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Code : 322 + 7 digits

Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco state)

Airports and airlines


 view of Puerto VallartaPuerto Vallarta (PVR) : International Airport Gustavo Díaz Ordáz located 5 miles (7.5 km) from the city. Flights with Aeromexico and low cost companies like VivaAerobús, Interjet, Volaris as well as flights with American companies and charters from Canada.
Many rental car stalls are located at the airport as well as a post office, banks and foreign exchange offices. There is no locker.

Transportation from the airport to downtown: $120 by taxi or $90 by colectivo, (for one person).

The city cabs are yellow cars and they charge by the ride, not the person. Always agree on the price before boarding. For $5.5, you can ride a bus. There are at every street corner. The buses with the sign "centro" on the windshield head downtown. The ones with the sign "Tunel" or "Olas Altas" go directly to Olas Altas avoiding downtown. The buses with the sign "Ixtapa", "Las Juntas" and "Las Palmas" go to the airport.

     Right picture : view of Puerto Vallarta

In this part of Mexico, you will often be harassed by vendors for condominiums or "time shares".


AEROMEXICO : Puerto Vallarta, Plaza Genovesa, Loc. 2 and 3, Zona Hotelera, Las Glorias, (322) 224 2777 / 96, (322) 224 2804 / 221 1204.


Interjet, low cost (55) 11 02 55 55 in Mexico City - 01 800 01 12345 – open every day, 7h-23h. Consult their web site for offices sales : www.interjet.com.mx - company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A320). Started by domestic flights, now its currently operates to and from the U.S.A.
From Mexico city to Chihuahua/Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/
Huatulco
/Tuxtla/Chetumal/Mérida/Cancun and also to Havana/Miami/New-York JFK and Orange County near Los Angeles.
From Toluca to Las Vegas/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/Cancun.

Volaris, low cost (55) 11 02 80 00 in Mexico City 01 800 122 8000 - www.volaris.mx - domestic and international flights in Airbus A319, company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A319). Volaris is proposing shuttles as Cancun to Playa del Carmen and hotel accommodations in the hotel zone next to Cancun (between MXN 70 and 170), Puebla downtown to airport (MXN50), Tijuana to San Diego, (MXN 230 and MXN 275)... Consult their ground services in the web site : www.volaris.mx.
Domestic flights:
From Mexico to Chihuahua/Cancun/Puerto Vallarta/Tijuana.
From Toluca to Guadalajara/Cancun.
From Tijuana to Acapulco/Oaxaca/Puerto Vallarta/Zacatecas/Leon/Morelia
/Los Mochis/Guadalajara/Mexico.
From Guadalajara to Chihuahua/Puebla.
From Aguascalientes, Puebla, Quéretaro and Léon : direct flights to Cancun.
International flights to the USA :
From San Francisco/Oakland to Guadalajara and Mexico.
From Los Angeles to Aguascalientes/Zacatecas/Morelia/Guadalajara/Uruapan.
From Las Vegas to Guadalajara.
From San José (California) to Guadalajara.
From Chicago to Zacatecas/Morelia/Leon/Mexico.
From Denver to Mexico.
From Orlando to Mexico.
From Sacramento and Fresno vers Guadalajara (new flights).
In process for the beginning of 2013 : Mexico/Tuxtla and Mexico/Mérida.

and,


The last one to obtain the operating license in December 2006 : Aeroenlaces, S.A. de C.V / VivaAerobús -
Property of Investors specialized in Mexican transport (IAMSA) and the airline Irish « low cost » company Ryanair. Company located in Monterrey. Domestic flights from Mexico City as well as international flights to the USA. Consult their site : www.vivaaerobus.com, call center in Monterrey : (81) 82-150-150, in Mexico City (55) 47 775 050, in Guadalajara (33) 47 770 770 and from USA 1 888 9 FLY VIV (359 848). Flights operated with B737-300, same planes as Ryanair, mother-house.
Domestic and International flights:
From Monterrey to Chihuahua/Acapulco/Leon/Puerto Vallarta/Cuernavaca/Oaxaca.
From Guadalajara to Cancun/Mérida/Tuxtla/Mexico.
From Mexico to Campeche/Guadalajara/Mérida/Puerto Escondido/
Cancun/Huatulco/Puerto Vallarta/Oaxaca/Tuxtla.
From Cuernavaca to Cancun (new flight).
From Tuxtla to Cancun.
From Monterrey to San Antonio/Houston/Las Vegas (USA).

They are authorized to operate from Mexico D.F. (Terminal 1) since the bankruptcy of Mexicana/Click.


