From: Teacapán to San Blas
Date: February 26, 2001
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) – In Escuinapa at the point where the road out to Teacapán cuts off from the Mex 15 route through Escuinapa. This is Mile 56.6 of yesterday’s log. We are heading south on a two-lane one-way road through town.

000.2 Miles (000.3 Km) -- Ley supermarket on the left.

000.7 Miles (001.1 Km) -- North and south-bound lanes merge as we near the edge of town.

000.8 Miles (001.2 Km)
-- Pemex #1775 on the left. It has Magna, Premium, and diesel and has decent access for big rigs.

001.0 Miles (001.5 Km)
-- Leaving Escuinapa.

004.0 Miles (006.4 Km)
-- The toll road from the north that bypasses Escuinapa merges with us. If you decided to take the toll road yesterday you will rejoin the log here.

004.2 Miles (006.8 Km) -- Km 194 marker.

004.4 Miles (007.1 Km)
-- Signs says 172 km to Tepic.

020.4 Miles (032.9 Km) -- Through town of Palmillas. Three topes.

034.8 Miles (056.1 Km) -- Entering the state of Nayarit.

039.8 Miles (064.2 Km)
-- Pemex #2374 on the right. It has Magna, Premium, and diesel and has good access but no truck parking.

039.9 Miles (064.4 Km) -- Cutoff left to Acaponeta. We continue straight.

040.2 Miles (064.8 Km) -- Cutoff right for Tecuala on Hwy 23, we continue straight.

042.2 Miles (068.1 Km) -- Puente Rio Acaponeta.

043.3 Miles (069.8 Km) -- Cutoff right for San Felipe Aztatlán. We continue straight.

055.6 Miles (089.7 Km) -- Through town of Tierra Generosa, two topes.

068.1 Miles (109.8 Km) -- Pemex #3310 on the right with Magna and diesel. It’s small but has good access but no truck parking.

069.6 Miles (112.3 Km) -- Rosamorada cutoff to left, we continue straight.

080.3 Miles (129.5 Km) -- Pemex #5312 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized and has excellent access but no truck parking.

080.3 Miles (129.5 Km) -- Cutoff right for Mexcaltitán, we continue straight.

081.2 Miles (131.0 Km) -- Puente Rio San Pedro.

081.5 Miles (131.5 Km) -- Cutoff right to Tuxpan at Km 70 marker. There is an old out-of-service Pemex on the corner, we continue straight.

091.1 Miles (146.9 Km) -- Cutoff right for Santiago Ixcuintla on Hwy 072 to right.

092.5 Miles (149.2 Km) -- Pass through town of El Capomal.

093.3 Miles (150.5 Km) -- Pemex #4753 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s medium-sized with good access and no truck parking.

093.6 Miles (151.0 Km) -- Pass over Rio Santiago.

095.1 Miles (153.3 Km) -- Est. Nanchi (Hwy 121) to left, we continue straight.

095.4 Miles (153.9 Km) -- Cutoff right for Villa Hidalgo (Hwy 3) to right, we continue straight.

104.5 Miles (168.5 Km) -- Cutoff right for San Blas (Hwy 074). We turn right. The road becomes much narrower but is paved. Exercise caution and drive slowly, many RVers we meet complain about getting scratches from the brush along this road when they have to pull over to let oncoming traffic pass.

106.8 Miles (172.3 Km) -- Pass through the community of Ejido 5 de Mayo.

106.8 Miles (172.3 Km) -- Pass through community of Navarrete, four topes.

112.6 Miles (181.6 Km) -- Km marker 13.

115.5 Miles (186.3 Km) -- Pass through the community of Las Palmas, two topes.

125.0 Miles (201.6 Km) -- Cutoff left for Santa Cruz at Km 33. We will go this way tomorrow, but for today we continue straight for San Blas.

126.3 Miles (203.6 Km) -- Km 35 marker, bridge, and we enter San Blas.
 

See our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping in San Blas.
 

Copyright © 2001 Mike and Terri Church

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