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The half-mile long boardwalk that borders the shoreline.
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 4475
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All reviews cobblestone streets art galleries walk around flea market lots of shops romantic zone food vendors people watching street vendors beautiful church taco malecon pv tourists guadeloupe stroll culture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

if you need the adventure of the big city, here it is, and it is REALLY BUSY!! The roads are modern, the airport is downtown, and the transportation system buses run like clockwork....10 pesos will get you ANYWHERE!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mikeyflowerguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not have a religion, but I enjoy visiting churches, temples, and other place of worships. This particular one right at the Malecon area is not huge but very cozy. It offers a nice break for believers and visitors alike.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Failo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area and its cobblestone streets is only a bit like what it once was with tons of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Very intense but with many repetitions of everything you may want or be convinced you may like. Close to the Malecon where you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 256,190
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came down Sunday night to check it all out and stopped by the church. It was beautiful and we watched from outside as mass was on. Once mass was over we enjoyed watching all the families leave and snapped a quick photo.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Frozen_gringo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wandering the streets, local shops, church, local flavor, all was good and adventuresome. easily done about 6 blocks long, and 5 blocks up and down.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank papawis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it the centre of vallarta lots of shops and restaurants great to wonder about for a day , nice and clean and friendly

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want walk around the city of Puerto Vallarta, this is where you need to have your hotel. We walk the Malecon twice a day. Our hotel is only steps away from this famous walkway.There are bars, retaurants and lots of stores all along...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Davis6528438
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is worth scouting out, as there are many great stores and restaurants that deserve a visit. BUT go further to the Romantic Zone to round out your trip. The further you go, the better the quality. Centro is good, but Basillio is GREAT!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank monroed502
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Hard to really enjoy a vacation in PV without spending lots of time downtown, the El Centro area is usually a hub of nighttime activity between the northern Malecon section and Zona Romantica. Usually always something going on in the park area and in front...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 25 January 2019

We found this place special because it's quaint, it's novel ... and it's clean as a whistle. If you find yourself walking around El Centro, then don't miss Our Lady Guadalupe church, especially if you love Renaissance architecture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Denis T
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28 July 2017|
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Response from SheriTravelSmith | Reviewed this property |
Stayed at Villa del Palmar years ago. Grab a bus to Centro (North of the Cuale River) or Olas Altas (South of the Cuale River). Stroll the Malecon in Centro, enjoy free weekend night activities for families on the main... More
29 January 2015|
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Response from keons637 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, agreeing with the others. It is a very nice social area, like a town center with shops , restaurants, a lil museum etc