Zona Romántica
Zona Romántica
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Despite its name, Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone isn't just for couples. This vibrant area is lined with cool shops, street vendors, art galleries, restaurants, and queer-friendly bars, making it a popular spot for families, LGBTQIA+ travelers, and everyone in between. Stroll along the district’s cobblestone streets, shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs, or sit at an outdoor restaurant for drinks and to people-watch. Uncover all the best food stops in the Romantic Zone on a food tour of Puerto Vallarta. Los Muertos Beach is also a great stop, especially at sunset. You can also visit Cuale Island in the middle of the Romantic Zone, where you’ll find a flea market and a cultural center. – Tripadvisor
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  • J_Ctravel22
    Canton, Texas198 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to the city
    What a beautiful walk along the ocean with lots of shopping opportunities and beautiful statues along the walk. Don’t forget to try a homemade churros. We took the city bus from Barcelo Puerta Vallarta for 20 pesos and enjoyed the local experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Kimberly H
    Colorado315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Energy, Lots to Explore
    We had a great time staying in the Romantic Zone and exploring the neighborhood. There are many wonderful restaurants and shops you will find off the cobbled streets. At night there is a fun vibe and the streets are lit up and festive.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Genthesolotraveler
    Brooklyn, New York9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience! Must do again!
    I decided last minute to take a trip during the Thanksgiving break. My co-worker recommended visiting Zona Romantica and I am so glad I took his advice. The vibe was everything! The weather was perfect for a walk along the beach and was able to watch the sunset from the pier. I then walked down the streets and popped into a few bars and restaurants. The locals were very kind and helpful and extremely friendly!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 December 2023
  • Carny T
    Colorado4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zona Romantica
    We love Zona Romantica. We travelled as a couple all over PV but this is where one can get a fun flavor while immersed in culture and diversity. It can be a little too crowded but exploring in the areas that are away from the beach are the way to go
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 February 2024
  • Lexilu1
    New York City, New York13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Original Old Town Vallarta
    This is Vallarta old town with the best vibe for any age and better than the touristy Malacon! It is the original Vallarta with history folks. There is no better place to be day or night and I love coming here yearly. You see singles, couples, retired people, entertainers, families, all ages of people from the very young to older folks! The people I have meet here are so fun and interesting! They come from all over the world to visit, rent, work and live here. Everyone has an interesting story too. The selection of establishment's to grab a bite are from coffee shops, small places to larger ones with all kinds of wonderful food to eat at, and prices from inexpensive to fine dining. The shopping is the best in Vallarta! I have my favorite usual places I visit and there are always new shops to explore. The beach is such fun and you can rent a chair, stay for the day or book your stay at one of the nice hotels for a week or months. It is the heart of Vallarta and I love this special part of town. After dark the night life is rocking with all the cool bars and endless entertainment. There is something of interest for everyone! Enjoy.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
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Joey R
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fun. Buzzing. Exciting. Food galore. Friendly (except Friday night was a bit scairy, drunkards and loud. But, generally loved the area.
Written 27 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lexilu1
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is Vallarta old town with the best vibe for any age and better than the touristy Malacon! It is the original Vallarta with history folks. There is no better place to be day or night and I love coming here yearly. You see singles, couples, retired people, entertainers, families, all ages of people from the very young to older folks! The people I have meet here are so fun and interesting! They come from all over the world to visit, rent, work and live here. Everyone has an interesting story too. The selection of establishment's to grab a bite are from coffee shops, small places to larger ones with all kinds of wonderful food to eat at, and prices from inexpensive to fine dining. The shopping is the best in Vallarta! I have my favorite usual places I visit and there are always new shops to explore. The beach is such fun and you can rent a chair, stay for the day or book your stay at one of the nice hotels for a week or months. It is the heart of Vallarta and I love this special part of town. After dark the night life is rocking with all the cool bars and endless entertainment. There is something of interest for everyone! Enjoy.
Written 3 March 2024
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Carny T
Colorado4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We love Zona Romantica. We travelled as a couple all over PV but this is where one can get a fun flavor while immersed in culture and diversity. It can be a little too crowded but exploring in the areas that are away from the beach are the way to go
Written 27 February 2024
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im44
Jamaica750 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Grey hair territory... atmosphere has been rapidly changing with advent of package & senior tourist. Raucous, gaudy and simply tacky. I'm glad to see more Mexicans though. Beggars and conmen everywhere. Skyline is dominat3d by condos.
Written 10 February 2024
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Genthesolotraveler
Brooklyn, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I decided last minute to take a trip during the Thanksgiving break. My co-worker recommended visiting Zona Romantica and I am so glad I took his advice. The vibe was everything! The weather was perfect for a walk along the beach and was able to watch the sunset from the pier. I then walked down the streets and popped into a few bars and restaurants. The locals were very kind and helpful and extremely friendly!
Written 10 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jim l
Novato, CA16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My first visit to PV was 60 years ago. I have spent many vacations there enjoying the Mexican atmosphere. This was probably my last trip to PV. The area has been taken over by US and Canadian visitors and has, in many ways changed the atmosphere of a once beautiful and special place. The tenor of the city is focused on selling to the tourist. Block after block of market places selling huaraches, hats, belts, and every sort of Mexican souvenirs. On the beach I was approached by trinket sellers, etc. every 30 to 60 seconds. I don't blame the locals. Perhaps there is still an unspoiled location in Mexico. I hope so.
Written 7 December 2023
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promovision
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Great Food Restaurants all the time. Great Beach side restaurant. Great shopping and walking streets.
Written 28 July 2023
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Kimberly H
Colorado315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a great time staying in the Romantic Zone and exploring the neighborhood. There are many wonderful restaurants and shops you will find off the cobbled streets. At night there is a fun vibe and the streets are lit up and festive.
Written 10 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

J_Ctravel22
Canton, TX198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful walk along the ocean with lots of shopping opportunities and beautiful statues along the walk. Don’t forget to try a homemade churros. We took the city bus from Barcelo Puerta Vallarta for 20 pesos and enjoyed the local experience.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

dco12
Hanover, MA116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Absolutely beautiful spot! We loved seeing the flowers overhanging from the balconies, the cool restaurants and shops and the ocean nearby. We will definitely be back to explore more in the future.
Written 23 April 2023
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