Calle Benito Juárez No. 24, bell number 1, Casa de las Palomas,
Casa Borda, Plaza Bernal (This is the back side of the Casa Borda whose
main entrance is on the zócalo.) Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M.
to 3 P.M.. Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 12 Noon.
You can send or receive faxes here as can the people you are working
with who may not have fax machines of their own. If you are
sending a fax to this address, please include a complete name and telephone
number. When it arrives, they will call the person you have sent it
to and alert them to its arrival. The cost to receive one page is Pesos
$7.00 or about US .70 cents. Two pages cost Pesos $10.35 or about US
$1.35. Sending a fax from this, office costs Pesos $18.40 or about US
$2.00 for the first page and about 50% more for an additional page.
The number to dial from the US is 011-52-762-622-0001. As a bit of Taxco
trivia, this was the first telephone in the town, hence the number 0001.
the USA and use an 800 number: dial 001-880-and the
seven digit number. This costs Pesos $3.00/per minute or about US .50/per
minute for the Mexican telephone company portion of the connection.
the USA & Canada direct: dial 001 plus the area
code and number.
elsewhere in the world direct: dial 00 plus the area code and number.
the USA collect: dial 090 and you will hear a recording.
You may opt
for language assistance or simply tell the operator "Quiero hacer
una llamada por cobrar." Give the operator the number and your
name and you're all set.
long distance direct within Mexico: dial 01 plus the area code and
Office: Av. Kennedy. A good person to speak with there
is Sra. Guadalupe. She can be reached at (762)622-1000.
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Visitors to Taxco can find information about the town at the government
tourist office in the Centro de Convenciones at the entrance to town
just by what are locally called "los arcos." Los arcos are what remains
of an aqueduct built by Cortes in the 16th century as part of his
silver processing hacienda called El Chorillo, now home to the art
and language colleges.
Getting to Taxco is not hard as there is good bus transportation
from all of the closest large cities. From Mexico City, you'll need
to be at the Taxqueña Bus Station for bus transport to Taxco.
In town getting around is also easy, once you understand
the twisted, almost serpentine quality of the streets. Taxco has one
real main road called Avenida de los Plateros. This is the route you'd
be on to pass through Taxco without actually entering the town itself.
Once you leave this main road, you will be on narrow cobblestone streets
where private VW bug taxis and public VW busses, called combis,
provide the best transportation. If you know where you're going, walking
is also a good option.
call or reserve a taxi for a ride from your location at a specific
time the number to call is as follows:
Tel: 762-622-0301. Simply tell them where you are and
when you want the taxi to arrive. The trip will cost you a little more
( maybe US $1.50), but you'll be picked up on time and get to where
you are going when you want to.
VW busses are the common form of public transportation in and around
Taxco. The 1960's "California or bust" VW busses have been
modified to fit fourteen passengers along with the driver. They ferry
people in and out and around Taxco all day normally up until about 11:00
with zócalo painted on the front make a loop through
town -- from the zócalo down to Avenida de los Plateros, around and up
again to the zócalo or town square. Hop on one of these and ride
the circuit to get a sense of how the town is laid out. The full circuit
will take only about a half hour and costs about US $1. For other combi
routes ask anyone.
try to avoid being on the road at about 1:00 P.M. as
that is when the school children finish their day and getting around
can take a very long time. In the evening 7:00 to 8:00 is the rush hour
when everyone is trying to get home from work. Saturdays are also difficult
because of the Saturday silver market, called the tianguis,
affecting Avendida de los Plateros; it can take a very long time to
get from the zócalo down and around and back again to the zócalo.
Traveling Distances To:
Acapulco 253 km
Cuernavaca 81 km
Chilpancingo 138 km
Iguala 38 km
we've listed the current departures, but do check with the bus lines
to learn of the frequent changes that are made.
Autobus Tres Estrellas, Av. de los Plateros, Central Bus Terminal
line has frequent service to Toluca, Ixtapan de la Sal, and Las Grutas
de Cacahuamilpa. Service begins with the first departure at 5:30 A.M.
and busses run about every hour all day until the last bus leaves at
6:30 P.M. The trip to Toluca takes about two and a half hours, to Ixtapan
one hour and twenty minutes and the trip to the caves of Cacahuamilpa
takes just about thirty-five minutes.
De Oro, Av. de los Plateros Tel: (762)622-0648
This is the best of the available bus services here in Taxco for reliability
and safety, but their less frequent schedule means you may end up at
To Cuernavaca you should call to check the times of departures. They
are changing frequently.
To Mexico City (about two & one half hours)
Monday through Friday: 7:00 & 10:15 A.M. and 12:15, 2:00, 4:00,
5:00, 6:00, & 6:40 P.M.
