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Cozumel Taxi Rates

Official Cozumel Taxi Fares

Cozumel's Taxi Union (Sindicato Unico del Choferes, Taxistas y Similares de la Isla de Cozumel) has been generous enough to share with us the fare schedules which went into effect as of January, 2002. (Special thanks also to Charles Stearns, long-time social activist and island resident for getting and sharing this info with the rest of us!)

Most taxi drivers are honest, hard-working citizens of the island. But there are a few bad apples in any barrel, right? So let's work with the union here to keep fares correct (and not get ourselves overcharged at the same time!)

We are aware that it is now 2007. But this is Cozumel and fares have scarcely gone up in the past 5 years. They are just a tad higher but not by much and these tables will give you a very good idea of what to expect to pay. Just figure possibly as much as 10% more than what you see listed. For example, the 2002 tables list the fare from town to Chankannab National Park at $90 pesos and it's currently $100 pesos. It was originally $13 pesos within the central downtown area. Now it is officially $14. So figure a 10% rise and you will know the rate you should expect to pay within a few pesos and are much less likely to get greatly overcharged.

In recent years with the rise in popularity of the cruiseship trade, a new class of fares has come into effect if you pick up a cab from right in front of one of the piers. These prices are higher than on the charts you'll see below and they are clearly posted on signboards for you to see. We are going to try and get these sign posted fares for you as well. Be patient.

In addition, we've provided printable, slightly enlarged scans of the actual document itself which should prove especially helpful to local folks who do a lot of traveling around in town and to out-of-the-way non-tourist locales.

For visitors to the island who don't speak enough Spanish to decipher these charts, we would suggest that you make note of the info listed below per your needs. But also make, and take with you the printable rates pages. That way you can wave it around so the driver sees what you have and he is far less likely to try and take advantage of you because you are a stranger in a strange land.

In any case, always ask the fare before you get in a cab. If the figure he gives you is way off the mark, or he refuses to tell you how much you will be charged, don't get in that cab.

A good tactic is to have a pretty good idea of what the fare will be and say to the potential driver: "$100 pesos to Chankannab, right?" If he turns around and says, yes, you're all set. If he says, no it's $110 pesos, maybe take the cab but there went his tip. If he tells you iit's $150, ask to see his taxi chart which is known as his card, his tarjeta. (tar HAY tah).

Taxi Fares to the Airport from Various Island Locations*
*Fares FROM the airport are controlled by Aviomar, a separate operation from the taxi syndicata. Taxis are allowed to drop people at the airport but not pick them up. We will be publishing Aviomar's rates soon. However, if you are traveling light and willing to lug your bags the approximately 1.5 blocks it will take you to get off the airport grounds and onto a major city thoroughfare, a taxi can pick you up. For rates on this, check the chart below for prices to go to or from Downtown and your particular hotel.
From
To
Rate*
*Additional 10 pesos per additional rider
Any location north of downtown
Airport
$90 pesos for 1-2, additional $15 pesos for each additional person
Downtown hotels (non-hotel, street pickup may be slightly lower. This writer paid $25 pesos for a solo street pickup in downtown San Miguel. However, there is no specific rate for this on the official chart
Airport
$37 pesos for 1-2, additional $8 pesos each additional person
The "Near South" Hotel zone (extending from Plaza las Glorious on the southern edge of town through Fiesta Americana)
Airport
$90 pesos for 1-2, additional $15 for extra passengers* If you're traveling light & staying at PLG or Costa Club, we'd suggest you walk to the Chedraui and pick up a cab to the airport there. See downtown fare rates immediately above!
Reef Club & Allegro Resort
Airport
$170 for 1-2, $25 pesos each additional person
Iberostar
Airport
$195 for 1-2, $25 pesos each additional person
Taxi Fares to and from the Northern Hotel Zone to Downtown *
(*All fares are quoted in pesos.)
(For fares to destination south of downtown, check the next table which lists fares from downtown going south and add your fare below to that additional price.)
Location
To/From
Rate*
*Add $10 pesos for each additional passenger although this regulation is not always enforced.
Condumel
Downtown San Miguel
$25
Turquesa
Downtown San Miguel
$25
Cantamar
Downtown San Miguel
$25
Puerto de Abrigo
Downtown San Miguel
$25
Puesta del Sol
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Fontan
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Coral Princess
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Principe Cozumel
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Playa Azul
Downtown San Miguel
$45
Cozumel Caribe
Downtown San Miguel
$45
Cabana del Caribe
Downtown San Miguel
$45
Cozumeleno
To/From Downtown San Miguel
$45
Paradisus
To/From Downtown San Miguel
$45
Country Club
To/From Downtown San Miguel
$50
Taxi Fares to and from Downtown San Miguel to South-of-Town Beach Clubs and Attractions*
(*All fares are quoted in pesos.)
Location
To/From
Rate*
*No mention of whether there is an extra person charge but this writer has never personally been charged one for 3 people.
Chankanaab
Downtown San Miguel
$90
Club del Sol (Dzul Ha Beach Club)
Downtown San Miguel
$60
Playa Corona
Downtown San Miguel
$105
Club de Playa Paradisus
Downtown San Miguel
$115
Playa Mia
Downtown San Miguel
$130
Mr. Sanchos
Downtown San Miguel
$130
Nachi Cocom
Downtown San Miguel
$130
Rancho Las Palmas
Downtown San Miguel
$130
Paso del Cedral
Downtown San Miguel
$150
Punta Francesca
Downtown San Miguel
$180
Playa Palancar
Downtown San Miguel
$195
Taxi Fares to and from the Southern Hotels and Downtown San Miguel*
*All fares are quoted in pesos
Location
To/From
Rate*
*Additional 10 pesos per additional rider
Plaza Las Glorias
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Galapago
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Costa Club/Fiesta Inn
Downtown San Miguel
$30
Lorena
Downtown San Miguel
$35
Villa Blanca
Downtown San Miguel
$35
Casa Del Mar
Downtown San Miguel
$40
Sol Caribe
Downtown San Miguel
$40
La Ceiba/El Cid
Downtown San Miguel
$40
Club Salsa (brothel across from cruise ship pier. Sorry but it's actually on the taxi charts along with a couple others that will be mentioned later.)
Downtown San Miguel
$40
Presidente
Downtown San Miguel
$45
Club del Sol*TIP: Club del Sol is right across the street from Dzul Ha beach club. Ask to go here instead of to Dzul Ha and you'll save 45 pesos!
Downtown San Miguel
$60
Fiesta American Downtown San Miguel
$60
Reef Club Downtown San Miguel
$115
Allegro Resort Downtown San Miguel
$150
Iberorstar Downtown San Miguel
$170
Taxi Fares to and from Allegro Resort and Other South Island Destinations*
Allegro is the only hotel specifically mentioned in this category but assume an additional $20 pesos or so from Iberostar to any of the location listed below.
Location
To/From
Rate*
*Additional 10 pesos per extral rider
Chankanaab
Allegro Resort
$100
Playa Mia
Allegro Resort
$35
Mr. Sanchos or Nachi Cocom
Allegro Resort
$35
Punta Francesa
Allegro Resort
$35
Palancar
Allegro Resort
$65
Reef Club
Allegro Resort
$50
Fiesta Americana
Allegro Resort
$100
Club del Sol
Allegro Resort
$110
Presidente
Allegro Resort
$110
Sol Caribe
Allegro Resort
$145
Taxi Fares to the East Side of the Island from Downtown.
If your pickup location is north of town, add in the fare to town to this rate probably. Far south of town rates -- from Iberostar and Allegro, for example, should be less for east side locations but there is no specific mention of this.
Location
To/From
Rate*
*Additional 10 pesos per extral rider
Mezcalitos
Downtown
$115
Punta Morena
Downtown
$130
Chen Rio
Downtown
$150
San Martin
Downtown
$170
Playa Bonita
Downtown
$180
Rancho Buena Vista
Downtown
$285
Cafe Paradise
Downtown
$285
Punta Celarain
Downtown
$520
Taxi Fares Within the Downtown Area

