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Code : 744 + 7 digits

Acapulco

Means of transportation

By air : "Aeropuerto Internacional Juán N. Alvarez" located 26 km (16 miles) south-east of the city (744) 4352060 (switchboard), 4352061 (Administration), (744) 4669 440, Email : acafrodriguez@oma.bz, www.oma.bz.

This international airport is serviced by many flights from Canada (Air Canada and Air Transat) and the US with Delta, American Airlines, USAir, Northwest and Continental airlines. For schedules of arrivals and departures at the airport of Acapulco, log onto www.flightstats.com/go (departures) or www.flightstats.com/go.

Aeromexico - Av. Costera Miguel Alemán # 286, Playa Hornos, (744) 485 22 80 / 485 1600 / 485 16 25, (744) 485 1544 , E-mail : lperez@aeromexico.com.mx, www.aeromexico.com.mx.

Aeromar, (55) 51 33 11 11 in Mexico City - 01-800-237-66-27 outside Mexico City : www.aeromar.com.mx – domestic flights in ATR42 (propellers airplanes) and CRJ-200LR (50 seats) from Mexico to Aguascalientes/Colima/Manzanillo/Morelia/San Luis Potosi/Acapulco/Huatulco/Puerto Escondido/Ixtapa.

Interjet, low cost (55) 11 02 55 55 in Mexico City - 01 800 01 12345 – open every day, 7h-23h. Consult their web site for offices sales : www.interjet.com.mx - company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A320). Started by domestic flights, now its currently operates to and from the U.S.A.
From Mexico city to Chihuahua/Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/
Huatulco
/Tuxtla/Chetumal/Mérida/Cancun and also to Havana/Miami/New-York JFK and Orange County near Los Angeles.
From Toluca to Las Vegas/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/Cancun.

Volaris, low cost (55) 11 02 80 00 in Mexico City 01 800 122 8000 - www.volaris.mx - domestic and international flights in Airbus A319, company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A319). Volaris is proposing shuttles as Cancun to Playa del Carmen and hotel accommodations in the hotel zone next to Cancun (between MXN 70 and 170), Puebla downtown to airport (MXN50), Tijuana to San Diego, (MXN 230 and MXN 275)... Consult their ground services in the web site : www.volaris.mx.
Domestic flights:
From Mexico to Chihuahua/Cancun/Puerto Vallarta/Tijuana.
From Toluca to Guadalajara/Cancun.
From Tijuana to Acapulco/Oaxaca/Puerto Vallarta/Zacatecas/Leon/Morelia
/Los Mochis/Guadalajara/Mexico.
From Guadalajara to Chihuahua/Puebla.
From Aguascalientes, Puebla, Quéretaro and Léon : direct flights to Cancun.
International flights to the USA :
From San Francisco/Oakland to Guadalajara and Mexico.
From Los Angeles to Aguascalientes/Zacatecas/Morelia/Guadalajara/Uruapan.
From Las Vegas to Guadalajara.
From San José (California) to Guadalajara.
From Chicago to Zacatecas/Morelia/Leon/Mexico.
From Denver to Mexico.
From Orlando to Mexico.
From Sacramento and Fresno vers Guadalajara (new flights).
In process for the beginning of 2013 : Mexico/Tuxtla and Mexico/Mérida.

and,


The last one to obtain the operating license in December 2006 : Aeroenlaces, S.A. de C.V / VivaAerobús -
Property of Investors specialized in Mexican transport (IAMSA) and the airline Irish « low cost » company Ryanair. Company located in Monterrey. Domestic flights from Mexico City as well as international flights to the USA. Consult their site : www.vivaaerobus.com, call center in Monterrey : (81) 82-150-150, in Mexico City (55) 47 775 050, in Guadalajara (33) 47 770 770 and from USA 1 888 9 FLY VIV (359 848). Flights operated with B737-300, same planes as Ryanair, mother-house.
Domestic and International flights:
From Monterrey to Chihuahua/Acapulco/Leon/Puerto Vallarta/Cuernavaca/Oaxaca.
From Guadalajara to Cancun/Mérida/Tuxtla/Mexico.
From Mexico to Campeche/Guadalajara/Mérida/Puerto Escondido/
Cancun/Huatulco/Puerto Vallarta/Oaxaca/Tuxtla.
From Cuernavaca to Cancun (new flight).
From Tuxtla to Cancun.
From Monterrey to San Antonio/Houston/Las Vegas (USA).

