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I love shopping in outdoor produce markets just about anywhere and used to do it all the time when I was in Mexico. I'd love to go check out Coronation Market when we're in Jamaica, but all the advice that I'm getting is that it's unsafe to go without a Jamaican friend/guide and I don't know anyone in town to go with. Does anyone else have any experience with shopping there -- mainly, I just want fruit and veggies and the experience, but not if it's actually legitimately unsafe.
Seeking information about the daily bus service from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, Tahiti. CaribeTour's web site is unclear about what happens once the bus arrives at the border. Does it continue into Tahiti to Port-au-Prince or is one left on one's own to find separate transportation in Tahiti? If direct service, what is the approximate total travel time? Thanks.
Trying to organise a two week trip to Dominican Republic but finding it difficult to get information on a potential route. We'd like 4 stops and a mixture of beach, culture and activities. We're not interested in staying in large tourist resorts and our budget would be low-mid range. $50 - 80 a night on accommodation.
We hope to travel on local buses and we are looking at arriving mid November for two weeks,
Any advice would be very helpful!
Hello everybody, I am flying to Miami from Europe in June and planning to fly for a 4 days trip to Jamaica. Was planning to land in Montego Bay on Monday morning and come back on Thursday late afternoon to Miami.
What itinerary do you suggest to take advantage of this short trip? We love natural landscapes, relax, trekking and enjoying life of small villages.
Thanks a lot
I am just looking for a chill place to stay in Bahoruco (or somewhere else within a few hours from the Capital, preferably west of the capital) for 2 or 3 nights. Key features: close to the beach, more on the budget side of costs, possible surf board rental/ instruction, some kind of night life option (i.e. live music, or a friendly bar, good food).
Many thanks in advance!
HELP! My husband and I fly into Puerto Plata at 3pm this Tuesday. We wanted to head straight to Samana, but I can't find any bus info. Is it true the only bus leaves from the POP hospital at 7 am? If so, are we better off renting a car for our 2-3 days in Samana and returning it on our way to Santiago, or should we stay over and catch the early, early bus? Recommendations for place to stay over?
I would like to take a well-deserved long weekend off from work in a Caribbean city.
There are some good deals for flights from NYC to Santo Domingo (DR) and San Juan (PR) during the month of March. Arrival Friday AM and return late Monday evening.
About me: male, mid-30's, fluent in Spanish. I like the nightlife, history, museums. I really enjoy cities, but a trip to a nice beach would be nice, preferably with snorkelling, for a day-trip or two days. Renting a car is not a problem, especially to get away from resorts.
Obviously, I did some research on my own, but I would like inspiration from you, fellow travelers who know these cities.
Which of these capitals would you recommend for such a trip: Santo Domingo or San Juan? Why?
We would like to fly to Tobago for 2 nights and plan to rent a car. What is the most fun area to visit and where should we stay? We thought a charming local owned b&b with ocean view would be ideal but don't want to be too remote. Is there a better side of the island or Bay Area best if you only have two nights? bucco bay and pigeon point sound good. We read Scarborough was boring. Thoughts? Traveling with no children. Thank you in advance. We will be there last week of march 2013
We fly to Port of Spain friday march 22nd, 2013. We would love to get over to Venezuela to see Angel Falls during this 8 day holiday. Hours of research later, we wonder if anyone has some advice? What is the quickest and most economical way to get to the provincial park? We would like to spend the night sleeping in hammocks near the falls like we read on previous trip reviews. Does anyone know which travel guide we contact for an excursion of this nature? We are an active adventurous couple not traveling with children. Thank you in advance for any tips.
Is there a bus that goes from near the Hotel to the Pennysaver's? How much would a taxi cost for the return trip?
How can I visit the Museo de Hermanas Mirabal near Salcedo if I don't plan to spend any nights in Santiago on our itinerary? Should we just try to stop there for part of a day en route to Samaná from Puerto Plata or Jarabacoa?
I will be in Vieques, Puerto Rico for a few days next week. I've read about surfing on the island, but I can't seem to find too much information. I don't want to bring my own board bc of the cost of taking it on the plane. Does anyone know if I can rent one anywhere on the island? Also, I am an intermediate/beginner-ish surfer, so I am looking for friendly breaks.. Any thoughts on the surfing there during this time of year?
As for Bio Bay, is it possible to go without a tour operator? Can one swim in the bay, or is that prohibited?
Thanks for your help everyone!
Looking for cheap accomodations in 7 mile beach area. Our budges is $50/night
Hi frequent travelers,
I wanted to get some logistical advice from those that have been there. I have trolled most travel websites (CaribeTours.com.do, lonelyplanet.com, etc..) for travel advice, but am running into a little bit of difficulty.
We're flying into Las Americas Airport on Saturday and will be going to the Zona Colonial. I've read that you really only have 2 options to get there: (1.)Take a taxi or (2.) take a mini-van shared shuttle (from the 2nd Floor of Arrivals) to get from the airport to the Zona Colonial. A 3rd option would be a series of buses and walking, which sounds a bit too complicated to save a few bucks. Anyways, has anyone taken the shared shuttle? If so, is it pretty obvious where to catch it and what is the cost? Also, if you're a decent negotiator, how much should a taxi cost for 2 people with a couple of bags to the Zona Colonial? I can spe... more »
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