Caribbean and Central America Transportation

  • Tuk Tuk
    Tuk Tuk
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  • three wheel drive from Mirador to Laguna de Apoyo
    three wheel drive from Mirador to Laguna...
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  • The ferry to Xunantunich
    The ferry to Xunantunich
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Caribbean and Central America Transportation

  • Coco Taxi

    Varadero Transportation

    I had seen pics of these cute yellow vehicles in magazines and guide books, and so I was determined to have a ride in one while in Cuba. Like hollowed out little yellow coconuts, they squat cutely at street corners waiting for passengers. They always look friendly and inviting. They whizz from place to place, open as they are to the elements....

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  • By Sea

    San Juan Transportation

    Cruisng is a great way to sample many places before making the decision to make a longer visit. My wife and I enjoy cruising to new island to see if a week or more would suit us at that locale. I also enjoy cruising to a location for the sake of cruising. We both enjoy sea days and having the time to enjoy the ammentities that the ship offers. We...

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  • Airport

    Punta Cana Transportation

    Punta Cana International airport is the gateway of this All Inclusive mecca, merely 30 to 40 minutes from most hotels. Regular and charter airlines from North and South America and Europe fly here regularly. This airport is different from the other airports in the country in the design. The roofs are thatched with palma cana leaves (a kind of palm...

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  • By taxi

    Santo Domingo Transportation

    Before leaving for my trip to the Dominican Republic I was able to call (for free) from the United States a taxi service, www.SantoDomingoTaxi.com at 877-375-7051. I wanted to fly into Santo Domingo because I could get a direct cheaper flight. I had two destinations I needed to go to. I spent a week in Juan Dolio and then I needed to go to the...

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  • Jitney Bus

    Nassau Transportation

    Bus number 10 is by far the cheapest tourist attraction in Nassau! For $1.50, it can take you anywhere between downtown Nassau and Gambier Village (on the west side of New Providence Island) along West Bay Street. The scenery is beautiful the entire way and includes beaches, palm trees, luxury homes and hotels (including the entire Cable Beach...

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  • Buses

    Antigua Guatemala Transportation

    The best way to get to Antigua from Guatemala city is to arrange for a shuttle to pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Antigua is located about 45 minutes from the capital, and a private bus should cost around $7-12 per person.

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  • By Taxi around San José

    San José Transportation

    We met Eduardo on a taxi drive and he was so awesome that we used him to take us to Jaco. Since we weren't in a hurry he took us the scenic route (same price). It was for sure more than I expected out of a taxi ride. He stopped at places of interest, helped us carry our shopping bags and let us know if we were paying too much. We used him for...

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  • Water Taxi

    Caye Caulker Transportation

    To/From Belize City to Caye Calker/San Pedro- take the Caye Calker Water Taxi; it's more comfortable, and I believe they stole my iPod out of my bag on the other, more uncomfortable San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi.

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  • Boat / Ferry

    Belize City Transportation

    I came to Belize city as part of a cruise, so that's the only place I got to visit (albeit briefly) of all Belize. Getting to the city from the boat takes a lot of time, as it is a tender port and the boat stops quite far away from the shore. It took us over 15 minutes by tender to get to the terminal and - obviously - we were not the first to...

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  • Airplane / Flights

    Holguín Transportation

    Frank Pais Airport serves the city of Holguin and the beach resorts around Guardalavaca, some 65km north east of Holguin. The airport is located around 12km south of Holguin city centre. Our coach transfer to the Sirenis Playa Turquesa hotel (15km west of Guardalavaca) took approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Frank Pais Airport is fairly modern...

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  • Airplane and Helicopter

    Santiago de Cuba Transportation

    By air as it is the quickest. We flew by helicopter from outside our hotel in Guardalavaca. The journey took 45 minutes as opposed to a bus journey lasting about 4 hours. For more information please see my Santiago De Cuba travelogue.

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  • (Viazul) Bus

    Trinidad Transportation

    We booked all our Viazul bus trips on the viazul.com website before leaving Europe. My daughter is 11 and therefore entitled to a child fare. It seems the website incorrectly calculates the child fare - apparently there is a minimum. We discovered this when we arrived at Trinidad bus station. I offered to pay the difference (2 CUC's) but the very...

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  • Car Rental

    Cienfuegos Transportation

    To travel to Cienfuegos and probably also around maybe you can speak with the owner of an old american car and after rent his/her car for a while. Of course, that's a original way to see this city and this country from other point of view. American car (like in the picture! This ones are everywhere... NO problem!)

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  • Ferry/water taxi

    The Bahamas Transportation

    Even though it is a lot more ideal to take a little ferry from Atlantis into town where you can get a fantastic view of the property from the water also the cruise ships as you cruise into the local harbour beware.. if you intend to return after dark, ferries do not run. You have to get a cab back. If you end up puchasing a round trip ticket the...

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  • Boat / Ferry

    Belize Transportation

    One quaint way to move about, and from Mango Creek it is great to get back to Placencia this way. some more http://www.belizewatertaxi.com/ http://www.cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com/ http://sanpedrowatertaxi.com/ and to know them all, ours was independance http://www.guidetobelize.info/en/travel/belize-water-taxi-timetable-guide.shtml try it is...

