It’s hot out there, and in Puerto Vallarta, this means finding comfortable public places to find shelter from the heat becomes a top priority for most visitors and locals, particularly that do not enjoy the benefit of air conditioning wherever we may be. There are a number of restaurants, shopping centers and movie theaters that are ideal for a temporary respite, and many folks (particularly those of us that live here year-around) have a few choice locations that we love to enjoy when the weather is particularly challenging. If casual conversation, reading or private time is what you are looking for, we share a few locations in Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro neighborhood and one in Bucerias that you may wish to consider, if you are out and about. We enjoy them because they are comfortable, cool, and they offer wireless internet access.
This comfortable location within the Hotel Río Malecón Vallarta features a casual restaurant bar with comfortable seating areas. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and its closeness to Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón makes it an ideal place for those spending in this part of the bay. Feel free to explore their menu by visiting their bilingual website.
Agustín Rodríguez 175, El Centro
Naval Historic Museum
Conveniently located right next to the Los Arcos Amphitheater in Puerto Vallarta’s scenic Malecón, this cultural attraction features their own gift/coffee shop on the main level, and access to it is free. That said, you may want to consider spending the $45 peso (less than $3 US) admission fee to learn a bit of Mexico’s maritime history, in air-conditioned comfort. Just about all the installations within the museum feature English and Spanish descriptions, making it very visitor friendly.
Zaragoza 4, El Centro
Esquina 22 Bar-Lounge-Gastropub
Should you find yourself in, or near Bucerias in Riviera Nayarit, this comfortable neighborhood establishment will keep you nice and cool while you enjoy a cocktail with friends, or their varied menu, with special offers available on a daily basis. Open Monday – Saturday, 3 – 11 pm.
Ave. Mexico 22, Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit
Strictly (but casual) Business at Vallarta Co-Work
If food or beverages are not essential and you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Co-Work (http://vallartacowork.com) offers fast internet, icy-cold air conditioning, and a kick-ass community of local and international professionals and entrepreneurs that choose to use a temporary office space to conduct their work, meetings and so forth. They offer a free day pass for first-timers, and subsequent use of their facilities, for daily or ongoing use, is less expensive than you think. And their location on Morelos St., right next to the parking lot at the Rio Cuale Pedestrian Bridge is ideal for folks in town.
Morelos 101, L-3B, El Centro
Where are your favorite cool hangouts in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas?
Is there a particular place you like to visit when the weather is really hot? Are there other locations you think should be added to this list? Please share your suggestions and comments below, and we will gladly expand our list!