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New hotel within the Monarch Butterfly country

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New hotel within the Monarch Butterfly country

I have been very pleasantly surprised to find, and stay at, Hotel Plaza Mayor in Tlalpujahua (very close to both Chincua and El Rosario reserves). It is a nice colonial house located in the main square of town. The place is charming, reasonably priced and very clean. The owner Gerardo is a very pleasant gentelman and he will be very informative. I highly recommend the place to future visitors of the area!

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Just returned from three weeks in Mexico, including two nights in Tlalpujahua where we stayed at Hotel Plaza Mayor. Overall it was an enjoyable portion of our journey; here are a few tips:

- Make sure the services you expect and the prices you will pay are very clearly spelled out in writing in advance. We had some confusion about services; we thought we made it clear we wished for hotel only + the option to hire guides when we arrived. When we arrived, guides were waiting for us with a planned itinerary and they stuck with us for the whole two days at a price that by then was unknown to us. They were wonderful and we negotiated a price at the end that seemed fair to all, but I would have been more comfortable being clear up front. Lesson learned!

- Hotel Plaza Mayor is indeed spotless and inexpensive ... and quite spartan, and not heated. If you get cold, ask for sleeping bags to add to your beds.

- The area of Tlalpujahua in which the Hotel Plaza Mayor is located has few restaurants that are open before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Get drinks, pastries and other snacks to hold you until restaurants open.

- Bring your walking shoes because Tlalpujahua, a mining town, is built on the side of a mountain with steep cobblestone streets and Hotel Plaza Mayor is near the top, facing the town square.

- This is a wonderful location from which to visit Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Reserve. The point of our stay in Tlalpujahua was to visit the butterflies and we had an excellent time doing so.


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