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Vallarta Living 

No Car? No Problem. Getting Around in Vallarta is Easy!

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February 27, 2020

Taxis are inexpensive and plentiful in Puerto Vallarta and you will find a taxi stand located every couple of blocks in the downtown area. Uber, and the city's fleet of modern busses are other transportation options.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - One of the questions our clients frequently ask when buying a second home in Puerto Vallarta is if they will need a car to be able to conveniently enjoy living in Mexico. While the answer greatly depends on the neighborhood in which you choose to live, for the most part, you don't really need to own a vehicle to get around town.

If you own a condo in Old Town, the Romantic Zone or Cinco de Diciembre, you can easily walk to almost everything in the downtown area.

Residents living in Marina Vallarta also find it to be a very walkable location with restaurants, gyms, spas and a golf club right outside their doorsteps.

Those who own property in Versalles, Fluvial or in the Hotel Zone are within walking distance to a wide variety of schools, grocery stores, restaurants and nightlife.

But, since you might not feel like walking everywhere, everyday, here are some of the most popular methods of transportation in Puerto Vallarta.

Taxis are inexpensive and plentiful in Vallarta and you will find a taxi stand located every couple of blocks in the downtown area.

The popular ride share app, Uber, now has formal legal authorization to operate in Puerto Vallarta. Users love the ease of the app, which can be linked to your credit card or PayPal account, and also allows for payment in cash.

The Puerto Vallarta public bus system was recently upgraded with a delivery of new, modern busses that are safe, clean, well-lit and very inexpensive to ride. The transit system reaches virtually every area in the region and you can identify the bus you need by reading its route written on the front window.

Not needing to own a car in Puerto Vallarta not only makes the cost of living more affordable but using public transportation and walking are not only more environmentally friendly options, but they are great ways to really get to know your new community in Mexico.

Click HERE for more Puerto Vallarta real estate and lifestyle tips from Tropicasa Realty.


Since 1997, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is the region's representative for "The Leading Agents of the World" and with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents of the company are affiliated with AMPI. Wayne Franklin or any member of his knowledgeable team can be contacted in-person at their Romantic Zone Office - Pulpito 145-A at Olas Altas. While in PV they can be reached at (322) 222-6505 or by calling 866-978-5539 (Toll-Free) from the U.S.


Click HERE to learn more about Tropicasa Realty, or visit tropicasa.com.