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There was no beach volleyball which was advertised. Templo de San Francisco: Double Eagle restaurant and Peppers grill are both in the same building. In the corner of the bar is what appears to be newly broken glass. With countless poker sites available in Canada, it's easy to become overwhelmed.
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Watch the above video to see what I mean. We sort of learned our lesson on the previous day trip to Mitla. So just shop the tour prices on this block and offer Pesos until someone accepts your offer. They will even pick you up at your accommodations.
Watch the above video to get the main idea. A great deal for Pesos. This is the juice bar in the above video. It is so good. This is at the end of the above video.
They are open late too. We went here after the nightlife tour. We asked our Airbnb host where a great coffee shop was with reliable Internet. She suggested this place. The Internet was great and free so we tried the food.
Restaurante Casa Oaxaca and La Olla: Both of these places came highly recommended by a local Oaxaca friend, but we never made it to either. Let me know what you think if you go. Our Airbnb place had a great kitchen so we eat at home a bunch. We shopped in this local market and this supermarket. You should stay in the old town area of Oaxaca.
Quinta Real Oaxaca Expensive but super nice. Hotel NaNa Vida Medium and nice. Parador del Dominico Totally functional and comfortable. Check out our Life and Food video above to see the video inside this place.
The trip was 5 hours and cost Pesos per person. You will need to check their web page to see if they have a bus from your city to Oaxaca. You can fly into OAX and take a Taxi to your accommodations. I have provided a list of 5 places to stay in old town Oaxaca, see above. Buy a Mexican SIM card for your smartphone when you land here. There is still a train through Copper Mountain but it does not go to Oaxaca. Please book using my recommended flights , tours Viator Tours , Get Your Guide Tours or accommodations , If you book using links to my recommended flights , tours Viator Tours , Get Your Guide Tours or accommodations , you will pay nothing extra, but we will earn a small commission.
Walkability, things to do, Internet reliability, weather, social considerations, food choices, expat opportunities, real estate prices, and the overall cost of living. Oaxaca has a high desirability factor.
If you would like to know how my next 4 stops compare to my existing top 6, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel or Vagabond Buddha. Oaxaca is totally walkable. I would not need to buy a car if I lived here. Normally I go to the supermarket once a week to get fresh vegetables, but the local markets are so clean and fresh here, I would shop there instead. If I moved here I would have to get a dedicated router and plug into it to be happy.
Normally I explore this food diversity question a little better. No Thai restaurant, one Indian, two Chinese restaurants, one Lebanese, one Morrocan, two French, one Brazilian, two Argentinian, nine Japanese, one official vegetarian and one vegan, and a bunch of Italian restaurants. The food diversity seems comparable to other towns in Mexico of this size Municipality k people, Metro Area k people, state total 3. We came to Oaxaca from Puebla, Mexico.
The first things we noticed was that it was warmer here. That is because Puebla was meters feet above sea level and Oaxaca is only meters feet above sea level. It is warmer as you approach sea level. May is the warmest month with an average high of 92F 33C, but it cools down quickly at night to 59F or 15C. January is the coldest month with an average low of 48F or 9C at night, but it warms quickly in the day to 82F or 28C.
The fact that it warms up so nicely during the day in January, is nice. The rainy season is June through September when it rains about 5 inches per month mm. I never really noticed anyone looking at us like we were their next meal. There was more selling going on here than begging. The old town is well lit up at night. There are many bike lanes here but not as many bike riders as you will see in Europe of the USA. We saw a free symphony will we were in town.
There were also posters for live music, cinema, and other live activities. You will feel need to learn Spanish to feel like you fit in here.
There are 10 Oaxaca groups on MeetUps and 4 of those seem to be communicating in English. There is an Oaxaca Expats group on Facebook with members, with 84 new members this month and 7 posts today. After you have visited at least 4 or 5 places in Mexico, then consider where you want to live. Once it is time to pick a place to rent for a year or so, I recommend renting an Airbnb apartment here for a few weeks.
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You can either subscribe at VagabondBuddha. Click this interactive Google Map to get started on our Puebla Mexico free old town walking tour:. Puebla has a traditional city plan with a cathedral on the main square Zocalo and the seat of the local government.
