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Romantic Zone

This charming south side neighborhood is like a detached, unpretentious beach village that serves PV’s more laid-back and less resort-conscious tourists. It’s also the center of the city’s strong gay population and has a ton of gay beaches, bars and restaurants lining Olas Atlas.

Most agree that Zona Romantica is a must-see. The area contains a number of the city’s best restaurants, excellent cultural opportunities and the most popular beach in the city: Playa Los Muertos. Recent travelers say you’ll find a bunch of smaller grocery stores, restaurants and Internet cafes away from the beach, as well as fewer peddlers selling souvenirs.