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Getting There & Away

From the central plaza, the OCC bus terminal is 600m west and the 2nd-class Rápidos del Sur is 250m east. Both lines have frequent services to Tapachula (M$142 to M$318, three to four hours), Pijijiapan (M$82 to M$112, one hour) and Tuxtla Gutiérrez (M$114 to M$202, 2½ to three hours).

Colectivo taxis for Puerto Arista (M$25, 20 minutes), Boca del Cielo (M$38, 35 minutes) and Madre Sal (M$70) run from Matamoros between 20 de Marzo and Belisario Domínguez, four blocks east of the plaza and one block downhill. Puerto Arista combis (M$20) leave from Juárez between 20 de Marzo and 5 de Mayo, one block further downhill. Combis to Madre Sal (M$45) depart from near the market on 5 de Mayo between Juárez and Allende; a private taxi costs M$300. Colectivo taxis for Pijijiapan (M$50) can be found on Hidalgo between 5 de Mayo and 20 de Mayo. Taxis and combis run until about 7pm.