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puerto vallarta seahorse malecon statue
The boy on his seahorse statue, the symbol of the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

puerto vallarta mexico friendship - gay puerto vallarta travel
Nuno and friends at the old Friendship Fountain

Go here for February 2012 and after photos of the Puerto Vallarta New Malecon and
the malecon extension since renovation of the principal downtown stretch in 2011


This lovely 2018 picture of the Boy on the Seahorse statue from the downtown Puerto Vallarta Malecon, thanks to Hank and Conrad


Brad Bigelow and Mark Schwab in January 2016 downtown
at Alejandro Colunga's set of statues entitled The Rotunda of the Sea

La Nostalgia statue by Barquet - downtown puerto vallarta mexico
This has always been one of my favorite public art pieces in town
La Nostalgia statue by Ramiz Barquet
This picture shows its original placement and surroundings

puerto vallarta pictures - angel of peace statue los Arcos
Angel of Hope statue (now gone) as seen through Los Arcos the Arches in downtown Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta malecon
Puerto Vallarta malecon boardwalk from the Paradise Burger restaurant terrace looking south

Puerto Vallarta Mexico - el malecon downtown - Photo from around 2009

marigalante pirate ship, sunset malecon and seahorse
Puerto Vallarta sunset on the malecon, boy on his Seahorse and Marigalante pirate ship


along the New Malecon boardwalk promenade

A stretch of the New Malecon and the pedestrian bridge over the Cuale River as seen from beachfront condo MDA-61

Things to see and listen to - Solitary artist in the downtown Zocalo or public square
playing his violin one afternoon

The beautiful Puerto Vallarta Our Lady of Guadalupe church-cathedral interior on December 11, 2011
in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico during the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe festival from Dec 1-12.
Photo thanks to Benoit Gagnon.

new malecon over the cuale river - gay puerto vallarta travel
over the Cuale river pedestrian bridge from South Side-Olas Altas area into downtown

I love these white sail structures, artisitic as they are and providing some practical shade

new malecon at night
along the ocean-front Malecon Extension at night

pv beauty boy

music puerto vallarta downtown during the holidays
Puerto Vallarta musicians downtown during Christmas-New Years holidays

puerto vallarta must things to do halloween 2010
Puerta Vallarta Halloween festivities along the downtown malecon in front of Mandala nightclub

puerto vallarta festivities Halloween downtown 2010
Halloween festival along the downtown boardwalk Puerto Vallarta 2010

puerto vallarta mexico portrait artist at work

pv art by mexican artist bustamante at art store on the malecon
Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante art gallery store front downtown on Ordaz (now closed)

one of the sand sculptures along the Puerto Vallarta malecon ("thank you for your tips")

Clown/payaso entertaining the crowds Sunday nights at the Puerto Vallarta malecon Los Arcos amphitheater

puerto vallarta turtles hatching on the downtown beach
Sea turtles hatching on the Puerto Vallarta beach downtown January 2010

puerto vallarta church our lady of refuge on morelos street
Puerto Vallarta Our Lady of Refuge church downtown by Miguel Hidalgo park, another attractive PV landmark -
Parish/Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Refugio on Morelos street

Puerto Vallarta downtown beach with the Hotel Zone and Marina Vallarta in the background


puerto vallarta statue
the Angel of Hope, one of the new statues on the downtown boardwalk, by Hector Montes
(now removed from the New Malecon - I have no idea if they've put the statue in a new location)

Puerto Vallarta sculpture In Seach of Reason by Bustamante
part of one of Vallarta's most famous statues - In Search of Reason by Sergio Bustamante,
a well-known Puerto Vallarta Mexico artist

one of vallarta's most famous statues - In Seach of Reason by Sergio Bustamante
The moon overlooking Puerto Vallarta sculpture In Search of Reason -
this is one of the most popular Puerto Vallarta art works,
as people love to climb the ladder and have their pictures taken

Fireworks from the Marigalante pirate ship, usually between 9-10pm nightly

puerto vallarta scultpure la Nostaglia
La Nostalgia by sculptor Ramiz Barquet, on the downtown boardwalk since 1984

Puerto Vallarta performance artists on the malecon during New Year holidays

Puerto Vallarta nightclubs hard rock, mandala, zoo and vaquita
Puerto Vallarta night clubs Hard Rock Cafe, Mandala, the Zoo bar and La Vaquita (l. to r.)


Buddha sand sculpture on the downtown malecon beach

souvenirs and handicrafts along on the malecon

puerto vallarta sightseeing during the christmas holidays 2010
Music in Mexico - Puerto Vallarta sights to see during the Christmas holidays 2010

manger scene in downtown Vallarta
December holiday scene - the Natvitiy

Puerto Vallarta Christmas santa sand sculpture on the malecon beach by Francisco Javier

PV malecon clown show a near nightly performance at los Arcos

puerto vallarta action photo performance art on the malecon
Edward Scissorhands at work entertaining the crowds

things to see in town
Shoe shine in the downtown main Plaza or Zocalo

puerto vallarta things to see statue on malecon boardwalk
Puerto Vallarta things to see on the malecon, Adrian Reynoso's sculpture Nature As Mother

the fountain in its old location before the Malecon was remodeled
downtown Puerto Vallarta friendship fountain with dolphins - a gift from the city of Santa Barbara, CA

puerto vallarta Xiutla sculpture dance
sculpture to the famed local Xiutla folkloric dancers who put on their performances November-April each season
in the main Lazaro Cardenas park on the South Side in Old Town

the puerto vallarta our lady of guadalupe cathedral downtown
Puerto Vallarta Our Lady of Guadalupe church, city hall (left) and main downtown plaza - photo thanks to Danny Martens

 More fun things to see and do during your stay in town -
Downtown along the main stretch of the Malecon during the 2016 celebrations for the
Day of the Dead commemorations, Nov 1-2 each year, when many altars
are constructed and flowers and rembrances placed

Over-size decorations along the New Malecon extension during Christmas season and the Guadalupe festivities
downtown from December 1-12 each year


Off the Malecon

vallarta flea market downtown for shopping
brightly colored Puerto Vallarta Municipal market the flea market
along the Cuale River at Insurgentes and Rodriguez streets

crossing the rio cuale bridge
swinging bridge over the River Cuale between the Island and near the Municial Flea market

bright and colorful Puerto Vallarta shopping on the Cuale River island

puerto vallarta handcrafts and souvenirs on the Cuale River Island
Entrance to the Cuale river island from Insurgentes street (East End) bridge
with many places to buy Puerto Vallarta handcrafts and souvenirs

Cuale river island - Puerto Vallarta shopping areas

Rio Cuale, the Cuale River as it runs through town near Las Canoas neighborhood to Banderas Bay

Puerto Vallarta New Malecon Pictures
(with February 2012 photos of the new malecon and the malecon extension
since the construction work on the principal downtown stretch in 2011)

"Water you are not going to drink, let it run."  - Mexican proverb


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