Puerto Vallarta Malecon, looking south Abasolo & Corona Street

The main areas of the city from the airport going south, the Marina Vallarta, the Hotel Zone, Downtown, Romantic zone (Old Vallarta) and the South zone.

Going north from the airport you leave the state of Jalisco and enter the neighboring state of Nayarit, here you find Nuevo Vallarta, another popular destination and the North zone.

For more towns north and south check this map.

What’s interesting in each zone?

A good way of deciding where to stay in town would be to know beforehand what interests you and if the zone you are going to stay in has them too, it’s hard to give a detailed recount of everything a specific zone has, but we’ll try to include the highlights.