Puerto Vallarta, Mexico boasts an amazing feature that is beloved by many people including locals and visitors: The Malecon. This famous boardwalk has a beautiful view of the ocean overlooking Banderas Bay, and it is a mile long. It makes up a wall which protects the many restaurants, shops, and bars from Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The Malecon is considered to be the focus of the downtown section of Puerto Vallarta and is enjoyed by locals and tourists everyday of the year. When you become an owner at Villa la Estancia Residences, a Sunday stroll on the Malecon will become part of you personal story too. Just think, you can look out to sea and watch the sunset without getting sand in your shoes.

Anyone who visits Puerto Vallarta should definitely visit to the Malecon, and it is one place that you will return to time and again. You can never tire of the Malecom. There are several restaurants, shops, bars, and nightclubs as well as other attractions. It is possible to see the sun set as you eat your dinner on the boardwalk or walk hand in hand with an ice cream or frozen yogurt. Banderas Bay’s Malecon is surely one of the best places to view a sunset, second only to the comfort of your own balcony at Villa La Estancia Residences.

2011 Renovations

If you haven’t visiting Puerto Vallarta in a few years, then you might be interested to know that in 2011, there were renovations done to the Malecon, which has made it all the more beautiful. Pedestrians can now enjoy an even better experience at this locale, with beautiful surroundings of tropical plants, palm trees, and bugambilia. The indigenous tribes of this area also are honoured with artwork on the streets to represent sacred Huichol symbols. They depict nature, the cosmos, and animals. This is a wonderful sight to behold.

Art and Theater

Speaking of art, there are sculptures all along the boardwalk that have been created mainly by the local Mexican artists. You might wish to go on a guided English-speaking tour to learn more about the sculptures, which tell you a lot about the artistic heritage of Nayarit and Jalisco states in Mexico. You can request additional information at Galeria Pacifico. Free performances are held at the outdoor amphitheatre that is near Our Lady of Guadalupe church and the plaza. Street performers, merchants, and artisans entertain and sell their items at this location.

The New Pier on Los Muertos Beach

Travel towards Old Town and you will also find a brand new pier, from where you can go on a water taxis to travel to idyllic beaches which may only be accessed by boat.