Chankanaab and Punta Sur Transportation
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We are wanting to go to Chankanaab and snorkle for a while and then do the Punta Sur Tour, any suggestion on the least expensive way to do this. Not crazy about renting a car, I'm afraid of something happening. Will there be tours offered at Chankanaab going to Punta Sur? Taxi's?I understand your fears of driving in a foreign country but it's dead easy to get to these 2 places on your own. There's only one road that you'll have to take from the pier. Chankanaab will be 1st stop about 10-15 minutes away (depending on which pier) and from there you get back on the same road and keep going another 30 minutes to Punta Sur. Then just do the whole thing in reverse to get back. There's even a handy gas station outside the 1st cruise ship pier that you'll pass.
If you hire a taxi, you'll be spending about $20USD an hour. (For the cab, not per person.) Have a great vacation!
We really enjoyed snorkeling and relaxing at the park. Have a great time!
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If you don't do this you are making a HUGE mistake. We did somewhat the same thing you are wanting to do. We found ourselves spending most of our time driving and exploring the east (windy) side coast. The windy side begins at Punta Sur. The views and coast are simply breathtaking. If I were to do it again I'd do it the same way. Someday I'm going back to Coz and spending a week on that east coast. Simply amazing. One thing we learned. If you are going to shop for souviners only do not mess with going into town. There are the exact same things and prices right at the pier. If you are hunting something special this advice wouldn't apply. If you DO go into town parking is hard to come by. (well not so bad if you know where to look). Get off of the shoreline drive and drive parallel to the coast 1 block inland.
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Also for the Chankanaab to Punta Sur run - if you are renting your own car ~ From Chankanaab you can get on the new highway and it will take you all the way to the other side of the island - with the new construction you will bypass Punta Sur unless you are keeping a look out. Once you pass "El Cedral" and Alberto's Beach Club I would start looking for a an exit to the old highway. There are no signs showing exits yet from the new highway - but as you reach the curve in the highway past El Cedral (almost at Punta Sur) there is a small pass-through that will allow you to exit to the old highway. If you miss it, don't worry - you will come to a stop sign - there you just turn right and go back a little ways and you will see Punta Sur.
Not hard at all!