ykphil Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
January 22nd, 2017 Nevado de Colima

Quiet campsite next to the main road. Free if you pay the 31 pesos entrance fee to the national park. Table and bench under a gazebo, BBQ and fire pit.

January 21st, 2017 Nevado de Colima

Flat and sheltered spot along the road next to the official camp site. Entrance to the park is 31 pesos per person which includes camping. Dry toilets at the nearby camp site.

January 20th, 2017 El Fresnal

OK place to stop for the night. Secluded spot off HWY 110 on the bank of a small mountain stream (non-potable, not sure if OK for external use), below an abandoned restaurant. Nobody lives nearby. A little highway noise but it is covered by the sound of water. The ground gets muddy and soft when wet, be careful if you don't have 4x4.

January 18th, 2017 Centro Turistico de Angahuan

Great place to relax for a few days in a beautiful setting. Overnight camping was 100 pesos per night within the Centro turistico which means little privacy but it was fine at this time of the year as we were the only people around. Restaurant is quite nice and well priced, with a beautiful view of the volcano and surrounding mountains.

January 17th, 2017 Sierra de Lobos

OK spot for the night, close to the dirt road but not too noisy at night. a bit of trash around but we did a full cleanup. it was late and dark and needed to stop for the night. Lots of good spots between the beginning of the main dirt road and it's end where it meets a brand new highway in the middle of nowhere.

January 14th, 2017 Mesa del Pino

Beautiful scenic area high up in the Sierra, wild, awesome, super clean, several quiet and secluded camp spots along the road in what seems to be a national park of some sort. It costs 25 pesos to get in but we paid 50 pesos to stay overnight. I think the friendly local old guy at the gate is using this opportunity as a way to make a bit of extra cash, but trust me, it's well worth it.

January 13th, 2017 Dona Lupe

The best gorditas in town, and only 7 pesos each!

January 12th, 2017 Real de Catorce

Flat spot near the road going to Real de Catorce, among cactii and Joshua trees. Quiet, little traffic, not visible from the road.

January 11th, 2017 peotillos/Leoncito

13 pesos for 20 litres, they even scrub and disinfect the container before filling it.

January 11th, 2017 near San Juan de Vanegas

Quiet spot to spend the night on the way to Real de Catorce (don't try to drive the mountain "road" between Estacion Catorce and Real de Catorce unless you have a good high clearance 4x4 and nerves of steel). Flat and easily accessible by 4x4 but not too rough in dry season. Close to the road but vehicle noise is minimal.

January 9th, 2017 Near Alvarez

Great camping spot overlooking Sierra de Alvarez, on the site of an abandoned hacienda. Several abandoned haciendas dot that stretch of dirt road in the Sierra and are fascinating to explore. The whole place is quasi pristine, no trash, let's keep it that way. One of the best camping site so far in Mexico.

January 9th, 2017 san Francisco

Good flat spot along the small road overlooking the valley. very quiet and scenic area. More spots are located along the road, and you are allowed to camp in abandoned haciendas like the ones just above the road from this site.

January 8th, 2017 near Parador Turistica

Quiet and relatively flat camp spot on a hill at the edge of a small Pueblo, past the micro-wave tower. nobody around except a herd of goats and their herder in the morning.

January 8th, 2017 Sierra Alvarez

Flat spot to spend the night along the trail going to HWY 70. Road is very rough and narrow, 4x4, narrow vehicle and high clearance absolutely necessary. We wanted to get to the highway but it was getting dark and couldn't see the trail, so we asked local people living in the nearby village and they said it was very safe and fine to stay here.

January 7th, 2017 Aldama

Quiet spot in the fields on the outskirts of Aldana, a very small pueblo past Irapuato. Trail is rough and requires high clearance 4wd, and always listen to your wife/girlfriend, I got stuck in a deep rut and damaged my Xterra, but it's only cosmetic haha

January 5th, 2017 WARNING !! Volcan De Tequila

As described by previous visitors. perfect spot but trashy.

January 3rd, 2017 near Ixtlan

Nice spot in the country side. we wanted to checkout the petroglyphs near this very small village but the trail was closed. we asked a local man if we could camp in the nearby field and he told us we could camp near the ruins of an hacienda. Quiet and safe spot, we only met a few farms workers who saved at us.

January 3rd, 2017 Las Carnitas

Las Carnitas, the best pork tortillas, tortas, gorditas so far in Mexico. 5 pork tacos for 70 pesos. Lady owner is nice and speak English.

