🇨🇺🚘Almendrones, are shared taxis that travel along a fixed route.
You'll find these mostly in Havana and Santiago de Cuba. They are usually colorful, old cars from the 1950s with a taxi sign in the window. Here are a few tips for using almendrones:
-To flag one down, stand along the route in the direction you want to go, and then raise your hand when you see one.
-You can flag one down at any point along the route, but if you wait in front of prominent hotels or tourist spots, drivers are more likely to treat you like a tourist and ask you to pay a higher price.
-The standard cost is 10 Cuban peso nacionales (CUP), which is about 50 cents in CUC/USD. Confirm the price before getting in.
-Drivers will only stop if they have room in the car when they see you.
People hop in and out as needed along the route, so you might have to let a couple of almendrones pass by before you see one with enough space. The smaller your group, the more likely a colectivo will stop for you.
Tell the driver which cross street you need to get to and ask them to drop you off at the closest stop. If you ask them to drop you off at a hotel, they'll charge you normal taxi prices and treat you like a tourist.
Pic by @marco_bambo
Coco Taxi and Almendrones..
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