Summer in Puerto Vallarta, Maybe Not the “Slow Season” for Long.

Travelers are realizing the great savings and fun that can be had in Puerto Vallarta during off-peak tourist months.

So far this summer nearly 400,000 tourists have visited Puerto Vallarta, both national and international travelers. This represents an increase of 15% compared to the same period last year.

Carlos Gernard, Director of Tourisim in Puerto Vallarta, said that hotels in the area have averaged a 90% occupancy rate.

Also restaurants, taxi drivers, tour guides, merchants, and others who depend on tourisim have reported higher receipts in the 2014 summer.

The numbers are helped by an increase in tourists form nearby Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterry. In addition, international numbers have increased from Canada, the USA, and England.

It is estimated that nearly 25% of visitors have taken advantage of Puerto Vallarta’s wilder side through adventures such as boat rentals, ATV tours, and canapy tours.

Puerto Vallarta was recently named a top destination for American international travelers, while overall travel for 2014 has increased 19%.

8 Responses
    1. Summer travelers are more frugal, it’s one reason why they come to Vallarta. Hotels are dirt cheap and the national tourists will eat at the oxxo. It’s up to local businesses to understand that they need to adjust their business to fit the summer traveler, who is much different than the winter traveler. It would also be nice to see less businesses closing in the summer and leaving Vallarta less appealing. If you are going to be part of the community you should be part of the community year-round, not just when it’s profitable for you. That’s just my personal opinion. ;-)


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