The Daily Briefing – March 14, 2023
Puerto Vallarta News
Full house in Vallarta and Magical Towns expected during Easter Week
During Easter Week, Puerto Vallarta and Jalisco’s Magical Towns are expected to be packed.
The Jalisco Ministry of Tourism predicts that Puerto Vallarta will experience maximum hotel occupancy rates during the upcoming Holy Week vacation period, between 95% and 100%.
For the state’s Magical Towns, including Tequila, San Sebastian del Oeste, Talpa de Allende, Lagos de Moreno, Mazamitla, Mascota, Tapalpa, and Tlaquepaque, the tourist estimate of “full house” will be comparable.
While the head of the Secretariat, Vanessa Pérez Lamas, predicted that the Costa Alegre (Cabo Corrientes, Tomatlán, Cihuatlán, and La Huerta) would see an occupancy rate of 65%.
With reporting by Efren Urrutia from Tribuna de la Bahía
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Spring Jazz Festival 2023 in Vallarta announced
From March 14 to 22, the 27th edition of the Spring Jazz Festival 2023 will take place in Puerto Vallarta, where around 23 bands will be performing.
This event had to be postponed due to the pandemic, but it is coming back with a lot of strength and a great call for bands. Next month another similar activity will be held to celebrate Jazz Day.
From March 14 to 20, the concert series will be held at the Cuates y Cuetes restaurant next to the Los Muertos pier. Admission will be free and only the consumption will be charged on site, while on the 21st will be the concert on the beach from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
With reporting by Brenda Beltrán from Tribuna de la Bahía
Los Cabos News
This spring, Saturday is the busiest day for flights into Los Cabos airport
The busiest part of the spring is now beginning in Los Cabos. Travelers at the Los Cabos airport might as a result experience the drawbacks of the busy season.
This spring, the facility in San Jose del Cabo is anticipated to see an average of 12,000 passengers per Saturday, making it the busiest day of the week at the nearby airport.
Authorities in the area predict that the airport will average 100 daily flights from March through May.
Very likely, the first two Saturdays in April will be the busiest Saturdays of the season.
Easter Sunday falls on the second Sunday in April of this year. The busiest week of the Spring for Los Cabos is expected to be that first week of the month.
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Los Cabos expects Easter Week occupancy of 80%
Because of the attractive April weather in Baja California Sur for the arrival of domestic and international tourists, the state’s hotel industry anticipates Easter Week 2023 to be more than 80% booked.
There is a particularity with reservations right now because they are made with less notice than in the past, but the hotel industry has high hopes for all of Baja California Sur’s tourist destinations.
As a result, the state is prepared for the impending vacation period, when a lot of tourists will travel to the state’s destinations from Sunday, April 2 to Saturday, April 8.
Angelina Jolie in Riviera Maya for Women for Bees conservation program
Angelina Jolie spent several days in the Riviera Maya town of Santa Clara to introduce a new training and conservation initiative for the Women for Bees Program of Guerlain.
Jolie, the Guerlain Bee Ambassador, met with the group of Mayan women over the course of several days last week in the community about 58 kilometers west of Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya’s main tourist attraction.
She took part in the training and conservation project there for the UNESCO-supported Guerlain Women for Bees program.
In addition, Fundación Selva Maya (FSM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Melipona beecheii, the revered bees of the historic Mayan culture, has joined forces with Women for Bees.
Jolie learned about the importance of bees in the Mayan forest ecosystem’s pollination from the indigenous women of Mexico.
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Viaduct construction for the Playa del Carmen Maya Train in progress
In Playa del Carmen’s Villas del Sol neighborhood, several viaduct bases are actively being constructed. The bases will be built into viaducts that will support the elevated railway of the Maya Train’s Playa del Carmen section 5.
Last week, the viaduct’s foundations were laid. The building has quickly assimilated into the west Playa del Carmen neighborhood of Villas del Sol.
The train will cross CTM Avenue and travel north to south through the neighborhood thanks to the overpass. The current building is a portion of section 5 south being constructed by the company ICA.
From Playa del Carmen to Puerto Aventuras, this 19.7-kilometer section of the Maya Train tracks is known as subsection C. Nine of the 19.7 km will be elevated. For this section, the company estimates that 163,000 cubic meters of ballast will be required.
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