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What you should know about North Hotel Zone

The North Hotel Zone, as the name suggests, is a hotel district in the colorful Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta. Boasting an enviable location right on Banderas Bay, the area is home to many of the city’s larger resorts. A stay in the North Hotel Zone gives you access to the glorious golden beaches that stretch from Puerto Vallarta’s cruise liner pier to the Las Glorias neighborhood and beyond. This bustling area has everything you need for an enjoyable sun-soaked vacation, with a plethora of restaurants, bars, stores, and tour companies.

Hotels in the North Hotel Zone


The North Hotel Zone boasts a huge selection of accommodation options. There is a particularly good choice of 3-star hotels in the North Hotel Zone, including the Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive. All meals and drinks are included in the price, so you can simply sit back and enjoy the 2 on-site pools, sauna, and spa. The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta is another popular mid-range option offering private beach access. For a more luxurious vacation, book into the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa Hotel, a top-rated 4-star hotel in the North Hotel Zone.

Things to see in the North Hotel Zone


A stay in the beachside North Hotel Zone puts you right at the heart of Puerto Vallarta, close to many of its favorite attractions. For a taste of Mexico’s bustling street-market culture, wander up to the Muelle de Cruceros cruise liner pier. This impressive purpose-built quay has berths for up to 3 full-size cruise ships, so grab a seat at one of the many pier-side restaurants to watch the towering liners pull up to shore. This vibrant area is home to several tour operators and street vendors selling their wares, but if you’d prefer an indoor shopping experience, head to the Plaza Caracol Mall. You’ll find all the essentials for your vacation here, including clothing boutiques, grocery stores, a movie theater, and a selection of restaurants. Just a 5-minute drive along the coast is the city’s famous Malecon waterfront esplanade, featuring a wealth of attractions such as sea-themed statues and street artists.

Good for beach lovers


Puerto Vallarta is rapidly becoming one of Mexico’s most popular destinations for beachside vacations. Set between the jungle-coated peaks of the Sierra Madre mountain range and the glistening Pacific waters of Banderas Bay, beaches in the North Hotel Zone provide stunning vistas in all directions, with miles of golden sands to explore. For soft, sandy beaches with excellent swimming conditions, try Playa de Oro or Playa Los Tules. Most hotels in the North Hotel Zone have beach access—many to private sections—and there’s no trouble finding sun loungers to laze the day away in.

How to get to the North Hotel Zone


The North Hotel Zone is conveniently located close to both central Puerto Vallarta and Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. It’s just 10 minutes in a cab or rental car to the district from the airport, allowing you to get from your plane to the beach in record time. The North Hotel Zone itself is quite compact, making it easy to get around on foot. Renting a car is a good option if you want to explore the area’s many miles of beaches; otherwise, the local bus service is the most convenient mode of transport in the North Hotel Zone.

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