Absolutely safe, nothing to worry about. The US travel warnings are so off the mark when it comes to PV and the Riviera Nayarit area. We live here 4 months and have never encountered any problems.
Absolutely safe. We often drive that drive at night and around the area.
We have stayed in the Punta Mita area a couple of times and have not had any problems. Of course common sense dictates that you don't walk by yourself on the beach or in questionable areas at night like much like most North American cities. The drive from the airport is safe and I would recommend that you pre-book a taxi. Just google taxi, puerto vallarta and the information is there. The only danger is getting caught by a timeshare person as you exit the airport because then you will lose at least 1/2 a day of your holiday. Keep walking and don't even talk or look at them as you exit the airport.
We book online first. puertovallartatours.net/airport-transfers.htm
The fare is $98 for 1-3 people and $111 for 4-7 people. It's at least 45 mins. depending on time of day and traffic. You might get a better rate if you go outside of the airport area and ask one of the taxi's there but you have to haul your luggage outside and accross a large parking lot.
Have a great holiday.
Thanks.. i think i will arrange a airport pickup from our hotel, the hotel are charging about the same as the rate you mentioned.
Just be sure that the hotel rate doesn't include a timeshare presentation. Many hotels offer free or cheap fares but you have to attend a presentation. I would advise you to check first. 6 hours in a timeshare presentation isn't worth it. Ron
oh hellllz no lol the e-mail stated "Round trip airport pickup $250" no timeshare presentation or any useless activity.
but thanks for pointing it out.
$250!! How many people in your party? This is high!