Art and Culture plus wonderful Festivals in Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is an increasingly important destination for both art and culture fans from around the world. Its historic Old Town is the perfect backdrop to inspire art lovers, and its vibrant art scene is reflected by the wealth of galleries, public sculptures and cultural festivals the city offers throughout the year.

Since its heyday in the ’60s, marked by the arrival of Liz Taylor, Ava Gardner and Richard Burton to the set of Night of the Iguana, the town has attracted filmmakers, artists, sculptors, musicians and cultural enthusiasts alike. The art scene has grown exponentially, fueled first by the development boom of the ’80s and ’90s that has now taken on a life of its own to support local, national and international art talent.

Vallarta is rapidly becoming known for its many festivals throughout the calendar year. Perhaps one of the oldest and most famous is the Marlin Festival, which ushers in a wave of fisherman and enthusiasts from around the world willing to take on the open seas around Puerto Vallarta in pursuit of the prize that made Ernest Hemingway both anxious and famous.

The season is complemented by festivals such as those dedicated to the environment, or film festival, jazz, photography, writer’s convention, not to mention an international sailing regatta and an increasingly important wine festival for the wine connoisseur.

Festival Gourmet that sees a host of master chefs from around the world descend onto Vallarta┬┤s shores to create gastronomic delicacies to please any palate. The number of restaurants and chefs that participates increases yearly, as do the host of satellite events that happen around the bay.