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#1791 weliaslo

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    Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

    I have a question for past brides - did anyone rent their own bus to drive guests to and from hotel/marina? LC originally quoted us $12 per person and now are insisting we pay $14 per person, totalling $600. It's a 15 bus ride, I don't see think it's worth $600. Out of curiosity, I got a quote from another tour company who rents out their buses and their quote came in at almost $200 less...enough to make me reconsider since I'm currently not working (the worst position to be in when your wedding is coming up). Any experiences anyone can share using other bus services?



    #1792 weliaslo

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      Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

      *That should say 15 minute bus ride. 



      #1793 LaLa1116

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        Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

        Originally Posted by HappyBride13 

        Thanks!  Great info!  You have so much planned and your wedding is in a year!  We only did a 4 month engagement so we are on the fast track! 
        one more thing---what are you doing about children at the wedding?
         

        Thanks and happy to help!  I LOVE planning and have been having a blast planning our wedding...trying to get a lot done before our site visit next week so when we sit down with Blanca, we have a good and clear idea of what we want.  As far as kids, we're in the same boat as Weliaslo.  My niece (our flower girl) is 2 and my nephew (our ring bearer) is 4.  They are the only 2 kids coming.  I know that Dreams has a babysitting service and I'm sure other resorts (especially ones that gear towards weddings) do the same.  We are adding in the extra hour at the end of the wedding and I'm sure the kids will be sleepy, but my sister and brother in law are very laid back and will probably just let them cuddle up on a lounge chair.  Hope this helps.  :)



        #1794 LaLa1116

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          Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

          Originally Posted by weliaslo 

          I have a question for past brides - did anyone rent their own bus to drive guests to and from hotel/marina? LC originally quoted us $12 per person and now are insisting we pay $14 per person, totalling $600. It's a 15 bus ride, I don't see think it's worth $600. Out of curiosity, I got a quote from another tour company who rents out their buses and their quote came in at almost $200 less...enough to make me reconsider since I'm currently not working (the worst position to be in when your wedding is coming up). Any experiences anyone can share using other bus services?

          This is one of my questions when we sit down with Blanca next week.  We were also originally quoted at $12 and now were told it's $14...I remember reading (waaaay back) in the forum that there are very few companies that are allowed into the marina.  I don't see how this is possible though or I'm hoping that things have changed.  When I get more details from Blanca, I will report back. What tour company did you get the quote from?  I will ask her specifically about that one if you'd like.



          #1795 lianne

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            Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

            Originally Posted by weliaslo 

            I have a question for past brides - did anyone rent their own bus to drive guests to and from hotel/marina? LC originally quoted us $12 per person and now are insisting we pay $14 per person, totalling $600. It's a 15 bus ride, I don't see think it's worth $600. Out of curiosity, I got a quote from another tour company who rents out their buses and their quote came in at almost $200 less...enough to make me reconsider since I'm currently not working (the worst position to be in when your wedding is coming up). Any experiences anyone can share using other bus services?

            Our contract says 13.50$ for transportation and that was back in January 2012 (it had just gone up from 12$) .  I asked Annie if I could use another transportation service and she said it wouldn;t be a problem however we need to consider that the 13.50$/person includes the 2$/person tax that you have to pay once you arrive at the marina.  Annie said to make sure you include that if you get outside quotes.  



            #1796 weliaslo

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              Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

              Thanks Lala and Lianne. The company I got my quote from was Superior Tours Vallarta. I was originally quoted $12 this past January from VA, then was told about a month ago from Blanca it was $13.50 and now this week she informed me it's $14 because of the marina taxes, but this is the first time I've heard of this tax. 

               

              I will ask this other company about the tax and whether or not they're allowed to go into the marina. We're departing from the marina in Nuevo Vallarta, I'm not sure if that makes a difference. 



              #1797 lianne

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                Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

                Originally Posted by weliaslo 

                Thanks Lala and Lianne. The company I got my quote from was Superior Tours Vallarta. I was originally quoted $12 this past January from VA, then was told about a month ago from Blanca it was $13.50 and now this week she informed me it's $14 because of the marina taxes, but this is the first time I've heard of this tax. 

                 

                I will ask this other company about the tax and whether or not they're allowed to go into the marina. We're departing from the marina in Nuevo Vallarta, I'm not sure if that makes a difference. 

                keep us posted!



                #1798 MarriednMex

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                  Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

                  Hey there-

                   

                  I am getting married Feb 16, 2013 at Las Caletas!

                   

                  We are staying at the Riu Palace Pacifico and got a pretty good deal for 4 nights, all-inclusive.  They are pretty good with the negotiations and have been fairly flexible to accommodate our group of 80 guests-39 rooms.
                   



                  #1799 MarriednMex

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                    Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

                    Hey there-

                     

                    I am getting married Feb 16, 2013 at Las Caletas!

                     

                    We are staying at the Riu Palace Pacifico and got a pretty good deal for 4 nights, all-inclusive.  They are pretty good with the negotiations and have been fairly flexible to accommodate our group of 80 guests-39 rooms.
                     



                    #1800 HappyBride13

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                      Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

                      HI MarriednMex!! That is the date I tried to get!!!!  Hahaha! When did you reserve---I just got engaged about 2 weeks ago so I am behind on most planning--though it is still working out!  We decided on Monday the 18th so we are right after you.  Wow!  80 people, 39 rooms!!  We decided to not do all-inclusive for guests so we will be at the Marriott.  Undecided for honeymoon---have you chosen?  Best wishes!
                       






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