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Transportation Options in Puerto Vallarta

DESTINATION | Published on 21/08/2020
Puerto vallarta transportation tips

From the Malecon boardwalk lined with palm trees to the verdant mountain jungles, there’s so much to do and see in Puerto Vallarta that every day is a new adventure. The city has become a favorite destination for travelers who are ready to get out and explore, and with a variety of Puerto Vallarta public transportation options, you can hop around town quickly and cheaply. With these Puerto Vallarta transportation tips, you’ll be able to explore to your heart's content without straining your budget.

Puerto Vallarta Airport Transportation

Once you’ve landed on the shores of the Bay of Banderas, you’ll first need to choose between the different options of Puerto Vallarta airport transportation to get to your resort. Here, the quickest but more expensive option for Puerto Vallarta transportation services is a private taxi. You’ll easily find a driver outside the airport’s main doors, and for $10-40, they’ll take you directly to your resort, depending on how far away it is. Fares are posted for transportation to distinct areas of the city, so you can trust you’re getting the real prices. If you walk out of the airport, you can also order an Uber or even take a taxi. If you have large bags or are uncertain exactly where your hotel is, taking an Uber or taxi is one of the best Puerto Vallarta transportation tips. 

Car Rentals in Puerto Vallarta

You can also find car rental Puerto Vallarta options directly at the airport once you’ve passed through customs. Renting your own car will give you freedom to go directly wherever you want throughout the whole bay on your own schedule. However, when it comes to a car rental, Puerto Vallarta can be a little tricky to navigate. If you’re driving yourself, there are a few Puerto Vallarta transportation tips to follow. Having GPS navigation on will help you, but because driving habits are different in Mexico, you’ll need to keep your eyes on the road. One thing car rental Puerto Vallarta drivers should know is that the left turn lane is typically in the lower right-hand lanes on the highway. Most GPS navigation programs will help you make these turns. Also, make sure to take advantage of the car insurance offered at the rental company. It may add to the rental cost, but it is much cheaper than having to pay for damages should you get in an accident or bottom out on an unexpected speedbump. 

Ubering Through Puerto Vallarta

In the modern age, Uber has become the way to travel, and if you’re already familiar with the app, you’ll be able to order a ride without leaving your hotel suite. Plus, with the app, you can securely pay with your credit card without having to worry about having exact change on you. Riding with Uber in Puerto Vallarta is typically cheaper than a taxi. Most rides will cost at least $3.

Taxis in Puerto Vallarta

To get directly from point A to point B, hail a taxi. As your driver navigates the streets, you can sit back and enjoy the view. When it comes to Puerto Vallarta public transportation, taxis are the most expensive option, but they’re often the most efficient choice for longer trips or to somewhere unique. Before getting Puerto Vallarta transportation services from a taxi, check with a local, like your concierge, to see what a fair price would be, and be sure to agree on a price before beginning your ride. 

Although there are a variety of options on how to get around during your Puerto Vallarta vacation while avoiding the crowds. It’s this ease of exploring that makes the city such a popular destination for travelers who want to see it all. On your next vacation, take a taxi or rent a car, and see more of this tropical coastal town.

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