Malecon, Puerto Vallarta
Well, we walked in search of sand and beach to put our feet inthe ocean, and we came across these local girls making one of their friends into a sand mermaid, she could very well deny me a photo... they were laughing and giggling and having fun on the beach. I was told that Puerto Vallarta is also a vacation spot for the mexicans from inland, which makes sense, there's a nice breeze and water to cool off at, not only us Northern invaders.
A lot of tourists seem to explore the newer part of the Malecon, where locals sell their artwork and shoppers strolls around the streets. However, the further south you go along the Malecon, the more historic the Malecon becomes, until eventually the neighbourhood and the beach become one.
It's here where you'll find the old Puerto Vallarta, before the surge of the past few decades of tourism inflicted the city. My entire family felt that this was more of an authentic Puerto Vallarta, and we enjoyed exploring the restaurants and shops in this area. Simply wandering around the Malecon here was enjoyable for us.
Everyone must agree that Malecon is something rarely to be seen in this part of the world. It is a wide seaside walkway around 2km long and it is packed with bars, restaurans and shops (see more photos in my travelogue).
It reminded me of some Mediteranean coast towns. Every night you must check in there and see what is going on. Everyone is out, and the place is especially packed on Sunday night when Mexican families go out as well.
I was lucky to be there during music festival when they organized jazz and classical concerts for several nights at this open stage (photo). Feeling is amazing.
On the Malecon there is alot to see and do, the streets have shops, Resturants, Bands, Bars, and more. Its nice to even walk on the Malecon during the day or night. its all lit up at night, so you dont have to worry. Its a very popular place to go...its right in Downtown Pv and walking distance to Old Town. the 'Zoo bar' and ' Carlos O Brians ' are also located right on the Malecon. Very Popular Bars, Carlos is also a resturant during the day, and a dance club at night.