The Tica Bus Line Route leaves you in front of our door. If you are travelling from the West side of the island please be advised that the Tica Bus Line only runs between Oak Ridge and Coxen Hole. If you are travelling from Sandy Bay, West End or West Bay, you will have to take the bus route that travels between West End and Coxen Hole and then transfer to the Tica Bus that is going towards Oak Ridge. The bus fare from West End to Coxen hole is L.25 (one way) and the travel time is about 40 minutes. The bus fare from Coxen Hole to Punta Gorda is L.40 (one way) and the travel time is about 1 hour 40 minutes.
- On Sundays there are no buses available.
- There are no official bus stops, if you want to catch the bus you have to flag it down.
- The bus stops anywhere you want as long as it is along the route. In order to let the bus driver know that you would like to get off, you have to yell “baja!”Which means getting off.
- The last bus in either direction is around 5:00pm, but you shouldn’t depend on the last bus because it is rush hour and most of the time filled to capacity with people who are leaving work.
Taxi prices vary depending on the driver and which part of the island you are travelling from. The cheapest option is always “colectivo” or collective in English. This means that you will share your taxi with anyone who flags it down. The driver will make any stops along the way to pickup or drop off passengers. The most expensive option is “un viaje” or a trip in English. This means that the driver will take you anywhere you would like to go, express, without picking up or dropping off passengers. You should only travel in taxis that are trusted and have taxi numbers painted on the doors.
There are a number of rental car agencies on the island or tour operators who you can contact for a private trip. Again the price of private transportation varies between providers, vehicle and your location on the island. If you would like us to organize your transportation for you we would be happy to do so.