For the first years after the founding of Puebla in , the Zocalo was used as a local market Tianguis. In , the first renovation added gardens, lamps, and benches. The most recent renovation was in Construction was begun in , and was completed in It is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world and has the tallest towers of any cathedral in the Americas.
It also houses some of the most important collection of the arts, paintings, and sculptures. Only one of the towers has bells, the largest bell weighing 8 tons, was installed in The mural painted on the inside of the dome is the work of artist Cristobal de Villalpando in The streets of historic Puebla were paved with stones in Municipal Palace Puebla City Hall, 4.
This location has been the seat of the municipal power since The current manifestation of the palace has neoclassical and renaissance influences and was completed in This was the first public library in colonial Mexico, founded in It was founded by its namesake, Bishop Palafox, who donated of his own books.
The current manifestation of the library was completed in The library now has 41, books dated from the 15th to the 20th century. Next door is the House of Culture of Puebla. In fact, you have to walk through the House of Culture to get to the library. This museum is housed in two colonial-era buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, includes thousands of significant pieces of pre-Columbian from BC , 19th-century vice-royal, and contemporary art.
There are guided tours available to bring this experience to life. This museum was founded in and is said to be the first museum in Puebla.
It is located in a Mansion that was built in the 17th century. The facade of the museum is tiles made of the local Talavera pottery. The museum suffered heavy damages in the and Earthquakes. It is estimated that required renovations for reopening will be complete in October of Across the intersection from this museum is the Parian Market.
Make sure to see both before moving on with the tour. You will also encounter the Barrio de Artists at this stop. Barrio de Artista might be my favorite street in the city.
So we decide to come back in the evening to enjoy some live music here for our below nightlife bar hopping tour. Teatro Principal This is the oldest active theatre in the Americas, inaugurated in It still has ongoing performances of theater, opera, dance, concerts, and private events. Templo de San Francisco: Franciscan friars arrived in New Spain in to establish this settlement between Veracruz and Mexico City.
This was the first convent established in the city of Puebla. It is located in the oldest area of the city. The church and convent with two-story cloister were completed by Both have continued to be embellished until This is a museum of religious art located in the city of Puebla. It is inside the ex-convent of Santa Monica that was built in the 17th century. It was a secret female convent until because convents were unlawful according to the Reform Laws.
Since , it has been a museum dedicated to religious paintings and sculptures. You can learn about the everyday lives of the nuns who once lived here. Make sure to walk up Calle Cinco de Mayo to get here. It is a vibrant walking street. You can also walk back down Calle Cinco de Mayo to get to the eighth and final stop on the walking tour.
Capilla del Rosario The Chapel of the Rosary: Since its opening in , this church has been a stunning example of the ornate nature of Baroque expression. The interior is almost completely covered in gold leaf. Some consider this the greatest achievement of artistic-religious expression in Mexico. The Santo Domingo Church and Convent were completed in This is the Domingo Church of Bishop Julian Garces, who had the dream about angels descended from heaven and traced out a city.
Also at this stop is the art collection and former homes of one of the culturally richest families in Puebla. It has been turned into a free museum. You enter through a small door between two retail stores.
Finally, you will find arches just 20 meters further down from this museum entry. Just walk through the arches and you will find a beautifully restored 19th-century Victorian market, The Victoria Mall. Cholula Mexico Walking Tour: Here is our free self-guided day tour of Cholula Mexico in case you are a do it yourself-er or just cheap like me. First, you must take the bus or train from Puebla to Cholula.
You can catch the bus to Cholula here for 15 Pesos each way. You catch the train here for 65 Pesos each way. El Mural de los Poblanos: Puebla Mexico is famous for mole sauce. Mole sauce is chocolate chile sauce. Puebla is also famous for Chiles en Nogada. On the day of our walking tour, we googled the best mole and Chile Nogada in town and we found this place. I am a vegetarian and Qiang Hui is not. But we wanted to order both dishes and share them, and this place happened to make both with vegetarians options.
They were both really delicious and expensive. This place had fair prices and great food. We ate there twice in one day. For breakfast, I had huevos rancheros and Qiang had mole chicken enchiladas. Then for dinner, Qiang had an excellent salad and I had another Mexican dish. I prepared about 6 meals at home while we were in Puebla at our Airbnb place. We shopped at this grocery store which was only 2 km from our Airbnb place.
