livingoutsidethezoo Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
March 8th, 2020 Pemex

There is another Pemex noted down the road, but I thought it was important to add this one. This is known to be a very windy area and we had to spend 9 hours on the side of the road due to 90 mph winds, thinking the next safe place/ Pemex was over 10 minutes away- yes, even too scary to drive that far. This one is located right off the highway with a very large lot to park, overnight, if needed. Store is very small, but has the essentials...water, beer, ice cream. We have spent one night here and it’s likely we will spend another due to the winds. Free.

February 4th, 2020 La Tortuguita

Great spot as noted above. 150/person + 50 for kids and +50 for elec. per night.
it was 30 amp but our plug didn’t match. Loved the pool & we were able to release leatherback turtles on 2 occasions. Ester and Victor are doing an amazing job here! And Panda, the Great Dane, is adorable!

January 18th, 2020 San Juan del Lago

Such great descriptions above and all so true. My family has the pleasure of spending 4 days with Art, Christina and kids. Such a welcoming family that we now feel forever a part of. We hiked to town and soaked in the mineral baths (100 pesos per person) and took a day trip with Art and kids to see the butterflies! Already missing them all! The town is very small without many offerings, but you can get fresh corn tortillas and veggies. The perfect spot to stop when you are in this area.

January 16th, 2020 Roca Azul Rv Park & Home Mobile Community

Not really our cup of tea, but a nice, well-maintained spot. Big. Secluded and full of full time expats.

January 1st, 2020 Playa Tecolote

A great spot to pull into on the first of a New Year and start camping for Free for a change. Not much to add to other posts. Great free option to La Paz...and easy to get to town, even in our 27’ Class C. It’s nice to have the option to completely retreat from crowds (Park far end of the beach) or be closer to action & walk to restaurants if you don’t feel like cooking. But it’s not cheap. Parking at far end also gets you closer to cell service and WiFi, which can be found if you stand near
the white house. Loved our time here but it does tend to get windy. If so, retreat to Playa Pichilingue, close to ferry terminal, a great, much smaller option.

December 21st, 2019 Pemex

Not many stations around La Ventana. It’s this Pemex right out of town or one next to the OXXO in town.

December 20th, 2019 El Burro Marinera

An awesome little restaurant in the sand ran by the sweetest Mexican family! Rafael, the son and chef cooks in the sailboat and they have a condiment bar on a jet ski. They treat you like family, and if you’re lucky enough to visit on your birthday, like I did, you are on for a treat! Hat, silly glasses, tequila shots and hugs from the whole family. We went twice when in town and they remembered us. A fun experience. Save this place for when you are not in a hurry. Rafael is the only cook and things take awhile. You can go play with Rico, the Pug, while you wait.

December 2nd, 2019 Aquamarina RV park

Definitely open! I double check with Juan and his cousin Lupe who are running it now. The owner is still there, very sweet and soft spoken, with her 14 year old dog Oso. I asked Juan if it would remain open and told him if the reviews of it being closed. He said yes. Seems they are trying to keep it going. Not upscale but good concrete and amazing WIFI and electric. This place could be amazing with a few upgrades and care. Clean both rooms with shower and very safe behind gate. I’d recommend just for the proximity to the malecon. We walked in a few times. Nice bike path all the way!

November 17th, 2019 Mama Mia Pizza

Delicious pizza and burgers with the nicest owners! They will treat you like family.

October 30th, 2019 Don Eddies

No frills place, but the kindest people ever! Tony the owner, salt of the earth. Very laid-back, full of helpful info. Place needs a little love, but new camp hosts (Nash and Kim) just arrived and are fixing things up! WiFi good at restaurant but tony is working to get it boosted so it reaches the sites. All sites are basically in the gravel
Lot out front, but for a night or two, this place was great! $15 no hookups/ $20 with, although electricity is currently not grounded, but Nash is working on that too! Very chill and you feel so welcome here!


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