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Secrets You Didn’t Know About Puerto Vallarta & Banderas Bay

Secrets You Didn’t Know About Puerto Vallarta & Banderas Bay

By Casa Tabachin. Categorized under Culture, Vallarta

Despite its ever-growing popularity, many of Puerto Vallarta’s visitors are unaware of the secrets and legends of the bay.

Puerto Vallarta, an iconic beach destination known around the globe for its velvet sand beaches, enchanting ocean views, impressive nightlife, exquisite gastronomy, and wide cultural offer. It’s no wonder the city has been recognized by icons such as luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, Condé Nast, as one of the best small cities in the world.

Despite its ever-growing popularity, many of Puerto Vallarta’s visitors are unaware of the secrets and legends of the bay. Read on to discover the legend behind how Los Muertos Beach got its name, a battle for hidden treasure, and what makes Banderas Bay one of the most unique bays in the world.

The Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta is home to one of the country’s most famous beaches: Playa Los Muertos. You don’t need to be fluent in Spanish to understand its literal translation. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why “Beach of the Dead”? According to local legend, the bay was a pirate refuge during the XVI century. It is said that they stormed the beach to steal from whoever they found and bury their treasure. However, many of them were killed on the beach by the locals, hence: “Beach of the Dead”. Rumor has it, skeletons were found when the first hotels were being constructed in the area.

Besides being one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Banderas Bay also happens to be one of the deepest bays in the world at close to a kilometer deep. In addition to being one of the deepest, it’s also one of the biggest. Stretching over 42 kilometers, it’s the largest bay in Mexico.

It is said that when the Spanish arrived in the bay, over 20,000 natives emerged from the jungle waving colorful flags and weapons ready to defend their home. The bay has since been known as Banderas Bay, or “Bay of Flags”.

Prepare yourself for the sensory experience of a lifetime during your stay at one of the most exclusive luxury villa vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta. With astounding sea, city and mountain views, and just minutes from the city’s iconic Malecon boardwalk, and Romantic Zone, Casa Tabachin is everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more when it comes to the perfect Puerto Vallarta vacation.

Upon booking at Casa Tabachin, you are eligible for up to $350USD in discounts on Puerto Vallarta tours and activities.

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Casa Tabachin is perfectly located on a hillside that gifts amazing views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the Sierra Madre mountains, and the tropical paradise that is the city of Puerto Vallarta. Built in the historic zone, the home is a longtime favorite of Hollywood Jet Sets. Nestled in a neighborhood with gourmet five-star restaurants and the sweet sound of Mexican mariachi music, you’ll never tire of enjoying astounding sunsets and starlit nights in your exclusive piece of paradise. Revel in colonial architecture, traditional cobblestone streets and floral beauty on every corner.

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