Year-Round Security & Safe Travel at Sol Tierra RV Park

Safe Travel at RV Parks in Mexico

RV travel can be tons of fun, especially enjoying the sights on the road in Mexico.  While negative publicity about safe travel exists, taking a road trip on a Mexico vacation is still essentially safe, depending on where you drive.  According to the Tran-Border Institute’s Justice in Mexico Project, 70% of any drug-related violence in 2010 occurred in only 5% of the country:  Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, Tijuana, Chihuahua, and Acapulco.  South Nayarit, also called the Riviera Nayarit, is still considered safe.

Great Location

Once you decide to take an RV trip in Mexico, the two most important questions are where to find RV parks along the way and how to choose the best one for you.  Fortunately, the Mexican state of Nayarit on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is a popular region for RV travel and contains many RV parks bordering beautiful gold beaches.  One of the most comfortable and secure RV parks is Sol Tierra RV Park located in La Penita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, just about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta.

Unique Concept

Sol Tierra is the ideal spot for RVers concerned about the safety and security of their RV and who prefer to have a variety of services and conveniences for the family or group.  Featuring a different concept in RV travel, Sol Tierra RV Park and campground is an intimate setting containing 14 lots with 24-hour security and plenty of amenities, including daily staff assistance, storage units, Internet access, a recreational room and swimming pool, and many others.

Lot Rentals

This unique, gated RV park provides a security guard on site 24 hours a day and offers lot rentals for both short term and long term travelers.  Residents will have the benefit of leaving their RV in the same space for a few days to enjoy local attractions and activities or for several months to travel elsewhere, all the while having the confidence that their RV is protected and waiting for their return.

Discover worry-free RV travel at Sol Tierra RV Park in the seaside location of La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, Mexico, where you can lock-and-leave your RV at a secured RV park.

Escape to Sol Tierra RV Park in Mexico

RV Travel: Escape to Mexico

With so much to explore and no worries about finding a hotel, RV travel can be the perfect adventure – an affordable and convenient way to vacation – especially on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.  One place in particular, the tropical paradise of Riviera Nayarit,  offers miles of paved road (Highway 200) through the rolling Sierra Madre mountains bordered by lush tropical rainforests on one side and the vibrant Pacific Ocean on the other.


Spanning nearly 200 miles of coastline, there’s a beautiful beach bay or beach cove at nearly every bend in the road and charming Mexican towns of all shapes and sizes scattered along the way.  One of these delightful spots is the beach town of La Peñita de Jaltemba with its friendly, helpful locals and many markets and shops, just a 25-minute drive north of the popular surf town of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.

RV Park

La Penita de Jaltemba (or La Penita as it is called) happens to be a favorite location for RVers. It features a variety of RV parks that provide practical services – and one in particular that offers special services and RV rental options. Sol Tierra RV Park is a trendsetter, having initiated a new concept that provides all essential services, plus extra benefits that make this site even more comfortable and convenient than customary RV parks and trailer parks.


Sol Tierra RV Park is a smaller residential park for RVers who’d rather not deal with crowded trailer parks and campgrounds and who prefer a semi-permanent spot to keep their RV.  This modern RV park has an inventory of just 14 lots where residents can benefit from personalized services and amenities, such as 24-hour security; possible custom-built bathrooms, kitchens, and tile roofs; an on-site swimming pool; individual storage units and more.

Make your next RV travel escape to the delightful location of La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, Mexico, and stay short term or long term at Sol Tierra RV Park, your home away from home.

Make Yourself at Home at Sol Tierra RV Park

The Refreshingly Unique Sol Tierra RV Park

For travelers who prefer taking to the road on vacation instead of hassling with air travel, imagine pulling into a special place under the sun after a long day’s drive.  This delightful escape is called Sol Tierra RV Park, and it’s located in the peaceful community of La Penita de Jaltemba in the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.  As a friendly, authentic Mexican town on the Pacific Coast, this place is the ideal spot for an intimate RV park with all the amenities of an RV resort.

Park your RV under the shade of a red tile roof or tall palm trees, while taking a dip in the park’s ample swimming pool or strolling along the gold beach just a few blocks away.  This upscale, privately owned RV park, trailer park, and campground offer the advantage of personalized service by local management to accommodate your camping needs.  Its intimate size – a total of 14 lots with rotating availability – provides the privacy and familiarity of an exclusive community.

While there are various Mexico RV parks on the Pacific Coast, Sol Tierra is special not only for its exceptional amenities, but also for the flexibility of offering short term or long term rentals with an option to buy the lot.  That means you can rent for as long as you like and maintain your RV there year round, instead of having to move it once, twice or several times a year.   For RVers who like to call their RV home, this 24-hour secured park provides a sense of permanence and reassurance.

