This year, the Zona Romantica has bet on its growing popularity and it underwent a profound renovation that has multiplied its already wide array of top notch establishments and its diversity of things to do.
Among the most glaring additions is that of the renowned Blue Chairs Resort, heart of the gay scene, which features now 38 new one-bedroom suites and two new roof terraces.
Just like Andales on the Bay, one of the favorite accommodations in the area, which is offering new studios and one bedroom units as well. The Zona Romantica is also adding a new and exciting boutique hotel La Piñata, offering six cozy and luxurious rooms in a corner of Puerto Vallarta that perfectly blends the Mexican way of life with modern American elements.
By January 2015, the largest hotel in the Zona Romantica has scheduled its grand opening, The Almar Resort will be a 5-star condominium resort with a high end beach club already in place, the Mantamar Beach Club. The Sapphire Beach Club will become just the latest of a series of beach clubs recently inaugurated in Puerto Vallarta. Sapphire will offer the finest amenities in town, with lavish beach cabanas and internationally experienced chefs. This club also offers the fascinating new attraction of the Flyboard.
Puerto Vallarta has built on a reputation as a great gastronomic destination, with an impressive array of gourmet restaurants, and the Zona Romantica has its good share of them. Adding to that already outstanding cuisine, the Zona Romantica is opening a couple of first class restaurants such as Pulpito 116, offering an exquisite menu of tapas, pizzas, salads, sangria and cocktails; and the Maia, of acclaimed Mexican Chef Hugo Ahumada, with interesting new versions of traditional recipes of the world famous Mexican cuisine.
A series of other new places will also open during the high season in the winter such as La Planetera, La Fiesta and Plan B, all but guaranteeing that the already trendy Zona Romantica will keep being the hippest neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta.