(Taxicabs in the Costalegre)
Taxis are the most versatile transportation in the Costalegre. Whether it's a short trip across town or a tour of the area, cab drivers will get you there "fast". Mañana does not apply to Mexican taxi drivers. At the taxi stands, prices are fixed and posted for outlining areas. Because taxicabs are not metered, drivers rarely receive tips, but be generous if good service is given.
TAXIS LISTED BY TOWNS
SITIOS BARRA DE NAVIDAD No.F/22/81/84
Tel: (315).355.5760 & (315).355.6704
There are two Sitios in Barra. The main stand (F22/81) is at the corner of Calle Sinaloa & Avenida López de Legazpi, by the Alondra hotel. The other Taxi Sitio (F/84) is kitty-corner from the Barra bus station at Calle Michoacan & Avenida Veracruz.
SITIO MELAQUE No.F/180
Located at the bus stations on the corner of Calle Venustiano Carranza and Avenida Gómez Farías, across the street from hotel Monterrey. Sample Fares
SITIO VILLA OBREGÓN No. TX002-F228
Located on Avenida E. Zapata by Jardín Villa Obregón.
NEW SINCE 2017
There are now Moto-Taxis in Melaque, Barra de Navidad and Cihuatlán. They are a simple and economical transportation option for 2 or 3 people just traveling across town. There are separate ones in each town, so you still have to take a taxi between the towns. Barra motos only go as far as Jaluco. Melaque motos travel between San Patricio, Villa Obregón, Pinal Villa and Jaluco. Just flag one down or arrange for a pickup at your hotel or residence call one of the following numbers.
Barra: (315).109.9145. Melaque: (315).100.8678, (315).100.3888, (315).114.0564, (315).100.8165, #3(315).115.6453, #6 (315).112.2019 Cihuatlán: (315).106.1393, (315).113.0839. Cell numbers often change. New #'s for 2018: (315).109.1408, (315).108.0549, (315).100.9308.
You can hire a taxi driver for a tourist guide of the area. Barter for the fare as they are quite expensive. You will negotiate the best price if you barter for tomorrow's trip. Be reasonable when bartering as fuel is quite expensive. Although very honest and reliable it is wise to agree on a price before you get into a taxi. For a return trip pay only half the fare in advance, and the balance when they return to pick you up. Some cabs are station wagons (Camionetas) that can carry four visitors and their luggage.