Call it “Zona Romantica”, Old Town, or the South Downtown area, it seems everyone’s favorite neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta lies south of the Rio Cuale. Friendly, walkable and full of activity, almost everything you need is just steps away. We can arrange your perfect vacation rental from areas throughout the Bay, but primarily focus on this area.
Many of our rentals are at Selva Romantica. This newer development is located two blocks up from the Los Muertos beach pier, on the corner of Francisca Rodriguez and Pilitas. This is where we live and work so know the owners and the properties, and am generally on-site during high season to answer your questions and assist you in arranging tours and activities, or whatever you might need to enhance your stay in Puerto Vallarta.
Comprising a collection of seven buildings connected by meandering paths around the pool area, this is one of the newer neighborhoods in this part of town. Formerly the site of hotel “Eco-Safari”, a collection of older brick bungalows, the developer carefully saved the historic trees and plantings, and some of the original retaining walls, to preserve the charm and ambiance of the original buildings. Sited on a small rise, it affords a near 360-degree view of the Bay and surrounding hills. Even on the warmest days, a gentle breeze finds its way up to the shady common area.
What everyone appreciates and remarks on is what a quiet, peaceful oasis Selva provides despite its proximity to the shopping, restaurants, and nightlife that makes Puerto Vallarta so attractive to the visitors and residents alike. Within five minutes walk you can be on the Playa Los Muertos pier, playing in the surf, watching the sun set at your favorite beach bar, or enjoying one of the many fine restaurants in the area. A few extra minutes stroll puts you on the world-famous Malecon, a half-mile walkway bordering the ocean, which offers endless free entertainment and mingling with local people and visitors from around the world. No taxis or buses are needed, as Selva Romantica is located in the most walkable and accessible area in the city. There are studio suites, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units available. In addition to the wonderful location, the resort offers the largest infinity pool south of the Rio Cuale, plus a huge heated spa tub next to it. A large common area on two levels in the center of the development offers different views and quiet gathering spots, along with a full gym (with ocean views!), sun deck and shady palapa with overhead fans to keep things cool.
Click on this link to view the layout of Selva Romantica. The ocean lies to the top of the page, for orientation purposes. The parking spaces assigned to each unit are shown, also. The gym and sundeck are to the left of the pool, with changing rooms and a small kitchen in the same building.
For rates and availability, or more information please contact us.