We stayed for 4 months, as we have for the past few years. The park is a princess with a few warts. Most of the rv'ers stay here all winter for years and years on end, with a few transients passing thru on their way further to the south or back north again. The DIF government facility next door hosts persons of all ages in groups for a few days at a time, and at least once a week they have a dance party, but the (loud) music shuts down about 11 pm. Alfredo, the owner, practically lets us run the park by our selves and only shows up to collect rent or to play pool with his friends, both Mexican and Snowbirds. The beach is fantastic, and extends several km in both directions. Many times you can look up and down the beach and hardly see more than a dozen people. Electricity can be erratically high voltage and the water pressure is low, but of good quality. The two washrooms are used by the rv'ers with small units and are kept (mostly) clean by Antonio, the groundsman. He also makes sure the palm trees are stripped of the cocoanuts before the season starts. This is one of the best parks we have visited in Mexico for ambiance and good neighbors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access and sites are very tight for big rigs. Lots of mature coconut palms and bamboo between and around sites. Clean bathroom/showers. No laundry. Beautiful beach at the end of the park, with a shaded area for those who don't want to sit in the sun. Typical Mexican RV park utilities: Some sites had low water pressure, some didn't. 30 amp power would sag under load and exceed 132 VAC occasionally when not under load. Most residents stay for months at a time, and they are all very friendly. The location makes it easy to take a bus or taxi anywhere in town. There can be quite a bit of late night noise from the federal recreational facility on the south side, and people on the north side can have a great deal of noise from the kids playing in the residential area next door. Our friends' site had a trampoline six feet from their bedroom windows. Excellent fee-based WiFi at 385 pesos/month or 200 pesos/week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would have rated it higher, except for the premium US prices. There is a hefty per person surcharge: We ended up paying 500 pesos per night, the most we paid anywhere in Mexico. The owner is very proud of his US-standard wiring and water, and the park has three Wi-Fi repeaters. Still, satellite Internet was rather spotty, as satellite Internet often is. The owner is very helpful and speaks good English. The bathhouse was one of the nicest and cleanest we’ve seen in Mexico, and the water pressure was great. The park is within easy walking distance of the beach (two blocks away), but you have to cross a busy street. You’re very far from downtown—this can be an advantage when pulling in and parking your rig, but it’s a disadvantage when sightseeing. Unfortunately, my daughter was stung by a jellyfish in the short time we were there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great place. Located a little far out from downtown but there are buses. The beach is across the road. Not as good as the old La Posta and Rosita, but times are changing We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is definitely a spirit of moving targets for rates. The rate is different from the Church's book and the campground's website. Church quoted $18, I found $19 online elsewhere and when we arrive it is $32. We paid the first night with the manager and were assured this could be converted to a weekly rate without penalty. We signed up with the owner for another 6 days and then the pricing two step started with "oh you are in a larger space, etc". Told him in no uncertain terms where to get off and the rate remained at the original agreed rate of $21 a night for 7 days. The receipts presented leave me with little doubt the books are being cooked here. Good luck making sense of it all. The park is OK. Far from the center of town but nice and quiet. The occupancy is less than 50% as with all the parks we have seen from the border down to Mazatlan as travel is way down in 2008/2009 season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Relatively new campground on the Cerritos road north of the marina. Big Rigs have room for slides. Sites are dirt/gravel with concrete and brick patios. Road need some gravel as it is a bit dusty. Actually had good water pressure! Staff speak enough English, some are fluent. A small out door restaurant serves good Mexican food for breakfast and lunch except Sundays and Holidays. Located on a main bus route to downtown Mazatlan and centro, and taxis pass regularly. A friendly park with lots of long stay residents who know Mazatlan well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park when it first opened in 2006. The manager bent over backwards to help everyone in the park and spoke great English. The facilities are simple and basic with no frills. This manager left and the owner has gone thru 14 managers since then. He will cheat you anyway he can. We had reservations but when we arrived he had other people in our spot, so we had to wait 2 days in a dirt lot next door. No power, no water, no electricity but we were still charged full price. We made a deposit for the space we wanted ($400) Of course when we got there we found out that the deposit was written in Pesos instead of Dollars. Even with E-mail correspondence we showed him he said he never e-mailed us and didn't know who did. The owner has not put any money into improvements and is expanding next door. If you want a dirty, poorly run and less than honest campground then this is the place for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.