El Gordo Y San Pancho | Informal Campsite

Mexico

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Last Visited: over 1 year ago
GPS: 17.982780, -93.046570
Altitude: 3.0 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Cold
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Description

Camping outside of a waterpark that has pools and slides. We paid $250 pesos per night which gave us access to the water park. Bathrooms are inside water park which you can access after hours if needed. We were the only guests at the water park other than one other family when we visited (right before COVID-19) broke out. Electricity wasn't strong enough to power our A/C and gave us really bad hot skin (meaning there is no ground). Water on site but no dumps. It's an okay place to park overnight.

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Camping outside of a waterpark that has pools and slides. We paid $250 pesos per night which gave us access to the We were the only guests other than one other family when we visited (right before COVID-19) broke out. Electricity wasn't strong enough to power our A/C and gave us really bad hot skin (meaning there is no ground). Water on site but no dumps. It's an okay place to park overnight.

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Stayed here for one night. Quiet safe spot with security. Showers are cool but ok. Could not find sanydump. 250 pesos a night

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Nice parking area for RV’s in front of the waterpark, if necessary with water and electricity. Nice pool area. Clean bathrooms and showers. While the nighttime a guard has an eye on the water park. Nice staff. WiFi was ok.

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We arrived at 7pm (after the pools closed) and were let in by the security guard. Access to the clean toilets and clean (cold) showers. We left early in the morning and didn't use the electric, water or pools. Still was very happy to have a safe, quiet place to sleep. The mosquitoes are intense. Keep your windows closed!!

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Good site from which to visit Villahermosa. Difficult to find and entry not easy. Coming from the East, look for big blue sign with 'Bienvenidos' in yellow letters. Sign set back from road so not seen until last minute. Narrow dirt road to campsite but persevere - you will be able to turn at the Recreativo. Electric and water at several locations. Dump requires moving to different location. Wifi weak. 300 pesos per night. Did not check out facilities. Did not ask about pool.

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Went here again. Now they asked 300p for a small campervan and 1 person. Got them down to 200p. And good news! Got their wifi code from the office lady: [Password removed by moderator.]

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We spent one night here, paid 250 pesos for 2 people and a campervan.
The swimming pool is nice.
No wifi.
Watch for the ants, a lot of little black ones (hopefully harmless) crawled into our van through the wheel, the suspension, the engine and eventually the living space.

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Nice location. According to the caretaker there is no more wifi. Pools close at 6 and open at 10.

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Due to waiting for spareparts frm VW Germany. We steed here for 10 days for a reasonble price.
Caretaker is very friendly.

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We've stayed here twice now, as it's a good halfway point. The owner remembered me even though it's been months, maybe because we have a distinct vehicle and crazy kids but anyway, they're pretty nice. The water is warm in the summer and a bit dirty for sure. You can buy a few things here like beer, soda and snacks. They've upgraded their electrical plugs, still 110v but worked fine for us in our VW. We left our chairs out, door open, nobody bothered us. Big big frogs here, Linda cool. Noisy from the highway but all around an okay spot, especially for kids. $300 pesos for four people including camping and the water park. Couldn't connect to WiFi.

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1.) 350 Pesos incl. pool and electricity.
2.) Poolarea is open at night.
3.) No Wify.
4.) Showers and WC only in the poolarea.
5.) Showers inside the dressing-room without water.
6.) No drinking water. (950 Microsiemens)
7.) Nice poolarea and quiet at night. Security.

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Main Pool not available in November. You can use a small mini pool. The site now has power outlets which are working fine. WiFi also available. Telcel signal available. Security at night.Toilets ok but showers not working. We paid 250mxn for 2adults+2kids.

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We stayed overnight for 250 MXN. No wifi on Tuesdays due to "maintenance" apparently, but it has a decent Telecel signal. We were the only campers. The fee includes access to the pool for 24 hours, so depending on when you arrive you could get use across two days.

The pool has a couple of decent (adult) slides way at the back, although the long yellow "speed slide" was either closed or under maintenance. Water and electricity worked OK.

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Good place to visit the Parque Museo La Venta in central Villahermosa. We took a taxi. When we were there, it was empty, we were the only campers, and there were almost no mosquitoes. We paid 250 Pesos for two people.

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We arrived when a RV caravan had camped and the place was crowded. Had electricity problems from the overload of 15 other campers. This was the most people camped at any one place we had seen in Mexico. Lots of mosquitoes. Seemed a bit overpriced at 250 pesos with cold showers and limited power. Water ran out in banos over night but was working by 7AM next morning. Well off the highway and very quiet. MUST SEE: Park de La Venta outdoor museum and zoo. 3 Olmec heads and cool zoo.

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200 MX per night with electric and water. Elec plugs looked a bit iffy. We arrived close to the pool closing, so didn't have a swim, but it looked great. Extra 50 pesos (per rig) to use the pool. Showers were in one big room (6 shower heads all along a wall), but no one else there. Water hot in showers. Friendly staff. No wifi. Fine for one night.

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stayed here one night on my way to the Yucatan peninsula
MXN200/ night for two people. Clean bathrooms and showers. Security guy at night, very quiet until people start arriving to the waterpark (8 am.)

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It is ok for campers if there are no other options, but not possible for tenters due to the huge grassy field occupied by relentless biting fire ants. We parked in the field first but moved because of the ants and no poles had power. We parked in the parking lot in front of the building instead. Some poles have undamaged power plugs and water. Weekends are packed so you have to wait until the waterpark closes at 6 for parking to free up. Not recommended for big rigs on weekends. It was hot here, 38C so being able to run our A/C was all we wanted. Wifi doesn't reach parking lot. Their set price for "trailer park" is now $250 pesos. Don't leave anything outside your camper! Mexico is the land of sandal thieves. Ours were stolen overnight. Fifth pair stolen, all by Mexicans. We became complacent travelling through Central America where we didn't need to worry much about petty theft in secure camping areas with guards.

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$150p with no power/water. Showers were drips in the women's restroom and non existent in the men's. Swarmed with mosquitoes. But it's quiet, has WIFI, is safe, and near the highway.

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This place is a parking lot outside of a water park on the west side of Villagermosa. Not a bad place as it has toilets, showers, Internet and if you like, a huge pool. No electricity at the outlets, but I'm sure they would run an extension cord if you wanted. The owner speaks a little English, and the staff is very friendly. We were able to pay 150 peso for our camper van for a night, and that included pool time.

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Very basic campsite in front of the Balneario. Bathrooms with toilets and cold showers. Power at site, tap did not work. The camping fee includes the admission fee to the Balneario. If you don't use the facilities the price is too high.

(Originally 200 pesos, but by action and by pointing out that we do not need electricity, only 150 pesos)

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