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Perfect Selfie Spots in Puerto Vallarta

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If you didn’t post it on Instagram, did it really happen? Some things are best enjoyed privately, but some moments are better when shared with your followers. Seeing your followers like, love, and comment on your posts satisfies the inner diva in us all. Discover the best selfie spots in Puerto Vallarta and turn a fantastic vacation into a picture-perfect vacation worthy of everyone’s envy!  

 Selfie Spots in Puerto Vallarta
Marietas Island in Puerto Vallarta

Holidays are for relaxing, having fun, exploring new places, and going on incredible adventures. There’s nothing wrong with flaunting the beauty of soft white sand while you sip a margarita. If you are already hopping on a plane to visit a foreign land, why not capture it on your Instagram feed?  

Puerto Vallarta: Insta-Worthy Paradise

Not to brag, but Puerto Vallarta is filled with popular selfie spots. Its vibrant colors, glorious shores, and unique sunsets make for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.  

Perfect  Selfie Spots in Puerto Vallarta
Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta

Now, if you are Insta-serious and want to take a pic in one of the most popular selfie spots in the world, walk along Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone and take a cute snap with your S.O.  

 Selfie Beach Spots in Puerto Vallarta
Los muertos Beach

If you are a bit more low-key, take a swim in the warm waters of Los Muertos Beach and upload your vacay update on social media without telling others where you are! 

How Do I Decide Where to Take a Picture? 

Woman smiling at the beach
Woman smiling at the beach

This is quite a tricky one! What makes a good picture for one person may seem ordinary to another; as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Luckily, Puerto Vallarta is home to more than a handful of Instagrammable spots!  

TierraLuna at Garza Blanca Preserve
TierraLuna at Garza Blanca Preserve

Visit the phenomenal TierraLuna Gardens at the beautiful Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. This stunning sanctuary is located in the heart of the Sierra Madre. It has a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and is lit only by moonlight at night. Few things will look as dazzling on your Insta feed as this! 

Aerial view of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Aerial view of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

Another glorious spot to photograph (or get photographed at) is the unparalleled overlook named La Cruz. After a 15–20-minute light hike, you will reach the top of this observatory. With an absolutely matchless view of Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean, you will have plenty of Instagram-worthy photo ops! Pro-tip: Hike before the sun goes down, so you get to the top right at dawn and click to obtain the most breathtaking vacation photo

Where is the Best Place to Take Photos? 

Since natural beauty is abundant no matter which direction you look in, the best place to take photos in Puerto Vallarta is everywhere! From the beach to the tropical rainforest and the vibrant downtown area, which is full of color, art, quaint boutiques, and lovely cobblestone streets. Here in this beautiful coastal city, you will find no shortage of inspiration for your Instagram stories.     

Woman kayaking in Puerto Vallarta's Arches
Woman kayaking in Puerto Vallarta’s Arches

You will definitely not want to miss taking a walk along the Malecon, a seaside promenade full of beautiful sculptures. Fill your Instagram feed with photos of you emulating the pose of the statue you are next to and see what fun photos you can create. You will also not want to miss stopping to pose in front of the giant Puerto Vallarta letters and iconic seahorse statue right across from the downtown gazebo at Plaza de Armas.  

Puerto Vallarta's Malecon
Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon

Other spots where you are sure to take Insta-worthy images are Los Muertos Pier, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Umbrella Alley (close to the church), and the monochrome angel wings wall in front of La Vaquita nightclub.  

Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

You will also want to be sure to visit gourmet restaurants like Bocados Steakhouse and satiate your palate while causing your followers to drool over images of perfectly plated signature dishes. 

Bocados Steakhouse ocean view restaurant in puerto vallarta
Bocados Steakhouse at Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta

These are just a few of the amazing places where you can capture eye-catching photos in Puerto Vallarta, but it’s also worth just taking your camera on a stroll around the city center scouting for picture-perfect locations, and finding your own Instagram-worthy spots. 

Where Can I Take Instagram Photos? 

Besides the magnificent natural spots available, there are beautiful resorts surrounded by nature for you to enjoy and take photos worthy of a photography award! Imagine taking advantage of the golden hour at an infinity pool and showing your friends back at home.  

Infinity pool at Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta
Infinity pool at Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta

Maybe you are looking to show off those abs you worked so hard to get (they were hard to get, go ahead and show ’em!) in a snapshot at a glorious spa, perhaps while lounging around the spa’s hydrotherapy circuit.  

Spa Imagine in Puerto Vallarta
Spa Imagine in Puerto Vallarta

Don’t hesitate to ask locals or resort staff for the most incredible selfie spots in Mexico, which you will indeed find in Puerto Vallarta  

Suite at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta
Suite at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta

Go ahead and show everyone how to properly blow some steam off by taking great photos of your suite’s areas! Hammock, hot tub, terrace… you name it! With you chillin’ there, of course! 

Tips & Tricks

Man taking a couples photo at the beach
Man taking a couples photo at the beach

Here are a few quick tips to make your Instagram photos look and feel entirely professional, even if you are not using a pro camera!

  • Make sure the lighting works for the mood you are going for. Take advantage of the sunset, the sunrise, and the golden hour. Every hour of the day will make the same picture look completely different!
  • Find or create reflections. Use the water as a mirror! You’ll get a unique effect that can look amazing!
  • Composition, composition. Wherever your eye is drawn to first, that’s where you want all the action to be! Make sure your picture is pleasant to look at by using a grid (most phones have that feature available nowadays) and pay attention to how the elements fit together.
  • Don’t be afraid of different perspectives. Show your boldness and go for unusual shots. Get creative!
  • Use different features. Although a picture does say more than a thousand words, why not try a slow-mo video? Or maybe photo loops? Add some movement to your still and have your magic mementos come to life!

Now that you are all set with the knowledge of the most incredible places to capture in your Insta feed in Puerto Vallarta and have a few pro tricks up your sleeve, it’s time to make reservations at the best resort in town, book a flight, and start making your dream vacation a reality!  

Turn your ideal holiday into flawless snapshots that you can look back at and remember the great times you had! 


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