Sights to see on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

You won’t believe how time will fly when you go to the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. There are more places to places to eat, drink and shop than you can shake a stick at! The Malecon, a seaside boardwalk, is about 3 km or a just shy of 2 miles long.The Malecon is paved and free from traffic which makes it a very safe place to walk. It’s a fun place to people watch especially from one of the balcony or seaside restaurants while enjoying a cold drink or something to eat.

I LOVE the colorful hand carved chairs!

….and the hand painted chair backs too!!

The Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta begins in front of Hotel Rosarita, the city’s first hotel. We had the taxi driver drop us off at the McDonald’s across the street. Though I was on a mission to photograph all the statues that line the Malecon, we also stumbled upon the performing Papantla Flyers along the way.

What makes the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta so interesting is you never know what you will see! No two visits are ever the same. This day we ran across several amazing sand artists.

Puerto Vallarta is known as the World’s Friendliest City and from the look of  this first sand sculpture, it’s no wonder why.

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta…

 

That is MrTravelD having “a drink” with sand covered street performers!

And speaking of street performers you won’t believe who you will find on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta!

YES, that is Miguel Jackson on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this angel balancing on a pile of rocks. I didn’t hesitate to put a few pesos in their donation boxes, not only were we amazed and entertained, we took some GREAT photos too.

There are also several talented artists who will draw your portrait or a caricature.

There are definitely a lot of colorful storefronts and roof tops along the Malecon.

Some of my favorite sights are Catrinas and Day of the Dead folk art, sombreros, serapes and papel picado- the colorful banners

Buy a serape (a handmade blanket), table cloth or sarong and take a break on the beach with a cold drink. After all, you ARE on vacation!

From silly t shirts to fine works of arts and everything in between, there is something for everyone on your gift list on the Malecon and the streets of Viejo Vallarta, Old Vallarta.

And when you see my favorite statue of the Vallarta Dancers, think of me and my love of all things Mexico….the history, culture, cuisine and people because this is where it all began-

on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta!

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2 Responses to “Sights to see on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico”

  1. September 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    What great pictures! Makes me want to return to Puerto Vallerta. I just read a novel that is set there called The Wishing Hill by Holly Robinson, which I loved.
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  2. Luana Cunha
    June 26, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    ohhhh my.. looks like it has lots creative people here who loves arts. It’s good to see those artful and beautiful colorful designs. How I wish I have lots of time visit here but to hectic schedule, I cant.. :(
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