Flying down the roads of the United States in your RV is always a great way to scope out the country but sometimes we need to shake things up a bit. Mexico has become a more popular destination for RVers in recent years with the further development of infrastructure to get you where you need to go. That being said if you’re going to head down to Mexico, a good place to make some stops can be found in the western region of Mexico.
For our purposes, the western region of Mexico includes the states of Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, and Nayarit. Let’s take a look at the best places to stay when touring western Mexico, here are our top RV parks in West Mexico.
5 of the Best RV Parks in West Mexico
01 of 05
This quaint RV park is set on the outskirts of Guadalajara and has its welcome mat out for you. Unlike many Mexican RV parks, this one is quite large with around 200 sites, 175 which come with full utility hookups and you won’t have to worry about adapters as this park does come with 30-amp electrical input. For facilities, you have bathrooms, showers, and laundry as well as a kiddie pool, resort pool, and a rec hall. Definitely one of the more established parks in the area.
Guadalajara also always has out its welcome for visitors. Their primary draw comes from their historic architecture and buildings but there are a variety of other attractions as well. Some of the crowd favorite historical buildings include the Instituto Cultural Cabanas which is both a museum and a museum piece in itself, Teatro Degollado and Expiatory Temple, just to name a few. Those interested in early American history will love the Guachimontones Pyramids and if you need something for the whole family, try Guadalajara Zoo or the Wax Museum. If history is your game, Guadalajara is your place.
02 of 05
This resort is definitely one of the most well-stocked in all of west Mexico so make sure to give it a go if you plan on staying in the area. The 60 RV sites come with full utility hookups as well as Wi-Fi access. You get your typical RV park facilities such as showers and laundry facilities complimentary on top of some of the resort’s other facilities such as their walking trails, pools, club house, shaded picnic areas and snack bar. Heck, you’ll feel like you’re at a KOA when staying at Club Roca Azul.
Jalisco is not loaded down with things to do but that’s kind of the point in this area. You can relax at the resort while enjoying drinks and local cuisine or take a jaunt down to Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, to stick your toes in the sandy shores or have some on-the-water fun. If the kids need an outlet there is a water park nearby and if you and your SO need an outlet, you have Monte Coxala Spa. Get some R & R in Jocotepec and Club Roca Azul.
03 of 05
This combination garden hotel and RV park is beautifully landscaped and comes with the facilities and amenities you will need for your creature comforts. At your site, those amenities include full or partial hookups, depending on your preference. The shower and restrooms are kept clean and tidy for your use and a pool keeps you cool under the Mexican sun. Other services and amenities include Wi-Fi access, group use areas, and a tennis court, just to name a few.
Most of the fun in Patzcuaro is found just from walking around town. The hottest spot in Patzcuaro is the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, more colloquially referred to as just the Plaza Grande. This area is full of neat shops, great dining and of course that signature historical Colonial architecture. If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican experience and not just a tourist trap, give the Plaza Grande a try. Other areas of interest in the area include Santa Clara del Cobre, a historic site known simply as the Copper Place and the House of Eleven Patios.
04 of 05
Coconutz RV Park: Cuyutlan, Colima
This park actually came about due to the lack of reliable RV parks on the stretch of Pacific Coast in Colima. It is a brand new park that comes stocked with only four sites but those sites are decked out with full utility services and your choice of 15, 30 or 50 amp electrical hookups. There are also two separate bathhouses with showers that also have viewing decks on top. This RV park is beautiful in its simplicity as it was designed for RVers by RVers with hardly any frills. A great oceanside getaway in Colima.
There is no question that this park is meant for one thing, to stick your toes in the sand and relax, if that is your ideal stay then you’re already there. If you do need some activity you can take a drive to nearby Puerto Vallarta but Coconutz itself wants you to kick back, have a cerveza and enjoy the gorgeous views without being surrounded by tourist traps or barking salespeople, just peace.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05
Many of the RVers at Sol Tierra RV Park are Canadian and American seasonal campers but there’s plenty of room for everybody. The sites were developed not just for camping but for RVs specifically and the sites come with reliable 30 or 50 amp electrical as well as water and sewer hookups. Did we mention that all sites come with their own private shower and bathroom facilities? The site also hosts a laundry facility, pool, Wi-Fi access and rec room, all in a gated community with 24/7 security.
La Penita de Jaltemba and the local area is quickly gaining attention as a popular tourist destination and you’re more than welcome to experience it as well. They are located on the Pacific coast so that holds most of the fun in sportfishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and other types of Pacific fun. You can make your own souvenir at Splash of Glass or explore the outcroppings of Isla Marietas National Park. If you just want to kick back, take an hour drive to enjoy sunny and beautiful Nuevo Vallarta Beach.
If you’re gunning for an authentic Mexican experience on the Pacific Coast look no further than west Mexico. The combination of culture, sand and sun make western Mexico quite the experience that you’ll be hard pressed to match elsewhere.