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Zona Romantica

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Walking
Description: Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

During our stay we traveled all over PV and I have to say the for me, Zona Romantica is the best part of the city. I'm not one for shiny new high rise hotels or areas built to cater to tourists. My friend and I truly got to experience several aspects of day to day life as the locals live... More

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Fairfax, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

San Sebastian is just 2 hours east of PV. It's must if you'd like a laid back colonial town with cobblestone streets plus organic coffee plantation. Most buildings are 300 years old. Chacala is 2 hours north of PV .It's a friendly fishing village with a charming hotel & restaurant right on the beach.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There is so much to do and see in this are, but you must be ready to walk. At the Malecon you will see the local performers and sand sculptures.

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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is indeed a romantic area where you will enjoy walking around and trying different restaurants and bars. On our next visit we will stay at a hotel in this area for sure!

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Winnipeg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our three weeks in the Alta Vista neighbourhood in the Zona Romantica. From the sun streaming over the hills in the morning to the beautiful sunsets at night, the area has so much to offer in between. Just walking the area and taking in the local life is enjoyable by itself. We love Yarita Panaderia and Pasteleria,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Zona Romantica is fantastic -- cobblestone streets, friendly locals, great beach, excellent restaurants. Why would anyone stay in the Hotel Zone?

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Alameda, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this is the place to be...restaurants, bars, hotels, apts., beach...what more could you ask for? I forgot the stores and farmers market on Saturdays

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed at a budget hotel on Madero Street for two weeks. It was wonderful walking around exploring the area and there is so much to see without necessarily spending money. Crossing the pedestrian swing bridges over the Cuale River was fun. The island in the river has a market for clothing, souvenirs etc., no fruits or vegetables. Each morning... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love finding new and exciting places at Zona Romantica. It is a part of Puerto Vallarta town where we have found the best sidewalk Coffee shops, Bars, boutiques, Small and diverse Restaurants, places with live music and artistic performances, plus many art galleries. Unfortunately some travelers do stay at hotels so far away from downtown and Zona Romantica and... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Evening are like living in a carnival, music, performers sidewalk cafes Olas Atlas still the centre of the activity and some out on the malecon and Los Muertos

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