Puerto Vallarta Local Customs

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  • 1. Tipping

    bus drivers do not expect tips. theoretically, taxi drivers do not expect tips, either, unless they do something special, such as loading or unloading suitcases; however, i have found that most taxi...

  • 2. Local People

    many mexicans are descended from the spanish who landed in mexico several hundred years ago. however, when the spanish landed, the people they found were indigenous tribes that had been living in...

  • 3. Financial

    you will get the best exchange rates at ATMs and banks, then at a "casa de cambio" (money-changing stall), then at a hotel. the easiest way to get pesos is to use an ATM; these are everywhere. the...

  • 4. Shopping/Haggling

    if you do not like the prices offered by a salesperson, just say "not today, thank you." there is no need to harangue the shopkeepers. remember that most mexicans consider all americans rich, and that...

  • 5. Nature

    The most wonderfu thing about the "Dreams Resort" in Puerto Vallarta, is that the sea turtle conservatory is located on the beach!! We were walking early one morning on a romantic strole & were called...

  • 6. Health/Safety

    Hopefully you will not need any! But, it is good to know that there are some excellent, English speaking doctors here. There is a brand new hospital here in Vallarta, San Javier and really is as nice...

  • 7. Language

    I found that my Spanish got better as I practiced it more and the people enjoyed hearing it. Even if you dont speak perfectly or correctly... try it and have some fun. They might actually respect and...

  • 8. swimming with clothes on

    for some reason, all around mexico, and in some parts of south america, mainly in chile, i have seen people sitting in the sand and letting the waves lap over...


    Oftentimes I have the question...are there sharks in Puerto Vallarta? I always answer, only the ones that have two legs and stand in a timeshare booth! If you...


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