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“romantic zone”(243 reviews)
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Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."
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All reviews romantic zone cobblestone streets favorite area art galleries area of puerto vallarta hotel zone people watching basilio badillo beautiful area los muertos beach great shopping walk around restaurants and shops rio cuale taco street vendors condo
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Stayed for the first time in Zona Romantica and it was the best location! Most of the great restaurants and shopping and beach! Could walk easily to most places, beach, river, malecon!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This a completely bias review of this area of PV. I live here. I would just as soon have you not come to this part of town. I don’t relish the thought of having to wait in line behind you for a table in one...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tomgillert
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much to see...... people, art, restaurants and more! This year we rented a condo overlooking the Malecon and it was a very different way to be part of the PV scene. We felt like we lived here after a week.... walking the two miles...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best place to stay in PVR asn it's close to bars, restaurants, the beach, markets, local buses etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OwenR905
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I do not stay anywhere else, as this area of Puerto Vallarta is our favourite. Many Boutique hotels and bigger hotel chains to choose from in this area. Amazing restaurants, and places to walk. Only steps from the Malecon.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MikkiNB244
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I prefer staying in the Romantic Zone when I visit PV. Walking distance to a plethora of bars, restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, ATMs, little posadas/local hotels, taco stands and Playa de los Muertos is just a block or two away. This week we stayed at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wonderwoman
Reviewed 6 days ago

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) is about as close as you will get to a neighborhood...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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! You can walk along the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. We stayed here in late September so and that is the off season for tourists many of the folks on the street are locals. We felt very safe and people were friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 438BillH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around in this area every day that we stayed in PV!! Absolutely my favorite area by far!! So many beautiful buildings to see and lots and lots of shops and restaurants, also the river walk area was great! We felt safe everywhere we walked,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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August 21, 2019|
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Response from luvtogoanywhere | Reviewed this property |
The nicest restaurant we went to was La Palapa on the beach. We actually walked to eat a El Dorado which was highly recommended by both the locals and trip advisor but we weren't sure of the menu. But right before El Dorado... More
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June 13, 2019|
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Response from flaviomendo62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there several night clubes in the malecon mostly for young people but you can have a nice italian dinner a few blocks form the main plaza.
April 16, 2019|
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Response from jaj608 | Reviewed this property |
The government only allows cabs to pick people up at the airport. The ride to your hotel if you take the cab is about 35$ American. If you don’t want to pay that much you must leave the airport and cross a bridge on foot... More