The Malecón (boardwalk) is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll at night and admire the impressive collection of sculptures. Here, you can breathe in the fresh sea air and watch the beautiful Puerto Vallarta sunset. Spend the afternoon at the flea market on Cuale Island, where you can find jewelry, ceramics, leather goods, clothing, and unique items from local artists. If you're feeling adventurous, try your hand at haggling in Spanish!For a night out, head to La Palapa Restaurant for cocktails, Los Muertos Brewing for local beer, or Bar Morelos for an all-night dance party.
If you're looking for a more relaxed day trip, take a boat to Yelapa and spend the day lounging on its relatively uncrowded beach. The Malecón is also home to one of Puerto Vallarta's most iconic monuments and hosts free concerts and cultural events throughout the year. El Mirador is the perfect spot to take beautiful photos of Puerto Vallarta, especially at sunset. You can also take a cliffside tour along Banderas Bay and explore the small towns and fishing villages that surround Puerto Vallarta.
For a unique experience, book a pirate ship tour - just make sure to book in advance as they often sell out quickly! Start your day with the Malecón Sculpture Art Walk and explore some of Puerto Vallarta's best beach clubs such as El Dorado Beach Club and Sapphire Ocean Club. Climb up to the watchtower for 360° views of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains. On your last day, consider taking a day or half-day trip to Sayulita or an ATV trip through the jungles of the Sierra Madre Mountains. For an exclusive evening dinner, El Panorama has some of the most breathtaking views of the city and the Puerto Vallarta sunset. Now that you know what to do in Puerto Vallarta, you're ready to have an incredible trip!.