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#223003 - 12/14/06 03:28 AM cab fare
LJ Offline
Am staying near Victoria House in January.How much should cab fare be for trip to or from town?

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#223005 - 12/14/06 03:44 AM Re: cab fare [Re: LJ]
J DOG Offline
about $10 bze.

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#223006 - 12/14/06 03:53 AM Re: cab fare [Re: J DOG]
LaraTravelBelize Offline
jdog...honestly, they'll be VERY lucky to get $10 bze. $15 is the going rate, and thats for a local like me who uses the same cabs all the time. i have ONE day driver who charges me $10, and thats only during the day. At night, i cannot get one for under $15.

Cab number 16 out of the central park taxi group is a price gouger. he will charge you up to $40 for the ride, and when you protest, he will show you a laminated paper supporting his ridiculous price. even other cabbies warn against him

the best tip...ALWAYS ask before you get in the cab. anywhere from $10 to $15 is "fare" smile
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#223008 - 12/14/06 04:13 AM Re: cab fare [Re: LaraTravelBelize]
tacogirl Offline
Yeah I agree with Lara always ask first how much.

we usually pay 10 to go south but not to far past banyan bay for reference point.
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#223031 - 12/14/06 07:44 AM Re: cab fare [Re: tacogirl]
Marty Offline
its been 10bz from victoria house lately.... least when i have ridden

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#223044 - 12/14/06 03:21 PM Re: cab fare [Re: Marty]
captjeff Offline
Good point Lara ,cabs are not to bad in price compared to states,but [REMEMBER THE PRICES ARE BELIZE MONEY SO PAY HALF IF YOU ARE PAYING WITH U.S..].and always ask price first..
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#223290 - 12/16/06 06:41 AM Re: cab fare [Re: captjeff]
Anonymous
I have NEVER paid more than $10 bze ($5 US) for anywhere on the island. I stay at Bananna Beach and that's been the fare for anywhere I've gone and I've gone with up to 4 additional people w/o any change in the charged price.

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#223299 - 12/16/06 03:49 PM Re: cab fare [Re: LJ]
LJ Offline
Thank you for the info everyone.We were there in Feb. "05"and it was $10BZ at that time,thought it may have gone up.We rode with a guy named Pablo all the time then.I still have his card if I can contact him I will let him be my driver while there.He is a great guy said he was from Corozal.

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#223320 - 12/16/06 08:19 PM Re: cab fare [Re: LJ]
tacogirl Offline

Another factor is the road conditions.

If the roads are really bad they may charge a bit more.

Took is 3o min to go 3 miles south the other day for cookie bake.
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#223347 - 12/17/06 01:15 AM Re: cab fare [Re: tacogirl]
Kra-Z-K Offline
correct, road factors add in extra time and fare for everyone have been more than $10 BZ especially past Banana Beach area. Took nearly 30 minutes to get home from Caribe Island/Sunset Beach after cookie baking and our local fair was $20 and the cab drivers were wanting to charge $25.

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