What makes Puerto Vallarta a unique destination in Mexico is its wonderful mix of local culture with tourists and expats. It's not like Cancun that is heavily oriented to tourists. Puerto Vallarta maintains its local culture, while greeting tourists/expats with warmth and charm. This is most evident in the Centro district of Puerto Vallarta, where locals/tourists intersect. Local residents go about their daily business and welcome tourists as they walk their streets, shop at their shops and eat at their restaurants. Warm, friendly, welcoming...the people of Puerto Vallarta are what make this city what it is, and there is no place better to experience this atomosphere than in El Centro.