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Parking lot near the visitor center. We paid 54 pesos entry fee for the national park. You can stay for free. It's almost at 3700 m altitude, so it was cold (8 degrees at day, .. in the night). You better bring warm clothes with you ;-)
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We parked at the Visitors center and went for a beautiful hike through the volcanos! We got back right before dark and didn’t want to drive the dirt bumpy road to Puebla so we asked the visitor center if we could stay in the parking lot and they said no problem! There is also a police station next to the visitor center with 24 hr watch. We didn’t pay anything to park, stay the night or hike the volcano! It was very quite and peaceful but you will be at 12,000 ft elevation! Great spot for the night with amazing volcano views!Report Check-In
We drove up from the Mexico side and after a short afternoon hike stayed on the parking lot for the night. We were told that we couldn't drive to La Joya which wasn't our plan anyway - apparently they closed that road for vehicles of a certain size. We got hit by some thunderstorms and hail in the afternoon and evening, which made for a cozy movie night. The next morning we had a great view of both volcanoes before we left for a very bumpy drive down towards Puebla. 10 or 15km of a washed out dirt road, whish I think was the worst that we have been driven so far. We managed alright - and looking at the vehicles the locals drive up there , no complaints about the rough ride.Report Check-In
Came to visit and climb the volcano. Were told we couldn't drive to La Joya because our truck was too big but our friend has a Sprinter and that was the largest vehicle that could go up. Camped in the visitor center parking lot for free. Hiked to La Joya first day to acclimate, planning to drive to parking lot next day to climb. Then they said no, we couldn't go on road after all because they changed the rules and you have to get an online permit several days ahead of time. No reservation, no driving up road to starting point. Rigid, unbending, especially since we were already here and they'd told us different before. You can now as of today pay a few pesos to hike from visitor center ( it was free yesterday for us but not today) but that is 10 miles return not counting if you climbed some of the mountain. What a bummer and a mind game.Report Check-In
Passage obligé avant d’aller à la Joya pour débuter la randonnée. Le chemin est en lacet de montagne mais très bien asphalté. Quelques branches basses.
On nous a demandé 232 pesos pour passer malgré qu’il aurait fallu s’inscrire 5 jours d’avance pour passer en voiture. (Whaaat!?!) on a lu ça nulle part.
Cool spot for a night! No problems staying, in fact you don't even have to pay unless you are hiking. Great views of the mountains from the carpark if you're not a big walker. We came from the Puebla side in our 22ft class C motorhome, it is manageable but prepare for a slow and very bumpy ride.Report Check-In
Spent one night. Noisy place with people in the late evening, at 2 am people with a guide watching stars speaking loud and tourists arriving from 6 am.Report Check-In
spend 3 nights here with 2 vans. some wild dogs. peacefull at night sometime someone arrived late at night to go hiking. carefull about the dirt bumpy road from Puebla. the road from mexico is mutch more better.Report Check-In
NO DOGS! on the trails once you enter the park but OK for the other tracks...lots of Coyotes in the eveningReport Check-In
Stayed one night. Great views. Next morning we did a hike and it is still 50 per person entrance fee. Felt safe with the police right next to us.Report Check-In
Nice aera to park for the night. Really cold after sunset. Nice walks.Report Check-In
We stayed one night, parking very calm, could hear coyotes at night! Just next to the police,they told us was not a problem to sleep here. Beautiful sunrise!
Parking lot has some level parkings. No toilets.
Paso de Cortes national park. Parking is free and you can stay over night entrance to hike is 50 pesos per person. It is kind of cold at night lots of security patrolling we felt safe after this we drove to Puebla on the dirt road for 15 km.Report Check-In
Stayed here 3 nights on the Carpark, it is free and very quite at night.
Entry to the Nationalpark is 50 Pesos pP.
Nice view on both volcanos, and a free parking with a lot of space to stay overnight. Felt safe with the police station next to us. Just a bit of noise with fools coming late at night, and quite cold even in summer time, but it worth to come here. Don't expect much info from the info center, they just collect the money, and tell you to follow the sign, but no map available (can get it with internet on komoot app)Report Check-In
Got to the parking lot from Amecameca at 6:30pm. Paved road to the center. (Long dirt road from the east- which we took when we left). Stayed the first night for free in the parking lot , lots of Policia here. Paid the $37/person entry the next morning.
