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From journal Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
December 31, 2006
The people of Puerto Vallarta have coined a new Spanish verb: "maleconear". Loosely translated it means "get the family together, dress up in your Sunday finest and go downtown to stroll the malecon". It is a 16 block seaside promenade lined with bronze sculptures and with shops and restaurants and nightclubs across the street. On Sunday eves it is not to be missed. A whirl of colors, smells (of many different foods being sold by vendors including tamales, fried bananas, ice cream, candies of all sorts, and much more) performers, balloon vendors and artists creating and selling their works. The municipal band plays in the plaza, free performances of everything from children's choirs to folkloric dancers are put on at the Los Arcos amphitheatre, and if you are there the 1st 2 weeks of December, nightly processions in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. "Maleconear" is a wonderful tradition and a chance for tourists to forget that they are tourists and mingle with the locals, try new foods, and generally get caught up in the carnival atmosphere.
On our first trip to P.V., we did the stroll along the malecon, watched the sunset from Los Arcos, then stopped at Tequila's for dinner. We were lucky enough to get a balcony table overlooking the malecon, a ringside seat to the proceedings. A Mexican Navy ship was in and the bar downstairs was full of sailors jostling for the window seats to, sailors being sailors, watch the girls stroll by. If you go to Puerto Vallarta, by all means, make it a point to spend Sunday eve on the malecon and it will become your tradition as well.
From journal Kicked Back in Vallarta
May 20, 2006
From journal Puerto Vallarta: I Can't Wait to Go Back!
January 22, 2006
From journal Honeymoon Mexico
February 14, 2005
El Malecón by night is the place to see and be seen in Puerto Vallarta. Old Viejo Vallarta encompasses the El Malecon, the visitor-friendly promenade, and the steep cobblestone streets that climb their way uphill from there. El Malecon offers spectacular sunsets over Banderas Bay!
For some reason, we avoided Puerto Vallarta, thinking it must be a very crowded place. Recently we traveled there, and of course, we realized how wrong we were!
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These pictures were taken between January 1 and 15, 2005. F.Y.I.: daily temperatures were above 30C, with predominantly sunny weather.
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From journal Images of Puerto Vallarta
April 30, 2003
Stroll along the Malecon (mile-long oceanfront boardwalk) any time. But for real local flavor be there Friday or Saturday evening to see lively bands, colorful Mayan dancers, and all the local folks out for an evening walk with their family and friends.
Street food is available, and entertainment is represenative of local culture. The new Malecon begins near the first hotel built in Vallarta in the 1940s, the Hotel Rosita, and ends at an open-air theater called "Los Arcos," or The Arches.
From journal Puerto Vallarta Christmas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
March 24, 2003
From journal La Hearta Vallarta