Difference between revisions of "Saint Lucia"

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Hitching on the [[Caribbean]] island '''Saint Lucia''' can't really be recommended. A hitchhiking culture doesn't really exist there. Local minibuses run frequently and people just don't understand why someone wants to hitch. This can be a problem on Sundays when local minibuses don't run on every route.
 
  
== Border crossing ==
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Saint Lucia is one of the worst islands to hitch hike in the Caribbean, but is still better than the majority of other countries in the world. It is not common but people will know that you need a lift and the large Christian community will be quite willing to stop. St Lucia has a bad reputation compared with it's neighbouring islands but is still fairly safe.
This truly is a country where you can't get in without an onward ticket. However, if you're coming by a ferry from [[Martinique]], they'll force you to buy an open return ticket. But if you then will fly somewhere from St. Lucia, you can cash the ticket back when you show the air ticket. And as a matter of fact, you can even sell your open ferry ticket. Good to know is also that the catamaran from Martinique is not the only alternative. From the town of Marin in Martinique you'll find a little water bus coming to [[Castries]]. Not remarkable difference in the price. No ship connection to [[Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|St. Vincent]] though the country can be seen from the southern tip of St. Lucia.
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== Entrance requirements ==
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Contrary to what was written here previously, you can enter St. Lucia without an onward ticket - just don't sound like an idiot that doesn't know how long they want to stay or where they're going next - simple. Quite easy to be 'landed' from a boats crew if you've hitched there.
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== Ferries ==
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There is a fast ferry to/from Martinique (approx €80 one way), the water bus from La Marina (Martinique) does not appear to run anymore (was a similar price anyway). No ferry to SV&G.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:13, 28 June 2015

Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Information
Language: English
Capital: Castries
Population: 160,765
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Hitchability: <rating country='lc' />
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<map lat='13.9' lng='-60.95' zoom='10' view='0' country='Saint Lucia' height='350'/>


Saint Lucia is one of the worst islands to hitch hike in the Caribbean, but is still better than the majority of other countries in the world. It is not common but people will know that you need a lift and the large Christian community will be quite willing to stop. St Lucia has a bad reputation compared with it's neighbouring islands but is still fairly safe.

Entrance requirements

Contrary to what was written here previously, you can enter St. Lucia without an onward ticket - just don't sound like an idiot that doesn't know how long they want to stay or where they're going next - simple. Quite easy to be 'landed' from a boats crew if you've hitched there.

Ferries

There is a fast ferry to/from Martinique (approx €80 one way), the water bus from La Marina (Martinique) does not appear to run anymore (was a similar price anyway). No ferry to SV&G.