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Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? #83849
01/26/2016 01:35 PM
01/26/2016 01:35 PM
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We are 4 people flying into Cancun however staying in Playa Del Carmen. We do NOT want to do the transfers thru our TA and are looking for private transfer companies.
Anyone done this and know of anyone I can contact?
Thanks in advance ~ <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: coronawomen] #83850
01/26/2016 02:24 PM
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Playa del Carmen, MX
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Here is A LINK to the one we use. Always on time, polite and clean. The driver will offer to make one stop too.

They have great tours, book on the same page.

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: bugambilias] #83851
01/26/2016 02:54 PM
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We have always used USA Transfers & love them.


Gotta Caribbean soul I can barely control and some Texas hidden here in my heart...(J.B.)
Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: BerneandGary] #83852
01/26/2016 03:16 PM
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North NJ, 1720 miles from Para...
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We've reserved with USA transfers based on your recommendation.

Have you ever used them for any tours, like to Chichen Itza? We're headed down to Cancun at the end of February.


[color:"blue"]That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante, that's all I want, La Vie Dansante (JB)[/color]
Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: Kathleen] #83853
01/26/2016 04:35 PM
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We haven't been to Mexico since Cancun in 1993. We've covered the entire Caribbean islands and now coming back to Mexico and doing Playa Del Carmen.
We like to do our own Transfers, thank you for the inputs.

Now if you have any thoughts on what to do for a week while in Playa, feel free to post those here too. THANK YOU!!

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: Kathleen] #83854
01/26/2016 10:27 PM
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You can ask the USA transfer driver to do a quick stop at small store just south of airport to grab a few cold ones, no problem, no extra cost. Relax after the flight.
He Bug, havin a good time in Maui. Found a great beach with a CO section (not Little Beach). Hopefully off to LB in a couple days.

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: ChunkyDunkin] #83855
01/27/2016 12:12 PM
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We use Canada Transfers, they're a little cheaper, provide a "bottle" service, and also provide tours.


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Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: crmoores] #83856
02/19/2016 11:36 AM
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We booked with USA, found they offered the best rate. Thanks everyone for the help

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: coronawomen] #83857
03/07/2016 11:17 AM
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North NJ, 1720 miles from Para...
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Just a postscript to this. We used USA transfers and found them to be very good, reliable and comfortable.

We also booked a private tour to Chichen Itza with them and they were great. Highly recommended.


[color:"blue"]That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante, that's all I want, La Vie Dansante (JB)[/color]
Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: Kathleen] #83858
03/16/2016 01:47 PM
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USA and Canada Transfers are both excellent choices and have comparable pricing.


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Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: coronawomen] #83859
03/16/2016 01:48 PM
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coronawomen said:
We haven't been to Mexico since Cancun in 1993. We've covered the entire Caribbean islands and now coming back to Mexico and doing Playa Del Carmen.
We like to do our own Transfers, thank you for the inputs.

Now if you have any thoughts on what to do for a week while in Playa, feel free to post those here too. THANK YOU!!


Lots to do - what are you interested in? Diving or snorkeling, swimming cenotes, seeing ruins, driving the coast of Cozumel, daysail?


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Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: crmoores] #83860
03/17/2016 06:44 AM
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Playa del Carmen, MX
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You might want to consider renting a car at the airport. Sometimes a week rental is less than transfer fees. Since you want to DO Playa, a care would open more possibilities.

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: crmoores] #83861
03/17/2016 01:00 PM
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<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />Just got back. We always take the ADO bus just outside the door to the right. $11/person. Takes you to 2nd and 5th.


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: ScurvyD] #83862
03/17/2016 04:05 PM
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ScurvyD said:
<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />Just got back. We always take the ADO bus just outside the door to the right. $11/person. Takes you to 2nd and 5th.


How private was it?
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Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: ScurvyD] #83863
03/18/2016 05:24 AM
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Yes the ADO bus is a great option for Playa - comfortable AND cheap!


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Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: bugambilias] #83864
03/20/2016 09:43 AM
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Bug, car rental is cheap. It's the taxes, fees, insurance that's double the base charge!

I just booked r/t transfers w Lomas for $47pp $94 total. Property booking agent quoted $130 total.

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: jphart] #83865
03/20/2016 11:33 AM
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Bug, car rental is cheap. It's the taxes, fees, insurance that's double the base charge!

I just booked r/t transfers w Lomas for $47pp $94 total. Property booking agent quoted $130 total.


Oh yeah!!! Totally right JP!
Some of them really get you on the insurance. A few even charge extra for glass and tires! No way should you drive around with just a credit card insurance. The way it was explained to us- "If the cars, uh, touch with damage, everybody goes to jail". God forbid one of the vehicles is a Taxi. You will be surrounded by 47 Taxistas saying, "Gringo did it". Thats why we have a dash cam in our car! Here's one!

By the time you factor in side trips on the colectivo, a few Mega or Soriano taxi runs, we always found it easier, if not close to the same price. Add the convenience factor of not having to hoof it in to Xel-Ha, Punta Venando and Xpu-ha from the highway and throw in an expedition to Coba or Chicken Pizza, Rental seems the best option for the OP.

Not all car rentals are the same.
We do know of two agencies who include insurance with the rate; America Car Rental and Caribbean Car rental. Our neighbor rents a car for around $150usd a week including insurance, someplace down by Plaza Antigua.

Re: Private Ride from airport to Playa. WHO do u use? [Re: bugambilias] #83866
03/21/2016 05:08 AM
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We've had great experiences with ISIS (also on Coz), America, Avant, and GoCarrito all of which include the full insurance in their pricing (except tires/glass). You can also have a car delivered to your resort free of charge if you just want to rent a day or two.


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