those looking for natural remedies,
herbs, and health foods, Puerto
Vallarta has everything from GNC to
local vendors selling organic bee
pollen on the street side.
is located north of the malecon.
Most grocery stores include herbs
and a few popular health products
but be prepared to pay far higher
prices than in the US- this includes
the Puerto Vallarta Walmart, which
adds a few dollars for import costs
to most products.
Health food stores in Pitillal are
considerably cheaper than those
closer to the beach. This is
about 15 minutes inland by taxi, or
20 minutes by bus.
Purchasing prescription drugs in
Puerto Vallarta: Nearly all
pharmacies can legally sell
prescription drugs without a
prescription. By US law, you
are allowed to import a 3 month
personal supply of a prescription
product, however, this does not
guarantee customs will allow you to
enter the US without confiscating
them based on various factors.
A better choice would be to see a
local doctor in Puerto Vallarta for
a written prescription. A
doctor's visit in Puerto Vallarta
can cost around $40 pesos ($4.00
USD) and can be found by asking a
pharmacist or taxi driver.
English speaking doctors can cost
significantly more but as a rule,
the further inland your doctor is,
the less money they will more than
likely charge. There is also a
pharmacy on Constitution, the same
street as Rizzo's grocery store in
Old Town, where a doctor holds
hours. His fee is usually $30
pesos ($3.00 USD.) Rather than
risk losing money spent on
confiscated prescriptions, and
possible fines, consider this