Dec 15, 2009, 7:25 AM
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You can cross the city in one to one and half hour if you take the Viaducto La Piedad, Viaducto Alaman and follow the signs to Toluca Morelia once you are in Santa Fe.
Re: [sjcordova] Mexico City airport to Angangueo
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Once you find yourself on the viaducto it is easy and we have yet to encounter a traffic cop there. There are plenty of them on the periferico so watch out if you take that route.
We went there by exiting the first sign we saw towards the Reserve around Tlajomulco it was about 4PM and I would not recommend that road at that time, we ended getting lost somewhere in the mountains, it was night by then very isolated and very dark with no signs to anywhere so we had absolutely no idea of our location. We came in to Angangueo from the reserve and the surroundings at first were not too inviting at night.
Right off the main road into town we found the Hotel Don Bruno( 52 715 60026) , we stayed there because they accepted to take us with our dogs (we had cages). The hotel has a nice garden (a very mediocre restaurant) and was comfortable. Get a room with a fireplace, it is cold in the evening. I believe we had no TV and had to ask them to turn on the hot water as there was no one in the hotel. After settling down we had a very nice evening there. I think we paid 600 or 700 pesos a night for 3 people and 3 dogs, out of season..They knew we were desperate.
The next morning we left and on the way to town and out of town we saw many hotels. It was in April so not during the season and all the places were either closed or deserted, I am sure it will not be our case so make reservations.
We left via Maravatio which was the easy way out of the area. We will redo the same road from Tlajomulco but during the day and I am sure the country side is breathtaking, beautiful pine forest and so on but not a place to get lost at night .
If you get in late stay in Toluca or DF, Tlajomulco is ok but the choice of hotels is not great. We sayed in one of the business hotel off the road there and we froze. I had a broken foot , no heat and no hot water that day that did not make me a happy camper . The place is very high and gets really cold at night in the winter.
Toluca gets cold too but the hotels are modern and comfortable.
The area is beautiful so I am sure you will enjoy driving around. Have a nice trip.
I see you get in at noon, won´t be out of there until 2 PM and unless you take the most diret route on the map. whatever it is you will have to travel at night. Stay in Toluca or Tlajomulco and leave early in the morning to explore the area on the way to the reserve. IMPORTANT get a Guia Roji Mexico Tourist road atlas. It has maps of all the States and major cities and is the best you can get to explore places. The map of DF in there is sufficient to get out of town.