What shall I do if I lose my credit card?
Call immediately the seat of the firm that issued you the credit card in order to have it cancelled and to have issued a new one. You can dial the following phone numbers:
American Express (in Puerto Vallarta only): 223-2955
MasterCard: 01 (800) 366-3100
Visa: 01 (800) 706-6600
Diners Club: 01 (800) 500-3000
*The numbers above are subject to change without previous notice. It is advisable to confirm them when arriving in Puerto Vallarta.
Is it recommendable to carry traveller checks?
Yes because it is a practical, safe and easy way of getting cash, for they can be cashed in with no inconveniences at any bank office. Some hotels in Puerto Vallarta accept them as a means of payment although the exchange rate they offer is lower.
It is recommendable to have the checks issued by known and prestigious firms and for large amounts of money.
How much should I tip?
Tipping is not obligatory though it is a well spread courtesy. Tips at restaurants, bars and discotheques are usually between 10 and 15 percent of the bill, without considering the Tax on Aggregated Value (IVA).
It is customary to tip bellboys, luggage haulers and parking valets with one or two US dollars.