We decided to walk to La Penita and visit the two other RV Parks there just for something to do. Besides the main highway bridge, there is a swinging pedestrian foot bridge between the two towns.
Walking across this bridge made you walk like a drunk!
A beautiful hand painted mural on the wall outside an expensive home.
We walked through town and then headed to the waterfront. The first park in La Penita was called "Little Rig RV Park", however it looks like it could easily take rigs to 34' or so. There are only 6 sites, but 5 of them were empty. It's really the guys beach house, where he has turned part of the property into RV parking spaces. Nice enough looking place, but not for us because the Canadian owner charges $25 per night (320 pesos) and was not negotiable. And our opinion is that if you are paying in prices quoted in dollars, you are paying too much. Oddly enough, he quotes the price in dollars, but only accepts Mexican pesos for payment. When I asked how many pesos, he said 350. Very strange. And very expensive.
We walked about 1 km further down the beach to the large and popular "La Penita RV Park".
The beach at La Penita RV Park.
There was only one guy sitting out at the beach. This RV park is almost full, and has around 120 sites, yet nobody was on the beach. We wandered around the sites. Looks like most people come down and stay for at least a month with many probably here all winter. Not our kind of park though, with the RV's packed very close together, we like a little more space. And again, prices in U.S. dollars. This obviously doesn't bother many people, but it does bother us.
RV's at La Penita RV park.
Monthly rates here are between $500 and $600 dollars. What I can't figure out, is that you can rent a VERY nice two bedroom apartment for that kind of money. You can rent local Mexican style accommodation for less than $300 per month. If we were to ever want to stay in one spot down here, it wouldn't be in an RV...we would simply fly down and rent. We have a home with wheels so that we can travel and explore!
On the way back in Guayabitos, we snapped a photo of another expensive RV park. This place is simply a concrete parking lot...
Mostly Quebec rigs in this lot, while mostly British Columbia plates in La Penita. Hardly any from Ontario, or the U.S., although did see plates from Washington, Oregon, and Montana.
This restaurant in Rincon de Guayabitos obviously has cold beer!
Our swimming pool at dusk.
Walked 8 kms (5 miles) yesterday! Not sure if we're going to stay on here today. We think we'll ask the owner if he would like to continue our pricing deal for another day or two because there is only one other rig here. Totally up to him. We are not costing him anything, so whatever he collects from us is pure profit. If not, we are quite happy to move on.