Puerto Vallarta breaks tourism record above pre-pandemic levels

In what is considered a historic summer for Puerto Vallarta, the city is recovering tourism at pre-pandemic levels with an expected 1,847 flights to arrive this month.

The recovery of the destination has been registered in the number of visitors, since last July it received 457,000 passengers. That figure was 14.4% higher than in the same month of 2019, considered the last pre-pandemic year.

Compared to 2020, the 457,000 passengers received in 2021 was five times higher than the number of visitors in the same month last year.

The arrival of international travelers to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, in July 2021 grew 23.3% compared to 2019, and 5.9% national visitors.

By the end of the summer, the national market will be the most important for the destination; the most popular air routes have been: Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Tijuana, Guanajuato, among others. The airlines that operate them are Aeroméxico, Aeromar, Viva Aerobus, Magnicharters, TAR and Volaris.

At an international level, its natural market has been the United States, therefore the cities with the highest number of frequencies to Puerto Vallarta during August have been Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas Fort Worth, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, and San Francisco, among others.

Airlines serving the destination are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet.


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The great diversity of tourist attractions in Puerto Vallarta is what travelers like, in addition to its hotel offer in all segments; it has more than 50 outdoor activities, around 110 kilometers of beach, and more than a thousand restaurants.

While travel news has been great for Puerto Vallarta, along with tourism comes an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city, currently recording the highest number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are no restrictions on arriving flights, however, Jalisco announced that passengers arriving by cruise ships will be required to present proof of vaccination before being allowed to disembark in Puerto Vallarta. Individuals without proof of vaccination will be required to stay on board.


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