Biohidroselva | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
144.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Calderescapes

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

Informal campground run by a local family, it is just across a dirt road from the expensive Las Guacamayas resort. Stop at the house on the corner at the top of the hill and talk to Magdalena. She'll make sure the bathrooms are clean and ready for use. This place is usually only busy on holidays. We've never seen anyone else camped here and we've stayed several times. Charge is $50P per person for flush toilets and cold showers. No electricity, no water hook-ups, no wifi, no cell reception. Just 2 minutes from the bank of the Lacantun River. We've had howler monkeys and spider monkeys visit us in camp. We see toucans and aracaris and scarlet macaws (guacamayas). The resort has a restaurant where you can eat if you'd like. And if they have guests you can arrange to share the cost of a boat trip on the river. Not much in the way of supplies in town so come with your own. Very nice family. Wander about the village. wonderful experience.
Added:
You can get internet 15 pesos an hour at their tienda which is on the corner on the left hand side before driving down the short dirt road. Very nice family, felt very safe.

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super spot au coeur de la jungle !! terrain en herbe et plat avec sanitaires et WIFI près de la maison.
accessible aux gros Camping car sans problème (poids lourd de 11m / 35pieds).
Angelica est vraiment accueillante.
on recommande ++++

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As described by previous posts. Highly recommend. As a female solo traveler I felt very safe. Angelina which I think is the daughter or daughter in-law made me feel very comfortable and even let me use her internet at the house for a brief moment to let my friends know I arrived safe, there is no cell coverage for most of the journey here. The road is not bad a few pot holes take it slow as always on the roads like this. But very easily done in a 21ft front wheel drive.
The campground is beautiful, fully grass, no mud , there was a big storm the night I arrived, a lot of rain and wind which is typical this time of the year, Angelina came down to check on me in the morning. She is a beautiful, genuine lady that I enjoyed chatting with. Highly recommended

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Nice grassy camping spot, much larger than the other one in town. 100p for 2 of us, we were the only people here for 2 days (sun-tues), so we parked right at the top with the river view! The cabanas are 400/night, cheapest in town that we could find.
Only thing is I would advise not coming on the town cleaning days on the last few days of the month as it’s a noisy affair with weed wackers, leaf blowers and chainsaws. We went down to the wild camping spot to hang out during the day and we’re able to have some peace. Saw maybe 6 or 8 scarlet macaws, lots of monkeys and the biggest iguana!

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100p for 2 people in a van camped on the grass, with access to cold showers (such a treat in this heat). The wildlife here is AMAZING! We arrived at 5pm and left around 9am the next day, but easily saw 15 spider monkeys & as many howler monkeys on our evening & morning walks. They seem most active in the 2-3hrs before sunset & after sunrise, and we highly recommend exploring the jungle area next to Las Guacamayas resort— we stood directly below a tree full of howler monkeys and just observed them for 30min while they howled & hooted at each other! Such an incredible experience. Also saw a pair of wild macaws in the trees, a coatí scamper across the road & a wild javelina in the brush! What a place, so worth stopping for a night on your way to Frontera Corozal or Las Nubes.

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Nice family run informal campground.
Angelika is super nice and explains everything you need to know.

We saw a pair of wild macaws and spider monkeys eating right from the tree next to the camper, heard the howler monkeys everyday but they didn't visit.

Road here is doable with big rigs, even semis drive it. Just bumpy with some gravel sections and lots of potholes.
We took from south to north 307 near benemerito.

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We came here after first looking at the other place (Retorno), not because one place is nicer than the other, but because this place has harder grounds, so it was not so muddy as the other place after the heavy rain.
Paid 50 pesos per person. Clean bathroom and hot shower. Hundreds of fireflies on the grass creating a „natural Christmas illumination“.
Just as a side note: best time of the year to see the big birds (macaws, tucans) are july and august when the trees in/around the village are full with the favorite fruits for these birds.
Other side note: The village is very clean, this for a reason. Every month from the 27th to the 1st of the next month are „cleaning days“, where all private and public places are mowed, cleaned, plants cut back etc. On the 2nd of each month is „inspection day“. If a non- clean place is found, the responsible owner gets a penalty.

