We arrived in Puerto Vallarta this morning around 9 A.M. The first thing we saw was stunning hotels right on the beach. I would not mind spending a week in one of them. :-)
We were able to walk right off the ship today, the buses were waiting for us to load for our tour. Puerto Vallarta used to be a sleepy town until the filming of the movie “Night of the Iguana”. It has now transformed into an international resort town.
Director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.
Our first stop on the tour was the famous Malecon. The city's popular boardwalk by the beach is lined with shops, restaurants and artists selling their wares. We started out taking pictures of the famous statues along the boardwalk before visiting the incredible Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
After visiting this area our tour guide took us to old town for some shopping and then to one of the most beautiful beaches we have seen. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Puerto Vallarta was our favorite stop on the cruise. Check back later for more from our cruise to Mexico.