taxi rates

By one taxi drivers estimation (he is an organizer for some of the strikes in the past) there are more than 3000 pirate taxi drivers in Cuenca compared to the 5000 licensed ones. Now the term “pirate” might bring to mind eye patches, parrots and chests of gold. Or maybe just a criminal. Neither is exactly [...]

So, if you're going to be concerned about taking a taxi anywhere in Ecuador, be concerned about Guayaquil. Everywhere else is generally safe - just be sure to get in a properly registered taxi. But in Guayaquil, you'll need a little more caution. There are some safety concerns. First of all: don't hail a cab [...]

And yes, taxis are cheap here in Ecuador. How cheap? Yesterday, Dena snapped these pictures of the posted rates from taxis leaving from El Paseo Mall in La Libertad. La Libertad is the commercial center for the region. Salinas has the beach - and hotels and restaurants. Santa Elena (the city) has the people, and [...]

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