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Roberto Zorro

Oklahoma City, OK

#82 Aug 20, 2009
Might be this bus line we used , can't remember as it was a while back/ might be best to check with a local to see if they stop where you are going. Give them a call.
http://www.hedmanalas.com/destinations.htm
John Roberts

United States

#83 Aug 20, 2009
Roberto Zorro wrote:
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John,
In SPS you can take one of those luxury cruise buses towards Tegus. Maybe they could drop you off near that Lake to catch a Taxi to your destination???They show movies during the ride.(Some of them aren't so good for children though. Can't remember the name of them but the price is not bad, a whole lot better than renting a car. I talked to my Wife's girlfriend in Miami yesterday who said she just returned from Honduras and the car rentals were outrageous. Now maybe she got scalped because she is an important person(a Doctor). I think she told me it was like 200 bucks a day to rent a car.
I haven't checked car rental in the past couple of weeks but, a 4 wheel drive can be near $200 per day.

Something less than that, with air conditioning, is very similar to the prices for a car in the US,$30 per day.

The catch is the damage waiver, which in some rental companies is as much as the car rental, and sometimes more per day.

One of my Visa card companies advised to be sure that you "decline" every damage waiver coverage, as this is not insurance anyway, and that I have $1 million liability coverage if the rental is charged to my card.

If you read the fine print, you are responsible for any loss, up to and including the entire cost of the vehicle, and the contract says that you're not buying insurance.

I can take the Express bus from the airport in San Pedro to Tegucigalpa, and get off at the Pena Blanca exit.

Both the Honduran consul, and vice consul, here advised that a gringo should never ride the "chicken bus"!

However, the problem is being able to arrange a taxi to meet me at the highway intersection.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#84 Aug 20, 2009
you are talking about empresa Reyes...they are a luxury bus line. There is one a little fancier than them but I donīt take the bus often so I donīt remember the name.
Roberto Zorro

United States

#85 Aug 20, 2009
John that link I posted above is the bus we took and wife said they could drop you off at that Lake as it is on the way check with them BUT you may want a car. I generally like to take taxis in the 3 big cities TGU/SPS/LCE . They can drive pretty crazy too but I don't want to deal with playing games with policemen that want to stop you .
Roberto Zorro

United States

#86 Aug 20, 2009
It may be Empresa reyes my wife thought it was the link above. We like to fly on Islenas between the cities...also can take them to Roatan.
Roberto Zorro

United States

#87 Aug 20, 2009
What are the taxi fares these day. 5 years ago it was 20 Lemps in TGU/12 in La Ceiba IF my memory serves me correctly I am sure it is much higher. Price may go up with your Gringo face. We always get a lot of Lemps and wife does all the talking since she is from there. That has been my experience.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#88 Aug 20, 2009
not even close now...the colectivos cost 11-16 lempiras to go from the local community to downtown locations. However, most taxis are 50 lempiras if your destination is close. If it is further you can bargain with them a bit but fuel costs have added a bit to their fares..I have found most try to be fair..every once in awhile I get a hardhead who thinks that I just fell off the boat yesterday and trys the 200 lempiras thing...I laugh and say ...oh you think I am a tourist and want to cheat me? Hmmm..nope I live in Honduras and am a citizen..and you are a cheat...if they try to come down I still walk away. I donīt do business with cheaters.
John Roberts

United States

#89 Aug 20, 2009
Roberto Zorro wrote:
Might be this bus line we used , can't remember as it was a while back/ might be best to check with a local to see if they stop where you are going. Give them a call.
http://www.hedmanalas.com/destinations.htm
Yes, that's very helpful; thank you!
Roberto Zorro

