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Campeche to Palenque - Are Protest Roadblocks Still a Problem?

Old Feb 8th, 2014, 09:21 PM
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Campeche to Palenque - Are Protest Roadblocks Still a Problem?

Hi All!

I'm planning a trip that will require driving from Campeche to Palenque. A few years ago I read a lot of information that made it seem like it was a bad idea to travel this route due to political protests and roadblocks. I'm wondering if this is still a problem? I realize that the protesters were not hurting anyone, but I also don't want an entire day (or worse) of carefully planned trip to go down the drain. The US State Dept does not have any alerts for the area.

Also, would it be better to take a bus or have a driver because of roadblocks, or does it not matter?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Brooke
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Old Feb 8th, 2014, 10:47 PM
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Unfortunately, I can't offer any directly relevant advice. I just wanted to say that I loved both Campeche and Palenque! I traveled between them by bus in 2009. Good luck!
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Old Feb 10th, 2014, 12:30 AM
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We traveled Palenque to Campeche in 2012, and this was a complete non-factor.
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 04:33 AM
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Hi Brooke!

I travelled Palenque to Campeche by bus (ADO) in late 2011. At that time there were roadblocks (only outside Palenque), so the bus took an alternative route and we arrived only 1 hour late. However, I don't know about any current protest in that area (I'm living in Mexico City right now).

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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 09:12 AM
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Sorry, I can't really help, either. I can only offer that we experienced a roadblock a few weeks ago in Oaxaca, an hour or so south of the city. It was a well-placed roadblock, in that a significant amount of traffic was diverted quite a long distance! I'd say we lost at least an hour.
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Old Feb 24th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Thanks all! I don't mind losing an hour! I was worried about losing 6 hours or so!
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