What should I do in case of an emergency?
It is fundamental to remain calm and to try not to loose control. Calmness is the best ally in case of an emergency. Try and control the situation and if you need help call the following numbers:
Police: 060 / (52-322) 222-0123 / 223-25-00
Transit: (52-322) 224-8484
Fire-Fighters: 060 / (52-322) 225-0000 / 225-0018
Ambulances: 060 / (52-322) 222-1533
Port Authority: (52-322) 224-0427
Red Cross: (52-322) 222-1533 / 222-4973
It is also recommendable to call the embassy or consulate of your country of origin. They can advice you and help solve your emergency.
Are hurricanes frequent in Puerto Vallarta?
Luckily enough, the mountain range of the Western Sierra Madre is an excellent barrier against hurricanes, predictable phenomena that usually occur in summer (June to October).
Only one hurricane has pounded the coasts of Puerto Vallarta in the last 50 years. It happened in 2002.
What other recommendation should I follow while in Puerto
Do not get into the sea right after having eaten. Do not take unnecessary risks and do not get into the sea if the waters are unsettled, wait until the surf settles down. Follow the recommendations of the lifesavers, they will indicate you the safest areas for swimming.