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Of course, El Centro, translates to 'The Center' and it is the main social center of Puerto Vallarta. The Arches and theater are on one side, the old or Romantic Zone is on the south, the Malecon is on the North and the 'Church' is...More
I recommend walking around The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in El Centro during the day or at night when it's light up. You can walk along the Malecón or along the many cobblestone streets. Lot's of shops, restaurants and bars. Seemed very safe...More
There are many wonderful side streets with cafes and specialty shops. Hidalgo is a favorite and has PV’s most famous church.
Many restaurants at every price level. Galleries galore around calle Guadalupe Sanchez a must area. Cafe Des Artistes is at its center crossroad with...More
One of my favorite things to do every January when we visit PV over the past 10 years is to wander around the El Centro area, finding gift shops, galleries, local favorites for small restaurants and staying away from the high touristy areas near the...More
A fun walk on the Malecon . Walk a few streets off the Malecon away from the water and eat REAL Mexican food and support local places . Don't be intimidated just point if you do not know Spanish . They are happy you are...More
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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
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 plaza; plenty of good shops in Centro. Be sure to walk the length of the river island - from the ocean at the West all the way to the end where there an arts school and tribute to John Huston. Old Town (South of the river - also called Zona Romantica) is more quaint and charming. Best area to take a long walk along the beach. Fabulous food is a hallmark of Vallarta. They take good care of the tourists, and the people are very friendly and family oriented.