Chapala public parking | Informal Campsite

Mexico

Details

Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: 20.28656, -103.18795
Altitude: 1524.0 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: No
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

Contributed By

famille.barabe

Something not right?


Enjoy our site?

iOverlander is a volunteer run, nonprofit project. Please consider a small donation to help cover our expenses. Learn more.

Description

Large parking lot at the end of The Malecon ,near the city Park that Has a Hudge swimming pool,we ask municipal police for a safe place to spend the night,they send us there and even patrolled the area over the night.

Photos

Why? By checking in after you've visited a place you let others know this place is still functional. You can also add or correct any information.

Latest Check-Ins

We stayed overnight in this parking lot and it was wonderful. Lots of nearby restaurants. Police patrol the lot all night. We felt very safe

Report Check-In

Big dirt parking lot close to the Malecón. Since we arrived on a Sunday afternoon, we paid $50mxp. Town was packed. Lots going on. Music was going until about 10pm then it quieted down. Cops knocked on our window at midnight to see what was going on with the parked van but they said it was fine to park here overnight. Public banos on the south side of the lot but not open after 7pm. I would expect it to be much quieter and to not have to pay during the week.

Report Check-In

We stayed 2 nights here, from Thursday-Saturday, was OK, not to much noise. Police was passing several times a day, they didn’t bother us, all in all a good stay.

Report Check-In

Pretty awful really. Horribly noisy. Inspected by Police at 6pm. Then told to move by Police at 8pm. We moved to a spot outside the gate. Then we thought they came around again at 10pm as they shone their torches in through the windows. But no, it was a couple of thieves who stole one of our camping chairs. Inspected by Police again with torches through the windows at 4pm. At least the really loud music had finished by then. First and last time I'll be car camping in a Mexican urban environment. Scary and not safe. Almost as bad as California is now!

Report Check-In

On the Sidewalk of the Chapala Red Cross, safe parking, with connection to electricity and free water, you can drain your waters into the grids on the street!

En la acera de la Cruz Roja Chapala, estacionamiento seguro, con conexión a la electricidad y el agua libre, ¡puede drenar sus aguas en las redes en la calle!

Report Check-In

We actually stayed on a side street. Maybe halfway between this large parking lot and the main road. After staying at public parking lots several times, we’ve found better nights of sleep in neighborhoods. This community seems very safe.

Report Check-In

We got here on a Friday night and had to leave at 1am. A dozen of cars with full blasting music parked around us, but we weren’t in the mood for partying... terrible.

Report Check-In

Arrived on Monday and stayed 3 nights. The tap water is still there. The swimming pool next to the parking was closed (because of the season) but you can pay 5 pesos and use the bathroom they told us that the shower is only with cold water. We went to the park on Wednesday and nobody was there to pay the 5 pesos.

A little noise because of the restaurants at the malecon but the stop the music at midnight.

The police patroll the area very often.

We were the onlyones parking here. Great location to visit Chapala

Report Check-In

Didn't stay here as slept at the spot in Ajijic, but stopped off here for water. Tap is there, slow flow but free.

Report Check-In

Arrived on Sunday afternoon and they were charging everyone 50p to park with no time limit. I’m sure if you came on a weekday you wouldn’t be charged. We stayed the night with no issues. We could hear the music from the Malecón but it wasn’t bad at all. Good spot

Report Check-In

very large flat parking. we paid 30 pesos and we stayed for two nights. if you arrived on a Saturday, it is better to be a music lover. ideally placed to walk on the malecon. At the second exit, at the foot of an electric pole are two faucets, we filled up with water.

Report Check-In

It is a perfect spot.....just not on a Friday night during carnaval. Unfortunately around 9:00pm, the mariachi music started up so loud we could feel the reverberations through the truck. We stuck it out until 2am when we moved just down the street a ways where it was still audible, but not vibrating our vehicle.
Would probably be great any other non-festival weekday time of year as the location is great and not busy.

Report Check-In

As described, a great free place to park while exploring Chapala. Right on the boardwalk with lots of bars and restaurants and a playground and skate park nearby which our children loved.

Report Check-In

Got here on a Sunday afternoon, paid 30 pesos, spent the night with no problem. Quiet and empty on Monday morning.

Report Check-In

totally free parking. safe, quiet, shade under the trees, non potable free water, just in front the park. Quite good!

Report Check-In

Quiet, secluded car park near the lake with a cooling breeze and shade.

It’s free on weekdays and then 30 pesos at the weekend. We were pretty much undisturbed for the 4 days that we stayed there.

The ground is level gravel and the adjacent park has a swimming pool and shower you can use for 50 pesos. Friday night was a bit noisy from the sound of distant bars, but it didn’t keep us up.

Report Check-In

Great public parking to stay for day (30 pesos) and night. Pretty noisy during the evening but night is Ok.
We arrived during the day so we paid 30 and stayed the night, the day after and another night. Water is available from the colored houses.

Report Check-In

Large parking lot at the end of The Malecon ,near the city Park that Has a Hudge swimming pool,we ask municipal police for a safe place to spend the night,they send us there and even patrolled the area over the night.

Report Check-In

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.