Coming off of the nine-day celebration of Las Posadas where Mary and Joseph were in search of an Inn and finally were welcomed, you might not be so lucky this New Year’s Eve.
The Hotel Association reports Puerto Vallarta hotels are at 100% occupancy and finding a hotel to ring in the New Year might prove to be virtually impossible.
There may be other alternatives as the area offers over 7,000 rooms and options that are not affiliated with the area’s hotel association, such as condos, villas, bed and breakfasts , and rooms for rent. If you are able to find some availability, you will be paying a premium cost to celebrate New Year’s Eve along the Bay of Banderas.
Most travelers coming to the area are national tourists from Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Mexico City, while the United States and Canada is always the largest portion of international tourists in our area.
This year Puerto Vallarta kicked off the International Fireworks Festival on December 25 and will continue through New Year’s Eve with live music from some popular bands and musicians from around Mexico, including Lila Downs, Sonora Dinamita, Plástiko, Los 3 Zenzontles, Azul Violeta, and others.
Fireworks will be launched nightly at 9:30, each show lasting for 20 minutes and accompanied by a headline concert at Municipal Stadium.
New Year’s Eve rings in 2015 with the traditional midnight fireworks display over the Bay of Banderas and music from the closing act of the International Fireworks Festival by Sonora Dinamita.
Fireworks can be seen all around the bay and the best vantage point is on the Malecón where on New Year’s Eve you can watch the Puerto Vallarta Fireworks, as well as, watching the fireworks in the distance from Bucerias, La Cruz, and even as far away as Punta Mita.