CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2019 — Puerto Vallarta was named “Best Destination 2019” along with Riviera Nayarit by Apple Vacations during its annual Crystal Apple Awards event, which took place at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago yesterday evening.
According Apple Vacations, “Puerto Vallarta has everything for every kind of vacationer, from hiking up the Sierra Madre mountains to parasailing in the Bay of Banderas, taking a stroll on the Malecon to a taco tour. You may remain active on your vacation, with many hotels having exercise programs — including Olympic-size swimming pools — or just relax at the Bay of Banderas, the second-largest bay in North America. There are plenty of ways for you to enjoy your vacation in Puerto Vallarta.”
Puerto Vallarta is an international destination promoted as Mexico’s beach destination with a pueblo heart with its Historic Center named a Jalisco Heritage site in 2018. The city is rich with over-a-100 years of history, gastronomy and architecture. It is also a popular destination for outdoor activities, including mountain biking, bird watching and paddle boarding and a special retreat for wellness seekers.
There are over 12,400 hotel rooms in Puerto Vallarta with hotels ranging from small and boutique properties to 5 diamond hotels; more than half in 4-star-plus properties. The annual Best Destination winner at the Crystal Apple Awards is selected based on the Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaire completed by Apple Vacation customers upon their return home from their vacation.
“We are more than honored to be recognized in such an important industry award ceremony,” said Javier Aranda, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, the entity responsible for promoting Puerto Vallarta and its tourism offering across media and trade platforms.
“The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board team has a proactive and intense promotional calendar where we are continuously meeting with our trade partners, media and consumers,” he added. “We take this allocation as a reflection of this work and that being done by our tourism infrastructure on a daily basis.”
In addition to “Best of” Crystal Apple Awards, Apple Vacations bestows Golden Apple Awards on hotel and resort properties that offer an exceptional standard of quality, service and value, based on the Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaires completed by hundreds of thousands of customers upon returning home from their Apple Vacations holidays each year. Travel agents report that the Golden Apple designation builds consumer confidence and has a major influence on purchase decisions.
About the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is responsible for promoting the destination in national and international markets. Nestled between the rugged, tropical Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay — Mexico’s largest natural bay and second largest on the American continent — on Mexico’s balmy Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta is easily accessible from the U.S. and Canada. The city enjoys a warm tropical climate year-round, with average daytime temperatures of 80°F and cooler evening temperatures in winter months. Located 4 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta, Gustavo Diaz International Airport receives more than 4 million visitors annually. The destination is home to 300,000 residents and offers an estimated 12,400 hotel rooms, with more than half in 4-star-plus properties.