March 13, 2011
North to Puerto Vallarta
From Melaque we drove north to Puerto Vallarta, a distance of 140 miles (226 km)
We had heard that there was a new campground underconstruction inland from La Manzanilla and stopped to take a look. It was easy to find since there was a sign on Mex 15 near the entrance road to La Manzanilla. The place is called Ecocamping Servicios and is in the small village of Los Ingenios. See our Mexico Updates page for more about the park.
Sign on Mex 200
To the right around the bull ring for the RV entrance.
Owner Carlos and Terri
Parking is Under Trees, In A Large Open Area
20 and 30-amp Outlets
In Puerto Vallarta we picked Tachos for our campground. We found it about 80% full. Pretty good since this is the first year that the RV dealer from Quebec hasn't reserved a large number of sites.
Sand Art Along The Puerto Vallarta Waterfront
The Central Plaza in Puerto Vallarta
Tip: Best Crepes in Puerto Vallarta Come From This Stand Near Tachos
Lo De Marcos
A short drive north of Puerto Vallarta is another world. Little Lo De Marcos is a quiet spot that only RVers seem to know about.
Mike on the Beach in Lo De Marcos
Lo De Marcos has a new campground, the La Parrota. There's more about the campground on our Mexico Updates page.
Entrance Sign at La Parota
Beach at La Parota
Sites at La Parota
Restrooms at La Parota
Parked at La Parota