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Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, Puerto Vallarta

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A stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk and many more Puerto Vallarta attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Puerto Vallarta itinerary builder.
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  • PV's Malecon is such a fun way to spend some time. From the sand sculptures to the little Mexican market to meeting at the circle for drinks with friends. We spend hours just looking for iguanas in th...  more »
  • You can spend hours here shopping & dining. A lot of fun & always felt safe. The amount of art work along the boardwalk was really impressive.  more »
  • excellent I've spent super well and comfortable with very good experiences with my family and our baby and in-laws
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  • A very nice walk next to the beach. The whole Malecon has such a nice plaza where you can get refreshing drinks. Don't miss the Tuba drink if you walk through it. Lots of restaurants around, street food and nice music. The market is close by.
  • Great way to experience the waterfront. Bring spending money as there are plenty of opportunities to purchase a great souvenir. From one of a kind art works to tequila.
  • Awesome boardwalk right along the beach. There are tons of shops and restaurants and it stretches between the main downtown and the romantic zone. There are performances and street vendors out most of the time. Definitely worth a stroll during your visit to PV.
  • Nice boardwalk during the day with a lot of tourists and restaurants and shops. Easy to access by taxi or bus. During the evening and weekends there are fireworks and more little vendors for the locals.
  • Clean waters, comfortable sand, what else can you ask for? Such a nice change from the hustle and bustle of Cabo San Lucas; the peacefulness of this place allows visitors to truly relax and enjoy the best of Mexico.