Saturday: the same schedule as during the week, but there is an additional
bus at 5:30 P.M.
Mexico City to Taxco (about two & one half hours)
Monday through Saturday : 7:40, 9:40, 10:40, 11:40 A.M. and 1:40, 4:40
& 10:10 P.M.
There are a few available services; the best of the three costs about
US $14 one way. The trip takes about four hours and we'd recommend going
for the air conditioning. There is very hot country between Taxco and
Monday through Saturday: 7:00, 10:15 A.M. and 12:15, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00,
6:00, and 6:40 P.M. On Saturday there is an additional bus at 7:30 P.M.
Monday through Saturday: 7:10, 9:10, 12:10, 14:10, 17:10, 18:10
Roja, Av. de los Plateros Tel: (762)622-5488 or (762)622-0131
This bus service is decidedly more casual than Estrella de Oro. We have
even experienced cancellations of scheduled trips (for which we had
tickets) when it appeared they didn't have enough passengers to make
a profitable trip -- not such an awful thing unless you're on your way
to Mexico City to catch a flight. No matter what your destination,
get your tickets the day before your departure.
To Cuernavaca (about 1 and 1/2 hours duration)
hourly at 5 minutes past the hour beginning at 6:05 in the morning with
the last bus leaving at 8:05 P.M. The trip costs just $50 pesos or less
than US $5.00.
(about five hours) and to Chilpancingo (about three hours) on the same
Departures from Taxco
4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 A.M. and 12:10, 2 :40 and 6:40 P.M.
(about two and one half hours)
Busses leave from 5:00 A.M. through to 8:00 P.M. with the exception
that there is no bus at 10:00 A.M. The cost is about $100 pesos or about
(about two and three quarters hours) and to Ixtapan de la Sal (about
one and one half hours) on the same route. To Toluca will cost about
$75 pesos or about US $7.50. To Ixtapan will cost about $38 pesos or
around US $4.00
Busses leave at 1:40 and 11:40 A.M. and at 1:40 P.M.
De Morelos, Cuernavaca
Tel: 01-777-318-9187 or 01-73-27371 or 01-73-24481
This is an excellent bus company with stations in Cuernavaca. From their
La Selva station they have very frequent service directly to the Mexico
a bus from Taxco to Cuernavaca, the taxi ride between terminals and
the bus ride directly to the airport will cost you the same as a bus
from Taxco to the Taxqueña Bus Terminal in Mexico City with a
taxi ride to the airport.
their schedule for the airport buses: AM--4:01, 4:31, 5:01, 5:31, 6:01,
7:01, 8:01, 9:01, 10:01, 10:41, 11:21 and PM 12:01, 12:41, 3:00 (arr.
4:40), 4:00 (arr. 5:40). Verify the schedule and make reservations ahead
of time if you can. The bus is rarely completely full, but we've had
Cuernavaca to Taxco
Call Sr. Gabriel Hernandez Castro, Sitio Pullman de Morelos, Unidad
39 Tel: 01-7-320-8088 (house) or 01-7-318-6894 (office) Sr. Hernandez
is an excellent driver and very personable. It will cost about $60 for
one or more passengers. You may call him from the airport before you
get on the Pullman de Morelos bus and he'll be waiting for you at the
bus terminal on your arrival in Cuernavaca.
Tel: (762)622-0600 or (762)622-0301 or (762)622-7342
If you need service at a late hour or very early in the morning, call
to ask for a pick up. There will be a small surcharge and it's worth
Sr. Anzures lives in a nearby village called El Azul
where there are no private phones. Call the central village number,
(762)622-6910, and ask for him or leave a message for him to call you.
He is fluent in English, charming, available as a driver or guide. He
is well known and trusted by wholesale silver buyers who are carrying
valuable quantities of silver jewelry from Taxco to the airport in Mexico
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Turismo Garlun, Plazuela de Bernal No. 10, at the side
entrance to the Centro Joyero (the old Castillo building-side entrance)
Owner: Sra. Rosalinda Hernández García,
Making travel arrangements in Taxco for anything but local or in country
tours is nothing but a waste of time for travel agents in Taxco. Rosalinda
will help you if you need it, but don't mess with flight coupons or
frequent flier miles or anything of that sort. She can't help you much
and you will take up a lot of her time.
Posada de la Misión, Alejandro, Tel/Fax: (762)622-0488
Trucking service--Call Francisco at (762)622-1656.
trucks for moving--Camionetta #4, Isidro Martínez
Ibarra, (762)622-4037 Find him on Av. de los Plateros at the corner