An addition to our earlier comments. In Spring and Summer, we recommend the shaded sites as the ones in the sun are very hot. We stayed over three months, and, save for a little mosquitoes at night, it is really a very pleasant park. There are none close by in the Chapala Riviera with the same standards and amenities.
Roca Azul is a rather new park in Jalisco, next to Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico. It is close to Jocotepec, amidst fields of strawberries, raspberries and various vegetable crops for export in the US and Canada. Situated on the grounds of an old Celebrity resort, it boasts 2 swimming pools, one heated by hot springs. The grounds are very large, with football fields, tennis courts, and a HUGE kid's playground. The sites are close to the Lake Chapala, and we can see many nice birds all day long, including an army of hummingbirds. The camp is very quiet, even though as I write this review there are over 35 rigs. Mostly Canadians, Americans and some Mexicans. Electricity is very stable, water is fit to drink, and the sewers have been working fine. Not in the US five star class, but certainly a top grade resort for Mexico. We are planning to stay for a few months, as the climate here is simply wonderful. The owner and his wife are truly great hosts, and we feel more as part of a large family than in an anonymous camp. Social life is great, as there are a few here who are returning for the 2nd and 3rd time, showing newcomers where to go and what to see around, and there is a lot. Worth the detour.
This is the first (and last) campground from Clearwater with paved road access. Sites are large (many double sites), well groomed, and very private. Pit toilets, no running water (hard to use hand pump). Very nice park, with many beautiful falls nearby. Few mosquitoes. We would camp there again in a trailer for a few days. The park is remote, but worth the trip.
Secluded, with some sites right on the Fraser. Well kept with clean showers. Beautiful country in the Fraser Canyon. WARNING: Trains on both side of the camp. VERY noisy all night. (We were told they are less trains on week-ends). Close to Hells Gate Tram. Even with the noise, we would camp again there as the scenery is simply beautiful. Nothing else close by. Make sure you have all what you need on that road, including gas.
We were disappointed as there is a big difference between the WEB site and the 'paradise' view illustrated compared to our site which backed up on dilapidated houses on an Indian Reserve. We had booked for a month and when we asked if we could move, the staff was rude and with checking anything said NO. The area is not very tidy, with a garbage pile jut in the front of the main entrance; It looks like they may not like 'travellers' and caters to 'owners' or long term campers.
Treeless and mostly long term 'members'. This park has a great swimming pool and spa, but little social activities if you are not a member, i.e. you own a site. Very clean; nice friendly staff, but a tad expensive. Shopping close by. Good security. No 'real' beach but a beautiful view of the cruise ships passing every week-end. A number of nice attractions around, like Little Qualicum Falls. We stayed 2 months.
We stayed over 2 months. Very nicely shaded, quiet with little activities saved for walking. Our site (205) was brand new, in the forest; very spacious and private. All services were excellent, including cable. Wifi was sporadic and still needs work. Few mosquitoes. A new 'coffee shop' adds a good social focal point with a great view on the Nanaimo river estuary.