In Cancun, they were pretty aggressive. Is it like that in Cozumel as well?
Yep, as soon as you get through the customs door beware. If you are getting the shuttle take a hard right and look for the ticket booth. If you are meeting somebody keep walking until you are outside. Be wary of the lady with the clipboard she is good.
They are not too aggressive....just say "no gracias" and keep walking.
They have some shirts that have some logo 'tourist representative' or something like that makes them seem like people stationed there to help tourist...but they are really the sharks.
I feel thay they are not quite as agressive as in Cancun. More like a nurse shark than your average reef shark. (LOL).
Just be aware that Mega Foods is also infested with them. Last year we noticed that they can be recognized by the blue shirts and on the back it says, and I quote precisely, "I can help you?".
They're not "agressive". I watched them in action last spring when I had to wait for my luggage and its flight was delayed. They actually line up and take turns accosting people coming out of the "arrivals" area. When the usual rejection occurred, the person in front moved to the back and the next person got their turn. So, you may have ONE person approach you, but you won't be swarmed.
I found Cancun overwhelming, as I really didn't know who was there to actually help me and who wanted to delay me. Fortunately the Immigrations guy had given me great advice on how to get to the bus ticket kiosk!
They are like an angry swarm of Killer Bees. I would carry pepper mace and a taser with you.
JK, just tell them "no thank you" and keep stepping. They aren't too bad.Edited: 28 February 2012, 21:09
The ones in Mega REALLY chap my backside.
I've never been approached in Mega. I find Cozumel worse than Cancun. How funny that everyone has different experiences.
Just remember guys.....that is their employment that feeds their families. Just say No Gracias and move on.
The thing that has always worked for me is regardless of what airport or country, I just say I already own one or I just bought one if you are in Mega. They might want to waste your time but I guarantee they do not want to waste THEIR time at all. Or you could just speak in a language they would not know (heck have fun and make up a language) and they will leave;)