Relax at Sol Tierra RV Park and explore the tropical surroundings of the Riviera Nayarit in La Penita de Jaltemba, Mexico, an ideal location central to travel attractions and activities in the region.

Eating locally and well is easy in a Mexican village

My friend Laura was my book editor. She came and stayed with us for several weeks in November, 2010. I like to think she may have started her food revolution in our neck of the jungle. Here’s what she’s thinking these days:
Laura’s new way of eating.

A Younger Demographic?

A breakfast conversation I had yesterday gave me a conk on the head. I’ve heard it before, but I’m listening now. Maybe it’s not just middle-aged and senior women who long for what Virginia Woolf called “a room of one’s own,” — a safe, secure and economical one, preferably with a bathroom attached. There are a lot of younger women these days, often highly educated, longing to do the work they love with little prospect of that work at present being able to pay for a place outside the family home. (This is assuming the family home is still intact and available.)

My own particular middle-aged vantage point (if I live to be 120) has perhaps blinded me to the fact that YOUNG WOMEN DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SAME PROCESSES MY GENERATION DID. Duh. The under-thirties and thirty-somethings I’ve met recently already recognize the value of a slower paced life. They already cherish opportunities to be present for and with those they love, already recognize the value of a smaller scale sustainable life style. And unlike so many of my generation, they’re not rebelling against their mothers.  Dang. Their mothers are my peers, and younger. I’m in awe of the close relations I see between mothers and daughters. These young women don’t have to go out and prove their worth as women on their own. They already know it.

Maybe this is the demographic that would be served well by planting their feet for a while in Mexico. It’s not exactly The Peace Corps, but there are opportunities to give expression to personal creativity and invention without starving or freezing.  Life in rural Mexico is relationship-oriented and small-scale. It’s a good place to wade into the water of  “what we do when we’re grown-ups,” as well as emerge from it.  See you on the beach? Wear your bikini so I’ll recognize you.

“Across the Border”

My friend Kevin posted this link on my Facebook wall. I love the haunting vocals by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Epitomizes that longing to move into a better place. But borders are as much a matter of metaphor as they are of geography. We’ve got to “move” mentally before we find ourselves in new surroundings. Here’s to the courage to cross in the New Year!

One response to growing homelessness for women

Thirty-three percent of the homeless in America are women, and they are the fastest growing subset of the homeless population. This fact is cited in a recent article in The Christian Science Monitor, reprinted in the Banderas News — an online publication out of Puerto Vallarta. Why a PV reprint? Because moving to Mexico is a viable alternative for older women of limited means. Living in community in an RV park like Sol Tierra is even better. Wouldn’t it be great watching tonight’s lunar eclipse in the company of good friends, close to your own doorstep?!

Mexico a great place to live and start a business

Just a quick post here, to share a link with helpful information and encouraging statistics.


Clothed with the Sun, Feet on the Ground

Do you have unrealized dreams? Women in those years that surround sixty by a margin of twenty or so on either side often do. More often than not, those dreams have been set aside in order to work, raise a family or tend a husband. Or all of the above. And now you’re alone, with time to fulfill those dreams, but wondering if you’re not “a day late and a dollar short.”

This is a blog about realizing your dreams and a finding a practical way to do it. I’m Susan Cobb, and I live in Mexico. A lot of women from Canada and the United States are my friends down here. They are doing amazing things, and I’d like to introduce you to some of them.  I have already mentioned some of them in the book I wrote about moving down here. It’s called Virgin Territory: How I Found My Inner Guadalupe. It came out last March, and women who have read it seem to like it a lot.

While I was writing the book, my husband and his friend Danny were building a residential RV park here in the little Mexican fishing village where we live. It seemed like a no-brainer to provide an exclusive little jewel of anRV park right in the middle of town for the many snowbirds from up north who come down here for “the season.” There are a lot of repeat visitors — even third generation visitors — who love this area. Larry and Danny put their project together as a condominium trailer park, where people could own their own space.

That was September 2008, when we started construction. Remember September 2008? Blooey! Nobody was buying anything after that!  They still aren’t. We had seasonal guests who rented by the month during the 2009 season, but then swine flu, drug cartels, travel advisories from both Canada and the United States. Let’s say things have NOT been good for business.

But we know there are people, particularly women, who are struggling to make ends meet in the States. They are wondering how they’re going to pay rent or keep their houses. Or maybe they’ve already lost them. It happens. They are women who are too young for medicare and Social Security, or if they’re getting Social Security, it’s not enough. It’s a good bet that any income from their investments has gone south. It’s happened to us. We know.

So here’s an opportunity to head south yourself! You may have an RV. If you don’t, there are a lot of them for sale out there at very reasonable prices.  We’ve got the space for it. Give it a try for year. Come find a place in the tropics. Clothe yourself with the sun and plant your feet in the sand. You’ll be on solid ground when you land at Sol Tierra.

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