For daily produce needs, this local market was only 2 blocks from our place. Our Airbnb place had a great kitchen and a nice dining room table where we could work and eat. You should stay in the old town area of Puebla. This former colonial mansion is rated 9.
You will be right in the best part of colonial old town. This was about half the price of the previous listing on the day we searched. Plus, it is still rated 9. Plus it is just 2 blocks from the Cathedral.
Here is a really great hostel. I am traveling around the world, 65 countries so far, 11 years. The last few years I have been creating travel or retire cheap in paradise guides. Our normal bus companies all required us to connect to Puebla from Cuernavaca through Mexico City. So Qiang Hui qianghui Instagram found a direct bus from Cuernavaca to Puebla for Pesos, so it was not only easier but even cheaper. You will need to check their web page to see if they have a bus from your city to Puebla.
Check the Taxi stand inside the airport to see if you can beat that price. I have provided a list of 4 places to stay in old town Puebla, see above. There is still a train through Copper Mountain but it does not go to Puebla. If you book using links to my recommended flights , tours Viator Tours , Get Your Guide Tours or accommodations , you will pay nothing extra, but we will earn a small commission.
The truth is, we love a bunch of places in Mexico. We just love some places more than others. Puebla is a place we love to visit and would love to live. First, I consider all of my livability factors, and then I set my livability score for each destination, as high, medium, or low desirability. Puebla has a high desirability factor. But we have five more stops in Mexico on this tour.
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Puebla is totally walkable. This worked fine for normal browsing and research but was aggravating when I tried to upload Youtube videos. This was a single shared router of unknown location. If you have speed requirements, I suggest you rent an entire Airbnb apartment with the router inside the unit where you can plug in with cable for speed sensitive applications.
Near old town, there is one Thai restaurant, two Lebanese, several Chinese restaurants, a few French restaurants, a few Brazilian restaurants, a few Argentinian restaurants, a few Japanese restaurants, one official vegetarian restaurant, and a bunch of Italian restaurants. Other than no east Indian food that I could find, the food diversity seemed about normal for a town of this size.
We came to Puebla on a bus from Cuernavaca. The first things we noticed was that it was a bit cooler here. I checked the elevation and indeed, is at about meters or feet. The higher elevation keeps it cooler here. May is the warmest month with an average high of 82F 28C, but it cools down quickly at night to 53F or 12C. January is the coldest month with an average low of 41F or 5C at night, but it warms quickly in the day to 73 F or 23C.
The fact that it warms up so nicely during the day in January, makes a big difference. The rainy season is June through September when it rains about 7 inches per month mm. There is live music everywhere in the old town area, even some during the day. It felt safe for us to just wander around the old town area at night.
We did stay on streets where locals were walking just to be safe. The old town area has many lights at night. There are more bike lanes here than we have seen in most places in Mexico. The international corporate influence here VW, etc. That can be seen in the diversity of music, food, and the arts here. If cross-country skiing is your thing, you are only about 2 hours from the Popocatepetl mountain with a year-round glacier.
If you enjoy hiking, there are about 10 hiking trails you can find online. You will feel isolated here unless you are willing to learn Spanish. But there are a bunch of groups you can join on MeetUp in Puebla , that seem to have high English speaking memberships. Puebla Mexico has not attracted a large number of American Expats despite being one of the best places to live in Mexico. Americans seem to like to be in groups, so they are more likely to go to places where other Americans are already present.
But if you are a little more independent and adventurous, and you are willing to learn Spanish, this is definitely one of my top picks for living in Mexico. That said, there is an English speaking group on Facebook with members. I recommend renting an Airbnb apartment here for a few weeks and then looking for a long-term rental once you have boots on the ground here.
These sort of Gringo Web Pages can give you an idea of what rents might be, but they are on the high end. When you are on the round here, you will see rental signs on property and you will find better deals speaking directly with property owners.
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This post describes the costs of food, lodging, local transportation, etc. But first, here are some facts about Cuernavaca Mexico I found on Wikipedia:. Then, click the interactive Google Map link on your smartphone to each destination on the tour. This museum includes carvings, ceramics, textiles, pottery, along with unique and contemporary works by 12 different ethnic groups in Mexico.
