Named after the former president who served the area from 1964 to 1970, Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport sits on the north end of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is about 8 kilometres from downtown Puerto Vallarta, 2 kilometres from Marina Vallarta, and 13 kilometres from Nuevo Vallarta. The airport operates out of one runway.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Most travellers to this airport visit in the winter, spring, and early summer. Humpback whales visit the area December through March to mate. Sea turtles descend on the area to nest on the beaches from May through October. Puerto Vallarta's November festival, which occurs in the middle of the month, consists of concerts, gala dinners, and cocktail parties. To get notifications on ticket prices and to find the best time to fly, travellers should check out Skyscanner's Price Alert tool.
Airlines that Fly to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
A wide range of airlines travel directly from Canada to the airport, including Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, and WestJet. The most popular carrier is WestJet, which connects 13 Canadian cities with Puerto Vallarta. Skyscanner provides a complete list of airlines that fly to Puerto Vallarta.
The airport features two terminal buildings. The main level has several shops, bars, and fast food restaurants. Also, on the main level are a currency exchange, bank, and post office. Travellers check in on the main level and venture to the domestic and international arrivals. Departing passengers head to the upper level for departure gates. Once they get past the passport and security checkpoints, travellers can enjoy a lounge and waiting area with duty-free shops as well as bars and restaurants. The airport offers free Wi-Fi.
What to See and Do in Puerto Vallarta
Because of its spot along the Pacific coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta offers stunning views and water activities. Travellers can take part in snorkelling, fishing, scuba diving, and whale watching. The Bay of Banderas is one of the world's largest and deepest bays and miles of golden sand beaches dot the area. The Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which sit on 20 acres of land, house thousands of plant varieties. A National Marine Park since 1984, the Los Arcos Marine Park serves as a protected breeding ground for pelicans, parrots, and other sea and land birds.
Puerto Vallarta is a popular place for all types of activities in and around the water. After travellers rent a car and find a hotel, they can check out the area's exclusive attractions.