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April 26th, 2018 Frederick

On April 26, 2018, the bodies of two cyclists from Germany and Poland were found here. An investigation for murder has been started (see screenshot in the photo section) ...

March 8th, 2018 Laguna Rosada

A nice boondocking site right on the lagoon about 100 m off the road.

March 8th, 2018 Flamingo Laguna

This place is not accessible by car anymore and there is a sign reading ‘Closed for restoration’. It doesn’t look like being planned to reopen. We found another place right on the lagoon some 4 km further west.

March 7th, 2018 on jetty for Flamingo Travel

Still free to camp here even if you don’t book a tour - nobody cares. There are clean toilets and an outdoor shower as well as a decent open WIFI. The gate is open 24/7 and there is a night guard on duty. The road is close by but there’s hardly any traffic at night.
They now charge MEX$ 1,500 for a boat trip of about 80 minutes for up to 8 people.

March 6th, 2018 Next To Tourist Information

It does not look like it's planned to reopen it as a parking lot.

March 6th, 2018 Villas Del Mar

Paid MEX$ 200 for 2 people in a camper without electricity. Cold showers only.

March 5th, 2018 Ruine Edzna

Had a quiet night there. The ruins are really impressive and we never saw so many iguanas at a single place ...

March 4th, 2018 Finca Cholula

An organic cacao farm. Manolo, the son of the owners, speaks enough English to make the tours very informative (MEX$ 75 to 150 per person depending on the length of the tour). There is even a pack of howler monkeys living on the premises.
We spent a night there after being sent away at Alberca La Cascada. It seemed to be the first time they accepted campers to overnight on their grounds. There are clean restrooms and a kitchen where you can cook and sit but no showers and no hookups. Didn’t ask for WIFI. There’s a gate but we didn’t check if big rigs could pass. It’s close to a busy road so it doesn’t get really quiet. We paid MEX$ 200 for 2 people in a camper (didn’t ask beforehand and didn’t bargain).

March 4th, 2018 Centla Biosphere Staging Area

Nice place to spend a quiet night just 12 km off the highway. We didn’t eat at the restaurant (was too late - they close at sunset) and didn’t make a boat tour (was too expensive at MEX$ 800 for 90 minutes). At night the restaurant was lit but we didn’t see a night guard. Gave a little tip.

March 3rd, 2018 Alberca La Cascada

We arrived here after hours - they close at 6 p.m. There was a night guard on duty but he didn’t let us in.

February 28th, 2018 La Jungla, Catemaco

What a magic place with all it’s sounds and sights especially at dusk and dawn! And Antonio, the owner, is a really nice guy and makes you feel very welcome. We flagged a boat down coming by and joined a tour (MEX$ 150 per person for about 2 hours; well worth it).

February 27th, 2018 Prashanti Playa

It seems to be the only option to camp on the beach in Barra de Sontecomapan (we didn’t find another beach access). It’s not a bad place and it comes complete with a palapa, tables and chairs and a two hour voucher for (ridiculously slow) internet, but at the time we visited there the restaurant was closed, at night there was nobody around and there was no light – so, in terms of security, no difference to a boondocking site. If you are traveling northbound along this beautiful stretch of coast and you are not too late to move on you can be sure to find plenty of nicer options to camp, both, boondocking sites as well as sites on established campgrounds. MEX$ 100 for two people in a camper. NOTE: As of February 2018 there is no through road going along the coast on OSM (e.g. maps.me); actually there is one. It’s slow going but suitable for about any kind of vehicle.

February 27th, 2018 cascada El tucan

It’s a nice, large garden where you can camp in a beautiful rural setting (MEX$ 35 per person). It’s about 5 minutes to walk to Cascada de Tucán, a 40 m high waterfall, nice to look at but hard to get into the water. Didn’t stay.

February 27th, 2018 Cascada El Jardín

Nice little place overlooking a small cascade and a couple of natural pools. Not much space to park your rig. Very friendly people. Didn’t stay though.

February 26th, 2018 El Muñeco

If you eat at this simple but good restaurant on the beach of the tiny little fishing village of Arroyo de Liza you can stay overnight in their beautiful large garden for no extra charge. They rent out cabañas too.

