Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Puerto Vallarta
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. To visit Zona Romantica on your holiday in Puerto Vallarta, and find out what else Puerto Vallarta has to offer, use our Puerto Vallarta trip generator.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a must, there is some much to do here. You can go to the shop, the restaurants and it is close to the water.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    well overpriced cafes ,no singers or perfomers whilst I was there didn't stay long but being single I suppose I wouldn't  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    If you go here when it is less crowded (hot time of the day) it does feel somewhat reminiscent of the old PV. I enjoyed it either way.  more »
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  • December 7, 2016
    Today, Dec 6, 2016, I had a wonderful 4 handed massage from Jesus and Jesus. Afterwards they told me that it was the first time they had ever worked in tandem. This was surprising to me and something I never would have guessed because they were so in sync. If you happen to be on Ampas Street (near the corner of Rodolfo Gomez Street) and see two handsome young men beneath a rainbow flag on a porch with several doors around it, ask for the four-handed massage. You'll be glad you did.
  • December 12, 2016
    This is a quaint little area of the downtown of VALLARTA. Filled with restaurants, little shops and activities.

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