This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Taxco. To help you make friends with Taxco before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located in the state of Guerrero, Taxco (Taxco de Alarcón), Mexico, is home to around forty thousand people. The Spaniards founded Taxco de Alarcón in the early sixteenth century; the main reason for the new settlement was the discovery of silver lodes. Since then, mining and producing silverware and jewelry has become a significant tradition and big economic factor. Thanks to the beautiful landscape and lovely atmosphere, nowadays tourism is on the rise, which is very important for the local hoteliers and silverware shops. The town is around one hundred seventy kilometres away from Mexico City. From there you can either take a car or a bus to get to Taxco. The best way to enjoy Taxco is walking. Be prepared for many steep stairways.
Since Taxco is not so big, the accommodations such as a Taxco (Taxco de Alarcón), Mexico hostel can be found in the centre of the town. As a visitor, you can choose from hotels, guesthouses, and a Taxco (Taxco de Alarcón), Mexico hostel. The quality of the place depends on the price, but most accommodations including your Taxco (Taxco de Alarcón), Mexico hostel offer free Wi-Fi.
If you like silver and silverware, then Taxco is your place. You can find all sorts of lovely produced silver products. Before you buy anything, try to compare the price per gram and check out different shops in different areas of the town to avoid an unnecessary high price.
Architecture lovers will appreciate the traditional houses; narrow streets; and the Santa Prisca Cathedral, Santa Prisca de Taxco, which was built in the eighteenth century. The builder, José de la Borda, got rich in the silver mines around the town. If you want to enjoy a great view over the area, take the cable car up to the hotel Monte Taxco. Apart from a great panorama, you can have a decent lunch at the restaurant up there. At the main plaza, you can find the local cultural centre in Casa Borda, where usually lovely silver jewelry is displayed, as well.
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