Route: Santa Ana, Sonora to San Carlos, Sonora
Date: November 25, 2006
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: Pickup with Camper (22.5 Ft. Total Length) Accompanied by 38 Ft. Class A Coach with Tow Car


Today's route follows Mex 15 south from Santa Ana to San Carlos, just north of Guaymas. The route includes the bypass route around southeast Hermosillo. All driving is on good four lane highway except the bypass route which is on city streets.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- Traveling South on Mex 15. In Santa Ana at the intersection of Mex 15 and Mex 2.

000.3 Miles (000.5 Km) -- Km 165 marker.

000.8 Miles (001.3 Km) -- Under yellow pedestrian bridge.

004.8 Miles (007.7 Km) -- Pemex #3811 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. From the road appears to be a good overnight stop with a large dirt lot behind for parking.

005.6 Miles (009.0 Km) -- Km 158 marker.

012.7 Miles (020.5 Km) -- Pemex on the left – no number – not sure it is open.

025.2 Miles (040.6 Km) -- Pemex #2314 on the right with magna, premium and diesel. Appears from the road to be a possible overnight stop, no lot in rear but parking along the sides.

025.6 Miles (041.3 Km) -- Km 125 marker.

028.1 Miles (045.3 Km) -- Military Inspection for northbound traffic only.

053.6 Miles (086.5 Km) -- Area de Descanso Guadalajara (rest area) at Km 77 on the left.

058.3 Miles (094.0 Km) -- Area de Decanso El Oasis (rest area) on the right at Km 69.

058.4 Miles (094.2 Km) -- Pemex #6006 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. It’s a big place with an Oxxo convenience store and appears suitable for overnighting with quite a bit of parking room.
 
079.0 Miles (127.4 Km) -- Km 34 marker.

079.6 Miles (128.4 Km) -- Km 33 marker.

079.9 Miles (128.9 Km) -- Pemex # 4561 on the left with magna and diesel. From road appears good for overnighting with plenty of parking room. The free bypass route through Pesqueira goes left just before the Pemex.

080.2 Miles (129.4 Km) -- Km 32 marker.

089.7 Miles (144.7 Km) -- Km 16 marker.

090.0 Miles (145.2 Km) -- Pemex # 8760 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

090.0 Miles (145.2 Km) -- Toll booth – we pay $57. Rates: Autos – 57 pesos, Busses – 92 pesos, Trucks with 2, 3, or 4 axles – 90 pesos, Trucks with 5, 6, or 7 axles – 160 pesos, Extra axles – 45 pesos.

090.3 Miles (145.6 Km) -- Km 15 t/o right to Mina Pilares (route around town to the north, used by folks bound for Kino Bay).

092.1 Miles (148.5 Km) -- Monument between lanes – yellow with a deer dancer cutout.

093.4 Miles (150.6 Km) -- Pemex #3556 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. From road appears good for overnighting with big area for parking out back.

092.7 Miles (149.5 Km) -- Horse & rider statue between lanes.

094.0 Miles (151.6 Km) -- Under the road from Pesqueira

094.3 Miles (152.1 Km) -- Traffic from Pesqueira merges. This includes the traffic that took the free route.

094.5 Miles (152.4 Km) -- Km 8 marker.

094.9 Miles (153.1 Km) -- New Sonora RV Park on the right. See Mexico Updates for more information.

095.6 Miles (154.2 Km) -- Km 6 marker.

095.8 Miles (154.5 Km) -- Pemex #6820 on the left with magna, premium and diesel. No access from southbound lanes. It’s a big station with lots of parking in the back.

096.1 Miles (155.0 Km) -- Km 5 marker.

096.8 Miles (156.1 Km) -- Pemex #3784 on the left with magna, premium and diesel. It’s at the Km 4 marker.

098.0 Miles (158.1 Km) -- Pemex #7765 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

098.5 Miles (158.9 Km) -- Km 1 marker.

099.1 Miles (159.8 Km) -- Periferico Ote goes to the left (also signed for Guaymas) at a stop light. We take this left turn, it’s the beginning of the Hermosillo bypass route. To help you determine the right place to turn note that at the light you can see Pemex #2543 ahead on the right just beyond the turn with magna, premium, and diesel and also the Fiesta Inn on the left just past the stop light.

099.6 Miles (160.6 Km) -- Pemex #8751on the left.

099.9 Miles (161.1 Km) -- Road splits – we stay to the right.

100.3 Miles (161.8 Km) -- Road turns to the left.

100.4 Miles (161.9 Km) -- Road turns to the right and Pemex #1646 is on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

101.0 Miles (162.9 Km) -- The road becomes a nice divided 6 lane highway.

103.5 Miles (166.9 Km) -- Pemex #5864 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Right 2 lanes are now for Guaymas traffic.

103.7 Miles (167.3 Km) -- Big Soriana supermarket on the left.

103.9 Miles (167.6 Km) -- Road turns to the right and a Bodega A supermarket is on the right just after the turn.

104.1 Miles (167.9 Km) -- Pemex #3461 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

104.6 Miles (168.7 Km) -- Pemex #6757 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

104.9 Miles (169.2 Km) -- Pemex #1648 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. We follow the sign left for Guaymas. We’re now on Mex 15 heading out of Hermosillo.

105.4 Miles (170.0 Km) -- Pemex #7834 on the left and #5913 on the right both have magna, premium, and diesel.

106.1 Miles (171.1 Km) -- Km 251 marker.

108.6 Miles (175.2 Km) -- Pemex #3802 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. From the road appears suitable for overnighting with plenty of parking room.

132.5 Miles (213.7 Km) -- Area de descanso (rest area) with banos and a restaurant on the right.

135.9 Miles (219.2 Km) -- Restaurant and parking between the lanes.

128.5 Miles (207.3 Km) -- Km 199 marker.

137.6 Miles (221.9 Km) -- Pemex #4522 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. There is access from both directions.

154.1 Miles (248.5 Km) -- Pemex #3521 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. From the road appears suitable for overnighting with a large gravel lot in back, an Oxxo convenience store, showers and a laundry.

173.5 Miles (279.8 Km) -- Km 139 marker.

173.6 Miles (280.0 Km) -- Pemex #3531 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Access from both directions. From the road appears suitable for overnighting with room to park.

173.8 Miles (280.3 Km) -- Cuota (toll route) goes to the left and we stay right for Guaymas and San Carlos.

174.1 Miles (280.8 Km) -- Km 138 marker.

177.4 Miles (286.1 Km) -- Follow exit right at Km 133 for San Carlos. The following day's log will begin at this point.

181.9 Miles (293.4 Km) -- We enter San Carlos.
 

 

 

 

See our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about campgrounds in this area.


 

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