Puerto Vallarta’s popularity rose in the 1950’s, when the town’s airport first opened. The flights brought in people from all over the world, including famous Hollywood director John Huston.
Puerto Vallarta became known worldwide when, in 1963, John Huston filmed the movie version of The Night of the Iguana in the town. During the filming, one of the actors, Richard Burton, was having an affair with the already-married Elizabeth Taylor.
This not only increased the publicity of the film, but also introduced the world to the natural beauty of Puerto Vallarta. Since then, more and more travelers have visited and continue to visit Puerto Vallarta.
Today, Puerto Vallarta is one of the world’s most visited beach destinations. In fact, an estimated 2.5 million travelers – both Mexican and international – frequent the shores of Puerto Vallarta yearly.
Recently, there have been a number of changes to downtown area of Puerto Vallarta. The new Los Muertos Pier, which will be able to pick up passengers for boat excursions (such as the Marigalante) is expected to be finished by the end of this year.
The pier will feature fabric sails that will be outfitted with multi-colored lights that will increase its appeal during the evening hours.
It is expected that once completed, the new pier will increase the popularity of this already sought Zona Romantica neighborhood. Puerto Vallarta’s new Malecon is complete, and getting rave reviews.
The new Malecon is now much wider and more pedestrian-friendly. Another facet of the project is the use of natural cobblestone to absorbs heat better and reflect it in a way that will make it more enjoyable for the visitors.
Mexico Real Estate is still booming in Puerto Vallarta, and there are a number of developments currently underway in the Old Town area. One great example is Signature by Pinnacle which is located on a quiet cul-de-sac on Calle Pulpito, just one block up from Olas Altas.
There will be 40 units in Signature by Pinnacle, and every unit will have direct views of Banderas Bay, or views facing the North which showcase the town and ocean.
There is no need for a car or cabs. Everything you want is within walking distance, and you will not find a better location in town to experience the ”real” Puerto Vallarta.
Time and time again, Puerto Vallarta is given high scores for a vacation choice. Just this year alone, US News Travel, Tripadvisor, and Travel + Leisure magazine placed Puerto Vallarta in their lists of top Mexican destinations and top Latin-American cities.
Also, Travel Weekly rewarded Puerto Vallarta one of its most sought after prizes, the “Gold Magellan,” which goes to the best of the global tourism industry.
The October issue includes a section dedicated to the 2011 winners, and Puerto Vallarta has won this coveted award in the Overall Destinations – Cultural/Arts category.
If you are looking for world-class golfing, gourmet dining, and sandy beaches, then come to Puerto Vallarta. If investing in the Mexican real estate market is of interest to you, then take a look at Signature by Pinnacle while you are here.
Finding a vacation destination that has something for everyone to enjoy isn’t always easy, which is why so many families from all over the world choose to spend their vacations in Puerto Vallarta.