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Old January 6th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Default Is it safe to take a cab in Ocho Rios?

When we get off the ship, we want to head over to Sandals for the day, but I'm nervous about getting in a cab. is it OK?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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Default Absolutely!!!!

Absolutely it is safe. Neogiate your fare before hand. We have gone to Ocho Rios for years with our children and never had a problem. It is one of their favorite places. I feel safe walking on the streets, you just need to say no thank you to the vendors and you are fine. My daughter and I even took a carriage ride at mid-night from the Jamaica Grande around town and did not have a problem. The people are very nice and unfortunately the few bad ones give the place a bum rap.

Have a great time!
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Old January 8th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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I am going on memory but, make sure the taxi has a "tag". It indicates that the taxi is registered w/ the government. This will make sure you are not taken to other palces in route to your destination.

I can't remember what the "tag" says, but it's important that the cab has one.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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taxis were very safe dw was scared at first but use the taxis with the RED lic plates. we had eric and he stayed with us all day for 50.00 dollars
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