Puerto Vallarta’s Famous Boardwalk: The Malecon

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Among the most preferred activities in Puerto Vallarta is a stroll down the city’s well-known boardwalk, the Malecon. Lined with shops, restaurants and art work, the Malecon offers wonderful amusement for any ages and also spending plans. The young as well as fashionable can go shopping throughout the day and also visit the dining establishments as well as clubs during the night. Families can delight in the scenery, discover plenty of pleasant people and ‘things to do’ and lounge on any one of the boardwalk’s numerous rustic benches.

Something for everyone

There is something for every person down on the Malecon, among Puerto Vallarta’s most preferred destinations. A lot of visitors start their stroll on the north end of the Malecon outside the Resort Rosita. Right here you will certainly discover the first sculpture of Puerto Vallarta’s one-of-a-kind outside gallery. “Los Milenios,” the design of Mathis Lidice, is just one of one of the most prominent and also most photographed art works on the boardwalk. Another of the Malecon’s most renowned sculptures is the “Rotonda del Mar,” a quirky construction of chairs by neighborhood artist Alejandro Colunga.  Existing at the midway area of the Malecon, this sculpture is bordered by benches and also provides an excellent location to rest and also enjoy the vistas.

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On Tuesday early mornings, Gary Thompson– proprietor of the Emporium Pacifico– offers public sculpture excursions along the Malecon. Thompson has been associated with the Puerto Vallarta art scene for over three decade and also gives an extraordinary viewpoint on both the sculptures as well as the artists behind them. Starting outside the Hotel Rosita at 9:30 am, the trips end at Thompson’s gallery where visitors are given drinks and also extra details on the city’s distinct artwork. As an added benefit, Ramiz Barquet– one of Puerto Vallarta’s many acknowledged artisans, whose sculpture “La Nostalgia” serves as an international symbol of the city– is often present to offer interested vacationers a firsthand account of the Malecon’s imaginative importance. Recently, the Malecon was prolonged also better with the building and construction of a bridge over the Rio Cuale.

Beaches & Bridges

In addition to providing a beautiful area to stop and watch the sunset or just take pleasure in the water, the bridge attaches the boardwalk to one of Puerto Vallarta’s most preferred beaches — Playa de Los Muertos. A favorite of local communities, Los Muertos is an outstanding beach for relaxing or setting up an outing. If you want to do a little shopping on the beach, the friendly vendors of Los Muertos sell so many things from handmade mementos to fresh-cooked fish and shellfish. Similar To Los Muertos, there are plenty of vendors supplying fresh cooked dishes on the boardwalk. However, you ought to most definitely try several of the terrific food offered-up at the Malecon’s dining establishments. Offering multitude of things from daring European food to conventional Mexican dishes, the restaurants of the Malecon satisfy everybody’s tastes. Many restaurants as well as cafes additionally supply patio area seats on the boardwalk or beach. Travelers and local community members concur that a patio area seat on the boardwalk could be the best means to appreciate a majestic sunset on Banderas Bay.

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The Malecon offers a lot of shopping, also. Besides the keepsake stores, you will certainly see boutiques selling hand-made artistically unique jewelry and also leather goods. There are also some deluxe shops selling couture garments, fine jewelry as well as absolutely distinctive souvenirs.


The Malecon offers the most exciting nightlife destination in Puerto Vallarta. From dancing clubs open up until the wee hours of the night to relaxing lounges with live jazz music bands, the Malecon satisfies any kind of mood. It is also feasible to take a night cruise in Banderas Bay along the Malecon. There are a variety of ships offering families as well as lovers alike, each offering dinner as well as live shows. After the sun sets throughout the bay, you will have the ability to see the Malecon brighten up as fireworks fire right into the evening sky.

Family Sundays

On Sunday nights, the Malecon is transformed into a family-friendly celebration. While the crowd will certainly include numerous vacationers, local families likewise come to the Malecon to appreciate the vibrant environment as well as fireworks displays. Los Arcos Arena, the end factor of the Malecon, is known free of cost Sunday night concerts as well as performances[. Out on the boardwalk, clowns as well as road performers likewise provide a lot of cost-free.  A lot of the Malecon’s great dining establishments will certainly be open late as well as offer special food selections for youngsters. For desert, your group could appreciate cotton candy and fried bananas served by the boardwalk shop owners.

Though anytime is excellent for a walk on the Malecon, November is a specifically great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, marking the start of the vacation traveling season.  Puerto Vallarta celebrates local artists and hosts many free events throughout the year, all focused around the Malecon.

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