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“NOISEY- Prostitutes everynite on Colombia Calle”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
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$55.00*
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Signature Taco and Street Food Tour in Puerto Vallarta
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Owner description: The half-mile long boardwalk that borders the shoreline.
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“NOISEY- Prostitutes everynite on Colombia Calle”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I thought I was going to Like old Town/ Centro,... It Looks like th eCity Of Puerto Vallarta forgot where it all Started,... El Centro,.. MAny Old PV Families have their Businesses there and Live above their Businesses. Daytime is Hustle Bustle, Locals Making their Living,... NightTime,... Borderline,... Not Safe

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“All the worst of tourist Mexico - but a good restaurant!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Your typical tourist shopping experience. You walk on the Malecon and see the beautiful beach but are accosted by EVERY shop owner, time share seller, etc. Business is terrible because of so few tourists and I feel bad for all trying to make a living, but it is SOOOO unpleasant! One good note - the restaurant La Dolce Vita was great - excellent food, friendly and attentive service, and a nice view of El Malecon and beach. It alone deserves the 5 stars, but I wish you could get there without walking down the street!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank HIllary L
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Mexico City
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124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A problem solving areas minutes away from the hotel”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

You can get almost anything in this area. There is a great priceless supermarket facing the theatre. And unexpensive buses pass just behind the building in both directions - towards the hotel zone or the traditional Vallarta.

Visited March 2013
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Thank TravelMexicoOK
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Los Banos, California
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219 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Busy and friendly!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Anytime you're on the outskirts of Puerta Vallarta and want to get to the center of town via bus transportation, always look for "centro". The trip may be hair raising, but you'll get to the center of a lovely city! Lots of small restaurants and lovely boutiques, with small hotels located here and there.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Kgaribay
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice to visit, day > night.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great to see during the day and night! Go explore during the daytime on the night time. What an adventure, but beware to wander off the brightly-lighted tourist areas!!

Visited March 2013
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Thank DrJohnnyO
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