Villa Maria Isabel RV Park | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
about 2 months ago
Altitude:
8.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
peter

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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Description

Internet available near house and only available to one or two sites. Warm showers. Near the river and ocean - good location. Pool available. 30 amp electricity at sites but our site had a very dangerous and loose connection. Owner will rent kayaks, snorkelling gear and wet suits for reasonable money. ~7USD or 150 pesos per person, but can be negotiated. Hurricane has left it's scars in this place. Actual sand and ground of sites is penetrated with an oily substance. Very unpleasant! They have a Starlink satellite that was fast when using it instead.

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Nous venons d'arriver, certains terrains sont plus beaux que d'autres. La piscine est assez belle. Nous avons payé 500 pesos pour la nuit avec l'eau, l'électricité et les égouts. On nous a mentionné que c'était 400 pesos par nuit si on restait 1 semaine. Le proprio est gentil et accueillant. La plage semble être à 15 min de marche. Nous irons explorer demain.

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We paid $500 pesos per night for full hookups and WIFI. The WIFI was fast and reliable. There is a washing machine there but no dryer. Also a pool but a bit chilly. The campground is alongside the river which is a great walking trail.
We had a large dog with us and he was free to enjoy the owners dogs. Anthony was a great help and we really enjoyed our two nights there. Jungle Jims pub/restaurant about a 8 min walk.

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Decided to inquire about pricing for one night, mind you I don’t need electric or any sort of hookups just looking for dry camping as you will. Anyways there was no one at the office, took literally 20 mins to get a straight answer from the person running the place which is the grandson of the owner. A worker bypassing gave me the owners number and she had to find where her grandson was just to give me a price after deciding to just take off he popped out of nowhere and said it’s 500 pesos a night ($30 USD) and I asked about just showers 100 pesos per person ($6 a person) I said wow that’s pricey and he didn’t seem to care. So I left. Just thought I’d leave Review to let others know the pricing.

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This place is amazing! It’s a family owned park and operated. The space is ample and easy for big trailers or RVs. The bathrooms and showers are clean and the water is hot. If you stay longer the price goes down. It’s a nice walk to beach and river. Or a short drive to more beaches that are better for swimming and snorkeling. We loved it here and will be back. The Mulege brewery is about a mile down the road as well with excellent food and beer!! You can do laundry and hangout it out to dry. If you like horse back riding find Marcelo. Verizon had full service here and the park had good WiFi if you need it.

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Okay FYI there is a dark brown dog here by the name of Kumma , owner says it won't bit but it comes running up and attempts it , PepperSpray loaded and ready , would leave but my laundry is drying

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Dry camping 160 peso , washing machine 50 peso see what happens

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Room for large rigs. Plenty of places to eat and town to shop. Only one washing machine, not the best. Could use some TLC around place, sweeping, cleaning up a bit. 400 pescs for dry 500 full.

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This place is $500 per night if you only stay one night. Less if you stay longer, but there's not much to do. Washing machine available for $50 per load but no drier. Adequate WiFi but unsecured. Pretty muddy after rain. Pool is chilly. Okay for a dump and fill while you overnight but would not stay longer while there is excellent free camping over the river. We were also subjected to loud construction noise for most of the daylight hours of our stay.

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If you are a clase or a fifth wheel, this is your place. It’s nut to butt, but easy in and out. Otherwise it’s kind of dumpy.

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Full hook ups for 500 pesos. Hot showers and swimming pool.

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Really great campgrounds / has an awesome huge pool ! We dry camped for 3 nights and stayed in a room with a nice kitchen / bathrooms for a couple nights. The rooms have great ac and it’s a good spot to stop at for a rest. Is also right on the river and close to a beach and two little stores. The caretaker Juanito and the new owner ziane are lovely. The grounds are clean and some are shaded. Would recommend

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excelente atención por parte de Skyp, muy bien lugar limpio y aseguró, muy recomendable, alberca, regadera, baño, buen servicio.

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Traveling with 24’ RV trailer, stayed 5 nights, can’t say enough about the host Skipper, he took me fishing for fresh water snapper and made fish tacos that evening, great fun, RV park has great potential which they’re working on from recovering from the hurricane. Agree with previous discussions on amenities. Great walks along the estuary and the beach. Highly recommend a visit.

