For Art’s Sake

Many of the bigger coastal cities we have visited have a large public walkway along their central/downtown waterfront, commonly called a “malecon.” It’s a great place for us touristas to enjoy some of the best views of these cities, and also get a glimpse into the normal lives of the residents enjoying their beautiful country – jogging, pet strolling, biking, playing.

This small gallery shows just a few of the sculptures that decorate the Puerto Vallarta malecon (plus one near Marina Vallarta at Plaza Neptune). The themes of this public art vary from the modern and abstract, to representations of animals, and figures from mythology.

Many festivals and celebrations are held along these pedestrian walkways, it is always a central gathering place. Next on our list will be to photograph the many works of art along the La Paz malecon.