Camping

La Bicok - Cabañas y Camping | Established Campground

Ecuador
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Last Visited: 2 months ago
GPS: -0.049680, -78.774100
Altitude: 1275.0 masl
Place Website: www.labicok.com/

Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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La Bicok is a new place in Mindo, owned by a french overlander family who after traveling around the world, decided to settle in Mindo.
They have a very nice place close to the river, 400 mts from town, surrounded by nature, butterflies and birds.
There's place for 5 trucks, each of them with power (110 and 220), potable water and dump station.
They are finishing at the moment the bar/restaurant, and the cabins (September 2015) but for trucks is perfect!
Highly recommended. USD$9 p/person (first night), $7 if staying longer (Oct 2016)
Pool and lounge area finished.(Oct 2015)
NB No signs up at intersections but GPS coordinates are spot-on. Road is narrow but no overhead clearance problems at all. Rigs longer than 8 metres will not fit in all bays.

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best place in Mindo! Perfect for a few relaxing days.
La Bicok is a beautiful ecolodge entirely built, with taste, by Sébastien, the owner. it is a quite oasis of plants and birds where you can also camp in your van.
breakfasts are amazingly tasty.
the owners will be happy to tell you all about the nice things to do around Mindo.
we stayed 4 days just to watch birds and rest here.
Merci Seb et Sylvie!

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Very nice place, good food and bathroom/toilet.

Prices still the same.

Very good place. Not too easy to big Rigs, but possible. Probably only one big rig each time. We are 8,5 m long and 3,8m high. No high restrictions, but take care by trees near the corner acess. Very clean area. Wi-Fi very weak in camping area, but ok on restaurant and swimming pool. We recomend. See photos to evaluate.

Small parking spots designed for overlanders. Its a small eco hotel, nice pool and good breakfast. Guillermo the manager is a very interesting person who enjoys sharing stories and history of Ecuador. Good location to walk to the downtown area. Pet friendly.

Cool place, owner is super friendly. Have to agree with other comment, small slot to park and if you are a tent camper it’s a little tight. But overall ok for one night.

super nice and quite place, like a little oasis for overlaner.
thanks for this hudge place.

Nice place as described. But for Big Rigs it is a little bit small. Vans and small Trucks are fine to park. And you are really close to the other campers. Can be a problem... We only fit because nobody was beside us. And for IOverlander we are not a Big Rig because we have 22 not 23 ft ;-)

This was exactly as described! Beautiful setting, great parking for camping. Pool, flowers, birds, great people...$9 pp with bathrooms and hot showers. Perfect!!

Agree with previous comnents about it being a clean place and a nice looking place......but a couple of things from a camping perspective. The area to cook ( with your own gear) is an open, covered area with a light....which is ok. There is nowhere to wash dishes so we used the bathroom sinks. While nothing was said to us ( group of 6 on 3 motorbikes) we got the impression we were imposing if we wanted to sit in the resturant area on our computers....as we werent paying room guests.....only campers!!, had to ask for more toilet paper.....stuff like that....maybe a " first world problem" but we just didnt feel that welcomed as campers, and for $7pp we should of been

$7 per person, $3 for the 4 year old. Great pool, but too cold while here to use it. Nice people, Super location in relation to town. Felt like being at a Balinese resort. Place was always spotless.

Nice and clean place. We only stayed one night and payed 9$ per person. Dogs are welcome as long as they stay in the parking/ camping area. The WiFi hardly reached our camper and was very finicky. It is a nice place to stay and relax.

Très bel endroit, Sébastien a tout fait lui-même, emplacements pour camping car, hôtellerie, restaurant, bar,piscine. Environnement verdoyant et fleuri et surtout très calme, beaucoup d'oiseaux à voir aux alentours !

This place is like taking a vacation from your vacation. Everything works, is tastefully finished and super clean. Level sites with plugins and your own verandas. Awesome swimming pool. Lots to do in the area. In rainy season, it can be a bit buggy but easy to ignore for everything you get here. Wifi didn’t work in camping area but very strong in common area, restaurant and pool. $7pp per night if staying multiple nights or else $9pp for one night. They have 20L water for $1.50. Recommend visiting the cable car and waterfalls “Tarabita and Santuario de las cascades”, $5pp and you can get your ticket at hotel (same price as what they charge at park).

