The Reef RV Park

     


Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora
Phone: 52 638 383 0650

Sites: 216
Recent Rate: $17 3/2015


Latitude: 31.3281261216066
Longitude: -113.602623939514

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

12 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Denali

Review Count: 212
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: - $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.

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.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Vic and Marsha

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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.

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.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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John WD Smith

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $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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Denali

Review Count: 212
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: - $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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wgb

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Brujomar

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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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seekos

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Vegas Tom

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Rv notes

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

It is true. If you have to cancel your reservation for any reason you will not get your deposit back. We booked a week and had to cancel the reservation with the understanding we would not receive all of the deposit. We canceled 2/14/2009 and still do not have the amount owed to us. When you email them you get the same response that your email has been forwarded to our accounting department. Warning! We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

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glenwitter

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Warning! We paid a full deposit way back in June/08 for the month of February /09. Regrettably, due to poor health, we had to cancel in November /08. It is now February / 08 and we have yet to receive the refund. Same thing happened with my brother-in law. We are getting the run-around enquiring. The email site claims they have turned it over to the accounting department but will not put us in touch with them... Stay tuned... We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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tres gatos

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

The best part about The Reef is the fantastic restaurant located on-site - truly a wonderful experience. About the RV Park...we had to have access to Internet due to illness in the family, then when we got there were told the server was pulled "months ago". Even though the kid behind the front desk was playing video games on the office Internet machine, we were not allowed to even check e-mail on it. We had to leave early because of this, and were told we could not even have a partial refund for nights not stayed (the place was empty). If you like aggressive beach vendors, dust, and a "it's not our problem" attitude, you'll love your stay. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Denali

Review Count: 212
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beach front sites are around $30; interior sites are $20. This is a large parking lot-type park. The attraction is full 50 amp hookups right on the beach. Wi-Fi is very slow and $4/day. Sites are enormous, but the beach front sites have their hookups on the beach end of each site. That's great in a trailer, but in a motor home it's a very long reach to the connections. We always spend our time dry camping on the adjacent beach for $5/day then coming to The Reef once a week to pay $7 for a dump and fill. This park is about a 10 minute drive from town, but not nearly as congested as the parks in town. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • 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.

    Vic and MarshaFebruary 2015
  • 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.

    DenaliMarch 2015

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