Puerto Vallarta is located on Banderas Bay, which both the France-based organization, the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club and UNESCO consider being one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It finds itself in a select company, along with San Francisco in California, Quebec City in Canada and Santander Bay in Spain. It is also one of the world’s largest bays, measuring 42 km from east to west and 32 km from north to south.
Puerto Vallarta sunsets are well-known for their beauty
At one time, Puerto Vallarta was known as Las Peñitas. It was founded in the Independence era, on December 12th, 1851, and received its present name in 1918, in honor of Ignacio L. Vallarta, a distinguished Jalisco lawyer and judge. Read more about Puerto Vallarta’s history.
Years later, with the arrival of the first airplanes in the 1930s, there was a trickle of visitors who admired the gorgeous, uninhabited scenery.