Taxco, Mexico Meeting Planning Overview
Taxco de Alarcon is located in a mountainous region of the state of Guerrero, a two-hour drive southwest of Mexico City. The town, with its whitewashed houses built on a steep slope over a deep valley, has been granted the status of Pueblo Magico (Magical Town) by the federal government, due to its beautifully preserved Colonial heritage. It was in 1528, upon hearing that local indigenous populations from Taxco paid their former conqueror Moctezumal (Montezuma) in blocks of silver and gold, that Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes turned Taxco into a mining settlement. Today, the town's streets offer a plethora of shops containing fine works of silver, as well as several noteworthy examples of Mexican Colonial architecture.
Taxco is 115 miles Southwest of Mexico City on the Highway 95. Taxco does not have an airport, but Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) services 85 destinations in 17 different countries. Estrella de Oro has daily bus departures from Mexico City to Taxco.
Taxco is a great option for small events, with five 4 to 5 Star hotels accounting for 446 guest rooms and suites. Posada de la Mision is a 5 Star hotel with 107 guest rooms and suites, and 16,146 square feet of meeting space for up to 1,500 people. For cocktails or banquets, Posada de la Mision offers alternative spaces for up to 300 people, and the hotel restaurant can hold banquets and cocktails for 150 people. The Montetaxco Hotel is another option for meetings in Taxco, with 156 guest rooms and suites, and 9,038 square feet of meeting space for 840 people. This 5 Star hotel also has three restaurants, the largest of which can hold cocktails or banquets of 350 people.
Taxco's main square, the Plaza Borda, represents the town's main hub of activity. Here is found the Santa Prisca Parish Church, an ornate example of Mexican Baroque architecture financed by Jose de la Borda, a Frenchman who struck fortune by prospecting for silver in Taxco. Restaurants with quaint balconies line the plaza, offering great views of this architectural wonder. In an alley behind the church is the Spratling Museum, which honors William Spratling, a famous American professor who influenced the craft of Mexican silversmiths. The best way to appreciate the stunning views of Taxco is by taking the teleferico (aerial cable car), which leaves from the north end of town and ascends nearly 600 feet to the Hotel Monte Taxco.