Well, things are progressing nicely at Coconutz RV Park, in Cuyutlán, Colima, Mexico.
The four beach front parking pads are in. The hook-ups are installed. The only catch, is that for the time being, we only have city water. The city water does not necessarily run all day long, every day. We will have a bathroom roof mounted water tank, and a well, to insure the water supply 24/7. What we have done for years, is that we have a 12 volt water pump, and we just buy several of the 20 liter water bottles and pump the water into the RV water storage tank, and use that water for everything, washing dishes, drinking, bathing, etc. At 12 pesos per 20 liter bottle (a little less than one dollar per bottle) from the independent, (not name brand, like Santorini) it is not too expensive. If we do have good city water pressure, then we can take a nice long hot shower, and then just turn the water pump back on, and flush out the lines for a minute. It has worked well for us.
So, in the “Any Port in a Storm” vein, I guess if someone needed a place to stay in this part of Mexico, it would be better than roadside boon docking. Or maybe not, depending on your preferences. Our boon docking episodes were always great, until we needed to empty the holding tanks, then it was another issue entirely. So, we are not “open” but if needed, it might be an option. Just go to the “Coconutz RV Park Booking Page” tab at the top of the screen, and book a site, if need be. It looks like we are still on schedule for a late November official opening.
The bathroom construction is progressing nicely. Sometimes it is hard to tell how fast things will come together. The parking pads, seemed almost “instant”. Just a few days. The bathrooms will have a lot of concrete curing times. They frame up the roof with wood, and then pour the roof/floor of the viewing deck on top of the wood. Then they remove the wood. They have poured the sloping ramp for the stairs. I could get up that slope and take a couple of pictures of what the view will be from up there. It will have a palapa roof one day, hopefully. A little party room for viewing the sunsets, and enjoying the breezes.
A couple of the palms suffered some transplant shock, but they appear to be on the mend. One blew over in a windstorm, but it has been pulled upright again.
It will probably be two or three weeks before we get back down there, hopefully for our opening.
Below are some photos, with descriptions, to hopefully continue the story a little bit.