Malecon along the ocean in old Puerto Vallarta is
a mix of condos, hotels, bars and restaurants. A
fabulous area. The pictures do not do it justice. The
Malecon is a 2 km long boardwalk along the beach
in downtown PV, ocean on one side, condos, hotels,
restaurants and bars on the other.
for strolling during the day and evening with performers
as well as people hawking various products. Be prepared
to negotiate on everything you buy from any of these
vendors. Never except the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even
the 4th price! We have been told the first price
quoted is usually 3 times what the vendor expects
to actually receive, so bargain accordingly.
weather has been around 80 to 85F most days with
a bit of cloud later in the day. We are here during
Feb. and Mar which is suppose to be the dry season
and so far they are correct! You also need lots of
suntan lotion, The sun is intense and many people
are going home with sun burned skin!
following pictures are all taken from a 3rd floor restaurant
that we had breakfast at. Unfortunately I cannot
recall the name, but the view is fantastic!
Monkeys is right on the Malecon. These pictures were
taken from the 3rd floor and show the boardwalk,
the ocean and some of the people that traverse the
Malecon. Cheeky Monkey's is known for $1US prices
for local beer (Sol, Pacifico etc) We were sitting
at a table on the 3rd floor again with a great view!
Malecon vendors sell everything from Coconut milk
to hats, jewelry, balloons, etc etc. The picture
on the right shows one vendor getting ready to sell
of course there is always cotton candy! We were standing
on a pier when the picture on the right was taken.
People were fishing from the peer, taking pictures,
boarding water taxis etc
boat moored as this one is on the right below becomes
a resting place for the pelicans. We watched many
of them dive into the water and capture fish in their
are many bars along the Malecon, usually offering
3 cervesa's for 50 peso's or just under $5 CDN. The
picture on the left shows one of them on the Malecon
facing the beach. There is a pirate ship that sails
every night and fires canons at 7:15pm! All of the
booze and food you can drink and eat. It can take
you by surprise if you are not ready for it. The
canons are very loud!