If you get into a scrape with the law, you can call your nearest consulate; U.S. citizens can also call the Overseas Citizens Services Center in the United States.
United States Consul (Centro Comercial Paradise Plaza, Paseo de Cocoteros 85 Sur, 2nd fl., Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, 63732. 322/222–0069; 33/3268–2145 24-hour emergency number. Mon.–Thurs. 8:30 am–12:30 pm.)
U.S. Embassy (Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, 06500. 55/5080–2000. mexico.usembassy.gov.)
General Emergency (Police, Transit, Fire) (066.)
U.S. Overseas Citizens Services Center (888/407–4747 or 202/501–4444. www.travel.state.gov.)