Puerto Vallarta - Downtown , Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Downtown, also called Old Town or Viejo Vallarta, is popular for its traditional red-tiled roofs, white buildings and cobblestone streets. Downtown is the heart and soul of Puerto Vallarta, overflowed by a feast of emotions and cultur

The visit is not complete without a stroll and people-watching session on the popular oceanfront Malecon, where you will find marvelous sculptures along the way. With a monumental public art display, one side is lined with shops, restaurants and bars, and a gorgeous bay vista on the other. Artistic performances of all kinds take place here all the time. Spectacular events are frequent at the Los Arcos outdoor amphitheater across from the main plaza and without charge.

The narrow cobblestone streets at downtown are great fun and can be a challenge to walk on them, especially those who run from east to west up the mountainside in the El Cerro and Gringo Gulch neighborhoods, this last one is where Liz Taylor and Richard Burton lived.

The tiny island at South Downtown end, the Isla Rio Cuale, offers you a flea market, restaurants and shops as well as an interesting museum, an active cultural center and amazing green spaces.

Puerto Vallarta Downtown is on the Pacific coast of Mexico along Banderas Bay. A few minutes with in walking distance there is the beach, restaurants, bars and many other activities in downtown. The airport is four miles or around 15 minutes away. Ground transportation will let you explore very well the downtown area and the rest of the city.