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San Ignacio, Baja Sur, Mexico

Driving to San Ignacio

The Transpeninsular Highway or Mexico 1 was completed in 1973. The two lane (one lane in each direction) highway was designed to accommodate two passing semi-trucks heading in opposite directions with hardly any extra room to spare on either side. Today, the highway remains the same narrow width, and for most of the journey there is little to no shoulder. Although thousands of tourists safely make the Transpeninsular trip with their RVs or full size trucks towing large 5th wheel trailers, you will need to be incredibly cautious if you plan to make the drive with a large rig.

Before embarking on your Mexican road adventure, it is important to get your Mexican auto insurance secured. Most Baja travelers already understand that Mexican auto insurance is required, but if you do not know this, you should read our information on why you need Mexican insurance. Basically, you can get thrown in jail if you are involved in an accident and you do not have Mexican insurance. Adventure Mexican Insurance makes it easy to purchase your quality Mexican auto insurance. Our online insurance system allows you to purchase and print your insurance policy in minutes - without the need to stop at the border!

The speed limit for most of the two lane portions of Mexico 1 is just under 50 mph (80 kilometers per hour), and it is highly recommended that you do not exceed this speed. Mexico 1 is about as dangerous as it is beautiful, so don't plan on setting any speed records. It is also strongly recommended that you break up the 1,000 mile trip into at least three days of travel and DO NOT DRIVE MEXICO 1 AFTER DARK! Please see: Driving in Mexico Safety Tips, Mexico Fuel, Baja Driving Distances, Military Checkpoints, Topes, for further information.

San Ignacio Road Map

San Ignacio Map