DRIVING TIME: 2.5 hours
HWY: CA 190
Leaving San Cristobal de Las Casas, follow the signs for Comitan out of the city and on to Cuauhtémoc. Cuauhtémoc is located on the border of Mexico and Guatemala. Fill your tanks at any gas station you come across. When you see the iron gate across the road, you are at the Mexican and Guatemalan border.
Those taking their vehicles out of Mexico and not returning to North America may not exit Mexico at Cuauhtémoc. You are required to process your vehicle paperwork at either CD Hidalgo or Talisman. However, those that are returning with their vehicles to North America can exit at Cuauhtémoc.
A Fork In The Road
At Puerto Escondido, you may follow the coast to the Guatemalan border, or you may enter from the mountains near San Cristobal de Las Casas. If you are not returning with your vehicle to North America, you must travel to the border entry points at Talisman or CD Hidalgo to process your Mexican vehicle paperwork.
If you’re at Cuauhtémoc and need to process your vehicle paperwork, head back towards Comitan, catch CA 211, and follow the signs to Huixtla. At Huixtla, go south on CA 200 and cross the border at CD Hidalgo or Talisman.
Next Section of Drive
Puerto Escondido – Tapachula (Route 2)