Posted January 14th, 2014, 04:33 PM
It sounds like you have a bit of an adventurer in you - don't deprive yourself. PV is a great town so go see some of it.
Most of the Malecon road was taken out several years ago, it's a large boardwalk now.
Yellow taxi is only $6-8 from the port.
The bus is fine also. Look for one that says CENTRO in the window. Hop on and tell the driver you want to go to the flea market. You can find all the survivors
you ever wanted here. Walk down the river to the Malecon (maybe 100 yds, look for iguanas in the trees). Make a right and it's about 3/4 mile or so of shops/eateries/etc on the right, and the beach on your left. Make a left across the bridge and the Sea Monkey about 100 yds down (I think it's south of the river...). Sea Monkey serves on the beach so you have full use of their facilities and the kids get all the beach they want. Go to go ogle earth and zoom in on the malecon (google maps still shows the road there).
Look on you tube for rio cuale. There's a great 5 minute video shot from a bicyclist helmet cam traveling the river walkway. Give you an idea wha lies ahead.