When you live on Banderas Bay, there are so many wonderful stores, malls, markets, fashion boutiques, galleries, jewellery shops, candy stores and farmer’s markets that you will be spoiled for choice.

Here is a quick homeowners’ Guide to Shopping on Banderas Bay

The Malecon

On offer along the “malecon”, Puerto Vallarta’s Boardwalk, are numerous opportunities for shopping. These include souvenirs, tequila, jewellery and beachwear along with many handicraft shops to buy last minute trinkets. Or you can always just sit and enjoy an ice cream!

Basilio Badillo, Puerto Vallarta

Basilio Badillo is famed for its Friday Night Shuffle, which takes place on Fridays during the high season from November to May and offers free drinks and live music outside of some of its stores. Basilio Badillo is well known for those seeking local designer fashion (resort and swimwear), jewellery and house linen items (bedding and soap).

Isla Rio Cuale, Puerto Vallarta

The Isla Rio Cuale is an open air shopping environment surrounded by beautiful plants and enormous trees. It is a great tourist shopping spot selling trinkets, handicrafts and specialty artisan items.

Galerias Vallarta

The great mall, Galerias Vallarta has something for everyone. With its Casino, Liverpool luxury department store, movie theatre, food fair, kids area, and so many beautiful boutiques to choose from.

Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta

This is a fairly small mall but is great to serve the residents of Nuevo Vallarta’s hotel zone, with stores, restaurants and more. Very convenient for Villa La Estancia Residents.


In both Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias, seasonal Artwalks are held and if you have a passion for the art business, there are opportunities to purchase art and enjoy meeting like minded people as you drink a glass or two of wine provided by some galleries.

Farmers’ Markets

    During the high season in winter and on a weekly basis Farmer’s markets are held in and around Puerto Vallarta. Locations are as follows:

  • Old Town PV
  • Marina Vallarta
  • Bucerias
  • Nuevo Vallarta
  • Sayulita
  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

La Isla shopping Mall

During 2017, a new mall, destined to become a shopper’s heaven, will be opened in the hotel zone in Puerto Vallarta. It will be called La Isla shopping Mall.