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Areas in Puerto Vallarta

Getting Around Puerto Vallarta

A standout amongst the most prompt points of interest that Puerto Vallarta presents to inquisitive guests is that the city is remarkably simple to explore.

Not just does it appreciate a genuinely critical milestone for directional introduction, being verged on the west by our Earth’s biggest waterway, yet the deliberately sorted out arrangement of neighborhoods makes finding numerous nearby purposes of intrigue simple. The territory additionally profits by the as of late built Francisco Medina Ascencio Boulevard, an interstate on the city’s drift that can transport voyagers clear over the city in 30 minutes or less.

In spite of the fact that the city is separated into numerous little colonias, a large number of Puerto Vallarta’s most prominently gone to goals are moved in a couple of them. The most well-known technique for transportation for approaching travelers is the broad system of cabs that serve the city. Instead of utilizing a separation meter as is basic in different ranges of the world, taxis in Puerto Vallarta take a shot at the premise of pre-characterized passage zones, with a ride from the airplane terminal in a yellow city taxicab to more focal regions of the city costing anywhere in the range of 70-120 pesos.

Notwithstanding, veteran guests can likewise make utilization of the advantageous nearby transport framework, which runs much of the time from 7am untll after 12 pm on most days and serves most territories of the city by means of direct courses at a toll cost of 8 pesos or less.

# Where is the airplane terminal in Puerto Vallarta?

Voyagers flying into the city by method for the nearby airplane terminal, referred to carriers as PVR, will touch base on the edges of the city, in a region suitably called “Aeropuerto.” Although there are some private neighborhoods, for example, Guadelupe Victoria circumscribing the air terminal region, most guests will wind up continuing more profound into the city to investigate the scope of conspicuous nearby attractions or to achieve their resort or lodging facilities. The taxicabs straightforwardly before the airplane terminal are allowed to survey a critical premium to tolls, while city taxis over the foot connect over the road charge ordinary city rates.

# Where is the Hotel Area?  

The Hotel Area, or Zona Hotelera, is one of the first major colonias visitors will encounter on their way into downtown Puerto Vallarta after passing through the Marina area, where cruise ships visiting the city arrive into port. As the name suggests, the city’s largest and most popular tourist accommodations are located here, along with an array of amenities short term visitors may require such as mobile phone stores, shopping centers, high profile restaurants and access to a nearby Wal-Mart. The hotel area is also home to some of the more popular beaches among visitors, including Playa Caracol and Playa de Camarones.

# Where is Fluvial Vallarta?

Past the main part of the Hotel Area and slightly inland from the beachfront buzz rests one of the most dynamic areas of the city, Fluvial Vallarta. This area of the city is home to an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and clubs, and typically has a more local feel as area residents seek to avoid some of the worst of the high season rush from September through May. With a range of options spanning cuisines and atmospheres across the spectrum, Fluvial Vallarta is an excellent choice for a night out away from the bright lights of more tourist focused sections of the city.

# Where is the Malecon?

Further along the main road through Puerto Vallarta, which traces the coast at its western edge through almost the full length of the city, is the local treasure known as the Malecon. This beautiful boardwalk, which was once open to motor vehicles, is a 12 block expanse of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, street performers and other local flavor all arranged enticingly along the edge of the Pacific.

This famed walkway also hosts a special collection of sculptures and outdoor installations that celebrate the local history and culture, including the iconic “El Caballito De Mar,” a beloved seahorse sculpture that has become a recognized symbol of the city over the years. At the end of this spectacular promenade is Puerto Vallarta’s largest and most popular beach, Playa de Los Muertos, along with even more inviting dining and entertainment options beyond those of the Malecon itself.

# Where is downtown Puerto Vallarta?

The Malecon effectively serves as the entry into the nexus of the city, and although “Centro Vallarta” could refer to a relatively wide swath of this seaside destination, the true “downtown” area of the city is referred to as “Centro.” Home to Puerto Vallarta’s most frequently visited establishments, this area has entertainment options for the entire family any time of day or night from open-air exhibitions to swank piano bars.

Centro is also home to the La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, a grand celebration of Mexico’s deep roots in Catholicism. This historic church is perhaps most identifiable by its distinct system of bells, which chorus proudly to mark the hour as well as on special occasions, along with its unique tower crown, depicting angels holding a crown aloft to highlight this spiritual center of the city.

# Where is the Romantic Zone?

The Romantic Zone, known affectionately to locals as “Old Town,” is a living tribute to the historical origins of Puerto Vallarta. Located on the south side of Centro, this intimate area of the city is prized for its network of local restaurants and shops which are traditionally run by natives or longtime residents. This area is also home to the famous Farmers’ Market, where visitors can purchase some of the freshest and most delicious seafood and organic produce they will ever lay hands upon.

# Where is the Puerto Vallarta Zoo?

One of the southernmost major points of interest in the Puerto Vallarta metropolitan area, Zoológico de Vallarta, is located between the city proper and the beaches of nearby Mismaloya, in a lush tropical jungle located on the edge of city limits. This rich, verdant backdrop is the ideal setting for discovering the wonders of Mexican wildlife, with many creatures exhibited in their natural habitat thanks to the relatively pristine condition of the local jungle.

Visitors will likely be pleasantly surprised at the level of interaction they can have with their favorite animals, as many ae available for petting as well as feeding. Nestled in a valley within a local mountain range, the Puerto Vallarta Zoo makes an unforgettable and educational day trip and is a can’t miss stop for any lover of nature.

The diverse nature of Puerto Vallarta means there’s always something interesting to do if you know how to get around. While many first time visitors limit themselves to the beaches of the city or even fail to leave the resort, these tourists do themselves a real disservice by skipping over the range of experiences that the area has to offer.