This area was planned and developed by the Martínez Güitrón brothers from Guadalajara, a development that included a school, condominiums, residential areas, a shopping mall and large hotel & resort properties.
Check out the Zone map if you don't know the general layout of the city, it's not hard at all as it all lies along the edge of the Banderas Bay in a north-south curve.
The 450 boat slip Marina was started in 1986, was up and running by 1990 and mostly finished by 1993.
Most of the big luxurious resorts and hotels are located here, all-inclusive is the rule here, though there are a number of good hotels around and close to the Marina Vallarta.
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