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Zona Romantica

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Walking
Description: Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."
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Hamilton, Canada
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302 reviews 302 reviews
222 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A walk through this area gives you a feel for this Mexican town. The people are friendly and buildings are interesting. Several restaurants in the area and lovely beaches. The streets are cobblestone so there is a need to watch the footing when walking. There is a very relaxed feel to the area.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great locals, food and sights. You can shop and explore for hours here and will enjoy the relaxed vibe overall.

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San Jose, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed in Heart of the Romantic Zone at Casa Dona Susana and enjoyed the many fine Restaurants in the Area. Don't miss the Fish taco's and the El Pastor taco's on Naranjo st. These food stalls have been there for years and are GREAT!

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

always a fun place to walk ..very safe ..lots of great places to eat..great bars always lots of action in the romantic zone

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good neighborhood with good shopping,eating and connections. Locals seem friendly unlike most turist area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Loved the mix of old and new, rustic and shiny, charming and spectaular. Here the mix of locals, expats and tourists gives the neighborhood a unique feel. And, the view of the bay is fantastic. Zona Romantica felt "real", like a town people choose for vacation - not a shiny resort where you only mingle with other tourists from the... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I use to visit every year in the 1990's and loved this place. After a long break, I returned to find that progress has replaced many of the charming stores and restaurants I once loved. There are still cobblestone streets but the old quaint boutiques have given way to shiny store fronts and the prices have quadrupled. There are many... More

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El Cerrito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The old town is a true expression of individual aspirations, culture and economic options. ( Not like the isolated, fake, disney - like, all inclusive resorts)

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

seems there should be kissing in the zone of romance amoungst whoever. what to eat in the zone of romance? Mexicans or any other person should be able to eat Italian, French, Swedish, etc whatever. if you don't like it maybe stay in ventura and go to your el torito.

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California
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496 reviews 496 reviews
358 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Don't get me wrong. I love P.V. & Mexico, but the Zona Romantica is NOT Mexico. Gay guys making out on the street is NOT Mexico. French restaurants are not Mexico. Etc., etc., etc. That being said, no better resort.

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