They are authorized to operate from Mexico D.F. (Terminal 1) since the bankruptcy of Mexicana/Click.


Land transportation at the airport

Taxis of the airport : the ride airport-downtown costs about $300. The authorized taxis kiosks are located close to the domestic and international arrival zones (buy the ticket for the taxi ride inside the airport - ticket OMA).

By bus :
1- Central Terminal Ejido, Ejido, 47, (744) 469-2028 : There are two bus companies : Estrella Blanca and Futura. They service the same destinations than the following terminals. Compare the prices between the different classes.


office of Estrella de Oro2- Terminal central de Autobus de Primera Clase, Estrella de Oro (Av Cuauhtemoc, 1490), (744) 485-8758 -
www.estrelladeoro.com.mx. Departures every hour from 6 AM to 2 AM to Mexico South Terminal (Tasqueña). Duration of the trip: 5hours to 6hours and a half, depending of the stops. 2012 fees : from $450 to $550 depending of the class of the bus (Plus or Diamante). It also services Cuernavaca, Ixtapa, Taxco, Iguala, Chipalcingo, Lázaro Cárdenas and Veracruz (night departure at 9 PM, $1000).


      Right picture : office of Estrella de Oro

3- A new Terminal, called DIAMANTE, on the road to the airport is also serviced by Estrella de Oro, with the destinations : Mexico City (South Terminal), Cuernavaca, Ixtapa, Taxco, Iguala, Chipalcingo and Altamirano - www.estrelladeoro.com.mx, 01 800 9000 105.

In all these three terminals, there are an ATM and lockers ($5 per hour/per luggage).

Packages bus/hotel : www.autobus.com.mx/edo/

Offices of Estrella Blanca : www.estrellablanca.com.mx
1- Diamante Marquez - Boulevard De Las Naciones No. 154 Col. Puerto Marquez C.P. 39907, (744) 466-03-66
Zócalo, av. Costera Miguel Alemán # 207 Edificio Oviedo Zona Centro, C.P. 39300, (744) 483 56 86.

Taxis or peseros or bus :

The taxi costs 455 pesos to go to the Zócalo/ La Caleta, 410 pesos to go to the hotel zone, 345 pesos to go to Las Brisas (Scenic road), 285 pesos to go to the hotel Princess. A pesero costs 130 pesos/person to go the Costera. The blue or yellow city buses service the coast from Puerto Marques to La Caleta for $8 or 10 depending of your destination. Wave to the driver. Destinations are marked on the windshield.



Rental cars : Avis and other local companies can be found at the airport or/ and in downtown :

ALAMO : avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 2148 - 484 33 05
AVIS : avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 139 - 484 57 20 / 466 91 90 (airport)
BUDGET : avenue Costera Miguel Alemán, at the first floor of Emporio hotel, 481 24 33 / 466 90 03 (airport)
HETZ : avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 137, next to the hotel Monaco, 485 89 47 / 466 91 72 (airport)

museum of las Mascaras in Acapulco Tourist office
The tourist Office of the state of Guerrero - Centro Internacional Acapulco (Convention Center)- avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 4455, (744) 484 44 16 / 24 23, open 9 AM-9 PM, Mon-Fri and 9 AM-2 PM, Sat. The staff is friendly and gives you good information - www.guerrero.gob.mx and jhuerta@guerrero.gob.mx or www.acapulco.gob.mx.



Consulates

Germany : Antón de Alamino # 26, Fracc. Costa Azul, (744) 484 18 60 / 96 80, 484 38 10
Austria : Juan R.Escudero # 1, Edif. Fernández First floor, Fracc. Costa Azul, (744) 484 18 60 / 98 60
Canada : Consular Agency of Canada, Pasaje Diana, avenida Costera Miguel Alemán 121, L-16, Fracc. Magallanes, 39670 Acapulco- 744-484-13-05 - aplco@international.gc.ca.
France : avenue Costera M. Alemán # 91 Condominio Nikko Desp. 205 - 206, Fracc. Club Deportivo 39690, (744) 484 45 80, (744) 484 82 77, Courriel : notaria15@hotmail.com
Italy : Gran Via Tropical # 615B, Col. Las Américas, (744) 481 2533 / 483 3875

     Consult the tourist office for the complete list of consulates (subject to changes).

