Rio Cuale Museum
It is a small museum founded by the INAH (National Institute of anthropology and history) located on the Rio Cuale Island, between downtown Puerto Vallarta and the romantic zone. It was inaugurated in September of the year 1978 and renovated 2004 to reopen its doors in 2005. He name of the Museum is must to the river that surrounds the island, that to its time derives its name of a people (he Cuale) with last miner to some 2-3 hours of port Vallarta river above.
The permanent exhibition with a collection of the Mexican West courtesy of regional museums of the city of Guadalajara and the States of Colima and Michoacan, offers information about the traditions and customs of groups that inhabited the region during the pre-Hispanic period between the year 5000 and 2000 B.C. The exhibition includes ceramics and art, including hunting and gathering and to a grave tools recovered excavations in Sayula Zacoalco in Jalisco, Mantanchen Bay and Ixtapa in Nayarit and Guerrero Michoacán.