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 Puerto Vallarta Neighborhood Guide


Puerto Vallarta Neighborhood Guide


Puerto Vallarta is basically divided into two cities, where the Rio Cuale (the Cuale River) separates the modern from the traditional.  However,  generally directions in Puerto Vallarta surround the city's Malecon or Boardwalk.  The street running along the Malecon is Paseo Diaz Ordaz, which runs through the 4 distinct neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta Marina Vallarta, Hotel Zone, Downtown/Centro, and Old Town Puerto Vallarta. 



Neighborhoods beginning from Puerto Vallarta's north end:


The Puerto Vallarta Marina - Marina Vallarta; luxurious condominiums and resorts, golf course, yachts, fine dining, art galleries, fine jewelry, fine furnishings, ladies gym, spa services, Mall, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club nearby, cruise ships dock nearby. puerto vallarta marina


Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone - Zona Hotelera; luxury resorts and modern hotels, area is very modern with American fast food establishments, modern grocery stores, shopping mall, 3 mile stretch of beach, palm tree lined main street, begins at the north end of the malecon puerto vallarta hotel zone


Downtown Puerto Vallarta - Centro, Central - Main focus is the Malecon or boardwalk, with restaurants and clubs, as well as clothes stores and fine jewelry, plus souvenirs.  Plenty of nightly entertainment happens along the malecon and in the town square. Popular attraction is the cathedral.  A few smaller hotels, and plenty of condos. puerto vallarta downtown


Old Town Puerto Vallarta - South End, Zona Romantica, Los Muertos Beach, Romantic Zone; area is not modern, cultural side of Puerto Vallarta with cobblestone streets, plenty of taco stands and traditional foods, (although Vallarta's finest dining is found on Los Muertos Beach.)  Apts and condos for rent in the area are expensive for the trendy location. Lots of trendy clubs, restaurants and nightlife. puerto vallarta zona romantica







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