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Most taxis operate out of Pedasi, but are contactable by phone. If you’re leaving from Venao, cabs frequently charge you extra for pick-up as they are based out of Pedasi.
- Pedasi-Venao ($15-20)
- Las Tablas-Venao ($35-45)
- Las Tablas-Pedasi ($20-30)
- Venao – Chitre Airport ($50-65)
Worth noting that the transport system can be very unreliable. Sometimes the bus breaks down, sometimes it leaves early or very late. Better to arrive at the bus stops 10 minutes early to ensure you don’t miss it.
Book the Selina shuttle in advace as it may not depart if it doesn’t have enough passengers, especially in the low season.
- Canas to Venao : $0.65
- Canas to El Ciruelo : $1.00
- Canas/Venao to Pedasi : $2.50
Pedasi Bus Stop
Piquera de Buses
Located behind Supermercado El Pueblo
(the central supermarket next to the big PEDASI sign, Mayor’s office, post office, Bakery, etc).
Pedasi – Las Tablas:
Buses run every 30-45 minutes. $2.40 fare
* Leaves Pedasi between the hours, 5:30am – 4:30pm.
* Leaves Las Tablas between the hours, 5am – 6pm.
* Note: Arrive 15-30 mins early for the first bus as it gets packed!
Pedasi – Venao:
Buses run 3x daily. $2.50 fare
* Leaves Pedasi at 7am, 12pm, 2pm.
* Leaves Venao at 7:15am, 9:40am, 3:40pm.
Since the Pedasi branch closed down recently, the closest place to rent a car would be in Chitre. The easiest place to do it is at the airport especially if you fly in.
Believe it or not, hitchhiking is pretty common and considered safe around these areas! Flag down a car or truck and tell the driver where you’re going, and he/she can either take you part or the entire way.
Be careful what car you flag down as the roads between Pedasi and Venao can be gnarly depending on season! It ranges from slightly bumpy to large-scale potholes. The can be unbearable (and very unsafe) riding on the back of a cattle truck, for example.