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Bungalows & Trailer Park El Caracol
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“bargain secret”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

this property was developed by a German several decades ago. his son, a wildlife professional, maintains el caracol beautifully. it is no ordinary trailer park. there are a small number of bungalows, some at the roadside side and others on beach. Almost all the bungalows will be filled with Guadalajarans on a family vacation, maybe one upper north american group. the trailers all hold long-time visitors--thirty years for some---who come from Europe and Canada primarily. They are lovely people who help create an environment which is pleasant and peaceful, in a place with abundant flowering shrubs and vines bursting all around you.

we just returned from a two week trip; we stayed in a large studio unit, the only one right on the beach. The room is a little dark but the large outdoor terrace, with a shade structure, more than made up for it (other units I have stayed in were flooded with light).

The prices are lower than in Sayulita and San Pancho and the beach is cleaner. There is an ATM on side, a small dipping pool--in the Yucatan it would be called a "plunge pool"---outdoor rinsing shower. Charming snails appear in the ground rock art, harking back to mesoamerican art. El Caracol is a lovely find. How do you find it? look for the lily ponds!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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El_Caracol_Bungalows, Propietario at Bungalows & Trailer Park El Caracol, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thank you for your review, we hope to have again in the future!!!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We love Mexico and have been driving our motor home from Colorado to El Caracol every winter for at least 14 years. The campground is wonderfully adorned with tropical plants and amazing blossoms. All the facilities are clean and neat and the personnel are thoughtful and accommodating. We enjoy many activities on the campground terrace overlooking the rolling waves of the ocean and the quiet beach. It is a good walking and playing beach. Each winter we enjoy friendships with those who return year after year to appreciate the flavor of Mexico and the quaint village of Lo de Marcos. We will continue to return as long as we are able.
Carol A

Room Tip: We have had family members stay in the bungalows, but we stay in our motor home at our camp spot.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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El_Caracol_Bungalows, Propietario at Bungalows & Trailer Park El Caracol, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you Carol for your valuable opinión. See you next Winter season,
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We have been coming to this Paradise since 1989 and each year it just gets better! The landscape is a visual experience to the senses that you won't find anywhere . El Caracol has the the most friendly and helpful staff to guide you through your holiday.
This is a family oriented place and very a safe gated holiday resort. This place has the best patio on the ocean for all your daily or evening activities. The beach is a gem that you won't find anywhere else and is very safe to swim in. We do all the time. Sometime the ocean can get a bit rough, then the beach to the west end is quite shallow and safe for all. Not only will you experience this wonderful resort, you will get to experience one of the friendliest and quaintest towns of Mexico.

Room Tip: We have not stayed in the rooms as we arrive in an RV. The swimming pool is wonderful for children...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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El_Caracol_Bungalows, Owner at Bungalows & Trailer Park El Caracol, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your comment, hope to have you again as our guest.
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Property: Bungalows & Trailer Park El Caracol
Address: Carretera a las Minitas s/n, Lo de Marcos 63729, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Lo de Marcos
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Lo de Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bungalows and Trailerpark, located 30 miles north of the well known holiday destination Puerto Vallarta, in a quiet side street of Lo de Marcos. Our sun terrace is a cozy place surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants with a marvelous view on the ocean, as well as a pool and own entrance to the beach. ... more   less 

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