getting to cacaxtla
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 13, 2013 6:37 PM Last Post By: tiredandretired
Mar 7, 2013 5:39 PM
getting to cacaxtlahi just wondering if anyone has any update on how to get to cacaxtla from puebla. the LP says to take Flecha Azul buses but i have looked at the CAPU terminal website and cant see any bus company by that name. ist it still easier to go to Nativitas then catch a collectivo rather than going to Tlaxcala? Any advice would be welcome (we are actually staying in Cholula so dont know if going to Puebla is the best option - think it probably is0
Mar 8, 2013 7:24 AM
Mar 8, 2013 12:36 PM
2On the go right now and no time to search but I came upon this last year.
Perhaps, Flecha Azul has a separate terminal outside CAPU now? Whatever you decide to do, could you please report back re your experience getting there?
Mar 8, 2013 1:23 PM
Mar 13, 2013 6:37 PM
4In Mexico, there is a trade-off in forms of transportation, involving expense; time of travel; security; energy and stamina; and probably other issues I have forgotten.
The collectivos, still called kombis in my area by many people, certainly can be cheaper. But, perhaps more tiring and slightly less secure in some areas, especially when several transfers are needed. Plus even finding the routes to take can be hard at times. And, for visitors on a tight schedule the time involved can be prohibitive.
Of course, some folks will want the collectivo purely for the experience.
Next step up is a bus if you can find one as convenient as described in a posting above.
In Mexico, it is possible to hire a taxi for a specific trip. It definitely costs more, and is for a larger budget. Ask your hotel for a recommendation. If you are lucky, you can find a bilingual driver, who is more of a guide than a driver. It has advantages of less time and stamina required
A few years ago, when we were still looking for a place to live, we went to Guadalajara to look around. We found a driver recommended by our hotel. He had a large car. He took us on a housing inspection tour of the city, the parts he felt met our preferences. Then, for more money, he took us out to Ajijic and Chapala, and found us a good place for lunch. I think the total at the time was around $70, which would clearly be more today. But, it was exactly what we needed. We had one day to see everything, and he made it possible and we got much more information than we could have obtained by ourself in several weeks.
Here in rural Puebla, people in the middle class at times pay a taxi for a lengthy trip. Someone had their car wrecked and when they came back by bus to Tecamachalco, they had their favorite taxi driver make the hour trip and bring them back, in the middle of the night. When the car was repaired (paid by the cuota folks since it hit a rock off the mountain on the cuota from Vera Cruz) they had him take them to Tecamachalco to get the bus to Orizaba.
They obviously are not the poorest people in the community.
In the US, this sort of thing is not practical. My wife has to pay $20 for a quick ride from the bus station in McAllen to the north end of town when she goes there. An all day trip such as we had in Guad. would have cost hundreds of dollars in McA.
My point is, for what would in the US be a modest amount of money, it might be possible to hire a taxi to take you out, wait, and bring you back. I am not suggesting that for you, because you know your budget and I do not.
Edited by: tiredandretired
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