January 3rd, 2017 Sierra Alvarez

You can trust the German guy even if like me you don't know what he's saying ;) this is a really nice place to camp And hike.

November 30th, 2016 Litibu beach.

We camped at this spot for the night at the end of a very short dirt road (30-50 metres) leading to beach access. There is no longer a porta-toilet there. The beach is very nice and quiet. There is another spot a hundred meters or so before this one, next to a large private garden of some sort facing the ocean, that can accommodate a car or van. Note there is a sign that says camping is prohibited but it doesn't say it is prohibited in these two little parking spots. There isn't much for food and water in nearby Higuera Blanca but you can find basic necessities at Mini Super Diego.

November 29th, 2016 Trailer Park Los Cocos

Great park as far as RV parks are concerned. Nice shady sites under coconut trees, and on nice comfy grass. 180 pesos with power and water whether you need them or not, relatively hot showers, a few do not work, clean bathrooms, and good wifi. We were the only campers there. A few minutes walk to the beach and Centro. Visit nearby Taqueria El Guiinas for great tacos, quesadillas and tortas. The sand flies and mini-mosquitos are fierce in the whole San Blas area, and the bites are not only very itchy but some people can develop severe reactions so be prepared with bug spray and possibly some anti-histamine medication.

November 29th, 2016 Borrego Beach (San Blas)

There was no wind and the sand flies were in full assault mode, so we retreated and ended up at Los Cocos trailer park.

November 29th, 2016 Borrego Beach (San Blas)

Flat sandy area at the end of the Playa del Borrego past all the restaurants. Pray that it is windy, the sand flies are nasty.

November 28th, 2016 End of Jetty near Baja ferry terminal

Vacant area at the end of the dirt road from Baja ferry. Flat spot to park for the night. Locals use the jetty to fish during the day but it is otherwise empty after sunset.

November 28th, 2016 Isla de Piedra beach

You can camp on the beach next to the retaining wall. Make sure you stay above the high tide mark. For 5 pesos, you can use the cleanish baƱos behind the little stand selling coconut by the terrace above the wall. There is also an outdoor water tap just where the dirt road enters the beach. Or for 100 pesos or less depending on your negotiating skills, you can put your tent under one of the many private palapas on the beach and use the owner's bathroom. There is free internet access in the village around a public government office (post office?).

November 27th, 2016 Mazatlan beach

Wild camp spot on the beach in an unfenced, unmarked vacant lot accessible via a short dirt road. There is a government sign indicating this beach is a sanctuary for sea turtles, El Verde Camacho, and should stay free of garbage. Obviously nobody cares as evidenced by tons of garbage thrown around. We picked up three large bags around our spot but gave up after an hour. Maybe if we all do that, we can eventually have an acre of free garbage-free beach paradise :)

Note the train passes a few times a day about 300 metres behind. It's loud. There are also several other boondocking sites in vacant lots along that beach road that could accommodate RVs but all vehicles including 4x4s should stay off the beach itself as the sand is very soft, unless you are looking for a permanent location for your rig. Trust me, I know ;)

November 26th, 2016 Totonaka RV Park

Great spot to stop for the night. Clean, well maintained, warm showers, very clean bathrooms, relatively good wifi. $14 USD or 245 pesos for a tent without power but with water. Across from a nice beach. No local food (mamacita's taqueria...) or mercado at a walking distance, just pricey restaurants, so go grocery shopping before you settle down otherwise your only option is the OK convenience store a hundred metres away. It's an RV park, don't expect nature and solitude.

November 26th, 2016 Hotel Romo

Small new motel near the centre, $mx 400 for single, $mx 480 for double. Clean rooms, great new beds. Free Parking inside court. Wifi didn't work.

November 25th, 2016 San Rafael Natural Area

Approx 13 miles from Patagonia, 6 miles on dirt road. Just off Patagonia/San Rafael Valley Rd. Not much traffic, quiet. A few adjacent sites along the road. The road crosses private properties so make sure you chose a site within the National Forest.

November 25th, 2016 San Rafael Natural Area

Approx 13 miles from Patagonia, 6 miles on dirt road. Just off Patagonia/San Rafael Valley Rd. Not much traffic, quiet. A few adjacent sites along the road. The road crosses private properties so make sure you chose a site within the National Forest.