Will I have any problem in communicating with my country?
No, there are numerous public phone booths in Nuevo Vallarta
from which it is very easy to call abroad, using prepaid cards that can be purchased at diverse commercial establishments. Calling collect is another way of communicating economically.
You will also be able to call from your hotel room, having in this way more privacy although the communication cost will be higher.
On the other hand, hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
offer access to the Internet to their guests; ask at the reception desk for the service.
Is it easy to drive in Nuevo Vallarta?
Driving in Nuevo Vallarta
is a pretty nice and distended activity, because it does not have the vehicular chaos of the large cities. The main road is the coastal highway running parallel to the Bay of Banderas. It is 50 kilometres long and goes all the way up to Puerto Vallarta.
The quietness of the main road is replicated in the rest of avenues and streets of Nuevo Vallarta
. Here you will not hear persistent horns blowing or find irate and tense drivers. Calmness is predominant in the streets; start your engine and enjoy the ride.
What do I need to rent a car?
You need to be over 21 years of age, have a valid driver license and an international credit card. Besides, you need to produce your passport.
You will find a variety of car rental firms in Nuevo Vallarta
, amongst them the most prestigiously internationally. It is advisable to acquire an insurance policy for the time you are renting the vehicle.
Where can I purchase handicrafts?
There are interesting handicraft shops in the exclusive hotels of Nuevo Vallarta
, where you can find a variety of objects coming from almost the entire Mexico.
An attractive possibility is visiting Puerto Vallarta, at a 17-kilometre distance only, where the Huichole (a people of ancient roots) artisans offer their colourful textiles full of symbolism, and their fine wooden carvings covered with wax and decorated with glass, amongst other objects.
What voltage does the electric output has?
Alternate current in Nuevo Vallarta
is of 110 volts and 60 cycles. Outlets usually have flat slots. If you happen to have appliances working with 220 volts, ask at the reception desk of your hotel for adaptors.
Hospitals and Clinics in Nuevo Vallarta
In case you find yourself in a medical emergency situation, or if you wish an ambulatory consultation, go to the doctors that are part of the staff at the hotels of Nuevo Vallarta. If you were to need a more specialised or in-depth attention, go to the hospitals and clinics of Puerto Vallarta, the famous beach resort located at a 17-kilometre distance from Nuevo Vallarta
, a 10 to 15-minute drive.
* See the directory of hospitals and clinics in Puerto Vallarta.