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El Centro, Puerto Vallarta
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Usually when you stay in an All Inclusive resort, you miss the chance to visit interesting places in the city where you are. The Puerto Vallarta Malecon has been renewed from some time ago and today i...  more »
  • We spent 3 days walking around this area, lots to see. Great restaurants, shops and atmosphere. The locals were extremely friendly and accommodating. 
  • El Centro was a quaint little area and it was Dia de los Muertos when we were there so everyone was out, they had the altars set up, a lot going on around the boardwalk. Tons of vendors, where we were...  more »