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Many travelers visiting Curacao opt to use taxi service as a supplement to either public transportation or car rental during their stay. Some people even opt to make taxi service a primary form of transportation during their Curacao vacation. Taxi service is readily available, with taxis most easily found in Otrobanda and Punda, as well as at the airport and on the curbside of most popular hotels throughout Curacao. Taxis are easy to recognize, as they all have signs on top of their cars, and the license plate numbers always start with TX for taxi. Taxi rates are standardized by the government. Rates are for one to four persons. Aditional passanger is 25% extra on the fare and the standard fare is from 6 am to 11 pm. between 11 pm and 6 am the fares go up with 25%.These are the fares from the Airport: To Marriott hotel area: $25,- To Willemstad Otrabanda hotel area: $28.- To Willemstad Punda hotel area: $30.- To the Seaquarium hotel area: $35.- To Jantiel hotel area: $45.- To the Hyatt: $75.- To the Westside Kura Hulanda Lodge: $60.- The shortest ride with a taxi is $10,- and if you call for a taxi when you are at the hotel but when the taxi arrives, you don't need the taxi service anymore, you still have to pay $10.- So make sure you need a taxi. Other fares are: From The Marriott hotel area to Otrabanda $15.- Seaquarium area to Punda $16.- Mega ship pier to Seaquqrium area $20.- Marriott to Seaquarium $25.- Marriott to Hato Caves $25.-. Fares to other destinations are known by the taxi driver. Tipping is allowed. Some taxi drivers will give island tours in addition to taking visitors between destinations. The tour fare is $40.- per hour for one to four persons. Additional passanger pays $10.- extra. The most recomended taxi service in Curacao is Meyer and Meyer Exclusive Transfers and Tours. http://meyertransfers.webs.com with Natasja Gibbs as your professional and reliable tourguide and driver, she drove the dutch Queen of the Netherlands in november 2011.
Car rental is also an option for travelers trying to figure out how to get around Curacao.
Also available at the airport: all access taxi, airconditioned mercedes bens sprinter buses, fully wheelchair accessible. The company name is Joseph Cares and is based at the airport. Transportation fee: $ 99.00 Willemstad area hotels, east and west area hotels $ 125.- this includes: guest in a wheelchair and travelcompanions up to 6 and luggage. www.josephcares.com