The Best Camping in Mexico

Looking for the best camping in Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Mexico

  • Carretera Internacional, Mexico

    Explore El Aguacero

    El Aguacero is the most mystical waterfall-filled canyon you’ve ever seen. Imagine Zion National Park and Havasupai with lush green jungle. Now imagine a canyon with 724 steps that switchback down to the canyon floor, where a warm water river is running below. Once at the bottom, the canyon walls...
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  • Hidalgo, Mexico

    Big Wall Climbing El Potrero Chico

    5.0
    El Potrero Chico (“Little Corral”) is located north of Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, just under two miles outside of the small town of Hidalgo. A straight drive down I-35 from San Antonio TX through Laredo totaling around 5.5 hours this can be done in a short three day weekend. A...
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  • Amecameca, Mexico

    Climb the Iztaccihuatl Volcano

    5.0
    6 mi / 4140 ft gain
    To reach the Izta-Popo National Park from the city of Puebla, you will have to drive 31 miles on the open road to "Paso de Cortés" towards San Nicolás de los ranchos. Once in the National Park, you have to register and pay 32 pesos. After you are registered you can drive 4.5 miles to "La joyita" ...
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  • PIco de Orizaba, Mexico

    Summit Pico de Orizaba

    4.0
    3.8 mi / 4625 ft gain
    From the Piedra Grande base camp at 14,025ft an alpine start is recommended. Beginning at 2am will offer the best weather near the summit. Begin by hiking along the concrete aqueduct above the hut. The first 1,500ft of elevation gain is a steep, rocky slope. Be careful for rockfall and slipping i...
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  • Amecameca, Mexico

    Summit Iztaccihuatl

    4.5
    8 mi / 4159 ft gain
    Beginning at the Izta Popo National Park entrance, obtain your permit and follow the bumpy road as it winds towards La Joya. This is the base camp area at 13,000ft that offers plenty of areas to set up your tent. Take your time and acclimate here to ensure a successful summit bid.An alpine start ...
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  • San Francisco Tetlanohcan, Mexico

    Climb the Malinche Volcano

    5.0
    7 mi / 3674 ft gain
    To do so, you have to first get to the city of Huamantla, located in the Tlaxcala state. Once you are there, you must take road 136 and drive 8 miles before taking the exit to Teacalco. After 4 miles there is the Malinzi shelter, where there are many options. You can rent a cabin and eat at its r...
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  • Unnamed Road, Mexico

    Camp at Puertecitos, Baja

    Cross over into Baja via the East crossing and into Mexicali. Head South on the MX Highway 5 past San Felipe (196 KM from the boarder), which is a great stop for tacos FYI,  until you reach Puertecitos (282 KM).  This little town is a great stop while traveling through the East side of Baja...qui...
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  • Amecameca, Mexico

    Night Photography at Popocatépetl

    To get to the national park Izta-Popo, you must take the federal road "Paso de Cortes" in the direction of San Nicolas de los Ranchos and Santiago Xalitzintla. When you arrive at the park, you have to register at the office and pay a fee of less than two dollars. Once you’ve registered, you have ...
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  • Punta Baja, Mexico

    Camp at Punta Baja

    Punta Baja is an old fishing camp and (mostly) summertime surf spot at the end of a dirt road about 40 minutes drive south west of El Rosario. Amenities and cel service are almost non-existent. There is a tiny market and restaurant that is rarely if ever open. You can sometimes buy fresh fish, ab...
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  • 29.760430,-114.759446, Mexico

    Camp in Cataviña

    5.0
    Cataviña is place unlike any other in Baja and therefor unlike anywhere else in the world. Massive boulder-features akin to Joshua Tree or the Alabama hills are surrounded by deep-cut washes, pinturas rupestres (painted caves), towering tentacle-like boojum, and massive cardon cacti, creating an ...
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  • Agua de Las Flores, Mexico

    Camp at Playa La Gringa, Bahía de Los Angeles

    To say that Bahía de Los Angeles is remote is an understatement. It has one gas station, two "restaurants", no cell service, and one absolutely picturesque volcanic island just offshore, Isla Coronado. It is Baja in all its rustic glory.While there are a couple of campos where you can rent a pala...
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  • 29.792285,-114.396406, Mexico

    Camp at Bahia San Luis Gonzaga

    Bahia San Luis Gonzaga or "Gonzaga Bay" is an absolute treasure and for many it is the first big expansive and empty-feeling section of Baja they reach as they head south down Highway 5. The wide bay is set against a backdrop of massive cacti and features a huge sand spit that leads out to Isla S...
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  • Playa el Requeson, Mexico

    Camp at Playa el Requeson

    Of the nine or so beaches where you can camp and/or find lodging along the eastern shore of Bahía de Concepcíon in Baja, El Requeson is arguably the most beautiful. It has no facilities, no cell service, and no amenities other than the occasional local vendor who may (or may not) come by in the m...
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  • Chalchicomula de Sesma, Mexico

    Climb the South Face of Pico de Orizaba

    4.0
    6 mi / 3280 ft gain
    To get to the south face of Pico de Orizaba, you need to go towards Ciudad Serdán, Puebla. Once you pass "Esperanza" toll station, you have to divert to the right towards Atzizintla. You have to follow this road all the way to get to the National Park. Once you are there, the road is going to div...
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  • Ensenada, Mexico

    Hike the Altar Trail in the San Pedro Martir NF

    4 mi / 780 ft gain
    To get to San Pedro Martir National Forest, you'll take Highway 1 down towards Ensenada taking the San Telmo exit to the "Sierra San Pedro Martir" sign. It is paved all the way so that even a compact car can go. There are campgrounds and cabins to stay a night.The Altar Trail is better to start a...
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  • Parque Nacional Cumbres Sierra Nevada, Mexico

    Hiking to Cumbre de las Nubes/La Bufa

    This hike starts at Presa "El Llano" (El Llano Dam), to get to "El Llano" Dam, you'll have to take a bus from El Rosario metro station (subway station), or get there by car. Once you're there you can ask for directions to get to La Bufa. The National Park has very few signs and directions, so you...
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