Buses will take you from one end of town to the other, or anywhere in-between for only 4.5 pesos. If you are downtown around the plaza or on the Malecon, take the bus that says “Olas Altas.” This will take you to the south part of town across the Rio Cuale, towards Los Muertos beach. To head north towards the airport and large hotels, take a bus that says “Hotels” or “Airport.” Travel to and within the Marina Vallarta area is also possible, just look for the Marina buses. Push the button marked “timbre” to signal the driver to stop.
Puerto Vallarta has more than 1,000 taxis available around town. The union has preset tariffs for travel rather than meters. Fare within the Centro zone, downtown, is only 35 pesos. Hotels often post the rates to popular destinations, but it is always a good idea to ask about the cost before you travel Also, while locals do not tip taxi drivers, if you’ve gotten good service please show your gratitude.