Gringos Guide To Driving Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
Guaymas - Obregon

Guaymas – Obregon

DRIVING TIME: 1.43 hours
HWY: 15

Guaymas – Obregon

This stretch of highway extends into the mountains utilizing a road in good condition. The driving is straightforward without too much confusion. Once you leave Guaymas, follow the signs for Obregon and Navojoa.

While driving along this section, I was really tired, and I pulled off to the side of the road, in the middle of a mud pit, for some shuteye. I slept for about three hours, after which the federal highway police awoke me. They said something indecipherable over the intercom and sounded their siren until I popped my head out of the window of my truck. I waived, smiled, and said, “Buenos dias.” After several minutes of debate between the officers, they must have decided that it was too early to get dirty for some propina. They drove off—my luck was finally changing.

Hotel & Eats

While driving from Guaymas to Obregon, I recommend getting a pit stop to grab some munch at Parador El Pollo Feliz. They have affordable filling meals inclusive of chicken, rice, and salad, and do not forget about their famous Pollo Asado. Undoubtedly, the best way to fuel yourself up before entering the next city.

Yori Inn, set just before the center of Obregon, is a secure hotel with fair amenities. To get there, follow the ObregonGuaymas/Mexico 15S road and continue straight to Calle Sinaloa. It has a gated and manned parking lot, ensuring the safety of your vehicle while you enjoy some rest. 

Learned Lessons

In retrospect, stopping in deserted areas is probably not safe. Though in a long journey, there are times when Mr. Sandman will not cooperate with the personal desire to continue driving. Therefore when you stop for a sojourner, always stop at a gas station, restaurant, or other luminous and populated location.

Special Directions

Going through Guaymas, turn right at the intersection before town and follow the signs to Obregon. If you miss the turn, go directly through town and follow the coast through the port and industrial area. You will eventually encounter the road leading to Obregon. This is a bad road and goes through a nasty neighborhood. Thus, travel via the first road is recommended, although the second road is passable.

Next Section of Drive


Obregon – Mazatlán