San Jose del Cabo, Baja Sur, Mexico
Driving to San Jose del Cabo
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.
Driving to San Jose del Cabo from the US is a long trip, so you definitely need to make sure to get your Mexican auto insurance prior to leaving on your adventure. You have probably already done your research and understand that Mexican auto insurance is required by the Mexican authorities. The easiest way to acquire quality Mexican insurance is purchase your policy online through the Adventure Mexican Insurance online system. You can get instant quotes, then purchase and print your policy in less than five minutes from your computer. We represent the four best Mexican insurance companies, so we are certain to have the best coverage at the best rates!
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.