When? Who? Comment Place Location
January 1st, 2011

Fantastic campsite in the jungle overlooking the lake. We saw toucans and howler monkeys in the morning. Small restaurant with delicious hamburgers, natural swimming pools and water slides with spring water. It is also a great destination for a day trip (50 pesos / day / person). Access through the jungle is very narrow and bumpy!

(Normally 80 pesos / day / person, but because the shower house was renovated and was not available, we have only 60 pesos / day / person paid)

La Jungla, Catemaco 18.445430, -95.067400
January 1st, 2011

Beautiful campsite right in the center of Catemaco. Everything in easy walking distance. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Clean toilets (which were cleaned twice a week), large pool, Fast Free WIFI. Great excursions in the surrounding area.

When we came back in August / September and December / January, the pool was no longer filled and the toilets not so clean anymore.

(Usually 250 pesos / day including current or 200 pesos / day plus electricity, we have the monthly fee of 3,700 pesos including electricity used)

Tepetepan Villas and RV Park 18.418890, -95.121390
January 1st, 2011

there was no campsite close by.

(The owner has not been required, as he has but even hung us his hammock at the palapa on the beach, we gave him 100 pesos. We were even invited to the evening to a small dinner at which we have contributed drinks)

At the beach in cocoa-nut groves 18.380010, -93.621060
January 1st, 2011

Campsite overlooking the sea at the public beach. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Bathrooms so-so. Overpriced.

Freedom Shores 18.782930, -91.494090
January 1st, 2011

Very original mini-camping in the front yard of a private home. Too many dogs who left their poop on the grass. A toilet, a shower. Good bus service to Campeche Centro.

New Samula Trailer Park 19.817220, -90.552220
January 1st, 2011

We were allowed to camp in the parking lot under shady trees. At night, the street is pretty quiet.

Parking lot Kabah 20.249180, -89.648340
January 1st, 2011

Parking without shade and without facilities. Free WIFI. Good starting point to watch the nightly light show. When buying a drink in the hotel bar, you may use the swimming pool and restrooms.

Uxmal Parking Lot 20.361310, -89.767920
January 1st, 2011

A bit run-down, huge place. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Located next to a large shopping mall. Easy to take the collectivo to the city.

Rainbow RV Park 21.041390, -89.630280
January 1st, 2011

You can camp here if you buy a trip to the flamingos for the next day. We moved further from the parking lot through the large gate to the port and camped beautiful there overlooking the boats. No night guardian. Heavy traffic and motorcycle races on the road next to the spot also at night.

on jetty for Flamingo Travel 20.857710, -90.383970
January 1st, 2011

Beautiful little campsite directly at the ocean and on the dirt road which connects Celestun and Sisal. We could not drive the dirt road to the end to Sisal as our car was too wide with 2 meters.

On the beach between Celestun and Sisal 21.056260, -90.262970
January 1st, 2011

In the parking lot of the hotel. Cute, small pool. Large, shady palapa.

Hotel y Apartmentos Bienestar 21.268890, -89.735400
January 1st, 2011

It was not easy to find a campsite at the beach as most land is privately owned. We turned left before Dzilam de Bravo and arrived at a trashed parking lot. From there went down to the beach and turned right around the next curve in direction of Dzilam de Bravo. Then headed back to the beach and camped between the palm trees.

Beach 21.386760, -89.926870
January 1st, 2011

We camped on the parking lot only seperated from the road by a hedge . Extremely loud during the night because of a Tope forcing the noisy trucks into braking and accelerating. Beautiful pool area. Short walk to the ruins.

Piramide Inn 20.693380, -88.582650
January 1st, 2011

Fantastic campsite under palm trees in the white sand of the Carribean sea overlooking the turquoise waters. Unfortunately, it was so windy our car was blown with sand through the mosquito nets.

Xpu-Ha Campground Mundo Chalio 20.471820, -87.258520
January 1st, 2011

Large grassy areas (especially good to clean his car again from the inside). Electricity / water / waste water on the pitch. Free WIFI. Many Iguanas. Although located just one block from the beach, but we have found no access, since everything is obs;-)

Trailer park and Cabanas Mecolco Inn 21.211670, -86.803060
January 1st, 2011

You can see the tower about half way through the bushes to the left. You drive to a parking lot, which is not visible from the street. We walked through the gate to the Laguna and could see thousands of flamingos breeding here in the evening.

At Flamingo lookout tower 21.540600, -87.791683
January 1st, 2011

Beautiful campsite right at the lagoon. We camped right beside the huge palapa, which we used for the hammock and barbecue. You can swim in the water, but there are crocodiles. The promenade invites you to walk into town. Toilets are available, but preferred not to use them.

