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Talleyho69

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According to the local news sources, there was no one using the park, "for several months," but over the Easter holiday, there was a "significant" number of people using it, including tents, trailers and RV's.

Hopefully this means that there is hope. The news article also mentioned that there had/have been discussions of changing the place from an RV park, but that this may stop those.

Here is the GoogleTranslate version of the article: After several months without receiving tourism of any kind, the facilities of the Ixtapa Trailer Park operated by Fonatur, registered an increase in the influx during this Easter holiday period, especially from national visitors.
Sources revealed that during the weekend the 60 percent capacity allowed by the authorities was reached and for this Easter week, the presence of visitors represents 36 percent.
Inside you can see people with their tents, as well as campers and buses, who choose this lodging option located in the Linda beach area.
This rebound in use leaves an incentive for Fonatur because even long before the pandemic, the Trailer Park was already operating in the red, without being attractive to tourists.
It had even been contemplated that the federal agency or, if possible, could be concessioned to an individual to become a beach club.
When the health emergency arrived, in principle there were damages but after the reopening of the beaches little by little the visitors again turned to see this modality because it does not concentrate the same number of people as a normal hostelry.
From this moment on, Fonatur hopes that the preference for the Trailer Park will continue to increase, to assess whether resources are invested in improving this concept of accommodation or giving it another twist.

Maybe there is hope for it!!! I'll post any more information that appears.

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Life has always rebounded after wars, disasters, and even the 1918 Flu. Let's hope that it continues to do so. There were times it didn't look like it would or if it did there would be a "new normal".





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There is hope! We will get through this terrible time.


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Thanks for this post. As some of you know I am in an RV and tourism related business here in Mexico. My tour company has been shut down since March 17th 2020, that is for private tours in my vans. I have little to no overhead, and am debt free. So we are going to be able to ride it out. When the market comes back... and it will, I will be glad to see it. This year we did have 4 RV caravans come to Puerto Penasco for a combined 54 rigs over a 3 week period. All sanitary protocols were followed by everyone who came here plus all of my vendors on the ground here and it was good to see these folks travelling safely again. We miss our Canadian friends though and hope that restrictions are lifted for season 2022. I already have 6 caravans scheduled for 2022 (close to 100 rigs) so there is a big demand. Hasta la vista, hopefully next year!


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Talleyho69

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We sure hope so!!! This is, as you obviously know, a great country, and has a lot to offer to RVers, especially those that are a bit adventurous, or at least think they are!

We'll try to post, as we hope you ALL will, updates on RV parks and things along that line.

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Mexico is a great country. We started off in an RV - eight years camping near Teacapan. Then we started touring Mexico on a motorcycle and have visited every state except 2 & both Baja states (4 altogether. I suspect that car touring in Mexico would be equally enjoyable. I can't wait to return.

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The RV parks that just sit and wait for the rigs to show up will continue to disappear. The parks that adapt will survive. Roca Azul ran a couple of caravans to drum up business. Paamul was very, very smart renting their spaces full time while still having enough daily and camping spaces to meet demand.

I have done quite a bit of car touring lately. Now I am ready to get back to RV'ing. I recently purchased a new diesel pickup that I want to put a cabover camper in the bed. Then I am going to explore areas I have not been to.

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I couldn't imagine giving up the rv although it's only been used a few days in the last year.

That said, the last couple of years we have taken car trips staying in Airbnb. The prices run the gamut but we've never paid more than $50 a day and gas savings on a small car is incredible.

Other trips have been taken (prior to the pandemic) via Mexican airlines and Airbnb. We've been to Ensanada twice using Vivaaerobus at $100 r/t (three-hour flight) rented a house for the week at $30 a day. A 24 hour car rental took us to the wineries and the next morning La Bufa and the rental was 800 pesos with insurance and a full tank. Same price structure with Mazatlan and the hotel was on the beach and we don't stay in dumpy places but we're good deal shoppers.

Boondocking still tops the list. I've never stayed in an rv park in Mexico that I liked with the exception of Hacienda Contreras in Jalisco.


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That particular facility is as ugly as they come. It personifies what was considered desirable by most American style RV parks 20 Years ago. sterile concrete and full hookups that worked. It was also way over priced compared to what was and is available elsewhere in the area!
I’m glad that the management has realized the problem and is now catering to the growing RV / Camping industry that is flourishing in Mexico!


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I guess it would be great to see some Canadians and Americans come to Mexico and open rv parks for the rush that will be coming. We could always use the investment.

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