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taxi from airport to hotel?

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taxi from airport to hotel?

I wanted to ask is it smart and safe to just get a taxi or book the airport transfers to and from the hotel and airport? We are staying at the Occidental Grand Cozumel and I don't know how far it is from the airport. If taxi is recommended, how much does it normally cost? We are going Sept 28 to Oct 3 and it will be our first time. Thanks in advance for your input!

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1. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

You have to go pretty far off the airport to get a taxi...we stayed at the Occidental a couple weeks ago (had an amazing time!), we ended up taking a shared van to the hotel - and a cab back to the airport (we wanted to put off going to the airport as long as possible and not have to spend extra time on the way home dropping people off). The cab back to the airport was $20. We went into town for dinner a few nights and the cab ran $16 each way to there.

Have a fantastic time!

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2. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

I'm guessing shared van is best, and I'd book through hotel or before hand. This is always good advice in Mexico to avoid stress of dealing with airport cabs (street cabs are better). It's probably $20-30 if you are going by taxi from airport.

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3. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

Arnold-----there is tons of info on this forum about how to take a taxi from OFF the airport property to save a few bucks, although many just choose to do the airport shuttles. BUT please note that you should NOT buy any transfers from anyone before hand (sorry Madstrk).......the tour operators gouge you bigtime when you pay in advance. There is a window right as you exit customs to the right where the rates are listed, so there really is no stress involved. You'll be MORE stressed to find out how much you paid in advance compared to the prices in the airport where you take the exact same vehicles......my two pesos!...Betsy

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4. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

Agree with Betsy and her two cents. No reason at all to book in advance for a van transfer. It will only up your costs. And, as mentioned, no taxis available at the airport.

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5. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

thank you all for the response. I think I will just use the shared van to the hotel and just take the cab back to the airport from the hotel. Fiancee and I are really excited to go already. I a really hoping for good weather though.

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6. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

Get a shared van ticket at the window labeled "TAXI" after you leave customs...to the right towards the bathroom. Then go outside and find the guy directing passengers.

CZM ticket booth: http://tinyurl.com/2f5mme

CZM Vans: http://tinyurl.com/yqwpeh

Shared Van Price: http://tinyurl.com/5lf29n

Prices in pesos.

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7. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

I walk off of the airport every time I go to cozumel and flag down a taxi. Last November I did it with my 9 month daughter. It is easy and cheap.

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8. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

You may have to walk a bit farther than depicted here but the basic info should be useful

Taxi pickup

The following pic is after you leave the terminal and turn right. Go towards the light pole down the sidewalk:

http://tinyurl.com/2a5r9g

Look to the left and this is the road you walk on towards the roundabout:

http://tinyurl.com/yv637l

Here you are almost to the roundabout:

http://tinyurl.com/yqe8os

Here you look to the right (towards the ocean) and there is a taxi van picking up people who will save money getting to their hotel. You may have to be on the opposite side of the road now. Or cross the street at the roundabout to 65th Ave.

http://tinyurl.com/ywfvf7

An overhead map showing the roundabout is seen in the upper right of this map:

www.cozumelparadise.com/cdmlocation.htm

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9. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

Arnold,

My wife and two boys will be going to Occidental over T-giving. Did you choose to taxi-share from the airport? How much did you pay per person and how long did it take to arrive at the Occidental?

N

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10. Re: taxi from airport to hotel?

If you have any thoughts about renting a car, just get one at the airport and return it when you come back for your flight.

I highly recommend the car so you can visit the national parks, the pristine east side and other attractions plus a visit to town, etc.

Also, I consider it a "must" to order this Cozumel map as it is worth its weight in gold, and then some...

http://www.cancunmap.com/cozumel_map.html