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Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

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Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

Hi,

1. Are there buses available right outside the resort to go to these places?

2. Are there bus numbers I need to look for?

Thanks much!

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1. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

To PT.Vallarta.. you walk down driveway,past security, cross road..Bus stop is right there., It goes North up to the Riu Palace and then back up onto the Highway, then south. You just tell driver Where you want to go. It will cost about $1.50 each usd to get to Walmart (which is across from the Cruise ship Terminal. you jump off there, and wait for El CENTRO bus., I think another $1,00 to down town/boardwalk.. Takes about an Hour or more, depends on traffic.

SAME in return., get off at Walmart (People are there, that call out the Next bus that is stopping.) You will on that says RIU's or Nuevo on front window. CHEAP and fun to do.

map will help: http://vallartainfo.com/nuevo.html

NO bus to Bucerias.... You can walk it... will be HOT ,take water, at least an hour on beach.

To Sayulita, you have to get up onto highway. close to Mega store(about 15-20min.walk) and get on one thats says Sayulita going NORTH.

Hope this helps.

Enjoy your Trip

Joy

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2. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

Going into Puerto Vallara, instead of getting off at Walmart, you can ride to the end of the line, then either walk or take a local bus to Centro. It's not a super long walk.

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3. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

For the buses, you will need to use pesos. First bus is about 15 pesos and the Centro bus is 7.5 pesos. This is per person. Try to have close to exact amount. Drivers normally can not break anything over a 20 peso note. If you have large bills, ask for change at the RIU front desk before hand.

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4. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

Thanks, was just about to ask same question, so have 3 great answers. Will be staying at Riu Vallarta and plan frequent commutes to/from el Centro/ Malecon area. Have a couple of further queries however. Ridng to the end of the line as posted by sioux4off; approx. where would this be ? close to which hotel/landmark/supermarket,, etc. Also are these buses frequent and around what time would be the last bus from from el centro/Walmart to Riu Vallarta ? Appreciate all answers and gracias in advance !!

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5. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

If there a few waiting at bus stop. Taxi drivers will come over and ask you if you want to team up and get taxi at a reasonable price. We did this and pleased we did as bus from Walmart to puerto vallarta is awful. No fun it was awful so bumpy made me feel awful. Only done it once taxi other time and pleased to pay.

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6. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

http://vallartainfo.com/nuevo.html map might help. just move it down.. to see Pt.Vallarta.

You get the bus right across the street. It heads North to Riu Palace, then back and up onto the highway , then south. In the heat ,go early. most buses Are Air cond., but some are not., The ones that go to and from Nuevo usually are. They do stop running in evening.. I think someone said.. 8-9pm.

If going all the way to the Boardway.. Tell the driver.. he will tell you went to get off and then On to the El Centro.

We just found it easier to get off the Nuevo bus across from Walmart. and onto the El Centro that pulled in. at that stop. You Do have to Pay more for the ElCentro bus.

Return is the Same. Transfer in front of WalMart. there are people there calling out the next bus pulling in.

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7. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

I would like to know which numbered bus to take from Paradise Village to the Riu Palace, as we plan to walk from there into Bucerias.....and how many pesos...?

Thank you

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8. Re: Bus from Riu Vallarta to - Bucerias, PV, Malecon, Sayulita

not sure about a number...One the front window of bus, it has RIUs. Nuevo. that bus would come from Pt.Vallarta, loop around Paradise Village, then head North, . Not sure on price., but I'm thinking 10 pesos at most.

There is a Free trolly , Never saw it.. but others have mentioned it.. I don't think is has a schedule at all.

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