El Palmar de Chacala | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
3.4 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Song of the Road

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Park next to the beach under palm trees. 250 pesos / vehicle / night for one night or 150 peso/night for three nights. No facilities. Bathrooms and showers available nearby for a separate fee. This is an amazing beach but it will fill up with buses on the weekends, so try to hit it during the week. We loved it. Wifi at beach-restaurants & bars.

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This place is a paradise.

But… 350 pesos a night and you don’t get any service, not even bathrooms, which cost 10 pesos and are far from OK.

Whatever, is an amazing place to stay and it’s totally worth it. BUT, DO NOT COME OVER WEEKENDS. It looses all the magic.

Pd: There is an unbelievable coffee shop around the town, called Lilxit Bread Shop. Their people are friendly, and they have WiFi, which is always a plus.

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Amazing place! We were the only RV over Valentine’s Day weekend. Other locals were in tents. Fews buses showed up Saturday and Sunday. Beach is amazing. Soft, silky sand. Great if you have kids, water is shallow for a long stretch.
We were asked for $350 pesos/night (2 night). When we asked when the price went up, they said before the last holidays - Dec 2020. Still worth every pesos

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Nice beautiful open beach camping. Sign said closed due to covid but they let you in if you ask. Charged $350 though. Not sure why but it wasn’t almost sunset so we didn’t mind.

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nice place but the price is always 250 pesos per night! no matter how many nights

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It's an absolutely amazing place, we stay 3 times here. Avoid the weekend. At weekdays a perfect place. Very nice people and a safe spot.

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As described. Great place, great village, no hookups but filled up our water tank close to the entrance to stay a few more days. Paid 250 pesos per night, pay for one week it's 170 per night. Safe place with a guard at night. No wifi but my data came in great. BONUS: got to watch the whales off in the distance right from the beach with my binoculars. 5 stars if you don't mind no hookups.

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Hello
What a lovely place to park your motorhome for some days here.
Nice beach with funny vawes.
Good place with children.
We pay 250 pesos each days, and if you stay more than 7 days it can be around 170.
You have shower and restroom but you have to pay.
At night you have guard with light who work.
We stay here 4 days.
Croods approved this little place of paradise.
Enjoy

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Huge dry camping area on a grassy lawn under coconut palms directly at the nice beach of Chacala without amenities (ramshackle toilets 5 Pesos, showers 15 Pesos). You hear music from the restaurants till sunset, but very quiet during the night.

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Is as all comments stated previously. Expensive at 250p p/night, 170p p/night if you stay 8 nights. Early one morning we hiked to the top of the volcano. Unmarked trail accessed at end of campground, best to walk with a gringo local as it’s not easy to find. Can be noisy with brass bands playing till 1am. Beach & campground is clean. Gate is locked at night. Pay upon entry and receipt is given. Stunning sunset. Very family friendly, our kids spent a solid 6 hrs playing in the water.

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As beautiful as mentioned in all comments, price is now 250p p/night, if you stay 8 nights price is 170p p/night. Gates are locked at night. Bugs come out at dusk for a couple of hours and are then gone. Can be noisy with brass bands till 1am. We hiked to the top of the volcano early morning for a lovely view over the bay, access is unmarked trail at far end of campground. Totally safe & recommend camping here a few days. Beach & camp is clean. We found it to be too expensive, but it is a tourist location, stayed 2 nights. We also had our laundry done with overnight service. Excellent wifi signal. Stunning sunsets.

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day use: 60 pesos
nice beach to go with chilldren

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As described. Extremely busy on a holiday weekend but on our Monday night stay all the Mexican campers and bus loads of visitors had left. Price was $250 pesos a night and we were given a receipt. Garbage bins all over the area were emptied after folks had left. Overall a very nice place for the price.

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Very nice, in fack we were supposed to stop by 1 day, we decided to stay 6 days

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Fantastic place, somewhat undiscovered dry camping, huge grassy area park lengthways on beachfront. Not allot of gringos, Mexicans come on the weekend and at that time busy, come Monday almost all to yourself again. Clean showers and toilets for 5 and 10 pesos. There is nowhere to dump so good for at least a week.

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To clarify rates, 250 per night, but if you stay a week it's 150 per night

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Right on a very beautiful beach. You can park your RV just next to the beach on the grass. Accessible for big RV. There are many great restaurants next to it on the beach. Great place to rest, you can paddle or enjoy body board. There are not electricity but bathrooms.

