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Best things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Harbor / Marina
“The Malecon is a 12-block promenade offering ocean views & sculptures, plus restaurants, bars, galleries & shops. Be sure to take a stroll down the Malecón. There are lots of small shops and places to buy street food and souvenirs. A lovely place for street performances, shopping, and people watching! ”
208local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a high-end eatery right on the beach. If you are looking for a very romantic fine dining experience right on the sand feet away from the breaking surf, this is your spot. Live music nightly. ”
110local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“Great food -Air conditioned indoor dining. Great for the summer months -accepts credits cards”
59local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“All you can eat Fish & Chips on Fridays. Tell Ari the mixologist that you are staying at Villa Lucero! ”
68local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“Nice modern mall where you will find a variety of Restaurants, shops, Coffee shops, ice cream shops, VIP movie theater and more... It is located 5 min walking distance from the condo.”
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Beach
“Playa Los Muertos is probably the busiest beach in PV. Playa means beach. Lots of activity and fun! You should be able to find whatever you are looking for there. Food and drinks, walking and people watching everywhere. This is a busy beach but you can also find quieter areas if that's what you want. Check it out! Go to the Pier while you are out there also! ”
38local recommendations
Cuban Restaurant
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“Authentic music with salsa and mamba dancing. Wonderful atmosphere with decent food and good service.”
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Beach
“ "Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Here you will find various restaurants and a very pleasant walk by the beach. ”
24local recommendations
Night Club
“This is one of the best night clubs in Puerto Vallarta. Mandala always offer the best and the newest music of the moment.”
11local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“The best higher-end department store in the area, Liverpool, is located here. A few other national clothing stores, Starbucks and a food court with an amazing view of the ocean and cruise terminal. 5-10 minutes north of La Isla Shopping Village.”
68local recommendations
Bar
“"Great Nightlife scene any nigth of the week Live Music on the weekends and Ladies Night on Wednesday ”
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Restaurant
“From barbeque ribs, chilaquiles or a Mexican platter, Cafe de Olla has it all. Cafe de olla is always a busy restaurant, especially during Vallarta's high season (December through April). Therefore, if you want to avoid a long line and a long wait time, try to arrive before 5:30pm or after 9:00pm (Cafe de Olla does not have reservations). Now, in terms of the best dishes at Cafe De Olla, here's a list of our favorites: - Barbeque Ribs (Costillitas a la barbeque - Mexican steak (Carne Asada) - Mexican platter: steak, stuffed chile, beans... a little bit of everything! (Combinacion plato mexicano) - Melted cheese (Queso Fundido) - Chilaquiles Our favorite drinks: - Mexican Coffee (Cafe de Olla) - Margaritas - Piña Colada ”
48local recommendations
Brewery
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“Great place to watch a game and have some great beer and pizza! They can pretty much find any sports event you may be looking for!”
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Restaurant
“An excellent place that you must visit; I love breakfast here, the service is very good and the food too; the owner is always aware of everything so the service is exceptional”
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Restaurant
“Fantastic Service and pizza, but if you feel hungry try their main courses direct from the oven. also fresh pasta prepared daily. Ask for the owner Miguel, an enthusiastic always friendly host and chef”
15local recommendations
Restaurant
“Have you seen "Forrest Gump"? Well this restaurant have many shrimp dishes.”
6local recommendations