What are realistic travel times from the airport to Playa Grande? Several things I have read say about 60 - 75 minutes, but when I looked up the bus schedule it looks like it takes just over 2 hours and that is with a very quick change. It is possibly worse on the return because of a longer change time in Huacas. Is there something else I have missed as far as transportation options? I don't want to rent a car because we won't be in need of it during our time in Playa Grande.
I know the bus is only about $6 compared to $20 per person of a shuttle, but if the shuttle is an hour faster, the extra $14 might be worth it.