Aug 25, 2011, 3:02 AM
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We’re starting to gather up information regarding driving from the USA to Puerto Escondido in March. Interested in the SPEEDIEST and SAFEST route; unfortunately this won’t be a “beauty is in the journey trip”, just need a direct long haul (and plan to meander and take our time on return).
Details thus far... Will be driving a Nissan 4WD; have quite a bit of driving experience in Mex, though mainly in Oaxaca State, never from the States; happy to pay for faster toll road; willing to cross the border at any point, though leaning toward Texas- know the safety situation can change by March so taking that as it comes.
Looking like maybe meeting up with Mex 57 around Saltillo and following it south is a good option? Planning to avoid DF at all costs. Tossing up the DF-Acapulco- Puerto vs DF-Oaxaca-Istmus-Puerto routes, although less concerned about those as we’ve travelled them before, though mainly by bus. It’s the border to DF drive we’re really looking for thoughts on, and then which way to circumnavigate DF.
Guia Roja, AAA map, phone for calling up the Angeles Verdes or amigos on either side of the border, FMT and import permit and patience with topes etc , etc- we have.
Unfortunately going to have a fair amount of stuff packed in, and realize it’ll draw more attention. Basically would just appreciate any shared knowledge, insight and advice from the experienced folk out there. Gracias a todos, thanks in advance!