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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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Interesting lots to do

Interesting place. Lot's to see, eat, and take in. Easy walking, public transportation, taxis available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place. Lot's to see, eat, and take in. Easy walking, public transportation, taxis available.

Thank Nancy A
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expended a Sunday evening over the downtown area and is a nice place to visit, either sit to take a coffee or dance with the band of traditional music or just walk and take a look of the little stores.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss this wonderful tour. Well worth the money. The personnel are very attentive, unlimited margueritas and beers, the meal is wonderful and delicious, and the show equal to Cirque de Ole.

Thank James W
Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for shops with good prices this is the place. Lots of history in the area and lots of little shops to to spend your pesos.

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Calgary, Canada
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366 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The variety of shops in El Centro range from artisans to tequila tasting stores! It is nice to poke around this section taking in the sights and sounds of old town Puerto Vallarta. If you are in the market for jewellery do shop around and compare as the quality is different from store to store and so are the prices.... More 

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Puerto Vallarta knows how to celebrate their Independence day very cool celebrating with the horse parade and all the other events down by the arches

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I stay here for ten days everything is around you malecon shops restaurants entertainment night life

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I shopping is your thing, El centro offers a divers options, from groceries to jewelry. Walk or take public transportation because parking is limited.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights. Great location - easy base to walk or taxi from. Buses too if you're not bothered by being shaken not stirred.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

In the heat of a September afternoon the shops are open and seem a little desperate for sales. It's rather sad but driving through St night the streets came alive.

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