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Mayor Arturo Dávalos did the touristic walk and instructed the changes needed to guarantee Puerto Valllarta will look its best for the New Year celebrations

To ensure the city's downtown will look its best during New Year's Eve, mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, did a walkthrough around the malecon, malecon II, puente del Cuale, Morelos and Juárez St. and the streets that lead to the sea, in order to supervise the their current state and guarantee everything’s in good shape for visitors and residents planning on enjoying the celebrations in the promenade.

From early on, before the sun was even out, the mayor walked through every single one of these places and noted the lighting, the city's gardening, overall cleaning, trash containers and general maintenance. After this, he ordered instructions on what each area needed to do so everything is in optimal conditions to ring in the new year.

"It's important our city's at one hundred percent so every family, every tourist attending the activities we'll be holding on December 31st will have the best experience. We did the same for the for the vacation season, but we want to improve whatever can be improved to offer everyone in Vallarta the best of our town", expressed the mayor.

Source: Diario de Vallarta (Spanish)


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. 

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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


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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

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