Route: Peņita de Jaltemba to Puerto Vallarta
Date: December 6, 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 Peņita de Jaltemba in to Puerto Vallarta. It's a short section of log and this area is thick with campgrounds. Check our book Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping possibilities in this area.
000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- Heading south on
Mex 200. La Penita Centro turnoff to the right. This point is the end of the
prior days log.
000.6 Miles (001.0 Km) -- Pemex #8489 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.
001.2 Miles (001.9 Km) -- Rincon de Guayabitos turnoff to the right (stoplight).
001.5 Miles (002.4 Km) -- Km 95 marker.
001.6 Miles (002.6 Km) -- 2nd Rincon turnoff to right (no light).
002.0 Miles (003.2 Km) -- Los Ayala turnoff to the right (stoplight).
002.1 Miles (003.4 Km) -- Km 96 marker.
004.5 Miles (007.3 Km) -- Enter village of El Monteon.
006.7 Miles (010.8 Km) -- Enter village of Chula Vista.
008.7 Miles (014.0 Km) -- Km 107 marker.
009.1 Miles (014.7 Km) -- Pemex #8622 on the left with magna, premium and diesel.
009.1 Miles (014.7 Km) -- Turn off right is to Lo De Marcos (just after the Pemex).
015.4 Miles (024.8 Km) -- San Francisco turn off to the right just after Km 118 marker.
018.2 Miles (029.4 Km) -- Sayulita turnoff to the right just after Km 123 marker.
019.3 Miles (031.1 Km) -- Enter village of San Ignacio.
025.8 Miles (041.6 Km) -- Km 136 marker.
026.9 Miles (043.4 Km) -- Punta de Mita exit to the right.
027.4 Miles (044.2 Km) -- Turnoff right for El Tizal.
027.7 Miles (044.7 Km) -- Km 139 marker.
028.5 Miles (046.0 Km) -- Bucerias laterals start.
030.1 Miles (048.5 Km) -- Km 143 marker.
030.2 Miles (048.7 Km) -- End of Bucerias laterals.
030.3 Miles (048.9 Km) -- Pemex #4266 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Big station with good access.
032.9 Miles (053.1 Km) -- Pemex #4881 on the left with magna, premium and diesel. Its a small station with no access from southbound lanes.
034.9 Miles (056.3 Km) -- Nuevo Vallarta turnoff to the right.
035.6 Miles (057.4 Km) -- New Pemex (no number yet) on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.
035.9 Miles (057.9 Km) -- Puente Ameca .
036.3 Miles (058.5 Km) -- End of bridge and enter the state of Jalisco.
037.0 Miles (059.7 Km) -- Km 5 marker. The KM markers are counting down.
037.3 Miles (060.2 Km) -- Pemex #7599 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Big station with good access.
037.9 Miles (061.1 Km) -- Pemex #5186 on the left magna, premium, and diesel.
038.9 Miles (062.7 Km) -- Pemex #8193 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.
039.5 Miles (063.7 Km) -- Aeropuerto on the right. Follow this sign and do not go over overpass. See note about tickets from Puerto Vallarta police below. Proceed under overpass, veer to the right but not into airport parking lot, then turn left onto laterals and proceed toward Puerto Vallarta.
Note about Puerto Vallarta Tickets: Police in Puerto Vallarta strictly enforce a rule that says that all large vehicles, those over three meters high or with duals, must travel in the lateral lanes on the northern approaches to Puerto Vallarta. This enforcement starts at the airport and includes the overpass that you pass over as you bypass the airport. Although travel in the laterals makes no sense and is in fact dangerous, this rule is being enforced at this time and is putting a lot of money into police coffers. The situation is so bad that some folks wintering in the area are removing the outside rear dual tires on their pickups so that they can travel around Puerto Vallarta without being harassed.
039.8 Miles (064.2 Km) -- Pemex #3228 on the left with magna, premium and diesel. Commercial Mexicana on the right.
041.2 Miles (066.5 Km) -- Wal-Mart on the left.
See our book Travelers Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping possibilities in Puerto Vallarta.
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