Puerto Vallarta.- After a week of activity over the Easter holidays, tranquility returns to Puerto Vallarta with the departure of local Mexican tourists that from Thursday filled the beaches and boardwalk of this Jalisco state destination in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta hotels recorded full ocuupancy for the four stongest days according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Regional Tourism. “Occupation exceeded the expectations, many people arrived without reservation and had to stay in the ‘camarena’ [on the beach], others came with family or condominiums, this was an excellent end of season,” said Ludwig Estrada Virgen, Tourism Delegate. The hoteliers predict that during the Easter week occupancy ranges would be around 80 and 85 percent.
In the Harbor Administration Authority reported more than three thousand people taking tours on the tourist tour cruises and boats to Quimixto, Yelapa and Las Animas. “Even Monday, we counted more than 650 people on the different maritime tourist routes,” said Estrada Virgen. According to data from the bus station Easter 2011 reported an increase of more than 20 percent compared with the same season in 2010.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Vallarta, Gerard Carlos Guzman, said the economic benefit to the destination was considerable.