Zona Romantica Tours
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Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone (Zona Romantica)—also called the Old Town, South Side, or Old Vallarta—sits away from the hotel zone and just steps from Los Muertos Beach. With artisan shops, streetside taco stands, and lively cantinas, this area of winding cobblestone streets maintains a more traditional, laid-back feel than the rest of the city.
The Zona Romantica boasts more restaurants, bars, and cafes per square foot than anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta, making it a great place to sample the local cuisine and soak up a bit of Mexican culture. Visitors can shop for Mexican art, lounge on golden-sand beaches, or walk along the newly reconstructed pier. On weekends, the Old Town Farmers Market offers a variety of fresh local produce and food, as well as handicrafts.
Visit the Old Town independently or as part of a Puerto Vallarta sightseeing tour that includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off. There’s also a beach-hopping tour and a popular food tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- See Old Vallarta as part of a small-group or private sightseeing tour.
- English is widely spoken in almost all of the tourist areas.
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
How to Get There
There are several ways to reach the Zona Romantica, located in the south of Puerto Vallarta, across the bridge over the Cuale River from the north side. Take the bus marked “Centro” (downtown) or a taxi. Or, if you’re driving, follow highway 200.
When to Get There
Puerto Vallarta can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, whereas other times of year are less crowded. Spring and fall strike a nice balance between pleasant weather and manageable crowds. Wet weather is likely from July through September.
Los Muertos Beach
Located just south of Olas Atlas Beach in the Old Town, Los Muertos Beach is Puerto Vallarta’s best known and most-visited beach. It’s popular with families and often crowded, though locals would argue it’s the perfect spot for people watching. There’s lots to see and do here, including vendors, activities, sun, surf, and sand. In the evenings, the beachfront restaurants serve gourmet cuisine against the backdrop of romantic Vallarta sunsets.
Address: Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast, Mexico, Mexico
9 Tours and Activities to Experience Zona Romantica
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Get acquainted with Puerto Vallarta's delicious food scene on this 3.5-hour food and eating walking tour. With an expert foodie leading the way, sample the diverse array of the city's edible delights, from tacos to sweets on this culinary adventure. Stop at 10 different spots to sample the food. And while going from place to place, see some of the highlights of the town and learn about the history of Puerto Vallarta. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
Bite into mouthwatering tacos and more on this street food tour of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how the locals eat while an expert foodie guide leads you on foot to family-owned eateries and taco stands. You’ll sample regional specialties including carnitas and fish tacos on this walking tour. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
Drive an ATV through the Sierra Madre Mountains on a half-day adventure from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll splash through jungle rivers, pass quaint villages, and get a glimpse of the real Jalisco, far from crowded resorts. Choose between a 3- and 4-hour trip by ATV, and spend the day exploring the Puerto Vallarta countryside, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
See the highlights of Puerto Vallarta: the rich history, beautiful architecture, and stunning scenery that has made it a tourist hotspot for many years. Visit the seaside Malecon and celebrated Lady of Guadalupe Church. You will stop at several lookout points for spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas and Los Arcos before lunch and the return trip to your hotel.
Get away from the Puerto Vallarta crowds with this combo ATV off-road and zipline tour. Easily navigate over rugged backcountry roads in your ATV—you go up in elevation and catch incredible views along the way—and then soar down an 8-cable zipline course. Photo and video footage is included, too, for extra value.
Start your day with a walking tour of downtown Puerto Vallarta—ideal for a shore excursion or for first-time visitors. Taste authentic Mexican food at a local-approved taco stand, ride a public bus, and take in the sights along the malecon (waterfront promenade). Learn about local culture with visits to the cathedral and the market, and then enjoy a leisurely stroll through Puerto Vallarta's Old Town.
First of all you will go to the city where the guide explain the history about the city and the emblematic statue of the seahorse. After this, you will go to the romantic zone where there is a jewelry, here will be a explanation about the fire opal and you will have a drink of courtesy. After this you will go to the Los Arcos Park to see the incredible view. Our next spot is the Hacienda Rancho Verano, where you will know the process of the tequila and you will receive a tequila tasting. At the end, we will invite you to go to the restaurant and enjoy the delicious food and the music.
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