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Tinapa : Getting to Tinapa
on 2009/4/22 13:00:00 (20287 reads)

The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort can be accessed through a variety of ways comprising Land, Water and Air.

Located just off the Ikom –Calabar High way at the Eight Miles Junction, Tinapa is a mere Three Kilometers from that point as you cruise along the scenic four lane Tinapa-Adiabo. You cannot miss its breath-taking entrance.

Lying beside the Calabar River, Tinapa can also be accessed by boat from the waters into the Man-made Tinapa Lake. At the moment, a small fleet of boats provide shuttle services for visitors to and from the near by Marina Resort. This trip on the Calabar river takes about fifteen minutes.

Furthermore, three of Nigeria’s foremost commercial airlines currently fly in and out Calabar from Lagos and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. These are Aero Contractors, Virgin Nigeria and Arik Airlines. On arrival at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, a variety of commercial vehicles will be available to take you to Tinapa at mutually agreed rates. The Tinapa Lakeside Hotel also provides shuttle buses in conjunction with the Remlord Vehicle Hire Company that pick- up and drop-off guests of the Hotel for a minimal fee. On the whole, the journey from the airport to Tinapa is twenty minutes on the average.

In addition to these, visitors who wish to fly into Tinapa using Helicopters can do so after seeking and receiving clearance from the Zone Management for this purpose.

Finally, the Government of Cross River State is currently in the process of constructing a mono-rail that will link the Calabar airport to Tinapa with three stop over points within the resort.

If you decide to drive into Calabar, please note as follows:

• Drinking while driving is a serious offense and can result in your arrest.

• Vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road.

• Use of mobile telephones is illegal while driving.

• A maximum speed limit of 60 km/h applies on major roads while

• Use of seat-belts is compulsory.

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