Travel Information For Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

What You Should Know

Puerto Vallarta International Airport

Airport Code — PVR

Airport Address
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Check-In Information
Ticket counters are not open for in-person check-in and baggage check until two hours prior to departure at all designated Sun Country locations. Please arrive with proper identification to allow for check-in requirements and security processing.

Ticket Counter
Main Terminal, Sun Country Ticket Counter
Closes 45 minutes prior to flight departure

Useful Information

Mexican Peso, but U.S. dollars are often accepted. ATMs can be found at most hotels and around town. 

110V, the same as the U.S. and Canada. Many outlets are of the two-prong type.

Spanish, but most people in the tourism industry speak English. 

Time Zone 
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco is the same as Central Time in the U.S. Riviera Nayarit, which is located across the river in the state of Nayarit technically is considered Mountain Time, yet all resorts abide by Central Time as the PVR Airport is on Central Time. 

Transfers between the airport and resorts are included with Sun Country Vacations packages. Taxis are easy to find in Puerto Vallarta and near the resorts and towns in Riviera Nayarit. There is also a bus route that runs all the way from Nayarit and the Marina area to the Romantic Zone.

Entry Requirements


U.S. and Canadian citizens must have a valid passport. U.S. and Canadian passports in good condition must be valid for the duration of the passenger’s stay in Mexico. The U.S. Department of State recommends that passports be valid for at least six months after the expected return date. Passport cards are not accepted for air travel to Mexico.  

Entry Immigration Form

U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico must fill out an official entry immigration form prior to their arrival. Forms are available during the flight, however, to expedite the immigration entry process, you can now complete the form online and print it prior to travel. You will need your passport, flight information, and address or name of your hotel. For more details and to access the form, visit​. Note that one form per traveler is required. 

Puerto Vallarta Rocks in the Ocean

Natural beauty