Monday, October 20, 2014

Taxi prices to Airports Vs Rental Cars…

Puerto Rico Tourist TaxiTaxi Fares Vs. Car Rentals
A question came up the other day; a couple wanted to know what the taxi fare would be from Dorado’s Embassy Suites to and from the SJU airport in Isla Verde? They were staying a few nights before getting on a cruise. This question keeps coming up when we speak to our inquiring guest for accommodations also. Please use Taxi stands at airports and hotels for upfront fair to your destinations. Ask for taxi and they will provide you with a form with destination price.

Rental Car companiesThe price is about $60 plus gas surcharge and $1.00 per bag. Our suggestion is “it’s cheaper to rent a car”; which will offers you the connivance to *move around and not be stuck in the hotel for the length of your stay. You are also on your own time schedule and not waiting around for a taxi to arrive wondering if you are going to be on time. Most rental cars are cheaper than a taxi especially the further you are from the airports. The taxi’s round trip fair will be $120 plus; so a rental car may be cheaper. A taxi to Rincon from SJU airport which is further out will cost about $200. Read our “Travel Money Savings Tips” to save on car rentals and airfare.

The further you are from the airport the more expensive your transportation will be if you are using taxis. A great reason to stay in Dorado where you are centrally located to everywhere in the island and only 30/35 minutes from the SJU airport.

Taking a cruise and arriving a few days early? *There are plenty of one day trips you can do to see and enjoy Puerto Rico in just a few days. A rental car is the best quickest and best way to see Puerto Rico in just a few days. Visit our Puerto Rico  page for more info. to help you plan... Puerto Rico Attractions

The only place you can get away with just taking taxis is in Old San Juan where you can walk to most places and taxis are not too expensive for the further away attractions within Old San Juan. But you will of cause not get to visit the far away attractions and those will require a car so then staying in San Juan is  not the best as a lot of places do not have parking.

Our accommodations offer you off-street parking with every rental; you get an assigned parking spot in a gated safe complex which is Villas de Costa Mar.

We have other transportation information on our website’s Puerto Rico page’s transportation section; follow URL… Villas de Costa Mar's Puerto Rico Page

Stay with us at Villas de Costa Mar for clean, safe, secure, comfortable accommodations in Dorado Puerto Rico and do day trips to anywhere in the island. Directions and instructions in our rentals and on our website...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vacation Rental's; The Why Question?

Vacation Rentals Old San JuanMany articles have been written about “why a vacation rental?” question. Times have changed and will continue to do so; families still do need to get away to have fun, energize, rest, relax, explore and share adventures together. If you are not taking a vacation and getting away you are really not living and enjoying your life together!
Back to the why question; price is part of the answer. To most price is one of the major factors when planning a vacation. Plane tickets, car rentals, gas, food, some of these can and need to be estimated.
You know your plane fair but the hotel bill always comes at the end and can and will always be a bit more. With a vacation rental this is usually paid in advance to your trip so you have more of an idea as what you can spend once the plane and accommodations are off the list of questionable expenses.

So you have the largest two vacation expenses paid in advance unless you credit card them. Now if you decided on a vacation rental; food and the car rental are the next two bills so let’s tackle them.
The rental car (Read our article) is almost always on a credit card; hopefully an American express to take advantage of the coverage for the car. With the American express you just need to have the funds available when the bill comes and you usually know what it cost upfront. OK that is taken care or will be when you return.

Food; is the next one and we all know we will spend a lot more than we budgeted especially one we decide what we want to eat each day. In a vacation rental you have all the comforts of home, frig, stove, microwave, toaster, oven, pots, pans, diner ware so why not just make a shopping list for breakfast and dinner; you will have lunch on the go. Now you can narrow the food expense down to the shopping list and budget for lunch. The bonus to this is to also have snacks taken care of in the list so don’t forget snacks; hopefully something healthy. Lunch time can be your second time the family gets together to talk and discuss the events of the morning; first was breakfast to plan your day. It’s all about being together as a family or friends talking, planning sharing, enjoying each other’s company in person and not just texting.
Dinner will come at the vacation rental your choice a quick dinner or big feast either way it’s time to talk about the day’s adventure and plan for tomorrow… After dinner you will have the room in a vacation rental to pick a space and have some time for yourself. It’s great if you have a master bedroom suite for mom and dad to have some along time also; a big plus!

So how about a tropical vacation let’s say in Puerto Rico? How about Dorado, Puerto Rico close to the beach and easy access to the rest of the island? You probable guessed the next suggestion by now… Villas de Costa Mar! Yes follow our URL and learn what we have to offer you to get away and enjoy a week or two in our little piece of paradise; your family and you deserve it! Visit our site for information on other ways you can save and places to see and things to do in Puerto Rico…
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