Transportation from Airport to GP

Discussion in 'Golden Parnassus' started by Ga_SunSeeker, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Ga_SunSeeker

    Ga_SunSeeker Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I've got a question for those who have been to the Golden.. How does transportation work from the airport to the hotel? Is their cabs/bus' outside that can take us? I've seen some comment that they purchased transportation (in advance)-- since i didnt do that just curious as to what to expect..
     
  2. MichiganCity2

    MichiganCity2 Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    midwest
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    We have always reserved transportation ahead of time... You can do so right on this site........ I'm guessing you can hail a cab at the airport but you need to be savvy as to what they should charge you....:aktion069:
     
  3. ScorpioMCN

    ScorpioMCN Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    no don't do a cab - you're gonna pay a lot more - it's up to you - if you want a private transfer it's gonna cost you up to $50-60 one way.

    Olympus Tours is the cheapest shared transfer...only $12 each way per person.

    Olympus Tours: Transfers in Cancun, Riviera Maya. Hotels & Flights

    I called them directly and booked round-trip transfers in advance - just $24 per person. They'll email you the vouchers - just print them out and bring with you and you're set

    786-338-9358 (US Florida #)

    Hope this helps

    ps: did you not book a package deal? Usually it comes with transfers or there's an option to buy them (about $34 per person I think usually) - but they charge a few bucks more than contacting the transfer service directly - so it's probably good you didn't buy them in advance - you'll save $10 per person
     
  4. MichiganCity2

    MichiganCity2 Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    midwest
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    :aktion061: Yikes 50 to 60 dollars for one way........ yep you can easily do a roundtrip for that if you reserve ahead......:icon_mrgreen:
     
  5. ScorpioMCN

    ScorpioMCN Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    yep and it's actually $70-90 to Playa del Carmen (a private transfer that is) depending on which company you use- Gray Line seems to be the cheapest for private transfers (I got one for $70) - Lomas and Olympus each wanted around $90
     
  6. Matt and Amber

    Matt and Amber Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Dakota
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    We have used Entertainment Plus Cancun the past 3 times and I have them booked again for our April visit. Its a private car\van that takes you directly from the airport to the resort and then if you want back again. We have always done the round trip and never had any problems. They are always at the airport waiting and then again at the resort ready to pick you up just as promised.

    [SIZE=+1]Cancun Airport Transfers[/SIZE]
    Car for 1-3 people Cancun Hotel Zone [SIZE=+1] One Way $35; Round Trip [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]$55[/SIZE]
    Van for 4-7 people Cancun Hotel Zone One Way $40; Round Trip $65
    Van for 8-10 people Cancun Hotel Zone[SIZE=+1] One Way $45; Round Trip [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]$70[/SIZE]

    Car for 1-3 people Playa del Carmen One Way $59; Round Trip $109
    Van for 4-7 people Playa del Carmen One Way $69; Round Trip $120
    Van for 8-10 people Playa del Carmen One Way $79; Round Trip $125
    This time we are also going to use them for an excursion
     
  7. Ga_SunSeeker

    Ga_SunSeeker Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Yes, we booked through expedia.. They didn't mention transfers so im not sure what their prices are.. I will check out the link you suggested. Thank you
     
  8. MNMusician

    MNMusician Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    How about a return trip from the GP to the airport? It seems like a taxi should be cheaper since they don't have to pay the airport charge. We've booked a one-way through Lomas Travel from the airport to the GP but haven't done anything going the way.
     
  9. ScorpioMCN

    ScorpioMCN Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Nope - it's just $12 per person each way using a shared transfer with Olympus (others are comparable price) - as Matt and Amber pointed out above, the service they use is cheaper if you've got 3 or more people in your group - I've been to Cancun 12x - expect to pay $50 by taxi (yes that's one way back to the airport) - not kidding! Taxis are ALWAYS the most expensive mode of transportation - unless you're like taking a helicopter or something lol. As always, NEGOTIATE the price BEFORE you get in ANY taxi otherwise you're going to be in for a big surprise! trust me - best to use the shared transfers to/from airport or city bus if going to clubs/shopping (very cheap 7 or 8 pesos I think) unless you're a rich fat cat and have money to burn - everything's in a straight line - so very easy to get to by bus.
     
  10. 87crxsi

    87crxsi Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    north carolina
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    We used USA Transfers. Got a private transfer to and from the resort for about 60.00. We got to the resort a lot faster then the shared transport that was included in our trip
     
  11. 808sensation

    808sensation Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I always get a limo...its $60 one way but comes with beer on board, its private and wifi! Its a straight shot too! Yeap, need my wifi to check in on fb and facetime lol
     
  12. ScorpioMCN

    ScorpioMCN Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    That's cool - personally I go down to leave behind all technology - my cellphone gets powered off before I get on the plane, locked in the room safe, I don't bring a laptop or do internet, I'm off the grid entirely - and completely focused on the pursuit of happiness :) :69:
     
  13. Little Rain

    Little Rain Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Little Rain

    Both times I went to GP I booked airport transfer ahead of time on line, round trip for $17 each way thru Best Day travel . It was a shared van but left the airport in about 15 minutes and I was either the first or second stop. Very quick and efficient. They have a desk at the sister hotel, Great Parnassus you can book at also.
     
  14. slore19

    slore19 Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks for the info

     
  15. Dougout2424

    Dougout2424 Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    OHIO
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Strongly suggest using USA Transfer for private transport. Can be booked through this site. We have used them ten times with no problem getting TO the hotel. Due to the location of GCP a collectivo van or bus would likely stop a couple of times at other hotels causing some delay. Why be delayed on vacation?

    :daveandmo:
     
  16. theycallmedude

    theycallmedude Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Good advice. Our last time we had shared transport and made 3 stops before the GP. That sucked. For literally 3 bucks more we can have a private transport and go straight there. Works for me!
     
  17. Matt and Amber

    Matt and Amber Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Dakota
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    with out a doubt private transport is the way to go and USA Transfers is awesome. Their rates are very reasonable and there service is worry free see my above post for rates.
     
  18. theycallmedude

    theycallmedude Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks! Booked this morning!