2022: A Year of Tourism Growth for Puerto Vallarta

Jorge Chávez
Jan. 11, 2023

Recently some of the tourism results obtained in 2022, an excellent year for Puerto Vallarta, were presented.

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport broke records by receiving 6,208,700 passengers from all markets (2 million more than in 2021). Of these, 2,654,500 passengers were domestic and 3,554,200 were international users.

Likewise, Puerto Vallarta had an impressive end of 2022, positioning itself in the top of preferred national destinations to celebrate the end of the year’s holidays. During December, the airport received 251,000 domestic passengers and 418,900 international passengers, with a total of 669,900 users (compared to 536,300 in 2021).

On the other hand, the hotel industry obtained excellent results during the end of 2022. From December 15th to 25th, Puerto Vallarta registered the highest occupancy rate nationwide, with 81.8 percent. During the last week of the year, it averaged 95 percent occupancy.

In regard the cruise industry, during December 2022, Puerto Vallarta received a total of 28 cruise ships (compared to 12 in the same month, but in 2021). In fact, the arrival of 186 cruise ships was registered during 2022, compared to 50 in 2021.

Undoubtedly, 2022 was a year of tourism growth for Puerto Vallarta, which increases expectations for a very positive 2023 for the entire tourism industry of the destination.


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