Puerto Vallarta is known for it's long list of many charming barrios and at the top of the list is Barrio 5 De Diciembre. A bustling, festive area which is nestled between the beach and the hills, just south of the Hotel Zone. As in most neighborhoods around the city, it's steep, narrow, cobblestone streets are lined with taquerias, farmacias, papelerias, banks, souvenir shops and many other types of businesses and restaurants.
If you have lived in Puerto Vallarta long enough, you are well aware of the narrow, bumpy, pot hole filled roads, large, loose rocks, the random, sometimes invisible topes (speed bumps), the low branches, leaning power poles, and odd choices of parking spaces. Chances are that you have had some sort of ding, fender bender, or even an actual crash.