The downtown fares are divided into zones and you pay slightly more if you cross from, say Zone 1, in the center of downtown to Zone 6 which starts out past Avenida 65. No mention is made of extra fares for additional people in the cab but the taxistas don't like it if you try to pack their vehicle too full.

Please see the map below the chart if you are going to out of the way places. There is such a small difference in fares and it is so difficult to understand the chart unless you know the actual boundary of each official neighborhood within a zone that we're just going to give you basic figures so you won't get ripped off.

Zone
Perimeters
Rate*
*Additional 10 pesos per extral rider
Zone 1 -- Central Downtown
Airport Road on the north, Avenue 65 on the east, Melgar on the west and Calle 11 on the south. This area covers all of the downtown business and tourist center including all the downtown hotels.
This one is explicitly laid out and easy to understand. $13 pesos if you are picked up and dropped off within this zone which includes all the downtown hotels and restaurants.
Zones 4 & 5
This covers all of the Corpus Christi neighborhood where there are a lot of rental homes in addition to the big Chedraui grocery store and the gourmet restaurant La Cocay
$14-15 pesos is the most you should pay to anywhere in Corpus Christi or downtown. Higher if you go out to the restaurant El Moro.
Zones 2 & 3
The dividing lines of these zones is not marked on the map and we are attempting to get this info. They apply to neighborhoods above Avenida 65 only, however including the restaurant El Moro and Alicia's B & B
$14-18 pesos to get to some place like El Moro from central downtown or the Corpus Christi neighborhood.
Special Fares Not Covered Elsewhere
Prices are all quoted in pesos
Location
To/From
Rate*
*Additional 10 pesos per extral rider
San Gervasio Ruins and wait while you take the tour
Not specified
$470
Island Tour (3 hours maximum)
Not specified
$510
Island Tour plus trip to San Gervasio and waiting while you tour (no time limit specified)
Not Specified
$760
Hold a cab waiting anywhere on the island for 1 hour
Not specified
$120
Driving around anywhere on the island for 1 hour
Not specified
$150
Additional fee for calling a cab from a home (which would include rental villas)
Not specified
$5
Additional fee for calling a cab from a bar
Not specified
$8
Caribean Queen, Rachito Y Yumchac (brothels)
Downtown
$37
Use of an air conditioned van no more than 2 years old plus a bilingual driver for service in downtown and north or south hotel zones (capacity no more than 10 people)
Add 30% to fees listed above

Click Here for Printable Taxi Rates Side 1 (This is the page with the map of zones and all the seals on it that the taxistas will recognize if you wave it around a bit.)

Click Here for Printable Taxi Rates Side 2A (This and the following link lead to enlargements of the back of the rate sheet so you can actually read it. It's en espanol, however.

Click Here for Printable Taxi Rates Side 2B

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