Puerto Vallarta launches “12 days of winter” campaign as a celebration of the start of the holiday season and many festivities

Puerto Vallarta launches “12 days of winter” campaign as a celebration of the start of the holiday season and many festivities

Fideicomiso de Turismo Puerto Vallarta
November 11 2015
Chances to win daily prizes from December 1st – 12th including a 12-day all expenses paid vacation in Puerto Vallarta. The start of winter in Puerto Vallarta is cause for celebration as December marks the beginning of the whale watching season, traditional pilgrimages in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, free daily guided Artwalks in historic downtown, culinary treats all around town, the International Pro Am golf tournament, the release of baby sea turtles, perfect weather with temperatures in the low 80’s and a calendar full of holiday festivities and free activities. 

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is inviting everyone to join in the celebration with the launch of a mega “12 DAYS OF WINTER” promotion and participate for a chance to win daily prizes during the first 12 days of December, including artworks, bottles of tequila and raicilla and trip getaways, with the top prize being a 12-day all-expense paid vacation for two in Puerto Vallarta.

To participate register at visitpuertovallarta.com/12daysofwinter and tell the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board what you would do on a 12-day all-expense paid holiday for two in the destination. All registrants will have a chance to win one of 12 prizes. Drawings will take place every day from December 1st to 12th. Following are the details of the prizes that will be awarded:

DECEMBER 1ST:  HUICHOL ART FROM A LOCAL PUERTO VALLARTA ARTIST
The Huichol people, a local indigenous group native to the state of Jalisco, are known for their colorful and intricate “yarn” paintings and beadworks. 
Courtesy of Peyote People .  

DECEMBER 2ND: THREE BOTTLES OF ARTISAN TEQUILAS
Warm up from the winter’s chill with a smooth tasting Tequila from the state of Jalisco, the birthplace of the world famous Mexican spirit. Puerto Vallarta boasts several Tequila distilleries and haciendas offering guided tours of the agave plantations and distillery process as well as tastings. Many hotels in Puerto Vallarta also offer Tequila tasting with an expert Tequila sommelier.
Courtesy of Hacienda Doña Engracia , Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa and Boutique Hotel Catedral

DECEMBER 3rd: TWO BOTTLES OF ARTISAN RAICILLA
Not for the faint at heart, Raicilla, known as the grandfather of tequila, is a stronger and more concentrated version of the popular spirit originating in Puerto Vallarta. This pre-Hispanic drink is made from the wild agave plant unlike Tequila which is obtained from the blue agave.
Courtesy of Balam Raicilla  and the River Café .

DECEMBER 4th: LOCAL ART PIECE 
Puerto Vallarta is home to many contemporary artists born and raised in the area as well as from other parts of Mexico and around the world who migrated to the Pacific beach resort. Their creations can be seen along the Malecon and on display in the many galleries around town. Several of the artists have reached international fame.
DECEMBER 5th:  THREE-NIGHT CULINARY GETAWAY TO PUERTO VALLARTA 
Three-day stay for two in Puerto Vallarta for two including cooking classes,  a taco tour and 3-nights at Villa Mercedes, a petit hotel for adults only, located in the heart of Zona Romantica steps from Los Muertos Beach.
Courtesy of Hotel Villa Mercedes , River Café , and Vallarta Food Tours .

DECEMBER 6th:  THREE-NIGHT PRIVATE BEACH FRONT GETAWAY TO PUERTO VALLARTA 
Three days/nights for two at the Sapphire Beach Club to soak up the Vallarta sun and enjoy a slew of outdoor activities, top notch cuisine and exciting nightlife.
Courtesy of Sapphire Beach Club

DECEMBER 7th: THREE-NIGHT GETAWAY AT THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA PUERTO VALLARTA
A three-day/night getaway for two at the beachfront Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta which features several pools, a fitness studio, spa, world class dining, a tequila bar and juicery. 
Courtesy of the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

DECEMBER 8TH: THREE-NIGHT VIP GETAWAY AT THE VILLA PREMIERE HOTEL & SPA
Enjoy VIP treatment and travel like a celebrity at the Villa Premiere, a favorite hotel among fashionistas and famous entertainers such as Zendaya. The beachfront Villa Premiere offers ocean-facing suites, swimming pools, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa and hair salon, and a myriad of activities and services such as daily yoga classes on the beach.

DECEMBER 9TH: THREE-NIGHT GETAWAY AT THE COSTA SUR RESORT
Getaway for two at the Costa Sur Resort, known for its romantic setting, including 3 relaxing days and nights along Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore.
Courtesy of Costa Sur Resort

DECEMBER 10TH: THREE-NIGHT GETAWAY AT THE HILTON PUERTO VALLARTA RESORT
Three days/nights for two at the ultra-modern all inclusive Hilton Resort, recipient of the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. 
Courtesy of Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort

DECEMBER 11TH: THREE-NIGHT FAMILY GETAWAY AT PLAYA LOS ARCOS HOTEL BEACH RESORT & SPA
Fun filled mini vacation for a family of four with three nights/days at the Playa los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa featuring swimming pools, volleyball court, nightly entertainment and five restaurants and bars.

DECEMBER 12TH: GRAND PRIZE: TWELVE-NIGHT VACATION IN PUERTO VALLARTA
Twelve fabulous days and nights in Puerto Vallarta for two with stays at three hotels located in different parts of the city offering distinctive service, atmosphere, activities and attractions making for an outstanding vacation experience.

Winners of the getaway prizes to be awarded between December 5th through 12th will also receive a choice of  2 activities in Puerto Vallarta courtesy of Vallarta Adventures , Dolphin Discovery , and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens .