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Offline VictorM

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Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« on: October 30, 2017 »
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Just tried to pre-book a taxi for later this week for an important meeting where alcohol will be served. Whilst the new system is called 'service' they haven't heard of the word - mind you, having lived here for too long, I should have known. Whilst the word 'servicio' means service in Spanish it doesn't mean that the Canarians have to provide any. I was told that advance bookings are accepted for runs to the airport only.  Friends waited 45 and 30 minutes in Puerto de Santiago and Los Gigantes on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Such lack of business sense will, unfortunately, kill many businesses but hopefully will finish-off the cavalier taxi officials who devised this new system for local taxis.

Offline Georgie

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017 »
Is there no more taxi ranks then like outside los gigantes hotel or in Puerto santiago

When we go out to a restaurant for the evening we ask the staff to book us a taxi

Does it take that long and also a bit hit and miss

This cannot be right surely

Offline StereoMike

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017 »
The new central taxi system is utter rubbish.
I was there a few weeks ago and we ordered several taxis by getting the restaurant/bar staff to order it for us.
most times we waited over 30 mins and in some case nearly an hour for them to turn up.
Fortunately, the taxis still stop in the usual locations so if you are close to a taxi rank then you can just pick one up.
It makes it very hit & miss and does not deliver customer satisfaction.

Offline peridot

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017 »
I agree new system just not working - sept/oct gave up and walked several times!

Offline pilgrim

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017 »
We need Uber here!

Offline magsnmike

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017 »
Do you know if they plan to increase the number of taxis available over the Christmas/New Year period when it gets so busy.

Offline lesleygee

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017 »
You'll just need to walk up n down cardiac hill Mags. You and Mike will go home fit as fiddles.

Offline magsnmike

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017 »
I can walk for miles up and down them hills in the daytime, but after a few vodkas in my "platforms" they defeat me. xx

Offline lesleygee

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017 »
 ;D, I know what you mean. I usually tottering down it after a few of Alfonso's cocktails.

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017 »
The office in Los Gigantes is now open again, plenty of taxis in the Rank now

Offline magsnmike

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017 »
Sounds like good news and sense prevailing. 

Offline VictorM

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017 »
The taxi cabin is not manned much of the time. Occasionally, someone is in there  but they still have to telephone the central reservation number!  Yesterday, Sunday, when I went in to the village at 11.45am no-one in the cabin, nor were any taxis on the rank. This never was the case prior to the change, as if a lady wasn't there a driver would take the details. At 12.50, there were about 12 people waiting and no taxis, but eventually half a dozen seemed to materialise as the  taxi cavalcade travelled out of LG!

Offline VictorM

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017 »
Father Christmas has brought great news!  The taxi service has reverted to the previous modus operandi.  Taxi cabin manned and the former number, 922 86 16 27, is back in use. Reservation system now restored too.

Offline Mary

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2017 »
Well thank goodness for that.
May I also wish one and all Feliz Navidad
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017 by Mary »

Offline Georgie

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2018 »
How much are the taxi to

Puerto santiago
Alcala
San Juan

From los gigantes please

gaz

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018 »
Taxi to Puerto Santiago 3.50

Taxi to Alcala 6.50 to 7

Taxi to San Juan about 10

Offline Georgie

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Re: Taxis in and around Los Gigantes
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018 »
Gaz great information and thank you

Good information for us tourists