The North-American companies as Air Canada (221 11 38), Alaska Airlines (221 1350), America West (221 1333), American Airlines (221 1799), Continental (221 1025) and Delta (221 1032) service many destinations to the USA and Canada.

Municipal bus of Puerto Vallarta  Tourism office in Puerto Vallarta : local 18, RDC, Zone Commercial Hôtel Canto del Sol, Hotel zone , Las Glorias, (322) 224 11 75, (322) 224 0915 - or Municipal tourism office, Independencia # 123, (322) 226 80 80 or State tourism office, avenida Medina Ascencio # 1712, (322) 224 2939, open 9AM-5PM, Mon-Fri. Contacts :
dirturpv@pvnet.com.mx, promocionturistica@puertovallarta.gob.mx.
www.puertovallarta.gob.mx

In the city and in the nice hotels, you will find fliers in English, especially about the resort of Puerto Vallarta and the neighborhoods.

Left picture : Municipal bus of Puerto Vallarta

Rental cars
Alamo : 221 3030 / Avis : 221 1112 / Hertz : 223 1700 / Budget : 221 1210/ Dollar : 223 1354 / Advantage Car Rental : 222 7220 / Marina rent a car : 224 6969 / National Tapatia de CV : 225 1055/ National rent a car : 209 0390 / National Tapatia : 221 6364.

Bus
The bus station is located 1.2 miles (2 km) north from the airport. There are lockers ($3 /hour/luggage, open 24/7), a travel agency, a window for taxis and restaurants. The cost of the ride from downtown to the bus station by taxi is $140. There are a lot of bus companies : ETN 290 0997 (MXN1215 in 2012 for Mexico Norte or Sur), PRIMERA PLUS 290 0715 / 16, TRANSPORTES DEL PACIFICO 290 1001, TAP 290 0119, VALLARTA PLUS 209 0910.

Take the trolley bus (tram) to visit the city. Information at the tourism office.
Departures every day at 10AM from your hotel in downtown to Marina Vallarta and then the district of Pitillal, the old city, Mismaloya (visit of a distillery of Tequila), lunch in a nice restaurant and back to the hotel. Fees: US$60 /person; US$30/child.

 



Useful numbers

Government Tourism Office of Jalisco : 221 2676 / 221 2677 / 221 2679 / 221 2680 or 01 800 446 3942, Government Office of Riviera Nayarit : 297 1006.

Local police : 060

Red Cross : 222 1533

Civil protection : 224 7701

public phone in Puerto Vallarta Hospitals : Cornerstone : 224-9400; Medasit : 223-0656 (Manuel M Dieguez #360; Col Emilio Zapata); Amerimed: 226-2080; 226 20 60 (Plaza Neptuno; Local D1, Marina Vallarta) CMQ: 223-1919; San Javier : 226-1010; Global ambulance : 226-1014; Medcare Ambulancia Aerea y Terrestre : 222-3355; Servicio Medico de la Bahia : 222-2627; Clinica Intermedica : 223-1991.

Immigration : 224-7653 or 224-7719

Banks : there are many banks and ATM downtown.

     Right picture : public phone in Puerto Vallarta

American consulate : Paradise Plaza, Nuevo Vallarta, 222-0069 (day) or 223-0074 (night) or 01-333-268-2145 in Guadalajara, 24h.

Canadian consulate : Consular Agency of Canada, Plaza Peninsula, Local Sub F, Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio 2485, Zona Hotelera Norte, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 322-293-00-98 - pvrta@international.gc.ca.

Credit cards : American Express : 223-2955; Mastercard : 01-800-366-3100; Visa : 01-800-706-6600

Post-office : 188, between Juarez and Morelos. It is 2 blocks from the Zócalo. Open from 9AM to 6PM; 2242-1888; You can buy stamps here but also in La Perla Joyeria (Jewelry) at the corner of Guerrero and Juárez.

Automatic laundries : There are many laundries in Old Vallarta : El Jabon in Cardenas Street, 258 (45 pesos for washing, 50 pesos for drying), another one in Olas Altas. (Always ask the hotel desk to know which one is the closest.

Code : 314 + 7 digits

Manzanillo (Colima state)

 taxis station at the airportAirport

International Airport Playa de Oro, 20 miles (32km) north from Manzanillo. Flights with Aeromexico and Aeromar as well as flights with American companies and charters from Canada.
It is a nice airport, small and clean, 45 min from Manzanillo. No bus but Colectivos (vans) are available to go to the city (downtown for 329 pesos). Taxis fare from downtown to the airport : 300 pesos. There are booths Car Rental (Alamo, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz), Internet and ATM but no locker.


