In previous years this park would have earned a 10, then a 9 then an 8 now a 7. We have always used this park for a 3 or 4 day break on arriving or leaving Mexico. Since the death of the original builders and owners some years ago the site has continued to deteriorate. It used to be the highest standard park in Mexico, but lack of maintenance over the years is taking its toll: The hot tub isn't, the laundry room is down to one dryer, many power outlets are hanging by their wires, the wireless connection is longer available at the rig (it seems no matter how closed to the building you are). Wireless is only available in the game room, at this moment 7 users are on line, most using skype, so everyone is talking at once. Fortunately, no one wants to play billiards or ping pong! The placed is still clean, but it's not the park it used to be. Next year we will probably stay in one of the others in town and save the extra 10Km. drive to El Mirador and back.
Relatively new campground on the Cerritos road north of the marina. Big Rigs have room for slides. Sites are dirt/gravel with concrete and brick patios. Road need some gravel as it is a bit dusty. Actually had good water pressure! Staff speak enough English, some are fluent. A small out door restaurant serves good Mexican food for breakfast and lunch except Sundays and Holidays. Located on a main bus route to downtown Mazatlan and centro, and taxis pass regularly. A friendly park with lots of long stay residents who know Mazatlan well.
This new park is located at KM marker 196 on the Mex 200 between Play Azul and Manzanillo. (The Michoacan/Colima border is at KM 229). The park entrance is well signed at the turn onto a narrow gravel/dirt road about 500 meters to the campground. There were big rigs in, some staying long term. Very friendly and helpful American owner. Still gravel and dirt sites, new concrete patio pads being poured, and new sites being added. As the trees, shrubs and grass grow, and more gravel laid to keep the dust down, this will be a very nice park. Wireless internet is via satellite internet provided by the park at a reasonable rate. Cell phone access was very sketchy. About half way in travel time between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo, (6 to 7 hours each including stops) 3 hours from Melaque.
This is a friendly park with wonderful owners. At least 50% of the sites are already reserved for all or part of the next season. The park is open year round with one permanent resident. Excellent restaurant, who's owner (Memo) speaks good English. The RV Park is actually part of the parking lot for the restaurant. The RV Park and Restaurant owners are brothers. Edmundo speaks some English. The phone number listed is for the Restaurant. The sites are gravel, a bit dusty. Good access to Playa La Ropa beach through the restaurant. Sites have some shade either in the morning or the afternoon depending on which side you are on. Separate washroom with cold water shower for campers. 1 or 2 sites will take a big rig but are booked for most of next winter.