MP Mexico News Staff
Big things are happening in Vallarta. The end of 2007 marked the end of a major project in Puerto Vallarta’s harbor infrastructure. It was considered the most important improvement project undertaken in recent years within the Mexican port system.
Currently ranking third in terms of cruise ship arrivals to Mexico, this massive $30 million dollar improvement project will extend the life of Vallarta’s cruise ship terminal by 50 years and increase arrivals by 15%. The project consisted of the demolition of one pier, and the construction of two new piers, allowing three of the industry’s largest vessels simultaneously. In addition, positions were added for smaller ships to make it appealing for cruises of all kinds.
In 2007, Vallarta gained more than $35 million in revenue from the consumption of products and services such as taxis, restaurants, local tours, crafts, souvenirs, and more. As a direct result of Puerto Vallarta’s harbor improvement, in 2008 the local economy will receive and additional $5 million in income.