Mérida Tourist Traps

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  • Taxi from the Airport to Town

    by ourobouros Written Jul 31, 2009

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    The airport taxis charge three times as much for a trip into town than a cab you hail on the street will charge you for a ride to the airport. This is not a case of a dishonest cabbie looking to rip off a visiting rube--it is the official rate.

    Fun Alternatives: Since no mass transit actually enters the airport (how convenient for the cabs!), the alternative is to walk some 500 meters out to Avenida Aviación and catch a bus into town. This may not be feasible for someone with a lot of luggage but the savings are substantial.

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    Sisal Hammocks

    by oceania26 Written Mar 15, 2009

    People will be trying to sell you over-priced hammocks and claim they're made out of sisal. However, I have been told that hammocks made out of sisal haven't made for years - it's cotton or polyester. Don't pay more than 350 pesos!

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  • The price is not rigtht !

    by edyfove Written Jan 8, 2008

    I do not recommended to buy hadycrafts in the first store you see . Salers increase the price 100% or more for foreing people. Please take time to compare and ask sales man to decrease the price very firm.

    Unique Suggestions: You can also ask some personnel of the hotel about some recommendations for shopping.

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    Taxi from the Airport to Town

    by cochinjew Written Jun 27, 2006

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    Like in many parts of the developing world, they look at visitors as an income.. they have a point but differential pricing of this sort is a little nuisance. Taxi from town to the airport is 90 mexican pesos but the return trip is 135 pesos. It does not give a first good impression about the place. also, arriving after long flights you dont wish to haggle, you just want to get your hotel.
    The tourist services are very expensive compared to the average wage of the people. it is annoying to see constantly reminders to tip the people because of their low salaries!

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    Jaladores Run!!!

    by renecin Written Aug 1, 2004

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    Is very very common here that the people that is harasing you in the entrance of the stores to sell you handcrafts and souvenirs (jaladores) increase you the price of the items a lot (hundreds per cent more!)

    Unique Suggestions: So is convenient to ask the prices rank in your hotel or go to La casa de las artesanias (63 st./ 64-66) , here the prices are sometimes high but at least it'll give you an idea to compare later in the streets...

    Fun Alternatives: If you can't get them let you in peace just tell them you've already bought the offered item. it works a lot of times...

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    Vendors at the streers of Merida

    by JustinRose Written Sep 2, 2003

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    Don't buy anything during your your first days from the vendors on the streets. They are always trying to get up to four times the normal price of the things they are selling. After a few days exploring the shops you know the right price level and you may make better deals with anyone : ).

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