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Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

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Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

This is our first trip to Aruba. Is it customary in Aruba to tip the taxi drivers? I know in some countries that we have traveled in, it is not. Also, do the taxi drivers accept credit cards or should we include the cost of our taxis ride when deciding how much cash to bring on our trip? We are so used to using Uber, LOL, and not carrying around cash.

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1. Re: Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

You will need cash for your taxi drivers. I always tip the drivers. My fare is usually $27 and I give $35. If I get a ride around the corner I will still give them 3 or 4 dollars tip because they lost there spot in line....for a $6 ride I give them $10.

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2. Re: Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

Cash only and yes tip - 10 to 15% suggested. Rates are fixed by law - $22 to low rise area and $25 to high rise hotels..

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reminder there is a $3 surcharge for late night, sundays and holidays

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Yes, taxis require cash and we always tip, but I tip taxi drivers in NYC too. The taxi drivers in Aruba are very friendly and are great sources of info about the island. We love talking with them!

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5. Re: Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

Thank you everyone for the helpful information and quick replies! Leaving on Sunday for Playa Linda - so excited!

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Have a great trip. You are right in the middle of everything on Palm Beach.

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7. Re: Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

As your are arriving on Sunday, as Andrea said there is an additional $3.00 surcharge for the taxi. Your fare should be $28 + tip.

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There are some drivers that take credit cards, you just have to ask around

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9. Re: Taxi Questions - Tipping? Cash/credit card?

We have always had to pay in cash. I’ve never run into a taxi driver that took a credit card.

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Never hurts to ask but best to have cash handy for sure, never found a taxi who takes credit cards.

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