One of the best cultural resources in Puerto Vallarta is the Biblioteca Los Mangos (Los Mangos Library) located on Francisco Villa Avenue not far from the new Costco.
The library is open to the public and has a large selection of books in Spanish and in English. If you are in Puerto Vallarta for a longer stay you can get a library card to check out books. You just need to fill out a form, show your passport and a receipt such as the phone bill or electric bill to verify your address.
The library offers an extensive list of courses including ballet, piano, and painting at very reasonable prices. The best way to find out what is being offered is to visit the library. At the main entrance is a bulletin board with postings for all of the courses and activities. Also, many of the library?s events, classes, and cultural activities are listed on the library?s informational blog.
Other things that the library offers are Internet access at no cost and the Cinema Club which is very popular and shows little known art movies as well as more mainstream features. On Saturday mornings the Puerto Vallarta SPCA offers dogs and cats for adoption.
The library really offers something for everyone and is worth a visit.
Donate Your Old Books
If you bring books with you on your visit to Puerto Vallarta and you don?t want to take them back with you, consider donating them to the library. They accept books in English and Spanish.
Library hours are:
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am to 6:00pm
The library address is:
Ave. Francisco Villa #1001