Puerto Vallarta (part 2)

I hope you ( my  200+ followers) enjoy my  posts.  I would be very happy if you were commenting once in a while.  Many thanks for your interest in my travel stories. Now  we are going to spend time  “en el centro de PV”.  And by now you know that PV stands for  Puerto Vallarta.

After breakfast, we take the local bus to go to downtown or what we call “el centro”. The bus fare is 7,50 pesos. It is about .50 cents. The buses are old  but it does not matter as long as we get where we want to go.  We usually go “en el centro”  once during our stay in PV.  It is a bumpy ride as the pavement is  sometimes rough.

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We like to walk on the “malecon”. It is a boardwalk for pedestrians. It is very popular for  tourists. This large sign  PUERTO VALLARTA  is new. It was not easy to get a picture with nobody having their photo taken in front of it.

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There are many sculptures to admire on the malecon.

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and also some sand sculptures.

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We also see the “Danza de los Voladores“. The ritual consists of dance and the climbing of a 30-meter pole from which four of the five participants then launch themselves tied with ropes to descend to the ground. The fifth remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum.

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After their performance, they ask for a donation.  The ceremony was named an Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO   in order to help the ritual survive and thrive in the modern world.

There are  artists on the malecon selling  their art. And then of course , there are  restaurants  and many  stores  for souvenirs. We have a special restaurant we like to go. I will talk about it on my next post.

Hasta luego.  Have a good weekend.

 

11 thoughts on “Puerto Vallarta (part 2)

    • i have been lucky to see it a few times. That day I saw them doing it twice in a 20 minutes time frame. I am not really sure how often they do it. They must do it when there are more tourists as they do it in hope to get a few pesos after the show. But it is not a paying show. If you have not money or don’t want to give, they don’t harass you ! I like to support them!

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