Yaxche ecocamping | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
11 months ago
Altitude:
10.8 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
home2homeamerica

Amenities

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

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Description

Beautiful, peaceful campground with cabanas by lagoon. Swings out over water, loungers, shade, large grassy area and tables under palapas. 125p per adult; (update 150pp) half price children, under 5 free. Cold showers, toilet seats but not oilet paper. no hook ups. Small shop/restaurant on site. Well worth extra cost and SO much nicer than cocolitos. steep driveway but our 7.5m campervan was fine.

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Tried to go here on a Friday at about 4pm and the gates across the road immediately off the highway we're locked.

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the roads are too bad for big rv's (our is 3,20 high) u cannot reach the campground

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Charging $180 ppn now.
As it is low season and less people are coming here the price went up.
Different interpretation of low season pricing...ah well.
And as you have to camp in the car park with your van it’s way overpriced. Stayed for one night and moved on. Staff not very friendly.

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A great camping spot right on lake Bacalar. $150pp for your own tent. Wifi, awesome hot showers, clean toilets, electricity to charge phones ect. There were swings over the lake and hammocks to relax on during the day and night. It was a really nice spot that got busy during the day and was quiet by night.
Management was not the friendliest but the night manager was very nice and helpful. Would recommend staying here! Great spot.

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Same as the comment before...actually a nice place, but to many „dayusers“ here, just a parking place, no privacy and the price not worth. The staff is also not very friendly.

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don't go to this place!
the lagune is nice, yes. but this is definitely no place for overlanders. very small parking lot, very unfriendly staff, they have an extra charge for every datail.
we arrived late, the place was empty. but they have a partnerhostel in the centre and brought so many 'dayusers'. the place was overcrowded. really overovercrowded!!

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Nice place. Having trouble with my 30ft rig to exit but managed...
No pets :(

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New price is 150,- pesos/person. Cold showers and toilet at the main building. They just build a new house with guest rooms (not finished yet) but it has hot showers. Notice: Dogs/Mascotas are not allowed here! Because they could bark and disturb the people. But there are dogs barking at the property next to. Anyway we stayed here for two nights and it was mostly quiet. During the day it’s a little busy due day visitors and on weekends Mexicans with loud music as everywhere. It’s a little overpriced and the WiFi is very slow.

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Hot showers are now working. The staff were very friendly with us and the location is beyond beautiful. Wifi fine and they light the campsite with flares at night time. Millions of stars at night time and the lagoon swings of dreams. Definitely spend some time here.

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That's the first time on our 15 month travel that we felt not welcome and a bit ripped off. We arrived here with three of our friends and wanted to enjoy a relaxed day, what we did in the end BUT we had to pay 300 Pesos (150 p.P.) for staying at the parkinglot in our Van (ok, we knew this before), without electricity. Additionally our friends had to pay 50 Pesos each for a daypass?! So far "so good". Then at 6pm one of the unfriendly campsite-employees said that our friends had to leave because the daypass is only valid till 6pm (nobody mentioned it before!) As we ordered two more beer, they allowed our friends to stay a bit longer but reminds us twice that time is running...we felt not so comfortabel here and i would not come here again, although the lagoon itself is nice. But you find cheaper places elsewhere, especially when you are in a camper! Furthermore we were not allowed to park below the only shaded spot...many weird rules which made us feel like described. We should have left directly...in my opinion: not an overlanders place!

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It's a nice place but a little bit overpriced. 150 per person. There are hot showers now in the second building. WiFi is working fine. The camping itself is just a parking lot. But the whole place is really nice with Palapas and swimming opportunities in the Laguna.

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Price is now 150MP pp (high season they said), if you want electricity it's 100MP more. A little bit overpriced for what you get. Toilets and showers are ok. No kitchen area to do your dishes. The land gets muddy when it rains a little bit, but cars are ok, it just gets a little bit dirty. Nice view of the lake. Pretty calm at night (even during the weekend). They offer a free shuttle to town.

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Nice place as described. We paid 150/night/person in our truck camper without electricity. No water hook up but can refill camper at a faucet.
A bit if construction noise currently due to building improvements on property and neighboring site as well.
Nice vibe with a few hostel guests arriving daily from town with a truck shuttle and return in the late afternoon.

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beautiful spot on lake Bacalar. plenty of flat space for tents/ rigs. edmundo very welcoming. cold showers but toilets have the holy trinity (locks/ seats/ paper) . mossies to be expected, free coffee in the morning. double kayaks for rent 100p for an hour. price 140pppn, very worth it!

