When I rolled up to Jose’s Campground I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t a party.  Jose (Joe) a Canadian who has lived in the area for about 30 years was hosting a retirement party for a friend of his and the joint was jumping.

After showing me to my cabin (150 MXN/night with 1 queen bed and 1 twin along with a private porch) I was invited to join the party and it was a night to remember.  With live music, more cerveza than I knew what to do with and some darn good food, there wasn’t much to complain about.

The guests were very welcoming of the random American dropped into their midst and made me very welcome even giving me lessons on how to eat like a Mexican.  The guest of honor – a rather tipsey man in his late 50s – seemed to take a particular shine to me and invited me to dance several times which, by the end of the night was more stumble than salsa.

The rest of my nights were much more quiet but if you happen to be there when Jose is throwing a party, hold on to your hat because it’ll be quite a ride.

Jose’s might not be the most convenient hotel since it’s not right on the beach (it’s 2 blocks away) and it’s about a 10 minute walk from town but the price is definitely right and it was nice having a private cabin.  Their showers were also some of the best I’ve had since I’ve been in Mexico with actual real water pressure.  You also can’t beat being able to walk out your front door and pick a fresh mango for breakfast.

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