Antique, charming, historic—all of these have been used to describe this quaint little neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta. Known as the site where the first settlers decided to live, Gringo Gulch offers spectacular views of downtown Puerto Vallarta and the Rio Cuale. A steep, staircase-slung hillside dotted with white-washed villas, this is one of the most romantic and captivating neighborhoods in this 500-year-old town, and it also served as the site of Richard Burton’s film Night of the Iguana, starring Elizabeth Taylor. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this neighborhood, see its numerous beautiful mansions and experience some of the best views in Puerto Vallarta.
Gringo Gulch was named after the affluent North Americans who settled there in the early 1960s. To get there, head up the stone-lined pathway uphill, north of the Rio Cuale bridge. Once you’re at the corner of Zaragoza and Miramar, you’ve reached the beginning of Gringo Gulch.