Jardin Botanico 'Helia Bravo Hollis' | Established Campground




Last Visited: about 2 months ago
GPS: 18.327410, -97.454380
Altitude: 1431.0 masl
Place Website:


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

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An oasis of calm after the distance between the Popocatepetl and Tehuacan was not really beautiful landscaped, one industry after another. Parking space in the middle of cactus forest, toilet and cold shower are located in the cabanas 50 feet below. 100 pesos per person / night.

New price (maybe just for low season): $75 mxn per person.


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still closed due pandemic. we could not enter the botanical garden.

Currently closed for the pandemic (as of Dec 2020).

Nice campground at Jardin Botanico Helia Bravo Hollis (150 Peso p.P.) within a great cacti landscape dominated by the giant Tetetzo Cactus and with some of the strange growing Sotolinas. You can camp on a big gravel area or in some private sites near the Cabanas where you find flushing toilets and solar heated showers. Don´t miss to walk trough the botanical garden, to the canyon and to the miradores with a nice view over the canyon and the valley. If you want to see more Sotolinas, there is a great stand of old trees ca 3 km west of Zapotitlan along the road.

A beautiful place. Now they want 300 Pesos for two people in a little camper. Without water, without shower, without electricity, without WiFi, without dump station. Just for a gravel parking lot at the street.

beautiful spot! So amazing and quiet and lovely. The cacti are gorgeous!! Some little hikes and some pretty cool towers you can climb for a view of the arroyo. First night we paid $50 pp, second night we paid $75 pp (apparently nacionales pay $50 and they made a mistake, $75 is the extranjero price). Clean tidy bathroom and a nice shade structure you can put up a hammock in. Only a cold shower in the camping bathroom. I can’t recommend this place more — worth the detour.

We have had two extremly quiet nights here on Whitsunday-Weekend. We liked it.

Beautiful area, but the camp ground was closed. May be due to little traffic in this dry season.


Great spot, still 150pesos pp so not cheap but ok. Toilets, showers (solar, so very hot if nobody has emptied the tank yet), quiet. Went here with two cars and had a great, quite night with a BBQ.

it's a great place around so big cactus. very quiet but no real shadow...a desert ! Don't forget your food...possible to buy water at the tienda at the reception... Cold shower and toilet paper sometime.
150$mx/ adult and 100$mx/child...a little expensive compare to the servitudes.. but it's a nice place...a lot of artisans on the village before (good prices)

Stayed only one night, but loved the place! Really good pavement up until the entrance gate (coming from north 135D) and after that good dirt road doable in any vehicle (we drive a 21ft motorhome). Stop and pay at the reception (150 pp, dog free) and continue to the cabanas. Security present (Don Martin). Good toilets with TP. The scenery is absolutely great and there are hiking trails starting right there.

Idem aux commentaires précédents sauf que le tarif est de $150 pesos par personne. Same description as previous but thé price is $150/person Now !

Great place to relax for a few days. Solar shower means warm water later in the day. Guides are very informative.

Really scenic and wonderful setting for hiking and camping. Cabins are available too, pets can be negotiated in. Paid Mx$100 for 1 person. Gate is closed when staff leaves, but apparently the chain is left just wrapped around the post, not locked. Still, better to get here before dark (don’t drive at night fellas!)

Now 150 pesos pp. Inflation seems to be high in some places.
We love this place, in the middle of huge cactus trees.
Telcel coverage, water, shower en clean toilets.
Today 33C and no shade...
The awning was more useful than ever.
Road from Tehuacán is excellent.

gate was closed when we showed up at 6.15pm.

We had a nice evening here with a fire and perfect temperatures ;-) 100 Pesos per Person. Didn’t use the showers, the toilett was clean and with toiletpaper. Nice place to stay!

pretty cool place. enjoy. solar showers, if you want hot try mid to late day.

Nice and quiet place with clean toilets near the Cabanas. 100 Pesos per Person for a nice landscape with many cactuses.

Very stunning surroundings with lots of cactuses. Only John Wayne is missing. Very quiet, we are here all alone.

