Towards the Frontera Guatemala

Crossing into Guat, Finally

From Mexico City to the border town of Tapachula it is 1500 km.


The first day was an epic ride through the mountains to Taxco via tres Marias and Cuenavaca.


When we thought it could not get better the next days ride to Marquelia was amazing curves all day. This is a bit of a grungy town, but we got a nice little hotel with air con for 250 pesos. We sure needed it since it was 34 degrees and very humid. I never thought we would be served our dinner by a transvestite chicken diva in a town like this.









We has another hellish hot 8 hour ride to Tehuantepec via Salina Cruz. We did stop once for 30 min for lunch in Puerto Escondido.

Our final day towards the border was a 6 hour ride in the 34 degree heat to Tapachula.





We arrived at Migration and easily had our Mexican import permits cancelled. The next step was one last night in Mexico and to exchange our Peso for Quetzal. This is quite a happening town with a lot of action in the main square.

We had prepared everything we needed for the border and researched all the procedures. Despite this we were 2 hours at the Mexican side and 2 1/2 on the Guatemalan side.

FYI procedure
295 Peso each to exit and receive Mexican exit passport stamp
6 Peso each to cross the river on the bridge
18 Quetzal each for bike fumigation
10 Quetzal each for tourist entry and passport stamp
160 Quetzal each for the bike importation
6 Quetzal for copies

Crossing into Guat, Finally

After all this we finally left the border at 115. We had a 177 km drive that because of traffic, construction, and road conditions took us 5 hours driving as fast as possible.

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Making it to Pana

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