Nogales to Mazatlán: the Pacific Highway

Route 15 (the Pacific Highway) runs along the Pacific coast and provides access to several resorts, to ferry terminals for Baja California and to the Los Mochis end of the Chihuahua al Pacífico railway passing beside the Copper Canyon. From Nogales to Guaymas on the Gulf of California, the road runs along the western slopes of the Sierra Madre, with summits rising to 3000 m. From Guaymas on to Mazatlán it threads along the lowland, with the Sierra Madre Occidental's bold and commanding escarpment to the east. The Pacific Highway down the coast to Acapulco and Salina Cruz is completely paved but has intermittent military searches in the States of Nayarit, Jalisco, and Guerrero (for narcotics and arms). There are many motels along the route.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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