There are no ATMs once you leave the Puerto Vallarta area. You will need to pick up Mexican pesos BEFORE you arrive! 


Pizota has two small tiendas with basic grocery items: milk, beer, some veggies, cheese. If you plan to cook, we suggest you make a grocery stop (La Comer or Walmart) in Puerto Vallarta. Yelapa, a short 15 minute water taxi ride, has several shops, restaurants and bars. We also recommend meals prepared by Pizota locals - fresh fish is a favorite.

Flights arrive into Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR); PV has yellow cabs and Uber service. See below for Pizota water taxi info.

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Boat Safety

Pizota is served by water taxi, there is no pier at the village. Electronics should be placed in a water-proof bag for safety...although rare, accidents involving water can happen!


Getting on or off the boat requires some agility. Do not wear a back pack when getting off the boat. Additionally wearing river shoes or going barefoot is helpful, but sandals or flip flops are not recommended. 

Porters are there to help with luggage and assist you. For your safety, allow bags to be handled by the porters when getting off or on the boat. Tips are highly appreciated, the porters only receive what you tip them.

The Water Taxi runs from Boca de Tomatlan daily at 9 AM, and 3 PM (Nayali) and 5 PM (the Brianna). Note that the Brianna will ONLY bring you to Pizota from Boca and will NOT pick you up in Yelapa and bring you to Pizota. Additionally, be sure to tell the boat workers you are going to Pizota when you get on the taxi at Boca. The return trip from Pizota to Boca is at 11:15 AM and 5:15 PM.  Cost each way is 120 pesos.