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Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

Canada/UK
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Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

Hi everyone,

The two of us will be travelling to Zitacuaro in Feb 2018 by bus from MC and are trying to figure out how to reach Cerro Peylon (butterfly reserve). I've read that getting a taxi to the reserve is not too difficult, but finding one to take back to Zitacuaro is tricky and we don't want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere overnight! Looked into car rental companies as an option but I can't see any in Zitacuaro? Other option could be to take an organised tour so that we know transport is sorted, but haven't seen any that depart from Zitacuaro.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

7 replies to this topic
Canada/UK
Level Contributor
73 posts
46 reviews
1. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

Public transport could be possible too? Although I'm not sure how frequently buses/vans would operate, especially on the return journey....

Sussex, Wisconsin
3 posts
2. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

When we went last year we paid a local taxi driver to stay there. We paid our way there and once we were finished (and made sure he was still there) we paid the rest of it and he brought us back.

Edited: 05 December 2017, 14:16
Chicago, Illinois
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2 posts
23 reviews
3. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

HI there,

I am going this week. How did you end up going?

Thanks!

J W
2 posts
4. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

super easy. Take a taxi to JM Butterfly Ranch (family owned business they have a website). They can arrange the horses entrance etc to Cerro Pelon. We stayed there last year. Co owner Dr Ellen Sharp is an expat and makes everything easy. She and her family are tremendously informed about the political and environmental situation and have founded a nonprofit called Butterflies and their People.

J W
2 posts
5. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

super easy. Take a taxi to JM Butterfly Ranch (family owned business they have a website). They can arrange the horses entrance etc to Cerro Pelon. We stayed there last year. Co owner Dr Ellen Sharp is an expat and makes everything easy. She and her family are tremendously informed about the political and environmental situation and have founded a nonprofit called Butterflies and their People.

Canada/UK
Level Contributor
73 posts
46 reviews
6. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

Hi,

In the end we found a great hotel in Tuxpan and got a taxi from there. It was easy as the hotel arranged it for us. Only 600 pesos for the guy to drive us to Sierra Chincua, stay while we saw the butterflies, and then drive us back to the hotel. (approx 7 hours as we stayed at the reserve a while).

Btw, there is no need to take a horse at the reserve unless you've got kids or are really unfit. It was a nice one hour walk each way and by the looks of things most people walked it.

Berkeley...
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4 reviews
7. Re: Tours, Taxis or Public Transport?

Would you please share the name of the hotel in Tuxpan?

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