5 Things You May Not Have Known About Puerto Vallarta

March 26, 2019
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When it comes to things widely known about Puerto Vallarta, it’s no secret that it’s home to some of Mexico’s loveliest beaches, ethical vacation membership clubs, astounding food and of course, some of the best margaritas in the world (although the mojitos are pretty great, too). 

However, there are a few fun facts that aren’t so widely known about Puerto Vallarta that you may find interesting to know. Plus, they’re great icebreakers next time you’re sitting at the pool enjoying your next vacation at your timeshare in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit.

  1. Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta; a former governor of Jalisco. It was previously known as Las Peñas. 

  2. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Banderas Bay served as a point of refuge for ships passing the region, as the area was frequented by pirates and smugglers. 

  3. Puerto Vallarta was originally a very small fishing a pearl-diving community before the mining boom in the 18th century in the Sierra communities such as San Sebastian del Oeste and Mascota. 

  4. Puerto Vallarta is home to 8 Blue Flag beaches, more than any other tourist destination in the country. 

  5. At over 900 meters deep, Banderas Bay is one of the deepest bays in the entire world. 

Vallarta is full of all kinds of fun facts and because of its unique history, there are always new stories to uncover. As one of the top vacation destinations in Mexico, the history of Puerto Vallarta will continue to fascinate and inspire others to claim their own little piece of this paradise.

Learn more about what Adeprotur contributes to ethical timeshare and vacation membership developments in Puerto Vallarta by taking a look through our website. Owning a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta gives you the opportunity to keep coming back to visit time and time again to developments that abide by a strict code of ethics. Remember to always look for the Adeprotur stamp of approval when it comes to deciding where you’d like to buy a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay.