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#1 Carey

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

Here's a link in English that gives the posted prices you can expect to pay when you walk out to the street from the pier and hop a cab from the line up.

http://www.taxicozum...rice/price.html
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

The other part of the same link shows island tours which are often considered as a practical means of seeing the island and feeling free to drink without worrying about either impairment of possible suspicion of alcohol impairment. http://www.taxicozum.../wedo/wedo.html .

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.
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#3 jackieshiler

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:07 AM

Different taxi services takes different fares and and according to areas the rates also differs eventhough the distance might be same. But at last now the compromise is made to fixed the fares so that we can afford it.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:49 PM

Some are you are in over your head ......, There is only one taxi service in Cozumel, and it has been that way for decades. Don't start writing check you can't cash!
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:24 PM

Sorry Traveler but I don't get your post. "Some are you are over your head" "Don't start writing check you can't cash" ?
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

What Traveler is referring to are posts made by jackieshiler regarding taxis and transportation, she made three posts in one day and obviously she is not knowledgeable about Cozumel taxi service. Don't start giving bad advice. I wasn't sure if this registration was a spam related to get her "link" posted.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:20 AM

Gish..we payed the $8 to square for 4 people...but we were half the distance to airport and were charged $15 for 4 people to Airport!!
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:29 AM

Cab runs TO the airport always cost more. The cab can only drop off at the airport and can't pick anyone else up.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

Is there a chart showing the fares from El Centro to points around the island, or are there zones by Calle and Avenida?
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#10 Eddie coz

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:49 PM

As far as you know are these Taxi rates still current? I do agree (from another post) we usually have better pricing flagging down a cab. Maybe crossing the street to the Supermarket is even a better idea.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

On Dec 17th, Taxi fares increased 20%.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:55 AM

Looking at the chart, the top version if from the pier to different location. Is there a listing from Centro to other places?

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?

Thank you.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

You are on your own as to guessing the taxi fares. The taxi union chose to not give out rate sheets with peso fares after the previous increase two years ago. I can't confirm, but I suspect the rates shown on http://www.taxicozum...rice/price.html are old rates, back from 2009? Local fares were higher than the cruise ship charts shown on the website before the more recent increase. Given that the pesos was at the 52 week low today, there is less incentive to give discounts for a higher value dollar. I'd assume 10 to 1 exchange rate applies to quoted dollar prices.

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.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Thank you Charles.
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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?

 

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 06:21 PM

First thing to do before you even get in the taxi is to ask how much. We questioned a guy who tried to charge us double, he giggled, then told us whatever you want, and gave us the usual rate. If you have a chance, get a taxi off from Melgar on one of the side streets. The taxis cruising the back streets will be cheaper than the guys waiting in line on Melgar for the cruisers.

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.
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:24 AM

The price are going up like 15% this month,  I think.  


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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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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:25 AM

Apparently, yes.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 03:48 PM

Are they still using the 10 to 1 rule?  With the Peso trading at around 17/18?

 

 

Apparently, yes.

 

As long as they can get away with it, why wouldn't they? Use pesos in Mexico.


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