Do I need any especial vaccination to visit Nuevo Vallarta?
No, no vaccination certificate is required in order to visit this beautiful destination.
What should I do in case of illness?
Most of the hotels have doctors amongst their staff. You can also attend any of the number of clinics and hospitals available at Puerto Vallarta, which are establishments provided with excellent infrastructure and emergency rooms.
Is potable water reliable?
Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta have water purification systems; ask at the reception desk about the quality of potable water.
In any case, it is always recommendable to drink bottled water in order to avoid any physical disorder.
What precaution should I take regarding food?
Fishes and seafood, especially shrimps, are the main culinary attractions in Nuevo Vallarta. Excellent dishes are prepared with them, although they are very seasoned and spicy which could cause discomfort on the health of visitors.
It is advisable to walk carefully through the "streets" of flavour, meaning be frugal until your organism gets used to the seasoning.
If in spite of these precautions you were to suffer a stomach disorder, a very common malady amongst travellers, drink plenty of purified water. If the problem should persist, ask a doctor.
How do I avoid getting sunburnt?
Bear in mind that the ideal way to get a nice tan is by starting with short exposition periods that can be progressively stretched. In this manner you will prevent your skin from being damaged by the sunrays.
Do not fail to use sunscreen and drink abundant water so that your skin will remain hydrated. If you were to suffer sunburns or erythemas, do not hesitate to ask for medical assistance.