The French installed dictator Maximillian converted nearby Borda Garden into his summer residence. Maximilian converted Borda Garden into his summer house. Before that, this home was owned by the wealthy mining magnate Jose Borda of the Taxco mines. Today, it is owned by the public and it is possible to take a short boat ride on the lake. The house has been converted into a museum of 18 and 19th century decorations and artifacts.
This main church of the Franciscans in Cuernavaca was completed in the 16th century, became the cathedral in The church was built by Cortes and doubled as a fortress. There are actually cannons mounted on the buttresses of this Cathedral. Look for the restored fresco murals relating to Philip of Jesus, the first canonized Mexican Saint. This building was originally part of the monastery of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca. It was bought by the US artists Robert Brady in I contains a collection of art from all over the world including the Self-Portrait with Monkey, painted by Frida Kahlo.
Brady gave the monastery-house to Cuernavaca City in upon his death. In , Frida was the first Mexican born artist to sell art to the Louvre in Paris. Prints of her works appear all over the world now. This is a beautiful park that is about meters south of the Brady Museum. The street that the Brady museum is on is my favorite street in Cuernavaca so I wanted you to walk a little further south on the street plus see this park.
Look at the arrow I drew by hand on the above Google map. Go the way of my arrow to the park. It is a better view. The Palace of Cortes is the most famous building in Cuernavaca.
It was built by the most notorious Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes. Completed in , it is one of the oldest European constructions built by a civilian in the Americas.
Almost years later, during the war of independence, Jose Morelos was imprisoned here in In , after complete restoration, it was opened as the Regional Museum Cuauhnahuac for the state of Morelos.
It exhibits artifacts from the State of Morelos from the first human habitation through today. It also has Murals created by Diego Rivera. There are also all sorts of local foods and sweets being sold in the plazas. These gardens are in the center of historic old town Cuernavaca.
There is a large stone statue of the Mexican Independence hero Jose Morelos. Click this link to see if there are any specials on Viator Tours during your visit to Cuernavaca. Click this link to see if there are any specials on Get Your Guide Tours while you are in Cuernavaca.
No matter where you are or go in the world, you can find out what tours are offered there by Viator Tours and GetYourGuide Tours. Here is a map of two places you must see near Cuernavaca. The first is an ancient pyramid and the second is a Cortez family sugar plantation.
They are both very close to Cuernavaca, so we combined them into one half day tour. We used Uber to move between the following two destinations:.
The first stop on this self-guided tours is an archaeological site is dated to It is a Tlahuicas ceremonial site that has symbolism indicating the Aztec dominance during the years just prior to Spanish invasion. The two concentric structures might represent the Aztec serpent god, Quetzalcoatl. Next door to this pyramid is the Auditorio Teopanzolco.
There are live performances there such as the symphony, opera, live theatre, and concerts. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Cuernavaca. The second stop on this tour, is a former sugar plantation.
The hacienda lost its surrounding sugar production land in the Mexican Revolution. Today, the hacienda functions as an exclusive hotel.
The hotel owners have wisely integrated a number of the industrial features of the plantation into common areas. And most importantly, do not miss the ancient ruins that exist between the hotel grounds and the Jesus Resurrection Chapel.
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Watch the above video or check out my Tepoztlan post and see if this tour sounds interesting to you. If so, grab a local bus to Tepoztlan. Just go to the local bus stop right on Morelos street within a block north or south of this store. Jump on a bus with Tepoztlan on the windshield. Once in Tepoztlan, click my interactive Google Map on my Tepoztlan post and start your tour.
Take our free full day old town walking tour of Taxco. Taxco has a gorgeous historical center, cobblestone streets, and surrounding magical mountains.
Catch the bus here at the Cuernavaca bus station. Once in Taxco click out interactive Google Map to begin your tour. The free Taxco old town walking tour interactive map is here on our Taxco post. There is no link to the above restaurant on Google. But the restaurant surrounds this Alexandre Von Humboldt statue, right across from the Cuernavaca Cathedral. We had a nice breakfast here. I had a great soy chorizo burger here with french fries. Qiang Hui had a burrito. When you get to the above link on the Google Map, walking deep inside the courtyard through an archway.
