iOverlander 26.3 Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge The park entry fee is a bit steep if you're only staying one night. Tons of animals and a very well maintained camping area with friendly and helpful park rangers. Sunsets on the beach are amazing. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No The park entry fee is a bit steep if you're only staying one night. Tons of animals and a very well maintained camping area with friendly and helpful park rangers. Sunsets on the beach are amazing. iOverlander Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge Campground user 0.0 Brasilito Lodge (No Camping) Website says it has wifi, but it does not. Owners were rude and not at all helpful. OK place to pitch a tent if you want to get an early start heading down the Nicoya Peninsula. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Website says it has wifi, but it does not. Owners were rude and not at all helpful. OK place to pitch a tent if you want to get an early start heading down the Nicoya Peninsula. iOverlander Brasilito Lodge (No Camping) Lodging user 0.0 Camping Mora Very friendly and helpful owners. Good covered areas to cook under. Showers are bit rustic. Lots of bugs and even more crabs! Close to Playa Carrillo which is a beautiful beach and less crowded than nearby Playa Samara. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Very friendly and helpful owners. Good covered areas to cook under. Showers are bit rustic. Lots of bugs and even more crabs! Close to Playa Carrillo which is a beautiful beach and less crowded than nearby Playa Samara. iOverlander Camping Mora Campground user 0.0 Arenal Volcano National Park Across the street from the main entrance to Arenal Volcano National Park. Camping in a field in the middle of a farm, lots of animals! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Across the street from the main entrance to Arenal Volcano National Park. Camping in a field in the middle of a farm, lots of animals! iOverlander Arenal Volcano National Park Campground user 0.0 Lake Arenal On the shores of Lake Arenal in the town of El Castillo, just off the main road through town before the pizza shop (right across from Cafe Lago near the boat launch). No services, but it's free and chef bene in the soda is great Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the shores of Lake Arenal in the town of El Castillo, just off the main road through town before the pizza shop (right across from Cafe Lago near the boat launch). No services, but it's free and chef bene in the soda is great iOverlander Lake Arenal Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Pension Santa Elena (NO CAMPING) A great, cheap place to stay in the middle of Santa Elena. Offers all the amenities, hot(!) showers and a great kitchen. NO LONGER OFFERS CAMPING Taco Taco restaurant is next door. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A great, cheap place to stay in the middle of Santa Elena. Offers all the amenities, hot(!) showers and a great kitchen. NO LONGER OFFERS CAMPING Taco Taco restaurant is next door. iOverlander Pension Santa Elena (NO CAMPING) Lodging user El Rodeo Inn and Steakhouse We stayed here when our parents flew in after dark, and again the night before they left early. Ten minutes from the airport. Had our parents not been paying we would not have stayed here. It is a very nice hotel, cheaper than other boutique hotel options. The steakhouse restaurant is also very good, and not expensive given Costa Rican prices. +$100 USD per room Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: No We stayed here when our parents flew in after dark, and again the night before they left early. Ten minutes from the airport. Had our parents not been paying we would not have stayed here. It is a very nice hotel, cheaper than other boutique hotel options. The steakhouse restaurant is also very good, and not expensive given Costa Rican prices. +$100 USD per room iOverlander El Rodeo Inn and Steakhouse Lodging user 0.0 Truchas Selva Madre High in the mountains, relatively cold weather. Crowded with locals on the weekend, especially Sunday, but very few overnighters. Covered areas for cooking. Trout pond for fishing, gear provided. $9 per kilo, no catch and release, expensive but delicious. Beautiful 1.5 mile hiking trail into the cloud forest behind the restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes High in the mountains, relatively cold weather. Crowded with locals on the weekend, especially Sunday, but very few overnighters. Covered areas for cooking. Trout pond for fishing, gear provided. $9 per kilo, no catch and release, expensive but delicious. Beautiful 1.5 mile hiking trail into the cloud forest behind the restaurant. iOverlander Truchas Selva Madre Campground user 100.9 Rancho Remos A lucky find. Look for the camping sign on the main street just outside Uvita. Beautiful view, lots of toucans. Brand new bathrooms and covered area to cook under. Very friendly owners who will made food in their restaurant on request. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A lucky find. Look for the camping sign on the main street just outside Uvita. Beautiful view, lots of toucans. Brand new bathrooms and covered area to cook under. Very friendly owners who will made food in their restaurant on request. iOverlander Rancho Remos Campground user 29.4 Vista Drake Parking in front of the hostel, it's a bit of a climb up to the camping area. Covered tent areas. A great view of Drake Bay. The roads to Drake aren't the greatest, they were newly graded but did involve a few shallow river crossings. 4x4 recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Parking in front of the hostel, it's a bit of a climb up to the camping area. Covered tent areas. A great view of Drake Bay. The roads to Drake aren't the greatest, they were newly graded but did involve a few shallow river crossings. 4x4 recommended. iOverlander Vista Drake Campground user Playa Josecito A beautiful free place to camp south of Drake Bay near the Corcovado. Scarlet macaws everywhere, an amazing beach and not a person in sight. River crossings and bad roads, 4x4 required. Pack your trash out. Camping on the grass in front of the house, next to the soccer field. Can use the covered shelter for cooking. Do not camp on the soccer field or beach, the tide is high, and low areas will flood if it rains. Freshwater hose and open shower on the beach. Bathrooms in the school you can use if you ask for a key. A lodge with a bar and restaurant 500m down the beach will also let you use their showers and bathrooms. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A beautiful free place to camp south of Drake Bay near the Corcovado. Scarlet macaws everywhere, an amazing beach and not a person in sight. River crossings and bad roads, 4x4 required. Pack your trash out. Camping on the grass in front of the house, next to the soccer field. Can use the covered shelter for cooking. Do not camp on the soccer field or beach, the tide is high, and low areas will flood if it rains. Freshwater hose and open shower on the beach. Bathrooms in the school you can use if you ask for a key. A lodge with a bar and restaurant 500m down the beach will also let you use their showers and bathrooms. iOverlander Playa Josecito Contact, Pirate user Cabinas Jimenez Can't recommend enough if you want to splurge after camping for free without facilities in the jungle for a few days. Fridge, microwave and coffee makers in rooms. Lots of restaurants nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: No Can't recommend enough if you want to splurge after camping for free without facilities in the jungle for a few days. Fridge, microwave and coffee makers in rooms. Lots of restaurants nearby. iOverlander Cabinas Jimenez Lodging user 0.0 Carate Beach 4x4 required. River crossings can flood if rains are bad. Do not leave anything unattended on the beach. Pack your trash out. There's a shop at the end of the road offering cold beer, bathrooms, showers and food for a cost. If you're headed into Corcovado you can park your car behind the store for $5 a day. Buy the old Canadian expat a beer and listen to some of his stories! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 4x4 required. River crossings can flood if rains are bad. Do not leave anything unattended on the beach. Pack your trash out. There's a shop at the end of the road offering cold beer, bathrooms, showers and food for a cost. If you're headed into Corcovado you can park your car behind the store for $5 a day. Buy the old Canadian expat a beer and listen to some of his stories! iOverlander Carate Beach Contact, Pirate user Sirena Ranger Station Make reservations in Puerto Jimenez. You must do this, or arrange through a tour organizer. It's an 11 mile hike from Carate. You can take a boat from Bahia Drake, and you can take a boat or fly from Puerto Jimenez. Dorms are two bunk beds each in a screened room. Bugs can be a problem, bring mosquito nets or lots of DEET. Camping area is in a covered pavilion. Meals can be provided with reservation, but cost $20-25 per person per meal. There is a building for cooking next to the camping area. Water can be bought for $4 per 2 liter bottle, or purified from the tap. Pack out all trash. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Make reservations in Puerto Jimenez. You must do this, or arrange through a tour organizer. It's an 11 mile hike from Carate. You can take a boat from Bahia Drake, and you can take a boat or fly from Puerto Jimenez. Dorms are two bunk beds each in a screened room. Bugs can be a problem, bring mosquito nets or lots of DEET. Camping area is in a covered pavilion. Meals can be provided with reservation, but cost $20-25 per person per meal. There is a building for cooking next to the camping area. Water can be bought for $4 per 2 liter bottle, or purified from the tap. Pack out all trash. iOverlander Sirena Ranger Station Campground user Car Park of Centro Turistica Neily Our friend had a room here and we were allowed to sleep in the car park for no charge although we ate and drank in the restaurant. Open: Yes Our friend had a room here and we were allowed to sleep in the car park for no charge although we ate and drank in the restaurant. iOverlander Car Park of Centro Turistica Neily Parking Area user Car Park Hotel Los Crestones Our friend had a room here and we were allowed to sleep in the car park for no charge although Neill gave the receptionist 3,000 (approx £4.00) as a goodwill gesture. Neill asked If he could use the pool, the guy charged him 3,000, he just wanted to cool down and was in there for all of 30 seconds. Our friend was ill and need to stay at 3pm the guy changed to conditions and said his manager wanted us to pay 10,000, so we left. Open: Yes Our friend had a room here and we were allowed to sleep in the car park for no charge although Neill gave the receptionist 3,000 (approx £4.00) as a goodwill gesture. Neill asked If he could use the pool, the guy charged him 3,000, he just wanted to cool down and was in there for all of 30 seconds. Our friend was ill and need to stay at 3pm the guy changed to conditions and said his manager wanted us to pay 10,000, so we left. iOverlander Car Park Hotel Los Crestones Parking Area user 722.5 Car Park Hotel Zima Flat area at the rear and had full access to all facilities and were allowed to shower in a vacated room the next morning. Restaurant (Closed Sunday), Pool and Wifi. Good location near to town. Restaurant was good and reasonably priced (for Costa Rica). Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Flat area at the rear and had full access to all facilities and were allowed to shower in a vacated room the next morning. Restaurant (Closed Sunday), Pool and Wifi. Good location near to town. Restaurant was good and reasonably priced (for Costa Rica). iOverlander Car Park Hotel Zima Parking Area user 155.8 Ursu Petrol Stn 24 Hr garage with good restaurant and armed guard, toilet and wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No 24 Hr garage with good restaurant and armed guard, toilet and wifi. iOverlander Ursu Petrol Stn Parking Area user 110.0 Finca Cañas Castilla Fantastic Finca with camping possibility: wildlife, swimming at the bridge, boat and peddles available, horseriding, 3 marked walking trails, play room for the kids. Good chance you met other overlanders here. Must stop here when coming from or going at Nicaragua. Potable water, wifi, clean toilets and shower. WARNING Not pet friendly Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Fantastic Finca with camping possibility: wildlife, swimming at the bridge, boat and peddles available, horseriding, 3 marked walking trails, play room for the kids. Good chance you met other overlanders here. Must stop here when coming from or going at Nicaragua. Potable water, wifi, clean toilets and shower. WARNING Not pet friendly iOverlander Finca Cañas Castilla Campground user 0.0 Parking NP Rincon del la Vieja parking lot to the park entrance. In the countryside and super quiet. Price: Free Open: No parking lot to the park entrance. In the countryside and super quiet. Price: Free iOverlander Parking NP Rincon del la Vieja Parking Area user thermal springs beneath the volcano Miravales Very quiet and beautiful natural source, by José ask. Price: $ 12.00 Open: Yes Very quiet and beautiful natural source, by José ask. Price: $ 12.00 iOverlander thermal springs beneath the volcano Miravales Parking Area user 0.0 Informal campsite on beach on the beach of Tamarindo. old camping grounds, no facilities, right on the beach! Price: Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes on the beach of Tamarindo. old camping grounds, no facilities, right on the beach! Price: Free iOverlander Informal campsite on beach Contact, Pirate user 28.0 Aloha camping and restaurant. Come Down campsite, the view is great. on the beach of Samara Price: $ 8.00 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Come Down campsite, the view is great. on the beach of Samara Price: $ 8.00 iOverlander Aloha camping and restaurant. Campground user 1.1 Informal campsite Best place to park to check out Montezuma! Close walk to center of town. Spot is off the main road through the center on a large flat grass/sand clearing right next to the ocean. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Best place to park to check out Montezuma! Close walk to center of town. Spot is off the main road through the center on a large flat grass/sand clearing right next to the ocean. iOverlander Informal campsite Contact, Pirate user 21.4 Informal campsite At Playa Mal Pais north on the beach. Lone parking space at the beach under palm trees. Price: free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes At Playa Mal Pais north on the beach. Lone parking space at the beach under palm trees. Price: free iOverlander Informal campsite Contact, Pirate user 652.0 Catarata parking at the hotel Caution: mud lawn, but right at the entrance of the trail. Catarata parking at the hotel at the entrance to Rio Celeste NP Price: $ 12.00 Open: Yes Caution: mud lawn, but right at the entrance of the trail. Catarata parking at the hotel at the entrance to Rio Celeste NP Price: $ 12.00 iOverlander Catarata parking at the hotel Parking Area user 0.0 Meadow Square camping On the town square of Nuevo Arenal on Lake Arenal. meadow by the lake. Very quiet. Price: Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the town square of Nuevo Arenal on Lake Arenal. meadow by the lake. Very quiet. Price: Free iOverlander Meadow Square camping Parking Area user 0.0 Hotel Los Heroes At the Hotel Los Heroes on Lake Arenal (Swiss). excellent Swiss cuisine, a bit more expensive. Price: Free Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes At the Hotel Los Heroes on Lake Arenal (Swiss). excellent Swiss cuisine, a bit more expensive. Price: Free iOverlander Hotel Los Heroes Lodging user 0.0 Walmart on a small plot at the WalMart billboard. Price: free Open: Yes Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes on a small plot at the WalMart billboard. Price: free iOverlander Walmart Parking Area user 2497.6 Informal camp at entrance At the entrance to Poas Volcano NP. side of the road, but it is the opening time of 8 clock in the Park (later there are clouds). Price: Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes At the entrance to Poas Volcano NP. side of the road, but it is the opening time of 8 clock in the Park (later there are clouds). Price: Free iOverlander Informal camp at entrance Parking Area user 1075.0 Cabinas Orosi Franziska and Fredy in the Orosi Valley. Very nice Swiss, on whose land you park. WiFi, water, electricity, toilet and shower (hot water) to CH standard. Also cabanas or caravans for rent. Very quiet location. Please note, don`t have space for big vehicles with more 6 tons, space for only one small Camper. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Franziska and Fredy in the Orosi Valley. Very nice Swiss, on whose land you park. WiFi, water, electricity, toilet and shower (hot water) to CH standard. Also cabanas or caravans for rent. Very quiet location. Please note, don`t have space for big vehicles with more 6 tons, space for only one small Camper. iOverlander Cabinas Orosi Parking Area user 2762.0 Paraiso Mirador Quetzales Lodge NP Good overnight place, no infrastructure. Shower and toilet in the Reception. Very quiet. You can camp in the parking lot or rent a cabin. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure. Shower and toilet in the Reception. Very quiet. You can camp in the parking lot or rent a cabin. iOverlander Paraiso Mirador Quetzales Lodge NP Parking Area user 0.0 Dominical beach parking Pazific Good overnight place, no infrastructure. Ev. can be used in the rest El Coco, for a fee, toilet and shower. WiFi in the restaurant. Quiet at night. The sea has strong currents, swimming is not recommended. Wifi when reachable: password still coco0235. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure. Ev. can be used in the rest El Coco, for a fee, toilet and shower. WiFi in the restaurant. Quiet at night. The sea has strong currents, swimming is not recommended. Wifi when reachable: password still coco0235. iOverlander Dominical beach parking Pazific Parking Area user 0.0 Beach campsite Beautiful beach. Beach parking Esterillos Oeste Price: free Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful beach. Beach parking Esterillos Oeste Price: free iOverlander Beach campsite Contact, Pirate user 9.1 Punta Uva - Roads End **WARNING** Nice beachfront camping. Many spots to choose from. ARMED RAID AT 8.2.16 see check-ins Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice beachfront camping. Many spots to choose from. ARMED RAID AT 8.2.16 see check-ins iOverlander Punta Uva - Roads End **WARNING** Contact, Pirate user 0.0 El Delfin RV Park RV park in Liberia. Looked like there were water and electricity hookups although we didn't use them. Very chlorinated pool and filthy bathrooms, possible cold showers although we didn't attempt any. No wifi. Price: $10/night Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes RV park in Liberia. Looked like there were water and electricity hookups although we didn't use them. Very chlorinated pool and filthy bathrooms, possible cold showers although we didn't attempt any. No wifi. Price: $10/night iOverlander El Delfin RV Park Campground user Montana Linda Hostel Hostel in Orosi, camped on the street outside of the hostel. Use of kitchen, clean bathrooms, warmish showers, no wifi. Felt secure as Orosi is a small town. Price: $6/night. Open: Yes Hostel in Orosi, camped on the street outside of the hostel. Use of kitchen, clean bathrooms, warmish showers, no wifi. Felt secure as Orosi is a small town. Price: $6/night. iOverlander Montana Linda Hostel Parking Area user 0.0 Flutterbye Hostel Hostel 200 meters from the beach in Uvita. Secure parking, clean bathrooms, cold water shower, wifi, great kitchen to cook in. They have a restaurant as well. Helpful and friendly, camping available for less. Not a party hostel but packed with people, it's silent after 10PM. Price: $12/night ($6/person). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hostel 200 meters from the beach in Uvita. Secure parking, clean bathrooms, cold water shower, wifi, great kitchen to cook in. They have a restaurant as well. Helpful and friendly, camping available for less. Not a party hostel but packed with people, it's silent after 10PM. Price: $12/night ($6/person). iOverlander Flutterbye Hostel Lodging user Piscina Natural Beautiful hotel with lush garden natural pool filled by tidal fluctuation. Room with ensuite bathroom hot showers, fan, wifi, serve yourself cold beer and wine. Price: $45/night. Open: Yes Beautiful hotel with lush garden natural pool filled by tidal fluctuation. Room with ensuite bathroom hot showers, fan, wifi, serve yourself cold beer and wine. Price: $45/night. iOverlander Piscina Natural Lodging user 0.0 Camping Maria The price per night is $8.00 or 4,500. colones. Kitchen with gas stove, grill available, two newly constructed bathrooms with large showers, wi fi, parking, oceanfront. We have electricity in the common areas, but do not offer for large camping rigs, as we do not have adequate supply in campground. The property is very clean, quite and safe Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The price per night is $8.00 or 4,500. colones. Kitchen with gas stove, grill available, two newly constructed bathrooms with large showers, wi fi, parking, oceanfront. We have electricity in the common areas, but do not offer for large camping rigs, as we do not have adequate supply in campground. The property is very clean, quite and safe iOverlander Camping Maria Campground user 0.0 Lake Arenal Brewing Company Yes! A microbrewery with good beer and food as well as amazing views of Lake Arenal. It is also a hotel with pool, hot tub, wifi etc. They let us camp for free after we bought a few beers and dinner. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Yes! A microbrewery with good beer and food as well as amazing views of Lake Arenal. It is also a hotel with pool, hot tub, wifi etc. They let us camp for free after we bought a few beers and dinner. iOverlander Lake Arenal Brewing Company Parking Area user 800.0 Rincon De Vieja National Park Camping in car park outside park. Beware of high winds. Too windy to camp while we were there. Toilets inside park entrance. Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Camping in car park outside park. Beware of high winds. Too windy to camp while we were there. Toilets inside park entrance. iOverlander Rincon De Vieja National Park Parking Area user 0.0 Lake Arenal Camping (Nuevo Arenal) Communal recreation area. Camping by lake. Free. No Facilities but toilets during day. Although water tap available and possible power if parked near small building. Locked overnight. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Communal recreation area. Camping by lake. Free. No Facilities but toilets during day. Although water tap available and possible power if parked near small building. Locked overnight. iOverlander Lake Arenal Camping (Nuevo Arenal) Campground user 0.0 Arenal View Pull off by river at side of gravel road. Quiet overnight. No facilities. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Pull off by river at side of gravel road. Quiet overnight. No facilities. Free. iOverlander Arenal View Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Playa Grande Parking in small sandy Parking lot next to beautiful beach. No facilities. Free and very quiet overnight. Also a paid parking lot down the road with security. Open: Yes Parking in small sandy Parking lot next to beautiful beach. No facilities. Free and very quiet overnight. Also a paid parking lot down the road with security. iOverlander Playa Grande Parking Area user 0.0 Parking Area, Santa Elena Flat disused piece of land in middle of Santa Elena. Relatively quiet overnight. No facilities. WIFI available if you go to Hotel and get password. Free. Alternatively ‘The Common Cup’ coffee shop is close, very good and has wifi. Open: Yes Flat disused piece of land in middle of Santa Elena. Relatively quiet overnight. No facilities. WIFI available if you go to Hotel and get password. Free. Alternatively ‘The Common Cup’ coffee shop is close, very good and has wifi. iOverlander Parking Area, Santa Elena Parking Area user 1552.7 Monteverde Reserve Possible to Camp on road outside reserve. Difficult to get flat for big vehicles, soft verges – more suited to smaller vehicles. Toilets available in reserve. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Possible to Camp on road outside reserve. Difficult to get flat for big vehicles, soft verges – more suited to smaller vehicles. Toilets available in reserve. iOverlander Monteverde Reserve Parking Area user 1502.8 La Paz Waterfall Gardens No camping Admission is expensive – USD40 each but you can spend all day there, the place is very good with aviary, butterfly house, ranarium, big cats, sloths, hummingbirds , orchid garden, trout pool and waterfall trail through cloudforest. Toilets during opening hours. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: No No camping Admission is expensive – USD40 each but you can spend all day there, the place is very good with aviary, butterfly house, ranarium, big cats, sloths, hummingbirds , orchid garden, trout pool and waterfall trail through cloudforest. Toilets during opening hours. iOverlander La Paz Waterfall Gardens Campground user 18.0 Manuel Antonio Park Free and quiet Camping during the night, at daytime a guarded parking lot for 3.000 CRC. 200m to the entrance of the NP Manuel Antonio. Wifi Signal from neighboring Hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free and quiet Camping during the night, at daytime a guarded parking lot for 3.000 CRC. 200m to the entrance of the NP Manuel Antonio. Wifi Signal from neighboring Hotel. iOverlander Manuel Antonio Park Parking Area user Green Forest, Uvita Hostel – space on driveway for 1 or 2 RV’s. Power and water available. Very nice host, can arrange tours for you or take you hiking. We were given use of the dorm toilets and shower as there were no guests at the time. USD10 per night. Open: Yes Hostel – space on driveway for 1 or 2 RV’s. Power and water available. Very nice host, can arrange tours for you or take you hiking. We were given use of the dorm toilets and shower as there were no guests at the time. USD10 per night. iOverlander Green Forest, Uvita Lodging user 0.0 Marino Ballena NP Camping in parking lot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Showers: Warm Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in parking lot. iOverlander Marino Ballena NP Parking Area user Villas Gaia, Ojochal Hotel – $75 + tax per night. Large enough car park for us and long lead gets power from near Cabana. Lovely pool, great restaurant and bar. Wifi available in restaurant. Good place to stay whether you need a break from the heat or not. Open: Yes Hotel – $75 + tax per night. Large enough car park for us and long lead gets power from near Cabana. Lovely pool, great restaurant and bar. Wifi available in restaurant. Good place to stay whether you need a break from the heat or not. iOverlander Villas Gaia, Ojochal Lodging user 88.1 Cataratas De Cortes Beautiful waterfall into whiteish sand swimming hole. Camping in the large dirt parking lot. Paid $2 for security during business hours (fee?), but camping is free. The facilities do not look functional. The gates close at 5pm. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful waterfall into whiteish sand swimming hole. Camping in the large dirt parking lot. Paid $2 for security during business hours (fee?), but camping is free. The facilities do not look functional. The gates close at 5pm. iOverlander Cataratas De Cortes Parking Area user 1764.0 Restaurante Doña Julio A restaurant north of San Jose where we were able to camp for free for a night. In return, we ate breakfast at the restaurant the next morning. Views here are stunning! Owners are incredibly friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A restaurant north of San Jose where we were able to camp for free for a night. In return, we ate breakfast at the restaurant the next morning. Views here are stunning! Owners are incredibly friendly. iOverlander Restaurante Doña Julio Parking Area user 16.0 Playa Potrero - Beach Lot Camping in a dirt lot on the beach... Seems like the main public access point... Several locals said it would be fine for a few days... Seems like quite and safe community... During our stay had great ocean breeze... Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in a dirt lot on the beach... Seems like the main public access point... Several locals said it would be fine for a few days... Seems like quite and safe community... During our stay had great ocean breeze... iOverlander Playa Potrero - Beach Lot Contact, Pirate user 20.0 Playa Junquillal - End Of The road Nice spot under some trees at the end of this quite beach. Apparently dangerous currents at the beach but has a nice tide pool area that suited our cool off/soaking needs. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice spot under some trees at the end of this quite beach. Apparently dangerous currents at the beach but has a nice tide pool area that suited our cool off/soaking needs. iOverlander Playa Junquillal - End Of The road Contact, Pirate user 14.2 Playa San Miguel - North End The beach has several public access point, a few of which looked prime for boondocking. We chose the one on the north end as there is a vacant lot right there that we could pull into and it felt more remote (closer to the headland). We asked the neighbor if we could camp and he said no problem. A little buggy during our stay, but in all nice peaceful beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The beach has several public access point, a few of which looked prime for boondocking. We chose the one on the north end as there is a vacant lot right there that we could pull into and it felt more remote (closer to the headland). We asked the neighbor if we could camp and he said no problem. A little buggy during our stay, but in all nice peaceful beach. iOverlander Playa San Miguel - North End Contact, Pirate user 14.5 Playa Coyote - North End Nice big quite beach with several public access spots you can camp at, we chose the north end by the river mouth as it was more remote/private. A little buggy during our stay with a beautiful sunset. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice big quite beach with several public access spots you can camp at, we chose the north end by the river mouth as it was more remote/private. A little buggy during our stay with a beautiful sunset. iOverlander Playa Coyote - North End Contact, Pirate user 6.2 North Playa Manzanillo Pirate Camp Large opening along the beach (likely a river mouth, thus likely only suitable for drier times). Need to drive down the beach to access. Good packed sand beach. A little buggy during our stay. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large opening along the beach (likely a river mouth, thus likely only suitable for drier times). Need to drive down the beach to access. Good packed sand beach. A little buggy during our stay. iOverlander North Playa Manzanillo Pirate Camp Contact, Pirate user 27.0 Pizza Al A Lena Awesome pizza. You may be able to setup camping here if you are in a bind. Wifi worked ok as well. Open: Yes Awesome pizza. You may be able to setup camping here if you are in a bind. Wifi worked ok as well. iOverlander Pizza Al A Lena Restaurant user 7.2 Playa Hermosa - South End One of the few public access sites along this beach. Beautiful spot with large shade tree right on the beach tucked next to a headland. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes One of the few public access sites along this beach. Beautiful spot with large shade tree right on the beach tucked next to a headland. iOverlander Playa Hermosa - South End Contact, Pirate user 11.6 Coconut Point One of the few spots not right on the road between Cabuya and Montezuma. Beautiful spot under coco palms (beware of falling nuts). There are two access roads in, during our stay the eastern one was in better condition. There are several spots to choose from. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes One of the few spots not right on the road between Cabuya and Montezuma. Beautiful spot under coco palms (beware of falling nuts). There are two access roads in, during our stay the eastern one was in better condition. There are several spots to choose from. iOverlander Coconut Point Contact, Pirate user 22.0 Playa Organos Looking for a place near the ferry and found this nice broad beach. Camping in a sand/grass lot by the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Looking for a place near the ferry and found this nice broad beach. Camping in a sand/grass lot by the beach. iOverlander Playa Organos Contact, Pirate user 1086.0 Orosi Church Parking Lot This is a parking lot across from the church in Orosi. We tried to camp at the Balneario but they wouldn't let us and told us about this lot instead. No amenities and it was a little noisy but it was free! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This is a parking lot across from the church in Orosi. We tried to camp at the Balneario but they wouldn't let us and told us about this lot instead. No amenities and it was a little noisy but it was free! iOverlander Orosi Church Parking Lot Contact, Pirate user 1270.0 Mirador Orosi Beautiful views from this spot. Free! May be able to arrange camping here, but we didn't try. Closes at 4:30 Open: Yes Beautiful views from this spot. Free! May be able to arrange camping here, but we didn't try. Closes at 4:30 iOverlander Mirador Orosi City (Capitol) user 1536.7 100% Aventura - Canopy Tour I listed it as informal because though the camping is free we paid for the canopy tour. It is a nice level paved parking lot with use of restrooms. The place is deserted at 5:30pm and gets busy again around 7am. Very nice owners. We asked around and it seems like other operators would offer the same. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes I listed it as informal because though the camping is free we paid for the canopy tour. It is a nice level paved parking lot with use of restrooms. The place is deserted at 5:30pm and gets busy again around 7am. Very nice owners. We asked around and it seems like other operators would offer the same. iOverlander 100% Aventura - Canopy Tour Parking Area user 3444.0 Volcan Irazu We asked the guys in the main parking lot if we could spend the night up at the Mirador. We think they said yes, but I won't be surprised if we get kicked out. Price to camp is free. Price to enter park is $23. Restrooms available at the main parking area, as well as a little restaurant. ... And we got kicked out! Just to be clear, you can totally visit the volcano but you can't camp here. Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes We asked the guys in the main parking lot if we could spend the night up at the Mirador. We think they said yes, but I won't be surprised if we get kicked out. Price to camp is free. Price to enter park is $23. Restrooms available at the main parking area, as well as a little restaurant. ... And we got kicked out! Just to be clear, you can totally visit the volcano but you can't camp here. iOverlander Volcan Irazu Contact, Pirate user 2893.0 Restaurante Nochebuena After getting kicked out of the volcano natl park, we stopped at this restaurant and asked to park here for the night. Price was free but we bought breakfast here the next morning. Didn't ask after restrooms or other facilities, but they should be available. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes After getting kicked out of the volcano natl park, we stopped at this restaurant and asked to park here for the night. Price was free but we bought breakfast here the next morning. Didn't ask after restrooms or other facilities, but they should be available. iOverlander Restaurante Nochebuena Parking Area user 1079.0 Aventuras Orosi This is a restaurant right in the river that we camped at. Cost was $4 for the night. Good trout at the restaurant. Ground a bit slopey. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a restaurant right in the river that we camped at. Cost was $4 for the night. Good trout at the restaurant. Ground a bit slopey. iOverlander Aventuras Orosi Parking Area user 55.2 Zgas/Tropigas Open mon-thurs 8-12, 1-4:30, sat 8-11:30. Cost about $10 for a 20lb bottle Open: Yes Open mon-thurs 8-12, 1-4:30, sat 8-11:30. Cost about $10 for a 20lb bottle iOverlander Zgas/Tropigas Gas Station user 665.0 Hotel Interamericana We parked here the night before our river trip on the Picuare. Free. But it may only have been free because our river guides knew the people at the hotel. No amenities offered but I'm sure the hotel would let you use their toilet if you asked. There is a lot for bigger rigs nearby, but you may have to pay. Plenty of restaurants and other stuff in the area to keep you busy. Here is a link to the company we used for the river trip: http://www.ticoriver.com/contact.htm very nice and they speak English. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We parked here the night before our river trip on the Picuare. Free. But it may only have been free because our river guides knew the people at the hotel. No amenities offered but I'm sure the hotel would let you use their toilet if you asked. There is a lot for bigger rigs nearby, but you may have to pay. Plenty of restaurants and other stuff in the area to keep you busy. Here is a link to the company we used for the river trip: http://www.ticoriver.com/contact.htm very nice and they speak English. iOverlander Hotel Interamericana Parking Area user 472.3 Free Hot Springs Situated right next to the $50 hot springs is a hot stream that runs under the main road. The entrance is opposite the resort down a short road blocked by a yellow gate. You can park just up the hill from the yellow gate and walk in. Short east walk to lovely little hot pools. And best of all free. Open: Yes Situated right next to the $50 hot springs is a hot stream that runs under the main road. The entrance is opposite the resort down a short road blocked by a yellow gate. You can park just up the hill from the yellow gate and walk in. Short east walk to lovely little hot pools. And best of all free. iOverlander Free Hot Springs City (Capitol) user 328.0 El Sol Verde This is a propper camp ground run by a Dutch couple. There are no hoook ups, but a kitchen area, and nice and clean toilet and shower facilities. It is also possible to ret rooms or a couple of small, basic cabins. Narrow gate! Difficult or impossible for bigger rigs. Price: 14 USD ( $20 as of April 2017) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No This is a propper camp ground run by a Dutch couple. There are no hoook ups, but a kitchen area, and nice and clean toilet and shower facilities. It is also possible to ret rooms or a couple of small, basic cabins. Narrow gate! Difficult or impossible for bigger rigs. Price: 14 USD ( $20 as of April 2017) iOverlander El Sol Verde Campground user 0.0 Therme los Laureles Camping available on a field just ouside the gate of a developed hotspring. Location is about 10 minutes drive out of town towards Lago Arenal. the ground is not very level, but it is possible to find a deasent spot. Should be okay also for RVs. the entrance fee to the hotsprings is 6000 colones per person , They are open until 9PM. Price: 2000 colones per person for camping.very nice pool, you will enjoy it! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping available on a field just ouside the gate of a developed hotspring. Location is about 10 minutes drive out of town towards Lago Arenal. the ground is not very level, but it is possible to find a deasent spot. Should be okay also for RVs. the entrance fee to the hotsprings is 6000 colones per person , They are open until 9PM. Price: 2000 colones per person for camping.very nice pool, you will enjoy it! iOverlander Therme los Laureles Campground user 0.0 Camping los Cocos A small camp ground with a fantastic location on the beach on the Nicoya Peninsula. Surface is firm sand. Several good beach restaurant nearby, and a short walk to a grocery store. An easy place to stay for a few days or weeks. Tight corner which will give bigger rigs a problem. Price: 6000 colones Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A small camp ground with a fantastic location on the beach on the Nicoya Peninsula. Surface is firm sand. Several good beach restaurant nearby, and a short walk to a grocery store. An easy place to stay for a few days or weeks. Tight corner which will give bigger rigs a problem. Price: 6000 colones iOverlander Camping los Cocos Campground user Camping Tanga This is a smalll restaurant that offers camping in between the trees a few meters back from the beach. Quite a few local people camping here (in tents), but nice and quiet during night. Rough access road, but should be navigable in a small rig. Price: 5000 colones Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes This is a smalll restaurant that offers camping in between the trees a few meters back from the beach. Quite a few local people camping here (in tents), but nice and quiet during night. Rough access road, but should be navigable in a small rig. Price: 5000 colones iOverlander Camping Tanga Campground user 18.7 Mar Azul Another paradise place on the Nicooya Peninsula. Beach front camping, and not crowded at all. This place is 10 - 15 minutes from the town of (Playa) Santa Teresa where you can go for party, supplies, espresso, shopping, surfing, or just hang out with other travellers and backpackers. Price: 8000 colones Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Another paradise place on the Nicooya Peninsula. Beach front camping, and not crowded at all. This place is 10 - 15 minutes from the town of (Playa) Santa Teresa where you can go for party, supplies, espresso, shopping, surfing, or just hang out with other travellers and backpackers. Price: 8000 colones iOverlander Mar Azul Campground user 0.0 El Arrecife A fantastic beach camp right on the Caribbean Ocean. Good swimming and snorkeling, and there were several restaurants near by. The toilets are clean, outdoor shower by the beach.there is WiFi available at the restaurant,. the electricity cables to get in are quite low and may require you to stand on the roof of your vehicle and lift them. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A fantastic beach camp right on the Caribbean Ocean. Good swimming and snorkeling, and there were several restaurants near by. The toilets are clean, outdoor shower by the beach.there is WiFi available at the restaurant,. the electricity cables to get in are quite low and may require you to stand on the roof of your vehicle and lift them. iOverlander El Arrecife Campground user 18.0 Corcovado Information Center Right across from the airport, this is where you can make a reservation for the hike/ranger station in Corcovado Natl Park. Closed on Sundays. You can also email reservacionesacosa@gmail.com Open: Yes Right across from the airport, this is where you can make a reservation for the hike/ranger station in Corcovado Natl Park. Closed on Sundays. You can also email reservacionesacosa@gmail.com iOverlander Corcovado Information Center Dog Unknown user 33.0 Playa Rajada No infrastructure, just trash cans. Super beautiful bay, wonderful for swimming. Very quiet. Free. La Cruz to sail on the sea, 19 km, 16 km gravel trail toward Jobo. Playa Rajada follow the sign. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes No infrastructure, just trash cans. Super beautiful bay, wonderful for swimming. Very quiet. Free. La Cruz to sail on the sea, 19 km, 16 km gravel trail toward Jobo. Playa Rajada follow the sign. iOverlander Playa Rajada Contact, Pirate user 6.0 "La Tortuga" Playa Grande NO CAMPING Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, WiFi. Very quiet at night. A few steps from the sea. Free, but we ate there. Continue to the end of the road to the Playa Grande. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No NO CAMPING Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, WiFi. Very quiet at night. A few steps from the sea. Free, but we ate there. Continue to the end of the road to the Playa Grande. iOverlander "La Tortuga" Playa Grande Lodging user 0.0 Hotel Giardino Tropicale NO CAMPING Comment: This hotel / parking lot no longer accepts camping . Playa paled is the closest possibility. Top Wohlfühlplatz with luxury camping on sep place of the hotel complex. Water, electricity. We were next to the parking lot with an office LAN, toilet and shower. Swimming pool with jacuzi. Quiet at night, 400 meters to the sea. 10./Night U $. Take road to Samara, then turn to Nosara, 28 km dirt road poor, many holes. Open: Yes Comment: This hotel / parking lot no longer accepts camping . Playa paled is the closest possibility. Top Wohlfühlplatz with luxury camping on sep place of the hotel complex. Water, electricity. We were next to the parking lot with an office LAN, toilet and shower. Swimming pool with jacuzi. Quiet at night, 400 meters to the sea. 10./Night U $. Take road to Samara, then turn to Nosara, 28 km dirt road poor, many holes. iOverlander Hotel Giardino Tropicale NO CAMPING Lodging user 131.0 Barra Honda National Park Good overnight place at the football field. No infrastructure. Very quiet at night. Free. Turn left onto CN21 of Nicoya, then on the CN18 to the sign "Barra Honda." Turn left, follow the road to the right turn, turn left into a good gravel road. Shield it from Barra Honda are totally 8.5 km Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Good overnight place at the football field. No infrastructure. Very quiet at night. Free. Turn left onto CN21 of Nicoya, then on the CN18 to the sign "Barra Honda." Turn left, follow the road to the right turn, turn left into a good gravel road. Shield it from Barra Honda are totally 8.5 km iOverlander Barra Honda National Park Parking Area user 0.0 Unlimited public place by the lake in Nuevo Arenal Good place, also for longer stays. Faucet presence, no other infrastructure. Well lit. You can swim in the lake. Free. Go to Nuevo Arenal, 100 meters after the German Bakery turn right. turn left at first road, left thru the gate. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good place, also for longer stays. Faucet presence, no other infrastructure. Well lit. You can swim in the lake. Free. Go to Nuevo Arenal, 100 meters after the German Bakery turn right. turn left at first road, left thru the gate. iOverlander Unlimited public place by the lake in Nuevo Arenal Parking Area user 559.9 Hotel Heroes, "La pequeña Helvecia" Good place to overnight in the car park. Swimming pool can be used. Toilet by the pool. It also has a shower with cold water in the pool. Quiet at night. Trial, we have eaten in the restaurant. To Nuevo Arenal, about 11 km Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Good place to overnight in the car park. Swimming pool can be used. Toilet by the pool. It also has a shower with cold water in the pool. Quiet at night. Trial, we have eaten in the restaurant. To Nuevo Arenal, about 11 km iOverlander Hotel Heroes, "La pequeña Helvecia" Parking Area user 986.0 Parking "Fabrica de carretas Chaverri" Sarchi Overnight space behind the building sale. No infrastructure. Reasonably quiet at night. Free. On the road to Sarchi Sur Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Overnight space behind the building sale. No infrastructure. Reasonably quiet at night. Free. On the road to Sarchi Sur iOverlander Parking "Fabrica de carretas Chaverri" Sarchi Parking Area user Parking "Fresa del Volcan" Good overnight place, no infrastructure, quiet. Free. about 5 km from the Volcan left Open: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure, quiet. Free. about 5 km from the Volcan left iOverlander Parking "Fresa del Volcan" Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Centre "Deportivo", Guapiles Good overnight And day place, faucet (Drinking Water). Through road within earshot. Large gate will be closed at 18.00 clock. Night watchman. Col. 5000 but unofficial so you can try to negociate. swimming pool can be used with 2 pools, shower and toilet. Closed from 17.00 clock. At the junction turn towards Tortuguero NP. After about 2.5 km on the right, signposted. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Good overnight And day place, faucet (Drinking Water). Through road within earshot. Large gate will be closed at 18.00 clock. Night watchman. Col. 5000 but unofficial so you can try to negociate. swimming pool can be used with 2 pools, shower and toilet. Closed from 17.00 clock. At the junction turn towards Tortuguero NP. After about 2.5 km on the right, signposted. iOverlander Centre "Deportivo", Guapiles Parking Area user 0.0 Parking Tienda "super Villas del Caribe NOTE, Your reception may depend on what staff are on duty. Good overnight place without infrastructure. Quiet at night. Free WiFi. Able for a fee from the current charging relate, otherwise free. The place is very close to the animal shelter "Jaguar Rescue Center." Guided tours 9:30 and 11:30 clock. Highly recommended. Admission U $ 15.--/Person To Puerto Viejo to Punta Uva, right on the street Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No NOTE, Your reception may depend on what staff are on duty. Good overnight place without infrastructure. Quiet at night. Free WiFi. Able for a fee from the current charging relate, otherwise free. The place is very close to the animal shelter "Jaguar Rescue Center." Guided tours 9:30 and 11:30 clock. Highly recommended. Admission U $ 15.--/Person To Puerto Viejo to Punta Uva, right on the street iOverlander Parking Tienda "super Villas del Caribe Parking Area user 5.0 Unlimited public beach of Estrillos Oeste Could be a feel-good place. Directly on the sea, about 10 meters. At night, the waves have beaten our Camper and brought a lot of rubbish from the sea. No infrastructure. Current could be obtained from a house, also water. Quiet. Free. Coastal road to Playa Oeste Estrillos turn. All the way down towards the sea. Open: Yes Could be a feel-good place. Directly on the sea, about 10 meters. At night, the waves have beaten our Camper and brought a lot of rubbish from the sea. No infrastructure. Current could be obtained from a house, also water. Quiet. Free. Coastal road to Playa Oeste Estrillos turn. All the way down towards the sea. iOverlander Unlimited public beach of Estrillos Oeste Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Camping El Tecal, near Uvita Wellness area with swimming pool on lawn. water, shower, toilet and WiFi. Camping is brand new, so everything is still very well maintained. Ask for electricity. Quiet. Col. 5,000 ./Night. Eight hundred meters south of Uvita turn right on dirt road. Camping is signposted. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Wellness area with swimming pool on lawn. water, shower, toilet and WiFi. Camping is brand new, so everything is still very well maintained. Ask for electricity. Quiet. Col. 5,000 ./Night. Eight hundred meters south of Uvita turn right on dirt road. Camping is signposted. iOverlander Camping El Tecal, near Uvita Campground user 0.0 Parking Hotel Sierra, Golfito Good overnight place, no infrastructure. WiFi. Quiet. Free At the end of the village, next to the free trade zone Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure. WiFi. Quiet. Free At the end of the village, next to the free trade zone iOverlander Parking Hotel Sierra, Golfito Parking Area user 9.0 Playa Pan Dulce Wild camp on near the point of the Oso Peninsula. Parking area a bit muddy, and no facilities. Beach is beautiful. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Wild camp on near the point of the Oso Peninsula. Parking area a bit muddy, and no facilities. Beach is beautiful. iOverlander Playa Pan Dulce Contact, Pirate user 539.0 Olivia's Playground Wide open space right on the lake with view of volcano and surrounding mountains. Clear landing spot short drive off main road. No one around. Best boondocking on Lake Arenal so far! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Wide open space right on the lake with view of volcano and surrounding mountains. Clear landing spot short drive off main road. No one around. Best boondocking on Lake Arenal so far! iOverlander Olivia's Playground Contact, Pirate user 14.0 Playa Matapalo WARNING Access difficult for conventional vehicles due to steep track Amazing beach next to jungle filled with monkeys, lizards, and scarlet macaws. Not great for swimming, but there are beaches within walking distance for that. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes WARNING Access difficult for conventional vehicles due to steep track Amazing beach next to jungle filled with monkeys, lizards, and scarlet macaws. Not great for swimming, but there are beaches within walking distance for that. iOverlander Playa Matapalo Contact, Pirate user 23.0 Carate Beach Pirate Camp No amenities but the beach is beautiful. Great for walking, not so much for swimming. Free. Scarlet macaws and other animals frequent this spot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes No amenities but the beach is beautiful. Great for walking, not so much for swimming. Free. Scarlet macaws and other animals frequent this spot. iOverlander Carate Beach Pirate Camp Contact, Pirate user 1207.1 Orosi - Lot On Road In/out Just off the main road. Looks like an abandoned lot with great views overlooking the town. Quite overnight as the traffic dies down. Down a short dirt road, larger rigs may want to walk down first (we are in an F150 and had no problem). Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Just off the main road. Looks like an abandoned lot with great views overlooking the town. Quite overnight as the traffic dies down. Down a short dirt road, larger rigs may want to walk down first (we are in an F150 and had no problem). iOverlander Orosi - Lot On Road In/out Contact, Pirate user 15.0 Grass Road Beach Just west of Jimenez a little overgrown road leads between two pastures and down to a lovely little clearing just off the beach. A few bugs around and the occasional cow deposit, but the seclusion and easy swimming more than made up for it. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just west of Jimenez a little overgrown road leads between two pastures and down to a lovely little clearing just off the beach. A few bugs around and the occasional cow deposit, but the seclusion and easy swimming more than made up for it. iOverlander Grass Road Beach Contact, Pirate user 247.5 Football Hideaway Just off the lightly trafficked main road into/out of the Osa is a little football (soccer) field with a small access road leading off of the far end to a small landing. Not much to it, but peaceful and quite. Great if you get stuck waiting for a river to drain and find yourself traveling later than anticipated (talking from experience). Land is owned by the parks and the rangers we ran into said it was ok to camp. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just off the lightly trafficked main road into/out of the Osa is a little football (soccer) field with a small access road leading off of the far end to a small landing. Not much to it, but peaceful and quite. Great if you get stuck waiting for a river to drain and find yourself traveling later than anticipated (talking from experience). Land is owned by the parks and the rangers we ran into said it was ok to camp. iOverlander Football Hideaway Contact, Pirate user 9.3 Z Gas/Tropigas Just off the main road outside of Limon, paid around $10 US for a 20 liter refill. Hours: Monday-Friday 8-12, 1-4:30, Saturday 8-12, Sunday closed. Open: Yes Just off the main road outside of Limon, paid around $10 US for a 20 liter refill. Hours: Monday-Friday 8-12, 1-4:30, Saturday 8-12, Sunday closed. iOverlander Z Gas/Tropigas Gas Station user 15.9 Dominical Beach Camping Amazing Free camping on the beach in Dominical. Wifi and toilets available at Tortilla Flats Restaurant and Hotel. Plenty of space to pull up under a shady a tree. Feet from the beach. Safe and tranquil at nights. Lots of palapas to park next to for extra shelter in case of rain. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Amazing Free camping on the beach in Dominical. Wifi and toilets available at Tortilla Flats Restaurant and Hotel. Plenty of space to pull up under a shady a tree. Feet from the beach. Safe and tranquil at nights. Lots of palapas to park next to for extra shelter in case of rain. iOverlander Dominical Beach Camping Contact, Pirate user 14.1 Beach Camping North of Playa Manzanillo Camping at the water's edge on a long swimming beach just north of town - just off a road that sees little traffic - Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping at the water's edge on a long swimming beach just north of town - just off a road that sees little traffic - Free iOverlander Beach Camping North of Playa Manzanillo Contact, Pirate user 8.1 Tamarindo Beach Camping (southern end of Playa Tamarindo) Beware we were broken into here during the night Public access point right on the beach. No facilities, howlers in the trees! Free! Entrada pública de vehículos a la playa. Puedes estacionar justo sobre la playa. Muchos arboles que dan sombra. Sin servicios, pero Gratis!!! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beware we were broken into here during the night Public access point right on the beach. No facilities, howlers in the trees! Free! Entrada pública de vehículos a la playa. Puedes estacionar justo sobre la playa. Muchos arboles que dan sombra. Sin servicios, pero Gratis!!! iOverlander Tamarindo Beach Camping (southern end of Playa Tamarindo) Contact, Pirate user 1074.4 Orosi Lodge Nice hotel and cafe next door to the Balneario owned and run by a nice German couple. Wifi, hot showers, kitchenette with sink, coffee maker and refrigerator. Muy tranquilo! We were here during low season (July) so we paid US$61 plus tax for a triple room (one double bed and a single bed). I think the usual price for this room is US$77. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nice hotel and cafe next door to the Balneario owned and run by a nice German couple. Wifi, hot showers, kitchenette with sink, coffee maker and refrigerator. Muy tranquilo! We were here during low season (July) so we paid US$61 plus tax for a triple room (one double bed and a single bed). I think the usual price for this room is US$77. iOverlander Orosi Lodge Lodging user 1023.6 Carrara Parque Verde Technológico Large treed facility, would be great for a large group. Has a pool, showers, restaurant, covered picnic tables and barbecues, plus several playgrounds. Vehicle camping is a bit far from the facilities and is in an unattractive dirt parking lot. Expensive. 5,000 Colones to camp and 7,000 Colones to enter the compound (for 2 adults and 1 child). Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Large treed facility, would be great for a large group. Has a pool, showers, restaurant, covered picnic tables and barbecues, plus several playgrounds. Vehicle camping is a bit far from the facilities and is in an unattractive dirt parking lot. Expensive. 5,000 Colones to camp and 7,000 Colones to enter the compound (for 2 adults and 1 child). iOverlander Carrara Parque Verde Technológico Campground user 0.0 Casa Rural Aroma de Campo PROS: Close to entrance of the park, small swimming pool, clean bathrooms, plenty of space to spread out, free wifi, honesty beer and soda available, laundry service available – CONS: Where we were told to camp is pretty far from all the amenities, water for cleaning/dishes is not convenient, wifi only works by kitchen (and our usb modem didn’t work), shower is freezing and there is no shower head, the entire camping area is pretty much on an angle – 7 USD/person/night Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes PROS: Close to entrance of the park, small swimming pool, clean bathrooms, plenty of space to spread out, free wifi, honesty beer and soda available, laundry service available – CONS: Where we were told to camp is pretty far from all the amenities, water for cleaning/dishes is not convenient, wifi only works by kitchen (and our usb modem didn’t work), shower is freezing and there is no shower head, the entire camping area is pretty much on an angle – 7 USD/person/night iOverlander Casa Rural Aroma de Campo Parking Area user 0.0 La Colina Lodge PROS: Located right in Monteverde, super friendly owners, clean bathrooms, free fast wifi, hot showers, beautiful grounds with organic vegetable garden – CONS: No camp kitchen – 8 USD/person/night – NOTE: Electric hookup is available for an additional 2 USD/person/night but we didn’t use it Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes PROS: Located right in Monteverde, super friendly owners, clean bathrooms, free fast wifi, hot showers, beautiful grounds with organic vegetable garden – CONS: No camp kitchen – 8 USD/person/night – NOTE: Electric hookup is available for an additional 2 USD/person/night but we didn’t use it iOverlander La Colina Lodge Campground user 0.0 Camping el Chaman PROS: Covered (or uncovered if that is your preference) spots in fruit-tree filled campground/hostel/treehouse, electric and potable water hookups, dedicated kitchen sink for each campsite, clean bathrooms and showers, free wifi, short walk into town and the beach – CONS: We were unable to get the wifi in our campsite – 7 USD/person/night Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes PROS: Covered (or uncovered if that is your preference) spots in fruit-tree filled campground/hostel/treehouse, electric and potable water hookups, dedicated kitchen sink for each campsite, clean bathrooms and showers, free wifi, short walk into town and the beach – CONS: We were unable to get the wifi in our campsite – 7 USD/person/night iOverlander Camping el Chaman Campground user 21.6 Playa Santa Teresa Public beach access dirt road off the main highway. Long strip of parking next to the ocean. Pizza place on the corner and some vendors during the day. Public shower next to pizza place reported as not functioning. Free! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Public beach access dirt road off the main highway. Long strip of parking next to the ocean. Pizza place on the corner and some vendors during the day. Public shower next to pizza place reported as not functioning. Free! iOverlander Playa Santa Teresa Contact, Pirate user 856.4 Wild Camp Large gravel lot on side of the road next to a livestock auction facility (which was not in use the day we stayed here). Asked the nice caretaker (Herardo) if we could camp here and he said yes. He even opened the sanitarios in the facility for us and ensured that it had toilet paper too. The light in the bathroom was out so he offered us a lamp from his house (we declined as politely as we could). Parking behind the facility put out us out of sight of the road but with a nice quiet and flat place to park, some nice trees next to us and an easy walk to the bathrooms. He did not charge us anything. (Free). Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large gravel lot on side of the road next to a livestock auction facility (which was not in use the day we stayed here). Asked the nice caretaker (Herardo) if we could camp here and he said yes. He even opened the sanitarios in the facility for us and ensured that it had toilet paper too. The light in the bathroom was out so he offered us a lamp from his house (we declined as politely as we could). Parking behind the facility put out us out of sight of the road but with a nice quiet and flat place to park, some nice trees next to us and an easy walk to the bathrooms. He did not charge us anything. (Free). iOverlander Wild Camp Contact, Pirate user 17.7 Playa Pavones Flat grassy spot right next to the beach and "coastal" road that is rarely used. Very quiet. Very scenic. Big rocks in the water so not ideal for swimming but during low tide you can walk all the way down the beach to the town center. Nice breeze. Locals say it's the best camping spot in the area. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Flat grassy spot right next to the beach and "coastal" road that is rarely used. Very quiet. Very scenic. Big rocks in the water so not ideal for swimming but during low tide you can walk all the way down the beach to the town center. Nice breeze. Locals say it's the best camping spot in the area. iOverlander Playa Pavones Contact, Pirate user 1431.1 Gas/Auto Z In Front Of Coopeinsermu RL Just outside of Cartago, located on CA 2. We paid 336.0 colones per liter. Open: Yes Just outside of Cartago, located on CA 2. We paid 336.0 colones per liter. iOverlander Gas/Auto Z In Front Of Coopeinsermu RL Gas Station user 151.0 SelvaWhiteWater under construction (shelter and cabins) but much space to camp close to nature. CLEAN RESTROOMS!!! spacious shower. very nice hosts (us/cr). direct at the sarapiqui river. perfect place for kayaking and rafting [host offers whitewater-tours(very good guides and equipment, all levels and nice price)]. also nice place for cooling down and swimm in the clean sarapiqui. supermarket near by. fast wifi in sheltered office area. two dogs are taking care. 5 $ per person/night contact ; travis@selvawhitewater.com. office tel. (506)24418054 cell. (506)87298739 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes under construction (shelter and cabins) but much space to camp close to nature. CLEAN RESTROOMS!!! spacious shower. very nice hosts (us/cr). direct at the sarapiqui river. perfect place for kayaking and rafting [host offers whitewater-tours(very good guides and equipment, all levels and nice price)]. also nice place for cooling down and swimm in the clean sarapiqui. supermarket near by. fast wifi in sheltered office area. two dogs are taking care. 5 $ per person/night contact ; travis@selvawhitewater.com. office tel. (506)24418054 cell. (506)87298739 iOverlander SelvaWhiteWater Campground user 151.0 SelvaWhiteWater NOTE - Not closed. Much space for camping close to nature. lot of shade. CLEAN RESTROOMS! spacious shower (cold but pressure). very friendly hosts (cr/us). direct at the sarapiqui river. perfect for kayaking and rafting all levels(host runs that buisnes. much cheaper and better equipment than the others because of very short transports. top guides) you can cool down and swimm in the clean river 20 m from your camper. waterfalls and many rivers in area. two dogs are taking care. 5 $ per person / night cantact travis@selvawhitewater.com office tel (506)24418054 cell(506)87298739 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes NOTE - Not closed. Much space for camping close to nature. lot of shade. CLEAN RESTROOMS! spacious shower (cold but pressure). very friendly hosts (cr/us). direct at the sarapiqui river. perfect for kayaking and rafting all levels(host runs that buisnes. much cheaper and better equipment than the others because of very short transports. top guides) you can cool down and swimm in the clean river 20 m from your camper. waterfalls and many rivers in area. two dogs are taking care. 5 $ per person / night cantact travis@selvawhitewater.com office tel (506)24418054 cell(506)87298739 iOverlander SelvaWhiteWater Campground user 14.0 Camping Elimar This beachfront campground has about a dozen sites all covered by a large tree canopy. Each site has good electrical connections and a light setup. As a couple in a truck camper we paid $10 USD. William the owner is a very cool and calm guy. It's a nice place with an inspiring view... The ocean has beautiful tide pools among the rock formations. Highly recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This beachfront campground has about a dozen sites all covered by a large tree canopy. Each site has good electrical connections and a light setup. As a couple in a truck camper we paid $10 USD. William the owner is a very cool and calm guy. It's a nice place with an inspiring view... The ocean has beautiful tide pools among the rock formations. Highly recommended. iOverlander Camping Elimar Campground user 18.0 Carate Jungle Camp For 10 USD per person, you can camp in this establishment under a giant tree. It has showers, toilets and potable well water. It's also a more secure place if you'd like to leave your vehicle and hike in the area. Benito the owner lives here with his family and one of the sons is a guide that can take you to the national park. Open: Yes Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes For 10 USD per person, you can camp in this establishment under a giant tree. It has showers, toilets and potable well water. It's also a more secure place if you'd like to leave your vehicle and hike in the area. Benito the owner lives here with his family and one of the sons is a guide that can take you to the national park. iOverlander Carate Jungle Camp Campground user 8.0 Carate Beach Pirate Camp 2 This is also another beautiful clearing among the palm trees on the beach. It sits on a slightly higher ground so the tide is not a problem. Lots of coconut trees to pick from and a lot of driftwood for fire. The sand may require 4x4 for 30 meters from the road. We had one of our best camping times on this spot. The waves are fun to play with as long as you don't lose your footing and get dragged out. Shade is plenty and the beach is very clean and secluded. Parrots and monkeys are common. If you're lucky you may even see a turtle laying eggs at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is also another beautiful clearing among the palm trees on the beach. It sits on a slightly higher ground so the tide is not a problem. Lots of coconut trees to pick from and a lot of driftwood for fire. The sand may require 4x4 for 30 meters from the road. We had one of our best camping times on this spot. The waves are fun to play with as long as you don't lose your footing and get dragged out. Shade is plenty and the beach is very clean and secluded. Parrots and monkeys are common. If you're lucky you may even see a turtle laying eggs at night. iOverlander Carate Beach Pirate Camp 2 Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Hotel El Regalo - Wilson Group - large hotel and restaurant complex - the restaurant let us camp in their gravel/grassy parking lot (we needed to obtain permisson at the reception of the complex) - free, we just had a couple of drinks at the bar (we had to teach them how to make Cuba Libre, strange) - internet reached the parking area Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes - large hotel and restaurant complex - the restaurant let us camp in their gravel/grassy parking lot (we needed to obtain permisson at the reception of the complex) - free, we just had a couple of drinks at the bar (we had to teach them how to make Cuba Libre, strange) - internet reached the parking area iOverlander Hotel El Regalo - Wilson Group Parking Area user Rental House Amarento - we stayed here with friends who were renting the house - $90 per night, quite a lot of money for a simple and run down cottage with an open kitchen, but was definitely nice - beachfront, large sandy garden, monkeys above, lots of animals at night - neighbors can arrange snorkling/fishing trips and sell fish (and weed, if you're interested in that sort of things) - the parking area would fit multiple vehicles (at least 4 vans/pickup campers), so if you are travelling in a group, splitting the costs would make it much more appealing - no internet access - sorry, forgot the web address, but it should be easy to look it up at www.airbnb.com - possible other similar or better offers in the area - NOTE: the road to Mal Pais from Cabuya is pretty rough - couple of shallow stream crossings, very steep inclines and sharp stones. We did it in January in a van, but could be unpassable during the wet season. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes - we stayed here with friends who were renting the house - $90 per night, quite a lot of money for a simple and run down cottage with an open kitchen, but was definitely nice - beachfront, large sandy garden, monkeys above, lots of animals at night - neighbors can arrange snorkling/fishing trips and sell fish (and weed, if you're interested in that sort of things) - the parking area would fit multiple vehicles (at least 4 vans/pickup campers), so if you are travelling in a group, splitting the costs would make it much more appealing - no internet access - sorry, forgot the web address, but it should be easy to look it up at www.airbnb.com - possible other similar or better offers in the area - NOTE: the road to Mal Pais from Cabuya is pretty rough - couple of shallow stream crossings, very steep inclines and sharp stones. We did it in January in a van, but could be unpassable during the wet season. iOverlander Rental House Amarento Lodging user 26.4 Playa Tarcoles - free - parking right by the sea in a park in front of a hotel (WiFi signal, we didn't ask for a password) - Take the road to the sea, it ends with a little roundabout - turn right in front of the roundabout to get to a small concrete basketball field (we camped here), or turn left for a bit more private location also by the sea. - The nearby Carara NP was ok, we saw some howlers, one scarlet macaw from afar and some other little animals. But nothing spectacular. There is a free wifi by the entrance to the park. Make sure to stop at the bridge north of Carara if you want to see some crocodiles, they usually hang out right underneath the bridge. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes - free - parking right by the sea in a park in front of a hotel (WiFi signal, we didn't ask for a password) - Take the road to the sea, it ends with a little roundabout - turn right in front of the roundabout to get to a small concrete basketball field (we camped here), or turn left for a bit more private location also by the sea. - The nearby Carara NP was ok, we saw some howlers, one scarlet macaw from afar and some other little animals. But nothing spectacular. There is a free wifi by the entrance to the park. Make sure to stop at the bridge north of Carara if you want to see some crocodiles, they usually hang out right underneath the bridge. iOverlander Playa Tarcoles Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Private Property No Camping Private property, not really allowed to stay here. Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Private property, not really allowed to stay here. iOverlander Private Property No Camping Parking Area user 0.0 Estacion Biologica La Gamba - 15 USD per person, including park entrance - showers, wifi (slow) - We came here because we heard this place was supposed to be $10 per car including park entrance. The prices have since changed, unfortunately (in retrospect, they offer $5 per person entrance, but maybe because we specifcally asked for showers, we were charged $15 pp). - When we arrived, there was just one girl working on her laptop. Looks calm, we thought. At 8 PM a busload of students came who proceded to make noise until almost 11 pm (singing Offspring acapella). Then again at 5:30 the bus, parked right next to us, started it's engine and everybody proceeded to board it. - Included in the price is supposedly entrance to the park, you can even grab a laminated map at the station. To be honest, nobody checked for tickets, you could easily just walk in there. The map is available in PDF at the station's website. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No - 15 USD per person, including park entrance - showers, wifi (slow) - We came here because we heard this place was supposed to be $10 per car including park entrance. The prices have since changed, unfortunately (in retrospect, they offer $5 per person entrance, but maybe because we specifcally asked for showers, we were charged $15 pp). - When we arrived, there was just one girl working on her laptop. Looks calm, we thought. At 8 PM a busload of students came who proceded to make noise until almost 11 pm (singing Offspring acapella). Then again at 5:30 the bus, parked right next to us, started it's engine and everybody proceeded to board it. - Included in the price is supposedly entrance to the park, you can even grab a laminated map at the station. To be honest, nobody checked for tickets, you could easily just walk in there. The map is available in PDF at the station's website. iOverlander Estacion Biologica La Gamba Parking Area user 24.0 Rancho Burica "This is where the bad road ends and good life begins" reads the sign at the door. A few Dutch surfer friends started this finca and made it into a beautiful 'tica' hostel. It's not intended for camping but they seem to be open to the idea. We did not stay here because we didn't know about it. But it sounds like a good option for others on the road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes "This is where the bad road ends and good life begins" reads the sign at the door. A few Dutch surfer friends started this finca and made it into a beautiful 'tica' hostel. It's not intended for camping but they seem to be open to the idea. We did not stay here because we didn't know about it. But it sounds like a good option for others on the road. iOverlander Rancho Burica Lodging user 131.0 Paso Canoas, Costa Rica to Quebrada Grande, Panama This is where you can park and process your exit or entry for Costa Rica. Open: Yes This is where you can park and process your exit or entry for Costa Rica. iOverlander Paso Canoas, Costa Rica to Quebrada Grande, Panama Toll Booth user 0.0 Playa Del coco Be very careful camping in playa Del coco. We were camping on the beach when someone broke into our car (while we were inside), stole a wallet, phone, e-reader and threatened us with a gun. The beach is lovely, and the local police do the rounds all night, but I would still advise against camping here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Be very careful camping in playa Del coco. We were camping on the beach when someone broke into our car (while we were inside), stole a wallet, phone, e-reader and threatened us with a gun. The beach is lovely, and the local police do the rounds all night, but I would still advise against camping here. iOverlander Playa Del coco Contact, Pirate user 14.0 Congos Hostel & Camping, Playa Hermosa Nice shady campground a block from Hermosa Beach. 