Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - After a wait of nearly three years and an investment of $2.4 million USD, the new Los Muertos Pier was officially reopened by Jalisco Governor Emilio Gonzalez and Puerto Vallarta Mayor Ramon Guerrero on Friday, January 4, 2013, as part of the city's downtown renovation program.
"This icon of the city is a reflection of the modern and diverse commodities found in Puerto Vallarta. It is a sign of the thirst the city has for endeavors that will modernize Puerto Vallarta and make it the best city to visit on the Pacific Coast," said Puerto Vallarta Mayor Ramón Guerrero Martinez.
The Mayor was joined by Jalisco State Governor Emilio González Marquez and Jalisco Tourism Secretary Aurelio López Rocha for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which included performances by Skydivemex, the Xiutla folkloric ballet, a Jazz band, and a mock battle by the Marigalante pirate ship and a naval vessel - complete with fireworks!
The new pier, designed by Mexican architect Jesus Torres Vega, provides a surface of 2,182 square feet with a pedestrian friendly zone, a waterfront promenade, scenic lighting and a landing dock that can berth up to 6 medium size boats, most of which provide recreational activities and/or transportation to the many private beaches located around Banderas Bay.
This smaller pier will work in conjunction with the larger ports located in the Marina area, i.e., the Maritime Terminal, where international cruise ships call; and Marina Vallarta, which is where many private boats dock.
Puerto Vallarta is beginning to see and enjoy the results of the urban renewal plan that it has been subjected to over the past seven years, and now, with the reopening of one of the Southside's most iconic landmarks, there is another jewel in the crown of Puerto Vallarta's transformation.Source: Puerto Vallarta CVB