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Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby frankhoffman » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:24 pm

Any feedback from this company www.piuratalarataxi.com

I would really appreciated

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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby teamoperu » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:25 pm

frankhoffman wrote:Any feedback from this company http://www.piuratalarataxi.com

I would really appreciated

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Frank


Hi Frank. My apologies for not answering your previous question. I go to Mancora often enough, but never from the airport. I go from Piura and use the bus, EPPO or Dorada. More comfy and convenient for me.

In answer to your direct question, maybe just maybe I have seen that taxi company, but it must be new. Asked friend and they hadn't heard of it. The price is a bit on the high side. Paying ahead strikes me odd. That said, there is no shortage of reliable transport to Mancora from here, either at the airport or in town.

If you want a suggestion, Company: Servitour. Name: Nilton Yovera. Cell 969967761 or office 073-342008. He charges S/.240 in a Toyota Corolla. The price is in the normal ballpark.

You didn't say if you needed a van or were more adventurous to try alternatives etc, so just ask.

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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:49 am

teamoperu wrote:If you want a suggestion, Company: Servitour. Name: Nilton Yovera. Cell 969967761 or office 073-342008. He charges S/.240 in a Toyota Corolla. The price is in the normal ballpark.


There must be a cheaper way to go there. Loads of backpackers go to Mancore and I don't think they are going to splash out 240 lucas to go to the beach.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby teamoperu » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:35 am

chi chi wrote:
teamoperu wrote:If you want a suggestion, Company: Servitour. Name: Nilton Yovera. Cell 969967761 or office 073-342008. He charges S/.240 in a Toyota Corolla. The price is in the normal ballpark.


There must be a cheaper way to go there. Loads of backpackers go to Mancore and I don't think they are going to splash out 240 lucas to go to the beach.


There are several cheaper ways. Not everyone wants cheaper, its cheap. The OP was quite specific about wanting a taxi in two posts, though as per your idea I did suggest I could help if he wanted alternatives or more adventure.

BTW I am pretty conscientious about posting correct information, so I called this taxi before posting. He didn't answer the first call but did the second minutes later to confirm the info.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:48 am

I'll second teamoperu's suggestion for a cheap, yet passably comfortable, way to get to Máncora from Piura. The Eppo bus station is probably about a 20-30 minute ride from the airport and I've used them a few times with no complaints. But since you asked about a specific taxi company, I'm going to assume you're not interested in the cheapest option to get to Máncora, and perhaps are looking for something a bit nicer, or private, or are traveling with friends or family and/or have a significant amount of luggage for a longer stay. Perhaps you just don't want to share a bus with the loads of backpackers and locals.

Haven't used anyone but Eppo myself, but teamoperu is a good source of information on the area. He gave me some options for nice, yet affordable, hotels in Piura. I'd check out his recommendations if in fact you are more interested in getting to Máncora via taxi rather than the cheapest way possible. Not everyone is always looking for the absolute least expensive way to travel and I'm guessing by your OP that you're not looking for the cheapest way to get to Máncora either. Enjoy your time at the beach.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:16 am

Sometimes when you book a package holiday with STARPERU, the airport pick up is included. Worth checking it out.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby frankhoffman » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:10 am

Thank you guys for the input I decided to use http://www.piuratalarataxi.com . I paid 80 USD from Piura Airport to Mancora Hotel. The ride was smooth , the driver was fluent in English was on time holding a sign with my name on it also the plane was delayed 50 minutes and He wait for me definitely I'll use them again .
Any recommendation for seafood in Mancora?


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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:23 am

The wife and I liked 'La Mosca en la Sopa,' 'El Mero Murique,' 'La Antica' (for Italian), 'Green Eggs & Ham' (for Amerian style breakfast), and the Asian restaurant on the other side of the street across from 'La Mosca' for Thai, and there's a decent menú place close to where the 'super mercados' are that always seems to be busy. There's some nice places in Pocitas as well. I don't think we had a bad meal our entire time there. vivamancora.com is a good website to check out. Enjoy.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:30 am

frankhoffman wrote:Thank you guys for the input I decided to use http://www.piuratalarataxi.com . I paid 80 USD from Piura Airport to Mancora Hotel. The ride was smooth , the driver was fluent in English was on time holding a sign with my name on it also the plane was delayed 50 minutes and He wait for me definitely I'll use them again .


For thank kind of fare, I am sure he waited for you even if your flight was delayed for a week.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby teamoperu » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:38 am

chi chi wrote:
frankhoffman wrote:Thank you guys for the input I decided to use http://www.piuratalarataxi.com . I paid 80 USD from Piura Airport to Mancora Hotel. The ride was smooth , the driver was fluent in English was on time holding a sign with my name on it also the plane was delayed 50 minutes and He wait for me definitely I'll use them again .


For thank kind of fare, I am sure he waited for you even if your flight was delayed for a week.


Sounds like a comment from someone who knows the cheapest price of everything, but the value of nothing.

