If you’re an RVer that likes to mix things up or you want a unique adventure, you’re going have to leave the friendly confines of the United States. Luckily you don’t have to go overseas to get this kind of adventure, all you have to do is keep heading south to our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Mexico has many different regions and topography for you to explore and you’ll experience this when you venture down to the southwestern region of Mexico.
The southwest region borders the Pacific Ocean so you can expect a lot of lovely sights along the beach and some great ancient ruins. Let’s help you start your southwest Mexico adventure by giving you some of the best parks in this area as well as what to do when you get there. For our purposes, the southwest region of Mexico includes the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, and Oaxaca.
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A simple but lovely campground situated right on the coast of the Pacific. You can expect water and electric sites and while there are no sewer connections, there is a nearby dump station. Showers are available and the park is close to downtown Puerto Angel which has any other amenities or facilities you will need such as laundry facilities or groceries.
Puerto Angel is home to the infamous Zipolite Beach where you can hang out with the local hippie crowd and stick your toes in the sand. Be advised that while it may look peaceful at times, Zipolite is infamous due to its undertow and currents so we advise against swimming out into the ocean. You also have Bahia Estacahuite nearby which is another lovely local beach. If you’re looking for tons of activities than Puerto Angel isn’t right for you but if you love getting the sun and thinking about nothing, it is just right.
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Great sites at San Felipe del Agua that come with full utility hookups on top of Wi-Fi access as well as your choice of sunny or shady sites. You get hot showers and clean restrooms on a site that are entirely fenced and protected from any outside interference. There is also bus service right outside that can take you into the sites around Oaxaca.
The location of this park is fantastic as you will find Benito Juarez National Park directly behind the campground soaring into the sky. Other great outdoors activities include tours of the local Ethnobotanical Garden as well as the ruins of Monte Alban. Other can’t-miss points of interest include Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, the Oaxaca Museum of Culture and the Cathedral of Oaxaca. A good mix of ancient, stunning and modern when you visit Oaxaca.
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A very nice RV park in a spacious field in the town of Palenque and is the park you want to use if you have a larger RV. There are 50 RV sites outfitted with full utility hookups so need to worry about your creature comforts. You can get yourself cleaned up at their bathhouse facilities as well as arrange local tours at the front desk.
Palenque is an area that seems to have been plucked out of an adventure novel. You are surrounded by forest and ruins making for a unique experience. Your top choices of fun will come at hiking around the National Park of Palenque as well as visiting the world famous Palenque Ruins. The area is overflowing with other outdoor adventure and natural waterfalls such as Cascadas de Agua Azul, the Welib Ja Waterfalls, and Cascada de Roberto Barrios. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the jungle, and you will be, in Palenque.
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One of the more established RV parks of the area greets you at Diamante Trailer Park in the resort town of Acapulco. 90 full hook-up sites that come with your choice of 15, 30 and 50 amp electrical utilities, a rarity in Mexican RV parks. There are several bathhouses around the park as well as other great facilities and amenities such as pools, group terraces, camp store and more. The park is a bit away from the true Acapulco but that’s actually a bonus in the area of Guerrero.
Acapulco is a great resort town that lies in an area known affectionately as the Triangle of the Sun which includes the resort areas of Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco, all within a short driving distance and ready for you to explore. You don’t have to visit the entire Triangle of the Sun if you don’t want to as Acapulco has plenty to offer by itself. The majority of your time will be spent on the lovely beaches such as Punta Diamante, Barra Viieja Beach, and Costera. Grab a seat to watch cliff divers at La Quebrada and you can check out the best view in all of the Acapulco at the Chapel of Peace.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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A sparkling RV park right in the heart of Tuxtla Gutierrez is found at La Hacienda Hotel Trailer Park. This RV park caters more towards smaller rigs but there are a few larger spots available that come with full utility hookups. Clean bathhouses and clean facilities which include an onsite restaurant, playground, and pool. The location of this RV park also makes it excellent for restocking groceries and other supplies.
A great mixture of things to do awaits you in Tuxtla Gutierrez. You can find one of the best zoos in all of the Mexico at the Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo, dance to some local music at Parque de la Marimba or get an in-depth look at your favorite beverage at the Coffee Museum. If you’re looking for places to look out then look no further than Mirador Manos que Imploran. There are numerous other museums around the area but if you want to really get in touch with the local environment, you should try an eco-experience in Chiapas.
The southwest portion of Mexico is one of the prettiest areas in all of the Americas. If you’re looking for ancient ruins, sunny beaches and dense jungle that’s not too far from the states, you’ll be taken care of when you visit southwest Mexico.