Puerto Vallarta has low expectations for tourism in the coming months due to Covid-19 based on July's overall occupancy rate.
Puerto Vallarta closed the month of July with an average occupancy rate of 22% which brings a new low to tourism in Vallarta. There are around 39 hotels open in Puerto Vallarta that are operating at a maximum of 30% capacity. They are estimating that the remaining hotels will not reopen until the end of the year.
The expectation is that the 22% average will continue until the end of this month, September and October, a period in which the virtual period of classes restarts. Occupancy rates should start going up again in the long-awaited holiday season at the end of the year.
Mexico eagerly awaits a vaccine and is hoping for one to be available by the end of the year. Without a vaccine, the tourism industry in Puerto Vallarta should prepare for a much longer economic impact.