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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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  • PV is a great jumping off point as the gateway to Mexico! Easy access, especially for us Left Coasters, is the key. Secondly, it can be very easy on the budget. Great options to o stay for as low as $...  more »
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  • During our recent visit to Puerto Vallarta, we spent a couple of hours walking along the Malacon.The walkway is wide and spacious and takes along the waterfront of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Along the ...  more »