from a friend...ADO now ADON't
Well, it was too good to last. ADO has stopped its daily runs to Merida and is now sporadic. Tried to get a trip for this week and was told that I have to check every day to see if they are going.
I knew it could not go on forever. There were times when there were only two people on the bus. At $79bz one way, there is no way they were making money.
Someone said that they had a contract and had to do the runs but it made no sense from the start. No way in hell they could have that volume of traffic to Merida. If they did, then imagine the amount of foreign exchange leaving Belize. UHS was not a bad idea.
I really think that they should give these guys permission to run to Chetumal, at least until some local company can come up with a decent bus to provide adequate service to our people.
The ADO run to Cancun is working fine, since many folks are saving money traveling to the US via that route. There should be a regular schedule to Merida though, maybe once or twice a week. It cannot continue to be just wait until we get a full load. response....
As you said, that daily run from Belize to Merida is just not economically feasible.
But since the ADO run to Cancun is working fine, then why not take the ADO bus from Belize to Cancun and then transfer in Cancun on another ADO bus to Merida.?
The ADO bus schedule shows that they have at least two daily runs from Cancun to Merida during the week and at least one on weekends. I'm not sure whether the prices indicated are in U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos but if it's in U.S. dollars, it seems rather expense for a bus ride from Cancun to Merida.
Here is the link for the ADO bus schedule within Mexico. http://www.ado.com.mx/wadod/compra.jsp
Problem is buddy, Cancun is quite a distance from Merida. There is an option to transfer at Bacalar which I am going to try. Don't remember Bacalar having much of a terminal though, and I sure hope that the layover is not too long. The return trip will be another challenge.