Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:44 AM
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
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!
Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:56 AM
#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 )
Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:56 AM
OMG, you are getting married!
Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:53 AM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:13 PM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:22 PM
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!
Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:24 PM
And can't wait for more Las Caletas pictures!
Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:58 PM
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.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:45 PM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:04 PM
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!
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