      Picture above : Museum of las Mascaras in Acapulco (museum of the masks)

Cultural Center of Acapulco (Instituto Guerrerense de la Cultura, avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 4834, behind CICI) : free shows several times a week.

Recreation
SHOTOVER JET : ten people speedboat, (744) 484 11 54 / 55 / 56, ventas@shotoverjet.com.mx or www.shotoverjet.com.mx.
palm trees in Acapulco "FIESTA & BONANZA" : mini-cruises on average size boats - departures at 4:30 PM and 11:30 PM for a night cruise I the Bay. Music, bar and restaurants on board, (744) 482 20 55 / 482 49 47, (744) 483 25 31 , yatesfb@yahoo.com.mx, avenue Costera Miguel Alemán, Glorieta Tlacopanocha locales 4 and 5.
"ACAREY" : same type of cruise as the previous one - several departures a day : acarey_ventas@yahoo.com.mx, (744) 482 37 63 / 64 / 65, (744) 482 37 67. Compare the prices of these three companies on the premises !
Beach activities : parasailing from the beaches Hornos and Condesa.

      Right picture : palm trees in Acapulco

Post-office : Palacio Federal, avenue Costera Miguel Alemán (not far from the Zócalo); open 8 AM-8 PM, Mon-Fri et 8 AM-2 PM on Saturday.

Laundries : Lavanderia Coral, Calle B Juarez and Felipe valle, open from 9 AM to 2 PM and from 4 PM to 7 PM on week days and from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday : 12 pesos/kg. Lavanderia Lavadin, corner of La Paz and Iglesias, open from 8 AM to 11 PM from Monday to Saturday : 14 pesos/kg. These two laundries are close to the Zócalo.

In other parts of the city : Laundry Self Service : Diamante, Simon Bolivar ( 443-0114) and Lavanderia Wash & Wear, Costera M Alemán, 78, in front of Hotel Calinda ( 484-9363).


Banks, ATM and foreign exchanges offices : There are many of them on downtown, on the Costera Miguel Alemán Avenue and at the Zócalo. ATM Visa :

Roads Police
: (744) 441 34 36 / 34 38

Tourist Police : (744) 485 04 90 / Locatel, (744) 481 11 00 (help the tourists in any kind of emergency)

Public security : (744) 485 06 50 / 485 08 62

Red Cross : (744) 485 81 78 / 445 58 80



Health :

Health Center, (744) 482 05 15
Hospital Magallanes, Massieu # 2, (744) 485 61 94, close to Park Papagayo
Hospital centro Medico, José Alvarez Arevalo # 620, (744) 482 46 92.

Hard Rock, avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 37, (744) 484 66 80 / 484 00 47 - open from 12 noon to 2 AM.

Planet Hollywood, avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 2917, (744) 484 21 23 / 484 07 17 - open from 12 noon to 2 AM.

Tranvìas Turisticos, avenue Costera Miguel Alemán s/n corner Francisco Pizarro in front of Crown Plaza hotel, (744) 484 79 54. Departures everyday at 10:30 AM. Recommended for the wonderful views of the Bay.

Supermarkets : BODEGA AURRERA and BODEGA GIGANTE, two huge supermarkets on the Costera Miguel Alemán Avenue, open until 11 PM.

INEGI : avenue Costera Miguel Alemán # 315 inside the Federal Palace, 2nd floor.

Hotels Association : (744) 484 2216/484 0271 / 484 0308 -

Motels and mexican hotels association : (744) 482 12 12 ext 26.

Code : 755 + 7 digits

IXTAPA

view of Ixtapa Tourist office :
Plaza los patios, (755) 553 0799 or 553 0482, open 8 AM-8 PM (week days) and 8 AM- 3 PM (on Saturdays). Tourist office : 553 15 70 or Office of the Costa Grande, Calle Galo # 1, 544 83 61.

