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Isla Cuale

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Island on the River Cuale overlooked by Gringo Gulch.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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"swinging bridge"
in 16 reviews
"cultural center"
in 13 reviews
"flea market"
in 18 reviews
"river cafe"
in 8 reviews
"oscar's restaurant"
in 7 reviews
"john huston"
in 10 reviews
"east end of the island"
in 4 reviews
"great market"
in 4 reviews
"art classes"
in 3 reviews
"large iguanas"
in 3 reviews
"tropical setting"
in 3 reviews
"gringo gulch"
in 9 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant stroll"
in 3 reviews
"no gracias"
in 4 reviews
"local vendors"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was easy to find for us. You just walk down towards oscars, go down the stairs and you have 2 options... left of right. Right leads you to a few markets, Katy’s boutique and the beach (oscars is closed for renovation just now)...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On my second trip to Puerto Vallarta I was surprised to see several new restaurants & bars had opened on Isla Caule since my first visit. On our first visit, we enjoyed both the River Cafe & Oscar's for meals & beverages. Le Bistro Jazz...More

Thank Condu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small island is located in the Cuale River in downtown Puerto Vallarta. From the main plaza Malecon street keep going south and you will come to a bridge over the river. There are stairs from the bridge down to the island. The island is...More

Thank Lovetocruise7066
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking around the Isla Cuale. There are some good restaurants (we didn't try any) and locals selling wares. In one spot on the island, there are a bunch of cats just relaxing and roaming around. We are cat people so we loved...More

Thank wojo15jg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Island with a couple of restaurants, bar, little shops whose owners won't leave you alone when walking by - definitely a place for bargaining, cultural centre, some iguanas to see if you're lucky and some random abandoned pavilions with broken windows and lots of cats...More

Thank articok
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty and shady (!) area along the river full of small, open-air shops full of local crafts. You will find some different items here than you will see everywhere in the more crowded downtown markets. Less hectic, less pressure, different crafts, and...More

Thank apacheChatham_ma_
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice green space inside the town. Has restaurants and other sttractions located there. Accessible from two bridges that cross above the island

Thank Jose V
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We missed taking in the Isla Cuale on our first visit to P.V., so made sure to go exploring this time. The weather was so beautiful this visit, it made walking around and exploring so much more pleasant. Unfortunately, we just didn't come away feeling...More

Thank Connie H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Isla Cuale was a great shopping experience, we enjoyed the river and the different types of shops. Be aware, the vendors are very aggressive

Thank curiouskitty13
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you feel like getting stressed out during your holiday, visit the flea market on the River Cuale. Sellers are very insistent and sometimes rude. Same stuff in every stall. Obviously, be prepared to haggle as prices start much higher than the value of the...More

Thank Keeperz
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Peachie59
21 February 2018|
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Response from armando v | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, walking the island requieres to go up/down stairs to access, except for the eastern tip. Where Le Bistro is located.
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Megs867
29 September 2017|
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Response from bmason | Reviewed this property |
Enter from the Malacon end. No swinging bridge. That bridge is scaring. Little kids walk you across it for tips. LOL
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Megs867
28 September 2017|
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Response from Wong_Family_5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it's not that amazing. As others have said hard to miss on the north side, spanning above maybe 15 ft. No biggie.
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