And the winner is... this award season Puerto Vallarta Continues award streak
Like some of the celebrities whom have visited the Pacific port of Puerto Vallarta, most recently Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, and Hello Ross’s Ross Mathews, the destination has continued its annual awards season celebration with a number of accolades from consumers, media and trade in the United Stated and Canada.
This past January, U.S. News & World Report's travel editors named Puerto Vallarta’s Best Places to Visit in Mexico and its beaches #3 in Mexico ; in addition Puerto Vallarta came in at #4 in the Best Spring Break Destinations in the world category. The destination was also named Mexico’s #5 under the Top Cities in Mexico and Central and South America category in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.
In November, after weeks of voting the readers of US Today have voted Puerto Vallarta as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Watch a Sunset" in 10Best.com's Readers' Choice contest.
“When you're on the Pacific coast of Mexico, it feels like the setting sun is . . . right there” the newspaper editors wrote. “Views of the sun sinking into the ocean from Puerto Vallarta are simply breathtaking: ask any visitor who's had the pleasure of experiencing this treat. Locals often head to the beach for a view of this event: why would you miss it if you didn't have to?”
Readers also placed the destination as a top beach in its Best of GayCities 2013 in GayCities.com , one of the most popular consumer sites for the LGBT community; Puerto Vallarta also remained a top beach destination with Passport Magazine’s readers throughout the year.
During the same month, Puerto Vallarta was also named one of the “Top 14 Winter Destinations for Canadians” in Canada’s FlightNetwork.com which also recommended visits to Café des Artistes , El Arrayan , Taste Restaurant ; stays in Garza Blanca Preserve Resort , Fiesta Americana and Now Amber and the attractions of Las Caletas , Vallarta Food Tours and Puerto Vallarta Day Tours.
AAA has granted the Four Diamon Award to Villa Premiere (9 years in a row), Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (2 years in a row), the Westin Resort and Spa, which has held the distinction for over 21 years in a row. In addition, hotels such as - Barceló, Casa Magna Marriott, Casa Cupula, Friendly Vallarta, Garza Blanca, Golden Crown Paradise, Hotel Catedral, Melia, Posada de Roger, Sunset Plaza, The Westin and Villa Premiere earned Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for their constant high ratings on the site. CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa was also honored by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers as one of the Top 10 resorts inMexico's Pacific Riviera .
Patricia Farias Barlow, CEM, CEO of the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center was awarded with the Chairperson’s Award 2013 at this year’s International Association of Exhibitors and Events expo in Houston on December 12.
Puerto Vallarta’s Vayarta-Nayarit campaign was another source of achievement as “Vallarta-Nayarit Live it to Believe it” received 6 Travel Weekly’s Magellan awards, taking the gold for Golf Destination, Beach Destinations, Adventure destinations; and the Silver for Art and Culture Destination, Spa Destination and overall Best spot.