Banks : there are numerous by the Zócalo

Tourist Police : 060 / 554 22 07

Laundries :
Lavanderia Gaitan Cortes Austreberto on Pelicanos avenue 15, between Calle 4 and 6, open 8 AM-9 PM, Mon-Sat and 9 AM-1 PM on Sundays.

     
      Right picture : view of Ixtapa




Bus Terminal
:
market of the shells Terminal central de Autobus de Primera Clase, Estrella de Oro - (755) 553 1315 or Estrella blanca - (755) 553 0465 - www.estrelladeoro.com.mx. Departures every hour to Mexico South Terminal (Tasqueña). 2012 fees MXN 598. It also services Cuernavaca, Acapulco, Iguala, Chipalcingo and Lázaro Cárdenas.
Sales Offices, Plaza Ixpamar, Locales 1 and 2, (755) 553 1315, reservations 01 800 9000 105 or in ZIHUATANEJO, av. Paseo Zihuatanejo, lote 34 manzana 10, ( 755) 554 2175, reservations 01 800 9000 105.
Sales Offices of the company Parhikuni - destination Morelia, Lázaro Cárdenas, Pátzcuaro.
Ixtapa : Blvd Ixtapa S/N Zona Comercial de Ixtapa Plaza Ixpamar Local 10 C.P. 40884, (755) 553 38 16 and Zihuatanejo : Paseo de Zihuatanejo Núm. 47 Col El Hujal C.P. 40880, (755) 54469 91.

    Above picture : market of the shells


Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo airport (on the road to Acapulco) :

It is located 21 km (13 miles) from Ixtapa and 13 km (8 miles) from Zihuatanejo. This international airport is serviced by many flights from Canada (Air Canada and Air Transat) and the USA with Delta, American Airlines and Continental airlines. For the schedules of the arrivals and departures at the airport of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, log on to : www.flightstats.com/go.

Aeromexico, Centro Comercial Los Patios, offices 16 and 17, 01-800-021-4010 or (755) 553 0555 / 2055,
(755) 553 1077 or Juan N. Alvarez # 34, Col. Centro, (755) 554 2018 / 19, (755) 554 2018.


Aeromar, (55) 51 33 11 11 in Mexico City - 01-800-237-66-27 outside Mexico City : www.aeromar.com.mx – domestic flights in ATR42 (propellers airplanes) and CRJ-200LR (50 seats) from Mexico to Aguascalientes/Colima/Manzanillo/Morelia/San Luis Potosi/Acapulco/Huatulco/Puerto Escondido/Ixtapa.

Interjet, low cost (55) 11 02 55 55 in Mexico City - 01 800 01 12345 – open every day, 7h-23h. Consult their web site for offices sales : www.interjet.com.mx - company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A320). Started by domestic flights, now its currently operates to and from the U.S.A.
From Mexico city to Chihuahua/Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/
Huatulco
/Tuxtla/Chetumal/Mérida/Cancun and also to Havana/Miami/New-York JFK and Orange County near Los Angeles.
From Toluca to Las Vegas/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/Cancun.

taxis fees in Ixtapa

Rental cars : BUDGET - plaza Ambiente Desarrollo Marina, Ixtapa, (755) 553 0397 or airport / (755) 554 48 37.

Red Cross, 065

Recreation : diving, biking, kayak with www.ixtapa-adventours.com - Tours Adventures, (755) 115 1734, info@parque-aventura-ixtapa.com.mx

 

