Balneario Ojo De Agua Tlacotepec | Established Campground

Mexico

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Last Visited: 4 days ago
GPS: 16.53569, -95.20145
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

This is a balneario, a natural swimming pool surrounded by trees and shade where locals spend their weekends. It is possible to camp. Enough room for big buses. No electricity. Quiet at night. There are small restaurants and bathrooms- no showers, but they were building new bathrooms when we visited. 25 pesos per person (entrance and camping)

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Open again! Great cheap place to camp, 25 pesos per person. Locals assured us it was safe, and security offered us to move and park by the front gate near them after people left if we wanted (we didn’t). Lots of people [and garbage] on the weekend, but everyone was perfectly lovely. Sunday night, we were the only campers. We parked at the back left beside the little river. Toilets are 5 pesos, there are no showers. Tons of space for parking, a big rig should have no problem. FYI the toll gate guy told us there are two swimming holes here, didn’t quite catch where the other one is, but you could ask around.
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Was closed due to the pandemic, the road was blocked at the fork and two friendly police officers informed us that it is closed.

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I don’t have a good experience 😕 the people told me at night wasn’t safe at all. I arrive on Saturday and was full of people with loud music and drinking alcohol someone’s smoking, yes it has a lot space but I wasn’t comfortable, maybe on week could be different I don’t stay any nights.

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Quiet safe night for $50 for 2 people in a truck/camper combo. Wonderful water, very clear. You can swim in the pools; there are some small fish in it. Lots of shade. Big parking lot with big concrete palapas. We parked on the car parking under the trees in the shade right next to the little running river with equally clear water. We bathed in it in the morning.. wonderful.
Lots of wind, birds and we had 3 earthquake shocks. Pretty scary until you realize what it is. :-)) quiet a bit of garbage but you can find clean spots.. good for safe overnight stop. Friendly people!

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We paid 80Pesos for 2people in our pickup camper for the night; plenty opportunities to stay; in some sections the place was pretty messed up with garbage but around the pools they started to tidy up the next morning; the water is wonderful- so clearly and warm +/-26C; there is also a great bird population with wonderful sound effects, there are still NO Showers.

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They charged us 80 pesos for 2 people for one night. Few kids were there but as it got dark we were the only people there. The water is really clear and nice. Very quiet night. Bathroom 5 pesos, pretty dirty. It's okay for one night as a quiet safe place, but you basically pay just for parking. Some trash around.

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As said before crystal clear water, nice pools. Open 24 hours, according to the guy at the entrance. We were there on friday night, local came late at night for having fun. Huge parking lot with many palapas. You can put your tent under the roof, which is nice when it’s raining. We paid Mex$120 total for 2 adults and 4 kids. There are basic toilets. Have no information on other facilities.

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Even on a Monday it was still very busy, I can’t imagine how crazy weekends would be. Not a bad overnight spot, it was neat swimming with the fish! Bathrooms are 5 pesos and you can pay 20 pesos for 2 hrs of wifi. We paid 80 pesos for two people camping.

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Nice, very big area to camp. Trash plastic here and there. 60 pesos for two. Little fish bite in the pool if you have flesh.

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Arrived just before 8pm closing time in my moto. Only 15 pesos entry and camping!!!! (1 person on moto)

Beautiful clear water.

Bathroom is 5 pesos.

Wi-Fi available, but must buy time at the local tienda, which was closed when I arrived.

HUGE parking lot that can fit 25 buses.

Electric socket in the bathroom, and maybe you can use it.

LOTS of unique bird sounds during the night!

Amazingly, almost no mosquitoes!!!

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Nice place. The water is clear with fishes. If you stay there still and the fishes will slightly bite you like the fish massage in Thailand. At night a few cars drove in the park and passed by. Not sure what they were trying to do. There are many flies around.

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We didn’t camp here, just endet up by accident to dip in the water. It’s unbelievable busy on a Sunday but if you want the Mexican Sunday experience here you’ll find it! People were nice and even interviewed us :) lots of people want to take pictures with us, maybe they thought we are famous?
Water is super clear with lots of fish even with this many people.

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This was a decent spot to camp for a night. we arrived after 8pm and paid $15 per person. parking was close to the balnearo. The balnearo is much more clean than others that we have visited, so we took a refreshing dip when we woke up in the morning. Bathrooms cost $5 and were pretty dirty. We felt safe here.

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A stop over for the night on the way to San Cristobal. No other campers here but lots of people due to holiday. No services and 60 pesos for overnight.

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As described, cristal clear semi-natural pools to swimm in with some small fish in them too. Lots of shady trees around and some food stalls (which were closed when we were there).
Big dusty parking lot you can camp, unfortunately lots of garbage around when we were there. Toilets available but no showers. Hardly any cell phone reception. Had to pay 15 Pesos/person for the entrance, camping was then free of charge. If using the pools the next day again and not leaving early in the morning you have to pay the fee again.

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We were planning on staying here but made the mistake of arriving on a saturday afternoon and it was heaving! That in itself would have been ok as we knew it would empty out at dusk but we were too put off by the huge amount of trash in the parking/camping area! It was really bad and far more than anywhere else we've seen in 3 months in Mexico. Shame as the pools did look lovely but they were packed and we didn't fancy sitting among the trash all afternoon so we carried on to Hotel Pousada San Rafael in Santo Domingo Zanatepec where you can camp for 80 pesos...much better option in our opinion. The balneario was not worth the detour for us!