4,000 colones per person for sites with electricity, light, and picnic table. Has BBQ, bathrooms and showers, flat level ground, friendly people, nice huge dog. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice shady campground a block from Hermosa Beach. 4,000 colones per person for sites with electricity, light, and picnic table. Has BBQ, bathrooms and showers, flat level ground, friendly people, nice huge dog. iOverlander Congos Hostel & Camping, Playa Hermosa Campground user 9.0 Centro Gaz Express Samara Exchange only. They have 20lb bbq tanks here. Open: Yes Exchange only. They have 20lb bbq tanks here. iOverlander Centro Gaz Express Samara Gas Station user 31.9 Tucan Hotel Hostel with possibility to camp for tents and small campers. Very nice place with WIFI, hammocks, very clean showers and toilets, restaurant on site. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Hostel with possibility to camp for tents and small campers. Very nice place with WIFI, hammocks, very clean showers and toilets, restaurant on site. iOverlander Tucan Hotel Campground user 0.0 Finca Agroecologica La Flor The farm offers accomodation for groups and individual travellers, courses and much more. We met Brit, the German director of the Finca while we were in Orosi and visited her the next day. She also would like to invite Overlanders with her Campers to spend some days on the Finca. Access road is a bit steep and in a bad condition and the entrance gate is a bit narrow, not recommended for vehicels wider than 2,10 m. Space for parking is limited, for smaller vans it would be fine. Price would be $ 10 for 2 people. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No The farm offers accomodation for groups and individual travellers, courses and much more. We met Brit, the German director of the Finca while we were in Orosi and visited her the next day. She also would like to invite Overlanders with her Campers to spend some days on the Finca. Access road is a bit steep and in a bad condition and the entrance gate is a bit narrow, not recommended for vehicels wider than 2,10 m. Space for parking is limited, for smaller vans it would be fine. Price would be $ 10 for 2 people. iOverlander Finca Agroecologica La Flor Lodging user 146.8 Total LPG For US and European RV Tanks Open: Yes For US and European RV Tanks iOverlander Total LPG Gas Station user 1602.4 Sky Adventures We booked a Tour and could stay on the flat parking lot. Quiet. At 5PM the gate and the Building with restrooms closed. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We booked a Tour and could stay on the flat parking lot. Quiet. At 5PM the gate and the Building with restrooms closed. iOverlander Sky Adventures Parking Area user 573.7 Restaurant Tinajas Arenal Good and quiet overnight Parking in front of the Restaurant. Good food, very friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Good and quiet overnight Parking in front of the Restaurant. Good food, very friendly. iOverlander Restaurant Tinajas Arenal Parking Area user 2.0 Ostional Beach Front Free camping directly at the beach right next to a small church, with a great view and just steps to the surf in the morning. Road 160 might require 4x4 due to river crossings. Local soda restaurant on Main Street 20m from beach. Ask locals if you can use their sink. They've been very helpful. Free toilet in the back of the small church Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping directly at the beach right next to a small church, with a great view and just steps to the surf in the morning. Road 160 might require 4x4 due to river crossings. Local soda restaurant on Main Street 20m from beach. Ask locals if you can use their sink. They've been very helpful. Free toilet in the back of the small church iOverlander Ostional Beach Front Parking Area user 4.0 Playa Naranjo, Santa Rosa National Park Camping in the national park of Santa Rosa. Access to the beach camping only with 4x4. Heavy off-road with knee deep mud pools. Entrance fee for the park is 15 USD p.P. + 4 USD for camping. Need to bring all drinking water and charcoal, not allowed to use wood from the park. Camping site has minimal facilities, but the beach is all yours. Sees epic surf with the right swell! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Camping in the national park of Santa Rosa. Access to the beach camping only with 4x4. Heavy off-road with knee deep mud pools. Entrance fee for the park is 15 USD p.P. + 4 USD for camping. Need to bring all drinking water and charcoal, not allowed to use wood from the park. Camping site has minimal facilities, but the beach is all yours. Sees epic surf with the right swell! iOverlander Playa Naranjo, Santa Rosa National Park Campground user 13.1 Avellanas Beach Parking lot right next to Lola's restaurant, directly at the beach. The restaurant has bathrooms and there is a shower next to the parking lot (ask the parking guy for permission). Restaurant only open until 5.00pm. No bathroom excess thereafter. Super quiet and nice site. FREE Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot right next to Lola's restaurant, directly at the beach. The restaurant has bathrooms and there is a shower next to the parking lot (ask the parking guy for permission). Restaurant only open until 5.00pm. No bathroom excess thereafter. Super quiet and nice site. FREE iOverlander Avellanas Beach Parking Area user 19.0 TacoBar - Jaco Beach Insanely good fish tacos and all you can eat salad buffet with a choice of 6 salads + potatoes and rice! Considering the all you can eat definitely a great deal for Costa Rica Open: Yes Insanely good fish tacos and all you can eat salad buffet with a choice of 6 salads + potatoes and rice! Considering the all you can eat definitely a great deal for Costa Rica iOverlander TacoBar - Jaco Beach Restaurant user 545.7 Windsurfing Camp 1 grassy parking spot next to the lake. It's a seasonal business and is currently closed (November 17). It was recommended to us by the owner of the hotel and brewery up the road. No services. It has a canopy and a couple picnic tables. Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 1 grassy parking spot next to the lake. It's a seasonal business and is currently closed (November 17). It was recommended to us by the owner of the hotel and brewery up the road. No services. It has a canopy and a couple picnic tables. Free iOverlander Windsurfing Camp Contact, Pirate user 2987.1 Parque Nacional Los Quetzales Free... Parking just in front of the park entrance, there is a big lot where you can park your rv or place your tent if you are brave enough since it is very cold at night at 2980mt. Of altitude. You can park or camp inside the park if you ask but it all depends on what park ranger is there. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Free... Parking just in front of the park entrance, there is a big lot where you can park your rv or place your tent if you are brave enough since it is very cold at night at 2980mt. Of altitude. You can park or camp inside the park if you ask but it all depends on what park ranger is there. iOverlander Parque Nacional Los Quetzales Campground user 10.1 Hotel Isla Hotel Isla Inn is a HOTEL and DO NOT have camping. We do not offer camping posibilities. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Hotel Isla Inn is a HOTEL and DO NOT have camping. We do not offer camping posibilities. iOverlander Hotel Isla Lodging user 20.5 CVS Veterinary Clinic Really nice vet who speaks perfect english. Dr. Sandy Quiros. Open: Yes Really nice vet who speaks perfect english. Dr. Sandy Quiros. iOverlander CVS Veterinary Clinic Dog Unknown user 16.5 Rocking J's Campsite at Rocking J's hostel, right in Puerto Viejo. We had read that this is a party hostel so we weren't that keen to stay there but after trying numerous other places and no one letting us camp, we pulled in and it was actually fine. The camping area is just outside the main hostel so not too noisy and has lovely green grass. Bathrooms are nothing fancy but are ok, there is wifi and a kitchen and a laundry. Definitely big enough for all size rigs. The price is now $7pp. It is really central so easy to walk into town at night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Campsite at Rocking J's hostel, right in Puerto Viejo. We had read that this is a party hostel so we weren't that keen to stay there but after trying numerous other places and no one letting us camp, we pulled in and it was actually fine. The camping area is just outside the main hostel so not too noisy and has lovely green grass. Bathrooms are nothing fancy but are ok, there is wifi and a kitchen and a laundry. Definitely big enough for all size rigs. The price is now $7pp. It is really central so easy to walk into town at night. iOverlander Rocking J's Campground user 0.0 Gaudy's Backpackers Hostel They let us sleep in our VW Van in their back gated driveway area (it was a tight fit) for slightly less than the cost of dorm beds $10/person. We have a 2 year old and needed to meet friends coming in on a late flight, so it worked okay in a pinch, but isn't highly recommended. Probably better to just drop the $$ on a private room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No They let us sleep in our VW Van in their back gated driveway area (it was a tight fit) for slightly less than the cost of dorm beds $10/person. We have a 2 year old and needed to meet friends coming in on a late flight, so it worked okay in a pinch, but isn't highly recommended. Probably better to just drop the $$ on a private room. iOverlander Gaudy's Backpackers Hostel Lodging user rooms above Manuel Antonio restaurant We dropped $40 for a pretty crummy room above the Manuel Antonio restaurant. There is plenty of room to park out back, but the woman at reception would not let us camp in our VW van, even though we had visiting friends who had already rented a room. It did have a great shared balconey overlooking the ocean and is steps away from the beach. BUT, really really expensive for what you get. And brown tap water eeewwww. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No We dropped $40 for a pretty crummy room above the Manuel Antonio restaurant. There is plenty of room to park out back, but the woman at reception would not let us camp in our VW van, even though we had visiting friends who had already rented a room. It did have a great shared balconey overlooking the ocean and is steps away from the beach. BUT, really really expensive for what you get. And brown tap water eeewwww. iOverlander rooms above Manuel Antonio restaurant Lodging user 16.5 Fixed Tanks maybe, but no bottles Note that while bottles may not be filled here as per recent checkin, it is possible that fixed tanks will be filled. Propane filling station at the petrol station on the main road outside Jaco. Paid about c230 per litre. Connects to propane tank in camper easily. Look for the big propane tank. Open: Yes Note that while bottles may not be filled here as per recent checkin, it is possible that fixed tanks will be filled. Propane filling station at the petrol station on the main road outside Jaco. Paid about c230 per litre. Connects to propane tank in camper easily. Look for the big propane tank. iOverlander Fixed Tanks maybe, but no bottles Gas Station user 32.0 Rancho Corcovado Lodge 10US/person. The road down to the beach is very steep and uneven (4x4 recommended). There is a grassy patch or a little spot between two trees to park in. Toilet and cold showers available. Right on the beach. Restaurant on site but food must be ordered in advance. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes 10US/person. The road down to the beach is very steep and uneven (4x4 recommended). There is a grassy patch or a little spot between two trees to park in. Toilet and cold showers available. Right on the beach. Restaurant on site but food must be ordered in advance. iOverlander Rancho Corcovado Lodge Parking Area user 566.0 Lake Arenal Beautiful spot off road by the lake. No facilities but free! Also peaceful and quiet. Beautiful view! With german bakery in nuevo arenel on your left, go down the hill, at the t junction go right (left takes you to fortuna) take the next left ( about 100 meters) and look for a big gate on your left. Proceed through gate and go past the church on your right then keep going on the path until you find a spot :) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful spot off road by the lake. No facilities but free! Also peaceful and quiet. Beautiful view! With german bakery in nuevo arenel on your left, go down the hill, at the t junction go right (left takes you to fortuna) take the next left ( about 100 meters) and look for a big gate on your left. Proceed through gate and go past the church on your right then keep going on the path until you find a spot :) iOverlander Lake Arenal Contact, Pirate user 93.4 Hotel cañas $22 Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No $22 iOverlander Hotel cañas Lodging user 51.3 Cano Negro Wetlands Lodge Lovely property nearby the Cano Negro Reserve where you can see birds, iguanas and caimans (in a 2-3 hours boat tour) or fish. Very nice owners. They arrange the tour with a very good guide. We paid 5000 colones for the night in the camper. There is a pool and exterior showers. The road to get here is usually possible without 4wd in the dry season; ask 506 2471 1582 or 506 8582 0362 (cell.) wetlandslodge@gmail.com www.airbnb.com/rooms/250997 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Lovely property nearby the Cano Negro Reserve where you can see birds, iguanas and caimans (in a 2-3 hours boat tour) or fish. Very nice owners. They arrange the tour with a very good guide. We paid 5000 colones for the night in the camper. There is a pool and exterior showers. The road to get here is usually possible without 4wd in the dry season; ask 506 2471 1582 or 506 8582 0362 (cell.) wetlandslodge@gmail.com www.airbnb.com/rooms/250997 iOverlander Cano Negro Wetlands Lodge Campground user 161.7 Reserva Biologica Tirimbina Nice private rainforest; non profit org. that combine tourism and sc. research - They accepted that we stay in the parking for the night if we visit (28/19usd adult/kid for night tour plus right to walk during the day until 5pm). Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice private rainforest; non profit org. that combine tourism and sc. research - They accepted that we stay in the parking for the night if we visit (28/19usd adult/kid for night tour plus right to walk during the day until 5pm). iOverlander Reserva Biologica Tirimbina Parking Area user 3.5 Grass spot on the beach Right next to Playa Negra, in front of soccer field. We stayed there two nights in a row and nobody asked a question. 5 meters from the ocean;) there is also a campground nearby (500 m) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right next to Playa Negra, in front of soccer field. We stayed there two nights in a row and nobody asked a question. 5 meters from the ocean;) there is also a campground nearby (500 m) iOverlander Grass spot on the beach Contact, Pirate user 3.5 Reggea Bar Cabins And Campground Campground on a grass field ; 4usd per person; bathrooms showers wifi ; nice owner ; beach in front ; music until 10 pm. Maybe a bit later on friday night... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campground on a grass field ; 4usd per person; bathrooms showers wifi ; nice owner ; beach in front ; music until 10 pm. Maybe a bit later on friday night... iOverlander Reggea Bar Cabins And Campground Campground user 24.2 Punta Uva Beach We stayed here instead of the other nearby spot because locals told us it was safer here where there is more people. But there ants at this spot and not at the other. There is a restaurant nearby. The road to come at P. Uva can be bumpy (big holes) if it rained in the previous days. (All in all, we prefered the spot we had at Cahuita, thought.) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We stayed here instead of the other nearby spot because locals told us it was safer here where there is more people. But there ants at this spot and not at the other. There is a restaurant nearby. The road to come at P. Uva can be bumpy (big holes) if it rained in the previous days. (All in all, we prefered the spot we had at Cahuita, thought.) iOverlander Punta Uva Beach Contact, Pirate user 144.1 Hotel Del Aserradero $40 for two person room with fan. The rooms all have two single size beds. Secure parking out front. Doesn't look like much from outside but very nice inside and good layout with lots of sitting areas. Really fast wifi throughout. Great place if you are just driving by, very friendly staff , we camp in the open field and were able to use hotel s amenities , about an hour or less from Tamarindo Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $40 for two person room with fan. The rooms all have two single size beds. Secure parking out front. Doesn't look like much from outside but very nice inside and good layout with lots of sitting areas. Really fast wifi throughout. Great place if you are just driving by, very friendly staff , we camp in the open field and were able to use hotel s amenities , about an hour or less from Tamarindo iOverlander Hotel Del Aserradero Lodging user 15.2 Camping Los Malinches (Manuel's Place) Moderator Note - may be open seasonally or ??? See checkins $5 per person per night. Camping on bluff overlooking ocean, from the campsite there is a quick trail to the beach. Very beautiful and quiet campground. Can have fires in fire pits and plenty of firewood from surrounding area. The road is dirt for the last few k but fine for rigs of any size. Currently there are camping signs with arrows starting at the Iguana Azul hotel which is one or so k away. Camping is to the left or south of the hotel. There is a good sink area in middle of campground for dishes or laundry. The area is groomed so no falling coconuts and lots of flat ground. Bathroom has two showers and two toilets and all clean with toilet seats and paper. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Moderator Note - may be open seasonally or ??? See checkins $5 per person per night. Camping on bluff overlooking ocean, from the campsite there is a quick trail to the beach. Very beautiful and quiet campground. Can have fires in fire pits and plenty of firewood from surrounding area. The road is dirt for the last few k but fine for rigs of any size. Currently there are camping signs with arrows starting at the Iguana Azul hotel which is one or so k away. Camping is to the left or south of the hotel. There is a good sink area in middle of campground for dishes or laundry. The area is groomed so no falling coconuts and lots of flat ground. Bathroom has two showers and two toilets and all clean with toilet seats and paper. iOverlander Camping Los Malinches (Manuel's Place) Campground user URSA Petrol Station Safe place to park if the night catch you on your way to the beach. Big space, a little noisy and free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Safe place to park if the night catch you on your way to the beach. Big space, a little noisy and free. iOverlander URSA Petrol Station Parking Area user 18.2 Costa Linda We stayed on the parking lot (gravel), lovely friendly family and good food in restaurant no charge for camping. Came off hi way to find somewhere to stop as getting late. Possibly camp on beach at far end of village but was very busy when we arrived on Sunday eve. Take cinder road from west, other route on my GPS is a rough track which goes over the mountain Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We stayed on the parking lot (gravel), lovely friendly family and good food in restaurant no charge for camping. Came off hi way to find somewhere to stop as getting late. Possibly camp on beach at far end of village but was very busy when we arrived on Sunday eve. Take cinder road from west, other route on my GPS is a rough track which goes over the mountain iOverlander Costa Linda Parking Area user 0.0 Playa San Miguelón Driving south from Montezuma, cross the 2nd bridge and turn to the left. There's parking space right on the beach and beside the river. There are recycling garbage bins, beautiful trees and a lot of birds! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Driving south from Montezuma, cross the 2nd bridge and turn to the left. There's parking space right on the beach and beside the river. There are recycling garbage bins, beautiful trees and a lot of birds! iOverlander Playa San Miguelón Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Lys Hostel Parking Lot We run out of propane so this place was the cheapest and best option to park and ask for power. They asked $3000 colones per person for the night including shower, kitchen, wifi and electricity. The place is right on the beach, good for fishing in the morning. Open: No Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes We run out of propane so this place was the cheapest and best option to park and ask for power. They asked $3000 colones per person for the night including shower, kitchen, wifi and electricity. The place is right on the beach, good for fishing in the morning. iOverlander Lys Hostel Parking Lot Parking Area user 36.0 Camping Adonis Lovely large grass area with lots of trees for shade, a few meters from the beach and restaurant with wifi, only down side is that it's next to the run way, not too much of a problem very small aircraft and only occasional flights. Clean bathroom with cold shower. Walking distance to town. Lots of wildlife. Wi Fi and If electric is a must you can hook up to the house. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lovely large grass area with lots of trees for shade, a few meters from the beach and restaurant with wifi, only down side is that it's next to the run way, not too much of a problem very small aircraft and only occasional flights. Clean bathroom with cold shower. Walking distance to town. Lots of wildlife. Wi Fi and If electric is a must you can hook up to the house. iOverlander Camping Adonis Campground user 142.7 Hotel Guanacaste Its called a budget hotel - they have a big parking lot for trucks too which we used and slept in the van. They charged 2000 colones for that and let us use their toilet. Not the nicest but ok for a night! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Its called a budget hotel - they have a big parking lot for trucks too which we used and slept in the van. They charged 2000 colones for that and let us use their toilet. Not the nicest but ok for a night! iOverlander Hotel Guanacaste Lodging user 19.7 BEWARE: Soccer field in front of police station We were looking for free camping and anyone we asked about camping said we could camp in front of the police station on the soccer field. Lovely, flat spot with a gorgeous view of Drake Bay. I will claim 100% fault for being lulled into a false sense of security given our location, but we set up our tent, put our tank bags and dry bags under the fly (locked up our valuables on the bikes) and walked 200 meters down the road for dinner. While we were gone, the everything on the side of our tent facing the police station (where two police men were sitting outside for the majority of the time we were there), was gone through and they took whatever they found useful (flashlights, supplies from our first aid kit, tent pegs, etc.). We heard the next morning that this has happened to two other parties who had previously camped there, yet, oddly, the police didn't mention this when we asked them if it was safe to stay there. Hmmmmm... Nice spot as long as you don't walk away from it. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes We were looking for free camping and anyone we asked about camping said we could camp in front of the police station on the soccer field. Lovely, flat spot with a gorgeous view of Drake Bay. I will claim 100% fault for being lulled into a false sense of security given our location, but we set up our tent, put our tank bags and dry bags under the fly (locked up our valuables on the bikes) and walked 200 meters down the road for dinner. While we were gone, the everything on the side of our tent facing the police station (where two police men were sitting outside for the majority of the time we were there), was gone through and they took whatever they found useful (flashlights, supplies from our first aid kit, tent pegs, etc.). We heard the next morning that this has happened to two other parties who had previously camped there, yet, oddly, the police didn't mention this when we asked them if it was safe to stay there. Hmmmmm... Nice spot as long as you don't walk away from it. iOverlander BEWARE: Soccer field in front of police station Parking Area user 581.3 German Bakery Free Wifi great food. Thomas the owner is very helpful Open: Yes Free Wifi great food. Thomas the owner is very helpful iOverlander German Bakery Restaurant user 6.9 Playa Ocotal Just before the beach, in the street just near the restaurant Father Rooster. Quiet but some workers ( fisher and diver) pass at 6am and make a bit of noise. Was nice, free wifi from the restaurant. Possible to ask water... And it's really safe cause there is a hotels near and a lot of guards everywhere ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Just before the beach, in the street just near the restaurant Father Rooster. Quiet but some workers ( fisher and diver) pass at 6am and make a bit of noise. Was nice, free wifi from the restaurant. Possible to ask water... And it's really safe cause there is a hotels near and a lot of guards everywhere ! iOverlander Playa Ocotal Parking Area user 1276.0 Auto Cori Iveco Perfect garage for Iveco camper and truck. They have the technologies and parts needed, perfect service... And possible to sleep there when work is in process. Open: Yes Perfect garage for Iveco camper and truck. They have the technologies and parts needed, perfect service... And possible to sleep there when work is in process. iOverlander Auto Cori Iveco Car Repair user 12.3 Playa Herradura Really nice beach with plenty of space available to camp on it. No services for camper but restaurants are present. Calm and look safe. Easy to enter with our 24 feet long RV. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Really nice beach with plenty of space available to camp on it. No services for camper but restaurants are present. Calm and look safe. Easy to enter with our 24 feet long RV. iOverlander Playa Herradura Contact, Pirate user 870.7 Hôtel Los Piños Let us stay for free on a gravel place. Friendly and calm, nice place for us in transit. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Let us stay for free on a gravel place. Friendly and calm, nice place for us in transit. iOverlander Hôtel Los Piños Parking Area user 2174.1 San Gerardo De Dota On a gravel place, near a restaurant with an open wifi. Free to stay as a local told us. Beautiful waterfalls after a free hike of 45min on a bad "sendero". Possible to see Quetzales early in the morning, but have to walk in direction of the hotel after the entrance on the waterfalls. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes On a gravel place, near a restaurant with an open wifi. Free to stay as a local told us. Beautiful waterfalls after a free hike of 45min on a bad "sendero". Possible to see Quetzales early in the morning, but have to walk in direction of the hotel after the entrance on the waterfalls. iOverlander San Gerardo De Dota Contact, Pirate user 564.5 Reserva El Silencio Natural Trails Parking and entrance to some nice natural trails throw the rain forrest and landscape, including a lava trail from the eruption in 1968. Trails are quite short (up to 2h) and moderate/easy; may a little bit more challenging in the rain season. We asked if it's possible to stay overnight and get the allowance for 5000 colones - which includes the entrance fee of 4000 colones. Clean Restrooms (may closed in the night) - there is a water hose, may you can fill up water if you have you own shower. We was allowed to take our dog to the trails without leash. :) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking and entrance to some nice natural trails throw the rain forrest and landscape, including a lava trail from the eruption in 1968. Trails are quite short (up to 2h) and moderate/easy; may a little bit more challenging in the rain season. We asked if it's possible to stay overnight and get the allowance for 5000 colones - which includes the entrance fee of 4000 colones. Clean Restrooms (may closed in the night) - there is a water hose, may you can fill up water if you have you own shower. We was allowed to take our dog to the trails without leash. :) iOverlander Reserva El Silencio Natural Trails Parking Area user 28.9 Villas Tita Surf Camping And Parqueo Fee for the night 4000 colones. (7$) A small campground with water. A few little villas and also a parking lot in front of the beach. A surfers beach with waves and black sand. You must ask to stay at the villas for the campground or parking lot. You can also call them at 8437-8510. The owners are not always there. Sometimes it is closed. Very quiet and besides the restaurants and other amenities Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Fee for the night 4000 colones. (7$) A small campground with water. A few little villas and also a parking lot in front of the beach. A surfers beach with waves and black sand. You must ask to stay at the villas for the campground or parking lot. You can also call them at 8437-8510. The owners are not always there. Sometimes it is closed. Very quiet and besides the restaurants and other amenities iOverlander Villas Tita Surf Camping And Parqueo Parking Area user 3262.5 Volcano Irazu Gravel Pit 200 meters away from the entrance to the Iraqi volcano park. Free. Very quiet at night. Perfect to sleep at before the opening of the gates at 8 am Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 200 meters away from the entrance to the Iraqi volcano park. Free. Very quiet at night. Perfect to sleep at before the opening of the gates at 8 am iOverlander Volcano Irazu Gravel Pit Contact, Pirate user 12.7 Sunken Barge A little plot of land on the right side of the road. There is a tree and a sunken barge. Right on the river. Free. Great for one night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A little plot of land on the right side of the road. There is a tree and a sunken barge. Right on the river. Free. Great for one night. iOverlander Sunken Barge Contact, Pirate user 396.6 Casita Azul This is a unique place! (pls note that the coordinates are in the village about 2km away from the spot! due to the reason that the owners want that you call them first: 8658 2737) -Casita Azul is a small simple rustical wood cabin for 3 persons (or 2 adults and 2 kids) with a kitchen, hot shower, restroom and small room with a table. its truly placed in nowhere. the way to the casita is short but gravel and offroad, without 4x4 may be not possible. definitely not for big rigs not only because of the road, the parking lot is small. it's owned by a very friendly Austrian Couple who live on the house up the hill. they harvest there own fruits and vegetables and live there more or less independent. also if camping, you can connect to electricity and water. sometimes mobile internet also works well....sometimes it does not ;) you pay what you like there is no official price. also andi and angi offer breakfast. u can also check www.casitaazul.at Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a unique place! (pls note that the coordinates are in the village about 2km away from the spot! due to the reason that the owners want that you call them first: 8658 2737) -Casita Azul is a small simple rustical wood cabin for 3 persons (or 2 adults and 2 kids) with a kitchen, hot shower, restroom and small room with a table. its truly placed in nowhere. the way to the casita is short but gravel and offroad, without 4x4 may be not possible. definitely not for big rigs not only because of the road, the parking lot is small. it's owned by a very friendly Austrian Couple who live on the house up the hill. they harvest there own fruits and vegetables and live there more or less independent. also if camping, you can connect to electricity and water. sometimes mobile internet also works well....sometimes it does not ;) you pay what you like there is no official price. also andi and angi offer breakfast. u can also check www.casitaazul.at iOverlander Casita Azul Lodging user 276.5 Truck Stop This is a gravel truck parking lot next to a restaurant and opposite a fuel station. There are toilets at the restaurant but no showers or electrical hookups. It is near the main road so there is traffic noise and trucks keep arriving and leaving. It is at the bottom of the hill (5 km) from the forest adventures site that also has a treetop tramway, but they would not let me park overnight in their car park so I came here. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This is a gravel truck parking lot next to a restaurant and opposite a fuel station. There are toilets at the restaurant but no showers or electrical hookups. It is near the main road so there is traffic noise and trucks keep arriving and leaving. It is at the bottom of the hill (5 km) from the forest adventures site that also has a treetop tramway, but they would not let me park overnight in their car park so I came here. Free. iOverlander Truck Stop Parking Area user 0.0 Parque National Braulio-Carillo, Sector Barva Official Campground at the rangers' station inside the park for tents and one small vehicle. Big rigs may park outside at the parking lot which was very crowded on a public holiday when we were there. Toilets and potable water at the rangers' station available. Very friendly staff, well maintained hiking trails. Comfortable and cool during the night. Dirt road for the last 4 (?) km. Open: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Official Campground at the rangers' station inside the park for tents and one small vehicle. Big rigs may park outside at the parking lot which was very crowded on a public holiday when we were there. Toilets and potable water at the rangers' station available. Very friendly staff, well maintained hiking trails. Comfortable and cool during the night. Dirt road for the last 4 (?) km. iOverlander Parque National Braulio-Carillo, Sector Barva Campground user 576.0 Park At the lake arenal Public park on the shores of Laguna de Arenal. You stay where you like. Toilets were unfortunately locked. Water tap at the event building. Beautiful views of the reservoir. Great to have a campfire. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Public park on the shores of Laguna de Arenal. You stay where you like. Toilets were unfortunately locked. Water tap at the event building. Beautiful views of the reservoir. Great to have a campfire. iOverlander Park At the lake arenal Campground user 3269.0 Parking next to park entrance The access road to the volcano is closed from 3.30pm - 8am. We pullet out on the little road right next to the ticket shop and found a nice place to stay after 10 m where we could park level. Great sunrise with a view of the cloudy valley. Late in the evening guards of the park passed and asked if everything was okay. At 6am the first park employees came for work. Admission to nationalpark: US $ 10 / person plus US $ 3 / vehicle. Open: Yes The access road to the volcano is closed from 3.30pm - 8am. We pullet out on the little road right next to the ticket shop and found a nice place to stay after 10 m where we could park level. Great sunrise with a view of the cloudy valley. Late in the evening guards of the park passed and asked if everything was okay. At 6am the first park employees came for work. Admission to nationalpark: US $ 10 / person plus US $ 3 / vehicle. iOverlander Parking next to park entrance Parking Area user 1282.0 Parking next to the Visitor Center Actually, camping is not allowed in the National Park. However, the responsible ranger was very nice and said it would be no problem if we stayed on the parking lot next to the Visitor Center. We were supplied with water for our tank without asking for it. The toilets were very clean. We spent two nights and had to pay the park addmission fee of 10 $ / person once. Very nice (but short) hiking trail through the rainforest. Great picnic areas. Open: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Actually, camping is not allowed in the National Park. However, the responsible ranger was very nice and said it would be no problem if we stayed on the parking lot next to the Visitor Center. We were supplied with water for our tank without asking for it. The toilets were very clean. We spent two nights and had to pay the park addmission fee of 10 $ / person once. Very nice (but short) hiking trail through the rainforest. Great picnic areas. iOverlander Parking next to the Visitor Center Parking Area user 207.0 Villa Ventana a las Olas NO campground! We rented a stylish, fully equipped villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 large terraces overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena for a month. Finally hot showers, toilets reasonable, WIFI, washer and dryer! (1000 US $ / month) Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water NO campground! We rented a stylish, fully equipped villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 large terraces overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena for a month. Finally hot showers, toilets reasonable, WIFI, washer and dryer! (1000 US $ / month) iOverlander Villa Ventana a las Olas Lodging user 1210.0 Finca Cantaros Ecotourism Project Very nice private nature reserve. 7 hectares including a 0.75 hectare lake with beautifully developed trails and flowers. Covered area has great table, power, barbeque, and huge counter space with sink and potable water. A place where you could stay longer. Beginning 1 Jan 2016, our camping rates will be $10/person/night and $5/vehicle/night ($25/night for a couple with vehicle). An additional note: children under 12 are free. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice private nature reserve. 