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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  • I am embarrassed to admit that I used to stay in Nueva Vallarta, imprisoned amongst other herded tourists, until I rediscovered downtown. This part of downtown ( along with Zona Rosa in Mexico City) i...  more »
  • A local of Puerto Vallarta recommended El Centro. He said it is where a lot of the locals shop and go. It had a ton of shopping from clothes to trinkets to jewelry. There are a lot of restaurants too!...  more »
  • this is another place that you should not miss we visit the boardwalk at different times of the day and in each one had its charm, the streets and the traditional ness of the place are reflected here outside the hotel and touristic area.
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