The Daily Briefing – February 15, 2023
Puerto Vallarta News
Puerto Vallarta led the first long weekend of the year at a national level
The Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco announced that Puerto Vallarta ranked first nationally in hotel occupancy with 82.7% and economic revenue of more than 966 million pesos during the first long weekend of the year.
The agency informed that the registered occupancy represents 15% more than the same period in 2022, while the economic revenue grew by 8% compared to the previous year and there was also an influx of around 144,000 visitors.
With these figures, Puerto Vallarta was placed above the 12 tourist destinations monitored by the Federal Ministry of Tourism. Cancun presented 80.8% and Los Cabos 76.5% occupancy.
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“Juntos Podemos” celebrates Valentine’s Day for 400 children
The community organization “Together We Can” in coordination with the Red Nacional de Prevención A.C., celebrated Valentine’s Day this February 14th with a special screening at a local cinema for children who have had little opportunity to attend a local cinema.
Accompanied by their families and friends, hundreds of children had the opportunity to enjoy the latest movie “Puss in Boots, The Last Wish”, thanks to the various guest organizations, who together provided a complete cinema experience, popcorn, sweets and transportation for the little guests who enjoyed their Love and Friendship Day adventure to the fullest.
Los Cabos News
Long live love! Los Cabos is the destination of choice to celebrate Valentine’s Day
According to the study ‘Top Valentine’s Day destinations for US tourism’, by Allianz Travel, through a study of more than 700 thousand travel options, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta are the favorite beaches for US tourists to celebrate the Day of Love and Friendship.
Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares, director of the Fideicomiso de Turismo (Fiturca) of Los Cabos, pointed out that 7% of the tourism that visits us is directly related to romance tourism. Figures presented by Fiturca revealed that, during 2022, 200 thousand tourists visited Los Cabos for honeymoon, wedding or engagement celebrations.
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La Paz will be the capital of beach volleyball
Gilberto Garciglia Higuera, director of the Instituto Sudcaliforniano del Deporte (Insude), announced that the authorities of the volleyball world championship, which will be held from 16 to 19 March on the La Paz coastal boardwalk, have given the go-ahead for the four courts to be installed there.
We had the visit and certification from the Volleyball authorities and also from the world tour of the International and Mexican Volleyball Federation where we were reviewing each of the areas where the competition will take place, the spaces and above all the quality of the sand.
In a couple of weeks, work will begin on the adaptations to one side of the kiosk on the boardwalk, where the complexes and the stadium will be installed for the big event.
World’s second-largest cruise ship set to return to dock Mahahual
The world’s second-largest passenger cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, docked Mahahual on Tuesday. The ship arrived in the Costa Maya port town at 8:00 a.m. with a capacity to carry nearly 9,000 passengers and crew.
The Royal Caribbean ship with 23 swimming pools and 18 decks, left the port of Mahahual at 5:00 p.m. It is scheduled to return to Costa Maya on March 6, when it will again dock at 8:00 a.m. and set sail at 5:00 p.m that same day for Cozumel.
Ship NCL Breakaway (Norwegian Cruise Line) also docked at Mahahual on Valentine’s Day. The ship arrived at 11:00 a.m. and set sail again at 7:00 p.m.
The Costa Maya port is scheduled to receive 23 more cruise ships during the month of February.
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Quintana Roo leads way in Mexico with highest home price increases
The Federal Mortgage Society (SHF) says the price of homes across Mexico rose 9 percent during 2022. The Society also said that the sharpest increases were felt in the country’s tourist states such as Quintana Roo.
According to the Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF), housing prices in Mexico’s tourist states experienced a 14 percent increase. The increase is being blamed on foreigners looking to invest in Mexico’s real estate market.
The states of Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur are two whose economy depends mostly on tourism. According to SHF figures, both showed price increases of 14.6 percent and 14.2 percent, respectively, the highest in the country.
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