7 hectares including a 0.75 hectare lake with beautifully developed trails and flowers. Covered area has great table, power, barbeque, and huge counter space with sink and potable water. A place where you could stay longer. Beginning 1 Jan 2016, our camping rates will be $10/person/night and $5/vehicle/night ($25/night for a couple with vehicle). An additional note: children under 12 are free. iOverlander Finca Cantaros Ecotourism Project Campground user 26.7 Playa Agujas. Cabinas majolana Au Bord De Mer Possibility of parking for 2 to 3 camping car, with water and electricity and swimming pool. Very nice home of Priscillia French and her companion Tato. Possibility of excursion in forest, monkeys and morphos you wait there. Small white sand creek and transparent water unknown to tourists and accessible only on foot. Approximately 45 minutes walk. Possible tasting of shellfish fresh from the water. For complete relaxation a relaxing massage on request. A place not to be missed, and close to tarcoles and jaco. Rate 10 dollars Possibilité de stationnement pour 2 a 3 camping car, avec eau et électricité et piscine. Accueil très sympa de Priscillia française et son compagnon Tato . Possibilité d'excursion en forêt , singes et morphos vous y attente. Petites crique de sables blanc et eau transparente inconnu des touristes et accessible seulement à pied. 45 minute environ de marche. Possible dégustation de coquillage tout frais sortie de l'eau. Pour une détente complète un massage décontractant sur demande. Un endroit à ne pas manquer, et proche de tarcoles et jaco. Tarif 10 dollars Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Possibility of parking for 2 to 3 camping car, with water and electricity and swimming pool. Very nice home of Priscillia French and her companion Tato. Possibility of excursion in forest, monkeys and morphos you wait there. Small white sand creek and transparent water unknown to tourists and accessible only on foot. Approximately 45 minutes walk. Possible tasting of shellfish fresh from the water. For complete relaxation a relaxing massage on request. A place not to be missed, and close to tarcoles and jaco. Rate 10 dollars Possibilité de stationnement pour 2 a 3 camping car, avec eau et électricité et piscine. Accueil très sympa de Priscillia française et son compagnon Tato . Possibilité d'excursion en forêt , singes et morphos vous y attente. Petites crique de sables blanc et eau transparente inconnu des touristes et accessible seulement à pied. 45 minute environ de marche. Possible dégustation de coquillage tout frais sortie de l'eau. Pour une détente complète un massage décontractant sur demande. Un endroit à ne pas manquer, et proche de tarcoles et jaco. Tarif 10 dollars iOverlander Playa Agujas. Cabinas majolana Au Bord De Mer Parking Area user 21.1 Play Lagarto Nice little beach spot. We took our first right upon entering town and passing a farm. Asked a local if camping was OK, he said "no problem". No a good swimming or surfing beach, it's rocky. However thousands of hermit crabs, and cool tidal pools. We were in our pickup, and did use 4WD in sand. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice little beach spot. We took our first right upon entering town and passing a farm. Asked a local if camping was OK, he said "no problem". No a good swimming or surfing beach, it's rocky. However thousands of hermit crabs, and cool tidal pools. We were in our pickup, and did use 4WD in sand. iOverlander Play Lagarto Contact, Pirate user 18.5 Salida Costa Rica Costa Rica border. NEVER give away anything you have declared when entering Nicaragua while in Nicaragua. What we thought was a good thing (giving away our rusty bikes to a "poor" family in Somoto) is now playing against us as they want to charge us a ridiculously high importation tax that is more expensive than the cost of the bikes ! That really annoyed the shit out us. Open: Yes Costa Rica border. NEVER give away anything you have declared when entering Nicaragua while in Nicaragua. What we thought was a good thing (giving away our rusty bikes to a "poor" family in Somoto) is now playing against us as they want to charge us a ridiculously high importation tax that is more expensive than the cost of the bikes ! That really annoyed the shit out us. iOverlander Salida Costa Rica Toll Booth user 40.6 Arboura Cabinas,Surf Shaman School Nice spot, near beach. They rent cabinas for $50-$65 (30$ a night as of may 27 2017 but maybe because it's the low season now?) per night but let us camp for $10 per night(2 people/1 dog). They even ran an extension cord out to us for power. Space for 1-2 smaller rigs now, but may add more. Friendly. Also, shared kitchen and small pool. Easy walk to beach. Only downside, no public bathroom yet. We were allowed to use empty cabina bathroom/shower so no guarantee. -the pictures are old. There is way more infrastructure now. There is a common area and a couple more cabinas and employee housing.- --prices seem to fluctuate depending on the season and how nice you are to the owner-- Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice spot, near beach. They rent cabinas for $50-$65 (30$ a night as of may 27 2017 but maybe because it's the low season now?) per night but let us camp for $10 per night(2 people/1 dog). They even ran an extension cord out to us for power. Space for 1-2 smaller rigs now, but may add more. Friendly. Also, shared kitchen and small pool. Easy walk to beach. Only downside, no public bathroom yet. We were allowed to use empty cabina bathroom/shower so no guarantee. -the pictures are old. There is way more infrastructure now. There is a common area and a couple more cabinas and employee housing.- --prices seem to fluctuate depending on the season and how nice you are to the owner-- iOverlander Arboura Cabinas,Surf Shaman School Parking Area user 253.6 Golfo Dulce Overlook Nice level clearing just below mirador, and walking distance to coffee shop. Beautiful view, and toucans flying near by. Short drive down hill, no problem in our Tundra/FWC. Similar sized rigs should make it without trouble. Tent camping would also be great. No signs that say private. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice level clearing just below mirador, and walking distance to coffee shop. Beautiful view, and toucans flying near by. Short drive down hill, no problem in our Tundra/FWC. Similar sized rigs should make it without trouble. Tent camping would also be great. No signs that say private. iOverlander Golfo Dulce Overlook Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Las Brisas A lovely spot by the beach with a good fish restaurant. We had access to a cold shower and toilet-basic but clean. You literally drive onto the beach and park by the side of the restaurant-you could drive a 2WD onto the beach. There is a board up with tours, such as fishing tours, which the restaurant can organize for you. It cost 8 dollars/4000 local money for two people per night. Recommended if you want to get away from the built up seaside resorts. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A lovely spot by the beach with a good fish restaurant. We had access to a cold shower and toilet-basic but clean. You literally drive onto the beach and park by the side of the restaurant-you could drive a 2WD onto the beach. There is a board up with tours, such as fishing tours, which the restaurant can organize for you. It cost 8 dollars/4000 local money for two people per night. Recommended if you want to get away from the built up seaside resorts. iOverlander Las Brisas Parking Area user Cabinas Villa del Sol Nice rooms for rent with kitchenettes. We paid $30/night. Initially asked to camp in their parking lot, as it is very spacious and has electrical hookups. Owner was friendly and seemed open to it, but there were no bathrooms other than the ones in the rooms. We opted to rent a room, but if you don't need toilet access, try your hand here. Great family-run location. Walking distance to all you could want in Tamarindo. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice rooms for rent with kitchenettes. We paid $30/night. Initially asked to camp in their parking lot, as it is very spacious and has electrical hookups. Owner was friendly and seemed open to it, but there were no bathrooms other than the ones in the rooms. We opted to rent a room, but if you don't need toilet access, try your hand here. Great family-run location. Walking distance to all you could want in Tamarindo. iOverlander Cabinas Villa del Sol Lodging user 80.7 Motorshopcr Amazing mechanic- Luis. fair pricing. Good English spoken. Luis fixed our pop top and other mechanical issues. Can't recommend him highly enough!! Open: Yes Amazing mechanic- Luis. fair pricing. Good English spoken. Luis fixed our pop top and other mechanical issues. Can't recommend him highly enough!! iOverlander Motorshopcr Car Repair user 7.9 Playa Islita Very beautiful bay. Small waves, good for swimming not great for surfing. Garbage cans. Feels safe with the fancy hotel Islita nearby. You can use the restaurant there. Police came to check on us last night, and they were fine with us staying the night. (note: every night we have wild camped, a cop has checked on us, but always let us camp. Mostly just for security) You probably can only camp here for 1-2 nights, after that the police would ask you to leave I'm pretty sure. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Very beautiful bay. Small waves, good for swimming not great for surfing. Garbage cans. Feels safe with the fancy hotel Islita nearby. You can use the restaurant there. Police came to check on us last night, and they were fine with us staying the night. (note: every night we have wild camped, a cop has checked on us, but always let us camp. Mostly just for security) You probably can only camp here for 1-2 nights, after that the police would ask you to leave I'm pretty sure. iOverlander Playa Islita Parking Area user 11.9 Casa Camping Avellanas 7.000 colones for two people. Camping right by beach with electricity (extension cord), questionable bathrooms, decent showers, sink. All pretty primitive, but the beach is gorgeous and has good surf. No internet. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 7.000 colones for two people. Camping right by beach with electricity (extension cord), questionable bathrooms, decent showers, sink. All pretty primitive, but the beach is gorgeous and has good surf. No internet. iOverlander Casa Camping Avellanas Campground user 0.0 Playa Grande Public Access, nice sandy beach, room for Campers. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Public Access, nice sandy beach, room for Campers. iOverlander Playa Grande Contact, Pirate user Ventana beach Great beach, room for Campers, garbage can, public access Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great beach, room for Campers, garbage can, public access iOverlander Ventana beach Contact, Pirate user 913.5 Walmart Turn Around Turn around lot at end of road. Free. Confusing intersection on Walmart road, one road dead ends at a small lot big enough for a small rig to park and still allow plenty of room for people turning around. Not secure, pretty exposed, and a decent amount of traffic. Good for a free spot close to the airport for a break of dawn pick up. I felt more comfortable here than the Walmart sign for noise/traffic. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Turn around lot at end of road. Free. Confusing intersection on Walmart road, one road dead ends at a small lot big enough for a small rig to park and still allow plenty of room for people turning around. Not secure, pretty exposed, and a decent amount of traffic. Good for a free spot close to the airport for a break of dawn pick up. I felt more comfortable here than the Walmart sign for noise/traffic. iOverlander Walmart Turn Around Parking Area user 36.7 Gasolinera Truck stop gas station. My GPS is a little off because I forgot to check in while I was there and checked in maybe five minutes up the road towards Nicaragua. Friendly, safe place to stay. Free shower, truck stop grungy but a shower nonetheless. Open: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Truck stop gas station. My GPS is a little off because I forgot to check in while I was there and checked in maybe five minutes up the road towards Nicaragua. Friendly, safe place to stay. Free shower, truck stop grungy but a shower nonetheless. iOverlander Gasolinera Parking Area user 30.8 Wayside Picnic Area On the side of the road by the bay. 2 picnic tables. Enough room for a few vehicles. Can be a bit muddy but enough gravel that you won't get stuck. Good for car camping. Restaurant across the street Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the side of the road by the bay. 2 picnic tables. Enough room for a few vehicles. Can be a bit muddy but enough gravel that you won't get stuck. Good for car camping. Restaurant across the street iOverlander Wayside Picnic Area Contact, Pirate user 1084.9 Hostel Sabana $10 to camp in secure parking. Access to a bathroom until 11pm. Access to kitchen all night. Water hook up available. The rooms are pretty cheap too, but they were full. Only one spot available to park in a tall vehicle, if you're under 2.3 meters or so you can park under a ceiling. Great option sort of near the airport. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No $10 to camp in secure parking. Access to a bathroom until 11pm. Access to kitchen all night. Water hook up available. The rooms are pretty cheap too, but they were full. Only one spot available to park in a tall vehicle, if you're under 2.3 meters or so you can park under a ceiling. Great option sort of near the airport. iOverlander Hostel Sabana Lodging user 13.0 Cabinas El Barco Corky little cabinas with an old boat turned into a little restaurant. They rent rooms which look quite nice but we asked to park and camp and were charged $10 per night for 2 ppl. Good grassy campspot with pool, kitchen, bbq, Internet, bathroom and shower! You can free camp on the beach here but it was nice to have some amenities for a change! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Corky little cabinas with an old boat turned into a little restaurant. They rent rooms which look quite nice but we asked to park and camp and were charged $10 per night for 2 ppl. Good grassy campspot with pool, kitchen, bbq, Internet, bathroom and shower! You can free camp on the beach here but it was nice to have some amenities for a change! iOverlander Cabinas El Barco Lodging user 45.5 Puente Coyote Not Playa Coyote Local beach something for everyone swilling surfing nice beach park with shade we asked the locals they said fine we stayed 3 nights few day visitors busy on weekend we found some shade near the beach did not take there best parks left it for them we were going to drive thru to Santa Teresa but were warned that the road deteriorates from here so we returned via Jicaral realised that the little arty shop sells banos for $1 a day Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Local beach something for everyone swilling surfing nice beach park with shade we asked the locals they said fine we stayed 3 nights few day visitors busy on weekend we found some shade near the beach did not take there best parks left it for them we were going to drive thru to Santa Teresa but were warned that the road deteriorates from here so we returned via Jicaral realised that the little arty shop sells banos for $1 a day iOverlander Puente Coyote Not Playa Coyote Contact, Pirate user 11.6 Salon Los Cocos On the esplanade within 50 metre of the high tide surfing here at Dominical clean facilities relatively quiet Feliciano is the manager we stayed 3 nights at 7000 c with electricity 5000 for 2 of us and our medium camper good value Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No On the esplanade within 50 metre of the high tide surfing here at Dominical clean facilities relatively quiet Feliciano is the manager we stayed 3 nights at 7000 c with electricity 5000 for 2 of us and our medium camper good value iOverlander Salon Los Cocos Lodging user 1201.0 TripOn Open House Hostel Jamaican owned, really clean, organised and well run. Breakfast is included and is a huge buffet- different types of cereal, eggs, pancakes, fruit, coffee and toast. We had safe parking in the garage, and the location is good and central, close to many shops. Dorms are 13USD and up for private rooms- the best room is 40USD and has a king sized bed and en suit bathroom with jacuzzi. Owner is super friendly and accommodating. Internet is very fast. Highly recommended THEY HAVE TWO LOCATIONS - THIS LOCATION IS THE OLD ONE. NO GARAGE. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Jamaican owned, really clean, organised and well run. Breakfast is included and is a huge buffet- different types of cereal, eggs, pancakes, fruit, coffee and toast. We had safe parking in the garage, and the location is good and central, close to many shops. Dorms are 13USD and up for private rooms- the best room is 40USD and has a king sized bed and en suit bathroom with jacuzzi. Owner is super friendly and accommodating. Internet is very fast. Highly recommended THEY HAVE TWO LOCATIONS - THIS LOCATION IS THE OLD ONE. NO GARAGE. iOverlander TripOn Open House Hostel Lodging user 1090.3 A1 Motorcycles Great mechanics and great people- this is actually touratech Costa Rica. The have a workshop, tyres and will flour of their way to help travellers. They even ride around the city helping us to find a part they didn't have. Open: Yes Great mechanics and great people- this is actually touratech Costa Rica. The have a workshop, tyres and will flour of their way to help travellers. They even ride around the city helping us to find a part they didn't have. iOverlander A1 Motorcycles Car Repair user 1200.0 Cascata del Bosco THis is the kind of place everyone is searching for: When we asked for a place to pop the top for a night, George (he's the friendly guy running this place) told us that he likes people who are travelling like us. When i asked how much it is, he said: just drink a beer or two at the bar and maybe have some food. So we did. We had delicious Nachos and cold beer at the beautiful giant patio. He offers Wifi and bathrooms (without showers) in the bar. The property is covered with small trails that lead through the jungle. We saw a toucan and sometimes you can even see up to Volcan Baru in Panama. We really liked it here! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes THis is the kind of place everyone is searching for: When we asked for a place to pop the top for a night, George (he's the friendly guy running this place) told us that he likes people who are travelling like us. When i asked how much it is, he said: just drink a beer or two at the bar and maybe have some food. So we did. We had delicious Nachos and cold beer at the beautiful giant patio. He offers Wifi and bathrooms (without showers) in the bar. The property is covered with small trails that lead through the jungle. We saw a toucan and sometimes you can even see up to Volcan Baru in Panama. We really liked it here! iOverlander Cascata del Bosco Parking Area user 0.0 Playa Ventanas 1500 colones For a tent or 3000 colones for an rv. This prices are for one day. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 1500 colones For a tent or 3000 colones for an rv. This prices are for one day. iOverlander Playa Ventanas Parking Area user 273.8 Arenal Backpackers Resort The hostel is $15 USD per person (hostel dorm rate)- pricey, but it includes a POOL, HOT showers, clean bathrooms, fast wifi, electricity (need an extension), outdoor kitchen/dining area with sink (but no stove), a restaurant on site, short walk to groceries. There are private rooms if you want them. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes The hostel is $15 USD per person (hostel dorm rate)- pricey, but it includes a POOL, HOT showers, clean bathrooms, fast wifi, electricity (need an extension), outdoor kitchen/dining area with sink (but no stove), a restaurant on site, short walk to groceries. There are private rooms if you want them. iOverlander Arenal Backpackers Resort Lodging user 143.6 Police Station In front of police station there is place to park and they welcome campers. No facilities but it is safe, quiet and free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes In front of police station there is place to park and they welcome campers. No facilities but it is safe, quiet and free. iOverlander Police Station Parking Area user 0.0 stone mountain outdoors very nice shop has caming gear, dry bags, hammocks, fishing gear. fair prices Open: Yes very nice shop has caming gear, dry bags, hammocks, fishing gear. fair prices iOverlander stone mountain outdoors Dog Unknown user 0.0 Place with a blue VW campervan next to road Hostel with large parking, level and with plenty of shade. High vehicles (more than 3m may find trouble because of hanging electricity cords. Location approximate, from memory, opposite the only roadside super market. 15USD with internet, decent toilet and poor kitchen. They claimed to have drinking water, but we did not use it. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Hostel with large parking, level and with plenty of shade. High vehicles (more than 3m may find trouble because of hanging electricity cords. Location approximate, from memory, opposite the only roadside super market. 15USD with internet, decent toilet and poor kitchen. They claimed to have drinking water, but we did not use it. iOverlander Place with a blue VW campervan next to road Parking Area user -1.3 Casa Bohemia Nice camping but expensive for us so we did not stay. 5000 colones per person per night. Includes electricity and swimming pool. Average Internet Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice camping but expensive for us so we did not stay. 5000 colones per person per night. Includes electricity and swimming pool. Average Internet iOverlander Casa Bohemia Campground user 679.9 Hummingbird Zone View Nice spot to camp with clean bathrooms. showers but if the cabin is empty you can use that one. We just stopped to eat as our vw cooled down. They said they have always campers here. They ask for a tip. Nice view of the Pacific Ocean and some trails to walk. Cool temperature compared to Nicoya Peninsula. Very nice couple owns the place. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice spot to camp with clean bathrooms. showers but if the cabin is empty you can use that one. We just stopped to eat as our vw cooled down. They said they have always campers here. They ask for a tip. Nice view of the Pacific Ocean and some trails to walk. Cool temperature compared to Nicoya Peninsula. Very nice couple owns the place. iOverlander Hummingbird Zone View Campground user 51.1 Hostel Bambu $30 for a private room with bath, ac, wifi, free coffee in morning, and secure parking. Nice cheap restaurant across the street. Hostel has pool and nice outdoor hangout area and bar, but is very chill. Also available - dorm rate of $11 per person to park in compound. Room for one small vehicle in compound Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes $30 for a private room with bath, ac, wifi, free coffee in morning, and secure parking. Nice cheap restaurant across the street. Hostel has pool and nice outdoor hangout area and bar, but is very chill. Also available - dorm rate of $11 per person to park in compound. Room for one small vehicle in compound iOverlander Hostel Bambu Lodging user 2191.6 Suenos del Bosque lodge Great camping along the river with your own ranchita that has electricity, running water and table. Fire pit and good bathrooms. Fishing in river right out your camper. Restaurant and bar available up the hill at the lodge. Super friendly lodge employees came to greet us and welcome us. Walking distance to hotel and spa down the road. Amazing restaurant serving the freshest trout at Cafe Kahawa about a half mile up the road. Down the road is a beautiful hike to a waterfall. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great camping along the river with your own ranchita that has electricity, running water and table. Fire pit and good bathrooms. Fishing in river right out your camper. Restaurant and bar available up the hill at the lodge. Super friendly lodge employees came to greet us and welcome us. Walking distance to hotel and spa down the road. Amazing restaurant serving the freshest trout at Cafe Kahawa about a half mile up the road. Down the road is a beautiful hike to a waterfall. iOverlander Suenos del Bosque lodge Campground user 505.8 La Fortuna Waterfall/Tourist Information Guards no longer allow you to stay overnight. Open: Yes Guards no longer allow you to stay overnight. iOverlander La Fortuna Waterfall/Tourist Information City (Capitol) user 42.1 Purruja Lodge (NO CAMPING) Admin Note. Please note that Purrja Lodge regrets that it is no longer able to host overlanders who wish to camp. The management have made the following request effective immediately and there will be no exceptions - Comment: Sorry for our decision. We have decided to get out of the circle of Ioverlander effective immediately because of problems that just cannot be solved.. Our little lodge canꞌt handle this amount of campers anymore. The damage by some of the campers on the driveway is too severe. Then there is a water problem. Many campers use 24 hours airconditioner, which our electricity supply can not handle. And there is more. Please make sure to close down the Purruja Lodge Campground. I will write some words of explanation for the campers on the website, Purruja Lodge Campsite. Thank you for your understanding. Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Admin Note. Please note that Purrja Lodge regrets that it is no longer able to host overlanders who wish to camp. The management have made the following request effective immediately and there will be no exceptions - Comment: Sorry for our decision. We have decided to get out of the circle of Ioverlander effective immediately because of problems that just cannot be solved.. Our little lodge canꞌt handle this amount of campers anymore. The damage by some of the campers on the driveway is too severe. Then there is a water problem. Many campers use 24 hours airconditioner, which our electricity supply can not handle. And there is more. Please make sure to close down the Purruja Lodge Campground. I will write some words of explanation for the campers on the website, Purruja Lodge Campsite. Thank you for your understanding. iOverlander Purruja Lodge (NO CAMPING) Lodging user 1688.5 Bosques De Fraijanes Space to camp in vehicles and a small forested area with tables, electricity, water and sinks. Ok bathrooms and cold showers (and cold weather). Restaurant. Space for kids to play. 5000 colones per person. We also spent one night at the gates to the NP Volcan Poas. And there is also another place across the road called Laguna Fraijanes where I think it might be possible to camp too. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Space to camp in vehicles and a small forested area with tables, electricity, water and sinks. Ok bathrooms and cold showers (and cold weather). Restaurant. Space for kids to play. 5000 colones per person. We also spent one night at the gates to the NP Volcan Poas. And there is also another place across the road called Laguna Fraijanes where I think it might be possible to camp too. iOverlander Bosques De Fraijanes Campground user 1151.9 Walmart Walmart Open: Yes Walmart iOverlander Walmart Dog Unknown user 48.3 Restaurante Italiano Cahuita Great wood oven pizza! Friendly staff. Not expensive. Open: Yes Great wood oven pizza! Friendly staff. Not expensive. iOverlander Restaurante Italiano Cahuita Restaurant user 159.4 Eco Ranch Rossy Tours A very nice place with a swimming pool, big grassy area with shadow and sunny places, pic nic area as well! And just 5 minutes away from the main street... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A very nice place with a swimming pool, big grassy area with shadow and sunny places, pic nic area as well! And just 5 minutes away from the main street... iOverlander Eco Ranch Rossy Tours Campground user 41.6 Finca Las Pumas!!! We found this great place near Cañas to stay with everything we Overlanders need...very friendly Swiss owner (Speaks Spanish, English and German) wo helps in all situations...definetly a place to be and they also have rooms (incl breakfast) available and a good restaurant...they also offer river rafting adventures and just 300m behind the restaurabt is a zoo (highly recommend!) with Pumas, Jaguars and many others... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We found this great place near Cañas to stay with everything we Overlanders need...very friendly Swiss owner (Speaks Spanish, English and German) wo helps in all situations...definetly a place to be and they also have rooms (incl breakfast) available and a good restaurant...they also offer river rafting adventures and just 300m behind the restaurabt is a zoo (highly recommend!) with Pumas, Jaguars and many others... iOverlander Finca Las Pumas!!! Campground user 19.3 Cafe Bohio!!! GREAT PLACE to drink really good coffee in all kinds of variations...forget Starbucks, this is the place to be...and the people here are very friendly!!! Open: Yes GREAT PLACE to drink really good coffee in all kinds of variations...forget Starbucks, this is the place to be...and the people here are very friendly!!! iOverlander Cafe Bohio!!! Restaurant user 28.0 Casa Paraiso Very nice place to stay in samara!!! Sooo friendly italian owners, they have a very good italian-veggie-restaurant and also rooms aviable! We could enter thru the gate with our vw-bus (2.50m), but not bigger, you have a night guard as well by the way. Every thusday's evening they open the bar (But don't worry it wasn't loud at all!) and for a less price you can drink and have some "aperitivo"!😉They working now to prepare a place to camp with the tent! And my advise is check out here first before you go to the "camping el coco", we saw that place and the price it's really not worth it!!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice place to stay in samara!!! Sooo friendly italian owners, they have a very good italian-veggie-restaurant and also rooms aviable! We could enter thru the gate with our vw-bus (2.50m), but not bigger, you have a night guard as well by the way. Every thusday's evening they open the bar (But don't worry it wasn't loud at all!) and for a less price you can drink and have some "aperitivo"!😉They working now to prepare a place to camp with the tent! And my advise is check out here first before you go to the "camping el coco", we saw that place and the price it's really not worth it!!! iOverlander Casa Paraiso Lodging user 18.3 Casa Canadiense Lovely proprietor, nice pool, giant yard, very secure parking for motos or cars, maybe a small RV. All rooms have kitchenettes. On the beach! Everything a tiny bit shabby, but owner Jamie makes up for it. Dog friendly. Tent NOT welcomed. Cheapeast cabanas is $50USD Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Lovely proprietor, nice pool, giant yard, very secure parking for motos or cars, maybe a small RV. All rooms have kitchenettes. On the beach! Everything a tiny bit shabby, but owner Jamie makes up for it. Dog friendly. Tent NOT welcomed. Cheapeast cabanas is $50USD iOverlander Casa Canadiense Lodging user 13.0 Free Parking Lot On Playa Panamá Free parking lot in front of the beach. No services, quiet, between 2 hotels with security. Nice beach. Can use hotel wifi (charge). /// parking gratis frente a la playa Panamá. Sin servicios, entre dos hoteles que tienen seguridad. Tranquilo, linda playa y puedes pedir wifi a los hoteles. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free parking lot in front of the beach. No services, quiet, between 2 hotels with security. Nice beach. Can use hotel wifi (charge). /// parking gratis frente a la playa Panamá. Sin servicios, entre dos hoteles que tienen seguridad. Tranquilo, linda playa y puedes pedir wifi a los hoteles. iOverlander Free Parking Lot On Playa Panamá Parking Area user 31.0 Playa flamingo You can park in the Main street just in front of the beach. Beatiful beach, súper relax and quiet. No services and really safe //// estacionamos sobre la calle principal justo frente a la playa. Súper linda, tranquila, segura y relajarte! Sin servicios. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can park in the Main street just in front of the beach. Beatiful beach, súper relax and quiet. No services and really safe //// estacionamos sobre la calle principal justo frente a la playa. Súper linda, tranquila, segura y relajarte! Sin servicios. iOverlander Playa flamingo Contact, Pirate user 656.0 Moya's Place Best pizza and food in Nuevo Arenal! Good vibre and Nice place. In front of the gas station /// la mejor pizza y comida en Nuevo Arenal. Buena vibra y un lindo lugar. En frente a la gasolinera. Open: Yes Best pizza and food in Nuevo Arenal! Good vibre and Nice place. In front of the gas station /// la mejor pizza y comida en Nuevo Arenal. Buena vibra y un lindo lugar. En frente a la gasolinera. iOverlander Moya's Place Restaurant user Cabinas Ostional 6,000c per person for room with private bath and fans, including a fridge with freezer, good wifi, and parking in their courtyard. Very relaxed folks that let us cook in the courtyard, wash dishes, etc. Recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No 6,000c per person for room with private bath and fans, including a fridge with freezer, good wifi, and parking in their courtyard. Very relaxed folks that let us cook in the courtyard, wash dishes, etc. Recommended! iOverlander Cabinas Ostional Lodging user Hotel Las Tinajas Okay budget hotel in Nicoya--11,000c for a couple in a room with fan (14c for A/C) with a courtyard parking area, okay wifi, private bathroom. Said it is fine to cook from the vehicle in the courtyard. Located around the corner from the Super Compro grocery store as well. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Okay budget hotel in Nicoya--11,000c for a couple in a room with fan (14c for A/C) with a courtyard parking area, okay wifi, private bathroom. Said it is fine to cook from the vehicle in the courtyard. Located around the corner from the Super Compro grocery store as well. iOverlander Hotel Las Tinajas Lodging user 10.0 Bowies Point Restaurant We were directed to this place by a local. The owners name is Roger and he let us camp for free right on the beach in front of his restaurant. The restaurant has great food, laid back vibes around here. A few people put surfing, though the waves were too big for us. Bathrooms in restaurant / he offered us the outdoor shower on property. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We were directed to this place by a local. The owners name is Roger and he let us camp for free right on the beach in front of his restaurant. The restaurant has great food, laid back vibes around here. A few people put surfing, though the waves were too big for us. Bathrooms in restaurant / he offered us the outdoor shower on property. iOverlander Bowies Point Restaurant Parking Area user 9.8 Public Parking A local told us it's free to camp here , many people do. During the days it is used for busses but at night it's free for anyone to stay. Wifi password from hotel across the road is : service2. Would not recommend on a Saturday night , people hanging out making noise. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A local told us it's free to camp here , many people do. During the days it is used for busses but at night it's free for anyone to stay. Wifi password from hotel across the road is : service2. Would not recommend on a Saturday night , people hanging out making noise. iOverlander Public Parking Parking Area user 0.0 Public Parking close to the airport Public parking next to Mc Donalds and in front of Hotel Aloft. Few minutes after we parked there the two security gards from Mc Donalds came saying that it was not possible to overnight there. After talking to them for five minutes they saw that we were not here to smoke weeds and make problems and asked us to move a bit our westy so they were able to keep an eye on us during the night! Entrance might be to speep for long vehicules. Toilets and wifi available at Mc Donalds (24/7) and Aloft Hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Public parking next to Mc Donalds and in front of Hotel Aloft. Few minutes after we parked there the two security gards from Mc Donalds came saying that it was not possible to overnight there. After talking to them for five minutes they saw that we were not here to smoke weeds and make problems and asked us to move a bit our westy so they were able to keep an eye on us during the night! Entrance might be to speep for long vehicules. Toilets and wifi available at Mc Donalds (24/7) and Aloft Hotel. iOverlander Public Parking close to the airport Parking Area user 981.0 Healthy Day Hotel Good place for a moderate price (15k colones per night for a couple) with spacious rooms, balcony overlooking the large pool, decent wifi, flatscreen TV, private bath. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Good place for a moderate price (15k colones per night for a couple) with spacious rooms, balcony overlooking the large pool, decent wifi, flatscreen TV, private bath. iOverlander Healthy Day Hotel Lodging user 0.0 River Crossing Fun knee-deep and really wide river crossing if you want to take the backroad from Arenal to Monteverde. Beautiful drive after the river crossing as well! Must do. Open: Yes Fun knee-deep and really wide river crossing if you want to take the backroad from Arenal to Monteverde. Beautiful drive after the river crossing as well! Must do. iOverlander River Crossing Diamond, Red user Green Mountain Hotel Nice place up on the hill overlooking town--18k colones for a room with two beds, private bathroom, microwave, coffee micro, mini fridge, TV. Good price for Costa Rica. Steep access and windy roads--big rigs may not want to try--with ample parking. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Nice place up on the hill overlooking town--18k colones for a room with two beds, private bathroom, microwave, coffee micro, mini fridge, TV. Good price for Costa Rica. Steep access and windy roads--big rigs may not want to try--with ample parking. iOverlander Green Mountain Hotel Lodging user 19.5 Beach Camp Possible beach camp, off main road 20 mins outside of Puerto Jimenez, side road, left turn, shade from trees, house next door, small rigs only, did not camp here but it is a beautiful location. