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IS Puerto Vallarta safe for travelling?

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I am also getting the same comments many of my guest are getting concern with all the latest news. Any recent brides that just had their wedding tell us how was your trip. I have attend many times and its always been safe but I am wondering if it's anything different now?

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I forgot to mention I have 3 people that might cancel their trip. I am not sure if I will have any more people. I would really like to get feedback please from Vallarta.

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Puerto Vallarta is as safe as ever, if not more so. Have them read news articles. It would be like saying I'm not coming to the USA to visit because Los Angeles has gangs. Mexico is a HUGE country. Puerto Vallarta is safe. They have a great police presence and because tourism is so much a part of their income, they take special care of tourists.

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Originally Posted by krizstyling View Post

 

Puerto Vallarta is as safe as ever, if not more so. Have them read news articles. It would be like saying I'm not coming to the USA to visit because Los Angeles has gangs. Mexico is a HUGE country. Puerto Vallarta is safe. They have a great police presence and because tourism is so much a part of their income, they take special care of tourists.

 

Thank you for the feedback its beent hard because one of my guest is scaring all the rest of my guest. I been trying to tell them the information read in the website and articles but it's been hard.

 

The only article I found was this one I hope it helps others.  http://www.banderasnews.com/1003/nb-usconsulate16.htm

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I'm glad you found Banderas News because I was going to suggest that you send people there in general - it's local news, not sugar-coated (well, except for people selling themselves or their products wink.gif so it will give people a better feel for what's going on around Vallarta .... for example, you will see in today's issue that the Vallarta area was just selected to host the Sailing National Cup for the 2011 Pan American Games.  And, as the season gets into full swing, you will see more events and things like that pop up which should probably help to calm fears about what is going on in Vallarta :).  www.banderasnews.com (and, no, I am not affiliated with them in any way, do not even know anyone who works there wink.gifwink.gif.....

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Hello ladies, I just came back from having my wedding in Puerto Vallarta and I wanted to tell you that its completely safe!!

I had 26 guests with me and we ALL loved PV. We stayed in a wnderful hotel where we were all pampered and we ventured into old town

(malecon area) for dinner several times and to shop for souvenirs and we had no problems. No signs of crime or violence anywhere.

In fact, everyone was completely nice to us, and we even had a friend who forgot his wallet in a taxi and theguy actually came back to return it to him! Paradise. I loved it! And my wedding went smoothly. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Thanks for letting us know.  It is really appreciated!
 

Originally Posted by gigiram77 View Post

Hello ladies, I just came back from having my wedding in Puerto Vallarta and I wanted to tell you that its completely safe!!

I had 26 guests with me and we ALL loved PV. We stayed in a wnderful hotel where we were all pampered and we ventured into old town

(malecon area) for dinner several times and to shop for souvenirs and we had no problems. No signs of crime or violence anywhere.

In fact, everyone was completely nice to us, and we even had a friend who forgot his wallet in a taxi and theguy actually came back to return it to him! Paradise. I loved it! And my wedding went smoothly. Let me know if you have any other questions.



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I was just there 10 days, got home 2 weeks ago. I've been to PV about 8-9 times (and other "resort" towns in mexico over 15 times) and never once felt unsafe. We ride the public buses, wander thru the streets/shops of downtown and the romantic zone with our kids at night... Etc.

 

Honestly I can't believe anyone would question the safety of PV. As with anywhere else, including right here in the US, it's all about choices, being aware, and planning ahead.

 

If you would vacation in New York, Las Vegas, etc, you would be smart, so be smart anywhere else too, kwim? Don't mean to be harsh, it's just how I feel.

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My concern comes from how unsafe soo many non-tourist areas in Mexico are now.  There are more and more areas with problems now.  My wedding isnt for over a year so I am worried things will change by then. 

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