Puerto Vallarta: Take the polite yet firm approach with beach vendors

Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 03, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

If you don't feel like partaking of what the vendor's offering, don't feel pressured. Although it might feel rude, it's culturally permissable to smile and firmly say "no, gracias" only once with no further eye contact, or simply ignore itinerant vendors, especially if you're in the middle of a conversation. Being blatantly impolite, of course—i.e., shouting at the vendor to take a hike—is rude, no matter where you're from.

Posted in Travel Tips Tagged: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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