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Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

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Vancouver, Canada
posts: 203
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Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

I have read earlier messages which recommended the little red trucks for a larger family but as our grandchildren are only ages 2 and 6, we are a bit worried about safety and I think we would prefer to take a taxi. Would this be possible with the 2 kids sitting on our laps?

I'm not talking about to and from the airport with luggage - we've got that covered but I'm referring to shorter jaunts around town.

What do you think?

Destination Expert
for Mazatlan
posts: 5,042
reviews: 31
1. Re: Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

While I haven't noticed that arrangements in the little taxi's--I have seen more then that piled into pulmonias LOL

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2. Re: Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

You should be OK, most taxi drivers would be fine with the kids on your lap. The red trucks are actually fine for safety, and can be a fun experience. If you do use one, just have the kids sit up near the back of the truck and away from the open end.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 203
reviews: 71
3. Re: Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

Thanks for your thoughts.

I'll have to twist my husband's arm re: taking the kids in the red trucks.

They do sound like fun.

Spokane, Washington
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reviews: 58
4. Re: Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

I would encourage you to try it. It is one of the great experiences here in Mazatlan transportation. We've had grandchildren here with us and have never had any problems with auto safty. I would suggest like the above poster that both kids sit close to the back of the truck on the bench and then you and your husband sit next to them. There are bars on both sides. Once you do it, you'll see it is just fine. Enjoy your time in this beautiful city. There is a lot to do and see. My husband and I have lived here 5 years now and have not seen it all. There is an aquarium here that both children would enjoy. I hope you can take them there.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 203
reviews: 71
5. Re: Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

Our grandchildren and our daughter will be with us for just our first week so we plan on spending much of the time on the beach. However,I had already suggested to our daughter that a trip to the aquarium should be on our agenda and now you've confirmed that it would be good for both kids.

Thanks so much for the encouragement to try the red trucks.

6. Re: Taxi for 3 adults and 2 small children

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