Transport to Zihua

by simoncornell @, Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, June 01, 2017, 23:07 (23 days ago)

Was just wondering what is the cheapest and easiest way to get from the Airport to Villas Mercedes. I have sent 2 emails to ETASA requesting info., but haven't heard anything back. I suppose I can inquire when I get to the airport but would like to book in advance, any suggestions or hints? I also have a post regarding long term rentals (old link) but if anyone has any info. regarding rentals please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be in Zihua on June 6-20. Thanks for all the correspondence and help over the last few months.

Saludos,

Simon Cornell

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by OlsenMN, Friday, June 02, 2017, 07:53 (23 days ago) @ simoncornell

Walk to the right ignoring anyone who tries to talk to you (they are time share salesmen offering free transport)
Walk to the taxi counter and buy a ticket.
Airport taxis are a special concession so prices are high (as in most airports in the world)
If you are alone and in no hurry get a collectivo (shared) taxi for 135 pesos which will take you to your door along with other's doors.
If you are not alone or in a big hurry, get a regular taxi for 460 pesos.
No need for advance anything.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Friday, June 02, 2017, 08:42 (23 days ago) @ simoncornell

The other option is to go to the left, go out the doors there, and walk across the parking lot to the far edge and get a taxi there. 200p direct to where ever you want to go.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Friday, June 02, 2017, 09:35 (23 days ago) @ simoncornell

Here is the link to Rob's Airport Ground Transport

http://www.zihuatanejo.net/airporttaxi.html

There is no reason to book ahead of time. It is a very small airport (four gates) with plenty of Taxis available. We have not ever had to wait for one.

Keith

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Más Chile Más Mejor

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, June 02, 2017, 13:31 (22 days ago) @ Labrat

When we flew down on the direct flight from Chicago, our plane was an hour late getting in. We were the 4th large plane that had handed 1 after another. We had over a hours wait for our taxi because they would take a load into town and return for another load. Immigration was backed up through the entrance door. That was almost as bad on the Saturday the Mexicana flight crew went on strike and because I was in a hurry to get to the airport that morning we were lucky to be put on the Aero Mexico flight to Mexico City. Mexico City was a mad house with all the flights canceled to the resorts all over Mexico. After that until the United direct on Saturday flight we came down a couple of days early and flew home on Sunday or Monday- how we miss Mexicana out of Chicago.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Arizona, Friday, June 02, 2017, 11:07 (23 days ago) @ simoncornell

For those of us who have been here several times the trick of crossing the parking lot and catching a combir or pasa jera or retrning taxi is easy and old hat. For most chronologically gifted couples on fist time visit just bite the bullet and take an airport limo (booth right outside the exit door from immigration). Once you learn the ropes then look for alternative cheap transport. You will be tired and apprehensive when you get here, don't start off on the wrong foot.

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Enramad Neto, best on the beach in La Barra de Potosi, good food, cold beer, great food!

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He's Right!

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Friday, June 02, 2017, 18:23 (22 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

He is SO right. Arrive normally, pay for the taxi at the airport like everyone does, and learn how it's done. You wouldn't save much with the alternative suggestions, and since you don't have your dogs with you, it's all good.

It's good with the dogs too, but there is another step or two involved, none a big deal.

Don't forget that it will be HOT!!!

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by joe26170 @, Full time in Z, Saturday, June 03, 2017, 12:49 (22 days ago) @ simoncornell

The combis outside the airport gates are less than 20 pesos to take you to centro. You can grab another combi to La Ropa or la Madera for 8 pesos or a taxi for 30 pesos. A bit more hassle but if you are planning on returning and staying here a long time it is a lesson you should learn sooner or later.

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by Pelicano, Saturday, June 03, 2017, 16:19 (21 days ago) @ joe26170

The combis outside the airport gates are less than 20 pesos to take you to centro. You can grab another combi to La Ropa or la Madera for 8 pesos or a taxi for 30 pesos. A bit more hassle but if you are planning on returning and staying here a long time it is a lesson you should learn sooner or later.

Although as Rob has pointed out in the past, climbing onto a combi with a bunch of luggage wont endear you to the locals...

:spank:

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by joe26170 @, Full time in Z, Saturday, June 03, 2017, 17:38 (21 days ago) @ Pelicano

As opposed to the locals in the AM with 3 crates of produce? Also, generally, when the flights arrive no locals are really leaving the airport. If there are many people waiting you can just catch the next one.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, June 03, 2017, 18:48 (21 days ago) @ joe26170

If you can afford to pay a fair amount for an airline ticket and more money for a rental, is it really such a great idea to drag your luggage across the hot parking lot in order to save a couple of bucks by taking an uncomfortable ride into town, particularly if you've never visited Zihua before. Even after many trips there, we just take the regular ride to La Madera. It's only about 20 bucks, comfortable and convenient.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, June 03, 2017, 19:01 (21 days ago) @ joe26170

As opposed to the locals in the AM with 3 crates of produce? Also, generally, when the flights arrive no locals are really leaving the airport. If there are many people waiting you can just catch the next one.

It's one thing for a poor hardworking local to haul crates of produce on a micro or Urvan, another for a tourist to take up space with their luggage. Respect is still an important trait to display here, especially by visitors. I disagree with your logic. The locals board the local transport later in the ride. Now if you want to pay double or triple the fare depending on how much space your luggage takes up that's a different matter.

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by Roberto G., Wednesday, June 07, 2017, 21:37 (17 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by simoncornell @, Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 04, 2017, 07:23 (21 days ago) @ simoncornell

Thanks for the information and hints regarding transportation. The shared collective shuttle might be the easiest way to go. I'm sure for my first time, I probably won't be in a mood to be dragging my luggage across a hot parking lot to save a few dollars, but maybe next time. 135 pesos doesn't seem very much and of course piece of mind is priceless. I would like to thank all of you that have contributed your time and knowledge. I have met some wonderful people through this message board and hope to meet some of you while I am there. With any place one travels, the best places that stand out are the people one meets while traveling. Since my initial posting, I have had some great conversations and gained a lot of useful information. Thanks for all the help.

Saludos,
Simon

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Sunday, June 04, 2017, 16:43 (20 days ago) @ simoncornell

Good choice. If you are a party of one, it's got a balance of economy and convenience.

Caveat: if they don't have a full van, you might have to wait for other folks to sign on. My husband is not going to wait. So we just take the taxi. He wants to be on the beach.