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Malecon Boardwalk, Puerto Vallarta

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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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  • Highly recommend you see all the sculptures on the boardwalk in Malecon, the local bus is the easiest way to get there. This place is not for the faint hearted, you have to be willing to walk and... 
    Highly recommend you see all the sculptures on the boardwalk in Malecon, the local bus is the easiest way to get there. This place is not for the faint hearted, you have to be willing to walk and...  more »
  • They have a lot of restaurants and stores to shop for everything and anything you want for souvenirs when we went they had Mexican dancing it was great and the weather out there with the sunset is... 
    They have a lot of restaurants and stores to shop for everything and anything you want for souvenirs when we went they had Mexican dancing it was great and the weather out there with the sunset is...  more »
  • Great place in Puerto Vallarta. Lots of beautiful things to see. Many different street stores and mixtures of restaurants/bars for whatever you fancy? Lovely long stretch to walk and great at nights.....  more
    Great place in Puerto Vallarta. Lots of beautiful things to see. Many different street stores and mixtures of restaurants/bars for whatever you fancy? Lovely long stretch to walk and great at nights.....  more »
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  • THE BEST PLACE! They transformed my hair after it was SEVERELY matted due to synthetic braids I had done incorrectly. I couldn't be any more grateful for them all! They are all patient, talented and genuine people. Amazing ambiance, lovely service. I can't stress to you enough how great this place is. They handled the challenge I gave them so wonderfully, with love and care. You can go to them with anything and leave satisfied! Don't look any further, go here.
  • The only problem I see with the pier is that there is a lot of people selling things and they try to get your attention. Other than that the view is amazing the lighting and the safety. It's a really good place to be with kids during the day and the night life is even better. Prices all around are affordable. Due to the pandemic the museums are closed but it would have been great to visit these since I'm not from there :)
  • Okay because this place it's beautiful but most people are trying to suck off your money and they do if you let them. 😢 My own people doing that to me it's so disgusting. Some people turn around asking for more when I already gave them way more than they deserve. Merry Christmas. Sorry but it's true
  • There is a lot to see here. Many cool statues and live shows featuring local talent. There is a lot of places to sit and rest. Many places to shop for pretty much anything you want. The beach along the Malecon is not busy at all; I am not sure why. The view is fabulous any way you look. Definitely worth spending some time here, yo!
  • I came to walk here bother during the day and at night. There's plenty of shopping, eateries, and beach along this boardwalk of sorts. The street food was delicious, the shops were plenty, and the beaches were beautiful. Parking can get a little minimal in certain locations, but you can always just take a taxi here. I never felt unsafe anywhere along the boardwalk. Most everyone was very friendly.

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