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    Some drivers have become so greedy they now ignore the government-set rates and charge whatever they want (A $17 taxi from the airport became a $40 one two years ago when an unscrupulous driver demanded $20 from each of us sharing the cab). This is one more reason why we now rent a car and drive wherever, whenever we want.

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    How much does a rental car cost? Is it hard to drive in aruba?

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    Most restaurants as well as casinos and the touristy places are conveniently located in the area of the low-rise and high-rise hotels ,very close to your hotel thus.
    the Taxi fares range between $6 to $8 to any of these restaurants. To town shopping the fare ranges between $8 to $10 depending in which hotel you're staying.
    Moving around in Taxis is safe and does'nt cost as much as if you were renting a car.
    Renting a car might be a convenience but you're actually paying for something that most of the time you won't be using but still are paying for it even though most of the time it's parked in your hotel parking lot.
    Put a scratch on it and they will take your car insurance fee.
    Make a schedule of the places and restaurants that you would like to visit and you can figure out how much it's going to cost you ,which is a lot less and with no risk att all.
    Unfortunatelly one of the things we're not so happy to brag about is our "traffic", we have one of the worst traffic if not the worst traffic in the carribbean with the most casualties.
    So you will be a lot safer taking a Taxi and let a local who knows our traffic drive you around and besides it's a lot less expensive than renting a car. Be safe.
    Last edited by Cyrilo Croes; 06-22-2008 at 10:25 AM.

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    Most restaurants as well as casinos and the touristy places are conveniently located in the area of the low-rise and the high-rise hotel areas,very close to your hotel thus.
    the Taxi fares range between $6 to $8 to any of these restaurants. To town shopping the fare ranges between $8 to $10 depending in which hotel you're staying.
    Moving around in Taxis is safe and does'nt cost as much as if you were renting a car.
    Renting a car might be a convenience but you're actually paying for something that most of the time you won't be using but still are paying for it even though most of the time it's parked in your hotel parking lot.
    Put a scratch on it and they will take your car insurance fee.
    Make a schedule of the places and restaurants that you would like to visit and you can figure out how much it's going to cost you, which is a lot less and with no risk att all.
    Unfortunatelly one of the things we're not so happy to brag about is our "traffic", we have one of the worst if not the worst traffic in the carribbean with the most casualties.
    So you will be a lot safer taking a Taxi and let a local who knows our traffic drive you around and besides it's a lot less expensive than renting a car. Be safe.
    Last edited by Cyrilo Croes; 05-16-2008 at 11:57 PM.

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    It appears that you have never driven in Boston, New York, LA, or San Francisco.
    That said we have rented for 3 out of our 5 trips, either way works.
    The taxi's have never been an issue. The Buses run regular, are safe, and clean.
    Rented once from Avis, once from Hertz, and in very shortly our second time from Thrifty. Never had an issue.
    Yes, most things are close, but the convince of having a car on hands outweighs the wait for taxi's or buses. At an average of less than $30 a day IMHO it is the way to go for me.
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    There is no such thing as "Tips included", tipping comes from the heart, at your own discretion and is NO obligation.
    Taxi drivers do not rely on "tips" they work on their own and are self employed.
    Tipping for excelent service is always welcome if you wish so with NO obligation.
    Last edited by Cyrilo Croes; 05-11-2008 at 11:46 PM.

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    you can also order a private transfers limo service,there will be some one to meet you at the arrival terminal after clearing custom no need to wait for a taxi
    or for the buses
    info@limousinearuba.com

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    For those who come to visit us for the first time there's no need to prearrange for a Taxi, there are 400 Taxi's on the Island and most of them are lined-up right in front of the Arivalls hall at the Airport practically everyday only a few meters away from the exit.
    If you insist though that you do want a Taxi that is not in line to pick you up then it is one of the same Taxi's that ussually stand in line everyday that will go out of the way and stand somewhere else to accomodate you.
    It will cost you a lot more simply because the Taxi driver will have to go the Airport very early in case the flight comes in earlier than scheduled and he cannot take any fares because he's there waiting on you.
    When the flight finally arrives and if it's on time with no delays, it will be some time before the passengers get through Immigration and customs and are ready to exit the Airport and finally take their Taxi.
    Instead of you paying f.e. $25 , you might end up paying even 3 times that amount.
    It is a waste of money and totally unnecessary.
    I hope this answers you question
    Last edited by Cyrilo Croes; 06-11-2008 at 06:05 PM.

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    Caution

    Do not accept Taxi solicitations in the Arrivalls building from anybody.
    Taxi drivers are NOT allowed to hustle for fares, they're supposed to be outside in or by their Taxis waiting for passengers.
    Do not allow Taxi drivers to board on other people in their Taxi's who are NOT part of your group without your consentment, he's NOT allowed to do this.
    He's NOT even allowed to talk customers into taking a cab, it's a gainst the law.
    Some drivers are greedy and like to hustle by taking two fares in one which is against the law and charge for two different fares.
    Remember that a Taxi driver has a Taxi permit ,NOT a bus permit and he has to respect your privacy and is NOT allowed to take other passengers in his cab without your consentment.
    Regards
    Last edited by Cyrilo Croes; 06-04-2008 at 08:34 PM.

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    Cyrilo...Sorry, I like knowing that someone is waiting for me at the arrival gate, and has a big enough van to take us to our hotel. I will always arrange for a pickup from now on, makes life easier for us with 9, yes, 9 suitcases and 4 people.

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