Marios Tours / Restaurant | Established Campground

Mexico

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Verified:
22 days ago
Altitude:
10.9 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
thebusandus

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Unknown
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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$15 US to stay in van, about $18 US for "bigger" rigs in RV park in back of restaurant. Plugged in, electric is variable, water pressure very low. Very good chorizo breakfast. Excellent shrimp and fish Veracruz for dinner. We arranged whale tour from here and had secure parking for our vans at campsite. Bathrooms are very clean and have hot showers.

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Stayed 1 night while heading north. Paid $350 MXN for a hard-sided truck camper with 2 people. It wasn’t an exciting place to stay (maybe if you’re doing a whale tour?), but it was quiet spot for a night. $300 for 2 margaritas and chips/gauc at the restaurant. Yummy 😋 and worth it!

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Excellent food, excellent margheritas, happy friendly staff. About $20US for a very full meal and a drink.

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Will do the whale tour tomorrow. Stayed at RV park, has full hookups for 350MXN. Restaurant had a good seafood combo which was good for 600MXN, I split it with my wife

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Accurate reviews seconded by us. We paid 300 pesos/$18 for the night, only drawback is cash only. Same at restaurant, but dinner very good and decor and wait staff charming. Whale tour cost 1900 pesos for two which includes orientation, boxed lunch and shuttle from camp to dock.

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Nice quiet spacious RV park behind Marios restaurant and whale tours. One ladies and one mens bathroom each with hot shower. 300 pesos per night with electricity, non potable water and sewer dump. Nice restaurant and bar. Wonderful whale and town history tour.

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Had a great dinner and watched some NFL football. Was happy to have a spot for my van in the back for 300 mxp. There is a small building by the camp sites with a bathroom and shower. It was perfect for me. No need to drive around for food and then find a camp site.

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Dogs that are here tried to attack my dog, owner said that they are scared. Be careful of your dog here

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Stayed one night. Paid 350 pesos for my 27 foot motor home with full hookup. Ok restaurant. Clean bathroom with hot shower. Only problem was dogs that live here tried to attack my dog on leash. Be aware

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Price was 350 pesos for a night (bigger rig). They said 300 for smaller rigs/vans. Electric is extremely variable, the voltage varies so much the surge protector kept shutting off. Water pressure so low it wouldn't provide water through the city connection on the RV, had to gravity fill our tank, would be a problem if you don't have that option. No discount for non-working amenities. Was successful for a one night stay, safe, quiet-ish. It was where we needed it, definitely not a long stay kind of place.

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Okay for an over nighter if you have solar but electrical does not work. I have 30 amp and a surge protector, but it would not work. The surge protector kept going off. Fellow campers were reporting the same problem. No discount from the front.

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Decent campground. I stayed for 2 nights. Restaurant has good seafood. That was probably the highlight of this park. Sites have electricity and water. Bathroom was pretty clean and shower had hot water. WiFi in the restaurant did not work at all. No scenery to speak of, but easy access to the main street in town. 300 pesos per night.

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This was our second time staying here, this time to do some whale watching! The camp area is quiet and safe with hot showers and flush toilets. $250mx/night for a van.

The whale watching was incredible! Before you board the bus there is a 30 minute educational briefing. A guide is with you to the whale watching location doing interp as you go. The captain didn’t speak English but was very knowledgeable and respectful of the whales.

There were several other companies out at the same time but our driver was the most respectful of the bunch. Another company continued to steal the whales from us and even bumped into our boat as he wasn’t paying attention. Our captain kept a respectful distance from the other boats so we could all have our time with the whales without over welcoming them. I would 10/10 take a tour with them again!

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This place is a dump. Electricity is bad. Many water spigots are not working. Very windy, no scenery, weeds are the only landscaping. If you are desperate stay here for one night and move on.
Didn’t eat at the restaurant but heard it is good.

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300 pesos for basically boon docking. Power didn't work at 80% of the sites and water cut off at 2030. Easy in and out and the sites are nice and big. Fenced, so it feels secure.

