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Date Place Comment
January 1st, 2011 Trailer park and Cabanas Mecolco Inn

Large grassy areas (especially good to clean his car again from the inside). Electricity / water / waste water on the pitch. Free WIFI. Many Iguanas. Although located just one block from the beach, but we have found no access, since everything is obs;-)

January 1st, 2011 At Flamingo lookout tower

You can see the tower about half way through the bushes to the left. You drive to a parking lot, which is not visible from the street. We walked through the gate to the Laguna and could see thousands of flamingos breeding here in the evening.

January 1st, 2011 El Balneario Chiquilá

Beautiful campsite right at the lagoon. We camped right beside the huge palapa, which we used for the hammock and barbecue. You can swim in the water, but there are crocodiles. The promenade invites you to walk into town. Toilets are available, but preferred not to use them.

January 1st, 2011 Soc. Coop El Mariachi Restaurant

Spot in the white Caribbean sand. Approximately 100 meters to one of the most beautiful beaches. Showers and toilets o.k. Many travelers and elderly hippies.

January 1st, 2011 Laguna Azul

One of the nicest campsites in Mexico. Perfectly groomed garden right at the turquoise lake with jetties. Water / wastewater at site. No power on the campsite. The rental of canoes is already included in the rate. During our stay in June, the Tábanos - Mexican horseflies - were a pain, otherwise we would have stayed longer.

Who ever has German books should definitely visit the neighbors Elke and Rainer for book exchange! The two have been living here for many years and have operated the campground until September 2011.

January 1st, 2011 Yax Ha Resort

Great spot and very well maintained campground right at the ocean. Pool, palapas. Very good bathrooms. Power at site. Free WIFI. When we visited the place the first time in May 2011, the rate was 200 pesos (12.50 euros).

January 1st, 2011 Restaurant La Selva

We camped on a large grassy field, next to the restaurant, not visible from the street. We can not recommend the food in the restraurant, but it seems they don't expect you to eat there.

January 1st, 2011 Casados Ranch camping and UMA

Superb location in the Jungle. Great wildlife: The monkeys fed on the mangos above our car, wild boar, deer and other animals close to our site. The shower building is just a wooden shack in the camping area, we didn't dare to have a look at the toilets.

January 1st, 2011 Maya Bell Campground

The campground is located in the tropical jungle with great flora. Howler monkeys in the jungle right next door.

Electricity / water / waste water at site. Large pool, many travellers, large bathroom (but only with - not closing - shower curtains in front of the toilets). About 2 km from the ruins.

(Usually 180 pesos / day as we did not need electricity, we got a better price)

January 1st, 2011 Rancho San Nicolas

The campground is located 20 minutes from the pedestrian zone of San Cristóbal. Electricity / water / waste water at site. A little run down. The bathrooms have been cleaned only once during the month we spent here. Because of the tall trees very dark and quite muddy in the rainy season. The campground is managed by three teenagers who seemed to be completely overwhelmed by this task.

(Usually 150 pesos / day, discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

January 1st, 2011 Hotel La Hacienda + rv-parking

Hotel parking lot. As an RV you get two parking spaces which you can use. For small vehicles there is a great parking space among trees. Mini pool, bathrooms with extremely tight (but clean) toilets and open showers. Great WIFI. Too expensive!

January 1st, 2011 Hogar Infantil

It's a children's home which provides three big sites with water and electricity for free. Sites are on a big grassy field where the sheep are grazing. A very simple shower room (during our stay there was no water) is also provided. The love the idea of making contact between the children and travellers in that way. The director and the kids are very nice, but unfortunately hardly any communication happend which was also our fault.

When we visited the place again five weeks later, unfortunately, there was neither water nor electricity at the sites and the bathroom was very dirty and unusable.

January 1st, 2011 Jose's Camping And Cabanas

If it wasn't summer and rainy season it would be a great place. There were many mosquitoes and it was incredibly humid days and nights The campground is located two blocks from the Pacific Ocean beach and there is a very simple looking bathroom, but very clean, the showers were cold, but with the best water pressure which you can imagine. The place is quite idyllic located at a lagoon with palm trees.

Be careful when you walk along the beach to eat something. Have a look at the menus and the prices. We have eaten anywhere so bad and so expensive in whole Mexico!

January 1st, 2011 Reserva de la Biosfera El Triunfo

Camping along the (extremely bad) dirt road up to the El Triunfo. We asked for permission at the next house if we can stay here.

January 1st, 2011 Lagos de Colón

A strategicly well located campsite at the Mex 190 (Panamericana) just before crossing the border to Guatemala. 3 springs, 3 rivers, 44 lakes make up this great theme park for Mexicans. You can go swimming or hiking to the Mayan ruins. We camped on a separate parking lot at the entrance, stayed at the lake, and for 30 pesos per day had access to toilets with bucket flush.

