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

    Guaymas – Obregon

    DRIVING TIME: 1.40 hoursKILOMETERS: 125MILES: 78HWY: 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 exhausted, 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 I was awoken by the federal highway police. 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,…

  • Nogales, Mexican - Guaymas & San Carlos

    Nogales, Mexican – Guaymas & San Carlos

    DRIVING TIME: 6 hoursKILOMETERS: 421MILES: 261 Head south toward Hermosillo and either stay the night in Hermosillo or keep driving to San Carlos. Hermosillo is hot and dry, and it is located in the beautiful desert of Senora. However, this is the State’s capital and pushes close to one million residents, so you might want to keep moving south if you aren’t into large cities. 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 5k before Guaymas. As you enter San…