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Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

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Saskatoon
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Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Is there an area in the Mazatlan air terminal where you can find a taxi stand to pre pay for your trip to the center of the city?

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1. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

You need to walk out to the curb in front of the termional.

You will see two oversize pillars under the canopy. These are the taxi kiosks.

Listen to no one inside the terminal offering to help you get a taxi. They are time share sharks.

Saskatoon
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2. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Thank you. Do you know an approx cost?

Lake Minnewawa, mn
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3. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Centro is in taxi zone one.

The current price is 340 Pesos. This is about 28 USD.

You may only pay in Pesos at the taxi kiosk.

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4. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Are you sure about the Pesos only Bob? Last time I flew in they had the price on the board in both Pesos and dollars.

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5. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Bob is as sure as one can be with a policy that seems to change every few months. The last few times I went to Mazatlan it was Pesos only but before that they took Dollars. I was there last in October.

Saskatoon
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6. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Thank you for the info. I always travel with some pesos so it won't matter what currency.

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7. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Even if you ran short on Pesos they have a money exchange and a bank of ATMS right before you get outside at the airport.

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8. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

Another airport time-share shark tactic that we had to deal with last year actually happened as we were getting in the taxi. I thought we were in the clear when we ignored all the offers of help/transportation in the airport and went straight to the booth to pay for our taxi to El Cid Marina. As we were getting in, the driver asked if we minded if we shared our ride with a lady that 'worked at the hotel'.

My initial internal thought was, sure, why not help a hotel employee get to work, but then the red flags started waving - wait, this lady is at the AIRPORT, is only carrying a CLIPBOARD, and she is going to work a shift at our hotel? "No, we will ride by ourselves, thanks"

They were very pleasant, never threatening or uncomfortable, but if you let your guard down, you may be in for a 45-minute sales pitch with no easy escape. Much more fun to look at the interesting sites along the way in peace.

Lake Minnewawa, mn
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9. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

The list of lies from the time share sharks is unlimited.

We have been getting into the taxi and had them approach and offer to refund our taxi fare if we will ride with them.

I cannot think of a more unpleasant way to arrive in Mazatlan then to be trapped in a taxi with one or their kind.

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10. Re: Taxi from Mazatlan airport to central Mazatlan

what is the price for zone 2?