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What you should know about South Hotel Zone

Stretching along the white sands of Mexico’s Pacific coast, the South Hotel Zone is renowned for its palatial resorts and tranquil beaches that extend the length of the sparkling Las Glorias oceanfront. Visitors to this laid-back neighborhood rave about its world-class beachfront accommodation, and with activities in the area ranging from beachside pampering sessions to dolphin-watching and jet-skiing, the South Hotel Zone offers the perfect setting for an idyllic beachside getaway.

Hotels in South Hotel Zone

As the neighborhood’s name suggests, accommodation in the South Hotel Zone is in plentiful supply, and the stiff competition keeps prices keen and standards high. Almost all of the hotels in Las Glorias are located right on the beach and offer sumptuous rooms, outdoor pools, and upscale restaurants. All-inclusive packages are popular, and Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa and the adults-only Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta are top-rated gems that regularly delight guests with exceptional service and outstanding facilities. The 4.5-star Now Amber Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is an even more luxurious South Hotel Zone resort, boasting a tennis court, a nightclub, and a full-service spa.

Things to see in South Hotel Zone

The South Hotel Zone is centered around the sun-kissed beaches of Las Glorias, their golden sands and calm waters making for the perfect beachside vacation. Accessing the beaches of Las Glorias from hotels in the South Hotel Zone is easy, but more difficult from the street, which means this stretch is less crowded than most others in Puerto Vallarta. One of the most popular things to do in the South Hotel Zone is sunbathing and many hotels provide guests with sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as beachside pampering services and massages. Activities available typically include scuba diving and snorkeling, while the gentle waves of Playa Camarones at the southern end of the neighborhood make it particularly good for bodysurfing. The area’s convenient location means that travelers looking to explore further afield can walk from the South Hotel Zone to the charming center of Puerto Vallarta in around 30 minutes.

Good for couples

Puerto Vallarta is an enduring favorite with couples, and the more secluded beaches and fantastic all-inclusive resorts in the South Hotel Zone make it especially good for those seeking a loved-up vacation. Many hotels offer an adults-only option so those traveling in pairs can relax with their partners in peace. Couples can explore the beach, try some of the watersports on offer, or relax in the many bars and restaurants located in and around the hotels. At dusk, grab a blanket and stroll along the beach to gaze at the picturesque ocean sunset, followed by some unreservedly romantic stargazing—an idyllic way to end the day.

How to get to South Hotel Zone

The nearest airport to the South Hotel Zone is Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Many of the higher-end hotels in the area offer a shuttle service to whisk you directly to your accommodation. Otherwise, you can take a white airport taxi for just a few dollars per person, or take the public bus that departs from outside the terminal building (marked Centro or Zona Romántica). Once in the South Hotel Zone, the easiest way to get around is to walk, take a cab, or look out for the blue bus stops—buses run regularly and the trip from the South Hotel Zone to the center is quick and cheap.

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