An Afternoon Thunderstorm? – Spend Time at the Vallarta Shopping Mall

by Craig Zabransky on August 8, 2012

Sometimes it rains on an August afternoon in Puerto Vallarta. Sometimes visitors need a break from the sun on a hot day. Sometimes it’s simply a desire for some retail therapy.  Whichever your reason Puerto Vallarta’s Galerias Vallarta can be a perfect destination to spend a few hours on your trip to Puerto Vallarta.

Galerias Vallarta

The modern structure complete with top-name brand department stores is located a short walk from the Marina Vallarta Marine Terminal. It is often a destination for cruise ship passengers who don’t take an excursion in port (or arrive back early from their morning excursion).

 Inside the mall visitors can browse well known international merchandise, take in a movie, or snack at the many familiar chain restaurant and cafes. For some, it can provide the comforts of home.

a familiar spot...

Liverpool in Puerto Vallarta

the main department store

the most popular place

On my visit I found the mall very clean and easy to navigate.  The latest fashion and international brands were available at retail prices. I also noticed a few “rebajas” or “sales,” so that always helps when looking for something to purchase because brands aren’t cheap in Mexico.

But if shopping in Puerto Vallarta is on your must do list then this is definitely a stop to consider, especially when the weather is not cooperating.


my favorite spot

a bit of surprise for me... but it was crowded

All photos were taken by Craig Zabransky from Stay Adventurous.


Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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