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Top recommendations from locals

Museum
“Nice free museum right along the Malecon. You can see interesting naval maps, navigation items and some paintings and photographs. Nice stop while you’re walking along the Malecon! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“-Museo con la historia cultural del Puerto -Museum with the cultural history of the Port”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The proprietor, Claire Guarniere, is very friendly and helpful. My sister and I both purchased bronze sculptures here. The gallery has so many paintings and sculptures it is almost like going to a museum. There is a courtyard full of sculptures. The prices are much lower than you would encounter in the U.S.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“Centro Cultural con un sinfín de eventos y talleres. Cultural Center with endless events and workshops.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“I encourage you to take a stroll trough Puerto Vallarta's el Centro and visit the art galleries that offer a wide variety of pictorial and sculptural pieces by renowned artists and young talents. Some of my work is exhibited In Galería Uno. Nord South Gallery located at: Leona Vicario 230, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Gorgeous place located on the walkway across the Marina. The best place to have a break with your loved ones, being them family, pets or whoever you want to spend time with, or even alone! Its a magical place.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Super mercados como Soriana, o Comercial Mexicana, Mega, Heb, Costco, Walmart, Sam's.-En La Marina hay Oxxo . Farmacias, Galerias de arte, masaje Se puede contratar lanchas para paseo o pesca. spas, tiendas varias, plateria, Lavanderias de ropa, Hay una linea de ropa de lino , algodon y otras texturas, se llama "Maruca Novelo" la venden en Boutique Maracuyá, en la playa de los muertos, frente al restaurante El Dorado, y frente del Rest. La Palapa en el centro. En el centro comercial "la Isla, en la Boutique Belem del Mar, en el Grand Hotel Velas nuevo Vallarta, y en Punta de Mita en la Boutique k 33. Es ropa formal, casual, de playa. Hospital "Hospite" antes Amerimed. a 1 km. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“you can't leave Puerto Vallarta without enjoying the artwork of one of the greatest artists of this city. His mosaic mural "Fish Vendors" is displayed on the Malecón II right in front of the Naval Museum. This work was painted by Manuel Lepe in acrylic and silkscreen. His paintings of small angels, children and Puerto Vallarta landscapes can be found in the homes of presidents and art collectors. The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has one of his paintings at the Royal Mews Museum at Windsor Castle.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Plaza
“The main stop for all the routes of buses inside Vallarta. Most of them will have a stop on Pino Suarez Street between Venustiano Carranza and Lazaro Cardenas Streets. However the new buses with A/C have their stop on Venustiano Carranza Street near the corner with Pino Suares Street. the basic fare is MXN 7.50. Be aware that the new buses cannot give you change. They can take 10 pesos coin and any bills but they cannot give you change. If you would like to use the public transportation and need help in understanding let me know and I can give you specific instructions depending on where you would like to go. Otherwise i recommend using UBER”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
Hostel
“ART Center full of all kinds of Art Classes and ART Gallery of local and international artists. A unique stop!”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“We just love this place for dinner and the space is beautiful! The food is always good and make sure you ask about the specials. Ask for Nick and he will take great care of you (really nice guy from the US and speaks English). Make sure you make time to tour the artist spaces on the second floor. The prices are really good compared to similar places closer to the beach. This place is always our "treat night out". We especially love the Casandra Shaw booth.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“El Arte Huichol es originario de Jalisco y Nayarit. Los artesanos huicholes crean piezas únicas de incalculable valor y gran tradición. El factor común es la simbología milenaria que mantienen y los materiales con que fabrican su arte. Los huicholes son un pueblo profundamente religioso y plasman su cosmovisión en el arte que producen, su religión se basa en 3 elementos: el maíz, el venado y el peyote. Gran parte de la estética de las obras está influenciada por sus profundas visiones del escenario de la Vida Cósmico Humana Conocer el Arte Huichol cuando viajas a Vallarta es realmente imprescindible!”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“A unique collection of antique Mexican jewelry and ceramics by Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art. For over nine years Galeria Caballito de Mar has showcased art that is a serious reflection of Mexico’s cultural past and present. The gallery represents silversmith and ceramic artists whose work exhibits an unsurpassed level of artistry and craftsmanship. ”
  • 1 local recommends