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December 29, 2020

Spots for taking the best pictures in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is splattered with picturesque streets and iconic sites where you’ll surely get amazing angles to take perfect pics. So get your camera ready and make yourself be seen and admired on Instagram by taking incredible snapshots of your visit.

To start your picture-perfect collection, we share with you 10 spectacular spots the take the best snapshots in Puerto Vallarta.


1. The Marina Boardwalk

The Marina is beautiful from every spot, with cafes and restaurants all around its boardwalk, but we suggest pinpointing next to The Lighthouse, to keep an unforgettable memory of your visit.

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2. Cerro de la Cruz Lookout

Cerro de la Cruz Lookout

One of the best panoramic views in town is waiting for you in this lookout. You can easily spot it from the Malecon, and if you walk towards the hill along Abasolo Street it’s only 8 minutes away. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes because some streets have steep slopes. 

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3. Lighthouse Lookout on Matamoros Street

Lighthouse Lookout on Matamoros Street

Located on the street under the same name, this lighthouse appears on many of the pictures of Puerto Vallarta that roam around the world. From here, you can admire the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and its shining crown, as well as the red-tile roofs that give the town its charm.

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4. Los Arcos Lookout

Los Arcos Lookout

This spot is not only an iconic site in Puerto Vallarta since it’s a paradise for all scuba diving lovers, these august rock formations that emerge from the Pacific can be appreciated from the Puerto Vallarta-Manzanillo highway, very close to the village of Mismaloya. If you’re driving, it’ll take you around 20 minutes to get here.

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5. Los Muertos Beach Pier

Inaugurated in 2013, this pier is a popular reference in Puerto Vallarta, with its sail-like structure hoisting in the wind. If you stroll by the pier at night, you’ll get a more than amazing snapshot since it is lit with many colors when the sun goes down, giving a unique show.

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6. The Downtown Murals

The ultimate expression of street art in Puerto Vallarta can be found along its cobbled streets downtown. Make sure to take lots of pics on the murals of artist Misael Lopez.


7. The Jorullo Hanging Bridge

The Jorullo Hanging Bridge

If you’re into adventures aboard an ATV, the tour that takes you to visit the world’s longest suspension bridge will offer unparalleled shots from the 1540 feet long bridge with a 360° view of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Cuale River, which runs under it at 490 feet. It’s just a not-to-missed feed for your Instagram.

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8. The Boy on the Seahorse in Olas Altas

Visitors and locals admired the sculpture made by Rafael Zamarripa since 1960 at Las Pilitas, located in Los Muertos Beach, when a storm swept it away from its base. The artist was commissioned a second sculpture, and was placed in the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta in 1976. Luckily for the town’s artistic heritage, the first sculpture was found and placed again in its original site, at the feet of the Pacific.

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9. The Tile Park

The Tile Park

Benches, murals columns, planters...this whole park is filled with small bits of tile joined together to create a multicolored world that’ll be the perfect frame for your snapshots. Head to the Lazaro Cardenas Park to find this amazing project lead by artist Natasha Moraga.

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10. Conchas Chinas Beach

On the coastal highway towards Barra de Navidad at km 2.5, leaving from Puerto Vallarta you’ll find Conchas Chinas Beach, one of the most exclusive residential zones in town. In its public beach the view is framed by whimsical rock formations and cliffs, where you’ll surely find the ideal perspective to take the best pics of the place.

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Remember to share your amazing pics using the hashtag: #RevivePuertoVallarta.

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