Alternatives -Take a Cab

Can’t Figure a Route Around All the Washed Out Bridges and Landslides?

Take a Taxi!

We literally make the map of Costa Rica and sometimes we can’t find alternate routes (once because it went through someone’s back yard…).  If you’re stumped you can count on the local cabbies to know how to get around, through or over the blockage – or to know for sure if you are in fact just plain stuck…

Be ready to pay for their expertise though, rates went up again yesterday, and the new table for taxi meter readings (Maria) is posted below in dollars and colones.

km miles Urban Rural
1 0.6 ¢530 $1.05 ¢690 $1.37
2 1.2 ¢1060 $2.10 ¢1380 $2.73
3 1.9 ¢1590 $3.15 ¢2070 $4.10
4 2.5 ¢2120 $4.20 ¢2760 $5.47
5 3.1 ¢2650 $5.25 ¢3450 $6.83
6 3.7 ¢3180 $6.30 ¢4140 $8.20
7 4.3 ¢3710 $7.35 ¢4830 $9.56
8 5 ¢4240 $8.40 ¢5520 $10.93
9 5.6 ¢4770 $9.45 ¢6210 $12.30
10 6.2 ¢5300 $10.50 ¢6900 $13.66
20 12.4 ¢10600 $20.99 ¢13800 $27.33
30 18.6 ¢15900 $31.49 ¢20700 $40.99
40 24.9 ¢21200 $41.98 ¢27600 $54.65
50 31.1 ¢26500 $52.48 ¢34500 $68.32

Cabs from the airport are more expensive with the first km (0.62 miles) running ¢785 ($1.55) and each subsequent km ¢675 ($1.34). Wait time charges are added while you pop into the store, for construction, traffic or other delays and vary depending on the length and reason.

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