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RV Parks in Yucatan Mexico

Of all the RV Parks in Mexico, the Cancun Corridor is Mexico’s most-visited area. The state of Yucatan is Mexico’s newest, most popular ex-pat hub. The whole peninsula is a favorite destination of RV caravans. Whether you arrive by caravan or after a meandering route following your nose, you will stay in the same RV parks and enjoy the same hospitality of the Yucatecos, Mayans, and immigrants from all over Mexico who came to work here. 

Ruins of the Mayan city Tulum on the Yucatan, Mexico

If you are driving up from Palenque or over from Isla Aguada your first stop could be Campeche City. 

Downtown Campeche Evening
Downtown Campeche Evening

Campeche City

Club Nautico—big rigs especially will appreciate the 35 spaces with EWS (30 Amp) at Calle 8 No 457, between Bravo & Allende. PH: (981) 816-7545, Phone2: (981) 819-9051, clubnatico@hotmail.com. They cater to caravans so call to make sure they have space. (That’s mainly a problem in winter and Fall).  Lat: 19.77833, Long: -90.63107. 

New Samula Trailer Park, which despite its name, had been around for years. Well-kept. It has the same owner as the original Samula. It’s just smaller. It can only accommodate 3 rigs of 25 feet. EWS but 15 Amp E. Calle 16 No 12, between Calle 19 & Calle 21, Campeche Campeche, (981) 812-5726. Lat: 19.81722 Long: -90.55222. No tents. 

Kin Ha—has been around for years as an open field with a few RV spaces. It used to be at the water park (balneario) but is now in the front of a Hotel EcoVillas Kin-Ha. There are 20 official spaces with EW and space for another 20 with no hookups. There is supposed to be security at night but ask. Big-rigs, pets, tents all OK. WIFI closer to office. GPS: 19.829490, -90.494190. 

Mexico Mike Nelson at Cancun Merida Toll Booth
“Mexico” Mike Nelson at Cancun Merida Toll Booth

Labná

Rancho Sabacche is an amazing place. It is run by a family and offers cabins and camping in an ecological reserve. They are big rig friendly, tent-friendly and pet-friendly. Miguel and Ale are just friendly folks. There are limited electricity hookups. There are unexplored sites in the reserve, and the owners are happy to share their love of the area. Overall, even though this is not an RV Park per se, if you can stay here they will reward you with some genuine hospitality. No WIFI. GPS: 20.203132, -89.569877 

Yucatan

Celestún

Villas del Mar—There are no actual trailer parks here, but you can dry camp at an established camping area on the beach. You can park on concrete (some with shade) with no hookups or rent a cabana and park next to it. That gives you some electricity and a bathroom. Plenty of space for big rigs. Pets OK. GPS: 20.853510, -90.401900. Looks abandoned, but there is a sign with a number to call for the owner. Since most properties in Mexico come equipped with a guard dog, I’d call before wandering around.

Downtown Merida
Downtown Merida

Merida

Rainbow RV Park is still open. This venerable old park has been hosting RVers since before I got into the Mexico business, and that was a long time ago. It looks closed, but go past the big gate with the Michelin advertisement and turn right at the next one. OK, the unpleasant news is there is not a lot of business so the place may not be pristine. Aw heck, it is run-down. But it is the only game in town. There is a sign to call the owner to pay the rent. No security. Caravans still use it and it gets spruced up then.  GPS: 21.041667, -89.630278. 

Family friendly plaza Merida Yucatan Mexico
Family friendly plaza Merida Yucatan Mexico

Progreso

No recognized trailer parks or camping areas. Some people have reported they can park in hotel parking lots.  

Mayan Girl at Cenote Gran Chaac
Mayan Girl at Cenote Gran Chaac

Tekom

Yucatan RV This is a great location to you’re your rig and explore the Yucatan Peninsula and the Cancun Corridor. Really a classy place, much different from the others in the area. Very attractive grounds, attentive owner, Gabriel Valdes. It is the only RV park in the area I’ve seen with a well-equipped workout area. So if you are on a journey and feel your muscles losing their tone, stop here for a few days and you will emerge ripped. Well, maybe a little firmer. There is a very nice pool. Two friendly dogs patrol the grounds, accompanied by ducks and other fowl. Cash payments only. The Park is 8 miles, 13 KM SW of Valladolid on MEX-295. Contact Gabriel before arriving to secure your place:  Whatsapp and cell phone are:  52-999-200-66. Pictures on website: https://www.yucatan-rv-park.com/. There is space for 3 RVs under 26 feet and a few bungalows. You needn’t worry about loud crowds here. Talk to Gabriel about his plans for a full-time retirement park. WIFI. GPS:  20.602396, -88.270228.

Valladolid 

No RV parks per se. For tenters, there is the Xkopek Camping downtown (but in a secluded area). Truck campers and very small rigs could overnight here too. GPS: 20.678475, -88.195467.

Xkeken Cenote
Xkeken Cenote

Yucatan RV: Quintana Roo

Puerto Morelos

Acamaya Reef RV Park—on the beach. Sandy spots some with shade. Right on beach. Prices from $33 – $49 a day depending on size of unit.  info@acamayareef.com. PH: 998-871-0131. GPS: 20.87263, -86.8661.

