There are lots of great opportunities for shopping in Puerto Vallarta. Almost everything made in Mexico is available in Puerto Vallarta, including silver, blown glass, pottery, sarapes, clothing, masks, and other handicrafts. Take the chance to shop at the many Puerto Vallarta stores.
You will find a collection of handicrafts from all over Mexico, including such items as black earthenware pots from Oaxaca, silver jewelry from Taxco, sarapes and blown-glass items from Coahuila, as well as typical costumes and other arts and crafts.
You will also see colorful stands and stores on the cobblestone streets and on the malecon (seafront promenade), with all kinds of articles, from fine jewelry to Mexican colonial furniture. Among the recommended products are multicolored, handmade beachwear and the typical sandals made by local artisans.
Stores are scattered all throughout the city. Some are inside large hotels, others are located on the malecon, downtown, along Morelos and Juarez streets, and overlooking the sea.
In Puerto Vallarta you will have the unique opportunity to buy works of art from Mexican and foreign painters and sculptors, renowned nationally and internationally. Art lovers with a good eye can buy excellent pieces at low prices from apprentice artists.
Also known as the "flea market," the famous Central Market is an important part of Puerto Vallarta shopping. Located on the Cuale River downtown between two bridges, it is popular among visitors in search of a gift. Puerto Vallarta is still a small town; therefore, costumers get close to local life by browsing the area in their search of the perfect purchase.
Located in Marina Vallarta, Neptuno Mall features comfortable restaurants, and many stores offering handicrafts, such as silver jewelry, wood and brass items, pre-Hispanic replicas, and many decorative items for your home.
This modern, exclusive shopping mall is located in the port area. You'll find a large department store here called Liverpool, along with many other stores selling clothing, shoes and lots more. Plaza Galerias also features a gym, a food court, and movie theaters.
Another of Puerto Vallarta's exclusive shopping malls is Plaza Peninsula. It has home decor stores, shoe and clothing retailers, beauty salons, banks, a spa, a modern gym, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. It is situated on the banks of the Rio Pitillal at the north end of this port city's hotel zone.
In this unique gallery you can find unusual, colorful paper mache figures, peculiar human forms, sculptures of animals, as well as original jewelry and accessories. During your next trip to Puerto Vallarta, don't miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the gallery of Sergio Bustamante, a renowned Mexican artist and sculptor.
The seafront promenade and the surrounding streets are the most popular shopping areas in Puerto Vallarta. Here, you will find a good selection of stores for all budgets, and definitely a souvenir to take back home. Original artwork, sculptures, jewelry, handcrafts from the region, and locally made designer clothing are all readily available.