This year the United States updated their travel advisory to Mexico, making it clear that there was no warning to Americans about traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, or Guadalajara. However the State Department missed some risks in their report, which Vallarta Daily has listed below for travelers.
We are not sure how the State Department was unaware that Puerto Vallarta is a warm, and yes, sunny environment. The main risk associated with the sun is the dreadful sunburn, but the most obvious is sending white vacationers back to their cold and gloomy climate with a tan, what would people think?
As part of the sun risk, people tend to cool off in the water as they enjoy the sun. So what is the risk of the water? Very simple, Swimmer’s Ear, millions of people suffer from this each year, it’s a larger epidemic than Ebola, yet so horrible we don’t even speak of such things. Maybe another warning would be the mud that forms on your feet when leaving the water and stepping back into the warm beach sand. People pay hundreds of dollars for this treatment on their face, but the side-effects of feetials (a facial treatment on your feet) have not been fully studied.
What is food guilt? It’s knowing that you are feasting on some of the best foods while your loving family and friends are back home eating baloney sandwiches. Puerto Vallarta is known world-wide for its international cuisine, and of course regional Mexican foods. Because of its location, Puerto Vallarta also offers some of the best fresh seafood, literally from the ocean to your table. Of course you never forget visiting a local restaurant when they make fresh salsa with the freshest ingredients right at your table!
For individuals traveling to Puerto Vallarta who may suffer from heart problems, they should be warned that some things in Puerto Vallarta can cause an increase in heart rate. Dangerous activities include Ziplines, Parasailing, Jet Ski Rides, and Banana Boats, just to name a few. Not to worry, there are some things to protect yourself, like a free walking tour of Puerto Vallarta, a culinary experience tour, numerous of art galleries, and the traditional beach-side margarita.
Fear of Flying
Visiting Puerto Vallarta and being pampered by any number of our local hotels and resorts, and receiving daily world-class dining experiences, feeling your toes in the sand, watching whales play in the bay, or swimming with dolphins, you may develop a fear of flying home and leaving Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
What other dangers did we miss? Tell us in the comments section below.