Expert Trucker’s Opinion on the New Guadalajara Puerto Vallarta Highway


A trucker offered his expert perspective on the newly inaugurated section of the Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway, which connects Compostela with Las Varas, providing a vision of the challenges and characteristics of the route.

In his words, the trucker described the stretch as challenging, especially in terms of the ascent, noting that the section between kilometer 80 and 60 presents a significant incline with some intermittent flat areas. He stated that the climb is particularly tough, reaching speeds of only 50 to 55 kilometers per hour on a segment with sharp curves and little banking.

“The stretch to start from Capomo towards Compostela is four lanes, it’s about four lanes from kilometer 80 to 60 and it’s all uphill, with only two intervals of about one kilometer of flatness, the climb is very heavy, extremely heavy, I was driving a Scania 2023 and went up at 50 to 55 kilometers per hour.”

“I made it from where the highway begins at the exit of Vallarta to Amado Nervo in one hour and 15 minutes, yes, it’s very good, just, well, on a scale of 0 to 10 in terms of danger, it’s at a 7 both for the ascent and descent. Why? Because the ascent is very steep; steeper than the Plan de Barrancas, it has curves similar to those of Plan de Barrancas, but with less banking, the curves almost have no banking and there are no places to pull over for engine overheating.”

Additionally, he highlighted the presence of four tunnels and three bridges along the route, pointing out the highway’s speed and warning about its danger, especially on the descent towards Puerto Vallarta. He emphasized

Source: Tribuna de la Bahia