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What is the Taxi Zone for My Hotel?

Posted on Jul 31st, 2008 by • Updated on Jun 4th, 2012

San Juan TaxiGetting around in the greater San Juan area is easy by taxi. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has defined five tourism zones that encompass the areas around the SJU airport, Isla Verde, Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan, and the cruise ship piers. Taxi fares within and between these tourism zones are fixed and posted. Outside of the tourism zones you will be charged the amount on the meter.

The tourism zones are defined as follows

  • Zone 1 – Luis Munoz Marin (SJU) Airport
  • Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area
  • Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado and Miramar Areas
  • Zone 4 – Hotels & Piers in Old San Juan, Puerta de Tierra, Pan AM Pier, & Miramar
  • Zone 5 – Convention Center & the Luis Rivas Dominichi Airport in Isla Grande

In order to figure out how much your taxi ride will cost, you need to know the zone where you’re catching the taxi and the zone of your destination. Once you know what zones you’re traveling between, you just look that up on the price list and … BINGO! … you know the cost. For example, let’s assume that you want to travel from Zone 2 to Zone 4. A quick glance at the taxi rate chart and you know that the cost will be $19.00 (+ gas surcharge and a charge for luggage).

By now I bet you’re wondering How do I know what zone my hotel is in? That’s where the following list comes in handy. We’ve listed the major hotels in each zone. Just use that information, along with the taxi rate chart and it’s easy as pie.

Zone 1 – Hotels at the SJU Airport

  • Best Western Airport Hotel

Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area

  • Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
  • El San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino
  • ESJ Towers
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn San Juan
  • Howard Johnson
  • InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
  • Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Water Club

Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado & Miramar Areas

  • Best Western Pierre Hotel
  • Comfort Inn San Juan
  • Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • La Concha
  • Numero 1 on the Beach
  • Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • San Juan Beach Hotel
  • San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Zone 4 – Hotels in the Old San Juan Area

  • Caribe Hilton Hotel
  • Chateau Cervantes
  • Da House Hotel
  • El Convento Hotel
  • Hotel Milano
  • Howard Johnson Plaza de Armas
  • Normandie Hotel
  • SJ Suites
  • Sheraton Old San Juan

You can locate many of these hotels on our Interactive Island Map

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  1. Hello there!

    Thank you for this great tips on getting around in Puerto Rico, I will be visiting Puerto Rico in January and I find this website very helpful! Thank you for the good recommendations and advice.

    Best regards

  2. Is this cost per taxi or per person. What if you have a large group

  3. The rates are for up to 5 people in 1 taxi. Above 5 people, there is a per-person charge (a couple bucks).

  4. Thanks for the info! ;-) It says this was posted Jul 31st, 2008 and last Updated on Jun 4th, 2012. Do you know if the rates have changed? Thanks in advance.

  5. This is still current, the rates haven’t changed since 5/12.

  6. Thanks Gwenn! :-) My wife & will be arriving on the 20th! Can’t wait! ;-) I hope the weather cooperates.

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