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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Camping Chacala Jose

Campground in Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Picture it.

Wandering through Mexico with your camper, and setting up right at the beach on Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Imagine that not only is it beautiful and relaxing, but it's affordable!

Check out this peach-of-a-campground below.

Map of Chacala with hotels, Chico's Restaurant and Camping Chacala Jose all marked

Map of Chacala with hotels, Chico's Restaurant and Camping Chacala Jose all marked

Here you see the tiny, protected cove where Chacala Beach is located in the Mexican State of Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta.

Camping Chacala Jose is the large red "X" right next to Chico's Restaurant/Bar.

The security station

The security station

As you walk into the entrance of the campground, which is to the left of the arches at Chico's Restaurant/Bar, you will come upon the guard station as you see here. The morning we arrived, no one was sitting there for us to ask questions or to register, so we walked around the back.





There, two security guards were doing laundry and washing their breakfast dishes!

I asked if we could get information about pricing, and perhaps a phone number for this campground.

One of the guards came around, sat at this table and wrote down the information for me.

What service!

The view from the campground entrance to the sea

The view from the campground entrance to the sea

Turning around, this is the view from the guard station. I don't know how many sites there are here, but the popular ones are those closest to the ocean. There were tents, campers and vans.

Panoramic view of campground

Panoramic view of campground

Notice that the campground is very clean, same as Chacala Beach, which has won the enviable Clean Beach Award two years in a row.


There are public restrooms and showers available for campers to use.

Camper with slide out, and a tent

Camper with slide out, and a tent

This is how close you are to the beach. Definitely accessible for your morning jog! Or if you want to do some yoga while listening to the waves, it could hardly be any more convenient.

A caravan of camping rigs

A caravan of camping rigs

This group of campers was from Canada, making their way down the coast. Parked in the first row of the campground, they face the ocean just feet away.

What a great set up!

And a memorable place to spend some time.

The ocean, the palm trees, and the sea breeze

The ocean, the palm trees, and the sea breeze





Under the palm trees you can see some blue litter cans for trash which makes it easy to keep the campsite clean.

Shade is welcome and the sea breezes are a pleasant addition to this delightful park.

If you are driving around the Mexican Pacific Coast, make a stop at Chacala and stay a while!

Camping Chacala Jose

Tele: 327. 102.3443

At this time the price is 230 Pesos per night, about $12.50USD.

After a 5 night stay, the price goes down to 150 Pesos per night which is about $8USD.

 Has daily security guards on site.

For more stories and photos about Mexico, click here

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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