"... In general, the buses continuously reach late to their destinations or simply break down on the highways."
So it's twenty minutes before my test at the University of Belize, and boom the Shaw bus breaks down still several miles away from reaching Belmopan. Unsettled due to the time on hand I get off the bus and try to find another means to get where I need to be.
So let me say, if you're visiting Belize and you're going to be using the public transportation service stay away from the Shaw Bus line. They operate on the Western Zone from Belize City to Benque Viejo on the far west. None of the bus lines are perfect especially in Belize, but Shaw's has gone from pretty crappy to horrendous. This is not the first time I've traveled on a Shaw bus that breaks down, unfortunately some of us have to commute at certain hours of the day.
In general, the buses continuously reach late to their destinations or simply break down on the highways. Come on guys these buses need upgraded, its 2017!
On another note, if you're travelling on the last bus from Belize City to San Ignacio / Benque Viejo and it so happens to be one of Shaw's you're bound to get left somewhere along the highway. Typically people travelling at these late hours get off at Belmopan, and halfway through to San Ignacio the bus starts to get vacant. The minute this happens and they haven't passed their parking grounds around Unitedville you'll get dropped off in the middle of nowhere at these late hours. If you're lucky and arrive to San Ignacio, but your final destination was Benque Viejo and same circumstances arise the same thing happens! Sometimes, they don't even pick up the one or two persons waiting at the San Ignacio welcome center terminal because it's non profitable.
So if you're not in a hurry and have other alternatives, just stay away from Shaw's!
PS - I managed to make it in time for my test 😉
published by Alberto J. Matus