Sculpture Tour in Puerto Vallarta

One of my favourite places to walk in Puerto Vallarta is the Malecon, a breezy walkway along the ocean.

Viewing the many fascinating sculptures along the way adds to the pleasure.
Seahorse sculpture on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, a beach resort on Mexico's Pacific coastEven more fun is the free sculpture tour that runs on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 during the ‘season’ (Mid Nov to mid April).
Malecon sculpture tour posterThe meeting point for the tour is the ‘Millennium’ sculpture near the Hotel Rosita. As a special treat the sculptor himself showed up to explain the meaning and fascinating thought processes involved in the creation of his work of art.
Millennium sculpture on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's west coast The tour features 17 sculptures all about the town, the bulk of them on the Malecon, but several in the city as well.
Bustamente's 'Pillowhead People on a Ladder' on Puerto Vallarta's Malecon, MexicoGary Thompson, the host, tells some amazing stories about the sculptures, many who have survived theft and hurricanes only to lose a few limbs from tourists who can’t resist hanging off of them.
Malecon sculpture tour This is one of my favourites, the ‘Subtle Stone Eater’ by Jonas Guitarrez. His shiny black belly is made of obsidian, a black volcanic glass found inland.
Sculpture of the 'Stone Eater Puerto Vallarta's Malecon using the photo app Snapseed to make a poster I won’t show them all – instead I’ll let you go and enjoy the stories and the artwork yourself.

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