Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a resort city on the west coast of Mexico.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at the cruise port (Terminal Maritima) beside the marina and three miles north of downtown.
Money and Tipping
White taxis that pickup at the airport and the cruise terminal are federally licensed and cost more than regular yellow taxis. To save some money, head over to the main street and flag a yellow taxi down. Taxis have no meter and you need to negotiate a rate. Better yet, take the local buses which are cheap (6.5 pesos, Dec 2011) and frequent. To go downtown, take any bus marked "Centro" heading south but not "Tunel" since these bypass downtown. To head back, look for buses marked "Marina" or "Walmart".
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Shopping & Restaurants
The cruise terminal is conveniently located across from a Walmart (with supermarket), Sam's Club and Galleria Vallarta mall.
Basilio Badillo in Old Town is considered restaurant row. You can find restaurants along the beach and along the Malecon. The marina area adjacent to the cruise terminal has restaurants as well.
Marina and Cruise Terminal
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