Then go up on level to find the restaurant. Brothers Bar and Cafe: This place had great reviews and a few vegetarian options on the menu so we tried it out. We never made it over there but a good friend who grew up in this area said to check out this place for their tasty healthy foods and spa. This is a place a foodie friend recommended so I am positive it is great.
I am eating one meal a day and drinking two vegetable-protein shakes a day. Getting healthy for our beach trip in 3 weeks. The two vegetable juice shakes include zero carbohydrate plant protein powder.
So I am not cooking as much at home. For the protein powder and the limited meals we have cooked at home, we have been shopping at this grocery store. If you are more interested in a traditional Mexican market shop here. Qiang Hui has been making some nice meals this week also.
We have a cute little kitchen and a quaint table in the backyard where we eat. Check out our Airbnb apartment, link provided below. Normally, I recommend staying in the old town area of colonial towns in Mexico. But I am not recommending that you restrict yourself that way here in Cuernavaca. You see most colonial old towns in Mexico have a gentrified city center and the lower cost housing is pushed away from the old town center.
That has happened somewhat here, but the city center is still only partially gentrified. This means that you will not be able to walk to everything interesting in the old town area. You will need to get in your car from time to time and drive to the suburbs. This is the main reason it is not as interesting to me as a retirement haven as other places in Mexico.
I am recommending the following accommodations. They go from most to least expensive, and then I show you where we st. This boutique hotel is in a restored colonial mansion.
Check out the pictures and amenities. It is a gorgeous setting and close to old town. Use Uber to visit old town or our suggested day trips. This gorgeous place is near our favorite parts of old town, the Brady Museum, Cortes Palace, and the Cathedral. Plus it is a secret little hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Cuernavaca.
This basic place is in an amazing location just 5 minutes walk from the Robert Brady Museum. It is in a s movie producers house and is like walking into the 50s. It looks just like the pictures. It is in a good area and has two friendly dogs to greet you when you get home. I am in Cuernavaca Mexico today. We have been traveling around Mexico for 6 weeks.
It was about a 5 hour bus ride. When we add the time waiting at airports, it makes more sense and it is cheaper to ride the bus. You will need to check their web page to see if they have a bus from your city to Cuernavaca. You can also right click any web page in your Google Chrome browser.
Your Chrome browser will translate any website into English or whatever language you speak. You can fly into MEX and take a bus to Cuernavaca. Please use the above links to find bus times and prices. If you need to spend the night in Mexico City, you can stay in one of my recommended accommodations.
Try to leave your home country on Tuesday or Wednesday. Those are almost always the cheapest departure days for flying. Skyscanner finds me the cheapest flights every time. There is just one passenger train still running in Mexico and it does not go to Cuernavaca. In this section of the post, I discuss the Cuernavaca Mexico livability factors.
There are things that I find help me identify the quality of life available in a retire cheap destination. Before deciding to move somewhere cheaper than home, I would consider factors other than cost. I look for and consider the following factors: I rate each of the factors as High, Medium, or Low. Then I do a gut check and assign an overall desirability score: But keep watching, I still have 7 more places to investigate in Mexico over the next 6 weeks. If you want to follow my progress, then subscribe at VagabondBuddha.
That signals to me that I should use a taxi to get around after dusk. I am giving it a medium because it felt okay during the day. There are about k people living within the Cuernavaca metropolitan area. Cuernavaca was one of the first central Mexico destinations to draw international tourists and many wealthy families in Mexico City have second homes here.
So there is a decent foreign influence chasing a diverse palate here. But the restaurants are spread all over the city rather than being easily accessible by foot. For that reason, I give the food here a medium. Cuernavaca Mexico sits at an elevation of meters feet above sea level. The elevation moderates the temperatures in the summer The warmest month of the year is May.
The coolest month of the year is January. The average low at night in January is 54F or 12, but it warms nicely in each day to average 77F or 25C. The rainy season is June through September when it rains about 10 inches per month mm. This might be the most perfect weather in the world.
