Travel Information & Extras
Arrival & Departure
Friday, November 13, anytime after 3pm
Monday, November 16, 3 – 5 pm
You are welcome to arrive a day earlier and or depart a day later if that works better with your flights. The suggested contribution per night, including food is $20. Beside the regular routine there are no programs. It would be great if you can see how to help with the preparations for the event or the clean up after.
Fly to Mexico City (MEX) and take the regular Airport bus to Cuernavaca Casino. There is a bus terminal in the airport itself. From Cuernavaca there are many buses going to Xochicalco. Just ask which one goes via the autopista (toll road), the other route is very slow. Get down at the Oxxo (convienience store like 7/11) in Xochicalco and walk as per the instructions below. Below you can also find more details on how to get to us from Cuernavaca.
By Car: (In case you have one or rent one)
Get on the autopista from Mexico City to Acapulco. About 25Km after Cuernavaca there is an exit to Alpuyeca, cross this town following the signs to Xochicalco (direction Miacatlan) Once in Xochicalco turn right at the Oxxo taking the main road towards the pyramids. After about 250m there is a health center on the left. Just after that turn left on the unpaved road and go down for 150 meters. You’ll see our center and the welcome banner for the retreat. There is also a Ananda Marga sign on the main road.
Google maps will get you there by entering “Ananda Marga Retreat Center, Xochicalco, Morelos” in the search bar.
By Bus from Taxquena CDMX:
1) Around 3pm there is a direct bus (Pullman de Morelos) that passes Xochicalco. When booking your ticket you may have to ask for El Rodeo or Miacatlan (Morelos) if they do not know Xochicalco, but the bus will stop at the Oxxo in Xochicalco if you ask the driver. It’s 5 min walk from there and the instructions are above.
2) There are also many busses that stop in the caseta at Alpuyeca. From the caseta you can take a taxi (if available) otherwise there are combies to Alpuyeca itself (takes 5 minutes) and there you can change to one to Xochicalco (takes 10 minutes) If they go to Xochicalco itself ask them to stop at the health center, if not get off at the Oxxo.
3) Take a bus to Cuernavaca (Casino or Central) and follow the instructions below.
By Bus from Cuernavaca:
From either terminal Casino or Central there are many buses that would stop in Xochicalco. You may have to ask for El Rodeo or Miacatlan. Xochicalco is just before El Rodeo and the bus can drop you at the Oxxo. Just make sure that the bus you take takes the autopista and not the libre as that takes one hour more.
By Bus from other towns:
Best to get to either Cuernavaca or CDMX and then follow the instructions for those towns already mentioned above.
I trust one of those options will get you here easily. If really needed I can pick you up at the caseta, especially in case it’s already late. Do let me know in advance your arrival time so we can plan and you don’t have to wait too long.
Most of the time you will be welcome to arrive any time, we just can’t guarantee that your room will be ready. The registration will normally open 2-3 hours before the program commences. See if you can help out with the preparations or you could go and explore Xochicalco 🙂
This will also not be a problem but you may have to leave your room so we can clean up. If you would join an other meal let us know. Naturally see if you can help.
If anyone wants to arrive earlier and or depart later than the official dates, you are most welcome. It will need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we can accommodate you and have enough food 🙂 Naturally a contribution for the extra days and meals will be much appreciated. We suggest a donation of $20 per day including food. Your help with any needed work would naturally be much appreciated.