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Mexico RV and Trailer Park Directory

Some Trailer Parks Throughout Mexico

RV parks or campgrounds in Mexico come and go. In the 31 years I've written about Mexican RV campgrounds, I've been impressed with the resiliency of the RV campground owners. The Pacific Coast of Mexico and Baja have more RV parks than any other part of the country. This is not, nor is it intended to be, a comprehensive list of Mexican Trailer or RV parks. It is to give you an idea of what to expect of RV parks in Mexico.

Except for RV caravans, there are not that many RV 'ers or people pulling trailers. In the old days, when the Mexican highways were not always in good shape, there were more people driving their RV's and pulling trailers. Today, with the nice toll roads and the free roads that are in better shape than they used to be, there are fewer. Sure it costs for an RV or trailer to use the Mexican toll roads, but those who do say it is worth it.

I am very happy to help promote a few Mexican RV campgrounds as I hear about them.

Buganvilias RV Resort - near La Placita, Michoacán has reopened! This lovely park with big lots overlooks virgin beach and has all the amenities. Welcome back!

Hogar Infantil - in Ocozocoautla, Chiapas is not technically an RV park. It is an orphanage with 4 back-in spaces with EW. There is plenty of space for boondockers or caravans to park at their soccer field. They are just outside the town of Ocozocoautla, 21 miles from Tuxtla Gutierrez. See their website for details. Payment is not accepted, but volunteering, gifts for the children and online donations are. GPS coordinates:: N 16* 46' 37.0", W 093* 23' 01.5".

Rancho Sol y Mar in Mayto, Jalisco is a wonder to behold. They are 100% environmentally sustainable and offer interaction with locals so that foreigners like you and me can understand Mexico. They also have cabins and tents for rent.

San Juan del Lago RV Resort on Lake Cuitzeo in the state of Michoacán is a welcome addition to RV parks in colonial Mexico. I was impressed by the philosophy of the owners. Please take a look at what they offer in central colonial Mexico near Morelia, Michoacán.

Troncones RV Park in Guerrero, north of Ixtapa, GPS coordinates: 17°46'37.7"N 101°43'04.5"W is open. It is not a mega-park, with only 3 spacious sites, so there is plenty of tranquility. New owners took over in 2015. Despite their questionable literary taste (they are, or used to be, fans of mine), they are probably very nice people. Troncones has more to offer than a beach, including lagoons with crocodiles and hundreds of species of birds. The ocean offers up sea turtles and whales.

Koala Bungalows and RV Park in Santa Maria del Oro, Nayarit is a marvelous place with friendly staff. Not only does it have RV and trailer camping, but tent camping is welcome. There are also inexpensive (but very nice) bungalows for non-RV'ers.

Oaxaca, Oax. - Both San Felipe del Agua Campground and Oaxaca Trailer Park are now closed. However, the new Oaxaca Campground is alive and well and waiting for you.

Roca Azul RV Park in Jocotepec, Jal. on Lake Chapala near Ajijic and Chapala is a very nice RV park with cabins. Longitude (dec): -103.424167 - Latitude (dec): 20.266667. Roca Azul has agua termal (hot springs water) in one of the pools.

Campeche RV Park (truly handicapped accessible)- Isla Aguada, Campeche

El Rey, Anton Lizardo, Veracruz

Acamaya Reef, Pto. Morelos, Q. Roo

Chimulco RV Park - Acatlan, Jalisco - Well-liked park with mineral water pool (balneario).(Note: Website is for water park. RV park no longer has a website. They do have a Facebook page.

Water is 36 degrees C. (96.8 F.). (NOTE: Some soakers have reported the temp is 102 degrees F and the pH is 7.5. So, this is either a nice, warm hot spring or more of a tepid spring. I reported both temps so you won't be disappointed and may be pleasantly surprised. There are private pools for rent as well as bungalows.