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October 31, 2023

Puerto Vallarta Nominated as Best Meeting Destination in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated for the prestigious 2023 Ángel del Turismo Awards in the category of "Best Company or Institution in Meetings Tourism", consolidating its position as one of the top beach destinations in Mexico.

Thanks to the solid infrastructure of specialized services that Puerto Vallarta offers for successful congresses, business trips, incentives, groups and conventions, the "Friendliest City in the World" continues to be at the forefront of meeting tourism professionals.

Puerto Vallarta is also known for its modern facilities and services at the recently renovated International Convention Center (ICC.)  With more than 53,000 square feet of space, the ICC offers the best infrastructure, location and services to make each event an unforgettable experience.


The annual Ángel del Turismo (Angel of Tourism) Awards is Mexico's most important tourism industry awards event.  It recognizes the most outstanding companies, institutions and personalities of the year in eleven different categories, chosen by the professionals themselves.

Among the awards presented during the "Night of the Angels" are the Entrepreneur of the Year, Promoter of Mexico Abroad, Best Hotel, Best Travel Agency, Best Mexican Culinary Experience and Best Company or Institution in Meetings Tourism.

The "Best Company or Institution in Meeting Tourism" category recognizes the person, company, venue or institution that has excelled in organizing major events, congresses and conventions in Mexico during the year.

Known throughout the world for its hospitality and the warmth of its people, Puerto Vallarta has also received a second nomination in the category of "Best Hotel" for the Hotel Friendly Fun! Vallarta.  The exclusive events, the trendy beach club, the sunset views from the recently renovated rooms and suites, and the service and attentiveness of the staff all merited this nomination.

Voting for the 2023 Ángel del Turismo Awards will be open to professionals in the tourism and meetings industry until Monday, November 13, 2023.  Voting will take place on the Angel del Turismo website (in Spanish.)  The official announcement of the winners will be on Thursday, November 23rd.


Puerto Vallarta is the ideal destination for your next meeting or convention.  From its diverse natural beauty to its thriving culinary scene, this top Mexican beach destination offers international groups the opportunity to discover the cultural richness of Mexico.

Convenient Location

Puerto Vallarta’s privileged location is in the heart of Mexico’s western coast, with excellent connectivity that allows travelers to arrive from the United States with 20 direct flights from key markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and 15 from Canada.  

Proximity to domestic destinations and ideal land connectivity provides opportunity for greater participation from Mexican visitors.  Likewise, groups can extend their visit to nearby destinations throughout the state of Jalisco and beyond. 

Abundant Meeting Space

Puerto Vallarta is a destination with experience staging different types of events and festivals throughout the year.  

The International Convention Center can hold large events such as congresses, conventions, exhibitions, fairs and concerts of up to 5,000 attendees distributed across more than 53,000 square feet.  The Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center is conveniently located just ten minutes drive from the International Airport and nestled in a natural protected area.

Puerto Vallarta is an à la carte destination that offers a range of venue options to host any type of reception or social event with spaces that have the best views of the Mexican Pacific.

Luxurious Accommodations

Accommodation options in Puerto Vallarta span five hotel zones with more than 22,500 rooms in hotels of various categories.  From luxurious beachfront resorts to intimate hacienda-style boutique hotels, there are more than 215,300 square feet of event spaces and lounges throughout the major hotels.

The destination’s network of qualified suppliers meet the needs of all types of events from DMC agencies, production houses, tour operators, audiovisual equipment lessors, car rental companies, among others.

World-class Amenities

With more than 50 outdoor activities, Puerto Vallarta is a well-rounded destination for nature and adventure enthusiasts, as well as culture, cuisine and the arts, offering unique experiences to suit all markets and lifestyles.

The city is considered Mexico's second food capital, with a thriving culinary scene with more than 2,000 restaurants of 30+ specialties, award winning chefs and prestigious annual food festivals.

A Welcoming Destination

Puerto Vallarta is a friendly and safe destination for all visitors.  Puerto Vallarta is consistently recognized in the top ten safest destinations in Mexico, and a preferred destination for the United States and Canada market.

The hospitality of the people of Puerto Vallarta has made it the “Friendliest City in the World”, receiving over six million international visitors annually.

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