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bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? #409316
06/05/11 09:36 PM
06/05/11 09:36 PM
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lisanuevayork Offline OP
lisanuevayork  Offline OP
Hello again all you generous informants
You have made great suggestions of things to do. We have eight of us staying at the very south of the island. Part of my vacation will be to have some peace and quiet away from the teenagers and I'm sure they will want to do things we won't. What would be the most practical and economical way to have some independence? I think there are a few bikes at the house we are staying at-should we just rent enough? safe at night to bike back from town after eating? or maybe a few golf carts? Then someone mentioned water taxis run frequently but since she couldnt get info, don't know how expensive they are?

Muchisimas Gracias!

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Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #409322
06/06/11 06:48 AM
06/06/11 06:48 AM
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Depending on how far south, I say bikes. But again, if you are way down there golf carts would be best. It's not dangerous as it is dark and lonely at night (way down there).

Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #409323
06/06/11 06:59 AM
06/06/11 06:59 AM
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San Pedro AC Belize
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Land taxi's will also take you home - especially recommended at night - this assumes that you are going to have a drink or two with dinner - most folks do. Drinking and driving don't mix, even with a golf cart or a bike. Drinking age is 18.

Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #409345
06/06/11 09:48 AM
06/06/11 09:48 AM
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Fishers, Indiana UISA
lovey and thurston Offline
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Bikes would be a great way to explore the island by day. We have a few pot holes in the road that far down south and really wouldn't recommend them at night. Golf cart is probably the best option for evening. You don't say how old your teenagers are, but agree with Diane, a land taxi would be the safest way for them to come home at night if you are not with them. Then you can relax and enjoy.

R.B. Mernitz
Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #409371
06/06/11 03:50 PM
06/06/11 03:50 PM
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Bikes are a great way to get around on the island during the day. I would like to make a suggestion if you do that. Biking gloves. (the fingerless ones with the suede padding). Wished I would have a them. I would have used them. By the end of the first day of riding around the island, I had developed blisters on my hands that bled and were rather painful. These could have been avoided with biking gloves. Just my 2 cents...

ok, I know what someone will say..."It's 90 + degrees and you want me to wear gloves???" I ride a lot in the summer here at home and I don't ride without wearing gloves.

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Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #409414
06/07/11 08:39 AM
06/07/11 08:39 AM
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South Ambergris Caye
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Hi Lisa, all good advice. Depending on how south you are staying, there is a stretch of road that does not have street lights so bikes at night would not be recommmended. Taxi's and golf carts are the way to go when it is dark. Water taxi's do not have the south end on their schedule.

Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #409447
06/07/11 11:23 AM
06/07/11 11:23 AM
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Austin, TX
Dawghed Offline
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The 2 of us always rent bikes for the week+ we are in SP. (Usually we rent a cart for just a day.) My only suggestion is to bring handlebar clip on bike lights. Even if you dont plan on riding after dark you might be forced to if a rain storm happens and you wait it out before riding home. The clip on lights might come in handy too in case of a power outage.

Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #410124
06/18/11 02:56 PM
06/18/11 02:56 PM
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lisanuevayork Offline OP
lisanuevayork  Offline OP
Thank you everyone-having trouble logging in here so wasn't able to express my gratitude earlier.

I think the house is pretty far south so a combination sounds like the way to go.

Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #410135
06/18/11 07:02 PM
06/18/11 07:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 61
San Pedro, Belize
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I believe that you can call Coastal Xpress and they will pick up South end. My friend who lives about 3miles south uses them. Good to know maybe for occasional use.

Re: bikes vs golf carts vs water taxis? [Re: lisanuevayork] #410146
06/19/11 07:34 AM
06/19/11 07:34 AM
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San Pedro
TravelinMan1 Offline
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Coastal Express does not come south as part of the regular schedule. Water taxi is not really a viable option at this time because of cost and timing. A taxi ride 3 miles south will cost you about $20BZD from town.

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