Puerto Vallarta Sets Foreign Visitors Arrivals Record

Jorge Chávez
Sep. 26, 2022

Undoubtedly, Puerto Vallarta has been getting a lot of attention from international visitors—especially Americans—this 2022. Our destination has recently been breaking records in passenger arrivals.

Miguel Torruco, secretary of Tourism in Mexico, shared the most recent data for hotel occupancy in the country: “For week 37 of 2022 (September 12th to 18th), the three tourist destinations with the highest occupancy level are Cancún (72.4 percent), Los Cabos (59.9 percent) and Puerto Vallarta (57.3 percent).”

During the summer, these destinations have been the top destinations. A few months ago, Puerto Vallarta was in second place with 71.2 percent of hotel occupancy (surpassing by far the country’s average—57.8 percent—and breaking records for the past few years).

The popularity of Puerto Vallarta keeps growing. In July 2022, the airport hit a record and received 140,150 passengers—30 percent more than the previous year and 37 percent more than 2019—and the main visitors are from United States and Canada.

Luis Villaseñor, director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, shared that Americans just love the city: “The United States accounts for more than three-quarters of international visitors, and just over one-quarter come from California. Los Angeles is the city that carries the most passengers, followed by San Francisco and then Chicago.”

Currently, Puerto Vallarta is home to around 30,000 Americans and Canadians.


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