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

    Guaymas – Obregon

    DRIVING TIME: 1.43 hoursKILOMETERS: 129MILES: 80HWY: 15 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…

  • Nogales, Mexican - Guaymas & San Carlos

    Nogales, Mexico – Guaymas & San Carlos

    DRIVING TIME: 4.41 hoursKILOMETERS: 423MILES: 263 Guaymas is a good stopping point for the first night. There are camping facilities in San Carlos and plenty of hotels in Guaymas. San Carlos is much smaller than Guaymas and more aesthetically appealing. It is located about 5 km before Guaymas. As you enter San Carlos, there are several campsites and trailer parks on both sides of the road with shower facilities and hookups for RVs. Don’t forget your bug juice, the mosquitoes in San Carlos are the size of hummingbirds. In the previous section, daytime driving only is recommended. The following is a description of my nighttime escapade, and I provide it…