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Car seats in taxis

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Car seats in taxis


I just read an article that seemed to say that taxis in San Jose are required to provide baby car seats. Is this true, it is very hard to believe. I was wondering if anyone has had any first hand experience with this. I am trying to get from the airport to the Caribe terminal to get to Puerto Viejo and would prefer not to schlep a huge car seat around as we are trying to pack light. Thanks all!

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1. Re: Car seats in taxis

Gabid, Although the law here in Costa Rica is to have your child in a car seat, many of the taxis do not have them. Just because it's the law doesn't mean that it will be adhered to or enforced.

If you book with a transfer company you'll have a better chance of getting them to provide one.

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2. Re: Car seats in taxis

Good answer by Explore...the taxi most provide the child seat...if they do not...they will get the ticket...not the passenger!

Of course for safety reason is always nice to have a child seat!


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3. Re: Car seats in taxis

what is child's weight? if he/she is big enough to use a booster, they are much easier to lug around. I feel your pain, we had this issue a cpl years ago.

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4. Re: Car seats in taxis

Don't rely on the taxis to carry a seat!

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