So, here's a look at where we've been for the last two nights...the La Parota RV Park.
This park is only in it's fourth season, so the greenery and trees are still growing. But that's one of the main reasons we like this park. There is actual greenery and trees! Some other parks in the area look more like fancy gravel and concrete parking lots. Not our style.
That's got to be one of the tallest palm trees we've ever seen!
There are 42 sites here at La Parota. About 10 of them empty right now. That's great for us, because we like our space! In my mind, the absolute worst thing about RV'ing would be opening my blind in the morning and having to stare at another RV parked only 10 feet away.
Sherman chose a site far away from everybody else.
Considering there are over 30 rigs here, the wifi internet connection has worked really well for us. RV'ers know that campground wifi across North America can be iffy at best and is often not up to the standard that it should be, so it's refreshing to get logged on to a decent connection with this many people here.
Electricity is metered for stays of longer than a week. Just the way it should be, although we think it should be metered for weekly and daily stays as well. Every site has a meter so it wouldn't be difficult to institute that option. Our site has only 15 amp electricity, I'm not sure about the others. No idea why anyone would need any more than that anyhow. The temperature here has been perfect, with a breeze and highs around 27C (81F). We can never figure out why anyone would want their air conditioning on with perfect weather like that!
The main washroom, shower, and laundry building.
Shower stalls. Lots of hot and cold water.
The rooftop patio, with some of the ladies doing crafts.
Yep, everyone welcome!
View from the rooftop patio.
There are two things that we really like about La Parota RV Park.
First, the owner. Juan Jose is simply a nice guy. Friendly, easy to get along with, and helpful in every way. That goes a long way in our decision to stay at this park.
Second, the prices. Every park in this area is fairly expensive, but that's because they're almost all located right on a beautiful beach. However, Juan Jose is one of the few that holds it's prices in pesos, and not U.S. dollars. He even explains his thinking on their website, and he's exactly correct.
"While living in Mexico, it is generally customary to pay for everything in pesos. Unlike other RV parks who price in dollars to take advantage of the float, we price in pesos. Feel free to pay us in any currency we can easily exchange, including US and Canadian Dollars, Euros, and the like."
In fact, it's one of the reasons we refuse to pay for anything priced in U.S. dollars while we're in Mexico. Essentially, if something is priced in U.S. dollars, you are being taken advantage of. It's that simple.
The reason people come here.
The beach is beautiful, and good for swimming. And considering there are so many RV'ers at the various campgrounds, it's surprisingly uncrowded. La Parota is also located at the best end of the beach!
There is a restaurant on site. The owner's daughter Anna is going to school in Guadalajara to become a certified chef, and she operates the restaurant along with two of her schoolmates.
All you can eat breakfast buffet for 69 pesos ($5.65).
Restaurant with view.
We enjoyed our stay at La Parota. But, it's time to move on! No idea where we're staying tonight, but we're headed about 90 kms (55 miles) north along the coast towards Aticama. Never been there, so this will be a new drive for us!
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