Jardin del Mar is located on the north shore of Banderas Bay, on a quiet residential road, between Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - in a neighborhood known as "El Tizate." We are about one kilometer from Highway 200, near the Punta Esmeralda condo complex. We are perfect for those guests who prefer quiet peace and tranquility over the noise of crowded resorts. Taxis are readily available and affordable for the five-minute ride to markets, restaurants and shopping, and the beach often offers a walkable path into either village (see below).
Airport Pick-Up 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. Please note: Our mini van can only accommodate five guests with luggage, so this is not a good option for large groups.
- Airport pick-up: $60 USD / per trip
- Stop at Mega or La Comer for groceries (on the way to Jardin, if time allows): $20 USD / per 1 hour stop
- Airport drop-off: $40 USD / per trip
If you prefer to not use public transportation, and would like to rent a car, we recommend using Gecko Rent A Car in Bucerias. They are highly-rated will shuttle you to and from the airport, or have a car waiting for you at the airport when you arrive.
If you are the active type, you may enjoy walking to either Bucerias or La Cruz along the beach, when the tide allows. It can be a 45-minute walk to Bucerias Centro, and 25 minutes to the La Cruz Marina during low-to-mid tide. There you can find dozens of restaurants, shops, small grocery stores, and live entertainment. Since we are on a rockier stretch of the beach, there are a couple tricky spots to maneuver while walking in either direction.
Buses & Taxis:
We are happy to help you navigate the easiest and most affordable ways to get around the La Cruz and Bucerias. The bus stop is about a 10-minute walk from the Hotel at the top of our road. Buses operate most of the day, and stop every few minutes. The cost is about 10 pesos per person.
We are always available to call request taxi services. They are usually at our front gate within 10 minutes of our request. Taxis range in price depending on the distance you wish to travel, and on the size of taxi. Typical costs are 70 pesos to La Cruz; 100 pesos to Bucerias; 150 pesos to the Mega Supermarket; 250 pesos to Nuevo Vallarta; 300 pesos to Punta de Mita; and 350 peso to Sayulita. A good rule of thumb to calculate cost is to add a zero to the travel time: a 10-minute ride to Bucerias Centro would cost about 100 pesos.
For a Google Map from the PVR airport CLICK HERE
Jardin del Mar is about a 30-40 minute drive (21 kilometers north) from the Puerto Vallarta Airport.
Heading north on Highway 200 towards Tepic, you will pass through Nuevo Vallarta, Mezcales and Bucerias. You will pass Flamingos Golf Course on the left in Nuevo, and Mega and La Comer (large grocery stores) on the right in Bucerias. After you pass Bucerias Centro on the left, you will travel another three kilometers until you pass a green highway sign that reads "Iberostar Playa Mita" on the right. Here, you will need to turn LEFT off the highway. In other words, the entrance to our road is across the highway from the Iberostar sign.)
Get in the left hand turn lane directly in front of the Punta Esmeralda condo complex and turn left onto Camino el Tizate. Continue on this road for about another kilometer. Jardin del Mar will be on your left. It has a large, wrought iron gate and tall stone walls (pictured.)
If you are traveling by taxi from the airport. You may inform the driver of our phone number: 322-182-5596. It may also a be good idea to print a Google map of our location beforehand.