How to get there

By car:

Via Cuernavaca
From Mexico City, take the highway to Cuernavaca. Once in Cuernavaca, follow the highway until the exit to Cuautla-Civac. Take the road to Cuautla-Civac, which leaves Cuernavaca city, passes through Jiutepec and Cañón de Lobos. You’ll eventually see the junction that takes you to the centre of Yautepec. Don´t take it; keep going until you see the exit to Jojutla (toon your right). Make a right there and follow the signs to Jojutla-Las Estacas. Exactly 5 km (3.1 miles) after this right turn, you’ll see the Hotel “Villas el Trebol” on your left, and still further ahead a cattle-guard (parallel steel bands crossing the road). Some 50 m past the cattle-guard, turn left on a little street where you’ll see the bus stop ‘Los Nardos’ on the corner. On this street, some 200 m ahead, you’ll see on your right the brown gate to Chintamani (marked with the number 16).

Via Tepoztlán
From Mexico City, take the highway to Cuernavaca. Take the exit to Tepoztlán-Oaxtepec-Cuautla. Go through the toll gate at Tepoztlán and then the one at Oacalco. Immediately after the latter, take the exit to Yautepec. Go through Yautepec (following the main road, all straight on) until come through the other side of townto the road Cuautla-Cuernavaca. Turn lefttowards Cuautla and, soon after, you’ll see the exit to Jojutla (on your right). Make a right there and follow the signs to Jojutla-Las Estacas. Exactly 5 km (3.1 miles) after this right turn, you’ll see the Hotel “Villas el Trebol” on your left, and still further ahead a cattle-guard (parallel steel bands crossing the road). Some 50 m past the cattle-guard, turn left on a little street where you’ll see the bus stop ‘Los Nardos’ on the corner. On this street, some 200 m ahead, you’ll see on your right the brown gate to Chintamani (marked with the number 16).

By bus:
From Distrito Federal, buses run to Yautepec every half-hour from Terminal de Autobuses del Sur (Taxqueña). The bus lines that go to Yautepec are Pullman de Morelos and Omnibuses Cristobal Colón (OCC). Take the bus to Yautepecand, on arriving at Yautepec bus station, take a taxi to Chintámani. Ask the driver to take you to Colonia Los Nardos (on the road Jojutla-Las Estacas); Chintamani is on Calle Los Nardos #16 (most taxi drivers already know Chintámani Retreat Centre). The cost of the taxi ride from Yautepec bus terminal to Chitámani is about $50 pesos.


From Mexico City Airport:
From terminal 1, go to Gate 8 and catch the bus to Cuernavaca city (they leave approximately every half-hour and take approximately two hours). From Cuernavaca bus terminal, take a taxi to Yautepec. Tell the driver to take the road that goes to Cuautla, via CIVAC, which leaves Cuernavaca city, passes through Jiutepec and Cañón de Lobos. You’ll eventually see the junction that takes you to the centre of Yautepec. Don´t take it but keep going until you see the exit to Jojutla (to your right). Make a right there and follow the signs to Jojutla-Las Estacas. Exactly 5 km (3.1 miles) after this right turn, you’ll see the Hotel “Villas el Trebol” on your left, and still further ahead a cattle-guard (parallel steel bands crossing the road). Some 50m past the cattle-guard turn left on a little street where you’ll see the bus stop ‘Los Nardos’ on the corner. On this street, some 200m, ahead you’ll see on your right the brown gate to Chintamani (marked with the number 16). The ride from from Cuernavaca to Chintamani is about 40 minutes long, and the taxi will charge about $150 pesos.

 

By bus, from Cuernavaca: 
 
Go to the Mercado Bus Terminal on Avenida Plan de Ayala. Find the bus for 'Cuautla Libramiento' which is operated by Estrella de Roja de Cuautla. Buy a ticket for 'Crucero de Ticuman' (cost: around $30 pesos). Buses leave every half an hour at a quarter past and quarter to the hour. The journey to the crucero (crossroads) takes approximately 45 minutes. When you get off, at the crossroads catch a colectivo (minibus) in the direction of Las Estacas. Get off at Parada Los Nardos, just after the Hotel Villas El Trebol (cost: around $5 pesos); this rides takes around 8 minutes. Make a left on Calle Los Nardos and you will find Chintamani 200 metres along, on your right.

 

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