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Mexico

Details

Verified:
8 months ago
Altitude:
2082.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
thasty07

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

This is a little side road that goes about 100m off the main road to a nice little open area. It's in the hills above Hierva del Agua so you can actually see how many people are there before you head down. The view is pretty awesome and you can see what looks like Mexico's version of half dome. There is not much around here so safety seemed pretty good. If raining the road looks like it could become a little slick.

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We found this spot right before dark and it is awesome! The windy road to Hirvue del Agua is narrow and not many places to turn off, this starts out as what seems like a small parking spot off the road but if you drive up the narrow hill there is a hidden camp spot protected mostly from the wind and it is beautiful! A nice rancher walked by as we pulled into it and he said it was ok for us to stay. No one asked for money and we slept peacefully all night. Wonderful area with gorgeous views!

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We arrived about 5pm, around 7pm a guy named Wilfrido came in a red Volkswagen and told us it was his land and we needed to pay. We agreed on 100 pesos (and a free mezcal tasting the next day at his mezcalaria). Amazing views and sunset. Definitely better than the parking lot down the road even if it wasn’t free.
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Nice little semi-secluded area just off the main road. Very little garbage, quiet and peaceful. Good spot to enable you to get to the HEA gate at 8am when it opens :)

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Parked on an almost level spot, which is invisible from the last turns on the road (but can be seen from higher up). Cooked a meal, pitched the roof tent and had a very quiet night.

Remarkable: there's no garbage here.

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Hierve El Agua is open again. Beautiful and quiet place to spend the night. No one bothered us.

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Can confirm that it is still closed. We drove the road through Xaaga and asked at the sanitary checkpoint about it and hierve de agua. hierve de agua is closed (we knew), but when we asked if it is fine to camp in the mountains they said yes and let us through. However shortly before dark a rancher on a donkey came by and very clearly said that it is prohibited for foreigners to be here because they don't want the illness (enfermedad) here. Thinking about the other comments we asked if we need to pay for camping, but he said no, we need to leave. Got to respect the wishes of the locals, even though I don't think us breathing air in the mountains far away from the villages would increase their chance of being infected with Covid.

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all closed, lady at the toll gate by mitla told me not worth going there as road is closed at the village

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Note : the street firther down was closed with a chain. We had to wait until somebody cane. Luckily we only waited 2 Minutes!

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Nice spot! At 7 pm two guys came and wanted 120 pesos. We gave 80 and then they left.

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Look for the track on the left and drive about 100m to get to the spot.
This is after about 4km climbing up hill. It's pretty bumpy (especially the left turn) but we managed in our 2wd converted van. Some water erosion from the rain. Not suitable for big rigs. Nearly flat clearing, space for 2 cars /smaller vans. Felt very out the way and safe.

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Came here after checking out the waterfalls. had some lunch and wished we had stayed here instead of the busy parkinglot. worth the stop if your looking for quiet.

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Yep, slept there for a night. The spot is nice and felt safe.

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We arrived on evening it was about 7pm, stayed a night. Pretty safe it’s out of dirt road on your way left side easily can find this place. At the main square to Hiever agua there were guys willing to charge total 160pesos for 2 people. It was worth to stay at this point by gorgeous view surround us

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Very clean, quiet spot. Not much traffic to note. Felt safe. F250 with camper on back fit fine here, probably not appropriate for bigger rigs.

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Very windy for us tent camping in mid-December - it only let off for a few hours after dark and then resend again well before sunrise. Nice view if you climb up the bank a bit but only limited places you can sit amongst the shrubs. Not much of a view from the levelled parking area sadly but it's flat enough and no one bothered us. Good place to stop before or after Hierve al Agua.

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Semi visible from road across the valley but very minimal traffic over night. We were not disturbed. Quiet, felt safe! Came here after the waterfalls...about 3km away.

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Stayed here one night and got up at 630 to get to Hierve for sun rise and they had chained off the road, padlocked both sides. We were unable to pass. Not sure exactly when they unlock it or if they do this every night but if we had have known we would have stayed down at the actually Hierve parking lot.

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This place is amazing. Well worth the steep drive. We made it with our skoolie and our friends with their 4x4 Sprinter van. Windy and chilly but feels awesome. The view is incredible and very tranquillo. Totally recommend it and it's FREE !!

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This place is very nice to stay! You have an amazing view and we felt safe and also hidden. We were happy that we did not slept directly by the „hierve del agua“ parkinglot/campground, this was so much better and for free.

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nice secluded area next to the road to hierve El agua.
the entrance is straight north of the marker on the road.
took us about 15 min to reach hierve el agua the next morning.

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We got there in a full size truck camper. Please practice "leave no trace" at this location so the locals don't fence it off. It's a nice alternative to the parking lot below. And free!

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this is a little side road that goes about 100m off the main road to a nice little open area. it's in the hills above hivera del agua so you can actually see how many people are there before you head down. the view is pretty awesome and you can see what looks like Mexico's version of half dome. there is not much around here so safety seemed pretty good. if raining the road looks like it could become a little slick

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