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We loved this place Direct on the river. Monkeys playing in the trees, Aras flying over and all calm. The restaurant next door is good and has a nice view on the river. 100 pesos for the two ofbus with our RV. Clean and good toiletband cold shower included.

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Reforma agraria is a great place for wildlife watching. Every day you can see spider and howler monkeys in the trees along Rio Lacantun. There are 110 Pairs of Red Macaws in the area. You see them flying around but you have to be a bit lucky to see them close. Best time for wildlife watching is at sunrise and sunset! The Las Guacamaya Hotel has a nice tropical garden and a cage with 4 Red Macacws where we always saw free Aras In the trees around the cage. It is possible to take a boat tour starting at the hotel into the Parque Natural Montes Azules with the option to see more wildlife like Crocodiles, Tukan, Tapir, Leopard. The tour is quite expensive (2100 Peso for 2 hours, 2800 Peso for 3 hours for up to 8 people). Unfortunately the lady at the desk was not very friendly and absolutely not interested to offer the option to join with other guests. But maybe it was a special situation because of the lack of guests caused by the Corona Virus and the decission of the Ejido not to take new tourist any more at the next day. We slept at Biohidroselva run by Magdalena a nice old lady for 100 Peso including showers and toilets.

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still a great place. spent - besides the howling - a peaceful night.
cabañas available, 2 persons for 500 pesos.
nice owner.

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I arrived here today and I was looking for the retono, the place that Magdalena owns (the old lady that we talked about on the other false coordinates retono but not thaaat false) :) anyway you can get confused coz there is a sign that indicates el retono on the way to the ecoturismo u might think it’s there like I did and next to the sign Las Guacamayas (established camping that is listed). She has a super nice place to camp in (50$ per person) and also cabanas to rent in front of the Rio. Toilets and showers are very clean. You get to have your own toilets. There is lights that you can close anytime. I used them at night when I first arrived. Magdalena lives right above the camping grounds next to a shop that sells usual Mexican groceries and WiFi for 15 pesos an hour. You have a restaurant where there is this nice old lady that cooks good food but a bit expensive I find for Chiapas. Anyway I’m camping here with a small rental car right next to the rio lacantun. Can’t wait for the morning. Btw it rained for 10 minutes very strongly. But all good here very peaceful.

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Great place (specially if you have kids) 50$ pp (kids don't pay) where you can see lots of wildlife, cold shower, clean toilets with TP provided. You can check out the Guacamayas at the resort next door and there is another place as well more in the center of the town. The road to there was OK but it took us almost 1h from the federal road because you cannot speed up due to huge potholes. On the plus side, it's paved the whole way via Chajul... Bring beers if you want any because only the restaurant of the fancy resort seemed to sell them and it was expensive.

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Quiet grassy area with clean flush toilets (albeit lacking a seat) and cold shower. Saw fireflies at night. Saw some parrots fly by in early morning but other than squirrels, no other animal sightings. could hear howler monkeys.

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As described, nice and calm spot in an incredible place 😍 A monkey family lives between the camp and the river ! The village is very cute and you can go to the ecocentro for free to see the aviary of the guacamayas if you didn't see free parrots here around. The family who lives here is really nice. We had a problem with our car and need help, 10 persons helped us for 2 hours 🙏 Definitely a must-to-do if you like nature and animals !

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Nice place, as described, but in rainy season sooo many mosquitoes !

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Still 50 peso per person - the actual camp ground is a little further down the road on the left but ask in the tienda on the approaching corner or continue down to the camp ground and someone will appear. Super clean toilets and shower. Lots of fruit trees (the abuela gifted us bananas, limes and Indian pears) - she's adorable and makes sure you're settled in. The land is open but it's the smallest quaintest town so safe and very tranquil. There's a wash area for laundry too if needed. Cabañas onsite, big rig friendly - no cell signal but wifi available to buy from the tienda (it didn't work for us so she gave us a refund). Saw both spider and howling monkeys (plenty), macaws, toucans and lots of birds. The tienda is pretty well stocked with all the basics with some vegetables and fruit. No need to do the boat tour in our opinion through the resort next door as all the wildlife is on your doorstep - beautiful swimming in the lake. There's a macaw rescue centre on the outside of town if you have a walk around.

