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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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  • Twelve years ago it could have been called charming. Now the two main streets running through it are the only way to get by vehicle to the so-called Romantic Zone, which is now the real center of Vall...  more »
  • Puerto Vallarta has a special beauty. Keeps the touch of years ago I guess, with its clean streets, cobbled, safe, in short is a paradise for rest, night clubs, extreme sports etc. Hau everything.
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  • My family stayed in Nuevo Vallerta but went to Old Vallarta for some restaurants and we were amazed by how clean the streets were, and tons of stores and restaurants to see.  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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