The weather in Puerto Vallarta has been spectacular this year, one of the best that I can remember. Back when the real estate market was booming (2002-2010), I would have to take aerial images of the coastline of the region once a year, because there were so many changes with new project being built. Because of the slowdown, I haven’t had to do aerials in about five years, but probably will need to next year.
One of the problems I had with taking aerials is that the best time was in the fall/winter when the mountains were still green and lush. But there was often a mist that hung over the mountains, and the sunlight would reflect off this, wrecking what would otherwise be good photos. And often in the later part of the day, which is the best time to take photos, clouds would roll in from the south, cover the sun and mountains, making it impossible to take good photos.
Well, this year was certainly different. There have been at least 50 great days or more, where I could’ve gone up and took amazing images. For most of the season the air has been blue, clear and crisp, and little mist or afternoon clouds.
I haven’t take aerials this year, but I have been going around and taking pictures of the different regions of Vallarta, to update the regions pages of our website. I thought I’d share some of them.
Lots of activity in downtown Vallarta these days. Old homes and buildings are being torn down to put of boutique condo buildings with rooftop pools, bars and terraces, that overlook the bay. With prices are $250,000, they’ve been quite popular.