Pernel S Thyseldew
Nov 9, 2001, 12:24 PM
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: My husband & i will be driving from Laredo, tx to puerto escondido with a small trailer. What's the best route to take- that
ALTERNATE >> Laredo to P.E.
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allows us to bypass mexico city. Time isn't that important, i just don't want to deal with la ciudad! Thanks!<p>Following my prior advice, I realized that another Mexico City BYPASS route exists, one which I use regularly to get to the
Costa Chica in Oaxaca.
Basically you drop straight down on #57 to Toluca, bypassing D.F. by using the toll road to Taxco, and on to Acapulco,
turning south on #200 through the Costa Chica. Here are some details.
McAllen/Reynosa follow #40 to Monterrey and Saltillo, There is HEAVY industrial traffic on this route. South from Saltillo are
some long desert stretches with good motel services. through San Luis Potosi [Federales] south around the Queretaro
bypass - WATCH CLOSELY NOW - for #55 south to Acambay and Toluca, a narrow two lane with a ton of truck traffic.
There are good Motels Altacomulco. Toluca traffic SUX!, - a mini D.F. - so take care and watch for the Taxco signs, which take
you around to the ring road and on to the toll road to Taxco. ( I got a failure to use seat belt multa (fine) here, we talk him
down from $30 to $2.
Now just head downhill to Iguala (excellent hotel - Camino de Real Sur), Chilpancingo, More TOLLS, Tierra Colorado. Do Not
take the 'shortcut' through Ayutla PERIOD. There is now an Acapulco BYPASS to #200, now just turn south down the Costa
Chica, Pictures HERE >>http://www.digthatcrazyfarout.com/costachica/ to P.E.
This is the most DIRECT route, however you must pass through, Monterrey and Toluca, however Taxco is my FAVORITE
Mexico town, just don't try to pull a trailer through the narrow streets!