Going to Mexican Riviera? Got Laptop?
If you take your laptop/notebook PC with you and you wanna save some
bucks, you can keep in contact from each port of call with what is going
on back home for free at these locations. These hotspots all worked as
recently as April 2007.
In Cabo San Lucas: By the Haagen Daaz Ice Cream parlor at the Paraiso Mall
It's a short 10 minute walk from the tender pier. Internet access: FREE..........single scoop ice cream cone $5.00 (that's five dollars, not five pesos
In Mazatlan: Just outside the gated entrance to the pier/port, about 200
ft to the left as you exit, on the main drag. Must be coming from one of
the residences as there is nothing commercial immediately closeby. Hit or miss, mostly misses!
In Puerto Vallarta: At the pier/terminal, in between those 2 rows of
buildings housing all the vendors/stalls. I always connect here, very reliable connection. As a sidenote, in Puerto
Vallarta, bang across the street where the ship docks there's a Walmart.
You can purchase a World Tourist
international calling card which gives you 40 minutes of call time to the
US & Canada for approximately $9, that's under 25c a minute. The card will
also work calling IN the US, service here is thru Verizon.
In Acapulco: Outside the pier/terminal, near that big building marked
Harbor Master. You can spot it from the ship, it's maybe a couple hundred
yards to the right as you exit the terminal area. We have been to Acapulco
numerous times, this location is a hit or miss, mostly hits, but like most
things Mexican...you never know.........lol. Also, if you go downtown where all the highrises are, stop across the street from Walmart, I always seem to connect there, I am sure the signal must be coming fromn the many fancy residential condos there.
In Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa: At Marina Ixtapa, the yacht marina at the far end
of the main drag in Ixtapa. Strong signal seems to connect wherever you
are in the vicinity of the marina.
In Huatulco, walk across town to the Hotel Huatulco, I think that is what it is called, it is the pink building right at the edge of town. It is maybe like a 5-10 minute walk max from the pier. Hit or miss connection but mostly hits!
Hope someone finds these tips useful
Happy cruising everyone