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#1 chrisnessa

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    Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:44 AM

    Hi Girls,

    Well, we are heading to PV Monday for our wedding. I have some last minute questions to ask:

    1. Customs: Ya'll said, make sure we bring our receipts, load things in our
    luggage w/ clothes, no boxes if possible, spread out things to others
    if possible, $300.00 US per person allowed for wedding products, don't
    cause issue if they give us a hard time, act like you didn't realize if they
    call you out on something, have some ready cash just in case? Did I
    cover everything?

    2. Taxi's: at airport and in city........

    We are staying and so are our guests at the Riu Jalisco. We are supposed
    to have a free shuttle as part of our reservation. In case, things get
    mixed up: Did anyone stay at the Riu and how much if you remember was
    it to taxi there? How far is it? And someone said to walk across the bridge
    at the airport to get a better rate? Also, the FunJet people who we are
    supposed to look for are in white slacks, red or blue shirts w/ sign saying
    FunJet. If you stayed at the Riu did you take this shuttle or was there
    another shuttle? I'm so worried about our guests I can't wait to see them
    at the hotel smiling!

    3. Airport: I have been to PV before about 4 years ago. I do remember lots
    of interaction of venders there yelling Taxi, Car, come here, etc. I have
    traveled a lot so Im not worried about Chris and I, only our guests who
    will be doing this for the first time abroad. Any suggestions for them. I
    know a few of you have been the PV most recently?

    Thank you so much for all the help ya'll have given us. Amazing forum! High five to the ones who put this together. Its been a life saver!
    Our first year married. We had our marriage blessed at our Catholic Church.

    #2 starchild



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      Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:56 AM

      #1 Sounds like you covered everything

      #2 Never stayed at the RIU, but drove past it to the NV marina. From Dreams PV one way to the marina in NV it cost us $25 US, so I'd guess from the airport $10-15 US tops...just a guess. And yes, taxis are cheaper outside of the airport across the bridge.

      Right when you exit customs there are people with signs, look for the Funjet sign, or ask someone else with a sign where the Funjet people are. If it has been pre-arranged your name should be on their clipboard.

      #3 My advice is to ignore them, don't answer or give time to anyone that isn't carrying a FunJet sign. Most people who solicit look official and have nametags, from the legit shuttle people to the timeshare people.

      Tell your guests who have pre-arranged shuttles that their name should be on the clipboard of the rep who meets them. I look myself when they say they found my name, just to make sure. (been led astray before, live and learn!) There is no real danger, other than wasting time with time share people when you could be in route to your resort.

      Other than that tell them to be nice and keep their cool in all situations, you catch more flies with sugar as they say :o)

      Have fun!!!!!

      #3 Yari

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        Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:56 AM

        So excited for you! I can't wait to see your pics and read your review.

        OMG, you are getting married!

        #4 hls140

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          Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:53 AM

          Your date is right around the corner, just noticed that! Best wishes for the wedding of your dreams--can't wait to see your photos. I'm sure everyone will have a wonderful time and you'll look beautiful! Safe travels : )

          #5 Celina

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            Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:13 PM

            Oh geez, I caught this one too late to give you any advice. Have a wonderful time at RIU! The RIU Jalisco is beautiful! Congratulations on your wedding!

            Enjoy yourselves!
            "Love is not who you live with...it's who you can't live without"

            #6 JaimeLynne

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              Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:22 PM

              First off, congrats on the upcoming wedding!!! It is sooooo nice down there in PV right now

              Second, if your guests are traveling abroad for the first time I wouldn't recommend that you direct them to walk across the bridge. That's my personal feelings on that. I know it can be intimidating your first time in a new place and I'd rather them pay a little more and just get on the road!

              Third, yes the time share/taxi people are pretty bad there - worse than the Cancun airport. However, if you just look straight ahead and act like you know where you're going and don't say anything to them they'll leave you alone. They won't chase you down or anything assuming you show no interest. Same goes for all over PV. Either ignore them or a simple "No, gracias or No, thanks" should do the trick (although sometimes this route takes a few repetitions ).

              When you walk outside you will see a lot of reps holding signs up. Do you have a TA? She should be able to tell you if your ground transportation is covered by Funjet or the hotel. I would assume Funjet. These guys are usually pretty easy to see in a crowd because of their colored uniforms. If you have any problems ask another person in uniform or with a sign to direct you to Funjet reps. Once you're outside it shouldn't be as big of a hassle to get to where you're going.

              Hope this helps - you're going to have an AMAZING time!!!!

              ~ Jaime & Martin ~
              "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

              We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

              We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!

              #7 raisinblur

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                Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:24 PM

                Sorry I can't offer any advice since I've never been to PV, but just wanted to say good luck!!! Hope you have the wedding of your dreams.

                And can't wait for more Las Caletas pictures!

                #8 jajajaja

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                  Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:58 PM

                  YAH! This means another LC wedding is soon. You have already left but GOOD LUCK!!

                  As for the timeshare people, I feel like I have to do the ignore and walk straight ahead in malls these days. I don't know about everyone else, but there are some of those independent little stands in the walkways. Those people hassle you to death. I've learned to just not make eye contact. I guess they are just training me on how to deal with the time share struggle.
                  Happily married since 2008

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                    Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:45 PM

                    I hear you on the mall thing! I always feel bad because it's their job and if nobody stops then they don't sell their trinkets, but at the same time if I were at the mall to buy whatever they are selling I would have sought them out...lol

                    #10 jajajaja

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                      Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:04 PM

                      One time my FI left me in a jewelry store to go across the hall to a bathroom. He was gone forever and this lady was helping me look at rings for him. I was like "Um...I think he will be back soon." Finally, the lady gave up and went and helped other customers. Then I was standing there kinda miffed that he didn't tell me it would be a LONG visit to the bathroom. I was thinking tinkle time.

                      So I leave the store and there he is at one of the booths that sell the aromatherapy hot packs. He had one on his shoulders, one strapped around his back and one he was holding in his hands. He just looked absolutely ridiculous. When he saw me, he gave me the "help me" eyes. I just rolled my eyes and walked over there. The lady grabs one and tosses it on my shoulders and I'm like "Um...no, sorry we are leaving." Then we proceeded to unstrap the damn things from my FI.

                      He was like "She wouldn't let me leave!" Wow, is he too nice!
                      Happily married since 2008

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