Puerto Vallarta Welcomed 500,000+ Cruise Ship Passengers in 2023

Jorge Chávez
Jan. 12, 2024

According to the National Port System Administration of Puerto Vallarta (ASIPONA), our destination recorded the arrival of 543,609 passengers aboard 174 international cruise ships in 2023. This represents an increase of 18.6 percent in cruise ship arrivals compared to 2022, when 458,319 tourists arrived.

The maritime industry accounts for 9 percent of visitors to Puerto Vallarta, underscoring the importance of maritime connections from the United States.

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the average daily spending of a cruise passenger in the period January to September 2023 was 80.64 USD.

The Riviera Mexicana route is frequented by several cruise ship lines from Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, California to ports along the Mexican Pacific such as Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.


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Cyndi Alpenia
Archie’s Wok

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Christina Rathke
General manager
Faith Colectiva

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Alberto Pérez
La Palapa

“Vallarta Lifestyles was the first reliable magazine that emerged in our destination. In fact, up to date is the only publication that we have in Puerto Vallarta that you can be proud of, because if you give it to someone, you know that person will enjoy watching the photos and reading the articles in each of its pages. I consider, that it is the only magazine that prevails in Vallarta · Nayarit as an icon of this genre”.