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Highway 131 Travel Log Northbound

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Town
Kilometers
Miles
Remarks
Puerto Escondido
km 223
20
(238 remaining)
12
(148 remaining)
Get an early start with a full gas tank. There are some long distances between gas stations. Leave town northbound on Hwy 131. San Pedro Mixtepec is at an elevation of 2297'/700m. 1605'N 9706'W.
San Pedro Mixtepec
km 203
39
(218 remaining)
24
(135 remaining)
Begin more substantial potholes, landslides, more mountainous terrain. There is a scenic overlook at the San Juan Lachao turnoff at 6490' elevation.
turnoff to San Juan Lachao
km 164
12
(179 remaining)
7
(111 remaining)
Juquila is located 31 km off the highway. It is a popular destination for religious pilgrimages come to pray to the Virgen de Juquila. There are hotels in Juquila but not at the turnoff. There is a Pemex station just south of the turnoff.
turnoff to Juquila
km 152
19
(167 remaining)
12
(104 remaining)
Bridge crosses the Atoyac river at the north end of town. The hotel Rivo in San Pedro Juchatengo looks like a good place to stay.
San Pedro Juchatengo
km 133
15
(148 remaining)
9
(92 remaining)
Ojo de Agua
km 118
19
(133 remaining)
12
(83 remaining)
Puerto Portillo de Indiana
km 99
19
(114 remaining)
12
(71 remaining)
Sola de Vega is a good place to overnight and/or fill up with gas. Hotel Aguirre in Sola de Vega has rooms for 250 pesos (10/05).
Sola de Vega
km 80
23
(95 remaining)
14
(59 remaining)
The side trip to the San Sebastián caves takes about an hour each way over a rough road through beautiful country.
El Vado (turnoff to
grutas de San Sebastián) km 57
19
(72 remaining)
12
(45 remaining)
exit to Ayoquesco
km 38
14
(53 remaining)
9
(33 remaining)
Valdeflores
km 24
11
(39 remaining)
7
(24 remaining)
Zimatlán is sometimes called Villa Alvarez. Elevation 5279'/1609m.
Zimatlán
km 13
13
(28 remaining)
8
(17 remaining)
Junction Hwy 131
km 0
15
(15 remaining)
9
(9 remaining)
Drive north on Hwy 175 from the Hwy 131 junction to Oaxaca.
Oaxaca


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