Best Commercial Makeover: Plaza Caracol-Main

Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Spring/Summer 2006 issue.

You’re in for a big surprise on your next visit to this popular 17-year-old plaza in Puerto Vallarta’s northern Hotel Zone, an incredible number of exciting recent changes and additions making it Banderas Bay’s most comprehensive plaza by far.

One-stop shopping anchored by the shiny, new, eight-theater movie complex CINEMARK, the diversified businesses here include familiar franchises like McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, RadioShack and a branch of the popular Mexican TOKS restaurant chain. Major service providers, like the phone and cable companies and banks, prove handy and parking is easier, with 409 new spaces.

Some 200 options on the plaza’s two air-conditioned levels include medical and dental offices, beauty salons, restaurants and shops of every genre, a sophisticated department store and a larger-than-ever supermarket among them. Proving of particular interest are a new pet store, its interactive concept educational, and the recording Studio 343 just next door, which attracts the budding star in all of us. This plaza is on a roll with no end in sight; look for a gym, disco, language school, English book store, bingo parlor and other exciting additions in the near future.