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Marina Vallarta docks with 98% occupancy rate

By Tribune Travel

April 21, 2023

With an occupancy rate of 98 percent in its 355 slips, Marina Vallarta is experiencing an excellent extended winter season, supported by its wide range of services and because it has become a home port for numerous ships making Pacific cruises after the pandemic.

In an interview, Pablo Fernandez Gonzalez, general manager and harbormaster of Marina Vallarta, emphasized that the pandemic effect benefited this area, since it became a “parking lot” for boats.

“In addition, it was very noticeable that a large number of visitors who arrived after the pandemic and who had not been able to travel, were delighted and purchased properties here”.

The director of Marina Vallarta emphasized that the longer stays of the nautical tourists have allowed to overcome the low seasons, which are now less drastic and longer than a few years ago, as it is the case of the period between April and summer, as well as between August and October.

The marina’s clients, 90 percent of whom are foreigners, arrive when the whales arrive, in December, and stay for several weeks or come and go through various ports.

Pablo Fernandez is also president of the Mexican Association of Tourist Marinas, he revealed that the nautical tourist leaves a revenue superior to that of cruises.

“The nautical tourist stays longer, their permanence is of greater duration and they require a greater amount of services such as plumbers, carpenters, electricians… in addition, they usually stay here between 15 and 21 days”.





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