We’ve been to Mexico a few different ways now and each has been a great time. The all-inclusive resort with family and kids, a rented condo for a couples week and most recently we visited Mazatlán, the “Pearl of the Pacific”, with a group of Canadian RVers. In between beach bumming and visiting the city’s Old Town, Plaza Machado, Malécon and the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone), we checked out 5 RV Parks and Resorts that we’re sharing with you today!

The city of Mazatlán is located in the state of Sinaloa along the Pacific coast at about the same latitude as Honolulu. Mazatlán is Mexico’s largest commercial port (which also means lots of cruise ships stop here) and has a population of approximately 450,000. Mazatlán is also home to Pacifico Brewery, one of Mexico’s largest breweries. Something really unique about Mazatlán is it’s affordability compared with other popular places to visit in Mexico. There is every amenity you need and want and it’s really well priced! A refreshing discovery. Another notable plus to Mazatlán it it’s authentic Mexican feel. Mazatlán is welcoming, historic, cultural and of course has amazing sandy beaches!

Visiting Mexico is great anytime, but really when you go is completely your preference. December to March is peak season so more crowds and you’ll pay a little more but chances are you’ll also have fantastic weather. Mazatlán Carnaval is in February – another reason to visit during this time! April to May is right before the rainy season. You’ll still get really nice weather but with fewer crowds and a few more deals. June to September is rainy season (wet and soggy!) and October to November some people view as being the best time to go for a combination of good weather and good deals. This is not my favourite time to go, we always end up with cooler, rainier weather than I like. I need to get some serious sun soaking and beach bumming time in!

Whenever you plan to visit, Mazatlán has a variety of RV Parks to suit whatever type of vacation or stay you’re looking for. Here are the 5 that we visited – see each link for further info, location and driving directions!

Punta Cerritos RV Park

Probably the nicest RV Park we visited, Punta Cerritos is open year round, it’s waterfront, private lots and beautiful palapas, trees and amenities (check out the list of amenities on their website –  link above). Big rig accessible, full hook-ups, and site palapas over RV’s providing shade and privacy. Sites also have outdoor kitchens! Punta Cerritos is about 15 minutes to downtown (about $10 each way as of Feb 2017) and the beach is quite rocky so if you’re wanting a sandy beach, check out the photos first. However there is a nice little pool onsite and shops, grocery and restaurants nearby.

 

Mar Rosa RV Park

Mar Rosa is located in the heart of the Golden Zone close to many amenities and right on a beautiful, sandy, swimmable beach. There are 82 full hook-up sites, the bus stops at the gate and Mar Rosa can accommodate big rigs. There is gated security and lots of amenities (link above!). Although Punta Cerritos felt higher-end, Mar Rosa is conveniently in town (great for walkability) and has a nicer beach – also open year round!

 

Trailer Park Las Jaibas

If you’re not looking to stay right downtown and not as far out as Punta Cerritos, Las Jaibas may be for you. It’s located about half way between. Not waterfront (about a block to the beach) but there is a swimming pool! Las Jaibas has full hook-ups and storage/parking area for boats, trailers and cars and there is a really close city bus stop. Las Jaibas is is surrounded by large trees and there are many palms, trees and flowering bushes inside the park.

 

Baraka RV and Beach Club

Baraka is a beautiful RV park right on the beach – no pool but a nice clubhouse and plenty of gorgeous palm trees and grassy areas. There is a Beach Club next door (see pics here) so if you enjoy live music and nearby entertainment, or if you’re looking for a venue for an event or get-together, check out Baraka! Located just north of town, Baraka is across the road from Las Jaibas (above) on the waterfront side of the street.

 

Mar a Villas

Mar a Villas is a lovely, quiet and serene RV Park located again at the north end (about 10-15 minutes into town) but there is a bus stop outside the park to get you into town. I’ve read that Mar a Villas has been closed in the past, but as of Feb 2017 it was open. There is a really nice clubhouse on a fantastic beach. The beach area is so nice here! It is a tighter fit and is often full so check availability first.

 

And I’m going to leave you with some further resources below on RV Parks and things to do on your next trip to Mazatlán! If you’ve spent time in Mexico with an RV, give us a shout – we’d love to hear about your experience!

¡Arriba, Arriba!

 

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