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You can get to Colima by plane from Mexico City by AeroMar or from Tijuana by Volaris. The Airport is located 15km north, outside the city. To get to the downtown your only option is a taxi, which will cost $20.00 USD.
Most international visitors to Colima generally fly to Guadalara. Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, offers a variety of options to chose from. Once arriving at the airport, at the terminal entrance/exit doors, one can find a couple of stands that sell taxi tickets. One can buy a ticket to any location in Guadalajara for about 20-30 dollars. Persons chosing to travel to Colima should buy a ticket at the taxi stand. The cost is generally about 20 dollars to the bus station. The bus terminal has several modules so be careful to know the bus company on which you will travel. The taxi driver will then know at which of the terminals to drop you off. The most common bus lines are "Línea Plus," which by far has the most departures, leaving almost every hour. Another important bus line is "Primera Plus," which also offers many departures or "Omnibus de México." If you want to splurg, the ETN bus company also offers luxury class, which has extra large seating, similar to first class airline seats, but it cost about 30% more. Please note that the "Omnibus de México" bus line stops at an intermediate city (Ciudad Guzmán) and takes about 40 minutes longer to arrive. The traveling time from Guadalajara to Colima is about 3 hours and the buses are first class, meaning that they serve a softdrink and sandwich, have airconditioning, comfortable seating, clean bathroom(s) and television or music, depending on the specific bus.
Once arriving at the Colima bus terminal, the local cabs will charge no more than 2.50 dollars to take you to any location in Colima or the adjoining city of Villa de Álvarez. There is a taxi booth at the entrance/exit of the Colima bus station where you can buy your ticket.
Parque de la Piedra Lisa. This park offers a science museum, a playground and several recreational areas, the main attraction is a volcanic stone called la piedra lisa that has the form of a slide and the legend says that once you slide on it you will always come back. The stone comes from the volcano 32 kilometers away from the city, the park was built around this monolithic slide rock.
Museo de arqueología Pinacoteca de la Universidad Parque regional Catedral de Colima Jardín Libertad Jardín Nuñez
You can also sleep downtown in the Hotel Ceballos (Best Western) or Hotel America.
Just out of the downtown you find the hotel Maria Isabel and at the edge of town is a Fiesta Inn.
Comala is a small, pictoresque town, named a Pueblo Mágico that lies less than 10 km away. You can get there easily from the old bus terminal in the SW part of town. From Comala, it is a short ride to other interesting villages, like Suchitlán or Zacualpan.
Suchitlán is particularly famous for its mask makers. From the main plaza, you can inquire with locals to find the workshops and sellers. (For example: Feliciano Carrillo, Azucena #10)