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Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

My husband and I are considering traveling to Puerto Vallarta in February. How is travel between Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta?? A friend has said that bus rides are cheap and easy.. Is this so? We are considering booking in at Samba Vallarta, it is a cheap all inclusive. We are on a budget and want to get the most bang for our buck but enjoy exploring the old city and other outlying areas.

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1. Re: Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

Went 3 times from the Riu Vallarta by bus to the Malecon Puerto Vallarta .

Yes the bus is cheap we use to take 2 buses one was around 1.50 and the other i think was a dollar or less not sure and yes its easy to get there by bus .

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2. Re: Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

Transportation is easy ...either a bus or $20.00 cab ride.

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3. Re: Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

Just one thing, buses don't run late. You can't really leave downtown Vallarta much later than about 10:30 by bus so if nightlife is a concern, you'd be better off with something in the Hotel Zone.

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4. Re: Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

From Samba to downtown PV by bus is 45 minutes to an hour and 1/4 depending on traffic and the wait between buses, You change buses at WalMart across from the cruise ship terminal.

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Regarding the Samba, remember that you get what you pay for....we just met a family staying there that said the food was awful.

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6. Re: Puerto Vallarta vs. nuevo Vallarta

Let me know how you like it if you stay at the Samba -- we'll be there in March.

As for taking the bus - we stayed at the Decameron in Bucerias and took the bus a few times. It was cheap, easy, and even fun. I'm sure there are faster ways to get around, but I'd reccomend the bus.

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