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- Single, Female, and Safe in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Part 2 - April 6, 2017
Puerto Vallarta, Day 1 as a Single Female Traveller
I just did something that took courage and I loved it.
I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by myself. This is the first day of my adventure traveling to Mexico as a single female.
My first worry was knowing that I would be landing after dark, then getting into a cab by myself. I have hailed taxis many times at Puerto Vallarta but never to climb in all by myself. My mind was my enemy and the worst case scenarios ran rampant, “What if the cab driver was a pervert, a serial killer, or wanted to drug me and steal my kidney?” I was able to calm those nerves knowing that all taxis that leave PVR are monitored because they have to pay an airport tax to exit. (Common sense took over my original bohemian thoughts that I would boldly leave the airport perimeter to save $ Pesos by catching a cab or bus across the street.) As it turned out, the taxi driver wasn’t interested in anything more than getting me to the hotel very quickly and his tip. (The cab ride of $250 pesos was a bargain at $18. Canadian dollars.)
When I checked in, the young clerk with his limited English, and me with my limited Spanish, thought that something was being lost in translation when I said it was only me in the room. He found someone to translate that, yes, I was indeed going to be the only one in the room. He reduced the resort fee by half because it was calculated “per person”. (It was a bogus fee anyway but more about that later.) I took my coupon for my welcome drink, wandered out to the beach, felt the ocean breeze, heard the crash of the waves, and all was right in my Universe (my worst danger at this point was sand fleas).