Costa Rica Taxi Service

SAN JOSE' AIRPORT TAXI SERVICE All taxis at the Juan Santamaria (SJO) International Airport have an orange color. You pay the fee directly to the taxi driver (through the digital taxi meter). Attention! Upon leaving the airport the tourists who need a taxi, looking directly. The official taxi drivers do not address people. Tourists take the taxi that is in front row. Airport Taxi Fares (April 2011) Sedan Taxi Rates 1st kilometer ¢695 Fee for expected ¢3,205 Fee for delay ¢6,950 Minibus Taxi Rates 1st kilometer ¢810 Fee for expected ¢3,725 Fee for delay ¢7,850 You can book a taxi directly from the official website [Taxi Aeropuerto]. The rates should be adjusted twice a year, in February and August and are posted on the website of ARESEP (Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Publicos): www.aresep.go.cr. TAXI SERVICE OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT In Costa Rica there are about 12,210 taxis circulating, all cars are red. Official taxis can be recognized by the yellow triangular markings usually on the front door, the red plate with a T as the first letter, a sign on the roof of the taxi, taxi meter (Maria) inside the car and the radio antenna. Rates depend on different factors such as type of vehicle expected fee and delay. There are different types of taxis (Taxi Sedan, Taxi Rural with 4x4, Micro and Minibus or special vehicles for disabled passengers). In general, the vehicles are in good optical and mechanical conditions (with few exceptions) and large companies offer the latest models of the Toyota brand. Rates in general (April 2011) Taxi Sedan Rates 1st kilometer ¢550 Fee for expected ¢3,060 Fee for delay ¢5,500 Taxi Microbus 1st kilometer ¢550 Fee for expected ¢3,510 Fee for delay ¢7,100 Rural Taxi 4x4 1st Kilometer ¢550 Fee for expected ¢3,510 Fee for delay ¢7,100 Taxi Companies (a selection) Taxis Multiservícios Alfaro S.A., San José Phone: (++506) 2221-8466 Taxis Coopeirazú Phone: (++506) 2254-32-11 Taxis Coopetaxi, San José Phone: (++506) 2250-9939 Taxis Copetico, San José Phone: (++506) 2224-7979 Taxis Guaria S.A., San José Phone: (++506) 2226-1366 Taxis San Jorge, San José Phone: (++506) 2221-3434 Taxis Tibás, San José Phone: (++506) 2235-9966 CAUTION: Tourists not take private taxi services or so-called pirate taxis. These taxis operate often old vehicles or in poor condition, uninsured or without technical inspection and many times the fare is higher for not using the taxi meter.

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Costa Rica Taxi Service
Location: San José, San José, Costa Rica
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Description: SAN JOSE' AIRPORT TAXI SERVICE All taxis at the Juan Santamaria (SJO) International Airport have an orange color. You pay the fee directly to the taxi driver (through the digital taxi meter). Attention! Upon leaving the airport the tourists who need a taxi, looking directly. The official taxi drivers do not address people. Tourists take the taxi that is in front row. Airport Taxi Fares (April 2011) Sedan Taxi Rates 1st kilometer ¢695 Fee for expected ¢3,205 Fee for delay ¢6,950 Minibus Taxi Rates 1st kilometer ¢810 Fee for expected ¢3,725 Fee for delay ¢7,850 You can book a taxi directly from the official website [Taxi Aeropuerto]. The rates should be adjusted twice a year, in February and August and are posted on the website of ARESEP (Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Publicos): www.aresep.go.cr. TAXI SERVICE OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT In Costa Rica there are about 12,210 taxis circulating, all cars are red. Official taxis can be recognized by the yellow triangular markings usually on the front door, the red plate with a T as the first letter, a sign on the roof of the taxi, taxi meter (Maria) inside the car and the radio antenna. Rates depend on different factors such as type of vehicle expected fee and delay. There are different types of taxis (Taxi Sedan, Taxi Rural with 4x4, Micro and Minibus or special vehicles for disabled passengers). In general, the vehicles are in good optical and mechanical conditions (with few exceptions) and large companies offer the latest models of the Toyota brand. Rates in general (April 2011) Taxi Sedan Rates 1st kilometer ¢550 Fee for expected ¢3,060 Fee for delay ¢5,500 Taxi Microbus 1st kilometer ¢550 Fee for expected ¢3,510 Fee for delay ¢7,100 Rural Taxi 4x4 1st Kilometer ¢550 Fee for expected ¢3,510 Fee for delay ¢7,100 Taxi Companies (a selection) Taxis Multiservícios Alfaro S.A., San José Phone: (++506) 2221-8466 Taxis Coopeirazú Phone: (++506) 2254-32-11 Taxis Coopetaxi, San José Phone: (++506) 2250-9939 Taxis Copetico, San José Phone: (++506) 2224-7979 Taxis Guaria S.A., San José Phone: (++506) 2226-1366 Taxis San Jorge, San José Phone: (++506) 2221-3434 Taxis Tibás, San José Phone: (++506) 2235-9966 CAUTION: Tourists not take private taxi services or so-called pirate taxis. These taxis operate often old vehicles or in poor condition, uninsured or without technical inspection and many times the fare is higher for not using the taxi meter.
Products/Services: Public Taxi Services