Recreativo El Gordo y San Pancha & trailer park | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
over 1 year ago
Altitude:
7.2 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
cmazella.rbird

Amenities

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

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Description

Water park with pools and slides. Open from 7h to 18h. Secure parking. Shaded area on the parking with electricity and water. Showers and WC park accessible at night. We arrived at 4pm and did not pay the entrance to the park. The kids loved the park. 250 pesos for the night for our big camper of 10m. Easy access. Be careful you will have to do about 4kms more to make a half turn if not on the right side of the road. Also beware of mosquitoes and ants

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balneario is closed and pretty ruined.
200 mxn per night, they said water is so so and electric is worse. thought i didn't need any but it was do hot and humid that i asked the guy for electricity. none of the sites have it, so ran extension from the socket at the entrance, guard helped a lot and actually provided an extension cable. first night with AC :)

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Place not working, no toilets, no shower, no water nor electricity. they let us stay over night for 200mx. not clear if and when they would reopen.

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Place not working, no toilets, no shower, no water nor electricity. they let us stay over night for 200mx. not clear if and when they would reopen.

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Park is closed and they don’t let you use swimming pool. Parking is very safe and you have electric and water fill by guard station. Quite at night. Good for the dogs.

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Safe stay for one night on our way to Veracruz for shipment; during the day pretty busy but in the afternoon o.k; loud music until 11p.m but no problem; lots of mosquitoes when we where there

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beautiful swimming pool, nice grassy area, no wifi, showers were a trickle, unable to fill up watertanks as pressure very very low. electricity on and off. expensive but the pool is magic after a long days drive.

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Arrived at 3:00 pm. Only the official parking place as an option. The other “outside” place is closed. Price 300 mex/person (incl. entrance fee) but it is fare too much. Showers not working have to use the one close to pool and they do not work well either. No WiFi!! and no option to get some food. The night was quiet.

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Okay place in a pinch. We haven’t experienced mosquitos this bad anywhere, ever.
Water park seems nice. Pool is refreshing, showers have no pressure but get the job done.
No working water and no plug in.
Paid 250 for two of us in a van.

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Arrived around 3pm. Slept here one night, paid 200 peso’s for the two of us, with all access until the next morning. Felt safe because of the night guard. Pools were dirty though and showers were almost not working. Water pressure was way too low.

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Arrived at closing Friday night, around 6pm. Paid $250 for myself in 25' truck camper. Carlos is a friendly and helpful mgr. He told me I couldn't go in the pool area with my small mutt during open hours, but after folks left I could take him in. I swam and showered after hours each night, Friday-Sunday.
The good: easy to find, quiet, reasonably priced, numerous places to camp in both shade and sun, friendly staff, adequate electric but not enough to run AC, secure, beautiful grounds and pools, busy concession selling only one thing: typical pollo asado-whole grilled chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, cabbage and hot sauce for $140p. Large selection of snacks, drinks (beer and soda) & other treats also reasonably priced. Bathrooms, showers and dressing areas large and clean. Several outdoor showers as well.
The not great: water at campsites dirty. I ran several spigots and the water had enough dirt and particulates that I didn't want to put it in my onboard water tank, even using an inline filter. The water pressure in the showers is very weak. The few other downsides are things out of their control- many vicious mosquitoes, very hot (of course it was late June) with little evening breeze and a neighbor burning trash Saturday and Sunday nights. Just enough breeze to waft the smell of burning plastic thru my windows. Pool water almost 90°.
In all, happy to pay the $13USD per night. Cleaner water at campsite would have been about all I could reasonably wish for.

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we were offered different prices: 350 pesos for the place with water and electricity and 250 for the place without.

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All as discribed. We payed 250 for a small RV. Water in pool very warm.

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All super quiet. Very friendly people! Wc, shower cold and safe!!

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Very cool water park with a lot of show and people on Sunday. 300 peso for a night with electricity and multiple access to the pools. Clean washrooms and super quiet after 7pm. Night guard around but also tons of mosquitoes. We really enjoyed the stay, nice owner and staff.

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Very pleasant and helpful owner, pool clean, washrooms also clean (showers are about 8 showerheads in an open room, so not separate stalls, but obviously there's a mens side and a womens side). No toilet seats.
We had the misfortune of arriving after a caravan of rigs from Quebec so there were no electric outlets still available that also worked. We just ended up running our generator for a couple hours til bedtime. Wifi worked fairly well but it's best in the lobby area which from dusk to dawn subjects you to the plague of huge mosquitoes.
I wouldn't rave about this place because I think there are others that have given more amenities for the price, but it was certainly a safe and friendly place to stop when there aren't too many good options in the area.

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Nice campground. Electric at each site - and looks like water as well but we didn’t use so can’t comment. Fee includes use of water park (open until 6 pm), and 24 hour access to restrooms and showers. Bathrooms are clean, paper provided. Showers are open, multiple shower heads.

Security guard on site at night. Quite comfortable camping. $250 peso per night.

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The nicest pool park we've seen in Mexico. Beautiful and clean. Quiet during the week. Manager Carlos is super friendly and helpful. Camping is in shady parking area out front. Campers may use clean bathrooms. Sites have electric and water. Guard on duty all night. 250 pesos. If you don't want to leave your RV in La Venta museum parking lot, Carlos can arrange two-way transport if you don't want to take the local busses. We were quoted 250 round trip.

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Faisant partie du parc aquatique, parking pour camping-car avec électricité et eau à chaque site. Vidage possible. Accès aux sanitaires vieillots du parc. 250 mxn par nuit. Pas de wifi.

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Parc aquatique avec piscines et toboggans. Ouvert de 9h à 18h. Parking sécurisé. Espace ombragé sur le parking avec électricité et eau. Douches et WC du parc accessibles la nuit. Nous sommes arrivés à 16h et n'avons pas payé l'entrée au parc. Les enfants ont adoré le parc. 250 pesos pour la nuit pour notre grand camping car de 10m. Accès facile. Attention vous devrez faire environ 4kms de plus pour faire un demi tour si pas du bon côté de la route. Attention aussi des moustiques et fourmis

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