And You're on the Gorgeous Costalegre

A recently inaugurated air service from Puerto Vallarta to Chamela on the ruggedly beautiful coast south of here makes getting to some of the most desirable Mexico Boutique Hotels in this country a whole new ballgame.

In the past, when one wanted to get away to El Tamarindo, El Careyes or Las Alamandas, they had to take into consideration that the drive was a good two to three hours. Now, you hop on a plane and you’re settled by the pool with a cold drink in your hand in just one, leaving you with more time to revel in the serenity of your exclusive hideaway.

And on top of that, the journey itself is spectacular, the flight well worth it for the sightseeing alone. The scenery is breathtakingly primal, mountains tumbling into emerald waters interspersed with long stretches of white sandy beach on coastline that is basically virgin – and named for how happy it makes one feel.

The flight takes half an hour, planes boarded at the international airport’s Aerotron hanger a 20-minute drive from the heart of town. And the moment you arrive in Chamela, luxurious air-conditioned sedans whisk you to your secluded retreat of choice.

Sound like something you might want to do? Flights depart Puerto Vallarta Wednesdays through Saturdays at 5 pm, returning Thursdays through Sundays at 9:30 am, the cost $150 USD each way.

Contact Vallarta Adventures about the flights at or (322) 297-1212. And for information about Mexico Boutique Hotels, contact or (322) 221-2277.