Airport Shuttle Service:

Jardin del Mar offers an Airport Shuttle Service for guests who don't plan to rent a car and want to skip the hassle of hiring a taxi at the airport or dealing with directions.  Please contact us as soon as possible if you'd like this service, because availability is limited.  The fees can be paid in cash directly to the driver or we can add it to your bill when you check-in.  

Rates (year-round):

  • Airport Pick-Up: $600 pesos 
  • Stop at Mega for groceries on the way to Jardin (if time allows): $300 pesos
  • Airport Drop-Off: $400 pesos


Car Rental:

If you plan to explore the Bay and would like to rent a car, we recommend using Gecko Rent A Car in Bucerias.  They're highly rated and they'll shuttle you to and from the airport.    



If you're the outdoorsy may enjoy walking into Bucerias or La Cruz via the beach!  It's about a 45 minute walk to Bucerias Centro and 25 minutes to the La Cruz Marina during low to mid tide...from there you'll find dozens of restaurants, shops, small grocery stores and live entertainment.  (And don't forget to check out the La Cruz Farmer/Artisan Market at the Marina on Sundays from 10am-2:00pm during high season!)


Buses & Taxis: 

We're also happy to give you instructions on the easiest/most affordable ways to get around the La Cruz and Bucerias areas as well as recommendations on must-do outings, restaurants, etc.  The bus stop is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel and we can arrange taxi pickups for you anytime throughout your stay.   


Jardin del Mar is about 30 minutes North of the Puerto Vallarta Airport (21 kilometers) and is located just outside of downtown La Cruz in a neighborhood called El Tizate. (Tiz-ought-tey) 

Heading North on Highway 200 coming from the airport towards Tepic, you'll pass through Nuevo Vallarta, Mezcales and Bucerias.  You'll see Flamingos Golf Course on your left in Nuevo, Mega grocery store on your right in Bucerias - and after you've passed through the last traffic light in Bucerias - you'll see a large condo development called Punta Esmeralda a few more miles down the highway on the left (pictured) ...which is where you'll be turning.  (Don't follow the Punta de Mita / La Cruz off-ramp signs that direct you to exit on the right...that'll take you in downtown La Cruz.  And if you see the massive B Nayar resort on your left, you've gone too far.) 

Get in the left hand turn lane directly in front of Punta Esmeralda and turn left onto Camino al Tizate.  You'll pass by their entrance and continue down the dead-end road another kilometer. 

Jardin del Mar will be on your left and it has a large, brown, rod iron gate and tall stone walls (pictured).  There are two plaques that read "Jardin del Mar" and "Casa Jaramillo" 

If you're taking a taxi from the airport and the driver needs help with directions, you're welcome to give him our phone number:  322-216-6158