Lonely Planet Writer

Puerto Vallarta remains popular with cruise ships

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Image by Harvey Barrison / CC BY-SA 2.0

Despite recent high profile cancellations, cruise ship passengers to the resort of Puerto Vallarta are expected to reach almost 320,000 this year. Drug violence in the state caused Royal Caribbean, Disney and Celebrity Cruises to cancel visits in the last month, but city authorities point out that Puerto Vallarta itself has not been affected by the trouble and the appeal of the resort, one of Mexico’s most popular, doesn’t seem to have suffered in the long term. Read more: travemole.com