About Abraham M
Lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Since Nov 2012
25-34 year old male
I live in the extraordinary city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco where I enjoy my family, hanging out with Friends and sharing with visitors information about my beautiful town, my culture and the amazing environment that sorrounds us.
Sacred & Religious Sites
Piers & Boardwalks
Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets
Historic Walking Areas
At the entrance to downtown Puerto Vallarta you'll find this local restaurant with 25 years of experience, and the perfect place to start your day. They serve seafood and traditional 'Antojitos Mexicanos,' — so a great opportunity to kick-off your 24 hours with an authentic Mexican flavor — and you'll find the staff and ambiance very welcoming here too.
This parish was built during the 1960s and, as it isn't as crowded as the more popular Guadalupe church, makes the ideal place to stop and capture examples of traditional Gothic architecture on camera. Plus, you can also relax and meditate under its shade.
Remodeled in 2011, the Malecon has a different look but still retains its original essence that makes it so unique. You can see traditional and surrealist monuments, sand sculptures, street performers, restaurants, bars, clothing stores, and many other surprises here, as there's always something happening. A perfect place to take a stroll or to sit and feel the ocean breeze as you watch the sunset in the evening.
The construction of this church — located in the heart of downtown — started in 1903 and didn't finish until 1987. It passed through several phases of construction, with the help of different priests and architects, and has become the most important symbol of the town, with its own unique style.
Pipi's is famous for its delicious margaritas and guacamole — everyone's Mexican favorites — prepared right at your table. They also have an extended variety of Mexican and seafood dishes. Make sure you have a look around at the traditional Mexican decor and colorful piñatas while you're there!
Find a mix of European Riviera flavors and local ingredients at Vitea, which offers a wide variety of dishes in a peaceful atmosphere. It's the perfect place to enjoy an ocean view while watching daily life pass by on the Malecon.
At the bottom of this traditional food and flea market you can find all types of Mexican handcrafts, clothes, sandals, hats, leather work, and everything else you could imagine. On the top level of the market you will find food stands, where locals love to eat — I recommend the 'costillas en salsa verde' (ribs in green sauce), 'mole con pollo' (chicken in chocolate sauce), seafood, burritos, and quesadillas. Don't be afraid to spend some time trying a few of the local flavors!
This island, surrounded by the waters of the River Cuale, marks the end of downtown and the beginning of the old town. It's an opportunity to rest and relax, see some handicrafts, listen to the birds, or experience walking across a swinging bridge. If you get to the edge of the island walking along the river, you will find the Cuale Cultural Center where everyday locals take courses in painting, acting, music, and more.
At Zona Romantica (the old town), you will find restaurants, bars, art galleries, spas, and a beautiful square close to the beach. My top recommendation for this area is to visit Basilio Badillo Street, where there's plenty to see and the architecture in particular is amazing — you'll feel like you're in a magical Mexican village!
A beautiful and modern dock welcomes you to Playa de los Muertos — a beach that resembles a boat where locals used to fish. I recommend that you order a drink at any one of the 'Palapas' (thatch-covered beach bars) here, get ready to swim, and stay to watch the sunset.
La Palapa describes itself as a 'Tropical Mexican Cuisine' restaurant with a touch of French and Asian inspiration. Have dinner surrounded by candles and great music, here at one of the most romantic restaurants on Playa Los Muertos.
As a local, I love this small cafe at Olas Altas. I especially like the frappes and delicious burgers, but you can also simply have a beer or a dessert while you chat with friends and watch the street come to life as the night draws in.