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While cobblestone streets along the Malecon add colonial charm, this area also features street vendors and craftsmen.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get transported to another time meandering through the streets. I especially enjoy walking along the river where, on a Sunday, you’ll find families having picnics on its banks while kids cavort in the rocky stream. Wander to the end of the cement path and you’ll...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jenneine R
Reviewed yesterday

Many places to see and things to do. Don't forget to visit the cathedral. There are many shops, bars, restaurants and you are only 2 blocks away from the Malecon.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We’re staying in ‘ol Vallarta which is one of the diamonds in the rough, so to speak. A mix of old world charm, diverse neighbourhood. The people are kind & mostly happy no matter their circumstance. Cobble stone streets, an array of markets, shops, artists,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 days ago

went one evening with 10 adults and 2 young adults. Walked around and looked at all of the shops and restaurants and bars. no way can you see it all in a couple of hours. Worth the trip. felt very safe

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rherries
Reviewed 3 days ago

Puerto Vallarta is changing quick;y. They are tearing down 100's of old and historic buildings in the Zona Romantica and building modern ugly condos so that the wealthy can buy rental property, and rarely live there. Go soon because it's changing FAST!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank monroed502
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots to see and do in the old (Romantic) town of Puerto Vallarta. Shops restaurants and artisans are everywhere here in old town. Bars all along the sidewalks are very popular as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Davis6528438
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this little gem... it has been left to run down but it has a hidden beauty about it. We remembered it from years gone bye.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ronalda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and very respectful people. Many street vendors, but that's how they are trying to make living.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cats R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could wander around old ATown for days on end and discover new places every time. there is a variety of restaurants, bars, tons of shopping, mercado is great for first time visitors, river cuale is beautiful, art galleries and many wonderful taco stands

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dee J F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Vallarta is becoming more touristy every year, but if you walk away from the beach it becomes increasingly old Mexican, and it is filled with wonderful shops and eateries that remain hidden except to the intrepid explorer. This is a foodie paradise. I've not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Paul23452 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is open, but maybe it's good to confirm with your pick in advance.
20 April 2018|
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Response from Derek v | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 free walking tours that I highly recommend given by the Tourism Office of Puerto Vallarta. The tour starts at their office location which is just off the Malecon at the corner across the street from the Church... More