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Ride Sharing Services

Cozumel, Mexico
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Ride Sharing Services

For visitors to Merida, you might want to note that in addition to taxis you have several ride sharing operators. Of course Uber but also Cabify and a new one In Driver. I try to use anyone but Uber and mostly Cabify which registers the vehicles so, unlike Uber, I do not have to sit in front and pretend to be a friend of the driver. Prices are much the same and in addtion, Cabify always gives you a bottle of water.

The In Driver is an interesting concept. You name your price and quickly you will get many drivers who either accept or offer slightly more. Up to you to pick one. They are a large company but Russian based. Only accepted which is good since I am not likely to give them credit info!

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Merida
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Yucatan, Mexico
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1. Re: Ride Sharing Services

You've posted before that you had to sit up front and pretend to be friends with the uber driver. We didn't have that experience when we used uber in Merida. Maybe the driver just thought you were a nice guy and wanted to talk to you more easily :)

I couldn't get Cabify to work for me when I was in Merida, but I'd be willing to give them a second chance when I'm there again.

Not sure about In Driver. I haven't heard of them before.

Susan

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Yucatan, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico
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2. Re: Ride Sharing Services

Interesting about Uber. I just had my best friend complaining yesterday because she had to sit in the front Uber driver. Maybe some are just not as afraid as others of the local authorities haha. You will find the services here that pay the necessary fees and register properly will have a decal with the company name in the upper right-hand side of the windshield.

Cabify did originally only accept PayPal but now also accept cash. But have not yet tried it with them.

I looked up the Russian owned service

And found they were a surprisingly large company just not in this part of the world. But they have a very nice English app that works very well.

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