was also famous for its cat population. The Island was a lower class suburb until flooding during Hurricane Lily (1971) forced residents to be relocated. They were moved to Palo Seco (which means "dry stick") and the Island was converted into a site for restaurants, shops and a cultural center. *Cuale Archaeological Museum - on the West side of the ''Isla Cuale'', the museum presents a significant collection of local and regional pre-Hispanic art in a number of informative displays
at the corner of Dieguez & Aguacate at the south end of town. Busses leave at 6AM & 9AM. Look for the blue bust stop sign. You will have to pay the driver in Peso's (fares vary on distance). Just tell the driver where or when you want to get off the bus. Most busses make frequent stops but have A C. Regional busses are very reliable & run 7 days per week. See thumb 300px Puerto Vallarta's beaches lie between mountains and ocean (Image:Puerto Vallarta beach.jpg) Beautiful Banderas
+PRN20080619 title Gloria & Emilio Estefan Open Costa d'Este Beach Resort date June 19, 2008 work Reuters and The Cardozo in Miami Beach. Regional variations In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco the Vallarta Botanical Gardens hosts a Las Posadas celebration on December 20th. During workshops in the daytime, participants make their own nativity scenes with local natural materials including Spanish moss. In the evening, carolers proceed to nativities
. To the north it borders the southwest part of the state of Nayarit. To the east it borders the municipality of Mascota and San Sebastián del Oeste, and to the south it borders the municipalities of Talpa de Allende and Cabo Corriente. Guia Roji - ''Ciudad de Puerto Vallarta'' (map) Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of Jalisco. In Spanish (spanish language), ''Puerto Vallarta'' is frequently shortened to "Vallarta", while English speakers call the city '''P.V.''' for short. In internet shorthand the city is often referred to as PVR, after the International Air Transport Association airport code for its Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport). History 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. For a sense of the extent even of the city's modern history, note that Puerto Vallarta and Seattle were founded in the same year, 1851. Pre-Hispanic times to the 19th century Few details are known about the history of the area prior to the 19th century. There is archaeological evidence of continuous human habitation from 580 BC, and there is archeological evidence (from sites near Ixtapa and in Col. Lázaro Cardenas) The archaeologist in charge of these digs maintains a website with information related to them (in Spanish), one for the Ixtapa site, and one for the Calle Costa Rica site. that the area belonged to the Aztatlán culture which dominated Jalisco, Nayarit and Michoacán from approx. 900-1200 AD. The limited evidence in occidental Mexican archeology have limited the current knowledge about pre-historic life in the area. An example of this neglect is the City of Puerto Vallarta's destruction of the active excavation in the area of Calle Costa Rica and the Libramiento in 1995 to create a soccer field. See the website of the archeologist who led the dig for details. Spanish missionary and conquistador documents chronicle skirmishes between the Spanish colonizers and the local peoples. In 1524, for example, a large battle between Hernán Cortés and an army of 10,000 to 20,000 Indians resulted in Cortés taking control of much of the Ameca valley. The valley was then named Banderas (flags) after the colorful standards carried by the natives. Also the area appears on maps and in sailing logs as a bay of refuge for the Manila Galleon trade as well as for other coastal seafarers. As such it figures in some accounts of pirate operations and smuggling and pirate contravention efforts by the viceregal government. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Banderas Valley and its
) Sergio Bustamante , Alejandro Colunga, Ramiz Barquet and others. The Malecon was extensively rebuilt in 2002-2003 following damage from hurricane Kenna. It was also greatly renovated, having new walkways and iconic sculptures in 2010 *Mercado Isle Cuale and Mercado Municipal Cuale - there are two large public markets in the Centro along the banks of the Cuale selling a variety of artisanal and souvenir goods, and the Isla Cuale has a number of souvenir vendor shops as well. The Isla Cuale
government's decision to develop the nearby resort in the 1970s has had major implications for both the city and municipality of Zihuatanejo. The area is now the third most visited area in Mexico after Cancún and Puerto Vallarta and the most popular for sports fishermen (recreational fishing).
directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Cheapest place to buy most groceries. Huge produce dept. Good variety of Mexican & some US products. Good place to buy smokes or liquor before flying home. Can be inconvenient to bring back groceries via local bus. *
, these botanical collections features thousands of different species of plants. The gardens are in a unique tropical dry forest ecosystem at 1,300 feet above sea level. Against the breathtaking backdrop of soaring mountain peaks, there is much to experience: Palm Gardens, Rose Garden, Tree Fern Grotto, Orchid House, Jungle Trails, Tropical Bird Watching, Agave Gardens, displays of Mexican Wildflowers and the Carnivorous Plant Collection. Bringing your swimsuit and enjoy a refreshing dip
. Beaches South of Puerto Vallarta *Playa Gemelas - a beach two miles North of the mouth of the Mismaloya river and has some of the clearest water in the bay. *Playa Mismaloya - at the mouth of the Mismaloya River. The beach was featured in several scenes from ''Night of the Iguana'' and the main set was located on hillside to the South of the beach. The beach is developed with a number of restaurants. South Shores beaches A number of beaches along the South shore of the bay
and Raúl di Blasio. The tribute coincided with his recent divorce, a serious relapse into alcoholism and a significant loss of vocal abilities; caused by his addictions and several respiratory problems suffered throughout his life. He appeared to be in poor physical shape, too thin and lacking energy. Camilo Sesto even took a break in the middle of the presentation to speak words of encouragement to José. The album was not released until 1994. At that time, José suffered the worst stage of alcoholism in his career. During 1993, he retired from the stage and went to rehab. Upon completion of his rehabilitation, he started seasons in places like the famous "Teatro Blanquita" of Mexico City, and the Gibson Amphitheatre of Los Angeles. WikiPedia:Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Jalisco Localities Puerto Vallarta commons:Puerto Vallarta
'''Puerto Vallarta''' ( ) is a Mexican (Mexico) beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas. The 2010 census reported Puerto Vallarta's population as 255,725 Census data is available from the website of the Mexican National Statistical Institute making it the second largest city in the state (States of Mexico) of Jalisco. The City of Puerto Vallarta is the government seat of the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta which comprises the city as well as population centers outside of the city extending from Boca de Tomatlán to the Nayarit border (the Ameca River).
The city is located at . To the north it borders the southwest part of the state of Nayarit. To the east it borders the municipality of Mascota and San Sebastián del Oeste, and to the south it borders the municipalities of Talpa de Allende and Cabo Corriente. Guia Roji - ''Ciudad de Puerto Vallarta'' (map)
Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of Jalisco. In Spanish (spanish language), ''Puerto Vallarta'' is frequently shortened to "Vallarta", while English speakers call the city '''P.V.''' for short. In internet shorthand the city is often referred to as PVR, after the International Air Transport Association airport code for its Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport).