Puerto Vallarta is promoting a comprehensive project for the rescue and conservation of the archaeological zone of Ixtapa, where besides preserving the vestiges of the first civilizations that inhabited this region, it is sought to turn it into a cultural and tourist heritage.
The mayor made a tour of the area with members of the City Council to the points that are located in the neighborhoods Niños Héroes and Palmar de Santo Domingo, in the Ixtapa delegation. In the first one, there is an imprint of its ceremonial zone and it will be turned into an Environmental Archaeological Park, where options such as hiking can be offered, while the natural wealth and way of life of the settled populations can be explored.
In Palmar de Santo Domingo, rescue of ancient architecture is being conducted, as well as investigation, together with federal and state authorities to save this cultural heritage.
Mayor Arturo Dávalos, said that “the interest of this municipality along with the INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History, is to rescue and make an area where we can bring tourists to meet our ancestors, so that they know our customs, so they know everything we’ve been discovering.” He indicated that there is already “a very advanced and very deep study of this area and that we want to preserve it. This cultural heritage is part of Puerto Vallarta and has never been preserved, it has never been taken care of, today we want together with the federal, state and municipal authorities, to take care of this area, rescue it and of course, put it at the service of all the tourists and all of us who live here in this municipality.”