Getting Around

While one of the joys of Taxco is getting lost while aimlessly wandering the pretty streets, it’s actually a very easy place to find your way around. The twin belfries of Santa Prisca make the best landmark, situated as they are on the zócalo, Plaza Borda.

Nearly all of the town’s streets are one way, with the main road, Avenida de los Plateros, being the only major two-way street. This is where both bus stations are located and is the road for entering and leaving the town. The basic colectivo route is a counterclockwise loop going north on Avenida de los Plateros and south through the center of town.

Apart from walking, combis and taxis are the best way to navigate Taxco’s steep and narrow cobbled streets.

Combis (white Volkswagen minibuses; M$6.50) are frequent and operate from 7am to 8pm. ‘Zócalo’ combis depart from Plaza Borda, travel down Cuauhtémoc to Plazuela de San Juan then head down the hill on Hidalgo. They turn right at Morelos, left at Avenida de los Plateros and go north, passing the Futura bus station, until La Garita, where they turn left and return to the zócalo. ‘Arcos/Zócalo’ combis follow the same route except that they continue past La Garita to Los Arcos, where they do a U-turn and head back to La Garita. Combis marked ‘PM’ (for Pedro Martín) go to the south end of town from Plaza Borda, past the Estrella de Oro bus station. Taxis cost M$25 to M$35 for trips around town.