If you have an upcoming trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico there are a few airport tips that may help you have a better trip!
Tip #1) Avoid the Sharks
After getting your luggage you will go through one extra customs checkpoint, immediately after this you will go into a room that is labeled “transportation”. There may be legitimate transportation options in the room, but for the most part it is a room filled with time share salesmen.
The important part to note is that they will lie to you in order to get you to stop and talk to them. They will tell you that you have to speak to them in order to get a taxi or to book your transportation- this is not the case!
So how do you avoid the sharks? Walk with a purpose, keep your head up and gaze forward. Don’t stop when they tell you that you have to!
Once you get out of “the shark tank” you will come to the entrance of the airport and you can get your taxi there!
That brings me to the next tip!
Tip #2) Walk Across the Bridge
If you want to save some money in Puerto Vallarta, here is a good first step! Instead of getting a taxi right out in front of the airport, turn left upon exiting the sliding glass doors of the airport, walk about 40-50 meters straight ahead towards the highway. You will see a pedestrian walking bridge that crosses over the highway. Turn left towards the stairs for the bridge, cross it, and there are always several cabs right at the end of the stairs that will get you to your destination for about half as much as the taxis at the airport!
-I don’t suggest walking across the bridge if you have a ton of luggage. It’s not worth saving the money to have to lug all of that across the bridge!
-The cabs are usually a little nicer at the airport than they are across the bridge. They aren’t twice as nice, but it is something to take into consideration.
Let us know if you have any questions or if I was unclear in any of my directions!
Keep it Kinetic,
Greg and Hillary Kennon