El Derrumbe Hospedaje | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
2526.9 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
alexandra.larose

Amenities

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

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Description

Camping on the shared, dirt parking lot of a private residence and cabañas for rent offering great views toward the west. Space for approximately 3 vehicles (not big rigs) and 2 small tents. Fire pit available. No running water near sites, no garbage bins.

One basic toilet and wood fire heated shower (ask Alejandro 20 minutes in advance), across from the residence, about 10 meters lower via dirt path.

Depending on the season you have a different sunset everyday and it's truly magical. You can see the Pacific ocean from here (this is how this town got its name).

San José has so much to offer. Even tough it is know for its mushrooms you don't have to try them to enjoy this town. The mountains, the nature, the weather...everything is beautiful and the area is so peaceful. It gives you a break of traveling and the stress of the cities. There are many trails around and also beautiful waterfalls (10 mins by car+45 mins hike). You can experience a temazcal (we highly recommend Paco's ceremonies) or go to San Sebastian where the artisans live and work (many trails there too!) Locals here are so so sweet! Enjoy your stay!!

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stayed here for one night. the owner was very nice.

I would consider this just a safe parking spot for the night if driving through the mountains rather than an established camping site. flush toilet is available with other buildings but pretty basic with no toilet seat .

it's a pretty hike up from town though so we just took a taxi for $10 pesos per person.

paid $100 for the night 2 people

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Arrived in the afternoon and were able to take our pick of the flat space available next to the hotel. The family who owns the place is incredibly friendly & we were told to “pay whatever is in our hearts”. We stayed 1 night and paid 120p.

Comfortable walking distance to town & a beautiful view right out of our van doors! Our only complaint was the noise— there was some sort of local festival on this weekend & fireworks were lit at 2am-6am with alarming proximity to where we were sleeping. Obviously a unique time to be here, don’t let that put you off! I imagine it would be otherwise quiet & comfortable, but we ended up driving up the mountain towards San Matteo and staying at the amazing campsite marked there to escape the late-night explosions!

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Good spot to split up the drive to or from the Coast.
The campground is pretty much a parking spot for the nice folks who live there.

Barbara is super friendly and speaks excellent English which was a huge surprise. She also gave us great recommendations for our next spots. They have lots of cute dogs and puppies.

We managed to get a larger rig down there, but the road is definitely steep and tight. Wouldn't take anything over 30ft up there.

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Stayed one night with our camper truck and it was fine for what we needed. The view is beautiful but the campsite itself not so much. Our first hot shower in many weeks and great in the cold morning. We payed 200 pesos (2 persons) which she seemed happy with.

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Underwhelmed. OK, it's in this popular town, the climate is great, the mountains are beautiful, but as a campsite it's not great. Garbage, building materials, excrements plus toilet paper laying around. The place is not taken care of. Traffic is quite audible. Alejandro is a amicable person, the puppies are adorable.

Stayed one night, paid MXN 100

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Stayed here one night to break up the drive from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca and it was perfect! Very warm welcome and enjoyed an incredible sunset from the back of our truck. Look for the sign on the side of the road to find the place and also prepare for a cold night

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A really nice place, alejandro and his mama are really nice, we slept very well in parking. It's just a dirt parking but he's got shower hot if you need it and bathroom. We were with two other family with two big rv, there is a difficult acces but they succeeded. He's improving each moment. You can give him what your heart desire. The little puppy are just so cute

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L’accueil d’Alejandro est plus qu’agréable et la vue est à couper le souffle !
En revanche l’accès est un peu serré depuis la route principale et on a un peu patiné en sortant du spot par l’accès pentu et caillouteux.
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Alexander nous a accueilli avec des petits chiots!
Il est adorable et vit avec sa mère.
La vue du site est magnifique, on est au dessus des nuages. Le lieu est facile d accès avec juste une descente pour y accéder.
On aurait aimé rester plus longtemps … car bcp de trails et pour la gentillesse d Alexander …pour le règlement c est une donation.. chacun donne montant qu il souhaite …

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We camp here for two nights. Alejandro and his Mam were very lovely and helpful. The Mam bring us some free Punch for New Years Eve and Alejandro heat up the water for the hotest shower I ever have. Highly recommend!

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stayed here for two nights in our Ford Transit camper van. Lovely place with an amazing view. right across from one of the "mirador". walking distance to town. kind people, basic amenities. felt $350 was appropriate...

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This spot is only suitable for small rigs as you are essentially parking in this lovely woman’s front garden. Very basic but Clean bathroom and shower.

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I stayed here for two nights and enjoyed it very much. Dionesia and Alejando were very friendly and welcoming and offered wonderful recommendations about the area. I will definitely plan on coming back here again! As stated by other reviews and what Dionesia said to me “pay what your heart thinks it’s worth” The going minimum rate for a campsite almost anywhere in this country is at least 100p, please don’t cheap out on these wonderful and kind people.

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as described. beautiful sunsets. incredible views. you pay what your heart says you should. friendly owners.

nights are cold though.

