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Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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  • We had tons of fun cruising the streets and all the shops in Zona Romantica. Most all of the little shops and restaurants are excellent and great people watching.  more »
  • This is a great neighbourhood, short stroll to the ocean. A good variety of shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels. Clean and safe.  more »
  • I never tire of the famous PV Romantic zone - there is always a new surprise amongst the traditional wonders of the area. Great sculptures skirt the pedestrian cobble street adjacent to the beach, sho...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This is a quaint little area of the downtown of VALLARTA. Filled with restaurants, little shops and activities.