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Old Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

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Wander the picturesque cobbled streets of Old Vallarta, and take in its historic cultural atmosphere. Observe quaint hotels and homes, restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, which makes the perfect place to amble with a loved one and enjoy the amorous ambiance. Walking can be steep at times, so don’t forget to bring some water with you. Keep your eyes peeled for the house Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton used when they were filming Tennessee Williams’ "Night of the Iguana." Using our custom trip planner, Puerto Vallarta attractions like Old Vallarta can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    You’ve walked the Malecon, been pestered by vendors, tired of looking at the same old recuerdos, souvenirs for the family. If you’d like a taste of Old Mexico, wander up the hill a little into the vis...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    I love walking around Old Vallarta. The people watching is excellent. the shopping is always fun. I love the architecture and the food. It's definitely a place worth checking out next time you're in P...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Took a tour of the beautiful old area. Swinging bridge over the river. Area where The Night of the Iguana was filmed. Unlevel walking. Very humid. The tour took us to high end shops. Very expensive je...  more »

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Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta

The appropriately named Hotel Zone, at the coastal fringe of the city center, serves as one of the most popular areas to stay, with equally good access to the beach and the amenities within the city. Private rentals are particularly popular, with the Hotel Zone and the equally vibrant hub of Emiliano Zapata to the south offering plenty of condominiums to complement the range of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. Many of the city's best gay-friendly accommodations are found at the southern fringe of the old town.
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