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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."

Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."

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$51.99*
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Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour
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Puerto Vallarta Day VIP Beach Hopping Tour
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Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta City Sightseeing

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Old part of the city

The Zona Romantica is in the centre of everything. Lots of diversity and it's safe to walk around and enjoy. It's predominantly a gay area. If you are open minded like us and like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Zona Romantica is in the centre of everything. Lots of diversity and it's safe to walk around and enjoy. It's predominantly a gay area. If you are open minded like us and like exploring and experiencing new people and their culture the area won't disappoint. One down side of the area is the construction, too much noise some days... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this area... is full of life and excitement. Lots of street vendors, street fair, local shops, good restaurants and gay American/Canadians. To experience a more authentic city, stay clear of the boardwalk! The further east you venture, the better. I walked around by myself (female, mid 60's), and felt perfectly safe. Head for the hills for very European feel... More 

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Long Island, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great place for dinning,dancing, shopping, great place or people watching, old puerto vallarta with nice mexican flavor

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We felt this was a bit more "real" and slightly less touristy than other parts of town. Some of the best restaurants are over here as well, and this is the areas south of the river on the Malecon. We really liked the older buildings, and environment, and the charm of this rustic area. There's a large LGBT population in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stay at the Selva Romantica condos and love the easy access to Basilio Bedilla restaurants, the pier, the Malecon, the various bus lines, the River Cuale, etc.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the area and that's where we stay, eat and live. Just a vibrant busy area. Restaurants, bars and history!

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Toronto
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited during the day but it would be as good or better if you go there at night. Good taste in architecture. Nice overall ambiance.

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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A charming neighborhood with cobblestone streets and many restaurants, bars and shops. A great place for strolling, we felt safe here even at night.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have vacationed in Puerto Vallarta twice and have stayed in the zona romantically. Love the convenience of everything you need and especially the charm.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole area around the Church is beautiful. Even if you are not religious, you need to go inside and see the gorgeous interior. It is open to the public and has regular services. If you are lucky enough, you may even see a wedding or a Quinceañera.

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