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Hi,

We are on the Pride for 10 day Panama Canal/Costa Rica - we are flying in the night before and was wondering if its better to get a taxi the next morning to take us to the ship in Colon or take a taxi to the Bristol Hotel (Windstar hotel) and use the Windstar transfer for $75pp.  Has anyone taken taxi from airport area hotel to the ship ?  If so, what was the cost and how long did it take?

 

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We have taken the Windstar transport three times and it always worked out really well. I would guess that a taxi would be really expensive since it is 43 miles one-way.

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We've done this twice and used the Windstar transfer both times for the same reason as Ridethetide - it's along taxi ride to Colon.

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Have taken taxi from Airport to Colon, it was $90 for the two of us, plus tip.

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The Windstar transport has a guide on it so the ride is informative as well.  Also, if you are on the Windstar bus and it is delayed for any reason, the ship will wait for you.  This happened to us once when the bus broke down an hour into the drive.

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We docked in Colon this January and had booked a taxi to Panama City with Amber Moon taxis for $105 for the two of us. Driver was waiting at the pier and journey was fine, took just over an hour.

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Colon is not attractive and has nothing to do if you arrive early. The Bristol isn’t in that interesting an area but at least it is very safe and you can walk around. We stayed independently at the Bristol, taxied to the old town in the morning, and used Windstar’s bus transfer. It ended up being free because of Windstar ship delays. See my review for the gory details, https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=649163

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We arrived a few days early into Panama City prior to our Panama Canal Cruise. We stayed in a lovely hotel in the old part of town. We asked our hotel to find us a driver to take the four of us to Colon. Our driver had worked for the US on the Canal and gave us a wonderful history lesson as he drove us. It’s been 4 years since our cruise and there were 4 of us so I don’t remember how much it cost...maybe $125?

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