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Super friendly owner skipper is a gem! Took us out fishing and gave us a deal for multiple nights stay! Hot showers and clean bathrooms and a pool! Cold pool but still a welcome change! And beautiful flowers and trees being well maintained. Suffered from hurricanes but it’s sweet and right off Highway 1 and very close like 5 minutes drive from town of Mulegé where there are many restaurants and grocery and gas and water fill ups in town! Full hookup and not many people like the other rv park right in town, nice if you like space

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Thank you Skipper for your hospitality!! Felt very safe, negotiated if you stay a few nights, clean, well manicured landscaping, right off highway 1, about 5 minutes drive from the sweet little town of Mulegé. Great rv park with bathrooms and hot showers and pool!! Close to the river and great place to bike and launch your kayak or canoe in the river. Skipper took us fishing at a great spot near a bridge and we caught a snapper! Beautiful plants and flowers and just overall pleasant and quiet and enjoyable

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Nearly empty big RV park. An older very friendly man took us in. The Telcel connection was our main reason. Later the owner Skipper arrived, told us in an unfriendly way our deal 350 pesos incl. electricity was too low. We stayed with the deal.
Due to the approach of Skipper we left the next day.

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Villa Maria Isabel RV Park

This was my third stop on my journey through Mexico from the northern border via Mexicali. Initial impressions on Villa Maria Isabel RV Park, they are rebuilding from recent natural disasters (6 in 10 years), but a few gem sites are still available. I stayed for a week and was primarily the only person here other than an occasional overnighter passing through. The park is located a couple of hundred meters off the Mex-1 highway. It’s pretty quiet other than the occasional semi-truck using its’ diesel exhaust brakes.

I felt extremely safe here. I experienced only friendly and helpful people without any elements of concern what-so-ever.

RV Park:
The office is located at the the bottom of the driveway and to the immediate left. “Skipper”, the park manager spoke excellent English and perfectly fluent at it. He offered me some fresh clams from his dive the previous day. He was very friendly and accommodating.

The RV Park has ~20 pull through, full hook up 30 amp sites and about 4 or 5 tent/dry camping sites. The resort is located on the river’s edge and down the dirt road to the east you’ll meet the Sea of Cortez in all its glory.

The RV park location was perfect for me. Easy biking distance to the center of town via streets or the river drive. It’s about a 15 minute leisurely bike trip for me. Excellent access to the river and the sea to the east.

There is a fantastic swimming pool to be able to soak in, or float on like I did. The water temperatures were refreshing. Not cold but not hot, just right!

Unfortunately, the owners have dogs running loose, which is a big negative if you have dogs, kids or afraid of pitbulls. One lifted his leg on my garbage container and mat and that sucks! The Pitbull appears to be a friendly but still, it's a Pitbull, and you want that bread leashed because you just don't know. Both dogs always hung around when I eat breakfast, lunch or dinner but when I shooshed them away they listened.

Campsites:
Due to Covid, I'm sure, the resort was completely void of people other than myself and the occasional overnighter. Dry to full hookups, 30 amp camping is available. I paid USD $25 per night for sewer, water and a 30 amp service. I stayed at the site closest to the office and had a well landscaped environment with plants, bushes, palm trees, palapa and a gravel pad with sea shells throughout. All sites are level with a gravel bed and some have grass. Most sites are designated by a line of white painted rocks and are mostly dirt/sand. If it were to rain it might be a mess.

There will be no problems navigating even the largest RV to any site here.

River, Ocean & Beaches:
Riverfront and a few minutes down a dirt road to the east along the river, you’ll find the Sea of Cortez and its wide-open beaches and scenic views.

Electrical:
The electrical was a bit sketchy, like most RV parks in Mexico. My surge suppressor reported a ‘Ground Fault’ so I was initially without power from my designated outlet. Skipper quickly resolved the issue and I didn't have any further issues for my duration of stay. I was getting a steady 116v from the 30 amp service but later the voltage went as low as 107v. This caused my surge suppressor and/or inverter to freak out. I had to unplug from their service and rely on my solar panels to keep me going. Bare wires are exposed everywhere and the electrical boxes would never pass inspection in the USA or Canada. Not even close.

Water:
The Park produces only 28 PSI water pressure from the spigot. So, fill up your fresh water tank and use your RV’s pump if you want any kind of decent water pressure. Because the town is next to the river, this is supposed to be the cleanest water in the Baja. It does look really clear, clean and void of any smells. I'm still not drinking it 😉.

Bugs:
Not as bad as other location in Baja. A few black flies passing through and I did see a few mosquitoes at dusk. However, few squirts of Off, and they but disappeared. The bugs were not annoying at all and very manageable.

