Inspired by a recent blog on doors in Cuba, I could not resist the urge to seek out some of the doors of Puerto Vallarta. Both fall under the influence of the Spanish, so the similarities are evident. So with camera in hand, I set out on my next mission.
The majority of the doors are constructed of wood, are big, and heavy, but add to the bold edifice of many of the buildings. The craftsmanship is evident and is typical of colonial Spanish architecture. Cement, stone and steel are the materials of choice, with wood kept to those areas where aesthetics are desirable, and offer a bold embellishment.
Not all doors are ornate, big and impressive, as evidenced by the last picture. However, it is totally wrong to judge by what you initially see. The simplest of doors may hold many surprises, as we have found out.
We have found that the people of Mexico are proud and hard working, and more than welcome you into their homes and businesses, regardless of the door you pass through.