Selected fares from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta

From San Diego to Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, located in Mexico, is a popular tourist destination with residents of the West Coast of the United States. It boasts a rich history and culture dating back to the pre-Columbian period. If you travel from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, you can find budget deals on Orbitz.com to get the most from your money on airlines such as Alaska Airlines.

San Diego

As the second-largest city in California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border, San Diego is the first European West Coast settlement in the United States. Flights from here to Puerto Vallarta leave from the San Diego International Airport, which is located about 3 miles northwest of the city.

You can get to the airport by public shuttle or by the Metro Bus. The Metro Bus carries passengers to the airport on Route 992, stopping at Terminals 1 and 2 as well as at the Commuter Terminal. On weekdays, you can expect a bus to arrive every 15 minutes. If you choose instead to drive to the airport, you have several parking options. General parking lasts up to 30 days and is offered at variable rates. Long-term parking costs slightly less per day. If you are looking for refreshments while at the airport, you can drop by the Starbucks at Terminal 1, Gate 10 for a coffee to wake you up. The airport has restaurants to suit virtually every taste, including Starbucks, McDonald's, and Jamba Juice.

Puerto Vallarta

This city is known for its tourism. In fact, tourism accounts for more than half of its traffic. With its location along the Pacific coast in central Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a haven for beach-goers.

Experience "The World's Friendliest City"

You'll land at the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, located just north of the city next to Banderas Bay. Most people use the public bus system to get around because little parking space is available in the city. It's likely that you'll be staying in the Hotel Zone of town, so look for buses that have the word "Hoteles" on the front window to be sure you get the right route; you cannot transfer from one bus to another without paying an additional fare.

Puerto Vallarta has a two-season tropical climate. Expect temperatures in the low 80s virtually year-round. Temperatures can reach the 90s in the summer, and you can expect heavy rainfall from June to October, most often occurring in the middle of the afternoon. Most people visit the city between January and March, when the weather is at its mildest. The waters of the bay keep the seasonal temperatures even, so you shouldn't experience wide variations. Bring light-colored summer clothes and suntan lotion.

The main draw of Puerto Vallarta is the copious beach scenery. Whether you want to lie on the beach and read a book or engage in water sports, you can enjoy yourself in this area. Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, and sport fishing are all popular tourist pastimes. Of course, there's more to the city than the beaches. Check out the Plaza de Toros if you want to see a bullfight. If you come in late October/early November, visit the Botanical Gardens for the Diá de Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival.

Enjoy Mexican Culture and Tourism in Puerto Vallarta

If you want to experience Latin American culture or simply lounge on the beaches of Banderas Bay, journey to Puerta Vallarta. Orbitz.com makes it easy for you to find the cheap air tickets you need from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta so you can use your money for what matters-having fun.

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Hotels in Puerto Vallarta

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Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Lazaro Cardenas 150, Bucerias
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Playa Bucerias and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Flamingos Golf Club. Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz ...

The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
Paseo De La Marina Sur 205, Puerto Vallarta
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (207 reviews)

Set in the residential/golf community of Marina Vallarta, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this family- and couples-friendly resort has views of mountain-rimmed Banderas ...

$106

$106
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio No. 999, Puerto Vallarta
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (222 reviews)

Centrally located in Puerto Vallarta, this 473-room beachfront resort is less than 0.25 miles (0.5 kilometers) from the shops and restaurants bordering downtown's ...

$112

$112
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Olas Altas 380, Puerto Vallarta
3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (236 reviews)

Overlooking the Banderas Bay with direct beach access, this Puerto Vallarta resort is in the Romantic Zone, a 5-minute walk to downtown and about a 20-minute ...

$61

$61
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Km. 7.5 A Barra De Navidad, Puerto Vallarta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa sits on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, within easy reach of Playa Gemelas, Los Arcos, and El Eden. Also nearby are Playa Mismaloya ...

$203

$203
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
Av. de los Cocoteros s/n, Nuevo Vallarta
3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (180 reviews)

This Nuevo Vallarta hotel sits 9 miles from Puerto Vallarta and 3 miles from Splash, a water park; it is within 3 miles of 2 golf courses.

Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort and Spa
Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort and Spa
Paseo Cocoteros 750 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Located in Riviera Nayarit, the modern Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort and Spa features sweeping views of Banderas Bay and is just north of Puerto ...

$115

$115
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (190 reviews)

This traditional Mexican resort is in the North Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta, less than 5 km (3 mi) from the Malecón oceanside walkway and 3 km (2 mi) from ...

$82

$82
Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Avenida Paseo De La Marina 435, Puerto Vallarta
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (192 reviews)

This family-friendly Puerto Vallarta resort, across the street from the Marina Vallarta resort/residential community's golf course, includes a Japanese/Thai ...

$125

$125
Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa Hotel
Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa Hotel
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (316 reviews)

Within a 10-minute drive of Fiesta Americana - Puerto Vallarta, guests can watch the boats come in at the picturesque marina, and see the sun set over the Bay ...

$184

$184

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