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Does anyone know of a reasonably priced way to get from the punta cana airport to a hotel on playa bavaro? We are traveling with an infant, so would prefer not to take public transport if it involves more than one bus, but we are hoping there are other options besides expensive taxis/shuttles. If we wait until we arrive, will be stranded or forced to pay even more than if we have a reservation?
We are heading to T n T next spring with a family group of 10. We would like to rent a home in a more quaint setting with beach and town life at hand. Anyone have any ideas of where I might begin? We are looking at either . Thank you.
We are heading to Martinique next spring with a family group of 10. We would like to rent a home in a more quaint setting with beach and town life at hand. Anyone have any ideas of where I might begin?. Thank you.
Looking for a roommate:
we are a couple (belgo/canadien- 25/27 years) arrived on the island two months ago. We live on simpson bay and also works there.
We have a two bedroom apartment with two private bathrooms. The common area is large and open. The walls are white, it is very bright. There is a washing machine, two balconies and it is 2min from Simpson Bay's beach.
On room will become available in april. We are now looking for a person or a couple to share the flat. The rent is 900$ all included (water, elect, internet)
If you are interested: 580 77 28
Max & Alizé
This is my first thread at the forum, I'm hoping to get some good travel tips.
I plan to travel in South America over the next few months, ending in Colombia/Venezuela in early November, then come back to Europe by boat. My only options so far seem sailing from Martinique or Guadeloupe, however it seems difficult to get there without flying.
Does anyone know how to get to one of these islands by boat? I've found some info on caribbean ferries but it is outdated and seems to change often. Any tips?
Thanks a lot!
Hi, since we also like to hire a car and I would love to drive that road, is it open all the way again or is the landslide still there?
In the Rough guide it says they expect it to be open 2011 again, so did it happen?
P&O Adonia cruise ship has experienced an incident (source http://www.shipcruise.org/po-cruises/527-adonia-cruise-itinerary-schedule )- 2 of its passengers sailing on an Around the world cruise from Southampton/UK were shot and robbed on March 17 while the ship was docked in Barbados (a call port from the Adonia cruise itinerary)
Hi. My partner and I are looking for a place to relax by a warm beach for 3 days but need help figuring out where. It must be a place where we need no passport: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands or...?? I would love to avoid the big tourist hotels. Are there any small resort type areas that rent luxury style cabins or huts on the beach, hopefully paces to walk and explore or rent bikes when we aren't swimming or eating!! A place of solitude and beauty. Hopefully not more than $300 a night! Thank you!
I'm hoping to skydive in Puerto Rico when I visit. Does anyone have a recommended place to try out? I've only seen one operator Xtreme Divers in Puerto Rico, but I can't find any reviews for this company.
Does anyone know if its a legitimate and safe operator to try?
Please let me know.
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Headed for Tabago in the near future.
I have a question about the Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.
Here is what the CDC says:
Requirements: Required if traveling from a country with risk of YFV transmission and ≥1 year of age.a
Recommended for all travelers ≥9 months of age traveling to the island of Trinidad, except as mentioned below.
Generally not recommended for travelers whose itinerary is limited to the urban areas of Port of Spain, cruise ship passengers who do not disembark from the ship, and airplane passengers in transit.
Not recommended for travelers whose itineraries are limited to the island of Tobago.
I have a layover in Panama City before arriving in Trinidad airport. Because the flight is coming from Panama, does anyone know if I'm required to have a vaccination certificate even though my place of origin of the fligh... more »
I keep reading recent articles or news regarding violent episodes, rubbery and general crime to foreign visitors.
Obviously everything can happen in any country, and common sense like avoiding walking alone at night in isolated area will be the rule.
I was just wondering though, if it will be kind of safe for a girl travelling alone for 2 weeks, staying in not big touristic areas such as Santo Domingo. I was planning to stay more in Samana, Las terranas, Punta cana and maybe renting a room instead of going on a hotel.
Any advices? Or do you know anything regarding this topic in these areas?
I keep reading recent news and articles regarding episodes of violence, rubbery, warning over crime to foreign visitors.
Obviously it's recommended not to travel alone at night and pay attention, as usual in every country.
As I will be travelling by myself for 2 weeks and I had in mind to avoid big touristic areas such as Santo Domingo, and going mainly to Samana area, Las Terranas, Punta Cana.. i was wondering if it would be kind of safe for a female of 26 years old.
Driving the roads from Santo Domingo to Cabarete, Cabarete to Las Terrenas, and Las Terrenas to SDQ were all fine in our rental car. We had to ask for directions one or two times getting from Zona Colonial to the highway, but otherwise didn't get lost or have any problems driving. You're just advised to pay close attention to what you're passing and also to signs, especially as you drive through Santiago and other cities as the route markers are small and easy to miss (and sometimes don't exist so you just have to guess). Sometimes you will be warned of a turn a few miles ahead of it and then no reminder will come so you can miss it if you're not careful. This was the case as we came out of Las Terrenas and headed back to SDQ--there was no immediate marker to turn left for the highway south. This road was perfectly maintained and fast (just over two hours for the trip), but expensive.... more »
We are a couple traveling to Jamaica in the beginning of April for 8 days. We are landing and taking off from Montego Bay and are thinking of renting a car for the trip and traveling throughout the island. We have never been to Jamaica and have some basic questions:
1. We are looking for a small quit beach resort. Any recommendations (but not too expensive)
2. It seems renting a car will give us freedom to travel and should save money on the travel expenses - does this make sense?
3. Nightlife - where should we plan to stay over the weekend if we want to enjoy Jamaica nightlife?
Thanks. Any suggestions on any one of the questions will be much appreciated
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