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Driving the Baja Highway Ed Kociela

The Baja 1,000 is considered one of the most dangerous, but exciting, races in the world. It winds through mountains and desert in the most remote parts of Baja California with drivers dodging Mother Nature's homespun hazards like rugged dry washes and rapid changes in altitude. They also deal with free-roaming livestock, rattlesnakes and one of the largest concentrations of big, bad cacti on the planet. read more

Driving in Mexico: Requirements, safety, routes

All you need to know to get ready and to drive in Mexico. Including personal experiences, routes and suggestions. read more

Seat belt, cell phone and speed limit laws are enforced in Oaxaca Alvin Starkman

Driving in Oaxaca, Mexico, became a little more difficult in September / October, 2009. That's when federal, state and municipal governments actually began enforcing the law, at least in the City of O... read more

Purchasing insurance for Mexico Jim LaBelle

Insurance in Mexico is just as complex as it is in the US. Although all types of insurance are available in Mexico, coverages, terms and conditions vary greatly among insurers. Jim LaBelle answers some frequently asked questions. read more

A driving tour from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque: Part Two Alvin Starkman

The ancient Maya city of Palenque
The countryside in Southern Mexico is tropical and beautiful. There are "must sees" all along the way as you drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca. read more

A driving tour from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque: Part One Alvin Starkman

Street Scene
Copoya, Chiapas
This 2,000 kilometer driving tour serves the needs of vacationers to Oaxaca who also want to take in the sights in central Chiapas. It is also useful those who want to at least consider visits to the Pacific coastal resorts in Oaxaca and the Gulf beaches and cultural sights in the state of Veracruz… all without foreclosing a side trip to Puebla. The south central circuit of Mexico provides travelers with a leisurely and culturally diverse driving segment within the context of a two or three week vacation, with virtually no backtracking. read more

Driving in Mexico: How to avoid a bum steer Mark Wise

Mexico is an amazing country, rich in physical beauty, traditions, food, and wonderful people. In order to better enjoy all this, to be safe and to keep your sanity, I offer you the following information and tips from my point of view and experiences. ¡Saludos y les deseo muchos viajes felices y seguros!
Greetings and I wish you many happy and safe journeys!
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Did You Know? Different traffic whistles in Mexico mean different things Tony Burton

Mayhem prevails in many Mexican cities during rush hours. The traffic in some big cities rarely seems to let up, or slow down, as vehicles jockey for the best position before becoming ensnarled in a ta... read more

Driving across the Mexican border: Regulations and guidelines Mexico Data On-Line

Here are a couple of steps you need to take when you decide to drive across the border into Mexico. If you abide by these rules, you'll be making sure you can legally take your trip to Mexico by car. ... read more

A Mexican travel tool kit from the Sierra Madre Mechanic Jeffrey R. Bacon

Ismael put his hands on the top of his broom stick and hung his arms there a moment and warned me about local mechanics: "Aquí ¡El qué tiene un alambre y unas pinzas es un mecánico!" ("Here, h... read more

North to Nogales from Puerto Vallarta (and back) Paul Carrigan Jr.

Two years ago, I would've been leery about driving out of Mexico alone. Well, "everyone says" that the drive to Nogales (from Puerto Vallarta) is a drag: long, flat, boring, and nothing to see - somet... read more

Driving in Mexico Marvin West

In my younger days, when I was relatively fearless or disturbingly dumb, I occasionally operated a motor vehicle on the mean streets of New York City, in broad daylight and at night, and once the wrong... read more

The Baja Highway from top to bottom Paul Carrigan Jr.

The highway down off the central plateau to the Sea of Cortés at sunset was stunning, as though we were driving through southern Utah with a coastline. read more

Fear Of Driving In Mexico Quickly Healed Dean & Yoly Hughson

In 1969 I made my first trip to Mexico by car. At age 18 I drove my grandmother and mother from Kansas City to Eagle Pass, Texas, to visit an uncle and family and they suggested we drive across the bor... read more

Mexico's Driving Signs

For those of you who are driving down you might want to print them out as a reference when driving down. Please keep in mind that measurements are specified in metric so make sure not to get cm and me... read more

Tired of Puerto Vallarta? Try the mountains: the road to San Sebastián Tony Burton

The seat sale prices for flights to Puerto Vallarta were simply too good to pass up, and the weather at home too cold and miserable to buoy our spirits. Time for a short winter break in the sun! Arriv... read more

Mexican driver's ed, a Monterrey perspective Amy Gray Kirkcaldy

I can think of nothing more torturous than driving in Mexico. A free for all with life-threatening vehicles is not my idea of fun or adventure, but Mexicans seem to love it. When I first started drivin... read more

One and Two Christina Nealson

Solstice morn. Hot sun on my face. I have been awake since 4:30, Mexico rising to the surface, a wakening jolt of images and smells, not to be forgotten or unwritten. Journal, June 22 ... read more

Driving in Mexico: A short practical guide

The following is a practical guide to driving in Mexico compiled from experiences over the last several years. Driving in Mexico, in my opinion, is no more hazardous than driving anywhere else,... read more

Driving Larry Landwehr

Driving is very different in Mexico. The only rule is that the bigger vehicle always has the right of way no matter what. Buses in town change lanes when they want, and stop whenever and wherever they ... read more

Driving from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara Discussion Thread Forum

We will be driving (yes, my brother insists upon driving instead of riding the bus) from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara next week, and return. It would be nice to take the fastest route in one direction and the most interesting or scenic route in the other direction. Would someone please give me the directions, and anything else you'd tell us? read more

Live Better South of the Border Reviewed by Allan Cogan

I’d love to have had this book five years ago when we first came to live in Mexico. It’s not that we ran into a string of problems then but it’s just such a useful source of information and opinion about living here it would have cut a lot of corners for us at the time. As the author says, this book is written for people of all ages who want to live in Mexico and Central America, from retirees to baby-boomers who want a new life to artists and writers who want a stimulating and less expensive way of life. read more

Lousiana to Puerto Vallarta Discussion Thread Forum

We will be traveling from Louisiana to Puerta Vallarta next week and are unable to find a good road map. Can anyone give us a good route? We are pretty much open to suggestions even as to location of border crossings. Any help that can be offered will be much appreciated.

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Oaxaca to Guadalajara: The good.. the bad.. & the ugly Discussion Thread Forum

After getting set up to stay in Oaxaca for a while I decided last week to make a quick trip to Guadalajara and Ajijic to pick up some stuff I left there in storage and haul it down to Oaxaca. I had to drive, as I needed my truck to haul the stuff. I had planned to travel alone but at the last minute a young Mexican lady who lives in Mexico D.F. but had been spending Semana Santa in Oaxaca decided to ride with me as far as D.F. read more

Headin' South: Cuernavaca to Oaxaca Discussion Thread Forum

January 22nd … Adios Cuernavaca…Hola Oaxaca. Not sure how long it would take us to get to Oaxaca, we took off about 7 AM north out of Cuernavaca on Hwy 95D towards Mexico City and shortly thereafter turned south on Hwy 115D (which became 160 at Cuatla) towards Cuatla and Izucar de Matamoros. Although it looked longer on the map than continuing south from Izucar, the plan was to get as soon as possible to the Autopista for Puebla and then go south to Oaxaca on toll roads all the way. Although expensive, toll roads are the way to go as far as I'm concerned.

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