Puerto Vallarta
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Puerto Vallarta

An authentic Mexican town on the state of Jalisco´s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta’s beauty comes from its colonial architecture, wide beaches, and the spectacular, half-circle Banderas Bay  surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains. The sea side boardwalk, or Malecon, is a popular spot in Puerto Vallarta. There, national and international artisans exhibit their work under swaying palms. Across the street, bars and restaurants offer cocktails and striking views of the ocean.


The biodiversity in the bay and the surrounding hills makes it a great ecotourism destination, with bird watching tours in the tropical forest, snorkeling and scuba diving excursions, and humpback whale watching trips during the April migration. Tucked within Puerto Vallarta’s exuberant vegetation is a wide world of luxury hotels, spas, and championship golf courses, such as the Vista Vallarta Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and host of the 2002 PGA World Cup.


Puerto Vallarta’s natural beauty, pleasant weather and excellent infrastructure make it an ideal place to hold an event. This seaside destination boasts top of the line facilities, including the newly inaugurated Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center that can hold 7,000 people and is located just 10 minutes from the airport. Already, it has played host to events such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) Parliamentary Forum and the National Congress of Gastric Endoscopy. With 120 hotels and 18,000 rooms, Puerto Vallarta is well equipped to host large groups of people. The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta is one of the great event sites, with 280 ocean-view rooms, 12 event halls holding up to 900 people and gardens and pool areas that can accommodate 1,000 people.


Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport is 4.6 miles from the city, with direct flights to Mexican hubs, such as Monterrey, Tijuana and Mexico City, as well as international flights to 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Montreal and Vancouver. 

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Puerto Vallarta at a glance
Tourism, agriculture (watermelon, tobacco, beans, avocado, mango), commerce, shipping, livestock,
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Supports non-stop flights: Yes
Puerto Vallarta Destination Profile
Type of Events:
  • - Congress
  • - Convention
  • - Expo/Tradeshow
  • - Incentive Trip
  • - Special Interest Travel
  • - Wedding
  • - Up to 10000
Hotel Rooms:
  • - 5000 or more rooms
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board appointed Thomas Dale & Associates (TDA), a leading global investigative and security firm who lists several Fortune 100 companies amongst its clients, to complete a Security/Threat assessment.
Travel Budgets Set to Increase According to Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2013
United States ranks as top destination for global travelers followed by the United Kingdom, France and China
Meetings and Conventions Industry Continues Booming in Mexico
G20 Summit, B20 Summit, T20 Summit among high caliber international meetings held in Mexico in 2012
Significant Growth Across Mexico's Tourism Industry
Mexico's Report on Tourism Indicates Robust Growth from Public and Private Sector
Mexico Promotes Tianguis Turistico 2012
Promotion for Mexico’s biggest tourism event in 2012 has officially begun.
Puerto Vallarta Ready to Receive Delegates from 42 Countries
Puerto Vallarta will host parts of the Guadalajara Pan American Games 2011, and Jalisco’s governor says the state is ready to receive delegates from around the world.
Guadalajara celebrates 24th annual International Book Fair
World’s second largest book fair draws 600,000 attendees

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