Tips for Driving the Transpeninsular

If time permits, driving the length of the Carretera Transpeninsular (1625km) is an experience not to be missed. Most importantly, it is overall very safe; although driving at night is not recommended due to the possibility of cows wandering onto the road. The road surface is good and, in general, traffic is surprisingly light. There are several military checkpoints along the way, although tourists are rarely pulled over. Keep an eye on your gas gauge, fill up regularly, and be aware that from El Rosario to Guerrero Negro, a distance of some 350km, there is no gas station.