Welcome to my blog post on glamping in Mexico! If you love the great outdoors but don’t want to rough it, then glamping (or “glamorous camping”) is the perfect solution.
In this post, I’ll share some insights about glamping in this beautiful country and tips and recommendations for anyone planning a glamping trip.
So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired to plan your next luxury camping adventure in Mexico. Vamonos!
What is Glamping?
Glamping is the product of two words, Glamour and Camping.
For some years now, a new concept has emerged as an alternative for those who love camping and nature but wish to enjoy them with greater comfort and first-class services.
With this concept, travelers can enjoy their days of rest in a tent in the middle of nature, prioritizing luxury and comfort.
You will find options in the mountains, on the beach, in the jungle or the forest, and in the desert, all exciting alternatives to discovering a new way of traveling.
As the idea is to provide elegant and comfortable spaces, most destinations offer a variety of tents that, just like a hotel room, vary in price according to their size, location, services, and amenities.
How is glamping different from camping?
Again, glamping involves staying in fully equipped tents or other types of accommodation that offer more amenities and comforts than traditional tents.
These accommodations can range from yurts and tipis to tiny houses and tree houses and often include features like beds, electricity, and indoor plumbing.
Glamping is a way to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors while still having access to some of the comforts and conveniences of home.
On the other hand, traditional camping involves sleeping in a tent pitched on the ground and usually requires you to bring all your gear, including a sleeping bag, a sleeping pad, and a stove for cooking.
Traditional camping often involves more of a “roughing it” experience, as you may have to rely on natural water sources and may not have access to electricity or other amenities.
Glamping in Mexico: The 10 best destinations
Glamping in Mexico is an excellent idea; the vastness of its territory allows you to find the most beautiful places to enjoy luxury camping.
There are alternatives on the beach, in the mountains, in the jungle, in an environment surrounded by vineyards, and in the desert… Surprising, isn’t it?
That is why I will mention some of Mexico’s best destinations to enjoy glamping. Let’s begin.
1. Monterrey, Mexico
Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
It is located in the northeastern part of the country, about 150 km south of the border with the United States.
Monterrey is known for its impressive mountain scenery and as Mexico’s center of industry and business.
It is home to several universities and is considered one of the most developed cities in Mexico.
The city is also known for its cultural attractions. One is the Museum of Contemporary Art and Fundidora Park, a former steel mill transformed into a cultural and recreational center.
Hideout Monterrey bubble glamping
The Hideout Monterrey is the best glamping choice here (for adults only).
Ideal for enjoying a stay in a bubble from which to admire the beauty of the mountains, it also has a telescope, and a portable sauna, among other amenities and unique services.
2. Guadalupe Valley, Baja California
Valle de Guadalupe is a picturesque valley located in the heart of Baja California, Mexico.
It is known for its stunning natural beauty, with rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves set against a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
The region is also renowned for its delicious cuisine, focusing on locally grown ingredients and innovative culinary techniques.
Valle de Guadalupe is a popular destination for wine lovers, as it is home to a thriving wine industry producing some of the best wines in Mexico.
It is also a haven for adventure seekers, with various outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking available in the surrounding area.
The Glamping Campera is the perfect glamping option in Mexico for wine lovers in the Guadalupe Valley.
Relax in a bubble with luxury and comfort, ideal for resting and pampering yourself with its attractive gastronomic offerings.
3. Espiritu Santo Island: One of the best Mexico glamping experiences
Espiritu Santo Island is a beautiful and serene paradise off the coast of Baja California Sur in La Paz.
It is known for its crystal clear waters, stunning white sandy beaches, and diverse wildlife.
Visitors can also participate in traditional Mexican marine experiences, such as watching sea turtle nesting or swimming with whale sharks.
Espiritu Santo Island is the perfect escape for those seeking relaxation and adventure in a natural setting.
Glamping with Baja Camp
Baja Camp is a local company that can help you arrange the best glamping experience in the area.
They also offer other fun activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, swimming with sea lions and whale sharks, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, bird watching, cave exploration, swimming, and any relaxation activity guests wish to do.
Interestingly, there is a team of bilingual guides available to organize your agenda, who are also expert naturalists in the local fauna ready to answer any questions you may have.
4. Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Small, charming, and quiet, Todos Santos is known for its beautiful beaches, unique culture, and year-round warm climate.
The town has a strong artistic community, with many galleries and studios showcasing the work of local artists.
Todos Santos is also home to several excellent restaurants, cafes, boutique hotels, and inns.
Many visitors come to Todos Santos to relax on the beaches, surf the waves, or participate in outdoor activities such as hiking and horseback riding.
The town is also a popular destination for eco-tourism, with some nature reserves and protected areas located nearby.
