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Cuajinicuilapa

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Cuajinicuilapa is town in Guerrero, Mexico.

Understand[edit]

Map of Cuajinicuilapa

Cualji, as the locals call it, is the home of Afro-Mexicans. It's highlight is a beautiful little museum to the history of Afro-Mexicans in the country.

Get in[edit]

The main way to get to Cuajinicuilapa is by bus. Via 200 runs through the town. The terminal de autobuses is located at the southern end of town on the main highway. It is primarily served by 2nd class buses. Below is a summary of the long distance buses.

  • Acapulco with Alta Mar. About 5 times a day. M$198.
  • Ciudad De Mexico with Alta Mar. About 3 times a day. M$660-780.
  • Puerto Escondido with Alta Mar. About 6 times a day. M$185.

The town can also be reached by minibus/collectivo from nearby city of Pinotepa Nacional (1hr, M$50),

Get around[edit]

The town is about a kilometre long, and can be easily seen on foot.

See[edit]

Visit the museum, which is opposite the municipal building, just past the main square. Entrance is only M$10, and there a number if beautifully made exhibits and articles on the history of how Africans arrived in Mexico. There are also a number of DVDs and other items for sale. The museum receives no support from the local or Federal Government, so donations are more than welcome. It's open Monday to Saturday, 9am-2pm, 3pm-6pm.

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Eat[edit]

There handful of taqarias along the main road and few places doing pollo asado.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

There are a couple of hotels of unknown quality, but you probably be better off staying in Pinotepa Nacional (about an hour away) which "boasts" 3-4 modern establishments with Wifi and cable TV, a larger bus station with a great number

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Stay safe[edit]

Guerrero is definitely not the safest state in Mexico. If travelling from Oaxaca, you'll probably notice the increased presence of the Army. The usual advice applies here.

Go next[edit]

There are a number of beautiful beaches all along the coast of Guerrero. Go explore

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