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Possible beach camp, off main road 20 mins outside of Puerto Jimenez, side road, left turn, shade from trees, house next door, small rigs only, did not camp here but it is a beautiful location. iOverlander Beach Camp Contact, Pirate user 70.7 Lookout Inn Restaurant And Wifi Addendum: ok so 3 smoothies and wifi for 1 hour cost us $20 usd, not worth it, avoid this place unless desperate for Internet like we were for work purposes. Open: Yes Addendum: ok so 3 smoothies and wifi for 1 hour cost us $20 usd, not worth it, avoid this place unless desperate for Internet like we were for work purposes. iOverlander Lookout Inn Restaurant And Wifi Restaurant user 0.0 Finca Monte Claro Farm owned by a real nice family. They have 350 hectares of land with hiking, horse riding and mountain bike trails/tours. Nice covered new sitting area with clean toilets and cold showers. We were their first overlanders and they said they are willing to have others. Paid $5/per. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Farm owned by a real nice family. They have 350 hectares of land with hiking, horse riding and mountain bike trails/tours. Nice covered new sitting area with clean toilets and cold showers. We were their first overlanders and they said they are willing to have others. Paid $5/per. iOverlander Finca Monte Claro Parking Area user 112.4 Cascade Verde Hostel Great tree house hostel 2 km inland from the town of Uvita. The hostel has dorms, doubles and privates with bathroom. They have an amazing kitchen and very cool open style common areas. Clean bathrooms, hot showers, fast wifi. Very relaxed atmosphere. Run by a german couple. They allowed us to stay in our vehicle with roof top tent in a pull out from the main driveway. 8000 cols for 3 persons. It is a small space and there is only room for one vehicle, small rigs only. There are some rules but it makes for a pleasant and clean environment. We totally enjoyed our stay. Family friendly. Close to Cascada verde waterfall with great swimming holes. May want to call ahead or email in advance. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Great tree house hostel 2 km inland from the town of Uvita. The hostel has dorms, doubles and privates with bathroom. They have an amazing kitchen and very cool open style common areas. Clean bathrooms, hot showers, fast wifi. Very relaxed atmosphere. Run by a german couple. They allowed us to stay in our vehicle with roof top tent in a pull out from the main driveway. 8000 cols for 3 persons. It is a small space and there is only room for one vehicle, small rigs only. There are some rules but it makes for a pleasant and clean environment. We totally enjoyed our stay. Family friendly. Close to Cascada verde waterfall with great swimming holes. May want to call ahead or email in advance. iOverlander Cascade Verde Hostel Lodging user 655.7 Doña Ana Beautiful little Restaurant/cabaña/camping area less than 1km from the entrance. No hookups or internet but cheap, $4 and could use the patio area with benches and a swing to relax. Covered place for my bike and plenty of space. Great find. The food in the restaurant was cheap and basic but really good. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful little Restaurant/cabaña/camping area less than 1km from the entrance. No hookups or internet but cheap, $4 and could use the patio area with benches and a swing to relax. Covered place for my bike and plenty of space. Great find. The food in the restaurant was cheap and basic but really good. iOverlander Doña Ana Campground user 0.0 Posada Don Juan $20 ($10 per person) for a simple room with private bath, with access to an outdoor communal kitchen, no WiFi. Parking isn't secure, but is within the property and along a well lit area, felt secure. Nice hike along the creek to a small waterfall in the jungle. Short walk into the pueblo. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water $20 ($10 per person) for a simple room with private bath, with access to an outdoor communal kitchen, no WiFi. Parking isn't secure, but is within the property and along a well lit area, felt secure. Nice hike along the creek to a small waterfall in the jungle. Short walk into the pueblo. iOverlander Posada Don Juan Lodging user 25.0 Bar Iguana Iguana y Cabinas Bar Iguana Iguana also has cheap rooms available, just 8k colones for a couple in a simple room with fan and private bath (cheapest we saw in all of Costa Rica!). Secure parking, wifi, bar is located on site but couldn't really hear the music in the room. 10k colones for a room with TV, and other more expensive options. Let us cook in the parking lot as well. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Bar Iguana Iguana also has cheap rooms available, just 8k colones for a couple in a simple room with fan and private bath (cheapest we saw in all of Costa Rica!). Secure parking, wifi, bar is located on site but couldn't really hear the music in the room. 10k colones for a room with TV, and other more expensive options. Let us cook in the parking lot as well. iOverlander Bar Iguana Iguana y Cabinas Lodging user 39.1 Beach packers Hostel And Camping Basic hostel, can camp in parking lot near beach, secure, wifi, kitchen, clean bathrooms, excellent helpful hosts, will change names soon to Beachbums, plans for renovations and improvements, 8000 to camp Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Basic hostel, can camp in parking lot near beach, secure, wifi, kitchen, clean bathrooms, excellent helpful hosts, will change names soon to Beachbums, plans for renovations and improvements, 8000 to camp iOverlander Beach packers Hostel And Camping Lodging user 1220.2 Americar Delphi Highly recommended mechanic with many credituals; speaks English; reasonable prices for Costa Rica; find Americar inside the property of the Centro de Servicio/ SUSA/servicios Unidos center, right off route 2 in the suburb of Curridabat; David Ortiz- mobile 88650103; best to call ahead so he knows to expect you; has wifi on site, takes visa/MasterCard Open: Yes Highly recommended mechanic with many credituals; speaks English; reasonable prices for Costa Rica; find Americar inside the property of the Centro de Servicio/ SUSA/servicios Unidos center, right off route 2 in the suburb of Curridabat; David Ortiz- mobile 88650103; best to call ahead so he knows to expect you; has wifi on site, takes visa/MasterCard iOverlander Americar Delphi Car Repair user 10.7 Playa Hermosa Beach Most of the beach here has hotels or private residences, or is completely exposed. This spot is somewhat private and is set in a nice little grove of trees and coconut palms. Saw no one at night, and only a few surfers during the day. Very quiet. From what I can tell it looks like people occasionally use it for camping (there's a makeshift driftwood fire ring). Dirt road in, but no 4wd required. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Most of the beach here has hotels or private residences, or is completely exposed. This spot is somewhat private and is set in a nice little grove of trees and coconut palms. Saw no one at night, and only a few surfers during the day. Very quiet. From what I can tell it looks like people occasionally use it for camping (there's a makeshift driftwood fire ring). Dirt road in, but no 4wd required. iOverlander Playa Hermosa Beach Contact, Pirate user 35.1 Mareas International Homeschool Samara International school based in Samara that accepts visiting students. Ages: 2-18 years; spanish/english school. Contact: Katie: www.mareashomeschoolsamara.com. Excellent school, our daughter loved going to school here, professional staff and excellent teachers, highly recommended. Open: Yes International school based in Samara that accepts visiting students. Ages: 2-18 years; spanish/english school. Contact: Katie: www.mareashomeschoolsamara.com. Excellent school, our daughter loved going to school here, professional staff and excellent teachers, highly recommended. iOverlander Mareas International Homeschool Samara Dog Unknown user 17.6 Samara- Luv Burger Vegan and vegetarian restaurant, excellent food, great burgers, good smoothies, shady location, reasonable prices for Costa Rica Open: Yes Vegan and vegetarian restaurant, excellent food, great burgers, good smoothies, shady location, reasonable prices for Costa Rica iOverlander Samara- Luv Burger Restaurant user 19.0 Almendor Lodge A bit run down but they have 3-4 Cabanas with van vor 40$per night. There are also rooms with AC but we have not checked them. The Cabanas are next to the very nice pool. And walking distance to Playa Negra and its good restaurante. You can park on site but nothing for big rigs. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A bit run down but they have 3-4 Cabanas with van vor 40$per night. There are also rooms with AC but we have not checked them. The Cabanas are next to the very nice pool. And walking distance to Playa Negra and its good restaurante. You can park on site but nothing for big rigs. iOverlander Almendor Lodge Lodging user 611.0 Cabanas Los Tucanes Very clean , new rooms. Very frindly people. Double room with coffee and tee. The small room is 40$ the big room 50$, they make breakfast too. Nice view on the lake and vulcano. Next door is a snake zoo, and a few restaurants. Parking no problem. ( there is bit nicer place about 500 m further, called Essence Arenal, but they were full, cabanas, doorms and camping, really nice place) Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very clean , new rooms. Very frindly people. Double room with coffee and tee. The small room is 40$ the big room 50$, they make breakfast too. Nice view on the lake and vulcano. Next door is a snake zoo, and a few restaurants. Parking no problem. ( there is bit nicer place about 500 m further, called Essence Arenal, but they were full, cabanas, doorms and camping, really nice place) iOverlander Cabanas Los Tucanes Lodging user 267.0 Finca Pedro y el Lobo Peter from Germay lives here for 20 years, her rents out rooms for 20$/person/per night. But you can also camp here with a van or two no problem. Peter has kayaks and knows the best rivers for kayaking. He also rides his KTM in the mud roads cross country and is a very nice host even if you only want to stay for the night. It is really a great place for a stop over or for a few days. But since he is not there all year around please contact him before you go there. Phone Number is 2761 1406 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Peter from Germay lives here for 20 years, her rents out rooms for 20$/person/per night. But you can also camp here with a van or two no problem. Peter has kayaks and knows the best rivers for kayaking. He also rides his KTM in the mud roads cross country and is a very nice host even if you only want to stay for the night. It is really a great place for a stop over or for a few days. But since he is not there all year around please contact him before you go there. Phone Number is 2761 1406 iOverlander Finca Pedro y el Lobo Lodging user 57.4 Super Maya You can bring your 20lb bottle to the Super Maya in Cobano. They need one week to fill the bottle as a truck will bring it to the next big city. Paid about 9$. Open: Yes You can bring your 20lb bottle to the Super Maya in Cobano. They need one week to fill the bottle as a truck will bring it to the next big city. Paid about 9$. iOverlander Super Maya Gas Station user 88.8 Multi servicios Obaflet Contact: Nata, great mechanic for electrical and multi- mechanical problems, good service, reasonable prices for Costa Rica, can get parts in from San Jose fairly quickly, no English spoken. Open: Yes Contact: Nata, great mechanic for electrical and multi- mechanical problems, good service, reasonable prices for Costa Rica, can get parts in from San Jose fairly quickly, no English spoken. iOverlander Multi servicios Obaflet Car Repair user 21.3 Playa Bandera Beach Front It is a quiet area with tables underneath trees and palmtrees right at a empty beach. We stayed here on a sunday, so a few locals where here. An old women told us we should put everything away over night, cause people here like to steal things, we did that and still felt secure here. Showers and toilets are the little road along the beach 200m further north. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes It is a quiet area with tables underneath trees and palmtrees right at a empty beach. We stayed here on a sunday, so a few locals where here. An old women told us we should put everything away over night, cause people here like to steal things, we did that and still felt secure here. Showers and toilets are the little road along the beach 200m further north. iOverlander Playa Bandera Beach Front Parking Area user 234.0 La Cristalina Filling station for built-in US and European propane tanks DO NOT FILL BOTTLES Open: Yes Filling station for built-in US and European propane tanks DO NOT FILL BOTTLES iOverlander La Cristalina Gas Station user 834.3 Los Senderos De Colon Parking lot of a mtb trail center, trails can also be used for trail running Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot of a mtb trail center, trails can also be used for trail running iOverlander Los Senderos De Colon Contact, Pirate user 19.0 Beach camp Playa Dominicalito Rigoberto is making up a camp ground at the moment but not yet finished. For now you just can stay on his lot close to the beach. Electriciy, water, showers and toilet available (all very basic) as well as some small tiendas selling pipa fria and fruits. After crowded Dominical this was the better option for us. Ask for Rigoberto, he is awesome and even left his guard dog with us for the night :-). Price at the moment: donation. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Rigoberto is making up a camp ground at the moment but not yet finished. For now you just can stay on his lot close to the beach. Electriciy, water, showers and toilet available (all very basic) as well as some small tiendas selling pipa fria and fruits. After crowded Dominical this was the better option for us. Ask for Rigoberto, he is awesome and even left his guard dog with us for the night :-). Price at the moment: donation. iOverlander Beach camp Playa Dominicalito Parking Area user 18.4 Swiss Palmgarden SWISS PALMGARDEN / SA PLAYA BANDERA / PARRITA / PUNTARENAS Costa Rica Ein 8000 qm großes, sauberes, ebenerdiges, gepflegtes Gelände erwartet Euch. Der Platz ist Moskito-frei. Geeignet für alle Arten von Campern. Geschützt sicher, eingezäunt. Viele tropische Pflanzen und eine große Wiese laden ein zum spielen. Angenehmes Schwimmbad vorhanden. Eine außen Dusche, Grill mit Küche in der Pool Area. Waschmaschine, warme Duschen und die Gäste Toilette ist zur Zeit noch im Haus. Es werden auch Zimmer vermietet. Wir bauen gerade ein zusätzliches Bungalow, bei dem in Kürze auch zwei Toiletten mit Duschen, warm und kalt für die Camper. Hier hat es eine Menge Saisonale Fruchtbäume auf dem Gelände, von den Früchten darf jeder gerne was essen. Manchmal hat es auch frische Eier. Gerne können die Leute auch zu uns in die Wohnstube oder die Terrasse kommen, zu einer Tasse Tee oder Kaffee. Wir sind gerne behilflich wo wir können. Eine Moderne Klinik ist gleich in der Nähe, Tierarzt ist auch erreichbar. Für nur 10'000 Colones gibt es hier einen sauberen, sicheren und schönen Platz welcher innerhalb von 3 sehr schönen Parks liegt. Wir haben für unsere Gäste auch günstige Ausflugs Angebote. Bitte fragt uns danach. Wir freuen uns auf Euch. Jörg und Inka Moser 00506 8421 6519 We have an 8000 qm flat, very clean and well protected ground on which all kinds of campers can rest. Protected through a big electronical gate, and fence with topical plants. There is a big madow playground, which invites to pla games. You also can take a sunbath there and enjoy the downcooled swimmingpool! At the poolarea there is also a kittchen a grill and a table to sit down, and a hamok to hung up to. There is an outside shower at the simmingpool and you also can go into the house for warm or hot shower and toilet. There is a guest tolilet, as there are also guest rooms to rend. The area is well mantained and nearly without moscitos. You are welcomed to enter at the living room in the evening times, to ask any help avalabel we can give to you, or just to talk about your experience, we love to help and mabe we can offer a coffee or tea. There are many sesonal fruit trees, so you also can enjoy fruits incase you like too. A modern Clinik is quite near from here, and the Pet doctor is not far away. For Colones 10'000.- you can enjoy a clean, well mantained place, with friendly Hosts who can also ofer convinent journeys into the jungle or through the mangroves with the monkeys incase that could be a desire whatever. Please just ask us. We love to serve you Jörg & INKA Moser +506 8421 6519 Tenemos un campingterreno bien mantenido de 6000 qm2 limpio a ras de suelo, para todo tipos de campistas. El lugar es casi libre de mosquitos. Es gestionado y barandillada con un porton electronico. Muchas plantas tropicales y un cesped invitan a jugar. Un agradable piscina esta disponible. Tiene una ducha al aire libre, parrilla y cocina en el entorno de la piscina. Lavadora, servicio y ducha caliente para los huespedes esta todavia en casa. Habitacion tambien se alquilan. Estamos construyendo un bungalow adicional, y pronto alcunos servicios, y duchas, con agua caliente y fria, para los campistas. Aqui tiene una gran cantidad de arboles frutales de temporada en el sitio , de la fruta podra cada huesped coger algo para comer lo. A veces tambien tiene huevos frescos. Como tambien pueden venir al Salon o a la terassa, para tomar a una taza de tè o cafe. Estamos encantados de ayudarle en lo que podamos. Una clinica moderna no estan muy lejos, tambien hay veterinario muy cerca. Esto para solo Colones 10'000.- hay un lugar limpio y seguro, que se encuentra dento de los tres parques hermosos. Excursiones sabemos tambien alcunos baratos, por favor nos pergunten. Nos lo esperamos con mucho gusto. INKA & Jörg Moser +506 8421 6519 Ciao a gli italiani che vano al campegio! Un 8000 qm, pulito,ben mantenuto terreno pianeggiante, aspettasi. Per tutti i tipi di camper. Il posto é libero di zanzara. Bien protetto e recintato, con un cancello elettronico. Molte piante tropicali e un grande prato vi invita a giocare. Che una piscina piacevole, un griglia, doccia esterna e la cucina negli abiente de la piscina a disposizione. Che anche un tavolo per sedersi, e una amaca. Lavatrice, docce caldee servizi igienici è in casa. Ci sono anche camere in affitto. Stiamo costruendo un bungalow aggiuntiv, fra poco servizi igienici e docce con acqua caldo a disposizione per i campisti. Qui si ha n sacco di alberi da frutta di stagione sul sito. Del frutto tutti possono mangiare. A volte ha anche uova fresche. Come la gente puo anche vernire in salone da noi per una tazza di caffe o tè. Siamo felici di aiutare dove possibile. Una clinica moderna che molto vicino. Solo Colones 10'000.- c'è un posto pulito, sicuro e bello, che entro 3 bei parchi si trova. Abbiamo offerte per i nostri ospiti anche escursioni a buon mercato. Rivolga a noi per esso. Non vediamo l'ora a salutar vi INKA & Jörg Moser +506 8421 6519 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes SWISS PALMGARDEN / SA PLAYA BANDERA / PARRITA / PUNTARENAS Costa Rica Ein 8000 qm großes, sauberes, ebenerdiges, gepflegtes Gelände erwartet Euch. Der Platz ist Moskito-frei. Geeignet für alle Arten von Campern. Geschützt sicher, eingezäunt. Viele tropische Pflanzen und eine große Wiese laden ein zum spielen. Angenehmes Schwimmbad vorhanden. Eine außen Dusche, Grill mit Küche in der Pool Area. Waschmaschine, warme Duschen und die Gäste Toilette ist zur Zeit noch im Haus. Es werden auch Zimmer vermietet. Wir bauen gerade ein zusätzliches Bungalow, bei dem in Kürze auch zwei Toiletten mit Duschen, warm und kalt für die Camper. Hier hat es eine Menge Saisonale Fruchtbäume auf dem Gelände, von den Früchten darf jeder gerne was essen. Manchmal hat es auch frische Eier. Gerne können die Leute auch zu uns in die Wohnstube oder die Terrasse kommen, zu einer Tasse Tee oder Kaffee. Wir sind gerne behilflich wo wir können. Eine Moderne Klinik ist gleich in der Nähe, Tierarzt ist auch erreichbar. Für nur 10'000 Colones gibt es hier einen sauberen, sicheren und schönen Platz welcher innerhalb von 3 sehr schönen Parks liegt. Wir haben für unsere Gäste auch günstige Ausflugs Angebote. Bitte fragt uns danach. Wir freuen uns auf Euch. Jörg und Inka Moser 00506 8421 6519 We have an 8000 qm flat, very clean and well protected ground on which all kinds of campers can rest. Protected through a big electronical gate, and fence with topical plants. There is a big madow playground, which invites to pla games. You also can take a sunbath there and enjoy the downcooled swimmingpool! At the poolarea there is also a kittchen a grill and a table to sit down, and a hamok to hung up to. There is an outside shower at the simmingpool and you also can go into the house for warm or hot shower and toilet. There is a guest tolilet, as there are also guest rooms to rend. The area is well mantained and nearly without moscitos. You are welcomed to enter at the living room in the evening times, to ask any help avalabel we can give to you, or just to talk about your experience, we love to help and mabe we can offer a coffee or tea. There are many sesonal fruit trees, so you also can enjoy fruits incase you like too. A modern Clinik is quite near from here, and the Pet doctor is not far away. For Colones 10'000.- you can enjoy a clean, well mantained place, with friendly Hosts who can also ofer convinent journeys into the jungle or through the mangroves with the monkeys incase that could be a desire whatever. Please just ask us. We love to serve you Jörg & INKA Moser +506 8421 6519 Tenemos un campingterreno bien mantenido de 6000 qm2 limpio a ras de suelo, para todo tipos de campistas. El lugar es casi libre de mosquitos. Es gestionado y barandillada con un porton electronico. Muchas plantas tropicales y un cesped invitan a jugar. Un agradable piscina esta disponible. Tiene una ducha al aire libre, parrilla y cocina en el entorno de la piscina. Lavadora, servicio y ducha caliente para los huespedes esta todavia en casa. Habitacion tambien se alquilan. Estamos construyendo un bungalow adicional, y pronto alcunos servicios, y duchas, con agua caliente y fria, para los campistas. Aqui tiene una gran cantidad de arboles frutales de temporada en el sitio , de la fruta podra cada huesped coger algo para comer lo. A veces tambien tiene huevos frescos. Como tambien pueden venir al Salon o a la terassa, para tomar a una taza de tè o cafe. Estamos encantados de ayudarle en lo que podamos. Una clinica moderna no estan muy lejos, tambien hay veterinario muy cerca. Esto para solo Colones 10'000.- hay un lugar limpio y seguro, que se encuentra dento de los tres parques hermosos. Excursiones sabemos tambien alcunos baratos, por favor nos pergunten. Nos lo esperamos con mucho gusto. INKA & Jörg Moser +506 8421 6519 Ciao a gli italiani che vano al campegio! Un 8000 qm, pulito,ben mantenuto terreno pianeggiante, aspettasi. Per tutti i tipi di camper. Il posto é libero di zanzara. Bien protetto e recintato, con un cancello elettronico. Molte piante tropicali e un grande prato vi invita a giocare. Che una piscina piacevole, un griglia, doccia esterna e la cucina negli abiente de la piscina a disposizione. Che anche un tavolo per sedersi, e una amaca. Lavatrice, docce caldee servizi igienici è in casa. Ci sono anche camere in affitto. Stiamo costruendo un bungalow aggiuntiv, fra poco servizi igienici e docce con acqua caldo a disposizione per i campisti. Qui si ha n sacco di alberi da frutta di stagione sul sito. Del frutto tutti possono mangiare. A volte ha anche uova fresche. Come la gente puo anche vernire in salone da noi per una tazza di caffe o tè. Siamo felici di aiutare dove possibile. Una clinica moderna che molto vicino. Solo Colones 10'000.- c'è un posto pulito, sicuro e bello, che entro 3 bei parchi si trova. Abbiamo offerte per i nostri ospiti anche escursioni a buon mercato. Rivolga a noi per esso. Non vediamo l'ora a salutar vi INKA & Jörg Moser +506 8421 6519 iOverlander Swiss Palmgarden Campground user 40.0 Sunset Hostel 16$/dormitory, clean, great ac, small dorm rooms, 6-8 beds max in each, good lockers, young cute Spanish owner she was very easy going and helpful, supermarket right downstairs, blazing Internet, 2 min walk into town, clean kitchen and bathrooms Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water 16$/dormitory, clean, great ac, small dorm rooms, 6-8 beds max in each, good lockers, young cute Spanish owner she was very easy going and helpful, supermarket right downstairs, blazing Internet, 2 min walk into town, clean kitchen and bathrooms iOverlander Sunset Hostel Lodging user 7.1 4you Hostal Beautiful brand new Hostal, 18usd$/night in dormitory. Private rooms available, large double kitchen with new appliances and cookware, big bathroom with many toilets and showers, exceptionally clean, outdoor showers as well. Very fast wifi. 10min walk to beach with the nicest waves I've seen in Costa Rica. Surfboards and beach cruiser bicycles available. Marco was an excellent host, extremely helpful and jovial, he let me park my motorcycle in his front yard. Warning to the budget traveler: Nosara is VERY expensive, be prepared to pay over American prices when eating out and getting groceries. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Beautiful brand new Hostal, 18usd$/night in dormitory. Private rooms available, large double kitchen with new appliances and cookware, big bathroom with many toilets and showers, exceptionally clean, outdoor showers as well. Very fast wifi. 10min walk to beach with the nicest waves I've seen in Costa Rica. Surfboards and beach cruiser bicycles available. Marco was an excellent host, extremely helpful and jovial, he let me park my motorcycle in his front yard. Warning to the budget traveler: Nosara is VERY expensive, be prepared to pay over American prices when eating out and getting groceries. iOverlander 4you Hostal Lodging user 19.8 Kaya's Place Very nice place just north of Puerto Viejo but easy walking distance into town. 10$/night for a shared room with 4 beds 2 fans and shared bathrooms (had the room to myself). Private rooms available. Fast internet. CRAFT BEER FROM VERMONT BREWER (at a decent price)!!! Good coffee, restaurant, and brewery. Other cheap options for food in town. Friendly staff that speaks English, Spanish, and Patois. Stunning black sand beach out the front door. Secure parking for motorcycles, possible RV parking as well. Very quiet at night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice place just north of Puerto Viejo but easy walking distance into town. 10$/night for a shared room with 4 beds 2 fans and shared bathrooms (had the room to myself). Private rooms available. Fast internet. CRAFT BEER FROM VERMONT BREWER (at a decent price)!!! Good coffee, restaurant, and brewery. Other cheap options for food in town. Friendly staff that speaks English, Spanish, and Patois. Stunning black sand beach out the front door. Secure parking for motorcycles, possible RV parking as well. Very quiet at night. iOverlander Kaya's Place Lodging user 402.0 Camping La Granja New campground. 2.000 colones pp. electricity, water, no wifi, ask for the owner to use his kitchen. Unleveled place, no grass. They are building up the place so many things will be done in the next months. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes New campground. 2.000 colones pp. electricity, water, no wifi, ask for the owner to use his kitchen. Unleveled place, no grass. They are building up the place so many things will be done in the next months. iOverlander Camping La Granja Campground user 1297.8 Al Cerro - Parking Lot The plan was to hike to the top of Chirripo. As we did not get a permission (you have to make reservation beforehand) we still stayed here to do some hikes. Stayed 2 nights at this parking lot for free. The lady of the restaurant was very nice and the food in the restaurant is cheap (for CR) and nice. Behind the restaurant you can go down to the lake and have a nice swim. We also were allowed to use the bathroom facilities. The road is really bad but you can make it. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes The plan was to hike to the top of Chirripo. As we did not get a permission (you have to make reservation beforehand) we still stayed here to do some hikes. Stayed 2 nights at this parking lot for free. The lady of the restaurant was very nice and the food in the restaurant is cheap (for CR) and nice. Behind the restaurant you can go down to the lake and have a nice swim. We also were allowed to use the bathroom facilities. The road is really bad but you can make it. iOverlander Al Cerro - Parking Lot Parking Area user 4.6 Pizza Mail.it Great pizza n huge salad. Price reasonably n good ambience Open: Yes Great pizza n huge salad. Price reasonably n good ambience iOverlander Pizza Mail.it Restaurant user 17.6 Beach Just a nice spot on the beach to camp. Crashing surf drowns out the nearby road. Dark, hot sand. Lots of firewood. Pure Vida! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just a nice spot on the beach to camp. Crashing surf drowns out the nearby road. Dark, hot sand. Lots of firewood. Pure Vida! iOverlander Beach Contact, Pirate user 14.0 Beach Perfection at Manzanillo Punta Uva. Too many good spots to mention. Great chilled out vibe. Gorgeous beach. I may never leave... Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Punta Uva. Too many good spots to mention. Great chilled out vibe. Gorgeous beach. I may never leave... iOverlander Beach Perfection at Manzanillo Contact, Pirate user 48.6 Marbella Beach Nice place for camping under palm trees. Very good surf spot. Massive waves. Restaurant/Bar just 300 m away, where you can fill up water containers. There is internet there as well. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place for camping under palm trees. Very good surf spot. Massive waves. Restaurant/Bar just 300 m away, where you can fill up water containers. There is internet there as well. iOverlander Marbella Beach Contact, Pirate user 205.0 Bolita I was hesitant to add this place because it really isn't overlander friendly. But we loved it there and just want to tell everyone about it. This basic, open concept hostel is located a 30 minute hike from the nearest village. It's on 61 acres and has free hiking trails for guests and a few waterfalls with swimming holes under them. Vehicles can be left parked outside their office in town on the side of the road. We felt safe doing so because it is such a small and remote community. There's spring water for drinking but you need to bring your own food up to cook. Since it's such a unusual place I recommend checking out their website for more info www.Bolita.org. Make sure you have good directions to their office, do not trust Google Maps. dorms $12, cabinitas $35 for two people Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes I was hesitant to add this place because it really isn't overlander friendly. But we loved it there and just want to tell everyone about it. This basic, open concept hostel is located a 30 minute hike from the nearest village. It's on 61 acres and has free hiking trails for guests and a few waterfalls with swimming holes under them. Vehicles can be left parked outside their office in town on the side of the road. We felt safe doing so because it is such a small and remote community. There's spring water for drinking but you need to bring your own food up to cook. Since it's such a unusual place I recommend checking out their website for more info www.Bolita.org. Make sure you have good directions to their office, do not trust Google Maps. dorms $12, cabinitas $35 for two people iOverlander Bolita Lodging user 15.8 Dry River Assuming it's dry- a nice spot. Lagoon separates you from beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Assuming it's dry- a nice spot. Lagoon separates you from beach. iOverlander Dry River Contact, Pirate user 31.6 Dry River 2 Up from coast. Dry river bed. Good spot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Up from coast. Dry river bed. Good spot. iOverlander Dry River 2 Contact, Pirate user 11.5 Under The Parrots Grea camping under several massive parrots. Divine! Shade on otherwise hot as hell black sand. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Grea camping under several massive parrots. Divine! Shade on otherwise hot as hell black sand. iOverlander Under The Parrots Contact, Pirate user 19.0 Puerto Viejo center If you are looking for a free place in the center of Puerto Viejo, looks like a good spot. At the beach, next to the police station. Our water tank we could fill at the police station, maybe they have toilets too. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes If you are looking for a free place in the center of Puerto Viejo, looks like a good spot. At the beach, next to the police station. Our water tank we could fill at the police station, maybe they have toilets too. iOverlander Puerto Viejo center Contact, Pirate user 5.5 Playa Pitahaya Places like this is why Costa Rica is so great. We parked under some trees just where the road runs into the beach. There's a table and chairs there and a few other shady parking spaces to the north and the south along the beach. We spoke with a local when we arrived and he said it'd be safe and offered us water if we needed any. Only three houses on the beach they all looked unoccupied while we were there. In 24 hours we only saw 6 people, paradise. There was a knocked over sign warning of rips so be cautious while swimming. Good fishing and nice water to swim in regardless. - DO NOT CAMP ON TOP OF THE HILL OVERLOOKING THE TWO BEACHES. ITS BEAUTIFUL BUT PRONE TO LIGHTNING STRIKES. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Places like this is why Costa Rica is so great. We parked under some trees just where the road runs into the beach. There's a table and chairs there and a few other shady parking spaces to the north and the south along the beach. We spoke with a local when we arrived and he said it'd be safe and offered us water if we needed any. Only three houses on the beach they all looked unoccupied while we were there. In 24 hours we only saw 6 people, paradise. There was a knocked over sign warning of rips so be cautious while swimming. Good fishing and nice water to swim in regardless. - DO NOT CAMP ON TOP OF THE HILL OVERLOOKING THE TWO BEACHES. ITS BEAUTIFUL BUT PRONE TO LIGHTNING STRIKES. iOverlander Playa Pitahaya Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel The hostel is set on a small Finca with a marvellous view of volcano Arenal and Lago Arenal below. Only for small units. You park in parking lot for the dorm rates of $7 a person. Very clean bathrooms and hot showers. Wifi is good. Very friendly staff. English spoken. Tent campers have a secluded spot that is 10 minutes from the main building by foot. A view of the volcano as well and a private natural pool. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes The hostel is set on a small Finca with a marvellous view of volcano Arenal and Lago Arenal below. Only for small units. You park in parking lot for the dorm rates of $7 a person. Very clean bathrooms and hot showers. Wifi is good. Very friendly staff. English spoken. Tent campers have a secluded spot that is 10 minutes from the main building by foot. A view of the volcano as well and a private natural pool. iOverlander Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel Lodging user 562.0 yoko thermales free parking lot of a thermal place, 10 $ /pers/day to access to the 4 thermals pools, big grassfield to chill the day, a restaurant if you want. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No free parking lot of a thermal place, 10 $ /pers/day to access to the 4 thermals pools, big grassfield to chill the day, a restaurant if you want. iOverlander yoko thermales Campground user 19.0 parking lot front beach free parking just in front of the beach, and in front the police office. benches and lights, little playground for kids and trash bins ; -) there are plenty of restaurants near the place but it s quiet, only waves music. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes free parking just in front of the beach, and in front the police office. benches and lights, little playground for kids and trash bins ; -) there are plenty of restaurants near the place but it s quiet, only waves music. iOverlander parking lot front beach Parking Area user 2718.0 Las Cataratas Lovely little lodge which allows overlanders. Great home cooked meals too. Paid $5 usd for the night. Bathroom in the resto. Didn't ask about showers because I'm a filthy Canadian ;) not suitable for big rigs. I camped right in front of the resto, but there's a great flat spot at the switchback just 40 meters from the resto. Great fresh trout raised in their ponds- a must if you ask me. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Lovely little lodge which allows overlanders. Great home cooked meals too. Paid $5 usd for the night. Bathroom in the resto. Didn't ask about showers because I'm a filthy Canadian ;) not suitable for big rigs. I camped right in front of the resto, but there's a great flat spot at the switchback just 40 meters from the resto. Great fresh trout raised in their ponds- a must if you ask me. iOverlander Las Cataratas Lodging user 1082.0 huge hardware store EPA (ferreteria) Open every day from 7am - 9pm. Big yellow building next to the highway Open: Yes Open every day from 7am - 9pm. Big yellow building next to the highway iOverlander huge hardware store EPA (ferreteria) Dog Unknown user 0.0 Monteverde coffee center car park in front of the cafe and small grocery store is public parking. Quiet and toilets available, nice grassy area and safe at night. Wifi available from the cafe Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No car park in front of the cafe and small grocery store is public parking. Quiet and toilets available, nice grassy area and safe at night. Wifi available from the cafe iOverlander Monteverde coffee center Parking Area user 1358.6 Clean Toilets!!! Clean toilets in the mall Open: Yes Clean toilets in the mall iOverlander Clean Toilets!!! Dog Unknown user 116.2 Super Servicio Good, though expensive, mechanic in Liberia. One of the managers speaks very good English and his mechanics seem to be very good. We had to order parts for our F250, which only took them 1 day. We were allowed to stay in our camper on the site of the garage. There's a guard at night and we even had electricity. Next morning they offered us to take a shower in their apartment, which is next to the office of the garage. Coffee and water is free and toilets are clean. Pricey but professional! Open: Yes Good, though expensive, mechanic in Liberia. One of the managers speaks very good English and his mechanics seem to be very good. We had to order parts for our F250, which only took them 1 day. We were allowed to stay in our camper on the site of the garage. There's a guard at night and we even had electricity. Next morning they offered us to take a shower in their apartment, which is next to the office of the garage. Coffee and water is free and toilets are clean. Pricey but professional! iOverlander Super Servicio Car Repair user 0.0 Flamingo Beach - Playa Flamingo Its a very quiet and safe place, no worries at night, few visitors at beach, no water, wifi, or electricity. Banks, supermarkets, ATM, restaurants, stores and hotels close. You can camp with tents or RVs next to beach and on the roadside. Un lugar tranquilo sin preocupaciones durante la noche, pocas personas en la playa, no hay wifi, agua o electricidad. Hay restaurantes, tiendas, bancos, hoteles y supermercados cerca, se puede acampar con tiendas o con campers a la orilla de la carretera y a la par de la playa Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Its a very quiet and safe place, no worries at night, few visitors at beach, no water, wifi, or electricity. Banks, supermarkets, ATM, restaurants, stores and hotels close. You can camp with tents or RVs next to beach and on the roadside. Un lugar tranquilo sin preocupaciones durante la noche, pocas personas en la playa, no hay wifi, agua o electricidad. Hay restaurantes, tiendas, bancos, hoteles y supermercados cerca, se puede acampar con tiendas o con campers a la orilla de la carretera y a la par de la playa iOverlander Flamingo Beach - Playa Flamingo Contact, Pirate user 19.0 el chontal cabinas and camping:beautiful place with a big garden on the golfo dulce, camping area in shadow near the water, common area very chill. price: 7$ p. pers. