Puerto Vallarta Malecon/Boardwalk, view of the Parish and the Main Square

There is no other tourist destination in Jalisco or even Mexico, that combines such a degree of modernity with the delights of the Pacific Ocean and a setting of extraordinary natural beauty as Puerto Vallarta.
Before your trip, take the opportunity to see some photos, panoramas, and videos from our beautiful city. We hope you enjoy them.

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New galleries will be added regularly, some will include photos from Downtown Vallarta, the romantic zone, hotel, north, and south zone. There are many places north and south of Vallarta that are also interesting for both trips and sightseeing, we’ll add galleries from Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerías, Punta de Mita, Sayulita, San Pancho, and Lo De Marcos.

The combination of great weather, beauty, and fun along with the warmth of the people of Puerto Vallarta has made this the most satisfying and revisited beach destination in Mexico.

Boca de Tomatlan Photo Gallery

A small fishing town with great traditional beachside restaurants, a starting point for trips to the south beaches and with lots of things to do in and around the Boca village.

Puerto Vallarta Sunset Photo Gallery

It is nearly impossible to find a travel review of the city that doesn't mention the gorgeous views during a Puerto Vallarta sunset when the sun drops into the horizon. No doubt you've seen nature's own spectacle from the patio of your Puerto Vallarta room or villa. The scene is nearly impossible to describe a swath of brilliant gold and scarlet spilling across a blue velvet sky. Have you ever wondered, though, what makes that gorgeous palette?

Yelapa Photo Gallery

You may not know this, but the best beaches and most interesting small towns are found south of Puerto Vallarta. You can only access these locations by boat though- so don't worry if you're an avid swimmer! The Banderas Bay region is a one-of-a kind destination for those looking to get away from it all. Whether you want the serenity of being alone or enjoy sharing your vacation with someone special, Yelapa has what you need! If you need a break from the city’s noise, people and frenzy this small secluded town might just be what you're looking for. Yelapa is as mentioned a quiet beautiful place surrounded by nature with jungle on all sides bathed in waves of bay waters! © These photos are the property of M. A. Gallardo unless credited to someone else on the photo, all rights reserved.

Olas Altas Farmers’ Market Photo Gallery

Olas Altas Farmers' Market has become one of the best weekend attractions in Puerto Vallarta, locals and ex-pats enjoy purchasing and sampling fresh local produce in the Romantic Zone by Lázaro Cárdenas Square/Park.

Puerto Vallarta Malecon Photo Gallery

The original Puerto Vallarta Malecon/Boardwalk runs from Hotel Rosita to the Amphitheater and The Malecon Arches, right beside the main city square in Downtown PV. How long is the Puerto Vallarta Malecon then? It is exactly 2500 ft (760 meters) long. More recently there’s a new section going from The Arches by the Dolphin statue to the Cuale River, which is called Malecon II (Malecón Dos or Malecón 2), by the river there’s a nice footbridge (wheelchair and bike-friendly) that goes over the river (also includes a lookout and foot access to the Cuale River Island) and into Old Town (Romantic Zone). Even though it is a semi-continuous path, the real Malecon is the one in the historic downtown area, north of the Cuale River, actually north of the Naval Museum and The Arches, not by Playa Los Muertos as wrongly stated on important sites like Expedia and in Google Maps.

El Tuito Photo Gallery

El Tuito is a small quaint town 30 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta (45-60 minute drive) on Highway 200, past Boca de Tomatlán and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, driving toward Barra de Navidad in the Cabo Corrientes Municipality.If you didn’t know better, you’d easily pass the detour along the highway going south, but now you know! A small hidden town, a fresh (5-10 degrees cooler than PV), and a clean little village for those that want to relax put their stress on pause and get away from the bustle and hustle of the city.

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Photo Gallery

In downtown PV, overhead wires are now underground, though the mess was at a time considered a “traditional” part of the old town, photographers and tourists now enjoy a much better and unobstructed view of the town, sights, architecture, and the various attractions. Now the white walls are interrupted only by flowerpots bursting with colorful bougainvillea, geranium, hibiscus, Copa de Oro, and splendid ferns. The city streets have always been cobblestone, but now, these rounded river rocks are set in concrete, creating a much smoother and more durable surface, while still maintaining part of the original city charm and the temperature regulating properties of cobblestone streets.

Cuale River Island Photo Gallery

The “Isla del Río Cuale”, the Cuale Island, currently is a peaceful and relaxed shade-rich oasis in the middle of downtown Puerto Vallarta. The Cuale River is one of the seven rivers that start off in the Sierra Madre Mountains and end up in the Banderas Bay, it divides the town into the downtown area north of the river and the Romantic Zone (Old Vallarta) to the south with the Cuale River Island laying in between.

Marietas Islands Photo Gallery

The Marietas are two uninhabited islands, a few miles off the North Coast of the Banderas Bay of what is called the Riviera Nayarit (closest town is Punta de Mita – see the location map). There are two islands 900 meters from each other, that are around 60,000 years old, created by volcanic activity. The islands are now, as stated, quite famous for what is known as the “hidden beach” or Lovers’ Beach (Playa del Amor), a unique beach that can easily be spotted from the air through a crater in one of the islands (Round Island/Isla Redonda), from the sea it’s not that obvious and there’s only a small tunnel when the tide is low.

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