We all are guilty of spending too much time trying to get the perfect vacation picture. However, thanks to modern technology, we usually always have a camera with us at all times thanks to cell phones. Consequently, we love sharing our best vacation pictures with friends, coworkers, and family when we post them to our social media. Puerto Vallarta is in Banderas Bay, and it is a popular place to get the best photos. Located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, PV is home to beautiful beaches, authentic Mexican charm, and tons of natural beauty. Will you be visiting Puerto Vallarta for a vacation soon and are wondering where the best photo opportunities are? We have created a list below of the top 5 best photo opportunities in Puerto Vallarta. Read below to learn more to get the best keepsake photos from your vacation.
- Hike to Monkey Mountain Viewpoint
For starters, itf you like to go on a challenging hike on your Puerto Vallarta visit, then Monkey Mountain viewpoint is the place to go. It is located near Higuera Blanca, which is a small town approximately 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Therer, the popular Monkey Mountain hike is known as Cerro del Mono in Spanish. The somewhat challenging hike will take you upwards through lush jungle greenery along a trail until you reach the viewpoint that has some of the best views of the Banderas Bay, Sayulita, Punta Mita, and more. It is important that you wear safe and comfortable shoes along with wearing sunscreen as many sections of the trail are in the sun.
- Hiking to Cerro de La Cruz
Secondly, another popular hike in Puerto Vallarta where you can get great photos is the Cerro de La Cruz lookout point. There, you can take many great pictures that feature some of the best city views of PV along with expansive vistas of Banderas Bay, too. You can get there by hiking inland and upwards from the Malecon boardwalk until you reach a long staircase. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the jungle, ocean waters, and the city. Once you reach the Cerro de La Cruz mirador, you will have 360 views to get the perfect pictures of your Puerto Vallarta vacation.
- Iconic Puerto Vallarta Sign
Next, the iconic Puerto Vallarta sign is a must-see to get great vacation pictures. The Puerto Vallarta sign is found on the Malecon boardwalk near the city’s main plaza and Lady of Guadalupe church. The PV design contains colorful block letters that spell out the city name with interesting motifs and designs. The sign debuted in 2016, and it is located on the Malecon boardwalk which is a great place to stroll, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some amazing PV sunsets, too.
- Los Muertos Beach Pier
Also, another top place to take beautiful vacation pictures is at the Los Muertos Beach pier. The iconic space was renovated about a decade ago, and the new version debuted on January 4th, 2013. Designed to look like a sailboat, the beautiful pier lights up at night in a display of bright and colorful lights. This is a landmark where many visitors take plenty of vacation photos.
- Garza Blanca Preserve
Last but not least, a luxury resort just a few minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta on the Garza Blanca Preserve is the Garza Blanca Resort. The resort is surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountains lush greenery and the beautiful Banderas Bay waters. The Hotel Mousai is also located there, and this is an adults only hotel. They have a rooftop bar where you can get wonderful pictures while enjoying a delicious cocktail. The all-white design is very elegant and upscale, and the views for your great pictures are truly unparalleled.
Are you going to try to get the best photos on your next vacation to Puerto Vallarta? Remember, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are great places to visit. If you’re wondering where to stay, there are several lovely properties in Banderas Bay including Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta, Villa del Palmar Flamingos, and Villa La Estancia. So, ready to jet down south to sunny Mexico?