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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Went there during the low season so most of the restaurants were closed. The ones that were open were nice. A great place to see in Puerto Vallarta.

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Geneva, OH, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing selection of resorts. You would be in Paradise anywhere in this area. We stayed in Puerto Vallarta at the Melia seven years ago and absolutely lived it. Great shows and activities, beach area not the best, very rocky.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely area with a truly Mexican feel as one mingles with the locals. Lots of great restaurants and shopping.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A lot of things to see, eat and buy. Everything was close to our hotel. You can chose from many restaurants, go to the El Malecon Boardwalk and find all kind of food.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the sun and beach with your friends or partner. This is where you want to lounge by the water, enjoy a cocktail and maybe lunch.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Truly the Zona Romantica is the best area to capture the true charm of Puerto Vallarta. We had a reunion with our adult children ( in their twenties). We loved various restaurants esp La Palapa for our 30th Anniversary. Fabulous food, great ambiance, sunset, music and attentive waiters. Great fish at Joe Jacks esp fish and chips (would you believe)... More

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Victoria, Seychelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I always take one day to take off on my own and go native. If I was to move to Mexico this is the spot.

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Benicia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Quaint and loved the walk around the shops and restaurants. Enjoyed this area more than the Malecon or downtown area.

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Seattle, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We love wandering in the zona romantica for the narrow streets, the great shopping, the general feeling of the place. And we love wandering from there down to the water, where, during the evening, there is so much happening along the waterfront.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

NIce. Cobblestone streets on hills. Local neighborhoods intertwined with touristy spots. Charming. But HOT and HUMID for much of the year.

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