that Puerto Vallarta is a great tourist destination, both for its natural beauties and the quality of their services, and above all, for the hospitality offered to visitors.
Helen said that probably in the next few days the visiting journalists would begin to publish their articles, reports or editorials, to share pictures or videos of their experiences in this city, and promote the tourist destination and all it has to offer.
Many of the journalists have taken to social media, like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook sharing their experience in Puerto Vallarta each day.
On Thursday night, journalists enjoyed dinner at a restaurant that has become emblematic of the city: La Leche, where they appreciated the avant-garde style of the place, and a menu that proved the sophistication that can be found in the cuisine of the city.
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On Friday, members of the association Natja could choose from six different options for tours, to live firsthand the experience of one of them. Some adventures experiences were trips to Yelapa and El Tuito, or canopy adventures and fishing tours in the Bay of Banderas.
In the afternoon they were offered a farewell dinner at Canopy River in the community of El Jorullo, in a beautiful place where they dined with colors, sounds and smells of the jungle, in an atmosphere that seemed most fascinating.
So one by one they were saying goodbye to Puerto Vallarta, happy to have lived a number of new experiences since Monday, and nostalgic of having to terminate the activities of its Annual Conference, a destination that, as commented, exceeded their expectations in quality of tourist services but especially hospitality to visitors.