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Old 06-03-2009, 05:04 PM
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up...

after 10+ years of going to Cozumel without a care in the world...there is a group that belongs to the taxi union called Island Tours.

Their vans have this name on the side of their vans...and they overcharge. They also get paid (as much as $10 a head) to bring tourist to a particular beach. They even lie about other beach resorts to do this.

So just beware...

make sure you don't get in a van that has Island Tours on the side.
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up...

after 10+ years of going to Cozumel without a care in the world...there is a group that belongs to the taxi union called Island Tours.

Their vans have this name on the side of their vans...and they overcharge. They also get paid (as much as $10 a head) to bring tourist to a particular beach. They even lie about other beach resorts to do this.

So just beware...

make sure you don't get in a van that has Island Tours on the side.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:02 AM
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Thanks LHP for the heads up!

I was aware of the van services that are operated by members of the taxi union. I didn't know they were doing this though.

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thanks for the heads up. Cozumel is my favorite port so I dont want anything to damage my image of it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:39 AM
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I think, if I'm not mistaken, they've tried to do false advertising on this board as well as others. Thanks, LHP!
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I was in Cozumel in February and had a weird experience. I went to Paradise beach on my own, on the way there, it was a shared ride, but we all paid the posted price, I believe $14. I asked as I approached the price and how full the van would have to be to leave(with american dollars is hand). He agreed to leave right away with only 5 of us, and I tipped for this courtesy. On the way home(back to the cruise ship), it was only me. When we got to the dock I handed him $16, 3 fives and a single, a two dollar tip, not a friendly driver. He followed me and claimed I only gave him $11, started yelling and making a scene, I calmy told him I gave him a tip he didn't deseve, and we should walk over to his boss, the guy abviously directing taxis there, so I could get my tip back. The guy backed off then, but it ticked me off that he tried to cheat me. Always beware, and be sure of yourself.
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Even when they have the prices posted, I've learned to ask first anyway. That has only happened once to me, but it's something you never forget.

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