Know that making reservations for most Mexican campgrounds is difficult to say the least especially since many are seasonal parks. I wonder why they can't come up with a system like ticketmaster or the like. We book shows and events as we travel and some are in very small venues, but there is a way to get tickets online usually. The provider charges their fee on top of the ticket price. Seems like the same arrangements could be made for CGs in Mexico just like most state park CG reservations are made now here in the US. It is at no cost to the CG I think since we pay a reservation fee in addition to the CG fee.
Remember once when a MX CG owner asked me to tell him what was in a letter sent to him--he didn't read English. It was a caravan request for reservations. He just laughed and said, "No money or check, no reservations" He had several more requests when I checked out all of his mail from the US and Canada. Think if there are no Mexican business which could do it, think that one of the US ones could do it.
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The biggest problem they would have is that the majority of Mexican Campgrounds don't take credit cards. It's pretty much a cash only system as credit card fees are pretty steep. There are other reasons that it's cash only but I won't go into that here.
I think there is a cultural hurdle also. Mexicans don't work well in associations. As ex-owners of a language institute, we had attempted on several occasions to form an association of institutes in Monterrey. No way would anyone hear of it. They were leary of competition and that someone may steal their business or ideas.
We are still members of the national language teachers association. No institutes are members.
At one time, there were over 5 KOAs in Mexico. It would be an interesting project for the Good Sam Club. They have the experience and know how. They could also be instrumental in helping Mexican rv parks understand the needs of rvers in terms of services. Marcus, are you listening?
Off subject a little, but FYI, can't speak for all, but Jaun, at San Ramon Motel & RV in San Miguell Allende takes reservations, acknowledges them and accepts cards. Don't know about all cards but certainly Visa. Just back, great stay
Our experience has been, if when you arrive with a reservation and there is room for you, the reservation is honored. If they are full when you arrive, your reservation will have been lost or will otherwise not be honored, perhaps because it had not been prepaid. Because they do not take credit cards. Simple.
I think it has to do with the general reluctance of Mexican people to say "no". If you pull unto an RV park and want a spot and they have one empty, they will rent it to you. The fact that someone else has it reserved and may or may not show up later on to claim it becomes secondary.
We have spent twenty five months out of the last six years RVing throughout Mexico and have never had or needed a reservation. The West Coast might be an exception to this rule but we do not go there. I hate bugs!
Apart from having a "Club" type Membership at One RV Park ,that gives Us Last Years "Monthly Rates" for the current Year and a sort of "Seniority List" to choose the Beach Front Spaces. I should live so long!
We don't feel the need for any Reservations at any RV Parks in Mexico. There is always an available Space or They will create one for You!
Rob & Jean
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