All Guayabitos  trailer parks are customarily wall-to-wall RVs most of the winter. Some old-timers have painted and marked out their spaces for years of future occupancy. The best spaces of the bunch are all booked by mid-October. And although the longtime residents are polite enough, some of them are clannish and don’t go out of their way to welcome new kids on the block.
This is fortunately not true at Delia’s (Retorno Ceibas 4, tel. 327/274-0226, 327/274-0397, 327/274-0398, or 327/274-0399), Guayabitos’s homiest trailer park. Friendly owner Delia Bond Valdez and her daughter Rosa Delia have 12 spaces ($14/night, $350/month all year), some often unfilled even during the high season. Their place, alas, is not right on the beach, nor is it as tidy as some folks would like. On the other hand, Delia offers a little store and a long-distance phone service right next to the premises. She also rents three bungalows for about $500 a month. Spaces have all hookups (but insufficient power for a/c), showers, toilets, and room for big rigs; pets are okay, extra person $5. Space for camper vans costs $250/month with all hookups, tent spaces go for $7/day, $225/month.
The rest of Guayabitos’s trailer parks line up along the beach. The single one among them that celebrates a traditional Christmas Eve posada procession is the Bungalows and Trailer Park Villanuevas (Retorno Ceibas s/n, tel. 327/274-0391), managed by friendly Lydia Villanuevas. Allowing for 30 spaces, including three drive-throughs, the park can still stuff in some big rigs, although room is at a premium. Moreover, the seaview palapa restaurant is very popular with Guayabitos longtimers. Spaces go for about $22/daily ($19/day monthly), with all hookups, restaurant, showers, toilets, and boat ramp; pets are allowed. Bungalows (tel. 327/274-0606), in a big building on one side, rent for about $35 with kitchenette.
Next door to the north comes Fisherman’s Paradise Trailer Park (Retorno Ceibas s/n, tel. 327/274-0014, fax 327/274-0525, paraiso-delpescador [at] hotmail [dot] com), which is also popular as a mango-lover’s paradise. Several spreading mango trees shade the park’s 33 concrete pads, and during the late spring and summer when the mangos are ripe, you might be able to park under your own tree. Winter-season spaces rent for about $20/day for two people, minimum 15-day rental (or $18/day for a three-month rental), with all hookups, showers, toilets, and lovely pool and patio; pets are okay, and add $4.75 per extra person.
Neighboring Trailer Park Oasis (Retorno Ceibas s/n, Apdo. 52, tel. 327/274-0361) is among Guayabitos’s most deluxe and spacious trailer parks. Its 19 all-concrete, partly palm-shaded spaces are wide and long enough for 40-foot rigs. Pluses include green grassy oceanview grounds, beautiful blue pool, a designer restaurant, and a luxury oceanview palapa overlooking the beach. Spaces rent for about $24/day, with all hookups, showers, toilets, fish-cleaning facility, beautiful beachfront pool, and boat ramp; pets okay.
Residents at the big La Peñita RV Park (P.O. Box 22, La Peñita, Nayarit 63727, tel. 327/274-0996, reserve Nov.–Apr. tel. 327/274-1593, June–Oct. U.S. tel. 250/286-1803, U.S. fax toll-free 800/858-0604, www.lapenitarvpark.com ) enjoy a breezy oceanview location one mile north of La Peñita; watch for the big highway sign. Its 128 grassy spaces ($18/day, $450/month) are sprinkled over a shady hillside park, overlooking a golden beach and bay, with all hookups; closed May–October. The many amenities include a pool, hilltop terrace club, wireless Internet, taco Tuesdays with free margaritas, hamburger night, laundry, showers and toilets, and surfing, boogie boarding, and surf fishing. Tenters are welcome for $16 per tent for two.