What Are Taxis Like in Cuba?
An official taxi (state-owned) will have its license displayed, but may not look like a traditional yellow cab. Official Cuban taxis might sometimes look more like 1970’s Mercedes, though some have their company – like Cubataxi – painted on the side. Do check for the license, though. Illegal taxi drivers will charge far more. Even with the official taxis, be sure that the driver is running the meter, and try to negotiate price beforehand.
Coco Taxis are orange mini-cars that seem novel, but can be just as fast and more economical than a regular cab for quick trips in the cities.