located in the Plaza Taxco, is one good option.
& BEAUTY see SPAS
STORES see ORGANIC FOODS
There are many beautiful hiking areas in and around Taxco as you can see
in the photograph. Ask at your hotel for a guide or companion hiker if
you are alone. Bring bottled water and a small amount of money.
Holidays are frequent and special in Taxco. Some of them are wonderful
and some quite strange. Some will affect your travel arrangements and
some will not. We arrived one year accidentally on the beginning of Semana
Santa or Easter Week. It meant that no taxis were able to drive through
town and we had to lug our considerable luggage up the hill to our hotel
on our own. Not a pretty picture!
1 New Years Day
Not much happens around New Years except at private home parties.
6 Los Santos Reyes
This is the day of the Three Kings when Christmas gifts are given to children.
It is celebrated with punch and piñatas.
17 St. Antonio Abad's Day
This is the day for the annual blessing of the animals. Charming straw
donkeys, large and small, are sold throughout town and animals are brought
to Santa Prisca for the blessing.
18 Santa Prisca y St. Sebastian Day
On this day there is a mass at Santa Prisca followed by lots of fireworks,
a great castillo in the zócalo, followed by the infamous toritos.
You'll also see the wonderful mojigangas-- young men dressed up as women
parading through town wearing outrageous make up and costumes.
20 St. Sebastian's Day
This is the day for a celebration for the patron saint of the Taxco.
5 Anniversary of the Constitution
Parades of the local military with bands of musicians pretty much sums
up the celebration.
14 St. Valentine's day
Here known as Día de l'Amistad or Día de Novios, Valentine's Day is celebrated
much in the same way the world over.
24 Flag day or Día de la Bandera
Flags of all sizes decorate the town. Parades and fireworks complete the
Ash Wednesday or Miercoles de Ceniza
2-3 Celebration at Iglesia Chavarietta
Beginning with a mass, later in the day the celebration continues as people
of the neighborhood and those from San Mateo bring food as gifts for people
at the fiesta. The dinner is followed by a dance with live music, a castillo
and ends with the toritos.
18 Expropriation of Petroleum Day
beginning of spring is heralded throughout the town with parades of children
Easter Week or Semana Santa
dreadful event makes being in Taxco an unattractive proposition during
30 Day of the Child
In schools and homes there are parties for children and small gifts.
Palm Sunday or Domingo de Ramos
People from Tehuilotepec bring their St. Ramos statue from Tehui to Taxco
on a burro with lots of people and palms, first stopping at Ex Convento
for a mass and then passing on to Santa Prisca for another mass.
1 Day of the workers or Día de Trabajo
Much like the American Labor Day, it is celebrated by taking a day off.
5 Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla or Batalla de Puebla
10 Mother's Day or Día de las Madres
Flowers will be relatively expensive this week! This is a family day.
15 Teacher's Day or Día del Maestro
Children bring small gifts to their teachers on this special day.
14 Father's Day or Día del Padre
This special day is celebrated with gifts for fathers and family parties
International Guitar Festival and Competition
This is a week long event with concerts scheduled every day with
performers from many countries.
6 Día del Padre
This is a day set aside for God, the father. It is a major celebration
with bands, fireworks, and castillos at Ex Convento. It is wonderful!
A great band arrives at 7:00 A.M. and plays with gusto until 11 or 12
P.M.. Their castillo is one of the best of the year, followed by toritos.
16 1810 Independence Day
Military parades, fireworks and flags signal this celebration. In the
zócalo there is a reenactment of the fight.
20 Día de San Miguelito
at San Miguel, there are sweet breads and corn, fireworks, a castillo
and toritos all accompanied by live music.
12 Día de la Raza
This is an occasion for the ubiquitous parades of school children and
24 United Nations Day
This day of peace in the world is celebrated with a procession of the
town's preschoolers all dressed in costumes of the world's countries.
30 On this day townspeople clean up family graves at the Panteón.To
see a Pictorial of the United Nations Day parade of preschoolers just
Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos – for the
children who have died
These days are very special and town is almost empty as everyone is preparing
their loved ones' graves with flowers and candles and gifts of food. It
is one of the quietest times of the year in town.
To see more pictures of the
Day of the Dead Holiday just click Here!
