Puerto Vallarta

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Sailing out of Puerto Vallarta

Only a few U.S. residents ventured to Puerto Vallarta until the 1950s. That’s when airplanes began landing on a dirt
airstrip just outside of the city. By the 1960s, the town was a hideaway for movie stars who enjoyed the charm and
serenity of the area.
Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Downtown Puerto Vallarta
 
About that time Hollywood really ignited interest in the city. In 1963, director John Huston chose Puerto Vallarta as
the film location of Tennessee William’s “Night of the Iguana”, which starred Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, and Ava Garner.
 
Much of the filming was done in the deserted cove of Mismaloya. The film gave Vallarta its reputation as a steamy
romantic escape, and soon large numbers of travelers went to experience it for themselves. In 1968, a road was built
from Tepic to accommodate the flow of visitors.
 
By 1974, the boom in construction and population was on, and the area blossomed with more than 350,000 residents
and about three million visitors each year.
Mr Creme PV
Mr.Creme‘s, best breakfast in the Western Hemisphere
 
This is a city with modern infrastructure and conveniences that have somehow managed to maintain its unique Old Mexican charm, unlike so many more glitzy resorts. In many areas of Puerto Vallarta you will feel like you are taking a
step back in time. A step back to a much simpler time. Donkeys are still used for delivery in many parts of this unique
city.
ship leaving PV
 
Cruise ship leaving port
 
A modern marina and cruise ship port attract visitors on ships from all over the world. The City’s clean, friendly
atmosphere, unique Mexican ambiance and incredible diverse shopping attract international and Mexican tourists
in droves. These unique attractions lure many to return overand over again. Many of these tourists end up becoming full time residents or retire in Puerto Vallarta.
 
The Gustavo Ordiaz International Airport is located2 miles or 5 minutes north of town

The Author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has visited.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website.www.journeysthrulife.com

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It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember, that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate, they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

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