      Right picture : taxis fees in Ixtapa


The luxurious resort of the Club Méditerranée
Located 112 miles north of Acapulco, between the Sierra Madre and the Pacific Ocean, built in a tropical park, Ixtapa Pacific is one of the most beautiful villages of Club Méditerranée.
It has the atmosphere of a family hacienda and shows the whole Latin-America exuberance.
Designers Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, who renovated the old building dating from 1982, have done a good job.
With a quasi Mediterranean climate, in a secluded bay, this place offers the spirit of club Med (friendly and multicultural) as well as a contemporary design inspired by Mexico.
The colorful buildings, with terra cotta tiles copy the architectural style of the country with many arches, balconies, pergolas and Spanish style ironworks. The orange and ochre colors contrast with the palette of greens from the luxuriant vegetation.
Facing the Ocean stands a white building recalling the Californian villas. It houses the restaurant El Encanto which offers five dining rooms with different themes. You have your choice of the green interior garden, the planetarium with cosmic references on the walls, the masks room with a glamour touch delivered by velvet chairs and golden decoration and a quirky mirrors room with shimmering puzzles.
All the furniture and decoration objects are made by artisans from Guadalajara. These artisans already worked for the renovation of the village of Cancún.
At the other end of the village, a white hut houses the Luna Azul, a small scale restaurant (40 seats) with an atmosphere of intimacy and a delicious and inventive cuisine.
Dedicated to families, the new Ixtapa Pacific gives priority to comfort. All club rooms and family suites are equipped with quality facilities: flat screen TVs, Internet access, mini-bar regularly filled up... From 4 months to 14 year old, the children are pampered in suitable structures.

IXTAPA PACIFIC :
Playa Quieta, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, (52) 755 55 51 000, www.clubmed.fr/ixtapa
It is located 180 km (112 miles) north of Acapulco and 30 km (18 miles) from the airport of Zihuatanejo : 298 rooms from 560 to 775 square feet (34 to 54 m2), among them 45 family suites and 15 Ocean View suites. Packages available. Extra charges (in pesos) for deep sea fishing, sunset cruise, swim with the dolphins, ecotourism excursion, spa and some amenities for children under 4 (Children under 4 stay free at Club Med).

 

Zihuatanejo

municipal palace of ZihuatanejoTourist Office : It is located on the second floor, at the end of the corridor in the Municipal Palace (City Hall), on the road to Ixtapa -

Left picture : municipal palace of Zihuatanejo

Post-office, one block from the store Coppel, on Morelos

Health :
Hospital Mediciel : 544-8617 sur Morelos, 6.
General Hospital : ave Moreos and Mar Egeo : 554-3965 and 554-3650



Laundries : Lavamatic, avenue Morelos # 87, next to the store : COPPEL, 544-737. 20 pesos/6kg or 14 pounds for washing and 28 pesos/14kg or 30 pounds for drying.

Travel agency : Calle J N Alvarez # 8, 554-3229 for plane and bus tickets (Bus Estrella de Oro and TAP).

Taxi : Downtown-Bus Station : 45 pesos. Playa de la Ropa- Bus Station : 50 pesos.

Tienda el JumilShopping : open market of craft and Tienda el Jumil (store of local craft run by a very knowledgeable and friendly young girl), both on Paseo del Pescador.

      Right picture : Tienda el Jumil

Museum : Museo arqueologico de la costa Grande, Paseo del Pescador ; entrance fee : 15 pesos. Open from Tuesday to Sunday; 10 AM to 6 PM. It is a small museum with 6 rooms displaying local artifacts and information about the history of the coast of the state of Guerrero.

Recreation :
Tourist kiosks to buy boat tours or activities :

1- Propietarios de servicios turisticos y Pesca deportiva, (for Fishing) Paseo del Pescador, Inside Plaza Commercial “Los adobes”, 12-1719 or Grupo de servicios turisticos independientes. Don’t buy tickets to walking salesmen but at the kiosks.
2- With the Cooperativa Triangulo del Sol, It is 35 pesos to go to Playa Las Gatas (Round trip), a white sand nice beach, naturally protected; They are lanchas (small boats) departing every 10 min from 9 AM to 5 PM. You can snorkel at Las Manzanillas : 1000 pesos up to 4 persons; add 50 pesos for snorkel gear. You can go fishing (1800 pesos/7 hours from 7 AM to 2 PM, up to 4 people in a panga).
3- Diving : PADI, J.N.Alvarez, 52, 112-2016, www.ixtapaaquaparadise.com. They have programs for the no certified as well as for the certified. Discover Scuba Program : half day: 90 US$; swimming pool lessons + equipment rental available.

 

 

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