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes cabinas and camping:beautiful place with a big garden on the golfo dulce, camping area in shadow near the water, common area very chill. price: 7$ p. pers. iOverlander el chontal Campground user 801.8 ZGas (Fill bottles, not tanks) One of the few places to fill propane tanks that we have found in the area. Can fill US portable 20lbs tanks. Can not fill fixed tanks. Open: Yes One of the few places to fill propane tanks that we have found in the area. Can fill US portable 20lbs tanks. Can not fill fixed tanks. iOverlander ZGas (Fill bottles, not tanks) Gas Station user 230.0 Riverside Camping La Virgin Quite spot next to the river just across and next to the bridge (on the eastern bank). Rocky but possible to get level, quite a few rafting companies use the area during the day but very quiet at night. Police stopped by in the evening and again drove past at night, felt very safe. Toucans in the area. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Quite spot next to the river just across and next to the bridge (on the eastern bank). Rocky but possible to get level, quite a few rafting companies use the area during the day but very quiet at night. Police stopped by in the evening and again drove past at night, felt very safe. Toucans in the area. iOverlander Riverside Camping La Virgin Contact, Pirate user 322.3 Gas Station TOTAL Overnight place between San José and Puerto Limon. We could park in a parking lot and use the toilet of the gas station. Nearby there is a Taco Bell and an ATM. WiFi password of Tacobell is: t@c@bell (fast wifi) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Overnight place between San José and Puerto Limon. We could park in a parking lot and use the toilet of the gas station. Nearby there is a Taco Bell and an ATM. WiFi password of Tacobell is: t@c@bell (fast wifi) iOverlander Gas Station TOTAL Parking Area user 45.0 El Vaquero stopped by here for a quick bite and was surprised at the reasonable prices- great food too and a nice atmosphere. Open: Yes stopped by here for a quick bite and was surprised at the reasonable prices- great food too and a nice atmosphere. iOverlander El Vaquero Restaurant user 18.9 Tamarindo Eco Camping $8 per person/night, tent camping in a lot, small kitchen, showers, toilets, hammocks & electricity. Some trees, very close to town, 7min walk to grocery store. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $8 per person/night, tent camping in a lot, small kitchen, showers, toilets, hammocks & electricity. Some trees, very close to town, 7min walk to grocery store. iOverlander Tamarindo Eco Camping Campground user 1351.0 Solis Motors VW shop specializing in aircooled motors. stop by with any vw and they will either be able to help you or point you in the right direction for parts stores or other shops. They have a Facebook page. Open: Yes VW shop specializing in aircooled motors. stop by with any vw and they will either be able to help you or point you in the right direction for parts stores or other shops. They have a Facebook page. iOverlander Solis Motors Car Repair user 0.0 Playa Linda This gps location is for the road leading to Playa Linda. Look for the two cellphone/radio towers for the turn off. Park anywhere on the beach. Don't leave vehicle unattended-there were two rental vehicle break-ins while we were there in one day. Cops drove by a few times and were looking into it. Felt safe even with the petty theft. Watch out for the hordes of crabs if sleeping in a tent. Bautiful beach with lots of coconuts to be had. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This gps location is for the road leading to Playa Linda. Look for the two cellphone/radio towers for the turn off. Park anywhere on the beach. Don't leave vehicle unattended-there were two rental vehicle break-ins while we were there in one day. Cops drove by a few times and were looking into it. Felt safe even with the petty theft. Watch out for the hordes of crabs if sleeping in a tent. Bautiful beach with lots of coconuts to be had. iOverlander Playa Linda Contact, Pirate user 20.6 Dry River (at least now) Dry river. Lots of shade. Good campsite. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Dry river. Lots of shade. Good campsite. iOverlander Dry River (at least now) Contact, Pirate user 18.2 Isthmus Extraordinaire! Cool spot... must see! Looks like one could camp here... -locals said camping is allowed on he beach. Absolutely breathtaking beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Cool spot... must see! Looks like one could camp here... -locals said camping is allowed on he beach. Absolutely breathtaking beach. iOverlander Isthmus Extraordinaire! Parking Area user 22.8 Playa Ocotal Carrilo On a parking lot 2 steps from the beach semi private estate behind the Picante restaurant, free of charge, no wifi, we were allowed to use the toilet and shower from the restaurant, beach shower. You have to pass 2 controls where you are just asked your name. Beware of the big DC road is narrow. Sur un parking à 2 pas de la plage lotissement semi privé derrière le restaurant Picante, gratuit, pas de wifi, nous avons eu l'autorisation d'utiliser les WC et douche du restaurant, douche de plage. Il faut passer 2 contrôles où on vous demande juste votre nom. Attention au gros CC la route est étroite. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: No On a parking lot 2 steps from the beach semi private estate behind the Picante restaurant, free of charge, no wifi, we were allowed to use the toilet and shower from the restaurant, beach shower. You have to pass 2 controls where you are just asked your name. Beware of the big DC road is narrow. Sur un parking à 2 pas de la plage lotissement semi privé derrière le restaurant Picante, gratuit, pas de wifi, nous avons eu l'autorisation d'utiliser les WC et douche du restaurant, douche de plage. Il faut passer 2 contrôles où on vous demande juste votre nom. Attention au gros CC la route est étroite. iOverlander Playa Ocotal Carrilo Parking Area user 0.3 Beach Near River Loads of camping spots. Just a beach. Near a river. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Loads of camping spots. Just a beach. Near a river. iOverlander Beach Near River Contact, Pirate user 19.3 Matapalo Beach Big beach. Only garbage cans and recycling. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Big beach. Only garbage cans and recycling. iOverlander Matapalo Beach Contact, Pirate user 72.0 El Caiman they offer camping at this location for 3000 colones on the river, no electricidad but beautiful area as well as cabins available 12km further down the road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes they offer camping at this location for 3000 colones on the river, no electricidad but beautiful area as well as cabins available 12km further down the road. iOverlander El Caiman Campground user 865.0 Gas Station A good place near KFC, Subway and other restaurants. Bathroon in gas station and in a comercial Center. Free WiFi on Subway and KFC. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A good place near KFC, Subway and other restaurants. Bathroon in gas station and in a comercial Center. Free WiFi on Subway and KFC. iOverlander Gas Station Parking Area user 241.1 Hostel Rio Danta Hostel where they allowed us to stay and use toilet, hot shower, kitchen and wifi. Very friendly owners, who really took care about us. So we used the laundry service of the hostel and they gave us a key to get into the hostel at night. We payed 4$ per night/camper. Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Hostel where they allowed us to stay and use toilet, hot shower, kitchen and wifi. Very friendly owners, who really took care about us. So we used the laundry service of the hostel and they gave us a key to get into the hostel at night. We payed 4$ per night/camper. iOverlander Hostel Rio Danta Parking Area user 3.6 Public Beach Playa Hermosa Good place to hang a couple of days. Just between the road and the beach, 10 meter away from high tide under several trees with good shade. No services, just a couple of stand selling coconuts or souvenirs... and several surfers around. You can see Ballena Marine Reserve from here or even walk the beach for a couple of hours to visit it avoiding the entry fee. Feel safe with beach watchers during the day and the police was patroling every hour during the night. FREE Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good place to hang a couple of days. Just between the road and the beach, 10 meter away from high tide under several trees with good shade. No services, just a couple of stand selling coconuts or souvenirs... and several surfers around. You can see Ballena Marine Reserve from here or even walk the beach for a couple of hours to visit it avoiding the entry fee. Feel safe with beach watchers during the day and the police was patroling every hour during the night. FREE iOverlander Public Beach Playa Hermosa Contact, Pirate user 29.2 Public Beach Free camping right on the beach, frequent police patrols at night and during the day. Can use shower and toilets from the campground on the other side of the road for 300 colones. Beautiful beach and some shade for your camper. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping right on the beach, frequent police patrols at night and during the day. Can use shower and toilets from the campground on the other side of the road for 300 colones. Beautiful beach and some shade for your camper. iOverlander Public Beach Contact, Pirate user 960.3 Parque Recreativo Los Manantiales Large recreation area with pools, trails and other activities. Nice. Good cold showers and restrooms. Water, picnic tables and power at site. Weekend extremely busy. They would like call or email ahead. 2458-4535 or info.losmanantiales@gmail.com. We had no reservation and it was ok. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large recreation area with pools, trails and other activities. Nice. Good cold showers and restrooms. Water, picnic tables and power at site. Weekend extremely busy. They would like call or email ahead. 2458-4535 or info.losmanantiales@gmail.com. We had no reservation and it was ok. iOverlander Parque Recreativo Los Manantiales Campground user 0.0 Parking Lot "La Pavona" Parking lot where the boat leaves to the "Tortuguero National Park", $10/night, watchman, we didn't sleep there because we didn't know if its possible but we ask the guard, driving from Guápiles to "La Pavona" takes you around 1h 30min Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking lot where the boat leaves to the "Tortuguero National Park", $10/night, watchman, we didn't sleep there because we didn't know if its possible but we ask the guard, driving from Guápiles to "La Pavona" takes you around 1h 30min iOverlander Parking Lot "La Pavona" Parking Area user 66.0 Reserva Biologica Lomas Bardudal Park entrance. Rangers were agree for we park here overnight. They sleep in a house here. It was the first time a RV comes here ! :-) No facilities. Only big and quiet place for sleeping with a lot of monkeys all around. Unpaved road since panamerica, for 7km (but if it's ok for the first km, it's the same for the 6 others !) Don't miss this little road, between Liberia and Bagaces, just near Pijije (there isn't any sign). After few kms, at the cross, take left. This area is only for people who like lost land in the world. Entree du parc. Les rangers sont ok pour qu'on y dorme. C'était la première fois qu'un camping car venait jusqu'ici. Il n'y aucun service ici. Il y a un wifi sécurisé mais nous n'avons pas demandé le code. Les rangers dorment sur place. Les coatis et les singes congos aussi, à quelques mètres. L'accès au parc se fait depuis la panamericaine à partir d'un petit chemin vers Pijije. Attention, aucune signalisation. La route, c'est poussière et pierres. Si vous pouvez faire le premier km, dites-vous que les 6 suivants sont pareils. C'est un coin parfait pour ceux qui aiment les trous paumés ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Park entrance. Rangers were agree for we park here overnight. They sleep in a house here. It was the first time a RV comes here ! :-) No facilities. Only big and quiet place for sleeping with a lot of monkeys all around. Unpaved road since panamerica, for 7km (but if it's ok for the first km, it's the same for the 6 others !) Don't miss this little road, between Liberia and Bagaces, just near Pijije (there isn't any sign). After few kms, at the cross, take left. This area is only for people who like lost land in the world. Entree du parc. Les rangers sont ok pour qu'on y dorme. C'était la première fois qu'un camping car venait jusqu'ici. Il n'y aucun service ici. Il y a un wifi sécurisé mais nous n'avons pas demandé le code. Les rangers dorment sur place. Les coatis et les singes congos aussi, à quelques mètres. L'accès au parc se fait depuis la panamericaine à partir d'un petit chemin vers Pijije. Attention, aucune signalisation. La route, c'est poussière et pierres. Si vous pouvez faire le premier km, dites-vous que les 6 suivants sont pareils. C'est un coin parfait pour ceux qui aiment les trous paumés ! iOverlander Reserva Biologica Lomas Bardudal Parking Area user 1617.0 Super La casona del cafe Petite superette. Les deux frères ont accepté qu'on dorme dans notre cc sur le terrain à l'arrière pour une nuit... puis pour 3 nuits de plus. Little shop. Owners aggree we sleep in our camper behind the shop for 4 nigths. Free. Quiet Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Petite superette. Les deux frères ont accepté qu'on dorme dans notre cc sur le terrain à l'arrière pour une nuit... puis pour 3 nuits de plus. Little shop. Owners aggree we sleep in our camper behind the shop for 4 nigths. Free. Quiet iOverlander Super La casona del cafe Parking Area user 564.0 Plaza Fortuna A good place to Park and sleep. In morning we can heard a bird's song. Near a lot of restaurants, market, handcrafts. Toilets in pizzaria in front of Plaza. There is water on plaza. A bealtiful view of Volcan Arenal. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A good place to Park and sleep. In morning we can heard a bird's song. Near a lot of restaurants, market, handcrafts. Toilets in pizzaria in front of Plaza. There is water on plaza. A bealtiful view of Volcan Arenal. iOverlander Plaza Fortuna Parking Area user 710.0 Lago de Cote A nice view to lake in a plane area. We don't sleep here but I believe that is possible. 3 km of durty road but it is OK. Any car can get here. Open: Yes A nice view to lake in a plane area. We don't sleep here but I believe that is possible. 3 km of durty road but it is OK. Any car can get here. iOverlander Lago de Cote City (Capitol) user 150.0 Parkin lot comercial center Parking lot 24 hours. Free, security 24 hours. Bath until 10 p.m. A lot of restaurants, Subway and MC donalds, supermarket. Near to Panamericana. WiFi on MC or Subway. Good! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot 24 hours. Free, security 24 hours. Bath until 10 p.m. A lot of restaurants, Subway and MC donalds, supermarket. Near to Panamericana. WiFi on MC or Subway. Good! iOverlander Parkin lot comercial center Parking Area user 0.0 Playa Maderos It is possible to camp here free. There is restaurants and showers for 50ni, a formal camping for U$ 5. Bealtiful beach with a lot of surfirst, good to swiming. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes It is possible to camp here free. There is restaurants and showers for 50ni, a formal camping for U$ 5. Bealtiful beach with a lot of surfirst, good to swiming. iOverlander Playa Maderos Parking Area user 72.0 Granada Parque Urbano A great place to camping in front of Nicarágua Lake. Good to swimming. There are lots of trees and restaurants (tents). No facilities, safe. It's possible rent a kaiak near. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A great place to camping in front of Nicarágua Lake. Good to swimming. There are lots of trees and restaurants (tents). No facilities, safe. It's possible rent a kaiak near. iOverlander Granada Parque Urbano Contact, Pirate user 13.9 Playa Tamales Beautiful beach. no facilities. Sandy the last 200 ft. Good access with 2wd. Not visible from road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful beach. no facilities. Sandy the last 200 ft. Good access with 2wd. Not visible from road. iOverlander Playa Tamales Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Kitesurf and Windsurf Spot Great place for kitesurfing, unpaved road to the spot, grassy field to set up, a lot of rental gear (Wind- and Kitesurfing) Open: Yes Great place for kitesurfing, unpaved road to the spot, grassy field to set up, a lot of rental gear (Wind- and Kitesurfing) iOverlander Kitesurf and Windsurf Spot Dog Unknown user 12.6 Playa Tivives On the beach at the end of a track in a private black sandy subdivision no super quiet and secure service Sur la plage au bout d'une piste dans un lotissement privé sable noir aucun service super tranquille et sécurisé Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No On the beach at the end of a track in a private black sandy subdivision no super quiet and secure service Sur la plage au bout d'une piste dans un lotissement privé sable noir aucun service super tranquille et sécurisé iOverlander Playa Tivives Contact, Pirate user 838.0 Camping la Laguna De hule Grassy Spot with Toilets and Shower. Maybe Electricity from cabanas. didn't ask. Nice owners. Beautiful view of Lagunda de Hule. No road to go there on GMaps. Search for Laguna de Hule on Waze or Maps.me (OSM). One Hour to Volcano Poas. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Grassy Spot with Toilets and Shower. Maybe Electricity from cabanas. didn't ask. Nice owners. Beautiful view of Lagunda de Hule. No road to go there on GMaps. Search for Laguna de Hule on Waze or Maps.me (OSM). One Hour to Volcano Poas. iOverlander Camping la Laguna De hule Parking Area user 953.3 Alajuela Parking next to the macd'o no convenience if not the quiet macd'o toilet until 5am Parking à côté du macd'o pas de commodité si ce n'est les WC du macd'o tranquille jusqu'à 5h00 du matin Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Parking next to the macd'o no convenience if not the quiet macd'o toilet until 5am Parking à côté du macd'o pas de commodité si ce n'est les WC du macd'o tranquille jusqu'à 5h00 du matin iOverlander Alajuela Parking Area user 29.0 Ballena Bistro The best restaurant in Costa Rica!! Directly on the highway located, with effortable very delicious food (homemade beef burger for $7), and friendly owner. Open: Yes The best restaurant in Costa Rica!! Directly on the highway located, with effortable very delicious food (homemade beef burger for $7), and friendly owner. iOverlander Ballena Bistro Restaurant user 89.0 Coopearlianza here you need to pay departure tax when exiting Costa Rica. there is a machine at the border that is sometimes working or a bus with girls, laptop and a card reader- they might be legit but when i asked if they can show ID that they work with this bank they started arguing with me and closed the window in my face.. so safer and for the sake of your sanity do this before driving to the boarder with Panama :) Open: Yes here you need to pay departure tax when exiting Costa Rica. there is a machine at the border that is sometimes working or a bus with girls, laptop and a card reader- they might be legit but when i asked if they can show ID that they work with this bank they started arguing with me and closed the window in my face.. so safer and for the sake of your sanity do this before driving to the boarder with Panama :) iOverlander Coopearlianza Dog Unknown user 0.0 Blue Dream Hotel Great place at Bahia Salinas with a wonderful view for $10/night, we could park next to a cabin, very friendly owner (Nicolas) likes overlanders, toilet at the restaurant, cold shower outside, nice view, pizza at the restaurant $6-$10, beach (for kitesurfing) very close, rental gear and lessons available Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Great place at Bahia Salinas with a wonderful view for $10/night, we could park next to a cabin, very friendly owner (Nicolas) likes overlanders, toilet at the restaurant, cold shower outside, nice view, pizza at the restaurant $6-$10, beach (for kitesurfing) very close, rental gear and lessons available iOverlander Blue Dream Hotel Parking Area user 46.3 Zgas can send your tank out to refil 3-4 days Open: Yes can send your tank out to refil 3-4 days iOverlander Zgas Gas Station user 4.6 Jaco West Beach located almost as far west as you can go on Jaco beach inbetween the hotel and the beach under almond & palm trees for plenty of shade. Next to a small playground on beach. Safe, hotel security out at night. Quiet all night, few people out at night but was a beautiful calm quiet evening. Room for big rigs. 2 buisness up there is a formal fenced in campground lot, blue wall, tons of shade- named Mango Grove I believe, they have baños and duchas for rent 500/1000. Tiki bar and rest close by, but quiet or to far to hear. Did I mention Free :-) and open free Wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes located almost as far west as you can go on Jaco beach inbetween the hotel and the beach under almond & palm trees for plenty of shade. Next to a small playground on beach. Safe, hotel security out at night. Quiet all night, few people out at night but was a beautiful calm quiet evening. Room for big rigs. 2 buisness up there is a formal fenced in campground lot, blue wall, tons of shade- named Mango Grove I believe, they have baños and duchas for rent 500/1000. Tiki bar and rest close by, but quiet or to far to hear. Did I mention Free :-) and open free Wifi. iOverlander Jaco West Beach Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Kitesurf Spot Nice beach for kitesurfing, Blue Dream Hotel has a kiteschool Open: Yes Nice beach for kitesurfing, Blue Dream Hotel has a kiteschool iOverlander Kitesurf Spot Dog Unknown user 7.0 Camping los Mangos Note - reported sometimes closed. Beautiful campground fenced in lot, showers, baños and electeicity under huge mango trees, free mangos everywhere. Beach is just down street. did not stay here but used showers and refilled water. Very nice lady, insisted we fill a bag full of mangos. free open wifi on beach nearby Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Note - reported sometimes closed. Beautiful campground fenced in lot, showers, baños and electeicity under huge mango trees, free mangos everywhere. Beach is just down street. did not stay here but used showers and refilled water. Very nice lady, insisted we fill a bag full of mangos. free open wifi on beach nearby iOverlander Camping los Mangos Campground user 58.2 Los Cocodrilos Tons of crocodiles under the bridge, 2 resturants on one side, amazing quick stop and great jugo naturales Open: Yes Tons of crocodiles under the bridge, 2 resturants on one side, amazing quick stop and great jugo naturales iOverlander Los Cocodrilos Dog Unknown user 45.6 Los Chiles Near The Boat Departure Along the children park at the boat departure on rio frio, to cano negro réserve. Free. Bathroom at the restaurant called rio frio. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Along the children park at the boat departure on rio frio, to cano negro réserve. Free. Bathroom at the restaurant called rio frio. iOverlander Los Chiles Near The Boat Departure Contact, Pirate user 798.3 Bar Restarante Valle Encantado Dirt parking lot of restaurant. Amazing view over the valley. A little truck noise from the road. Really friendly staff/owner. It was stinking hot on the coast and we just had to escape to the hills. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Dirt parking lot of restaurant. Amazing view over the valley. A little truck noise from the road. Really friendly staff/owner. It was stinking hot on the coast and we just had to escape to the hills. iOverlander Bar Restarante Valle Encantado Parking Area user 1440.0 Mini Finca Permacultura La Pacaya Permaculture mini farm close to natural reserve mountains. Homes made with earth and wood. Toilets, solar heated shower, spring water for drinking, space for picnic, available at site. Parking in front of gate, at quiet dead end street, or inside the property, must check for space beforehand (pauchapo@gmail.com). Great starting point for hiking to Pico Blanco, La Cruz or Cedral peaks, or to hike the main Río Agres trail to its hidden waterfall. Open: Yes Permaculture mini farm close to natural reserve mountains. Homes made with earth and wood. Toilets, solar heated shower, spring water for drinking, space for picnic, available at site. Parking in front of gate, at quiet dead end street, or inside the property, must check for space beforehand (pauchapo@gmail.com). Great starting point for hiking to Pico Blanco, La Cruz or Cedral peaks, or to hike the main Río Agres trail to its hidden waterfall. iOverlander Mini Finca Permacultura La Pacaya City (Capitol) user 521.0 Fogon de Mami Resturant friendly family buisnes, Stayed one night. Very welcoming to Viajeros. Parked on side of building in grass, a little more quiet but totaly right next to road with loud trucks, but less trafic at night. Great food, baños, shower and wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes friendly family buisnes, Stayed one night. Very welcoming to Viajeros. Parked on side of building in grass, a little more quiet but totaly right next to road with loud trucks, but less trafic at night. Great food, baños, shower and wifi. iOverlander Fogon de Mami Resturant Parking Area user 1400.0 Quiet street close to protected area Parking along the gravel road La Pacaya, in barrio Los Filtros. For water, electricity, toilets and showers can ask at the house with a blue gate Minifinca Permacultura La Pacaya. Contact first to make sure someone is there when you reach the place, write to pauchapo@gmail.com. There might be space for a small mobile home inside the property, but check first with owner. Ground camping is possible inside the Mini finca, property, sleeping under a secondary forest. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking along the gravel road La Pacaya, in barrio Los Filtros. For water, electricity, toilets and showers can ask at the house with a blue gate Minifinca Permacultura La Pacaya. Contact first to make sure someone is there when you reach the place, write to pauchapo@gmail.com. There might be space for a small mobile home inside the property, but check first with owner. Ground camping is possible inside the Mini finca, property, sleeping under a secondary forest. iOverlander Quiet street close to protected area Parking Area user 0.0 Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel The hostel is set on a small Finca with a marvellous view of volcano Arenal and Lago Arenal below. Only for small units. You park in parking lot for the dorm rates of $5 a person. Very clean bathrooms and hot showers. Wifi is good. Very friendly staff. English spoken. Tent campers have a secluded spot that is 10 minutes from the main building by foot. A view of the volcano as well and a private natural pool. ( close to El Castillo) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes The hostel is set on a small Finca with a marvellous view of volcano Arenal and Lago Arenal below. Only for small units. You park in parking lot for the dorm rates of $5 a person. Very clean bathrooms and hot showers. Wifi is good. Very friendly staff. English spoken. Tent campers have a secluded spot that is 10 minutes from the main building by foot. A view of the volcano as well and a private natural pool. ( close to El Castillo) iOverlander Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel Lodging user 10.9 Miss Juni Hotel super tranquille 45$ avec le petit déjeuner bonne wifi Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel super tranquille 45$ avec le petit déjeuner bonne wifi iOverlander Miss Juni Lodging user 11.8 San Clemente On the super quiet beach facing the sea Sur la plage super tranquille face à la mer Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No On the super quiet beach facing the sea Sur la plage super tranquille face à la mer iOverlander San Clemente Contact, Pirate user 16.5 Paradero Nahomi Overnight parking near the paradero Nahomi. Clear water for snorkel/fishing on the bay, toilet, cold shower, water suply, firepits, security all the night and friendly personal... the park itself closes at 18h, but the parking and security is 24/7. Walking distance to Quepos. FREE. --absolutely amazing safe campsite-- Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Overnight parking near the paradero Nahomi. Clear water for snorkel/fishing on the bay, toilet, cold shower, water suply, firepits, security all the night and friendly personal... the park itself closes at 18h, but the parking and security is 24/7. Walking distance to Quepos. FREE. --absolutely amazing safe campsite-- iOverlander Paradero Nahomi Contact, Pirate user -1.0 Verduleria feria del agricultor Great vegetable and fruits stop at competitive prices. Sra Carmen Elizondo was very friendly and patience as we got aprovisioned with fresh vegetables, they use to serve all the restaurants and hotels around Playa del Coco. Open: Yes Great vegetable and fruits stop at competitive prices. Sra Carmen Elizondo was very friendly and patience as we got aprovisioned with fresh vegetables, they use to serve all the restaurants and hotels around Playa del Coco. iOverlander Verduleria feria del agricultor Restaurant user 263.2 Parking Iglesia La Fortuna The police recomended us this spot for an overnight right by the Church, bear the park. No services, in the middle of the town, plenty of restaurants around and quiet during the night. FREE Free (gratis), nos parqueamos a un costado de iglesia la Fortuna, bastante tranquilo, hay un wifi de la tienda de souvenirs El Mercadito, la contraseña es Hannsg8586 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No The police recomended us this spot for an overnight right by the Church, bear the park. No services, in the middle of the town, plenty of restaurants around and quiet during the night. FREE Free (gratis), nos parqueamos a un costado de iglesia la Fortuna, bastante tranquilo, hay un wifi de la tienda de souvenirs El Mercadito, la contraseña es Hannsg8586 iOverlander Parking Iglesia La Fortuna Parking Area user 1416.5 Small Place Near River As it was not possible to sleep near the Monumento Guayabo, it is only for tents, we found this little spot next to the street at a river with some kind of natural swimmingpool surrounded by great vegetation. Maybe not for really big cars, but our landcruiser fitted well, almost hidden from the street. A little bit dirty, but good for one night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes As it was not possible to sleep near the Monumento Guayabo, it is only for tents, we found this little spot next to the street at a river with some kind of natural swimmingpool surrounded by great vegetation. Maybe not for really big cars, but our landcruiser fitted well, almost hidden from the street. A little bit dirty, but good for one night. iOverlander Small Place Near River Contact, Pirate user 1930.8 Parking Boutique Las Fresas Del Volcan Parking lot of the boutique Fresas del volcan. The owner told us to stay, access to the restroom during opening hours of the boutique. The owner gave us access to the water to refill our tank. Very nice owner that suggested also to hike in his little trail. Very nice weather compared to the very hot capital. Very quiet place. Wifi (code FDV12345678) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot of the boutique Fresas del volcan. The owner told us to stay, access to the restroom during opening hours of the boutique. The owner gave us access to the water to refill our tank. Very nice owner that suggested also to hike in his little trail. Very nice weather compared to the very hot capital. Very quiet place. Wifi (code FDV12345678) iOverlander Parking Boutique Las Fresas Del Volcan Parking Area user 11.7 Cahuita Park Hotel Parking A very nice parking area sitting on the ocean overlooking the National Park Cahuita. You cannot park any closer to the park. A very nice relaxing town, quiet camp except for the crashing waves at our door step and all those noisy howler monkeys next door in the park-Love It! Even better Cahuita is CR only donation entrance park, you choose what to pay. we walk in the park everyday and see trees full of monos! RR when Bar is open but it is not always open the park is very close and they open from 6am-5pm and are very welcoming to us using thier facilities-baños and duchas to rinse. Beautiful beaches, snorkling the reef with guild in boat 20-25 hr. We talked to the owners when we arrived and the lady was welcoming to us. On weekend they charge for parking as its the place to park for the park, a small vehicle may get away for free like us but not sure if they welcome in a big rig. But not a problem there is parking in small grass area next to the road in front of entrance that will hold any rig, giant school bus there 2 days ago, just a small parking lot from the water, same same everything else. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A very nice parking area sitting on the ocean overlooking the National Park Cahuita. You cannot park any closer to the park. A very nice relaxing town, quiet camp except for the crashing waves at our door step and all those noisy howler monkeys next door in the park-Love It! Even better Cahuita is CR only donation entrance park, you choose what to pay. we walk in the park everyday and see trees full of monos! RR when Bar is open but it is not always open the park is very close and they open from 6am-5pm and are very welcoming to us using thier facilities-baños and duchas to rinse. Beautiful beaches, snorkling the reef with guild in boat 20-25 hr. We talked to the owners when we arrived and the lady was welcoming to us. On weekend they charge for parking as its the place to park for the park, a small vehicle may get away for free like us but not sure if they welcome in a big rig. But not a problem there is parking in small grass area next to the road in front of entrance that will hold any rig, giant school bus there 2 days ago, just a small parking lot from the water, same same everything else. iOverlander Cahuita Park Hotel Parking Parking Area user 787.9 Tucurrique In the street behind the church no service but quiet Dans la rue derriere l'eglise pas de service mais tranquille Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No In the street behind the church no service but quiet Dans la rue derriere l'eglise pas de service mais tranquille iOverlander Tucurrique Contact, Pirate user 141.5 Precision Metal Work Metal workshop called Precision. We have a Mercedes Vario 814 and had issues with a part of our lock breaking off on the backdoor. Mercedes Managua didn't have the part and after two bad welding jobs we headed to this place in Liberia. Within 2 hours he made a really good copy of the part. Thismustbethepace.com Open: Yes Metal workshop called Precision. We have a Mercedes Vario 814 and had issues with a part of our lock breaking off on the backdoor. Mercedes Managua didn't have the part and after two bad welding jobs we headed to this place in Liberia. Within 2 hours he made a really good copy of the part. Thismustbethepace.com iOverlander Precision Metal Work Car Repair user 249.0 La Cristalina (in La Fortuna) Gas and auto propane station. They allowed us to park our rig in their lot while we took the bus, boat, bus to Monteverde. (We did not want to drive the RV on that road.) When we returned they allowed us to spend the night. Security cameras and night security guard. From La Fortuna centro, the station us about 1 km south, on the right. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Gas and auto propane station. They allowed us to park our rig in their lot while we took the bus, boat, bus to Monteverde. (We did not want to drive the RV on that road.) When we returned they allowed us to spend the night. Security cameras and night security guard. From La Fortuna centro, the station us about 1 km south, on the right. iOverlander La Cristalina (in La Fortuna) Parking Area user 1129.1 River camping Under a brigde right by the river. A bit noisy during the day because of the bridge but nice spot for a night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Under a brigde right by the river. A bit noisy during the day because of the bridge but nice spot for a night. iOverlander River camping Contact, Pirate user 145.7 café Liberia A supernice beautiful café with lovely staff and a french cook. Perfect coffees, frappucino's, very good lunches with the best sandwiches and salads, and yummie fresh juices! Good WiFi most of the time. Beautiful setting with wooden floors, tables, doors and a fresco on the ceiling. Open: Yes A supernice beautiful café with lovely staff and a french cook. Perfect coffees, frappucino's, very good lunches with the best sandwiches and salads, and yummie fresh juices! Good WiFi most of the time. Beautiful setting with wooden floors, tables, doors and a fresco on the ceiling. iOverlander café Liberia Restaurant user 652.0 soda pilos do you want a fantastic fruits shake? buenos batidos and cheap!! Also almuerzos and other meals. nice peolpe! Open: Yes do you want a fantastic fruits shake? buenos batidos and cheap!! Also almuerzos and other meals. nice peolpe! iOverlander soda pilos Restaurant user 8.4 Golfo Dulce (camping + cabanas) cabinas golfo dulce. not nicest campground in the world. grassfield by the ocean. bad toilets&showers, altough one is currently used as hen den. nice shaded area in garden. 