Gringos Guide To Driving Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
  • Puerto Escondido - Tapachula (Route 2)

    Puerto Escondido – Tapachula (Route 2)

    DRIVING TIME: 10.37 hoursKILOMETERS: 696MILES: 433HWY: CA 200 It’s 10 hours from PE to Tapachula. It’s a long haul. I recommend splitting this day and stopping in Salina Cruz or one of the smaller villages about halfway into the trip. Once you get to Tapachula, the border crossing is about 25 minutes away. From Puerto Escondido toward Tehuantepec on CA 200. You want to head for Salina Cruz and then for Juchitan and Arriaga.  Stay on CA 200 and head for Tapachula and the border. You can enter the border at Talisman or Cuidad Hidalgo. The drive along Highway 200 to Tapachula is picturesque—it’s a beautiful scenic country, and an…