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Puerto Vallarta is a great down to earth vacation destination for all types of people. My husband and I enjoy the beach, walking, eating, zip lining, observing the locals on the move, etc. We stay in a time share that we rent. We do not do all inclusive, because the variety and excellence of food all over the city is wonderful. There are local grocery stores so you can bring in drinks and snacks. Soriano and the Mega are good grocery stores. Of course if you crave a good old fashion hot dog, visit the local Costco. We love to visit the Malecon. The personality changes from day to night. Safe at all times. Sculptures are placed on each block. Many are interactive for children to explore. On Tues morn, there is a Malecon tour for art lovers, It is free and an easy walk. At night there is free entertainment along the Malecon. Ask around and you will find Flag pool sitters, Mexican dancers and more. Love, love, love PV

Good for
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

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15 Places

San Lucas Restaurant

Restaurants

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

El Coleguita Mariscos

Restaurants

Cenaduria Celia

Restaurants

El brujo Vallarta

Restaurants

Asador La Vaca Argentina

Restaurants

Las Adelitas Restaurant

Restaurants

Salud Super Food

Restaurants

Cafe Bohemio

Restaurants

Bay of Banderas

Other Outdoor Activities

Pepe's Tacos

Restaurants

Zona Romantica

Historic Walking Areas

Malecon Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

El Centro

Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Marina Vallarta

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Computernana's City Tips

  • Cabs have reasonable prices, but, we only use the cab to go from airport to hotel and back. The bus takes you everywhere for 7.5 peso. (about 55 cents) We prefer to walk.
  • San Lucas Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    Computernana Says:

    great food and service especially the guacamole. Upstairs so you need to be able to do one flight of stairs.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #233 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • I have been coming to Puerto 02/16/2020
    • A real favourite! 01/09/2020
    • San Lucas Restaurant
    Address:
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas 355
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 3126
    Other:
  • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Computernana Says:

    The main church in town. Located in El Centro. Beautiful church.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 118 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Classic Mexican Cathedral 02/14/2020
    • Church in PV 02/13/2020
    • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Address:
    Calle Hidalgo 370
    Puerto Vallarta 48290
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 1326
  • El Coleguita Mariscos
    Restaurants (Latin, Seafood)
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    Computernana Says:

    great food cheap eats. great service. Located at the Marina. Tucked in at the end of the row.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #149 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Place to Eat 02/16/2020
    • Never miss eating here. 02/13/2020
    • El Coleguita Mariscos
    Address:
    CallePopa S/N Loc. 17
    Opposite the Docks, Marina del Rey Condominiums
    Puerto Vallarta 48335
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 221 2116
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$16
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cenaduria Celia
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin)
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    Computernana Says:

    High on the hill. Must be a good walker to get there or one of the few times to take a cab. Worth the effort. Wonderful view of Banderas Bay. Food and service good.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #274 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • Truly Mexican 02/17/2020
    • Nearly The Best Pozole in Puerto Vallarta! 01/19/2020
    • Cenaduria Celia
    Address:
    Lazaro Cardenas #506
    Col. Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • El brujo Vallarta
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, International)
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    Computernana Says:

    Always good service and good food. Take the tunnel bus and get off right after the second tunnel. Cross the street and you are in for a treat. Can walk down to the Malacon after a good meal.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #136 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fajitas 02/14/2020
    • Lunch with friends 02/14/2020
    • El brujo Vallarta
    Address:
    Calle Venustiano Carranza 510
    Col. Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 2036
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Asador La Vaca Argentina
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean)
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    Computernana Says:

    Very good food. Upscale dining. Generous portions. Share meals. Enjoy a relaxing meal.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you are with a group share the sides. The spinach dish is outstanding.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #175 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not the best 🙄service 02/16/2020
    • Beautiful place to set and 02/11/2020
    • Asador La Vaca Argentina
    Address:
    Blvd. Fco Medina Ascencio #2468
    Col. Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta 48333
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 224 0908
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Las Adelitas Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Spanish)
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    Computernana Says:

