Books and Magazines in English
in Puerto Vallarta
Didn’t bring enough reading material with
you to Puerto Vallarta? Did you finish the book you brought, and
need another for entertainment while tanning by the pool? Finding
English-language books and magazines in Puerto Vallarta can be
a bit of a challenge.
Puerto Vallarta supermarkets will generally have
a few of the major magazines, or English-language Latin-American
versions (such as Time Magazine); they usually also carry the
top-ten state-side best sellers, but ONLY the top-ten. Likewise
your hotel gift shop, if they have any at all.
Another good spot for books in Puerto Vallarta
is called Page in the Sun, and this little used-book
store has a wide selection of other people’s trade-offs.
Bring in your book, receive a credit of approx. ¼ of the
cover price, and pick up something else for about ½ price.
Mostly fiction, but a small selection of everything else. Also
a few used popular-title magazines. This is a busy place that
also has good coffee, espresso, and pastries, and a little sidewalk
café on which to enjoy them and your ‘new’
book. Located in Viejo Vallarta about a half block from the beach and across the street from the North side of the park..
Also in Viejo Vallarta, Sports Bar Escondida
has a couple shelves of used paperbacks…leave yours and
take another – what a deal! This is a friendly little sports
bar frequented by local ‘gringos’ and part-time residents…a
stop in here is likely to gain you some new friends and some good
tips on good ‘non-tourist-oriented’ dining. Next to
the Hotel ViaMar, on Jacarandas Street just one door south of
At the north end of town in Plaza Marina (just
before the Puerto Vallarta Airport) is a “Seven-Eleven”
store (not affiliated with the big chain up north), which has
a few more than just the top-ten, and also a good selection of
magazines. Find it about halfway between the entrance to the Commercial
Mexicana supermarket and McDonald’s.
If you can’t find the book or magazine
you’re looking for in any of these places, your last best
hope is at one of the Puerto Vallarta airport gift stores.
Top-ten books and a bit more, but LOTS of magazines. Also the
USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, L.A. Times, and Miami Herald
Puerto Vallarta is no stranger to Costco, Wal-Mart, and Sam's Club. Each of these stores has quite a few books and magazines in english.