Is there a bus that we can catch close to the Samba that will take us to Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta?
Yes there is a bus
Taxi cab from samba to Bucerias market is about $10US and Samba to Puerto Vallarta(El Malecon) is $25US. There is a posted sign at the hotel how much a cab fare should be for each destination. All fix price by destination.
Be careful when returning from Puerto back to Samba. The cab driver charged me $30US. Ask first before getting in the cab when returning to the hotel.
The bus stops in front of the Samba for PV! You can walk to Buceriaus!
It's not worth taking the bus to bucerias. Taxi is cheap. Or if you have the time and don't mind walking, walk the beach. It takes about an hour or more or less, depends how fast you walk. If you want to save some bucks, there is a bus that you can take at the end of Samba's entrance way. It will take to PV. But it takes a while. At least half an hour. If you want to go to down town, you have to switch busses at Walmart depot. It's an adventure. You should try it.
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