After Two Years, The Vallarta Naval Museum Has Reopened Its Doors
Two years ago, the Vallarta Naval Museum closed its doors as a precautionary measure during the Covid-19 pandemic. But this March, visitors of the museum can once again discover Vallarta's rich maritime history.
Throughout the years, the white, colonial-style building located on Vallarta’s historic Malecon has worn many titles and housed various operations. It was once the Port Authority office, the Naval hospital, and the Navy Headquarters. But in 2006, it was rebranded as the Naval museum and has been educating locals and tourists about the rich maritime history of Puerto Vallarta.
The entire museum can be viewed in about one hour, but the five separate exhibition rooms are packed with photos, uniforms, maps, charts, paintings, and even old navigation tools. One room even room features scale models of forts, scale replicas of historic and modern vessels, and topographic scale models of the Mexican Republic and several of its ports.
At the end of the museum, there is a small gift shop and a coffee shop offering refreshments.
The Puerto Vallarta Naval Museum is an excellent way to spend the afternoon to better grasp the unique and rich Puerto Vallarta history and its relationship to the outside world as an important international port.
The Museo Histórico Naval de Puerto Vallarta is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. A small fee is charged upon entry.
For more information, please visit the Puerto Vallarta Naval Museum Website: https://www.gob.mx/semar