A Puerto Vallarta Timeshare Vacation May Surprise You

More than sun and sand to enjoy during your Mexico timeshare vacation

Marriott Resort at Banderas Bay

There is a multitude of reasons to enjoy a vacation in a Puerto Vallarta timeshare resale or timeshare rental, some you may know, and others that might be a surprise. But before I share with you some of the really interesting information I have recently learned about Puerto Vallarta, let me give you two links to our website where you can find an amazing inventory of timeshare vacation properties, in Puerto Vallarta as well as other great Mexico timeshare destinations.

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Puerto Vallarta has an interesting history. For many years, it remained a small beachside secret enjoyed primarily by visitors who traveled from other parts of Mexico or southern California. Then Hollywood came to Puerto Vallarta, and it was never the same.

In 1963, famed movie producer, John Huston, choose the site for the filming of The Night of the Iguana. The film starred Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, and Ava Gardner—three of the most press-worthy names of their time. But what really drew attention to the small town, was the arrival of Elizabeth Taylor, who came to be near Burton during the movie’s production. Now add to that, the drama of Taylor’s ex-husband Michael Wilding already on the set as Burton’s press agent. Or the fact that Peter Viertel, who had once been romantically involved with Ava Gardner, accompanied his wife Deborah Kerr to the movie location, and it is easy to understand why, overnight, Puerto Vallarta became a media hotspot.

But development has been kind to Puerto Vallarta. Despite the luxurious hotel and timeshare resorts, there is still a strong measure of village charm. Most days, the sky and the ocean compete to see which one can be the bluest. Just off shore, in the protected waters of Banderas Bay, dolphins play year-round and humpback whales come to spend the winter. Forested hillsides slope down to the sea, and you can canopy tour (also known as zip lines) a great deal of the area on one of the most extensive canopy cable networks in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta has wonderful shops and galleries to browse, but some of the most amazing art in the area can be found right on the beach. One particular example is the “La Rotunda del Mar” statues overlooking the ocean. Puerta Vallarta is rich with outdoor sculpture, with some of the most interesting pieces appearing along the Malecón, a favorite beachside boardwalk.

Our appreciation to the people at wired blog for bringing this artwork to our attention.

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