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Getting Here and Around
To see the sights of Toledo, you'll need a rental car. Otherwise you'll be stuck paying high tour rates or waiting hours for infrequent bus service. If you've flown or bused in to PG, rent a car from Bruno at Sun Creek Lodge (he'll deliver to PG). If you'd like a knowledgeable local guide to ride with you in your rental car, Celiano Pop charges around BZ$80 a day. With a day's notice he can show you the villages and even arrange a traditional Mayan lunch for BZ$6 in one of the villages.
From the intersection of the Hummingbird and Southern highways, it's a straight shot 100 mi (164 km) down the Southern, with only a well-marked right turn near Independence to slow you down. On the Southern Highway about 20 mi (33 km) north of Punta Gorda, at about Mile 83, you'll come to an intersection. If you turn left you'll stay on the Southern Highway to PG; if you turn right on the San Antonio Road, you'll go to Lubaantun, San Antonio Village, and other Mayan villages. To reach PG directly, continue to Mile 95, turn right on mostly unpaved Saddleback Road, and go 5 mi (8 km). To enter from the prettier Bay of Honduras side, as most visitors do, stay straight and go the same distance.
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