Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Central America and Mexico

Central America and Mexico Topics specific to Central America and Mexico only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12 Jan 2012
goo's Avatar
goo goo is offline
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 154
Border Crossing Mex-Guatemala at Tapachula?

I am in Tapachula looking to cross into Guatemala tomorrow. I read that the Hidalgo crossing is crowded but can anyone tell me if Talismán is OK, or is it worth the 2 hours extra to ride up to the La Mesilla crossing?

Can I get by without a helper at Talismán?

Thanks!
__________________
http://www.guyfixsen.com
http://wanderinggoo.blogspot.com
F650GS twin - Enfield Bullet 350 - Honda XL250 Degree
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12 Jan 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: antigua,guatemala
Posts: 154
La Mesilla is definitely the nicest border and also the one with the best scenery : Yoy will ride through the great western highlands and not through the boring lowlands of the Pacific coast .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15 Jan 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: After Africa and a bit of Asia, now in the Americas.
Posts: 149
Talisman aduana not so good

I could not get my deposit from the Mex. aduana back (200USD for a 1993 van, don't know if that applies similarly to motorcycles), we could not bother heading somewhere back to do that.... otherwise all is straightforward, without a helper, you can head for the mountains immediately after, head for San Marcos and on...
__________________
Manfred
www.thisfabtrek.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 6 Jul 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 117
Mexico Guatamala

Quote:
Originally Posted by guaterider View Post
La Mesilla is definitely the nicest border and also the one with the best scenery : Yoy will ride through the great western highlands and not through the boring lowlands of the Pacific coast .
Is that border crossing open now, I am going to be leaving Mexico in a couple of days and La Messila seems like the best option
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 7 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC - now at large in the world
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynch180 View Post
Is that border crossing open now, I am going to be leaving Mexico in a couple of days and La Messila seems like the best option
Yup, came through it 3 days ago. Mex customs 5 or so kms before Guatemala customs. Stop there first to cash in your TVIP. Exchange rate for US$ at Guatemala border is 7 Q to the dollar. No banks, street money changers work fine and safe. You need 160 Q to get through with a bike and 15Q for "fumigation" of your bike. No other fees. No helpers. Sleepy and safe border. You can see your bike all the time.
__________________
http://www.nohorizons.net
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 7 Jul 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 117
I am in Villahermosa at the moment, will hopefully cross on Sunday

Where do I sort out my TVIP is it at the Banjobank? I never got stamped into Mexico do you think this might cause me any bother on the way out
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 7 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mexico
Posts: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynch180 View Post
I am in Villahermosa at the moment, will hopefully cross on Sunday

Where do I sort out my TVIP is it at the Banjobank? I never got stamped into Mexico do you think this might cause me any bother on the way out
Maybe on the Guate side.
Why did you ride in Mexico illegally without properly documenting the bike?
Don't get stopped and asked for your TVIP if don't have one. You'll either lose the bike or you'll be paying a lot of mordida.
I know people who have done this but I would never recommend it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 7 Jul 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 117
I rode down trough Baja and got my TVIP and tourist visa in La Paz, I have everything I need, except an entry stamp into Mexico, do you think that no stamp might be an issue
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 7 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC - now at large in the world
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynch180 View Post
I rode down trough Baja and got my TVIP and tourist visa in La Paz, I have everything I need, except an entry stamp into Mexico, do you think that no stamp might be an issue
No entry stamp needed, just return the tourist visa card.
__________________
http://www.nohorizons.net
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 8 Jul 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 117
Thanks man,
am going to be hitting the border tomorrow, bright an early
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 8 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mexico
Posts: 251
Sorry, I thought you had no documentation for the bike whatsoever.
You'll be fine with what you've got.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 8 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC - now at large in the world
Posts: 405
Here are some pics of the border

As you can see, a sleepy affair:
:: No Horizons ::
__________________
http://www.nohorizons.net
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Central America Border Crossing Info nugentch Central America and Mexico 45 28 Feb 2013 20:04
Crossing In To Iraq From Small Border Iran maximondo Middle East 8 13 Aug 2012 13:31
Iran/Turkmenistan Border Crossing peter04 Northern Asia 5 27 May 2012 13:51
Buying on the Guatemala Mexico border. Possible?will it work? gess68 Trip Paperwork 2 27 Dec 2011 18:52
Villazon, Bolivia Border crossing Mr Steam Turbine South America 8 30 Nov 2011 13:27

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:35.