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Hidden Gems, 5 Tourist-Friendly Spots in Vallarta in 2023

August 03, 2023 Samuel González
Hidden Gems, 5 Tourist-Friendly Spots in Vallarta in 2023

Puerto Vallarta, a stunning coastal gem on Mexico's Pacific coast, is known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and lively atmosphere. However, beyond the bustling tourist hotspots lies a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be explored. We'll take you on a journey to discover five tourist-friendly spots in Vallarta that are off the beaten path but well worth a visit. From iconic landmarks to exquisite dining experiences, prepare to be enchanted by the city's lesser-known wonders.


El Malecón de Vallarta:


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Our Journey starts at El Malecón, a charming oceanfront boardwalk stretching along Banderas Bay. Unlike some of the more crowded areas, El Malecón offers a more relaxed and authentic Vallarta experience. Stroll along the promenade lined with local sculptures, art installations, and picturesque ocean views. Engage with local artists and musicians who add a unique touch to the ambiance. Don't miss the iconic seahorse statue, a symbol of Puerto Vallarta's maritime heritage, perfect for a memorable photo opportunity.


Los Arcos de Mismaloya:


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Just a little ways away from the city, Los Arcos de Mismaloya beckons with its natural beauty. This hidden gem consists of small granite islands rising from the sea, creating an awe-inspiring landscape. Easily accessible by boat, visitors can snorkel or scuba dive amidst the diverse marine life and vibrant coral formations. For those who prefer to stay dry, the surrounding cliffs offer an exceptional vantage point for breathtaking sunsets.


El Mirador de la Cruz


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For the best panoramic views of Puerto Vallarta, head to El Mirador de la Cruz. Perched atop a hill, travelers are sure to be stunned with a wide vista of the city skyline, lush jungles, and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean.The hike up to these hills proves to be undoubtedly worth the effort, especially during sunrise or sunset.



Café des Artistes:


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*Visit cafe des Artistes and book your table


Culinary enthusiasts seeking a gastronomic adventure and  dining experience ought to make their way to Café des Artistes, a hidden culinary gem in the heart of Vallarta. This elegant restaurant boasts flavors of French-Mexican cuisine, curated by the renowned Chef Thierry Blouet. Immerse yourself in a world of artistry as each dish is carefully prepared with handpicked ingredients and artistic presentation. The intimate ambiance, lush garden terrace, and extensive wine list make for a perfect evening of fine dining.


El Museo Tilt:


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*Get your tickets to the Tilt Museum


Deep diving  into Vallarta's cultural scene, El Museo Tilt is a contemporary art space that showcases the works of local and international artists. This hidden gem not only exhibits art but also serves as a hub for creativity hosting workshops, lectures, and artistic events. Wander through the thought-provoking exhibits that often reflect the region's rich history and the artists' connection to Vallarta. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply curious, El Museo Tilt offers an inspiring experience worth exploring.

Venturing off the well-trodden path in Puerto Vallarta reveals a host of hidden gems that add depth and charm to the city's vibrant tourist scene. From the picturesque views from El Malecón to thethe artistic haven withinEl Museo Tilt, these tourist-friendly spots promise to enrich your Vallarta experience. Embrace the spirit of adventure, explore these gems, and create lasting memories of this enchanting coastal paradise.


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