Taxi Travel

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Taxi Travel

You can hail cabs on the street or call for one. Licensed cabs are red with a gold triangle on the front doors. Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto—which go to the airport—are orange. A 3-km (2-mile) ride costs around $3; tipping isn't customary. By law cabbies must use marías (meters) within the metropolitan area; the meter starts at about $1.15. Cab drivers hate it if you slam the door; close the door gently.

The ride service Uber operates in San José and surrounding suburbs. At 90 cents for the first kilometer and 60 cents for each additional kilometer with a minimum fare of $2, it is cheaper than licensed taxis. Uber does adopt supplemental “surge pricing” at peak times, namely during rush hour, weekend nights, and rainy weather.

Taxis

Alfaro. 2223–3373.

Coopetaxi. 2235–9966.

San Jorge. 2221–3434.

Taxi Aeropuerto. 2221–6865; www.taxiaeropuerto.com.

Uber. www.uber.com/cities/san-jose.

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