How to get there
Xinalani is located about 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta Airport (see interactive map below). It is only accessible by boat. There are two ways to get to the resort from the airport, you can let us coordinate your transfer (Shuttle Service recommended) or you can make your own way as described below.
SHUTTLE SERVICE: FULLY ESCORTED ROUND TRIP FROM AND TO THE AIRPORT (RECOMMENDED)
Xinalani can arrange a personalized special service for guests who want to be escorted from the airport to the resort. If you hire this service, you will be:
- Greeted at the airport by a hostess
- Transfered by taxi or van to the pier (Marina Vallarta or Boca de Tomatlan depending on the weather)
- Transfered by boat to the resort
- Your bags will be carried up to your room
The cost is $100 US per person round trip (ie the fee covers both ways, from the airport to Xinalani and back to the airport).
To make a reservation, please email your itinerary to email@example.com
The cost will be charged to your room, don't pay the drivers.
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN TO XINALANI:
After landing at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), please take a moment to change to shorter pants, light shirt and sandals, take out your camera, your sunscreen and your sunglasses, those are important details for your boat trip!
FIND A TAXI
Go to one of the three official taxi booths in the airport and book a cab to "Boca de Tomatlán Pier". You should pay at the counter and receive a ticket that you will have to give to the cab driver.
Car (1-3 passengers): $450 MXN
Van (1-5 passengers): $800 MXN
$1 USD = $12.85 MXN (average exchange rate February 2012, subject to change)
Sit back and relax. Average cab ride from PVR to Boca de Tomatlán: 45-50 min
When approaching destination, tell the cab driver to drop you off at the pier ("al muelle por favor" in spanish, pronounce " al mooh-A-yeah por favor")
AT THE PIER, IN BOCA DE TOMATLAN
Wait at the pier, or sit down at one of the restaurants on the beach and enjoy a drink while waiting.
A panga (Spanish for small fisherman boat) called "Xinalani" will pick you up.
Panga pick-up schedule:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for your boat transfer.
Time & Cost:
- 12 min boat ride
- $20 USD per person round trip
During your stay at Xinalani, you will be asked to confirm your departure flight information. Our hostess will then give your panga schedule. Guests that came on their own will be driven back to Boca de Tomatlán. Guests that opted for the Shuttle Service will be taken back to the airport via the Marina (boat ride: 30 min + cab ride: 10 min)