    Outstanding ribs. Great Burgers. On the road to Costco.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wed is 2 for one ribs night. A great buy and great ribs.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #210 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • ACCESSIBLE REview - Same great food, service and atmosphere, never disappoints 02/01/2020
    • Good food, service and music drops rating 01/28/2020
    • Las Adelitas Restaurant
    Address:
    Av Fluvial Vallarta #234
    Colonia Fluvial Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta 48328
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 293 7778
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Salud Super Food
    Restaurants (Cafe, International, Healthy)
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    Computernana Says:

    If you want healthy this is the place. to go. Located in the Romantic zone.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant! 02/16/2020
    • Love this Gem! 02/11/2020
    • Salud Super Food
    Address:
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A
    Zona Romantica
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 139 9398
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$5
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cafe Bohemio
    Restaurants (Mexican, International)
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    Computernana Says:

    always has a soup of the day. Good friendly service. Fun place to dine. Mexican flare.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #137 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • Great Food, Lots of Fun 02/15/2020
    • my group must have not been hungry 02/11/2020
    • Cafe Bohemio
    Address:
    Calle Rodolfo Gomez 127
    Old Town Romantic Zone
    Puerto Vallarta 48280
    Mexico
    Phone:
    (011-52-322) 223-4676
    Other:
  • Bay of Banderas
    Other Outdoor Activities
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    Computernana Says:

    Lovely to look at from different areas of PV. In the evening view lovely sunsets from the beach or local Malecon bar.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 254 Outdoor Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    • Yelapa 12/29/2019
    • One Huge Bay 12/25/2019
    • Bay of Banderas
    Address:
    Bahia de Banderas
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Pepe's Tacos
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Spanish)
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    Computernana Says:

    If you want down to earth local fare, go to Pepe's. We love love love Pepe's. Order just a couple of items. Then if you are still hungry order more. Service is good and food is prepared fast. Enjoy a local beer with your food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Across from the BP gas station on the way into town. We walk from our hotel to Pepe's, for dinner, take a break and then walk the rest of the way to the Malecon.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 997 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Tacos 02/17/2020
    • Best Tacos! 02/16/2020
    • Pepe's Tacos
    Address:
    Calle Honduras 145 C
    Col. Cinco de Diciembre
    Puerto Vallarta 48350
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 1703
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 PM - 6:00 AM
    Other:
  • Zona Romantica
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Computernana Says:

    Lots of good restaurants in this area. Colorful mix of people roaming around. Very friendly area to walk around.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 118 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Walk , people watch or simply hug your loved one 02/16/2020
    • Our favorite part of Puerto Vallarta 02/16/2020
    • Zona Romantica
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 7307
    Other:
  • Malecon Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    Computernana Says:

    Wow, so much to see. Enjoy during the day or evening. Many sculptures along this lovely walk. Enjoy the Bay view. Watch local families at fun. Observe sand sculptures and Mimes. So So So much to enjoy on the Malecon. A must do.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make multiple visits. That is why I selected more then 3 hours.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 118 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great way to get out of the resort 02/16/2020
    • Jewelry, Art, Scarves . . . you name it . . . it's available at the Malecon 02/16/2020
    • Malecon Boardwalk
    Address:
    Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz S/N
    Centro
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • El Centro
    Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Computernana Says:

    Plan to walk walk walk. Wear comfortable shoes. This is the center of town and includes many of the other areas that I wrote about.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 118 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Inviting and Real 02/06/2020
    • Lot of activity and traffic 01/20/2020
    • El Centro
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 4475
    Other:
  • Marina Vallarta
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Computernana Says:

    Nice area to walk and eat. Multiple restaurants, cheap and expensive. Eat at Mariscos El Colequita. Visit the light tower. See lots of yachts in the marina. Good for day and night walking.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 118 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Caters to All Tastes 02/16/2020
    • Nice day at the marina 02/16/2020
    • Marina Vallarta
    Phone:
    +52 1 322 221 0275
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Other:
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