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Lázaro Cárdenas 179, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
This bookstore-café has Puerto Vallarta's largest selection of English-language books, both new and used. Kick back with a coffee (beans are sourced from the nearby Sierra Madre Mountains) and stick around for one of the shop's many events,...
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Basilio Badillo 295, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Whimsical folk art from all over Mexico is on offer at this funky boutique, whose owners travel around the country for several months each year in search of high-quality handicrafts. There are carved and painted animals in vivid colors; the tissue...

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Ignacio L. Vallarta 145, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

True, it's not much to look at, inside or out, but this humble shop produces the best handmade sandals in all of Puerto Vallarta. Samples of the various styles of leather sandals, or huaraches, hang on white pegboard; choose one you like and try...

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Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio 8106, Isla Iguana, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
It's worth saying upfront: Tacón de Marlin isn't the spiffiest-looking place in town, but you've probably never eaten better fast food in your life. Repeat travelers to PV make a beeline to Tacón de Marlin, where oversized burritos and tacos...
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In a city known for a handful of exceptional restaurants, Vista Grill stands out, not only for its food (contemporary Mexican cuisine), but because of its spectacular view. Sitting high in the hills, Vista Grill looks out over the entire city. The...

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San Sebastián del Oeste Centro, San Sebastián, Jalisco, Mexico

As you enter the town of San Sebastián del Oeste, an enticing and familiar smell is likely to engulf you: that of just-roasted coffee beans. A fifth-generation coffee roastery sits just on the edge of the road, and visitors are welcome to...

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Unnamed Road, Jalisco, Mexico

Mexico has three mountain ranges named Sierra Madre (Mother Mountains), and the range near Puerto Vallarta is covered with dense jungle vegetation and terrain that has been described by one outfitter as "chassis-challenging." For active travelers...

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Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

There's no better way to preserve the flavors of vacation than by learning how to cook the regional specialties yourself. A cooking class in Puerto Vallarta offers the opportunity to do exactly that, all while taking in the local scenery and...

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Los Arcos means "The Arches," and the rationale for this name will become evident as soon as you spy the granite islands punching up out of the ocean. Protected as a national park since 1984, Los Arcos is a favorite spot for snorkelers and scuba...

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Carret. Barra De Navidad Km. 24, Las Juntas y los Veranos, 48447 Jal., Mexico

Plant lovers won't want to miss Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which features native Mexican flora, including orchids. At present, garden staff is working on its National Collection of Mexican Orchids; when finished, it will be the most complete...

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Av México 1193, 5 de Diciembre, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Unlike many regions of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta isn't necessarily known for a distinct regional cuisine, but that's not a bad thing—instead, the city draws from the best flavors and dishes of the country at large. A food tour of Puerto...

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Puerto Vallarta - Manzanillo 700, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Puerto Vallarta's zoo, El Zoológico de Vallarta, is home to more than 700 animals—exotic bird and reptile species among them. Look for colorful flamingos and toucans, which aren't shy in front of cameras. Feeding and...

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Vallarta Yacht Club, Nuevo Vallarta, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico

Puerto Vallarta's C-shaped Banderas Bay attracts locals and visitors for all sorts of on-the-water and underwater activities. In the former category, one of the most popular excursions is whale-watching. Humpbacks migrate to this part of the...

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Uruguay 184, 5 de Diciembre, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Puerto Vallarta's principal venue for dramatic, dance and musical performances is Teatro Vallarta, a modern building with a seating capacity of 900. The theater draws performers from all over Mexico and abroad, with recent productions ranging from...

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Paseo Díaz Ordaz S/N, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The malecón, a seaside esplanade spooling out the length of 12 blocks, is one of the liveliest and loveliest places in Puerto Vallarta. Catch a breathtaking performance of the Voladores de Papantla, nicknamed the Flying Birdmen for their dramatic...
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Calle, Basilio Badillo 378, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

If you need a break from tacos and tortillas, Hacienda Alemana might fit the bill, with its German and European specialties. Stroganoff, goulash, Wiener schnitzel and a variety of sausages are among the items on the menu here, best enjoyed by...

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Púlpito 105-3, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

La Palapa, which claims to be both one of Puerto Vallarta's oldest restaurants and the first one established on the beach, remains one of the city's most popular dining options more than 60 years after it opened. Specializing in "tropical Mexican...

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Lázaro Cárdenas, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Fresh fruit and vegetables are among the goods available at this market, as well as handicrafts and clothing made by regional artists. Fresh tamales and natural juices are available for on-the-spot snacking, and homemade bread is for sale, too....