If you’re tired of crowded campgrounds or looking for a new type of adventure, you may consider RVing to Mexico. Mexico has become a popular RV destination for many travelers, for good reason. It is home to incredible beaches, charming towns, fantastic food, friendly people, rich culture, and fantastic sightseeing.
But is RVing to Mexico a good idea? Today, we’ll dive deeply into whether you should consider RVing south of the border. Let’s get started!
Can you RV to Mexico?
RVing to Mexico has been one of the best hidden secrets in the RV community. For decades, hundreds if not thousands of RVers have taken their Class C, van, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or Class A motorhome to relax on the beaches of Mexico.
Want to follow in our footsteps RVing Mexico? We have two amazing digital travel guides that simplify planning an RV road trip to Mexico. These guides are over 80 pages and share EVERYTHING you need to know about RV Mexico life including communication tips, a complete itinerary, camping recommendations, safety tips, foods to eat, and more.
However, the cat is out of the bag, thanks to social media. Mexico is gaining popularity amongst RVers as pictures and videos get circulated on social media, especially the Baja Peninsula.
If you’re looking to take your RVing adventures to the next level, an RV trip to Mexico might be just what you need.
Is RVing to Mexico safe?
Safety in Mexico has been a highly debated topic for years. At times, it seems you can’t turn the TV on without hearing a story of violence and tragedy in Mexico. While these events do (and continue to) take place, the stories have created a distorted view of the country as a whole.
Mexico is a massive country. As many as 24 European nations could fit inside Mexico’s borders. To label the entire country as unsafe is unfair and simply inaccurate. While some spots aren’t safe for RVing, many are completely safe to visit.
A lot of the popular RVing destinations in Mexico are safe. However, you should still use common sense to protect yourself and your RV.
Why you would want to RV Mexico
There are a lot of reasons someone would want to RV Mexico. Adventure, unique landscapes, beautiful beaches, vibrant and diverse culture, ancient ruins, and incredible food are just a few. Many, however, choose to come to Mexico to enjoy its relaxed pace, beautiful scenery, and interact with the kind and welcoming people.
Below are a few of the top reasons we love RVing to Mexico.
1. Enjoy Mexico’s diverse culture
Mexico has deep ties to its ancestral peoples, with over 68 different languages spoken across the country. Visitors can learn about the cultural diversity as they visit ancient ruins, shop for the different crafts and specialties of each city and region, or enjoy distinct dishes for the area.
RVing to Mexico gives you a more culturally authentic experience than you could experience on a trip to Cancun or a cruise to Cozumel. And don’t forget you have endless amazing Mexican food to enjoy.
2. Lower cost of living
Aside from the amazing destinations you can visit throughout the country, Mexico also boasts a much lower cost of living than the United States or Canada. Food, camping, fuel, and loads of other day-to-day things simply cost less allowing your dollar to go much further as you travel.
3. Beautiful camping
Mexico has loads of beautiful campgrounds to relax on. From beachfront camping to campsites with views of wine country and epic mountain ranges. There’s no shortage of beautiful campsites in Mexico.
However, visitors should be aware that amenities will differ from what you may be accustomed to in the United States.
4. Unique activities
It’s not often you can say you swam with whales, released sea turtles into the ocean, hung out with flamingos, swam in cenotes, or visited ancient Aztec ruins. We’ve done all of those things and more thanks to RVing here.
Mexico has a lot more to offer than beaches alone. Take a train ride through the Copper Canyon, visit one of Mexico’s many volcanoes, hang out in the jungle with monkeys, or swim in a waterfall in Chiapas.
RVing to Mexico can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it’s not without challenges. Road conditions can wear on your RV. Lack of reliable power at many Mexico campgrounds, communicating in a different language, and figuring out things like water and internet connectivity can add stress to the experience.
5. Meet new people
You are almost guaranteed to meet fellow nomads on an RV trip to Mexico. We’ve met people from all over the world exploring Mexico in overland vehicles, motorhomes, trailers or fifth wheels, vans, tents, and bikes.
Additionally, we’ve met fantastic business owners and locals who have made our time traveling in Mexico all the more special. We absolutely love getting to meet new people as we travel. And Mexico seems to attract very unique people.
There are many fantastic sights to see and things to experience in Mexico. Don’t let a dramatized view of the country keep you from exploring this beautiful country. If you take the time to do plenty of research and plan your trip, you’re sure to have an incredible time. Who knows, Mexico could become your go-to destination while RVing.
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