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AAA inspectors providing dining ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in  North America indicate the areas of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit  (areas use same airport) have exceeded many states in North America in all rating categories.  There is a high level of fine dining  and local casual experiences in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit  ,in comparison to all other  destinations Mexico, North America including the Caribbean .

In the category of hotels, these 2 destinations spots, reflect  3  Five Diamond Rated lodgings based  in Riviera  Nayarit  out of a total of 126  in North America.

With  the total combination of restaurants and hotels Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit  rates very high in all states and destinations in  North America including the Caribbean with the most  3, 4 and 5 Diamond lodging and restaurants concentrated  in one destination area.


In the 3 and 4 Diamond categories the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit  Destinations have 61 hotels and restaurants In Puerto Vallarta  falling into this rating category. Riviera Nayarit has 49, This is the rating that the majority of travelers tend to visit and experience on their first trip to a new destination. In additional,  the areas have a variety of family and  local restaurants in the 2 Diamond category  which offer the traveler a large variety of lodging and restaurants to choose from to meet  their  needs in these two wonderful destinations.

After much lobbing the US State Department for the first time in many years breaks out Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit  from other travel advisories to Mexico and indicates there is no travel advisory for this area. The advisory also indicates that it is as safe as most destinations travelers typically  visit in United States or Canada or Caribbean.

Everything is now in a positive alignment to increase travel to this areasays Tony Perrone AAA Manager  for Mexican Relationships. “ It is now the time to utilize all the positive news to invite any of 53 Million members in US and Canada and all others,  who have never  visited these two varied Destinations with on airport,  to visit for the 1st time.

With these AAA ratings and statistics, we  can be assured that if they visit once, they will become repeat guests and spread the positive word of their experience to their friends.  I encourage all Travel authorities to take advantage of this time to work together in this effort”


¨ AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to evaluate and rate lodgings and restaurants as a service to our 53 Million  members. The Diamond Rating Guidelines for Lodgings and Restaurants can be viewed at AAA.biz/Diamonds.

¨ AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations.

¨  AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only rating system that covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

¨ To be eligible for evaluation, establishments meet basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and security (lodgings) or cleanliness, food preparation and service (restaurants). Establishments that demonstrate these requirements during an unannounced inspection are designated as AAA/CAA Approved.

¨ After establishments are designated as AAA/CAA Approved, inspectors assign a rating of One to Five Diamonds based on the extensiveness of s


vices, facilities and amenities typical of each rating level. The Diamond Ratings guide members in selecting establishments app

ropriately matched to their needs and expectations.

¨ Travelers can access AAA/CAA Diamond R

atings and Inspector Notes in the printed TourBook guides, eTourBook guides and online at AAA.com using the searchable listings,TripTik Travel Planner or AAA Mobile Web. Plus, those with an Apple iPhone can now access AAA’s travel information on the go with the free AAA TripTik Mobile app. AAA TripTik Mobile uses GPS technology to display AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants near a user’s location.


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