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Taxi Blockade

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Taxi Blockade

Friday morning, taxi drivers blocked traffic along the Melgar after claiming they saw a local picking up tourists and ¨hacking¨ a fare. According to one article, tourists were frightened to see themselves surrounded by taxi drivers. It created a huge traffic jam for a time.

You can see one photo showing results of the action here:

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1. Re: Taxi Blockade

Very interesting. I was just telling my Mom that this type of thing isn't allowed. She didn't believe me. Nope - no private taxi transactions allowed.

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2. Re: Taxi Blockade

They are very protective. My Mexican friend always drops me off and picks me up at the airport and he drives an Island Tours van in his work. So he is in the union. But even though he picks me up in his private vehicle, he always rushes to assure the airport van drivers that he is only picking up a friend. Otherwise, could be big problems for him.

One time, I picked up a friend at Puerta Maya who arrived on a Carnival ship. The taxi drivers tried to stop me but fortunately my friend was there to come to my defense.

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4. Re: Taxi Blockade

I will be in Cozumel next month. I need to get a taxi for 11 people from the cruise port to paradise beach, does anyone know how much I should be paying for a round trip van ride?

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Edited: 2:00 pm, March 16, 2013
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6. Re: Taxi Blockade

We were there for the Ironman, and we arranged for the Reef to get us a cab for 6:15 am. We wandered out, and one of the employees said our cab would be just a couple of minutes. Great! Except...it never came. He paced back and forth into the road, went and consulted with someone else...and finally offered to take us in his own car. He did, and he could have gotten in a LOT of trouble. He was awesome.

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7. Re: Taxi Blockade

Which cruise port? It matters.

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For 11 people, you'll need two vans that each hold 5-6 passengers. The price is $20 dollars each vehicle from the downtown pier or $19 dollars each from the twin piers south of town. Expect the return fare to be the same.

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