BY AIR (Flying is the fastest & easiest way to
travel to Costalegre)
Manzanillo airport ZLO One of the most beautiful
airports in the world lies between a long and secluded white
sand beach and tropical groves of bananas and coconut palms.
There are a number of international air carriers here that can
provide good access for Canadian visitors desiring to come
The small terminal has a restaurant bar, snack bar and gift
shops, as well as car rental agencies and taxis.
Although called the Manzanillo airport, it is actually 36km
away from El Centro, halfway between Manzanillo and Barra de
There is no local or regional bus service
to and from the Manzanillo airport, so you are forced to take
a taxi or rent a car. Both are expensive
propositions. Most resorts have free shuttle vans.
You can save on taxi fares by sharing one
with others from your flight. After your plane lands,
ask (shout out) if anyone wants to share a taxi to some
destination. Bare in mind that most cabs are small
compacts and carry only 5 passengers (including the driver).
There are a few suburbans and station
wagons, but these cost more.
Although slower, another way to save on
taxis is to take one only as far as Cihuatlán, then take a
local bus to Barra or Melaque for less than 15 pesos.
You could also change some money or do some shopping before
catching the hourly bus.
If you are arrived early, are physically
fit and have a lightweight pack, you can walk or hitch the 5km
to Mex 200 where you can wait for a regional bus to take you
north to Costalegre. Most regional buses with empty
seats will pick you up for a modest cost, and drop you off at
Melaque or Barra de Navidad or other places to the northwest.
Casa de Cambio
(Money Exchange) at the Manzanillo airport is Closed! The
ATM Machine may be working.
Pesos' are needed for
taxies and parking (estacionamiento), credit card for car rentals.
LIC. GUSTAVO D. ORDAZ INTERNATIONAL (Puerto Vallarta
Fly to Puerto
Vallarta's airport, then rent a car or bus to your selected
area, town, or resort. Taxis will take you to Costalegre, but
the cost is prohibitive. It's more economical to take a
Regional bus, either from the new bus terminal
north of the airport, or from el Centro. You can catch a local
city bus to old town right in front of the airport. If you
arrive by airplane in the late afternoon, you will have to
stay overnight before bussing south, because the bus trip
takes 3-4 hours and you would arrive in Costalegre in the late
evening, a poor time to start looking for a hotel.
MIGUEL HIDALGO Y CORTILLA INTERNATIONAL
(Guadalajara airport) GLD
to Guadalajara's airport, then rent a car or bus to Costalegre. (bus travel
time about 5-6 hours)