Camping Michol | Established Campground

Mexico

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Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
39.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
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

Family-run, 50mx per person. Toilets/shower leave much to be desired, but nice big sink to wash dishes in. Restaurant looked nice, but didn't try the food. Electricity. WiFi near the restaurant. Small rigs/tents only.

There’s an outside wood fire stove if you want to cook/bbq.

1km to ruins museum gate - tickets after 8.30am Tue - sun

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Good option, close to the ruins for 50pp. Toilets were clean, no tp. Cold showers are fine, just a lot of cobwebs and bugs drawn to the lights at night, it is the jungle after all! Tent camping spots look great with little roofed spaces. Luckily it was cool weather when we visited!

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As described. it is hotter than the Dickens in Palenque.

we drive into town for dinner after park toll shuts down.

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nous sommes restés 4nuits avec 2 vans nissan. 50pesos par personne par nuit même si le propriétaire a tenté 70pesos. on a dit qu'on ne voulait pas d'électricité.
emplacement assez petit. accès aux sanitaires ok bien que mal entrenu. sur place possible de piquer la tente. possible de louer une chambre aussi. WiFi a la demande au resto. bel endroit dans la jungle. on voit les singes. terrain boueux quand il pleut.

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As described, 50pp, very basic, but quiet at nice and good location.

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50pp. Basic but completely fine! Close to the ruins as well

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Spent two nights here while visiting the temples (50pp per night). Muddy campspots for the cars and the other guests made a mess of the toilets. Otherwise decent place for visiting the ruïnes.

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The guy seemed nice enough. He charged us 50pp per night and 50 pesos for our van because it's large. We asked for 2 nights. Everything is fine other than I went back up to the desk not even 5 minutes later to say that we actually wanted to stay one night and to see if I could get my money back for the second night. I didn't have high expectations to get it back but the guy acted like he didn't understand what I was saying (I was speaking Spanish). So just make sure you know how long you want to stay before going in.

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We stayed for 2 nights, basic bathroom and cold showers. Meant more for tent camping, but there was room for our truck camper.

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Well it is not really a beautiful place. But for 40 PpP ok. Walking distance to museum and ticket office. Wi-Fi is good

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camping effectivement très rustique mais pour 40 pesos par adulte (négociés, ils demandaient 50) c'est très bien. le wifi fonctionne et les toilettes et douches ( froides) sont simples mais ok

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perfect place to relax, have many shadow. Is silent.
recomended
40 pp

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A bit run down, but perfect for the price. Safe and clean enough. Nice to have your coffee at the sounds of Howler Monkeys, Montezumas and other birds.
About 10 covered spots for tents. Parking for Overlanders not the best, but ok. Some hungry ants…

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Probably the grossest place I’ve camped in MX. Has potential but the family running it does nothing to make it nice. Food is bad, trash everywhere, would rather poop in the woods than use their bathrooms again. But it’s only $40p per night so you get what you pay for. Was much happier with my $120p palapa at Mayabell.

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40 pesos p/p camping

Restaurant food is very poor. Don’t waste your money. Also, they tried to overcharge me on the number of beers. Poor service overall. Campground is unkept.

Come here only for the cheap tent camping. Only a few level spots for vehicle camping.

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Pitched our tents a couple of nights to see the ruins. You're actually in the national park unlike some other campsites and cabañas nearby which is great. Very basic and quite dirty bathrooms and showers but did the job. Paid 45 pesos each per night. Parked our car right where we camped. Super friendly and the son does tours of the ruins which are amazing. The family is so knowledgeable about Mayan culture and the jungle! Ate in restaurant but wasn't worth it. The campsite has a small wood fire grill so we preferred saving our money and cooking there. Bring bug spray and there are mosquitoes.

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Spent four nights here. It’s a bit funky, but the price is right at 40 pesos per night per person. For that price I had access to the flush toilets and cold showers which were clean, WiFi, and the use of a palapa which was very nice when it was raining. There’s an outdoor cooking area where there is usually someone playing guitar in the evening and a restaurant. Very convenient to the ruins and also town by colectivo. Overall quiet, with friendly staff and a safe place to stay.

