Gringos Guide To Driving Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
  • Puerto Vallarta - Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
    Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta – Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

    DRIVING TIME: 12 hoursKILOMETERS: 651MILES: 405HWY: CA 200 This portion of the trip is the most beautiful, the most dangerous, and entails the longest and most demanding driving of the entire trip. Dangerous because you are traveling through the mountains of Michoacan, and the roads wind, twist and turn for the majority of the trip. You can expect your average speed to be between 40 and 50 miles per hour for the entire journey. There are animals, potholes, and speed bumps galore. Nevertheless, you will see some of the most awe-inspiring coastlines of the entire voyage. The beaches are radiant, powerful, and peaceful. The surfing along this stretch is magnificent.…