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GETTING AROUND -AMBERGRIS CAYE

By Golf Cart

The best way to get around Ambergris Caye is to rent a golf cart and explore north and south. This is a great way to get a full feel for the island and what the different areas have to offer. Even though you might not know your way around, Ambergris Caye is easy to navigate so even if you do make a wrong turn, it will not be long before you get yourself back to a major road. Just be sure to pay attention to road signs as many streets in town are one way. There are several options for renting golf carts including Ocean Breeze Golf Cart Rental (tele 501-206-2575) or ATM Golf Cart Rental (tele 501-226-4803).

By Walking

San Pedro itself is a small town with lots to see and a variety of restaurants, hotels, and shopping. Due to its size, walking is the easiest way to get around town. That way you can take your time to stop and browse or chat with friendly people you meet along your travels.

By Bike

If you feeling relatively fit, are on a budget and want to cover a bit more ground then a bike rental is a great option. Check with your hotel first. Some give complimentary bikes for guests and some charge a small fee. There are also a few places around town like Mundo Maya Jungle Tours (tele 501-600-1228) and Calvio Bike Rentals (tele 501-663-1738/661-7143) in Boca del Rio. A one-week bike rental from a shop will be in the $80 BZD range. Some people also opt to buy a bike depending on how long their vacation is, then give it away to someone in need, a school or a charity organization to raffle off, when they leave. You can find bikes in the $295 USD range (without basket and lock) at pretty much any hardware store in town.

By Taxi

Unless your resort or hotel provides airport pick up you will likely want to take a taxi. They are readily available outside Tropic Air baggage claim area. If you are not staying too far from town a taxi will cost you in the $7 BZD range. Further south past Victoria House Resort will cost you in the $15 BZD range. If you have to take one north then expect to pay $35 BZD or more to get to the north part of Ambergris Caye. Many taxi drivers have a printed rate sheet for the southern and the northern destinations so feel free to ask to see it. Always make sure to set a price with your cab driver before you get in no matter how short the ride.

By Water Taxi

If you are staying further north than the areas golf cart rental companies allow their rentals to go then Coastal Xpress water taxi is a good transportation option for you. Pricing varies depending on where you are boarding and where you get off, the range is $20-$28 BZD one way. They do offer resident and student discounts provided you show ID as proof. Weekly passes are available and price depends on where you are staying. They allow for unlimited travel from your resort to town. If you plan on exploring the island by boat and making lots of stops then the Golden pass would be your best choice. It costs $250 BZD and is good for 7 days. In addition to travel between your resort and town, this pass allows you to unlimited boat travel anywhere on their scheduled route. To find out more on weekly pass options and pricing Call: 501-226-2007.