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Soul and Spirit of Puerto Vallarta. This is the Isla del Río Cuale

Definitely, my Magno followers, when you visit Puerto Vallarta, will find areas that have their personality. Puerto Vallarta, a unique symphony of elements that the state of Jalisco gives us and that look proudly at the Pacific Ocean.


Several residents of Vallarta previously called it La Isla de los Niños or La Isla de Santa Clara. And since the beginning of the last century, this point of interest began to become emblematic since it is a place where you can perceive the delicious and tropical environment where you live better: delightful experiences and enjoyable moments of high tourist quality.


They are like brothers. The island and the Cuale River. This refreshing tributary that is born in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental that surround the territorial space that now occupies Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas geographically divides Puerto Vallarta into two parts; North and south. On the north side, the Cuale river inherits the so-called Zona Centro, and on the south side, it gives us the so-called Romantic Zone.


Romantic Zone? Some will think that here we find many couples who lavish all kinds of affection. Well, not my Great friends, fervent travelers to Mexican lands. Here in Mexico, we know the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta as the old Puerto Vallarta, that old, bohemian Vallarta, rich in traditions, rich in past legends, rich with every step we take and where we can discover unique visual and sensory delights in it. Fascinating destination.


So if we are talking about an island, we are talking about that we will have to access it by boat or boats or perhaps by hanging bridges. Indeed we access by two bridges to the island of the Río Cuale.


And perhaps they will say to me: And what is unique about these bridges? Well, if they bring their senses wide open and perceptive, they will be able to begin to realize that the magic of this natural beauty starts here, the authentic Puerto Vallarta, of soul and heart that outside the beaches, throbs here.


Of course, I cannot stop recommending the Puente de la Iguana or also known as El Puente del Gringo Gulch, a pedestrian bridge that opens us to the aroma of the pure essence of Vallarta. Beautifully decorated with its white handrails and its colored tiles that give it an undeniably beautiful chromatic presence.


Once upon a time, there was an actor, a cinematographic poet named John Huston, who in the 1940s filmed the movie called La Noche de la Iguana precisely in the vicinity of the Río Cuale island; If you have the opportunity to watch this film, you will be able to differentiate between the historical Gulch gringo and the modern Gulch gringo.


The Gulch gringo begins in the Gringo Gulch zone located in the north of the island; This Gringo Gulch area deserves a special mention because, as previously mentioned, El bohemian and cultural Vallarta, the essential Vallarta where the refinement and the supreme sensitivity of good living are found here. Finally, the iguana bridge extends to the vicinity of the cultural center that is geographically located to the east of the island.


Along with the Gulch gringo, he is now accompanied by three other bridges, of which two are destined for the circulation of vehicles and another two for the flow of tourists, making a total of four in total, including our historical friend.


To conclude, you may wonder, well, what makes this area of ​​Puerto Vallarta so special? What makes it so special is its menu of possibilities and activities to do, from excellent culinary options, bars, restaurants, souvenir and craft shops to some artistic spaces that complement the undeniably exquisite menu of sensations. This area is crowned by the Cuale Archaeological Museum, which offers us culture, history, and knowledge


Some great recommendations? Of course. Here is a little bit of the great travel experience in Puerto Vallarta. One of the activities that take place on the island of Cuale is learning to breathe the tropical environment by practicing relaxation under the shade of the leafy trees in the area; however, iguanas of different sizes inhabit them, depending on the level of wonder that you have, these will be an indisputable pretext to take photos and selfies. Maybe other of you will say And what is special about seeing an iguana? Well, not only is appreciating them, it is, once again, combining with the environment to live more sophisticated experiences, not just seeing and passing.


For your server, they are undeniably beautiful and complement the landscape of melodic elements of this beautiful area of ​​Puerto Vallarta. Only a great recommendation. Do not make sudden movements that they can interpret as being going to attack you. Calm down, slowly, and every one in holy peace.



Have you already wanted to visit the island of the Río Cuale? Me too.


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