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Old 06-16-2010, 07:24 PM   #46
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Thanks for the update. I was hoping that they would have completed the construction on the SAT office by now. Your tips on getting the vehicle permit are right on, and El Remate is my favorite place to stay...$5.35 for a nice room adjacent the lake.
They must have raised the toll on the bridge, for years it's been 20Q/$2.45. This last year he didn't get out of the little shed quick enough to catch me going around his lift bar.

Saludos y bienvenidos a ADV, Eduardo
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:23 PM   #47
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Hola, Anyone have any current news regarding the availability of vehicle permits on the Guatemalan side of the border? In April last, the Mexican side had full services but the Guate side only had immigration/customs.

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:31 AM   #48
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Anyone have any current news regarding the availability of vehicle permits on the Guatemalan side of the border?
'Bump' Enquiring minds need to know.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:39 AM   #49
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Last March I crossed from Frontera Corozal and I did not have any kind of problems. Ok the bota ride took me 400 pesos (me and bike) but I did not to pay anyting more to helpers or during the gravel road to Flores.



The boat trip is great, but getting land in Bethel can be difficult, you do not have any kind of deck in Guatemala side.



This is the beach in were we border the bikes in Mexico, as you can see it's quite easy:



I did not have to made any kind of importation on Guatemala, the border is simple but we just give the bikes docs and our passports and they did't everyting... fast and with no problems.



I will get more info in October when I pass again in this border.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #50
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Last March I crossed from Frontera Corozal and I did not have any kind of problems. I did not have to made any kind of importation on Guatemala, the border is simple but we just give the bikes docs and our passports and they did't everyting... fast and with no problems.

I will get more info in October when I pass again in this border.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:01 PM   #51
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Hola cazevedo, Although it is possible to cross at Frontera Corazol to Bethel, it is a big hassle with the boat trip, cost, etc. Also, that gravel from the river to Flores is a high crime area. Did you get a vehicle sticker for Guatemala? If not, ya ain't legal.

The border I am most interested in is at El Ceibo, and if the Guatemalan side has an office for vehicle permits. The Mexican side has full services.

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Hola cazevedo, Although it is possible to cross at Frontera Corazol to Bethel, it is a big hassle with the boat trip, cost, etc. Also, that gravel from the river to Flores is a high crime area. Did you get a vehicle sticker for Guatemala? If not, ya ain't legal.

The border I am most interested in is at El Ceibo, and if the Guatemalan side has an office for vehicle permits. The Mexican side has full services.

Saludos
Agreed. We are looking at entering Guatemala at La Masilla and heading to Honduras. We will come back thru Guate and may leave via El Ceibo. Do I need to check the bike back out of Guate at each exit? And can I do that at El Ceibo I guess is also a question at hand.

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Old 10-04-2010, 03:39 AM   #53
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Did you get a vehicle sticker for Guatemala? If not, ya ain't legal.
Nop, nothing, the polices in the border only checked the passports, bike papers and stamp the passport. After that they only said, your ready have a good jorney.

The gravel road to flores it's not very pleasent, dirt and isolated farms with flat landscapes dry and dusty. I never felt to much worried about my safety in this route...

I do not know other Mexico/Guatemala borders, just this one. I payd 400pesos to cross the river (me and bike) and thats all.

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Old 10-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #54
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I will get more info in October when I pass again in this border.
Anyone have the latest on what is available on the Guate side at El Ciebo?

We were thinking about crossing at El Ciebo, hitting Tikal. Am I reading this right that I could go to the Belize border to get the bike permit for Guate even tho I did not cross in there? It is only 100 k from Tikal it appears.

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Heading back, you can take a gravel road about 10 km from the Belize border that send you south and it meets back up with the main North/South pavement just north of Poptun. The gravel road is decent and it will save you about an hour if you are heading south from here.

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Anybody have any info on this gravel road. Is it obvious or...

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From the north end the road is quite conspicuous as it heads south off CA13 at the bottom of a hill and a curve to the north in the main highway. Actually it is a bit more like 24km west from Melchor de Mencos because it is at the end of what used to be the last unpaved segment of CA13.
North of Poptun it is also fairly easy to spot but you have to be alert. A good alternate route for somebody who has already done the main road and is looking for a change .
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From the north end the road is quite conspicuous as it heads south off CA13 at the bottom of a hill and a curve to the north in the main highway. Actually it is a bit more like 24km west from Melchor de Mencos because it is at the end of what used to be the last unpaved segment of CA13.
North of Poptun it is also fairly easy to spot but you have to be alert. A good alternate route for somebody who has already done the main road and is looking for a change .
Thanks that is great info! This is a first time for me. The current plan (and I use that term lightly) is to enter at el ciebo, visit tikal, to Belize for the tvip and make our way to Honduras.

It looked (well sounded anyway as I can not find the road on a map) to be a great 'cut off'. What are your thoughts for a first timer, best to retrace back to flores and south on the highway or take the cutoff.

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Your call as to whether you try the gravel route or the paved.
Being gravel and rather windy ( as in curves and hills) and new farmlands hacked into the jungle in the plain of the Belize River ( called the Rio Mopan inside Guatemala) it will take several hours,much longer even than if you were to retrace your route back through Remedios to the Flores junction and then down south on CA 13.That way you have various towns with hotel options to stay if you run out of daylight. Maybe figure it so you spend a night at the border in Melchor de Mencos and then you will not be facing this dilemma.
As for having a detailed map check out this Bingmaps site http://www.bing.com/maps/
Zoom in on Guatemala and click on the aerial photo version, then enlarge it right to a resolution that will give a clear picture and show the road better than the "map".
You notice that the"map" is junk as it does not give a road in detail, but if you scroll along the road in the photo you get to see all kinds of detail ,where the road twists and trurns and the various small villages before emerging back onto CA13 north of Dolores where there are hotels.This ride about 70km long could take a day!

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I rode from Palenque to Tikal today, they now have El Ceibo sorted, you can get all your moto documentation there
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #60
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I rode from Palenque to Tikal today, they now have El Ceibo sorted, you can get all your moto documentation there
Great, thanks for the update.
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