Between Marina Vallarta on the north side and downtown Puerto Vallarta in the south is the PV "hotel zone", an area that started being developed in the late 1970's, when the lands were expropriated and administered through the "Fideicomiso de Puerto Vallarta" (the PV Trust), one of the new hotels in the areas was, for example, Sheraton Buganvilias.
A few hotels already existed there, the Posada Vallarta (now Krystal) and Torre de Oro, but today the number of hotels is impressive and still, more are added regularly. The area also offers various malls, some very good restaurants, and nightlife options.
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.
Important features included on the map:
- Plaza Galerías (mall) - read more
- Walmart - read more
- SAM's Club - read more
- Harbor Cruise Terminal - read more
- Canadian Consular Agency - read more
- Plaza Peninsula (mall) - read more
- Parque Lineal Pitillal (public park)
- Plaza Caracol (mall)
- Los Mangos Public Library - read more
- Plaza Genovesa (mall)