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.
On your next trip to the Pacific Northwest, use Orbitz to find low-cost domestic and international flights to Seattle. The primary airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, more commonly known as Sea-Tac, located roughly 15 miles south of downtown Seattle. The Boeing Field-King County International Airport is less than 10 miles south of the city, but flights into this airport are generally more limited and a bit more expensive.
You will have several public transportation options once you land in Seattle, including Link Light Rail and King County Metro Transit. There are also public taxis, share-a-ride shuttles and private car services ready to bring you to your final destination. Expect to pay a fare of between $35 and $45 from Sea-Tac into downtown Seattle, and roughly half of that from the Boeing Field airport. Use Orbitz.com to plan your trip, and you will be able to either rent a car or choose a hotel that has free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Seattle has a mild climate, with winter temperatures usually ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-40s and summer temperatures that rarely go above the mid-70s. November and December usually have a fair amount of rainfall, but the rest of the year is fairly dry. Because cool nights occur year round, plan a wardrobe that you can layer to accommodate the fluctuating temperatures.
Visitors to Seattle have no shortage of things to see and do. Some of the most famous landmarks include the Space Needle, the site of the original Starbucks in Pike Place Market and Bill Gates' house on Lake Washington. There are also plenty of parks, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants in and around the city. Enjoy your stay, and the next time you need discount flights to Seattle, be sure to use Orbitz.com.
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