m.ena Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
March 15th, 2019 Playa Tecolote

Check out our video review on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/p6H2R5Cf58I

Ready to camp for free in PARADISE? So is everyone that camps here. And there are lots of snowbirds camped here. That's why we felt so safe. Keep in mind that Sundays here are very busy because that is family day for the locals. There will be lots of loud music and a party atmosphere Saturday night and all of Sunday. We camped here Friday and Saturday night before making our way back to a campground in La Paz and it was very quiet on those days. All you could hear was the surf and the seagulls. This is by far our favorite camping site of all time. AND it was free. There are no services here so you must be self contained but there are garbage bins. You can use the bathrooms at the nearby restaurants for a small fee or you can order something and make use of it then.

There was a pack of about 7 dogs and 5 puppies when we were there. Since they likely rely on the restaurants for food, it's a good idea to walk your dog(s) on the other side of the beach. We only had one bar of 4G LTE where we were camped but when we were behind the restaurants we had full bars of service. We had a relaxing stay and would definitely stay again.

March 10th, 2019 Baja Serena At Pescadera Town.

Check out our campground review here: https://youtu.be/nebKi1o5uTk

We really enjoyed our stay at Baja Serena. Although there is not much curb appeal, it was a great base for our explorations and the price was right. There is free wifi and clean working bathrooms and clean showers with hot water.

Mayra was a great host and even came to make sure we were happy with our stay.

It is located near Todos Santos in El Pescadero which is becoming more and more developed every day due to the influx of tourists every winter.

We definitely recommend staying here and would not hesitate to stay here again in the future.

February 15th, 2019 Hacienda La Habana

Check out our video review of the campground here: https://youtu.be/Chd1cMaX_l8

Hacienda de la Habana is a green oasis in the oasis town of Mulege. On an orange grove and surrounded by working farms, there is plenty of shade and greenery to give the weary desert traveler a nice change of pace. We paid 350 pesos for FHU/night.

Approximately one hundred meters down the road you can also purchase a whole bag full of fresh veggies straight from the farm. A big bag cost us 75 pesos which comes to about $4 USD.

Although it is about 3 km down a dirt road, we were traveling with a truck and trailer and got there just fine. There were also Class A's and other large campers there when we visited, so it is worth the trek. Although we more or less followed the directions from Mike & Terri Church's Baja Campground Book, once we located the "RV Park" sign, we were able to follow the signage directly to the campground.

Some of the cons of this campground. The dirt road in to the campground is a long one. I can't imagine trying to navigate it after a rain storm. There is only one bathroom and shower but it seems that most campers are showering in their rigs. The water pooled at the bottom of the shower, so there was a bit of a slow drain when we were there.

Some things that we appreciated: having free unlimited access to the oranges and the on site juicer, the security, the wifi, the full hook ups, the friendly staff, and the warm water and nice pressure in the shower. Oh, and they also provide toilet paper, hand towels, and hand soap in the bathroom. This seems to be lacking in most campgrounds in Baja.

Overall we really liked this campground and would definitely stay here again.

February 12th, 2019 Malarrimo RV Park

Check out our video review here: https://youtu.be/rbKFVATHbug

We stayed at Malarrimo RV Park for four nights and we enjoyed our stay. It's a secure park with full hook-ups, clean working bathrooms, and showers with decent pressure. Some days we showered with lukewarm water. We also had wifi but it was pretty slow. Only sufficient for checking emails and social media. These would be our two suggestions for improvement: a larger hot water tank for the showers and better internet connectivity. We also did notice the sewer smell when there were lots of people camped. They get a lot of organized Caravans with big rigs.

Otherwise, we enjoyed the nice Gazebo, the great prices, and the location close to everything in town. They also organize whale tours with bilingual guides.

http://www.malarrimo.com/en/facilities/rv-parking

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwwmalarrimocom-250015779122/

We would stay here again.

February 11th, 2019 Ojo de Liebre

Check out our video review here: https://youtu.be/rbKFVATHbug

At the end of our long drive we were invited in to Restaurant Ojo de Liebre as welcomed guests. The lovely family that runs the restaurant was very accommodating and stayed open so we could have dinner. They have a bathroom and shower in the back of the restaurant and they also have wifi but they claim that it is a little slow. The bathroom worked well but we didn't use the shower. There is cell reception from their location just outside of Guerrero Negro and the wifi was sufficient to check emails and other social media. The food was warm, tasty and very much appreciated. They have a very large lot that can easily fit 5-7 rigs. We were three truck and trailers and they still had lots of space to spare.

