El Malecon Boardwalk
El Malecon Boardwalk
A visit to Puerto Vallarta is not complete without at least one stroll along the "Malecon", the seaside promenade that is, and always has been, the heart and soul of this beautiful tropical Pacific Coast destination.
This seaside strollway, is a great place to experience what makes PV so Mexican. In the past, the local social life in town centered around the main square, then later in the 1930's along the malecon. Just so you know a "Malecón" is the Spanish name for a "esplanade along a waterfront".
Some of the most popular and emblematic attractions located at El Malecon Boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
One of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks of Puerto Vallarta, Los Arcos refers to the row of arches in the oceanfront square of Plaza Morelos on the city's southern end. The dramatic seaside arches also serve as an amphitheatre.
El Caballito de Mar
This is was the first statue that was placed in downtown Puerto Vallarta, a 10 foot replica of the Seahorse statue that was as Las Pilitas on Los Muertos Beach.
The Papantla Bird-men
Each day on the Malecón in downtown Vallarta a coloful ritual takes place, the Flying bird-men of Papantla. Colorful, spectacular, dangerous, but there's so much more beyond what you can see, there are centuries of tradition, prehispanic Gods. Learn more about this event, considered to be one, if not, the oldest in Mexico.
A whole new perspective of the El Malecon
Night Clubs and Restaurants
If you get hungry or want to shop a bit, the options are tantalizing, from hamburgers to shrimp, street-side to home-style to gourmet, cafes, restaurants or bars, souvenirs, trendy or art, you’ll find it all right here on the malecon. At night, you’ll find many fun and exciting options, Bebotero, La Bodeguita, Zoo and many other night clubs and discos open up and stay open till 3AM or even longer.
Enjoy the El Malecon at its best at night when the firework show begins. Definetly a show you have to see before leaving Puerto Vallarta.