Cozumel Taxi Fare Chart
Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:29 PM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:48 PM
Taxis use their official rate of exchange of 10 to 1 when the reality of exchange has been around 12.50. The four and 1/2 hour island tour is listed at $100 dollars which the reality is $1000 pesos = around $80 dollars or a little less than $20 per hour. Fares for tours are somewhat negotiable, but this gives you a reference. Plan your trip and go to the sights you want to see. The very best sights for the taxi drivers are the ones that are "friends" of the taxi union=the ones that pay taxis to bring clients. The Tequila Factory and Discover Mexico, both might be worth seeing for some people, but will always be suggested as they pay tips to the drivers. If you could lunch at La Mission and end the tour at El Moro, the taxis will be getting a bonus.
Cruise ship sitios (taxi waiting zones) will expect to be paid in dollars. Hotel sitios will generally be expecting pesos at the 10 to 1 exchange rate for fares listed in dollars. So $10 dollars means $100 pesos or around $8 dollars. Hotel drivers might well accept $8 dollars for $100 peso fare. The new fare rates that went into effect in December 2008 was the first rate increase in seven years. Taxistas were screaming that they couldn't make it on the old rates given their personal much higher costs and costs of living in general. The public was saying they couldn't afford the rates that existed.
It took more than a year to come up with and compromise on the current fares. All sitios where taxis are parked waiting for fares are priced higher compared to flagging one down from the street. If you call and have a taxi sent to your house, that costs an extra $7 pesos. Hotel sitios where drivers might sometimes wait for hours for a fare cost extra to have the convenience of walking out and getting into a cab. The most glaring contradiction would be in the Cozumel Palace and El Cantil, the fare to and from downtown is $60 pesos. Now the grocery store sitio at Chedraui across the street, the fare is $25 pesos. If a Chedraui taxi took you to El Cantil, the fare might well be $60 pesos for one block, but the same taxi would have driven you across town for $25.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:49 PM
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:25 AM
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:55 AM
Also, it was mentioned that rates increased 20%. So, do we add 20% to what is on the website?
We are staying at Residencias Reef on San Francisco, so the first chart shows that from there to PUNTA LANGOSTA is $14.00 US. Is that correct?
Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:22 PM
The listed cruise ship pier prices used to be significantly higher than regular rates due to their waiting time. The union hasn't shown interest in providing the information to the public, previously they did. They don't seem to update their own website either.
Posted 09 September 2016 - 11:43 AM
Is there any current rate information on taxi fares?
Or is it negotiable with each driver?
Any idea rate going to popular destinations, ie Money Bar, Walmart.
How is flagging a taxi down, vs the taxi wait line?
Posted 09 September 2016 - 06:21 PM
There's no Walmart on Coz, though there's a Sam's Club. I think there's a taxi rate chart up by the ferry. Best rate is to pay in pesos. Taxistas convert 10 to one as the math is easier, and you get screwed if you pay in US dollars.
Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:52 AM
Are they still using the 10 to 1 rule? With the Peso trading at around 17/18?
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