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More Free Family Activities on Puerto Vallarta Malecón
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December 28, 2011

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - To help locals and tourists enjoy a unique and healthy living experience on the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Salvador Gonzalez Resendiz has launched an initiative to invite families to enjoy the loan of kayaks, bicycles and carts for children at no cost.

Currently in the testing stage, the project aims to encourage residents and visitors to make use of the loaned items to explore the new Malecón in different ways.

"There is no profit motive. The city will provide these services at no cost so that Puerto Vallarta tourists who visit the Malecón can get on a bike and explore the downtown area, take picture postcard photos and make use of free strollers, (like those that are rented at shopping malls,) for their children. The motive behind these free services is to encourage resident and visiting families to happily and fully experience life on the Malecón," noted the Mayor.

He went on to say that this project's goal is to promote social harmony and "to reinforce the Malecón as a family space."

For this project, the number of children’s bicycles will rotate between 8, 10, and 12, plus tandem bicycles for adults. There will also be 10 kayaks on offer, which will diversify the types of recreational and leisure activities available in the heart of the city.

The program, working under the Spanish title Ven a Vivir el Malecón en Familía - "Come and Live the Malecón as a Family," aims to provide an entertainment option for Puerto Vallarta families in addition to making it more attractive for tourists to enjoy walking or biking along the bay.

Gonzalez Resendiz indicated that the use of bicycles on the Malecón will only be allowed during daylight hours, because at night it could be dangerous.

With regard to re-opening the Malecón to vehicular traffic, the Mayor was hesitant to answer questions, though he did say that the 45 days of celebration have worked very well, and that people are asking for more activities for using the Malecón without vehicle traffic.

Sources: Tribuna de la Bahía, Puerto Vallarta CVB