Friday, December 6, 2013

Lo de Marcos

After our trip down the coast it was great to arrive at Lo de Marcos which is about 38 miles north of PuertoVallarta. A map of our route and location is in the previous post.

Although there are quite a few RV parks here the beach isn't crowded. We are staying at La Parota RV Park at the south end of the beach. Here's a link The park is named for the very large parota tree at the entrance.

The park itself is nice with lots of grass and concrete pads at each site, decent free wifi, free laundry and a small restaurant on the beach in front of the park. The restaurant had its grand opening for the season the night we arrived and we were treated to some good music while we had dinner. Evidently there are quite a few musicians in the area who get frequently play together. Most people are here for the winter and there's a nice sense of community among them. They have all been very welcoming and friendly. Here is a partial view of the park taken from the second floor of the community building

This is a view of the beach in front of La Parota with the restaurant on the left of the beach.

We've enjoyed walking the beach and were treated to a bit of a horse show one morning by this gentleman on his beautiful Fresian horse.

It's also been really fun to run into some of our RV friends and get caught up with them. We'll be moving on to Roca Azul near Jocotopec on Lake Chapala tomorrow but really like this area and hope to return and stay longer next time.

A word of caution for our fellow travelers going to Lo de Marcos. Don't follow your GPS unless you check the route first. We had directions from friends who are here and used the map in Terri and Mike Church's Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping. Below is a map to our RV park as well as others in the area. Also a Google Earth satellite shot.

Our route tomorrow is about 200 miles.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip on the maps. I'll check out the book. I'll probably spend next winter in Mexico. Your pics are beautiful, thanks for sharing with us.