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Regularly Scheduled Airlines
Direct Flights to  
Puerto Vallarta:
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Charter Flights to Puerto Vallarta (PV)
Air Transat:
from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria
Apple Vacations:
Apple Vacations'
from Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, Denver and Oakland
from Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, Denver and Oakland
Charter Flights from Europe
Holland Air: from Amsterdam
Pullmantur: from Madrid

Flights within Mexico

Flights within Mexico include several daily direct flights to Vallarta from Mexico City - the country's major airline hub - and Guadalajara, less than a half-hour flight away.  You can also fly directly to Puerto Vallarta from San Jose del Cabo (Cabo San Lucas), Leon and Cancun.

Aéreo Calafia:
Websites for Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare

Rental Cars
Gecko Car Rental:
in Bucerias
Currency Calculator Currency Calculator:
An excellent resource for all currency questions.
La Cruz Inn:
The La Cruz Inn is centrally located in downtown La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.  Should Casa Parota or one of the other houses listed on our website not be available for your exact dates, guests have often chosen to spend a night or two at the La Cruz Inn.  The inn managers, John and Carol Innes, have been helpful and welcoming.
Villa Bella La Cruz Bed & Breakfast Inn:
Monte Calvario #12, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit
(329) 295-5161
Villa Amor del Mar:
Albatros 88, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit
(322) 127-5813
Guides to the Region of Puerto Vallarta
Bahia de Banderas News:
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta's liveliest website!
The Village of Bucerias:
The village of Bucerias is only 10 miles from the Puerto Vallarta airport.  Quiet and relaxed it is a charming spot for you to visit during your stay.
The village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle:
This is a picturesque, little fishing village on the Bay of Banderas, about 20 kms. north of Puerto Vallarta.  With its cobble stone streets and traditional way of life, it is a place to experience the charm of old Mexico.
View over Puerto Vallarta, overlooking the Bay
Puerto Vallarta:
This site has information on the main events, attractions, maps, city fast facts, weather information, banks, currency, restaurants, night clubs, discos, places to go in Puerto Vallarta.
Frommer's Travel OnLine:
Fodor's Guidebooks:

Activities and Adventures
Marla's Sport Fishing
Marla's Sport Fishing:
Charter Fishing leaving from the new La Cruz Marina with Danny Osuna.  The Osuna Brothers (Danny, Scotty, and Alonso) are considered the very best charter captains.  We'll make reservations for you at no charge.  Best fishing months for dorado (mahi mahi), marlin, yellow fin tuna, and sailfish are June through December.  Oddly, while Puerto Vallarta offers excellent fishing much of the year--especially for really huge tuna and marlin--and the city is one of the world's most famous and important vacation destinations, the Puerto Vallarta area's sportfishing opportunities are even today still in the process of being "discovered" by the outside world.  The International Puerto Vallarta Sailfish and Marlin Tournament is generally around November 15-21.
Vallarta Adventures:
One of the best companies to arrange activities (Swim with Dolphins,Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Sailing, Air Adventures, Visit Huichol Indians, Tequilla and Guadalajara Tour, Sierra Madre Expedition, Las Caletas, San Sebastian Air Tour, Rhythms of the Night, Canopy Tour and Private Tours).
Four Seasons Punta Mita:

(Golf and Dining) 

Volunteer Opportunities

PEACEAnimals endeavors to prevent the future suffering of cats and dogs by providing free mobile spay and neuter clinics, primarily in communities throughout the Bay of Banderas (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico).
Amigos de La Cruz  
de Huanacaxtle, A.C.:
Amigos sponsors a variety of activities with the mission of contributing to the quality of the life in the community of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle through culture, educational, environmental and charitable assistance programs.  Should you like to be involved there are many ways to participate from recycling, free dog/cat spay/neuter clinics, medical assistance for local residents (e.g. free children's dental clinic in January), street- and river bed clean-ups, talent show, membership drive, play production, teach English to local children after school to teaching elementary children in grades K-1-2 to read/write Spanish.  All proceeds of these events help fund our mission.
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc:
The mission of BBC, Inc is to increase educational and economic opportunities that support an improved quality of life by working with communities and organizations surrounding the Bay of Banderas (Puerto Vallarta) and beyond.  The guiding principles are to protect youth, women, animals, culture and the environment while instilling individual and community responsibility to preserve and celebrate the richness and beauty of Mexican culture.
BBC, Inc works with many different organizations around the bay, including: PEACEAnimals and SayulitAnimals to offer free dog/cat spay/neuter clinics; Pasitos de Luz, a free daycare and rehabilitation center for severely handicapped children; NOBARS and MexPups to rescue dogs for transport to the USA and Canada; Amigos de La Cruz de Huanacaxtle; and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
Casa Parota - Information
Vacation Rentals By Owner:
Oceanview Home
VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #1783
Vacation Rentals By Owner:
Luxury House with Private Pool
VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #228099
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The beach, looking east toward Bucerias
The beach, looking east towards Bucerias

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