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Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora

The Reef RV Park

Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora


Sandy Beach
Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora 83550
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 216
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.328126121607
Longitude: -113.60262393951
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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21 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

REVIEW: The Reef is rather large with over 200 sites, 70 facing the ocean. Sites are well laid out and large; the roads too are ample. Getting there off of Hwy 8 is easy on paved streets and a couple roundabouts, but the last ~¾ mile is a dusty, washboard sand/dirt street (wonder why it's not paved properly?)-if driving a motorhome, go very slow or you'll knock everything off the cupboard shelves. There is a stop sign and park signage in the middle of the sand where you turn left toward the park and 2 restaurants. Just before the restaurants is a building on the right with a placard reading "Tienda de Servicios" outside a gate. Turn right thru the gate, park on the right and walk back into the Tienda office to register. The appears to be all asphalt but it is covered with a thin layer of sand. It's a good hard surface both for parking and driving; most of it is smooth without potholes. The beach is rough sand, not the fine particle type. There's no vegetation like trees or bushes (well, there are a dozen palm trees on the inland side), but that's the nature of the area along the beach. The WiFi worked well for us, but the park was only about 10% full. Water pressure varied greatly, electric consistent ~125v on 50amp. DISH satellite brought in Phoenix locals (we didn't call in any location change for our previous 3 locations in AZ either) as well as all the rest. Six wide access points to the beach make getting there easy for those parked away from the beach. If not on the ocean, sites at that end of the alphabetical rows will be closest with the best views-#14 for coaches and probably #13 for 5th wheels. Low numbers in each row will be closest to the bathrooms, especially rows F thru M. The ocean view is wonderful, and that is the point of coming here. If you want a lot of park amenities, go stateside. And, of course, the park is full of Americans. We like it and definitely plan to return. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K14
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive slowly, watch for the often-camouflaged stop ("Alto") signs. On many streets the speed limit is 15mph, so don't push it. You must drive into town to do your shopping--it is not a short walk from the park.

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Review Count: 162
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for 3 nights to see what this park is like. The wind is very strong here as the campground is out in the open and there is nothing to shelter the area. At times, there is a lot of dust and sand in the air because of the wind. Sites here are more than adequately sized. We had no problem backing in and parking our vehicle beside our 5th wheel. Vendors who wash and wax camping units are a bit pricier than others in the area, so we chose not to take advantage of their service. WiFi, sewer, and electricity all worked very well and we had no issues with any of them. There is an excellent Italian restaurant adjoining the park. There is also a great bar/hamburger place next to the park as well. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathrooms barely acceptable. Dirty, toilets did not flush. Water standing in shower. Peeling paint and unfinished. Water service at site was off about half of the time. Internet was non-ezistent or very spotty. Dumpsters full to overflowing. Area very trashy. The Reef is suppsed to be the best in the area so am just glad I did not go anywhere else or would not have stayed at all. Very disappointed after all of the good reviews. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-2
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a lovely beachfront site. Easy hookup. Good Water. Electric was a real problem. Voltage in Mexico is 137volts on each leg. Our transfer switch would not accept the high voltage. Some campers bypassed this, I'm not so brave, so we used generator by day and inverter by night. Still had a wonderful week. There is a 1/2 mile stretch of sandy dirt road getting into the park. Well traveled and easy to drive, just dusty. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B11
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Wrecked at the Reef restaurant, on site, is excellent. Mary's fish restaurant on the Mercado was excellent for lunch. Plan to have your car washed when you park for lunch. They did a good job.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

$20 interior, $35 beachfront. Cash only at the reef. Always prefer Reef over other parks in area..less crowded...50 amp service...bigger sites...That being said, it is just a large gravel/sand lot, with utilities, that's truly on the ocean. We prefer first row interior since our fiver doesn't have a rear window..but our side views are spectacular, so we prefer the #13 sites..this time E-13. Spent three weeks this year. No reservation as it was after the more crowded Easter/Spring break month...but even then we found out the park was only about 1/2 full. Reservations never really needed unless you want beachfront during Jan...then you might have to move around during your stay as your site might be reserved during your visit.
Power was fine, water pressure varied a lot, sewer fine. Wi-fi at our site was ok..adequate for email, surfing etc, but not video of course. Others complained about poor wi-fi at their spots.
At&T cell works great..3g. Direct Tv solid and you see LOTS of dish and direct tv dishes all over puerto penasco. Had fiberglass work done to touch up dings and scratches on my rig...fantastic work by Oscar at a GREAT price. Finished up with a full 40' wash/wax on my rig and truck for just under $100!!
Windy generally. Tremendous tides, wonderful beachcombing. Short drive into town. Vendors on beach, no problems...massages, pedicures etc right at your rig. Propane truck comes through.
Security. English spoken almost everywhere. Dollars or Pesos. Pemex takes credit cards now in some locations. What's not to like?
Definitely be back. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E13
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

pesos, us dollars or credit cards accepted pretty much everywhere. Cash only at the reef however. Diesel and gas high now compared to AZ prices. Fill up in AZ. Groceries at Lei's. Sam's Club/Wal mart next door.
Be ready for potholes, topes and drive slowly!

