Excellent mosquito-screened common area with tables, hammocks, power and a kitchen. Super friendly owners. Wifi in the restaurant and common areas. There is a dedicated modem in the common area/kitchen.
Very basic. Shared bathrooms but awesome hot showers. There was a place to grill and covered picnic tables outside, but no kitchen. Probably the cheapest place to stay on Caye Caulker if you don’t have a tent and don’t want to stay in a noisy hostel dorm. Ask the groundskeeper named Moses about conch ceviche.
Closest place to stay by the Belize Zoo. Good place to camp, brand new bathrooms with gigantic showers and covered picnic tables. Lots of people stay here in the cabins to do the night tour of the zoo. We went during the day and saw everything but the spider monkeys. Electricity available only in the office.
A great place to stay before crossing into Guatemala. Very friendly owner. Has a big covered area with tables next to the kitchen with power and wifi. Feels and is safe. The butterfly house was interesting. Watch out for tarantula holes if you're pitching a tent.
The signs on the front advertised camping, pizza and a hostel. The bathrooms are a bit dodgy. The water is solar-heated, and the electric shower heads don't supply enough juice to heat water in the morning, so it's only somewhat warm in the afternoon. But the price is right and the Argentinian couple who run the place are very friendly. We opted for a room because it was only US$5 more for the three of us, but you can pitch a tent here as well.
One of the best campgrounds of our trip to date. Lots of grassy areas to pitch a tent plus a fire pit that we used nearly every night. Very friendly English-speaking staff. The camping area's kitchen was wood-fire only. We used the oven half a dozen times with great success. Internet is available in the restaurant, which serves great food at reasonable prices, but only worked a couple hours during our six night stay. Big rigs be careful on the drive in. The road is narrow and there aren't places to turn around.
Hotel Oberland is roughly 15 minutes south of La Paz (en coche, 1h en bus) in the town of Mallasa if you're coming from the north, research the bypass loop to avoid driving through the city. More of a parking lot for overlanding vehicles, it's not the best place to pitch a tent. But it is a great place to meet other travelers and swap notes about Bolivia and Peru. Wifi is decent by Bolivian standards, and there is a kitchen above the campground that may be free to use, but we never bothered to ask.
Payed 120.-/2 persons, June 2016, overpriced!
Hotel and campsite. One of the best tent camping spots we found in Bolivia. Grass, a fire ring and a covered common area with power. Vehicles have a "reasonly flat" spot available close to the hostel area, just within wifi coverage, but right at the entrance of the hostel and kind a walktrough your camper van. Not to recommend for overlanders.
Lots of bugs, but blissfully warm temperatures relative to La Paz. The restaurant is reasonably priced and has a good reputation for German food. The surrounding property is huge, and is dotted with cabins that sleep 3-8 people. At the end of a narrow dirt road with no good turn arounds. Big rigs may have trouble. When wet, you probably need 4x4.
Continental breakfast is included, but we're not sure if the restaurant is open beyond that. Oruro isn't the happiest town in Bolivia, and finding a place to stay that had secured parking proved difficult. If you sleep in your vehicle it would be possible to stay a night in their parking lot.
Another case of needing a hotel with secure parking in the city. We only stayed one night, favoring to head to the more popular city of Sucre sooner rather than later. This hotel was decent enough, but lacked wifi. There was a kitchen, but we're not sure if it was free for guests to use or if it was part of a restaurant that was not open. Entry has height restriction, big rigs may have trouble.
REOPENED: A small grassy area very close to the center of Sucre. It's not signed, but it is a well-known stop for overlanders. Upon arrival you need to track down the owner, Alberto or his wife Felicidad and have them let you in. Alberto may be in his workshop on the property, knock loudly on the red door number 70, or at their house which can be found around the corner at 416 Arcento Arce. Very friendly people and an excellent (and the only) place to camp in Sucre just a few blocks from the center. They also have a room for rent at the top of the A-frame common area.
A free breakfast of bread and an egg is included. One of the few places in Uyuni that includes parking at a price that won't break the bank.
