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by spartacus_33
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Driving down from the US. Is it safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 4717

Driving down from the US. Is it safe?

We've been planning a 3 month stay this year and were planning to drive down from Portland, OR. I've been coming to Mexico for 40 years... drove down in my VW bus in 1974. We're hearing lots of negative things and words of caution from our friends and information on the web. I assumed we'd be hassle...
by spartacus_33
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: Any recommended Auto Insurance companies (driving down, US)
Replies: 1
Views: 5069

Any recommended Auto Insurance companies (driving down, US)

Well, I tried to search related info on the this topic and came up with nothing. We're driving down in January (probably crossing at Nogales) and was wondering if anyone had an insurance company that they would recommend. So far... I've gotten quotes from: Lewis and Lewis ($417.00) Sanfords ($514.00...
by spartacus_33
Sat May 04, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

Re: OK...

What does that mean then? That the rules are not valid, that you just have to take a risk, or that the rules are there to be broken?... :-) Mogens The US Customs link that I posted basically says that there are NO Federal law limits to what you can bring back. It's VERY VAGUE... where they use word...
by spartacus_33
Thu May 02, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

For the record. We brought home 3 liters each in both checked bags and no one cared or even asked. All 8 bottles were claimed on my form as well.
by spartacus_33
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

Re: Any summary of the....

webmaster wrote:Any site that has a summary of the different state rules on that respect?

Greets

M.
ANY site? Thanks alot buddy! I was hoping to get this kind of information when I posted the question.
by spartacus_33
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

Here is a link to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. The state limit applies only to residence of that state. Chuck... 8) https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/190/~/bringing-alcohol-(including-homemade-wine)-to-the-u.s.-for-personal-use Apparently you didn't read my previous po...
by spartacus_33
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

katnsocal wrote:Steve,
That doesn't include the amount you can consume before you get on the plane. :)
8V8
by spartacus_33
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

WOW....you were correct, that information was for coming into Mexico. So... I went to the US CUSTOMS web site and found that 1 liter will be duty free... but you CAN BRING MORE... but MAY be subject to duty fees and taxes: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/190/kw/how%20much%20liquor%20can...
by spartacus_33
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

Re: Here are the rules for Canada & USA

1 liter is for Canada: http://www.dutyfreecanada.com/customs-allowances/ This site has rules for most countries, I wonder if they are always correct as it states the US 1 liter too of spirits... http://www.worlddutyfree.com/information/customs-allowances.html This site also staes only 1 liter: http...
by spartacus_33
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How much Tequila can I take home?
Replies: 23
Views: 21080

How much Tequila can I take home?

I'm trying to get to the bottom of just how much tequila is allowed in your checked luggage when returning to the states. I googled it and found many old articles stating 1 liter was allowed per person. I know that's wrong because I have brought back more than that before. This time we're bringing b...
by spartacus_33
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Average "Liability" car insurance rate?
Replies: 1
Views: 5751

Never mind.... I got the car (Brand new Nissan Versa) on Priceline.com for $15.00/day and the Liability Insurance was $14.00/day. Just as I remembered... the insurance is about the same as just renting the car. Still not bad though... to rent a golf cart here in Sayulita is roughly $85/day. Total ri...
by spartacus_33
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Average "Liability" car insurance rate?
Replies: 1
Views: 5751

Average "Liability" car insurance rate?

Rental cars are pretty cheap down here... but if memory serves me correctly... it's the liability insurance that gets you.

Anyone know what the mandatory liability insurance costs per day? I'll be renting a Nissan Tsuru or similar.

I believe collision is covered by my VISA card.
by spartacus_33
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Weddings?
Replies: 2
Views: 5400

Weddings?

We are coming down at the end of January for a 3 month stay in Sayulita. We were planning on getting married while there. No one on Sayulita's web site seems to be interested in returning our e-mails about wedding services/ceremonies. Can anyone here recommend someone who would assist and perform ou...
by spartacus_33
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: TAP Autobus location? Anyone please tell me where this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 8418

katnsocal,

Thanks... I think rather than walk (45 minutes) without a beer.... I'm planning to rent a car for a day and drive up to Sayulita. I'll look around for it on my way. I went ahead and bought tickets on-line for the trip.

Just a few more days............. :D
by spartacus_33
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: TAP Autobus location? Anyone please tell me where this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 8418

katnsocal wrote:TAP buses arrive and depart from the main Puerto Vallarta Bus Terminal, just north of the airport.
Thanks.. is there an actual address? Do you know if can you buy the tickets here?
by spartacus_33
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: TAP Autobus location? Anyone please tell me where this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 8418

TAP Autobus location? Anyone please tell me where this is?

I'm looking to catch a bus to Mazatlan... can anyone tell me where this is?

Carretera Puerto Vallarta- Tepic Km 9
Col. Las Mojoneras
by spartacus_33
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Bus from PV to Mazatlan?
Replies: 1
Views: 5359

Never mind... I think I got it.

I think I found my answer:
http://www.tap.com.mx/

Only weird thing is I can't book any travel after October 14, 2012. They seem to add a few days more every so often... but nothing like Expedia or Orbitz.

Tickets will cost $27 USD One Way
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by spartacus_33
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Bus from PV to Mazatlan?
Replies: 1
Views: 5359

Bus from PV to Mazatlan?

Planning a trip to PV for a week... then somehow getting to Mazatlan and spending a week there with friends. Can anyone give me information on this? Cost? Length of trip? Comfort level (AC?)? They actually live closer to Villa Union, (30-40 min south of Mazatlan)... anyone know if we can just get of...
by spartacus_33
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Restaurants, Cafés & Food in General
Topic: Good place for Breakfast in the Marina area
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

Another great place is El Primos (right next to the OXXO across from Club Regina.
by spartacus_33
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Anyone have experience with Payless Car Rental?
Replies: 3
Views: 4666

JR's site? :?