Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard

Best route from Brownsville


Gerry
 Share

Recommended Posts

Many years ago (1975), I lived in Harlingen. Many friends crossed at Brownsville on their way to Monterey. I always went to Nuevo Progreso. The Brownsville crossing wasn't as hectic then as it is now, but, it was far from quick.

https://www.google.com/search?pws=0&gl=us&q=nuevo+progreso+border+crossing&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXp7K2u93bAhVOKawKHeVVD7gQ1QIIxAEoBA&biw=1280&bih=588

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The route becomes obvious when one does it as often as I have. https://www.google.com.mx/maps/dir/Brownsville,+TX,+USA/Chapala,+Jalisco/@20.6178229,-103.1396765,8.61z/data=!4m24!4m23!1m15!1m1!1s0x866f7f6bc3fc6519:0xb1df1a694856522c!2m2!1d-97.4974838!2d25.9017472!3m4!1m2!1d-97.4819696!2d25.8605595!3s0x866f94d8069af853:0xffa85a8ff43cc9fc!3m4!1m2!1d-101.9412406!2d21.3438697!3s0x842bd3d1f105454b:0xf25d82f05a93364a!1m5!1m1!1s0x842f40b1771f4cb7:0x73c1721b67d87f53!2m2!1d-103.1846016!2d20.3051576!3e0?hl=en

Stop in Nueva Villa de Padilla, Tamaulipas to buy oranges. There will be if in season, sellers on both sides of the road.

Hotel El Dorado, Tula, Tamaulipas is a great secure side of the road hotel that is less than 500 pesos and pet-friendly. It is about halfway and with the first half being so scenic, you can slowly enjoy the new road through the mountains. You will see sellers holding up baggies on the sides of the road. They are selling freshly picked chilis pequines and chiltepins.

Just south of Tula is an olive orchard that only cold presses one time at night its olives. Its output is labeled in English and is export only. They do have it available at the factory and if you want great gifts, get a case. http://www.olivomx.com/olivomx-ingles.html

Do not be tempted to bypass Lagos De Moreno. Go through town.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

The route becomes obvious when one does it as often as I have. https://www.google.com.mx/maps/dir/Brownsville,+TX,+USA/Chapala,+Jalisco/@20.6178229,-103.1396765,8.61z/data=!4m24!4m23!1m15!1m1!1s0x866f7f6bc3fc6519:0xb1df1a694856522c!2m2!1d-97.4974838!2d25.9017472!3m4!1m2!1d-97.4819696!2d25.8605595!3s0x866f94d8069af853:0xffa85a8ff43cc9fc!3m4!1m2!1d-101.9412406!2d21.3438697!3s0x842bd3d1f105454b:0xf25d82f05a93364a!1m5!1m1!1s0x842f40b1771f4cb7:0x73c1721b67d87f53!2m2!1d-103.1846016!2d20.3051576!3e0?hl=en

Stop in Nueva Villa de Padilla, Tamaulipas to buy oranges. There will be if in season, sellers on both sides of the road.

Hotel El Dorado, Tula, Tamaulipas is a great secure side of the road hotel that is less than 500 pesos and pet-friendly. It is about halfway and with the first half being so scenic, you can slowly enjoy the new road through the mountains. You will see sellers holding up baggies on the sides of the road. They are selling freshly picked chilis pequines and chiltepins.

Just south of Tula is an olive orchard that only cold presses one time at night its olives. Its output is labeled in English and is export only. They do have it available at the factory and if you want great gifts, get a case. http://www.olivomx.com/olivomx-ingles.html

Do not be tempted to bypass Lagos De Moreno. Go through town.

 

#101, is that the "infamous" hwy of Death, referred to by most Mexicans?

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Jim Bowie said:

#101, is that the "infamous" hwy of Death, referred to by most Mexicans?

 

Just the ignorant ones, the rest influenced by them. I'd take the road any day over a quick trip through Houston.

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, AngusMactavish said:

Just the ignorant ones, the rest influenced by them. I'd take the road any day over a quick trip through Houston.

Being from Houston I second that. Between drunks and road rage $%&/()s a few banditos is nothing.

Sorry, I didn't realize idi**ts was a no-no.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

Just the ignorant ones, the rest influenced by them. I'd take the road any day over a quick trip through Houston.

Why would anyone go through Houston quickly. I've never been through there and would never go through there. Wife's family(and her) would never let us go on 101either.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...