Discover Puerto Vallarta Culture
Traditional Huichol folk art
Let’s jump into discovering Puerto Vallarta culture by taking a look at the traditional Huichol folk art. It is very recognizable and unique and can be found throughout Puerto Vallarta.
Local handicrafts and folk art of the region include sandals and huaraches, made with leather and the “Vallarta” style shoes, that are similar to moccasins. Manta (natural cotton cloth) dresses with hand embroidered Mexican motifs are very typical of the region. These are pictured below in a folk dancing event.
Traditional crafts from every part of México can be found here. Ceramic and pottery from Tlaquepaque, Tonalá and Oaxaca, jewelry from Taxco, blown glass, onyx and obsidian figures, paper maché dolls and heads and modern-day t-shirts with traditional designs.
In our opinion, the best way to discover contemporary art in Puerto Vallarta is by taking the Art Walk. It’s also a great social event. It goes through about 12 different galleries close to the Romantic Zone and covers a wide variety of styles and tastes.
Street Art in Puerto Vallarta
PV Street Art is a website dedicated to documenting all the local art you will casually discover while walking around the city. Their Adopt A Mural Project provides various community service opportunities through beautifying neighborhoods with murals at the same time as highlighting global social and environmental concerns.
For more information about the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta see our huge guide.