Getting from the Airport to Your Hotel

Getting around Riviera Nayarit is the first challenge facing most visitors, especially getting from the airport to their hotel. There are several options available, from exclusive VIP transportation to taxis, rental cars, and all the way down to city buses.

Taxis – Airport Taxi is the most common form of transportation. You can purchase an airport taxi ticket inside the airport at rates posted at the ticket counter. A taxi from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport to the resort area of Nuevo Vallarta will cost about $215 pesos or about US$18, depending on the exchange rate. An Airport taxi from the Tepic Airport to the resort community of San Blas will cost about 600 pesos or about US$50. Below is a full listing of approximate rates for Nayarit taxi services from either Tepic or Puerto Vallarta airports.

Car Rentals – Rental cars can also be arranged inside the airport terminal. Car rental rates in Nayarit vary by car and by provider. Below is a complete list of Nayarit rental car companies in the area.

Nayarit Buses – Walking out of the airport terminal and crossing the pedestrian bridge will put you at the bus stop where you can catch a ride on a city bus for about 15 pesos. This is not for the faint of heart and you should definitely know where you are going before selecting this option.

Nayarit Airport Taxi Rates

FROM PVR AIRPORT TO:TAXI (1-3 PEOPLE)VAN (UP TO 5 PEOPLE)COLLECTIVE SERVICE
NUEVO VALLARTA$25 USD$49 USD$10 USD
FLAMINGOS$30 USD$58 USD$11 USD
BUCERIAS$32 USD$68 USD$11 USD
LA CRUZ DE HUANACAXTLE$63 USD$90 USD
PUNTA DE MITA$97 USD$144 USD
SAYULITA$100 USD$147 USD
SAN FRANCISCO$132 USD$168 USD
GUAYABITOS$136 USD$182 USD
SAN BLAS$316 USD$369 USD
FROM TEPIC AIRPORT TO:

TAXI (1-3 PEOPLE)
SANTA MARIA DEL ORO$500 PESOS
SAN BLAS$600 PESOS
MEXCALTITAN$800 PESOS

Nayarit Rental Car Agencies

Many People coming to Riviera Nayarit want the convenience of having their own transportation and the freedom to explore all there is to see on their own by car. Nayarit rental cars are a great solution, combining convenience and flexibility with late model cars of all sizes and types.

There are several Nayarit rental car agencies in the Riviera Nayarit area, many of which are well known national brands. There are also many local companies offering even more value and selection.

Many Nayarit rental car agencies offer drop off service to the resorts and hotels, as well as locations in the Puerto Vallarta International Airport for maximum accessibility.

It is best to book your Nayarit car rental online before your trip to Riviera Nayarit Mexico. Below is a list of Nayarit Rental Car Agencies in the area:

Hertz Car Rental(322) 221 1473www.hertz.com
National Car rental(322) 221-1226www.nationalcar.com.mx
Alamo car Rentals(322) 221 1228www.alamo.com
Avis Car Rental(322) 221 1657www.avis.com
Budget Car Rental(322) 221 1730www.budget.com
Dollar Renta a Car(322) 222 6101www.dollar.com

Public Transportation in Nayarit

Taking the bus in Riviera Nayarit is both easy and entertaining. It can sometimes be likened to an extreme sport. You don’t need any special gear but please hang on, you’re in for the ride of your life.

There are some slightly longer route buses that can take you to some very nice beaches on the north side of the Banderas Bay.

The ATM (Autostransportes Medina) bus line runs along the Nuevo Vallarta to Punta de Mita road and fares depend on the area you are going to.

  • Nuevo Vallarta – $13 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 it’s best to bring exact change if possible.

You may have onboard entertainment on the Nayarit buses. 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.

Taxi Service in Riviera Nayarit

City White taxis are usually located in front of each major resort hotel and also in many of the coastal towns. Costs for City White taxis to select destinations will vary based on table below. You can also get a Taxi for approximately $300 pesos per hour (1/2 or full day discounts are also available).

FROM NUEVO VALLARTA TO:1-3 People4-8 People
Bus Station$130.00$260.00
Airport$145.00$290.00
Marina Vallarta$155.00$310.00
Marina Terminal$165.00$330.00
Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone$180.00$380.00
Downtown Puerto Vallarta$190.00$380.00
Wal-Mart Nuevo Vallarta$60.00$120.00
Flamingos Golf Club & Mega Comercial$110.00$220.00
Hotels in Flamingos Area$60.00$120.00
Bucerías$130.00$260.00
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle$145.00$290.00
Destiladeras$190.00$380.00
Rancho Banderas$215.00$430.00
Punta de Mita & Sayulita$310.00$620.00
San Francisco (San Pancho)$360.00$720.00
Guayabitos y La Peñita$540.00$1,080.00
Short Trips within Nuevo Vallarta
$35.00$70.00

TIP: Get a price BEFORE you enter into your Nayarit taxi. Taxi drivers often get a kickback for recommendations so you might not get the best advice for restaurants and bars.

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