December 2017


Internet No WiFi. No 4G in the bay. There was 4G in San Blas Voice Verizon via Telcel: Caroline called me several times on 3g. The calls were very clear. Other Depending on what tower your phone talks to you will be in Mountain Time or Central Time. India’s phone was on MST, everyone else’s was on CST. Confusing to say the least. Airport and Airport Transport 2 choices: Guadalajara (GDL) or Puerto Vallarta (PVR). I think GDL is closer and it appears to be a hub of some sort for Volaris as many routes have a layover there. Caroline arraigned a taxi at one of the restaurants in Mantanchèn to have me whisked to PVR. The cost was $1500MXN. The morning of my departure out of PVR a man in a private car picked me up and started driving me to Guadalajara. He spoke no English. Using Google translate…

Internet $2/device/day. Use a rocket or other receiver to rebroadcast to the boat to save monies. Reasonable speeds during the day, slow at night. Fairly consistent. Skype for business worked well. Voice Verizon via Telcel: pretty bad. 4G until a call was made and then 3G took over for the call. The voice quality was like being underwater. *sigh*. No idea how well a telcel SIM would work. Airport Tiny. Make sure to give yourself at least 1 hour for the $320MXN cab ride to the airport.