Preparing the opening of the Guadalajara – Vallarta highway


A considerable reduction is expected with this route through the state of Jalisco passing through Nayarit.

This Friday will see the completion of the Guadalajara – Vallarta highway, which guarantees a faster route for vacationers from the Pearl of the West, as well as those coming from Guanajuato, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes during Holy Week and Easter.

This Thursday, the final tests will be carried out on the Compostela-Las Varas stretch. Just a few weeks ago, the governor of the state of Nayarit, Miguel Ángel Navarro Quintero, released the first unseen images of what this stretch will be like.

Toll booths to Puerto Vallarta: how many are there and how much do they cost?

To enjoy the Pacific Ocean without leaving the state, the favorite option for people from Jalisco and other tourists is Puerto Vallarta, where according to Google Maps the trip takes around almost five hours from Guadalajara.

According to Traza tu ruta, four toll booths must be passed to reach the coastal municipality.

In Arenal, you must pay 193 pesos, then in Plan de Barrancas the cost is 132 pesos, followed by Tequepexpan for 61 pesos, and Compostela for 38 pesos.

For a cost of 424 pesos in tolls, you arrive by land at Puerto Vallarta.

What is the short route to Puerto Vallarta like and how long does the journey take?

With the short route to Puerto Vallarta, the trip from Guadalajara is estimated to be an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes. This short route is a project that has been constructed in sections and stages for more than 10 years.

In December 2022, the Capomo – La Florida section began operating, connecting the municipality of Las Varas, Nayarit with Junction 692 and the Florida Junction.

In April of last year, the La Florida Junction – La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Junction section was put into operation. There is still one more section pending, as the project also includes a connection between the San Vicente Junction and the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.”

Source: Milenio