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300 pesos with full hookups. Asked if it would be cheaper with no hookups and they said no. A lot of flys and gnats. Neighbor was having issues with electric hookup not working, not sure what happened though. Decent bathrooms and hot showers. Good T-mobile/Telcel service. Margarita and guacamole really good in restaurant.

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Just be aware the electric at the sites is sketchy at best. My EMS keeps shutting down due to low voltage. Not good for your stuff. Otherwise a decent stop over.
Good restaurant, owner is very attentive.

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200 pesos to stay with no hookups. All other occupants are trailers, mostly snowbirds, lots of other folks from British Columbia. Staff spoke enough English to help me! Shower was HOT and I didn’t have to ask anyone or pay extra. After 5 days without showering… the best!

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good spot for the night just outside Guerrero Negro. 300mx with hookups. a little road noise but otherwise quiet.

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Not bad for a night stop over. A little pricy, 300 pesos for a night. Decent food at the restaurant. Accommodates large and small rigs, and right off highway.

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We stayed one night. Bathrooms are super clean. I never got the hot water to work in the shower but my friend did so don’t try it early in the morning like I did. The restaurant does not have a chorizo breakfast but they do have amazing food. The seafood skewer for 350 pesos was phenomenal. We did the whale tour and it was 950 pesos. Highly recommend. They did a great job. Well worth the price. The campsites are nice. The road noise is why I would recommend staying one night only.

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The other reviews are accurate. I just wanted to add that I paid 200 pesos to camp in my Honda Element. Others mentioned vans and RVs, but it seems SUVs are fine too. Great place for a
quick stop as soon as you get to Baja Sür.

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Impressive restaurant space. Owners are very kind and the food was very good! We stayed just one night as a stopover for supplies in GN. Off season - so no tours. Hot water in the shower. Dogs were super - very quiet and a little shy but not aggressive or barking.

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Very cute little restaurant along Hwy 1. We stopped to check on whale watching tours (too early.... start in January) and stayed the night in the RV park behind the restaurant. The abuelita at the restaurant was extremely friendly and charged $300mp for the night w/full hookups for 3 ppl in a Sprinter van. Roomy no-frills RV park behind restaurant holds about 30 RVs. Clean, hot showers but low pressure. Staff is so nice, I'll definitely return during whale season.

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Grand rv park avec plusieurs espace, 300 pesos pour les 3 services 30 amp, sur la route 1

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It got to dark to make it to San Ignacio so we stopped here and it was a great emergency stop! The lady in the restaurant was super nice to us. We had a great simple dinner and a peaceful night sleep. You can occasionally hear the trucks braking on the road but nothing that disrupted sleep. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are super hot, not a ton of pressure but did the job. Would definitely recommend. Didn’t stay during whale season so it was super empty. WiFi iffy. Full hook ups!!

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Excelente parking spot, even for large RVs. Full hook-ups. It was $300 pesos for our RV to stay the night. Clean and nice showers, with hot water.
Whale tour was awesome, we touched whales and saw them pretty close. We say eagles, sea lions, dolphins, salt factory and big salt mountain. Totally worth it!! Tour was $ 50 USD per person.
Season for watching gray whales goes from January to April, we still got to see a lot of them (it’s almost the end of the season).
Awesome, absolutely recommended!!

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$32 for lunch for two with drinks. lobster. shrimp, fish, guacamole. the best quesadillas and guac I've ever had. service a+. atmosphere a+. great experience. whale tours booked up for 2 days. good telcel signal.

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pretty pricey for camping but convenientfor whale tour. Warm showers, with low pressure. Whale tour was phenomenal, such a surreal experience to touch a grey whale as they came up and played with the boat. would highly recommend.

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Fine spot for a night if you can’t make it to ojo de liebre. $250mxn for a van without hookups. Showers were warm. Bathroom was clean. Highway noise a plenty.

Did a whale tour from here and it was lovely! Lots of information and bilingual tour guide. It is $50USD/person NOT $15. Even for locals the price was $50. I think previous reviewer must have misheard or mis typed. Well worth it though for the amount of knowledge and information the guide shared :)

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$250 pesos for a sprinter. We did not use hookups. Bathrooms are clean and have a shower. Restaurant and bar is ok.

