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Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Paseo Diaz Ordaz | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Look for this little shop on Augustin Rodriguez, just off the Malecon. When you see the "Devil's Ice Cream" corner shop, Chile Tequila is just across the street. Alan was awesome, spent time with us, tasted tequilas, and turns out we lived in the same...More

7  Thank Merlekins
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Around 2:07am Saturday morning I was racially profiled by two corrupt police officers here in Puerto Vallarta, after officers stop me without Probable Cause, I ask the officers why were they stopping me? Officer replied back speaking little English saying! "Shut up & give me...More

8  Thank TravelaroundWorld360
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Reviewed yesterday

Coming from a cold climate it was a pleasure to walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the sun. Our guide shared stories about the place that made it come alive.

Thank AuroraSky
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in PV! Great way to check out lots of local shops and restaurants along the ocean. It's a fun walk with lots to see along the way - artwork, architecture, etc. There are a lot of fun places to eat along the...More

Thank aylamcc
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can see by walking along this boardwalk that a giant effort has gone into making this a more than pleasant place to visit, well kept, clean and tidy.

Thank traceyfirby
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking this boardwalk is a must if you visit Puerto Vallarta. It runs along the ocean with stores and restaurants on the other side. My husband and 2 young kids feel safe while walking this boardwalk during light hours and enjoy looking at the cities...More

Thank MarisaElysette
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Malecon has been renewed and improved and is a lovely walk and PV experience. Wear modest clothing so you can enter one of the most beautiful cathedrals with gorgeous lacy crown which is one block up the Malecon, and if you come at 6...More

Thank lindasT7244CM
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Malecon sure has changed. It is so much wider wnd you have easier access from the Malecon to the restaurants and stores. What a fantastic improvement. We also loved the benches where you could rest for a bit.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Id suggest walking this by any means especially during day of the dead, theres tons to see and it’s all in great walking distance

Thank jamierI6094AA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So many shops and restaurants. I must say is for everyone. There are souvenirs shops, flea market, department stores.... so many things here. View and the walk at the sea is awesome. Huge sidewalk and very pleasant. Never too crowded and is lovely. Easy access...More

Thank Angela_Fok
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are travelling into downtown Puerto Vallarta, then the Malecon is a must to visit. Beautiful sculptures line the boardwalk. The picturesque waters from the bay are a perfect backdrop. It is a lovely walk at any time of the day. We started our...More

Thank StephanieMae_TO
Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice place to stroll and see the beaches and enjoy a meal or drink. Ensure to wear you sun screen as there is little shade but usuall a nice breeze

Thank JohnStormy01
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from aguachilescharlie | Reviewed this property |
The grand Fiesta American is about 15 minutes by car from the "Olas Altas" park in Old Vallarta where you can start walking through the Malecon, a taxi must cost you about 80 or 100 pesos aprox.but from desk in the hotel... More
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Response from Chip M | Reviewed this property |
Ask to be dropped off @ Plaza Principal de las Armas. That's near the beginning in Cenrto. While your there be sure to see the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church to the east of the Plaza. Remember your phone or... More
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Response from Chip M | Reviewed this property |
Take the bus, real easy, walk to the highway, just by the traffic light you'll find the bus stop, take any bus that says "Centro" in the front window, 7.5 pesos gets you to town in about 10 mins. roughly. here's a map of... More