Wifi & Cell Service:
The wifi worked but is painfully slow. It would be completely unusable if there were more RV’ers in the Park trying to use it. You’ll need a booster to get signal to most sites that are away from the house. They (if management is reading this) really should put in a couple of more access points to increase coverage to the entirety of the park and increase the speeds significantly.

I have Telcel cellular service and was receiving 3 of 4 bars inside my RV. Telcel was fast and reliable which made my ability to stay here for the week possible because Internet access is critical for me while working on the road.

Weather:
The second week of May brought perfect temperatures. Rarely was there a cloud in the sky, and it was consistently 29-30c (84-86f)+/- degrees during the days. It cooled down nicely during the evenings to comfortable and relaxing levels. Usually, the winds are calm in the mornings and evenings. It starts to get mildly breezy mid morning when the sun starts to heat things up. The breeze is welcoming because it’s blowing the cooler, outside air, into the RV.

Don't forget to put on your sunscreen!

Summary:
I am just barely recommending this RV Park. I give it 3 out of 5 stars because of the slow wifi, the lack of wifi coverage to the whole park, sketchy electrical, low water pressure and their dogs running lose begging for food and peeing and pooping where ever they want.

It gets some extra points for a few good campsites and a great swimming pool.

Enjoy, have fun and keep living the dream.

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A sand lot with rocks painted white to mark the sites. 30 A hook up that didn’t work when I arrived but was corrected somehow. The electrical installation is worse than Nigeria and would never be allowed, anywhere! The water didn’t work, WiFi doesn’t really work, dogs everywhere, road noise from the highway, and I can’t get the lady to walk down her stairs to take my money! So basically it’s like every other RV park in Baja. I’m only staying the one night because it was here, I was tired of driving, and I could get my 44’ 5th wheel into a site with ease.

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All this RV park's sites bar one, had oily ground on which to park your trailers or RV's! An ugly oily sand that tracks in everywhere. Dogs that run around and do their poops around all the sites and around the Palapa where the RV owners and the RV Park Manager, Antonio do not clean up after them. We had to pay $400M per night and if you wanted to shower you had to heat up the water for 15 minutes first and the ladies shower/bathroom was smelly. The worst part was that the electrical outlet was hanging out and loose and very dangerous!! The water tap was right beside the sewer dump. Disgusting! Would never come here again.

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Clean safe campground. 250 peso to dry camp in a van. Nice palapa in the garden area. Showers and bathroom were good. Owner Antonio was plesant to deal with. Some road noise but not bad.

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Very unfriendly fellow, charged 250 MX per night, - take it or leave it - unfortunately it was too late to drive any further. Hot water only in the mens shower. Place is right next to the highway, so very noisy at night.

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Nice clean campground. We booked 2 nights. There is not too much to see in Mulege, but its good for water, dumping, relaxing. Internet is not usable. For a rig and 2 Persons Antonio was asking 400 Pesos.

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This spot is perfect for the travelers needing an oasis. It’s beautiful and clean. The manager was very helpful. It is well cared for. The trees and flowers help to make this an appealing place to stop. There’s a good restaurant nearby.

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We stopped here for a night in our van. 130 / person.
Antonio is very friendly. The pool is clean and the water was refreshing.. showers were clean and hot.. we were the only ones here which was great, our dog could run around..

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The owner of this place is a lemon.

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mediocre spot. decent large pool. clean bathrooms with good (warm only) showers. we were the only ones here but seemed to have many full hook up bays for large RVs. no sign of river or ocean access or view.

paid $300 pesos for our van in dry spot with 2 adults and 2 kids. american staff was nice but a bit pushy to get his money.

if you don't need a pool skip this place.

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Didn't stay. Asking 250 per night for two people sleeping in a van. Definitely more of a resort style than most campsites. Does look nice and save but not right on the beach or river from what we saw. Heading south 20 minutes

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hot shower, WiFi is don't connect.
tent site is on grass, but how many dog excrement.
1night 100feso.
Staff is demand 125feso but deal 100feso.

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The best place to enjoy and relex !! a big swmin pool, and a hot water, wifi frendly staf ;and above all an amazing woman Maria...
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Place is a mess and prices crazy, 120 each person. Next door 100 pesos a night at hotel Cuesta real

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Campground got hit by a mud slide some time ago, many outlets, lights and the washer are still not working. Showers, pool and WiFi available

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Internet available near house. Warm showers. Near the river and ocean - good location. Pool available. 30 amp electricity at sites. Owner will rent kayaks, snorkelling gear and wet suits for reasonable money. ~7USD or 100 pesos per person, but can be negotiated. Hurricane has left it's scars in this place.

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