Taxi fares are going up 10 colons, the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos said Thursday. The basic rate of 595 colons will go to 605 as well the rate for each additional kilometer.
Taxies at Juan Santamaría will maintain the same rate because there is a legal dispute over the concession there. The regulatory agency said that the operator of the airport taxis, Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría S.A, failed to pay a concession fee for three years running, and that the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes is seeking another firm to handle the business.
The increase of 10 colons is about two U.S. cents.