The section of the Malecon starts at the Hotel Rosita, the oldest hotel in the center, and ends at Los Arcos de Piedra in front of the Parque Lázaro C
The section of the Malecon begins at the Hotel Rosita, the oldest hotel in the center, and ends at Los Arcos de Piedra in front of the Parque Lázaro Cárdenas, the main square. A new breakwater was built along the area of 12 blocks and widened the pedestrian promenade. Many new palms and comfortable benches provide shady seating.
Near Hotel Rosita we can check in to rent kayaks and bicycles for free. Designs made with pebbles on the pavement attract the attention of the walkers and provide an artistic touch to the entire project. The designs were created by the artist Fidencio Benítez, a member of a fascinating Huichol group whose great works of art made with beads can be seen in galleries throughout the city.
Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., visitors gather in front of the Millennium sculpture, next to Hotel Rosita, to participate in a free tour of the bronze sculptures that adorn the promenade of the Malecon, along the shore of the sea, with Banderas Bay as an imposing backdrop. This collection of sculptures has grown since the placement of the first sculpture, the Seahorse, which was placed in 1976. An emblematic symbol of the city. The Papantla Voladores are another of the many attractions on the Malecon.
The five flyers, dressed in traditional costumes, climb a 15-meter pole. One of them plays the flute while sitting on the top of the pole, while the other four literally throw themselves headfirst from the top of the pole, hanging from their ankles by a rope until they reach the ground. They act to receive tips, so we must be generous.