Still 100 Pesos per Person.

Bathrooms are ok.

We love this spot.

We arrived at 7pm and the door was open but they told us that we cannot stay because today is no security man inside. It's a nice landscape but there was no way to stay there. We had to leave and they closed the door and we had to look for another sleeping place (Pemex). We thought it was not very friendly.

Price has increased to 100 pesos per person (apparently changed last month). No bathrooms or shower, as they were under construction, which they neglected to tell us. Had to haggle for a while and wait for them to make a series of phone calls to get a 50 peso discount due to lack of services. Cool landscape though.

OK pour les commentaires précédents !

Un véritable petit coin de paradis au milieu de cactus impressionnants!!
Petite balades possibles dans les petits canyons et aux alentours.

Quelques jours ici sont parfaits pour se détendre!

Des guides sont disponibles pour des randos ou informations sur la faune et la flore des alentours.
Des Cabanas sont aussi en location.

Camping : WC et douche froide, 50pesos par personne en tente ou caravane.

On recommande vivement!!
Pensez à faire vos réserves avant de venir .

Julie et Julien

It's a dream! You camp in middle of a huge cactus garden. There is 24 h security. The place ist so calm and beautyfull. Toilets and showers are ok but not more. We payed 100 pesos for one night.

as described. Very quite after the many city camps.

Great spot, no doubts. Blackflies at dusk.

Ferry Quiet.
Only noise was a local guy playing his guitar by our fire for awile.

Nice place, fresh crisp air. $50pp.

Nice place, fresh crisp air. $50pp.

Great open space. Peaceful and quiet overnight stay in a fascinating environment, surrounded of millions of cacti.

We went on the dinosaur foot print hike, and got so much more. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the cactus, and other plant. We learned so much. Walked through a river that used to be the Atlantic oven, and was shown all the fossils. We really enjoyed our tour. 45pesos per person. That is all we paid. No "entrance to town" fee.

Sorry, I marked the wrong place for check in. This is for the San Juan Raya hike. Which we did after camping here.

Very beautiful. Very quite with exception of nature nosies. Don't know why, but we expected more foliage plants, and it's a cactus garden. Still very cool. This is government run park, so yes they have hours that the gates are closed. Everyone was very nice. The front desk lady knew to speak slow and with simple words for us poor Spanish speakers. 100pesos for two people. Only ones here for 2 nights we stayed. We walked around and explored the area from our car for a whole day. Highly recommend. Cold shower. Toilets clean, toilet seat, toilet paper, hand soap! How rare to have them all!! When the sun is not on you it's cold in October.

Very beautiful, nice and safe campground. Facilities are basic but good. The road to the Botanical Gardens is already very scenic (but has lots of curves) and the botanical gardens are well worth a visit. Better arrive before 6 pm, because they close at that time. If you do: They usually leave the lock open and just make it look locked. When we arrived it was really closed and we had some trouble getting in but there were lots of really nice and helpful people in the shops around who helped us and in the end someone came to open the gate. There would also be a Pemex in the village as plan B.

The place is still there as described. Really a hidden and often missed gem. Very sweet: the caretaker gave us his phone number, just in case we needed someting during the night.

Very nice and quiet campground in a botanical garden. M$100

Great place, we were the only ones camping there. Decent bathroom and shower. We had a massive palapa all to ourselves. 50 pesos per person. The caretaker brought us a bucket of water to wash dishes and things.

Showers are solar heated now which means it can be scalding hot by mid afternoon. We camped next to a huge palapa so stay was super nice. They were building a temazcal-traditional steam bath. Were told of 4 hour hikes to small ruins and volcano but didn't go. Scenic place.

An oasis of calm after the distance between the Popocatepetl and Tehuacan was not really beautiful landscaped, one industry after another.
Parking space in the middle of cactus forest, toilet and shower (cold but with boiler heated if desired) are located in the cabanas 50 feet below. 50 pesos per person / night.

We could camp right between the Sonoran cacti. Toilets and showers are available at the Cabanas. Great walk through the cactus garden.