Thank you 06yz125, appreciate that and thanks for coming along. There have been some extensive discussions on the "Is Mexico Safe", oops, "Travelling in Mexico" thread. While I carry camping gear, I wouldn't camp in the wild unless it was an emergency. In such a case I would hope that I could find a secluded place to pitch my tent. But, that's me. Others may be fine with it. Hotels are so cheap, it's hardly worthwhile as a regular form of nightly accommodation. Get Sjoerd Bakker's guide to economical hotels in Mexico - most places you can find accommodation for $12 to $20 per night. I think the cheapest place I had was $10.