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Submitted on May 16, 2019 Useful Info

How to board taxis in San Jose- Costa Rica

  • In this city, there are generally two ways of moving around
  1. Buses
  2. Taxis

There are two types of taxis in the city

  1. Official taxis - are painted red for city taxis and orange for airport taxis
  2. Bandit taxis- are known as piratas by locals and they operate under their own rules and not painted in any particular colors
  • Though there haven't been frequent cases of issues with bandit taxis, you're better off sticking with official taxis.

User submitted photo of Costa Rica

User submitted photo of Costa Rica

Tips

  • All official taxis use meter system, prices start at 550 colones which is about $1 and increase based on distance and time.
  • Always have colones with you, some drivers may accept dollars but you're better off sticking with official Costa Rica currency.
  • All official taxis can be hailed online.
  • For the city, taxis click here to get one
  • For the airport, taxis click here.
  • All official red taxis are controlled by the city municipality but cases of misconduct among drivers are still quite high especially regarding tampering with meters.
  • Here women sit at the back while men sit at the front, it's the norm and many taxi drivers like it when passengers stick to this arrangement.

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