The Robert Brady museum is one of my favorite things to do in all of Mexico. The Cuernavaca Cathedral was closed and under renovation now. The Cortez Palace is closed and under renovation. The paintings and furniture in Jardin Borda were on loan to other museums in the world. The city planners should try to keep at least 3 out of 4 of the major attractions open all year.
We were here in the middle of August, so it seems like poor planning. I hope you have better luck when you are here. Much of the reading we did before coming here made us feel like this city had more of an international influence than we found on the ground. You would need to be prepared to fully integrate with the local population if you decided to move here. The InterNations web page shows 4 expat events occurring over the next 4 weeks, with attendance in the hundreds for two of those events.
I then found this article explaining why Cuernavaca is not as attractive as a retirement place as it once was. I found this Facebook page, Expats Living in Cuernavaca. It has members but no new members in the last 30 days. The market is a little soft for resale.
Instead, live here for a year or two before you make that decision. Cuernavaca Mexico Low Cost of Living: Here are my estimated costs of living one month in Cuernavaca Mexico. The above table is my notes from my visit here. These prices are not guaranteed for anyone. They are just a place to start your research. You may be able to beat these estimates if you rent an apartment long term.
The best deals happen when you are here in person. Just rent an temporary apartment like the Airbnb we rented and then begin your investigation on the ground here. We head are headed to a new location in Mexico tomorrow. Please subscribe to our Youtube Channel or Vagabond Buddha, if you would like to receive the costs of living estimates for our next Mexico stop. Guess where we are going next? I am traveling around the world finding the best paradise location to retire early with low cost of living.
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Please subscribe to Vagabond Buddha or my Youtube Channel if you would like to see where we head next. Today I am writing about Taxco Mexico. But first, here are some facts about Taxco Mexico I found on Wikipedia:. The highlight of Taxco Mexico is the old town colonial area. You really need to wander around without map for a few hours to really get to know the place.
But take my old town walking tour first so you get a general feel for the history and layout. Then, click the Google Map link below this Youtube video so it can direct you to each destination on the tour. Plaza Borda Main Plaza: Like most main squares in Mexico colonial-era towns, your walking tour starts here. On the main square you also find restaurants, the most significant buildings, and the main church for Taxco.
El Templo Santa Prisca: The above 18th century baroque church was built by Jose Borda of silver mining wealth and fame. It was completed in while Borda was still alive. The church expenses almost bankrupted him despite his untold riches from the silver mines. The pink stonework is the distinguishing feature for temple officiandos. Casa Don Jose Borda: The former home of the famous silver mining magnate Jose Borda is on the west end of Plaza Borda. It is now a museum featuring the works of the most significant artists of the state of Guerrero.
The home is built on five levels. The above 16th century colonial house has Moorish influences and collection of colonial religious art. Museo de Guillermo Spratling: Spratling was a 20th century American who opened a silver design workshop here in Taxco.
His integration of pre-hispanic style with art-deco brought about the economic revitalization of Taxco in the post mining years. Spratling put Taxco on the tourism map. Sanctuary of the Lord of the Holy Veracruz: Former Convent of San Bernardino of Siena: This is the oldest church in Taxco. It was first completed during the 16th century and renovated in the 19th century after a fire.
The above picture is on a sky tram that takes you to Montetaxco Hotel Mirador. The Teleferico is on the northside of town. Once at the top where the tram drops you, walk to the right to reach the Montetaxco Hotel Mirador. When you return to the Teleferico base, go to Hacienda del Chorrillo. Chorrillo is the earliest colonial period silver hacienda. Its aqueduct was built in It is right next to the Teleferico base station. See the last few minutes of my Taxco walking tour video.
Here are a few free self-guided day tours around Taxco, in case you are a do it yourself-er or just cheap like me. You can go to Cuernavaca and take my old town walking tour for free. The bus takes almost 2 hours each way. The bus terminal in Cuernavaca is walking distance from the start of my free interactive Google Map on my Cuernavaca post.
There is no direct bus from Taxco to Tepoztlan. The trip is about 1. The other choice is to make a weekend trip where the first day you spend in Cuernavaca and the second day in Tepoztlan. The directions to Cuernavaca are in the previous paragraph. My directions to Tepoztlan from Cuernavaca are on my Cuernavaca post. There is no direct bus from Tepoztlan back to Taxco. You can also return to Cuernavaca and get a bus back to Taxco as described in the previous paragraph, but you may have to wait at the Cuernavaca station for an hour or two.
