Need help with Mexico City address / area
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 9:53 AM Last Post By: travelinhobo
Oct 12, 2012 11:08 AM
Need help with Mexico City address / areaFamily member is heading off for a one-week trek to Mexico City to visit a friend met during an overseas college trip, and the address given was this area: Camino Santa Teresa, 13 Col. Pedregal del Tlapan CP14110.
Supposedly this in in Condesa? and in a private neighborhood, whatever that means, but looking at the map it appears nowhere Condesa. Can anyone confirm what this area is like or near, before heading off in a taxi, in the nighttime after a late flight?
PM me if you feel the need to. Thanks a lot.
Oct 12, 2012 11:20 AM
1I agree, I don't think it is anywhere near Condesa either, it's in Parques del Pedregal. I was walking through Jardines del Pedregal, the neighbourhood just across the Periferico, a couple of months ago, and many of the streets were private, that is, gated and secured by a guard, which is probably what "private" means. You better make sure you have an invitation before showing up.
There was some public transportation (buses) during the day when I visited (used by the hired help, not the residents, as the homes are very posh and everyone drives private vehicles).
Oct 12, 2012 11:25 AM
2This site lists that address as a Starbucks: http://noteurbane.com/shop/mexico-city/coffee/starbucks-coffee-camino-santa-teresa-13-mx-dif-mx
Seems a long way to go for a coffee :))
Oct 12, 2012 11:43 AM
3My daughter will be meeting the friend at the airport; however one never knows about traffic, accidents (God forbid) and my daughter would like to know in advance where it is she is actually supposed to be staying. I know her friend has a car, and he mentioned the private road in a private neighborhood...which didn't jive with Condesa.
Edited by: kimanjome
Oct 12, 2012 1:02 PM
4When I used google to have a look at the address, it appears to be an apartment building. Possibly one of the nicer unidades habitacionales.
In any event, no matter the exact street localtion,Tlalpan is at the opposite end of the D.F. from where the airport is situated. Depending upon time of day and day of the week this travel will take place, it will probably take between 40 minutes to an hour to get from Point A to Pont B.
Oct 12, 2012 5:41 PM
5It's just west of UNAM in the south of the city. At least a 1/2 hour drive depending on time of day. Nice area tho
Oct 13, 2012 11:32 AM
6Here you go It's west of the UNAM campus. The nearest metro station is 'Universidad' You can can hike it across the campus or take a taxi over from the metro station.
Oct 13, 2012 12:07 PM
7Tlalpan isn't even remotely close to La Condesa, Tlalpan is in the south, south, south, south of the city, southwest to be exact. It's a pretty and safe area to visit, but it's so damn faaaaaaaaaaaar!! The light green subway line has a stop right in front of UNAM CU university, it may seem like very few stations from the Zocalo area but this subway line makes a billion stops for whatever reason. Like, it just.. sits there for like 5 minutes every 200 metres of travel for the last 9 stops, so annoying. If the subway didn't stop so damn much you could get there in 15 minutes from Hidalgo station, the light green subway line is also deliciously jam packed with people all day long, it's like freaking Tokyo!
There is no direct subway route there from the airport subway station, you'd probably take the subway to Pantitlan, change line to the pink line and change line again to the light green line at Balderas subway station. The Panatitlán subway station isn't hard to walk around with, but it's an insanely long walk, it will take you 10 minutes.
Going to Tlalpan from the airport in a taxi would be even more insane, the traffic all the way there is.. just.. insane. You could spend 4 hours in traffic! The DF government is expanding the metrobus service, I think they now have metrobus down in that area but the traffic is still pretty damn insane. The new golden subway line now enters Tlalpan, they are apparently doing test operations some days of the week with public passengers before officially opening it but I don't know if it will be close to the place you need to go.
La Condesa neighborhood is just a few blocks away from the angel of independance in the downtown area to give you an idea.
Oct 13, 2012 6:55 PM
Oct 16, 2012 9:53 AM
9How come you don't just make this simple and have your daughter who knows the person she's going to visit ask this friend where on the map he is?? Why does this have to be so compli...oh, right. It's Mexico.
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