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As described in previous posts. Price is all over the place, it seems. I asked the security guards at the gate for the 1 night compared to the 3 or more night price and it was 230 x amount of nights. No 150 for 3 days or more. Pretty freekin expensive! But it was exceptionally clean and well patrolled, by said guards at gate. Toilets/Shower building is 5 star as far as cleanliness. 5 peso for toilet 10 for shower. Was there mid week so didn’t encounter the weekend deluge of large groups. Had my pick of locations to pitch my tent.

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Very nice, we stayed there 3 nights, very quiet and beautiful. Highly recommanded

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Great spot right on the beach. Price is $150 pesos/night. We were told no discounts unless you stay a week or more. Bathrooms aren’t included. Nice little town!

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150 pesos for one night, mostly Mexican families here and really lovely!

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As described but we paid $150 pesos for one night. Mornings on the beach are quiet during the week and afternoons moderately busy.

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Ther
e Is an investigation going on, don't know why. IT Is free and police are securing the place. 3 campers here and 2 tents.

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Apparently the town revolted against the owners and have potentially shut down their operation. Which means we slept here for free last night. We asked three different people and they all said to go for it. Had a great nights rest, no interruptions.

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Prices seem to be in flux. Was told 230 a night regardless of length of stay. Not flexible, and no explanation for the change. Lot was mostly empty in the low season, and showers and bathrooms are not included, nor is electricity. Not sure what they're on about, we left and parked on the streets just fine.

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Great beach camping but a heads up on the prices. We were told Mx 230 for one night or Mx 150/night for 3 nights but what you're not told is you cannot pay for one more night. We went to pay for another night, too late to leave of course and were told we would have to pay for 3 more nights or an extra Mx 450, even though we only want to stay one! Crazy but that's their policy. Thanks to my wife's negotiating skills, excellent Espanol and a couple of phone calls from the attendant to the boss they gave us credit for the night we had paid for and we paid an extra Mx 300 for 2 more nights. It's a beautiful beach, the locals clean the beach in the morning, there are some great hammock trees, small stores for basics, good restaurants, we bought a nice pargo (snapper) at the pescaderia, 2nd street on the right. Just be aware that it's one night or multiples of three.

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Grand terrain avec beaucoup de palmier. Aucun service sauf des toilettes à 5 pesos et douches à 10 pesos. Très belle plage et tranquille en semaine. Nous nous sommes stationnés en bordure de la plage. Accès de 230 pesos.

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This place is vers Nice, camping price is variable. Se paid 150 per night as well as 5 other RV. For an extra tent it was 450 for both. Go figure, it’s Mexico

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Huge space, which was almost entirely empty when I was here. I had my choice of places backing directly to the beach. It's a pretty spot, and great for beach restaurants or beach walking. Very quiet at night.

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We were the only people here overnight so we got a good spot just off the beach. Price has increased to 230 pesos, toilet 5 pesos, shower 10 pesos. Zero bugs until dark, then the mosquitos got very bad. Great spot just a bit expensive.

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Nice place but very crowded by locals in the period around the Christmas.

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great spot under big palm trees and just behind the beach, 150p/night, safe, guards at night

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150 pesos per night, separate fee for restrooms and showers. Unfortunately we were woken up by local kids with some loud music (5:30 am). Besides that, nice place!

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New prices: 220 pesos / vehicle / night. Stay 5 days and it will be 130 per night. Parking on gras under palm trees right at the beach. Great place, and good infrastructure nearby: try a margarita at the las brisas bar and enjoy the good wifi.

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We stopped in to Chacala... Awesome basic beach camping .... 130 pesos per night .. Stayed 3 nights .. Nice safe swimming, we travel with 2 kids

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Great spot, 150 pesos per night. Bathrooms are 5 pesos and very clean.

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We stayed here one night and it was one of our favourite spots. Large parking area right next to a beautiful beach. 24 hr security. No hook-ups, but nice clean w/c and showers for a small fee. Cold water only. Near restaurants and shops. Paid 130 pesos / a night. We are pulling a small trailer, may be cheaper in single vehicle. Loved it!

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Great spot. Prices have gone up to 130 pesos (jam 2015).

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Parking only. No facilities. Bathrooms and showers available nearby for a separate fee. This is an amazing beach but it will fill up with buses on the weekends, so try to hit it during the week. We loved it.

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