The Americas are filled with plenty of wonderful places to RV to and not just in the United States. To mix up the adventure you’ll need to head south past the border and into Mexico. Mexico is quickly growing in popularity for RVers and has plenty to offer. If you are thinking about trying out the southeastern portion of Mexico, you’ll be greeted by plenty of warm water and warm people.
Of course, if you are headed to southeast Mexico, you’ll likely need a place to park your RV. That’s why we’ve come up with the top five RV parks in southeast Mexico. For the purposes of this article, southeast Mexico includes the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan.
5 of the Best RV Parks in Southeast Mexico
Piramide Inn: Piste, Yucatan
If you want to be on the doorstep of history, you need to try Piramide Inn. They have an ancient ruin right on their property! Piramide Inn is a combination hotel and RV park located in Piste in the state of Yucatan. The park features 20 sites but only two have electric and water so make sure you have a reservation before stopping. You will also have access to Piramide’s restrooms, showers, onsite restaurant, private gardens and resort style pool.
Piste is another great place to check out local archaeological sites and ruins. The most popular site in the area can be found at the Chichen Itza Ruins, check out the pyramids and try to get there early as the site can become quite crowded with other sightseers. You should also try checking out Cenote Yokdzonot, a natural deep blue pool surrounded by the local tropical flora and fauna, definitely a locale that doesn’t have many equivalents.
Recreativo El Gordo y San Pancho: Villahermosa, Tabasco
Recreative El Gordo y San Pancho is a water park first and an RV park second. That being said, there are plenty of basic amenities to keep you happy while hanging around Villahermosa. The sites come with electricity and water and while you may not have a sewer hookup, there is a septic tank located in the park which you can use to dump your tanks. You can also take advantage of the park’s showers and restrooms. All the basics without many frills at this park.
The RV park may be basic but you do get to let loose at the nearby water park. There are plenty of pools, waterslides and other attractions to keep the little ones entertained and to escape the Mexican sun. There is more to Villahermosa than just the water park. The top spots in the local area include Parque Museo La Vente which is a fascinating natural history museum and also Yumka, a sprawling wildlife refuge that’s filled with all sorts of exotic species such as parrots, elephants, rhinos and more.
Club Nautico RV and Trailer Park: Campeche, Campeche
Club Nautico RV and Trailer Park is a lovely little RV park nestled right on the Gulf of Mexico. The park comes with 36 large sites decked out with full utility hookups to give you all of your creature comforts. You also get a boat ramp if you have a vessel to hit the water on top of Club Nautico’s large pool, tennis courts and rec room. The park is very well maintained for some rest and relaxation.
If you’re an amateur archaeologist there may be no better place for you than Campeche. The town is surrounded by the ruins of ancient Mexican civilizations like Mayan Pyramids. There are many different sites to choose from but some of the most popular are the Calakmul Archaeological Zone, the Becan Ruins, and the Edzna Archaeological Zone. There is more to Campeche than just ancient ruins, local hot spots include Casa No. 6, the Campeche Waterfront Promenade and El Palacio Centro Cultural.
Camping Cancun RV Park: Cancun, Quintana Roo
Most everyone has heard about the legendary beaches of Cancun and Camping Cancun RV Park is a great place to stay to enjoy them. This lush park is surrounded by natural Yucatan Peninsula and keeps you comfortable as well with full hook-up RV sites along with washrooms and laundry is available as well. The park has many other amenities and facilities including a pool, onsite restaurant, group areas, grills and cooking areas. A lovely park in a great environment is what you’ll find at Camping Cancun.
While most people know Cancun for its spring break reputation, it does have more to offer. The most popular way to spend time in Cancun still remains on or near the water with activities like guided excursions, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Some of the best beaches on the gulf are around here like Delfines and Tulum Avenue. Try some zip lining or parasailing for extreme adventure or simply grab a drink and stick your toes in the sand for Cancun.
Paamul RV Park: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Like the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula, Paamul RV Park in Playa del Carmen is downright gorgeous. Paamul is one of the more developed RV parks on our list with 200 individual RV sites all decked out with full utility services. You also have other resort like amenities such as clean hot showers and daily trash pickup. You will rest easy after a day playing knowing that the RV park is staffed with security 24/7.
Playa del Carmen is definitely a resort town and as such, there should be plenty for you to do. A lot of the fun comes from the nearby warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico with popular activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and guided tours. If you’re worried about knowing the hottest snorkeling spots, just grab a seat on a guided tour. You can explore the beautiful local scenery at Xcaret Eco Theme Park or Xplor Park, two unique ways to explore the local flora and fauna. If you’d rather just be pampered try out some of the local spas, restaurants, and bars for some real relaxation.
The southeast portion of Mexico is loaded with beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and other natural and manmade treasures. If you’re thinking about RVing to Mexico, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful area of our neighbor to the south.