Malecon

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Malecon showing night scenes, a coastal town and a sandy beach

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.

Top Hotels Close to Malecon

Hotel Mio Vallarta - Adults Only
Hotel Mio Vallarta - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
BLVD FRANCISCO MEDINA ASCENCIO 2179, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $64 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Located in South Hotel Zone, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Isla and Cruise Ship Terminal. Malecon and Playa de los Muertos are also within 6 mi (10 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (370 reviews)
"Excelente hotel."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Hotel Mio Vallarta - Adults Only
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Olas Altas 380, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $107 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Romantic Zone, this beachfront resort is in the city center, just steps from Olas Altas Street and Playa de los Muertos. Malecon and Los Muertos Pier ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (981 reviews)
"Loved the pools,the buffet although Mexican food would be nice too, the maids ,security ,Marta at front desk, the drinks.Why isnt the bar open all the time?.Hot tub needs to be hot!! The lounge chair /towel guy is great. The price is right!!"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments - All Inclusive
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Mexico 1301, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $183 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Colonia 5 de Diciembre, this beachfront property is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Camarones Beach and Teatro Vallarta. Malecon ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"The staff was very nice and helpful, amenities are nice, great location, food is ok, but not fabuluous, great entertainment program. The room was outdated, leakage on the bathroo floor, damaged bathroom door. Room needs improvements for 4-star hotel. Otherwise nice stay"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments - All Inclusive
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Best Lodging Options Near Malecon

Hotel 522
Hotel 522
3 out of 5
Hidalgo 522, Proyecto Escola, Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $41 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Hotel 522
Hotel Mio Vallarta - Adults Only
Hotel Mio Vallarta - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
BLVD FRANCISCO MEDINA ASCENCIO 2179, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $64 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Hotel Mio Vallarta - Adults Only
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Olas Altas 380, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $107 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments - All Inclusive
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Mexico 1301, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $183 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments - All Inclusive
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort - All inclusive
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort - All inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Avenue De Las Garzas S/n Zona Norte, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $259 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort - All inclusive
Hotel Rio Malecon
Hotel Rio Malecon
3 out of 5
Morelos 170, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $59 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Hotel Rio Malecon
Rosita Hotel
Rosita Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Paseo Diaz Ordaz 901, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $60 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Rosita Hotel
Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
David Alfaro Siqueiros No.164-A lote B, Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $419 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Luna Líquida Hotel Boutique
Luna Líquida Hotel Boutique
3.5 out of 5
Iturbide 408, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
The price is $130 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Luna Líquida Hotel Boutique
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.