Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta

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Stroll through the quaint streets of Zona Romantica, the traditional Mexican part of the old town, packed with shops, art galleries, bookstores, cafes, and restaurants. Smell the aroma of handmade tortillas wafting from streetside taco stands. The oldest farmers’ market in town offers a selection of freshly baked goods, handmade clothing, jewelry, and crafts. See the whole town gather on Friday nights at the recently widened Basilio Badillo Street. Meet local artists and get to know Mexican folklore through shows and games at the park. A colorfully lit wooden pier featuring pedestrian pathways, ample seating, and a waterfront promenade serves as a good place to sit and ruminate after a long stroll. Find out how to plan Puerto Vallarta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This older part of the city, just south of the cathedral, has great charm: cobblestone streets, artisans in their small stores and a genuine feel of a connection to the past. Yopu don't need a commerc...  more »
  • I stay here every time I come to PV. I love that it feels old and authentic. The high-rises are starting to take over, but it doesn't feel too commercial....yet. I hope it keeps it's character for a l...  more »
  • We stayed at a resort in this area. It was a wonderful experience! There is a quaint small and old feel with all of the conveniences of modern times. I loved it so much I want to move there!! Highly r...  more »
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