1 All Saints Day or Todos los Santos – for the
adults who have died
2 Fieles Difuntos
20 Revolution Day
The celebration of the revolution of 1917 includes parades, fireworks,
and sometimes a castillo.
First Monday in November is Jumil day at Huisteco Park
This is a most special and local event as traditionalists wend their way
up to the mountain park of Huisteco. There they camp or visit with each
other and collect the local bug called jumil. It is a beetle full of iodine
used in making a delicious salsa. Though collecting and dining on jumiles
probably dates back to Aztec times, this now very traditional holiday
dates from the 1940's.
FESTIVAL -- 2009 -- November 25 to December 2nd.
Every year there is a small competition of silver designers
accompanied by visiting musical bands and singers, fireworks displays
and more. Business
continues as usual in the town, but each evening there are special events
in the zócalo.
1 and ongoing until Christmas
Posadas begin as groups of friends and relatives bring
Mary and Joseph to each house to ask for a place to stay. They are rewarded
with punch and piñatas.
12 Guadalupe Day
This is a major holiday in Taxco celebrated in the Guadalupe neighborhood
with special foods like turkey mole, a castillo de muñecas in the
afternoon and a castillo with fireworks at night. Little boys and girls
wear charming costumes of the revolution.
24 Christmas Eve or Noche Buena
This is a family event typically celebrated with turkey for dinner.
25 Christmas Day
31 New Year’s Eve
There are as yet no homeopaths in Taxco, but you may get supplies and
advice in Cuernavaca at Botica Paracelso, Rayón No 22, Cuernavaca
Hospital General Tel: 332-0841
San José, Just below Parque Guerrero on the left by the
school; follow the callejón. Tel: (762)622-5575
This clinic has a variety visiting specialists from Mexico City and Cuernavaca
Santa Cruz, Calle Morelos No. 12, Tel: (762)622-3012
This is where Dr.
Aron Cohen Bravo, Dr. Miguel Pineda and Dr. Hector Zecchini have their
Posada San Javier, Estacadas No. 32, Taxco
Tel: (762)622-3177 Fax: (762)622-2351
Internet access: Wireless throughout the hotel with two
computers for guests in the lobby.
Owner: Fco. Javier Castillo Garcia
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Method of Payment: Cash, traveler’s checks or,
NEW THIS YEAR, credit cards -- Visa or Master Card.
Foreign clients: Yes, guests from Mexico and from many
other countries call Posada San Javier their home away from home.
Reservations: Recommended, especially on the weekends.
Accommodations: The Posada stands out here as unique
with its 18 standard hotel rooms and its seven apartment-like suites.
Each of the suites is very individual in its setting and appearance and
each has a comfortable living room or area and a kitchen with cooking
facilities and refrigerator.
at the Posada San Javier while visiting busy Taxco will give you a sense
of what the town was like in years past. Our accommodating staff and our
garden and pool offer a welcoming respite from all the activity in today’s
Taxco. While not right on the town’s small zócalo, Posada
San Javier is just a five minute walk from the center. Among the services
we offer are a roof top bar/restaurant called Restaurante
Café del Convento (just click the
red link above), secure parking for guests, cable television, internet
and fax access, an accurate message service, and now you can visit the
Plaza San Javier Shopping Center
(Just click the red letters to have a look at the featured shops !) And
when you are leaving, take advantage of our taxi service direct to the
airport in Mexico City.
New this year: We have just completed
a major addition to the hotel. We now have a fully equipped conference
room with the latest equipment to do either power point or overhead presentations
for up to 100 people. Our equipment and furnishings are adaptable to suit
a variety of conference styles. Please contact us for further information.
We've also added two new apartments -- one is a two bedroom with fully
equipped kitchen, the other is a studio also with a fully equipped kitchen.
features: The Posada San Javier’s lovely walled garden
setting right in the middle of town makes it a great choice for both travelers
and business people. Its peacefulness is wonderful especially since the
hotel also offers all of the services you’ll require while visiting
and all with a smile.
Joan Sebastian, Calle Joan Sebastian No.20 (in the stone
walking path leading up beside the entrance to the underground parking
garage of the Plaza Taxco.
