Puerto Vallarta, A Great Vacation Destination
With its popularity now, it is difficult to believe that Puerto Vallarta was once a quiet fishing village and port town. Located in the state of Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta was founded on December 12, 1851 by Don Guadalupe Sanchez Torres and was originally named “Pierto Las Penas”, meaning “Port of the Rocks.” The village was first established as a port for the mines in the area to transfer silver. In 1918, this simple fishing village was made into a municipality and renamed Puerto Vallarta after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of the state.
The area gained popularity in the 60’s and 70’s after “Night of the Iguana” staring Elizabeth Taylor was filmed there. This was the catalyst for the current tourist community that Puerto Vallarta has today. With countless activities to keep even the most high energy traveler satisfied Puerto Vallarta offers its guests a variety of lodging and dining options and a very active nightlife too.
Due to its location on Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta and nearby cities all along the coast are able to offer both land and water activities. The list of things to do range from ATV, Jeep, and horseback riding to kayaking, dolphin swims, and fishing charters. With all activities, there are several vendors who offer various packages and ticket prices so make sure you shop around for the one that suits your needs best. While you are doing your research, make sure to check out www.vallartalaestancia.com to book your accommodations. There you’ll find amazing privately owned condos that provide all the comforts of home in a luxury resort setting.