Information about Puerto Vallarta
The citybusses are no
longer “chickenbusses” anymore, at least I didn’t see any chicken
lately in the bus. For only 4 Pesos you can already catch a bus.
Most people think, at least
in Holland, that “Manana” means tomorrow but most of the time the
people in Mexico mean “not today” by saying “Manana”.
Shaking hands is what you do the whole day in Mexico even when you see the same person three times a day you shake hands.
There are different ways to send or check your e-mail. Most Hotels have internet services and there are cyber-cafe’s around every corner. Prices from 10 to 45 pesos for one hour. In most cyber cafe’s you can use your mail 15 minutes for 15 pesos.
In the Puerto Vallarta area you can do a lot of excursion, it really depends on what you like to do or see. There are a lot of different excursions so the best you can do is ask your lokal agent or check the different ideas on this site.
Tips are very welcome in Mexico, usually its a part of the salary, not included by the ones they work for. Normally a tip is between 10% and 15%. In some restaurant is everything included, when not you can leave your tip at the waiter or where you pay your bill. At the end of an excursion they usually ask for a “propina”, a tip. How high the tip is depends on the way in wich you are satisfied with what you got for your money, the minimum is 30 pesos per person.
There are a lot of dokters in
Puerto Vallarta, for emergencys you can go to the best hospital there is
the “San Javier Hospital”.
In Puerto Vallarta they take a quick nap in the afternoon, the Siesta. This means that some local shops will be closed between 14.00 and 16.00 hour. Bars and restaurants stay open. The shops who don’t have a siesta are open from 10.00 in the morning until 21.00 at night.
The beaches in the Banderas Bay
change from month to month, the changes depend on the waves and the
current. After the storm “Kenna” in 2002 the seabottom and beaches are
still changing and recovering. Most of the time it takes over 6 months to
recover the coastline.
Los Muertos, the most popular
beach from Vallarta but surely not the best sand and space!
Children who live on the street
You certainly will meet some
children who offer you “chicles” or other things to buy. Some can even
almost force you to buy. All these children were send out on the street to
work by there parents. There are different projects to help these children
in Puerto Vallarta.
Taxi’s you can find anywhere 24
hours a day. Prices depending on were to go.
Making a Telephone call
There are different ways to make
a telephone call. Prices from normal to very expensive.
And Yes, we also have time
Throughout time Puerto Vallarta
became a nice place to get married.
Puerto Vallarta is a real Party
Town, whatever you look for we’ve got!!! Disco, Jazz, Rock & Roll,
Latino/Salsa, Gay and of course the real mexican Mariachi music.
In Puerto Vallarta you won’t find much criminality. Some care break in busy times like holiday season, christmas and easter most criminals are from outside Vallarta. The police takes strong action against these people. There are special police forces for tourists, man aswel as women, you can recognise them by there uniforms, white shirt, short pants and a white safari helmet.
The police with the dark helmets is traffic police, with the black baseball helmet is citypolice.
There are many launderettes and
they are very cheap, 33 pesos per kilo, for washing, drying and folding up.
Never drink water from the tap, always buy bottles. Even when the info from the hotel tells you you can,watch out! Maybe the water is ok but the pipes and filters are very dirty!
The water taxi to the south you
can take at many places.
Sunday afternoon and sunday
evening you can find family’s, groups of boys and girls and lots of
tourists on the Malecon the promenade from Puerto Vallarta.
Daily tours to * San Sebastian * Mascota & Talpa de Allende * Talpa & Guadalajara (2days) * and more