How taxis work on Cozumel

All taxis have the official rate sheet and must show it to you if you ask. The rate is by zones, not miles.

The taxi union also offers island tours, limo service, vans, and handicapped van service.

Taxis are not allowed to pick up at the airport; they can only drop off. They have an official rate list for rides from hotels to the airport that supersede the zone rate. A ride from a hotel in town to the airport is 102 Pesos. From a hotel in the north hotel zone to the airport is 200 Pesos. Rides from hotels in the south zone range from 200 to 400 pesos, depending on how far south they are.

Taxis on Cozumel are dispatched from one of three bases:

Base 1 / Centro
Calle 2 Norte entre 5ª y 10ª. num. 186
Tel: 987 872 0041 / 987 872 0236 or

Base 2 / Adolfo Lopez Mateos
Rosado Salas esq. Felipe Angeles
Tel: 987 872 5770 / 987 872 5771

Base 3 / CTM
90 Av. sur s/n
Tel: 987 102 4043 @taxicozumel1

Below are the official Taxi Union rates, approved in 2016 and still in effect. All fares listed include up to four passengers. Luggage is free. All fares are listed in Pesos. NOTE: If you pay in USD, the Taxi Union’s exchange rate is significantly worse than the bank rate.

Surcharges to add on to regular posted fares:

* Taxi called by phone: add $8 pesos
* Taxi pick-up from downtown ferry pier, supermarket, or taxi stand: add $8 pesos
* Night service charge (midnight to 6AM): add $12 pesos
* Pick up from a bar: add $12 pesos
* Wait time in town: $140 pesos/hour
Taxi by the hour (IN TOWN) $200 pesos


Fares in Pesos from one Downtown Zone to another Downtown Zone. (Taxi ride from point to point within any one Downtown Zone: $26 Pesos)

Cozumel Taxi rates

Rates from DOWNTOWN to points in the NORTH HOTEL ZONE, quoted in PESOS

Playa Casitas, Condumel, Turquesa, Cantamar, & Puerto de Abrigo $75

Coral Princess, Hotel B, Las Brisas, & Palma Real $95

Cozumeleño, Buccanos, Playa Azul & Melia $105

Playa Barracuda $140

Isla de la Pasión pier $250

Rates from DOWNTOWN to points in the SOUTH HOTEL ZONE, quoted in Pesos.

El Cantil, Palace, Scuba Club, Hotel Cozumel, & Caletita $75 Pesos

Blue Angel, Villablanca, Casa del Mar, Park Royal, El Cid, & International Pier $95 Pesos

Puerta Maya, Fonatur, & Presidente $110 Pesos

Money Bar, Landmark, & Fiesta Americana $120 Pesos

Uvas & Chankanaab $140 Pesos

Corona Beach & SkyReef $155 Pesos

Acuario, Sunscape, Aura, Sabor, Residencias Reef, Ocean Beach, Carlos & Charlies, San Francisco Beach & Paradise Beach $170 Pesos

Playa Mia, Mr. Sanchos & Nachi Cocom $200 Pesos

Alegro & Occidental $210 Pesos

Alberto’s & Cedral $220 Pesos

Iberostar $260 Pesos

Playa Palancar $300 pesos

Rates from DOWNTOWN to EAST SIDE of the island, quoted in Pesos

Rasta’s $360 Pesos
Playa San Martin $254 Pesos
Playa Bonita $288 Pesos
Rancho Buenavista $420 Pesos
Chen Rio $240 Pesos
Punta Morena $294 Pesos
Mezcalitos $185 Pesos
Coconuts $216 Pesos
San Gervasio $720 Pesos including two hours of wait time

RIDES FROM INTERNATIONAL PIER or PUERTA MAYA PIER IN USD. (For rides from Punta Langosta Pier, add $1.)

Taxis from the cruise ship piers have their own pricing system in USD, not pesos. The cost includes up to 4 passengers. For 5 passengers the cost of the ride rises about 45%. For 6 to 8 passengers (in a van), the cost of the ride doubles.

Albertos Beach Club $19
Allegro Hotel $18
Acuario Beach Club $15
Atlantis Sub $8
Carlos & Charlies Beach Club $15
Chankanaab $12
Chen Rio $30
Coconuts $30
Cozumeleño Hotel $16
Dolphinaris $8
Downtown $8
Fiesta Americana Hotel $11
Iberostar Hotel $19
Melia Hotel $16
Mezcalitos $26
Money Bar $11
Mr. Sanchos Beach Club $17
Nachi Cocom Beach Club $17
Occidental Hotel $18
Paradise Beach Club $15
Playa Azul Beach Club & Hotel $16
Playa Corona Beach Club $13
Playa Mia Beach Club $17
Palancar Beach Club $25
Uvas Beach Club $12
Presidente Hotel $8
Punta Morena $30
Punta Sur Park $35
Rasta’s $30
San Francisco Beach Club $15
San Martin Beach $30
Secrets Hotel $18
SkyReef Beach Club $13
Sunscape Sabor Hotel $15

From International Pier to Puerta Maya Pier is $8

Red, 2-Person Motocabs

Currently, a fleet of small, red, 2-person motocabs are servicing the city. They have no official government permissions as of yet, and are sometimes detained by police.

Cozumel Collectivo (shared van) Systems


Collectivos are shared vans (combis) operated by the taxi union that run along fixed routes with fixed stops. Prices are by the ride, not by the stop or distance. Non-scheduled stops are not allowed. Routes are marked on the van’s windshields. All routes begin and end at Chedraui Plaza. They begin running at 7 AM and the last run is at 9 PM, daily, but Sundays the service may be a little delayed, as the supervisors have Sundays off. No animals, smoking, or consumption of alcohol allowed aboard. Cost is 10 pesos adults, 4 pesos children under 3 years and 5 pesos for students with school ID and seniors with INAPAN ID. Supervisors are on hand M-Sat at stops at Chedraui and the stop at Juarez x Av. 90. There is always an English-speaking supervisor at Chedraui. The main office (Transporte) is in the Palacio Municipal, ground floor, and open 9am to 3pm, M-F.

Taxi Union route 1 San Miguel 1 and 2
Taxi Union route 5 Chen Tuk San Gervasio
Taxi Union route 6 norte Circuito Colonias
Taxi Union route 6 sur Circuito Colonias
Taxi Union route 7 Circunvalacion
Taxi Union route 9 Ranchitos
Taxi Union route 13 Alta Mar Miraflores
Taxi Union route 8 Emiliano Zapata
Taxi Union route 14 Zamna
Taxi Union route 20 Puerta Maya
Old uniper Ruta 2 Flamingos CTM
Old uniper Ruta 3 Chentuk San Gervasio
Old uniper Ruta 4 Emiliano Zapata
Old uniper Ruta 7 Circunvalacion
Old uniper Ruta 10 Huertos Familiares
Old uniper Ruta 11 Fincas
Old uniper Ruta 12 Emiliano Zapata
Old uniper Ruta 13 Alta Mar Miraflores
Old uniper Ruta 16 Encanto Caribe
Old Uniper Ruta 20 Puerta Maya