A sculpture by Jim Demetro celebrating local dancers.
La Fuente de la Amistad
A fountain on the shore of Bahía de Banderas near the naval museum.
Telephone bank mural
Another wonderful mural in Puerto Vallarta.
Vendedores de Pescado
Tile art on the shore by Manuel Lepe.
Puerto Vallarta Waterfront
Surf on the waterfront on a Sunday morning.
The Boy on the Seahorse
By Rafael Zamarripa, one of the many statues on the Puerto Vallarta waterfront.
The tower of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
A closeup photo of the church tower.
More late morning street life in Puerto Vallarta.
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe altar
The church itself is remarkably ornate for its size, but unfortunately it's almost always crawling with tourists.
Puerto Vallarta street life in the morning
Villas on the hills surrounding Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta surf
The surf is fairly strong around Puerto Vallarta, but it makes for great photos!
Villa Savanna was our temporary home while visiting Puerto Vallarta.
Edge of the Pacific
This guy was on the waterfront every day I was in PV showing off his skills.
Fun in the sun
Tourists enjoying the surf and sand.
More Pacific Ocean surf
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.
Small boats in Bahía de Banderas
Brown pelicans in the morning
Lots of seabirds in Puerto Vallarta
Boys in boats with pelicans
These guys were feeding the pelicans along the waterfront.
Coming in for a landing
Brown pelicans are very common in Puerto Vallarta.
The rest of the crew coming aboard
We boarded the dive/cruise boat using this dinghy.
Villas on the seaside
All kinds of houses, villas, hotels, and other buildings crowded along the hills surrounding Viejo Vallarta.
Los Arcos de Mismaloya
These small rocks are a protected marine sanctuary which is popular amongst tourists and divers.
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.
This small rock was covered with a number of different types of seabirds and vultures.
The dinghy used to board and go ashore during our excursion around the bay.
Looking back at Los Arcos
Further down the coast looking northeast to Los Arcos with Puerto Vallarta in the background.
Beach riders with dogs
We happened upon these gentlemen riding along the shore with several dogs.
Wave breaking over small rocks
Bringing ice ashore
Playa Las Animas is served almost entirely by boat from Vallarta and other nearby settlements which have road access.
Palm trees at Playa Las Animas
Snowy egrets winter in Mexico and seem to be another common bird.
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.
Another tern party I wasn't invited to
Terns, terns, everywhere terns.
I strongly suspect that this fellow is a willet, but I am uncertain.
Coastal construction crew
These fellows were hauling bags of cement ashore to a small worksite.
A tour boat anchored at Las Animas.