With its gorgeous beaches, high end hotels, and picturesque Zona Romantica, it’s not surprising that Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations. There’s something for every type of traveller, with lush jungles to explore, excellent eateries to discover, and a throbbing nightlife to enjoy. Find out what all the fuss is about and book your flights today.
Airports in Puerto Vallarta
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is the main airport serving Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. It’s named after one of the previous presidents of Mexico. The airport welcomes millions of tourists each year. There are plenty of shops selling fashion accessories, souvenirs, and duty free items. There are also plenty of places to eat including a Subway sandwich shop and Starbucks as well as some local favourites.
Airlines that fly to Puerto Vallarta
Thomson Airways fly direct to Puerto Vallerta from the UK. You can fly indirectly with KLM, Aeromexico, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, and Air France, British Airways, Aer Lingus, US Airways, Air Canada, and Darwin Airline.
Getting into Puerto Vallarta
City buses are available just a short walk from the terminal. Choose one going to Centro or Zona Romantica. Tickets cost 7.50* Pesos (about 35p). This is a good option if you’re travelling light. If you have a lot of luggage, taxis are a good option.
There are two types of taxi: normal ones, which can take up to three passengers, and vans which hold up to five people. Expect to pay 215* pesos (about £10.15) for a normal taxi to downtown and 380* pesos (around £17.95) for a van. The fares for airport taxis are regulated by the government.
You can also hire a car at the airport. As always it’s best to book this in advance.
*Prices subject to change
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