Left picture : taxis station at the airport

Aeromar, (55) 51 33 11 11 in Mexico City - 01-800-237-66-27 outside Mexico City : www.aeromar.com.mx – domestic flights in ATR42 (propellers airplanes) and CRJ-200LR (50 seats) from Mexico to Aguascalientes/Colima/Manzanillo/Morelia/San Luis Potosi/Acapulco/Huatulco/Puerto Escondido/Ixtapa.

Land transportation

ETN at the bus station Bus Station : Central de Camioneras, behind the auditorium, on the eastern part of town, 334 6394. They accept US Dollars.
Elite : 336-7617; ETN : 336 47 85 / 48 85; Primera Plus : 332 0210; la Linea Plus : 332 0123; Cihuatlan Plus (for local and Jalisco destinations).
There are many buses to México Norte, Guadalajara, Morelia, Colima, Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Zihuatanejo ....
www.etn.com.mx or www.estrellablanca.com.mx.

The Camionetas (local buses) run from downtown along the Bay of Manzanillo and the Bay of Santiago. The whole trip to Cihuatlan costs 39 pesos and lasts one hour (15 min in taxi).

Rental cars : Hertz 333 3141 / National car rental 333 0611 / Renta de Autos Budget 333 1445 / Odin rente un Auto 333 1112 / Auto rentas de Mexico 333 2580 / Arrendadora Jako de Autos 334 1115.

     Right picture : ETN at the bus station

Tourism office, blvd Miguel de La Madrid, Hurtado # 875-A, 333 22 77, 01 800 5058 164, 333 22 64, sectur@bay.net.mx, open 9AM-7PM, Mon-Fri and 9AM-2PM Sat. Be aware that, in low season, this office is not always open.


Useful numbers or addresses

Banks : there are many banks and ATM downtown.

Laundries : in the street by the hotel Colonial, self service, Francisco Gonzalez y Bocanegra, 44 , one by the hotel Caracoles in Playa Azul, one Julio Mateo Rebolledo, P de la Gaviotas, 815 and several other on Avenue Miguel de la Madrid.



Red Cross : 336-5770

Manzanillo hospital : open 24 hours; English spoken, blvd Miguel de la Madrid # 444, 336-7272 et 336-7273.

Post-office: Galindo # 30

Tourist police : 332-1004


covered market of Manzanillo
Markets : one downtown 3 blocks from Hotel Colonial and one on Avenida Miguel de la Madrid close to the Playa Salagua.

Museo Universitario de Arqueologia de Manzanillo, Glorieta San Pedrito, in the University of Colima; 332-2256. It is open 10AM-2PM and 5-8PM from Tuesday to Saturday and 10AM-1PM on Sunday. It displays the magic and splendor of the Pre-Hispanic Occidente.


Left picture : covered market of Manzanillo

 

 

 

 

marina of Manzanillo

 

           Right picture : Marina of Manzanillo

 

 

 


 

 

 

Code : 315 + 7 digits

Barra de Navidad

Tourism office : Jalisco # 67A, open 10AM-6PM, 355-5100, http://visita.jalisco.gob.mx / www.costalegre.com
Emergencia Turist Police (Emergency Tourist office Police) : 060 (free number) - english or 100- 7451 in english.
Red Cross : 335-5230
Pharmacy on Veracruz (english).
Water taxi : to go to Colimilla and Isla de Navidad : Morelos, close to the Jalapenos restaurant.
Walking streets : Jalisco and Lopez de Legazpi : you can find restaurants, bars, hotels, craft shops as well as stalls of fruits.
Post-office + Banamex (ATM) : on Veracruz, next to Police station.
Fedex : Veracruz, # 175.
Telephone : Veracruz, # 170.
Bus station (Central de Camiones) : Veracruz, # 226/273; ETN : 35 58 400. Cihuatlán : 35 55 265. Primera Plus : 35 56 111. These are long distance bus stations - Veracruz Cihuatlán, México Norte ($1100), Manzanillo, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta ($300) but there are also buses going to Melaque every 15 minutes.
Laundry : several places; among them : Laundry La Ola, Jalisco Street, behind Delfin Hotel (8AM-9PM); Laundry Mary, Veracruz, 205B; Mats laundry, Lopez de Legatzpi, 62B.


Barra de Navidad is 20minutes from Manzanillo Airport (closer to the airport than the city of
Manzanillo !)




 

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