Thanks to our SPOT Satellite Messenger you can see our exact Trans-Americas Journey road trip driving route in Mexico during September 2010, plus some places we didn’t get to because of road closures due to the hurricane damage and landslides that have marked an epic rainy season in Mexico.
We started the month on the Pacific Coast in Acapulco. After a few days exploring Acapulco’s faded glory we headed north to Taxco with a stop at the Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa which had some of the biggest caves with the most intricate natural formations that we’ve seen.
From the hilly, cobbled streets of Taxco we went to another extreme: Toluca Volcano which is the fourth highest peak in Mexico at more than 15,000 feet (4,600 meters). Here we were foiled by road closures again, but we can’t blame the weather for this one. Apparently, the road to the top of the volcano has been closed for a couple of years now…
From Toluca we traveled to Mexico City for our third visit to this amazing city in the course of our Trans-Americas Journey. Of all of our visits to the capital this was, by far, our easiest entry. Light traffic, no police hassles, just perfect.
Then on to Puebla and Cholula before we headed toward l and Los Tuxlas in Veracruz State on the Gulf Coast. We say toward because the road in front of us was closed yet again thanks to hurricane damage and continuing flooding. With very little daylight left we headed back the way we came, then diverted into the city of Veracruz.
Check out the map, below, to see what our month of driving in Mexico looks like.
Here’s more about travel in Mexico