That is why I am suggesting the Uber from Tepoztlan back to Taxco. We were just here in Taxco for a self-guided day tour from Cuernavaca, so we only had one official restaurant meal to report to you. Del Angel Inn Restaurante: I had delicious cheese enchiladas and Qiang had pork chops. It was in the perfect spot with an insane view.
Here are some cool other choices if you are there longer. I had a bite. You should stay in the old town area of Taxco. This is a highly rated hotel with rooftop terrace and swimming pool right in the best area.
It is hard to beat this combination of price and location for a hotel right in the old town area. The location is perfect. Here is a hostel in the great area. It was just under 2 hours each way. You will need to check their web page to see if they have a bus from your city to Taxco. You can fly into MEX and take a bus to Taxco. There is just one passenger train still running in Mexico and it does not go to Taxco.
This post has the Taxco Mexico retire early low cost of living data. Before deciding where to live cheap in paradise, I consider many factors. These factors include walkability, food, Internet strength, weather, things to do, real estate prices, and the overall cost of living. I rate each of the factors as high, medium, or low.
Once individual factors are considered, I think about an overall score. This is a great little colonial-era town. But it is probably a little too small for my taste. We have 6 more stops in Mexico before my final thoughts. Subscribe here at Vagabond Buddha or at our Youtube Channel if you want to see which places end up on top.
Everything is walkable from the old town area: We never ran a speed test here. Although there are many tourists visiting here, they are mostly on da trips from Mexico City, Acapulco, Cuernavaca, etc.
Mostly we saw Mexican and local foods. Taxco Mexico sits at an elevation of meters feet above sea level. The elevation moderates the temperatures in the summer as compared to sea level temperatures at this latitude.
The warmest month of the year is April. The coolest month of the year is December. The average low at night in January is 61F or 16C, but it warms nicely in the day to average 77F or 25C.
The rainy season is June through September when it rains about 9 inches per month mm. You might call this perfect weather? This town has a large tourist serving feeling to it. Taxco Mexico Cost of Living: Here are my estimated costs of living one month in Taxco Mexico, as a temporary visitor. These estimates would fall substantially if you rented your own apartment month to month. But you would have to be here to get this kind of deal. We are heading to a new part of Mexico tomorrow.
This is my Tepoztlan Mexico retire early low cost of living guide. In the last 11 years, I have been to 65 countries. Qiang Hui of Hoboventures. She is fun to watch. This week we are exploring the livability of Cuernavaca and Taxco. I thought Tepoztlan would only be a day trip.
We are here today and I loved it. I could live here in Tepoztlan easier than Cuernavaca. In fact, I like Taxco more than Cuernavaca also. So I created this quick and dirty retire early low cost of living post for Tepoztlan Mexico. This is my signal to you to consider this town if you like the intersection of a small, rural, and hippie atmosphere.
A voluntary firefighter's organization is a qualified organization and a labor organization is a qualified organization for the purposes of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act if they use the proceeds from a game of chance solely for scholarship or charitable purposes; Z. Organizations eligible for bingo licenses. The New Mexico state fair: A qualified organization may conduct a raffle on the grounds of the New Mexico state fair during the state fair only after obtaining express prior approval of the state fair commission and the board.
Classifications of licenses and permits. The board shall establish and may issue the following categories of licenses: The board shall establish and may issue permits for the following employees: Disclosure of background information. The board may require an applicant for a license or permit to be issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act [F-1 NMSA ] to disclose information sufficient for the board to make a determination as to the applicant's suitability.
The board may adopt rules to coordinate the manner in which the information is produced. An applicant shall provide all of the information required by the board. Application for licenses or permits. Each applicant for a license or permit to be issued under the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act [F-1 NMSA ] shall file with the board a written application in the form prescribed by the board, duly executed and verified and containing: The application shall be signed by the applicant or the applicant's agent, and the signature shall be notarized.