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For 40MXN pp you get what you pay for. As described by other overlanders, parts are muddy, showers and toilets are dirty. The palapas are nice for the rain season.

Unfortunately the owners are bad hosts caring to get your money but not assuring that there is water so that campers can use the showers and flush their poo down the toilet.

Good place for small rigs if you stay for a night to see the ruins at a reasonable price in comparison with Maya Bell.

Better if you arrange to visit the ruins and camp 40min from here at Cascadas Roberto Barrios at Campground Valle de Bascan.

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pros: reasonable price (seems hard to find as camping seems to be priced for the american/Canadian market) 1km walk to museum and into back gate of palenque ruins. We were here in Feb and the mosquitos weren't too bad

cons:
annoying guides try to sell you tours of the ruins and jungle plus magic mushrooms and drugs 24/7. e.g 11pm at night and again at 7am. I didn't try the restaurant but this place in general isn't run very well.

40p p/p

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Nice campsite with big trees and shade. Very quiet at night. 40pesos for adult and just 20 for kid for a night. Toilets and showers are very basic and not very well maintained. But still, the price is very good

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Place pour 1 ou 2 vr. 40 pesos personnes plus 10 pour électricité. WC Et douche a l hygiène limitée. Le matin notre fils c est fait mordre par le chihuahua de la propriété sans raison les enfants caressé un chat 10 m plus loin quant le chien es venue attaquer. Pas d excuses de la proprio. Nous sommes partis mécontent.

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Shady place with biting ants!!! Showers and toilets are basic. We had electricity for 10$ per person. The Internet did not work!

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Good place to set up camp in the jungle, close to nature. Very economical option, 40 pesos per night. Outdoor fire basic cooking facilities. Friendly and helpful staff.

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very basic camping site. Quite muddy but very cheap 40 pesos per person + 10 pesos for electricity.
full of mosquitoes....

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set up 2 hammocks under a tin roof structure 40 pesos per night walking distance to the Palenque ruins restaurant has basic food and basic beers wifi slow. we walked across and up the road to Maya Bell resort for breakfasts and dinners. shower worked fine, cold and rustic

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Cheap camping (40 pesos p/p), very basic amenities. Restaurant is not great--recommend walking up the road to Maya Bell. Walked from here to the Palenque ruins.

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O lugar é bem meia boca, muita formiga, mosquitos, bem sujo e sem estrutura, mais fica a 3km das ruínas de Palenque, dormimos por aqui e fomos caminhando cedinho no outro dia. Pagamos $40,00 pesos por pessoa. Aceita cachorro.

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We stayed here for three nights with a 24-foot RV. Camping very simple, a little power flowers but cheap 50 pesos per day and per person for an RV. We eat very well in the restaurant where we can connect to electricity and enjoy a good Wifi.

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estuvimos 5 días, pagamos 40 pesos por persona, nos gusto mucho el lugar. Si entras despues de las 18 horas no pagas el ingreso a la reserva. Desde aca podes visitar tranquilamente las ruinas. No dejar de ir al museo. El Camping tiene baños y duchas de agua fria, no es lo mas lindo pero safa por el precio.

We stayed 5 days, we paid 40 pesos per person, we liked the place very much. If you enter after 18 hours you do not pay the entrance to the reserve. From here you can calmly visit the ruins. Do not stop going to the museum. The campsite has bathrooms and showers of cold water, it is not the most beautiful but safa for the price

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Une place bien decrite en anglais. Les toilettes et douche sont correctes pour le prix 40 pesos 3$ canadien

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We arrived late and needed somewhere for the night. Perfect spot for 40p. As comments say below- don’t expect to much, but it was a good spot to stay if just passing through to see the ruins!
Little kiosk sold beers so we were happy campers.

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Stayed in our camper van for one night. 40pesos pp. originally asked us to park in a muddy spot, but we convinced them to allow us to park in a better spot. Was crowded with tent campers/backpackers...I think all the cabañas were taken.

Fast Wifi near main building

Showers and toilets were run down, but clean... Seen worse for more money...

