A great Mexican celebration is being prepared in Puerto Vallarta and as it is tradition, the port has a series of activities for tourists and locals to celebrate the Independence of Mexico.
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This port is known as “The most Mexican beach destination”, since it brings together the main features of the Mexican identity: a typical village at the foot of the mountain in the state of Jalisco, bathed by the waters of Banderas Bay; vibrant city that today offers a cosmopolitan panorama and yet has not lost the pride of its origins as a fishing village that made hospitality part of its essence.
The party begins on Thursday, September 14, Day of the Charro, and the center of the city is adorned with a parade of associations of charros that ride on horseback through the main streets along the malecón.
A special mention deserves the delegation of El Pitillal, a town with its own features within this municipality; here you can breathe the aromas of Mexico, cradle of many families of charro origin, this delegation is a worthy representative of the most ingrained traditions of Jalisco. Something similar happens in the delegations of Las Juntas, Ixtapa and Las Palmas, where the charra essence is appreciated in its main squares, and it is common to celebrate parties with mariachis and bands.
On the 15th, the festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a Commemoration of Independence at Plaza de Armas; later at 7:30 pm, the plaza presents musical and dance performances until 10:00 p.m. At 11:00 p.m. the military protocol act of the Cry of Independence will take place at Presidential Plaza, followed by fireworks at midnight.
On the 16th, the official Independence Day, the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. along Calle Morelos in downtown. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. at Los Arcos de Malecón, you can catch musical performances by Gypsy Rumba and Valentina González.
On the 17th, you can enjoy the Taco Fair in Lázaro Cárdenas Park, from 5 to 11 in the afternoon, they will be selling traditional tacos such as steak or pastor, or lobster and / or shrimp, ingredients of the sea that the Port offers.