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Great little camping spot right on Lake Bacalar. Two cabanas to rent, lots of spots for tents. Clean bathrooms and showers (maybe only cold water?). There is a little cantina on site that serves food and snacks, and free coffee in the morning.
We paid 140 pesos/person/night and we had our own tent. Everyone working here was very friendly and welcoming. Mostly dirt road off the highway and a tiny steep section once you pass the gate, but cars/trucks and motorbikes will be fine. Very quiet and very relaxing!

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Stayed here for two nights. $140pp pn. not too busy, really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this place. very clean, right on the lake.

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Good:
Beautiful spot with lovely pavilloons directly at the lagoon.
Good wifi
Clean area.
Friendly owner
Beeing there for three days while planend only one.
Bad:
Bathrooms are not more thank ok.

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Great place especially in the off season, pretty big parking lot. Steep descent in the last 50 meters, could be a problem for 2wd in the rain. Rented a tent for 200 pesos, parked the bike and enjoyed Lago Bacalar. Great views, clean bathrooms and showers. Cabanas also available, towel and bed sheets provided for the tent rental.

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Awesome place!!!! So beautiful. Quiet and not too hot at night.
Bathrooms are great and clean, people very nice. Swings and hammocks in the water.
And there is good WiFi.

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What a beautiful place. We enjoyed the water swing so much. The new prices are 150 pesos per person, however we paid 140 pp after some bargain. No electricity but the bathrooms are ok.

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Ended up staying for 4 days! Lovely, quiet spot and the real draw is the beautiful lake. It's perfect for swimming and kayaking and the weather was superb. There are no proper hook ups but they'll let you link up to their electricity if you have along extension lead. You can also fill up on their water. The road down is very steep so beware - really a site for smaller rigs! They also provide free coffee in the morning - nice touch.

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Like everyone in the area they have got crazy about prizes. They told us 140pp to stay in our tent. Later they agreed for 120 and when we were leaving they stopped us offering 100pp.
The place has beautiful water access with the most beautiful color starting from the shore! Day use 40pp.

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$280MX/2people/night...way too expensive. No electric or WIFI.

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They have a very firm no pets policy.... even on leash, picking up after them and everything. (I know that may sound silly, but most no pet policies in mexico have been adjusted with a little convincing that we are responsible owners)... looked gorgeous though!

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Beautiful place at the lake to swim and relax. Showers an restrooms are clean and ok. We payed 125 pesos/people/night.

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road ruff to get on. very clean toilets n showers. cold. we asked n paid for elec. it went out. wo for 2 hrs. said sorry. miraculously w someone else needed it they were able to turn on immed. hmmm. Beautiful location. I however was EATEN ALIVE by flees. awful.

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Very well maintained campground. Steep driveway: 9ft wide at its narrowest point. 12+ ft overhead clearance.
. Grassy spots, palapas and swings on the water. Common kitchen and clean bathrooms, cold showers. Excellent cell reception. 375 for 2 adults and kids in a camper van. Asked 150 more to plugin into electricity at onsite tienda. No dumping, running water or electrical connections on sites. Only one space has shade.

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Excellent place to stay right on the lake. No noise at nights besides the occasional dog, but we are in Mexico right? Showers and bathrooms are clean. Coffee for free from 8-10AM. They offer breakfast and drinks in the little tienda on site. 250 pesos for a truck and small camper with 2 adults and 2 kids under 10 (free for kids under 10). 100 pesos more if you want to plug in, but you will need a very long extension cord. Definitely recommend it.

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We stayed here the last 10 days (and we will stay some days more)
There was no music at all!
Very quite nights!

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We stayed here the last 10 days (and we will stay some days more)
There was no music at all!
Very quite nights!

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The campsite is fine and has a nice location on the lake but the building next door has a very large sound system and was playing music all night long. The Yaxche staff can't and won't do anything about it and refuse to give a refund.

So if you want to sleep - I would avoid this place.

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We paid 110 pesos pp to sleep in our Westy on a grassy field underneath palm trees. Clean bathrooms and showers, friendly host, complimentary coffee every morning, amazing location on lake with swings over water and palapas. They also have kayaks and canoes for rent at 100 pesos/hr for two people. No wifi but great cell service. Strongly recommend this place!!

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Great campspot. Pitched up our tent directly on the laguna. Payed 125 pesos per Person, shower was cold, no internet but toilet paper. Free shuttle into town at 9am and 2pm.

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Beautiful, peaceful campground with cabanas by lagoon. Swings out over water, loungers, shade, large grassy area and tables under palapas. 125p per adult; half price children, under 5 free. Hot showers, toilet seats and toilet paper! :) No hook ups. Small shop/restaurant on site. Well worth extra cost and SO much nicer than cocolitos. steep driveway but our 7.5m campervan was fine.

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