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't actually camp here this year (we stayed in a condo), but we spent a lot of time there visiting friends who were here for a week.

The park is unchanged from previous years, except that the Wi-Fi signal is stronger (I noticed a new tower in the middle of the park), although the Internet connection still varies from poor to excellent hour by hour. Our friends occupied three sites, and they all reported good 30/50 amp power and much better water pressure than we have had in previous years. There were coin-operated dryers in the laundry, but the washing machines were here only because they had been rented for a caravan that was here earlier. They were supposed to disappear any day.

The unpaved road to the park and to nearby La Cholla seemed to be graded and watered much more frequently than in previous years.

The desk staff speak perfect English and can arrange for a mobile RV tech if you need one. One of our friends had a plumbing leak (broken fitting at the water heater) when they arrived, and the mobile tech fixed it for $20. The desk is also the contact for the crew that washes rigs in the park. They will wash AND wax your rig for $1.50/foot, plus $10 to wash the roof. They do an excellent job and are happy to schedule it to just before you leave.

In my opinion, this is by far the best park in Puerto Peñasco. Compared to the other full-hookup parks in town, the sites are much, much bigger and the prices are much lower. It's about three miles to downtown, but it's an easy drive. Unless you want a beachfront site ($35), no reservations are ever necessary. We prefer the $20 sites, which are still a few steps from the beach but don't have other campers and the roving vendors right in your site. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L11-L13-L15
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Adjacent to the park, the bar food at "The Wreck at the Reef" is still good, and the fine dining at the Mare Blu is better than ever and quite reasonably priced.

For inexpensive American and authentic Mexican food, go a couple miles down the road to Xóchitl's (pronounced sew-cheese) Cafe in La Cholla. It is owned by an American expat. Pay in either pesos or dollars (like almost everyplace on Puerto Peñasco). I love the chilaquiles there, and their tortilla soup is a hearty meal.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 4 nights with a waterfront site. Park was not very busy, but staff is attentive and very helpful. Hot days but fresh breeze always and very cool nights. Would have rated higher, but WiFi is sporadic (sometimes awesome, sometimes non-functional), and location of power/water is at opposite end of rig if you park facing the Sea of Cortez. Great view, but this arrangement means very difficult to connect to power/water/sewer if in a long rig.

Some may find it a bit primitive (not all paved and manicured) but we loved the experience. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Excellent dining everywhere in Rocky Point and some of the friendliest people we've ever met - locals and travelers alike. For those interested, we had our 38' Diesel Pusher completely repainted here (not on site, but contact through resort) and we are extremely pleased with the results and happy to share contact information. Rig looks better than new....

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate cited is based on the monthly rate of $500US, including utilities. We spent three months there this winter. Had a great time, again. The park was never more than one third full, and that was only President's Day weekend. Most of the time it was less than 20% occupied. The desk staff speak excellent English. The roving security staff are very friendly. Sites are large, with excellent 50 amp power. Wi-Fi varied from barely usable to quite good. Water pressure varied second by second from 20 to 40 PSI. The vendors on the beach brought us fresh shrimp, burritos, and tortillas every day, and tamales some days. There is construction going on again for the proposed cruise ship port, but the owner's son said that the RV park will stay open until they have financing for the proposed marina. The Reef is three or four miles from town. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G-13
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You can pay for everything in US dollars if you choose, but you do a lot better withdrawing pesos from an ATM and paying for everything in pesos. Xochitl's Café in La Cholla, about a mile or so from The Reef has excellent food at good prices. Surprisingly, the Chinese restaurant next to Rosy's has very good food; very large, inexpensive servings. We have never had a bad shrimp from the vendors at The Reef, and we usually bought a pound twice a week.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in a beach site for a week. The beach is beautiful, with easy access. The security person is courteous and helpful. The front desk person always seemed to be busy when we had questions. The showers and restrooms were abominable, none of the washers or driers worked. We did not use the water for drinking. The beach sellers were mostly courteous and took "no gracious" for an answer. Some were aggressive; one looked into the window of our RV, trying to sell us something. We found the park to be quiet, with friendly neighbors. The ride to the shops and restaurants was easy and short. As long as a beach site was available, we would stay here again. The wifi hardly worked. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

For fish in the malecon, see Gomez. For great happy hour margaritas and food and a great beach, go to Puesta de Sol. For an excellent breakfast, go to Koffe Haus.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great venue for activities such as beach, kayaking, hiking. No activities, no pool. Full hook ups, watch the elecricity surges. A little out of town, but not as crowded as the in town parks. When we return, this is the park we'll come to. Very good staff and security. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate cited reflects a monthly rate. This is our first time back in this park since 2007. There is now free Wi-Fi. There are finally functioning (clean) bathrooms and showers. There is a small laundromat; it had two working washers and two working driers while we were there. It takes US quarters, which can be obtained at the RV park office, but only occasionally. The sites are still very large, with 50 amp service at most of them. When we arrived we were allowed to pick our own site. We prefer the $20/night ($500/month) regular sites over the $35/night ($700/month) beachfront sites. The regular sites are oriented such that you can use your rig as a windbreak when the north winds blow, and they are isolated from the roving vendors on the beach. The vendors are not allowed to enter the park uninvited. To be fair, though, they all cheerfully move on when you tell them "No thanks". There are 48 beach-front sites and 168 other sites. At the first site we had, the voltage was quite high--132+ volts at night. We had to keep a space heater going all night to keep the voltage low enough that our surge protector didn't continually shut off power to the rig. We moved to another site later, and the voltage was down in the mid-120s. The park was virtually empty December and January (10-15 rigs), although a couple dozen rigs showed up between Xmas and New Years and on a few weekends. In February there were as many as 40-50 rigs on the weekends. When Spring Break started (second week of March), the park was about a third full, with all the beach-front sites taken. Before Spring Break, this is generally a very quiet place to be, although there are occasionally folks with noisy off-road vehicles in the park. During Spring Break people were shooting off fireworks on the beach every night. One bozo was exploding quarter sticks of dynamite, scaring our dog into a quivering mass of fear. The white-linen restaurant on site has a new chef. The meals are outstanding. The bar (Wrecked At The Reef) has been remodeled and is now a modern, pleasant place to have a drink and good food, either indoors and outdoors. A far cry from the dingy hole it was six years ago. Staff at the RV park and both restaurants were very pleasant and spoke excellent English. We think it’s the best RV park in town, and we have looked at them all. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Another warning. If you prepay your reservation, best that you stay at the Park as scheduled. You will not get a refund if you cancel, notwithstanding their policy on the website. We have been waiting over 10 months for our refund, and don't even get a reply to our inquires. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Came down from Las Vegas for Christmas week. Made fully paid reservation but when we arrived the park is absolutely EMPTY..A total of 12 various rigs here. Very sad actually. Strong 50 amp service..voltage a bit high..running around 132, water and sewer OK. We have beachfront. Wi-Fi included and very strong. Town is also quite barren of visitors and locals need business. No hassles/no problems...a nice getaway. Other parks were very empty as well. Would return. Hope things improve for these folks. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Our family stayed here over Spring Break. I would say this was about half families and half retired visitors. Did not have any problems with college partying or loud music. As a matter of fact we did not see any college kids "whooping it up." Great beach sites and friendly staff. You should bring down some wax for your RV because there is a service where they will come to wash and wax your vehicle for only $1.50 a foot and do a great job. Everyone was friendly and felt very safe. Make every attempt to get a beach front spot, if not, no big deal because the beach is right there. There is a big reef right in front of the park (hence "the reef") and it is great for the kids to go exploring for hours when the tide is out. This was our first time down in an RV, we usually rent a house. We will be back in an RV. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here with our RV Club of 8 units. The rate reflects a group pricing. We had an Ocean Site. The utilities are shared. The spaces are large allowing for me to park next to my trailer. The restrooms and shower room were in deplorable condition. We normally use a campground showers even though we have a shower in our trailer. We used the trailer shower during the entire stay. The restaurant adjacent to this campground was closed due to the worldwide economic decline. Our experience was positive. The campground was patrolled by security. The beach vendors were polite and left when you told them "No gracias". The Mexican Marines patrolled the beach on quads enhancing the overall security. Our club is coming back to Puerto Penasco in October 2010; however we are staying at another RV Park. Finally, don't let the news of Mexican violence scare you away from visiting Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco). Their economy is very dependent on the US tourist dollar and they protect that income source. My wife and I felt safe and welcome in the community. Most of the violence is occurring in other areas i.e Nogales and Juarez. Those border towns were dangerous 40 years ago before the drug violence started. Just use normal caution as you would in any American city and be aware of your surroundings. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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