He would have waited a week? Who told you that, Fred Flintstone? Up north we have embraced modern technology. Maybe you are unaware, but we can monitor flights and flights delays from our cell phones. Incredible but true. This taxi company indicates they monitors flight delays so he wouldn't have had to wait much at all. And if it was delayed a week they would have known that too. I am sure they would have been there for him, without waiting, not because of the amount of the fare but because that is what they were contracted to do and they did it. BTW this company accepts PayPal... but I guess you and Fred haven't heard of that?
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:01 am

As Mancora and Punta Sal are popular destinations without their own airport, I don't understand why there aren't decent buscompanies operating a regular service from the airport to Mancora and Punta Sal.

If there was a decent busservice then those extortionate taxi fares will go down as well.

I don't think any (smelly :lol: ) cash strapped backpacker is going to fork out $80 ($160 there and back) to go to Mancora.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby teamoperu » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:03 am

chi chi wrote:As Mancora and Punta Sal are popular destinations without their own airport, I don't understand why there aren't decent buscompanies operating a regular service from the airport to Mancora and Punta Sal.

If there was a decent busservice then those extortionate taxi fares will go down as well.

I don't think any (smelly :lol: ) cash strapped backpacker is going to fork out $80 ($160 there and back) to go to Mancora.


It appears there is a lot that you do not understand. You have also proven time and time again you have no real interest in understanding. Since you said you do not read long posts, to learn something, I'll not even try to explain it to you.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:12 am

chi chi wrote:As Mancora and Punta Sal are popular destinations without their own airport, I don't understand why there aren't decent buscompanies operating a regular service from the airport to Mancora and Punta Sal.

If there was a decent busservice then those extortionate taxi fares will go down as well.

I don't think any (smelly :lol: ) cash strapped backpacker is going to fork out $80 ($160 there and back) to go to Mancora.

Your desire to see a decent bus service is only possible through Capitalism, which allows for and encourages competition, options, which ultimately set the market price. This already has driven down taxi fares to what is currently being charged. In a Socialist system, everybody but the ruling party elite would be stuck riding the only option that would exist; a crappy collectivo providing a crappy experience. Everyone would be sharing equally in the misery of the worst possible way to get to Maáncora. The price for that taxi, which instead would be operating on the black market, would be higher than the $80 charged under Capitalism and an open market which allows for competition which keeps prices lower.

Because of capitalism there are several options to get to Máncora. A group of Limeños on their annual vacation might want to split the cab fare and splurge a bit because they are on vacation, just like newlyweds on their honeymoon aren't looking for the cheapest experience possible. A family with small children or babies may find it easier for their children to go by taxi or private transport and are more interested in providing comfort for their children then with taking the cheapest collectivo they can find. A backpacker traveling through S. America (and perhaps elsewhere) for a year on a budget may want to take a cheaper option since they need to stretch their money. Fortunately, because of Capitalism, both types of traveler looking to get to the beach will have more than just the sole option of a crappy collectivo or an expensive black market taxi. In fact, there are several options (thanks to Capitalism) that lie between the misery of a collectivo and the 'luxury' of a private taxi or hired car.

As mentioned up thread, Eppo and Dorada are both adequate and democratically priced options. I only have experience with Eppo, but I found them to be totally acceptable as far as quality for a short three hour bus ride to the beach. It was filled with backpacking tourists and locals from Piura. Nobody complained. The fare was very reasonable. The OP was obviously interested in a different mode of transportation and was willing to pay a premium. His choice. Fortunately for him the system in Peru allows for competition which provides more than one option and set the market price which would have been much higher in a system that doesn't allow competition and he would have paid more than $80 using a black market taxi.

I came across a thread on this very subject from a couple of years ago. Then you were advocating that the OP take a collectivo (closest to the Socialist option I described above) but also said "I am sure there will be buscompanies that go from Piura to Mancora," and "There are many buscompanies too and most of the buses have airco and they give you a meal during long trips." Did you forget this when you said above "if there was a decent bus company...?"

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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:42 am

ironchefchris wrote:Your desire to see a decent bus service is only possible through Capitalism, which allows for and encourages competition, options, which ultimately set the market price. This already has driven down taxi fares to what is currently being charged. In a Socialist system, everybody but the ruling party elite would be stuck riding the only option that would exist; a crappy collectivo providing a crappy experience. Everyone would be sharing equally in the misery of the worst possible way to get to Maáncora.


Skyhigh taxes for the rich can provide free quality public transport for all.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby teamoperu » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:23 pm

chi chi wrote:
I don't think any (smelly :lol: ) cash strapped backpacker...


And at this festive time, goodwill to all, can you explain why it is necessary to make mean (untrue) generalizations about backpackers?

On a topic thread asking about a taxi to Mancora.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:39 pm

chi chi wrote:Skyhigh taxes for the rich can provide free quality public transport for all.

I get the feeling you were raised in a well off family and were given everything you wanted without having to earn it. Later, maybe to assuage feelings of guilt, you figured everyone else should be entitled to the same. If you're going to use extremes to make a point I guess it's fair to counter with extremes from the other point of view.