United States

#90 Aug 20, 2009
Summermoondancer wrote:
not even close now...the colectivos cost 11-16 lempiras to go from the local community to downtown locations. However, most taxis are 50 lempiras if your destination is close. If it is further you can bargain with them a bit but fuel costs have added a bit to their fares..I have found most try to be fair..every once in awhile I get a hardhead who thinks that I just fell off the boat yesterday and trys the 200 lempiras thing...I laugh and say ...oh you think I am a tourist and want to cheat me? Hmmm..nope I live in Honduras and am a citizen..and you are a cheat...if they try to come down I still walk away. I donīt do business with cheaters.
That is ok. I have found you can always bargain if they are trying to jack the price up. Hey I just checked Delta. That match TACA's prices, But with Delta we'd fly to Roatan instead of Ceiba. That would work for us cause would do this during the boys spring break and we'd like to stay a night or two on Roatan anyhow. It's cheaper for me to drive 2.5 hrs to Dallas cause I would make about 100 per hour taking that drive and then flying out of Dallas FW instead of OKC. We may do it and just take a week off on the coast to by-pass the dangers of Tegus/SAP.
John Roberts

United States

#91 Aug 20, 2009
Roberto Zorro wrote:
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That is ok. I have found you can always bargain if they are trying to jack the price up. Hey I just checked Delta. That match TACA's prices, But with Delta we'd fly to Roatan instead of Ceiba. That would work for us cause would do this during the boys spring break and we'd like to stay a night or two on Roatan anyhow. It's cheaper for me to drive 2.5 hrs to Dallas cause I would make about 100 per hour taking that drive and then flying out of Dallas FW instead of OKC. We may do it and just take a week off on the coast to by-pass the dangers of Tegus/SAP.
I haven't flown out of DFW to Honduras but, I have found on occasion that the fare from Dallas was more than $100 less than flying from Houston.

Considering the cost of fuel, I'm 3.5 hours out of DFW, so it would need to be more than that to make it worth my while to drive there.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#92 Aug 20, 2009
Roberto that works. Delta is a lot better airline than TACA as well. My husband will not fly Taca or Spirit..make sure you avoid Spirit unless it is a dire emergency...late night flights and sorry service..and you have to pay for all luggage. Taca was who I flew when we came two years ago and they let me bring my chihuahua for free while Delta was going to charge me. I flew out of Miami and was in SPS in two hours.
John Roberts

United States

#93 Aug 21, 2009
Summermoondancer wrote:
Roberto that works. Delta is a lot better airline than TACA as well. My husband will not fly Taca or Spirit..make sure you avoid Spirit unless it is a dire emergency...late night flights and sorry service..and you have to pay for all luggage. Taca was who I flew when we came two years ago and they let me bring my chihuahua for free while Delta was going to charge me. I flew out of Miami and was in SPS in two hours.
Yesterday, round trip Houston to San Pedro or to Tegucigalpa was $534.

Round trip Dallas to San Pedro or to Tegucigalpa was $646.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#94 Aug 21, 2009
Sometimes it depends on the day you travel I have found Sundays and Saturdays to be the cheapest travel days with Delta.
tquinnmikelson

Durango, CO

#95 Aug 21, 2009
Roberto,you can fly into Guat.for 375,and visit Antigua for an night,and climb a volcano the next day,Then you could make it to Roatan the next.Take the ferry in Ceiba to Roatan the kids would get a kick out of it.Don't need to worry about high seas anymore It's a big cat now.Roatan has gotten like the states now,prices are high and the crime is also,no walking at night.If you go by plane make sure to ask for Winston at baggage he will get you through customs and get your bags,good guy,just tell quinn told you.
Roberto Zorro wrote:
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That is ok. I have found you can always bargain if they are trying to jack the price up. Hey I just checked Delta. That match TACA's prices, But with Delta we'd fly to Roatan instead of Ceiba. That would work for us cause would do this during the boys spring break and we'd like to stay a night or two on Roatan anyhow. It's cheaper for me to drive 2.5 hrs to Dallas cause I would make about 100 per hour taking that drive and then flying out of Dallas FW instead of OKC. We may do it and just take a week off on the coast to by-pass the dangers of Tegus/SAP.
John Roberts