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Stayed here and did the Mario whale tours (the tour was amazing!! Got super close to whales even was able to touch one)! The campsite itself had clean hot showers, paid $300 which is a little high for a gravel parking lot. Wifi was super slow. Went to the restaurant after hearing amazing reviews about the food…the food was not that good but the margarita was delicious! Food was definitely better in town!

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We stayed at the RV park behind the restaurant for 250 pesos. It has full hook, but we didn’t use it. We were able to pull through & not unhook our towed. They had hot showers & restroom. We at at the restaurant & it was delicious! We also did their whale watching tour the next morning before we took off. It was half day & they serve you a bag lunch after the boat. It was a great stop.

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Spent the night behind Mario's Restaurant and RV for $250 pesos. Nice folks here, showers and power if you need. People say restaurant is good, did not try. Hope to return and do a whale tour for $15 dollars per person from Mario's.

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Rustic. Sketchy electrical hookup. Low water pressure when more occupants. Other than that… easy on and off highway access with little road noise. Half dozen dogs run loose and some not so pet friendly. Paid $15 US for pull through and full hookups. Main electrical wired backwards and 30 amp house plug was ground faulted. Good T mobile reception on cell.

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Price is 300pesos, and they are pretty firm on that. A recent storm came through and has made the electrical inconsistent. Some in our caravan were getting errors saying "inconsistent ground". We tried negotiating price based on that, and the guy told us we should leave and go somewhere else if we didn't like it.

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Nice restaurant, clean bathrooms, hot showers.
Lots of room to park, I paid $250 for a night.

There are resident dogs that are VERY aggressive. Would not recommend this place if you have dogs.
Mine was attacked on short leash, while walking near reception. They are not deterred by humans. Owners seem well aware that the dogs are aggressive.

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Convenient stop. They opened the gate for us on Christmas. Electric worked!

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We stopped after dark for food and figured we might stay in their rv park as well. When we first asked how much was the campsite we were told 300 pesos. Then, when we asked for the check for our dinner to an older lady, I gave her 200 pesos for the campsite and she said okay with a smile. When signing the registration book we saw the people just before us with a van paid 250.

The showers are warm. One for men and one for women. It’s clean to Baja rv park standards. The road is very noisy, not great for light sleepers like me but happy we found this place anyway!

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Stayed here for one night. We have a bigger 5th wheel and we were charged 300 pesos a nigh for full hook-ups. We ate at the restaurant and had the seafood combination plate and it was delicious! Met new friends and they warned us about the dogs there as their small dog was attacked by a large dog that was roaming around the property loose. Fortunately there were veterinarians in Guerrero Negro that fixed the dog up for a really reasonable price. Propane was close to the Campground, we paid $429 pesos for a 30 pound tank, filled up with diesel and bought groceries at Leys. Great grocery store, has all amenities and more. There is some hwy noise and the truckers like to use their Jake breaks as they pass the campground. All in all a good stop over as you are heading south.

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I think the older woman has Alzheimer’s. We drove in and she jestered that we couldn’t come in and no we can’t camp here. But there we’re already campers The younger woman took our money and signed us in

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Price negociable. If you use de restaurant. Talk to Mario not the old lady. She told me if I didn’t like the price I could leave. Good food. To many dogs welcoming you not so friendly

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rv park with amenities (water, electricity, toilet, hot shower and waste) just off Mex1. A warm welcome from hosts, charged 200pesos for two in van. didnt use the restaurant. ideal location if you are taking their whale watching tour but otherwise it is just ok. musty smell around site, road noise can be heard.

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Restaurant with Whale info center.
Open area camping with electric hookup, water and sewage. Clean toilets and showers. Very friendly; slightly out of town.

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Easy overnight stop with hot showers, power, water, sewer. Paid 280 pesos for 2 person with truck and trailer. Wouldn’t stay long not much here. Wifi in restaurant but didn’t try it.

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Camp ground is as previously noted.
Hot, clean showers, friendly staff.
Food was good, margaritas are made with Sprite- we returned them and asked for them to be made with fresh lime juice instead.

