Getting Around Caribbean and Central America

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    ferry service US and British Virgin Islands

    by gwened Written Dec 31, 2013

    When I came to the islands, I took my flight to san juan puerto rico and then to St Thomas USVI, from there it was always a ferry to Road Town, Tortola BVI and the rest of the islands on yachting or group cruising.

    There are two services now, Smith's ferry service, the main one for me
    http://www.bviferryservices.com/home.php

    and the road town fast ferry
    http://www.roadtownfastferry.com/

    easy wonderful way to cruise the beautiful caribbean. I came also, from a cruise ship no longer ins ervice as one of the main boat was lost during hurricane Mitch, there was a book about it which I have called "The ship and the storm" BY Jim Carrier, by international marine division of McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0 07 135526 X it tells the story of the Fantome ship
    a 282 meters boat done by the Duke of Edinsburg never use by him as WWII started, the boat was used for cargo between the British isles and then left in disrepair until a group of aficinados brought it back into island cruise service Under the Windjammers Cruise corporate banner. A nice sad story.

    the Ferry get off in Tortola BVI ferry anchored at Tortola the Fantome cruiser
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    transport off St Martin island

    by gwened Written Feb 10, 2013

    not done it but you might have to get a taxi from airport to ferry.
    you can ask them on this email

    info@aeroport-saintmartin.com

    or check here
    http://www.sxmairport.com/transportation-services.php

    hope it helps

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    San Juan to Ponce best by car

    by gwened Written Jan 9, 2013

    best is rental car and go to Ponce, in less than an hour, really beautiful scenary.
    parking is fine, I never use public transport there. And locals neither.

    this route planner will help
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=San%20Juan&1s=PR&2c=Ponce&2s=PR&2z=00731

    Hope it helps

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    air and boats miami to georgetown,exuma

    by gwened Written Dec 20, 2012

    you have many options including hotwire, travelocity in addition to those already mentioned above.

    there is also a connection thru Nassau, miami,nassau, george town on bahamas ferries
    used to be more in my younger days ,was my backyard,hopefully will see some newer tips here
    cheers
    http://www.bahamas.com/out-islands/exumas/getting-here

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    bus transportation-Freeport ,Lucaya

    by gwened Written Apr 21, 2012

    While back was at Freeport and Lucaya, no problems walking and when needed took a scooter bike for 35 USD per day, then there is a bus between port Lucaya marketplace and the International bazaar to downtown or city center area and then to West End and East End. cost about a 1 dollar to 4 for West End. Exact change is a must.

    This is their official tourist site
    http://www.grandbahamavacations.com/

    hope it helps

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    Cruising through the Caribbean

    by SunnyIsle Updated Jun 7, 2011

    The CARNIVAL VICTORY was an excellent way to bask in the warm caribbean weather, view the different islands and enjoy sumptous dinner all the way. We left from San Juan, PUERTO RICO and journeyed all the way to Bridgetown, BARBADOS and then back. I really felt like a modern CRISTOBAL COLON even to discovering getaways to revisit. My favourite was St Thomas a 'definite re-visit' and to include St Croix. St Maarten is wonderful for its shopping- I regret not doing all my shopping there.

    Aboard the CARNIVAL VICTORY- VICTORY DINNER Having SUMPTOUS DINNER Being VICTORY-ENTERTAINED
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    Place to go during Hurricane Season

    by cochinjew Written Apr 28, 2010

    It is Hurricane season all over the Caribbean at that time and you can expect most of the islands to be hot during this time. This applies to the caribbean coast of Central America and Mexico as well.
    Most of Central America can be easily traversed during this time, except perhaps Cancun which gets hit by Hurricanes. Flights can be delayed because of a Hurricane in the region. You can fly to Cuba from Cancun, Nassau and Toronto, Montreal, Kingston and Mexico City apart from south american destinations,and if you have a licence to fly direct, there are about seven flights a day from Miami.(foreign nationals who are not resident in the usa are not allowed on these flights). Costa Rica and Guatemala are well trodden. Honduras Nicaragua and Panama less so.

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    Central America to Cuba and Jamaica

    by cochinjew Written Feb 16, 2009

    The best connections are going to be with COPA air from Panama.. they have twice and sometimes thrice daily services to La Habana.. they are also good for travel to Jamaica from Central America in fact they may be the only way to fly to Jamaica from central america..
    cuba to jamaica trip is a short but an expensive leg.. you can fly air jamaica from havana to kingston or montego bay..
    so theoretically you can fly into havana with copa and fly out of kingston with copa for your central american destinations..

