Casa Caracol | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
8 months ago
Altitude:
530.4 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
poramericavamos

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Hot
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

100pp for sleeping in your vehicle. Nice facilities. Next to Edwar James gardens. Nice people. Highly recommended!

No place to tent camp.

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In order to reach Casa Caracol you have to turn into the parking place of Casa Edward and drive through it.
We have checked the parking place Casa Caracol offered and found it too small and aslant. They now ask for 200 Pesos/night/person.
We asked the guide of the parking place and he agreed that we can stay on a nice place for 100 Pesos/24 h. Of course there is no service (no toilet,no shower, no Wi-Fi) but perfect to visit the San James Park.

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As described below. Internet at reception was super slow on a Monday afternoon. 380kbs. However upload speed test showed 5.5mbs but we didn’t try to upload here so can’t attest to it’s consistency. A bit pricey at 200pp so cost us 400 per night. The toilet tank was empty when I used it in the morning so it wouldn’t flush. I told them about it but so far haven’t gone back to see if thy fixed the fill valve. There was plenty of water pressure in the sink faucets. I let the water run in the shower and never got hot water and the shower head was barely functional pressure wise. That’s the bad we had at our stay. However EVEN WITH THAT THE GOOD FAR OUTWEIGHED THE BAD! The receptionist was super friendly and gave us a personal tour of the facilities and parking area. That were very friendly with the dogs. They have one site with a small palapa for our Promaster van with no hookups and two parking spots by reception also with no hookups. Many Cabañas and a parking lot up at the upper entrance that could hold multiple van size rigs or slightly larger. The place is whimsical and fascinating, expanding on the surrealist theme of Edward James. We loved that! The stone path to the river down by the palapa is magical. Must see. Access is doable in our 2WD van but a bit rocky and slippery. We’ll see if we get out as it is uphill going out. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND even with the issues we had. They had a whole crew here today cleaning and painting. The surrealist garden was fantastic.

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What an adventure in Xilitla. Getting to Casa Caracol was tricky. There was two-way traffic, but only one lane of space with all the parked vehicles and vendors. We had to back up quite a ways, so a sprinter van could get through. Then I got out with a radio and walked ahead, to tell my husband when he could go. That worked. On property, they parked us in a grassy area next to a palapa. My first thought was mosquitos, but hold that thought. We easily walked to Edward James’ garden, which is just outside the campground entrance. At the garden, there was a torrential downpour and we returned sopping wet. A hot shower never felt so good, and we were so grateful for Casa Caracol’s supply of replenishing hot water. Back at our site, there were no mosquitos because of the rain and cooler temperature. And that palapa was a Godsend because it gave us a place to store items and make dinner without getting wet. If you park here, don’t miss the rocky path down the hill. There’s a beautiful surprise waiting for you.

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Great place. Before it used to be like a hostel but nowadays they have cottages and tipis. We parked for 10 days our 21 foot RV for 150 pesos per person per night. The managed to set up an extension for us to have access to electricity and they also allowed us to refill our gallons of drinking purified water for free. Very beautiful place, you have access to a small waterfall and it’s full of greens. You will park like in the middle of the jungle.
At the moment they changed management so the communication sometimes was a bit tricky we managed to understand each other. The stuff is very nice, specially Andrea, every time we asked something to her she was able to find a solution for us.

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Camping no longer appears to exist here. There are a few cabins and they face a gorgeous arroyo. This is worth seeing, but no there didn’t seem to be anyone around to check people in or answer questions.

We ended up going north to Fina Santa Monica.

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As described. Very beautiful place. It fits the garden. For camping or parking you should ask to use showers and rest that was 100pp if you want to use kitchen (without friedge) and the rest of the place: poza, garden and all the biulding to check the visuals is 150pp. They also have tipis. Really good place nobody bothers

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New administration: now the camping fee is 150 pp, without wifi which they said has been down for a longer time. The place is under construction at the moment, with many workers on site. We went to finca Santa Monica (closeby on iOverlander) for 70 pp instead.

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This place is convenient. To be honest traveling during covid has it’s challenges some campero have all together closed. They charged me 150pp to park my camper van. I was able to make it down the short road from the main Calle no problem. Now as of November there is NO HOT WATER. There is also NO INTERNET. It was a ok safe place to park and stay to go to the St Edwards gardens. The pizza place near here is excellent!!

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Friendly and nice place to stay. We parked next to the river and had access to the clean bathrooms and the common areas. Short walk to the sculpture garden. Magical tropical place. 100 pesos per person to use the facilities.

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location as described. Was able to fit in with a 19 ft class C but my was it a tight fit. entrance is between los posas and the waterfall entrance.

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As described. For small rigs no roblem. Nice location. Friendly stuff. No electricity, no solar because it is in the jungle.

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We slept in our 21' campervan. 100 pesos per person per night. Access to hot shower, Wi-Fi and kitchen. We slept past the reception down the road. Cute & cozy place, very close to Los Pozas. Would recommend!

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Great place to stay when visiting Las Pozas. We saw 2-3 spots for small to mid size RVs. No hookups and thick jungle canopy kept our solar panels from recharging. Friendly staff. Weak Wi-Fi. Basic bathrooms with slightly chilly shower water. Please note they do have super cute small cottages to rent that have parking spaces right in front for small to mid size RVs.

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Great place with many surreal art on its premises. Luis, manages the property is a very kind man. I was there during low season and said it would be ok to park and sleep in my car. I get to use all the facilities in the property for 100p per night per person. Met a lot of other tourist and ended staying here 4 nights. Short walk to james edward and a bit longer walk to downtown xilitla not too bad actually. Great vibe here! Recommend it

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Pasamos una noche en nuestra casa de campaña, junto a la pequeña alberca. Fue agradable. En la mañana te despiertan los aventureros pasando con tirolesas sobre tu cabeza y hay que ir con cuidado por la cantidad de fauna de pequeño tamaño que puedas encontrarte. A cinco minutos andando de la puerta del parque Edward James.
El personal es muy agradable y puedes hacer uso de sus instalaciones. Nos cobraron $100 MXN por persona y noche. Buena relación calidad precio.

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Stopped here and talked to the friendly guy at reception. He said camping was only available for the cabins or tepees. We are in am 18 foot camper van. He suggested we go down the road to Finca Santa Mónica.

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spent two nights, very friendly staff, we parked next to the hostel felt like being in the jungle, except for wifi reaching there. and not a very trafficked road. good place to socialise, you have acces to kitchen and bathroom with showers.

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50pp for sleeping in your vehicle. Nice facilities. Next to Edwar James gardens. Nice people. Highly recommended!

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