(The price is made up of 10 pesos / person park entrance and 30 pesos / day for a place on the lake - you may but everywhere else in the park for free camping)

January 1st, 2011 El Chiflon

The actual campsite at the falls is not accessible by car. We stayed on the bus parking overlooking the river. At night it was very quiet. Public toilets are at the parking lot.

(The price is made up of 20 pesos / person park entrance and 25 pesos / person for camping)

January 1st, 2011 Lagos de Colón

We have visited this park again before we crossed the border to Guatemala. We drove through the "Zona Arqueología", on the gravel road we crossed two rivers and before the third river crossing we stayed at the large natural pool. Toilets in the area, but closed.

Good and cheap food available at the "restaurant Familiar Christian"!

(The price is made up of 10 pesos / person park entrance, we - although three days in the park -. Had to pay only once You may charge anywhere in the park camping)

January 1st, 2011 Presa La Angostura

Recommendation of a Mexican. Parking lot in the picnic area of the water reservoir. Magnificent view of the lake. About an hour ride on a bad gravel road to Tuxtla Gutierrez. Here we found the cheapest restaurant on our whole tour through Mexico. No toilets or other facilities.

January 1st, 2011 Zapotec Guiengola fortress (near Tehuantepec)

A tiny parking lot after the steep and bad road to the ruines. From there you can hike approximately 45 minute through a beautiful cactus forest to the ruines. From the parking lot we had a magnificient view of the valley. Very quiet at night. We couldn't ask for permission to camp, because after our hike the parking lot was deserted. No toilets or other facilities.

January 1st, 2011 Oaxaca Trailer Park

Good base for Oaxaca visits. Take the bus from Soriana "Centro", to go back take the bus towards "Reforma / Soriana" (5.50 pesos / person). Electricity / water / waste water at site. Water is quite dirty (we didn't fill our tank). Bathrooms are quite old and run down, but clean. During two out of four days there was no hot water in the showers.

January 1st, 2011 Parque Nacional Benito Juarez (Nähe Oaxaca)

Parking lot of the park in front of the cabanas. No toilets or other facilities. Great base for hikes through the national park. Due to the altitude quite cold at night.

(Added 50 pesos / person / day admission to the National Park)

January 1st, 2011 Jardin Botanico 'Helia Bravo Hollis'

We could camp right between the Sonoran cacti. Toilets and showers are available at the Cabanas. Great walk through the cactus garden.

January 1st, 2011 Trailer Park Las Americas

Good base for day trips to Puebla. From the Oxxo take the blue bus with inscription "Route 14, Puebla" (6 pesos / person). For Mexican standards relatively well-kept place with ok bathrooms. No water in the pool. Electricity / water / waste water at site.

(Originally 250 pesos / day, but by action came the discount)

January 1st, 2011 Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Martir

Huge sites spread in the forest. Similar to a US National Parks with bench/table combination and fire pit. Some pit toiles are spread in the forest.

(100 pesos are the park entrance 50 pesos / person / day, camping is included in the price)

January 1st, 2011 Fidel's El Pabellón RV-Park

Campsite with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and dolphins playing in the water. Electricity / water at site (if you opt for one. It is beautiful to camp right at the beach). The large bathroom (separately for men and women) has two toilets without doors and two showers with a curtain. However, the showers are nice and hot.

(Originally $ 10 / day)

January 1st, 2011 Wild camp - Between the mountains

Great site in the middle of the desert. We pulled out from the dirt road in the afternoon and camped hidden between the hills.

January 1st, 2011 Daggett's Beach Camping

Great campsite with sites right at the water. Each site has its own shady palapa and a barbecue. The bathrooms were o.k. and clean, the showers hot. The dump station did not work. In the hotel / restaurant right next to the campsite we had excellent fish. There we could also use the Internet.

(Originally $ 10 / day)

January 1st, 2011 San Rafael Beach North NO CAMPING

Camping right at the beach. The dirt road from Bahia de los Angeles to Punta San Francisquito is very rough but doable without four-wheel drive. However, while driving on the beach even we were stuck in the sand and could only go on with the help of sand panels and by airing down the tires. There were many dolphins in the water (as well as many dolphin skeletons at the beach).

January 1st, 2011 Malarrimo RV Park

Camping at the motel with a very good restaurant. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Good bathrooms and the hottest showers in Mexico.

(Originally $ 14 / day)

January 1st, 2011 Los Coyotes (Bahia de Concepcion)

Fantastic Spot two meters from the turquoise waters. We met many nice people who stay at this beach for months (After Thanks-Giving, end of November, it will probably be very busy here). Some vendors come on over for water, fruits, vegetables, rolls, etc. Beside sufficient pit toilets, trash cans and nice Palapas no further camping facilities.

(Usually 90 pesos / day, but on the first night no one came for collecting, so we had 4 days for the price of 3)


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