Monday, January 22, 2007

Shopping in Puerto Vallarta for Travelers

Everything from Galleries to Cigar shops, even people who hate to shop find it hard to turn down in Vallarta.


There are several areas, which offer a variety of shopping within a few blocks. They are the following.

The Malecon – actually some of the best shopping is on the Streets just off the Malecon. Check out Corona , Morelos & Juarez Streets.

Isla Río Cuale – a charming area of pedestrian walkways with lots of shade trees & beautiful restaurants.

Basilio Badillo – starting at the corner of Constitution going towards the beach.

Olas Altas – charming street with sidewalk cafes, runs parallel to the beach starting at Basilio Badillo.

Brischa Professional Shopper
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Relatively new in Vallarta is a growing number of stores where they make their products on site. Everything from blown glass to ceramic tiles.

Huichol Crafts - see Galería Pirámide on Basilio Badillo and Colección Huichol on the Malecon.

Blown Glass – Mundo de Cristal (World of Glass), corner of Insurgentes & Basilio Badillo

Ceramic Tiles – Mundo de Azulejos (World of Ceramic Tiles)


Art is a very important part of the culture and lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta . During the winter/high season there are regularly scheduled exhibitions and cocktails called “Art Walks” every other Wednesday evening. Some of the more important galleries in town are:

Galería Arte Latino América – Josefa Ortiz about 2 blocks up from the Malecon, 222-4406.

Galería Pacífico – on Aldama about 1 ½ blocks up from the Malecon, 222-1982.

Galería Uno – on the corner of Morelos & Corona streets, near the light house on the Malecon, 222-0908.