Most people who have visited Condado before will recommend using taxis as your main source of transportation rather than hiring a car if you plan to stick to the resort area. This is because Condado is so close to San Juan, where public transportation is very good and traffic is known for being bad.
Taxis in Condado are easy to spot, as they are white vehicles with the words "Taxi Touristico" on them. You'll find them outside of baggage claim when you arrive at the airport, near most popular resort hotels, at major shopping centers, and by the beaches and other popular tourist destinations on occasion. You can also call in advance and have a driver pick you up at a particular location.
The following table shows how to reach a local taxi service.
|(787) 727-8889||400 Calma - Condado District|
|(787) 758-7000||400 Calle Francia - San Juan|
|(787) 449-4394||515 TavA!rez, Santurce 00907 - Condado District|
|(787) 960-0903||Ocean Park|
|(787) 725-3990||51 Ashford Avenue - Condado District|
|(787) 725-4393||4 Labra Avenue - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) East-Southeast of Condado District|
|(787) 723-2460||San Juan|
|(787) 722-4397||140 Calle Aponte - San Juan|
|(787) 723-2460||Condado District|
|(787) 661-9694||San Juan|
|Puerto Rico Shuttle Van Services & Tours||(787) 549-6058||San Juan|
|Puerto Rico Tourist Taxi||(787) 969-3260||Ocean Park|
|(787) 513-9518||Ocean Park|
|(787) 721-1900||San Juan|
|(787) 725-2870||San Juan|
|Santana Taxi Service||(787) 562-9836||San Juan|
|(787) 645-8294||San Juan|
If you hire a taxi to take you from the airport to your hotel, you'll pay a flat rate of $20(USD); however, if you hail a cab in Condado you'll notice that most have meters. Most drivers prefer to settle on a fare and forgo the use of the meter, but if it is running you can expect to pay $1(USD) as a base rate, plus an additional $0.10(USD) per one-third mile. Tips are always welcome, which should be between 10 and 20 percent of your final bill.
This table provides a few taxi fares for the area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 12.00||Condado District||Old San Juan|
|$ 14.75 - $ 15.25||Condado District||Carolina|
|$ 48.00 - $ 49.00||Condado District||Dorado Del Mar Golf Club|
|$ 15.00||Condado District||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport|
|$ 12.00||San Juan Cruise Port||Ocean Park|
|$ 12.00||San Juan Cruise Port||Condado District|
Because Condado is located in such a popular tourist-driven region of the island, taxis are easy to come by, and are highly scrutinized. If you're wary about using this form of transportation, know that it doesn't get much better than this in Puerto Rico.
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