Transportation from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa

by DTB75 @, Alberta, Monday, November 22, 2021, 13:06 (12 days ago)

Does anyone know what the taxi rates are between Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa
My wife and I will be staying in Zihuatanejo for 2 weeks and we have family staying in Ixtapa for a week

So we will be making several trips back and forth, wondering what the best and cost effective way to get back and forth

Is there a water taxi option?

Thanks for any help & ideas

Transportation from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa

by Yandosan, Monday, November 22, 2021, 15:42 (12 days ago) @ DTB75

Muy barato.
Commonest question on this forum.

Transportation from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa

by wisconsinjuan @, Monday, November 22, 2021, 16:17 (12 days ago) @ Yandosan

!00-140 pesos depending on where in Zihua you get picked up/left off.

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by DTB75 @, Alberta, Monday, November 22, 2021, 16:36 (12 days ago) @ wisconsinjuan

!00-140 pesos depending on where in Zihua you get picked up/left off.

Thank you

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by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Monday, November 22, 2021, 17:42 (12 days ago) @ DTB75

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by Sunlight Dancer, Monday, November 22, 2021, 20:35 (12 days ago) @ DTB75

The most cost-effective way is on the local bus (micro) unless you have mobility issues. There are a couple steps up when you enter the micro.

Transportation from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa

by PescaJoe, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 01:19 (12 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

A combi or micro is 14 pesos Z to Ixtapa. Playa Linda a bit more.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 06:47 (12 days ago) @ PescaJoe

While it is a great way to go, and we have done it several times, I would still be cautious because of the slightly increased chance of Covid from traveling in a group even if all of the other passengers were masked,

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 07:59 (11 days ago) @ Timmac

While it is a great way to go, and we have done it several times, I would still be cautious because of the slightly increased chance of Covid from traveling in a group even if all of the other passengers were masked,

There are only 4 active cases registered in Zihuatanejo. Our daughter rides the combi almost daily to Ixtapa and back. If you managed to get Covid-19 with those odds you should immediately hop on the first plane to Las Vegas and take a bunch of bettin money. :devil:

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 09:07 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

While I agree that the risk is low, it is still higher than riding in a cab. Certainly the price differential is substantial, but the actual price of a taxi is still small, especially considering, the average tourist probably spent most of $1000 getting there plus the cost of lodging. We will be there for a few days after Thanksgiving and should we chose to go to Ixtapa, (not likely) we would take a cab.

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by PescaJoe, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:43 (11 days ago) @ Timmac

Only a handful of active cases. I ride public transportation every day. How many people do you think taxi drivers come in contact with daily? Silly.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 13:13 (11 days ago) @ PescaJoe

Passive transmission from prior passengers does not happen. Odds of exposure depend on airflow too. With a masked driver and open windows the risk is minimized. On a bus, especially with unmasked passengers the risk is higher. While the risk on a bus is low, it is lower in a cab. While it is good there are few active cases, the number of active cases is not likely to be an accurate assessment of prevalence in Zihuatanejo or for that matter in the US because of low levels of testing and asymptomatic cases. We are both vaxxed and boosted, but taking a bus to save an insignificant amount of money is not worth the admittedly small increase in risk.

Transportation from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa

by noelofthenorth, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 14:05 (11 days ago) @ Timmac

What gets me is that the rest of the world is in a Fifth Wave with riots in Europe because of lock down and in the USA hitting the 750,000 deaths and here again Mexico is one of the only countries not affected and seems to happen just as tourist season opens once again...Keep you eyes open if the hotels get their wish for 100 percent capacity.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 15:52 (11 days ago) @ noelofthenorth

Not letting our guard down. We made a mistake by saying those who had been vaxxed didn’t need to wear masks, enabling the unvaccinated to claim that they were. In our area few were wearing masks, most of whom were to young to qualify for vaccination at the time. We’re I were king, about 6 months after the youngest pediatric patients are approved, I’d not allow unvaccinated people to be hospitalized. (Of course I’d be happy to provide them with Ivermectin.)

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 18:00 (11 days ago) @ Timmac

Glad to see someone understand the situation. Wish there were more...

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by PescaJoe, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 23:31 (11 days ago) @ Timmac

I am not implying passive transmission. Taxistas come in contact with many people which could potentially transmit covid to the taxi driver.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 23:54 (11 days ago) @ PescaJoe

Which would really be no different than the random people on a bus and those they have come in contact with. How many people did the taxi driver interact with, vs how many people each of the bus passengers interact with. I think risk in both cases is low, assuming all are masked, but I think the bus is a bit riskier.

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by Sunlight Dancer, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 16:10 (11 days ago) @ Timmac

I met two ladies from BC today in the park by Plaza Kyoto. During the conversation, one of them told me they were both unvaccinated. For what reason they did not say and I did not ask. Just excused myself and left.

So beware. The international Uncleans are definitely among us.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 18:01 (11 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

Sad to hear but not a surprise! Hopefully, they are the exception and not the norm.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 20:51 (11 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

So, how did they get here since all Canadians are supposed to have to provide proof of full vaccination before getting on an airplane?

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 21:18 (11 days ago) @ Talley Ho

They could have been in Mexico before that rule came into effect or flew/drove from the US

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by Mag B, Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 07:33 (10 days ago) @ Talley Ho

There is a transition period till the end of November. Canadians can still board a plane without being fully vaccinated but they have to show a recent negative test result. It will end the 29th of November: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/domestic-travel?_ga=2.34059681.1694004545.1637759630-1075103933.1637759630
This is the rule but I don’t recall a control of that kind when we board our flight to Mexico in Montreal airport ten days ago.

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 18:58 (10 days ago) @ Mag B

A recent Covid test only says at the time of the test, you were not infected. But if you are not vaccinated, you stand a much greater risk of contracting Covid at any time and, of course, passing it on. I think the negative test loophole is a pretty substantial risk factor for travelers and I wish there was a way to close the loophole. Not a fan of that particular compromise. Or cop out, depending on your point of view.

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by John Redcorn, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 08:46 (11 days ago) @ DTB75

Negative on the water taxi.

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by DTB75 @, Alberta, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 09:17 (11 days ago) @ John Redcorn

Thanks

Transportation from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa

by PescaJoe, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:47 (11 days ago) @ John Redcorn

You can charter a panga to go to Playa Linda. Fun excursion. Fish on the way, stop at Isla Ixtapa and a restaurant will cook your fish. Hang out on the beach or snorkel then go to Playa Linda.