El Centro (Downtown)

Centro, or Downtown, Puerto Vallarta begins to the north of the Malecón (Boardwalk) at the point where paved streets become cobblestones and southward to the River Cuale.


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Centro is the home to Cathedral Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Malécon, the main city square, numerous art galleries, the famous Gringo Gulch are where Richard Burton bought Casa Kimberly for Elizabeth Taylor on her 32nd birthday.

You will always catch a free show at Los Arcos Amphitheater or street performance along the Malecón. Head down the “side streets” off the Malecón and discover local arts and hidden cafes, no need to worry, Puerto Vallarta is safe to explore. Get off the main roads and Malecón for a little discover of Puerto Vallarta.

The beach in centro is Camarones Beach (Playa Camarones), just before Los Muertos Beach.


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