Glamping at the Gypsy Canyon Baja
The Gypsy Canyon Baja offers an excellent option for large families as it has eight tents in the middle of the desert, just 10 minutes from the city, with luxury amenities, and an outdoor kitchen, among other services to enjoy.
5. Glamping in Tepoztlan, Mexico
Tepoztlan is a small town located in the Mexican state of Morelos.
It is known for its historical and cultural significance, as well as its beautiful natural surroundings.
The town is in a valley surrounded by mountains and is home to many ancient ruins and pre-Columbian archaeological sites.
The town is a popular tourist destination for its vibrant arts and crafts scene and many festivals and events.
Tendo Glamping Tepoztlan
The Tendo Glamping is perfect for families with children and to enjoy outdoor activities such as a zip line, swimming pool, kayaking, and playground, plus very comfortable tents to rest at ease with all the amenities.
6. Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo
Huasca de Ocampo is a small picturesque town in central Mexico.
It is known for its natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and bird watching.
The town is surrounded by forests and is home to several waterfalls, including basaltic prisms.
Huasca de Ocampo is also known for its traditional Mexican handicrafts, such as pottery and textiles, which are made by local artisans and sold in markets throughout the town.
Glamping at Huasca Sierra Verde
Hotel & Glamping Huasca Sierra Verde is perfect for enjoying a few days of rest in a complex with various alternatives to relax, play sports and have fun; well-equipped and comfortable tents for up to 4 people.
7. Tulum, Quintana Roo
As you may know, Tulum is known for its beautiful beaches and Mayan ruins, which sit atop a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Tulum has a laid-back, bohemian vibe, attracting tourists who come to relax and experience the area’s rich culture and history.
In recent years, Tulum has become a popular destination for yoga retreats, eco-tourism, and wellness activities.
Despite its growing popularity, Tulum has managed to maintain its charm and authenticity, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique and authentic experience in Mexico.
Glamping in Tulum at Nativus
The Nativus Glamping and Cenote offers a unique experience of waking up in a tent surrounded by jungle, located just steps away from a cenote and a short distance from the sea.
With activities such as yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling, it will be an incredible alternative to your next vacation.
8. Akumal beach
Akumal is a small beach town located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
It is known for its crystal clear waters and beautiful sandy beaches, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
The name Akumal means “place of the turtles” in Mayan, and the town is home to several sea turtle nesting sites.
In addition to its natural beauty, Akumal also offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and other amenities for tourists.
Glamping in Akumal
The Akumal Natura Glamping offers one of the best glamping experiences in the Yucatan peninsula.
Imagine staying in the middle of the Mayan jungle in a rustic hotel with an animal conservation center and two cenotes, a few minutes from the beach and the turtle sanctuary, with the possibility of relaxing in equipped tents.
9. Jalcomulco, Veracruz
Jalcomulco is situated in the Veracruz mountainous region and is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and outdoor adventure activities.
The town is located on the banks of the Jalcomulco River, which provides a perfect setting for rafting and kayaking.
The area is also home to several hiking trails, waterfalls, and caves, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts.
In addition to its natural beauty, Jalcomulco is also rich in cultural history, with many traditional Mexican festivals and events held throughout the year.
Glamping at the Picocanoa Rodavento
The Picocanoa Rodavento in Jalcomulco offers a glamping concept focused on couples, with luxury tents and a variety of activities for all tastes, from canyoning and rafting to spa, meditation, bonfires, a pool, restaurant, and other services designed for your comfort.
10. Yelapa, Mexico
Yelapa is a remote village located on Mexico’s Pacific coast in Jalisco.
The town is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush vegetation. The main attraction is its natural beauty, with many visitors coming to relax on the beach, snorkel, or dive in the ocean and explore the surrounding jungle.
The village is also home to several small restaurants and shops selling handmade crafts and souvenirs.
Despite its remote location, Yelapa has a small but dedicated community of ex-pats and visitors who have fallen in love with its laid-back, tropical atmosphere.
Hotel-Glamping at Verana
Overlooking the Pacific, nestled in the mountaintop and framed by fresh vegetation, Verana will take your breath away.
Invoking a movie-like setting, it appeals to adventurous travelers seeking a unique interaction with nature in a place that is at once rustic, sophisticated, traditional, and modern.
A short boat ride, followed by a short hike up the mountain, brings you to an oasis of primitive elegance.
Cobblestone paths connect its ten different houses with the spring water pool, bar, and restaurant.
All have open spaces but are designed to offer the utmost privacy, a terrace with unparalleled views, mosquito-proof beds, and handcrafted wooden furniture.
Nature takes care of the sounds as there are no electronics, telephones, or other distractions.
These are 10 of the best glamping options in Mexico to give you an idea of the fantastic potential of this type of vacation.
I encourage you to try it out and let me know how it goes once you have had the chance to experience it yourself.
Glamping can be a unique and enjoyable way to travel, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to try it. Vamonos!