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Business Chamber seeking support to make downtown Vallarta a Magical Town

By Tribune Travel

April 20, 2023

The proposal to designate downtown Puerto Vallarta as a Magical Town is still on the table, according to Carlos Lopez Aranda Ramirez, president of the National Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Services (Canaco Servytur) Puerto Vallarta. As a result, they have already started filling out the necessary paperwork and will meet with the municipal government in the coming days to discuss the initiative and ask for their support.

Aranda Ramirez noted that this proposal has not yet been discussed with the Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco in order to present Puerto Vallarta’s file when the federal government opens the call for the inscription or registration of Magical Towns.

“We are working on the programs of the National Council of Citizen Committees of Magical Cities and when we see the important changes that the historic centers of cities like Puerto Vallarta and Tlaquepaque are undergoing, it is not related to a population issue, but that the center is preserved with the spirit of the city that Puerto Vallarta still has”.

Something that distinguishes Puerto Vallarta from other beach destinations, he said, is the spirit of the people that the historic center has and that should not be lost, so it is expected that with this designation it will be preserved and more work will be done to dignify it.

In addition, Puerto Vallarta will be able to participate in the Tianguis Turístico, as well as the Pueblos Mágicos, so that by 2024 Puerto Vallarta will be present in these events with this designation.

He explained that if this year the federal government does not open the call and they still do not have the application ready, it would be for 2024 when they will process it.

With reporting by Brenda Beltrán for Tribuna de la Bahía





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