I have not blogged much this winter as we have done very little traveling since November. This year we opted for a seasonal location in Yuma at The Palms RV Resort. We checked out many of the resorts last year and decided this was the best resort in Yuma. We were very fortunate they were offering a BOGO deal for first time visitors and we were able to rent 2 months and get 2 months free. Taking a seasonal site was a great option for us this year since we were traveling with a puppy. We could not have found a better place to spend the winter with a young dog than at this resort. This has to be the most dog friendly location we have ever been to.
What’s it like for a dog at the Palms RV Resort? Let’s start with the awesome dog parks.
There are two dog parks at the resort, one for dogs under 25 pounds and the other for large dogs. I know this sounds sad, but this is pretty much where we spent the bulk of our time at the resort. We lucked out on day one by arriving at the small dog park at 3:30pm for the daily “yappy hour”. I think we have only missed 2 yappy hours in 3 months. This was the perfect location for young little Sierra to get socialized with other dogs.
It was also a great place for the humans to socialize.
We have met so many really wonderful people by visiting the dog park, many of whom will become friends for life. In addition to the parks there is a walking trail around the resort and several grassy areas for them to play while on a leash. There is even a dog wash station that is free to guests.
The resort is a great place for us humans too (Yumans for those who live here). The RV sites are large enough to give you privacy from your neighbors, all are level, many have partial shade.
There is a full list of daily activities for those who want to stay busy. There are 2 pools and a hot tub along with a cabana bar. There is a gym complete with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and weights. There is shuffle board, a putting green and tennis/pickleball courts. We enjoy pickle ball and it is played here on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Speaking of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, there is a group of bicyclists that ride on these evenings and they have their bicycles fully decked out with LED lights and music.
There are dinners and dance events as well as a winter concert series. We have attended The Beach Boys and BeeGees tribute bands.
They were both excellent and the pricing was very competitive. There many other events like pool parties and burger bashes, so many things that one only needs to leave the campground for groceries.
We have been thankful for the events at the park because Yuma does not have a lot of hiking to keep us busy. If you come to Yuma you do need to hike Telegraph Pass.
It is approximately a 5 mile hike with views out across the desert.
One of the best things to do while you are in Yuma is to do a day trip to Los Algodones, Mexico. The border crossing is only 20 minutes from our resort. It is a very easy day trip if you park your car at the lot just outside the gate. The cost for parking is $6. Los Algodones is the place to go for dental work, eye glasses and medications. You can get a complete dental cleaning for $15. We like to go here early and get back across the border before 1pm before the line to reenter the USA gets too long. We really enjoy this area of Mexico, it is very friendly and feels very safe. We usually spend the morning shopping and enjoying a nice brunch/lunch. The poor RV is going to be loaded down with our new treasures we have bought in Mexico.