Neli's Big Adventure Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
Overlander Oasis

Back at the OO, this time as a guest in the casita. Leanne and Calvin are welcoming as usual, the casita is perfection and has everything you need. Wish we were here for longer!

Casa de Neli

Come stay at Neli's house! After a year and half on the road, we have settled in Topanga and would love to host other travelers!

NOTE: This is NOT the exact location, but is close to our house.

We have one parking spot that will fit an average sized truck camper or van. You are welcome to sleep on an air-mattress in our home or stay in your rig, whatever works best for you. We have a hot, clean (albeit tiny) shower, free laundry, two super friendly dogs (okay, one might have an inflated sense of self due to her celebrity status...), electric if you need to recharge your batteries, fast wifi, and are super excited to have you stay with us. If your rig is larger than an average truck camper, there is plenty of flat and safe parking on Topanga Canyon and an easy walk to our home. FREE!

Friendly dogs are welcome. We have a gated yard for them to run in.

Topanga is close to Mailbu, 15 minutes from Santa Monica, has great hiking trails. Nearby in the valley, is every large store you could want, in case you need to stock up on anything.

Rancho Ojai

270 MXN/night. Stay two nights pay for one! Full hookups. Hot showers. Super clean bathrooms. Wifi in officina or rec room.

Rancho San Carlos Hot Springs

120 MXN/night/ person includes use of hot pools, banos and showers. Pools open 24 hours a day! Dogs okay!! NOTE: There is a pack of wild dogs roaming here who may try to terrorize your dogs ;) Also? If you have time, spend the 350MXN for the "massage," which is more like a Swedish massage combined with a Turkish bath combined with a yoga workout. Worth every centivo.

Estero Beach Resort

Super fancy RV park and hotel. All amenities, including laundry room, pool and hot tub. Hot showers and clean bathrooms. Sushi bar in the property!! We paid 35usd/night.

Coyote Cals

Parking on cliff, either in lot or other camping area. Hot showers. Clean bathrooms. 10 usd/person/night. ** NOTE, there is plenty of free camping nearer the water for boon docking, something we discovered on our way out... **

Don Eddies

Full hookups. Restaurant on site. Showers and bathrooms are odd but fine. Wifi in restaurant area. 130 MXN/night or 195 MXN/ with electric but they charged us 130/night after our first night even though we were plugged in. Stay a week, pay for 5 nights. The water available is salty...

Cielito Lindo Motel and RV Park

130 MXN/night. The cracked crab and margaritas are as amazing as we remember. Also, electric is generator powered and gets turned on at 3:30 pm until about 1 am. Apparently gets turned on for a short while in the morning as well. Happy,hour at 4, half priced drinks :)

Military Checkpoint

Military checkpoint. May or may not look in the back door of your camper.

Ojo de Liebre

Campsites with palapas along a 3 km road. Pit toilets. Perfect spot to do a whale watching tour. 65 MXN/night **Low flush toilets are available in the parking lot **

Camp Sirena

Sandy lot on a cliff over the beach. Water, electric, wifi (hit or miss), laundry, and hot showers. Nice book exchange. 150 MXN/night. NOTE: SKOBBLER told us it would take over 6 hours to get here from the Mex 1, it took less than 2 hours.

Agua Purificada: La Gota del Desierto

Water filling station. Por microfiltacion, suavizacion, carbon activado, osmosis inversa y luz ultravioleta. 5 MXN/5 gallon garrafon

Guillermo's Hotel & RV Park

We did t stay here but it seems nice. Friendly owners. Wifi, clean bathrooms, nice restaurant. 5 usd/person/night.

Kadekaman Hotel & RV Park

Cute hotel with tiny RV park in back. Water, electric, fast free wifi, hot showers, clean bathrooms (with TP, soap, and shower gel). Super friendly staff. Restaurant is expensive but delicious. 150 MXN/night.

La Gringa

Beach camping on the northern end of Bahia de Los Angeles. Stunning views. Rustic toilets. Showers available at office. 2015 pricing is 100 MXN/night.

Gonzaga Bay, La Poma

Beachfront camping with palapas. Pit toilets. Awesome.

Military Checkpoint

Military checkpoint. Will ask you to open the camper door and wave you on.


Campground right on the beach. Each site comes with full hookups and a two story showers, clean bathrooms. Fast wifi. Friendly expats and campers. Love it here. 350 MXN/night.

Playa del Oro

Snowbird RV park. Full hookups. Wifi varies between nonexistent to super fast. Pay showers. Laundry room. 22usd/night.

Islandia RV

Beachfront parking. Full hookups. 120 pesos/night.


Propane filling station right on the highway. No adapters needed.

Totonaka RV Park

Snowbird RV park. Huge bathrooms, hot showers, all amenities at sites, wifi (varies between super slow and super fast), laundry room on premises. Water and propane trucks come daily. 24 USD/night, cheaper the longer you stay. Credit cards, pesos or usd accepted.


Dry camping in gas station parking area. Clean bathrooms, friendly workers. Wifi. FREE

Mar Rosa RV

Right off the main drag, steps from the beach. Nice sized spaces, water, electric. Wifi is fast but costs more. Hot showers and flush toilets. 300 pesos/night PLUS 50 pesos/day if you want wifi.

Punta Hermosa/Playa Las Lupitas

"Almost boondocking" on the north shore of the estuary. Parking under palm trees with palapas for shade. Cold showers and toilets in restroom building. Quite buggy but beautiful. Should be free but if you show up on a Sunday, the locals will try to charge you 120 pesos/night

San Pancho Parking & Camping

Camping on a sandy/grassy field. Also a parking lot. Steps from the beach. Rustic bathrooms, showers, electric included (if you have an extension cord). Price is 80 pesos/person/night PLUS 50 pesos/night to park... We negotiated down to 150 pesos/night.


Parked behind the office so the road noise was minimal. Free. Clean bathrooms, tienda open 24 hours, wifi.

Cielito Lindo

We rented a large, light filled room with ensuite bathroom. Hot water for the shower and bathtub!! Ample closet space. Includes all utilities including wifi, electric, propane. Use of large communal kitchen as well. Cleaning lady comes once a week, she also brings fresh towels and changes the sheets and blankets. Only real con: no fridge in the kitchen, have to use the beer fridge in the restaurant... 5000 MXN/month.

Cabañas La Habana

Camping on the beach with our own palapa. 70 pesos/night plus 50 pesos/night for electric. The second week the owners gave us a small discount making it 100 pesos/night. Fast wifi (good enough to skype and download movies!), flushing toilets, showers. Vendors stop by all,day with everything imaginable. Breakfast available at camp from Maria, 15/pesos gets your choice of chilaquiles, quesadillas, or Mexican eggs. One of our favorite Mexican camping spots!

Ranchos Los Angeles

Camping with all hookups on paved RV pads. Use of pool, wifi and bathrooms included. 300 pesos/night. Discount available if staying longer.


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