First, be sure to download the Uber app on your phone before you arrive at the Puerto Vallarta airport. There are several reasons for this, besides the obvious one of making sure you’re familiar with it before you actually need it. It’s really easy to use, though. We had never used Uber before we got there, so if we can do it, you can too!
I need to back up a step before we go any further. There’s something that you absolutely need to know before you get to the airport. Once you get through Custom and Immigration and get your bags if you checked any, you’ve got to go through another area. It’s often referred to as The Shark Tank.
Where to meet your Uber driver outside of the airport
Our Uber driver kept in touch with us saying he was almost there. He also messaged exactly where he was going to meet us. I really appreciated that since we had never used Uber before and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
Our ride back to the airport actually cost less than when we left there. Our Uber driver got to our hotel in less than 10 minutes and it only cost about $8 . Anyone can drop passengers off in front of the Puerto Vallarta airport, so we didn’t have to walk across the bridge this time.