Best Photo Op’s in Puerto Vallarta

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These days, most people love taking pictures of their experiences and travels to share with friends and family on social media. Since it is easy and fast to capture a great shot whenever and wherever you want to, finding that perfect photo opportunity is a sport in itself. Are you planning to visit the area, and curious about the best place to take a picture in Puerto Vallarta? Here are the top 3 places you can find the picture perfect photo opportunity in PV to capture your special travel memories forever.

Best Photo Op in PV: #1 Cerro de La Cruz

Do you love getting outside and enjoying some exercise in conjunction with searching for that perfect photo opportunity? If so, you must check out the urban hike up the stairs to reach the top of Cerro de la Cruz. To start, head to the famous Puerto Vallarta Malecon downtown near the Mandala and Zoo bars. Then, you head straight up Calle Abasolo to make your way up, up, up all the way to the top. Located on the East side of downtown Puerto Vallarta, the Cerro de la Cruz Lookout offers beautiful city and Banderas Bay views from its lookout point. Locals enjoy the tranquil setting of these elevated location, and fitness fanatics also enjoy getting a good work out in making multiple loops up and down the stairs as well. The Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay is stretched out in front of you with great views of Los Arcos on the south side, downtown Puerto Vallarta in front, and you can even see all the way up to Punta Mita on the far north. If you want an incredible panoramic view that includes both city and ocean vistas for your photo op, this is a top place to take a picture in PV.

Best Photo Op in PV: #2 Puerto Vallarta Sign

The classic colorful block letters spelling out city names have been popping up all around Mexico and across the world for the last few years. Puerto Vallarta also has their own sign which is conveniently found right on the Malecon boardwalk near the main plaza and Los Arcos. The sign was actually unveiled back in 2016 during the World Tourism Day events, and is located beside PV’s iconic Rafael Zamarripa “Seahorse Statue” right on the downtown Malecon boardwalk. The Puerto Vallarta sign was designed and created by talented sculptor and artist Carlos Terres. In fact, Terres is the same artist that replaced the destroyed crown of the iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish church which you can visit just inland of the central plaza. The Puerto Vallarta sign has traditional city designs and motifs which make for a perfect picture to create that perfect keepsake from your vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Although the PV City Sign has been moved around town to various locations including the Marina and the Amphitheater, it is now back in its original Malecon location and is one of our top places to take a picture in PV.

Best Photo Op in PV: #3 Puerto Vallarta Pier

When in Puerto Vallarta, you have to visit the renovated Puerto Vallarta pier which is another top spot to take a picture in PV. The Los Muertos Beach pier was inaugurated with fireworks, music, and fun back on January 4th, 2013 after 3 years of construction. Designed by architect José de Jesús Torres Vega who won the Mexican Biannual Architecture Prize content, the renovated pier is a top landmark and a great spot for picture taking in PV. It is a popular attraction for visitors to the area and make sure to visit at night when it the pier is lit up to create a sailboat design that makes for a breathtaking photo opportunity. In addition to being an ideal spot for taking pictures, the pier offers access to boats and water taxis that allow you to explore the beauty of Banderas Bay. You should book a water taxi and travel south to cruise the bay to visit some of the area’s pristine beaches such as the quaint villages of Las Ánimas, Quimixto, Mismaloya, and Yelapa. After you get your great picture at the pier, why not check out as many of these amazing destinations as you can, too. There will definitely be more photo opportunities to enjoy along the way!

We hope you enjoyed our list of 3 of the top places to take a picture in PV. Puerto Vallarta is a mesmerizing mix of old world charm and modern conveniences coupled with incredible natural beauty. Visitors that love the outdoors will never tire of the endless activities you can enjoy when you are in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is so incredible that many individuals want to return time and time again. You can apply for membership with the area’s best vacation club with Villa Group Resorts, that will allow you to enjoy the best vacations at Mexico’s top resorts. Schedule a property tour with the Villa Group today, and ask if you qualify to become a Villa Group vacation club member. What do you think is the best spot to take a picture in PV? Let us know your favorite!

Author: Kristen Holmes

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