Uriel Alejandro "N", an official of Seapal Vallarta, is on the run after escaping arrest. The authorities are currently searching for him as he is wanted for an undisclosed offense. Meanwhile, demonstrations are scheduled for this Friday, March 31st, as the public is protesting against the verificentro.
Amid this turmoil, a hotel marketer has come forward to shed some light on the key to success in Puerto Vallarta. According to the expert in hotel sales and marketing, a "safe and beautiful" Vallarta is the key to success. This may seem obvious, but it's always good to have a reminder of what makes a destination attractive to visitors.
However, the reality is that some areas of Puerto Vallarta are not as "safe and beautiful" as they should be. For example, the access road to El Canton is in terrible condition, with potholes making it difficult to navigate. Inhabitants of El Canton are asking for the potholes to be filled, but it remains to be seen whether the authorities will respond.
On a more positive note, Public Works is building a ramp from the plaza to the Presidency, which will be a great help to people with disabilities. This is a welcome development and shows that the authorities are taking steps to improve accessibility in Puerto Vallarta.
Unfortunately, not all areas of the city are being well taken care of. In the middle of Holy Week, the Vallarta Malecon is dirty and neglected, which is a shame given that this is one of the city's main attractions. Hopefully, the authorities will take note and do something about it.
In other news, closures of real estate developments are affecting workers in Puerto Vallarta. This is a worrying trend that needs to be addressed, as people's livelihoods are at stake.
Meanwhile, the Safety and Transit Commission is promoting prevention tasks and the strengthening of security, which is always good news for residents and visitors alike. Finally, Volaris has announced a new flight between Puerto Vallarta-Guadalajara, reinforcing agreements with airlines at the Tianguis Turístico. This is a positive sign for the tourism industry in Puerto Vallarta, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.