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Neither the lady that owns the site nor the site itself is nice. It's loud, and it's way to expensive. We didn't go the restaurant, but we were told that it's no longer good! They provide just 1 bathroom (shower incl toilet) per gender for the entire site!
Don't stay there! I'd recommend to go to the Laguna Ojo de Liebre about 30 KM south!!!

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Hello
When you are tired after the day drive it's a good place to park your motorhome for the night.
We pay 300 pesos for a rv and 5 persons.
The shower are hot and clean.
Electricity, dump station and water.
You have also a wifi but slow.
And a nice restaurant.
It's realy big so you'll find a place.
Yep you ear the engine brake of the trucks sometime.
Not for holidays but perfect for a night stop.
Enjoy your trip.

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Nos pedía 280pesos pero nos lo dejó a 250pesos tras 20 segundos de negociación. Muy cerca de la carretera y se oye algún camión por la noche, pero no nos importó mucho tras conducir todo el día. Baños con duchas calientes. Nos conectamos a la luz pero a media noche dejó de funcionar. Suficiente para una noche y poco más.

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great spot for a warm shower and very friendly staff. We were the only ones staying here because it was the off season. the food was amazing. $200 pesos for the night. full hookups and dump station if you need it. clean bathrooms with toilet paper!

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The long pull through spots are nice for RVs. Hookups look to be non-functional. Paid 280 pesos which is a lot for dry camping here.

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good rv spot with full hookup for 250 pesos. But the find here is the restaurant. the food was excellent and reasonably priced. the service was perfect. the night waiter, Paco, was charming! Mario is the chef. we won't pass this by again!

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Did’t use the restaurant. Campground simpel but lot of space and far enough from the road. 1 toilet was not working. Shower hot but to low pressure. 250 peso not too much

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Nice place for a 1 night stop. Close to town for shopping. Great restaurant on site, hot shower. Not much to do in the area unfortunately. We paid 250 pesos for full hookup.
Beware of the local thief. Local dog made off with my shoes.

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ok to stay overnight, wifi is not working at the moment, food was average, but stuff is really nice!

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Lots of available spaces, with excellent restaurant!

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Very nice folks! Went out of their way to get us on a van for a tour that was ready to leave. The sweet older woman, who works at the restaurant, drove us out to the van with the other 5 people who would become our Pangamates! Bit of a long drive in a van, out to the Pangas, where portapotties are waiting for anyone who needs them. Our Panguero, Tito, was really great! He got us up close enough to pet one whale, and we were surrounded by many others. If Ojo de Lieberman is where you want to see whales, highly recommend Mario’s! They also gave us lunch on our panga, a sandwich, orange, and candy.

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This place is pretty awesome. Just the architecture alone is worth the stop. Honestly not a 5 star outside but the heart of the place is great. The food is authentic and delicious. The history is great. Great whale tours. We liked it. Barren n stark from the outside , but beautiful to us. clean great service.

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Gorgeous restaurant but service and food was terrible. Do not order the food - very bland and had a funky taste as if it had turned. Mario wasn't there just one elderly lady serving 10 different tables and playing bartender. Didn't stay for the RV parking as a result.

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good spot to clean up after a week of remote camping, the showers and bathrooms were clean and the restaurant was good/ lots of food. each spot has a water spigot and power, the water was great to clean our sandy smelly stuff off. wifi was slow to bad at times

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280$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!
Pour un parking au bord de la route avec électricité et eau??? Non mais sans déconner ? ?!!
Je vous conseille fortement le petit restaurant pas loin a 1 km au nord ou il y a la même chose mais sans le Wi-Fi, gratuit et à l'abri de la route ! !

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Campground without shade and charm but clean and quiet.Clean bathroom with plenty of hot water.Slow and hard to catch WiFi. Mario was kind but insistant,he always asked us for breakfast, lunch and tours. Restaurant is OK but most expensive than local standards.Paid 150 pesos for a van.

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$150 to stay in van in rv park in back of restaurant. Very good chorizo breakfast $70. We arranged whale tour from here and had secure parking for our vans at campsite. Bathrooms are very clean and have hot showers.

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