The Archeological Museum divided he history of Puerto Vallarta into the
following periods: “600-1529 Precolumbian age; 1528-1800 Colonial Age;
1801-1917 Miner Age; 1918-1960 Agricultural Age; 1961-Today: Touristic Age.”
As an example of “the main products of Puerto Vallarta in its agricultural
age,” a Museum sign singled out tobacco. “Indigenous people used it for
medicinal and religious ceremonies purposes.”

Photo essay: How Puerto Vallarta came about