Cuale River Island
What today is the island in the Cuale River exists since 1926 , when the river grew and forked into two separate arms leaving a temporary island in between them. Currently is a peaceful and relaxed shade-rich oasis in the middle of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
The Cuale River is one of the seven rivers that start off in the Sierra Madre Mountains and ends up in the Banderas Bay, it divides the town into the downtown area north of the river and the Romantic Zone (Old Vallarta) to the south.
Some of the most popular and emblematic attractions located at the Cuale River Island in Puerto Vallarta.
A business side with restaurants, shops and stands that offer everything from silver, ceramics, sombreros, hammocks and souvenirs, with little parks, benches, sculptures and art.
Bridge to Gringo Gulch
Gringo Gulch is the favorite bohemian part of the historical downtown area, the place where artists, actors, directors and other gringos (foreigners from north of the border) established themselves starting off in the late 1950's up until today.
John Huston's Statue
You'll also find John Huston's statue, a tribute from the 25th anniversary of the movie he shot in the area that pushed the city into the limelight and into the world tourist map, The Night of the Iguana.
Cuale River Museum
If you walk to the West, the Pacific side, you'll arrive at the Museo Arqueológico del Cuale (Archaeological Museum) that offers a small but impressive collection of pre-Columbian figurines.