Are there shuttles (paid/unpaid) that will take you into towns other than Punta Islita?
Greetings! Shuttles are not available but we do offer guided expeditions to our surrounding beaches and communities. We can also help you coordinate RT transportation to nearby areas like Carrillo, Samara, etc. :)
I agree with Kristen. Ask the hotel. They do have a shuttle that can take you short distances, but I'm not sure their distance limit. The hotel staff is super helpful and if their shuttle doesn't go far enough for you, they'll most likely find a service to take you. There's really not a lot close by; there might be 2 small towns up the coast a bit that are about 20 minutes away.
Short answer yes. But, don't judge close by the distance on the map, the roads are dirt, windy, and steep. One doesn't drive fast on them. Hotel will work wonders to keep you happy. You want a ride to town they will find a way, it may cost but you will get what you need. This really is a great place to visit.
I am not sure about shuttles to other towns. There is a charge for pick-up and delivery from the airport, but for closer towns, I am not sure. Samara is fairly close to Punta Islita (20 miles?), but I would ask the hotel just to be sure, especially if you are interested in specific places or beaches. Going down the hill to the beach at Punta Islita is free and the staff is "johnny on the spot" to take and pick up guests. Only about a couple of minutes wait, at least in our experience.
Yes there are the hotel staff will arrange . When we stayed they could not do enough for us
Ask at the hotel. They have drivers and there are some local drivers as well. We used one to go to a highly recommended restaurant in a small town about 20 minutes away. It worked out really well. Keep in mind that it can be expensive, though.
I'm not sure. Other towns are further away and you would most like want a rental vehicle. I spoke to other guests that used their vehicle to explore. Keep in mind that other towns (of significant size) are 30+ minutes away. Samara is the closest town to the west. You could email the hotel directly to confirm.
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