Tourism picks up in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is already positioned as the second most important beach destination in the country, only after the Mayan Riviera, and during the five and a half years of the current administration, the hotel offer in the Jalisco town grew by 5,000 rooms.

New hotel construction in Puerto Vallarta
New hotel construction in Puerto Vallarta

The head of the Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco (Secturjal), Jesús Enrique Ramos Flores, said that during this period the number of visitors from Mexico City, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas and Michoacán grew "considerably".

Ramos Flores cited as source the digital platform to book Despegar.com flights, and said that based on that site, during the first half of the year, Puerto Vallarta was the destination that registered the highest growth above other beach destinations such as Cancun and Los Cabos.

"Tourism in the state of Jalisco represents practically 9% of GDP; We are talking about 8.7 percent. The amount that generates this activity is 20,000 million pesos, "said Ramos Flores.