Route: 31 de Octubre St. to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Centro
Annual celebration in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. For 12 consecutive days, thousands of pilgrims take to the streets to demonstrate their faith and thank the Virgin for the favors received during the year.
The processions start at 31 de Octubre Street and advance along Juarez Street, in downtown Puerto Vallarta, until they reach Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Mariachi or “banda” live music, folkloric dancers and religious-themed parade floats usually accompany each procession within a festive ambiance.
After being suspended for the last two years, in 2022 there are more than 400 Guadalupe pilgrimages. “Old Town Vallarta Families” and “Los Favorecidos” processions are rather multitudinous and should not be missed; either as a spectator or by joining the pilgrims!
La Guadalupana Processions in Puerto Vallarta were declared “Intangible Cultural Heritage of the State of Jalisco” in 2018, for materializing the collective identity of the municipality.