Malecon is the word the Spanish use for a cement embankment and walkway along the waterfront in a seaport city. Puereto Vallarta has an especially neat one. The walk is lined with bronze statues. Some are figures that represent the sea but many don't. Posters tell of upcoming events. Frieda Kahlo is represented frequently. Between the walk and the sea is a narrow area of sand. Young men make large complex sand carvings. When the big cruise ships are in the Malecon is filled with tourists strolling along doing some shopping and enjoying food and drinks.