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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 wandered over on a Wednesday night & were delighted to find food stalls, artists, and a performance. Our kids enjoyed the local traditional dances performed by other kids in colorful dresses & boys...  more »
  • The Center is very agitated, full of craft shops, silver, drinks, galleries, bars, restaurants, markets and people. It is very nice to walk there and the sunset at sea is amazing!!!
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  • So much to see and do, if you like a nice walk/hike. You can walk to the radio towers, and it's a good hike from behind the church area. Just ask anyone, they all know the way.  more »