Route: Colima to Melague
Date: December 8, 2006
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: Pickup with Camper (22.5 Ft Total Length)


Note: This log runs from Colima to Melaque. It uses the expensive toll road that runs between Tecoman and Manzanillo and then the free bypass route around Manzanillo. The rates for the toll portion are noted at Mile 36.2 of the log.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) – Colima/Jiquilpan Exit of Mex 54D just after Km 7 southbound, Km 0 northbound. – this is where the prior log ends – signed for Jiquilpan and Hwy 110.

000.9 Miles (001.5 Km) – Km 1 marker.

001.4 Miles (002.3 Km) – Coquimatlαn exit to the right just before Pemex #8133. Pemex 8133 on the right at Km 2 marker.

001.8 Miles (002.9 Km) – Pemex #3307 on the left.

006.7 Miles (010.8 Km) – Pemex #4648 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Big station with access both direction and a separate parking lot to the south.

008.0 Miles (012.9 Km) – Km 13 marker.

018.3 Miles (029.5 Km) – Pemex #8238 on the left.

018.7 Miles (030.2 Km) – Km 31 marker.

023.6 Miles (038.1 Km) – Tecoman exit to the right – we continue straight for Manzanillo.

024.3 Miles (039.2 Km) – Pemex #4223 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

025.2 Miles (040.6 Km) – Pemex #6629 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Very large area for parking.

025.9 Miles (041.8 Km) – Manzanillo Libre cutoff to the right and Armeria libre – we continue straight on the toll road.

026.4 Miles (042.6 Km) – Km 45 marker.

026.7 Miles (043.1 Km) – Puente Armerνa.

026.9 Miles (043.4 Km) – Off the puente.

028.0 Miles (045.2 Km) – Armerνa Exit.

028.2 Miles (045.5 Km) – Km 48 marker.

035.2 Miles (056.8 Km) – Exit Cuyutlαn. We continue south.

035.4 Miles (057.1 Km) – Km 60 marker.

036.0 Miles (058.1 Km) – Km 61 marker.

036.2 Miles (058.4 Km) – Toll booth. Rates: Autos – 89 pesos; 2 Axles – 175 pesos; 3 Axles – 216 pesos; 3 Axles Sencillo (no duals) 135 pesos; 4 Axles – 264 pesos; 5 Axles – 297 pesos; 6 Axles – 360 pesos; 7 Axles – 407 pesos; 8 Axles – 449 pesos; 9 Axles - 469 pesos.

047.4 Miles (076.5 Km) – Exit for Campos. We continue straight.

047.5 Miles (076.6 Km) – Km 80 marker.

050.9 Miles (082.1 Km) – Pemex #7932 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. No access this direction.

053.4 Miles (086.1 Km) – At what used to be the toll station (just after the turnoff for the Colima Libre and the exit for Manzanillo).

054.8 Miles (088.4 Km) – Km 94 marker.

054.9 Miles (088.5 Km) – Exit for Minatitlαn, we continue straight.

062.6 Miles (101.0 Km) – Km 107 and a pull off viewpoint with a monument on the left.

064.8 Miles (104.5 Km) – Pemex #5500 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

064.9 Miles (104.7 Km) – Ring road merges with the road through town.

065.9 Miles (106.3 Km) – Km 21 marker.

075.7 Miles (122.1 Km) – Aeropuerto turnoff to the right. We continue straight.

077.2 Miles (124.5 Km) – Detour by bridge being rebuilt.

077.8 Miles (125.5 Km) – Back on the road at Km 41 marker.

079.3 Miles (127.9 Km) – At Puente.

079.5 Miles (128.2 Km) – At end of bridge.

079.5 Miles (128.2 Km) – Turn left at the end of the bridge to go around Cihuatlαn.

080.1 Miles (129.2 Km) – Follow road to the right.

080.2 Miles (129.4 Km) – Turn left – signed for Barra de Navidad and Melaque – there is a light here.

081.0 Miles (130.6 Km) – Pemex #7342 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

082.7 Miles (133.4 Km) – Km 49 marker.

084.0 Miles (135.5 Km) – Grand Bay Hotel to the left. We continue straight.

088.4 Miles (142.6 Km) – Pemex #0523 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

088.5 Miles (142.7 Km) – Turn off left is for Barra de Navidad. We continue straight.

089.2 Miles (143.9 Km) – Start of the laterals in Melaque.

089.6 Miles (144.5 Km) – Km 260 marker.

089.9 Miles (145.0 Km) – Highway bends to the right for Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.

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

 

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