4000 for 2 people Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No cabinas golfo dulce. not nicest campground in the world. grassfield by the ocean. bad toilets&showers, altough one is currently used as hen den. nice shaded area in garden. 4000 for 2 people iOverlander Golfo Dulce (camping + cabanas) Campground user 122.2 luna lodge i was already here 9 years before and asked lana if we can come for camping. she agreed if we have meals in the restaurant. you should at least have 2 meals a day,including dinner.breakfast is 12$, lunch is 18$ and dinner 35$ per person. food is very yummi, fresh and enough! you can use the pool, showers and restroom. wifi is working between 2 pm- 6pm. they have a great yoga platform, 90mins yoga is 15$. you can book several tours. corcovado daytour is 75$ pp. spa is avaiable to. very beautiful and special place, lots of wildlife, you can watch tucans, monkeys and aras from the pool. you have to keep in mind that the lodge usually costs between 270-500$ and up for 2 pax per night. she allows campers between march and october but would like you to send an e-mail before to lanawed@lunalodge.com . and you need 4x4 because thereare several streams to cross. just drive to the very end of the road ;) you shouldn't be much bigger than a truckcamper Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No i was already here 9 years before and asked lana if we can come for camping. she agreed if we have meals in the restaurant. you should at least have 2 meals a day,including dinner.breakfast is 12$, lunch is 18$ and dinner 35$ per person. food is very yummi, fresh and enough! you can use the pool, showers and restroom. wifi is working between 2 pm- 6pm. they have a great yoga platform, 90mins yoga is 15$. you can book several tours. corcovado daytour is 75$ pp. spa is avaiable to. very beautiful and special place, lots of wildlife, you can watch tucans, monkeys and aras from the pool. you have to keep in mind that the lodge usually costs between 270-500$ and up for 2 pax per night. she allows campers between march and october but would like you to send an e-mail before to lanawed@lunalodge.com . and you need 4x4 because thereare several streams to cross. just drive to the very end of the road ;) you shouldn't be much bigger than a truckcamper iOverlander luna lodge Parking Area user 35.5 Beside River Easy to stay before driving to the border. Leave the main road at 8.681919 -83.088785 and drive aprox. 200m, turn right and go on for another 100m. Plenty of space for several vehicles. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Easy to stay before driving to the border. Leave the main road at 8.681919 -83.088785 and drive aprox. 200m, turn right and go on for another 100m. Plenty of space for several vehicles. iOverlander Beside River Contact, Pirate user 209.0 Convoy To Caracol Maybe Gps is not quite correct, it is tje entry gate of the park. Open: Yes Maybe Gps is not quite correct, it is tje entry gate of the park. iOverlander Convoy To Caracol Toll Booth user 19.9 Golfito Dans la rue face a la capitainerie du port tranquille pas de service Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Dans la rue face a la capitainerie du port tranquille pas de service iOverlander Golfito Contact, Pirate user 18.8 Near Altun Ha Possible place to stay the night near Altun Ha. Big grassy place behind an empty building in the jungle. Many mosqitos, but very quiet. Slept there one night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Possible place to stay the night near Altun Ha. Big grassy place behind an empty building in the jungle. Many mosqitos, but very quiet. Slept there one night. iOverlander Near Altun Ha Contact, Pirate user 1410.1 Base of Waterfall Camp @ pull out This is a nice size pull off right at the base of the waterfall. Free. High trafic for viewing the waterfall durring the day and especially weekend. We arrived Friday afternoon, shared spaced with everyone coming and going but after dark was very quiet. Room for tour bus or two or a nice big rig :-). Perfect spot for us in our VW Bus. Used water from rio to wash. Artisanos on other side of road, said no problem to stay here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a nice size pull off right at the base of the waterfall. Free. High trafic for viewing the waterfall durring the day and especially weekend. We arrived Friday afternoon, shared spaced with everyone coming and going but after dark was very quiet. Room for tour bus or two or a nice big rig :-). Perfect spot for us in our VW Bus. Used water from rio to wash. Artisanos on other side of road, said no problem to stay here. iOverlander Base of Waterfall Camp @ pull out Contact, Pirate user 975.2 Orange Fenced Parking Lot Camp Nice large fenced parking lot, friendly staff, banos & a ducha on the edge of the town center next to the stadium. Clean, open, quiet at night. Plenty of space for big rigs. Happy to have other overlanders. We stayed for 3 nights between a game at the stadium and picking a friend up at the airport. Enjoyed dancing in the main plaza on the weekend to live music and finding everything else we needed and wanted in town. Would recomend. Hours 6am - 11pm gate. We paid 10,000 colones on the big game night and only 5,000 on the other 2 nights. Game night the lot was full by 4pm Saturday, packed like sardines! would recomend for that safe airport layover :-) Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice large fenced parking lot, friendly staff, banos & a ducha on the edge of the town center next to the stadium. Clean, open, quiet at night. Plenty of space for big rigs. Happy to have other overlanders. We stayed for 3 nights between a game at the stadium and picking a friend up at the airport. Enjoyed dancing in the main plaza on the weekend to live music and finding everything else we needed and wanted in town. Would recomend. Hours 6am - 11pm gate. We paid 10,000 colones on the big game night and only 5,000 on the other 2 nights. Game night the lot was full by 4pm Saturday, packed like sardines! would recomend for that safe airport layover :-) iOverlander Orange Fenced Parking Lot Camp Parking Area user 304.8 La Cruz Bomberos There is an old building behind the La Cruz fire station which the bomberos will allow touring cyclists to camp under cover. Talk to the bomberos. Quiet and dark at night with at least one spot to hang a hammock. There is a power outlet and the bomberos have potable water. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes There is an old building behind the La Cruz fire station which the bomberos will allow touring cyclists to camp under cover. Talk to the bomberos. Quiet and dark at night with at least one spot to hang a hammock. There is a power outlet and the bomberos have potable water. iOverlander La Cruz Bomberos Parking Area user 1074.0 Cafetería y Panadería Suiza This Swiss Bakery has a variety of fresh and crusty baked goods (e.g. Butter-Braid, whole grain bread, croissants, puff-pastries) and much more. The bakery is open from Tuesday from 6am till 5pm and Sundays till 3pm. Closed on Monday. Open: Yes This Swiss Bakery has a variety of fresh and crusty baked goods (e.g. Butter-Braid, whole grain bread, croissants, puff-pastries) and much more. The bakery is open from Tuesday from 6am till 5pm and Sundays till 3pm. Closed on Monday. iOverlander Cafetería y Panadería Suiza Restaurant user 1068.5 3R - Tres Erres Bodyshop Big and highly professional bodyshop. We had a leak in our roof As the roofrack had fallen into the roof. We got it fixed in Managua but this was a bad job so we had to get it done again. 3R has three locations in town this one in Uruca being the most suitable for bigger vehicles. The owner and managers were super friendly, letting us camp in the shop with WiFi, showers and they even brought us sandwiches cookies and drinks in the evening. The next day they offered us a Free breakfast buffet at the staff cafetaria. The job was fast and really well done but ofcourse this comes with a price. Make sure you get a quote before they start to work and watch out for gringo prices. Remember everything is negotiable in central America so stand your ground. That said, I've not often seen bodyshops this big and pro, even compared to US and EU standards. Open 7am-5pm Open: Yes Big and highly professional bodyshop. We had a leak in our roof As the roofrack had fallen into the roof. We got it fixed in Managua but this was a bad job so we had to get it done again. 3R has three locations in town this one in Uruca being the most suitable for bigger vehicles. The owner and managers were super friendly, letting us camp in the shop with WiFi, showers and they even brought us sandwiches cookies and drinks in the evening. The next day they offered us a Free breakfast buffet at the staff cafetaria. The job was fast and really well done but ofcourse this comes with a price. Make sure you get a quote before they start to work and watch out for gringo prices. Remember everything is negotiable in central America so stand your ground. That said, I've not often seen bodyshops this big and pro, even compared to US and EU standards. Open 7am-5pm iOverlander 3R - Tres Erres Bodyshop Car Repair user 564.0 Casa de Lagua Transylvanian/ Romanian/ European typical home made food and pastry. They make their own sausage. Free WiFi, very clean bathrooms, it's possible to camp on the driveway if you consume at the restaurant. Open: Yes Transylvanian/ Romanian/ European typical home made food and pastry. They make their own sausage. Free WiFi, very clean bathrooms, it's possible to camp on the driveway if you consume at the restaurant. iOverlander Casa de Lagua Restaurant user 905.0 Almacen Fiscal El Coco (vehicle storage) We are storing our truck and camper here, indoors for $4.50/day. Didn't ask the rate for outdoor storage. Phone number 2432-4648 Open: Yes We are storing our truck and camper here, indoors for $4.50/day. Didn't ask the rate for outdoor storage. Phone number 2432-4648 iOverlander Almacen Fiscal El Coco (vehicle storage) Dog Unknown user 25.1 Hicaco We stopped at Mangos and found it very dark and possibly buggy so we took a drive around Jaco and found this campsite not to far away and closer to the downtown strip. It's a big place with many sites, with tables and power at power poles. The bathrooms and showers could use some work but hey were in Central America. We paid 10000 col/night for 2 of us. They have security all night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes We stopped at Mangos and found it very dark and possibly buggy so we took a drive around Jaco and found this campsite not to far away and closer to the downtown strip. It's a big place with many sites, with tables and power at power poles. The bathrooms and showers could use some work but hey were in Central America. We paid 10000 col/night for 2 of us. They have security all night. iOverlander Hicaco Campground user 1165.2 Children's Museum And Art Gallery If you wanna do something inexpensive and cool in the city while it rains come enjoy the museum Free wifi and parking 2,200 colones or person Open: Yes If you wanna do something inexpensive and cool in the city while it rains come enjoy the museum Free wifi and parking 2,200 colones or person iOverlander Children's Museum And Art Gallery City (Capitol) user -1.0 Big Grassy Field This is so much better than the Fogon de Mami Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is so much better than the Fogon de Mami iOverlander Big Grassy Field Parking Area user 3.0 Samara Streer In the street in Samara. Quiet night. Not far from El Coco campsite for free! Dans la rue à Samara. Nuit tranquille. Pas loin du camping El coco gratuit! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No In the street in Samara. Quiet night. Not far from El Coco campsite for free! Dans la rue à Samara. Nuit tranquille. Pas loin du camping El coco gratuit! iOverlander Samara Streer Contact, Pirate user 280.8 Soccer Field Camped next to soccer field. Not much room for bigger rigs to turn around. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camped next to soccer field. Not much room for bigger rigs to turn around. iOverlander Soccer Field Contact, Pirate user 258.8 Soda Sabor Tico Very reasonable priced breakfast in this expensive tourist town! We paid 2800 for breakfast (5/6 pieces of bacon, scrambled eggs, 2 toast, coffee and orange juice). No forced tip or service charge but we gladly gave a tip. They serve lunch and dinner as well for very reasonable prices compared to what we had seen at the other restaurants in town. Pretty sure they offer free wifi as well and have sockets to charge your devices at. Open: Yes Very reasonable priced breakfast in this expensive tourist town! We paid 2800 for breakfast (5/6 pieces of bacon, scrambled eggs, 2 toast, coffee and orange juice). No forced tip or service charge but we gladly gave a tip. They serve lunch and dinner as well for very reasonable prices compared to what we had seen at the other restaurants in town. Pretty sure they offer free wifi as well and have sockets to charge your devices at. iOverlander Soda Sabor Tico Restaurant user 841.2 By The River Nice camping spot by the river. Great little swimming hole just up the river on the right. Also had a local tell us there is a waterfall about 15 minutes walk upstream. Small rocky road on the north side of the bridge. Very little room to turn around but was doable with a mini van. I would suggest walking the road before driving it as it is fairly short. Limited parking. Temperature at night was great!! We marked the coordinates at the wrong side of the bridge, sorry, maybe someone can change it at some point 😉 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice camping spot by the river. Great little swimming hole just up the river on the right. Also had a local tell us there is a waterfall about 15 minutes walk upstream. Small rocky road on the north side of the bridge. Very little room to turn around but was doable with a mini van. I would suggest walking the road before driving it as it is fairly short. Limited parking. Temperature at night was great!! We marked the coordinates at the wrong side of the bridge, sorry, maybe someone can change it at some point 😉 iOverlander By The River Contact, Pirate user 2477.0 Volcano Poas Right now just the main trail to the main crater with the viewing platform is open. 15 $ pp + 3 $ parking. Dogs are ok till the parking lot, but have to stay in the car as they are not allowed on the trail. Open: Yes Right now just the main trail to the main crater with the viewing platform is open. 15 $ pp + 3 $ parking. Dogs are ok till the parking lot, but have to stay in the car as they are not allowed on the trail. iOverlander Volcano Poas City (Capitol) user 1665.0 Territorio De Zaguates Dog shelter with roughly 700 dogs at the moment. Most are let run free during the days on the property. The owner said she would be open to people camping at the place for a donation to the organization. Gate (it's red) is closed majority of the time so it is best to contact them on their Facebook page before arriving. Territorio zaguates official. When we got there people left and opened the gate so we just drove thru. Open: Yes Dog shelter with roughly 700 dogs at the moment. Most are let run free during the days on the property. The owner said she would be open to people camping at the place for a donation to the organization. Gate (it's red) is closed majority of the time so it is best to contact them on their Facebook page before arriving. Territorio zaguates official. When we got there people left and opened the gate so we just drove thru. iOverlander Territorio De Zaguates City (Capitol) user 29.0 Soccer Field The guy at the little store next to the soccer field said it's ok to camp here for a night. Lots of flat parking here. There is also an outside tap at the building by the soccer field but the water was yellowish. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The guy at the little store next to the soccer field said it's ok to camp here for a night. Lots of flat parking here. There is also an outside tap at the building by the soccer field but the water was yellowish. iOverlander Soccer Field Parking Area user 0.0 Boat From La Pavona to Tortuguero Here the boat leaves to tortuguero. One way 3,20$/1600C. No extra charge for dogs. The time of the boat ride depends on the water level. It took us about 1 hour in June. It's a nice boat trip and if you are lucky you see some wildlife. The boat from La Pavona leaves at 7:30am, 11am, 1 pm, 4:30pm. The boat going back from tortuguero leaves at 5:30am, 9am, 11am, 3pm. Parking at the parking lot 10$/night, we paid 6$ for half a day (the time we were in tortuguero). The green turtles are at the coast in July. The leatherback turtles around March. Open: Yes Here the boat leaves to tortuguero. One way 3,20$/1600C. No extra charge for dogs. The time of the boat ride depends on the water level. It took us about 1 hour in June. It's a nice boat trip and if you are lucky you see some wildlife. The boat from La Pavona leaves at 7:30am, 11am, 1 pm, 4:30pm. The boat going back from tortuguero leaves at 5:30am, 9am, 11am, 3pm. Parking at the parking lot 10$/night, we paid 6$ for half a day (the time we were in tortuguero). The green turtles are at the coast in July. The leatherback turtles around March. iOverlander Boat From La Pavona to Tortuguero Dog Unknown user 158.4 Parking spot at gas station Big parking space by Total Liberia gastation, quiet, safe, under mango trees which you can have for breakfast, free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Big parking space by Total Liberia gastation, quiet, safe, under mango trees which you can have for breakfast, free. iOverlander Parking spot at gas station Parking Area user 26.9 parking on the beach Small spot on the beach, quiet, safe Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Small spot on the beach, quiet, safe iOverlander parking on the beach Parking Area user 12.3 Playa blanca Beautiful spot! After 1 km of easy trail, by the beach and in the shade. Very quiet place. Accessible by motorhome. No wifi. Perfect place for wild camping, nothing more to hope for! There are here by dozens, the parakeets too! A few small restaurants nearby plus a guesthouse that rents kayaks. Après 1 km de piste facile, en bord de plage et à l'ombre. Endroit très calme. Accessible en camping-car. Pas de wifi. Endroit parfait pour le camping sauvage, Rien à espérer de plus ! Les Ara sont ici par dizaines, les perruches aussi ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful spot! After 1 km of easy trail, by the beach and in the shade. Very quiet place. Accessible by motorhome. No wifi. Perfect place for wild camping, nothing more to hope for! There are here by dozens, the parakeets too! A few small restaurants nearby plus a guesthouse that rents kayaks. Après 1 km de piste facile, en bord de plage et à l'ombre. Endroit très calme. Accessible en camping-car. Pas de wifi. Endroit parfait pour le camping sauvage, Rien à espérer de plus ! Les Ara sont ici par dizaines, les perruches aussi ! iOverlander Playa blanca Contact, Pirate user Dirt road with multiple river crossings You will need a 4x4 and during rain season maybe impossible to cross some of the rivers. The first stretch goes steep uphill. Beginning of the rain season rivers were already knee deep. A couple of hours after the rain the rivers will drop quite quick. If you head to Mal Pais or Santa Teresa go around the peninsula! Open: Yes You will need a 4x4 and during rain season maybe impossible to cross some of the rivers. The first stretch goes steep uphill. Beginning of the rain season rivers were already knee deep. A couple of hours after the rain the rivers will drop quite quick. If you head to Mal Pais or Santa Teresa go around the peninsula! iOverlander Dirt road with multiple river crossings Diamond, Red user -1.0 Restaurante y cabinas Ellisa Our van had a mechanical problem so we have to stop, the owner of the restaurant charge us 10 US $ por using the parking at the back, they have security, wifi, electricity and bathrooms Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Our van had a mechanical problem so we have to stop, the owner of the restaurant charge us 10 US $ por using the parking at the back, they have security, wifi, electricity and bathrooms iOverlander Restaurante y cabinas Ellisa Parking Area user -1.0 Beside restaurant Villa Ellisa Ask for Willima, very friendly, they accept credit card, for a 3hs job they charge me $30 Open: Yes Ask for Willima, very friendly, they accept credit card, for a 3hs job they charge me $30 iOverlander Beside restaurant Villa Ellisa Car Repair user 119.0 school parking lot Quiet and flat gravel spot by the bridge over the Rio Grande de Terraba. Little traffic noise. No facilities. Free. Ok for a night. Restaurant 200m away. Disclaimer: I stayed from a Saturday to a Sunday. During the week you'll probably get woken up by the sound of kids. So maybe not so great during the week. But then they might also let you use the school toilet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet and flat gravel spot by the bridge over the Rio Grande de Terraba. Little traffic noise. No facilities. Free. Ok for a night. Restaurant 200m away. Disclaimer: I stayed from a Saturday to a Sunday. During the week you'll probably get woken up by the sound of kids. So maybe not so great during the week. But then they might also let you use the school toilet. iOverlander school parking lot Contact, Pirate user 1231.0 parque infantil Buenos Aires The best place we found while we wait to the mechanic. We park in front of the entrance of the park. It close at 6pm and they have security all night. They gave us electricity and water if you need. very near the mechanics especialist in volkswagen. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes The best place we found while we wait to the mechanic. We park in front of the entrance of the park. It close at 6pm and they have security all night. They gave us electricity and water if you need. very near the mechanics especialist in volkswagen. iOverlander parque infantil Buenos Aires Parking Area user 1195.4 Bad bad off road Our GPS took us this way from Monteverde to Lago Arenal. Bad idea. Stucked here with 4WD SUV. The road is in fatal shape, mudslides. Ends in the middle of nowhere. Continues only as a horse trail, despite our navigation urging us happily to go on. Open: Yes Our GPS took us this way from Monteverde to Lago Arenal. Bad idea. Stucked here with 4WD SUV. The road is in fatal shape, mudslides. Ends in the middle of nowhere. Continues only as a horse trail, despite our navigation urging us happily to go on. iOverlander Bad bad off road Diamond, Red user 1370.0 Automotores Vargas No dudes en venir aqui! Después de dar vueltas por varios mecánicos aquí me resolvieron el problema! arreglan todo tipo de vehículos, y hay especialistas de volkswagen. Muy bien conectados para conseguir repuestos dificiles. Además de todo esto tienen muy buenos precios! I found this place after visiting a lot of mechanics that couldn't resolve my problem. They would help you to find difficult parts. Excellent price, Fabián the owner speaks English and French! tel. 2273-0130 www.automotoresvargas.com automotoresvargas@gmail.com Open: Yes No dudes en venir aqui! Después de dar vueltas por varios mecánicos aquí me resolvieron el problema! arreglan todo tipo de vehículos, y hay especialistas de volkswagen. Muy bien conectados para conseguir repuestos dificiles. Además de todo esto tienen muy buenos precios! I found this place after visiting a lot of mechanics that couldn't resolve my problem. They would help you to find difficult parts. Excellent price, Fabián the owner speaks English and French! tel. 2273-0130 www.automotoresvargas.com automotoresvargas@gmail.com iOverlander Automotores Vargas Car Repair user 1213.9 Bekuo Hostel Friendly hostel from +\-15 walk distance of downtown San José. Dormbed for 11,- us dollar. Parking in front of the hostal for a car. After moving some stuff, possible to park in the secure parkinggarage for one, maybe two motorbikes. Clean bathrooms, kitchen to cook, supermarked close by, restaurants and bars, pool table, steady WiFi and a friendly staff for information. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Friendly hostel from +\-15 walk distance of downtown San José. Dormbed for 11,- us dollar. Parking in front of the hostal for a car. After moving some stuff, possible to park in the secure parkinggarage for one, maybe two motorbikes. Clean bathrooms, kitchen to cook, supermarked close by, restaurants and bars, pool table, steady WiFi and a friendly staff for information. iOverlander Bekuo Hostel Lodging user 677.0 roadside parking bay Level parking bay next to bus stop right by the highway. A little busy during the day, quiet and well lit at night. Opposite gringo restaurant Santa Marta (toilets). The only level spot around. Nice views, weather permitting. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Level parking bay next to bus stop right by the highway. A little busy during the day, quiet and well lit at night. Opposite gringo restaurant Santa Marta (toilets). The only level spot around. Nice views, weather permitting. Free. iOverlander roadside parking bay Parking Area user 81.1 Que Tuanis Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing dinner. Can camp on property for $6 per person Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing dinner. Can camp on property for $6 per person iOverlander Que Tuanis Lodging user 18.0 Playa Conchal Excelente lugar en playa llena de arboles con mar de color turquesa. Durante el día es bastante visitada, pero si te alejas de los primeros metros encontrás lugares super tranquilos. Ideal para los que tienen cosas para vender Por la noche hay seguridad del hotel que tiene su "club de playa", el wifi es Reservaconchal2016. Excellent spot in a beach full of trees and very nice sea. During the day you would find some people, but at the end of the beach no people at all. Security at night from the Reserva Conchal Hotel (wifi Reservaconchal2016). The beach opens up further south down the road away from the hotel. I recommend to pass up the spots near the hotel and have the beach to yourself. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Excelente lugar en playa llena de arboles con mar de color turquesa. Durante el día es bastante visitada, pero si te alejas de los primeros metros encontrás lugares super tranquilos. Ideal para los que tienen cosas para vender Por la noche hay seguridad del hotel que tiene su "club de playa", el wifi es Reservaconchal2016. Excellent spot in a beach full of trees and very nice sea. During the day you would find some people, but at the end of the beach no people at all. Security at night from the Reserva Conchal Hotel (wifi Reservaconchal2016). The beach opens up further south down the road away from the hotel. I recommend to pass up the spots near the hotel and have the beach to yourself. iOverlander Playa Conchal Parking Area user -1.0 Los tres hermanas Costa Rica's best culinary destination, the best cooked meat 3 hours! L'adresse culinaire à ne pas manquer au Costa Rica, la meilleure viande cuite 3h! Open: Yes Costa Rica's best culinary destination, the best cooked meat 3 hours! L'adresse culinaire à ne pas manquer au Costa Rica, la meilleure viande cuite 3h! iOverlander Los tres hermanas Restaurant user 0.0 Cascada Las Lomas Small & quiet waterfall. No electricity, no nothing but waterfall (can drink water) and nature. It's usd 2 per person, its 'owner' is a really nice farmer called Michael. We spent a night there with our camper. A fall just for us. Better not to go on weekends. Theres another fall (free) a few kms away, but parking's far from fall. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Small & quiet waterfall. No electricity, no nothing but waterfall (can drink water) and nature. It's usd 2 per person, its 'owner' is a really nice farmer called Michael. We spent a night there with our camper. A fall just for us. Better not to go on weekends. Theres another fall (free) a few kms away, but parking's far from fall. iOverlander Cascada Las Lomas Parking Area user 8.6 georgi hotel The nice guy here let us camp out front , power and water , nice beach good waves just short walk , wanted 20-25 USD a night , managed to get it down to 16 a night , not sure if they really want overlanders here though , worth a try if the waves a good Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No The nice guy here let us camp out front , power and water , nice beach good waves just short walk , wanted 20-25 USD a night , managed to get it down to 16 a night , not sure if they really want overlanders here though , worth a try if the waves a good iOverlander georgi hotel Lodging user 185.0 huge flat lot by the road Large open lot beside the road. Level, a little bumpy, pretty quiet. Enough space to park an aircraft carrier or two. Owner of the lot is the construction company next door. They and the other neighbour (little shed in the back) were ok with me camping for a night. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large open lot beside the road. Level, a little bumpy, pretty quiet. Enough space to park an aircraft carrier or two. Owner of the lot is the construction company next door. They and the other neighbour (little shed in the back) were ok with me camping for a night. Free. iOverlander huge flat lot by the road Parking Area user 50.0 restaurant parking Open lot next to restaurant (it's their parking) two blocks from the bus terminal to Tortuguero. Check with restaurant before staying. They were ok with me sleeping and leaving the van there the next day while I went to Tortuguero. Next to the restaurant there is also a bar which was open until midnight (music playing). Not super quiet during the day (some traffic noise) but seemed safe to park. Free. To Tortuguero: walk to terminal viejo (400m), take bus to La Pavona (1100 C one way, buy ticket in bus). There, take boat to Tortuguero (1600 C one way, buy ticket at jetty/hotel/parking). First bus to La Pavona 5:30, last boat from Tortuguero 15:00. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Open lot next to restaurant (it's their parking) two blocks from the bus terminal to Tortuguero. Check with restaurant before staying. They were ok with me sleeping and leaving the van there the next day while I went to Tortuguero. Next to the restaurant there is also a bar which was open until midnight (music playing). Not super quiet during the day (some traffic noise) but seemed safe to park. Free. To Tortuguero: walk to terminal viejo (400m), take bus to La Pavona (1100 C one way, buy ticket in bus). There, take boat to Tortuguero (1600 C one way, buy ticket at jetty/hotel/parking). First bus to La Pavona 5:30, last boat from Tortuguero 15:00. iOverlander restaurant parking Parking Area user 892.0 Roadside on very quiet side road Level roadside spot 300m from police station. Very quiet road, maybe one car every two hours. Nice surroundings, very quiet, cool, free. OK with police. You might be able to pop your tent here, too, but I'd check with the police first. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Level roadside spot 300m from police station. Very quiet road, maybe one car every two hours. Nice surroundings, very quiet, cool, free. OK with police. You might be able to pop your tent here, too, but I'd check with the police first. iOverlander Roadside on very quiet side road Parking Area user -1.0 Los 3 hermanas After eating well, we were able to stay in the closed car park with guard for the night. The place is quite noisy as we are at a big intersection. Wi-Fi correct pin: toroymono. Après avoir bien mangé, on a pu rester sur la parking fermé avec gardien pour la nuit. L'endroit est assez bruyant car nous sommes à une grosse intersection. Wi-Fi correct pin : toroymono. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No After eating well, we were able to stay in the closed car park with guard for the night. The place is quite noisy as we are at a big intersection. Wi-Fi correct pin: toroymono. Après avoir bien mangé, on a pu rester sur la parking fermé avec gardien pour la nuit. L'endroit est assez bruyant car nous sommes à une grosse intersection. Wi-Fi correct pin : toroymono. iOverlander Los 3 hermanas Parking Area user 1443.3 Toyota Mechanics Engine body everything work by qualified mechanics. Super friendly and super trustworthy. Open: Yes Engine body everything work by qualified mechanics. Super friendly and super trustworthy. iOverlander Toyota Mechanics Car Repair user 11.4 On The Wild Part Of Ostional Great parking spot in front of the beach of Ostional. No houses around, pure connection with nature. Next to the road, which is not too noisy at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great parking spot in front of the beach of Ostional. No houses around, pure connection with nature. Next to the road, which is not too noisy at night. iOverlander On The Wild Part Of Ostional Contact, Pirate user 201.5 Tropi gas (Fill Bottles) We didnt fill up here, but stopped and talked with a guard who said that filling US bottles was ok. M-F 8.00am-12.00pm-1.00pm-4.30. S-8.00am-11.30am Open: Yes We didnt fill up here, but stopped and talked with a guard who said that filling US bottles was ok. M-F 8.00am-12.00pm-1.00pm-4.30. S-8.00am-11.30am iOverlander Tropi gas (Fill Bottles) Gas Station user 563.0 Quiet flat area off the road This spot is just 100m from the other marked spot which seems no longer suitable (you'd have to park right on the road and get the direct noise, dust and stones from passing traffic). Follow the concrete track a little uphill instead and you will reach a widening of the road, wide enough to get a bit away from passing cars and to park even larger trucks. Quiet, level, free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This spot is just 100m from the other marked spot which seems no longer suitable (you'd have to park right on the road and get the direct noise, dust and stones from passing traffic). Follow the concrete track a little uphill instead and you will reach a widening of the road, wide enough to get a bit away from passing cars and to park even larger trucks. Quiet, level, free. iOverlander Quiet flat area off the road Contact, Pirate user 79.0 Hotel Plimio Correction: $13-14 pp is the price of dorms. Very clean hostel/hotel. Knew the owner, who plays live music at the restaurant every Friday. Dorms run $12 pp. huge, clean, wifi, lots of common areas with full kitchen and pool. Secure off street parking, huge lot but a tight driveway - big rigs possible. Restaurant has the most bomb ceviche in town, and the first pizza we've had all trip (which did not disappoint at all). Plus, they have a great view of the ocean. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Correction: $13-14 pp is the price of dorms. Very clean hostel/hotel. Knew the owner, who plays live music at the restaurant every Friday. Dorms run $12 pp. huge, clean, wifi, lots of common areas with full kitchen and pool. Secure off street parking, huge lot but a tight driveway - big rigs possible. Restaurant has the most bomb ceviche in town, and the first pizza we've had all trip (which did not disappoint at all). Plus, they have a great view of the ocean. iOverlander Hotel Plimio Lodging user 67.3 zeneidas cabinas & camping Camping on the beach , 15 USA dollars a night 2 people with power , bathrooms not all that flash , WiFi only up near reception area , this is the best location for camping if your interested in surfing , otherwise I say stay down the road at Elmira camping nicer and cheaper Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Camping on the beach , 15 USA dollars a night 2 people with power , bathrooms not all that flash , WiFi only up near reception area , this is the best location for camping if your interested in surfing , otherwise I say stay down the road at Elmira camping nicer and cheaper iOverlander zeneidas cabinas & camping Campground user 283.2 Police Checkpoint They were stopping north bound traffic and it was very backed up. South bound there was no traffic and we were not stopped. Open: Yes They were stopping north bound traffic and it was very backed up. South bound there was no traffic and we were not stopped. iOverlander Police Checkpoint Toll Booth user 403.5 Finca La Nacha $5 usd per person to camp in a gorgeous finca near the River La Muerte. There's restrooms, electricity, and showers next to the palapa. Ther river is super nice and clean and you can swim in it. You can also buy fresh cheese and cream from the owners. One of the best places we've camped at in a while. We'll definitely be back. Ask for the owners Vainica (Victor) or Cesar. — DIRECTIONS: Drive 1mi km after tue small bridge up the gravel road until you see a gate to your right without a name but the entrance/gate has two carved tree trunks with green figures and a roof with orange tiles. Drive down the gravel road for 50m or so and then turn right (difficult to see) down to the camping area. It's muddy in the rainy season and 4x4 is recommended especially to make it out up the hill. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $5 usd per person to camp in a gorgeous finca near the River La Muerte. There's restrooms, electricity, and showers next to the palapa. Ther river is super nice and clean and you can swim in it. You can also buy fresh cheese and cream from the owners. One of the best places we've camped at in a while. We'll definitely be back. Ask for the owners Vainica (Victor) or Cesar. — DIRECTIONS: Drive 1mi km after tue small bridge up the gravel road until you see a gate to your right without a name but the entrance/gate has two carved tree trunks with green figures and a roof with orange tiles. Drive down the gravel road for 50m or so and then turn right (difficult to see) down to the camping area. It's muddy in the rainy season and 4x4 is recommended especially to make it out up the hill. iOverlander Finca La Nacha Campground user 975.5 Restaurante Camping Turin Costa Rica GORGEOUS flat, grassy camping areas nested in the mountains. Short walks to the river. Clean restrooms and showers at the restaurant. You can fish your our Tilapia and there's typical food and home grown coffee. $8 per person. Super friendly staff. +506 2693 8127 (Norman) or +506 8319 7994 (Stefany) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes GORGEOUS flat, grassy camping areas nested in the mountains. Short walks to the river. Clean restrooms and showers at the restaurant. You can fish your our Tilapia and there's typical food and home grown coffee. $8 per person. Super friendly staff. +506 2693 8127 (Norman) or +506 8319 7994 (Stefany) iOverlander Restaurante Camping Turin Costa Rica Campground user 42.6 Playa Pelada Perfect beach, parking on the sand in a dead end, very quiet. Restaurant next door. Village of fishermen, possibility of buying fish on their return. Wif possible, trash cans. Parfaite plage, parking sur le sable dans une impasse, très calme. Restaurant juste à côté. Village de pêcheurs, possibilité d'acheter du poisson à leur retour. Wif possible, poubelles. