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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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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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175 reviews 175 reviews
104 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a very tranquil, picturesque , fun area. With many nice restaurants . Ideal for picture taken, stroll on the streets, etc

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Super crowded until January 3rd, then we had the run of the place, Go! The locals are super friendly and the beaches are amazing. Rent an apartment or stay at The Tropicana, inexpensive and feels very, very glamorous!

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Santa Monica, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It doesn't matter where you are staying you should make a point to take a stroll, or several, through the Zona Romantica. Great people watching, yummy restaurants and a taste of the culture. Don't just hide in your resort. Get out and explore.

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texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Best area to eat and shop in Puerto Vallarta. If you wonder far enough you will end up in Old Town which also has great restaurants where you will find the locals eating.

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USA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Zona Romantica is not really very quaint or romantic as Puerto Vallarta is a relatively modern location. There are lots of restaurants and shops but little of the culture and history that I love of so many other places in Mexico.

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