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Need Car?

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Need Car?

Is it necessary to hire a car to travel around in Puerto Viejo and other nearby places? Is it also easy to find parking at the beaches?

We were thinking to travel from San Joes to Puerto Viejo by car. But we are not sure if we need a car in Puerto Viejo. We may get a bike to travel around there. How about going to Cahuita.

If we go to Bocas, we have to leave our rental car somewhere before heading there, right?

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11. Re: Need Car?

Thanks,

Will we have any problems to get to Bocas del toro if we depart from PV on Saturday or Sunday, as we don't know if the bus/shuttel schedule is still run regularly on weekend.

I believe that the Panama border station is still open on Saturday and Sunday based on the puertoviejosatellite.com website, right?

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12. Re: Need Car?

A car makes life so much easier and you can see everything there is to see in less time with a car. It is a fantastic place.

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13. Re: Need Car?

Try to dealt with local companies or local drivers...incredible nice people around...some not very nice people offering transportation...and anything else...just people that like to make money about anything and any way you can imaging......just ask around many nice people willing to help you...and they are hard decent working people...

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14. Re: Need Car?

You are saying that we can just hire a car when we arrive in Puerto Viejio. There is no need to book a car in advance even during the peak season.

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15. Re: Need Car?

If you are looking just for short rides around the area...YES you can hire a local once you are there...plenty nice drivers willing to drive you around.. ...hopefully you can dealt directly with the driver...you really do not need any middle person...

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16. Re: Need Car?

Hey there, just spent a week in PV, with a car. All the beaches are easy and quick to get to, cocles, punta uva, Manzanillo...all within a 15 min drive.

Its a 20 min drive to Cahuita. Having a car was a great bonus for us, the freedom to explore at your own pace etc.

We rented from Vamos who are considered one of the best and cheapest.

Good luck!

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17. Re: Need Car?

Poas Rent a car is nearby in Hone Creek, if you want to rent a car from them, i suggest you reserve it ahead of time, they have limited availability. But to get around town you can rent bikes, use local bus, or taxis.

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