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El Malecon
El Malecon

El Malecon

Malecon, Puerto Vallarta, 48300

The Basics

Beginning at the Hotel Rosita, the Malecon spans the length of a mile (1.6 kilometers) along Puerto Vallarta’s beachfront, ending at the four giant stone arches of the Los Arcos Amphitheater. Many citywide tours of Puerto Vallarta include a visit to El Malecon. Visitors can also explore the promenade and its array of offerings by foot, bike, or Segway on various tours designed around sightseeing, eating, and drinking experiences. In addition to the shops, restaurants, and bars, sea-inspired statues pop up along the boardwalk, providing plenty of photo ops. When reaching the end of the Malecon, head a couple blocks east to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe—the Renaissance-style structure is a favorite city landmark and worth a stop.

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Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
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Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
$39.55 per adult
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Super fun bike rides
We had a blast with Jean Carlo and Alejandro, they were super fun to hang out with, they know a lot about Puerto Vallarta landmarks and history. We navigated through downtown perfectly and enjoyed the rides through the malecón and downtown, had wonderful sights and this was an easy bike ride with plenty stops and opportunities for pics
Rosa_H, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Puerto Vallarta

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My wife and I enjoyed our relaxed...
Steven G, Jan 2018
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
My wife and I enjoyed our relaxed bike ride through the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta. JC was very cordial and informative. We enjoyed his commentary on the various landmarks and beautiful sites of the city. The cruise down the boardwalk was probably the most memorable. It was a very safe and relaxed ride. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty and culture of the area.
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This was a really fun tour. It...
kayla.palmer, Aug 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
This was a really fun tour. It wasn't strenuous and we enjoyed being able to relax while riding along the boardwalk. It was cool to see some of the city this way. We learned a few new things and would definitely recommend this tour. The ice cream is delicious too!
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Highlight of our trip! We only had...
Devin F, May 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
Highlight of our trip! We only had one day in Puerto Vallarta as part of our cruise and this was the perfect way to see the city without walking all day. The guide was a super nice guy and spoke great English, which was really nice. We had a lot of Fun! And the ice cream was suuuuper good.
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Quick over view of Old Town. Great...
michael h, Jan 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
Quick over view of Old Town. Great thing to do to get the blood moving after a long flight. Tour started at 4PM ended late dusk. The owner/operator/biker was great . Informative and you get ice cream at the end!
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We did this tour on our first day...
Krishen G, Jan 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
We did this tour on our first day, and it was an excellent way to get to know the place. Great fun !
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Great job, not too hard on the legs...
Johnabarnes, Jun 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
Great job, not too hard on the legs, got some great history along the way!
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The bike tour with our guide was...
Eric F, Dec 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
The bike tour with our guide was fabulous. It was just my husband and I and our tour guide, Juan, was just delightful. He was knowledgeable, kind and had great interpersonal skills. We biked the beach, the city and the towns which were full of life- churches, people, restaurants, and energy. It was such a treat to come upon the beach art and meet one of the artists coming to touch up his pieces. So much pride and history on this tour....took the morning tour which helped with less pedstrian traffic. Do this- super personal, got ice cream afterwards and got a very up close and personal look of the city.
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This tour with Julia was just...
Eric F, Dec 2017
Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride
This tour with Julia was just perfect! she was knowledgeable, clear, reassuring and provided us a very engaging and interesting bike ride of the city. we saw much more than expected and learned a lot about the history in a fun way. my group was 8 people...my family made up 6 of the 8 and we had 4 adults and a 13 and 16 year old. it was engaging for all of us in different ways. the history was a win for the adults and the sites were a win win for the youth...and the entire ride was a perfect blend of city, tourist and beach riding. the pedal assist ebike was perfect because none of us had to experience labored riding....we saw the born exhibit, beach, santa maria church, a great park and so on. we rode with cars just to cross and in cycle lanes. the best 4 hours! we topped it off- unexpectedly with tapas and wine!!! this was a great surprise where we got to know Julia and cycling friends a little more. i would give this tour 10 stars if i could....

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes for biking and walking.

  • The promenade is especially busy during summer nights.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available along the boardwalk.

  • The local nightlife scene starts up around 10pm.

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How to Get There

El Malecon runs along Los Muertos beach and is about a 30-minute walk from central Puerto Vallarta.The nearest major airport is the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which is located four miles (6.4 kilometers) north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

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When to Get There

Between April and June is considered the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta, right before the city reaches the hot summer months and when the temperatures are about 85°F (30°C). As for peak sightseeing times, tourists and locals head out to see migrating humpback whales in Banderas Bay from December to roughly mid-March. And from May to December, visitors can take part in turtle liberation ceremonies at participating hotels during the sea turtle preservation season.

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Dining Along the El Malecon

A stroll along El Malecon allows visitors to sample a variety of local dishes and street food, from tacos to grilled corn totejuino, a popular fermented iced drink made from the same corn dough as tortillas. As for cocktails, margaritas, mezcal, and craft beers are the go-to drinks when in this Mexican city.

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