When my partner Clara and I visit Puerto Vallarta, we usually try to stay in Zona Romantica (aka the Romantic Zone or Old Town Puerto Vallarta).
Marina Vallarta is a developed area of beach resorts, hotels, and condos surrounding the Puerto Vallarta Marina.
The largest concentration of hotels in Puerto Vallarta is in the aptly named Hotel Zone.
If you’re visiting during whale watching season and squint, you can probably even see a whale from your hotel room’s private balcony or rooftop terrace!
This is where you’ll find Puerto Vallarta’s Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and iconic landmarks.
Puerto Vallarta’s south zone includes secluded beach areas like Mismaloya, Playa Palmares, and Boca de Tomatlan.