Thursday, February 12, 2015

LA PEÑITA DE JALTEMBA, NAYARIT: Three RV Parks in this Small Town

Entrance to Sol Tierra RV Park


     We discovered a third RV Park in La Peñita this year. Sol Tierra RV Park (meaning Sun-Earth) is a well-built and well-maintained Park in the middle of a residential neighborhood. When we arrived at this beautiful entrance, we could see immediately that someone had put some real care into creating it. The pretty sign on the wall toward the street says "Un Lugar en el Sol" meaning "A Place in the Sun". 
     When we drove through the massive gate into the Park, we knew that the
Our Southwind at Sol Tierra RV Park
same care had been given to each detail inside as was evident on the outer wall. 
Sol Tierra, a fairly new RV Park built in 2009, was constructed to American Standards with very good utility hook-ups, space for slides, and room for full extension of the awning without hitting a palm tree. Most of the campground in the RV Park is stamped colored concrete for a patio feel, well-planned with a slight slope to allow rainwater to drain to the street. Palm trees, the variety that does not produce coconuts, had been planted between each RV site when the park was built so the trees were mature and pretty, giving a little shade without the danger of a coconut falling on our heads or rigs
Clean, Refreshing Pool at Sol Tierra
     There were 14 sites in the park, some with tile-roofed palapas for shade. Each site has its own restroom with a toilet and shower, nicely tiled and with hot water. There is a pretty little swimming pool in the back, surrounded by a small lawn. The “Happy Hour” seating area next to the pool, surrounded by potted palms and covered by a shade tent, is the afternoon gathering area for socializing. The laundry room has a washer and dryer, each with a plastic container on top to deposit 20 pesos (about $1.40 U.S.)per load of laundry, an honor system. The weekly rate for our site without a palapa cover was 1755 pesos (about $120 U.S.), a very good price. Monthly rates are discounted further. The managers are very friendly and speak English and French. Additional information may be obtained at . 

Little Rigs RV Park--A Small Park on the Beach

Sweet Pool at Little Rigs RV Park
     We stayed at the Little Rigs RV Park last year and found it to be very enjoyable, situated on the beach, with a nice breeze blowing gently into the RV sites. It is located within walking distance of downtown La Peñita de Jaltemba. Though not recommended for rigs over 30 feet, in early 2014 we decided to see if we could squeeze our 32 foot Class A Southwind into a site near the gate. We loved the beachfront location, the beautiful swimming pool, and the garden feel with grass, flowers, and palm trees everywhere. There was a sweet little swimming pool that the owners kept very clean and was naturally warmed to about 84 degrees (F), a great place for an afternoon dip and a chat with the other campers. Brian and
Sunset and Beach at Little Rigs RV Park
Carole Francoeur are the friendly owners and managers of Little Rigs RV Park and they keep the property clean and well maintained. They speak both English and French. Their home is on the property, surrounded by pretty gardens and grass planted on the sand to keep the dust and dirt to a minimum. The palapa next to the beach was the gathering place at happy hour to watch the sunset. Everyone we met there was very friendly, and we added this to our list of places to return to next winter. Located at: Privada Cabo San Lucas #1, La Penita de Jaltemba. Phone: Mexico-(322)107-0083, Canada-(250)652-1768. Email: 

La Peñita Trailer Park

     La Peñita Trailer Park is a large and popular RV Park up on a hill above the beach. We stayed there years ago when it was the only RV Park in La Peñita. Our best memory of our time there was the fun water volleyball game in the large swimming pool. This community has many planned social activities. It is located about a mile north of town so it is necessary to drive or take a bus or taxi to town. For more information see their website at .

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