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At A Glance: Romantic Zone

At A Glance: Romantic Zone

With so many amazing places to buy property in Vallarta, it can be overwhelming where to begin your search. So, here on our Coldwell Banker La Costa blog, we will be taking a look at all of the different areas of the Banderas Bay, in hopes of helping you hone in on the neighborhood that best suits you and your needs! This week, we’re talking Romantic Zone!

With so many amazing places to buy property in Vallarta, it can be overwhelming where to begin your search. So, here on our Coldwell Banker La Costa blog, we will be taking a look at all of the different areas of the Banderas Bay, in hopes of helping you hone in on the neighborhood that best suits you and your needs! This week, we’re talking Romantic Zone!

When I first met Vallarta back in November 2018, downtown was bustling. It was definitely the first area I fell in love with here. The vibrant colors and relaxed vibe attracted me to no end. With the river and beach surrounding you, it just doesn’t get any better. Now, two years later, as a permanent resident, I cannot believe how much the Romantic Zone has blossomed. With a new condominium and a new restaurant on almost every corner, it is clear that this is the place to be. Within the last couple of years, we have seen a huge spike in the real estate market of the Romantic Zone. A huge number of condominium buildings have gone up, with dozens more currently in the construction phase. Those who buy pre-development get a huge return on their investment, as pre-development price packages are much more affordable than buying after the property is already up and running. And since they are going fast and in huge demand, pre-development is the only way to assure a unit in your name!

Always at the epicenter of action in Vallarta, the Romantic Zone is home to tourists, ex-pats and of course, locals. New restaurants and bars are popping up daily, while old favorites continue to thrive. Here, you find yourself surrounded by unparalleled flavors, whether new or old. Cafe de Olla for example, has been in the hearts of Vallartans and tourists alike since the early 1990s, when it first opened on Basilio Badillo. It is still going strong, alluding to the heritage and deep roots that exist in the Romantic Zone. With so much history and soul, this area has a personality unlike anywhere else in the bay.

And if the restaurants weren’t enough, the Romantic Zone is full of boutiques and shops you simply can’t help but peek into. Be prepared to shop, shop, and shop some more. Whether you’re looking for colorful ceramics, jewelry, hammocks, beautiful textile products, or just some plain old souvenir shirts, this is the place to be! The Mercado Isla Rio Cuales is a classic, frequented by tourists looking for a special souvenir. The boutiques are spread throughout the cobblestone streets of the Romantic Zone, often referred to as Old Town. Each street has it’s own personality, and you feel enchanted by each and every one of them.

Living in the Romantic Zone has its perks. Not only are you where all the action is, but you are steps from the famous Los Muertos beach, pier, and Malecón. The Los Muertos pier was completed in 2013, adding yet another special attraction to this already illuminated area. With public seating and a large walkway, the pier is great for a beautiful night stroll or to look at the beautiful panoramic view of the bay. And well, the Malecón, I don’t have to tell you all how great it is.

If you are looking to be in the heart of the Banderas Bay, the Romantic Zone is for you! Wake up, have a coffee while you read your favorite book at A Page in the Sun and grab a croissant at Paris Café before taking a stroll on the Malecón and a dip at Los Muertos beach. This is life in the Romantic Zone.

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