You have to ask for the hot water to be turned on if it is not, the hours when it's supposed to be available are posted and aren't conducive to an early-morning departure. If you sleep inside your vehicle you should be able to camp in their parking lot for a night. Hot showers after 7AM!
Price: Bs78 per person for a room with private bathroom
You can camp anywhere on the Solar de Uyuni, but Isla Pescador is probably your best bet. Not to be confused with Isla Pescado, the more popular destination for tour groups. You can stay on Pescado, but it's not a friendly place for tent campers and is likely to be crowded in the afternoon. However, there are bathrooms and trash facilities available, whereas Pescador has nothing. We spent the entire day and night without seeing another soul. We recommend camping around the back side of the island so you'll have a view of the sunset.
Just off the road on the right as you leave the Laguna Colorado area we found this dry canyon. You can drive a few hundred meters into the canyon and find a secluded place to camp for the night that's protected from the sun and wind. The elevations in Bolivia's southwest are incredibly high, meaning brutal sun during the day and cold temperatures at night. There are bathrooms and trash facilities at the ranger station on the north end of Laguna Colorado.
Just south of Laguna Chalviri, Dali's Rocks are another stunning landscape on Bolivia's Southwest circuit. We found the rock that offered the most shelter from the wind and prying eyes. Our highest-elevation campsite on this trip at over 15,000 feet. The wind at night was brutal and temperatures dropped below freezing, but the scenery is absolutely surreal. The road out to the rocks can be a bit soft. Proceed with caution if you are not in a high clearance 4x4.
A great place to stay on the Brazilian side of the falls. Has a small area to pitch tents, a grill and a nice common area. The English-speaking owner can help with anything from route planning to selling motorcycles. Highly recommended for motorcycle travelers. This is a small place, so have a backup plan, it's becoming very popular and may be booked.
This campground has a RV park attached and has a really large mountain bike track. Has the nicest bathrooms we have seen on this entire trip. We found a restaurant worker who spoke Spanish to help us get settled.
This is a members RV park and campground. Membership is a whopping R$2400 per year. We negotiated a better rate with the staff at the gate. We got member prices, paid R82 for the three of us and 2 tents. Still expensive, but not record breaking. The beach is amazing and the wifi good too, although it doesn't reach all sites.
This campground has turned partially into a permanent caravan park and has seen better days. There is a pristine pool in front of a rubble pile. The campground is just off the freeway, a quick 24 mile drive into Rio. A good place to park if you want to take a bus into Rio for a few days.
About a 45 minute walk to Ipanema and Copacabana, and a R$25 taxi ride to the center. This guesthouse has parking for a additional R$15 per day but is limited to two cars. Make sure to reserve the spot when making a reservation. If you have anything longer or taller than a stock Land Rover, you probably won't fit. Nice rooms, fast wifi free breakfast, and very helpful staff.
Campsite is a little run down, but there is a large and mostly clean bathroom block with hot showers. The electricity at the campsites tends to short circuit every now and then, be careful. Walking distance to the beach and a supermarket. Discounts offered if you stay additional days.
A quiet campsite on a river a few minutes drive from the waterfalls. There are 20 or 30 campsites within 10 miles of the waterfalls, we chose this one because it was the least crowded. The showers were being renovated when we were here so we did not verify the owner's claim of having hot water.
Nice place with big grassy areas, and lots of trees. Lots of grills, and there is a nice covered common area with a small kitchen for when it rains. It's a short walk to town and the beach. Internet was very hit or miss, most of the time it did not work.
A nice little camping area with access to the waterfalls, surrounded by farm fields. The owner will turn on the hot water on request. Lots of cats, dogs, chickens and geese running through the camping area. There is a restaurant with a patio that we were free to use in the event of rain. Camping areas did not have shelters, but there were tables to use. Electricity available in the restaurant.
Nice covered areas at almost every campsite, most have wind breaks. Right on the lake. Owner speaks English and is very helpful. Internet was decent, but definitely not fast. Hot showers were hit or miss.