Gringos Guide To Driving Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - Cuauhtémoc (Route 1 Cont.)
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    San Cristobal de Las Casas – Cuauhtémoc (Route 1 Cont.)

    DRIVING TIME: 2.5 hoursKILOMETERS: 170MILES: 106HWY: 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. Learned Lessons 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…