Puerto Vallarta was founded by Don Guadalupe Sanchez Torres on December 12, 1851. The place was named "Las Peñas," and the excellent location promoted its rapid growth. Nowadays, the local authorities celebrate the historic occasion by featuring concerts and activities in the amphitheater located in the Malecon. The concerts feature contemporary music to entice the eager crowds that gather to celebrate, and the place usually livens up with contests and local vendors offering all kinds of local treats. Entrance is free. It is worth a visit because the activities are usually targeted at local residents.
- Type: Festivals & Fairs
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The best sunsets and the best walks can be taken in this beautiful boardwalk, which is the Malecón. It is one of the things that enhances the beauty of Vallarta's Downtown as it runs along the beach. It is especially valuable as many large beach resorts obstruct the views of the ocean to all other tourists. The boardwalk features permanent art exhibits and some of the best places to dine and drink in town, like Carlos O'Brians, La Bodeguita del Medio and El Zoo.