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Puerto Vallarta is a cultural destination!

Definitely one of the favorite spots in Puerto Vallarta for both locals and tourists, is the Cuale River Island, this beautiful space is well known as the artistic heart of the city due to the wide range of activities you can find there.

The Cuale is one of the six rivers from the Sierra, which flow into the Bay of Banderas, but it certainly is the most special because it crosses the city center, ushering in the Romantic Zone and creating a unique atmosphere with that bohemian air that invites you to enjoy it at any time of the day.

To reach this beautiful Puerto Vallarta corner, you can walk along the Malecon south until you see the bridge over the river and in the middle of the bridge you will find steps leading down to the Cuale Island.  Keep a watchful eye because you can run into some otters or “water dogs” cooling off in the river and birdsongs complement the green landscape perfectly.


Escape the heat walking through the fresh trails that go around the Cultural Centre, sure you will find some funny play, art workshops, musical events and a host of other activities; but if you love shopping, you’ve come to the right place! Here you can choose from an incredible range of typical items from the region to take home the best souvenir and above all, good value.

The liveliness of this place will whet your appetite so do not miss the nearby Municipal Market where you can pamper your palate with a traditional Mexican dish accompanied by a splendid river view.

As you can see, it is worth devoting a portion of your day in the historic center to visit the Cuale River Island and get away from the routine and be part of the artistic and recreational activities. 

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