Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping:

Explore Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize With Your RV or Tent

Fourth Edition

by Mike and Terri Church

6" by 9" Paperback
576 pages, over 250 maps
ISBN 978-0982310106
$ 21.95

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Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping: Explore Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize with Your RV or Tent (Traveler's Guide series)  

One of the world's most interesting and least expensive travel destinations is just across the southern U.S. border. Mexico offers warm sunny weather all winter long, beautiful beaches, colonial cities, arts and crafts, and excellent food. Best of all, you can easily and economically visit Mexico in your own car or RV! Thousands of campers from the U.S. and Canada do it every year.

Camping is a great way to explore Mexico. Modern roads now make the entire country easily accessible. Campgrounds are located along the beaches, near cities and resorts, and within easy range of ancient archeological sites and eco-destinations. Here are some of the areas with campgrounds featured in this book:Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping Cover

Yucatan Peninsula
Colonial Highlands
West Coast
Copper Canyon
Chiapas and Oaxaca
Baja Peninsula
Gulf of California
Eastern Gulf Coast
Guatemala and Belize
And Many More!

Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping is designed to make your trip to Mexico simple. It has detailed descriptions of almost 250 campgrounds located all over the country. In addition to camping and campground information this indispensable guide also includes information about important cities, tourist destinations, border crossing, roads and driving, trip preparation, vehicle care, shopping, entertainment, and sports opportunities. It will help you plan your itinerary and enjoy yourself more while you are on the road.

New Features In Fourth Edition:

  • Guatemala

  • All campgrounds visited in 2008/2009 and their descriptions and maps updated

  • New bypass routes to avoid Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tecoman, and La Paz!

  • Important new camping information for the destinations of Celestino Gasca, Cuitzeo, Lago Media Luna, Mazamitla, Pachuca, Tapalpa,  Agua Dulce,  Escarcega, Belize City, Lake Atitlán, Antigua, Rio Dulce, Tikal, and many more.

  • We've rearranged the book with destinations in most areas now arranged from north to south to make it much easier to find your next destination.

Reviews

Family Motor Coaching, July, 2003, p. 52


RV Hometown Web Site (click to see review)

"If you are headed for Mexico you won't want to cross the border without a copy of Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping". - Stephanie Bernhagen


Family Motor Coaching, October 2001, p. 135 -

 "Mike and Terri Church's Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping is an invaluable resource for locating RV Parks" - Gerald C. and Sharon L. Hammon


Escapees, March/April 1999, p. 29 -

There's a rather new Mexican campground book out now. Mike and Terri Church have written Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping, published by Rolling Homes Press, PO Box 2099, Kirkland, WA 98083. Their campground guide is very complete and offers well-written directions. - Scott and Karen Bonis


MotorHome, January 1999, page 125 -

"This comprehensive new book  ... is intended to provide all the information RVers need when they go south of the border, whether to Baja California or to the mainland."


The RV Times, November/December 1998, p. 38 -

"This couple knows their stuff...."

"...you shouldn't need another RV guide book."


Escapees, January/February 1998, page 38 -

"This book is literally just off the press, and our advice is: Don't travel to Mexico without a copy of it!"

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Why Camp Mexico?

Chapter 2 - Details, Details, Details

Chapter 3 - Crossing The Border
          People Documentation
          Vehicle Documentation
          Vehicle Insurance
          Pets
          Boats
          ATVs and Motorcycles
          What Can You Take In To Mexico?
          What Can's You Bring Along?
          Actual Procedures at the Border
          Coming Back Into The US
          A Final Note About Border Crossing Procedures and Regulations
          Selected Border Crossings:
               Chula Vista, California/Tijuana, Baja California
               Tecate, Baja California
               Calexico, California/Mexicali, Baja California
               San Luis, Arizona/San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora
               Lukeville, Arizona/Sonoyta, Sonora
               Nogales, Arizona/Nogales, Sonora
               Naco, Arizona/Naco, Sonora
               Douglas, Arizona/Agua Prieta, Sonora
               Columbus, Arizona/Palomas, Chihuahua
               El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
               Laredo, Texas/Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo León
               Río Grande Valley, Texas
               Brownsville, Texas/ Matamoros, Tamaulipas
          Other Border Crossings    

