Cheap Flights to Puerto Vallarta from $203 Roundtrip
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Whether you’re looking to hang out on the beach or take a walk on a seaside promenade, Puerto Vallarta could be the perfect getaway. Better yet, with cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta, a well-deserved vacation might be closer than you think.
This week flight deals site Thrifty Traveler has alerted its Premium members to cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) from gateways across the United States. The cheapest return flights we see are from Los Angeles (LAX) for just over $200.
Perhaps best of all, many of the cheapest fares we’re seeing drop from late February through March 2022. In other words, if you don’t have any spring break travel plans yet, this could be a great opportunity to land a relatively last-minute getaway on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The cheapest flights are with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico and JetBlue Airways and vary depending on where you are flying from. While some routes are non-stop, others require a stop in at least one direction. Also, keep in mind that some of the cheapest fares are basic economy class, which means you’ll have to pay for extras like checked baggage and seat selection. Check your ticket fare details before you buy to see what’s included.
Keep in mind that while you may feel comfortable traveling at this time, Covid-19 restrictions may change at any time. Currently, Mexico is open to travelers and there is no need to have a negative PCR test or quarantine upon arrival. However, you must register on Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform and show your QR code when you arrive in Mexico. You can find the full rules here. Also remember that you will need to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken no later than one day before departure in order to return home.
Here are some examples of cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta that you can book now.
This itinerary is perfect for a quick weekend in Puerto Vallarta. Fly from Los Angeles on Friday afternoon and return Monday evening with American Airlines nonstop in both directions.
Another nonstop route, this round-trip flight will take you from Dallas to Puerto Vallarta for just over $200.
This route is a bargain, but you’ll be flying in a mix of basic and standard economy – so be prepared to pay extra for parts of the experience.
Fly on JetBlue’s new nonstop flight from JFK to Puerto Vallarta for less than $300 round-trip.
Fly Aeromexico from Miami to Puerto Vallarta for $264 round-trip, noting you’ll need to stop once in each direction of travel.
This route from Fresno requires one stop in each direction and is operated by United and Delta outbound and inbound, respectively. But for just $274 round-trip, it’s a bargain.
Fly from Philly to PVR for just over $250 round-trip—the perfect spring break flights for a week in the sun.
Where to sleep in Puerto Vallarta
Once arrived in Puerto Vallarta, you will need to find a place to rest your head. Fortunately, the destination has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to using your points for a free hotel stay.
Here are some hotel options to consider before heading out on your well-deserved vacation.
This all-inclusive property has its own private beach nicknamed Las Estacas. Within the property itself, guests can dine at 10 on-site restaurants, bars, and lounges. Although it has its own beach, the property also has five infinity pools. As with other Hyatt Ziva properties, this one is family-friendly, making it the perfect place to bring the kids, too.
The property typically costs 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night — and remember, that includes all your food and drink at this all-inclusive resort. The fastest way to earn World of Hyatt points is to use the hotel’s credit card, World of Hyatt credit card. Currently the card comes with a sign-up bonus of up to 60,000 points – you’ll get 30,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months, plus up to an additional 30,000 points by earning double points per dollar spent for the first six months from account opening.
Located approximately 40 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport, you will find the O Punta de Mita, a seaside town. At the hotel, you’ll find ‘Chevycheria’, the hotel’s thatched-roof beach bar, stunning Wet Deck pool and on-site spa. The hotel has 119 rooms, including 13 suites.
the O Punta de Mita is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 7 hotel, which means you can expect to pay 50,000 points per night on off-peak dates, 60,000 points per night on standard dates, or 70,000 points per night on peak dates. With the welcome bonus offer from Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Cardyou can earn 75,000 Bonvoy points after making $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of opening the account.
This all-inclusive resort has 11 restaurants and bars plus two pools, its own private beach, and a full-service spa. So not only will you have plenty to keep you busy – and well fed – at the hotel, but it’s just a short jaunt to all that the city of Puerto Vallarta has to offer. You can visit the city’s restaurants, shops, galleries and more in 15 minutes.
The Hilton Honors program no longer publishes an awards chart. However, for most February and March travel dates where we see the lowest airfares, you can expect to spend 80,000 Hilton Honors Points per night. Keep in mind that these rates include all your meals and drinks at the all-inclusive resort.
How to book your flights
If your mind is now set on flying to Puerto Vallarta, be sure to book your flight the right way to maximize what you get for your purchase. For example, there are a number of credit cards that offer additional rewards or benefits when you book travel with them.
Widely regarded as the best card for booking flights, The Platinum Card® from American Express. You’ll earn 5 points for every $1 spent on flights booked directly with an airline or through Amex Travel when you use Amex Platinum. So if you book the $261.51 round-trip flight from Philadelphia to Puerto Vallarta directly with Delta Air Lines, you’ll earn 1,307 points from Amex, plus points in Delta’s SkyMiles program.
Alternatively, you can book these flights with a card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which earns 3 points per dollar on travel, including flights, and 5 points total on air travel if you purchase through Chase Ultimate Rewards. Then, when you’re ready to book your hotel, you can use the same card to earn 3 points for hotel and home rental bookings, or 10 points total when booking through Ultimate Rewards.
And if you plan to book with an online travel agency like Price lineconsider booking your flights with a credit card that earns points on all travel, not just travel booked directly with airlines or through an issuer’s booking portal.
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