2016 Official Taxi Rates Roatan Vista Villa logo

Taxis are an easy and affordable way to get around the island of Roatan. Mini buses are even less expensive.  The local taxi unions and the government came to a resolution on January 10, 2014 to set the rates for the taxis.  In March 2014, the airport manager has posted his own set of rates which can be seen below.  The rate list below is the official rate but as a tourist, you may find some drivers trying to get more for an established fare.  Paying too much for a fare will ultimately end up with "local inflation" which means everyone will be paying more.  Always check with the driver prior to getting into the cab about the rate per person, whether you are requesting a direct or private service fare ride, and whether the rate being quoted is in dollars or lempiras. Hour long fares are set at 230 Lempiras and this should be reflective of a "tour" rate and not a taxi fare. 

During the day, taxi passengers can choose between a direct service trip called “privado” or sharing a cab called "colectivos".  The rates below are for the daily daytime hours of 6 AM to 6 PM.  After 6 PM, the taxi rates will increase slightly and you must determine the rate before getting in to the taxi.  Note that these rates below are per person and are for pick up and drop off only along the "main road".   If you venture off the main road into a driveway, you should expect to pay an additional 5 to 10 Lempiras.  Off road drop off should be negotiated before you get into the taxi.  Note that the fares below could change with a new agreement between the taxi unions and the government.  If you are being quoted rates completely different than illustrated here, then ask the driver to see the official rate sheet (illustrated further down this page) with the "stampolas" on the page.  Look for the date of signing which is just above the stamps in the rate sheet below.  If the driver doesn't have a rate sheet, better to find a cab that has one or a driver that will quote the correct rate! 

2016 Typical Tourist Routes and Rates
Not all routes shown, see the full rate sheet
below.  Most tourists stay between French Harbor and West Bay. 
Editorial note:  Don't venture to the eastern end of the island or areas not normally travelled by the taxis and tourists. 

Coxen Hole Route

  • Coxen Hole Regular ride Lps. 25.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Corozal Road Lps. 30.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Sandy Bay Lps. 40.00

  • Coxen Hole – West End Lps. 45.00 (Use a water taxi to West Bay, rates are posted at the departure pier)*  see below

  • Sandy Bay   –  West End Lps. 30.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Flowers Bay Lps. 40.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Gravel Bay Lps. 30.00

  • West End  –  Airport locals Lps. 60.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Spanishtown Lps. 30.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Loma Linda Lps. 30.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Coconut Garden Lps. 35.00

  • Flowers Bay – West End Lps. 40.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Caρaveral Lps. 35.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Coxen Cove Lps. 30.00

Coxen Hole Direct Trips
(Route seldom used by tourists)

  • Coxen Hole  –  Corozal Lps. 200.00

  • Coxen Hole  –  Mud Hole Lps. 150.00

French Harbor Route
(Route seldom used by tourists)

  • French Harbor   –  Dixon cove Lps. 35.00

  • Coxen Hole         –  Dixon Cove Lps. 30.00

  • Coxen Hole         –  Mount Pleasant Lps. 40.00

  • French Harbour  –  Hill Centro Coxen Hole Lps. 45.00

  • Coxen Hole         –  French Harbour Point Lps. 50.00

  • Mount PLeasant   –  French Harbour Lps. 30.00

  • Mount Pleasant    –  Dixon Cove Lps. 30.00

  • French Harbour   –  Billy Warren Lps. 50.00

  • Coxen Hole          –  Mega Plaza Lps. 5.00

  • Coxen Hole          –  Brick Bay Lps. 35.00

Galaxy Terminal Ferry Fares

  • Ferry – Coxen Hole Lps. 40.00

  • Ferry – Los Fuertes Lps. 35.00

  • Ferry – French Harbour Lps. 40.00

  • Ferry – Sandy Bay Lps. 80.00

  • Ferry – West End Lps. 90.00

  • Ferry – Gravel Bay Lps. 70.00

  • Ferry – Pensi Cola Lps. 70.00

  • Ferry – Flowers Bay Lps. 90.00

  • Ferry – French Key Lps. 70.00

Galaxy Ferry Direct Ride Fare (Note in US Dollars)

  • Ferry – Sandy Bay $20.00

  • Ferry – West End $25.00

  • Ferry – West Bay $35.00

  • Ferry – Palmetto Bay $40.00

  • Ferry – French Harbour $20.00

Santos Guardiola Routes
(Route seldom used by tourists)

  • Oak Ridge – Coxen Hole Lps. 100.00

  • Oak Ridge – French Harbour Lps. 60.00

  • First Bight – French Harbour Lps. 40.00

  • Milton Bight – Coxen Hole Lps. 85.00

  • Politilly – Coxen Hole Lps. 85.00

  • French Harbour – Politilly Lps. 45.00

  • French Harbour – French Key Lps. 35.00

  • French Harbour – Milton Bight Lps. 45.00

  • French Harbour – Punta Gorda Lps. 60.00

  • Oak Ridge – Punta Gorda Lps. 30.00

  • Taxis Parking Oak Ridge – PandyTown Lps. 30.00

Santos Guardiola Direct Ride Fare
(Route seldom used by tourists)

  • Oak Ridge                         – Diamond Rock Lps. 300.00

  • Oak Ridge                         – Camp Bay Lps. 400.00

  • Oak Ridge                         – French Harbour Lps. 250.00

  • Oak Ridge                         – Coxen Hole Lps. 400.00

  • Ferry                                – First Bight Lps. 80.00

  • Oak Ridge/Punta Gorda      – Ferry Lps. 100.00

  • Milton/Juticalpa/Politilly  – Ferry Lps. 85.00

Official Rate Sheet

The January 10, 2014 rate sheet is below.   "Yate" in the sheet means the Galaxy Ferry Terminal which is directly next to Mahagony Bay.  This rate sheet is still effective in 2016.

Basically, the red Spanish above the "stampolas" indicates a 5 to 10 Lempiras additional charge for a drop off from the main road.  The additional charge is either 5 or 10 Lempiras but should be negotiated with the driver in advance.  Also, the hourly tour rate is 230 Lempiras. 

Airport Taxi Rates March 2016
Note 1 to 4 people in the taxi.  Just about impossible to put 4 people in a taxi and have any luggage!

Note that walking out of the parking lot at the airport, you should be under the negotiated rates rules of the government.  The airport is part of Coxen Hole and the rates around the island are significantly less.

There are other independent tours offered around the island and these are currently not regulated.  Do not confuse a taxi ride with a tour.

"Tour rates" not taxi fare rates from the Coxen Hole Terminal
Picture of sign showing tour rates at ship terminal dock.

Water Taxi Pier in West End

Water taxi service will pick you up near the Sueno Del Mar dive shop iand Foster's bar in West End.

Water taxi service is convenient and easy between West End and West Bay.   This is a relatively quick and short trip in relatively calm water near the shoreline.  The fare is $3 or 60 Lempiras during the day.   Rates will be slightly higher after 6 PM.  Check the rate and plan your trip accordingly.  Look for the pier near the Eagle Ray Restaurant in West End.  The return trip from West Bay has two pickup spots and you'll easily recognize where to catch a ride.  Water taxis will go to other areas on the island and be sure to confirm the fee before taking the trip.

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