May is an especially joyful month for Puerto Vallarta, and the next Tuesday 31st, we will be celebrating the 98th anniversary of the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta, as well as the 48th anniversary of the appointment as city which means we’re getting closer to our first centennial.
Here is a little of history; before May 31st, 1918, the small Puerto Las Peñas was just a fishing and farmer village dedicated mostly to banana exports to the United States, it was also part of the municipality of San Sebastian del Oeste, until it was decided to rename to the current denomination and create our own Municipality.
The name changed in honor of the illustrious Ignacio L. Vallarta, Jalisco lawyer and former State Governor; from the creation of the Town Hall, a gradual progress came up until the word about the great beauty of this destination was spread out among Hollywood celebrities of that time and in 1963, the filming of the movie “The Night of the Iguana” which captivated Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
Since back then, Puerto Vallarta has become one of the favorite destinations for both domestic and tourists from around the world. And that should be celebrated!
Traditionally, we have lived very important events on each year’s anniversary of this wonderful destination, especially free concerts, food fairs and special tours through the most representative historical sites.
This year is no exception, so stay tuned because very soon we will share the official activities program so you can feel the pride of celebrating this great city as a way to give back a little of what we both tourists and locals have received from Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta announces events to celebrate 98th Anniversary, read more here.