They provide free RV parking with a meal. That is a great exchange in my opinion and we felt safer parking on someone's property than we if owe had just parked on the side of the road. This option also helps to support the local economy.

We would definitely stay here again.

February 11th, 2019 Ojo de Liebre

At the end of our long drive we were invited in to Restaurant Ojo de Liebre as welcomed guests. The lovely family that runs the restaurant was very accommodating and stayed open so we could have dinner. They have a bathroom and shower in the back of the restaurant and they also have wifi but they claim that it is a little slow. The bathroom worked well but we didn't use the shower. There is cell reception from their location just outside of Guerrero Negro and the wifi was sufficient to check emails and other social media. The food was warm, tasty and very much appreciated. They have a very large lot that can easily fit 5-7 rigs. We were three truck and trailers and they still had lots of space to spare.

They provide free RV parking with a meal. That is a great exchange in my opinion and we felt safer parking on someone's property than we if owe had just parked on the side of the road. This option also helps to support the local economy.

We would definitely stay here again.

January 19th, 2019 Casino Pauma

See our video review here: https://youtu.be/JYSLnBr8IrM

We really appreciated the perks that went with our overnight stay here at Casino Pauma. Not only did we get $10 of free play but we also received two vouchers worth $25 for a free meal at the buffet. The most expensive dinner is the Friday night seafood dinner.

There weren't many RV's parked here in January and there is a security guard that patrols the parking lot 24 hours a day. The bathrooms are accessible 24/7 and are always clean. The wifi here is lightning fast too.

We will definitely be back!

Casino Pauma
777 Pauma Reservation Rd, Pauma Valley, CA 92061
(877) 687-2862
https://goo.gl/maps/iu6Ryu1g8Et

January 9th, 2019 Idyllwild RV Resort - Thousand Trails

Check out our video review here: https://youtu.be/3nlbCF8yy8g

Driving to Idyllwild RV Resort really brings home the impact of the California wildfires. The Cranston wildfire of 2018 burned 13,139 acres (53 km2) and caused 7,000 people to be evacuated. Luckily the town of Idyllwild including the Idyllwild Thousand Trails RV Park was spared. We drove through a bit of the charred forest hoping that one day it will be returned to its former glory.

This is truly a magnificent part of the world. The San Jacinto mountains and forests are awe inspiring and the views are breathtaking. Idyllwild RV Park has several hiking trails that begin in the campground and can lead you into the National Forest Trails. We opted not to explore those trails since we were visiting with our dog. The National Park does not allow dogs. The campground itself has is spread over 200 acres so there are plenty of trails to explore on the grounds with your pets.

The lodge is gorgeous and cozy and is a great place to stay connected with the free wifi that is provided. Because it was low season, it was very fast. We have heard that when the campground is full, the wifi is terribly slow.

The bathhouses are clean and there are washers and dryers in the same building as the bathhouses. The downsides of this park are: 1-slow wifi when busy (although we didn’t experience this in January) 2-the roads to get in to the sites are steep so it is less ideal for really big rigs. We did, however, see lots of Class A’s and large rigs. Up to you to decide but we got in just fine with our little 17’ Casita trailer. 3-the ranger never once picked up the phone when we called for information about snow in the park.

Otherwise, this is easily one of our favorite Thousand Trails campgrounds. It felt like a campground and not like a parking lot. Especially with the fireplace in the lodge that smelled like a log cabin. We really loved it and we will definitely be back in the not too far future. The staff was great too other than the whole not picking up the phone issue. Cell service was great-3 bars of 4G.

September 23rd, 2018 Patridge Island Beach

This is the spot boondockers dream of. Not much wind overnight when we were here. Bell network 1 to 2 bars of connection. Close to the adorable town of Parrsboro. We highly recommend this spot for an overnight. Our set up is a truck and 17 foot trailer so we fit and could turn around fine. If you have a 30 foot trailer you might have a hard time. Only one other camper when we stayed. Sunset and morning views to die for. Also really close to many attractions like five islands park and lighthouse. Also a Tom Hortons in town with free wifi for the digital nomads out there.

September 6th, 2018 Corner Brook Bay of Islands Visitor's Center

Dump station and clean potable water for the holding tank. Wifi available. Ask the visitor's center for the password. You can also drop your trailer for the day while you explore the bay of islands by car.


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