Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas Day in Puerto Vallarta

This December, for the first time since I was 17, I was out of the country for Christmas--on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On Christmas Day I took the photographs below. Happy holidays to all my readers, and best wishes for a wonderful 2009!

Puerto Vallarta beach
View of the beach from my balcony, Christmas morning.

Puerto Vallarta Villa Premiere Hotel
Christmas morning--a very quiet pool deck at the hotel.

Puerto Vallarta beach sculpture
One of the many beautiful sculptures on the Puerto Vallarta seafront walk--the Malecon.

Puerto Vallarta sand sculpture Malecon
Artists creating sand sculptures on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta sand sculpture Malecon
The Holy Family and friends, a sand sculpture on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta arch beach Malecon
Part of the stone arches at the Los Arcos Amphitheatre on the Malecon.

Puerto Vallarta angel sculpture Malecon
An angel beckons on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta Christmas poinsettias
Christmas poinsettias on the grounds of my hotel.

Puerto Vallarta Christmas creche
A large creche in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Mermaid Sunset Malecon
An angel mermaid pipes in the sunset.


Helmka Family said...

I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago, it is great! I am from Washington State but living in El Paso. I love the ABQ/Santa Fe area. You have some great photos and fun places to visit.
I was worried when you hadn't posted since Nov...glad all is Ok and you were off having fun in the sun.

Kate said...

PVR is a great place to be for the holidays. We've stayed there several times in various condos but usually snowbird in Mazatlan, where we'll be for 3 months, beginning January 31.

I've visited your blog several times, primarily to see more of SF (and wish that you'd post more often!!). I love the photos of the statues you have of PV, too.

Happy New Year to you. PS If you want to see photos of Maz that I take while we're there visit my blog at

SantaFeKate said...

Kate and Karen--thanks for your comments. Had an unusually busy fall, but hoping to post more frequently now that the holidays are behind us. Kate--will definitely check out your Mazatlan blog.