Transportation

Mexico Road Logs Review

In this article, we review each Mexico Road Log so that you can choose the one that’s right for your road trip.

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In a previous article, we explained how Mexico Road Logs offer detailed mapping and documented notes about what’s really on the road journey ahead.

In this article, we review each Road Log in detail so that you can choose the one that’s right for your road trip, based on your intended border crossing and route through Mexico.

Crossing at Nogales (US: Arizona)

Nogales to Puerto VallartaNogales to Puerto Vallarta: This road log begins in Nogales, and traces a route south to the Pacific, and then runs along the Pacific coast road to Puerto Vallarta.  It also includes side-logs which detail routes from Lukeville to Santa Ana, Navojoa to Alamos, and San Blas to Las Varas.

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Nogales to Mexico CityNogales to Mexico City: This road log begins in Nogales, and traces a route south to the Pacific, and then runs along the Pacific coast road to Puerto Vallarta. Then from Puerto Vallarta it turns east towards and through Guadalajara and Morelia, then tracing a ring-route over the northeastern edge of Mexico City, before turning south again towards Puebla (it stops short before Puebla proper). It also includes side-logs which detail routes from Lukeville to Santa Ana, Navojoa to Álamos, and San Blas to Las Varas.

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Nogales to Mexico City to TapachulaNogales to Mexico City to Tapachula: This road log extends the two previous Road Logs to encompass Puebla south to Tapachula near the border with Guatemala. It begins in Nogales, and traces a route south to the Pacific, and then runs along the Pacific coast road to Puerto Vallarta. From Puerto Vallarta it turns east towards and through Guadalajara and Morelia, then tracing a ring-route over the northeastern edge of Mexico City, before turning south again towards Puebla.  The log then extends into Puebla, through Oaxaca, Tehuantepec, Arriaga and on to Tapachula.  It also includes side-logs which detail routes from Lukeville to Santa Ana, Navojoa to Álamos, and San Blas to Las Varas, Arriaga, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Palenque.

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Nogales to TapachulaFrom Lukeville / Nogales to Tapachula – This road log begins in Lukeville / Nogales, and traces a route south to the Pacific, and then runs along the Pacific coast road to Tapachula, near the border with Guatemala. It also includes side-logs which detail routes from Lukeville to Santa Ana, Navojoa to Álamos, and San Blas to Las Varas, Arriaga, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and San Cristóbal de las Casas to Tapachula.

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Crossing At Laredo (US: Texas)

Laredo to TapachulaLaredo to Tapachula – This road log begins in Laredo and traces a route through Mexico’s central highlands southward to Tapachula, near the border with Guatemala.  The route passes through Monterrey, Saltillo, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, around the north-eastern edge of Mexico City (Arco Norte), south towards Puebla, through Oaxaca, Tehuantepec, Arriaga and on to Tapachula. It also includes side-logs for Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Palenque.

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Laredo to Puerto Vallarta via DurangoLaredo to Puerto Vallarta via Durango – This road log covers the route from Laredo to Puerto Vallarta via Durango, crossing the awesome Baluarte bridge.  The log begins at Laredo and traces a route south to Monterrey, then west to Torreon, south to Durango, then on to Mazatlan on the Pacific coast crossing the Baluarte bridge.  From Mazatlan the road log traces a route south along the coast road to Puerto Vallarta.

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Laredo to Puerto VallartaLaredo to Puerto Vallarta – This road log guides you from Laredo to Puerto Vallarta using an alternative route south and then west covering various important cities in Mexico’s central highlands.  Starting in Laredo, the log traces a route south to Monterrey, then on to Saltillo, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Compostela, Guayabitos, and then finishing on the Pacific coast at Puerto Vallarta.

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Laredo to Mexico CityLaredo to Mexico City – This road log traces a route south-west across Mexico’s central highlands to the Arco Norte (the ring road northwest of Mexico City).  It passes through Monterrey, Saltillo, Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, and finishes at the southern entrance of the Arco Norte ring road.

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Crossing at Matamoros (US: Texas)

Matamoros to YucatanMatamoros via Gulf Coast to the Yucatan – This road log begins in Matamoros, and runs along the Gulf Coast road to Cancun as well as logging a circular route around the Yucatan Peninsula.  From Matamoros, the route traces south to Ciudad Victoria, then onward through Tampico, Tuxpan, Nautla and the Emerald Coast, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Escarcega, Campeche, Merida, Chichen Itza, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Chetumal, and back to Escarcega.

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Crossing at Eagle Pass / Piedras Negras (US: Texas)

Eagle Pass to Puerto VallartaEagle Pass Piedras Negras to Puerto Vallarta – This road log traces a route from the Eagle Pass crossing to the Puerto Vallarta on Pacific coast via Monclova, Saltillo, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Compostela, Guayabitos and finishing in Puerto Vallarta.

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Crossing at Tijuana or Mexicali (US: California)

Tijuana Mexicali to Los CabosThe Baja Road Log – This road log will guide your road trip from the US border all the way south to La Paz and Los Cabos, with side trips which include San Felipe and other important towns on the peninsula. The log traces a route through Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, Santo Tomas, El Rosario, Cataviña, Guerrero Negro, San Ignacio, Santa Rosalia, Mulege, Loreto, Ciudad Constitucion, La Paz, Los Barriles, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.  The road log also connects the main route south with Mexicali and San Felipe.

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See Also: Transport in Mexico