Boondocking at the Quechan Casino (Algodones)
One of my friends, Maryann, who I met and worked with in Kentucky at Amazon needed to have some body work done on her RV. She had made arrangements to have it done for a reasonable price in Algodones. Maryann asked me if I’d go with her across the border and so I gladly agreed as did our mutual friend Debbie. The three of us parked our respective motorhomes in the Quechan Casino parking lot, which is only 2 miles from the border, for a couple of nights. The rate per night with no hookups whatsoever is $10 or 3 nights for $25.
The three of us hopped into Maryann’s RV early in the morning and she drove it across the border. We had to show our passports and fill out forms while the Mexican border agent checked his computer to make sure we weren’t on any “do not allow into Mexico” list. The young Mexican body shop owner’s wife met us in town and we followed her to the place where the work was to be done. She then drove us back into town where we spent the day shopping, having lunch, getting my glasses fixed and hanging out at the Paradiso outdoor restaurant and bar with its live music.
After the motorhome was repaired, we drove it back across the border to the Quechan for the second night. We did go into the casino and had a pretty good supper at the café. The food prices and quality were good. I would recommend anyone going into Algodones for dental work or to see an optometrist or to pick up medications to boondock at this location. Parking for the day down the road just outside the gate runs $6 for the day or you can park a little further away along the road and not pay anything. Both options are good and I’ve done both with no problems. We then said our goodbyes’ and Maryann took off to Illinois while Debbie and I caravanned towards San Diego.