The River Cuale divides downtown Puerto Vallarta into two distinctive areas: the south side and the north side. While the former has a cosmopolitan vibe, the latter has a more traditional and local feel.
Puerto Vallarta`s Malecon
Many of the low-rise condominium buildings in centro north face the bay and allow for stunning ocean and sunset views from their private balconies. Almost every street in this sector leads to Puerto Vallarta`s Malecon (Boardwalk), one of the pride and joys of the area. A few years ago, the Malecon was rebuilt to feature exquisite pebble designs, and beautiful trees with colorful flowers were added onto the sidewalks.
Many bronze sculptures from famed artists adorn the Malecon. Just a few of the most notable include Ramiz Barquet’s “La Nostalgia”, Adrian Reynoso’s “Naturaleza como Madre”, Alejandro Colunga’s “La Rotunda del Mar, and Sergio Bustamante “In Search of Reason”. Simply sitting in one of the many benches near the palm trees will give you a sense of this city’s rich human landscape: honeymooners, young couples, retirees, joggers, dog-walkers, and the rich and famous mix in harmony in one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico.
Restaurants and Colorful Shops
Wherever you are in Puerto Vallarta, you’ll find numerous colorful shops that contain everything from crafts to clothes. You’ll also find taco stands, bars, restaurants featuring local and worldly cuisines, and well-known international franchises. Those looking to experience top notch fine dining shouldn’t miss The River Café, Trio, and Vitea. There’s also Café des Artistes, which features the cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef, Thierry Blouet. Inexpensive bars and international restaurants take advantage of the sunset views, drawing crowds of locals and foreigners every evening when the sun goes down. You’ll have perfect views of the local surfers and paddle boarders who take on the waves in this serene stretch of Banderas Bay.
Centro north is the heart of Puerto Vallarta. The homes in this area offer the ideal dream location that’s within minutes of every attraction in town. Historically, properties in this key Puerto Vallarta area have always shown substantial appreciation due to their privileged location, so it’s an excellent option for those who are looking to buy investment properties, a vacation home, or their full-time home.
Tradition and Creativity
Tradition and creativity can be found everywhere in Centro North, and in conjunction with the incredible ocean in such close proximity, the area consistently reminds us of all the small pleasures that life has to offer. If you’re interested in purchasing a property in downtown Puerto Vallarta, please contact one of our expert agents at David Pullen Properties to discuss your vision of tropical bliss. We’ll work with you to find the perfect piece of luxury real estate that you’ve always dreamed of. After more than two decades in the business, we have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done.