In addition to the requirements of Subsection A of this section, each applicant for a bingo license shall provide the board with the following: Standards for granting a license or permit. An application for a bingo license shall not be granted unless the applicant is a qualified organization and is authorized to do business in New Mexico. An application for a manufacturer's license or a distributor's license shall not be granted unless the applicant is qualified to do business in New Mexico.
An application for a permit shall not be granted if the applicant has been convicted of a felony offense or a violation of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act [F-1 NMSA ] within ten years of the date of application. The board may establish by rule additional qualifications for a licensee or permittee as it deems in the public interest. Licenses and permits; specific requirements. A permit issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act shall be valid for three years from the date of issuance and may be renewed for successive three-year terms.
A license or permit or a renewal of a license or permit is not transferable. Fees for licenses and permits; disposition of revenue. All administrative receipts, including license and permit fees, collected pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act shall be deposited in the general fund.
Forfeiture of license; ineligibility to apply for license or permit. Any person who makes a material false statement in an application for a license or permit to be issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act [F-1 NMSA ] or in any statement submitted with the application, fails to keep sufficient books and records to substantiate the quarterly reports required under Section 19 [F NMSA ] of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act, falsifies any books or records insofar as they relate to a transaction connected with the holding, operating and conducting of a game of chance under any such license or permit or violates any of the provisions of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act or of any term of the license or permit, in addition to any other criminal or civil penalties that may be imposed, may, at the option of the board, be required to forfeit any license issued under that act and be ineligible to apply for a license under that act for at least one year thereafter.
Persons permitted to conduct bingo and pull-tab games; premises. The officers of a bingo licensee shall designate a bingo manager to be in charge and primarily responsible for the conduct of all games of bingo and pull-tabs. The bingo manager shall supervise all activities on the occasion for which the bingo manager is in charge. The bingo manager shall be familiar with the provisions of the state laws, the rules of the board and the provisions of the bingo license.
The bingo manager shall be present on the premises continuously during the games and for a period of at least thirty minutes after the last game. The bingo manager shall designate a game accountant to be primarily responsible for the proper preparation of the quarterly reports in accordance [with] the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act [F-1 NMSA ]. For a bingo game, the bingo manager shall designate a bingo caller to be responsible for drawing and announcing the bingo numbers.
The premises where any game of chance is being held, operated or conducted or where it is intended that any equipment be used shall at all times be open to inspection by the board and its agents and employees and by peace officers of the state or any political subdivision of the state. No owner or co-owner of the premises or, if a corporation is the owner of the premises, any officer, director or stockholder owning more than ten percent of the outstanding stock shall be designated as a bingo manager, a game accountant or a bingo caller.
Each license issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act [F-1 NMSA ] shall contain a statement of the name and address of the licensee, date of issuance and date of expiration.
Any such license issued for the conduct of any games of bingo or pull-tab shall be conspicuously displayed at the place where the games are to be conducted. No bingo or pull-tab game shall be conducted with any equipment except that which is purchased or leased from a licensed distributor or manufacturer or another bingo licensee. The equipment used in the playing of a bingo or pull-tab game and the method of play shall be such that each bingo card or pull-tab has an equal opportunity to be a winner.
The objects or balls to be drawn shall be essentially the same as to size, shape, weight, balance and all other characteristics that may influence their selection. Electronic bingo machines and video pull-tabs are not authorized for use on the premises. Conduct of games of chance. For games of bingo: All numbers announced shall be plainly and clearly audible to all the players present. Where more than one room is used for any one game, the receptacle and the bingo caller shall be present in the room where the greatest number of players are present, and all numbers announced shall be plainly audible to the players in that room and also audible to the players in the other rooms; 6 the receptacle and the bingo caller who removes the objects or balls from the receptacle shall be visible to all the players at all times except where more than one room is used for any one game, in which case the provisions of Paragraph 5 of this subsection shall prevail; 7 the particular arrangement of numbers required to be covered in order to win the game and the amount of the prize shall be clearly and audibly described and announced to the players immediately before each game is begun; 8 any player is entitled to call for a verification of all numbers drawn at the time a winner is determined and for a verification of the objects or balls remaining in the receptacle and not yet drawn.
The verification shall be made in the immediate presence of the bingo manager; and 9 no person who is not physically present on the premises where the game is actually conducted shall be allowed to participate as a player in the game.