Have you ever wanted to take an RV trip without having to make campground reservations months in advance? Have you wished the cost of camping and traveling in an RV was more affordable? Do you crave scenic views, rich cultural experiences, and adventurous excursions?
If so, RVing to Mexico might be right for you!
The advantages of RVing to Mexico might be an open secret, but few Americans choose to drive their rig south of the border. In many ways, RVing in Mexico is better than in the USA.
Don’t get us wrong, RVing in the USA is wonderful in its own right, but for those of us who crave a little more adventure or yearn to travel off the beaten path, then Mexico is right for you! Below are 10 of the reasons we feel RVing in Mexico is better than RVing in the USA.
1. More bang for your buck
RVing in Mexico is really affordable for most Americans. The cost of living in general is much lower than in the USA, especially in smaller towns or destinations less frequented by tourists. Mexico campsites can range from $5 to $20 USD a night.
From grocery bills to dining out, you are likely to encounter more affordable prices in Mexico. And affordable prices translate to less worrying about money and more fun on the road.
Some of the most exciting excursions in Mexico are much cheaper than similar experiences in the USA, like riding in a hot air balloon, scuba diving, taking a boat tour and so much more. Even getting mechanical work done on your RV can be much cheaper in a place like Mexico.
2. Less crowded campgrounds
RVing to popular destinations in the USA can be quite a headache. With more RVs on the road than ever before, booking popular campgrounds can require lots of planning. Sometimes it’s necessary to make reservations months or even a year in advance just to snag a spot!
Camping in Mexico is not as popular as it is in the US which means less crowded campgrounds. Unless you are heading to a snowbird destination during the winter months, you won’t even need to make a reservation.
If you show up at a Mexican campground, chances are they have plenty of room or will find a spot for you! This also makes planning an RV caravan to Mexico less stressful.
3. Wonderful weather
The wonderful warm weather is obviously a big reason why many people choose to RV to Mexico, especially during the cold winter months. Mexico has a pleasant climate all year round, where you can spend the winter on the beach and the summer in the cooler highlands and mountains.
4. Fabulous beach camping
Mexico is famous for its fabulous beach resorts but did you know you can camp on many of the same beaches for free or low cost? From boondocking in Baja to enjoying the amenities of a beachfront full hookup RV park, beach camping in Mexico is an experience worth RVing to Mexico for.
5. Cultural immersion
Immersing yourself in a foreign country and its culture can be challenging but also life-changing. By RVing in Mexico, you can learn to speak a new language or just brush up on your Spanish skills. Discover the many cultures and customs of different regions in Mexico.
Peruse artisanal handicrafts at markets and find a keepsake to bring home. Join the festivities and celebrate cultural holidays like Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead (November 1) and Mexican Independence Day (September 16).
6. Explore history
Mexico has a long and rich history that is endlessly fascinating. From ruins left by the Aztecs and Mayans to the Spanish conquistadors and colonization of the Americas to the complex and bloody Mexican Revolution, there is so much history to explore. History comes to life walking around ancient pyramids and through historic colonial cities. If you are a history buff, you will fall in love with RVing in Mexico.
7. Incredible eats
It’s no secret that Mexico has some of the most delicious food in the world! By exploring Mexico in your RV, you will have opportunities to eat authentic Mexican cuisine at a great price. Learn about the regional differences in Mexican cooking as you hop around different states. From street tacos to fine dining there is something for everyone and every budget when it comes to food in Mexico!
8. Delicious drinks
Wash down all that scrumptious food with the delicious drinks of Mexico. Visit Tequila, Mexico, and learn about how the famous spirit is produced. Or drive your RV down to Oaxaca for a guided tasting of artesian mezcal.
9. The people you will meet
The people of Mexico are some of the warmest and most generous people you will ever meet. You might find yourself chatting with friendly locals and the next thing you know you have been invited to their home for dinner.
In Mexico, you will likely befriend locals and world travelers alike. RVing in Mexico is a unique experience and by doing so you will join a worldwide community of travelers.
10. Exploring off the beaten path
If you have been RVing in the USA for a while and feel like you have seen it all, then driving down to Mexico will be an exciting adventure.
Traveling to Mexico will get you out of your comfort zone in the best possible way. Fly-in destinations like Cancun or Los Cabos contribute to over-tourism resulting in a loss of identity and authenticity. By RVing through Mexico you will experience places that few Americans have traveled to, see authentic Mexico, and support smaller communities.