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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by mrsmcford @, Kailua Kona, HI, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 12:02 (3057 days ago)

We need to make a quick run up to the Lake Chapala area next week. My question, is it better to go to Uruapan then Hwy. 37 up through Paracho to pick up the autopista OR take autopista all the way via Morelia ? When I lived in Patzcuaro we used to go via Quiroga and Zacapu so I know those "red" roads can be very slow going (although scenic). But from here it seems very far to go all the way to Morelia then double back. Anyone have any good advice for me ? Thanks in advance !

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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 12:11 (3057 days ago) @ mrsmcford

We need to make a quick run up to the Lake Chapala area next week. My question, is it better to go to Uruapan then Hwy. 37 up through Paracho to pick up the autopista OR take autopista all the way via Morelia ? When I lived in Patzcuaro we used to go via Quiroga and Zacapu so I know those "red" roads can be very slow going (although scenic). But from here it seems very far to go all the way to Morelia then double back. Anyone have any good advice for me ? Thanks in advance !

I did the Uruapan to the autopista to Guadalajara going up and Morelia the way back. NEVER would I do the Uruapan way again.

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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by mrsmcford @, Kailua Kona, HI, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 12:47 (3057 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

Well Carol, that sounds pretty definite !! LOL. Would you care to elaborate ? If we had the time we would go stay at the casita one night then go from there but we are on a really short timetable. Thanks for the input !!!

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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 13:02 (3057 days ago) @ mrsmcford

Well Carol, that sounds pretty definite !! LOL. Would you care to elaborate ? If we had the time we would go stay at the casita one night then go from there but we are on a really short timetable. Thanks for the input !!!

Really bad roads. No signage. Lots of small towns so lots of topes. Nice if you were just on a road trip to nowhere, but if you are going somewhere in a hurry or need to be somewhere, NO. Other than the things I mentioned......I had a great time.

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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by mrsmcford @, Kailua Kona, HI, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 19:19 (3056 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

Thanks for the advice. Been on a few of those "road trips to nowhere" but always end up back here !! LOL.

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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by judi in OKlahoma @, where I am, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 19:46 (3056 days ago) @ mrsmcford

Safe travels and have fun at the big HD, so many aisles!
Hope to see you guys later next week.

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Driving advice Ixtapa to Chapala area

by mrsmcford @, Kailua Kona, HI, Sunday, March 06, 2011, 09:31 (3056 days ago) @ judi in OKlahoma

Safe journey to you guys too. We are bummed to be missing G-Fest. See you later alligator !!
Carol. Thanks again for the road advisory.