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Old 06-15-2008, 06:04 AM
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we're planning a trip to mexico (Puerto Vallarta) but my mom says that its cheaper just to get there and find one then to go on expedia.com to find one because only the main chain hotels put their service on there and the more quaint family-owned business which are cheaper dont put their hotels up on travel sites. im pretty sure they would put their hotels on travel sites because thats how you get the most business, but she says its not true and she insists that i ask my aunt who lives in mexico to do it for us, but the thing is my mother never helps. ive been trying to plan this vacation since january, all by myself! what should i tell her? does anyone know about hotels in general? please help!
how the heck is an advertising website suppossed to help me?
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I would go through a travel agent then. They have more resources for places to stay. Also, I wouldn't take the chance just showing up and trying to find a place to stay. You might wind up wasting a lot of time and wind up in a dump.

Good luck.
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Im with your mom on this one - sorry . I like just winging it. You get alot better prices when you get a local to put you in the right direction. I usually ask the cab drivers when I land.
Leave your bags in the cab , have cash in hand and you will get a better dea in my experience.
Cash for one talks. Easier to bargin with a human face to face. Luggage still in cab thats running and cash in hand - well now thats leverage.
The reason they are not on the the travel sites is $$$$. you have to pay for that service. Now comes a gringo with cash and I got empty rooms - lets talk gringo.
I again agree with mom - your aunt could really help out in this situation.
Relax - vacation is supposed to be relaxing - moms got that down pat and you sound stressed.
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The "family owned" hotels that don't have a website are probably not places you would want to stay. Even the smaller hotels have websites & are able to give you a few pictures & prices.
I would not just show up & expect a room. Puerto Vallarta has become a major destination for many different countries. When the Americans & Canadians aren't there, the Mexicans from Guadalajar & Mexico City take over the city.
There are many great websites to find a hotel/condo. Don't risk your trip to save a few bucks.
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Hi
šJuts book everything before getting to vallarta and you will find better deals online then just showing up at a hotel.

Have fun

http://www.thingstodoinvallarta.com/
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