I know, I know … the quarantine has not yet been officially lifted and we are already thinking about Camping options near Valladolid … it is that we already need a walk. Or at least daydreaming planning one. If you like camping, there are several options near Valladolid. We share some of them in this article.
Camping options near Valladolid
Eco Camping Valladolid
If you are just looking to get out of the routine, this is a good option. The best thing is that you can enjoy it without having to go far from the city.
Eco Camping Valladolid is a project that offers restored vans and combis suitable as hotel rooms. They also have a plane and a tree house that are also rooms.
The place also has a special space dedicated to tents; you can bring your own or rent the equipment with them. Eco Camping Valladolid has a kitchen, hot showers, Wi-Fi (restricted) and they offer chef services. Breakfasts, romantic dinners and some tour options.
You can get there by taxi from Valladolid and it is a good idea to book to go on full moon nights. These nights are ideal to use a telescope and admire it. You dare?
Punta Laguna – Spider Monkey Reserve
One hour from Valladolid and near Cobá is Punta Laguna, a beautiful lagoon and nature reserve. There are between 300 and 600 spider monkeys and approximately 40 howler monkeys. It was founded in 1950 by a family of chicleros, who over time became interested in conservation. The flora and fauna of the place amazed them and they decided to start protecting it.
Although it is a popular family outing where you can tour the monkey reserve, it is also possible to camp and also swim in the lagoon.
If you decide to spend a night, bring everything you need: snacks, water, food, fruits, as there are no outlets once the reservation is closed.
Restrooms are available but no showers, so it is advisable to only camp for one night.
Siaan Kaan Reserve, in Tulum
If you want to camp on the beach, in Tulum there is a very nice option, Camping El Ultimo Maya. Located on the road to the Sian Kaan reserve, 3 kilometers from the arch that marks the entrance to the reserve and a little before the Boca Paila bridge. It is far enough away from everything to spend a quiet night on an almost deserted beach. There is a pleasant camping area shaded by palm trees and there are toilets and showers available. There is also a restaurant bar that offers some dishes from the sea.
It is worth visiting, although depending on the dates it can be a very quiet place to enjoy or a bit noisy at night if there are large groups of friends. Now it is a matter of luck!
Very close to this campsite there is a small dock where you can hire tours of the lagoon and snorkeling.
Isla Holbox – Hostel “Ida y Vuelta”
Although it is already a fashionable destination, it is still possible to find camping options on Holbox Island. One of these options is the Hostel Ida y Vuelta. This is a good option if you plan to camp with a group of friends, as they offer several lodging options, from a hammock with indoor mosquito nets, camping, beds in a community dormitory, private cabins and even a small house. Weekend or plan to stay more days, Hostel Ida y Vuelta surely has an option for you.
In addition to the lodging options, the hostel offers a communal kitchen, bathrooms and showers with hot water, Wi-Fi, an area to charge cell phones and lockers, among other services.
The trip to Holbox from Valladolid is approximately 2 and a half hours. It is two hours by road to Chiquilá and from there you take a ferry to the island.
Siijil Noh Ha Lagoon
Síijil Noh Ha is located 2 hours and 21 minutes from Valladolid, if you go by the road that leads directly to Carrillo Puerto. The Coba – Tulum – Carrillo Puerto route is a bit longer, although it may be an option if you plan to make several stops on your trip, as there are other attractions along the way.
Síijil Noh Ha is a sustainable eco-tourism center with very affordable prices. There is space for camping, although the most recommended option is to rent one of the available cabins. The price is very cheap and they are quite comfortable, with a private bathroom, hammock and a small porch to relax.
There is a restaurant on site, although if you plan to camp you must bring your food and drinks; unless you can survive without eating or drinking for several hours, as the restaurant closes early at night.
There are several interesting activities: swimming in the lagoon, kayaking or diving in the small cenote that is located right next to the lagoon. There is also a path to explore the jungle on foot or by bicycle and there is the option to request a guided tour.
This place is worth knowing!
For camping in comfort.
We recommend you bring everything you need: water, snacks, food, the drinks of your choice, a set of cutlery, plate and glass per person, toilet paper, personal hygiene products, a couple of extra changes of clothes, mosquito repellent , flip flops, a towel and a hat or cap.
For your tent it is a good idea to bring some extra blankets to make it more comfortable to sleep.
Finally, always carry bags to collect the garbage and take it with you or to deposit it in the corresponding containers. Repeat this action anywhere you go in Yucatan, including cenotes and cities.
Prepare your trip in advance and enjoy it to the fullest!