United States

#96 Aug 21, 2009
tquinnmikelson wrote:
Roberto,you can fly into Guat.for 375,and visit Antigua for an night,and climb a volcano the next day,Then you could make it to Roatan the next.Take the ferry in Ceiba to Roatan the kids would get a kick out of it.Don't need to worry about high seas anymore It's a big cat now.Roatan has gotten like the states now,prices are high and the crime is also,no walking at night.If you go by plane make sure to ask for Winston at baggage he will get you through customs and get your bags,good guy,just tell quinn told you.<quoted text>
My cousin and his family live in Antigua, and I have considered flying there, and then flying over the mountains to Copan but, I think that there is no other way to get to Yojoa from Copan except to drive across the mountains, and this doesn't seem practical.
Roberto Zorro

United States

#97 Aug 21, 2009
tquinnmikelson wrote:
Roberto,you can fly into Guat.for 375,and visit Antigua for an night,and climb a volcano the next day,Then you could make it to Roatan the next.Take the ferry in Ceiba to Roatan the kids would get a kick out of it.Don't need to worry about high seas anymore It's a big cat now.Roatan has gotten like the states now,prices are high and the crime is also,no walking at night.If you go by plane make sure to ask for Winston at baggage he will get you through customs and get your bags,good guy,just tell quinn told you.<quoted text>
We aren't sure yet but thats sounds like a great idea.The only place close to a volcano we saw was the thermo waters at Agua Caliente in Trujillo but I need to see Guatemala. Wife said the theifs are everywhere during that big Ceiba Fest. We will likely analyze the finances after January then make a decision. I am ready to live the good life in Honduras. I am really ready to one day quit the rat race and start Living.
tquinnmikelson

Durango, CO

#98 Aug 21, 2009
If he fly's into Copan than he knows moma leicha,we do not have a airport,just I private one,and that is momos,Lake Yojoa,talk to Tanya(Swisted Tanyas,bar and Grill,Garnell may take you there,and I'm sure a coulple days away from the wife he will go.Another is Bill castleman,but you will have to put Up with Marta she is like a tick On Bill,Just ask when you are in town ,you will find them,La casa mama Carmen La tehera,You will find Bill,Tonya just ask anybody,she is a Brit.and everybody knows her,good lady most of the times,Garnel her huby is great.Good luck.
John Roberts wrote:
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My cousin and his family live in Antigua, and I have considered flying there, and then flying over the mountains to Copan but, I think that there is no other way to get to Yojoa from Copan except to drive across the mountains, and this doesn't seem practical.
tquinnmikelson

Durango, CO

#99 Aug 21, 2009
No,No, the volcano over looks Antigua,it's a day trip,been many years since i've been up it,hour from town,I always say watch yourself in latin america,but I have had more problems in Denver Co,NYC,and Washington than I have ever had there.You meet people with respect and they are equal with you,Get to know the people around you,they will not only protect you,they will come to your house for cinar when you do not expect it,or a invite to their home,we get pretty close here
Roberto Zorro wrote:
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We aren't sure yet but thats sounds like a great idea.The only place close to a volcano we saw was the thermo waters at Agua Caliente in Trujillo but I need to see Guatemala. Wife said the theifs are everywhere during that big Ceiba Fest. We will likely analyze the finances after January then make a decision. I am ready to live the good life in Honduras. I am really ready to one day quit the rat race and start Living.
tquinnmikelson

Durango, CO

#100 Aug 21, 2009
Another idea,I will have send you more,but in Copan is La finca Costahon,My freind Carlos ,he has hot spings in the mountains ,horse back riding,his mom is one of the best cooks i know,don't tell mine,huge place schools,churches villages,very well protected,fishing ,river or pond,fruit every were,caffe and I go back to mi otro mama,she can cook,Don't get in the kitchen she shase you out with a big blade,that hers leave it alone..Great,great people and unbelivable place.Welcome to Honduras..
tquinnmikelson wrote:
If he fly's into Copan than he knows moma leicha,we do not have a airport,just I private one,and that is momos,Lake Yojoa,talk to Tanya(Swisted Tanyas,bar and Grill,Garnell may take you there,and I'm sure a coulple days away from the wife he will go.Another is Bill castleman,but you will have to put Up with Marta she is like a tick On Bill,Just ask when you are in town ,you will find them,La casa mama Carmen La tehera,You will find Bill,Tonya just ask anybody,she is a Brit.and everybody knows her,good lady most of the times,Garnel her huby is great.Good luck.<quoted text>

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