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Perfect beach, parking on the sand in a dead end, very quiet. Restaurant next door. Village of fishermen, possibility of buying fish on their return. Wif possible, trash cans. Parfaite plage, parking sur le sable dans une impasse, très calme. Restaurant juste à côté. Village de pêcheurs, possibilité d'acheter du poisson à leur retour. Wif possible, poubelles. iOverlander Playa Pelada Contact, Pirate user 7.2 Playa Junquillal spot surf Nice corner, very very quiet, in the shade, the surf spot is 200 m on the right. Swimming accessible to children, huge beach of fine gray sand. In the evening we witnessed a baby green turtle dropping to 200 m left. In the morning, dozens of peckers play with the waves. Wifi possible by moving away a little. Pin: lifeisgood Coin sympa, très très calme, a l'ombre, le spot de surf est à 200 m a droite. Baignade accessible aux enfants, immense plage de sable gris fin. Le soir nous avons assisté à un lâché de bébé tortues vertes à 200 m à gauche. Les matin, les péliquants par dizaines jouent avec les vagues. Wifi possible en s'éloignant un peu. Pin : lifeisgood Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice corner, very very quiet, in the shade, the surf spot is 200 m on the right. Swimming accessible to children, huge beach of fine gray sand. In the evening we witnessed a baby green turtle dropping to 200 m left. In the morning, dozens of peckers play with the waves. Wifi possible by moving away a little. Pin: lifeisgood Coin sympa, très très calme, a l'ombre, le spot de surf est à 200 m a droite. Baignade accessible aux enfants, immense plage de sable gris fin. Le soir nous avons assisté à un lâché de bébé tortues vertes à 200 m à gauche. Les matin, les péliquants par dizaines jouent avec les vagues. Wifi possible en s'éloignant un peu. Pin : lifeisgood iOverlander Playa Junquillal spot surf Contact, Pirate user 41.8 Murcielago - National Park Santa Rosa Nice, pretty and quiet campground near ranger station. Foreigners 12 usd per person to enter park plus 4 usd pp to camp Restrooms, showers, bbq pits, tables. There ara 3 small river crossings (rainy season) to get to this place. If you have a 4x4 with clearance to can drive to a beautiful beach called Playa Blanca Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Nice, pretty and quiet campground near ranger station. Foreigners 12 usd per person to enter park plus 4 usd pp to camp Restrooms, showers, bbq pits, tables. There ara 3 small river crossings (rainy season) to get to this place. If you have a 4x4 with clearance to can drive to a beautiful beach called Playa Blanca iOverlander Murcielago - National Park Santa Rosa Campground user 0.0 Parking hotel 3 km from the entrance to the park. There are two interests to stay here, it's secured 24/24 and I found the Costa Rica's strongest free wifi !! 1.5Go !! À 3 km de l'entrée du parc. Il y a deux intérêts à rester ici, c'est sécurisé 24/24 et j'ai trouvé le wifi gratuit le plus fort du Costa Rica !! 1,5Go!! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 3 km from the entrance to the park. There are two interests to stay here, it's secured 24/24 and I found the Costa Rica's strongest free wifi !! 1.5Go !! À 3 km de l'entrée du parc. Il y a deux intérêts à rester ici, c'est sécurisé 24/24 et j'ai trouvé le wifi gratuit le plus fort du Costa Rica !! 1,5Go!! iOverlander Parking hotel Contact, Pirate user 9.5 Playa Zapotal Technically a public beach but I'll call it private based on our experience. (You need 4x4!!) With the exception of a few cars that drove in around 10am to take a picture and then left essentially 30 seconds later, we've been totally alone since we got here yesterday around 4pm. Unfortunately, you can't drive all the way up onto the beach and it kind of smells like dead animal near where you leave your car because of some crab carcasses that are around. But we loved it here. We pitched our ground tent a bit closer to the water than where we left our car and felt totally safe. No surfing because it's in a cove and the water is too calm, but it made for some amazing swimming in super clear water (not cold at all!) No facilities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Technically a public beach but I'll call it private based on our experience. (You need 4x4!!) With the exception of a few cars that drove in around 10am to take a picture and then left essentially 30 seconds later, we've been totally alone since we got here yesterday around 4pm. Unfortunately, you can't drive all the way up onto the beach and it kind of smells like dead animal near where you leave your car because of some crab carcasses that are around. But we loved it here. We pitched our ground tent a bit closer to the water than where we left our car and felt totally safe. No surfing because it's in a cove and the water is too calm, but it made for some amazing swimming in super clear water (not cold at all!) No facilities. iOverlander Playa Zapotal Contact, Pirate user 11.7 Playa Minas Free wild camping in gorgeous Playa Minas; a tucked in gem of a beach. Not many people during the day and we had it all to ourselves at night except for the howler monkeys, raccoons, turtles and hundreds of hermit crabs. Please keep it low profile and remember that most likely you'd be alone at night. Some nearby beaches have reported robberies. It's close to Playa Conchal and Tamarindo. 4x4 recommended for a short stretch of loose sand. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free wild camping in gorgeous Playa Minas; a tucked in gem of a beach. Not many people during the day and we had it all to ourselves at night except for the howler monkeys, raccoons, turtles and hundreds of hermit crabs. Please keep it low profile and remember that most likely you'd be alone at night. Some nearby beaches have reported robberies. It's close to Playa Conchal and Tamarindo. 4x4 recommended for a short stretch of loose sand. iOverlander Playa Minas Contact, Pirate user 18.1 El Rincon de la Vieja NP (Santa Maria sector) Beautiful national park with all facilities. Hiked to some of the best hot springs we've experienced so far. Foreigners $15 per person entrance plus $4 per person to camp. Fun muddy road during rainy season. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful national park with all facilities. Hiked to some of the best hot springs we've experienced so far. Foreigners $15 per person entrance plus $4 per person to camp. Fun muddy road during rainy season. iOverlander El Rincon de la Vieja NP (Santa Maria sector) Campground user 15.1 Hotel Los Angeles Very very basic hotel but about the only one that is affordable in the city. We were waiting to onload the container with our car so location close to aduana office was a plus. All accomodation in town is very expensive (starting from 70 dollar for a double) so this is an ok alternative. We paid 12.000 for a double with private bathroom. Clean but very old. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Very very basic hotel but about the only one that is affordable in the city. We were waiting to onload the container with our car so location close to aduana office was a plus. All accomodation in town is very expensive (starting from 70 dollar for a double) so this is an ok alternative. We paid 12.000 for a double with private bathroom. Clean but very old. iOverlander Hotel Los Angeles Lodging user 47.7 TCBY Treats Ok snack restaurant that also have breakfast formulas. Airco and wifi so ok place to hang out waiting for our car to arrive in the port. Open: Yes Ok snack restaurant that also have breakfast formulas. Airco and wifi so ok place to hang out waiting for our car to arrive in the port. iOverlander TCBY Treats Restaurant user 39.5 Hotel Miami Rooms without airco are a good deal, we paid 15.600. Rooms with airco are really expensive. No breakfast but there is a private parking. Clean hotel but unfortunately staff is very unfriendly. Otherwise probably your best choice in town! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Rooms without airco are a good deal, we paid 15.600. Rooms with airco are really expensive. No breakfast but there is a private parking. Clean hotel but unfortunately staff is very unfriendly. Otherwise probably your best choice in town! iOverlander Hotel Miami Lodging user 34.4 Cabinas Larry A very nice place to stay while in Puerto Viejo. The owner 'Adelia.' is very nice and helpful. Large pivate rooms, with kitchen or not. 2 min walk to town. Secure parking for bikes. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No A very nice place to stay while in Puerto Viejo. The owner 'Adelia.' is very nice and helpful. Large pivate rooms, with kitchen or not. 2 min walk to town. Secure parking for bikes. iOverlander Cabinas Larry Lodging user 664.8 Posada Rio Celeste Really lovely place only a few minutes from the entrance to Volcan Tenorio where the famous Rio Celeste lives. $5 per person with bathrooms, shower, wifi, and probably electricity if you need it. The tent camping area is ~50 ft from the parking area but it was fine for us. Super quiet at night and tons of wildlife! Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Really lovely place only a few minutes from the entrance to Volcan Tenorio where the famous Rio Celeste lives. $5 per person with bathrooms, shower, wifi, and probably electricity if you need it. The tent camping area is ~50 ft from the parking area but it was fine for us. Super quiet at night and tons of wildlife! iOverlander Posada Rio Celeste Parking Area user 18.2 Playa Barco Quebrado Beautiful small secluded beach bay between playa Guiones and Samara. Camped next to private home. Aside from the fishermans's house there's nothing else around. Pretty, safe and free. The road is a little deteriorated with some rutted sections. No restrooms but we asked if we could use the one in the house and they say yes, no problem. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful small secluded beach bay between playa Guiones and Samara. Camped next to private home. Aside from the fishermans's house there's nothing else around. Pretty, safe and free. The road is a little deteriorated with some rutted sections. No restrooms but we asked if we could use the one in the house and they say yes, no problem. iOverlander Playa Barco Quebrado Contact, Pirate user 6.3 Boat To Tortuguero Here you can take the boat to tortuguero. Parking available. Price is 35$ pp one way. Boat leaves at 10am each day, both ways and takes about 3 to 4 hours dependin on the wildlife you see. Open: Yes Here you can take the boat to tortuguero. Parking available. Price is 35$ pp one way. Boat leaves at 10am each day, both ways and takes about 3 to 4 hours dependin on the wildlife you see. iOverlander Boat To Tortuguero City (Capitol) user 5.0 Tourist Information Carate The lady showed us two possible campsites and both weren't looking very nice. One area a little bit uphill was a bit nicer but a diesel generator was up there and quite noisy. She said that it would stop at 7 pm. But I guess also the promised power supply would stop then. The bathrooms are clean but the shower is just a pipe out of the wall and not in a good condition at all. She wanted to charge 30$ per night so we left. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes The lady showed us two possible campsites and both weren't looking very nice. One area a little bit uphill was a bit nicer but a diesel generator was up there and quite noisy. She said that it would stop at 7 pm. But I guess also the promised power supply would stop then. The bathrooms are clean but the shower is just a pipe out of the wall and not in a good condition at all. She wanted to charge 30$ per night so we left. iOverlander Tourist Information Carate Campground user 1200.0 Casa Mariposa This is a hostel/hotel on the street to Chirripo. Its just before the street splits to the mountain. We just asked if we could stay there for the night and the friendly girl said that it would be no problem to stay in the parking lot. The parking lot is a few meters down the street and is grassy but even. Just camping there would be free. If you want to use their showers and toilets is 2$ per person. We did not stay there but it looked really nice and the people were super friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No This is a hostel/hotel on the street to Chirripo. Its just before the street splits to the mountain. We just asked if we could stay there for the night and the friendly girl said that it would be no problem to stay in the parking lot. The parking lot is a few meters down the street and is grassy but even. Just camping there would be free. If you want to use their showers and toilets is 2$ per person. We did not stay there but it looked really nice and the people were super friendly. iOverlander Casa Mariposa Parking Area user 20.1 ISEAMI You can ask for guides here as well, Gabo or Yeri. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can ask for guides here as well, Gabo or Yeri. iOverlander ISEAMI Campground user 6.2 Pizza Bocha Amazing pizza!! Great stop for a cold beer and enjoy the environment , very friendly owners with great suggestions for camping beaches near by...best pizza so far in Costa Rica ! Open: Yes Amazing pizza!! Great stop for a cold beer and enjoy the environment , very friendly owners with great suggestions for camping beaches near by...best pizza so far in Costa Rica ! iOverlander Pizza Bocha Restaurant user 6.2 Playa Samara Park your rig right on the beach, or along the road leading down there. Some local families coming there during night to have a BBQ and bonfires. Woke up with the view of horses running along the beach. Estupendo lugar para estar unos días. amplio y con sombra pero sin servicios. seguro la policía pasa haciendose ver. grat Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Park your rig right on the beach, or along the road leading down there. Some local families coming there during night to have a BBQ and bonfires. Woke up with the view of horses running along the beach. Estupendo lugar para estar unos días. amplio y con sombra pero sin servicios. seguro la policía pasa haciendose ver. grat iOverlander Playa Samara Parking Area user 246.6 Gringo Pete's Cheapest hostel in town. Nice, clean and confortable. Hot showers, kitchen, wifi, free cofee big living room. Double private room 16usd. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Cheapest hostel in town. Nice, clean and confortable. Hot showers, kitchen, wifi, free cofee big living room. Double private room 16usd. iOverlander Gringo Pete's Lodging user 16.2 Aduana Limon To get your temporary import permit. Open from 8am to 4pm. Importation process (in our case from colombia to costa rica in container by Seaboard): 1. Go to shipping company office and get liberated b/l. 2. Arrange (via an agent, we had samesa) a warehouse where your container should be brought to and make sure they have your keys to unload the vehicle(s). 3. Go to aduana to have an aduana agent sent to the warehouse to inspect your vehicle. 4. Pay the invoice of the warehouse once inspection is done (266$ in our case). Payment needs to be done at banco de costa rica next to the park. 5. Wait for TIP at aduana. 6. Take the TIP and the proof of payment to the warehouse and pick up your car. Attention this all seems quite simple but it took us 5 days because aduana does not work at the weekend! Good luck! Open: Yes To get your temporary import permit. Open from 8am to 4pm. Importation process (in our case from colombia to costa rica in container by Seaboard): 1. Go to shipping company office and get liberated b/l. 2. Arrange (via an agent, we had samesa) a warehouse where your container should be brought to and make sure they have your keys to unload the vehicle(s). 3. Go to aduana to have an aduana agent sent to the warehouse to inspect your vehicle. 4. Pay the invoice of the warehouse once inspection is done (266$ in our case). Payment needs to be done at banco de costa rica next to the park. 5. Wait for TIP at aduana. 6. Take the TIP and the proof of payment to the warehouse and pick up your car. Attention this all seems quite simple but it took us 5 days because aduana does not work at the weekend! Good luck! iOverlander Aduana Limon Diamond, Red user 1073.0 Kawasaki Motorcycle Dealer / service Authorized Kawasaki dealer with a large parts department. Open: Yes Authorized Kawasaki dealer with a large parts department. iOverlander Kawasaki Motorcycle Dealer / service Car Repair user 614.0 Casa de Lis 14$ a night for a dorm bed. Secure parking for two SUVs, camping might be possible. nice kitchen, near everything in town. Host speaks perfect English and are very helpful. Towel provided for hot showers. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No 14$ a night for a dorm bed. Secure parking for two SUVs, camping might be possible. nice kitchen, near everything in town. Host speaks perfect English and are very helpful. Towel provided for hot showers. iOverlander Casa de Lis Lodging user 1211.3 parque guadalupe Quiet place to spend the night, with firemen and security guard. Is a place where fairs are held, but q is very quiet at night. lugar tranquilo para pasar la noche, con los bomberos y guarda de seguridad. es una plaza donde se hacen ferias, pero q resulta muy tranquila por la noche. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet place to spend the night, with firemen and security guard. Is a place where fairs are held, but q is very quiet at night. lugar tranquilo para pasar la noche, con los bomberos y guarda de seguridad. es una plaza donde se hacen ferias, pero q resulta muy tranquila por la noche. iOverlander parque guadalupe Parking Area user 1382.3 REENFRIO Edwin, is the owner of this workshop, very kind and ready for anything. You can also repair your tire. Good prices on labor. Speak English. Edwin, es el propietario de este taller, muy amable y dispuesto a todo. También puedes reparar tu llanta. Buenos precios en mano de obra. Habla ingles. Open: Yes Edwin, is the owner of this workshop, very kind and ready for anything. You can also repair your tire. Good prices on labor. Speak English. Edwin, es el propietario de este taller, muy amable y dispuesto a todo. También puedes reparar tu llanta. Buenos precios en mano de obra. Habla ingles. iOverlander REENFRIO Car Repair user 90.0 River Crossing On the road to Samara you have to pass this river, which is not possible at all at the moment Open: Yes On the road to Samara you have to pass this river, which is not possible at all at the moment iOverlander River Crossing Diamond, Red user 36.0 River Crossing The river is impassible at the moment and according to a sign crocodiles are in there Open: Yes The river is impassible at the moment and according to a sign crocodiles are in there iOverlander River Crossing Diamond, Red user 0.0 La Gavilana Herbs & Art This small bakery is just 100m uphill on the right hand site from the Essence Arenal. They sell sour dough bread made with tropical lettuce as well as ice cream and they make their own chili sauce as well. They also offer other baked goods which you can order the day before and pick up the next day after 4 pm. Very nice place to visit and get some good food! Open: Yes This small bakery is just 100m uphill on the right hand site from the Essence Arenal. They sell sour dough bread made with tropical lettuce as well as ice cream and they make their own chili sauce as well. They also offer other baked goods which you can order the day before and pick up the next day after 4 pm. Very nice place to visit and get some good food! iOverlander La Gavilana Herbs & Art Restaurant user 51.3 Rio Barbilla Terrace Señor Sanchez is a lovely guy, who encouraged us to camp anywhere around his restaurant/bar. We had a decent dinner and a couple of beers for 6000 colon so camping was free. You could probably camp down closer to the river without paying anything. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Señor Sanchez is a lovely guy, who encouraged us to camp anywhere around his restaurant/bar. We had a decent dinner and a couple of beers for 6000 colon so camping was free. You could probably camp down closer to the river without paying anything. iOverlander Rio Barbilla Terrace Campground user 1144.0 kc hotel Very good place in the city center with a large parking We slept here before boarding of our children Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Very good place in the city center with a large parking We slept here before boarding of our children iOverlander kc hotel Lodging user 57.4 Frogs Heaven A private garden with a lot of colorful frogs like bluejeans-frog, glasfrog and redeyefrog and a lot of birds. The price of the 2 hour tour is 25 Usd per person. Night Tour possible and you can sleep in your rv in the parkinglot for free. For as the perfekt place to see frogs and take pictures. Www.frogsheaven.com Open: Yes A private garden with a lot of colorful frogs like bluejeans-frog, glasfrog and redeyefrog and a lot of birds. The price of the 2 hour tour is 25 Usd per person. Night Tour possible and you can sleep in your rv in the parkinglot for free. For as the perfekt place to see frogs and take pictures. Www.frogsheaven.com iOverlander Frogs Heaven City (Capitol) user 105.0 Marchand De Legumes Between Las Brisas and Flamingo a Vegetable Merchant by the road, behind the shop a small closed closed between two condominiums, the very helpful boss authorizes us to take water, calm, tranquil clean land and it is FREE It's FREE), the beach is 20 m Entre Las Brisas et Flamingo un Marchand de Légumes au bord de la route, derrière le magasin un petit pres clos entre deux copropriétés, le patron tres serviable nous autorise de prendre de l'eau, calme, tranquille terrain propre et c'est GRATUIT ( it's FREE ), la plage est a 20 m Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Between Las Brisas and Flamingo a Vegetable Merchant by the road, behind the shop a small closed closed between two condominiums, the very helpful boss authorizes us to take water, calm, tranquil clean land and it is FREE It's FREE), the beach is 20 m Entre Las Brisas et Flamingo un Marchand de Légumes au bord de la route, derrière le magasin un petit pres clos entre deux copropriétés, le patron tres serviable nous autorise de prendre de l'eau, calme, tranquille terrain propre et c'est GRATUIT ( it's FREE ), la plage est a 20 m iOverlander Marchand De Legumes Parking Area user 9.0 Hôtel Oasis A beautiful hotel between road and see, 2 pools, WC shower sur wifi we Paid 3000 colónes for each possibilité électricité of you have a 20 m sire,good welcome just at 500 m from the ferry ferry is 14500 colónes for a camper and 1050 colónes for each passengers Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes A beautiful hotel between road and see, 2 pools, WC shower sur wifi we Paid 3000 colónes for each possibilité électricité of you have a 20 m sire,good welcome just at 500 m from the ferry ferry is 14500 colónes for a camper and 1050 colónes for each passengers iOverlander Hôtel Oasis Parking Area user 32.0 Uvita On the parking of restaurant RAPIPOLLO near the road the restaurant good and cheap toilets With Seat and paper very clean water good wifi lot Ronald Murillo password ronaldmurillo Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No On the parking of restaurant RAPIPOLLO near the road the restaurant good and cheap toilets With Seat and paper very clean water good wifi lot Ronald Murillo password ronaldmurillo iOverlander Uvita Parking Area user 39.0 Casa Sanchez 6 pm night a bac localisation of Adonis campground who is in Puerto Jimenez and not at 13 km we stop in front a house we stop and as' the owner Sanchez of we can stay over night , there is water restrooms and basic shower but friendly it' s free a walking of 15 mon to the beach Where are turtle nest it sur free, we don't go more because the road is very bad for my camper Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: No 6 pm night a bac localisation of Adonis campground who is in Puerto Jimenez and not at 13 km we stop in front a house we stop and as' the owner Sanchez of we can stay over night , there is water restrooms and basic shower but friendly it' s free a walking of 15 mon to the beach Where are turtle nest it sur free, we don't go more because the road is very bad for my camper iOverlander Casa Sanchez Parking Area user 10.0 Picknick Area by the beach Ample picknick area by the beach, with benches and tables, lots of low trees, sun and shade available, level, breezy during the day, hot at night. Great beach, clear, tranquil waters, nice sunset. Police station on location, free. A fantastic spot had it not been for the party people blowing their speakers at (saturday) night. Apart from that one car of idiots, it was awesome and well worth the bumpy access road from La Cruz. Higher trucks will be a bit limited in their choice of spots due to the bushes but still find a nice spot to park. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Ample picknick area by the beach, with benches and tables, lots of low trees, sun and shade available, level, breezy during the day, hot at night. Great beach, clear, tranquil waters, nice sunset. Police station on location, free. A fantastic spot had it not been for the party people blowing their speakers at (saturday) night. Apart from that one car of idiots, it was awesome and well worth the bumpy access road from La Cruz. Higher trucks will be a bit limited in their choice of spots due to the bushes but still find a nice spot to park. iOverlander Picknick Area by the beach Parking Area user -1.0 Camping in Pochote Very nice place at the beach with a lot of space. Everyone have a tables with a roof, light and electricity. A little expensive 4000 colones pp. You have to pay in the house at the end of the camping. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Very nice place at the beach with a lot of space. Everyone have a tables with a roof, light and electricity. A little expensive 4000 colones pp. You have to pay in the house at the end of the camping. iOverlander Camping in Pochote Campground user 1072.0 Dr. Gas Place to Replace american propane bottles! Bottles seams to be pretty new,good condition! 5000 colones per 20Liter/15LBS/6.8kg tank Open: Yes Place to Replace american propane bottles! Bottles seams to be pretty new,good condition! 5000 colones per 20Liter/15LBS/6.8kg tank iOverlander Dr. Gas Gas Station user 24.3 Crocodile Bridge you can see a LOT of crocodiles in the water! we countet at least 40crocs! you can stop and park your car next to the bridge,wow!!! no entrancefee-gratis;-) Open: Yes you can see a LOT of crocodiles in the water! we countet at least 40crocs! you can stop and park your car next to the bridge,wow!!! no entrancefee-gratis;-) iOverlander Crocodile Bridge City (Capitol) user 25.6 Puerto Humo Johny offers nice boattours on river tempisque. Good for wildlife spotting. Many different monkeys, birds and crocodiles can bee seen. He will let you camp for free on his property. With a biger rig you can park on the street in front of his house. It seems to be pretty save here and it was quiet at night. Nice place to be. For infos call Johnny: 88327991 only spanish spoken. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Johny offers nice boattours on river tempisque. Good for wildlife spotting. Many different monkeys, birds and crocodiles can bee seen. He will let you camp for free on his property. With a biger rig you can park on the street in front of his house. It seems to be pretty save here and it was quiet at night. Nice place to be. For infos call Johnny: 88327991 only spanish spoken. iOverlander Puerto Humo Parking Area user 1322.8 Finca Los Maestros Beautiful finca tucked up in the mountains near Parque Nacional Tapanti. We were not able to camp inside the national park but this place is literally 2 minutes down the road. $10 per car per night. Super tranquil and there's no one else here! Bathrooms w shower but not sure about electricity or wifi. Restaurant, as well. Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful finca tucked up in the mountains near Parque Nacional Tapanti. We were not able to camp inside the national park but this place is literally 2 minutes down the road. $10 per car per night. Super tranquil and there's no one else here! Bathrooms w shower but not sure about electricity or wifi. Restaurant, as well. iOverlander Finca Los Maestros Campground user 113.0 uno gas station not sure if you can camp here but there was plenty of space and toilets and showers available here Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes not sure if you can camp here but there was plenty of space and toilets and showers available here iOverlander uno gas station Parking Area user 2772.0 Cabanas Prusia Super nice quiet place in Volcan Irazu National Park, Prusia Sector. 5000. Colones per car. Cold at night hiking trails, water, and kitchen area, restrooms inside a cabin. Electricity near camping area. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Super nice quiet place in Volcan Irazu National Park, Prusia Sector. 5000. Colones per car. Cold at night hiking trails, water, and kitchen area, restrooms inside a cabin. Electricity near camping area. iOverlander Cabanas Prusia Campground user 1214.2 Catarata Del toro Parking lot of Bajos del Toro. This is a hotel/restaurant with access to a beautiful 200+ meter waterfall. 10,000 Colones per car to camp. Cost to entering the property is separately 10,000 pp. you can hike to the bottom of the waterfall really beautiful place. Check with Will, owner, to see if you can can pay for the admission to the property and include your camping to spend the night there. Gorgeous place! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking lot of Bajos del Toro. This is a hotel/restaurant with access to a beautiful 200+ meter waterfall. 10,000 Colones per car to camp. Cost to entering the property is separately 10,000 pp. you can hike to the bottom of the waterfall really beautiful place. Check with Will, owner, to see if you can can pay for the admission to the property and include your camping to spend the night there. Gorgeous place! iOverlander Catarata Del toro Campground user 2328.6 Ranchos La Isla Beautiful spot on the river!! (Way nicer and cheaper than Suenos del Bosque). Originally Luis, the owner, wanted $20 for two people but we told him we didn't need electricity or the palapa and he lowered it to $10 total. There are 3 really nice spots to park your car: the first is on the flat grassy area as you're heading down toward the river and the other two are actually on the river. Super quiet and relaxing place. Wear those layers because it's coldddddd. Also, Los Lagos Restaurante (across the street) is in the same family and they have wifi and huge portions of delicious food. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful spot on the river!! (Way nicer and cheaper than Suenos del Bosque). Originally Luis, the owner, wanted $20 for two people but we told him we didn't need electricity or the palapa and he lowered it to $10 total. There are 3 really nice spots to park your car: the first is on the flat grassy area as you're heading down toward the river and the other two are actually on the river. Super quiet and relaxing place. Wear those layers because it's coldddddd. Also, Los Lagos Restaurante (across the street) is in the same family and they have wifi and huge portions of delicious food. iOverlander Ranchos La Isla Campground user 526.0 Cataratas Quebrada La Gata You can camp at the end of road / outside the ICE plant. From there you will see a huge waterfall next to the electric plant. Start the trail up to the set of waterfalls Quebrada la Gata on the ride side of the river. ~40min walking on ride the side of the river. a few spots require scrambling up big rock and muddy walls but the effort is worth it. One of the most beautiful set of waterfalls we've seen. Don't miss this! You're welcome! :D Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can camp at the end of road / outside the ICE plant. From there you will see a huge waterfall next to the electric plant. Start the trail up to the set of waterfalls Quebrada la Gata on the ride side of the river. ~40min walking on ride the side of the river. a few spots require scrambling up big rock and muddy walls but the effort is worth it. One of the most beautiful set of waterfalls we've seen. Don't miss this! You're welcome! :D iOverlander Cataratas Quebrada La Gata Contact, Pirate user 1492.6 House of Don Gelbert Front yard of a really sweet old man, Gelbert (sp?). We checked out Casa Mariposa and there was only space for 2 cars in a super tight parking lot so we ended up here. Such a great [flat] spot with a view of the valley below and plenty of space for at least 3 cars. 3,000c per car per night and we used the bathrooms at the restaurant across the way (buy a coffee so they continue to let overlanders use them!) 2 min walk to the trailhead to Chirripo and we left our cars here while we were gone (same price as camping). No gate but it's a very safe area with lots of light at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Front yard of a really sweet old man, Gelbert (sp?). We checked out Casa Mariposa and there was only space for 2 cars in a super tight parking lot so we ended up here. Such a great [flat] spot with a view of the valley below and plenty of space for at least 3 cars. 3,000c per car per night and we used the bathrooms at the restaurant across the way (buy a coffee so they continue to let overlanders use them!) 2 min walk to the trailhead to Chirripo and we left our cars here while we were gone (same price as camping). No gate but it's a very safe area with lots of light at night. iOverlander House of Don Gelbert Parking Area user 955.0 Fiesta casino We needed to get to the airport for 5am to drop family off so we asked at the casino if we could park. they said yes and said they have security, they said we could park in the carpark after 10pm or we could park next to the train tracks whenever. security around and felt safe. Dennys next door with free WiFi even though it's crazily overpriced! we also used the casino toilets.. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We needed to get to the airport for 5am to drop family off so we asked at the casino if we could park. they said yes and said they have security, they said we could park in the carpark after 10pm or we could park next to the train tracks whenever. security around and felt safe. Dennys next door with free WiFi even though it's crazily overpriced! we also used the casino toilets.. iOverlander Fiesta casino Parking Area user 29.0 valvoline z gas Gas station that also has Z gas for fixed tanks Open: Yes Gas station that also has Z gas for fixed tanks iOverlander valvoline z gas Gas Station user 0.0 Gas Station didn't camp here but it's the entrance road to monteverde.has toilets and showers available and plenty of trucks overnighting here. might be a good option for after or before monteverde. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes didn't camp here but it's the entrance road to monteverde.has toilets and showers available and plenty of trucks overnighting here. might be a good option for after or before monteverde. iOverlander Gas Station Parking Area user 877.4 Costa Rica Overland Ricardo, the owner of Costa Rica Overland has a fabrication shop. So if you need any custom made racks other pieces that required professional welding this is the place to do it. Open: Yes Ricardo, the owner of Costa Rica Overland has a fabrication shop. So if you need any custom made racks other pieces that required professional welding this is the place to do it. iOverlander Costa Rica Overland Car Repair user 20.9 Beach Parking Lot Spacious and safe parking area just steps away from the beach. 4,000c per night per car (he originally asked 5,000c but we said we didn't need the shower so he lowered it). There aren't bathrooms but you can pay 500c at the restaurant across the way to use theirs. Joey, the super nice security guard who collected our money, lives in the truck container and is also the vigilante at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Spacious and safe parking area just steps away from the beach. 4,000c per night per car (he originally asked 5,000c but we said we didn't need the shower so he lowered it). There aren't bathrooms but you can pay 500c at the restaurant across the way to use theirs. Joey, the super nice security guard who collected our money, lives in the truck container and is also the vigilante at night. iOverlander Beach Parking Lot Parking Area user 13.0 Botella de Leche GPS COORDINATE SLIGHTLY WRONG BUT DOWN THIS ROAD. we didnt camp here but visited a friend and the owner of the hostel said we could camp here out the front if we wanted. it is a really nice hostel with a pool and a huge kitchen and security overnight. definitely reccomend. we camped by the beach which was also amazing but no facilities . unsure of price though. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes GPS COORDINATE SLIGHTLY WRONG BUT DOWN THIS ROAD. we didnt camp here but visited a friend and the owner of the hostel said we could camp here out the front if we wanted. it is a really nice hostel with a pool and a huge kitchen and security overnight. definitely reccomend. we camped by the beach which was also amazing but no facilities . unsure of price though. iOverlander Botella de Leche Parking Area user 1836.3 Adventure Park Great place to camp and get out of the city. A lot cooler up here in the mountains. They have fun mountain bike trails, zip line and many other outdoor activities. The family owns a forestry and a saw mill. Very nice, clean bathrooms, and hangout out area for a rainy day. Playground for kids. Kitchen sink and drinkable water. Nice owners that speak perfect Spanish, German and English. Steep and narrow road to get to, but everything is paved and shouldn't be a problem for anyone. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great place to camp and get out of the city. A lot cooler up here in the mountains. They have fun mountain bike trails, zip line and many other outdoor activities. The family owns a forestry and a saw mill. Very nice, clean bathrooms, and hangout out area for a rainy day. Playground for kids. Kitchen sink and drinkable water. