Isla Cuale
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Island on the River Cuale overlooked by Gringo Gulch.
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1234wayne
Victoria, Canada2,511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Having walked the island many times, but never gets old.
Now home to the circle bar, which is a great addition.
Two favourite restaurants on the island are Rico Indian and River Cafe.
The cultural Center has some great events, festivals, music, exhibits and movie nights.
Many vendors.
All this and add the tranquil beauty!
Written May 16, 2024
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Joanie H
Winnipeg, Canada138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Expected this to be different than all the other flea markets in puerto vallarta so I found it disappointing. The prices ranged a great deal. One shop had tons of mens shirts which my husband was looking at but when we were told the price was 2000 pesos we walked away. Another day as we walked by the lady pointed out that three on display were 2000 pesos, three were 1500 pesos and three were 800 pesos. She said they were linen which made them expensive. They looked like all the shirts we had seen everywhere else. Another vendor we walked past would say "come in and buy junk you don't need". That made us laugh but how true!
Written March 14, 2023
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Tracey G
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Not been for a couple of years but great to see that the gardens on the island have totally transformed. From what I understand it has all been done by volunteers. Great place to walk, chill and get a coffee or drink.
Written February 5, 2023
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kevinkR7460ES
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico6,327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Couple of bars and restaurants plus a cultural centre. New Indian restaurant is Very good. The are fixing up the park area really well.
Written January 17, 2023
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Lyn T
London, Canada22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Although highly touted as a great shopping experience my friend and I found nothing but the usual tourist souvenir shops with mass produced tacky products. We were hoping to find more unique, artisan type, quality handmade items.
Written January 2, 2023
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Elizabeth T
United States85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Lots of everything, clothes, leather, every tchotchke known to man. Some vendors are a bit pushy, but mostly nice. It's fun to haggle a bit.
Written December 17, 2022
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Cheree M
Coon Rapids, MN66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is such a charming marketplace to stroll under the shade of the trees. The views of the river and the homes along the river are so unique.
Written November 22, 2022
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Brenda T
Salem, OR73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Wonderful market to find treasures to take home. Nice and cool under the trees. Love bartering with the sellers.
Written November 16, 2022
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pparrothead
Wilmington, NC4,218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
On our first day in Puerto Vallarta my wife and I decided to go to the Cuale River area to stroll through all of the vendor shops and take in the sights. It is a really cool place to take a leisurely stroll. Lots of well priced souvenirs and the vendors are always ready to bargain with you.

We spent about 2 to 3 hours there and found a few really nice items including a really cute "Encanto" style dress for our granddaughter. So if you are in the Puerto Vallarta area be sure to visit the Cuale River or Isla Cuale...It makes for a nice time.
Written October 31, 2022
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Tony M
New York City, NY167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a very peaceful and nice place to walk around. You will be hearing the sound of the river, there is a couple of nice restaurants and the Mercado Artesanal is here!!! Don't miss it.
Written October 15, 2022
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