Directions to Mamallena Backpackers
Map & Directions
If you need transport to or from the airport or other shuttle transport, please contact us with your details.
No matter where you come from a taxi is easiest for your first time. Tell the taxi driver 'La Primera calle, Perejil, en la misma casa de La Junta Comunal de Calidonia en Perejil. Tiene que entrar donde esta Antigua Million y seguir la calle, doblar a la izquierda. Estamos 50 metros antes de Via Espania, en la misma casa de la Junta Comunal de Calidonia.'
They can also drop you opposite the Farmacias Arrocha in Perejil, you'll see a building called 'Govimar', go up that street and we're on the right handside.
We also have an airport pickup service from the International airport. It's $30(about the same price as a taxi) for 1-4 people and we'll try and put you together in a group with other people to make it cheaper if we can.
The die hard backpackers will probably do it this way,
From the International airport-
Generally only advisable in the daytime. It can take 1-2 hours depending on traffic and costs 25 cents at this stage. It will go all the way along Via Espana. Tell the driver you want 'Farmacias Arrochas en Perejil'. Opposite Arrocha on Via Espania is Govimar, beside it is a Delta gas station. Go up the street that Govimar is on and we're on the right hand side, it is the first white house., the second gate and up the top.
To reach the bus, exit the airport terminal and walk to the right, go round the side of the cafe and walk through the car park and up to the main road. Cross the road and wait in the bus shelter for a bus that says 'TOCUMEN-VIA ESPANA' on the front. With your back to the airport terminal the bus will be traveling to your left. It is easy but you may have to ask for some local assistance.
From the Bus terminal/Domestic airport(Albrook)-
Getting to us from Albrook bus terminal(where all buses arrive and depart) is easy, so long as you know where to get off. Jump on to a bus that says VIA ESPANA on the front and tell the driver you want to get off at the 'UNIVERSIDAD LATINA' . From there cross the road, head up to Via Espana and you should come out at 'Farmacia Aroccha' , cross at the pedestrian crossing and walk straight up ,with Govimar on your left,and we will be the white house on the right, second gate and up the top.
From the domestic airport follow the same directions as above however first you have to get to the bus terminal! which is $2 taxi.