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Downtown Puerto Vallarta Attractions: Centro, Central


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The most notable attraction in downtown Puerto Vallarta would be the famous Malecon or boardwalk.  Having undergone a great deal of construction, the Malecon now stretches from the Hotel Zone to Zona Romantica on Puerto Vallarta's south end, and is soon to be the longest stretching boardwalk in all of latin America. 

Along the Malecon are numerous statues and monuments, used by both locals and tourists as direction points.  Probably the most photographed monument on the malecon would be the famous arches, Los Arcos, backed by an amphitheater where almost nightly musical and comic entertainment is performed.  Occasionally television broadcasts take place here as well, including the Miss Mexico pageant. 

On the weekends, this point is also the center for socializing.  Locals and tourists alike sit and watch various performances along the malecon, purchase food from the local vendor stands, or sit and watch the famous Pirate Ship as it parades up and down the coast.

Across the street is Puerto Vallarta's town square, where live music is performed frequently, celebrations are scheduled, and every Sunday night, a traditional Mexican dance performance occurs.



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