Puerto Vallarta amongst “WORLD’S BEST” cities in Mexico, Central and South America as   voted by TRAVEL+LEISURE readers

Puerto Vallarta amongst “WORLD’S BEST” cities in Mexico, Central and South America as voted by TRAVEL+LEISURE readers

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
August 1 2014

Pacific Coast Jewel Is rewarded for World Class Service and Travel Experience.

The city of Puerto Vallarta, which recently celebrated its 96th birthday, has once again ranked as a “Top City in Mexico, Central and South America” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 readers’ survey announced last in New York. Now on its 19th edition, the World’s Best Awards survey results reveal rankings of hotels, cities, islands, airlines, tour companies, spas, and more, based on readers’ ratings in a range of categories.

Travel + Leisure readers first added Puerto Vallarta to this exclusive list in 2011 as one of their top travel experiences to be had around the globe. Since then the destination has moved from number 8 on the list to 7 in 2012 and 5 in 2013. This year’s position at number 4, puts Puerto Vallarta ahead of it city Rio de Janeiro and right behind international destinations Buenos Aires, Cuzco and Mexico City which took the top spot on the list. 

“We are very proud and honored to be recognized by the readers of Travel +Leisure in this category,” said Rolando Miravete, Executive Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s leading destinations because, as the readers note, our travel experience is one of the most rewarding to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our guests are people who like to experience nature, culture, gastronomy, life and they find in on a daily basis in Puerto Vallarta.

Surrounded by the Bay of Banderas and embraced by the Sierra Madre mountain range, Puerto Vallarta is divided into the luxurious section of its Marina, its indulgent hotel zone and its historic downtown and Zona Romantica. With over 365 restaurants, foodies and adventure seekers will find activities to experience at any level.

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most acclaimed destinations in Mexico and continually receives accolades from the media and visitors alike. Tripadvisor’s consumer base of more than 2 million monthly named it #2 overall best Mexican destination for the 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award and US News & World Reports selected Puerto Vallarta as "#2 Best Place to Visit in Mexico” #3 “Best Beaches in Mexico” and #4 “Best Spring break Destination" in January of this year.

Puerto Vallarta ́s Board of Tourism Director, Rolando Miravete noted "this recognition is a direct result of the great experience our visitors take with them, finding comfort in our hospitality, entertainment, warmth, food and beautiful scenery that this wonderful destination offers."

In recent months, Puerto Vallarta has earned numerous awards, ranked highly and coveted by various destinations, hotels and tourism service providers around the world.

Puerto Vallarta offers visitors a variety of facilities to suit any budget, accommodations range from major hotel chains, all inclusive hotels, haciendas, boutique hotels and much more. The infrastructure weighs on high quality services and tourism, ranging from a holiday break, to experiencing a range of adrenaline and fun-filled adventure, an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful beaches, iconic sunsets and mountain landscapes. 

Undoubtedly, this recognition is the result of a joint effort of hoteliers, tour operators, restaurateurs and Puerto Vallarta ́s overall hospitality that offer the highest quality of service coupled with unforgettable experiences.