We just made a trip to Cabo San Lucas and back -- October 18th down, October
28th return. Following are various road conditions noted, and information on
Santo Tomas to San Vicente the road has been re-paved and is great. In process of
San Vicente to Colonet - Km 99 to 102 was one lane only on 10/28. Re-paving
Colonet to Camalu -- southbound side OK, northbound side very rough.
Vado 2 Km North of Catavina -- large chunks of pavement washed out. South bound
lane worse than North bound side. Crawl across.
The Pemex station at Catavina is closed. The pumps have been removed. The
pump at the La Pinta is operational, but had no fuel on the North bound trip.
South of Catavina, Km marker 199 to 265 -- north bound side feels like
washboard, is uneven with a few small pot holes. Rough ride for campers and
Just north of Punta Prieta, approximately 30 ft. of pavement washed out in
vado just north of military barracks. Covered with gravel, but not yet
Rebuilding Pemex at Vizcaino -- still have one pump operational.
Just south of Vizcaino dirt washed across road from recent rains has not been
cleared away -- makes good size tope.
Work being done on road south of Mulege - stretches of loose gravel, re-paved
portions not yet striped.
Highway 19 La Paz to Cabo San Lucas:
35 Km marker, north of Todo Santos, bridge washed out. Temporary gravel road
detour through vado (approx. 3/4 mile). Bridge being rebuilt - possibly 30-60
days to finish.
97 Km marker, south of Todo Santos, hard to tell if road is gone or just
buried. Appears to have been graded, but still very rough going. No work
being done on road.
Report on checkpoints:
|S. of Maneadero
||Army & PJF
||Questioned about destinations
||Very courteous. Armed soldiers in bunkers on either side of
checkpoint. Ropes to pull tack strips across road. Sign
indicated this was permanent gun and drug search point.
|N. of El Rosario
||Armed soldiers with ropes attached to tack strips.
Agricultural Inspection Station
|Guerrero Negro Military installation at monument
||Were asking drivers and passengers to step out
of cars while they searched.
||Armed soldiers in bunkers on either side of checkpoint.
Ropes to pull tack strips across road. Northbound lane is
blocked so you have to drive off road. We were waved thru, but
saw other northbound vehicles being searched. This is the old
Agri. Inspection station at airport turnoff road. Has been
repainted army olive and appears to be a permanent army
|La Paz Agricultural Inspection Station
||Army & Agricultural
Note: None of the checkpoints asked for our tourist card.