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1. Posted by mouldyking (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

HI all,

So my big trip has started and currently relaxing in Tampa :) before I head to the Florida keys from there I will be leavin and driving to Mexico down the pacific highway to cancun for Christmas and then on to Guatemala,

ok so here goes. I'm am a British citizen driving a Canadian 4x4, has anyone done a land border crossing in a Canadian vehicle? was there any hassle?

since I've left Canada in august all I've heard is I'm crazy driving through Mexico, is it really that bad?

also any advice would be great, I have travelled a lot before but have never had so many people tell me not to do somethin before,

also any advice on what to see and places to go would be awesome,

sorry for the poor message I'm writing it on my phone so annoying,

oh there are three of us in the party two British citizens and one Irish, if anyone would like to join us it would be awesome

thanks in advance

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Have you read the US State Department warning

3. Posted by mouldyking (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the reply dawgon I did read this before I left, it was more peoples personal experience wit travelling through Mexico

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Since you are going by land, I'd suggest stopping off in San Luis Potosi and Quereraro on the way down to Mexico City or Veracruz. Nice towns (both of them) and very scenic for large cities. Once you get to the state of Quintana Roo, I'd suggest seeing many of the pyramids south of Merida, then the city of Merida itself, and then visiting Chichen Itza on your way across the peninsula to Cancun.

Once in Cancun, visit not only the tourist areas, but also Isla Mujeres, the downtown area of Cancun, the Mexican Riviera section south of town, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and also take a ferry across to visit Cozumel. All of these are worth the trip.


5. Posted by mouldyking (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the reply calCruzer, I was gettin worried that people didnt travel Mexico when I got no replies ;) I will get the map out and mark these places

Thanks Oli

6. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3573 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I did find this article on driving in Mexico. I would send Mike a message and get his input. This article goes over the documents needed when crossing the border.

After reading the US State Dept warning, I would advise you to really give this trip some more thought. It only takes one guy with an automatic weapon to ruin your Mexican adventure. All trips have a risk/reward aspect. It is your decision if the reward outweighs the risk. Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Nov-2011, at 19:00 by vegasmike6 ]

7. Posted by smartads11 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Mexico is one of the most accepted traveler countries on earth. Much of the traveler business is centered on the seashore resorts as well as the altiplano in the middle part of the kingdom Visiting the northern center permits visitors to obtain off the compressed pathway a bit.

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9. Posted by justpeter (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hello! I'm embarking on a very similar trip! Leaving my home in Albuquerque, visiting friends in San Diego and then heading south. I'm still trying to decide if I want to go down baja first and then ferry to to the mainland or just stay on the west coast of Mexico. I'm leaning toward the former. Though I won't be heading anywhere near the yucatan I wouldn't mind hooking up at some point. I'm travelling with my pooch in a '70 VW van and am pointed at Central America.

10. Posted by mouldyking (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks all :)

@justpeter we will be in cancun from 20th of December till the 26th and headin to Guatemala then, we will be heading to acapulo then for 18 of Jan and then heading back up west coast. If your around would love to meet up