Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by richardp, Nov 28, 2018.
Only if you are a Hoser
While I know english will get us by down there for the most part I want to attempt to speak their language while I am there as much as possible i guess as a sign of respect if nothing else. Tony i will shoot you an email thank you sir.
Looked up Babbel that is a fairly good resource. That electronic device looks interesting....
I totally agree... it’s kind of fun to speak Spanglish with them.... get an app for you phone, and/or a small English to Spanish book... they like to help you learn their language. There is usually always a nice local person who is bilingual who is part of your service team, waiter, pool bartender, etc.... the help gringos learn words and phrases all the time.
I’ve heard Rosetta Stone isn’t bad if you want to get a jump on it...
Staying about 9 or 10 miles south of main PV area, what is best way to get around down there? Taxi?
I rent a car..... you can rent a car for $70 a week.... be prepared to spend another $200-$250 for full coverage insurance... Liability ins. is $12-$18 per day and full damage waiver is $35.00 per day.... Your US insurance is not valid inn Mexico.... My Alaskan Air credit card covers the damage waiver, but I still have to buy liability....
Otherwise it’s cabs.... Not a bad way to go depending on how much venturing out you want to do...
Taxis are cheap in PV. it's an easy way to go.
Jump on the bus system......just make sure you get off/right bus... don't ask how I know
Check out Fat Boys for dinner one night. Right on the beach.
Don't forget to let your CC company know you are going there. Don't forget your actual passport. My brother got to Cabo with the passport card, Alaska didn't second guess it, but he couldn't come home without his passport. (The passport card can be used for entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.)
Had to find someone to get into his house get the passport and fedex it. More english speakers than you think.
This place was good in the Marina Mariscos 8 Tostadas. Cheap and full of locals.
I wouldn't get a car in PV but if you do use your visa and follow what the card says. I think you deny the rental company coverage because Visa already covers it. G-spot has the info.
I wrecked a car in Playa Grande Coasta Rica while staring at a boat in a driveway. Visa covered the whole thing.
I’ll risk the drizzled amount that then got most wiped off more than purposefully injesting notably larger quantities.
Taxis are cheap around town, but if your staying 10 miles South your going to be toward Mismaloya, evening may be harder to find taxi and not as cheap as the $3-$5 ride around town... depending on the time of day this is a windy, semi rural area.... if you follow it to the end you find a beach where you can take a Water taxi over to Yelapa.... pretty cool way to spend one day go over to a nice semi private beach (only reachable by boat). Several places to eat on the beach and get cervesa.
Uber... about 1/2 the cost of taxi to get to and from town from there.
How do you know the difference between the uber driver...….they could be the cartel...….
Funny you say that. The kid that I have become friends with that runs a panga in boca be tomatlan (south of pv) has said that tons of cartel money has come to there (about 40 newer pangas just in the little bay at boca in the last year) and he said those guys don’t really care about “making” any money so its making it harder for a normal guy to compete.
Thanks for all the advice guys. It sounds like i take a cartel panga taxi down to Yelapa from Boca de Tomatlan?
Caution with the Taxi's I guess the fare is more when you cross state lines cause they are not allowed to get fares outside their own service area. As Waterdog said the bus system is actually quite good and cheap as hell.
Yes.... if you go out and stand by the road there are probably a lot of taxis and vans headed to the end of the road for Yelapa water taxi’s.... or try Uber as suggested above....
Agree my buddies and I in my younger years traveled mexico on the bus system just don't drink too much and catch the wrong bus...…..they write there stops on the front window...….cheap and you get to sit w live chickens and somebody playing geeetar good times......I have not been down in a few years do they still have the open markets in pv??????
Yes to open markets. Tons of fun to haggle down the prices with the locals
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