There is one man in Luquillo that seems to have cornered the market in private transportation. Whether you need a ride from one place to the next or you're hoping to book a tour, Shawn and one of his travel companies can make it happen for you.
Shawn and his very well kept Chrysler Town Car became known by tourists far and wide because of his great service and knowledge of the area. For a long time, his one car was the only known taxi in the area, but as his name spread so did his business, and now he operates two companies that specialize in local ground transportation and private tours. If you need a ride in Luquillo, Shawn is the guy to car.
If you can't find a taxi, or would prefer having one pick you up from your location, you can contact one of these taxi agencies:
|(787) 435-2345||Central Fajardo|
|Fajardo Taxi||(787) 513-7685||La Lancha Ferry Dock - Central Fajardo|
|Luquillo Taxi & Tours||(787) 513-7685||160 Calle 14 De Julio - Luquillo|
|Rio Grande Taxis||(787) 967-4119||6000 Riomar Boulevard - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) West-Northwest of Luquillo|
The normal cost to hire a taxi throughout Puerto Rico is $1 to get in and $0.10(USD) per one-third mile traveled. Shawn's companies, however, are able to set their own rates, and though he has a set list of prices, you may be able to negotiate a better deal with him as long as you do so respectfully. Make sure to plan gratuities into your budget as well.
The table below shows a few taxi rates for this area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 72.00||Isla Verde||Luquillo Beach|
|$ 59.06 - $ 65.28||Luquillo||Old San Juan|
|$ 31.63 - $ 34.95||Luquillo||Carolina|
|$ 27.65 - $ 30.57||Luquillo||José Aponte De La Torre Airport|
|$ 16.10 - $ 17.80||Luquillo||Fajardo Ferry Dock|
|$ 45.52 - $ 50.32||Luquillo||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport|
|$ 12.25 - $ 13.00||Central Fajardo||Luquillo|
The taxi scene in Luquillo is a little different than elsewhere on the island, but it is accepted because the service is so good. If you don't want to rent a car and drive, taxis are a highly recommended way to get around.
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