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Old Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Whale watching
Description: While cobblestone streets along the Malecon add colonial charm, this area also features street vendors and craftsmen.
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Scotland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was well worth the walk into this lovely old town to enjoy the small shops and atmosphere. This is an excellent place to find those little gifts that are't in the seafront boutiques.

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Los Angeles
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of great little place to eat, bodegas and open markets to shop and accommodations nearby (even a Woolworths) all within three blocks of the beach.

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West Olive, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Many of these small shops have the typical Mexican souvenirs but we also found some treasures like lots of silver and pewter. It was a great little area that is not to be missed!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Explore the backstreets to discover small galleries, tiny cafes, walled gardens, and exclusive guest houses. Be careful of uneven sidewalks.

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The locals, Ocean View, The SAND SCULPTURES!! wow... give a tip to these guys. Full life size of mermaids, fish, goddesses, etc..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very safe, and a beautiful church. Also we visited a really friendly pub. The friendly staff made us very welcome.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have the best totally walking friendly malecon in town. It stretches from Centro to Old town and is lined with some of the best restaurants in town along with many store fronts and a huge, long beach with all the attractions including the new Muerto Dock which is wonderful to see at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Worth a few nights out some nice restaurants and bars, best part of Vallarta without doubt. Be careful at cash machines on street lots of fraud was happening, go to bank which have cash machines inside.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Restaurants, shopping, arts/sculpture, very friendly people. This was an unforgettable immersion experience. Recommend a stay at the Hotel Boutique Rivera Del Rio.

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the main reason we came to PV. I had been here 30yrs ago and love the charm and culture. It is so much cleaner now and love wandering around to the bars, restaurants and shops on the cobblestones. Delightful

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