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

We have visited this park again before we crossed the border to Guatemala. We drove through the "Zona Arqueología", on the gravel road we crossed two rivers and before the third river crossing we stayed at the large natural pool. Toilets in the area, but closed.

Good and cheap food available at the "restaurant Familiar Christian"!

(The price is made up of 10 pesos / person park entrance, we - although three days in the park -. Had to pay only once You may charge anywhere in the park camping)

Lagos de Colón 15.830090, -91.887330
January 1st, 2011

Recommendation of a Mexican. Parking lot in the picnic area of the water reservoir. Magnificent view of the lake. About an hour ride on a bad gravel road to Tuxtla Gutierrez. Here we found the cheapest restaurant on our whole tour through Mexico. No toilets or other facilities.

Presa La Angostura 16.094060, -92.448040
January 1st, 2011

A tiny parking lot after the steep and bad road to the ruines. From there you can hike approximately 45 minute through a beautiful cactus forest to the ruines. From the parking lot we had a magnificient view of the valley. Very quiet at night. We couldn't ask for permission to camp, because after our hike the parking lot was deserted. No toilets or other facilities.

Zapotec Guiengola fortress (near Tehuantepec) 16.382060, -95.307460
January 1st, 2011

Spot with a spectacular view of the petrified waterfall and natural pool. You can completely drive through the camping area and move to the last site right next to the rim. From there, a great hike starts down the valley and along the foothills of the petrified waterfalls. Flush toilets provided, swimming in the natural pool (about 22 ° C).

(Campground consists of 20 pesos / day / person entrance fee for the park plus 50 pesos for camping)

Hierve el Agua 16.866810, -96.276520
January 1st, 2011

Good base for Oaxaca visits. Take the bus from Soriana "Centro", to go back take the bus towards "Reforma / Soriana" (5.50 pesos / person). Electricity / water / waste water at site. Water is quite dirty (we didn't fill our tank). Bathrooms are quite old and run down, but clean. During two out of four days there was no hot water in the showers.

Oaxaca Trailer Park 17.078810, -96.710970
January 1st, 2011

Parking lot of the park in front of the cabanas. No toilets or other facilities. Great base for hikes through the national park. Due to the altitude quite cold at night.

(Added 50 pesos / person / day admission to the National Park)

Parque Nacional Benito Juarez (Nähe Oaxaca) 17.113600, -96.491490
January 1st, 2011

We could camp right between the Sonoran cacti. Toilets and showers are available at the Cabanas. Great walk through the cactus garden.

Jardin Botanico 'Helia Bravo Hollis' 18.328640, -97.454820
January 1st, 2011

Good base for day trips to Puebla. From the Oxxo take the blue bus with inscription "Route 14, Puebla" (6 pesos / person). For Mexican standards relatively well-kept place with ok bathrooms. No water in the pool. Electricity / water / waste water at site.

(Originally 250 pesos / day, but by action came the discount)

Trailer Park Las Americas 19.072440, -98.295080
January 1st, 2011

Mexican recreation area with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, hotels, billiard room, museum, etc. We in camped in the parking lot in the park with a beautiful view. For tents there is a separate area. Toilets and showers available. A power outlet can be found in the streetlight in the parking lot, as well as a water tab to fill the tank. Atlimeyaya is located nearby where you can eat excellent fresh trout.

(From 190 pesos, 45 pesos / person entrance to the installation)

Centro Vacacional IMSS Metepec 18.938220, -98.471310
January 1st, 2011

Parking lot in front of the Visitor Center of the National Park. We previously asked for permission to stay for the night. Toilets in the visitor center. Good base for hikes.

Paso de Cortes / Visitor Center 19.086460, -98.646000
January 1st, 2011

Parking lot in a great Mexican resort which offers an outdoor swimming pool and a huge, heated indoor swimming pool. Beautiful picnic areas with fireplaces in the camping area. Ample hot showers and clean toilets at the pools. Free WIFI in hotel building next to the front desk.

Centro Vacacional la Trinidad 19.361660, -98.153950
January 1st, 2011

Good base for the climbing of Malinche volcano. The trail starts at the resort. Sufficient showers and toilets. At the campsite there are beautiful fireplaces, wood can be purchased at the grocery store. There is also a cheap restaurant in the area.

Malintzi Centro Vacacional 19.279850, -98.044270
January 1st, 2011

Unfortunately the pool of the Balnearios was unusable as the water was extremely dirty. The bathrooms were quite clean but the shower had only a very weak, cold jet. The area, however, was very well maintained and the site at the inlet beautiful

Rancho La Condessa 19.094770, -96.116070
January 1st, 2011

You have the choice between two options: either you stay in the groomed garden of the restaurant for 100 pesos / person / night or you eat in the restaurant. We paid 320 pesos for a good dinner with drinks and 140 pesos for breakfast. The bathrooms were very clean, however the water in the shower was cold. Free WIFI in the restaurant. Good base to walk to the waterfall Texolo.

Restaurant La Querencia 19.411110, -96.992000
January 1st, 2011

Base for the climb of Perote volcano. Nice area with several palapas and fireplaces. The bathrooms were quite dirty. Normally, you will probably have to pay for the night. But when we were there it was deserted and no one came by to collect the fees.

