Puerto Vallarta’s Infrastructure Continues to be Awarded by Industry and Consumers
Like some of the celebrities whom have visited the Pacific port of Puerto Vallarta, most recently Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, LeAnn Rimes and Selena Gomez, 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.
With sales to the destination continuing high, American Express placed it as the number 3 most popular destination for this summer season. Earlier this month, Puerto Vallarta was also placed in the Top 2 “Best Honeymoon Destination" at the Bay Area Reporter Besties 2015 reader poll.
Tripadvisor’s consumer base of more than 2 million monthly users have once again voted Puerto Vallarta onto their list of overall best destinations, this year coming in at #2 overall best Mexican destination and Playa Los Muertos as one of the top 10 Beaches in Mexico for the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award. Rivera Del Rio Hotel entered the list of Best B&B at #4 and six of the top 10 Travelers’ Favorite Fine Dining Restaurants are in Puerto Vallarta – Café de Artistes, Vista Grill, Ocean Grill, Bistro Teresita, Le Kliff and Trio. The Traveler’s Choice Awards are of great significance because each destination must earn the award as a result of maintaining at least a 4-star average score from consumers in both their hotels and restaurants over the course of 12 months.
With a variety of places to fit any budget, the destination’s lodging options include leading hotel chains, all-inclusive resorts, haciendas, boutique hotels and much more. AAA has renewed the Four Diamond Award rating for the Barcelo Puerto Vallarta (2008), CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa (1991), Casa Velas Hotel Boutique (2003), Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta (2001), Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (2013), Now Amber (2013), Secrets Vallarta Bay (2013), Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa (2011), Villa Premire Hotel & Spa (2006) and the Westin Resort and Spa, which has held the distinction for over 22 years in a row. For over 79 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most acclaimed destinations in Mexico and continually receives accolades from the media and visitors alike. US News & World Reports selected Puerto Vallarta in Jan 2015 as "#2 Best Place to Visit in Mexico "#5 Best Beaches in Mexico and #4 Best Spring break Destination." The destination was also named Mexico's #4 under the "Top Cities in Mexico and Central and South America" category in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards in 2013. Puerto Vallarta’s CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa was also rated #8 in the Top 10 Resorts in the Pacific Riviera as chosen by readers of the prestigious magazine Condé Nast Traveler.