Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The holiday numbers, meaning from Dec. 14 to Dec. 31, 2018, are higher than their 2017 counterparts; during the last week of the year hotel occupancy was over 90%.

Riviera Nayarit’s hotel industry is closing one of their best holiday periods on record. The region recorded an average of 88% of hotel occupancy for the Dec. 14 – Jan. 1 period and an economic income close to $10 million.

Based on numbers provided by the OVC (Riviera Nayarit’s Visitors and Conventions Office), we can already tell this past year represented a growth in Occupancy, Tourist Flow and Economic Impact, reaching an average of 86% occupancy for the year.

The highest point of the season as New Year’s Eve, with 96.65%, which means 31,348 people staying in 12,057 rooms out of the 12,475 total rooms registered in the Banderas Bay Hotel Association.

The economic impact in the region is also growing to over $10 million, from $9.2 million in 2017.

Source: Diario de Vallarta & Nayarit (Spanish)

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Act II STAGES is located in the Romantic Zone at the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Act II closed the year 'On Top of The World' with more sold-out shows than ever in its history! And it's no wonder given that this season's lineup of entertainment features the best in live cabaret, music, comedy, stage plays and drag shows, not to mention new acts opening most every week!

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES: Act II Entertainment's Founding Partner, Danny Mininni, returns to his first love - The Director's Chair - in the hilarious stage play, The Foreigner!

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II: Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense A-Men!, Twist and Shout, Divariety, Cinderella - The Musical, DragFlix, Steve Grand - Not the End of Me, Diana Villamonte's I Will Always Love You, Hedda Lettuce - Gringa In Paradise, Diana Villamonte - More Motown & Beyond, Mama Tits's All New Show - Triple D, US Two - The Best of ABBA & Elton, Dueling Drag Divas and Us Two - Musical Duo.

Act II is very proud of its talent this season and invites you to come and experience one (or two or three) shows for yourself!

Source: Banderas News

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Marina La Cruz

The fourteenth edition of the Vallarta Cup Race Series is now underway, these sailing competitions take place every Saturday in January with races set for Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Vallarta Cup is the traditional kickoff of the racing season in Banderas Bay. It is held 4 Saturdays in January, with a single race during the day and an evening party at the Vallarta Yacht Club clubhouse the evening of each race day. Everyone is welcome, from cruisers to performance boats. All boats will be rated using the VYC Handicapping System.

The 14th edition of the series started this Saturday, January 5, and Will continue on the 12, 19 and 26, organized by the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) located in Nuevo Vallarta.

“More than a race it’s about camaraderie for everyone assisting, every Saturday after the races there’s a themed party at the club”, noted Andy Barrow, Race Director.

Source: Vallarta Yacht Club

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The cruiseships Ruby Princess, Eurodamm and Carnival Splendor arrived at our shores this past Wednesday, January 2nd with over 9,200 people on board.

This past Wednesday, our port terminal welcomed three cruiships with over 9 thousand people on board, which means at least 20 million pesos economic potential for the city, according to money spent per passenger calculations.

It was the first triple arrival of the year of three that are expected to take place during January and even a quadruple on the 21st of this month, noted by sources at the API (Administración Portuaria Integral, or Integral Port Administration).

Without a doubt these giants of the oceans were a sight to behold last Wednesday as a New Year's gift.

Source: Vallarta Opina (Spanish)

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The canadian branch of popular travel website Expedia asked their visitors to recommend places to visit in 2019 and Puerto Vallarta made the list.

Where are the best places to travel this year? To compile our list, we asked 1,000 Canadians where they would recommend travelers visit in 2019.

This is not the year to stay at home and collect postcards on your fridge from other people. It’s time to send your own hellos from the other side when you book a trip to Puerto Vallarta—one of the best places to visit in the world.

  • When you’re comparing Puerto Vallarta vs. Cabo vs. Cancun, you’ll see that Puerto Vallarta comes out on top for being a foodie destination. See what we’re talking about when you visit during restaurant week each spring. This is when you can try dozens of popular eateries in the area that are offering three-course menus.
  • Did someone say tequila? When in Mexico, it’s only appropriate to sip on the regional specialty. Sign up for a tour with Vallarta Tequila Tastings and cheers to vacation life.
  • Make 2019 the year you try new things—like snorkellingPuerto Vallarta Tours will help you find the perfect flippers.


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