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We spoke with an incredibly friendly lady who told us that for car camping/overlanding she still doesn’t have a set price, “Give what you wish.” There is one shared simple but clean flush toilet with tp and soap. One shower that can be heated with a wood fire. There is space for 2-3 small vans, but the parking area is also shared with cabin guests. She rents 2 simple but clean rooms, each with 2 beds. One with an en-suite toilet for $350mx and another without an en-suite toilet (with use of the shared toilet) for $300. There are 2 fire pits and a hammock also shared with cabin guests. She happily gave us firewood when we asked if it’s possible to buy it and said we can just include what we want in our donation when we leave. Very nice views. Sunsets are stunning.

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Beautiful scenery, fabulous hosts in this peaceful inviting town in the mountains

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Really nice spot in SAN José del Pacifico. Lovely view of the mountains and on a clear day you can see a glimmer of the ocean. Really nice family that live there and make you feel welcome. 2 really sweet dogs on the property that our dog liked to play with.

We stayed for 1 week. Bathrooms and shower were clean. Hot water is possible with a small fire lit under the water heater (they will show you when you arrive). There were 4 vans while we were there and you still felt like you had a good amount of space. Would definitely recommend to stay here.

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Awesome family really nice! You pay what you want. They have an awesome view for the sunsets and a fireplace to enjoy it! You can peach your tent or go with a camper easily. Bathroom and toilets always clean! No kitchen for campers but if you have a good feeling you can ask permission to use their kitchen in their house down below. They will probably allow you. If you are looking for Shrooms ask Alejandro he might have a friend selling otherwise he knows a lot about it and how it integrated in the culture of the town and the people around. For a Temezcal go with Paco awesome experience (200$pp). Alejandro will explain you how to get there ! Will definitely come back here !

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Couldn’t find the place at first so parked a night at the “city hall” than walked up the street and found this nice place. Talked to the owner which seams to be a really friendly and helpful person. When I ask about the price her answer was “what your heart can afford” with a big smile.

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Great attitude immediately upon arrival with a warm and open welcome. We were told to pay what we like for camping in our van. Cabañas also available for 150pesos/night. All is shared bathroom which is kept clean and a warm shower heated with a donkey boiler. Stayed three nights with gorgeous sunsets. Neighboring dogs stayed with us the whole time. We never gave them food, just affection, so they stuck around and barked throughout the night. Overall, wonderful experience. Alejandro and his mother are both teachers and so kind. Would highly recommend.

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No one was there. I don't understand how people can say it is a wonderful spot...

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Update: stayed another night and they have a big nice shower with semi warm water.

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Really nice place. The whole area is flat. Best spot in san jose to park your van or car. There is a toilet. Probably a shower too but didn‘t ask for it.
The family which lives here is really nice and welcoming.
There is a sign at the road, so easy to find. Don‘t really understand the negative comments but maybe they improved the place. Theres a fireplace too and the family shows you where you can get the wood.
There is no fix prices on the payment. You just give as much as you like it.

Place to stay in san jose for a few nights!!

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Really nice place to stay in San José. Dionicia and Alejandro are super nice. They recently created a bigger level space for a few mid sized or 1-2 big rigs. The warm shower in the morning was awesome. Flushing toilets available as well. Short walk to town. They don't ask for a specific price, they just ask for whatever you feel like you want to pay.

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Impossible to see a sunset on the ocean Pacifico from this coordinate, dirty place not at Level, inapropriate acces, should not be on IOverlander. San José Del Pacifico is beautiful but El Derrumbe is a dump.

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did not stay but wanted to note that it is here with a sign out front as previous comment said could not find. looks nice, great view.

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We found it, there's a small sign on the right side of the road. The owner lives in the house below the parking area. We are 8m long and found it pretty difficult to exit. We enquired about camping and were quoted $150p/vehicle. They offered WiFi, bathrooms, and showers and although they offered wood to help level us, we ended up leaving. Perhaps we could have bargained but we didn't. Great views here!

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I wasn't able to find this place.

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This is the most beautiful place we have been in all Mexico. We stayed one month in February but we forgot to add the spot. We stopped by another time on our way back to Canada.

Depending on the season you have a different sunset everyday and it's truly magical. You can see the Pacific ocean from here (this is how this town got its name).

Alejandro and his mom are so adorable. They might invite you for a café and a chat in their house. They will let you use their toilets and (warm) shower. They have running water to wash your dishes. There's no wifi but it's only 10p/1hour at the café in town. Right next to where you park, there is a fire pit with the most beautiful views. They rent two beautiful cabañas and they have space for tents too. We think we were the first to stay here in a van. There is place for 2-3 small rigs or maybe 1-2 medium (21 ft max) but we're not sure. At first she told us to pay the price we wanted. As we stayed for more than a month we paid +/-20 pesos (1 night 2 person 1 dog) and a little present and she was really happy with that! Maybe now they have a fixed price.

San José has so much to offer. Even tough it is know for its mushrooms you don't have to try them to enjoy this town. The mountains, the nature, the weather...everything is beautiful and the area is so peaceful. It gives you a break of traveling and the stress of the cities. There are many trails around and also beautiful waterfalls (10 mins by car+45 mins hike). You can experience a temazcal (we highly recommend Paco's ceremonies) or go to San Sebastian where the artisans live and work (many trails there too!) Locals here are so so sweet! Enjoy your stay!!

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