Puerto Vallarta is a top tourist resort location that still retains the true flavor of Mexico. It features Colonial architecture and world-class hotels, and sophisticated amenities. Not to mention the dream-like natural setting between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the deep blue Pacific waters. It's considered the ideal vacation spot for the first-time Mexico visitor, while also boasting enough diversity of activities to keep people coming back again and again.
Once a sleepy fishing village, the town has grown along with the development of the hotel zone without losing its original charm. It still retains the typical flavor of its cobblestone streets and the contrast of its white houses and red-tile roofs. It also offers exciting activities: big-time sport fishing, golf, motorcycling, whale watching, art, diving, hot air balloons, surfing and more. It's a great place for epicureans, offering gourmet restaurants for the upscale diner as well as affordable cafes for the budget traveler.
It is located only 5 minutes from the International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown. It is constructed over 13 hectares, comprising 4,522 sq-mt for expos in 9 halls, for events from 10 to 1,600 people. It boasts a theater, and an interactive library. It is surrounded by a large area of mangroves.
Destination Managıng Director
Jaime was born in Puebla, Mexico. Ever since he was little, he has had an inborn desire to serve others. He left home with a backpack and a pair of boots when he was 17 and started a career in the Hospitality Industry. He earned a degree in Hotel Management, and has accumulated experience in first class hotels and resorts, as well as with meeting planner agencies and DMCs in Cancun, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta. Jaime has specialized in marketing, sales, planning, and gastronomy. Traveling is one of his passions. He speaks seven languages and is a big fan of international fine dining, either at a restaurant or in his own kitchen.
He really loves to see the sunset from the boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta or while sailing across the Banderas Bay.
Reading is his passion, as well as being creative as he cooks.
Café Des Artistes and De Santos are his favorite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.
Rhythms of the Night and horseback riding are his favorite tours.
Puerto Vallarta´s Gourmet Festival is his favorite local event. It takes place yearly. Amazing new dishes are created exclusively by the host chefs and their guests from all around the globe. Anyone who claims to be a genuine bon vivant would not want to miss this event!
Business & Planning Manager
Ibonhe BUCH was born in Mexico City and it was here where she studied Social Communication. She has in her favor over 20 years of experience in tourism, sales, groups, conventions, events, and weddings. She obtained credentials while working in Los Cabos for chains such as Grupo Posadas, Melia hotels, Crown Plaza, and Grupo Solmar.
She has lived in Puerto Vallarta since 2012. In March 2015, she joined IVI DMC² as a Planning and Events Manager. Due to her vast knowledge, outstanding leadership, and performance she was soon promoted to Destination Manager in March 2016.
Single at present, Ibonhe is a happy person who loves her two Bengal cats, Chance and Okan. She also enjoys traveling, swimming in the ocean and relaxing on the beach.
Local Attraction - I just love swimming and interacting with dolphins. They are such lovely creatures!
Restaurant – Nick-San, for its Japanese food. I love the entire menu!
Local Event – The Puerto Vallarta annual farmers market and whale watching are among my favorite local events.