Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas. Its proximity to the Bay of Banderas, the agricultural valley of the Ameca River, and the important mining centers in the Sierra have given the town a more interesting past than most Mexican tourist destinations.
In fact, Puerto Vallarta was a thriving Mexican village long before it became an international tourist destination.
American director John Huston filmed his 1963 movie The Night of the Iguana in Mismaloya, a small town just south of Puerto Vallarta.
During the filming, the US media gave extensive coverage to Elizabeth Taylor's extramarital affair with Richard Burton, as well as covering the frequent fighting between Huston and the film's four stars. The subsequent publicity helped put Puerto Vallarta on the map for US tourists.
Resort developments in Puerto Vallarta boomed in the 1970s, experiencing rapid growth in luxury hotels and international resorts, to where in 2013 there are over 40 five star and four star rated hotels.
And if you’re ever in need of a doctor, Puerto Vallarta's Telemedicine Services Consult A Doctor® (CADR+) powered by Teladoc, provides on-demand, 24/7 phone, video and mobile phone application access to US Board Certified doctors, who can diagnose your problem and prescribe medication* when needed. Individuals and families can consult immediately with a network of U.S.-based, state-licensed doctors for common, non-emergent medical conditions.
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