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July 09, 2024

Puerto Vallarta Sweeps Top Tourism Awards in the First Half of 2024!

Puerto Vallarta continues to illuminate the international tourism scene with its own unique light.  The traditional charm of the downtown area and the Romantic Zone, its rich cultural and culinary heritage, as well as the natural beauty of its beaches and mountains have been the source of numerous awards for Puerto Vallarta.

Just in the first half of 2024, Puerto Vallarta has accumulated important nominations and recognitions from specialized media and prestigious travel and tourism platforms, thanks to the exceptional work done by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board in promoting the destination.

Below is a list of 2024 Puerto Vallarta's nominations and awards and why it remains one of the preferred options for travelers around the world. 

Food and Travel Reader Awards 2023

Thierry Blouet's legendary Café des Artistes was named Best Consolidated Restaurant in Mexico in the eighth annual Food and Travel Reader Awards gala, celebrated in Mexico City on February, 2024.

With more than 30 years of experience in the national culinary scene, Café des Artistes is an authentic reference of the vibrant Puerto Vallarta's culinary scene and is characterized by its refined atmosphere of exclusivity, elegance and comfort.

Behind each dish is the passion and creativity of Chef Thierry Blouet, who has created a menu inspired by the flavors of Mexico, with a large dose of creativity and innovation.

The Food and Travel Reader Awards honor Mexico's favorite food and travel brands, places and people in 28 categories, including chefs, restaurants, bars, gourmet spaces, destinations, hotels, airlines, spas, wellness experiences, cruises and travel agents.  The nominations are made by the editorial board of the Mexico edition of the prestigious Food and Travel magazine, along with a group of 62 hospitality professionals who are recognized authorities in their fields.

With its inclusion in the 2024 Guía México Gastronómico Guide, Thierry Blouet's Café des Artistes consolidates its undisputed position as one of the top restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.  This publication by the specialized portal Culinaria Mexicana highlights the 250 best restaurants in Mexico.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2024 

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated by the prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine in the 2024 World's Best Awards in the "Cities" category.

Travel + Leisure's World's Best is an annual awards program that honors international travel professionals who choose their favorite hotels, destinations and cruise lines.

The votes and recommendations of Travel + Leisure's users and readers mark excellence in the travel and tourism industry and, based on their own experiences, help guide other travelers to the best of the best around the world.

Winners of the 2024 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards are chosen entirely by readers.  The awards will be featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine and on the Travel + Leisure website at

Lo Mejor de México 2024 

In the sixth annual edition of Lo Mejor de México Awards (The Best of Mexico 2024), Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica Festival has been nominated in the category of "Best Contemporary Culinary Event or Festival."

This important award is an initiative of Mexico Desconocido, a specialized tourism media.  Each year it recognizes the most outstanding destinations, experiences and events in the country.

Through an open and online voting process, Mexico Desconocido invites its wide community of travelers to select the nominees.  Previously, based on the number of searches made on México Desconocido websites in 2023, a committee of experts selected the nominees.

TravelAge West Wave Awards 2024 

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated in the "Destination with the Highest Customer Satisfaction, Mexico" category in the prestigious 2024 Wave Awards by TravelAge West, a portal that specializes in providing information and ideas to a large community of travel advisors around the world.

Puerto Vallarta's nomination for TravelAge West's Wave Awards 2024 is a reflection of the destination's commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences, from its vibrant nightlife and wide variety of culinary options with more than 2,000 restaurants, to its beautiful beaches and endless adventures in exceptional natural settings.

Each year, a list of nominees or "Editor's Picks" in several categories, including hotels, cruises and destinations around the world, is published by the TravelAge West editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro.

The TravelAge West Wave Awards 2024 include product reviews, on-site visits and a survey of a select group of travel advisors and travel and tourism industry experts among the methods used to select the winners.

Travvy Awards 2024 

With seven nominations for the Travvy Awards 2024, considered the Academy Awards of the travel and tourism industry, Puerto Vallarta has cemented its reputation as a premier destination this year.

The seven Travvy Awards 2024 nominations for Puerto Vallarta are:

  • Best Destination - Mexico
  • Best Culinary Destination - Mexico
  • Best Wedding Destination - Mexico
  • Best Wedding Destination - Overall
  • Best Honeymoon Destination - Mexico
  • Best Tourism Board - Mexico
  • Best Travel Agent Academy Program

Produced by TravelPulse and AGENTatHOME magazine, the Travvy Awards recognize the travel industry's best suppliers, including destinations, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and more.

Nominees are selected by the esteemed editorial staffs of TravelPulse and AGENTatHOME, respectively, year after year.  The winners are chosen by a direct vote of travel agents around the world.  To vote, please register at Travvy Awards 2024.  Voting will be open through September 6, 2024.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2024

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated for the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler 2024 Readers' Choice Awards in the "Cities" category.

Readers of the publication can vote online for their top picks for hotels, cruises and resorts.  Other Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards categories include countries, cities, beaches, islands and more.

In the 2023 Readers' Choice Awards, Puerto Vallarta was recognized as one of the Best Small Cities in the World and the only Latin American city on the list of the Friendliest Cities in the World.

You can vote for Puerto Vallarta at the following website:, just click on the "Cities" category.  Remember, voting closes very soon!

Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards 2024 

Puerto Vallarta is getting ready to receive once again its formal nomination in the Destination: Mexico category, in Travel Weekly's 2024 Readers Choice Awards.

Nominees are now being accepted for the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards 2024, considered the premier awards in the US travel industry.

The awards recognize only the best of the best in 84 different categories, as determined by online voting by Travel Weekly's audience of travel advisers.

In order to nominate Puerto Vallarta as a finalist in the Destination: Mexico category of the 2024 TravelWeekly Readers' Choice Awards, please:

  • Go to
  • Look for Destination: Mexico (City Name) category.
  • Type in "Puerto Vallarta" in the box provided.
  • Click on the "Finish" button to submit.

The 22nd annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards gala is scheduled for December 11th.  The gala will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

How Does Puerto Vallarta Stand Out? 

Puerto Vallarta reaffirms itself as one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico and in the world with the nominations and recognitions that it has received just in the first half of the year 2024.   

Puerto Vallarta promises an unforgettable experience for all travelers, whether you seek romance, adventure, family fun or culinary delights.  It continues to capture the hearts of travelers from around the world with its unique combination of natural beauty, cultural richness and exceptional hospitality.

Natural Wonders

Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the lush Sierra Madre Mountains and offers a breathtaking natural landscape.  Visitors can explore secluded beaches, hike through the rainforest, or choose from more than 50 tours and outdoor activities to find their favorite extreme adventure. 

Cultural Richness

Art and history enthusiasts will find a rich cultural tapestry in the cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta's Downtown and Romantic Zone, historic churches and vibrant murals.  The destination's vibrant cultural scene is highlighted by annual events such as the Art Walk, the Festival Gourmet International and the Day of the Dead Festival in Puerto Vallarta.


The warm, friendly and welcoming people of Puerto Vallarta make visitors feel right at home, making it a destination known throughout the world.  The hospitality of Puerto Vallarta is reflected in the attentive service and customer care provided by the destination's wide variety of accommodations, from small boutique hotels on the beach to impressive luxury resorts.

Visit Puerto Vallarta on your next vacation and discover why this charming city remains a top choice for travelers from around the world.

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