collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by radiator @, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:11 (124 days ago)

Hello,

The only thing I find about collectiveo from airport to centro, which I have used in the past (last time 5 years ago), was from 2 years ago. Does anyone know if collectivo cars still operate, if so, how much? Or cost of taxi to centro? Also, I assume there are money changers at the airport? I have a few pesos, but doubt enough to pay for either. And will they take dollars? Better to get money from ATM/Bank in town?

Gracias.
barb

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collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:18 (124 days ago) @ radiator

There are ATMs at the airport. Turn left and look to your left after you clear customs.

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 15:59 (124 days ago) @ Timmac

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by radiator @, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 20:55 (124 days ago) @ Altona Stu

Thank you for that schedule. I have to tell you with Covid, I am really out of practice traveling anywhere these days and once I get back in the groove, I will not sound so misinformed. Plus I miss L.P. Thorn Tree for great sharing of info. Now Facebook which I do not do.

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 17:52 (124 days ago) @ radiator
edited by Padrino, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 18:01

The combis are the Tight Wad way to get to Centro Zihuatanejo from the airports! As I remember, the cost in December 2021 was 15 pesos, give or take a couple.

Just walk across the parking lot after exiting the airport.

Ah, you are vaccinated and boosted, right? And you will be bringing an N95 mask, yes? Okay, just waited to be sure.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 18:05 (124 days ago) @ Padrino

My wife and I are vaccinated and boosted, and wear N-95 religiously, but when we are there we wouldn’t take a collectivo. Even if all of the other passengers are masked with N-95 masks it still increases risk. In comparison with the airfare and hotel cost, the cab fare really isn’t all that much.

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by radiator @, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 20:56 (124 days ago) @ Timmac

I guess it is considered a shuttle (collectivo) is what I was thinking. Having had Covid, not feeling as concerned as before, but still very careful for other people more so. Unlikely to get infected with the same thing in the next 2 months.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 21:22 (124 days ago) @ radiator

It is unusual but does happen. In California in the past month there have been about 170,000 reinfections. This was 3.6% of the infections reported.

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 22:04 (124 days ago) @ Timmac

In comparison with the airfare and hotel cost, the cab fare really isn’t all that much.

Ah, yeah, right. That's what I really meant to say!

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by radiator @, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 20:52 (124 days ago) @ Padrino

Hi Padrino,
Yes, I am vaccinated, boosted and had Covid on Christmas and it was mild. I have on N95 but who knows if it is legit. I double mask but will see if I can find any. They are in Short supply again as CDC is recommending.

As for the combi, I did not mean the little buses. I meant the Suv vehicles that take a variety of people to their destination. Unlikely I will get Omicron again...I just remember it was less expensive way to go, than a taxi. Not trying to be a tight wad!

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 21:24 (124 days ago) @ radiator

N-95 masks are easily available on Amazon. If you go to the NIOSH website, it lists approved models.

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by victorio, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 22:35 (124 days ago) @ Timmac

N-95 masks are easily available on Amazon. If you go to the NIOSH website, it lists approved models.

Hola.
N95 masks have been praised and rightfully so. For normal people they are the way to go. But I have a lot of facial hair and, in my old age, refuse to shave it. Can't remember what a razor looks like. My compromise is to use a surgical mask covered with a cloth mask. Not ideal but the best that I can do now.

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by radiator @, Sunday, January 23, 2022, 21:57 (121 days ago) @ victorio

Whatever works.

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by Gregorio M. @, J, Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:59 (123 days ago) @ radiator

Yes there are money exchanges at the airport. However we prefer to use a ABM at a local bank. Much easier to have your card returned if the machine “eats” it. Make sure you sign the the back of your debit card. Several years ago the banking machine at the bank I was using ate my card. A bank employee was able to retrieve it, but the jubilation quickly turned to disappointment when he noticed the card was not signed. The card was sent to banks office in Mexico City to be destroyed. Fortunately my wife had her card along so we were ok. Prior to this I could never understand why a debit card had a signature bar on it!

collectivo or taxi from airport and cost 2022

by radiator @, Sunday, January 23, 2022, 21:58 (121 days ago) @ Gregorio M.

I did not know that. I realized I have signed some and not others!