Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Ever since the filming of the movie, Night of the Iguana, Puerto Vallarta has become one of Mexico’s favorite destinations. The small town on the Bay of Banderas continues to attract tourists because of its charm and its many beach resorts. Be sure to include Puerto Vallarta in your Mexican itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. The distinctive tower of the Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church is visible throughout the downtown.
2. Stroll along the Malecon, a waterfront boardwalk, to admire the numerous and interesting sculptures.
3. My favorite sculpture happens to have become the symbol of the city. The Boy on a Seahorse sculpture is positively adorable.