My favorite camping spots of 2014

By Sergio Camalich

2014 was the first time I backpacked with a personal tent and I definitely intended to use it as much as possible, so I camped whenever possible.

Luckily, this gave me the opportunity of camping in some incredible spots, which I list below:

Hierve el Agua


It was the first time I used my tent and camped by myself and I couldn’t have chosen a better place.

Hierve el Agua is one of the only two places around the world with petrified waterfalls and it offers some crazy landscapes. Usually bursting with tourists, it is totally deserted for sunsets and sunrises, which made the experience even more special.



After a week of partying in Zicatela, it only felt right to take a couple of chilled days camping in front of a restaurant on the almost deserted beach of Chacahua, where I hanged with the locals, read for hours straight and kayaked through the naturally-glowing mangroves on a moonless night.



Camp Yaaxche is located 7km inside the Calakmul jungle reserve, on the way to the archaeological site of the same name. It is run by a local family and they have devoted their whole lives to the preservation and prosperity of the camp.



One of the many places I hadn’t heard before I started my journey, Mahahual ended up being one of my favorite spots in Quintana Roo and the last town I slept on before leaving Mexico.

The fact that the second largest coral reef barrier in the world starts in this area and that it’s easily reached if you swim from the beach was definitely my favorite part of this small gringo-ish beach town.

Mayan Face


On the second night of our 3-days trek from Xela to Lake Atitlán, we camped on the top of the Mayan Face.

There, I found this little spot by the edge of a cliff and my tent was small enough to fit. Without thinking it twice, I set up camp there and it instantly became my favorite camping spot of 2014.

Do you like camping? What are your favorite camping spots?


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