Frontera Corozal to Guatemala informations
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 12, 2013 11:19 PM Last Post By: Paxton
Mar 11, 2013 12:31 AM
Frontera Corozal to Guatemala informationsHy
could anyone give me some informations about the crossingo border to Guatemala from Mexico side (Frontera Corozal) ?
I'm planning to drive a motorbike (little) and I'd like to know if si possible to load the bike on the riverboats that daily cross the river to reach Guatemala.
Coming from Palenque Frontera Corozal is the first chance to reach Guatemala and drive to Tikali
Thanks for any informations
Mar 11, 2013 8:07 AM
Mar 11, 2013 9:24 AM
Mar 11, 2013 9:30 AM
3Well you can see what the boats look like on wolfcalls.com. Ihavent seen it done myself but if the scooter is small why not. As said the Bank on the Guatemala side is very steep so maybe bring some strong ropes with you. I got up that bank by hanging on big tree roots. Also the roads from Bethel to Tikal are in horrible shape. When I went there were holes that would swallow a vw.
Mar 11, 2013 1:04 PM
Mar 11, 2013 11:59 PM
Mar 12, 2013 10:41 AM
6If you decide not to take the scooter well stash it somewhere in Santo Domingo de Palanque and then go by public bus to Frontera Corazal and cross the river to Guatemala and travel on by bus in Guatemala.. You can also overnight in Frontera Corazal and see the ruins near by that place first and then travel on to Tikal. Do not buy a thru trip only buy a ticket stop to stop. Beware of those who try to sell you a thru trip..
Mar 12, 2013 11:19 PM
7If you are taking a heavy bike then it might be easier to go on to Benemerito de las Americas where I think you can arrange passage on a boat to Sayaxche. They are used to handling freight and could get your motorcycle up a plank into a boat...and off at Sayaxche. That is the freight route. And it is a good road (for Guatemala) from Sayaxche to Flores/Tikal.
Benemerito is a little farther along the perimeter road than Frontera Corozal. A slow boat takes 12 hours, a "rapido" a couple of hours.
And farther along the perimeter Road is another border crossing you could ride you bike across. I Don't have the exact directions but it is down by the Rio Ixcan and Playa grande in guatemala. this is the long way but you can drive.
One crossing is at 16.04.32N & 90.37.60 W on Google Earth.
There is a shorter new way to drive/ride, and I believe most of it is paved. It is from Palenque to Tenosique to El Ceibo in Mexico and on to El Naranjo. then you go on to La Libertad and on to Flores / Tikal.
It used to be a boat/river trip but now there is a new paved road all the way, at least according to Google Earth and pictures posted from along it. One picture is of the new border crossing building at Puerto Fronterizo, El Ceibo.
Any way you go, please post a trip report. There is not a lot of information out there about these border crossings.
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