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Malecon Boardwalk, Puerto Vallarta

Must see · Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
A stroll along Malecon Boardwalk allows you to immerse yourself in local life at its best. Day and night, the walkway (whose name means "esplanade along a waterfront" in Spanish) serves as the heart of the city. Many of the area's top attractions line the pedestrian-friendly promenade, including a lighthouse, several notable monuments, and the main city square. You'll also find an abundance of cafes, bars, restaruants, and beachside activities. Appreciate the rich aromas of local street food as you meander along the pathway. Use our Puerto Vallarta travel app to add Malecon Boardwalk and other attractions to your Puerto Vallarta vacation plans.
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  • Wow, they have a lot to do and see on the Boardwalk. Lots of art to include vendors with paintings and food stores. Sand Castles, statues, hearts and more. Spend some time and walk the walk. Will....  more »
  • There are many shops and restaurants here worth checking out. We enjoyed a lot of the handmade gifts in some of the places and had a great lunch in one of the places.  more »
  • It doesn't matter if you tell all the pestering salesman no, or no gracias, they eventually become butthurt and insult you as you walk by. That coupled with being offered marijuana or cocaine...  more »
  • Great experience with lots to see. No gracious will roll off your tongue a 1,000 times, but all vendors are really nice. I would also recommend going in a few blocks off the main boardwalk, even better! We visited twice while there on vacation. Just a blast to experience!
  • A really good place to travel with family during summer highly recommend it. There were great show's the beach with awesome and the hotel's are great. And also restaurants there are amazing, definitely would want to go there again
  • The Malecon is incredible experience. For shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Do yourself a favor and Google your interests prior to heading out. Knowing ahead of time where to find what you're looking for will make for a much more enjoyable time out... ... I only say this because there's a lot to do and see at the Malecon and it's easy to miss things because there's so much going on. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • I love coming to Puerto Vallarta and walking the 1mile Malecon. It runs along the ocean and is absolutely beautiful. There are many restaurants to choose from and if you don't like them, walk a little way into town. Day and night it is safe and pleasurable to be on
  • The boardwalk is fantastic and the view is exceptional

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