Gringo Gulch is a popular area on the hillside of Puerto Vallarta just above the Guadalupe Church downtown. This area was named after the foreigners, often referred to as “gringos”, who settled in the neighborhood during the 1950s and 1960s.
The entrance to Gringo Gulch can be found at the corner of Carranza and Zaragoza streets and it is composed of a number of villas and houses built in the colonial-style. Houses are typically white with tiled roofs and covered with bougainvillea. Gringo Gulch is a great place from which you can view the magnificent city below as well as the surrounding mountains and sea.
The most famous of the villas in Gringo Gulch can be found at Calle Zaragoza 446, more popularly known as Casa Kimberley. During the filming of the movie Night of the Iguana, one of the film’s actors, Richard Burton purchased the home for Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor. They actually owned two homes that you will see with a bridge connecting them over the street.
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