Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Every other Friday from 6 to 10 pm, Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica is bustling with activity, as locals and tourists head over to Basilio Badillo to do the Southside Shuffle.
Now in its third year, the South Side shuffle offers a mix of culture, cocktails and music that gives everyone a chance to hang out with old friends and meet new ones - and the perfect excuse to shop for clothing, jewelry, art and home decor items at 14 participating businesses on Basilio Badillo.
PV's southside has been known as one of the best shopping areas in Vallarta for more than 25 years. And Basilio Badillo's wider sidewalks make it safe and easy to shuffle between the galleries, shops and boutiques that offer everything from fine art and Mexican pottery to folk art, jewelry and resort wear.
As not all of the businesses along the route are galleries, it is not an art walk; nevertheless participating galleries like Galleria Dante, Galeria Contempo and Arte y Ceramica will be showcasing individual artists throughout the season.
Along the way you can stop for a bite to eat, a cocktail and conversation, or to dance to the music provided by strolling musicians. What is more, it is safe to walk these streets at night, which means locals and visitors are at ease while enjoying the only ongoing party of its kind in Puerto Vallarta.
The fiesta hits the streets every other Friday from 6-10 pm, so come on out and enjoy cocktails, live music, and "Shuffling" between 14 participating businesses on Basilio Badillo:
• Carol's Boutique • Galería Contempo • Serafina / Ponciana • Shazel • Cassandra Shaw Jewelry • Myskova • Steve's Bar • La Santa • Arte y Ceramica • Lacandonia • Lucy's Cucu Cabaña • A Touch of Gold • Galleria Dante • Ambos GaleríaBasilio Badillo may have seen a lot of changes over the last 25 years, but it has always been known for either it’s restaurants or it’s great shopping. In addition to the South Side Shuffle's 14 participating businesses, there are also many other wonderful shops, restaurants and galleries in the vicinity that are not to be missed while enjoying these bi-weekly events, scheduled to take place November 23, December 14 & 28, January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22, and March 8 & 22nd.