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

Katelyn & Howard Newstate

Katelyn & Howard Newstate

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 “Live 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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