|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 570||Average for round-trip flights in March 2021|
|Round-trip from||C$ 302||From Toronto to Puerto Vallarta|
|One-way from||C$ 253||One-way flight from Toronto to Puerto Vallarta|
YTO - PVR
C$ 486 - C$ 849
27 - 32 °C
1 - 275 mm
When to fly to Puerto Vallarta
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.
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.
Flight times from Canada to Puerto-Vallarta, Mexico range from 5h to 20h. The shortest flight between Vancouver International Airport is 4h 50m. The shortest flight between Pearson International Airport in Toronto is 5h 3m. The shortest flight between Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl Airport is 5h. Some flights can take as long as 20 hours, based on the layover periods and number of stops.
You can find direct flights to Puerto-Vallarta from several airports in Canada utilizing several different airlines. WestJet Airlines offers direct flights to Puerto-Vallarta from Abbotsford, Calgary, Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victora, and Winnipeg. Air Transat has direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Quebec, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg. Air Canada has direct flights from Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver.
It is 5 to 6 km from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport to the Puerto-Vallarta city centre. A quick way to make the trip is via taxi. There are two taxi booths outside the airport and it is advisable to purchase tickets this way rather than just grab one so you know you are dealing with one authorized for the Federal Zone. If you would like to attempt a lower fare, however, you can walk across the bridge and negotiate with a yellow taxi. Another option is to book in advance from a private transport, such as Superior Tours, Discovery Mundo Transfers, Amstar DMC, Puerto Vallarta Tours or Vallarta Discovery. There is also a bus system and you can get a rental car if you prefer.
There are two diverse ways to experience Puerto-Vallarta. The first is through tourist-type adventures of which there is no shortage. The second is finding the places the locals like to go. Try to do a bit of both for the best possible vacation. As for the tourist activities, one you won’t want to miss is the Rhythms of the Night. It is a 5-hour evening show that begins with a sunset boat ride across Banderas Bay to Las Caletas, an idyllic private cove, complete with open bar. From there, you’ll walk along a tiki-torch lit path to arrive at an outdoor candlelit dining area where for an amazing buffet. After dining, you will move to an outdoor amphitheater for a breathtaking performance that tells the story of an ancient civilization. Enjoy dancing and the open bar on the return cruise. As for “”going local,”” ask the concierge at your hotel and other locals where they dine and you just might find yourself in places you’d never find otherwise for authentic meals and hospitality that cannot be matched. You would be surprised by the places with no signage and aren’t found in tour guides!
Canadian citizens will need a Canadian passport to enter Mexico via the airport in Puerto-Vallarta. You will be issued a Multiple Migratory Form (tourist card) when you arrive. A visa is not required for visits under 90 days. If you go to Mexico for work purposes, you’ll need a NAFTA visa available from Mexico border authorities.
Puerto Vallarta flights are currently seeing a 78% decrease in searches when contrasted with this time last year.