El Balneario Chiquilá 21.596150, -88.146317
January 1st, 2011

Spot in the white Caribbean sand. Approximately 100 meters to one of the most beautiful beaches. Showers and toilets o.k. Many travelers and elderly hippies.

Soc. Coop El Mariachi Restaurant 20.206080, -87.433200
January 1st, 2011

One of the nicest campsites in Mexico. Perfectly groomed garden right at the turquoise lake with jetties. Water / wastewater at site. No power on the campsite. The rental of canoes is already included in the rate. During our stay in June, the Tábanos - Mexican horseflies - were a pain, otherwise we would have stayed longer.

Who ever has German books should definitely visit the neighbors Elke and Rainer for book exchange! The two have been living here for many years and have operated the campground until September 2011.

Laguna Azul 18.925030, -88.166110
January 1st, 2011

Great spot and very well maintained campground right at the ocean. Pool, palapas. Very good bathrooms. Power at site. Free WIFI. When we visited the place the first time in May 2011, the rate was 200 pesos (12.50 euros).

Yax Ha Resort 18.560830, -88.249170
January 1st, 2011

We camped on a large grassy field, next to the restaurant, not visible from the street. We can not recommend the food in the restraurant, but it seems they don't expect you to eat there.

Restaurant La Selva 18.540860, -89.923220
January 1st, 2011

Superb location in the Jungle. Great wildlife: The monkeys fed on the mangos above our car, wild boar, deer and other animals close to our site. The shower building is just a wooden shack in the camping area, we didn't dare to have a look at the toilets.

Casados Ranch camping and UMA 18.602270, -90.703040
January 1st, 2011

The campground is located in the tropical jungle with great flora. Howler monkeys in the jungle right next door.

Electricity / water / waste water at site. Large pool, many travellers, large bathroom (but only with - not closing - shower curtains in front of the toilets). About 2 km from the ruins.

(Usually 180 pesos / day as we did not need electricity, we got a better price)

Maya Bell Campground 17.488080, -92.037810
January 1st, 2011

The campground is located 20 minutes from the pedestrian zone of San Cristóbal. Electricity / water / waste water at site. A little run down. The bathrooms have been cleaned only once during the month we spent here. Because of the tall trees very dark and quite muddy in the rainy season. The campground is managed by three teenagers who seemed to be completely overwhelmed by this task.

(Usually 150 pesos / day, discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

Rancho San Nicolas 16.734170, -92.621670
January 1st, 2011

Hotel parking lot. As an RV you get two parking spaces which you can use. For small vehicles there is a great parking space among trees. Mini pool, bathrooms with extremely tight (but clean) toilets and open showers. Great WIFI. Too expensive!

Hotel La Hacienda + rv-parking 16.755600, -93.142230
January 1st, 2011

It's a children's home which provides three big sites with water and electricity for free. Sites are on a big grassy field where the sheep are grazing. A very simple shower room (during our stay there was no water) is also provided. The love the idea of making contact between the children and travellers in that way. The director and the kids are very nice, but unfortunately hardly any communication happend which was also our fault.

When we visited the place again five weeks later, unfortunately, there was neither water nor electricity at the sites and the bathroom was very dirty and unusable.

Hogar Infantil 16.775880, -93.384170
January 1st, 2011

If it wasn't summer and rainy season it would be a great place. There were many mosquitoes and it was incredibly humid days and nights The campground is located two blocks from the Pacific Ocean beach and there is a very simple looking bathroom, but very clean, the showers were cold, but with the best water pressure which you can imagine. The place is quite idyllic located at a lagoon with palm trees.

Be careful when you walk along the beach to eat something. Have a look at the menus and the prices. We have eaten anywhere so bad and so expensive in whole Mexico!

Jose's Camping And Cabanas 15.930920, -93.801020
January 1st, 2011

Camping along the (extremely bad) dirt road up to the El Triunfo. We asked for permission at the next house if we can stay here.

Reserva de la Biosfera El Triunfo 15.434090, -92.648660
January 1st, 2011

A strategicly well located campsite at the Mex 190 (Panamericana) just before crossing the border to Guatemala. 3 springs, 3 rivers, 44 lakes make up this great theme park for Mexicans. You can go swimming or hiking to the Mayan ruins. We camped on a separate parking lot at the entrance, stayed at the lake, and for 30 pesos per day had access to toilets with bucket flush.

(The price is made up of 10 pesos / person park entrance and 30 pesos / day for a place on the lake - you may but everywhere else in the park for free camping)

Lagos de Colón 15.826310, -91.896830
January 1st, 2011

The actual campsite at the falls is not accessible by car. We stayed on the bus parking overlooking the river. At night it was very quiet. Public toilets are at the parking lot.

(The price is made up of 20 pesos / person park entrance and 25 pesos / person for camping)

El Chiflon 16.186920, -92.275930