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Old Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 5282
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While cobblestone streets along the Malecon add colonial charm, this area also features street vendors and craftsmen.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“art galleries” (32 reviews)
“real mexico” (34 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 5282
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this neighborhood. There are more authentic colonias but Old Town is unique to Puerto Vallarta and a must-see while visiting. Filled with shops and markets, restaurants and bars, there is ton to do, not to mention the beach, La Isla Cuale, or Olas Altas....More

Thank TourVallarta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Climb the hills, check out history, and enjoy the architecture! You need to go at least once, the steps and hills alone are worth seeing.

Thank raineyinredmond
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food scene in old town is outstanding. Bistros, taquerias, beach seafood, you name it you have it... And all great values.. Love the variety and the people watching...

Thank Dean N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and do as well of no shortage of hawkers selling their wares. You soon learn to get a thick skin and ignore them. The place is full of tradition and history. Impossible to be bored here. Although after a couple of days...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't look for anything special here. It's the same things you'll find at a thousand tourist locations. It's worth one visit just to see it and that's all.

Thank Banerman
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will enjoying strolling the streets of Old Vallarta. It is quant and full of history. There are lots of shops a great places to eat.

Thank juskek2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a people watcher, a history buff or interested in knowing other cultures first hand old town Puerto Vallarta is a must.

Thank dcamden2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You’ve walked the Malecon, been pestered by vendors, tired of looking at the same old recuerdos, souvenirs for the family. If you’d like a taste of Old Mexico, wander up the hill a little into the visual and cultural delight that is Old Vallarta. It...More

2  Thank CaptainNalga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love walking around Old Vallarta. The people watching is excellent. the shopping is always fun. I love the architecture and the food. It's definitely a place worth checking out next time you're in Puerto Vallarta!

Thank emelliott3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour of the beautiful old area. Swinging bridge over the river. Area where The Night of the Iguana was filmed. Unlevel walking. Very humid. The tour took us to high end shops. Very expensive jewelry shop with modest silver jewelry. If you looked...More

1  Thank cathie970
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Wendy L
21 January 2017|
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Response from claudettestevenson | Reviewed this property |
we take the bus everywhere, inexpensive and safe, we stay in Nuevo Vallarta and enjoy the buses. I have taken the bus to Tepic, no problems.
17 January 2017|
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Response from stevefung2006 |
Yes! When I was there a few weeks ago (late Dec2016 thru Jan2017), they had Fiesta Dancers at the City Hall (Presidencia Municipal) across from the Guadalupe Catholic Cathedral on Saturdays, I believe. I heard they also... More
Annette S
12 January 2017|
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Response from Mark & Katherin... L | Reviewed this property |
Annette ... the cruise ship terminal is 10+ miles from Old Town (or correctly referred to as Zona Romantica & Emillo Zapata Zone's). I would start my day with a taxi ride to Playa Los Muertos that should cost around 80-90... More