The wide sandy coast stretching south from Marina Vallarta to "El Centro" is where many hotels and resorts are found, along with shops and restaurants catering to visitors. Residential high-rises and developments recently added to the mix are dramatically altering the skyline here, this area now one big construction site, with several major new housing developments, and the recently expanded Marine Terminal. This is where you will find familiar brands such as Sam's, Wal-Mart, Gold's Gym, Office Depot, Burger King and more.