Puerto Vallarta is highly popular as a vacation destination and is well served by a variety of airlines operating through most air travel hubs in the United States. Locating discount flights from Puerto Vallarta is fairly easy with Orbitz.com, which presents you with a list of flights departing from Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport. This is the only airport operating in the city and is located at AP 44A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, about 2.8 miles from the city. Major airlines flying into the airport include American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and Aeromexico.
The parking facilities at the airport are available at a starting rate of about $1.90 per hour and rise to a cost of approximately $28.65 for the first day, $18 the second day and $7.20 each day thereafter. Losing the ticket for your parked car will incur an extra fee of $17.
Taxi fares are federally regulated. The rates are applied per vehicle rather than per person, and each taxi is capable of holding up to three passengers. The fares are also set by travel zones. The 5- to 10-minute trip from the downtown area costs about $18. Larger groups need to find available shuttle vans, which may cost about twice as much as taking a taxi. Local bus service is also available and costs about $0.55.
Food is available at the airport to provide travelers with a snack or meal before they board their flights from Vallarta. Snacks are available from the Coffee Cafe and Starbucks, while more hearty meals can be purchased at the Henry J Bean's Bar & Grill or the Carl's Jr. located in the airport food service area.
Traveling is a cinch when booking flights to Madrid with Orbitz.com. Madrid-Barajas Airport is the major airport serving Madrid, and it is located six miles from the Madrid city center. Over 49 million passengers make it through the airport each year. Adria Airways, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, and American Airlines all service Madrid-Barajas Airport.
Madrid-Barajas has several transportation options to help you get to your lodging. The Underground, bus, and train all serve the airport. The Metro Line 8 runs through the airport terminals and can get you to the city center in 15 minutes. Expect to pay $5 for a one-way fare. The bus is another option. It will take about 40 minutes to get to downtown Madrid from the airport, and fare is $3. The train is the most convenient option, taking only 10 minutes to get to the center of the city. Train fare is $2, and visitors can purchase a weekly or monthly pass.
Madrid generally has mild weather. Winter time can be dry and cold. Temperatures can reach as low as 30 degrees F. You will want to pack warm sweaters if travelling during winter. Spring and fall are both mild, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees F. Pack lightweight clothing during these seasons. Summers can get very hot with temperatures reaching 100 degrees F.
Madrid has a variety of attractions and is home to several museums and galleries. Consider visiting Oliva Arauna and Guillermo de Osma, two of the most popular museums in Madrid. No trip to Madrid can be complete without a viewing of the traditional bullfight. Visit Plaza de Toros Monumental de las Ventas for a grand showing. Use Orbitz.com to book flights to Madrid so that you can have a trip of a lifetime.
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