April 12, 2017
Through the years, the Malecon (boardwalk) has been referred to as “the heart of Puerto Vallarta”; a place for Vallarta families to get together, have fun and share a good time.
The Male (mahlé) as it is familiarly called, originally spanned along the ocean shore from 30 de Octubre Street, which coincidentally marks the limit of the center of town, all the way to Zaragoza Street, on whose end the old Navy Hospital used to be, and the Naval Historical Museum is currently located. In recent years, its length expanded southward, and it currently reaches beyond the Cuale River, over which a modern bridge was built, connecting the Cuale River Island and both banks of the river, allowing the Malecon to reach Olas Altas Beach.
A stroll along the Malecon is an excellent to enjoy the many attractions found here like the Aquiles Serdan Amphitheater, located across from the Main Plaza, the venue for all kinds of cultural events, and where every evening a clown and mime show takes place.
The Sculptures. Sculptures by renowned Mexican artists like Ramiz Barquet (Nostalgia), Alejandro Colunga (The Sea Rotunda), and Sergio Bustamante (The Quest for Reason) have been installed along the Malecon, turning it into a gallery, with whose art pieces you can interact. Some of these sculptures are iconic and protagonists of countless photographs.
The Letters. On the new section of the Malecon, the letters forming the city’s name have been installed, whose surface has been decorated with illustrations in the style of Puerto Vallarta artist Manuel Lepe, making up an ideal setting for a photo memento, probably a vacation highlight.
Sand Sculptures. An ephemeral art by nature, sand sculptures on the beach in front of the Malecon invite to contemplation. One can’t help but noticing the mastery with which they are made, and the level of detail the sculptors attain.
The Papantla Flyers. Every evening, this ceremonial spectacle can be admired, with performers descending, “flying” around a pole, hanging head-down, to the sound of a drum and cane flute played by one of the performers, who dances on the pole’s tip.
Incredible Sunsets. The Bay of Banderas is famous for being one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and for the incredible sunsets it displays every day. The sun doesn’t set without giving a splendid show, full of shades of golden, red and rose and all shades in between. Is your camera ready? The sunset doesn’t wait. Rush to the nearest sculpture!
Fireworks. Every night, the sky in front of the Malecon lights up with amazing firework displays. They represent a great moment to share with family members or friends, while enjoying a snack from among the many that can be found at the stands near the Main Square.
Riding a Bicycle or Segway. At the Malecon, bicycles and segways are available for rent, to turn a stroll along the boardwalk into a fun-filled experience!
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