Love, Sex, Hollywood, and the making of Puerto Vallarta

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor statue at La Fuente del Puente Restaurant & Bar

Its weather is gorgeous. Its beaches are beautiful. Its locals are friendly and welcoming. So it’s hardly surprising that over the past 50 years Puerto Vallarta has transformed from an idyllic fishing village into a getaway spot that draws thousands of tourists a year. Yet, not every cute little beach town turns into a renowned travel attraction.