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Highway 131 Travel Log Southbound

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Town
Kilometers
Miles
Remarks
Oaxaca
15
(238 remaining)
9
(148 remaining)
Drive south from Oaxaca on Hwy 175. Turn right at the junction with Hwy 131. The Hwy 131 km markers start at zero at the junction of Hwy 175 and Hwy 131.
Junction Hwy 131
km 0
13
(223 remaining)
8
(139 remaining)
Zimatlán is sometimes called Villa Alvarez. Elevation 5279'/1609m.
Zimatlán
km 13
11
(210 remaining)
7
(131 remaining)
Valdeflores
km 24
14
(199 remaining)
9
(124 remaining)
The mountains begin around the 50km marker.
exit to Ayoquesco
km 38
19
(185 remaining)
12
(115 remaining)
Hotels in Sola de Vega
El Vado (turnoff to
grutas de San Sebastián) km 57
23
(166 remaining)
14
(103 remaining)
Pine trees begin at km 65. The side trip to the San Sebastián caves takes about an hour each way over a rough road through beautiful country. Fill up with gas when reaching Sola de Vega; there aren't a lot of gas stations after this. Hotel Aguirre in Sola de Vega has rooms for 250 pesos (10/05).
Sola de Vega
km 80
19
(143 remaining)
12
(89 remaining)
Begin more substantial potholes, landslides, more mountainous terrain.
Puerto Portillo de Indiana
km 99
19
(124 remaining)
12
(77 remaining)
Ojo de Agua
km 118
15
(105 remaining)
9
(65 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
19
(90 remaining)
12
(56 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
12
(71 remaining)
7
(44 remaining)
There is a scenic overlook at the San Juan Lachao turnoff at 6490' elevation.
turnoff to San Juan Lachao
km 164
39
(59 remaining)
24
(37 remaining)
San Pedro Mixtepec is at an elevation of 2297'/700m. 1605'N 9706'W.
San Pedro Mixtepec
km 203
20
(20 remaining)
12
(12 remaining)
Puerto Escondido
km 223


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