Puerto Vallarta fully operational, all hotels open

Puerto Vallarta fully operational, all hotels open as hurricane fizzles

PUERTO VALLARTA — Puerto Vallarta is fully operational with 100% of its hotel and restaurant facilities open, as well as its International Airport (PVR), marina, cruise port and Convention Center.

All domestic and international airlines as well as buses, taxis and other ground transport companies have resumed their normal service schedule. All tourists who were transferred to shelters and hotels outside of Puerto Vallarta as a precaution measure have now been safely returned to Puerto Vallarta and enjoying a day of clear skies and sunshine.

Southwest Airlines scheduled two recovery flights from PVR to Houston (HOU) and Phoenix (PHX) to help with getting people home. No changes to the cruise schedule have been made. Disney Wonder, carrying 2,400 passengers, will arrive in Puerto Vallarta as scheduled on Monday Oct. 26; and Norwegian Jewel and the Ruby Princess will make their scheduled call on Wednesday Oct. 28 as planned.

No human loss or infrastructure damages have been reported as a result of Hurricane Patricia.

Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board says “the Mexico Tourism Board has been monitoring the situation closely. Fortunately, the coastal areas frequented by international tourists, including Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Punta Mita did not experience damages.  As of Saturday, most hotels and their facilities are returning to normal operations and local restaurants, stores and other tourist activities are reopening.”

“Travel and tour operators have resumed business as usual operations.  As of 12 noon local time Saturday, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) was open and resuming all flight schedules,” continues Rodolfo Lopez Negrete. “Thanks to the limited storm impact and a strong preparation and response plans, tourists are maintaining their existing plans and demand continues to be strong for these top Mexican travel destinations.”

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