Puerto Vallarta is on the Pacific coast and stretches around Banderas Bay. Originally a small fishing village, this sophisticated town is now a popular destination and receives thousands of tourist every year from around the world. It’s easy to see why this once small village is so popular. With long sandy beaches and a beautiful backdrop of palm covered mountains, it is a spot that brings out the romantic in all of us.
Puerto Vallarta, or Vallarta as it’s affectionately called, was made popular when in 1962 John Huston chose Mismaloya as the destination for the movie Night of the Iguana’s. The steamy romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton caused the world to take notice while Hollywood paparazzi flocked here to get the scoop.
Since then, Vallarta has grown into a travelers paradise while retaining that small fishing village feel in the Old Town area. There are world class restaurants, quaint little shops, steamy nightlife and a multitude of day excursions for every age. Vallarta is also the gay capital of Mexico making it a top gay tourist attraction which is known around the world. Los Muertos Beach even has an area on the south end that is known as the gay beach and the hosts the famous Blue Chairs Resort.
So come to Puerto Vallarta and explore the picturesque cobblestone streets, enjoy exquisite culinary delights, stroll down the newly renovated malecon or check out the many art galleries throughout Old Town and El Centro. Whatever your itinerary, it would be difficult not to fall in love with this charming fishing village now top tourist destination.