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Charming Puerto Vallarta

Part of Sergio Bustamante’s “In Search of Reason” sculpture vanished in Hurricane Kenna, but it was found on the beach by boys who tried to sell it as scrap. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Buffed back to beauty
Strings of lights wrapped around palm trees illuminate the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta’s oceanfront promenade, which was damaged by Hurricane Kenna in October. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Bianco is among several chic restaurants that have opened in Puerto Vallarta within the past year. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Day of the iguana
They taste like chicken, some locals say. (Genaro Molina / LAT)