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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“A group of small uninhabited islands with the 'Playa del Amor'/'Playa Escondida' prevailing!... Fabulous place for swimming & snorkelling or scuba diving...”
  • 96 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Harbour / Marina
“Enjoy from an amazing walk along our local malecon ,surrounded by bars , restaurants , scenic and panoramic views of the bay . ”
  • 203 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“La isla is a great place to take the family. All kinds of activities, restaurants and stores. Restaurant- Cambalache (Argentinian steakhouse and fish) Elephante (Indian cuisine) Thai Restaurant next door to elephante Hooters ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is superb, the atmosphere, especially outside, is beautiful and if you are fortunate enough to be served by Oscar, you will … come again! ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The best higher-end department store in the area, Liverpool, is located here. A few other national clothing stores, Starbucks and a food court with an amazing view of the ocean and cruise terminal. 5-10 minutes north of La Isla Shopping Village.”
  • 68 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bar
“"Great Nightlife scene any nigth of the week Live Music on the weekends and Ladies Night on Wednesday ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
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“More of a restaurant than a bar but I'm including it in the bar list because of its local craft beers on tap. The beers are good, not as good as Monzon in my opinion and the pizza, burgers and other American fare are good too but [also just my opinion] not great. Go here to watch NFL or NHL games and consume decent food and beverages at reasonable prices.”
  • 45 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Steakhouse
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“Excellent steak with a butcher shop approach. You pick the kind of meat and how much you want and they slice it off and cook it up for you. You can also bring your own wine (they have other beer and beverage options, but if you want wine, you need to bring your own)”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Cuban food and great salsa dancing right on the Malecon. Take a break from the music and people watch or enjoy a nice cigar from their huge humidor.”
  • 68 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“ Several sleek dining spaces make up Café des Artistes; , an original bistro style restaurant a few short blocks from Casa Bella Vista; the most beautiful and romantic is the courtyard garden with modern sculpture. The main restaurant achieves a contemporary Casablanca feel with glass raindrops and tranquil music. End the night at the clubby cigar bar or Constantini Wine Bar, which offers some 50 vintages by the glass as well as distilled spirits, appetizers, and live music most nights of the week.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is one of the best night clubs in Puerto Vallarta. Mandala always offer the best and the newest music of the moment.”
  • 9 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Warehouse Store
“Prices comparable to Costco in the US and Canada. They also sell alcohol. Requires a membership (can use your membership from the US or Canada). ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Most popular gay night club. Doesn't get busy until after midnight. Drag shows at 12:30 and 3:00am.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Automotive Shop
“Check out their website before you go. Rhythms of the night is an enjoyable boat trip. I'm sure they have something to suit your tastes. They aim to please.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Hip and very trendy, La Santa has become one of the places to be seen in town. Split into 2 sections, the club side has a large dance floor with house and guest DJs; the second part is the lounge with a retractable roof and swimming pool. La Santa has a rather high-end dress code, like, dress to impress. Chandeliers, decoration, seating, upscale, massive light show and sound system. Somewhat mixed reviews on the service and drinks but still really popular, and with a capacity of over 2,500 people. The place is hopping on the weekends. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beachside dining, GREAT deals on surf & turf amazing food and watch beach performers like fire dancers”
  • 59 locals recommend