Sign for Cancun in Yucatan Mexico
Sign for Cancun in Yucatan Mexico

Cancun

Camping Cancun RV is a spacious RV park, amenable to big rigs, with spaces for tents and truck campers and cabins. They have a pool, grills and cooking area. All big rig sites have ES. Website: https://www.campingcancunrv.com/ Email: campingcancunrv@gmail.com. WIFI. GPS: 21.086829, -87.003880. 

Cancun—Mecolco is an old trailer park. It’s been around since I first started writing about Mexico. Like many, it has seen better days, but the owner keeps it up. There is a small pool on the property. Security.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the mosquitos. Lots of them. So wear lots` of DEET, long sleeves etc. Other than that, a reasonably priced place to stay outside Cancun. GPS: 21.212050, -86.803458. Good WIFI. Big rigs OK. Tents OK. Pets—No.

Puerto Morelos  

Acamaya Reef Caravan Park. Parking is on a concrete parking lot. No hookups. No pets. 6 bungalows. This used to be a marvelous place, but today I would say look before you sleep. GPS: 20.872632, -86.866058.

Puerto Aventuras

Paa Mul RV Park & Cabañas. Another long-time establishment. Like RV parks on the West Coast, it is filling with permanents who leave their rigs parked all year. But there are still a few RV spaces with ES for travelers, albeit at outrageous prices. Plan on shelling out at least $50 a day. That is USD not MXN. Tents OK. Pets OK. Big Rigs OK. Website: www.paamul.com.mx .  GPS: 20.523133, -87.191619.

Xpu-Ha 

Xpu-Ha Campground. Sometimes even jaded old “Mexico” Mike gets a glimmer of hope for the future. This campground is more like Mexico than Miami. To me, the overdevelopment of everything south of Cancun into Disneylandia Gringa soured me on the area. Then I run into Dirk & Vera who operate Xpu-Ha Campground. You don’t have to be Mayan to be gentle souls. They offer great, well-maintained campsites at reasonable prices. 

I am unsure how Big Rig friendly they are, so check with them before barreling down the road to their gate. But medium rigs, trucks are fine. Tents are not. Pets, well, sort of. One pet per unit is allowed and they charge a fee for the pet. I’m a pet owner too, and I know that not everyone picks up after Poopsie, so I understand their reluctance. Dogs are not allowed on Mexican beaches. This is even sometimes enforced in this area. Nobody mentions cats. Electric is 30 amp. They also rent small, furnished apartments right on the beach for a fair price for the area. Directions are on their website and you will need them. 

Website: https://mundo-chalio-e.jimdofree.com/campground/ E-MAIL: mundo-chalio.xpu-ha@mail.de Facebook: www.facebook/MundoChalio GPS: 20.472109, -87.258282.

Glamping Xpu-Ha may be the wave of the future. “Glamping” is luxury camping. You pay big bucks to sleep under a fancy tent in a unique location. Here it also means an RV park and bring-your-own-tent from Dick’s Sporting Goods. As an RV park, it doesn’t make the grade. It is merely a place to park. No hookups. No WIFI. No Pets. Probably an excellent party place. Loud music pretty much all day and night. Nice beach though. Unless you’re looking for a party, pass on it. GPS: 20.471240, -87.259080. 

Bacalar 

Cocalitos Bacalar is a grassy area on the edge of the most picturesque lake in Mexico. When it is open, it’s a wonderful place to park and dry camp. But, in the last ten years of visiting Bacalar, it’s been open about half of them. No hookups. Pets OK. Big Rigs OK. Tents OK. GPS: 18.651940, -88.409170. Busy (crowded and noisy) on weekends.

Lake Bacalar Quintana Roo
Lake Bacalar Quintana Roo

Xul-Ha

Panto-Ha is a dry camping spot on a grassy lot on a river that connects the lake and the lagoon. Very serene place to spend the night or two. No hookups. Pets OK. Tents OK. Big rigs—I don’t think you’d want to drive down the dirt road to it. Trucks, small RVs can negotiate it unless it has rained recently. GPS: 18.571369, -88.446217. Study this before you turn. There is a sign on the southern end of town of Xul-Ha for Panto-Ha. Busy (crowded and noisy) on weekends.

Calderitas (Chetumal)

Yax-Ha RV Resort is the southernmost RV park in Mexico, near Chetumal. 40 sites, 20 with EWS, though only 15 Amp. Really well-kept, peaceful place on the water, though not on a beach. Big, well-maintained swimming pool. I’ve visited this park for over 20 years and it is always in good shape. Favorite of caravans. Excellent WIFI. Big rig, pet and tent friendly. It is in the town of Calderitas and driving there is easy. Address is Av. Yucatan 415. PH: 983-834-4127. GPS: 18.561503, -88.249514. 

Beach Near Xcalac near Calderitas Yucatan Mexico
Beach Near Xcalac near Calderitas Yucatan Mexico

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