Puerto Vallarta was originally a simple town, a gateway for the silver extracted from nearby mines. But it took just one movie to for the world to discover it and turn Puerto Vallarta into the gorgeous resort it is today. The Night of the Iguana, a film by John Huston starring famous actors like Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr helped put this Mexican destination in the global map.
When people found out about the beautiful beaches and landscapes we have here, more and more travelers came to visit. Cruise ships started to arrive at the port and a new airport had to be opened. After that, it was one event after another that transformed the small town into a beautiful vacation spot filled with natural, cultural and historical treasures that lure travelers from around the world. Nowadays, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular winter sun destinations in Mexico thanks to its wonderful climate and its great diversity in flora and fauna. Not to mention its golden beaches, rising mountains and lush jungles!
The city offers varied artistic and cultural attractions and is home to a large community of painters, sculptors, writers and artisans. If you stroll through the quaint Malecon (the boardwalk), you can see pieces from several artists, including bronze, iron, stone and resin sculptures. El Malecon is our own open-air museum by the sea! You cannot miss “El Caballito” statue or the Arches, both famous emblems of Puerto Vallarta.
The Cuale Museum, located in downtown Puerto Vallarta, is a tiny place that has a wide collection of pre-Hispanic objects. Gaze at beautiful pottery, clay figurines and ancient grinding stones from the permanent collection or discover the area’s art and culture at the temporal exhibits.
Then there’s the Maritime History Museum, where all the major events that happened by sea are recorded. There are antique weapons, miniature boats and stories about great quests. Plus, there’s more information on the history of how Puerto Vallarta came to be!
If you wish to learn a bit more about this city and the great story it has to tell, you must go on the City Tour. It is the best way you can ensure that you’ll get the best out of this tropical paradise!