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BOCA DE IGUANAS  (The Camping Playa)    www.IguanaBoca.com

PLAYA BOCA DE IGUANASBoca de Iguanas is not a pueblo, but a special beach area know for it's great RV and camping location.  The wide, open Beach stretches for 6.5 km toward La Manzanilla in the southeast. The beach area here is backed by marshy wetlands where the land is flat and low.  Located on the Bahía de Tenacatita, 23km northwest of Melaque.  Follow the 3 km paved Road near mile marker (mk 17) on Mex 200.  There is no local bus service here, so take a cab or rent a car to get here. If you're a backpacker catch a long haul bus to the junction and hike in.

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Be sure to check out the old abandoned hotel "Bahía Tenacatita" down the beach which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1995.  If you swim, be careful of the reported ocean cross currents here.  There are two restaurants at Boca, and staples are available at the seasonal Mini-Market.  There is an occasional crocodile to be seen in the lagoon next to the beach access road (careful - no fence).  There is not much to do at Boca, which suits visitors just fine.  Boca is however becoming a well known Boogie Boarding Destination.  Driving on the playa with vehicles, quads or motorcycles is prohibited.

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