Centro Recreativo El Conejo 19.523760, -97.160340
January 1st, 2011

Family campsite with grassy sites. Water and electricity at site. New bathrooms, but unfortunately only with cold showers. Free WIFI at the front desk building. The river smells sometimes bad (according to the owner it is even worse in the winter). In 20 minutes you can walk to the pyramids. The taxi to go back costs 25 pesos.

If you want to storage your RV for several days during a visit to Mexico City it will cost 100 pesos / day.

Trailer Park Teotihuacan 19.683270, -98.870350
January 1st, 2011

Since the sites in the Balnearios of Tequisquiapan are exclusively open on weekends we had to look for an alternative. In a small village we camped next to the church with beautiful views of the monolith. We asked the owner of the first house for permission in advance.

am Monolithen von Bernal 20.758530, -99.946660
January 1st, 2011

Perfectly located campground between the mountains in the valley with palapas and fireplaces. Very clean with hot showers. It's said that the mountains are mostly in the fog and it is quite humid. The way to the campground is a narrow and steep gravel roads for many miles.

Campamento Las Trancas 21.090160, -99.613780
January 1st, 2011

Very basic campsite next to the owner's cottage. The bathroom (with cold shower) is shared with the residents. In 10 minutes you can walk to the trailhead of the hike through the Canyon de Angostura. The gravel road turning from the main road is partly very narrow and steep.

Campamento Puente de Dios 21.195080, -99.599400
January 1st, 2011

Camping in the hotel resort. You camp under palm trees on a grassy field. Power at site, clear water can be tabed near the pool (Caution: some tabs have purified water!).

The most luxurious and cleanest bathrooms in Mexico!

Free and fast WIFI at site. Very friendly staff. In 20 minutes you can walk to the historic city of Queretaro, in 10 - 15 minutes to a mega-supermarket.

Flamingo Inn Hotel 20.582000, -100.399230
January 1st, 2011

The benefits of this campground is that you can walk to the center in 10 minutes, and that you will meet other European Overlanders by high chance. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Clean and very nice toilets, fast WIFI. Compared to other campgrounds quite expensive.

(Usually 260 pesos / day, discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

San Miguel RV Park 20.907160, -100.749150
January 1st, 2011

It's a 20 minutes walk down the hill to the Centro Historico. The bathrooms are quite basic but clean. The showers were cold. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Great view of the opposite side with it's colorful houses.

Morrill RV Park 21.024890, -101.252470
January 1st, 2011

Camping behind a Pemex station. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Toilets of the PEMEX can be used (very clean), Unfortunately no showers. Approximately 200 m across the street from the PEMEX a brown-yellow bus marked "Morelos" goes for 13 pesos / person to the center of Zacatecas. We first had a look at "Hotel Hacienda del Bosque", but with 350 pesos seemed to be far too expensive for a parking lot next to a highway.

Servicio Morelos Trailer Park 22.861940, -102.623510
January 1st, 2011

Camping in a Mexican nature reserve. We camped right next to the deer coral. Nice options for hiking. Unfortunately there were no facilities.

Parque El Tecuan 23.904560, -105.029040
January 1st, 2011

Fantastic campsite under palm trees overlooking the Pacific with romantic sunsets. Normally, electricity / water / waste water at site. Only our site had no electricity. But, however, had a wonderful tiled patio and beautiful ocean view. Electricity is charged separately. The bathrooms are clean and good, the shower has a strong jet and is very hot :-). Ok washing machines which you can use for 10 pesos per filling.

(Usually 150 pesos / day, discount for three days: pay 2 days, 1 day for free)

Celestino RV Resort 23.794770, -106.879900
January 1st, 2011

You can not camp closer to the beach! Breathtaking panoramic views of the sandy beach. Toilets and showers were ok. Unfortunately, the very strong wind blew us sand into the car.

(The full hook-up seats cost $ 20)

El Mirador Hotel, Restaurant & RV Park 26.693580, -109.588830
January 1st, 2011

American-style run campsite with 120 sites. Electricity / water / waste water site. Coin operated laundry, clean bathrooms, pool, shared palapa. Finally a WIFI that works!

(For use of electricity, the lots to 300 Pesos)

Totonaka RV Park 27.964830, -111.025380
January 1st, 2011

Villa with fabulous views of the blue waters of the Bay of San Carlos. Two large terraces with ocean view, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, huge kitchen, a TV with 140 cm screen diagonal in the living room, three carports. A picture says a thousand words:

(Usually 1,080 US dollars / week)

Villa von Matt und Mayra 27.940500, -111.057210
January 1st, 2011

Pure transit campground with very nice American / Mexican owners. Electricity / water / waste water at site. The bathrooms are located in a for a long time not used hut and were kept by the owner so poorly we did not use them.

(Originally 150 pesos / day, but 20 pesos less after an inquiry, since we do not require power)

Punta Vista RV Park 30.535870, -111.116860
January 1st, 2011

Camping right in the center of town at the main road. No bathrooms. Water / wastewater at site. The place seems to be closed. Unfortunately, the only other option was very run-down, on the American tourism focused campground, but the rate would have been $ 24 or 300 pesos. We previously already moved on from Puerto Penasco being shocked as the campsite there only accepted US dollars and had no pesos for change.

(Originally $ 10 / day)

El Golfo RV Park 31.685460, -114.498030