From the ocean to the hills, the charm and magic of Puerto Vallarta will captivate you as it has thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe. This is a photographer's paradise as you will discover wending your way through the Old Town, riding horseback through the jungle or sailing the broad expanse of Banderas Bay on a swift catamaran.

Puerto Vallarta at the foot of the Sierra Madre

We present here just a small collection of sights and scenic wonders.

Browse through these photographic gems, or, for a more detailed view, visit our special interactive map of the Old Town. Better still, come on down and discover all of the delights for yourself.


The Cathedral de la virgen Guadalupe.


Puerto Vallarta nestled happily at the foot of the Sierra Madre. The TV masts are above el Centro

    Pepe's Restaurant is a local favorite The restaurant atop El Faro Lighthouse above the marina is usually packed at sunset. We wonder why?

Caballo del Mar, one of the famous bronze statues that adorn el Malecón, the beachfront promenade.

Gringo Gulch is a hilly district of the Old Town of Puerto Vallarta - don't miss the Liz Taylor/Richard Burton villas joined by the locally named "The Bridge of Screams!"
  Another new addition to the collection of bronzes, and a great favorite with shutterbugs! Cash or credit card?

  From your penthouse's commanding position you can catch the many moods of nearby Los Arcos
  Los Arcos in  Bahia de Banderas is readily accessible by a short boat trip or the near by beach by land access   Cave rock at Los Arcos a much favored spot for snorkelling
Naturally, these are but a tiny sampling of what awaits you. We have not begun to show you what lies just outside the bay or the immediate area, such as the original set for the movie that put Puerto Vallarta on the international map in 1963, Night Of The Iguana. All these wondrous sights and experiences are waiting fot you to come discover for yourself. Hurry!
    Low tide at Punta de Mita reveals a colorful spectacle
The famed arches, Los Arcos, on el Malecón with the bell tower of the Cathedral de la virgen Guadalupe. Added to the Malecón's collection recently, yet another outstanding bronze figure Los Arcos Amphitheater and the beginning of world famed bronze statues along the Malecón
Viejo Vallarta streets are studded with hidden jewels like this wrought iron delight Puerto Vallarta's famed Malecón No - not a house of worship unless shopping is your religion! This is one of the local shopping malls! Exploring the cobblestone byways of the Old Town you can discover many hidden delights - don't let sore feet be one of them! Wear comfortable and sensible footwear.
  Magnificent Huichol Indian art is found in many Old Town galleries and gift stores Puerto Vallarta surprises the visitor with some diverse architecture
Color and Mexican tradition abound in Old Town Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta's streets are adorned with striking color accents that command the eye's attention
Every day a new masterpiece is painted on the living canvas of Bahia de Banderas



Photo © by Rafal K. Komierowski