A Few Things You Want to Know About Camping in Mexico

By | 14 June, 2019

Camping has been a popular vacation idea for decades. Groups of individuals gathering in a camper van to explore parks and wildlife near and far were just the way to go. It’s affordable, convenient, and an experience like none other. If you’ve done your fair share of driving across the US on camping trips, chances are you’re ready to up the ante.

Taking your camping experience internationally is certainly the next level. Though more expensive than traveling domestically, it can be a unique way to travel abroad. You can indulge in nature in various elements as you create lasting memories with loved ones. If international camping in countries like Mexico sounds like an adventure you’re willing to give a go, here are some things to keep in mind:

Transportation Method

There are several options for camping in Mexico. If you have your own RV, you can make it a road trip. Just make sure you have amenities like a television or computer for entertainment, an adequate heating and/or cooling system, and ShadePro RV screen rooms for outdoor protection from bugs and sun. You’ll also want to have the rig serviced before hitting the road to Mexico. If you don’t have your own RV, you could also rent a campervan once you’ve arrived in Mexico.

Another option would be to fly and rent a car to drive to a Mexico campsite or rent a car locally and drive to Mexico. Car rentals are convenient in that you don’t have to put damage on your own vehicle but if you plan on bringing a lot of people or packing a lot, it may not be efficient for space. Not to mention, if the weather gets bad you won’t have as much protection in a car as you would in a camper van.

Choosing a Campsite

Mexico does have a few designated campsites where you can set up shop and enjoy nature. The campsites are out of this world too. You’ll find that many of them look and feel like resorts. If you’d prefer something else, however, there are other areas within the country that you can camp for free. Just be careful, however, as all land is not free. If you start camping on a privately owned property without having previously asked for permission it could get you in a lot of trouble. Be sure to ask in advance if you can camp in a particular area.

Weather Can be Tricky

Mexico is a beautiful country to explore. It’s diverse in so many ways – including the weather. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for just about anything. The first few days might be mild, sunny, and comfortable, but suddenly things get a bit chilly. Since you never know how the temperatures can change in Mexico, it’s a good idea to make sure you have clothes and RV accessories to accommodate both warm and cold climates.

Brush Up on Your Spanish

If the only things you know how to say in Spanish are hello and good-bye, it’s probably a good idea to brush up on the language before your camping trip in Mexico. Learning some basic terminology can be crucial to the success of your excursion. Whether you need to ask directions, permission to camp on the land, learn of things to do, or you just want to communicate and learn more about natives, it’s always best to have some idea of what you and others are saying. There are plenty of applications you can download to start learning key terms in your spare time.

Steer Clear of Tap Water

Water is essential during camping trips, but be careful where you get it from. The tap water in Mexico is truly unsafe to drink as the water contains high amounts of viruses and bacteria.  You should pack a travel-size water filtration system or purchase bottled water.

Camping in Mexico is an experience you’ve got to try at least once in your lifetime. This amazing country filled with arts, culture, and nature that you’ll fall in love with during your excursion. Just be sure to adhere to the above advice in order to get the true camping experience.


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