Tel: (762)622-4914, (762)622-1192
Web site: http://www.hjs.serveftp.com
Owner: Dr. José Antonio Ortega Figueroa
Languages: English and Spanish
Method of Payment: Cash
Foreign clients: Yes, we have visitors from around the
generally necessary except during the Christmas holidays and during
the internationally well known celebration of Easter in Taxco, called
little family hotel was once the family home of the young and now famous
singer Joan Sebastian. The hotel is owned and managed by my family. At
our economical and family managed hotel, you will be just minutes from
the town square or zocálo
and all it has to offer. At the end of the day you can return to your quiet
room with access to a full kitchen for cooking your familiar foods and
outside areas where you may appreciate the ambiance of Taxco -- its churchbells
and starry nights interrupted occasionally with the noise of Taxco's routine
Features: Our hotel is centrally located with a great terrace
view of the town. It is close to everything Taxco offers, including transportation.
At your request, we
all of your tourism questions, we'll give you a welcome cocktail and we'll
store your luggage for a while.
Santa Anita, Avenida de los Plateros No. 320
Tel: (762)622-3975 Tel/Fax: (762)622-0752
(fax tone after four rings)
Owner: Sra. Rosalinda Reyes Bustamante
Languages: English and Spanish
Method of Payment: Payment with cash only
Foreign clients: Our family run hotel attracts visitors
from many countries including Denmark, Germany, the US and South America.
Not generally necessary except during the Christmas holidays
and during Semana Santa.
Built forty eight years ago by my
grandmother, this twenty eight room hotel is our family's pride and joy.
We care for it as if it were our own home so it is immaculate and carefully
decorated with beautiful plants and crafts. Above the hotel we have a
huge terrace where guests take the sun, use our outside grill and generally
relax and enjoy one another. We are very close to the Saturday silver
market and many of our guests come to Taxco as buyers so we take security
very seriously. We also provide wireless internet access so you may stay
in touch with friends and family back home. Eight of our rooms have television
and we also provide on site parking.
Features: The Santa Anita is a very pretty and economical hotel
especially for groups or for those planning to explore the huge Saturday
silver market. If you are making a reservation, ask for room number one
or two. They have great views and are especially nice.
Santa Prisca, Cenaobscuras No.1, Plazuela de San Juan in the
center of town
Reservations: Tel: (762)622-0080/622-0980
Fax: (762)622-2938 (Automatic)
Owner: Sra. Maria Elena Ocampo
Languages: English and Spanish
Method of Payment: Payment with cash or credit cards
(Visa, Master card, or American Express)
Foreign clients: Our colonial tradition attracts many
foreign and Mexican clients who call our hotel home when they are in Taxco.
Reservations: Preferably, especially during the Christmas
holidays through the New Year and during Semana Santa.
Accommodations: The Santa Prisca is a small hotel with
only thirty one rooms, sixteen of which have private balconies and all
have private baths. The rooms surround a two story large courtyard filled
with flowers and trees. The enchantment that many people feel in our
is that it is so traditional. You will feel like you are back several
a sleepy peaceful small town. Whether you are here as a tourist or doing
we will make your stay as comfortable and secure
as possible. Our staff is here to meet your needs and always with a
smile. Our restaurant is also
very traditional and at present is open for breakfast only.
features: The Santa Prisca will delight you with its lovely courtyard
garden, its attentive and friendly staff who will make your stay one which
you will want to repeat. The hotel is right in the center of town making
it an especially desirable location, but when you step inside to the garden
you will feel as if you are in the country. Adjacent parking is an added
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Languages: Spanish and some English
Method of Payment: Cash only
Reservations: Because we are a small hotel, it is always
preferable to make reservations in advance, especially for week end visits.
in April of 2006, we have eight attractive and comfortable rooms all
with private bath and cable TV. A telephone is available to our guests
in the office (for making local calls only) and our
hotel is entirely non-smoking, probably the only one you'll find in Taxco.
There is also an excellent parking facility within a few minutes walk
for visitors arriving by car and our rates are very reasonable.
Best Features: We provide excellent service in a very
personable and friendly environment. You will not be disappointed. We
are close to such attractions as the Saturday silver tianguis, all of
Taxco's museums and historic buildings, and to shopping and restaurants.
Note: Please mention when you call to make a reservation or inquire further about
our services that you saw us on TAXCO-TODAY.com.