One of the cleanest place we have stayed in our trip! Showers are good and hot, bathroom is super clean, the place is very quiet.
We have parked in the first “spot” and wifi didnt work on our phones, but it was good in laptop (even for netflix!).
Didn’t eat at the restaurant, but there is a nice atmosphere.
The owner was very nice and polite with us.
uS$7pppn

Very comfortable, clean and cosy RV camping. Hot showers are wonderful, the garden and the swimming-pool are very pleasant, the food is really good - you can also just take a beer or a glass of wine in the warm atmosphere of the restaurant (with a central fire place !). The owners, a French family, are very kind and open.

Wow actual camping spots! Only a few spaces but well done. Nice bathrooms and pool. We paid $7pp as we stayed more than one night. Wifi barely reaches first camping spots but reaches back ones and is okay in bar area. We saw a toucan during our stay. Claro good.

Ok place. Expensive tho. Owner is a bit moody fella.

Venons de passer 2 merveilleuses journées dans ce petit paradis. Sébastien le patron est adorable. De nombreuses activités sont à faire, avons testé la ferme aux papillons et la chocolaterie. Un bien bel endroit pour se ressourcer. karaxama 😎

Really beautiful place, super well set up, lovely chill area near the restaurant, nice hosts. $9ppn. Great little private verandahs. Just be aware the spaces for vehicles are very close together so can be loud depending on neighbours, and wifi doesn't work in camping area.

Beautifull Place, each Place has its own Veranda/ Balcony and own water-and electricity.
It also has for all a Dumpstation for Camping Toillets!!
Good Wifi
Nice Owner
Big Rigs: yes but I think 2 or 3, not more. For smaler cars is more Space.
14 Dollar per Night, if you stay more then just one Night.

Encore un bon plan iOverlander ....
Bon accueil , super environnement , piscine , wifi et colibris ... on y reste 3 j !....plein d activités possible ... ou farniente
Www.gimmic.fr

lovely place with water, electricity (110/220) , dump, hot shower, clean toilets only a few minutes from town.
Sebastian is a great host. push him on his English...it is also an hostel and restaurant with nice rooms for a reasonable price without forgetting the pool. attention to details and homey atmosphere in the rain forest...Great tour easy to organize. highly recommended ! Fred from fez

Very beautiful, well-maintained and cosy hotel and RV park. You really feel at home there, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful, the garden and the pool are like a little paradise. Food is excellent too ! Much better and finer than restaurants in town...
Very recommended for taking a rest off road for a while. Peaceful and relaxing !

Wonderful. $7 pp pn (if more than a night) which is amazing value for electricity, water, WiFi, pool and great facilities in beautiful surroundings. Very helpful owner, Sebastian. 4 course excellent meal for $22 each inc glass of wine, which actually compares well with prices in town. It can't be the easiest of places to get supplies to! Absolutely delightful, clean and beautifully set up with feeders for hummingbirds right beside the lounge. Great bar. Overhead clearance above about 3 m may be an issue as low cable on track. Did the excellent bird tour with Sandra - 4 hrs $75. A MUST SEE is the hummingbirds & other birds in the garden at Hotel El Descanso (see separate posts) for $4 each.

Great place to camp. $7 pp pn. Clean bathroom. Close to town.

What a gorgeous place! It's the first time in 16 months that we have felt like the camping section is just as important as the rest of the place, and is not just an afterthought or corner of a car park. The facilities are top notch, and the entire place has a calm, soothing atmosphere. Wonderful, and we think the price is fair - we've certainly paid more and gotten less in other places. The only thing it lacks is a kitchen and laundry, but in a place like this you don't need it... Just grab a beer, chill with a good book and enjoy the birds :)

What others said - 7$ per person is quite a lot for camping, especially when you're cooking on your own and the shower was cold this time. Someone also said in the comments that dinner is affordable - 20$ per person is certainly many things but not affordable :)
However, the place is beautiful, nice pool and many hummingbirds flying around. Decide yourself :)

The parking bays are somewhat cramped which doesn't matter if you are the only one camping but otherwise the snoring neighbor would easily disturb your sleep. The owner didn't seem to be in a particularly good mood, never got a proper introduction to the facilities and had to go ask for everything. WiFi was choked every few minutes and not fast — will reduce "Internet" rating to "Average".

