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Busing down the coast from PV to Zihuatanejo

22 Jun 2006  Personal busing
4.5 of 5 stars based on 7 votes

Tips on bus travel

  • Category: Roadtrip
  • 1. Bus travel to Meleque

    I nice 3 hour jaunt (over a hour getting through PV) starts at the ultra modern Autobus Centro near the PV airport. To bad it takes the slow route through town. Once clear of the city relax & enjoy the scenery One stop at Tomatlan of about 15 minutes. You get glimpses of lovely beaches & quaint villages. Meleque it's self is a lovely small village on a nice beach with a protected harbor being ringed by some islands. Many moderate hotels & inns to stay at. Good cafés. Do not miss Roosters for a great breakfast. Many Canadians camp here in the in town trailer park. Sister city Barra de Navadad "shares the lovely beach but is more open to ocean currents. Next stop Manzanillo

  • 2. On to Manzanillo

    It's a short hour or so to the modern bus station in Mazanillo after a short stop in Barra de Navadad. Lovely ride along beaches of beauty.. Once there take the local "Brisas" bus to The Posada Hotel, a absolute gem of a place with lovely small rooms all with ocean views. Lovely pool & common areas. Rate includes a Full Cooked to Order breakfast & a endless coffee pot. On your honor beer & soft drinks availble 24 hours a day. It is directly across from the naval base & you get the added bonus of watching the Mexican navy frogmen practice in the bay. El Centro is but a 3 peso bus trip that stops directly in front of the hotel. The town is a real Mexican one with few tourist only shops but lots of retail & a real working port, a interesting water front & park. The hosts at the Posada are the best. Helpful & bi lingual (she;s a gringa he's Mexican). Check it out

  • 3. On to Lazaro Cardenas

    One of the best days of my life. Took the second class bus leaving Manzanillo at 11:00 Am. A short stop in Tecoman it is a 5 & 1/2 trip down a most beautiful coast. I am the only gringo on the bus which stops often only to pick up local people some going a few miles, others longer. Tradesmen, school kids, musicians, peddlers, families, teens, elderly, all of Mexico rode that bus that day. Lovely villages that I wish I could have explored & high into the mountains & agin back down to the shore on the narrow winding road. As we approached LC we went by the exit to Playa Azul a place I wish to visit but not tis trip. We arrive in LC a grimy industrial town with no real tourist attractions. I check in to the Hotel Dolphin adequate if bare bones hotel (it does have a pool) for 280 pesos. I explore the city not seeing another gringo, eating off a taco cart & top it off with a Bing's ice Cream cone.After a some what sleepless night I am up at 5:30 looking for breakfast finaly seeing a "Restaurant Famila" about 2 blocks away. Inside mostly beer drinkers. I sit on the patio having the worst meal I have ever had in Mexico. OJ warm, eggs & beans cold. Coffee cold & tortillas cold & dry. I leave it paying my bill. I return to my hotel grabbing my bag then to the bus station & off to my personal Paradise Zihuatanejo but a hour away!

  • 4. LC To Zihua

    I am in a hurry after 3 full days of travel. We pass familiar names from past trips. La Union then Troconnes with it's spectacular beach skirting the edge of Ixtapa then into Zihuatanejo the best beach town in all of Mexico! I am Home!