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Facilities Update
New Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta Nears One Year Anniversary
Puerto Vallarta , one of Mexico’s most popular MICE destinations, inaugurated a new International Convention Center last March providing the destination with a state-of-the-art facility for meetings and exhibitions.

Gala Vallarta, the specialized trade show that brings together national and international wholesalers and tour operators that sell travel to Puerto Vallarta with local hotel industry leaders, marked the first official event at the Convention Center.

With an investment estimated at US$ 43 million, Puerto Vallarta’s new International Convention Center occupies 42 acres in a convenient location, only a five minute drive from the airport and close to Puerto Vallarta’s major hotels and historic downtown area with its fine dining establishments, art galleries and eclectic shopping options. It offers over 105,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and exhibition space. Gran Salon Vallarta, the Convention Center’s main meeting hall, offers close to 54,000 sq. ft. of space and can be subdivided into eight fully equipped, sound proofed rooms.

Visitors access the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center through an imposing 250,000-sq. ft. outdoor square complete with high sails, a reflecting pool and landscaped gardens. The complex offers 670 car parking spaces as well as a separate lot reserved exclusively for motor coaches, accommodating up to 50. The Convention Center also offers a host of services required by large groups such as an exhibition area, private meeting rooms, simultaneous translation equipment, a research center, cafeteria, a cultural and educational center, workshop, state-of-the-art technology, and first class service in elegant surroundings. Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at
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