GETTING TO THE VENUE
The most common way to get to here is by air, arriving at Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (airport code PVR), a modern, international airport served by 20 domestic and international airlines. Direct flights are available from many airports in the USA and Canada. Other countries are typically served via connections through Mexico City Airport (MEX). Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s popularity as a tourist destination makes typical flight costs very reasonable. As with many tourist destinations, costs for flights on weekends tend to be a little higher than mid-week, so if you can come a couple of days earlier or leave a little later, you might save on your flight costs.
The event venue is in Nuevo Nayarit (formerly known as Nuevo Vallarta), an easy 15 minute ride from PVR. Ground transportation is available from Tropical Incentives, who will meet you at the airport and transport you and your luggage, sails, etc. to the venue via bus. Click here for details on how to arrange your ground transportation.
VISA REQUIREMENTS – What you need to enter Mexico
Mexico entry requirements are pretty much the same for United States citizens and Canadian citizens travelling to Mexico as tourists. You only need to present a valid passport and complete the correct entry forms (Migratory Form for Foreign Tourists, Trans-migrants, Business Visitors or Councilor Visitors). The Mexico entry forms are generally available at travel agencies, airline offices, and at all entry points into Mexico.
Mexico entry requirements for international visitors from other countries are a little different. International visitors from any country other than Canada and the U.S.A. must obtain a visa in order to enter Mexico, which they may obtain by contacting a Mexican Consulate in their country. To grant a visa, the Mexican consulate will require a passport, proof of sufficient economic means for the duration of their stay, and proof of payment for the processing fee.
International tourists may stay in Mexico for up to 180 days. When they enter Mexico by air, the processing fee payment (approximately $22 USD) is included in the price of the airplane ticket. When entering Mexico by land, the processing fee must be paid during your stay and validated upon your departure. International tourists that enter by land and stay less than seven days in Mexico do not need to pay for processing.
For current information on requirements for your country you can go to https://www.onlinevisa.com/visa-policy/mexico/
Mexico entry requirements stipulate that you will need the following 3 documents to enter Mexico:
The government of Mexico requires current proof of citizenship, a photo ID, and a valid passport for entry into Mexico.
TIP: Carry a photocopy of your passport and keep the original in a safe place and make sure your passport does not expire within 6 months or you might be denied entry into Mexico, even for shorter visits!
You will need an FMT (Mexican Visitor’s Permit), which is valid for up to 6 months. If arriving by plane, you will be provided with one to fill out before departing the plane.
It is very important to keep your Tourist Permit in a safe place – you will need it in order to leave the country. If lost, you need to apply for an exit permit (about $40 USD) and you might miss your flight!
You will also be required to fill out a customs declarations form.