"Taxi cabs" Taxi Tip by ZeekLTK
Taxi, San José: 14 reviews and 11 photos
Taxi cabs in San Jose are literally everywhere. Just look for the red cars zipping around, or hanging out on the street corners.
Unlike other Central American countries (like Panama), San Jose cabs are not negotiable. They are required to run the meter, so you know you are always going to pay the correct price and will not be ripped off by cabbies trying to take advantage of foreigners.
Because of this, taking cabs is safe, easy, and cheap. The meter starts out at the equivalent of $1 when you get in and then goes up per kilometer. We took one all the way from the center of town to Saprissa stadium and it turned out to be extremely cheap!
The meter is not used to go to the airport though. There is a standard, higher fare for that. I believe it was around $20-$25.
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