Hiked a portion of the summit trail. Then boondocked on a side road between the trailhead and main gate. Left the next morning and headed east.
Beautiful drive up on a paved road. We arrived around 5pm on a Sunday and had no one to pay to enter. We camped in the large main lot but it seems there are a handful of options in the area. Quiet at night, decent amount of vendors on Sunday evening, pretty much none on Monday. Full LTE cell signal on Google Fi. The road through the mountains is permanently closed. We saw a lot of volcanic activity.Report Check-In
Great place at Paso de Cortez visitor center to spend some days observing the ash eruptions of Popocateptl to the south and the dormant Iztaccihuatl to the north. Quiet on weekdays, quite busy but not too noisy on weekends. Busses and cars start to arrive at 6.30 am. The Polica Estatal is on site so camping is save.Report Check-In
We arrieved in the dark. Quite and fine and safe. No fee, no problems.Report Check-In
ranger station and entrance to national park. no problem to sleep on the parking lot. we asked info about climbing izta and ranger sergio helped a lot. good english and very interesting information he gave using the 3d map. if you want info in advance you can contact us we'll be happy to help. @sofie_travelsReport Check-In
free place to stay with a nice picnic area. nice a quit at night, beautiful night sky too.Report Check-In
Arrived late and during heavy rainfall we asked the police officer in his car if it’s o.k to stay the night at the parking lot. He says „No Problema“...so we ended up here for a rainy night.Stayed a 2nd.night without issues.Report Check-In
We were not allowed to stay overnight on the parking lot, due to raised volcanic activity. Police officers, a geologist and the park ranger proposed us La Joya parking. They ask a park entrance fee for this, 36 MXN per person per day. Wondering what makes 7 km difference.Report Check-In
No problem to stay overnight. In the morning nice view of smoking Popocatepetel.Report Check-In
Quiet during the week, busy on weekends. The staff was actually able to tell us something about the hike when we registered. We went to look at the plastic model of the mountain together and discussed where we want to hike and camp. You can hike up to Refugio Grupo de los Cien (almost 4km one way) without climbing equipment, to get further you need at least crampons and spend a night on the mountain. Entry to the park was 35mex/person/day.Report Check-In
Quiet and free. No toilets available because of failing tap water.
Didn’t see a person to charge us for the park nor for camping. Road to Popo base still closed.
Not too cold: 16C during the day and 10C at night.
Telcel 3g available.
If you are looking for informations for the ascent of Iztaccihuatl volcan you will not find it here ! Nobody knows about it and they didn't have any maps.
You have to pay 30 pesos/p/d if you want to go to "la Joya" but if you have the annual national park card it's free!
as described. toilets are available until 21.00 afterwards the building is closed. toilets don't have seats anymore but well...
camping and parking was free. a lot of mountain police around. super friendly. did not pay anything to park overnight.
they asked 60 pesos per person to park overnight so we decided to drive down the road and boondock. the road was blocked heading south due to volcanic "yellow alert"Report Check-In
We initially planned to stay here but decided to hike so camped closer to the volcano instead. Pretty large parking lot. We were asked to pay to hike the volcano and sleep there but you may not be asked to pay to park here. There is a temporary police building here with many police officers walking around all day. They were very nice to talk to and sounded quite bored so I am sure it would be a very safe place to park. The drive from here to Cholula is a dirt road that is somewhat slow going but not a bad road.Report Check-In
Nice spot between the volcanoes, free unless you enter the upper part. Nice ladies selling yummy quesadillas. We made friendly with the park ranger and he let us park behind the visitors center away from the main parking lot, people and noise, with an unobstructed view of popo.Report Check-In
Parkinglot near the visitor center. We paid 30.50 pesos per person entry fee for the nationalpark. You can stay overnight for free. It's almost on 3700 m altitude, so it was cold (8 degrees afternoon, a little snow next morning). You better bring warm clothes with you ;-) Beautiful view of the vulcan popocatepetl.Report Check-In
Parking lot in front of the Visitor Center of the National Park. We previously asked for permission to stay for the night. Toilets in the visitor center. Good base for hikes.Report Check-In