Puerto Vallarta is having the best cruise arrival season it’s seen in over a decade, January numbers report the highest amount cruise ships arrivals when compared to the same month in the past twelve years.
According to the numbers reported by the API (Port Administration), in January 2020 Puerto Vallarta saw twenty six ships dock, while 2019 reported twenty five, twenty two in 2018, seventeen in 2017, thirteen in 2016, 2015 and 2014, ten in 2013, fourteen in 2012, nineteen in 2011, twenty one in 2010 eighteen in 2009 and twenty nine in 2008.
However, 2020 still reported the highest number of visitors, with 114,841 passengers arriving through cruise ships.
This confirms that international cruise ship tourism is still growing in the region.
Source: AZ Noticias (Spanish)
Mexico, the United States, and Canada will compete during the eighth International Flamingos CANAMMEX Riviera Nayarit Cup 2020 on February 15 at the Flamingos Golf Course.
This tournament is unique to the destination, and gives Mexico, the United States, and Canada the chance to compete for the Jaguar trophy and be crowned as the best team in this tourist destination.
“The Canammex tournament is for players from three countries to enjoy some time together and play golf; the idea is not so much to compete, but to get along,” said the organizers.
The tournament has also become a tourist attraction, a benchmark in the industry that generates visits from other countries and contributes to the consolidation of the Riviera Nayarit as a golf destination.
The Can-Am-Mex Cup has been held since 2011 at the Flamingos Golf Club, the area’s first course. It wasn’t until 2013 that it was named Canammex using the first syllables from the words “Canadians,” “Americans,” and “Mexicans.”
Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog
Restaurant Week will celebrate its 16th edition in 2020 from mid-May until early June.
Organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group and the support of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau, as well as different authorities of Puerto Vallarta, this annual event is a celebration to the local gastronomy, where residents and visitors are able to enjoy all kinds of cuisines at affordable prices. The festival organizers invite restaurants of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta to join this magnificent gastronomical celebration.
“Restaurant Week remains stronger and greater than ever. The success of our culinary event is due to the support of the growing list of participating restaurants, that year after year are able to surprise and seduce the palate of the guests who bring life to this festival that has been held continuously for 16 years”, shared Luis Mendoza, chief operations officer of Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group.
Restaurant Week happens every year from May 15th to June 10th, with the support of the national and international promotion of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau, as well as the different authorities of Puerto Vallarta. This year, the event will be sponsored by Cristalería del Pacífico, a Vallarta’s company with more than 30 years of experience, which has been recognized as one of the best distributors of supplies for restaurants and hotel chains of international prestige.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
Puerto Vallarta’s Cruise Port Authority opened up its new cruise passenger welcome center, "Los Alambiques," and themed shopping center "Hacienda Tequilera" at Puerto Mágico.
This is the second phase of work completed by the port authority of Puerto Vallarta at Puerto Mágico terminal, following the 2018 installation of the local tourist boats and motor lobby. The new construction had a private investment of 16 Million USD and will be fully accessible in May 2020.
Backed by local investors, the facilities for passenger and tourist services of Puerto Mágico consists of a total area of 258,334 square feet and created 821 direct and 3,284 indirect jobs in the region. Officials estimate that 4.8 million people will visit the port annually, providing Puerto Vallarta an important economic impact.
Puerto Mágico is a commercial, cultural and entertainment development, designed to meet the needs of a high influx of tourists and open to the public, that will house 76 stores, including a tequila museum, a chocolate museum, Diamonds International Jeweler, local artisan jewelry stores, restaurants, clothing boutiques, accessories shops and traditional Mexican and Jalisco cultural offerings such as dance, mariachi and other performances for cruise passengers, other nautical tourists, receptive tourism and the local population.
Source: Travel Pulse
The seventh edition of Festival Sayulita will be held from January 31 through February 3, 2020, a unique gathering for all lovers of Art, Movies, Music, Drink and Life.
The hottest party of the year in the Riviera Nayarit's Surfing Capital, this event was born of magic, the inspiration of its creators, and the support of the sui generis community that encourages culture, the arts and open-air activities, underscoring the Bohemian atmosphere of this idyllic coastal town.
As in previous years, the Festival's 7th edition will highlight Sayulita's unique lifestyle through a weekend full of entertainment, culture, food, music and sports.
That means that all of Festival Sayulita's Cine, Musica, Trago, Vida, and Arte events you know and love will continue year-round. So get ready for pop-up events at El Centro and other community venues as part of daily life in Sayulita.
Source: Banderas News