TAXIS: Before I rented my car, I went everywhere by taxi. It really is inexpensive. I used a driver that the hotel recommended, as that is safest, and being a woman traveling alone I wanted that assurance. I would even tell them what time to pick me up later in the day, and they would be there waiting at the appointed time. A $1 USD tip is usually sufficient. Most people in Nica earn $200 a month.