My husband and I are staying with friends in Sayulita for a few days before flying home to the States. They are taking the bus back to Guadalajara and will be leaving really early in the morning. (4-5 am) We are flying out of Puerto Vallarta the same day but out flight doesn't leave until 1:30 pm. We have decided to stay the night before in PV instead of getting up early with them and hauling around our luggage all morning or just sitting at the airport for several hours. We do not have the option to stay in Sayulita as it is their vacation home and I don't want to be responsible for locking it up!
1. What is the best way to travel from Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta? I'm sure there is a bus or cabs we can take. Neither of us speak Spanish very well so I'm trying to determine which would be the least confusing, but also if the bus is significantly cheaper we might go that route. It will probably take longer but that's okay :)
2. Hotel or Condo? We are wanting to stay in "Old Town". Since we'll only be there for an evening and part of a morning I was thinking we would stay near the Malecon because that's probably what we will want to go and "see". I'm up for suggestions against this though :) Does anyone have any specific recommendations for a hotel or Condo under $100 a night?
3. We'll be arriving around 5 pm on a Friday evening and heading to the airport around 10 ish? the next day to catch our 1:30 flight. Is there a bus stop in the Old Town/ Malecon area that goes to the airport or is our best bet to take a Cab? How much should we expect to pay for this? I like to have a good idea before hand so when I ask the cabbie the fare I don't get overcharged:)
4. If you only had one evening and a few hours in the morning in PV what wouldn't you miss? I know there is a TON to do, but I'd like some suggestions so we have a few options to choose from.