You fly into what has become what we can now call the International Hub that is the PVR Airport after over 30 years of progress. What was once a series of dirt landing strips is now a multi-terminal, busy, professionally operated international airport serving millions of travelers to Puerto Vallarta each and every year. Your group makes their way past customs (don’t lose the immigration form or you’ll have to pay $50 US for a new one when you leave!) and proceed to the baggage claim area. There are plenty of eager baggage attendants standing by to assist with pulling what ended up being – despite attempts to guard against it – your party’s excessive packing, off the belt and onto the luggage rack to help escort you through the baggage check area and past the 20 meter long time-shark area (if you make it through!) out to the shuttle and taxi area. There will be two taxi companies that will fight vehemently over your attention, but don’t worry- they are limited to their booth stands. As you walk past these lovely ladies, you will be outside and will feel your first spot of sunshine. If you decided to rent a car, all of these agencies will be nearby. If you decided to let us take care of the transportation, odds are that Noe, or someone else in his family’s Shuttle Business, will be there waiting for you after being notified of any flight delays or travel schedule modifications.
You and your group board Noe’s Ship (probably a Suburban) and commence your quick trip across Puerto Vallarta. We’ve worked with him for close to 3 years now and he’s always very warm and congenial. If you have any stops you would like to request, he is very accommodating and charges only slightly by the hour for additional stops along the way. Fine Wine shopping? Senor Frogs? The Malecon? The grocery store for the toothpaste you forgot to pack? Something usually does come up. Enjoy your quick 30 minute zip through Marina Vallarta, the Hotel Zone with some skyscrapers reaching up to 30 stories in some cases, Downtown to cruise past the world-famous Malecon, Old Town along the charming Mexican cobble-stone streets and small restaurants & shops, Amapas past the millions of apartments cuddled together and then down the hill from the road past other multi-million dollar properties to the privately gated wooden automatic door. If you’re early (what were the chances!) and beat the 3pm villa check-in time, the staff will warmly greet and receive your luggage and walk it down into the villa. From there, you are free to roam Puerto Vallarta with your private driver, Noe!
Here, at the heart of the prestigious Conchas Chinas neighborhood, you will find yourself only 5 minutes from Old Town and Zona Romantica – which is the liveliest and busiest part of Puerto Vallarta, boasting the most action that you will likely find in Puerto Vallarta. If you wanted to, you could easily make the 15 minute walk from the villa along the nicest beach in town. A walking neighborhood for everybody, you will find everything from cafes to beachfront bar/lounges to fine dining. If you wish to explore further, you can walk further into town along the beachfront boardwalk through the newly finished Malecon 2 into the world-famous Malecon. This is Puerto Vallarta’s nightlife hub and is also heavily frequented during the days as well, being in the heart of historic downtown Puerto Vallarta. Here you will find an even greater selection of fine dining, bars and lounges to relax in. Explore and travel the local Mexican tequila shops and cigar stores between your visits into the local juice shop or beachwear store. Mingle with the locals and tourists alike along this vibrant strip of Mexican warmth. Prepare yourself for a villa check-in experience that will have you swept off your feet.