Looking for a cab driver referral.

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 10, 2021, 18:27 (46 days ago) @ 1946415cd

We spend 4 months of the winter in Zihua, and while we don't use cabs a great deal, it would sure be nice to avoid some of the cab drama associated with overcharging and some of the outrageous stories they tell.

-Some English would be needed, despite trying, my Spanish is still no bueno (my Thai is even worse when we go there!!)

-Charge the posted rates, simple as that! Despite being chastised by our Mexican friends for tipping cab drivers, we probably will continue to tip modestly.

-Have a reasonable car. Some Cabs in Zihua are very nice, some are OK and some are beyond their safety being in question. As long as it looks good enough for me to put my grand kids in, we are fine.

So, if somebody had the name and number of a Cabbie that we could call directly when we need them, that would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
Don & Elsie

While I can refer many excellent drivers to you, they can't always be available to take you wherever you might want to go, and it's better to just be able to pick the driver you want from the group at any taxi stand or from the streetside. You can also always call for a driver and ask them for one who speaks English. The operator can even tell you how much the ride will cost as long as you know where you are and where you want to go. The only Spanish you need to speak is "Quiero un taxi en ____ (where you are)___ para ir a ___(where you're going)___." She'll tell you the number of the taxi and the fare if you ask "¿Cuánto cuesta?"

If you don't like the look of the car, if the driver quotes you an unauthorized fare, or if the driver isn't wearing a facemask, take a different taxi.

You may want to save this page in your favorites on your cellphone or even print it out:
Authorized Taxi Rates for Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa

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