La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in the evening
Another photo of the famous church and its tower.
Moored fishing boat
Lots of sport fishing in Bahía de Banderas.
Terns on the beach
There are several different species of terns in the Bahía de Banderas, probably the most common sea birds I saw while there.
The dinghy used to board and go ashore during our excursion around the bay.
The rest of the crew coming aboard
We boarded the dive/cruise boat using this dinghy.
The Boy on the Seahorse original location
My understanding is that this is the original location for the Boy on the Seahorse and a replica was erected here after the original was destroyed in a storm.
Puerto Vallarta surf
The surf is fairly strong around Puerto Vallarta, but it makes for great photos!
A lamp by the sea
A tour boat anchored at Las Animas.
Bringing ice ashore
Playa Las Animas is served almost entirely by boat from Vallarta and other nearby settlements which have road access.
This small rock was covered with a number of different types of seabirds and vultures.
Boys in boats with pelicans
These guys were feeding the pelicans along the waterfront.
Fun in the sun
Tourists enjoying the surf and sand.
The Boy on the Seahorse
By Rafael Zamarripa, one of the many statues on the Puerto Vallarta waterfront.
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in the morning
One of the most prominent landmarks in Viejo Vallarta.
Unidentified flying bird
Possibly a sandpiper?
Wave breaking over small rocks
The larger island
The largest island in Los Arcos de Mismaloya. Our party went snorkelling and swimming to see the marine wildlife and enjoy the water.
Coming in for a landing
Brown pelicans are very common in Puerto Vallarta.
More Pacific Ocean surf
Puerto Vallarta Waterfront
Surf on the waterfront on a Sunday morning.
Puerto Vallarta at night #1
15 second exposure at 50mm.
I strongly suspect that this fellow is a willet, but I am uncertain.
Beach riders with dogs
We happened upon these gentlemen riding along the shore with several dogs.
Los Arcos de Mismaloya
These small rocks are a protected marine sanctuary which is popular amongst tourists and divers.
Small boats in Bahía de Banderas
Edge of the Pacific
Vendedores de Pescado
Tile art on the shore by Manuel Lepe.
Tern in flight
Coastal construction crew
These fellows were hauling bags of cement ashore to a small worksite.
Looking back at Los Arcos
Further down the coast looking northeast to Los Arcos with Puerto Vallarta in the background.
Villas on the seaside
All kinds of houses, villas, hotels, and other buildings crowded along the hills surrounding Viejo Vallarta.
Brown pelicans in the morning
Lots of seabirds in Puerto Vallarta
This guy was on the waterfront every day I was in PV showing off his skills.
A sculpture by Jim Demetro celebrating local dancers.