About Puerto VallartaPuerto is Spanish for Port, so Puerto Vallarta is obviously right beside the sea. Puerto Vallarta is thus Port Vallarta in English and in fact is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas (bahia is Spanish for bay). Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of Jalisco. Puerto Vallarta is a highly popular tourist destination.
What is special about Puerto Vallarta?How about food? Puerto Vallarta is Mexico's gastronomic center and living here are some of the best chef around serving great Mexican and international cuisine. If you are a food gourmet, the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is during the 10 day annual International Gourmet Festival during which the world's best 20 guest chefs as well as the talented local chefs offer special tasting menus in 21 participating restaurants, cooking classes and wine tastings.
What else is special about Puerto Vallarta? Like some extreme sport? How about hanging yourself upside down and being whirled around to get your head spinning?
Photo of birdman of Puerto Vallarta is property of John Picken
Don't like dangerous sport? Puerto Vallerta is full of sculpture as you can see below:
Photo of sculpture is property of svonog
Photo of sculpture is property of wonderlane
Photo of man of fish is property of wonderlane
Photo of Puerto Vallarta angel is property of NetDiva
Along the beach at Puerto Vallarta you will also find beautiful sand sculpture like the one in the photo below:
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