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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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The half-mile long boardwalk that borders the shoreline.

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Signature Taco and Street Food Tour in Puerto Vallarta
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Tacos After Dark: Evening Food Walking Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta's El Centro!

Busy downtown area. Walk along the seafront Malecon, stop in for a cool drink, and enjoy the nighttime entertainment at the main Plaza. Good restaurants and art galleries... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Busy downtown area. Walk along the seafront Malecon, stop in for a cool drink, and enjoy the nighttime entertainment at the main Plaza. Good restaurants and art galleries, Don't miss the Art Walk of galleries every Wednesday night during the high season.

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Svendborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People travel to Cancun and similar tourist traps and never get to know Mexico as it really is. Downtown PV is a crash course into what Mexico is all about, the locals enjoying the malecon, eating an ice-cream or dancing "danzón" on the main square, celebrations at the parish, colorful flags and architecture, lots of life and all concentrated in... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see that I don't know where to start. The church is beautiful. And there is an arena courtyard of sorts right in front of it that you can sit and relax if you need to. There is a lot of shops where you can dicker or if you don't like to do that there are... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Bura restaurant,, try the hot pot, delicious,,,, every cab driver in PV know where this place is. Great food,, lots of North Americans eat here,, all authentic mexican dishes,,,:-)

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N. Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always interesting to wander up and down the streets to see the various touristy shops, as well the the locally focused shops.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just walked around, did the streets, walked through the markets, down to the beach, and just all over. The hawkers are interesting to see the variety of their products but know that you can dicker the hell out of their prices. Even poking in and out of the shops is ok.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just have good walking sneakers, sun hat, sun block and water and keep on going. You run from malecon, central area old town and romantic zone. You can walk forever or just sit and people watch. Several beautiful churches. Watch out for all the time share booths, they can be a bit much.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Centro area of Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant mix of busy cobblestone streets that run from the bay up steep hills. Playa Camarones is a very popular beach with the locals. There are also some popular tourist beach clubs/restaurants like el Barracuda. It is a great place to have a drink & watch the sunset over the bay. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate just down the street and were able to stop in and see this lovely church. great history here. I loved the architecture of the building especially the angels holding up the crown. We could see this from our snorkel trip as we headed out the next day

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled through this area and took pictures of the historic architecture. There is plenty to see. The church is certainly worth your time to see. Wear good walking shoes. Bring your curiosity and camera. Take you time and observe the life that is going on in this area. If you are lucky, you will get some great pictures like... More 

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