Puerto Vallarta The Malecon Excursion Reviews

Take a stroll along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, a beachside boardwalk with all manner of shops, bars, and cafes.
We did a Norwegian excursion for our Puerto Vallarta port day, it was the "Discover Puerto ...
We did a Norwegian excursion for our Puerto Vallarta port day, it was the "Discover Puerto Vallarta" tour. You start by meeting your group in the theater and then you all go out together onto the port, you board a large coach ... Read More
We did a Norwegian excursion for our Puerto Vallarta port day, it was the "Discover Puerto Vallarta" tour. You start by meeting your group in the theater and then you all go out together onto the port, you board a large coach tour bus. The excursion is about 4 hrs. You will make several stops, the Cathedral, the Malecon where you will see the statues and the coastline. There really is no time to shop here at all, if you go into a store you will most likely lose your group and you don't want to fall behind because they will leave without you. You will get a chance to shop toward the end. After the Malecon they will take you to a jewelry store where they offer you a small drink and you stay there for 25 min with the clear intention of you buying from that shop. It had some pretty jewelry but it was also pretty expensive so I passed on all that. After that you go to an outdoor shopping area, its nice and shady there. You can pick up some great items here. After that you go to the mosaic park area, again this is beach front and here is where you get 30 min so if you want you can go to the ocean for a while and put your feet in and cool off, or get a bite to eat at one of the taco stands on the beach. For lunch they take you to a restaurant which was actually really nice called El Set. Its situation up in the hills and is open and breezy-ish. The view here is spectacular. They have a set up there where there is almost like a pre fix menu that you can order from and an open bar. We had the butter shrimp and tacos and both were great. Its a quick pit stop before you are back on the bus. All in all, its not a drastic amount of walking but PV is pretty hot which can make even a small amount of walking uncomfortable. The bus has AC which helps. Our tour guides name was Gloria and she was pleasant and informative. If you don't like strict schedules and groups then I would skip this. I am happy we did this though because I definitely would never have been able to see as many parts of PV had I not so in the respect it was worth it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did a bike ride excursion around the Malecon area with Xiulta Riders that was arranged by ...
We did a bike ride excursion around the Malecon area with Xiulta Riders that was arranged by another couple. It was a lot of fun but some of their bikes are older and only single speed. JC was our guide and is a friendly young man that ... Read More
We did a bike ride excursion around the Malecon area with Xiulta Riders that was arranged by another couple. It was a lot of fun but some of their bikes are older and only single speed. JC was our guide and is a friendly young man that speaks English well. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good way to see city for first timers.
Good way to see city for first timers. Tour was long enough. Good guide interaction and informative. Of course they drop you off at places to spend money. Ended with a food stop on the beach was nice.
Good way to see city for first timers. Tour was long enough. Good guide interaction and informative. Of course they drop you off at places to spend money. Ended with a food stop on the beach was nice. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We directed to the jewelry store but walking on the Malecon was very nice.
We directed to the jewelry store but walking on the Malecon was very nice.
We directed to the jewelry store but walking on the Malecon was very nice. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I loved the Malecon, but we didn't have enough time there.
I loved the Malecon, but we didn't have enough time there. Would have liked more time.
I loved the Malecon, but we didn't have enough time there. Would have liked more time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Holland America strongly "discourages" the use of independent operators.
Holland America strongly "discourages" the use of independent operators. But that is simply to pad their profit margin. Use the independents! Here are the facts: 1) You will be completely safe. The area around the dock at Puerto ... Read More
Holland America strongly "discourages" the use of independent operators. But that is simply to pad their profit margin. Use the independents! Here are the facts: 1) You will be completely safe. The area around the dock at Puerto Vallarta is regulated by the Mexican Federal government, which issues licenses to all tour operators. The Mexican government wants to promote tourism. Enough said. 2) The independents are much, much, cheaper then those operated by the cruise line. 3) The money that you spend with the independents stays local and helps improve the economy of the region. 4) The tours operated by independents are more comprehensive. Frankly, you see more stuff. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Hey if your going to the Malecon just take the city bus.
Hey if your going to the Malecon just take the city bus. You get it right across the street from Walmart going north. it is around .60 cents American each way. Yes the bus is a little rough because you are going on cobblestone streets but ... Read More
Hey if your going to the Malecon just take the city bus. You get it right across the street from Walmart going north. it is around .60 cents American each way. Yes the bus is a little rough because you are going on cobblestone streets but worth the money you save. To catch the bus back just catch a bus going south that says Walmart on it.Then you can explore the Malecon the church of our Lady of Guadeloupe for hardly anything. Go south on the Malecon to the flea markets for the best prices. The walk was perfectly safe no incidents. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line