I hate to sound anything like Ayn Rand, but your extreme idea sounds like it would cause the rich (can you define "rich" for us so we're all on the same page?) to stop being the engines of production. If I were subject to sky high taxes (do you have any specifics, or are you just able to speak in generalities?) I'd close down my businesses (that provide jobs) take my toys, and live a tranquil life on one of my properties and live off the money I have stashed away. If you take nearly every thing I have earned I no longer have an incentive to produce any more. Now who's going to pay to provide "free quality public transport for all," after the guy subject to sky high taxes decides to shut down his factory that produces buses and other modes of public transportation? You might say the workers would take over the means of production but we've all seen how well that worked with the U.S.S.R.. The people lived in misery with no Caterpillar shoes on the shelves to buy, no opportunity to own a property - certainly not two properties, and were forbidden to leave their country. I don't think you'd like it.

Do you believe absolutely no one but the rich have an obligation to contribute to society? You seem to want it both ways. You want your nice Caterpillar brand clothes that you get at Jockey Plaza (especially when it's 2 x 1) and to be able to fly all over the world while advocating a Socialist system that would allow you none of these things. You're talking out of both sides of your mouth. Winston Churchill once said, "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." This idea of having taxing the rich sky high so that everyone can shop in malls like Jockey Plaza and buy designer clothes for their international jet set lifestyle is pure fantasy. I'd love to live in a Utopian world where everyone had access to same high standard of living, no one had to actually work, and all of our desires were magically provided for us, but you give no specifics on how any of this can work or sustain itself. It's a nice theory that we can all live a high standard of living without being responsible for producing anything, but the reality is that we'd all be wallowing in the misery of the same low standard of living lifestyle. The reality is you're a Caterpillar brand wearing, jet setting, multiple property owning person of certain privilege taking advantage of the Capitalist system and all that it provides you while making claims of being an anti-Capitalist populist that are transparently false.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:38 pm

ironchefchris wrote:Do you believe absolutely no one but the rich have an obligation to contribute to society? You seem to want it both ways. You want your nice Caterpillar brand clothes that you get at Jockey Plaza (especially when it's 2 x 1) and to be able to fly all over the world while advocating a Socialist system that would allow you none of these things.


China is a socialist country and they are very succesfull. The Chinese travel more than anyone else and they enjoy a good quality of life.

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chi chi wrote:
I don't think any (smelly :lol: ) cash strapped backpacker...


That's why I put smelly between caps. Not all backpacker have a stench surrounding them.

And at this festive time, goodwill to all, can you explain why it is necessary to make mean (untrue) generalizations about backpackers?

On a topic thread asking about a taxi to Mancora.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:27 pm

China and its peoples fortune began to improve when its economy started becoming more capitalist. I still don't understand why you badmouth countries like the US and many in Europe, insisting they are dead, while continuing to live the life of a spoiled capitalist who buys designer clothes and jetsets all over the world - most recently to the US and Europe. Why haven't you opened your two properties in Peru to the people and share, like a good Socialist, with everyone else, especially those who can't afford to go to Jockey Plaza and buy the designer clothes you favor so much? Why haven't you moved to China if you think they are the future and the US and European nations are dead? You think taxing the rich (which you never defined) sky high (which you never quantified) would make it so that everyone who is poor in the world would be able to shop and travel as you do, and own numerous properties (Owning private property? What kind of Socialist owns multiple private properties? Answer: a fake Socialist) when the reality is that you would be dragged down to their level and wouldn't be able to own two properties, designer clothes, or travel the world at will. So much contradiction.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:20 pm

This topic is really funny.

Take a taxi to the beach in Mancora...and you end up in China. :lol:
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:52 pm

It is. The OP specifically asks about feedback on a certain company and instead of having his question asked and an opinion given about the specific way he'd like to get to the beach he's told that there must be cheaper ways when he never even mentioned that price was an issue or what he was interested in and we're told that "Skyhigh taxes for the rich can provide free quality public transport for all."

What that has to do with the OP's request is beyond me. :roll:
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby chi chi » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:18 pm

ironchefchris wrote:What that has to do with the OP's request is beyond me. :roll:


I guess you know why because you wrote the longest posts.
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby ironchefchris » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:03 pm

Where accurate information often takes a bit of explaining, B.S. can be dispensed in a few short words. Want info on a taxi company that will take you to Máncora? - Tax the rich! Looking for information on getting married? - Why get married, what a rip off!
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Re: Piura Airport to Mancora Beach

Postby Roger in the US » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:15 am

chi chi wrote:
frankhoffman wrote:Thank you guys for the input I decided to use http://www.piuratalarataxi.com . I paid 80 USD from Piura Airport to Mancora Hotel. The ride was smooth , the driver was fluent in English was on time holding a sign with my name on it also the plane was delayed 50 minutes and He wait for me definitely I'll use them again .


For thank kind of fare, I am sure he waited for you even if your flight was delayed for a week.


80 bucks for a 2 hours in a taxi? That's nothing. You want those guys to starve?

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