Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a walkable, economical neighborhood known for being romantic and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the sea and beaches. Downtown Puerto Vallarta's hotels and hostels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Puerto Vallarta area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Puerto Vallarta
The local historic landmarks might be a top draw, but there are many others. The local culture at Teatro Vallarta, Los Arcos Amphitheater, and Museum Rio Cuale might be just what you're looking for. Learn about local history at Malecon. Caballito, La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and Plaza de las Armas are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Create some family memories at Los Muertos Pier, Vallarta Zoo, and Vallarta Adventures.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Soak up some sun at Camarones Beach, Playa de los Muertos, and Garza Blanca Beach. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Los Arcos, El Eden, or El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Plaza Principal, Plaza Lago Real Shopping Center, and La Cruz Sunday Market. A visit to Cruise Ship Terminal, Bay of Banderas, or La Paloma Plaza de Toros won't disappoint either.
A couple of the most popular attractions in the area are Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Las Caletas Beach. You can also check out Galeria Olinala, El Faro Lighthouse, and Marina Vallarta.
Getting around Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Downtown Puerto Vallarta is 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from the airport in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.).