Arroyo Seco: Long Beach & Playa Chica | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Last Visited: about 2 years ago
GPS: 19.329567, -104.958267
Altitude: 8.2 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Arroyo Seco has two amazing beaches for wild beach camping. Long beach is more accessible and has cell service. Playa Chica is smaller cove. From town follow coast left (south) for long beach and right (north) for playa Chica. Both beaches have amazing surfing! Christiano who runs the surf school in town is also very helpful. Christiano Surf Mexico Team have his house before the football field up to the hill.

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Spent two days in this lovely place!! Follow signs to playa grande if you want to surf. Once you get down to the beach we camped at the first palapa on the right. It looked like it was fenced in a long time ago but only the posts remained and no one told us to leave.

About 4 or 5 spots to pull in along Long Beach (Playa Grande). The coordinates given direct you to Playa Chica (the smaller beach), which really only has space for 1 or 2 truck with camper, or smaller sized vehicle. Use caution, the sand is quite sticky and deep...easy to get stuck (our friends got stuck at Chica) and the tide comes up very high so parking on the beach is maybe ill-advised.
Our night was perfect, quiet, felt safe, gorgeous sunset.

Playa Chica is a great beach, very secluded and beautiful. No cell service. Do not drive down past the beach entrance to turn around, the sand is very soft and we got stuck badly as we were turning around on the beach. Out of nowhere, Jesus -I am sure it was him, appeared like a knight in a shining armor, dropped his machete, and rushed to the village on his motorcycle to get a tractor. He didnt give up on us for three full and sweaty hours until we were out. Fun times.

This is an amazing spot to camp! Road in was a bit rough due to rain but manageable in a bigger rig. We went to Long Beach which was deserted. We spent the weekend there and only saw people fishing and one group at a restaurant. We camped at the far end of the village, you are directly at the beach, really nice landscape, quiet. The beach os fairly clean, we picked up 2 bags of rubbish around our camp spot. Great walk to another wild beach to the North. The restaurant is not bad, King Kong, we had lunch there one day. But atm in low season they are only open Saturday & Sunday. Didn’t actually feel like anybody was living at the beach at all.

Playa Chica (small cove) is very nice!
We were alone! One surfer in the morning... Big wave!

so nice and alone on a surfing beach. This is the location for la Playa Chica. Good for normal camper

Great sunset & gnarly waves. Stayed in a vacant lot next to King Kong Restaurant, situated at far end of Long (Grand) Beach. Good food at restaurant and the lady owner spoke perfect English. Very friendly and helpful - left restrooms open overnight on request.
There was also a decent shop for supplies, in the town, to right side of the junction signposting the beaches.

What can I say, I'm sitting under a wind blown palapa in my hammock starring out at the ocean with a gentle breeze and my rig is a few feet away and it's all free. Some surfable waves out front. We are camped on long Beach. on Sundays I think every kid from town comes out with a couple older guys and a lot of surf boards and skim boards and they are all having a blast in the surf. Really cute.

We checked out both beaches. Playa Chica is a nice bay and probably better for swimming but doesnt really havr any shade so we didnt stay here. We stayed at Long beach next to a palapa which was a nice spot. As others have said there are a bunch of rundown homes along here ?possibly damaged by a hurricane. But there are also some nice lived in house. Down the road/beach there is a restaurant which i think is just open during the day. They have a toilet there if required. Otherwise no other amentities.

Playa Chica is really beautyful beach and we had an amazing sunset. Nobody was there just in the morning arrived some surfers and bodyboarders. No facilities.

We camped two nights at long beach next to a palapa. Great empty beach with some run down houses along the beach. Free and we felt very safe. A point break to surf and no crowds.

Arroyo Seco has two amazing beaches for wild beach camping. Long beach is more accessible and has cell service. Playa Chica is smaller cove. From town follow coast left (south) for long beach and right (north) for playa Chica. Both beaches have amazing surfing! Christian who runs the surf school in town is also very helpful.