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dwippies Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 03:37 PM

New taxi fares as of september 2009
 
here's a link to the new taxi fares on aruba effective immediately. thank you RC for helping us with this!

Aruba Travel - Getting Around - Taxis & Limousines

Weed Thursday, September 10th, 2009 02:11 PM

Re: New taxi fares as of september 2009
 
Thanks for posting. Now if only Aruba taxi drivers would get their acts together and look more professional. I've gotten into cabs at the airport that look more like pimpmobiles than taxis (zebra print upholstery). I went to Cozumel for the first time this past April and was very impressed with the taxis and drivers there. All were white cabs/vans, clean outside and inside, plainly marked as cabs and numbered; all drivers wearing black slacks and crisp white shirts. Aruba could do well do follow Cozumel's example.

johntheott Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 02:47 PM

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We were in Aruba last week. The ride from the terminal to the Divi was memorable!! The taxi was a mess! It was decrepit, very small, the muffler was deafening, the windows didn't close in the back and the door handle was missing from one rear door! Plus he wanted $23 for the ride! That was OK, however, it was reflected in the tip!!

The ride back at the end of the week was much better. Right price, cab was in excellent condition and the driver was very polite, also reflected in the tip!!

For those who were on the island on Nov 1st, there was a rare sunset with the 'green flash!' I had seen it only once before a number of years ago. My wife was a 'yeah, sure' doubter but we were going to eat and I noticed the sun was extremely clear as it sank into the ocean so we paused to wait for its disappearance. Sure enough, just as the top edge of the sun dipped below the horizon, the bright green spot appeared! No more doubting by my wife! She is now a true believer!!

iamromo Thursday, January 7th, 2010 10:24 PM

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My wife and I have been to Aruba 10 times. We generally travel by taxi where ever we go. Have NEVER had a bad experience. The fares are standardized and fair. We have been in Mercedes...Mini vans..all clean and neat. The drivers are always very accomodating.

lobe Friday, February 5th, 2010 07:02 PM

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The taxis used to be nice and the drivers polite. The prices were well-known and posted. There was no tipping, as locals never tipped. Then, about ten years ago things started changing -- now they put two couples together, charge each one the full fare (or more), have dirty cars and expect to be tipped. We've even had our concierge pull us out of a waiting cab when the driver seemed unusally surly. That's why we now rent a car for the week.

dwippies Friday, February 5th, 2010 07:16 PM

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lobe, that is terrible. what i would suggest is that if any driver does that and you hear about it, see if you can find out the taxi number and make sure they are reported. if they charge the wrong amount or do any of the things you said they can lose their licenses and to me that sounds like a good thing to have happen.

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Originally Posted by lobe (Post 96083)
The taxis used to be nice and the drivers polite. The prices were well-known and posted. There was no tipping, as locals never tipped. Then, about ten years ago things started changing -- now they put two couples together, charge each one the full fare (or more), have dirty cars and expect to be tipped. We've even had our concierge pull us out of a waiting cab when the driver seemed unusally surly. That's why we now rent a car for the week.


Eagle-Beach Boy Saturday, March 13th, 2010 07:06 AM

Re: New taxi fares as of september 2009
 
Looking at the rates..... I have a question?

What/Why is there a difference between "Lowrise" and "Eagle Beach"? To/from other locations.




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Originally Posted by sherry (Post 92039)
here's a link to the new taxi fares on aruba effective immediately. thank you RC for helping us with this!

Aruba Travel - Getting Around - Taxis & Limousines


dwippies Saturday, March 13th, 2010 07:56 AM

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great question! i'm going to ask the office if they can explain it.

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Originally Posted by Eagle-Beach Boy (Post 97641)
Looking at the rates..... I have a question?

What/Why is there a difference between "Lowrise" and "Eagle Beach"? To/from other locations.


EHampite Saturday, March 13th, 2010 12:41 PM

Re: New taxi fares as of september 2009
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eagle-Beach Boy (Post 97641)
Looking at the rates..... I have a question?

What/Why is there a difference between "Lowrise" and "Eagle Beach"? To/from other locations.

On the chart, it defines "Low Rise Hotels" as Dutch Village to La Quinta and "Eagle Hotels" as Oceania to Amsterdam Manor.

Eagle-Beach Boy Saturday, March 13th, 2010 03:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by EHampite (Post 97656)
On the chart, it defines "Low Rise Hotels" as Dutch Village to La Quinta and "Eagle Hotels" as Oceania to Amsterdam Manor.

Thank you.

EHampite Saturday, March 13th, 2010 03:37 PM

Re: New taxi fares as of september 2009
 
You're welcome! :D This made me curious as well, so I had to check it out ... now it makes sense!

NYLady Thursday, November 18th, 2010 06:55 PM

Re: New taxi fares as of september 2009
 
Thanks for posting.
Taxis in Aruba used to be so nice and affordable...not so much anymore!

iamromo Thursday, November 18th, 2010 09:17 PM

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Can't see how things could change for the worse in less than 6 months...we love the taxis...clean, reasonablly priced. Heck, we were picked up by a Lexus...BMW and a Mercedes...


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