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.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 9 Oct 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Posts: 18
border crossings chiapas (Mexico) into El Petel (Guatemala)

Does anybody have some experience with the border crossings from the state of chiapas in Mexico into Guatemala. For example the crossing at Frontera Corozal or Bethel?

I can only find info on busses that take you to the border from where you can take a boat to the other side of the river and get on a bus again.
We were wondering if you could get your bike on one of these boats and how expensive this would be, and also if one could take care of all the required paperwork at these relatively small bordercrossings, and last but not least we were wondering about the condition of these roads...

So we have a lot of questions...

Hope some of you could help us out!

Ferry and Elisa
Reply With Quote
Old 11 Oct 2004
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ardning Austria
Posts: 135
Hallo Ferry and Elisa!

I dit that bordercrossing 2 years ago, but i went from Guatemala to Mexico via Bethel. The road in Guatemala is full with big holes, but no problem. In Mexico the road up to Palenque is paved. The rivercrossing is easy, if you take the boat from the Mexican side just across the river it will be cheaper but you will need help from the locals to get up the steep hill to the road. I payed 35,- Pesos (Mexican) for my African Twin and me. If you take the short rivercrossing you drive down the road about 5 or 7km, than you hit the other road, take a right back to the river and get your immigration done in Guatemala. Don't worry about the boats, they are quiet big and they will help you to lift the bike inside!

Have fun, Albert!
Reply With Quote
Old 16 Oct 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Posts: 18
Hi Albert!
thanx a lot for your reply! A shame we dinĀ“t read it on time...
a mexican touroperator who organizes these tours from palenque to tikal told us that there were no big boats to take us across.. so we decided to take another border (in Chiapas) and drive across the country, which also was a beautiful ride...


Reply With Quote

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


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


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 21:15.