Beaches, Blood, and Bandidos??! RV Mexico Adventures

Beaches, Blood, and Bandidos??! RV Mexico Adventures

An above-average travel day as we RV across Mexico. This week we move quickly East towards the Yucatan, but not before a stop at our first Mexican beach (with cold beers and tasty ceviche), inevitable travel day high jinks, and meeting our first toll road protestors!

It was time to hit the road again, and leave the comfy confines of Las Americas Trailer Park in Cholula. These next few travel days would take us from Puebla (near Mexico City) all the way over to the Yucatan peninsula for what we hoped was much needed beach time and cenotes (beautiful sink holes or cave pools found throughout the area). When you’re taking a road less traveled, things rarely go to plan. Lucky for you, we’re blazing a path for future travelers!

We chose to overnight in the fishing village of Anton Lizardo (near Veracruz), and were rewarded with delicious food, friendly locals, and very cheap RV camping on the beach. It was hot, but not a bad way to spend the night! Hat tip to the iOverlander app for this great inexpensive spot for a night.

As we found at the beach, there is a big difference in air temperature and humidity now that we weren’t in the mountains anymore. Since we entered Mexico in February, almost all of our stops were thousands of feet above sea level, and pretty dry. The combination made for comfortable temperatures with just the windows open and fans going, but now it was time to really exercise our generators if the campground lacked suitable electricity. Fast fact: not a single campground we have stayed in so far in Mexico has 30 amp plugs available. 20 amps (or even 15amps) is the standard, and most without suitable grounds. Be cautious, get a voltage regulator and always test the outlet before plugging in. My advice is to think of electricity as a “nice to have” when traveling through Mexico, and feel comfortable dry camping at most stops.

We reached Villahermosa the following day, serving as the last major city for stocking up supplies and food in case Mexico would follow the US and begin stay-at-home orders. Check out some of our other Mexico Monday videos for more details on what life has been like since COVID-19 restrictions were enacted South of the border.

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Resources

View/Navion Motorhomes Facebook Group – An incredible source of helpful advice, upgrades, mods, and community of fellow View/Navion owners. When we have a question, this is usually one of the first places to check.

International Travel Links and Resources:

Safetywing Travel, Political and Health Insurance (What we use ourselves worldwide!)– Prices start at $37/month for coverage with a $250 annual deductible. Pick any doctor outside your home country. Seriously.
Gasoapp iOS and Android– Think “Gasbuddy” style app, but created for Mexican gas stations by the Mexican government. Prices do vary greatly between stations here, and the app is free!
US Department of State Travel Advisories – Worldwide

New (December 2019) Pet Regulations:
You no longer need a pet health certificate to bring cats or dogs into Mexico by car/rv! This does not change any rules required by airlines if you fly into Mexico.
USDA (English) summary of regulations
Mexico (Spanish) to show to anyone who requests a copy of a pet certificate – Hat tip to Qroo.us!

Process your FMM (tourist visa) in advance:
Have Discover Baja do it for you
Apply for FMM yourself

Facebook Groups:
RV Mexico Facebook Group
RVing In Mexico Facebook Group

US Department of State- Mexico Travel Advisory

Guide Books:

The People’s Guide to Mexico

Lonely Planet Mexico

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Howard and Katelyn Newstate have traveled over 80,000 miles in their Winnebago Navion Class C RV, exploring from Alaska to mainland Mexico since 2018. Joined by their adventure pups, Piper, Ella and Scout, they share how to β€œLive Like a Local” in every New State they explore. For more information on their travels or the 51 Parks in 52 Weeks tour, visit NewstateNomads.com/NationalParks

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We helped bring all the alpacas up to the barn for the evening and even got to take some on a walk. Just be careful... they spit! (ask Howard, he knows 🀣)

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If you're short on time, these are our can't miss recommendations:

1. Stroll down Aviles Street, which just so happens to be the oldest street in the Nation! 

2. While you're on this historic side street, pop into @forgottentonic_sta for amazing craft cocktails and delicious food. The blackened chicken egg rolls are *chef's kiss* πŸ‘Œ

3. Take the @flaglercollege Historic Legacy Tour. It's $17 pp and lasts about an hour, but you get access to areas the general public can't go. You'll get to see the largest collection of Tiffany glass and 11 Tiffany chandeliers ✨

4. Step back in time at @castillonps where you can watch a cannon demonstration and learn from the amazing interpretative volunteers. The fort was constructed in the late 1600s 🀯

5. Visit @staugustinedistillery for a tasting & a tour. They have free options or different experiences you can book. It was so fun and we learned a lot about the distilling process!

6. If you're an RVer like us, try to snag a spot at @anastasiastatepark or just visit for the day! Easy beach access and beautiful campsites, what more do you need? 😍

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