Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals
The cruise port in Puerto Vallarta is located at the Terminal Maritimo in the Maritina area of town. It is situated approximately 3 miles north of the city centre (Centro). It can accommodate up to three full-sized cruise ships.
The cruise terminal has a number of services for passengers including taxis, rental cares, ATMs, a currency exchange kiosk, handicraft market, restaurants and a cybercafé. Tickets can be purchased at the office for boat tours around the bay.
Located directly across the street from the port, is a Walmart, Sams Club and a large air-conditioned mall.
Bus service is available from the cruise port to town (Centro) for USD $0.50. The bus stop is near Sams/Walmart.
Buses depart for Centro every 10 minutes or so. Passengers should disembark at the Malecón, the 12-block, mile-long esplanade in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Bus fares are approximately 12 pesos.
Top tourist attractions in Puerto Vallarta are the following:
View map of the Puerto Vallarta Cruise Port (Terminal Maritimo)
The peso is the currency used in Mexico. There are approximately 15 pesos to one US dollar.
Almost all shops, vendors and taxis in town will take U.S. dollars, but the cost of your purchase will be greater.
Because the currency symbol for the peso is the same one used for the dollar, make sure to clarify the currency prior to making purchases.
The weather in Puerto Vallarta is warm and pleasant with average daily highs ranging from 29 celcius in winter to 33 in summer.
Average daily temperatures by month are as follows:
Free WiFi is available at McDonalds Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and at Starbucks.
There is a McDonalds in the shopping mall located next to Walmart (across from the cruise port). Another is located across from the beach in the city centre (across from Hotel Rosita and the WinPalace Casino).