26 Facts About Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahia de Banderas in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

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Puerto Vallarta is the second largest urban agglomeration in the state after the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.

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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 Tomatlan to the Nayarit border .

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Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of Jalisco.

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Puerto Vallarta was a thriving Mexican village long before it became an international tourist destination.

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Puerto Vallarta became a vacation destination for residents of the Sierra Towns, and by the mid 19th century, the town already had its regularly returning population of vacationers.

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Puerto Vallarta died there in 1943, though his remains were returned 10 years later and interred in the main parish church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Until then the only access to Puerto Vallarta was by sea, air, or by mule trails to the sierra towns.

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Also in 1942, in the New York-based magazine Modern Mexico the first advertisement for a Puerto Vallarta vacation appeared, sponsored by the Air Transport Company of Jalisco.

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Improvements and investment in infrastructure led to Puerto Vallarta experiencing tourist booms, starting in the late 1960s.

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Puerto Vallarta has since attracted a lively immigrant community from the U S, Canada and Europe.

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The visit showcased Puerto Vallarta's recently developed international airport and resort infrastructure.

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Puerto Vallarta has a Tropical wet and dry climate, with dry winters and rainy summers.

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Puerto Vallarta was once named as La ciudad mas amigable del mundo, as the sign reads when entering from Nayarit.

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Puerto Vallarta is a highly popular vacation spot for domestic tourists.

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Also in recent years Acapulco has experienced a rise in drug related violence and consequently Puerto Vallarta has absorbed a lot of the Mexico City resort vacation business .

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Rapid growth in tourist volume in Puerto Vallarta has given rise to rapid growth in hotel and rental apartment construction.

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Puerto Vallarta has become a popular retirement destination for U S and Canadian retirees.

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However, since that time, Puerto Vallarta has developed into Mexico's premier resort town as a sort of satellite gay space for its big sister Guadalajara, much as Fire Island is to New York City and Palm Springs is to Los Angeles.

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Poverty remains a problem in Puerto Vallarta, fueled by the constant influx of persons seeking employment.

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Many of the jobs available in Puerto Vallarta are classed as inferior by the Secretariat for Social Development, and even jobs that are generally well paying tend to be seasonal, so for example, waiters depend heavily on tips to supplement incomes that can be as low as 80 pesos a day - the applicable minimum wage in Jalisco.

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Port of Puerto Vallarta receives cruise ships on a regular basis during the tourist season.

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Puerto Vallarta'storically, buses connected with nearby Tepic, where there was a passenger rail service on the main north–south trunk of Ferromex.

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Parking in Puerto Vallarta is scarce, and this makes automobile commuting impractical.

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Puerto Vallarta has schools for all levels from kindergarten to university education both private and public.

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Puerto Vallarta has a campus from one of the best known universities in Mexico, the University of Guadalajara.

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