    Good Luck

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  • Driving in Guatemala

    by cnovak Updated Dec 19, 2008

    My wife and I just got done traveling through Guatemala. We entered in Mexico, went to Xela, then to Panajachel, Antigua, Chichicastenango, then up to Tikal. The roads are better than in Mexico, we found few potholes. However, as of December 2008, Highway 1 from Quetzaltenango (Xela) to Antigua is in construction to turn the road into a four lane highway. This will cause delays and dangerous situations due to poorly marked constructions signs. It is advised to follow other vehicles since the road will change from a four lane highway to both directions of traffic sharing one side of a 4 lane highway without good signs indicating the change. You will also encounter hazardous low shoulders and low visibility due to dust.

    Road signs are minimal, but stopping in populated areas to ask for directions is useful. Be careful to not stop in isolated areas, and I would recommend to always park your car overnight at a hotel with secure parking.

    I am currently working on posting more information about driving in Guatemala at www.drivetheamericas.com

    Enjoy your trip!

    Guatemalan Ferry on the way to Tikal
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  • Bus schedule for Cerntral America

    by sumotampo Written Nov 9, 2008

    Hello, you will find this information at http://thebusschedule.com. There you will find everything you need for your travel trough Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Schedules for buses, ships and trains are available.

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    Driving to Central America

    by mongo2 Written Apr 5, 2008

    There are several crucial points;1]Purchase good,up to date road maps of both Mexico and Central America.2]Depending on your entry point into Mexico,Always try to stay on the Autopista[Mexican toll-roads]3]I reccomend the Gulf Coast route [Matamoros-Tampico-Vera Cruz-Minatitlan-San-Cristobal-La Masilla[Gutemalan Border]4]Always carry a spare tire,extra gas and water,and road emergency markers[triangles]required by law in Honduras.Preferably,your making this trip in a 4-wheel drive vehicle,remember that gasoline is over 4 dollars a gallon down here,that is why I personally prefer an Isuzu Rodeo or similar compact SUV,and,of course,Good Luck!!

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    Serenade of the Seas

    by jandris Updated Feb 12, 2008

    We took the seven day Serenade of the Seas cruise that does a round trip from San Juan through Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    This is a Big Boat! Two hot tubs and swimming top deck Fabulous food Fabulous interiors Casino entertainment
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    A long day to Tulum--THE BUS

    by VeronicaG Updated Jun 28, 2007

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    After taking an easy 45 minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen, we walked several blocks to board the Autotur Bus. As we boarded, a box lunch was given to each one of us to eat on the trip. As we began our trek to Tulum, our knowledgeable guide filled our heads with pertinent information on the Mayan culture and their religious center.

    We had to rise early that morning, so a few of us faded on the last leg of the trip--a 75 minute bus ride. A convenience stop was made half way to our destination, which allowed us to refresh ourselves and grab a bottle of water or cola.

    The remaining miles of our trip was a relaxing one in the cool interior of the bus, viewing the countryside passing by our windows.

    FYI: Autotur is one of two large bus companies in this area. For more information see phone number below.

    Our guide, Jose
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    Ferry to Cozumel

    by VeronicaG Updated Jun 28, 2007

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    Before we began our journey to Tulum, we had to take a 45 minute ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. Although we were cautioned the seas could be rough, the ride was smooth and the seats arranged theatre style were comfy. A large screen showed scenes of Cozumel as we motored to its shores.

    Photos were taken of each group as we boarded the ferry, which were presented later for sale on our return trip. $5 t-shirts with COZUMEL emblazoned across them were hawked aboard. We bought one for my husband that he's been wearing when he goes swimming.

    FYI: Ferry tickets cost about $10 each from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen.

    Ferry to Cozumel
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    Tour the Island by Van

    by VeronicaG Updated Jun 28, 2007

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    A small group of us traveled to Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica by air-conditioned van. It was a very comfortable two hour ride each way. Our guide, Berella, kept us amused with her easy banter and corny jokes.

    You can schedule a van tour from Montego Bay to Dunn's River Falls for $52 for adults and $42 for children under 12. It's worth the cost to spare yourself the long drive each way...let someone else do the driving while you just relax and enjoy the scenery.

    Tour Van
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