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We drove through here at about 6:30pm (almost dark but not totally) the week between Christmas and New Years. There were about 100 local young men blocking the road (with improvised spike strips). They forced us to pay them 50 mxn. We payed and it was fine but definitely scary. Try to get off the roads earlier in the day.
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No roadblock today here on our way to PalenqueReport Check-In
Had no road block driving from San Christobal to Agua Azul.Report Check-In
We drove this route from San Cristobal to Palenque without any problem. The first half (until Ocosingo) is full of topes, but the second has been renewed recently and is in perfect shape. About 50 km south Palenque (around agua azul) there was a lady with a rope on the street demanding 20 pesos and a couple of kids selling chips and stuff. We did not pay and she let us go.Report Check-In
All clear, there was nothing of a roadblock or whatsoever.Report Check-In
road is safe. we had no issues at all. no roadblocksReport Check-In
Passed without any problem on motorcycle from Palenque to San Cristobal between 9am and 2pm. Only about 50km after Palenke there were 2 women and boy with a rope. Wanted 20mex i gave 10mex.Report Check-In
We drove from Palenque to San Cristobal today. Checked in with GN and policia estatal in Palenque who told us route is now open and safe. GN told us to only drive during day.
We left Palenque at 11am and got to San Cristobal at about 530pm. The drive was beautiful but not my favorite. About 40km outside Palenque we encountered 4 ropes with people demanding we buy their dried plaintains or pay them a 50p toll. We politely declined to pay or buy and instead gave the kids at the rope a few stickers. After about 2 minutes of holding our ground, they relented and dropped the ropes.
A bit closer to Ososingo there was a bunch of construction with up to 20m delays.
From Ososingo to Guadelupe there are at least 200 topes. It's the worst tope section of road I've driven. There are some parts of the road where there is a poorly engineered and rough tope ever 50m. Its extremely annoying.
However besides the agressive vendors with the ropes near Palenque, we had no issues with safety, corruption, or locals demanding tolls.
This road is passable again. Just check with the local cops and other travelers before you go.Report Check-In
Nobody here today. the road was long but beautiful and safe. Lot of work site between agua azul and ocoxingo.Report Check-In
We drove through here at about 6:30pm (almost dark but not totally) the week between Christmas and New Years. There were about 100 local young men blocking the road (with improvised spike strips). They forced us to pay them 50 mxn. We payed and it was fine but definitely scary. Try to get off the roads earlier in the day.Report Check-In