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New tourism numbers announced Monday revealed an astounding 20.6 million international visitors arrived in Mexico through the first six months of 2018.

According to the Riviera Maya News, Mexico's Ministry of Tourism said the first-half numbers represent a 7.3 percent increase when compared to last year, which saw 19.2 million international tourists arrive through the first six months.

Mexico tourism officials also reported around 4.2 million cruise ship passengers arrived in the country in the first half of the year, a 10.4 percent increase from the same period in 2017. In addition, the Tourism Ministry said overall visitor spending increased by 4.3%.

As for the hotel industry in Mexico, occupancy rates hit 70 percent during the summer holiday season. Puerto Morelos reported an average hotel occupancy above 90 percent, according to municipal president Laura Fernandez Pina.

Source: Travel Pulse

 

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The resort focused website bestallinclusive.com published an updated list of their "10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in PV" list. Among the resorts we can find Velas Vallarta, and Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

Here is what YOU loved about the top 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Your opinions were collected and tabulated from sources such as Forbes, Conde Nast, USAToday Travel, USNews, TripAdvisor, Oyster, Expedia, Booking.com, and Hotels.com (to just name a few).

When the smoke cleared and the ink dried, these best all inclusive resorts floated to the top... Enjoy!

#9 Velas Vallarta Suite Resort allows you to perch above lush tropical gardens with a stunning view of ice blue pools and the ocean.  Visitors love the Marina Vallarta location which is just a few strides from an 18-hole championship golf course.   

Source: Best All-Inclusive

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Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center is now a protected Cultural Heritage of the Mexican State of Jalisco. 

When you think of Puerto Vallarta, you probably call to mind its picturesque central plaza, cobblestone streets, traditionally colonial architecture, gorgeous churches, and the many shops, art galleries, and cafes that line its streets and boardwalk. In a Nutshell: In the midst of Puerto Vallarta’s centennial celebration, the state of Jalisco, Mexico has declared PV’s downtown historic center district a “Cultural Heritage Site”.

You probably also remember that warm, sunny afternoon you spent at that oh-so-authentic tapas café on the boardwalk, watching the crowds walk by and washing down all those tacos and chips with that bucket of beeritas that haunted you later that night…..ah, good times, yes?

Well now the site of some of your fondest memories is also a Cultural Heritage site, thanks to a proclamation by the state of Jalisco. Congrats, downtown PV!No one deserves it more than you!

Source: Best All Inclusive

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Puerto Vallarta is nominated for Best Destination and Best Gourmet Destination by Food & Travel Mexico magazine in the 2018 Reader Awards, their yearly survey recognizing the best in national tourism, including destinations, hotels, airlines, travel agencies, restaurants, spas, and cruises.

The four categories for which Puerto Vallarta has been nominated are: Best Destination, Best Gourmet Destination, Best Spa and Best Beach Boutique Hotel.

"Being included on the list of nominees for the Best Destinations in Mexico is an honor for Puerto Vallarta, which in just a few years has consolidated its tourism offer with new hotels that offer excellent amenities, as well as high quality tourism services, in addition to its natural attractions, the security offered to its visitors, and the renowned hospitality of its people," said Javier Aranda Pedrero, the director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust.

Home to a vast array of restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines to suit every taste and budget, Puerto Vallarta distinguishes itself from other destinations by offering a wide range of culinary experiences, which have put it in the running for the magazine's 2018 award for the 'Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico.'

To vote you can visit Food & Travel's website.

Source: Banderas News

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The month-long event will showcase avocados in food, spa treatments, cocktails, and more. Visitors can enjoy the Guacamania experience at Velas Resorts located in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, and Riviera Nayarit during the month of September.

Avocado lovers, rejoice: this healthy fruit is no longer just a topping to your toast; it’s the star ingredient in your meal, the garnish to your ice-cold cocktail, the emollient that will make your skin softer—when you travel to Velas Resorts in September. While the festival experience is slated for September, guests who come through Dec. 31 can still indulge in Guacamania’s special dishes, cocktails, spa treatments, and more on request.

The collection of luxury resorts is celebrating the avocado and its Mexican heritage with Guacamania, a month-long fest capitalizing on the flavor and nutritional value of this famed fruit with new menu items, avocado-inspired cocktails, spa treatments, and more.

From the moment you enter a Velas resort, the avocado-mania begins: you’ll be served a refreshing drink made from the fruit, or ushered to a buffet of housemade guacamole. An avocado chocolate awaits you on your turned-down bed; by the pool, avocado smoothies, or even an avocado popsicle, keep you cool. Avocados find their way into every meal—on top of sashimi or pizza, in gazpacho, BBQ, and smoothed into creamy macaroons.

You can wash down these innovative dishes with avocado craft cocktails created by Velas Resorts’ mixologists to play up the fruit’s natural flavors—paired with exclusive liquors. After you’ve allowed this fortifying fruit to heal you on the inside—avocados have heart-healthy fats and potassium—permit avocados to work magic on the outside with several avocado spa treatments, including skin scrubs, massages, body wraps, and hair treatments.

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog