The GPS coordinates are: 15.66173N, 96.50787W. Fernando’s is like camping at someone’s farm with hook-ups . You have 15-amp power, water, and a dump station (but no sewer). Chickens and two dogs wander all over the campground, and the dogs have free run of the trash dump. When you take your garbage to the dump, the dogs follow to check out the goodies. At least, they didn’t strew garbage around when we were there. The sites are shady and fairly level with beautiful trees. The staff and our neighbors were friendly and helpful. It was hot and humid, so we enjoyed the cold showers (no hot water available). We only spent a few days here, but I could easily imagine hanging up a hammock between the trees and whiling away several relaxing weeks. It’s a very short walk to beautiful Zipolite beach, which is unfortunately too rough for swimming. Downtown Puerto Angel is also not far away, and you can swim at that beach, find an internet café, buy groceries, use your bank card (or go to the bank), and visit the post office there. Like many places along Mexico’s Pacific coast, Fernando’s is rebuilding structures that were damaged by recent hurricanes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
GPS Coordinates: 15.66616 N, 96.51982 W. The manager took a look at our rig (truck pulling a long trailer) and thought we could easily fit into one of the spaces in this park. We were supposed to back into their gate off a busy, windy mountain street and then back into our slot. Well, it would have been possible if their private road had been well maintained (as well maintained as their parking pads) or if their landscaping had been a little less lavish. We spent over an hour trying to back into our place but only managed to break two of our scissor jacks ($100 worth of damage) and innumerable boards. We eventually just pulled out of the campground and parked at Fernando’s RV Park (also in Puerto Angel) instead. At this point, we have parked in RV parks and campgrounds everywhere from Alaska, Canada, the US, and Mexico, and we have backed into innumerable parking spots (90 or more), and this was the first time we just couldn’t get in. The management and owners were incredibly unhelpful and disappeared at the first sign of trouble, although they reappeared when they realized we were blocking their driveway. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.