Posted February 18th, 2010, 02:02 AM
I am looking right now for a tour in Santo Thoma De Castella. I agree, staying on the ship sounds safe. We will be there2/24/2010. Just wondering , did you get off the ship??
I was in Santo Tomas 2 weeks ago, took a local excursion, finished by 1pm. Took a walk into town, walked the streets, went to the local market, ate local foods and sat in a roadside restaurant drinking beer and watched tour buses drive by. The locals were very nice, i know very little spanish, but was able to get by. I felt very safe, the only time I was asked for money or even bothered was within 2 blocks of the guarded entrance. I am a 59 year old male, approximately 190 lbs.