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La Posada

Phone: (81) 8362-6672
Address: Camino al Potrero Chico #825 Col. Las Pedreras Hidalgo, N.L. México. 65600

 

This is the one. La Posada is the premier campground and room rental location in Potrero Chico.

The fenced in Potrero Chico resort 5 minutes walking from the crags features large camping grounds, 7 private rooms for rent, 2 houses for rent, an impressive pool, large bathrooms, communal kitchen, restaurant, and a small gear shop. La Posada has become very popular in the last decade and attracts the most climbers. Its where you can find climbing partners for the longest part of the climbing season; the other campgrounds only fill up at the highest part of the season (December/January). During the warmer months La Posada is also popular with the local city crowd from Monterrey who visit for the weekend; their pool is well known as being the best in the area.

The staff at La Posada are very friendly and ready to help, especially in any kind of serious emergencies. The team includes grounds/office mangers who speak English, grounds crew who keep the place clean, and the family that owns the place who run the restaurant and keep the place top notch. They are very accommodating, cater especially to the international crowd, and are technologically forward to Mexico standards. They are happy to help arrange taxis, fill you in on where to get things and ensure your trip is comfortable.

During the highest part of the climbing season, around New Years, La Posada can sometimes get too crowded and climbers fraction off to other camp grounds for more peaceful accommodations. The rest of the year it is a peaceful place. Other draw backs to La Posada include them having the highest price for camping and considerably more rules. For most, these rules are good for allowing others to sleep and keeping the place running well, but for the more excessive (including some locals) the place is too restrictive.

As with most places near El Potrero Chico, the hours and popularity of the place is highly seasonal. The climbing school, tamazcal, and restaurant all have ever-changing hours that depend on their popularity and time of season. Email/call before expecting any of these services.

The kitchen includes utensils, dishes, cups, 6 stoves, 2 refrigerators, and 8 tables; all of which are adequate for most of the season. During the highest months consider bringing some of your own cooking gear incase resources become limited. Like most places near Potrero Chico, buy your own toilet paper for the bathrooms at the market. The bathrooms have ~8 showers which are decently warm, most of the time.

La Posada has upgraded their fence at the entrance to be metal plated; previously it had just been a large metal cattle fence. They keep the car entrance locked at night and the whole campground is surrounded by concrete walls and/or barbed wire. Security issues at La Posada at very rare except the occasional report of food stolen from the communal kitchen. Camping here is very safe. For those still concerned they offer locker rentals for 10 pesos per day.

There is a really special community at La Posada that doesn’t consistently exist anywhere else in El Potrero Chico; this is definitely your go-to place for a first time visit.

Prices as of Nov 18 2012 Pesos USD
Camping 75 $6
Private Rooms (7) $29
Small House (1) 750
Big House (1) 1200
Location of La Posada


Pictures of La Posada

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12815704 Dave The Pirate

    Cool!

  • Overmarsproductions

    The Posada is great! I had an amazing time there with great service.
    everything was perfect for two months. Unfortunately on my second last night All my gear was stolen from my tent.
    so buy a locker for your important things, or don’t bring them at all.
    Although I believe it was a rare thing that My things were taken.
    don’t take any risk.

  • Rbrmty

    Is it just me or is that phone number incorrect?  I sent an e-mail to the address on the website & didn’t get a reply so want to talk to someone there about reservations… Anyone have an uptodate #?

  • http://davetcoleman.com Dave

    It looks like they took their number off their website, so I’m not sure…

  • Luisenrique710

    la posada es un lugar de la chingada a mi me sacaon por diske hacer escandalo YO LES RECOMIENDO NO  VAYAN A LA POSADA NO VALE PARA PURA MADRE SON UNOS OGTS D EMIERDA SOBRE TODO EL KE CUIDA JEAN CLEAUDE VAN DAME PRIMERO AGARRA EL PEDO CON NOSOTROS EL OGT SE PONE HASTA LA MADRE  Y EN LA MANANA NOS SACA A LA CHINGADA POR  KE DISKE HACEMOS ESCANDALO  ESTA MEJOR LA PAGODA Y TRADUZCANLO GRINGOS PA KE NO LE VEAN LA CARA  D EPENDEJOS  COMO  NO LA VIERON A NOSOTROS

  • Luisenrique710

    traduzcan mi comentario gringos no sirve la posada

  • Lmcu20

    is it possible to rent climbing gear (rope, quickdraws) anywhere in potrero chico?

  • Lmcu20

    es posible alquilar equipo (cuerda, cintas) en potrero chico?

