Are Timeshare Presentations in Puerto Vallarta Scams?
The basic answer to this question is ‘NO.’ There are no notable timeshare presentation scams in Puerto Vallarta, unless you are very unlucky to meet with an opportunist. You’re not going to encounter the oh-so infamous and feared “here today, gone tomorrow” scamsters that will rip you off and flee with your hard earned cash.
With that said, however, Timeshare purchases and sales are like everything else in life; there are those who will try to skew things in their own favour, and those who will try to take advantage of you. The key thing is to remember that these people do not represent the majority of the industry, and to keep in mind that there are things you can do to avoid being caught out by such people.
A history of timeshare presentation scams in Puerto Vallarta
Mexico has, over the years, had a lot of bad press, but the truth is that Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta in particular, is as safe a place as any when it comes to buying timeshares as there are a huge number of well-known, reputable companies. So long as you check out the reputation of a provider before you buy you’ll be fine.
Mexico is actually one of the safer places when it comes to timeshare investment because promoters require explicit permission to approach people on the street and in public places. This means they need a permit, and they need to either work for an established, legitimate, company or be a legitimate provider themselves. All genuine timeshare reps will have official ID issued by the local authorities so, if you’re in doubt, you can ask to see it.
How timeshare is a benefit to Puerto Vallarta
Timeshare companies can be a real boon to travellers, too, because they will generally offer incentives if you agree to seeing a presentation. This means for an hour or so of your time you could get discounts on tours, activities, restaurants or even a free day pass to the resort. Of course common sense must rule; if you’re offered a gift that seems too good to be true you should be on guard and ask for ID.