Oct 6, 2005, 8:31 PM
Post #11 of 13
When I travel around in Mexico I am always surprised at the low fares I am charged in most places. I use pulmonias and cabs a lot in Mazatlan, since I don't own a car, and the price is just what the traffic will bear! When cruise ships are in town, which is often, the pulmonias will ask at least double the normal price. For short distances, where I know the price is always $20 pesos, I just give the driver that amount when I arrive home and never get an arguement. For longer distances, I ALWAYS ask and bargain before I get in. Or refuse the ride and look for another cab or even a bus. My muchacha still rides for a lot less than I do, as I suppose do all the locals. When I was going to the airport recently she came by to say goodbye and insisted on getting a cab for me and it was $50 pesos cheaper than I would have got! We are really gringoed in Maz when it comes to taxis. Yet, when I think what I pay in the USA, it's still a very good deal!