The airport has two levels the main level and the upper level. The main level is accessible directly from the street level. It has the check-in counters for the airlines found at the airport (domestic or international) and also most of the airports services – like food places, small shops, a post office, a bank and a currency exchange office. Additionally the main level is the exit point for all international arrivals to Puerto Vallarta.
The upper level hosts a wide variety of restaurants and gift shops that are located before the security area. Past the security area you can find more places to eat, a lounge area and duty-free shops.
FROM AIRPORT TO EL CENTRO PUERTO VALLARTA
From the airport, a street taxi 15 minutes ride (about $20 USD), will take you to your Vallarta hotel. Call and pre-arrange Jesus to pick you up 322-306-7756, he is a very nice, reliable taxi driver and will accommodate you. Will take you shopping/to exchange money/etc. and will also take you directly to Boca de Tomatlan(400 pesos to Boca or 250 pesos to town). He works and communicates well with Arturo should you need a private boat, however, to reserve Arturo, his fee needs to be prepaid thru our pay now button.
There are hundreds of hotels available in Puerto Vallarta metro area.
Vallarta on line is an excellent on line hotel resource.Recommend www.posadarogerhotel.com
EL CENTRO is the main tourist mecca. Staying in ROMANTIC ZONE is the way to spend your first evening and night in the city before your next day hop to Los Chonchos
Puerto Vallarta is a city of 300,000 residents. The main industry is tourism resulting in a pulsating cafe atmosphere night life, street entertainment, hundreds of restaurants, hotels and shops. Walking is the best way to explore the cobblestone streets of the city. If you catch yourself needing a lift, a frequent bus ride (6.5 Pesos) or a negotiated taxi ride (50-80 Pesos) will take you to any city place you wish to go.
PUERTO VALLARTA TO BOCA DE TOMATLAN
From Puerto Vallarta downtown to Boca de Tomatlan take a 30 minute taxi ride (about 200 Pesos).
Allow total of one, non-rushing, hour for this travel. Also there are several great resturants and stores in Boca to
BOCA TO LOS CHONCHOS BEACH
The Nayely water taxi leaves Boca pier at 9am and 3pm and costs 130 pesos each way per person.
The water taxi returns to Boca de Tomatlan twice a day. The pick up time at Los Chonchos is about 11 am and about 5 pm.
Los Chonchos is accessed routinely by boat. From Boca, riding along the picturesque coastline, passing by famous Yelapa and other small communities, the water taxi reaches Los Chonchos in less than 1 hour
Should you miss the water taxi, you could ask around for a private boat to take you to Los Chonchos could cost $150.US
There is an alternative, scenic road access to Los Chonchos.
You can catch a bus to El Tuito, approx. 1 hour, then get a taxi from El Tuito to Chimo(700 pesos). It is some approx. 2 hour
drive from El Tuito to the Village of Chimo. From there, a 45 minute coastal hike provides a land access to Los
Chonchos Beach. You can also hire a local boat to take you to Los Chonchos Beach, 10 minute ride from Chimo(200 pesos). OR
you can arrange a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Chimo($150.US).