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Zona Romantica
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 Basics
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
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Cultural Tours

Signature Taco and Street Food Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Horseback Riding in the Sierra Madre Occidental

When making the reservation, if you do not know which meeting point is the most convenient for you,just book any of them and contact us, we will gladly help you changing the meeting point at no cost.A perfect and unique activity between rivers and mountains. This tour lasts approximately 5 hours, of which two and a half hours are horseback riding, 45 minutes are to enjoy delicious Mexican dishes and a tequila tasting (optional) in a local restaurant, and 1 hour with 45 minutes are round trip transportation from several pick-up ponits strategically located for you to choose the closest one to your hotel. During this tour our guides will take you to observe wonderful natural landscapes in the beautiful Sierra Madre Occidental, where you will ride through paths full of vegetation on the banks of the Pitillal river and will surely make your vacation in Puerto Vallarta an unforgettable adventure in direct contact with nature.
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Food Tours

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

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.
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City Tours

Private Vallarta City Tour

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.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

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.
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City Tours

Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta City Sightseeing

Experience Puerto Vallarta's history and authentic attractions on a sightseeing tour of the city. Set out in a private van to explore this resort town and its many offerings. Take a walk along the waterfront Malecón, visit the iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church and see beautiful Mismaloya Beach, which played a starting role in John Huston's 1963 film 'Night of the Iguana' and officially put Puerto Vallarta on the tourist map. Learn how tequila is made at an area factory and even visit a local market or two.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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.
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Cultural Tours

Puerto Vallarta Segway City Tour

See the sights of Puerto Vallarta on a Segway. Take some time before the tour starts to get comfortable operating the vehicles, then set out along the Malecon. The seaside boardwalk has numerous pieces of public art, and tons of shops and places to eat. Take a pass by the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and head up to Gringo Gulch to see the home Elizabeth Taylor once called home.
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Puerto Vallarta Segway City Tour and Food Tasting

This private Puerto Vallarta Segway tour is the perfect way for first-time visitors to get to know the city. Follow your guide to Puerto Vallarta highlights, like the sea wall, colonial district, and historical sites, all while listening to entertaining stories about Puerto Vallarta from your guide. This tour also includes food tastings such as candy, chocolate, and tequila.
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Segway City Tour & Ziplining Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

Kick off your Segway adventure on the Malecon Boardwalk for a sightseeing experience. Later, follow the Rio Cuale all the way up to the mountains to test our your skills on eleven different ziplines.- Explore the Malecon Boardwalk by Segway during a guided tour, led by a professional- Check out plenty of local landmarks, including the famous church "Our Lady of Guadalupe" - Enjoy a tequila tasting and ride along the beautiful Rio Cuale for scenic views like no other - Climb all the way in the mountains to Canopy River where you'll experience eleven ziplines- Ride mules to come back to the meeting point after the ziplines before riding back on your Segway- Learn about the history, culture and architecture that makes Puerto Vallarta so amazing
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City Tours

Puerto Vallarta Local-Style Walking tour

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.
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Half-day Tours

Secret Food Tours Puerto Vallarta

You and your group will embark on a three-hour journey that takes you away from luxury resorts, towards historic cobblestone streets to discover Old Town Vallarta.
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