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Favorite place to relax and people watch

This is a perfect spot to sit, relax and get in some fun people watching time! I love this plaza in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wyldecamp
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Aurora, Colorado
Charming Little Plaza

Located between "The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe" and the "Malecon", this charming little plaza... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Joan H
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San Bernardino, California
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This main hub of Puerto Vallarta features many shops, art galleries and a gazebo.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect spot to sit, relax and get in some fun people watching time! I love this plaza in the main section of Old Town Puerto Vallarta on the Malecon. It is under the trees so it's not too hot, benches, planters and...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Located between "The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe" and the "Malecon", this charming little plaza is a good place to stop for a rest in the shade, take photos, check out the shops, or just people watch. Since we were here at Christmas, the...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

On Sundays at 6:00 p.m. there is a dance at this location. Everyone knows it. The band starts playing listening music, then the dance starts...and many people dance. We dance as well and love every minute of it. That is our thing to do on...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The tourist office just steps away and can give you information for special events held at this plaza. Life bands with local music. Local people dancing around the stage. Art vendors and so much more, mostly evenings. Recommended MeuterMedia

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Perfect spot for people watching. You can get your shoes shined though nearly everyone wears sandals or flip flops. The often have a book market and a few shops along the edge. City hall is next door and the Guadalupe church is very close

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is set up every night during the Festival of Guadilupe Dec 1-12 with food vendors and great food and deserts, I ate there every night during that time and loved it

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Made to look like one of the Colonial's Plazas at Old towns in México, it is a nice square for an afternoon / night stroll. Although it lacks the flavor and ambiance of the real thing, it is pretty nice to sit for a while...More

Thank armando v
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

When you visit the church of the Lady of the Guadalupe, be sure to take in the plaza just west of it. It's a great place to people watch or just hang out in the evening. I have read that there is great music and...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I’m rating this as a place to eat. We went on a Friday night, waited in line at the booths, and enjoyed the festive decorations and music. Why be cooped up inside a restaurant when this is where the action is. Plus the smells are...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

From Thursday ~Sundays various vendors are set up in the plaza. There are tables & chairs set up for people to enjoy their meals & the entertaining. It was a fantastic night filled with culture & great mexican food~ met alot of people from all...More

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