Just stayed 3 nights, great place! In the communal place it feels like you're in a resort while you can still do your own cooking at the camping area & sleeping in your own car. 7$

This is by far one of the best campgrounds we have visited during our 2.5 years in South America and we agree with previous reviewers except that the price is $7 per person per night. Dinner at the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. And we had an amazing bird watching tour with Sandra Patiño, arranged by Sebastien!

Wunderschöne Anlage für 5 Autos (keine Beschränkung in der Durchfahrtshöhe) Stellplätze mit eigener überdachter Terrasse. 220V. Wasserschlauch. Pool, sehr saubere Duschen(warm) und Toiletten. gutes Restaurant. Eröffnet von einem Franzosen nach Beendigung der Weltreise. Spricht Spanisch und Französisch 😉 7$|Person.

Amazing place. Best established overlander campground we visited só far. Costs are 7 USD p.p. if you stay more than one night.

Nice place to camp. New price is $9 per person!

One of the best places we have stayed. Very comfortable and civilised. We came for a couple of nights and spent a week. The food is also excellent and Sebastian can recommend a brilliant bird guide (Sandra). $7pppn.

Very nice place to stay in Mindo, we paid 7$pp to camp. All was very clean, swimming pool is nice, common area/ bar with good wifi connection and restaurant open on demand. Each site has electricity and a roof which is nice for when it rains. Walking distance to town and activities can be booked directly on site without any cost. We highly recommend!

É um lugar tranquilo e mágico com a presença constante dos colibris, é pura natureza e paz... não da vontade de ir embora, pois a limpeza, o capricho dos detalhes de toda decoração tem um charme muito romântico e aconchegante que somente encontrei em" La Bicok". E os proprietários Sebastian e Silvia faz você se sentir em casa e entre amigos. Parabéns família La Bicok!

Ha espaço para motorhomes grandes. Já estão prontas a piscina, o bar e as cabanas. Para cada espaço para motorhomes ha uma varanda coberta.

Stayed there for 4 nights. Each parking space has a nice deck right next to it where one can put chairs and a table. Electricity and water connection provided. Location surrounded by beautiful, lush nature. The place is taken care of very well, there's a restaurant (for dinner), a pool and hot showers. The owners are super friendly. Perfect place to chill out for a while and do some activities in town. 7$ per person per night. Estupendo!

Stayed there for 4 night's. Each parking space has a deck right next to it where one can put chairs and a table. Electricity and water connection provided. Location surrounded by beautiful, lush nature. The place is taken care of very well, there's a restaurant (for dinner), a pool and hot showers. The owners are super friendly. Perfect place to chill out for a while and do some activities in town. 7$ per person per night. Estupendo!

One of the best places ever! Sebastian will make you feel at home and he knows what you expect being a former overlander himself. Great French cuisine. Pool, hot showers and everything so clean! Just 3 min walk from Mindo. Beautiful surroundings, loads of birdwatching and hummingbirds in the garden. Cabins are beautiful too. Hard to leave!

One of the most beautiful and well set-up places for overlanders. Highly recommended. $7US per person. Restaurant is finished and absolutely beautiful.

la bicok, un petit paradis avec beaucoup de charme!
Very attentive and very friendly hosts. Quiet and peaceful. Situated on the edge of the village near the bush and the birds. We had an excellent dinner.

la bicok, un petit paradis avec beaucoup de charme!
Very attentive and very friendly hosts. Quiet and peaceful. Situated on the edge of the village near the bush and the birds. We had an excellent dinner.

The best place ever!! Excellent price for what they offer!!

