Taking the bus in Riviera Nayarit is both easy and entertaining. It can sometimes be likened to an extreme sport. You don't need special gear, but please hang on, you're in for the ride of your life.
Are slightly longer route busses that can take you to some very nice beaches on the north side of the bay.
The ATM (Autostransportes Medina) bus line runs along the Nuevo Vallarta to Punta de Mita road and fares dependo on area your going to.
- Nuevo Vallarta - $13 pesos
- Valle de Banderas - $12 pesos
- Bucerías - $18 pesos
- Destiladeras Beach - $20 pesos
- Punta Mita (El Anclote Beach) - $23 pesos.
The Compostela-Pacifico bus line (White & Green buses) has service to Sayulita, San Francisco (San Pancho) and Rincón de Guayabitos.
- Rates from $30 - $35 pesos
To get to Puerto Vallarta, look for a ATM bus (Autostransportes Medina) the price is $6.50 pesos and it takes you to within walking distance of the Malecon. Simply look for a bus with CENTRO painted on it.
Getting back is a little tricky. Take a bus to WallMart for $6.50 pesos, then take a bus to Bucerias for $13 pesos (there are no transfers).
TIP: You might need to flag a bus down for them to stop and bring exact change if possible.
You may have onboard entertainment. Sometimes an individual will get on to the bus and will sing, play guitar or just try to entertain, which of course is based on tips. If you enjoyed the show, feel free to tip a few pesos.