January 8, 2014
Puerto Vallarta or PV as it is affectionately known is praised for its warm sunny weather throughout the year and is a popular destinations for those seeking to escape the cold northern hemisphere winters.
The climate in Puerto Vallarta is officially described as tropical savanna which basically means that summer is wet and winters are dry. Figures suggest that the average number of sunny days every year is around 320 with temperature ranging from 61ºF (16ºC) – 91ºF (33ºC), rarely going beneath 57ºC (14ºC) or higher than 93ºF (34ºC), making the weather very pleasant indeed for most beach vacations.
During what is considered the rainy season from May to October, you will see some impressive thunderstorms. However, once Puerto Vallarta’s rainy season gets underway to form a pattern, whether that be raining at night or a few hours early evening before clearing up, visitors can get into a rhythm to make the most of the sunshine. Temperatures are also at their highest during the wet season.
The key to remember when it comes to Puerto Vallarta’s weather is that you are more than likely going to have great weather when you visit and only the most unfortunately would experience more than a couple of days of bad weather.
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Reference: http://weatherspark.com/averages/32587/Puerto-Vallarta-Jalisco-Mexico (retrieved 09.27.13)
Standards for Mexican Beaches
January 7, 2014
Tourists visiting Mexico’s famous beautiful beaches will be pleased to hear that a certification program is currently in progress to provide guidance and regulation to the quality of the public beaches. The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification (IMNC) regulates and classifies the beaches in Mexico giving certification to those beaches that meet all the specifications for the standard NMX-AA-120-SCFI-2006, which takes into consideration the quality of the beach, its cleanliness, water quality, wastewater disposal in the area, vegetation, conservation of the environment and more. Only those beaches that meet these high standards are given official certification.
This year, 2013, 10 beaches in Jalisco and Nayarit were give the prestigious certification and the states were commended for leading the way for other states to follow suit. In Puerto Vallarta, 4 beaches were were given the coveted certificate, while in Nuevo Vallarta, there were 6.
The certification process is carried out by accredited teams who visit the beaches to make their own impartial assessments and to ensure that the beaches are meeting the strict criteria in order to receive certification. What this means is that the standards of all the beaches in the area are rising to try and meet the high specifications of the IMNC.
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Puerto Vallarta Tourism Boom
January 7, 2014
A welcome boom in hotel occupancy in Puerto Vallarta this summer was reported by Hotel News Resource August 2013 with reference to statistics published by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism. The report predicted that hotels and resorts in the port would experience 80% occupancy by the end of the high season. The increase in numbers comes in response to an ambitious marketing initiative to promote Puerto Vallarta in foreign countries throughout the world as well as nationally, and improved accessibility.
There have been a number of new routes introduced to Puerto Vallarta with more planned for 2014. Hotel News Resource reports that Delta now offer 9 daily direct flights from Los Angeles with new routes proposed for the US from St Louis, Philadelphia and JFK New York. Thomas Cook have also advertised package deals that will see flights arriving from London Gatwick and Manchester next year.
Puerto Vallarta has so much to attract visitors and it comes as no surprise that the cherished destination would bounce back after the global economic crisis saw a slump in its resort and hotel occupancy. Surrounded by lush mountains and stunning beaches, the port is set to deliver an exceptional vacation experience as well as first class services and infrastructure for many years to come.
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Best Romantic Destinations
November 27, 2013
There are so many wonderful romantic destinations to choose from, and everyone has their preference. Some people find a city break more romantic than a beach vacation, while others prefer to snuggle up in cooler climates by a log fire. Below are just some of the best romantic destinations.
Cozy Winter Breaks
Taking a vacation in a colder climate has its appeal and can be very intimate and cozy. For example, navigating the icy inlets of the Chilean Fjords while exploring the splendor of Patagonia is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that will give lovers memories to treasure forever.
Skiing in places like Aspen, USA, Bariloche, Argentina or St. Moritz, Switzerland also provide the setting for an intensely romantic experience, snuggled in front of a log fire by night after a hard day skiing or snowboarding.
Romantic Beach Vacations
Many people think that a honeymoon or romantic getaway should be about lying on powder-soft sands and drinking cocktails in paradise. The Caribbean and the Indian Ocean offer a host of idyllic destinations such as the Seychelles, Bahamas, Mauritius and so on.
Mexico is also renowned for a number of romantic destinations that attract honeymooners and weddings, such as Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
Immersed in culture, art and fine dining, many people associated cities with romance, especially the traditional destinations like Paris, Rome, Venice and St Petersburg. However, there are many other cities that also have a particularly romantic vibe, although you might not consider them at first thought. Destinations such as Amsterdam, Marrakech or Buenos Aires are high on the list of popular romantic city getaways.