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I think the comment below about sometimes you get what you pay for summarizes it well....
Pros: very close to ruins, cheap, pretty quiet, cold shower.
Cons: sewage drainage seems to be into the central grassy area, very rundown, they don't control their 5 dogs so they just hung around our truck barking (causing our under control pets to bark back), our dogs walked through a tick nest in the grass there and picked up several tiny ticks and we found about 20 or so tiny ones on ourselves consequently (which could happen anywhere, but the place is a bit rundown and not kept up well on the whole), bathrooms had wasp nest hanging from the ceiling/not very clean, didn't find the people very friendly.

All in all, wouldn't recommend or return as have stayed at way way better free places or even places that cost 100 pesos per night for 2 people. However, if you jusy want a clean, close to ruins place to park for the night and don't venture away from your vehicle, it is probably fine.

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stayed 2 nights, as described. 40 pesos per person. very relaxed atmosphere. really liked the place.

they didnt have much change when we were there, so dont bring only 500 Pesos bills...

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Stayed here one night. 40 pesos/person. cold showers and clean restrooms.

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Beautiful setting but totally neglected bathrooms. Ignorant staff apart from Francisco. Had fresh camarones but they were not willing to turn down the music in the restaurant at all.
It is a pity that such a beautiful place is not run better.
Very cheap though: 40 pesos

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40 pesos for one person, tent, and moto.

Very humid, jungle-like surroundings.

Restaurant is slightly more up-scale than most cheap restaurants.

NOTE: MUCH better, cleaner, nicer, newer bathrooms in the adjacent restaurant than in the campground! Even one toilet seat in the women's side! But no showers--only in the campground bathroom.

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As described. 40p/person, very friendly people !

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40p pp, basic place, not so clean facilities, no toiletseats, wifi was out when we were there after a big rain. Lovely garden and a lot of shade, friendly people!

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We stayed here more than one week (40 Pesos per Person/Night). We loved this place and the beautiful garden (shady the whole day and perfect for yoga), and the internet by the main house is very fast! The toilets and showers are clean, but it’s a „open“ room so there are of course some insects around ;-) there is also a sink for washing clothes by hand and „wires“ where you can let them dry. The family is very friendly and als the people who work there. We asked the owner if we could drive with our sprintervan in the garden by the palapas, thats maybe the mainreason why we had this perfect stay.

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40 pesos per person - camping under nice shaded area.
Space does not seem to be that tight, there seemed to be plenty of room when we were there.
Did not check the bathrooms out.
Couldn't plug into electrical (no plugs nearby) - wifi was super slow, even at the restaurant (and almost no signal at the camping area).
Micheladas at the restaurant were good - food was not. We tried some enchiladas (veg and non-veg) and they had sooo much salt!
Good for a night to see Palenque ruins the next morning.
Also, they have the cutest little puppies in the restaurant - playing with them was a total bonus! XD
If you are driving to the ruins, make sure you go early, almost no parking spaces left when we got there at 8.30 on a Monday morning...

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Very nice place for 40 peses a night. Bathroom and shower a little bad. Other than that very good location, wifi, friendly family

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Excellent location, great price. Small rigs, vans, and tent camping only. Space can be tight, so the earlier recommendation to check out before driving all the way in is good. Got electricity is available from one of the cabins - need a long extension cord. Wifi wasn’t working when I was there, but I had mostly ok Telcel service. Paid 40 pesos for 1person in a 21-ft camper.

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40 pesos par personne la nuit. Le camping est petit est souvent plein. Si les premières places sont prises allez chez Youth Hostel, c’est le même prix, par contre une seule place pour se brancher.

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Convinient location to visit the ruins in Palenque. As they mentioned before, if you make it there around 4-5pm you skip the official 35MP toll. You will need a long extension to use electricity at the campground. Don't expect luxuries, you get what you pay for. Toilets where bucket flush, and never very clean.

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Muddy after recent rains, rained while we were here. Spotless bathroom and cold shower, 40 pp, easy walk to ruins, weak wifi signal, ok place for 1 night.

