What’s the Highway Like from Texas to Lake Chapala?

November 23, 2012

Hi Everyone,

The below video gives a pretty good representation of the various types of roads and highways you'll find between the Laredo, Texas border and Ajijic, Mexico here at Lake Chapala.

It really didn't do justice to the hundreds of miles of divided roadways between the Texas border and here that look much like the Interstate highways you find the USA.

The video shows mostly mountain terrain, but you'll also pass by deserts and lush farm and ranch land along the way as well.

You can find several good mile by mile route narratives on line and no doubt an old one I made years ago on the Non Toll Road Route. It's more scenic buy harder driving. Both routes will get you safely here.

All for now. Have Questions. We have answers.

Enjoy the video and music.

Tu amigo, Sid Grosvenor


  • Ruth Hill

    Do you know what is the shortest (and best) route from the states (from any state) to Ajijic?

  • Paulleewogg

    Do you have Texas plates on your vehicle, and if so, have you ever had any problems with being targeted by crooks south of the border?  In short, do you feel it’s safe driving in Mexico for us Northern Gringos?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

     Hi Ruth, We like the roue from Laredo, Texas which we like best all things considered,.

    I’ve entered drom New Mexico, El Paso, and Eagle Pass. Tu amigo, Sid

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

     Hi Paulleewogg,

    I’ve never had a problem with US plates (Texas) with crooks nor the military, nor customs.

    I’ve been stopped by Nuevo Laredo police, and by the State Police twice over about
    12 round trips ovr the last 10 years. Only the stop several years ago in Nuevo Laredo was unwarranted. The rest were legit stops.

    Never had a problem at Military check points in over 10 years of round trips to and from the various points of exit and entry to and from Mexico mentioned above in another response.

    I think the crooks are an equal opportunity criminals and look for easy marks.
    US plated cars I think would be safer from Narcos, but  more prone to be stopped by corrupt cops since they can try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge of Mexican rules of the road.

    Never be rude. But, stand your ground in the face of an obvious attempt at mordida (bribe) would be my advice. Learn the rules of the road before driving in Mexico.

    Hope this helps. Tu amigo, Sid

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