Puerto Vallarta’s Story – How it All Began

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Are you a fan of Puerto Vallarta, but you don’t know all there is to know about Puerto Vallarta’s story and how it all began? Puerto Vallarta is currently a sought out and top vacation destination in Mexico. However, did you know that Puerto Vallarta was once a mining center in the Sierra Madre mountains and a major agricultural center in the Ameca River Valley? When you are able to travel again after the coronavirus and COVID-19 epidemic is over, book a vacation to Puerto Vallarta. There, you should check out Garza Blanca Resorts as they offer luxury accommodations and amenities, and they are situated on a private beach. You can talk to them about their exclusive vacation club memberships if you would like to vacation in Puerto Vallarta more often. Read below to learn Puerto Vallarta’s story and how it all began. 

Puerto Vallarta’s Story – How it All Began

Archaeologists have learned that Aztaltan humans were living in the area up to the year 580 BC. Later, Spanish conquistadors started an invasion and battle in 1524 with the natives. Spanish leader Hernan Cortez led his troops in battle with more than 20,000 native people. In the end, the Spanish won the battle, then reigned over the Ameca Valley. The area was renamed as Banderas (flag in Spanish), which was an appropriate name as the natives would carry vibrant flags when they were in battle. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Banderas Bay became an important stop for cargo ships and vessels to trade and restock supplies. 

Luxury Resort Town From Fishing Village

Puerto Vallarta went through a major renovation during the fifties and sixties. This fishing village became a luxury resort town. First, property disputes were resolved by the Mexican government so that communal lands were changed into private properties. The resulting sales revenue when land was bought and sold helped promote growth in Puerto Vallarta. Also, Puerto Vallarta officially became a city in 1968. 

Puerto Vallarta Interest

During 1964, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor starred in “The Night of the Iguana” that was directed by John Huston. The movie was filmed in Mismaloya, which wasn’t far from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Burton and Taylor started a love affair during filming, and US media and news reporters traveled from the US to Puerto Vallarta to cover the scandal. As a result, more tourists and visitors wanted to visit Puerto Vallarta, too. 

Money Invested in Roads and Air in Puerto Vallarta

The Mexican government decided in the late 1960’s to invest in road and air projects in Puerto Vallarta. Construction started for the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, and today millions of people visit this airport each year. Also, new roads were built and older roads were renovated so that traffic would flow easier into Puerto Vallarta. Also, Puerto Vallarta became the first harbor city in Mexico when the El Salado wharf was inaugurated on June 1st, 1970. More and more hotels and resorts were built as tourism spiked. In 2020, Puerto Vallarta has more than fifty 4-star and 5-star resorts and hotels. 

Current Day Puerto Vallarta

In the 1980’s, Puerto Vallarta became an affordable vacation spot for travelers spending dollars, because the peso was majorly devalued. Also, changes to a federal Agrarian Law in the 1990’s allowed foreigners to buy ejido lands  if they used a Fideicomiso or a bank trust. Development and new construction in the area began to boom. More and more condos, resorts, homes, and hotels began to be built. Currently, Puerto Vallarta is one of the top tourist vacation destinations in the world, and the majority of the city’s revenue comes from tourism.  

You have just learned Puerto Vallarta’s story and how it all began. When the time is right and you can travel to Puerto Vallarta for a vacation, then you need to check out Garza Blanca Resorts. Visit their website to see what vacation packages they currently have available for future travel. Once you stay at Garza Blanca Resorts, you will probably want to make sure you vacation more often. If so, ask to see if you qualify to join their exclusive vacation club membership. You won’t regret it! 

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