Puerto Vallarta will receive major international recognition through Rammstein's concerts, with people from all over the world slated to attend, including countries where the destination has very little presence, like Russia, Iceland and Japan.
According to the Municipal Toursim Director, Ramón González Lomelí, representing mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña in a press conference concerning this international show. The concerts will take place on December 31 and January 2, working as a valuable promotional tool for our town, which is why the government has been involved in supporting the event and helping with security.
"This concert brings huge international attention to Puerto Vallarta as a tourism destination, it has brought us to places where we had no positioning, through this event we¿ve been making noise in those areas, which is key for those of us involved in promoting and bringing attention to Vallarta", expressed the Director.
Charlie Félix, Production Director of Rammstein's ‘Vallarta New Year’s Eve’ festival, noted that this is an unprecedented concert "this is the only concert the band will have internationally, they'll travel from Germany to Vallarta and back to Germany without any other concerts outside their home country and, in fact, they haven't played anywhere else in two years."
The show will be held in Explanada Flamingos and the venue will open up their doors around 2pm to let attendees enjoy the beach, which is why there will be a Beach Club with a stage. At 7pm the show will begin in the main stage with Rammstein's opening act and then the band's big concert which will close with a New Year's countdown.
Source: AZ Noticias (spanish)
With a lineup filled with music and color is how Vallarta will say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the new year 2019.
Every year, thousands of tourists from Mexico and around the world meet in Puerto Vallarta to ring in the New Year in this beautiful city. As the sun starts to set on December 31st, thousands of people head downtown to enjoy the free entertainment that's performed on the stage that's set up near El Faro (the lighthouse) on the Malecón.
- This year's lineup starts with Arcano at 8:00 pm, followed by Mariachi Real de America at 10:30 pm, and Grupo Versatil Ahi Ná Má at 11:30 pm.
- As midnight approaches, everyone starts looking for the best place to enjoy the Espectacular Piromusical, a spectacular fireworks and musical presentation that welcomes the New Year - Vallarta Style!
- Ahi Ná Má will return to the stage at 12:10 and, at 1:00 am, Lalo y Tigre y su Invasion Norteña will bring the celebrations to a close.
Hotel occupancy in destinations such as Cancún, coastal Nayarit, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Acapulco are predicting occupancy rates between 85% and 90% for the holiday season.
The forecast comes from the Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels (AMHM) whose president, Rafael García, said that occupancy in the winter period last year was just 59%, with the September 2017 earthquakes and United States travel alerts both contributing to the low rate.
But this year is expected to be different. Hotels in destinations such as Cancún, coastal Nayarit, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Acapulco are predicting even higher occupancy rates - 85% and 90% in the holiday season, while for New Year's they expect to be full. "Occupation will increase from December 20 when school holidays start and continue until January 6, but the best [period] is the end of the year when a 100% occupancy rate is expected at the beach. Already, there are very few spaces left," García said.
Beyond the hotel sector, booking websites, airlines and the timeshare industry are also expecting a strong winter holiday period. Ana Acevedo, Latin America vice-president for development at timeshare company RCI, said that vacation clubs in Mexico are expecting 80% occupancy over the break. "Timeshares generate higher occupancy of between 10% and 15% above traditional hotels," Acevedo said, explaining "the average stay is longer... timeshare owners stay on average seven nights."
Cancún, the Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán account for the greatest number of vacation properties, but San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato and Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California are attracting a growing number of holiday house owners.
Source: Banderas News
As part of their New Year's Eve Festival, Almar Resort is celebrating the new year with a four-day event called NYE Festival. Every day starting on December 28 there's a different party to enjoy in this chic and trendy complex located on Playa Los Muertos next to the beautiful Banderas Bay.
Say “adiós” to 2018 and start the new year right with four days of parties! We love it when you’re having a great time - so we’ve created the best New Year’s Eve line-up in Puerto Vallarta with eh White Party NYE festival and more! Enjoy four days of live music, pool parties, delicious food and refreshing drinks. Surround yourself with the most handsome, sculpted boys in PV on the best gay beach in the area - Muertos Beach. Close out 2018 and begin 2019 with a bang at one of the most exclusive parties around.
Friday, December 28: Join us at The Top Sky Bar, where besides enjoying the best view of Banderas Bay, the Dj Diego Alvarez will intice you to dance with his seductive beats.
Saturday, December 29: Jubilee (LuXXXury Edition) at Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi. DJs Luis Vazquez and Angel Rios will create an unforgettable beach party.
Sunday, December 30: White Party Circus with Dj Joe Gauthreaux & Dj Isis Muretech at Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi.
Tuesday, January 1: Scruff Pool Party with Dj Isis Muretech at Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi.
We want to see you at the White Party NYE Festival in Puerto Vallarta!
Source: Almar Resort
Vallarta Adventures offers the opportunity to enjoy a very special night in a boat ride to the hidden paradise of Las Caletas. After the adventure you can delight yourselves with a candlelight dinner and later you'll be able to join the festivities and get a privileged view to the famous fireworks display at the Malecón! Ring in the new year with friends and family.
As night falls, the secluded cove of Las Caletas is transformed into a magical paradise, the ultimate backdrop for our exclusive event, Rhythms of the Night - an amazing voyage that will transport you to a mystical and spiritual land that time forgot.
Your adventure begins with a scenic ocean cruise across Banderas Bay to the isolated cove of Las Caletas. As the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean and darkness descends, you'll enjoy a privileged view of the shimmering lights scattered along the coastline. As the lights diminish, our journey continues beneath the stars - until a flicker of torches guides us to the secluded haven of Las Caletas.
You'll savor every moment of this unique dining experience whether you are with your special someone or with a group. While lingering over coffee and dessert, the pulsing beat of native drums summons you to our outdoor amphitheater. Here, hidden at the edge of the tropical jungle, a torch-lit pyramid sets the scene, creating the atmosphere for a mesmerizing and breathtaking theatrical performance.
You can read more about Rhythms of the Night HERE.