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Cozumel and Cancun cruise ship stops-how much to hire a cab for the day?

Cozumel and Cancun cruise ship stops-how much to hire a cab for the day?

Old Nov 27th, 2004, 10:31 AM
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Cozumel and Cancun cruise ship stops-how much to hire a cab for the day?

We will be making cruise ship stops in Cozumel and Cancun and would like to hire a cab at these locations just to run us out to a beach, etc. for a while to dodge the crowd. How much should we expect to pay for this? Also, any suggestions as to places to go with a cab would be appreciated, as well. Thanks.
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Old Nov 29th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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First, your ship will not stop in Cancun-this is not a port. You will likely dock in Cozumel and maybe make a quick stop to drop off Cancun passengers at Playa del Carmen.
For Cozumel, I would look for one of the vans (not a taxi)marked ?"island tours" at the dock. I am not certain of the price but it is fixed by the local taxi union, which controls everything in Cozumel. (if you see van number 4, this is Miguel and he is great)
They will take you where you want to go. I would suggest the beaches on the undeveloped side (the east side) which has beautiful beaches and nice quaint restaurants. My favorite beach-restaurant is called Chen Rio.
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 06:20 PM
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Last 2 cruises, we've taken a cab to the Atlantic side of Cozumel. Time was about 3 hours (10 to 1) and cost was about $70. First time, we spent an hour at Chankanaab Park, very pretty there; we'll stay longer the next time.

Chen Rio doesn't open til 11:30 for lunch so we're always too early. We stopped at La Bonita Beach for a soda. A bit barren on that side but we like to take pictures and get away from the crowd for awhile.

If you want some swimming time, leave Chankanaab til last and you can stay there a couple of hours. There's a restaurant there, too. Plenty of parking for taxis if you want your driver to wait.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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It might be cheaper for you to rent a car from one of the rental companies at the port in Cozumel, rather than hiring a driver for the day. We rented a Tracker from Executive upon arrival in Cozumel and drove to the ruins at San Gervaiso and Nachi Cocom beach club. Nachi Cocom looks straight out of a Corona ad (complete with chilled Corona).
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Old Dec 17th, 2004, 06:13 AM
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Much good information in these posts. I still prefer the east side of the island--maybe to some it is "barren" but I prefer the miles of unspoiled beaches to the commercialism on the other side.
Nachi Cocom is a nice spot to visit. (Wouldn't know about the Corona since I usually drink local favorites such as Sol, Dos Equis, etc.)
Whatever you do, enjoy!!
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