The famous Vallarta that we know today is totally linked to "The Night of the Iguana"
The famous Vallarta that we know today is totally linked to "The night of the iguana".
The history of Puerto Vallarta goes back several centuries, when it was a town isolated from the rest of the world between the mountains, the ocean and the Ameca River. Yes, over time it began to have activity and movement, but it was not until Hollywood director John Huston noticed Puerto Vallarta for his movie "The Night of the Iguana", which became known throughout the world and a paradisiacal destination coveted by foreigners from all latitudes.
That's right, the famous Puerto Vallarta that we know today is totally linked to "The Night of the Iguana", a film that was filmed in 1963 in Mismaloya, a hard-to-access beach located just over 10 minutes south of the city (in then only a fishing village). John Huston loved Mexico and in the twenties he had already passed through Puerto Vallarta, such was the charm he felt for this destination, that he decided to return afterwards to film a film set against a background of exuberant nature and fascinating landscapes. At that time Mismaloya had a perfect combination of transparent waters, clear sand, dense jungle and a lot of privacy. All this finished to conquer to John Huston, that chose like protagonists to Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr.
"The Night of the Iguana" put Puerto Vallarta in the spotlight of the entire world, because apart from the film per se, its filming attracted a lot of media attention because Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most famous Hollywood stars of the moment, was of girlfriend with Richard Burton and spent a lot of time in Mismaloya and Puerto Vallarta. Being able to take photos of the couple turned into milled gold for journalists.
This was the beginning of Puerto Vallarta as a famous tourist destination abroad. From this film was that people from other countries began to arrive, causing the destination to develop in order to have a good tourist infrastructure for its new visitors.
Hollywood fell in love with Puerto Vallarta, and you can too. Visit us, at Hotel El Pescador we will be waiting for you with open arms. We have a privileged location in Playa Camarones, a few steps from the boardwalk and downtown. We have rooms with beautiful sea views, a pool and a restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner service at the best prices in the area.
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Do not think twice, book your stay today and give yourself the vacation you want so much in Puerto Vallarta.
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