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Cocotaxi is an auto rickshaw-type taxi vehicle in Cuba. The use of the coconut taxi from Cuba began in Havana at the end of the 90’s. It was initially thought of as another way of transporting tourists. The coco-taxis are mainly found in the cities of Havana, Varadero and Trinidad. [1]
They generally carry two or three passengers in bucket-style seats set just behind a driver. The frame sits on three wheels, with a fiberglass body and a two-stroke engine. The name for the vehicle comes from the word coco, which means coconut. The shell of the body is yellow and is typically, but not exclusively, round, giving it the appearance of a half-coconut. Though noisy, they usually cost less than regular taxis.[2]


  1. ^ Coco Taxi Cuba
  2. ^ Cocotaxi June 5, 2010 Times of India

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