  • http://davetcoleman.com Dave

    I have not heard of any renting available, rope is something you generally should not rent due to its quality importance for safety. There are people who show up at Potrero without a rope and simply find climbing partners at places like La Posada

  • Kenodiaz

    Nice and safe place! 
    but the administrators are always poking you around all the time with “cant´s”, can´t do that, cant´t do that! , gotta pay more! ..  and is really annoying!
    been there 4 times and they get worse every time!,
     I´m considering La Pagoda for next climb !

  • Mike_goesaclimbn

    Alas, $5 no longer. $7.50 with cold showers. Also no one that speaks English, so many things remain somewhat of a mystery if you are an ignorant Gringo who doesn’t speak Spanish! Very nice campground and very very nice pool. Worth bringing your own cutlery, although it is surprising what you can achieve with only few spoons to work with. Perhaps if/when the season starts rolling the restaurant will open? Quiet and pleasant here in El Portorero Chico at the moment.

  • http://davetcoleman.com Dave

    The showers are working again and its only gone up to $6. The woman at the resaraunt (now open) speaks english, and usually there are other translators around.

  • Gab Lac

    gab.lac
    We arrived in Posada at 25th of January 2013. Everything was fine…
    the weather, the accommodation.
    We went to the restaurant for dinner just on the day of arrival. We took our
    climber’s guide (= two books) with us.
    Having left the restaurant, we realized after ten minutes time that we had forgotten
    the books on the table.
    We went back to the restaurant.
    The books were gone and not to be found for the whole time of our stay.
    This makes me very sad because “The whole Enchilada” was my birthday present
    with a personal dedication from Dane Bass:
    ” to Rudolf Novemer 2012 “

  • Uriel

    It is possible to rent quick-draws (bandas, cintas) in Monterrey.
    Don´t know about a rope but I think it is possible to work something out if you get in touch with a “local” climber from Monterrey.

  • Alberto Sanchez

    Este es el mejor lugar para quedarse en potrero chico, cuentan con todo y mas de lo que uno necesita, hasta hay alberca con hamacas!!! Si vas a escalar en Potrero Chico La posada es el lugar perfecto para conocer a otros escaladores.

  • Alberto Sanchez

    La verdad es que solo corren a la gente que se porta mal, es un lugar que cuida mucho su ambiente familiar.

  • Alberto Sanchez

    This is the best place you could stay at Potrero Chico. Whether you are a climber or not, you will find everything you are looking for at La Posada for a great semi-outdoor vacation. If you are a climber this place has all you are looking for to stay for a couple of days or even months. You wouldn’t find a better place to stay at Potrero Chico, here you will definitely meet other climbers from around the world, especially from October to April which is the climbing season. They care a lot for keeping a family environment, so this is the best place to stay if you are looking for a place where you can sleep and rest to enjoy your climbing days.

  • Morra Lozano

    The best place to stay at Potrero Chico is La Posada. If you are an experienced climber you probably know the place as it is the one climbers from around the world stay every season, so you can be sure you’re going to find friends from past years. If you are just learning to climb or want to start trying they also offer classes and guides that can help you accomplish this and you will have the opportunity to meet a bunch of people with alike interest (specially if you go during the climbing season which is November to April) . And if you are just looking for a place to go have fun, relax around the swimming pool and enjoy nature this is definitely one place to go. They offer comfortable, clean rooms, grills, a big community kitchen, restaurant (open during climbing season) and the rules of the place are meant to maintain a family environment around so all people, climbers, groups of young people and families can all convey at the same place and respectfully interact with each other.

    La Posada is located very close to several small convenience stores and to “Depósito El Aguaje” where they sell the most delicious Clamatos I’ve tasted. Also nearby you can find “Café EL Buho” which is a little coffee shop that offers in my opinion one of the best coffees I have tried (try latte with vanilla) with a small living room and a wall full of books that can be borrowed to read.

    Potrero Chico recently appeared in National Geographic as part of the 2014 bucket list for adventure places, La Posada being mentioned as the place to go campground. If you’re interested take a look at the full article: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/trips/bucket-list/2014/climb-el-potrero-chico-mexico/?fb_action_ids=583520218370264&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

  • Emmanuel

    Hi, i have a rope of 50 mts (164ft more less) and is for rappeling) small harness and 8 figure, and maybe more things. Guide for the city nad towns. Almost all you need. My mail is memeh5@hotmail.com or local phone 83-27-66-60, facebook https://www.facebook.com/ehtristan