We've travelled to Mazatlan for years (Cabo also, but now it's way too expensive) and always have to deal with pesky beach vendors. You know, T-shirts, craft items to offers of drugs. Anyway, a firm no gracias sometimes works. Yes, we support the vendor economy and make purchases, but when ur into a good book, want to relax or be left alone, its frustrating to have a vendor ask you to buy, no gracias, and not more than a minute goes by and another comes up and asks the same question...no, no, no, but they still come on endlessly.
We're thinking of a small sign that says no me molestes or no me chingas and stick it in the sand. Not likely effective. Being confined to the hotel pool is not the true beach experience we travel 1000+ miles to experience. Any suggestions on being left alone? Long ago in Cabo our hotel had a roped off area as a vendor-free zone.
Last March we took a day trip to stone island (it was nothing like i remember 15 years ago! The aligators are still there!) ) and the vendors drove the good wife batty. We were in the palapa 'restaurant' trying to eat our lunch and it was non stop bombardment of vendors coming to ur table and won't take no for an answer.... turn one away and another immediately takes his/her place.
Ideas from the panel?