I love how we could park our car at the resort and just take the bus all over the island without having to look for parking or pay for parking lots. We have a large car (big family). But, even if your sporting the newest hybrid mini car you will have trouble finding street parking by late noon.
Now with that said, each time we went on the bus we had a new driver and new experience. I say that we did the whole tour of the island but it was with three guides.
The first guide was very strict no talking, he however seemed most on the ball and detailed in his stories. He was older grey haired and I forget names so easy.
The second was a younger guy who was very funny and had a good ballance of fun and history, A blond guy who looked like a surfer from California!
The third guy was talking to other people on the bus about his personal life up front driving as fast as he could to get over the day. He spat out a few things about where we were passing. But, no details compared to the first driver.
I say if you want a great tour take this one around the island with a guide who suits you. I suggest an early tour, as with most places I have been the first tours are the best. They are less tired and refreshed!
The only down side to taking the bus around the island. NOT ENOUGH STOPS! I saw so much I wanted to go back or just yell STOP! and you can not..
Planning on doing the full tour around the island. Go early and hope for a refreshed excellent guide!
You CAN buy tickets online, and save money! (my printer cable was missing so I said blah blah and went and paid, would of saved 8 bucks!)
BRING WATER! DRINKS (no booze)! you can not get off and if you do you will have to bake in the sun for another bus. So, if you plan to stay on the bus have your belly full and be hydrated the tour in full is very long.
Last of all know where to get off and on. I suggest you take the map the night before (all stops and hotels have them) mark which tour stops you are going to need to use to see what you want and clock it to the time the bus does its last round!
CON= I wish the bus ran till 11 pm or so, I would of liked to have transport being my hotel was far from down town.
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