Taxi fares to increase this month
The basic fare of taxis could go up from ₡590 ($1.18) to ₡595 ($1.19) if a proposal by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) is approved.
The proposed hike establishes an extra ₡5 for the first kilometer and ₡10 for each additional kilometer.
Gilbert Ureña, representative of the Taxi Drivers National Forum, said they will attend ARESEP’s public hearing because they want the increase to be ₡15 for the first kilometer and an extra ₡15 for each additional kilometer.
Taxi fares in Costa Rica are calculated annually in February and August, based on increases in the cost of living and variations in the international price of oil.
You may be interested
Costa Rica seeks to attract film and television productions with incentivesMarco SIBAJA / AFP - February 26, 2021
Costa Rica is considering offering incentives to attract international film and television productions, which currently choose other destinations in the…
Official: Costa Rica’s land borders remain closed for arriving touristsThe Tico Times - February 26, 2021
As we first reported earlier this week, Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least April. Throughout March,…