Puerto Vallarta Welcomes the New Year

Thousands of tourists and residents lined the streets and beaches for the dazzling fireworks display that welcomed 2015 at the stroke of midnight in Puerto Vallarta.

For nearly 30 minutes partiers enjoyed the fireworks display over the Bay of Banderas with friends, families, and loved ones cheering.

As tradition over the years, Olas Altas in Old Town was closed to traffic and lined with big screen televisions and speakers as the music cranked and welcomed the traditional street party of music, dancing, food, and memories of the last year and those still to be made in 2015.

Iconic landmarks in Puerto Vallarta welcomed thousands of people from the Pier on Los Muertos beach to Our Lady of Guadalupe and the town square, and flowing over to the Malecón.

Thousands of people also gathered at Municipal Stadium for the final night of the International Fireworks Festival and performance by a Sonora Dinamita, a Colombian cumbia music group, a popular genre throughout Latin America.

This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration brought more national and international tourists to the area compared to last year and left hotels at 100% occupancy.

Puerto Vallarta expects 2015 to be another record breaking year for the city with already increased numbers of hotel, cruise, and airline reservations for the city throughout the rest of the travel season known as “High Season” to the locals.

Celebrations were just as diverse as the people that make up Puerto Vallarta. Some photos from around the bay.

Puerto Vallarta News

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