Friday, January 27, 2023

Canadians take a risk and travel without health insurance

They are not going to stay locked at home after the record low temperatures in Canada, they risk coming to Acapulco without their health insurance as their costs have increased this year and just to spend their holidays in this beach destination to come over they will have to Pay up to 154 thousand pesos.

This Tuesday, another charter flight from Montreal, Canada, arrived in Acapulco as part of the winter season with 225 passengers, and a Canadian tourist who arrived at La Marinera restaurant on Bonfil beach said that I only pay $900 insurance To be able to travel to Acapulco.

José Miguel Pastrana Cortes, owner of La Marinera restaurant for 33 years, serves this segment of mostly Baby Boomer Canadian tourists who They travel to the port of Acapulco each winter, Because they have found the peace of sea, sun and service at Playa Bonfil.

Groups of tourists visit Acapulco, some for four months and others for six months, and look for safe and reliable places to spend their holidays.

“It is tourism that comes to enjoy the sun, the beach, and enjoy Acapulco.”

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Miguel Pastrana said Travelers look for places where they are treated like they are at home And in Bonfil Beach they’ve got that place and they order hamburgers, fries, club sandwiches, pasta and their food is made for them.

He remarked that as of January 15, 80 percent of Canadian tourists are expected to arrive, despite a traveler alert issued by that country’s government.

“The charter flights come on Tuesdays and Thursdays and they come completely because Canadian tourists come here to enjoy their moments, their holidays and some take risks and come without travel insurance”.

Pastrana Cortés remarked that this class of Canadian tourists, when they reach the age of 70 to 80, find their health insurance too expensive and “they are coming to Acapulco without health insurance Because they want to live and enjoy the moments of their lives in Acapulco.”

He said he takes out special medical expense insurance to travel outside his country and this year the fees are very expensive and “they can’t pay, some don’t come, But the majority are coming without insurance Precisely because they come to Acapulco to enjoy their days and escape the cold.

He said the last week of his vacation is before Holy Week, because Canadian tourists don’t like the chaos or the full Acapulco, “they want peace, to live their way of life, where there is respect, a clean place, nice, is in order “.

He recalled that the first charter flight Arrived on December 22 and weekly Two flights arrive from Montreal, Canada.

At La Marinera, Don Miguel Pastrana sometimes prepares pozole for Canadian tourists when they ask him, but he already has his meeting place in Acapulco in the area. Diamond, Traditional Gold and Pie de la Cuesta.

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