The Boy on the Seahorse by Rafael Zamarripa (1976) Malecon Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Sign and The Boy on the Seahorse by Rafael Zamarripa (1976) Malecon Vallarta

A great Puerto Vallarta landmark was unveiled during the World Tourism Day events in 2016.

It’s a very beautiful sign with colorful letters that spell out “Puerto Vallarta”, it flanks the iconic Rafael Zamarripa “Seahorse Statue” on downtown Malecon.

The Boy on the Seahorse by Rafael Zamarripa (1976) and the City Sign

The Boy on the Seahorse, Puerto Vallarta Letter/Sign

The PV City Sign has been moved around town, to the Marina Vallarta, and by the Amphitheater a little further down the seaside promenade, but it has returned to its current Malecon location.

The Puerto Vallarta letters are designed and made by the sculptor and artist Carlos Terres, the same artist that was in charge of replacing the destroyed crown of the iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in the downtown area.

Manuel Lepe Macedo en Puerto Vallarta

Manuel Lepe Macedo

Each letter includes design elements and decorations based on the art of Manuel Lepe Macedo, the most famous city artist who is well known for his naïf-style art and his love of all the traditional city traditions and motifs.

It’s a great place to get (one of many places around time) a souvenir photo with the colorful sign, the beautiful seahorse statue, and both sea and sky as a backdrop.

Puerto Vallarta Malecon / Boardwalk and The Seahorse Statue

Puerto Vallarta Malecon / Boardwalk & The Seahorse Statue

Where is the Puerto Vallarta Sign on the Malecon

The PV sign/letters move around from time to time. They were originally close to Galeana and the Malecon. They then were moved over to flank the seahorse statue. Recently I’ve seen them placed in front of the arches (Los Arcos del Malecón) maybe to disincentivize events and shows in the COVID period. I am sure they will move again soon. Just rest assured they will be somewhere on the Malecon/Boardwalk.

Another city sign at Las Juntas

Welcome sign, on the way into Puerto Vallarta by Las Juntas

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta at Las Juntas on the way into Puerto Vallarta

This Puerto Vallarta Sign is one of two in town.

The other one, a welcome sign on the way into the city is located at Las Juntas was designed by Natasha Moraga, another local Puerto Vallarta artist.

There are plans to renovate the sign and there are a series of new options, one as a reflective mirror sign, let’s see what plan prevails.

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