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  • Taxi Legal and Illegal

    Varadero Transportation

    There are taxis just outside the arrivals area that can take you into Varadero. Be sure to change some money into Pesos from the bank in the arrivals area to pay. I have never taken one but I suspect it would cost about 15 pesos. To save some money, try talking to the representatives of the tour companies that great all the flights. Each company...

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  • Taxis

    San Juan Transportation

    I arrived at night in San Juan Airport andi tried to get a taxi. They have meters but the taxi drivers are hidding them. I took a first taxi and when i asked for the meter : i have been pushed out of the taxi. I took another one : same problem - no meter possible to get a fair price (normal price). I was forced to take it andi Asked an invoice at...

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  • Taxis

    Punta Cana Transportation

    www.PuntaCanaNow.com is operated by Punta Cana Now Punta Cana Now is the most innovating online tour operator of Punta Cana, giving the facilities to all Punta Cana And Dominican Republic visitor the easiest way to book any type of transportation or excursion online The web site http://puntacananow.com/ is very easy to use.

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  • Metro/Caribe Tours (first class buses)

    Santo Domingo Transportation

    One of the best and probably cheapest way to travel on the island is by bus with Caribe tour. The busses are equipped with air-conditionning and television. For a 4 or 5-hour-fare, you'll only pay +/- 100 pesos.

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  • Taxicab

    Nassau Transportation

    I just used this taxi service in Bahamas. Booking the taxi was as easy as visiting the Jermaine Taxi website, sending an email with flight details and that's it! Jermaine was there.. right on time.. and same for the way back! Ahead of time! Very reasonable! Always forthcoming about what he is going to charge (in accordance with government...

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  • On Foot

    Antigua Guatemala Transportation

    We found out that a great way to get to know Antigua is by renting an MP3 tourist guide. We found the place that rents them just by serendipity. My wife was having her picture taken wearing regional dresses when we discovered that in the same place they rent these tiny devices containing the most important facts about 25 monuments of Antigua...

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  • By bus around San José

    San José Transportation

    For local trips to San Jose from our hotel, we took the local bus. We got the van shuttle to the airport and got the bus there into the city. The only problem was understanding where the bus was going as the dispatchers didn't speak English and our Spanish is rudimentary at best. We would then go to the San Jose bus station in the Coca Cola...

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  • Flying

    Caye Caulker Transportation

    At the moment, pretty much the only way one can fly to Belize is to catch a connection in the US. By 2015, the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport should be able to accommodate flights from Europe but currently, most people who fly to Belize do so by traveling with American Airlines (with connections in Dallas/Fort Worth or Miami) or...

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  • Busses

    Belize City Transportation

    This is called the San Pedro's Belize Express and you can find the station at the Belize Terminal. It's actually a water taxi. It goes from Belize City to Caulker, San Pedro, Chetumal, Mexico. Here's their daily schedule as of September 2011: Belize City to Caye Caulker & San Pedro: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30pm Caye Caulker to Belize...

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  • Local Transportation

    Holguín Transportation

    Bici Taxis are to Holguin what tuk-tuks are to Bangkok. You will see hundreds of these bicycle powered people carriers zipping around the streets of Holguin. Each bici taxi differs slightly in design; some have a central front wheel and two back wheels, while others are more lopsided like a bicycle with a side cart. Some have a canopy roof, while...

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  • Train

    Santiago de Cuba Transportation

    www.cuba-individual.com/ s_horario.htm. to check timetable Some trains are really nice, clean and fast (but not always, don't expect Thalys or TGV). Santiago is connected with Guantanamo, Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Santa Clara, Matanzas and Havana. Price Santigo-Havana from 30 CUC do 60 CUC one way.

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  • Car (Rental)

    Trinidad Transportation

    When you want to head out from Trinidad to either Havana or Cienfuegos, one thing I have done is go on Maceo (near Las Ruinas bar) and there are usually the hustlers trying to take tourists to Havana/100fuegos. Now at first, you will say no. But if you think about it, they charge the same price as the Viazul and they bring you right to your door in...

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  • (Viazul) Bus

    Cienfuegos Transportation

    From L'Havana we came to Cienfuegos by viazul bus. There are two main bus companies in Cuba Viazul and astro, the second one is the cheaper and mainly used by locals, Viazul is more expensive and practically created for tourists.The trip was about 6 hours and the ticket was 20 cuc.

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  • Jitney Bus

    The Bahamas Transportation

    On October 30, 2014 our cruise ship arrived in Nassau, Bahamas. After walking around the tourist shopping area on Bay Street by the pier for a couple of hours, at around 2:30pm, the 3 of us New Yorkers boarded a No.10 jitney for a ride along the nice shoreline for a posted fare of $1.25 per person, and we were told by local people and the bus...

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  • Buses

    Belize Transportation

    the always present little train or bus in this case represented by Calypso at Belize City. Very picturesque, right behind the craftmarket at Belize City and not far from beach and hôtels/restos all around it. You can't missed them , bright yellow color.

