Thread: Is Mexico Safe?
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #13810
Pedro Navaja
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Originally Posted by patched View Post
You seem pretty familiar with the Piedras Negras crossing. Is there any advantages to crossing there instead of Ciudad Acuna as far as early office hours for paperwork? I was going to cross in Acuna just because i can get out of the van and on the bike 55 miles sooner. I found a RV park in Del Rio where i can store the van for $80.00 a month. But nothing set in stone yet. Thanks
I've used P.N. and Acuna.

If you get your TVIP via the internet, then you can get your tourist card right there at Acuna. If you cross at P.N., then you have to wait until you get to Allende before you can get the tourist card. Allende is also where you get the TVIP if you did not get one via internet. The road from Acuna to Allende is not considered as "safe" as just heading straight down from P.N., but I have never had a problem. Watch for animals on the road from Acuna to Allende, and be advised you will go through several towns with topes.

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