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Great deal for the price - we have yet to find a place, where you can park the car in a jungle-ish surroundings, have decent enough wi-fi (although you have to walk closer to the restaurant) to skype home, shower (cold, but the woman's are renovated and nice - and during the day it's so hot, that I actually enjoyed the cold shower so much) and place to wash dishes/clothes - all that for 40pp.
Didn't see how the rooms look inside, but they were just 100 pesos, so it might be an option too. Bathrooms are clearly renovated, at least the woman's side.
Great for checking Palenque, super close to the entrance. As we arrived late (6:30ish), the "toll" booth where you pay the 30 something pesos for entering rhe park was empty and road was clear, so no one charged us.

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Lovely campsite, super quite and close to the temple area. Shower is cold, but ok. toilets are fine (no toilet kids but at this stage one should be used) and there is a place to wash clothes even. Restaurant is good too and dishes are well sized. We enjoyed it. Paid 40 MXN pp

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fast wifi near the restaurant
40 pesos for an adult ... for children 3 differents answer : free, 25 per children, 25 for the older one (9) finaly we paid 100 pesos for 2 adults and 3 children
lot of good people here very friendly

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The price now is 40p/person/night but they have wifi! It works pretty good specially at the restaurant.

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We spent two nights there, 30 pesos per person per night for us and our campervan.
Really convenient location to visit the ruins.
We haven't tried the wifi.

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Brand new bathrooms. Great for us for this price (30 pesos/pers).

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We tent camped under a palapa for 30 pesos/person. There are cabanas also but don't know the price. The toilets and showers (cold) were simple but clean. It's a short drive to the Palanque archeological site (where you can park for free).

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Basique mais suffisant. WC et douche très sommaire. Électricité aléatoire en soirée

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Well we did find a red with black stripes snake in the men's room, lol. As the last poster said, it's the jungle. Bathrooms leave something to be desired, but I would stay here again. Paid 30p per person, but he asked for 40p. I told him I read it's only 30p and he gave in fast. Meet two other groups of Overlanders. Always love that!

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stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting palenque ruins and Agua Azul. it is a nice spot with camping for tents and smaller vehicles (were 20 foot and we were fine). charged 30 pesos pp and when we asked for electricity she said it was an extra 20pesos per night and we had to park near the tiendita. we walked to the ruins and it was about 30 minutes to the museum and ruins entrance (an hour to the other entrance) or 20pesos for collectivo. the bathrooms are really not as bad as people indicate - yeah they're old but they're clean (you're in the jungle after all but there were no snakes or dirt on the walls or mysterious hairs everywhere) and have good water pressure. they only have curtains instead of doors but there is separate male and female toilets. for the price it was perfect!

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it's not a great place, but cheap and okey for one night (P30/person), close to the ruines

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Affordable camping near ruins (30 pesos/each) with a small abarrotes and restaurant. Bathrooms at camping area are unpleasant but the restaurant loos are nice and check the three boxes: toilet seat, toilet paper + they flush! Howler monkeys can be heard on occasion, too.

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Stayed here 2 nights. Paid 30pp. They will say they do not have electricity but you are able to plug in from the shed (extension cord needed) just tell them you need electricity.
The toilets are horrible, never been cleaned, but just use the restrooms at the museum up the road during the day.
Can't beat the price in Palenque so would stay again.

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Nice place, bad toilets, but worth the cheap price. The other camping was crowded with biiig white RVs.

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nice quiet camping in the national park, where also the ruins are located. the ruins are in walking distance, ca. 2km. we paid 30 pesos per person and 31 pesos for the national park entry. the place also has rooms in the house with hot water. the camping showers haven't got any hot water. there is no pool, but a little cascade nearby. there isn't any temascal, but at the other camping around offer it. be prepared for the mosquitos. we like our stay.

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Just down the street from Mayabell (GPS coordinates may not be exact). Family-run, 30mx per person. Toilets/shower leave much to be desired, but nice big sink to wash dishes in. Restaurant looked nice, but didn't try the food. Electricity, no wifi. Small rigs/tents only.

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Camping 500m après l'entrée du parc, 3 emplacements pour petits camping car 30$m par personne. Situe a 2km du site possibilité de pendre un mini bus pour allez voir les ruines

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