Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Board Consistently Awarded for its Excellence
Puerto Vallarta’s hotel occupancy continues to its annual increase this year with numbers reflecting the period of January to June 2014 its upward what has been a to increase1,439,771 occupied rooms from January to June 2014, 139,328 more that the same period in 2013 when 1,301,449 rooms were occupied.
International arrival in 2014 was 266,718 and 235,764 in 2013 $30,954
Puerto Vallarta 67.67% occupancy in 2014 and 59.83% occupancy in 2013
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 for the 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award. 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 40 miles of diverse terrain, Puerto Vallarta’s offers attractions ranging from water sports to the longest zip-line in Mexico to appeal to the adventurous. The stunning beaches of Puerto Vallarta's Southern shores were awarded Blue Flag Certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education's (FEE) international jury of environmentalists. The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety & Other Services. As it stands now Palmares Beach just south of Puerto Vallarta, is the only beach in Banderas Bay to be Blue Flag certified through July 2015. Artists are drawn to the heart of this city lies the old town with its iconic cathedral, main square and seaside promenade. The entire town comes alive at night and the air is filled with live music and artistic performances. Puerto Vallarta is also proud to host over 30 art galleries displaying works by local, national and international artists.
AAA has granted the Four Diamond 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. 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. Local 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; have earned Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in previous years for their constant high ratings on the site and subsequent placement on the company’s top-performing 10% of all business worldwide.
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta also received the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor; the Certificate of Excellence is awarded to qualifying accommodations listed on TripAdvisor that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. For the second consecutive year, Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta has also earned the highly-prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. Other awards received include the Distintivo "S" award for its best practices in the development of tourism projects involving environmental programs, eco-practices and self-sustainability and Distintivo "H" Award by the Mexico Ministry of Tourism for offering high quality cuisine.
One of the many things that make the hotels in Puerto Vallarta unique, is their committed to keeping the surrounding environment clean and flourishing. Hotel Dreams Puerto Vallarta Mexico was awarded the Green Key in recognition of the implementation of a plan reinforcing continuous improvement actions for the conservation of its natural environment and natural resources, in compliance with the criteria outlined in the program for obtaining distinction. Mr. Sergio Roldan, CEO of Green Key in Mexico, announced the delivery of the statue for the first time in Jalisco, Hotel Dreams Puerto Vallarta, is an emblem of work for continuous improvement: "is not the end of the line rather it is the beginning of the road.
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 2014 as "#2 Best Place to Visit in Mexico”. Puerto Vallarta also went on in Jan 2014 chosen as "#3 Best Beaches in Mexico and #4 Best Spring break Destination" by the US News & World Reports.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 2013. Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Magna was also rated #8 in the Top 10 Resorts in the Pacific Riviera as chosen by readers of the prestigious magazine Condé Nast Traveler.