Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a beautiful destination that many people flock to each year. It is a vacation spot that is known for its magnificent beaches and sunny weather. There are many different things to do in Puerto Vallarta, whether you want to relax on the beach, visit some of the museums, or explore the city. From shopping to dining, there is something for everyone in Puerto Vallarta.
One of the best things about Puerto Vallarta is that it's almost always sunny. During the day, the temperatures are warm, but at night it cools down and the skies are often clear. This means that you can grab a good view of the stars whenever you want. There are also many nightclubs and bars in Puerto Vallarta that stay open late, so you will not have to worry about being too tired to enjoy your night out.
Our Walking Itinerary of PVR
Take the shared van taxi service from the cruise port to the Malecon. $5 per person.
Head to Choco Museo. They have a 45 minute chocolate making workshop, if you would like to make your own chocolate. Otherwise, head up to the 2nd floor to see their museum then be sure to buy some chocolate and cocoa butter lotion! Both are worth every penny.
From here go back to the Malecon and walk along to beach, enjoying the many statues until you get to the 4 arches at the end.
At the arches, you'll turn in land towards the Parroquia de Guadalupe. While the church is an amazing building from the outside it is absolutely gorgeous inside. If you're into sewing, there is a Parisina fabric store just down the street from the church. Fabric is quite cheap in Mexico. Even if you just buy a couple of meters to sew into a shawl, it won't cost much. I got 2 meters of a Mexican fabric for $6. There is also a Parisina within walking distance of the cruise port.
From the church head towards Isla Cuale Flea Market. It's a market that features vendors, suppliers and everything from pottery, jewelry, embroidered clothing, souvenirs and much more.
Mundos de Azulejos is a must stop - every time we're in Puerto Vallarta. It is a talavera painting factory on the second floor and a store on the first. We bought several pieces for our bathroom here, to go with knobs I had gotten previously that are on our bathroom cabinets. It's fun to watch the artists draw and paint the pottery, too.
Finally, head down towards the beach to have an afternoon margarita at one of the many restaurants with tables right on the sand. Don't forget to see the The Sail at Muelle de Playa Los Muertos before hailing a taxi back to the cruise port. From there, the taxi was $27.
The entire walk from drop off on the Malecon to The Sail is about 1.5 miles.
Here's a short video compilation of all of the ports from our cruise.
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