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Malecon

Sip coconut water, eat grilled fish and check out the shopping and entertainment at this beachside promenade.

The Malecon is a popular beachside promenade in Puerto Vallarta. Locals and tourists alike use this boardwalk, which is more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) long, as a meeting point. The area is particularly busy on summer nights. Watch street performers under the palm trees, sample a variety of Mexican street food and enjoy the sunset over the ocean.

The Malecon is a great place to sample the local cuisine. Try a piece of grilled fish on a skewer for lunch, or grilled corn with lemon or cheese. A serving of cold tejuino is great on a hot day. This fermented, iced drink is very popular in this part of Mexico, and it is made from the same corn dough as tortillas. Buy a coconut with a straw, a drink called coco de agua; the water inside the coconut is refreshing and is sometimes garnished with lemon and salt. At night, try out tuba, an alcoholic coconut drink that can include walnuts or apple. The Malecon is also lined with sit-down restaurants for more formal dining.

Walk the length of the Malecon to see juggling acts, mimes and musicians playing traditional Mexican folk music. On the beach, the impressive sand sculptures carved by local artists provide a number of great photo opportunities.

The Malecon is also the fashion district of Puerto Vallarta. You can find many clothes, jewellery and leather outlets along the walkway. There are also many artworks for sale, from paintings of Los Muertos beach to mosaics. Hawkers selling handmade goods are common in this area, particularly in summer, and they can be persistent.

The Malecon runs along the edge of the water at Los Muertos beach. It is a 30-minute walk from central Puerto Vallarta.


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Lodging Near Malecon

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Hotel Posada de Roger $35
Hotel Posada de Roger

Hotel Posada de Roger

Basilio Badillo 237 COL, Puerto Vallarta
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 768 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Romantic Zone, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Playa de los Muertos and Los Muertos Pier. La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and Plaza de las Armas are also within 15 minutes.

    Hotel Eloisa $30
    Hotel Eloisa

    Hotel Eloisa

    Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta
       
      3.5
      of 5, from 592 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Romantic Zone, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Olas Altas Street and Los Muertos Pier. Cuale Island and Malecon are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites $55
      Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

      Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

      Amapas 114 Col Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
         
        3.7
        of 5, from 973 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Romantic Zone, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de los Muertos and Malecon. Olas Atlas Beach and Los Muertos Pier are also within 5 minutes.

        Rosita Hotel $73
        Rosita Hotel

        Rosita Hotel

        Paseo Diaz Ordaz 901, Puerto Vallarta
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 657 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Camarones Beach and Malecon. Teatro Vallarta and Caballito are also within 10 minutes.

          Hotel Porto Allegro $65
          Hotel Porto Allegro

          Hotel Porto Allegro

          Calle Hidalgo No. 119, Puerto Vallarta
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 587 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cuale Island and Malecon. Olas Atlas Beach and La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe are also within 5 minutes.

            Hotel Portonovo Plaza
            Hotel Portonovo Plaza

            Hotel Portonovo Plaza

            Av. Mexico # 1125, Puerto Vallarta
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 511 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Vallarta and Malecon. Camarones Beach and Playa Las Glorias are also within 10 minutes.

              Hotel Rio Malecon $35
              Hotel Rio Malecon

              Hotel Rio Malecon

              Morelos 170, Centro, Puerto Vallarta
                 
                4.1
                of 5, from 709 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Gringo Gulch hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Camarones Beach and Malecon. Olas Atlas Beach and Plaza Principal are also within 5 minutes.

                Hotel Casa del Parque Vallarta $30
                Hotel Casa del Parque Vallarta

                Hotel Casa del Parque Vallarta

                Argentina 231, Puerto Vallarta
                   
                  3.8
                  of 5, from 26 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Camarones Beach and Malecon. Teatro Vallarta and Caballito are also within 10 minutes.