Puerto Vallarta occupies the first place in destinations with integral and specialized hospital services, due to the increase in the last years of medical tourism at an international level.
In the national reunion between federal authorities, Coparmex and Canirac, strategies were established to promote medical tourism in foreign countries, with the purpose of positioning Mexico among the first ten places in this topic.
In Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is the best positioned destinations for medical tourism due to having hospitals with sufficient infrastructure, even to execute advanced procedures. According to some statistics, in 2012 Puerto Vallarta reached the first place as a beach destiny for medical tourism, leaving behind Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, for which motive it is looking for the possibility of occupying the first place in Latin America this year, as Mexico is among the first five countries that receive most medical tourism at an international level.
Therefore a council of promotion and publicity strategies has been created in Puerto Vallarta, such a council is composed by the seven most important hospitals of the city and by the most outstanding businessmen with the necessary vision for the growth of this market.
Regularly this type of tourism travels in family, stays in prestigious hotels with a minimum stay of three days and this helps to resolve their diverse cirugy problems, work meetings or conferences and conventions while at the same time being able to enjoy the sun and the beach, which sometimes encoruages them to prolong their stay for ten or more days.
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