Getting there & away
From Acapulco, catch a ‘Pie de la Cuesta’ bus on La Costera across the street from the Sanborns near the zócalo. Buses go every 15 minutes from 6am until around 8pm; the trip costs M$4.50 and takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic. Buses marked ‘Pie de la Cuesta–San Isidro’ or ‘Pie de la Cuesta–Pedregoso’ stop at the fork of Hwy 200 and Pie de la Cuesta’s arched entrance; those marked ‘Zona Turistica: Pie de la Cuesta–Playa Luces’ continue through town and travel 6km further to Playa Luces, terminating just before Quinta Erika.
Colectivo taxis to Pie de la Cuesta operate 24 hours along La Costera and elsewhere in Acapulco’s old town, and charge M$15. A taxi from Acapulco costs between M$70 and M$125 one-way, depending on your bartering skills, time of day and point of origin.