I do feel this is a Public Service Announcement considering how many of us may be gagging to travel somewhere, ANYWHERE, this summer.
I had a list of places I wanted to go, but I wondered about the Rona testing in some of the sketchier places on my list. Where does one go to get a test to re-enter the U.S.? What if where you're going, you're not 100% with the language, how do you pick a clinic? Will that clinic be recognized and an acceptable test result at the airport? Are they going to price gouge?
As a crew-member, we are exempt from all of that red-tape, but I would have to deal with it traveling with my daughter.
I was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It's not sketchy. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the hotel had a clinic and pharmacy on property (like next to their lobby Starbucks, on property) for those purposes. I just happened to see the doctor starting his shift and asked about it.
He said, "We are pretty well set up here."
I'd say. How convenient?
It may be worth asking some hotels if they have the same services? your summer plans just may have opened up. :)
If you did have Puerto Vallarta on your possible destinations, The Westin, is the spot.
It's less than a 10 minute ride from the airport.
Two pools, a few bars and restaurants, and it's on the beach. I believe every room has a proper ocean view...
Just throwing it out there.