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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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The Real Puerto Vallarta

This area has real ambience stretching inland from the Malecon (Boardwalk) to The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe via the Plaza Armas and north to the flea market and the river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Arvid O
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area has real ambience stretching inland from the Malecon (Boardwalk) to The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe via the Plaza Armas and north to the flea market and the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you only have a limited time to visit an area in Old PV by are all means go to this. It us an original local location and a stroll through the area is truly amazing. Walk shop dine and stop by the beach for a beverage.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this part of Puerto Vallarta. It is a combination of old and new on the edge of a beautiful beach. We hop the local bus into town and then wander around exploring the various neighborhoods. We discovered the Municipal Market where the locals shop. We have done the Art Walk a number of times, and there are a... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the central square of the city and has the lovely old worls colonial style that makes you feel like you're in another time. A must when in Vallarta.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bars, beach, food and sites. This is Puerto Vallarta. During high season you can catch several great shows, enjoy fine dining then hit the clubs.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church. But closer to boardwalk than Romantic Zone? Also a must see...THE FLEA MARKET. To see the Liz Taylor/Richard Burton Bridge, I had to have taxi driver 'swing by'. It is a bit of a walk.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little area full of history and wonderful shopping. Found a fantastic jeweler 'Yesa' who makes the most beautiful one of a kind pieces and now has his son working with him as well.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy staying in this part of town. Lots and lots of great restaurants plus shopping and people watching. Always something happening on the main square and you never need a car.

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Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most traditional, cultural destinations, Zona Romantica is changing with time, but it's still very much the place to experience the 'real' Mexico in a concentrated area. It's all there, from traditional accommodation, cuisine, markets, bars, and all amidst the narrow cobblestone streets and authentic, historic architecture.

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Armonk, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to walk around and get some local flavor (even if a lot is geared towards the tourists). Lot's of bars, cafes and restaurants.

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