Isla Verde Taxis

Isla Verde takes a page from San Juan's book when it comes to taxi services

The taxi system in San Juan is different than most other cities in Puerto Rico, but being so close to this tourism Mecca, Isla Verde operates under the same rules and restrictions, and is even considered to be part of San Juan's "zone" with regards to how taxi trips are priced.

Taxis

Taxis are relatively easy to come by in Isla Verde, and you shouldn't have trouble spotting one in the crowd. The majority of taxis are painted white and feature the words "Taxi Turistico" on the front of the vehicle. You should also be on the lookout for Painted Taxis. These are older model taxis that have begun to show their age on the exterior that were handed over to local artists to make brand new. These artists used their unique style to transform each taxi into a work of art. Some taxis are reminiscent of classic art teachings, while others are funky with graffiti-style strokes. The roll out of these Painted Taxis has definitely brightened the streets of San Juan and its surrounding area, including Isla Verde.

When you see a taxi on the street, usually near shopping centers, restaurants, and accommodations, simply flag one down and hop in.

If you'd like to call ahead for a taxi to meet you at a preset time and place, you can contact any of these these taxi services.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Astro Taxi (787) 727-8889 400 Calma - Condado District
First Class Chauffeurs (787) 725-3990 51 Ashford Avenue - Condado District
JC Taxi Service (787) 603-2362 Isla Verde
Linea Yaucana (787) 725-4393 4 Labra Avenue - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) East-Southeast of Condado District

Rates

There is no guesswork involved in figuring out how much you'll spend to take a taxi in Isla Verde because there are no meters here. The government has created a set of flat rates as part of a zone system. San Juan and surrounding areas have been split into zones and the cost of your ride will depend on which zones you're traveling to and from. The zones are listed below.

ZoneLocation
One Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Two Hotels in Isla Verde
Three Hotels in Condado and Miramar
Four Hotels and Piers in Old San Juan, Puerto de Tierra, Pan Am Pier, and Miramar
Five Convention Center and the Luis Rivas Dominichi Airport in Isla Grande

As you can see, Isla Verde is listed in Zone Two and in Zone Five.

Wondering what you'll pay to use a cab? See the following list of examples.

Typical Fares Around Isla Verde
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 19.00 Isla Verde Fortaleza San Felipe
$ 15.00 Condado District Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 176.57 - $ 195.15 Guánica Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 79.28 - $ 87.60 Palmas Del Mar Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 45.52 - $ 50.32 Luquillo Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 110.00 Isla Verde Parque Las Cavernals Rio Camuy
$ 18.00 Isla Verde Plaza Las Americas
$ 72.00 Isla Verde Luquillo Beach
$ 15.00 Isla Verde Puerto Rico Convention Center
$ 63.00 Isla Verde El Yunque National Forest
$ 225.00 - $ 250.00 Boqueron Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 46.90 - $ 48.00 Dorado Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 125.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Ponce
$ 195.00 - $ 216.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport San German
$ 21.18 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Old San Juan
$ 196.60 - $ 217.30 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport La Parguera
$ 80.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Fajardo
$ 160.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Mayagüez
$ 65.00 - $ 68.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 19.00 San Juan Cruise Port Isla Verde

Regardless of your destination, remember to offer a tip to your driver for his or her service. A fair offering is between 10 and 15 percent, but the amount you tip is completely up to you and should be reflective of your personal experience.

Because of the heavy traffic that Isla Verde is known for, many tourists opt to let a local do the driving. Fortunately, taxis here are clean, drivers are well-trained, and the rates are easy to understand. You shouldn't have any issues if this is your chosen mode of transportation.

 

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