Lo De Marcos is the Worst Place Ever
Lo de Marcos is not really the worst place ever, but I was torn as to to whether or not I should share our love for Lo De Marcos with everyone; because of course-the last thing we want is for this sleepy Mexican town to be spoiled by mega resorts and hoards of people.
The quiet town square of Lo de Marcos
We’ll just have to trust that the people of Lo De Marcos want to keep their town authentically Mexican.
Cody and I arrived on a sunny afternoon and were dropped off in the town square.
As we began to walk down the street, it must have been obvious that we were looking for our accommodations as a french couple asked if they could help us.
Life is now……and slow
It turned out that they didn’t know where the camp was, but we ended up finding a different and fantastic place close to the beach for what we thought would only be 2 nights.
After setting up our tent we explored the small town. The Main Street is lined with taco stands, luncherias, fresh fruit and vegetable markets, and friendly people greeting us with buenos dias, ola’s, and buenos noches at every corner.
The days in Lo De Marcos are hot and almost deserted, but once the sun goes down people gather at restaurants and the town square to catch up on conversation, and drinking.
The aroma of roasted corn fills the air, and Mexican music echoes in the distance.
Our 7 days here were filled with waking up at our leisure, doing some shopping for avocados, jalapeños, tostadas, cold beer, and visiting the beach.
Grocery shopping for fruits and vegetables
We also spent some time laying out on the grass on our sleeping bag.
There is no evidence of Lo De Marcos giving in to commercial tourism whatsoever.
Most visitors stop in for a quiet vacation away from the rowdiness of Cancun.
Here you will find several RV and camp grounds, as well as bungalows and small locally owned hotels.
Our little camp site in Lo de Marcos
There is a small craft market on Saturdays where locals showcase their work in hopes of making a few pesos. Enjoy a giant margarita at one of the beach restaurants, the Canadian owned bar in town “Endless Summer” has live music once in a while, and Carolina’s restaurant has an artisan and second hand shop you can browse through.
Lo de Marcos Saturday Market
If you are perfectly ok with lazy days at the beach, quiet nights, and authenticity;
Put Lo De Marcos on your list of towns to visit in Mexico.