February 25th, 2018 Balneario Cinco Chorros (follow signs after driving through village of Paso del Ingenio)

This place is in wrong location - it is located at 18.59913, -95.36090

February 25th, 2018 Balneario Cinco Chorros (follow signs after driving through village of Paso del Ingenio)

Tried to set the correct coordinates. They are: N 18.612917, W 95.664883 (the camping area, not the entrance).

February 25th, 2018 Agua Purificada

Fast and friendly. Open on Sundays too. MEX$ 15 per garafon. What else should I write ...

February 24th, 2018 Mirador Vicente Guerrero

A nice, quiet, grassy place right on the river in a dead end street about 600 m from the center of the beautiful little town of Tlacotalpan. Before pulling in we asked a neighbor and he said: ‘No problema quedarse’. There’s is even a pretty fast open WIFI. Free.

February 23rd, 2018 Jalcomulco

A nice boondocking site on the outskirts of the village of Jalcomulco right on the Río Los Pescados. There’s enough space for campers of any size but the access road might be a problem for low clearance rigs. No facilities, no Telcel network. Free.

February 22nd, 2018 Hotel Hacienda Xico Inn

Nice, quiet place with friendly staff. It was interesting to explore the large premises and talk with Michael and his wife Veronica. Paid MEX$ 250 for two people dry camping in a small rig (sólo estacionamiento, no luz (they allowed us to plug in a car battery charger as there was not enough light on our solar panels), no regaderas (an extra MEX$ 50 for a hot shower in a hotel room)).

February 11th, 2018 Hotel Basico

Basic in style but with all the comfort you might need. Conveniently located especially when visiting Veracruz for Carnaval. Spotless clean, very friendly staff. Gated parking area large enough for midsize rigs (up to about 7X2m, no height limit). We had a large room with two Queen Size Beds right at the pool and paid MEX$ 550 per night (walk-in rate).

February 9th, 2018 Public Parking

It’s not exactly a nice place but it’s conveniently located, WIFI is pretty fast (when it works), the showers are scalding hot (when you are lucky and the boiler is full), and Ciro, the owner, is as friendly as a businessman can be. To give it a rural feel it’s pretty dusty (muddy when wet), chicken are running all over the place and the area around our car was covered with chicken shit. We had two quiet nights there and there was no rooster waking us up early in the morning.
There are plenty of other estacionamientos públicos in the immediate surroundings, some of them looking cleaner from outside; might be worth to check them out.

February 8th, 2018 Hierve el Agua

Yes, it’s disappointing — if you come here on a sunny afternoon and stick to the crowds gathering around the two main pools. But lacing up your hiking boots and going for a walk along the loop trail will turn your visit here into a prime experience. A must see (one photo added)!

February 7th, 2018 Pemex

Clean, bright and friendly. 24/7 Café and convenience store on site. Loud music all night long.

February 7th, 2018 Pemex Jalapa

Just another Pemex for safe overnight parking. 24/7 Oxxo, clean pay toilets, no showers. No WIFI, decent 3G Telcel signal.

February 6th, 2018 Flor del Pacífico

A restaurant, cabañas to rent and quite a lot of space to pitch your tent or park your camper with decent toilets and showers owned by a friendly Mexican couple. It’s on the Playa de Morro Ayuta, one out of only four beaches worldwide where arribadas (a natural phenomenon where thousands of turtles come on the beach to lay their eggs at the same time; in 2015 they counted 700,000 (!) nesting turtles) happen regularly. The beach is 15 km long and covered with empty eggs and tortoise shells. Paid MEX$ 100 for two people in a camper.

February 4th, 2018 Playa Tangolunda

Good place for a night or two. The area is teeming with different birds (including parrots), iguanas and other wildlife. Surprisingly no mosquitoes.

February 1st, 2018 Parking lot beside "El Capi"

Yes, it’s primitive, but it actually is an established campground (exactly as described by the very first entry here) and not a parking lot. For us it was by far the most beautiful place in San Agustín as you camp right on the beach and not behind a restaurant like at all the other places. The beach stays beautiful and wide open even at high tides and a couple of steps to the north you find a marvelous undeveloped bay which is yours most of the day and night ...

January 31st, 2018 La Tortuga Feliz

We stayed here for two nights waiting for an arribada to happen (it didn’t). It’s not exactly a nice place to camp as you just park behind the visitor center on MEX 200. There is not much traffic at night though and you rather hear the ocean’s waves some 700 m away (no beach access). Sadly most of the interpretative trail along the lagoon is overgrown and there are hardly any readable signboards left.


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