Traveling to Puerto Vallarta: Just Say “No” to Save Money

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Featured, LeTravelista, Portfolio | 0 comments

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta: Just Say “No” to Save Money

When you travel to Mexico, it is usually less expensive than traveling to many other popular destinations. However, if you don’t pay attention you can become a victim of overspending. Instead, research your travel so that you become knowledgeable and skilled in using the magical word “no.”

Say No to the Sharks

All visitors of Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport have to walk through the “shark tank” to exit the airport. The “shark tank” is the area between the currency exchange and the taxi service. Here, several people approach visitors by trying to sell hotel packages or time shares. The problem is they don’t approach you stating their intentions. Instead, they come to you asking you where you are staying, making it seem as if they will help guide you to your destination. 

Assuming you have already booked your stay at one of Puerto Vallarta’s hotels, you need to just walk through this area and say “no” as you are approached. You don’t have to be rude, but be firm and just keep walking. The sharks are there to sell you on a place to stay. If you agree to buy their hotel package or time share, it will not only cost you time, but it will cost you a cancellation fee at your booked hotel. Instead, just say “no” and walk away.

Say No to the Vendors

Whether you are shopping or laying on the beach and you see someone selling something you like, you don’t have to accept the initial asking price. Instead, you can bargain. Decide what you want to pay and stick to that price. Even if you want the item that is for sale, be patient and say “no.” By being patient, you will find that either they will seek you out and offer the item you wanted at the price you wanted, or another vendor will sell it at your desired price.

Say No to Going Blindly

Unless you are on a City Tour where guides take you through the city, say “no” to not knowing where you are going. Although GPS on your phone is great, you can’t always rely on it when out of the country. Pick up a map and know your route. By saying, “no” to going blindly you save yourself from spending unnecessary money on bus or cab fare. Additionally, you protect yourself from allowing a driver to take you the long way and charge you more.

When to Say “Yes”

Saying “no” is key to saving yourself a lot of money, but there are times when saying “yes” is also financially smart. For example, say yes to all-inclusive resorts. Your hotel rate includes all of your food and drinks, which saves you money during your stay. Many of these resorts offer special rates for excursions such as the Rhythms of the Night, which is also inexpensive.

As you can see, by saying “no” you save a lot of money when you travel to Puerto Vallarta. What other things can you say “no” to and save?


Image via Flickr by Sean MacEntee

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