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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Nice little area to take a nice walk. Beautiful homes and cool little streets. Not for everybody, but if you want something different to do, give it a try.

Thank ff1095
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

See where Liz and Richard did their thing (now a restaurant/hotel)! Some hills, but very nice area to stroll through.

Thank apacheChatham_ma_
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I don’t have much to say about this place other than there are many places to visit in PV besides here. There is a cultural center that was closed when we visited and a rickety suspension bridge. There was a small art gallery that had dick pics and painted toilets.
Dusty and Smokey.

1  Thank Barbsiegogo
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

we did not see much around as time is very limited. but we were able to see and took some photos of Elizabeth Taylor's home. I will go back to the area again and explore more. Very interesting place to visit.

Thank Louella C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

It is difficult to pin point exactly where Gringo Gilch actually is located in Puerto Vallarta. Lookup the definition of a Gulch and you will quickly orient yourself. A Gulch is a narrow and steep sided ravine marking the course of a fast stream.

Now look at the map of Puerto Vallarta and look North of the Romantic zone. You will see the Rio Cuale. The Gringo Gulch is found high on the hill just north of there.

PV celebrated its 100th Anniversary in the early 50's and tourists became drawn to the area. Some decided to stay...thus creating the name.

One famous person who built homes was Freddy Romero. He developed what is commonly known as the Vallarta style of home with the Mexican tile roofs and above facades. Donkeys would transport building materials up the hill as they still do today. You just might see some as you explore the area.

Another important person recognized for his building talents here is Guillermo Wullf - he introduced the idea of cupolas.

I mention these two people as you will see homes stating that they were build by each of these people.

A key landmark here are the homes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton now the casa Kimberly. Walk around this area and marvel at the homes that were built around this area as a result of these two famous people coming to PV.

Richard Burton came to PV to film The Night of the Iguana. Hotel accomodations in PV at the time were rather primitive and Elizabeth turned her nose up at where they would be housed.

Richard called his good friend John Huston who was directing the movie and told him that he would lose him unless better accommodations were found. Richard immediately had them transfered to Casa Kimberley.

Shortly after Burton bought it as a gift for Liz.

A really fun area to explore if you don't mind climbing hills. Well worth the time especially if you enjoy architecture.


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