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From: Palenque to Campeche
Date: January 4, 2001
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van



000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- On Mex 186 west of the town of Palenque where the road to the archeological site cuts off. This is the point where the previous log ends. We are driving eastward toward town.

000.2 Miles (000.3 Km) -- Road comes to a glorietta (actually a large traffic triangle), central Palenque is to the right, we continue straight. The road becomes a four-lane boulevard.

001.1 Miles (001.8 Km)
-- Km 26 marker.

002.1 Miles (003.4 Km) -- Cutoff to aeropuerto to right. Road narrows to two lanes.

003.1 Miles (005.0 Km) -- Road crosses railroad tracks.

017.3 Miles (027.9 Km) -- Intersection. Escarcega to right, Villahermosa to left, we go right toward Escarcega.

018.4 Miles (029.7 Km) -- Km 115 marker.

020.5 Miles (033.1 Km) -- Pass through the town of San Joaquin, two topes.

030.2 Miles (048.7 Km) -- Cutoff right for Hwy 203.

030.4 Miles (049.0 Km) -- Pemex #2525 on right. It’s medium size with good access and has Magna, Premium, and diesel. There is truck parking in front.

036.8 Miles (059.4 Km) -- Cross toll bridge and enter the state of Tabasco. Toll rates: automobile – 15 pesos, bus with 2,3, or 4 axles – 27 pesos, truck with 4 or 5 axles – 55 pesos, extra axles – 8 pesos. We paid 15 pesos.

042.8 Miles (069.0 Km) -- Enter the state of Campeche. The road becomes wide and smooth, there are even fog lines.

067.7 Miles (109.2 Km) -- Pass through Aguacatal, one tope.

068.2 Miles (110.0 Km) -- Pemex #2599 n the left. It is small with excellent access and has Magna and diesel, there is truck parking out front.

093.6 Miles (151.0 Km) -- Cutoff for Hwy 221 to Candalaria to right.

094.4 Miles (152.3 Km) -- Pemex #3580 on the right. It is medium-sized and has Magna, Premium, and diesel. There is truck parking.

105.6 Miles (170.3 Km) -- Pass through the town of Mamantel, two topes.

112.3 Miles (181.1 Km) -- Pass through the town of Pital.

115.1 Miles (185.6 Km) -- Pass through the town of San Isidro, two topes.

116.8 Miles (188.4 Km) -- Cutoff left for Hwy 259 to Ciudad del Carmen.

121.1 Miles (195.3 Km) -- Pass through the town of Nuevo Progresso.

129.6 Miles (209.0 Km) -- Pemex #5694 on the left. This is a new Pemex with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has lots of parking. If you decide to buy gas watch the attendant carefully.

132.1 Miles (213.1 Km) -- Entering Escarcega, population 20,332.

132.2 Miles (213.2 Km) -- At a Y we go left toward Chetumal.

132.4 Miles (213.5 Km) -- Pemex #0375 on left with Magna, Premium and diesel. This is Escarcega’s old Pemex, attendants here must also be watched carefully. It has decent access but no parking.

132.6 Miles (213.9 Km) -- Cutoff to Chetumal goes right, we continue straight and leave Escarcega.

153.4 Miles (247.4 Km) -- Pass through the town of Revolucion, two topes.

155.9 Miles (251.5 Km) -- Pass through the town of Xbacab, three topes.

169.3 Miles (273.1 Km) -- Pass through the town of Pixtun, one tope.

175.0 Miles (282.3 Km) -- Pass through the town of Vicente Guerrero, two topes.

182.4 Miles (294.2 Km) -- Entering Champoton, population 21,848. Road becomes four lanes.

184.8 Miles (298.1 Km) -- Road splits and becomes one way.

185.3 Miles (298.9 Km) -- Road comes to a T, go right along the water and the road becomes a divided boulevard.

185.7 Miles (299.5 Km) -- Road crosses the Puente Champoton.

185.8 Miles (299.7 Km) -- Pemex #0371 on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has decent access.

186.3 Miles (300.5 Km) -- Moguel and El Zabote cutoff to the right. We continue straight onto what is labeled as Mex 180D, a toll road. We’ll get off before we have to pay. This is a four-lane road.

194.6 Miles (313.9 Km) -- Km marker 158.

195.4 Miles (315.2 Km) -- Cutoff to Cayal goes right.

195.9 Miles (316.0 Km) -- Campeche cuota road (toll road) goes straight, Libre (free) road exits to the right. We exit. Road becomes two lanes.

196.8 Miles (317.4 Km) -- Pass through the village of Villamadero, many small topes.

197.4 Miles (318.4 Km) -- Km 161 marker and out of town.

204.4 Miles (329.7 Km) -- Y in road. Campeche to right, Saybuplaya to left. We go right.

218.8 Miles (352.9 Km) -- Intersection. Lerma to left, Campeche ring road goes right. Pemex #4270 is on the corner. It has Magna, Premium, and diesel with great access. We go left toward Lerma. This is the route for the southern coastal entrance into Campeche. The road almost immediately enters Lerma.

220.5 Miles (355.6 Km) -- Lerma town square to the right.

221.8 Miles (357.7 Km) -- Road crosses railroad tracks.

222.7 Miles (359.2 Km) -- Entering Campeche, population 162,000. Km 203 marker.

See Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for Campeche camping information.

 


Copyright © 2001 Mike and Terri Church

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