Havana's fixed-route taxis, II


Southbound 1952 Chevrolet taxi on Calle 23 (La Rampa).
    MANY visitors think that the peso taxis are only for Cuban citizens. In fact, anyone can use them, the Cuba Junky website reports in this useful article on the taxi colectivo Habana.
   Cuba Junky provides a route map and a list of do's and don'ts to help you avoid paying more than the standard 10- or 20-peso fare (Cuban pesos, not convertible).
   Still, it's more complicated than hopping in a regular Havana taxi and naming your destination. I wouldn't recommend a peso taxi to a first-time visitor or anyone without at least some Spanish.

Boarding a Marianao-bound 1956 Oldsmobile sedan.


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