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Thread: cab fare to lowrise hotels from airport

  1. #1
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    Jun 2007

    cab fare to lowrise hotels from airport

    Does anyone know what this runs? We are debating renting a car from our hotel so we don't need to pay the airport tax. We hear it is outrageous at 11%. Has anyone had any experience with this?
    Thanks so much.
    PS Are the cab fares regulated?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2008
    Palm Beach, Bugaloe, Radisson Poker Room, Moombas, Poolside
    You can check out the prices on this list:

    And, I might have got it wrong but I think the airport tax is 12%


  3. #3
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    Jul 2007
    We just got back on Saturday and the airport tax is 11.2%. Taxi prices are regulated by the government and they are per ride not how many passengers are in the car.

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    Junior Member Iluvrum's Avatar
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    May 2007


    I was told that taxi from airport to the Tamarijn is $17, and that is total - not per person. I don't think I'd rent a car unless I was planning on using it several times. My upcoming trip will be my first visit to Aruba, so I'm no expert.
    the sun and the sand, and a drink in my hand...

  5. #5
    Aruba since 1979
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    May 2007
    we did taxis once and swore off as never again.

    paul and i always chose to rent a car .

    neither of us can bear the thought of being without wheels.

    maybe once we are retired and on more of a fixed income, we will have different thoughts on the expenditure of a car rental.....but for now, we love the convenience of a rental car.

    it is nice to be able to take off early in the morning to get fresh rolls at "la deelizia"
    to run to lings to get wine and cheese when we run out
    to run up to the lighthouse on the spur of the moment for a sunset
    to get lost and boy we do get lost
    to go up for the rosary at alto vista

    and on and on why we like to have the car.


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    Senior Member Cple's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Our favorite place on the island, is the great beach at the Boca Grandi. The water is the best, and its very quiet.
    We took a cab from the airport to the Tam. It cost us $17.00. We then rented a car from Thrifty car rental. They delivered it to the Tam, and when we departed we dropped it off at the airport. We did this in December..... Have a great vaction.

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    Senior Member Snidely's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Bunker Bar
    Additional to the fare, there is a charge for each piece of luggage > 1 per person. The charge is $2 per bag.

    If there are two of you and you're traveling to the Tam and have 4 pieces of luggage. The charge will be $17 for the taxi plus $4 (2 x $2) for the extra luggage bringing the total to $21.

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