Driving to Puerto Vallarta

During our year living in Jalisco, Mexico.

Dave and I decided to take a road trip from Lake Chapala to Puerto Vallarta. Booked a nice-looking apartment on Airbnb and packed our bags.

Below is our vlog of the trip to our destination.

Map of Our Route

Click HERE to be taken to an interactive Google map of the basic route (shown in blue) we took in this vlog.

This LINK will show the same map as a satellite view.

Toll Booth

How Far? Time?

The drive was about 230 miles and it took us around 6 hours.

How We Navigate

The internet makes it easier than ever to scout a trip beforehand.

I, Sandra usually handle the “research” portion of our show.

I use Google Maps: Road maps, street view, map creation/saving, pictures, and reviews left by other travelers. If you don’t know all the features of Google Maps, no worries. Simply search whatever featu. Learning to use all it has to offer has been tremendously helpful.

We travel with a paper map, a stand-alone GPS, and a Mexican cell phone.

We use the cell phone, running google maps as our primary means of direction. It’s worked very well for us in Mexico.

I also check sites like “TripAdvisor” and do general searches of the internet to find out what I want to know about the trip and destination.


Other On the Road in Mexico VIDEOS:

Driving To Central Mexico During The Pandemic– Our FIRST trip driving into Mainland Mexico. This was a challenging time. We felt we HAD to make this move. It was for our well-being and it was the best decision for us.

Crossing the Border. Driving Across Mexico 2021

The Road To Agua Verde – We’ve traveled a bit on the Baja peninsula of Mexico as well: Baja California Norte & Baja California Sur.

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