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Trip from San Antonio to Playa del Carmen through Tampico

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Trip from San Antonio to Playa del Carmen through Tampico

We are planning to cross the border at Nuevo Lorado and tenatively thought we would drive through Monterrey, throughTampico, to Veracruz, to Villa Hermosa, to Chetumal, then go north to Playa. Is this a safe route, and/or the best route. Any better suggestions?

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1. Re: Trip from San Antonio to Playa del Carmen through Tampico

Generally, you'd be better off not taking that route. If you're gonna cross at Laredo, you're better off continuing on down 57 through Central Mexico rather than the route you've described. For one, that route is not considered one of the safer ones, and while it looks shorter on a map, it will probably take longer what with all the topes and towns you'll pass through.

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