Local News & Events

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Puerto Vallarta Welcomed Large Group of Visually Impaired from Around the World

Share
Government Puerto Vallarta
go to original
September 9, 2015



Mayor Javier Pelayo Méndez of Puerto Vallarta met with a group of 25 visually impaired people from countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Germany, Spain and Mexico, who arrived as a group to visit Puerto Vallarta.

Rebeca Rodriguez Ramirez, a member of the Association of Visually Impaired, was responsible for promoting this group's travel to Puerto Vallarta.

The trip was derived from the meeting held in the city of Guadalajara from 14 to 22 August where 101 visually impaired people from 14 countries took part in the Seventh Tifloencuentro event in Jalisco that promotes inclusive tourism in different destinations.

At the dinner, the Mayor greeted each of the participants and invited them to return to the municipality where they would always be welcomed with open arms. "Puerto Vallarta is happy to receive this group of happy, cheerful and positive people; They are the type of guests that Puerto Vallarta embraces. We are grateful that they have chosen this destination and hopefully they will return to visit us, we will be here to support them," he said.

The Mayor received thanks and positive comments about Puerto Vallarta in that each place they visited, they were welcomed by locals with support and assistance.

"Thanks for having us and we are greatly touched by the welcome by the Mayor. We are delighted with Vallarta, we have been treated very well, the willingness of people and that altruism is truly here. It moves me to tears and the experience was wonderful, we do not want to leave. The doors of our country, homes and hearts are always open to you," said Rosana Palacios, a visitor from Uruguay.

Rebeca Rodriguez stated that this is the first relatively large group of visually impaired people visiting the city and she hopes the news will get out to others around that world that Vallarta welcomes individuals or groups with disabilities. For example, the hotel where they stayed is handicap accessible and she added that she wished more hotels and restaurants would comply with this type of tourism. "We want Puerto Vallarta to be an inclusive, accessible city where a person with disabilities will visit and spread the word that needed services are available and that they will return."

The Mayor was thanked for providing the necessary support for the group's visit, "because without the efforts of the municipal government, the facilities at the hotel and the tour operators, this trip would not have been possible."

During the group's stay in Puerto Vallarta, they attended activities such as swimming with dolphins, canopy, boat tours, beaches, the Malecon, and the Church of Guadalupe, all accompanied by people describing each location in detail to them.

Translated and edited by Team Angels

  Learn more about Discapacitados Visuales - The Visually Impaired


We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!


Meet the Charities

Community Services

Environmental

Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family

Education

Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood

Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Resources

About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

   Stay Connected

    Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels



PVAngels.com is a unique blend of community awareness through the posting of local news and events, formal introductions to the charities and their needs, online fundraising, social networking and giving back. Ready to change the world? Join us.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


2018 • m3 • this site is part of a charitable conspiracy