La Bicok is a beautiful guest house with lots of charm, very quiet and the French owners (Sebastien and Sylvie) are very friendly and welcoming. We parked our camper (6.5 m) in the parking lot and were able to use the showers, toilets and pool which was in an excellent condition, spotlessly clean and a pleasure to use. Their rooms are also very cute and well equipped. We had dinner there once and the food was excellent. Breakfasts and dinners are possible provided one books in advance. The village center is only 400 meters away. To compare, I visited several lodges in the area and Le Bicok was the best. For the price we paid, we could not find better. I highly recommend Le Bicok to all.

La Bicok est un endroit très beau avec beaucoup de charme, très calme et les propriétaires Francais sont très sympas et accueillants. Nous y avons parque notre camping-car (6,5 m) dans le parking et avons pu utiliser les douches, toilettes et la piscine. Leurs 6 chambres sont aussi très biens. Nous y avons diné une fois et le repas était excellent. Les petits déjeuners et diners sont possibles à condition de les prévenir à l’avance. Le centre du village se trouve à 400 mètres seulement. Pour comparer, j’ai visité plusieurs lodges dans la région et la Bicok est ce qu’il y a de plus mignon. Pour le prix qu’on paie, on ne trouve pas mieux. Je recommande fortement La Bicok à tous.

La Bicok is a beautiful guest house with lots of charm, very quiet and the French owners (Sebastien and Sylvie) are very friendly and welcoming. We parked our camper (6.5 m) in the parking lot and were able to use the showers, toilets and pool which was in an excellent condition, spotlessly clean and a pleasure to use. Their rooms are also very cute and well equipped. We had dinner there once and the food was excellent. Breakfasts and dinners are possible provided one books in advance. The village center is only 400 meters away. To compare, I visited several lodges in the area and Le Bicok was the best. For the price we paid, we could not find better. I highly recommend Le Bicok to all.

Before gps coord were wrong
They must be S0002.985 W7846.451

La Bicok est un endroit très beau avec beaucoup de charme, très calme et les propriétaires Francais sont très sympas et accueillants. Nous y avons parque notre camping-car (6,5 m) dans le parking et avons pu utiliser les douches, toilettes et la piscine. Leurs 6 chambres sont aussi très biens. Nous y avons diné une fois et le repas était excellent. Les petits déjeuners et diners sont possibles à condition de les prévenir à l’avance. Le centre du village se trouve à 400 mètres seulement. Pour comparer, j’ai visité plusieurs lodges dans la région et la Bicok est ce qu’il y a de plus mignon. Pour le prix qu’on paie, on ne trouve pas mieux. Je recommande fortement La Bicok à tous.

Absolutely lovely place with everything you could possibly want. The owners are still working on a few things but it is open for business.

Beautiful and overlander friendly place. Modern, open and tasteful architecture.

Mid-October cabanas/room were not ready yet, but the owners allowed us to use a single, half-finished room. Swiming pool and the restaurant were already finished.

The radio-powered Internet connection might not work during/after heavy rains.

Pet friendly.

$7 per person (sleeping in the rig), $28 pp in rooms (when finished).

Pool is fully functioning. Lounge area usable and work continuing on the cabins. Toilets and showers available, with more under construction. Will be a showcase when finished.
All still work in progress but everything that overlanders need is here. Hopefully a washing machine is in the future plans somewhere. Water pressure is good and rigs can be connected via the town water inlet if available.
Truly big rigs ie 8 metres or more would find it difficult to fit unless the first two bays were empty.
Dump point is designed for cassettes only so those with large black tanks will need to transfer with a container or mascerator or use a long hose.

La Bicok is a new place in Mindo, owned by a french overlander family who after traveling around the world, decided to settle in Mindo.
They have a very nice place close to the river, 400 mts from town, surrounded by nature, butterflies and birds.
There's place for 5 trucks, each of them with power (110 and 220), potable water and dump station.
They are finishing at the moment the bar/restaurant, pool and the cabins (September 2015) but for trucks is perfect!
Highly recommended. USD$7 p/person.

La Bicok is for sure one of those places were you'll get all your stuff in order after a while of wild camping. Great place conceived from a totally overlander point of view, parking areas are provided with decks and common areas were not totally ready at the time of visit but, they for sure will be great. All services available.