Locals call lit Vallarta. Visitors call it PV. Either way, it hasn't been the same since Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor scorched its streets with a torrid romance in 1964 during the filming of Tennessee Williams's Night of the Iguana. If you're expecting the backwater lunacy of John Huston's film, you'll be pleasantly surprised. No resort better exemplifies the palm-fringed beaches, thick jungle, and posh resort hotels of the Mexican Riviera than Puerto Vallarta. From its sleepy seaside village roots, it has grown into one of Mexico's slickest and most loved destinations.