Experience Historic Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular destinations for travelers from near and far on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Dotted with long stretches of white sand, beautiful palm trees, and cobblestone streets, Puerto Vallarta is a pristine in the day as it is vibrant by night. While it’s an amazing place for those looking to relax and unwind in style, it’s also a rich destination for history buffs. Where culture and history collide, Puerto Vallarta opens up to guests as an intriguing place to learn. Here are a few must-try destinations when you’re visiting historic Puerto Vallarta.

Day 1: Naval History Museum

The sea has long been an integral part of Puerto Vallarta’s past and in honor of its importance, the Mexican Navy opened the Naval History Museum to the public in 2006. Since then, it’s become an iconic stop for guests to Puerto Vallarta to learn more about the history of Mexico. The building sits near El Malécon making it easily accessible and provides visitors with five rooms of exhibits. Permanent displays feature maps, photos, documents and replicas that highlight the naval achievements that have protected and promoted the freedoms of the Mexican people.

Naval History Museum
Calle Zaragoza 4, Centro, 48300
Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
+52 322 223 5357

Day 2: Triton and Mermaid

While a walk down El Malécon is fascinating with its many restaurants, shops and vibrant nightlife, the end of this street also features one of Puerto Vallarta’s most pristine sculptures. Paying homage to the land, sea, and mythology that is interwoven into both Mexican and Greek culture, the sculpture is known as Triton and Mermaid and was completed by Mexican artist Carlos Espino in 1990. While the statue has been moved around town at certain times since then, its current location keeps in the heart of the historic Puerto Vallarta and intriguing visitors with its ancient story to tell.

Triton and Mermaid
Abasolo, Centro, 48300
Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Day 3: Casa Kimberly

If your passion for studying the past is interwoven with a love for celebrity culture, there’s no better place to be in Puerto Vallarta than Casa Kimberly. This Banderas Bay residence is easily identifiable by its vibrant red rooftop and is well known for being the former vacation residence of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The residence hots nine suites and just as many chandeliers making it a luxurious excursion that oozes elegance from top to bottom. While the home is privately owned, it is still open for tours to those looking for an inside look at how celebrities once vacationed in Puerto Vallarta.

Casa Kimberly
Calle Zaragoza 445, Centro, 48300
Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
+52 322 222 1336

Experience Historic Puerto Vallarta

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