Celestino – March 9-11, 2008

We arrived at Celestino RV Park at about 2:00 PM after leaving Lo de Marcos at 7:00 AM.  Celestino is about 60 KM north of Mazatlan.  There are three RV parks on the beach at Celestino; Villa Celestino, Celestino RV Resort, and San Miguel’s RV Resort.  We had reservations at San Miguel’s, but didn’t need them.  There were only two other rigs in the park.  The other two parks appeared to be almost full.

San Miguel’s is the newest of the parks, opening in November, 2007.  The facilities are quite nice.  They have free 30 AMP electrical service, Wi-Fi, beautiful palapas, showers and other amenities.


The beach directly in front of the park has some large rocks showing in the shallow water.  The waves in this area break to the left and appear to be uniform well shaped for the surfers.


The beach has sand near the water but rocks are a major feature.


Just north of the park, the beach is less strewn with the rocks.


Here’s a look from the palapa at the beach to the north of the park.


It seems that, judging from the slim crowd, it appears that San Miguel needs to do a little more PR to build clientele.  Because of the amenities, we think that this park will soon become the most popular in the area.  One point, they turn the water pump off at about 11:00 at night and it gets turned on when the caretaker gets up in the morning.

Tips on getting there:

Take exit at KM 78 and follow the paved road through town toward the ocean.  Watch for topes!!  There are three in the town and they are substantial.  Once you cross the railroad tracks, turn left on the dirt road and head south.  At the time that we arrived, the road was a washboard.  Continue for a few kilometers passing Villa Celeste RV park and the next park (about another KM) is San Miguel.

The park can also be reached by the exit at KM 75 if you are southbound, but the route is a little more convoluted, but less washboard.  Slow down at overpass and go past it.  There are three possible places to exit.  The third looks like a wide pullout which will allow you to get to the road that is just to the south.  Follow the road toward the ocean and cross under the railroad tracks.  The clearance is about 17 feet.  Turn right after the tracks and head north.  San Miguel is the second park on your left.  DO NOT TAKE EXIT 75 FROM THE SOUTH because the cattle guard is out. (SEE COMMENTS FOR CURRENT UPDATES Jan-2009)

7 Responses to “Celestino – March 9-11, 2008”

  1. Greg & Sharon says:

    We found Punta San Miguel too expensive. Compared to the RV Park next door (Celestino RV) the nightly fee & washer and dryer fee added up to double. Also, the showers at Celestino are probably the best in Mexico. The electrical is not free at Punta San Miguel. The high rate more than covers that expense. At Celestino you only pay for what electricity you use and not what your neighbor may also use. Try Celestino next time. Well worth the $$$$$.

  2. clarence says:

    Celestino is a great Place, power is not free at San Miguels just included in your rate. 500 USD per month. stayed at the park next door.. celestino rv resort where its metered 2500 pesos a month plus power. Power was about about 600 pesos a month for me. plus the water is on 24 /7 , I think they did a great job with there buildings but I think there will be big power problems there , just check the cable that comes from the pole to the park, way undersized for 42 RVs. So you may want to run your Refer on gas there.

  3. Rick and Tinka says:

    Since we were ther for only two nights, our electric was included in our daily rate. As with most Mexican RV parks, electric is charged in addition to monthly rates.

  4. clarence says:

    Celestino RV Resort is still the cheapest park in the area, as the prices are in pesos also… stayed agian in 2008/2009 season, Villa celeste raised rates, punta was the same but in Dollars , only two RVs there while I stayed next door, while this park has 16 rigs, I think the price says it all. all power is metered which is great, you only pay for what you use..

  5. Jack says:

    Just a up date to this blog, Celestino RV Resort had the cattle guard fixxed ,at km 75 going north so this is a good entrance now, plus if you are goin south there is a big new sign for the town ofRosendo Nebla built by Celestino RV Resort at KM 75 This is the shortest route to both these parks, no need to go through the two bad arroyos and all them wash boards by using km 78, and this rumor you can/t fit under the railroad bridge is just that. if you can’t fit under the rail bridge you can’t drive down the toll rd.as this bridge is taller then the overpasses on the autopista

    just alittle up date
    have a great day

  6. Rick and Tinka says:

    Thanks for the updates. Using the KM 75 exit will certainly help.

  7. elma says:

    Great area, very relaxing,Stayed here one week, and will return to this area when we are north bound ,

    One problem , found out later on the RV net, they don’t have a sewer sytem,
    I am not a tree hugger but, I for one will not stay at this park agian. Knowing my sewage is just adding to the problem… . and thanks for the Cattle guard info.

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