Posada de los Balcones,
Plazuela de los Gallos No. 5 Centro, less than one minute from
Tel: 627-4840 Tel/Fax: (762)
Manager: Lic. Antonio Juárez Castro
Languages: Spanish and some English
Method of Payment: Cash or credit cards Master Card & Visa
Foreign clients: We have visitors from all over the
world stay with us while in Taxco. Many of our guests have found their
home away from home with us on their frequent visits to Taxco.
Reservations: Accepted and necessary during Semana Santa
This is a family run hotel with all of the warmth, service and security you want
and enjoy. Each room comes with a double bed, TV, and private bath for the very
reasonable starting price of under $50 US for a double. On the second floor front,
the room called “Olinala” comes with huge windows and a tiny balcony
with a café table and two chairs. Upstairs right over this room is the
room called “Ometepec” which also has large windows and a great view.
Another of our rooms called the "Taxco" room has a great view of Santa
Prisca. These are some of the best rooms in the house, though the personal touches
of local crafts make each of our fifteen rooms special and the location right
in the heart of the city can't be beat. If you are traveling with a large party,
we can accommodate you. We now have rooms that will accommodate three, four or
five adults. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the hotel, so bring
your laptop. We will be introducing a breakfast service the coming months. Should
you require parking, it is available at the Plaza Taxco for about US $6.50/day.
Agua Escondida, Plaza Borda No. 4, Diagonally across from
Santa Prisca on Taxco’s town square or zócalo
Reservations: (762)622-1166 Tel: (762)622-0726 or
(762)622-3064 Fax: (762)622-1306
Internet access: Wireless throughout
the hotel as well as a terminal within the hotel administration lounge.
Web site: http://www.aguaescondida.com
Manager: Sra. Perla Cuevas
Languages: English and Spanish
Facturas (Mexican invoices): Yes
Credit Cards Accepted: MC and Visa & American
Foreign clients: Yes, we have guests from all over
the world in Taxco on business and visiting as travelers.
Among the many reasons to stay at the Hotel Agua Escondida is its location.
It is the only hotel right on Taxco’s lovely zócalo. This puts
you in the center of town where you will feel a part of the life of this small
city. The hotel’s 60 rooms are comfortably and
attractively furnished; some have private telephones and cable TV. They are
all immaculately clean as is the whole hotel and many rooms come with fabulous
views of this colonial treasure of a town. Stepping out the door you will be
able to negotiate your way easily on foot to just about any point of interest
in town. The large rooftop pool, long enough for laps and pretty enough to
just enjoy, the open air La Terraza roof
top bar/restaurant where you can bring your laptop and enjoy the wireless connection
while you dine or relax with a beverage. Room rates begin at $600 pesos/day.
The hotel’s modest entrance belies the quality and range of its services.
It has internet access for guests, an accurate message service, conference
and special event facilities and secure indoor parking.
Always looking to improve hotel services, the owners are planning to open a
spa. In the meantime, you can have a relaxing, or reflexology massage.
With bathing facilities, scented candles, and a very professional masseuse,
this new service has been very popular with hotel guests and the public. Make
an appointment by calling the Agua Escondida at Tel: (762)
Best features: Location, location, location, a beautiful
pool, and its two good restaurants should keep the travelers very happy.
Business people will find the location, the restaurants, the internet
access along with accurate message service are all pluses. New
this year and certain to be very popular is the FREE
wireless internet access at La
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Calle de los Pajaritos No. 23 Tel: (762)622-0215
de la Borda, Cerro del Pedregal No. 2 Tel: (762)622-0225/(762)622-0226
Arcos, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón Tel: (762)622-1836
Castillo, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón No. 3 Tel: (762)622-1396
Linda, Av. de los Plateros No. 52 Tel: (762)622-0206/622-0753
Cuauhtémoc No. 6 Tel: (762)622-0006
Taxco, Fraccionamiento Lomas de Taxco Tel: (762)622-1300/(762)622-1301
la Misión, Cerro De La Misión No. 32 Tel: (762)622-0063/(762)622-0533
Don Carlos, Calle del Consuelo No. 8 Tel: (762)622-0075/(762)622-0579
Taxco, Carlos J. Nibbi No. 5 & 7 Tel: (762)622-0210 Fax:
Carlos Jota Nibbi No. 14 Tel: (762)622-0004
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