Every city, town, or village needs a heart, a place where buildings, streets, and people define its character and temperament. A place where history can be touched and breathed in, where inspiration seeps from every pore. 

Encapsulated in tradition, The Romantic Zone, or Zona Romantica, is the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Old Mexican vibrancy joins hands with a vigorous new world to create a unique sense of charm and vivacity.

Everything And More

Zona Romantica is central to Puerto Vallarta’s importance as a world-class destination. Thriving with adventure for both visitors and residents, Zona Romantica has an incredible array of activities, entertainment, and recreation.

Let us look at three amazing things to do in this bustling neighborhood:

  1. The Malecón Boardwalk:- Spanning twelve blocks, the mile-long esplanade offers stunning views of the bay area and Pacific ocean. Stroll along at a leisurely pace and enjoy the various statues and sculptures designed by different artists. Restaurants, bars, and coffee shops may catch your eye and entice you in, and from here, you can watch the world and the occasional cotton-wool cloud flutter by. As you hug the oceanfront, take a turn onto the Cuale island and visit the famous Vallarta flea market, browsing for gifts or bartering with the vendors.

  2. Puerto Vallarta is famous for its local and international cuisine. If eating out is your thing, look no further than Calle Basilio Badillo. Street food vendors share the lively cobbled street with high-end restaurants, ice-cream sellers, and everything in between. After your meal, look around the art galleries, jewelry stores, and gift stands sprinkled between the eateries.

  3. Los Muertos Beach and Pier are one of the most popular things to see in Puerto Vallarta. As you walk along the Pier, gaze out to the ocean as the waves gently break beneath your feet. Water taxis and local boat tours surround the jetty and cater for day-trippers, dolphin spotting, or sea fishing activities. At night watch as the Pier illuminates the night sky, a picture-perfect image that flawlessly paints the beauty of Vallarta.


Adjacent to the Pier, of course, is the beach. Relax on the golden sands or let the temperate waters wash away your worries momentarily as the sea breeze heals your soul. Restaurants line the beach, serving some of the best seafood dishes in the area, enjoyed with a delicious glass of wine.

A Thriving Community

Zona Romantica is both vibrant and welcoming. Vacationers flock here to enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico, imprinting memories that last a lifetime. For those seeking to move here, it is a pulsating, thriving community and, quite simply, the beating heart of Puerto Vallarta.