The Mexican, Pacific Coast, destination of Puerto Vallarta closed a successful awards season with the announcement that it has been ranked as one of the favorite "Best Cities in the World" and "Top Small Cities Outside the US" in this year's Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. Puerto Vallarta is one of three Mexican cities to be listed in the top 40 cities in the world and one of two Mexican cities to list in the top 20 small cities in the world. Puerto Vallarta is the only beach city to rank in both lists.
"We are honored to be included in this exclusive list of international destinations," said Javier Aranda Pedrero, General Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. "We believe this is the result of the welcoming atmosphere offered by Puerto Vallarta's people, the authentic Mexican feel and the surprising diversity of attractions and activities our city offers."
The announcement was made on Tuesday and all the winners will be celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler as well as online at CN Traveler.
Over 300,000 Condé Nast readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, sharing their recent travel experiences of the world's cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports—good or bad.
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's top destinations and one of the most celebrated, continuously receiving accolades from the media and visitors alike.
US News & World Reports' Best Vacations 2017 selected Puerto Vallarta as #9 Best Place to Visit in Mexico, #7 Best Beaches in Mexico and #5 Best Spring Break Destination. In addition, TripAdvisor's consumer base of more than 2 million monthly users ranked Puerto Vallarta as #3 overall best Mexican destination for the 2017 Traveler's Choice Award.
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board celebrated earlier this year as the city was elected Mexico's top destination winner at this year's prestigious International Travvy Awards held in New York City on January 25th. Puerto Vallarta took three Silver Statues for Best Culinary Destination in Mexico, Best City Destination in Mexico and Best LGBTQ Destination at an international level.
Gaytraveler.com also named Puerto Vallarta its first Gay Traveler Approved Destination in Mexico and Gay Cities named it Fun in the Sun Destination at its Best of Gay Cities best of 2016 poll. The city was the only Mexican destination to rank in the top 50 of Nestpick's LGBT Cities 2017 for its quality of life. Nestpick aims to help people relocate to cities around the world.
Puerto Vallarta is home to 17 AAA hotels Diamond Awards, the city with the most AAA awards in Mexico.
SOURCE: Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
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