When you are on vacation, do you take the time to try to get perfect vacation photos? We all have a camera with us always due to modern technology and smart cellphones. Do you like to share your best vacation pictures on your social media, so your family and friends can see how much fun you’re having? Will you be heading to Puerto Vallarta soon for a vacation? It’s no surprise that Puerto Vallarta is a popular tourist spot as Puerto Vallarta has a rich heritage, natural beauty, and more. Actually, pretty much anywhere you go in Puerto Vallarta you will find wonderful photo opportunities. To make your trip even better, below we have created a list of the top five places to get amazing vacation pictures in Puerto Vallarta. When you are on your Puerto Vallarta vacation, try to visit them all so you can get wonderful pictures of your trip.

1. Cerro del Mono or Monkey Mountain Viewpoint

Monkey Mountain Sayulita Hike

To start with, are you an outdoor enthusiast and you enjoy a challenging adventure with great views? If you are, then you should definitely visit Cerro del Mono or Monkey Mountain Viewpoint. The Monkey Mountain Viewpoint is located only thirty minutes north of Puerto Vallarta in the small village of Higuera Blanca. From there, you can go on a hike through the jungle and see beautiful views where you can get amazing photos of Banderas Bay. The hike will take you through lush greenery. You will continue to hike upwards until you reach the big rock lookout point above. Be aware of your surroundings as there are some tricky spots in the hiking trail. At the top, you will have stunning views of Banderas Bay, Punta Mita, and Puerto Vallarta in the distance. This is a top place to take amazing photos in Puerto Vallarta.

2. Cerro de La Cruz – Mirador Stairs

Next, Cerro de La Cruz mirador is another fun hike where you can take amazing photos. To start this urban hike, you first head to the Malecon boardwalk that runs along the coast in downtown Puerto Vallarta. To start, you begin heading inland on the street where the famed Mandala nightclub is located. You can only reach the location by hiking upwards on a high staircase that will take you to a spectacular look-out point. The Cerro de La Cruz is well-known for its ocean water, lush jungle, and city views. You will walk towards the Mirador’s stairs that will take you to the top of Cerro de La Cruz. You will have amazing 360-degree views, so you can take amazing photos that will make all your friends jealous.

3. Puerto Vallarta Sign on Malecon Boardwalk

The classic and colorful Puerto Vallarta sign is another excellent spot to take amazing photos on your vacation. The Puerto Vallarta sign is found on the Malecon boardwalk near the city’s main church and plaza. You will see the block letters as they are beautifully colored. In 2016, the sign was officially unveiled. Make sure you head to the Puerto Vallarta sign to take family vacation photos as many people do yearly. The sign has been moved to various spots around the city throughout the years, but it is now conveniently located on the Malecon boardwalk.

4. Puerto Vallarta Pier Looks Like a Sailboat

Another great place to take amazing photos in Puerto Vallarta is at the Puerto Vallarta Pier. On January 4th, 2013, the renovated pier was unveiled as it was under construction for three years. The pier now looks like a sailboat and at night there are vibrant colorful colored lights that come on. This is a popular Puerto Vallarta landmark where you can get amazing photos to show your family and friends.

5. El Faro in Marina Vallarta

Another great spot to get amazing vacation pictures during your trip is in the Marina. Just minutes south of the PVR International Airport you can find the Puerto Vallarta marina. There, you can find lots of boats and yachts docked. In addition, the marina is lined with boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and more. One of the best places to get great pictures is at the El Faro lighthouse which is now a restaurant and bar. The 110-foot high structure, El Faro Lighthouse is Marina Vallarta’s primary landmark reached by wooden steps or an antique elevator. At the top, visitors can relax in a circular cocktail lounge that is one of the area’s most romantic night spots. In the evenings, there is often live music that compliments the unparalleled panoramic views of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.

Now you know where to take amazing photos in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is a great place for a relaxing getaway for the whole family. If you need a great place to stay, check out the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta. Conveniently located in the city’s hotel zone, the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta has comfortable accommodations, excellent amenities, and premiere services. Plus, visitors love to enjoy beachfront access to go swimming, kayaking, and more. Also, if you want to regularly visit Mexico, you can sign up to attend a sales presentation about the Villa Group vacation club. In addition to the resort in PV, they also have 10 luxury resorts in the countries’ top destinations including Cabo, Cancun, Riviera Nayarit, and Islands of Loreto. Call the Villa del Palmar today to book your getaway to PV and don’t forget your camera!


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