Route: Teacapán to San Blas
Date: December 3, 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 Teacapán to San Blas. It follows the free road south and then takes the bypass route through Villa Hildago to San Blas. Be sure to take a look at our book Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping before you arrive in the San Blas area as taking a large RV into San Blas can be problematic.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) – Teacapán, heading back toward Esquinapa

022.4 Miles (036.1 Km) – Pemex #5274 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

022.5 Miles (036.3 Km) – At the RR tracks.

023.4 Miles (037.7 Km) – Turn right – signed for Tepic. This is the bypass through Esquinapa for Mex 15.

023.6 Miles (038.1 Km) – Ley supermarket on the right.

024.1 Miles (038.9 Km) – Merge with traffic going other direction by turning right. Pemex # 1775 on the left just after the turn with magna, premium, and diesel.

027.0 Miles (043.5 Km) – The toll Mex 15 from the north rejoins the free road here.

033.1 Miles (053.4 Km) – Km 184 marker.

043.0 Miles (069.4 Km) – Enter the town of Palmillas (at least 20 stands on one side of road all selling dried shrimp).

043.6 Miles (070.3 Km) – Out of Palmillas.

055.9 Miles (090.2 Km) – Enter town of La Concepcion.

056.1 Miles (090.5 Km) – At the Fitozoosanitario station – no stop required.

056.5 Miles (091.1 Km) – Out of La Concepcion.

056.7 Miles (091.5 Km) – Rio Cañas bridge. Leaving state of Sinaloa and entering state of Nayarit.

058.4 Miles (094.2 Km) – Km 142 marker.

059.5 Miles (096.0 Km) – Inspection station – no stop required.

059.6 Miles (096.1 Km) – Km 140 marker.

061.6 Miles (099.4 Km) – Pemex #2374 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. A big station with room for parking. The road to the left in front of the station goes to Acaponeta which is off to the east.

062.6 Miles (101.0 Km) – Km 135 marker. Shrimp drying on the right side of the road.

063.7 Miles (102.7 Km) – Km 133 marker and we cross the Rio Acaponeta Puente.

064.8 Miles (104.5 Km) – Road to the right to San Felipe Azatatán. We continue straight.

076.7 Miles (123.7 Km) – Enter village of Tierra Generosa.
077.5 Miles (125.0 Km) – Out of village.

077.6 Miles (125.2 Km) – Km 110 marker.

088.4 Miles (142.6 Km) – Km 92 marker.

088.6 Miles (142.9 Km) – Pemex #3310 on the right with magna and premium, no diesel. Enter a small town.

088.8 Miles (143.2 Km) – Out of town.

090.2 Miles (145.5 Km) – Turn off left is to Rosamorada. We continue straight.

091.9 Miles (148.2 Km) – We stay to the left for a desvacion (temporary detour).

092.2 Miles (148.7 Km) – The toll road that is under construction crosses here.

100.4 Miles (161.9 Km) – Pemex #5312 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Very big station with some room for parking. Mexcaltitán turnoff is to the right just past the Pemex.

100.9 Miles (162.7 Km) – Km 71 marker.

101.5 Miles (163.7 Km) – Turnoff to Tuxpan to the right. Pemex #6600 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. This is a busy crowded station.

110.0 Miles (177.4 Km) – Turnoff to Santiago Ixcuintla to the right.

110.5 Miles (178.2 Km) – Km 55 marker.

112.1 Miles (180.8 Km) – Enter town of Capomal.

112.3 Miles (181.1 Km) – Ganado inspection. No stop required.

112.8 Miles (181.9 Km) – Pemex #4753 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel – we received a bad tank of gas here once, had to change our fuel filter. Out of Capomal at the Pemex.

113.1 Miles (182.4 Km) – Puente Rio Santiago.

113.3 Miles (182.7 Km) – Off the bridge.

113.4 Miles (182.9 Km) – Km 50 marker.

114.6 Miles (184.8 Km) – Valle Lerma to the left at Km 48.

114.9 Miles (185.3 Km) – Villa Hidalgo on Nay 54 to the right and we turn right. This is the beginning of the bypass route that takes back roads to reach the coast north of Puerto Vallarta. It is popular because it avoids the climb up to Tepic and then the descent on the other side.

115.5 Miles (186.3 Km) – Km 1 marker.

115.7 Miles (186.6 Km) – Enter village of El Tizate. Three topes.

116.6 Miles (188.1 Km) – Out of El Tizate.

119.5 Miles (192.7 Km) – Enter village of Flores. Four topes.

119.6 Miles (192.9 Km) – Turnoff to the right to Santiago Ixcuintla. We continue straight.

119.8 Miles (193.2 Km) – Out of Flores.

120.3 Miles (194.0 Km) – Km 9 marker.

123.8 Miles (199.7 Km) – Enter town of Villa Hidalgo. Nine topes.

124.0 Miles (200.0 Km) – Km 15 marker.

124.3 Miles (200.5 Km) – Pemex #2396 on the right has magna and diesel, no premium.

124.5 Miles (200.8 Km) – Road become divided by a row of palm trees and is cobblestone at Km 16.

124.6 Miles (201.0 Km) – Km #2397 on the right has magna and diesel, no premium – little room to maneuver.

124.7 Miles (201.1 Km) – Town square on the right. End of divided road

124.8 Miles (201.3 Km) – End of cobblestone section.

125.4 Miles (202.3 Km) – Out of town.

126.1 Miles (203.4 Km) – Enter village of El Corte. Three topes.

126.5 Miles (204.0 Km) – Out of town.

130.4 Miles (210.3 Km) – Village of Aután to the right, we continue straight.

131.9 Miles (212.7 Km) – Pemex #7948 on the right has magna and diesel but no premium.

132.3 Miles (213.4 Km) – Enter Guadalupe Victoria. Intersection with Madrigaleño to the right, El Limón straight – San Blas to the left. We turn left, three topes.

132.7 Miles (214.0 Km) – CBTNA 130, two topes.

132.9 Miles (214.4 Km) – Pemex (no number) on the left with magna, premium, and diesel – not open – looks like they are just getting ready to open.

135.7 Miles (218.9 Km) – Entering village of La Chiripa, four topes.

136.0 Miles (219.4 Km) – Out of La Chiripa.

142.1 Miles (229.2 Km) – At a T at San Blas. Central San Blas to the right.


Make sure you have read the San Blas section of our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for cautions about taking RVs into San Blas and also about camping possibilities in the area.

 

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