Huffington Post: Puerto Vallarta Continues to Shine!
In looking at the above sales graph, one can see Puerto Vallarta’s real estate momentum has been in an upswing for 4+ years, with 2015 sales data indicating another stellar year for the once sleepy Mexican tropical village.
Even though negative and often times sensationalized and hyper exaggerated media “reporting” north of the border has sidelined some never-traveled-to-Mexico-tourists, the country continues to produce record breaking international tourism arrivals. According to the 2015 UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) Tourism Highlights, international tourism arrivals increased by 4.3% in 2014, reaching a record total of over 1.133 billion, up from 1.087 billion in 2013 and around 1 billion mark in 2012. The Americas recorded the strongest growth, with an impressive 8% increase in international arrivals. UNWTO goes on to report; ‘International Arrivals Soar In Mexico…In the ranking by arrivals, Mexico climbed five places, re-entering the Top 10…’ with over 29 million international visitors and +20% increase in 2014! It seems some tourists have decided to do some fact checking before believing everything they read or watch on television. In reality, virtually every city across the globe has some sort of crime, but to broadcast a blanket statement that an entire country is “up in flames” and issue travel warnings blazing across the internet, may be premature at best and uncalled for.
With such strong growth in international tourism, a robust real estate market, and high praise by reputable associations across the world, it’s no wonder Puerto Vallarta continues to inch closer and closer to an ideal lifestyle and affordable luxury people often dream of.