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Things To Know About Jorullo Bridge - Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast in the state of Jalisco. As the second largest urban area in mexico, Jalisco is known for tequila and mariachi music, both of which originated in this state.

As a fishing town in the 19th century, Puerto Vallarta's primary revenue come from the export of bananas, corn, beans, and coconuts to the United States. Today, Puerto Vallarta's primary source of income is tourism.

The Jalisco region is home to all five of Mexico's natural ecosystems. Many of Puerto vallarta's majestic, natural wonders can be viewed from the great heights of the Jorullo Bridge. Jorullo Bridge is the longest suspension bridge for vehicles in the world, at 470 meters in length.

Adventurous visitors can navigate their way to the bridge through the Sierra madre Occidental Mountains on ATVs. Those who want to cool off on their way to the bridge can stop for a swim at the EL Salto Waterfall, which stretches in at over 100 feet.

Visitors can leap from the rocks into the water at EL Salto, which translates to "the jump".The Jorullo Bridge is suspended 150 meters above the Rio cuale, also known as the Cuale River. The Cuale River flows through Puerto Vallarta, its mouth opening into the Pacific.

The Jorullo Bridge was built in the Ejido EL Jorullo, beginning in 2015. It took 18 months to complete. Those who don't want to cross the bridge on ATV are welcome to enjoy this scenic trek by foot. As visitors cross the bridge, they'll be surrounded by 360 degree of stunning mountain, valley, and river views.

Mules or horses are also a viable option when navigating the jungle landscapes of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. As one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta's population has increased annually by just over 7% on average.

The estimated total population was around 1,500 in 1880. Today, there are over 300,000 people living in Puerto Vallarta.