Puerto Vallarta Travel
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.
Nuevo Vallarta is a wonderful place to spend your Spring Break; it’s warm, beautiful, and full of things to do. While you are there, your calendar will likely be full from trying to pack all that the area has to offer into just a few days. When you are putting your schedule together, you may want to save March 11th for the Becas Ball which offers a night of good food and fun while also benefitting a great cause.
Puerto Vallarta is a great vacation destination. For anyone with a healthy budget, it can be an AMAZING vacation destination. With luxury villas, private tours, and world renowned restaurants, there is no limit to what Puerto Vallarta has to offer, if you can afford it.
For any of you who have dreamed of flying, a canopy tour is probably as close as you’re going to get. Glide hundreds of feet above the ground on a zip line, the wind in your face, and fool your senses into thinking you’re finally living your dream.
Chances are, if you’ve seen a postcard of Puerto Vallarta, you’ve seen the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (also known as the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Guadalupe Church). Having taken nearly a century to complete, this church combines many architectural styles to create a beautiful place of worship.