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Wifi hotspots, internet cafes and the like
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:03 am
First of all, hi folks. I am getting ready for my first trip to PV, and am vaccilating about bringing my laptop. Normally on business, I use it to maintain close contact with family rather than a phone. What is the general concensus? Are there sufficient wifi hotspots to make it worth the hassle of bringing my laptop, or should I leave it at home and use internet cafes? BTW, I get contradictory information whether the resort I will be staying at has free or paid internet, the Melia Puerto Vallarta. I, so far, have read quite a bit of the forum, and really am learning. Thanks, Bob
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Don't know about wifi hotspots but I just go to the cafes. I try to spend as little time as possible on the internet when I am on vacation! I will be bringing my cell phone this time but for texting purposes only. Have an elderly mother in a care home and want to be able to get notice asap if something happens so I understand the need to stay in touch.
WiFi in PV
Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:42 pm
When I was there last year I found that there were password protected WiFi at a lot of resturants, I asked for the password when I ordered and used my I-touch to send and receive e-mails. This year I will do the same.
Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:15 pm
Thanks for the info. I believe I will leave the laptop at home, and pick up a phone card while in PV for home contact.
If you don't really need it
Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:16 am
I brought mine last year because I got grandiose about writing. But it turned out we used it mostly for playing music and organizing photos. For e-mail, we walked down the block to the internet cafe because it was just simpler than exploring for a hotspot. This year, dunno. We'd have to justify the weight of the laptop, the power brick and the cable lock.
Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:30 pm
Many bars/restaurants offer free calls back home, just buy a beer.
Cafe Roma, Asaderos and Que?Pasa, to mention just a few.
Public Wi-Fi Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:05 am
I've just finished making a preliminary Wi-Fi Map of publica locations in Vallarta: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_fact ... llarta.php
Hope you like it, plus please tell me the ones I've missed so I can add them.