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Nice level area at the property next to the resort. Paid 100mxn for 2 people and a truck camper. Bathrooms are good and showers are decent. Great wildlife in the area.

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Lovely place, would absolutely recommend going here if you're going the way around Guatemalan border. Saw the monkeys in the morning (around 7:30-8:00) - right around the fence going in the trees, one howler monkey even went on the ground in front of me for a while :) and lots of birds.
Still 50pp, clean, nice lady showed us the way. Electricity at the bathroom about 10-15m away, so you can plug in.
Most importantly - the road from the south here is fully paved now (occasional big potholes but no big deal), so getting here was quite comfortable, we had no idea :)

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Magnifique endroit en pleine nature , réveillé par le cri des singe hurleurs . Il y en à beaucoup dans le coin. Nous avons eu la visite d'un beau spécimen au petit déjeuner . Autres espèces a débusquer ,perroquets, toucan,crocos.
Peche de friture à faire , voir la technique de pêche à la bouteille utilisée par les femmes au bout de la plage .
Douche froide ok ,eau a dispo pour remplir les tanks de cc , électricité . Wifi dispo à la superette pour 15 pesos 60 mb . ok pour gros Cc , la route est un peu déglinguée pour arriver jusque là mais ca en vaut mille fois le détour . Possibilités de ballade en bateau , pas utilisée . Assez d'animaux autour du camp à se promener , et avec un peu de patience .
100 pesos la nuit.
Parmis un de nos meilleurs spots du Mexique ...
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Beautiful place in nature area. Paid 50$mex per vehicle. Had Internet in the hotel nearby. Really nice!

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Beautiful and spotless clean camp spot. 50p/pers.
You don't have to book the expensive boat tour, just walk around in the early morning and you will see the trees full of Guacamayas.
A spidermonkey family has its way above the trees between cabañas and river and does crossing mornings and evenings. Stroll around the hotel yard and you'll find howler monkeys. People in the pretty village are very nice and helpful. Awesome!!!!

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It seems to be the same place as the one placed next to it. As described, power available from the bathrooms.
We booked a boattrip into the national park at the resort next door. 2 or 3h trip is about 2000 M$ per boat with up to 8 persons. Well wort the money, we saw birds, crocs and 3 tapirs. Others have seen a jaguar.

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Adjacent to the Guacamayas resort there is an inexpensive campground run by a local family. We have stayed there several times over the last 6 years. There are clean flush toilets and cold showers but no power and no wifi. There is not even any cell service. The resort does ha e wifi but only for people staying there. The campground is just a 2 minute walk to the Lacantun River. We see howler and spider monkeys in camp, toucans, aracaris, and, of course, guacamayas. The village is tiny and tidy with foot paths leading from home to home. No services so bring in your food and supplies. The resort does have a restaurant.

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Informal campground run by a local family, it is just across a dirt road from the expensive Las Guacamayas resort. Stop at the house on the corner at the top of the hill and talk to Magdalena. She'll make sure the bathrooms are clean and ready for use. This place is usually only busy on holidays. We've never seen anyone else camped here and we've stayed several times. Charge is $50P per person for flush toilets and cold showers. No electricity, no water hook-ups, no wifi, no cell reception. Just 2 minutes from the bank of the Lacantun River. We've had howler monkeys and spider monkeys visit us in camp. We see toucans and aracaris and scarlet macaws (guacamayas). The resort has a restaurant where you can eat if you'd like. And if they have guests you can arrange to share the cost of a boat trip on the river. Not much in the way of supplies in town so come with your own. Very nice family. Wander about the village. wonderful experience.

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A big grassy area. Clean bathrooms. Can confirm previous entry.

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This place is right at the last right hand turn on the concrete road leading to the Las Guacamayas Centro Ecoturistico on the left. The woman there showed us down the gravel road to a large grassy area with bathrooms and showers (4 of ea) where we were able to plug in. Paid 50p pp. Quiet. We saw lots of howlers and about a dozen pair of macaws. Resort has Wi-Fi that works at & near reception. We went for a swim in river too.

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