Puerto Vallarta flights and travel guide

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Reasons to fly to Puerto Vallarta

When to fly to Puerto Vallarta

Peak Season:
December and January are hot and sunny. These are the peak travel months when most visitors flee the cold North and take cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Off Season:
Late June to early October is low season. These are the rainiest months.


Lying at the foot of lush, green hills and bounded by sandy beaches on the Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most popular destinations.

Historic old streets and a thriving artistic community, championship golf courses and superb diving, surfing, sailing and snorkelling make it an unmissable destination. Off shore, whale-watching and wild dolphin-watching are good reasons to take cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta. Back on dry land, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a standout attraction dedicated to the patron saint of the town. Although the bell tower's iron crown toppled during an earthquake in 1995, the same loyal stone angels support its fibreglass replacement.

For more earthly pleasures, Tequila is nearby. A side trip to the town where the blue agave plants are used to produce the national drink come straight up or with a twist of, what else, lime.

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Getting downtown Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Airport is just 6km from downtown. Once travellers have stepped off their cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta, taxis and vans are readily available.

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Puerto Vallarta airports

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (Puerto Vallarta Airport) (website: aeropuertosgap.com.mx) is located 6km from downtown.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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