Located on the Pacific Ocean in Jalisco, Mexico, is the unique city of Puerto Vallarta. This stretch of paradise offers visitors the chance to experience pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife and charming cobblestone city center!

Area Guides

Curated By Local Artists

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Puerto Vallarta, MX
Rodolfo Carbajal
Rodolfo Carbajal, who is also known by many simply as Rodolfo, is a singer who is reminiscent of Andrea Bocelli and Julio Iglesias. Blind since birth, he began performing on the streets of Guadalajara as a child. With his wife, Julia, who also has been blind since birth, Rodolfo moved to Puerto Vallarta eight years ago. Extremely versatile, Rodolfo goes beyond his native Spanish with some songs in English, French, and Italian.
artist guide
Puerto Vallarta, MX
Three Circus
Three Circus is an Indie Rock band from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, influenced by the British Rock scene mixed with Mexican culture, creating a unique and organic sound that preserves the true essence of Rock & Roll.
artist guide
Puerto Vallarta, MX
The Ranch People
The Ranch People Band is Puerto Vallarta's first country band.
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Puerto Vallarta, MX
Arantzazu Peña – Vibe Manager
Meet Arantzazu Peña, the Vibe Manager for Hard Rock Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta, MX

Area Guide of Things to do

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Jax Bar & Grill

“There are a lot of cool little bars to explore. But one of my “Top 3″ is Jax Bar & Grill – Rock & Roll atmosphere, people of all ages singing and dancing. One of my favorite bars to catch live music.” -Arantzazu Peña, Vibe Manager

Av México, Rtno. Flamingos 17, 63732 Bucerías, Nay., Mexico
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Playa Colomitos

“Playa Colomitos – Is one of the most beautiful beaches that we have here in Puerto Vallarta you can get there in boat or hiking and you can enjoy the beautiful nature and landscape there.” – Arantzazu Peña, Vibe Manager

Colomitos Beach, Jalisco, Mexico
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La Condesa Nuevo

“My favorite place to grab a drink is La Condesa! I order the Mafalda.” – Arantzazu Peña

Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta 32, Nuevo Vayarta, Bahia de Banderas, Nay., Mexico
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Roberto’s Cafe & Bistro

“My wife and I enjoy several kinds of coffee at Roberto’s on the southern part of the Malecon. Along with tasty coffee and ice cream, Roberto’s has open air seating with ocean breezes and great service.” – Rodolfo Carbajal

123 Guerrero on the New Malecon 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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Barrio Bistro
“Barrio Bistro is our favorite restaurant. Chef Memo Wulff is very talented and creative. Servings are well priced and generous. The menu, which has lots of variety, changes every week. Fish and meat choices are always excellent.” – Rodolfo Carbajal
Calle España 305, Versalles, 48310 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
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Arte Viviante

“Arte Viviente is a new cooperative with more than fifty local artists showcasing clothing, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, herbal products, musical instruments, and much more. If you haven’t been to Arte Viviente, you haven’t been to Puerto Vallarta.” -Rodolfo Carbajal

Morelos 800 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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shopping
Cuale Island Flea Market

“You can find handicrafts of all kinds.” – Ranch People

Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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food
El Rio BBQ

“The best ribs! Good value for your money, and 2 for 1 beer.” – Ranch People

“The BBQ Ribs are simply the best.” – The Gecko Band

Felipe Angeles 245, Paso Ancho, 48373 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
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Kelly’s Pour Favor

“The only bar that has live music every day!” – Ranch People

Lazaro Cardenas #245 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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coffee
Puerto Café

“Puerto Cafe is a good local option to grab a quick coffee or to enjoy with your relatives. it is also a great spot to read a book and relax. Their main highlight is the way they prepare the coffee; the smell and taste are very unique.” – Three Circus

Morelos 540 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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shopping
Sonido Rana

“It’s been around for many years. This is the store where all local artists buy their instruments and also promote and sell their music.” – Three Circus

“They have everything!” – The Gecko Band

Calle Francisco I. Madero 325, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
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outdoors
El Malecon (Boardwalk)

“Don’t leave without visiting El Malecon.” – The Gecko Band

“You can enjoy the sea breeze, beautiful landscape, restaurants and craft markets.” – Ranch People

“If you don’t go to the Malecón, you never visited Vallarta!” – Three Circus

“My wife and I enjoy walking along the Malecon, which is the walkway along the ocean in heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. We enjoy the ocean breezes and sounds of the waves. We are attracted to the activities and music. We also like to feel the forms of many sculptures. Always, we enjoy hearing people having a good time. This is a very active place.” – Rodolfo Carbajal

Paseo Díaz Ordaz 580, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
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El Cerro De La Cruz

“El Cerro de la Cruz is the best place to hike. Walk to a high hill were you will find the best view to Banderas Bay. This is great to work out, enjoy nature, feel the breeze, see the sunset or just to go and be with your friends.” – Three Circus

Abasolo LB, Cerro, 48304 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
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Los Muertos Brewing

“Best handcraft beer.” – The Gecko Band

“Serves a variety of beers.” – Ranch People

“Los Muertos Brewing is a great place to have brick-oven pizza on delivery. It is also one of the best Brewing in town. It has a great location.” – Three Circus

L. CARDENAS 302 PUERTO VALLARTA, JA

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