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.
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.
There are many sculptures to admire on the malecon.
and also some sand sculptures.
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.
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.