Getting to Riviera Nayarit Mexico - General Overview

Getting to the Pacific paradise of Riviera Nayarit is a breeze whether you are venturing via the highway system or one of the two airports that service the region.

You can find driving maps and directions in the “By Land” section of Getting Here, and an extensive list of the current airlines and flights available from dozens of different major cities across Canada, the United States and Mexico. “Getting Here” is easier than ever!

Getting to Riviera Nayarit

By Land

The Pacific Motorway is the main access highway into the state of Nayarit.This roadway connects Tepic, the state capital, with other important cities of the country such as Guadalajara and Mazatlán.

From north to south, the state is crossed by Federal Highway 15, which goes from Nogales to Mexico City.

On the southern coast, Federal Highway 200 connects the main destinations of all of the municipalities of Banderas Bay and Compostela with Puerto Vallarta and Tepic.

In the north, Highway 54 reaches San Blas, and Highway 15 connects with Santiago Ixcuintla.

Among the numerous projects underway to generate growth along this tourist corridor is the establishment of an ambitious highway network, with an estimated investment of more than 7.8 billion pesos.

The roadways will be divided into four expressways: Tepic- San Blas, Tepic-Compostela, Compostela-Las Varas and Las Varas-Bucerías.

Added to these routes will be the Jala-Puerto Vallarta freeway, which will spur even greater commercial and tourism growth, as well as the Tepic-Aguascalientes and Tepic- Zacatecas highways, linking the wonders of the Riviera with the center of the country.

Below is a distance listing:

Destination Distances

Tepic Airport

By Air

Flying to the Riviera Nayarit is easy and convenient for national and international travelers.

The Tepic International Airport and the Puerto Vallarta International Airport both await you with exceptional customer service and all the amenities required that ensure your arrival and departure will be pleasant experience.

The Tepic International Airport (TPQ) is located just 1 hour east of the resort coastal area of San Blas in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s Pacific Coast’s oldest sea port. Below is a list of the regularly scheduled airlines with service to Tepic as well as the cities they fly from.

Airlines that fly to Tepic International Airport (TPQ):

  • Aeromar Airlines from Mexico City
  • Volaris Airlines from Tijuana City

Puerto Vallarta Airport

Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) is located just 10 – 15 minutes from Riviera Nayarit’s southern most resort areas of Nuevo Vallarta/Flamingos, 30 minutes from the resorts of Punta Mita, and Litibu, and approximately 1 hour from the area of Guayabitos.

With both National and International arrivals, this modern facility offers much for the traveler.

The terminal provides several snack bars and drink counters, rental car agents, banks for currency exchange, Duty-Free shops and tour information booths.

The parking lot offers short and long-term parking. Taxi service to and from the various hotels and resorts in the area is available at the front door and charter buses are provided for groups of travelers through their respective travel agencies and are located at the side doors. The airport also handles private jets as well as general aviation.

Airlines that fly to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR):

Updated June, 2014

 
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