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  • Airport

    Varadero Transportation

    Even though Varadero is only a small town, its airport is the second busiest in the country thanks to the constant flow of tourists traveling to Varadero, mostly from Canada and Europe. The airport is not very big, but it's filled with small souvenir/duty free shops so you can easily spend those last few pesos while waiting for your flight - and...

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  • By land

    San Juan Transportation

    Free Trolley in Old San Juan! There is an amazing trolley that goes for free in Old San Juan and this has several points where you can go off, including the two famous forts. Departure points: Covadonga, La Puntilla, Plaza de Armas, and as mentioned the two forts….is you are not yet at a stopping station, try to wave at it for it to stop – it...

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  • Resort Shuttles

    Punta Cana Transportation

    As the Grand Paradise Bavaro is such a huge, sprawling resort, they actually need a SHUTTLE to get folks around. Many times we walked, but many times we used the shuttle.There were "stations" spread along the resort and they even had little "stations" or sitting areas, as sometimes you could wait fifteen or twenty minutes for one to come along.

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  • By bus

    Santo Domingo Transportation

    In Santo Domingo we have 2 kinds of buses: OMSA buses: the government buses with scheduled stops, they come in 3 kinds: the ones without air conditioning and the cheapest ones, the ones with air conditioning and the express ones that make less stops. If you want to get off you simply pull the cord. Union buses: property of the various transport...

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  • Cruise Ship

    Nassau Transportation

    We booked this 3 day cruise for great price and even better used our points to cover it. We weren't sure what to expect , so we went with open minds ready for anything. All easy on arrival....parking across the street and we just wheeled our luggage aboard. The boat is a bit older ,but kept up and really clean. Our room with window is comfortable...

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  • Plane from/to San José

    San José Transportation

    We flew in to Juan Santamaria International Airport on Sunday 1996 Feb. 18. We did not have to pay for our tickets because we got passes from our daughter who was then a flight deck officer at a major airline. That made the trip very affordable. he central location of this airport is perfect, as from here once can reach almost any part of the...

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  • Golf Cart

    Caye Caulker Transportation

    .GOLF CART ..as of today, March 2009 - the rates at M&M's are 10.00 USD for 1 HR 65.00 USD for the whole day. I can't imagine why you'd want one for the whole day, unless you have a lot of stuff?! You can see the whole island is 1-2hrs....

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  • Airplane

    Belize City Transportation

    Most people arrive in Belize by air land at the Belize International Airport in Ladyville which is only 10 miles outside of Belize City. If you want to take a taxi into Belize City from the airport, note that the fare for regulated taxis is a fixed fee -- expect to pay $25 USD (2014 price). Other non-regulated taxis may charge differently. The...

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  • Car Rental

    Santiago de Cuba Transportation

    Due to knowing a Santiago resident I became familiar with the common Santiago way of transport, the motorcycle. For the more daring under you, try it. It's a quick and very cheap way of transportation. Most trips will cost 10 cts. Just wave down any motorcycle you see passing by and enjoy your ride. Some will try to let you pay $ 1.- but a little...

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  • Coco Taxi

    Trinidad Transportation

    The best way to go around Trinidad is just walking, so in the twon you absolutely do not need any transport. You need one if you want to go to Playa Ancon which is about 15 kilometers from the city.You can go by taxi which costs 4 cuc per person or by cocotaxi which costs 2 cuc per person or by bus which is inexpensive.

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  • Horse Chart

    Cienfuegos Transportation

    In my opinion the best way to go around Cienfuegos is walking as in this way you enjoy every corner and every street scene. Anyway places like Punta Gorda can be a very long walk, so you may try to get a taxi which can be difficult as there are not many here or, if you get offered you can go by the horse chart.Horse charts are meant to be used only...

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  • Rental Car

    The Bahamas Transportation

    There are several companies where you can rent a car from. The hotel can also help you with the rental. They drive on the left side of the road, so you have to be careful. The roads are good in general, but I was told that in the remote locations you have to be careful since the road conditions vary. The rental rates are high, but if you book a car...

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  • Rental Car

    Belize Transportation

    The best way and easiest way to travel in Belize is by car. We drove up and down the country in a Suzuki grand vitara. Here is my take on it There are only four major roads in Belize: the Northern, Western, Southern, and Hummingbird highways. All are just two-lane , and all actually have speed bumps as they pass through various towns and villages...

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  • Moped

    Varadero Transportation

    The moped seems like a good mode of transportation. Few of the bikes i saw in front of the hotel seemed well maintained. Would not have wanted to be stuck in the countryside in a foreign country. Might have been fine in the city. My friends rented one for a few days and was happy he did, even though he had to work around it's non-starting...

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  • Buses

    San Juan Transportation

    When we decided to stay at the Condado Plaza, we were glad to see there was a bus stop just to the right of the main entrance. The concierge informed us that bus B-21 would take us to Old San Juan and that it ran roughly every 20 minutes (75 cents, exact change is needed). Two mornings in a row we sat at the bus stop for about half and hour before...

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