The history of Puerto Vallarta.

The history of Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta's proximity to the Bay of Banderas, the agricultural valley of the Ameca River, and the important mining centers in the Sierra have given the town a more interesting past than most Mexican tourist destinations.

Puerto Vallarta was a thriving Mexican village long before it became an international tourist destination.

Tourism was a major economic activity because of the climate, scenery, tropical beaches, and rich cultural history.

Come to Vallarta and be part of the its history.

The history of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

A great and modern Mexican city with a great history.
The history of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.
The history of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.
    Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas (Banderas Bay). The 2005 census reported Puerto Vallarta's population as 177,830 making it the fifth-largest city in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The population is ever-increasing however, because of Vallarta's development into a retirement hot-spot/haven, as well as its booming Real Estate industry.

    The city is located at the same latitude as Hawaii, and therefore shares the tropical paradise's climate. It is extremely well protected by Banderas Bay, providing great swimming beaches and a beautiful nightly view of the sunset. The city is divided into four main parts from north to south: The Marina, Hotel Zone, El Centro (Downtown), and The Romantic Zone. Further to the north, you can find Nuevo Vallarta, the cities of Bucerías and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Jalisco's border with the state of Nayarit. Heading south, you’ll run into glorious properties situated on the cliffs of Conchas Chinas and the beautiful beaches of Mismaloya.

    Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of the state of Jalisco. "Puerto Vallarta" is often shortened to "Vallarta" and English (language) speakers call the city P.V. for short (Wikipedia, Virtual Vallarta.com). For more information about the history of the city, please visit Wikipedia or VirtualVallarta.com.

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