Puerto Vallarta is once again making headlines,releasing record hotel occupancy rates for 2012 and getting named one of the 10 best places to retire by the Huffington Post in 2013.
Known as “the jewel of the Pacific,” Puerto Vallarta real estate couldn't be hotter,with hotel occupancy rates hitting nearly 60 percent overall in 2012 and doubling its total occupancy rate during the summer months,which is close to a 3 percent increase from 2011. What’s more,the destination boasted an impressive 82.16 percent occupancy rate during the period between December 20,2012 and January 6,2013.
Also of note,in January the Huffington Post published a top ten list of the best places to retire worldwide,naming Puerto Vallarta number six for its luxury coastal lifestyle,which is available on a very reasonable budget.
“This stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coastline has already been developed to a high level,” writes the Huffington Post. “Life here can be not only comfortable but easy and fully appointed,with world-class golf courses,marinas,restaurants and shopping.”
As the article goes on to point out,access for the average person to this type of lifestyle in retirement is quite limited worldwide and is comparable – if not superior to – what you would expect to experience in Southern California,but at only a fraction of the cost.
“Mexico offers two long coasts,mountain towns and colonial cities,plus Mayan ruins,jungle,rain forest,rivers and lakes,” writes the Huffington Post. “It’s also the most accessible ‘overseas’ haven from the United States.”
Perched on the pristine shores of Banderas Bay,Puerto Vallarta is home to a wide variety of accommodations,including luxury villas,condos,all-inclusive resorts and boutique hotels. In 2012 alone,close to 300,000 international travelers came to enjoy this stunning destination - a number that is expected to increase again by the end of 2013.