American Express (number in Puerto Vallarta): (52-322) 223-2955
MasterCard: 01 (800) 366-3100
Visa: 01 (800) 706-6600
Diners Club: 01 (800) 500-3000
*The numbers are subject to change without previous notice; therefore, it is advisable to confirm them at your arrival in Nuevo Vallarta.
Is it recommendable to bring traveller checks?
Yes, because they are a practical, safe and easy way of getting cash. They can be cashed-in with no inconvenience at the bank offices. They are even taken by some hotels, travel agencies and other commercial establishments in Nuevo Vallarta. In all these cases they will be cashed-in for less than the nominal value.
It is recommendable to have the checks issued by known and prestigious financial institutions and preferable for large amounts.
How much should I tip?
It is not an obligation, although it is usual to leave between 10 and 15 percent of the total bill, without considering the Tax to the Aggregated Value (IVA), at restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Regarding luggage haulers, bellboys and parking valets, it is usual to tip them with a dollar or two in Nuevo Vallarta.