Airbnb offers 7,500 units in Puerto Vallarta
Visitors who prefer not to stay in the city’s conventional hotels can choose among 7,500 units on the Airbnb platform, each with one to ten rooms.
There are no official statistics on the number of visitors who travel to Vallarta and stay in these spaces, but this offer of spaces corresponds to a number of tourists between 75,000 and 90,000.
What is measurable and has generated a good amount of resources for the Tourism Trust is the lodging tax, since Airbnb works regularly in Jalisco and, therefore, pays this tax to the agency.
In 2022 alone, the lodging tax paid by the company was 50 million pesos and for 2023 the expectation is higher.
The trust’s director, Luis Villaseñor Nolasco, said that the platform’s appeal is due to the cost flexibility and the variety of locations, which can accommodate various preferences and budgets.
This is how Puerto Vallarta is dealing with a season that has “historic dyes” in terms of the number of tourists and the potential economic impact they may have on the locals.