2017 will close on a high note in Puerto Vallarta. It’s expected the tourist destination on the Mexican Pacific will close with 100% hotel occupancy, and as of this Tuesday the highest influx of the season was recorded.
Last weekend, Christmas Eve, there was already an 89% occupancy and since this Tuesday, 26% occupancy. “The destination is going to be saturated, it will be 100%. Not only hotels, but also all those alternatives such as Air bnb and timeshares, Puerto Vallarta as of today is filled,” stressed Enrique Ramos Flores, head of the Department of Tourism of the State of Jalisco.
Ramos Flores pointed out that also in the mountain destinations of Tapalpa and Mazamitla there is a 100% occupancy reserved to close 2017.
“For those who do not have a reservation it will be a difficult situation to find accommodation so I suggest to those who plan to travel to these two municipalities to check the possibility of getting accommodation,” the secretary recommended, noting that Mascota and Talpa de Allende are two mountain tourism options where it is still possible to find rooms available.
Another alternative is Costa Alegre de Jalisco, where Barra de Navidad, Cuastecomates and Melaque are at 80% of hotel occupancy.
And as for the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, which is a business destination, the occupation last weekend was 43 to 45%, a figure that is considered normal and could reach 53% this December 31. Most of them, said Ramos, are tourists from the Bajío area and from other states in the center and even from the north of the country, who spend one or two nights here on the way to beach destinations.