Route: Mazatlán to Teacapán
Date: December 1, 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


Note: This log runs from Mazatlán to Teacapán. It follows the free road south, if you are bound for Teacapán you don't want to take the toll road because the Escuinapa exit is not suitable for RVs. The route through Escuinapa is not the most direct route because on this day we had to divert around some construction road work in town. The campgrounds near Teacapán are spread for some distance along the beach before you reach the town so take a look at our book, Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping, before you arrive so you won't drive all the way to Teacapán and have to backtrack.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- On Mex 15 at the north end of Mazatlán where the road to the Mazatlán Playas leaves Mex 15. This is Mile 82.4 of the prior day’s driving log. We are proceeding south on Mex 15. The first section is a bypass around central Mazatlán.

000.8 Miles (001.3 Km) -- Soriana supermarket on the left.

000.9 Miles (001.5 Km)
-- Pemex #6265 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

001.2 Miles (001.9 Km) -- Bodega Aurrera supermarket on the left.

002.2 Miles (003.5 Km) -- Ley supermarket on the right.

002.3 Miles (003.7 Km) -- Pemex #5414 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

002.9 Miles (004.7 Km) -- Pemex #5432 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel – big parking area. Pemex #1767 on the right magna, premium, and diesel. Turnoff right to Mazatlán Centro just past these 2 Pemexes.

003.5 Miles (005.6 Km) -- Km 286 marker.

003.8 Miles (006.1 Km) -- Enter suburb of Urias.

004.8 Miles (007.7 Km) -- Pemex #7909 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

006.9 Miles (011.1 Km) -- Large billboard of a bull on the right.

007.1 Miles (011.5 Km) -- Enter town of El Castillo.

007.6 Miles (012.3 Km) -- Pemex #3996 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Has a big lot with lots of truck parking.

010.9 Miles (017.6 Km) -- Aeropuerto turnoff to the right.

011.8 Miles (019.0 Km) -- Km 272 marker.

014.3 Miles (023.1 Km) -- Enter town of Villa Union

015.1 Miles (024.4 Km) -- Pemex #1781 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. It’s a big Pemex with a lot in the back for parking, very busy. Turnoff on the left is for Durango and also the new toll road Mex 15 D which runs south to a point just south of Escuinapa. We’ll continue on the free road.

016.8 Miles (027.1 Km) -- Under the new toll road.

017.7 Miles (028.5 Km) -- Km 262 marker.

026.0 Miles (041.9 Km) -- Enter town of El Huajote.

040.6 Miles (065.5 Km) -- Km 224 marker.

040.9 Miles (066.0 Km) -- Enter city of Rosario – road become 4 lane divided

041.0 Miles (066.1 Km) -- Pemex #7430 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Station has good access but no room for parking.

041.4 Miles (066.8 Km) -- Pemex #1778 on the left.

041.9 Miles (067.6 Km) -- At the Puente Baluarte over the Rio Baluarte.

042.3 Miles (068.2 Km) -- Off the puente.

042.7 Miles (068.9 Km) -- Out of town.

045.3 Miles (073.1 Km) -- Km 216 marker.

047.9 Miles (077.3 Km) -- Area de Descanso (rest area).

052.4 Miles (084.5 Km) -- Km 204 marker.

052.6 Miles (084.8 Km) -- Closed Pemex on the right.

053.6 Miles (086.5 Km) -- Km 202 marker.

054.1 Miles (087.3 Km) -- Puente Escuinapa and after the bridge we enter the city of Escuinapa.

054.5 Miles (087.9 Km) -- Turn right following sign for Tepic. The northbound and southbound lanes are split in this town with several city blocks between them.

054.7 Miles (088.2 Km) -- Turn off left is for Tepic – we go straight for Teacapán.

055.0 Miles (088.7 Km) -- We turned left – road work ahead.

055.1 Miles (088.9 Km) -- We turned right on a road under major construction but not blocked and passable.

055.7 Miles (089.8 Km) -- Over the RR tracks. Road is paved again and not under construction.

055.7 Miles (089.8 Km) -- Pemex #5274 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

078.1 Miles (126.0 Km) -- Entering Teacapán.

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

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