Chapter 4 - How to Use the Destination Chapters

Chapter 5 - The Northern West Coast: Nogales to Teacapán
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               Magdalena and Santa Ana
               Hermosillo
               Bahía Kino
               Guaymas and San Carlos
               Navojoa
               Álamos
               Huatabampito
               El Fuerte
               Los Mochis
               Las Glorias
               Culiacán
               Celestino Gásca
               Mazatlán
               Teacapán

Chapter 6 - The Central West Coast: San Blas to Acapulco
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               San Blas
               La Peñita de Jaltemba
               Rincón de Guayabitos
               Lo de Marcos
               Sayulita
               Bucerías
               Puerto Vallarta
               Punta Pérula
               Tenacatita, La Manzanilla, and Boca Beach
               San Patricio - Melaque
               Michoacán Coast
               Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
               Acapulco
               

Chapter 7 - The Interior of Mexico
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               Aguascalientes
               Basaseachic Falls National Park
               Chihuahua Area
                  Chihuahua
                  Ciudad Camargo
                  Cuauhtemoc
               Colima
               Creel
               Cuernavaca
               Cuitzeo
               El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
                  San Felipe
                  Los Azufres
              Guadalajara Area
                   Guadalajara
                   Villa Corona
                   Chapala
               Guanajuato
               Lago Media Luna
               Madera
               Matehuala
               Mazamitla
               Mexico City (Ciudad de México)
               Monterrey
               Morelia
                   Zinapécuaro
                   Quiroga
               Nuevo Casas Grandes
               Pachuca
               Pátzcuaro
               Puebla
               Querétaro
               Saltillo
               San Luis Potosí
               San Miguel de Allende
               Tapalpa
               Tepic
               Tequila and Magdalena
               Tequisquiapan
               Tlaxcala
               Toluca
               Torreón
               Uruapan
               Valle de Bravo
               Zacatecas

Chapter 8 - The East or Gulf Coast
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               Ciudad Victoria
               La Pesca
              Ciudad Mante
              Ciudad Valles
               Tampico
               Posa Rica and Papantla
               Emerald Coast
               Veracruz
               Catemaco
               Agua Dulce
               Villahermosa

Chapter 9 - Chiapas and Oaxaca
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Campgrounds
               Puerto Escondido
               Puerto Ángel
               Bahías de Huatulco
               Oaxaca
               Tehuantepec
               Chiapas Coast
               Tuxtla Gutiérrez
               San Cristóbal
               Bonampak Area
                    Bonampak
                    Yaxchilán
               Palenque

 

Chapter 10 - The Yucatán Peninsula
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               Escárcega and Mex 186
               Bacalar
               Chetumal
               Costa Maya
               Riviera Maya
                    Paa Mul
                    Xpu-Ha
                    Puerto Morelos
               Cancún
               Valladolid
               Río Lagartos
               Chichén Itzá and Pisté
               Mérida
               Puerto Progreso
               Celestún
               Uxmal
               Campeche
               Isla Aguada

Chapter 11 - The Northern Gulf of California
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)
               Golfo de Santa Clara
               San Felipe

Chapter 12 - Northern Baja Peninsula
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
               Tecate
               Rosarito
               Ensenada
               Estero Beach
               Punta Banda
               Santo Tomás
               San Quintín Area
                  Colonia Vicente Guerrero
                  San Quintín
               El Rosario
               Cataviña
               Bahía de los Ángeles

Chapter 13 - Southern Baja Peninsula
          Introduction
          Selected cities and Their Campgrounds
               Guerrero Negro
               Vizcaíno Junction
               San Ignacio
               Santa Rosalía
               Mulegé
               Bahía Concepción
               Loreto
               Puerto Escondido
               Ciudad Constitución
               La Paz
               La Ventana
               Todos Santos
               Los Cabos
               Los Barriles Area:
                  Los Barriles
                  La Ribera
                  San Antonio

Chapter 14 - Belize and Guatemala
          Belize
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
              Corozol Town and the Corozol District
              Orange Walk and the Orange Walk District
              Belize City and the Belize District
              San Ignacio and the Cayo District
          Guatemala
          Introduction
          Selected Cities and Their Campgrounds
              Lake Atitlán and Panajachel
              Antigua
              Guatemala City
              Río Dulce
              Poptún
              Tikal

Appendix - Road Signs
Text Index
Campground Index
About The Authors
Other Books
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