Zona romantica ready for winter season

“Facelift” brings new Hotels, Restaurants and activities
Puerto Vallarta’s summer months tend to be a period of renovations in the destination. Most businesses take advantage of the slower months to upgrade their properties while others ready to open new businesses. This upcoming season, one of the trendiest areas in town, La Zona Romantica, characterized by its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, will be showing off many new offerings as a result of its summer “facelift.”
This vacation season visitors will find new hotel properties and upgrades to some old favorites. Andales on the Bay will be expanding its accommodations with new studios and one bedroom units.
The famed Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea will also be adding 38 one-bedroom suites and two new roof terraces, all with amazing views of the bay.
Opening for the season is the boutique property La Piñata with six rooms in a blend of Mexican & American modernism, industrial, and vintage design.
This season will also see the opening of what will be the largest hotel in the Zona Romantica.
The Almar Resort, a five-star condominium resort which will be completing phase two of construction by January 2015. Phase one was the completion of its Mantamar Beach Club, a luxurious venue that benchmarks a five-star beach club.
Sapphire Beach Club will be the newest beach club in Puerto Vallarta come October.
The new club features the finest amenities, comfortable lounge chairs and beach cabanas, towel service, full bar, fabulous menus from our internationally experienced chef. Guests will be able to soak up the sun or practice water activities including the popular “Flyboard.”
As one of Mexico’s leading culinary destinations, Puerto Vallarta’s gastronomy scene is constantly changing with innovative restaurants opening continuously.
Two of the newest establishments are Pulpito 116 which serves tapas menu, pizzas, salads, sangria and mixology inspired cocktails. Nationally-acclaimed chef Hugo Ahumada’s Maia is Mexican cuisine with a revisionist take on traditional recipes and locally sourced ingredients. Produce is all local and organic, menu changes according to the season.
In the upcoming months Puerto Vallara will also see La Planetera, La Fiesta and Plan B opening in the Zona Romantica.

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  1. How do the changes in the Zona Romantica affect long-time businesses in the area, such as the hotel, Playa Los Arcos, and the bars/shops/restaurants nearby? It would be a shame to lose those wonderful, long-time establishments. I hope this is not another take-over by outsiders who do not understand Puerto Vallarta.

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