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Make your next international flight a trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Enjoy an international destination that is as beautiful as it is diverse.
From the cobblestone streets of Old Town to the marina district’s sparkly new developments, this beloved destination overlooking Banderas Bay is as diverse as it is beautiful. Have fun in the sun, tour outdoor art installations, or immerse yourself in downtown nightlife. Longing for a slower pace? Venture north to the Riviera Nayarit and ease into life in traditional villages like Sayulita and San Francisco (or, as the locals call it, San Pancho).
The beaches of Puerto Vallarta cannot be beat. The coastline boasts several Blue Flag-certified beaches, each of which are clean, safe, and perfect for fun in the sun. All your outdoor activities don’t have to include the ocean, though. One heart-racing alternative? Zip lining through the jungle. Looking for something more low-key? Visit El Malecón and take a stroll through an outdoor art installation. Extending all the way south to the Los Arcos stone arches, this bustling boardwalk is dotted with sculptures and public art installations. Meet at the “Millennium” sculpture for a free tour.
Adventure in Puerto Vallarta awaits. Start by booking a flight with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines® flies to Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, making your adventure even easier to kick off. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight to Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport.
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International travel tips
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Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.
The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.
Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).
1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.
2Fare difference may apply.
3Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
4Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022, do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. See full details here.
5Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.
6Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, free live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.
7Internet access for $8 per device from takeoff to landing. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch Internet experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.