Troncones is approximately a 40 minutes taxi or car ride
from the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport. At this time and
to the best of our knowledge there is no regularly scheduled taxi service
from airport to Troncones and prices vary. We suggest you ask the hotel
where you will be staying for the best, most reliable and least expensive
transportation from airport to Troncones and what the current rate is.
How to get to Troncones by bus:
There are no buses from the airport direct to Troncones.
There are buses from Zihuatanejo to the main entrance road to Troncones
off the main coastal highway Rt. 200.
First make sure you have changed your own currency for
some pesos. (If you use dollars you will not get a good exchange rate.
Best foreign currency to peso rate is at the banks) There is a currency
exchange booth at the airport.
Be sure to get some small bills and coins for bus and taxi fares and
tips. Suggest getting Some Mexican currency in denominations of 20,
10, 5, 2 and 1 peso notes and coins. Also get larger bills for later
on. But the small bills and change will come in handy and save you a
lot of hassle. Nobody ever seems to have change.
Take an airport bus or Taxi to a bus pickup point near
the park located across the street from the Electra Appliance Store
in downtown Zihuatanejo, located at the intersection where the left
turn signal is leading to Zona Hoteleria and Centro.
Ask each bus driver that
stops if it is going to LaUnion.. Do not take any other. If the Bus
destination reads only Pantla or Buena Vista, they will not take you
as far as you want to go. The fare is about $10-12 pesos (approx. $1.00
US). Tell the driver you want to get off at Troncones.
(IN SPANISH: POR FAVOR.. dejeme en Troncones)
When you get off at the Troncones intersection you will
see a small store selling basic groceries and beverages. From the intersection
for Troncones, there is van service to the entronque (junction) in downtown
Troncones. The fare is about $5-6 pesos (approx.50 cents US). There
is van service from the entronque (junction where road ends in a T and
splits off on a road north and south running parallel to the beach)
The fare is approx. $5-6 pesos. There are a number of beaches that make
up the Troncones Community, such as to Playa Manzanillo, Punta Troncones
and La Majahua.
You are best off just telling the van or taxi driver which
hotel or house your staying at. They know all the locations by name.
If by this point you are tired of changing buses, there is a taxi stand
at Restaurant Doña Nica. If a taxi is not there, wait. One will
be along. A bit complicated in getting there, but it will prove worth
the extra hassle. Frankly, unless you really cant afford it, you
are better off biting the bullet and going for the direct taxi from
airport to Troncones, rather than wasting hours of your precious vacation
time waiting for buses and hauling luggage from one to another.
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If you are staying at a
place in Troncones where you will have your own kitchen. We suggest
a stopover at Commercial Mexicana Supermart to stock up on basics, there
is very little available in the way of any serious food shopping in
This will be difficult (if not nearly impossible) to do if you are using
strictly bus transportation from airport to Troncones. However, if you
are hiring a Taxi at the airport, you should first ask for a flat price
to Troncones and after establishing the price ask him how much extra
he would charge for a stop over at Commercio Mexicana to do some shopping.
Make a deal based on the time you will be there in ½ hour increments.
NOTE: We advise that one-person stay in the taxi with your luggage and/or
you get the drivers full name and the Taxicab number.
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