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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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  • So many places to go and see in this quaint little town. I highly recommend it. Everyone is very friendly, plenty of restaurants, shopping and entertaining 
  • Zona Romantica is by far my favourite part of town to hang around in. There is so much to do, many restaurants, the beautiful church, a good mix of locals and tourists and awesome nightlife. Do not mi...  more »
  • WE loved the area so much, we are going back to stay in the Romantica Zone. It's more like true Mexico, but so quaint. Great restaurants, beautiful beach area. Can't way to return.