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60 pesos l’entrée + la nuit de camping en Van pour deux personnes. On se gare ou on veut, l’endroit est vaste, il y a des spots à l’ombre. Aucun service à part douche et toilette. Calme la nuit, par contre tôt le matin les oiseaux se font entendre. Réveil agréable mais peut être pas pour tout le monde...
L’endroit est fermé est sécurisé, les bains naturels sont propres car l’eau se renouvelle perpétuellement (pas mal de poissons sont présents). Un bon endroit pour se détendre après de longues heures de conduite. Possible de se restaurer sur place.

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We paid 60$ for the night (2 people 1 dog). It was a nice spot on our way to San Cris. The pools were very warm and the weather too at this time of the year.

Dogs are not allowed in the pools but otherwise it's pet-friendly!

We saw a sign saying they had wifi but we didn't use it. 1hr: 15$ 2hrs: 25$

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50 pesos to enter park, and you can spend the night. Quiet and secure. The natural pools are crystal clear and nice temperature. We stayed one night. Great place to spend a night or two!

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Came late and stayed here one night. It is low season and no restaurants was open. Paid 15 pesos per person and had a very silent night. There was security and they came and asked if everything was ok. It is nice to swim in the pools after a long day in the car.
The new toilets is still under construction. No wifi and limited mobile coverage.

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Came late and stayed here one night. It is low season and no restaurants was open. Paid 15 pesos per person and had a very silent night. There was security and they came and asked if everything was ok. It is nice to swim in the pools after a long day in the car.
The new toilets is still under construction. No wifi and limited mobile coverage.

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We could stay in the parking lot. The balenario is a good opportunity to cool down. There are also some restaurants. For restrooms you pay 5 Pesos. We payed 25 Pesos/people for entrance including camping. The fee is per day. If you leave early in the morning you pay only for 1 day.

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Very relaxing swimming area. Not crowded at all on a Friday in March!

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Ok place to camp overnight. Two security guards on duty. Dirty. No restrooms. 15 pesos per person.

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Ruhiger Platz zum Übernachten. Wir kamen sehr spät und hatten keine andere Option. Leider viel umherliegender Müll, Glasscherben usw.. Für Hunde nicht unbedingt empfehlenswert. Müllkippe gleich hinter der Mauer. Schade! Sonst ... schöne Anlage mit Camping für 30 Peso.

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Arrived at 6pm, paid 15 pesos per person, and the guy said the same thing about maybe having to pay again in the morning. When we woke up and went to use the bathroom the new guys did in fact say we had to pay again, but after challenging them a little they let it go. Not the nicest place but a good stopping point if you need one.

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$30 pesos for the entrance fee per day. Paid $60 pesos total and camped for free. We parked right by the entrance next to the security guards who let us used their restrooms as all other restrooms are remain closed during the night. The place has a big parking lot but the security guards recommended we stayed close to them. Only stayed for the night on our way to Tuxla-Gutierrez. Did not use the public restrooms and didn't get in the pools.

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Great place to refresh especially with kids. Easy to stay over night in your vehicle and safe. Go early or weekdays.

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Arrived ar 430pm, paid 15p per person for entry (guy originally wanted double) Camped in the carpark, quiet at night once everyone had left but your typical noisy mexican circus during the day. Swimming was packed but nice safe spot for one night.

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Very cheap and refreshing campsite. It cost us $15 pesos each to camp and we got to enjoy the pools for a bit before the sun set. We had difficulty pegging our non-free standing tent as the ground is hard everywhere. There were a lot of strays around begging and fighting, as well as a litter of puppies. They didn't leave the toilets open for us over night so we had to find someone to let us into the not very clean toilets. But it was only $15 pesos and the pools are really nice.

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We really enjoyed this place .. 15 pesos each to get into the park , that includes overnight.. We enjoyed the pools & had a great overnight sleep too .. Locals said more pools too locally.

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Decent place. The swimming hole is nice. Visited mid-week and arrived late in the day. Paid 15 pesos/person and left in the morning. Restaurants were closed as was toilet overnight. Little noise except the pack of barking dogs. Lots of flies in the camping area.

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camping and shower in the same place, yay! 30 pesos for 2 people for camping and use of grounds. At night the local dogs kept walking around us while we made and ate dinner. Nice place to hang out and rest after a day of driving.

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this is worth a side trip. very inexpensive and the people are very nice. the weekend was packed, but that was okay. probably a little bit more noise at night on the weekend.

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We arrived late in the day (~4pm) and paid only the entrance fee (15 pesos/adult), knowing that we would camp all night. The guy at the entrance said we would have to be out by 6am or risk paying for a second day's entrance fee, but come morning no one bothered us. We left around 9am. Many different spots to choose from for camping. Bathrooms were decently clean. OK to camp for the night and move on.

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This is a balneario, a natural swimming pool surrounded by trees and shade where locals spend their weekends. It is possible to camp. Enough room for big buses. No electricity. Quiet at night. There are small restaurants and bathrooms- no showers, but they were building new bathrooms when we visited. 25 pesos per person (entrance and camping)

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