So you have seen the signs all over town and been witness to the many public works that have been getting underway for this great event but what is it you may ask?
The Tianguis Turistico is a very important event for Puerto Vallarta and Mexico as a whole.
Delegates representing the countryâ€™s political groups and tourism sector converge on our town for conferences and events. Until this year, the event had always been held in Acapulco (for the last 36 years) but it was decided that from 2012 onwards the location would move. The contingent from Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit won the contest against many strong rivals.
The leaders of tourism converged on our town to meet one another and to rub shoulders with politicians, international buyers, hoteliers, airline companies and other VIPs. The event officially began on March 26th with a large firework display on the new Malecon for the opening event that was attended by large numbers of visitors. A Mariachi concert wowed the crowd, performed by the famous group Mariachi Vargas. Other events that have been a great success are the Wine Festival at various restaurants in town and the 8th Annual Restaurant Week.
Any Tianguis attendees will be given preferential treatment at participating restaurants and clubs in town and many will give discounts, special menus and no cover charge for entry. Vallarta will show the best we have to offer during this time and Iâ€™m sure these attendees will come back for moreâ€¦