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Isla Cuale

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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Island on the River Cuale overlooked by Gringo Gulch.

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A Must Do in Puerto Vallarta

A great way to spend half a day. If you're looking a unique shopping adventure, this is the place to go. Lots of vendors who are looking to show you their wares. Good spot to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
YuccaBC
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Penticton, Canada
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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to spend half a day. If you're looking a unique shopping adventure, this is the place to go. Lots of vendors who are looking to show you their wares. Good spot to see a variety of blankets, table cloths, t-shirts, dresses, vanilla, hats, wooden bowls, etc. And be prepared to barter with the vendors for your final... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I discovered Isla Cuale on our second day in PV. We were walking up the Malecon when we spotted Oscar's Restaurant down a long stairway. We walked down the stairway & had lunch at Oscar's which was on the tip of the island. After lunch, we continued along the path down the center of the island. The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no nicer place in PV on a hot day - the cool, shaded market on Isla Cuale. Lots of crafts and souvenirs, bargaining is OK (but the prices are low so you don't have to), some restaurants and bars to stop and sample. There is a cultural centre to check out - when we were there, there was... More 

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HB California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shop on the Isla but also visit the Flea Market next door. Barter away! Walk on the bridge and check out the Iguanas on the trees!

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Thank Shirley O
Southern Mexico, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful craft and souviner market located in a shady location with the beauty of the cuale river. You can take a leisurely walk of serval Kim's. and see wonderful arts, crafts, and also buy great souvenir s. the prices are very low but you can also bargin to get better prices. Walk and enjoy.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw and enjoyed so much during this trip. We stumbled upon this nature's gem, only north of our hotel and made a point to sit and relax almost daily!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is more than trinket and t-shirts booths to this area. There is the cultural centre a few bars and restaurants on the isla curled. Enjoy a drink with the peaceful sound and view of the river. Also check out the neighbor hoods surrounding the river it is safe and you get to see more Puerto Vallartamthan the tourist stops.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh you have to go Isla Cuale, the shopping is awesome, and the locals are so much fun. Guaranteed you will find something that catches your eye and you can bargain on the price. Also try to walk across the swinging bridge without touching the wire sides. We do this every year. You have to go here.

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Yakima, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smack dab in the city core is this tree lined oasis in the middle of the Rio Cuale. Located below the roads and bridges that cross it you'll find a cool place to stroll, shop and dine, away from the crowds along the Malecon boardwalk and busy streets. Good wildlife viewing of cranes, iguanas and more. You can access from... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One place to get all your shopping in, more enjoyable than walking along the front. So many vendors, lots of selection and be sure to negotiate down the price. If they start in US dollars turn it to pesos for a better price. There's a little foot bridge over the river; although it has a fence along it to stop... More 

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