Saturday, March 14, 2009

Costa Rica- Taxi's Lower FARES

Even when gas prices were UP, I thought taxi’s were a fairly cost effective way to get around, especially in San José, ‘Where the streets of no Names’, and double especially when you’re out Clubb’in in San José (walk out the door of a club, into a cab and dropped off in front of the next club, no worries- especially convenient for those of you who think CRIME is lurking around every corner in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Crime is your Fault

Yup, since gas prices have fallen, the good folks who oversee those ubiquitous red cabs have dropped the fares a little bit more than 6%. A savings of about 12 cents a mile. Muchas gracias.

And of course the ‘legal’ red cabs are always competing with the ‘piratas’ or ‘pirate’ taxis for the tourist dollar so they need to keep their prices down to stay competitive. For those of you who may not know, pirate taxis are the guys that just use their private ‘car’ as a taxi and as you might have guessed, they don’t really use a meter and the 'legal' taxis HATE them. I’m probably one of the view people who think pirate taxis can often be a good deal, but of course using a pirate taxi is done so at your OWN risk. *You should know about how much it would cost to reach your destination and a little Spanish would also be a good idea when using a pirata.

In all actuality, most tourists don’t really worry about taxi fares, but it is nice to know that they have gone down a little. So there you have it.

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