CRIKEY! That’s all I can say!
Yesterday we decided to take the Turibus, I selected the Circuito Sur route from the internet because it included stops in Coyoacan.
We got to the start point at Fuente de Cibeles which is just a few blocks from our hotel. The park around the fountain and statue is under renovation and the place is a mess.
Once the bus came, and we were chatting with the attendants we found out that, our ticket price, and armband, allowed us to hop off and on, all day, well 9am to 9pm, any and all of 4 separate routes.
The attendant suggested we do the Centro circuit first, then the Sur circuit because as soon as traffic started the Centro circuit would take a loooooooong time, and she was right. We did not follow her advice and went Sur first.
We were the only ones on the Sur bus, and it took a rather long circuitous route, which was great, we saw so many things. Things we’d have not seen if we had taken a cab. We got off in Coyoacan and strolled around, walked some streets, had some breakfast, then made our way to the Frida Museum. There was quite a line, but it moved pretty fast.
After that we debated on walking over to the Trotsky house, and decided not. We aren’t really interested in Trotsky. Took about half an hour for our return bus to come and again, we saw so much stuff.
Once back at our start point the next bus was right there, we hopped on the Centro bus, and it did take a VERY long time, but we got to see lots of stuff, once at the Zocalo we exited and waited for the Basilica bus. WOW! We’d have never gotten to the Basilica, nor would we have seen Tlatelolco.
I really recommend these Turibus trips, we only got 3 of the possible 4 routes we could have taken. and when we finally got close to the hotel to hop off it was a little after 8, we were exhausted.
We stopped for some dinner, got back to the room, and collapsed.
We did this on a Saturday, so weekend rates, all this riding around should have cost us 165pesos each, but sine we have our INAPAM cards it was 1/2 price, so essentially 2 for 1.
AND, our entry to the afrida Museum with the INAPAM cards, 15 pesos rather than 99.
I love Turibus, and I love INAPAM.