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El Centro, Puerto Vallarta

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Get to know Vallarta and its people during a visit to El Centro, an old neighborhood with much to explore. As the cultural and commercial center of town, the district has pleasant public plazas where local musicians ply their trade, and small stalls that sell locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. The narrow cobblestone streets of the area invite you to explore off the beaten track and discover something away from the crowds, with rustic restaurants and bohemian bars seemingly around every corner. Reaching right down to the oceanfront boardwalk, the district offers plenty of color and culture, all within walking distance. Using our custom trip planner, Puerto Vallarta attractions like El Centro can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had heard nightmare stories of crime and police searches, but our experience was the polar opposite as we walked the Melancon through El Centro. The shopkeepers were welcoming and congenial. The pe...  more »
  • On Saturdays the had a Kermes at the plaza park ,which means food ,vendors and dancing music ,all locals and tourist dancing Salsa. the a show at los Arcos at the malecon,music and comedians.Public ba...  more »
  • At night they have an amazing food bazaar with all kinds of really phenomenal food....just about as authentic as you can get. Music is near by, artisans selling everything from jewelry to clothing to ...  more »