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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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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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Zona Romantica - a wonderful place to live in Puerto Vallarta

My wife and I recently moved to Puerto Vallarta and after searching several areas of town, decided to live in Zona Romantic. What a great decision! We love the vibe, the many... read more

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I recently moved to Puerto Vallarta and after searching several areas of town, decided to live in Zona Romantic. What a great decision! We love the vibe, the many excellent (and inexpensive!) restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques, etc. Most of the hotels are more 'boutique' than large resort chains. Everything is within walking distance - even large grocery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This part of Puerto Vallarta is teeming with restaurants and walkable. Some restaurants are up a great many stairs, but worth the climb if you are up to it. The people of PV are so kind and helpful. We were enchanted by our visits to this part of town, which also has markets.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This neighborhood has a real Mexican feel. It is not yet taken over by brand name hotels or restaurant chains (even though I did spot one Starbucks). A lot of restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries, mostly small businesses. A real change of pace from other big cities. This area is also very gay oriented and people are extremely friendly.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the multi-street walking area filled with all the restaurants, happy hour bars, galleries, clothing boutiques and Act 2 Stages for theater and concerts. Open spots till late so that nighttime walk becomes special. Coffee houses galore and great pastry and gelato stops. It's an experience like a great New Orleans or San Francisco visit. People who look at... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best area of PV, in our opinion, if you want to have a alot of restaurants, bars, entertainment & entertainers, shops, etc. !!!!!!!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cobblestone Streets, nice people, many many bars and restaurants, quaint: that is Zona Romantica. But don't be fooled by the name. It is very family friendly. We stayed in a condo a few blocks down the hill from the center of town here and it was a wonderful location. We were able to take a water taxi right to Yelapa.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sidewalk and patio bars, restaurants, coffee places, art galleries, local stores. A refreshing change of pace from the hotel or commercial zone. Definitely walkable. Watch the sunset from the beach and find a place for a nice drink or dinner in Zona Romantica. A diverse eclectic mix of all types of people and places. Check out Lazaro Cardenas park for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and unique shopping, flea markets and wonderful local foods. Also modern or charming accommodations can be found in this area of Puerto Vallarta. During the day and at night this area is alive and definitely worth exploring every nook and cranny. Entertainment venues abound mostly in the evening but there are many interesting busker entertainers along the Malicon. There... More 

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McCall, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to get away from the sometimes crowded Malecon, just head up the hill. Streets turn into stairways and you can work your way up and above. Very peaceful up there. Discovered a few Boutique Hotels that are amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I see where it gets its name. Small and narrow cobblestone streets with lots if quaint hotels and shops and restaurants. Catch breakfast, lunch or dinner on the beach ay one if the many beachfront restaurants.

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