General travel questions for a non-driver
Hi all, my wife and young daughter are coming out alone for the first time in March, my wife is a reluctant overseas driver so already decided to catch a taxi from the airport to Caleta. They are keen to go shopping in Puerto and maybe a day out to Correlejo and possibly the dunes. Could anyone recommend a reliable english speaking taxi firm maybe one that can be booked online/by email and a local car hire office in case i can persuade her to try a car? Where does the bus pick up in Caleta (she is staying on the golf course), could it work for Puerto and Correlejo? Any other ideas if she chooses not to drive and wants to get out and about?
The taxi service from the airport to Caleta is an easy thing to do. There are always taxis available and you generally don't have to wait long in a queue. The taxi fare is between 12-15€. All drivers speak some English.
The local taxi number is 928 - 163004 if she needs to call a taxi from the villa/apartment. You can't pre-book.
CICAR have an office in Caleta (in front of Villa Florida - just along from the Caleta Gardens Hotel) and in my opinion they are a good company to hire a car from, from 1 day upwards.
The nearest bus stop to the Golf Course is on the main road, just outside the Atlantico Center. During the day they run every 15 minutes to Puerto del Rosario (the Number 3). She could get off at the Las Rotondas Shopping Center. The cost is 1.45€ each way. The timetables are here: http://tiadhe.com/en/line-03/
To get to Corralejo you catch the Number 6 bus from the Puerto del Rosario bus station - http://tiadhe.com/en/line-06/
I hope this helps.
I love driving on the island and would recommend it to anyone coming over but my wife is a little hesitant, - i am hoping i can persuade her to hire an automatic for a few days and give it a try. But a bus that stops right outside Las Rotondos, that is all my 11 year old daughter wants, she loves the shopping in Puerto.