There has never been a decent place for RV's to stay while they are in the area of Morelia, Michoacan. So a few years ago, Arturo Berrera decided to build one. Arturo had spent much of his life living and working in southern California, and was also an avid RV'er in his younger days.
So he knew what RVers needed and wanted and he built this park to American standards.
Every site has 15 and 30 amp receptacles, water, and sewer.
And he even has five sites that have 50 amp receptacles that include true 50 amp service...a rare find in Mexico!
The park's physical location is at GPS 19.903176, -101.122570, right beside the Guadalajara to Mexico City toll highway. But you cannot access the park from the main highway!
When he began building the park, there was access to the property from the main highway. But when they expanded the highway during his construction of the park, a problem came up. His access was cut off and the government wanted an unrealistic amount of money to re-open the access.
So Arturo went to plan B, and designed a route to the park that went through the nearby town of San Juan. It's a difficult route, but any size of RV can make it. We just finished bringing an RV caravan up there that included all varieties of rigs.
Beautiful views from San Juan del Lago RV Resort.
All sites are 30' x 60', with another 30' between you and your neighbor.
I've never been to a park with such widely separated sites. Lots of room and privacy. Sherman likes his space, so this was perfect for us!
And, it was refreshing to find fast, free wifi...I think we got a little spoiled there with our wifi access! Now, he admits that it works best within 100 meters of the antenna, so better to take one of the sites closest to the clubhouse building if you can.
Or, of course you could simply bring your laptop up to the clubhouse where there is loads of seating, lots of electrical outlets, and a beautiful view of the lake.
The clubhouse at San Juan del Lago RV Park.
Pricing is reasonable, at 250 pesos ($20 CAD, or $14 USD) per night, electricity included. Or, 6,000 pesos ($480 CAD, or $325 USD) per month.
But even better, he has a special promo on for new customers. One week free, no strings attached. Just so you can get a feel for the area, and hopefully you'll enjoy yourself so much that you will return in future years.
Nice seating overlooking the lake.
Or, relax in a hammock.
Fantastic table for group dinners!
One of the best things about San Juan del Lago RV Resort is Arturo himself. This guy will bend over backwards to make your stay a good one.
For example...when we arrived, we tested the electricity. Now, electricity voltage in Mexico is typically higher than the normal 110 to 120 volts that we have in Canada and the United States. Usually, we find the voltage in Mexico to be between 125 and 135 volts.
But most RV appliances have a maximum recommended voltage of 132 volts.
The voltage we tested was slightly higher than that, and when I mentioned it to Arturo, he got right on the phone to an electrical engineer, and that afternoon the voltage to the park was re-set to 127 volts. Great service!
Arturo also knows a lot about the area, and is happy to set up any tours or give advice for things to do in the area. We could easily spend a couple of weeks exploring here.
We had a great stay, and we will be back!
One thing....you have to contact Arturo ahead of time to stay at this park. Because of the route, he will have to guide you through town. It's a little tight in spots, and there is a fairly steep (but short) hill that you have to climb, but it's accessible by any size rig.
Once you have contacted Arturo, he will meet you at GPS 19.920083, -101.143513 where there is lots of room to park your rig at the side of the road. Then, you can follow him through town and up to the RV Park.
Phone from USA to Mexico 011 52 1 443 228 3839
You can email Arturo at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Juan del Lago RV Resort.