BOCA DE IGUANAS
(The Camping Playa)
de Iguanas is not a pueblo, but a special beach area know for
it's great RV and camping location. The wide, open
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.
Places to Stay
GPS N19º18´26" W104º49´02"
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.