I have no idea what this guy was selling. All I remember is he hollered at me every morning on Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon on my way to the scuba dive shop.
In fact, I ran the gauntlet of these hucksters every day. Trying to sell me cigars, tequila, boat tours, fishing trips and other crap.
They drove me crazy. Where ever there are tourists, there are huckster-hawker-peddlers.
I understand people have to make a living and there aren’t always a lot of options.
Still, I’m sick of being yelled at. I will NOT make a purchase from anyone who conducts business this way.
The Restaurant Hustle
This is a new twist on the tourist-directed timeshare harassment. Time share reps now approach you in restaurants and offer you the chance to spend a day at a new all-inclusive resort, at their expense of course. They are relentless in their pestering. What they don’t tell you is you’ll have to enduring the time share hard sell all day long. Leave and you’ll have to find your own way back to your hotel.
I was approached several times in Puerto Vallarta restaurants by people making this offer. One of them was the hostess at the restaurant doing double duty. Shameful.
Not deliberately besmirching Puerto Vallarta here. I love the place and have more trips planned there in the future.
But, I’d like a lot less attention when I visit.