How far is the Malecon board walk from the Americana Fiesta Resort?
It is in the Hotel Zone and it's a 10 minute cab ride, and cabs are cheap. You can take the bus but it will take a little longer due to stops, but it is a good alternative.
We stayed there last year and really liked it - we walked to the Malecon area twice with no issues - bus and cabs are also inexpensive as it's close
It is walkable yes - but just as easy to jump in a cab, take an uber or jump on the bus.
The thing about the walk you mention, besides the distance, isthat it's not a particularly scenic or interesting route (imo). Unless you detour, you're walking on the sidewalk along side a very busy commercial drag, lined with stores, shops, hotels, with car, buses, trucks, whizzing by.
Personally I'd take transportation TO the Malecon then start your walk-about from there. Inland & into the local neighborhoods of Centro and Zona Romantica, where there are much more interesting things to look at.
I'm wondering what cheap means. I read that you should negotiate a price for a taxi before getting in. How much can I expect a taxi from the cruise port to the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe to cost? Also, are they OK with American dollars or do they prefer Pesos?
I'm not 100% sure you what the fare would be so I'll not speculate but will offer a couple of thoughts - I believe the taxis that actually are available inside the port property will be "federal" taxis like the ones that are available on the airport property so you'll pay a premium. If you walk out of the port grounds per se onto the main street which passes by it you can flag local yellow cab which will be cheaper. You should always ask the fare before getting in a taxi. They'll certainly take your US dollars but they'll give you a poor rate of exchange and likely say that they don't have change - so have pesos if you possibly can.
alwweb - The local taxi (yellow [or white] as Fred describes above from the south-side to the Marina is $100 MX , which includes one extra zone. So I would say that if a driver quotes a fare of $80 to $100 MX, it would be reasonable.
Just went. It is too far to walk. Taxi cost $8 regardless of the number of passengers. We tip $2 for a total of $10 (US). Very easy to hook up with another couple and split the tab.