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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. 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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  • I visited Puerto Vallarta for a conference. I stayed extra days to venture around town. Malecon, Rio Cuale and Zona Romantica are beautiful - a must do while in Vallarta. Great restaurant, seafood lov...  more »
  • A nice beach, with waves strong enough but spectacular. Nice beach to walk, to get wet I liked the hotel pool on the beach and I went walking along the beach. Full of restaurants with tables on the sea, I ate a very good local seafood. Fantastic sunsets always different colours. Not full of shops of all kinds, I found everything I needed, seeing as it was an unscheduled vacation. Then by taxi-boat, taken on the beach I went to Yelapa where the beach is great, quiet and you can even snorkel.
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  • If you want a feeling of being in Old Town with great mix of locals, xpats and safe ... then taxi to Zona Romantica, Emilio Zapata or continue walking South from Centro Malecon across river into Old V...  more »