It’s always fun to get out of your comfort zone to try something different. RVing to Mexico is definitely a new way to experience Central America while not getting too terribly far away from your traditional RVing spots of the US. Right over the border from the US in the Northwest region of Mexico you’ll find some great spots to try out RVing in Mexico.
For the purposes of this article, we will consider the northwest region composed of the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa and Sonora. If you’re RVing to this region, you’ll need some great places to stay and that’s why we’ve come up with the top five best RV parks for the Northwest Mexico.
5 of the Best RV Parks in Northwest Mexico
Del Fresno RV Park: Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Del Fresno RV Park is actually a former KOA and you’ll be glad to know it still has all the space, cleanliness and many of the amenities associated with KOA. You have 30 RV sites, mostly pull-throughs, which come with electric, water and sewer hookups. You have restrooms and showers as well as the pool to entertain the kiddos and a restaurant to fill you up after getting off the road.
Chihuahua borders the distinct Copper Canyon. Copper Canyon is a series of canyons and gorges that rival the depth of even the Grand Canyon. There are many different ways to explore the canyon such as on foot or by bike but if your feel is a bit sore take the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico known more simply as the ChePe. The ChePe is a train that will run you all around the Copper Canyon area and along the Gulf of California. Also, make sure to check the elaborately ornate architecture of Quinta Gameros.
Playa Bonita Resort: Puerto Penasco, Sonora
Playa Bonita Resort is a fairly established resort and has a great RV park to go along with it. RVers have plenty of options with 300 full-service sites facing out on the lovely Playa Bonita Beach and Sea of Cortez. You have plenty of other amenities and features such as satellite TV, spacious and clean showers and laundry facilities as well as a great Jacuzzi and convenience store.
One of the most popular areas in Puerto Penasco is right outside your front door at Playa Bonita Beach. Splash around in the waters, get some sun or see if you can spot any marine life. If just relaxing is a little boring for you, you must visit El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve to check out some of the great local flora and fauna. Other outdoor rec areas of note include Cholla Bay and Isla San Jorge. Wrap up and exciting day by checking out Manny’s Tequila Factory.
Los Michos Copper Canyon RV Park: Los Michos, Sinaloa
This RV park is open year-round and while it may not have the most incredible amenities, it definitely has what you need to rest up before journeying across vast spaces in Northwest Mexico. You do have full-service RV sites with all three major utilities as well as onsite washrooms and meeting areas.
The best part of Los Michos Copper Canyon RV Park is that they offer tours into Copper Canyon right from the RV park. Take in some great views from areas that rival the Grand Canyon itself. There are also a few well-maintained parks around the area such as Parque Sinaloa and the botanical gardens at Benjamin F. Johnston Park. There are also plenty of older structures to explore for the history buff in us all.
Totonaka RV Park: San Carlos, Sonora
Totonaka RV Park is a lovely little oasis found in the San Carlos area of Sonora. The RV park is very picturesque with 130 RV sites outfitted with electrical, water, sewage and cable TV hookups and you don’t have to worry about wonky water pressure and voltage here. The pet-friendly park also comes with restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and some specialized features such as nearby restaurants, 24/7 security, and even on site RV service.
San Carlos is found where the desert meets the sea and both will provide you with recreational opportunities. On the desert side, you have Nacapule Canyon where you can hike, bike or even zip line. Along the coast, you have one of the best drives in the region in Mirador Escenico de San Carlos which translate simply as the San Carlos Scenic Lookout. In the Sea itself, you have plenty of options such as diving, snorkeling, flyboarding, guided boat tours, kayaking and more. You get the best of all worlds, San Carlos.
Trailer Park Las Jaibas: Mazatlan, Sinaloa
Mazatlan is another picturesque coastal town in northwest Mexico and Trailer Park Las Jaibas is a great place to start a Mazatlan adventure. This park features full utility hookups with regulated water pressure so you don’t have to worry about those notorious Mexican fluctuations. You have also clean restrooms and showers, laundry facilities and 24/7 security. Put all this in a peaceful setting shaded by palm trees and you have Trailer Park Las Jaibas.
Mazatlan is bursting with life and things to do. The most popular being Huana Coa Canopy Adventures which involve zip lining along the tree tops to enjoy all the great views Mazatlan has to offer. If you dig older buildings and architecture be sure to stop by the Immaculate Conception Cathedral or venture to nearby Copala. Honestly, one of the best things to do is to explore the beautiful beaches or take a stroll down the boardwalk. There are also plenty of sightseeing tours if you get overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Northwest Mexico stakes its claim along many different rich locations. If you want a place to experience both high desert and beautiful seas while not being terribly far from home, Northwest Mexico is calling you.