PLAYA DEL CARMEN TAXI RATES


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GETTING AROUND PLAYA DEL CARMEN - TAXIS

We often get asked the question - how much does a taxi cost from Playa del Carmen to my hotel?  We've done our best to compile the latest taxi fares in Playa del Carmen to most locations, attractions and hotels in the Riviera Maya. These rates are 1-way fares, shown both in Mexican Pesos and their approximate U.S. Dollar equivalent.  This exchange rate may change from day to day, but it's close.

Taxi - Playa del Carmen Mexico
Typical Taxi in Playa del Carmen *

 

These are the latest official government-regulated taxi zone rates for Playa del Carmen, dated 2018. 

PLAYA DEL CARMEN TAXI RATES
FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO:
(GOING SOUTH)

Destination 1-4 People 5-7 People 9-14 People
         
Currency MXP USD MXP USD MXP USD
             
Playa del Carmen 70 5 140 10 180 13
Gran Porto Real 70 5 140 10 180 13
Shangri-La 70 5 140 10 180 13
Grand Coco Bay 70 5 140 10 180 13
Playacar 120 9 240 17 310 22
Grand Xcaret 190 14 380 27 490 35
Xcaret Park 190 14 380 27 490 35
Xplor 190 14 380 27 490 35
Rio Secreto 190 14 380 27 490 35
Punta Venado 230 17 480 35 600 43
Aventura Spa Palace 280 20 560 40 730 53
Puerto Aventuras 330 24 660 48 860 62
Barcelo Maya 330 24 660 48 860 62
Xpu-Ha 330 24 660 48 860 62
Catalonia 330 24 660 48 860 62
El Dorado Seaside 355 26 710 51 920 66
Grand Palladium 355 26 710 51 920 66
Grand Sirenis 380 27 760 55 990 71
Akumal 410 30 820 59 1070 77
Yal-Ku Lagoon 430 31 860 62 1120 81
Bahia Principe 450 32 900 65 1170 84
Xel-Ha 600 43 1200 87 1560 113
Dos Ojos 600 43 1200 87 1560 113
Freedom Paradise 630 45 1260 91 1640 118
Dreams Tulum 630 45 1260 91 1640 118
Tulum Ruins 670 48 1340 97 1740 126
Tulum Hotel Zone 720 52 1440 104 1870 135
 
* Fares are 1-way to/from downtown Playa del Carmen.  USD equivalents are estimated at 18:1 exchange rate.  This may vary depending on the exchange rate of the day.  Pesos are government mandated fares, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you are not overcharged.  These are public city taxi rates.  Some hotels may charge higher rates for their hotel taxis; make sure you check the board at your hotel for their posted fares before getting into a taxi.

Taxi Fares From Playa del Carmen to (Going North): *

PLAYA DEL CARMEN TAXI RATES
FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO:
(GOING NORTH)

Destination 1-4 People 5-7 People 9-14 People
         
Currency MXP USD MXP USD MXP USD
             
Playa del Carmen 70 5 140 10 180 13
Royal Haciendas 160 12 320 23 420 30
Sandos Caracol 160 12 320 23 420 30
The Tides 200 14 400 29 520 38
Azul Fives 200 14 400 29 520 38
Grand Princess 240 17 480 35 620 45
Fairmont Mayakoba 250 18 500 36 650 47
Mandarin Oriental 250 18 500 36 650 47
Grand Velas 250 18 500 36 650 47
Tres Rios 300 22 600 43 780 56
Grand Esmerelda 300 22 600 43 780 56
Secrets Capri 300 22 600 43 780 56
Catolonia Maroma 320 23 640 46 830 60
Secrets Maroma 320 23 640 46 830 60
El Dorado Maroma 320 23 640 46 830 60
Iberostar Paraiso 350 25 700 51 910 66
Mayan Palace 350 25 700 51 910 66
Valentin Maya 370 27 740 53 960 69
El Dorado Royale 370 27 740 53 960 69
El Cid 450 32 900 65 1170 84
Puerto Morelos 450 32 900 65 1170 84
Bahia Pentempich 500 36 1000 72 1300 94
Moon Palace 630 45 1260 91 1640 118
Cancun Airport 650 47 1300 94 1690 122
Downtown Cancun 670 48 1340 97 1740 126
Cancun Hotel Zone 700 51 1400 101 1820 131
Puerto Juarez 755 55 1510 109 1960 141
 
* Rates are 1-way to/from downtown Playa del Carmen.  USD equivalents are estimated at 18:1 exchange rate.  This may vary depending on the exchange rate of the day.  Pesos are government mandated fares, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you are not overcharged.  These are public city taxi fares.  Some hotels may charge higher rates for their hotel taxis; make sure you check the board at your hotel for their posted rates before getting into a taxi.

We hope you've found these Playa del Carmen taxi fares to be helpful. 

Just make sure to ask the fare before getting in because taxis are not metered and the drivers sometimes inflate the fares.  In Playa del Carmen, taxi fares are set by the government, just make sure that's what you're charged.  Some hotels charge a little more for their official hotel taxis, but these are still good estimates.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN TAXI FAQ's

Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GO TO THE CANCUN AIRPORT?
A: From Playa del Carmen to the Cancun Airport (CUN) takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.  Most people traveling to and from the airport opt to take a private airport transfer or shuttle rather than a taxi, as you know just how much it will cost, and the vehicles are usually more comfortable, very safe and on time.

Q: IS IT SAFE TO TAKE A TAXI IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN?
A: Yes. Tourists, expats and locals take taxis routinely around town, they are readily available and it is very usual for tourists to use taxis to get to tour meeting locations or restaurants.  Most people opt for a tour in order to visit attractions, as they are further outside of town and more expensive, you usually get picked up at your hotel, and you have a tour guide that speaks English to help you enjoy your tour.  Of course take the usual precautions you would take anywhere. 

Q: DO I NEED TO CALL FOR A TAXI?  DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH?
A: Taxis are available at all Playa del Carmen hotels.  They are also present at taxi stands all over town, and you can sometimes flag one down but usually that is hard because they're usually full of people.  You may need to walk a few blocks to find a nearby taxi stand, but they are easy to spot.  They often don't speak English, though nowadays it is becoming more common.  Just learn a few basic words like "Cuanto" (how much?) and the numbers so you can understand the reply.  Ask your restaurant, hotel or store to call one for you, that is an easy way to get one.

Still have questions?  Just contact us and we'll get you going.

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