Bus & Collectivo Maps - Public Transportation in Cozumel

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  1. ccannon707

    ccannon707 Barracuda

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    This link is to a 16 page .pdf document on Public Transportation in Cozumel... in English. It has info on Ferries, Airlines, Plan Local cards and - the gold mine for me - bus & collectivo maps. Lately I've been staying in town on 10th in the North and love, love, love that I can walk where I want or take a bus if I'm hot, tired, late, carrying packages or dive gear. I've had several aventuras finding friend's houses back in the hood via the bus system and have longed for a route map.... TA-DA!!!

    On my aventuras I stand on a corner and flag down a bus or collectivo on 15th going South to Chedraui and get off (all routes begin and end at Chedraui). There I ask the men in charge which Bus# to take to my destination. They are always very polite and spot on with their info. Then in my bad Spanish I ask locals on the bus where to get off, if it's not evident. Many of the nice people of Cozumel love helping and it's always worked out. Now with the maps I will know more about where I'm going and how to get there - and back.

    http://everythingcozumel.com/22publictransp.pdf

    So far no buses to the beaches in the North or South or to the Caleta... maybe someday. For that I take a cab or go with friends.
     
  2. mediumone

    mediumone Barracuda

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    Thanks for taking the time. The link is a fabulous resource. Do you know of a map that would show most of the zones (so to speak) so that I could look a the taxi tarriff chart and figure out how much I should be charged?

    For example, I'd like to know what the correct charge is from the ferry dock to Caleta, and from the ferry dock to Hotel Villa Blanca. I'm not familiar enough with the various locations and landmarks to figure out the answers without some help.

    BTW, I asked what the correct charge was for the ferry dock to the marina, and was told 90 Pesos.
     
  3. MMM

    MMM Administrator Staff Member

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    What a FABULOUS resource. What do other board denizens think about making this a sticky?
     
  4. MMM

    MMM Administrator Staff Member

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    That is roughly the right amount. It changes a bit from time to time and exactly where you get on but FWIW, you will pay a bit more if you get on at the ferry terminal. Walking a couple of blocks away can change everything. I live just off 11th and pay about 90 pesos to the caleta which is well past Villa Blanca hotel. But I think they are in the same zone so it is the same fare.

     
  5. Karibelle

    Karibelle Scuba Instructor

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    That's fantastic! It says it's Chapter 22 - of what, I wonder?
     
  6. Pelagicsal

    Pelagicsal Dedicated Dive Bum

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    It would be a great sticky to have, but I think we already have too many stickies and too much clutter at the top of the forum.
    Those using a smaller monitor or lower resolution have to scroll to see anything of the Cozumel forum other than ads, subforums, stickies, etc.
    Thank you for asking!

    And thank you for the great resource!
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very neat. :thumb:
    See TaxiCozumel.com at taxicozumel It's in Spanish, but google translate gives a good idea. I'm still trying to figure out what Villablanca is close to on the list tho. :confused:

    I saw with VB is charging $10/day for internet now. :mad:
     
  8. MMM

    MMM Administrator Staff Member

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    It might be time to unstick the intro of me and and Jim as forum moderators. I could ask Quero about that possibility of there was enough interest.....
     
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  9. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I agree.
     
  10. kixy1

    kixy1 Manta Ray

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    MMM-

    I think it's a great idea. Maybe call it "How to Get Around Cozumel" or something. I know there have been some great posts with step by step instructions walking people through landing at the airport and getting to their hotel. Better yet, the bag drag! Maybe we could move those in there too? I KNOW there is a link here somewhere to the Taxi fares and zones... And yes, you could probably remove your intro, we know who you are :)

    These are questions we see asked regularly here, so I think in the long run it may help reduce "clutter".

    Debra
     
  11. Mossman

    Mossman Great White

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    I second the notion, though I doubt I'll ever use it. There are only 5 "stickies" as I see it. Anyone whose monitor is too small to easily scroll past them simply need to buy a new monitor, not make everyone else suffer as a result. Though I don't see why Quero's admonition from February still needs to be up there. Hopefully whomever that was meant for has gotten the message by now?
     
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  12. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  13. MMM

    MMM Administrator Staff Member

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    Not knowing what this is from, I am now wondering if there would be a copyright issue??? I wouldn't want to land ScubaBoard into legal trouble with a copyright infraction....
     
  14. DandyDon

    DandyDon ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I suppose one could easily print out the map pages from the link in post #1 - which are a section from Everything about Cozumel - Home

    I am confused? :confused: Why not just download 22publictransp from the link at the top, print off what you want? Or will it not print...??

    The board limit on PDF file uploads is 400 Kb which is why you could not attach the 1.32 Mb file.


     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  15. Pelagicsal

    Pelagicsal Dedicated Dive Bum

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    Hey thanks Chief! Having that in Google docs is a beautiful thing!!
    Think I might go ahead and download it to the iPad, too...
     
  16. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    DD, don't tramp on my mad computer skills. The original file was a secured pdf. No print function in adobe at least. I 'unsecured' it and re-posted so you can print it. And yes it was to big for an attachment.

    ---------- Post added April 19th, 2012 at 03:07 PM ----------

    I am not a Google Doc wiz. I set it to anyone with the link can view assuming that would let you download and all. Now I got a request to edit it, so maybe view wasn't enough, so I opened it to edit.

    As for copyright, I have no idea where it came from. I just unlocked the document that was already posted so you could print it. Plus it isn't a commercial use. If some one wants to pay me, let me know and I will research the copyright! :)
     
  17. Pelagicsal

    Pelagicsal Dedicated Dive Bum

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    Maybe whoever owns the rights should pay you for advertising? I opened the G doc, liked what I read, went to the site, and am considering buying the Kindle version of Cozumel Survival Guide. Without your work, I'd probably never have looked at it. :clapping:
     
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  18. DandyDon

    DandyDon ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I had not noticed that the pages were secured to prevent printing.



    Why edit...?

    It came from Everything about Cozumel - Home which sells other maps, but I guess these are open for viewing - just not printing. As far as copyright laws, that's not the point. Even unpaid copying can be a violation, sure. There are Fair Use exceptions, but you are well beyond that I think. The real point is whether the owner will take action, and then there are the moral issues. Maybe you could request permission to offer a printable copy with full credit given....?
     
  19. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have no idea. Someone wanted to for some reason. Ya got me.

    Well, morally, I just made a document SOMEONE ELSE posted printable. Did you read the entire thing to see if it says it is copyrighted? I didn't see it. Heck, I didn't read it. I never saw the original site either. Is this map a sale item?

    But thanks for questioning my morality there, DD.
     
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  20. DandyDon

    DandyDon ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Copyright laws are funny....
     

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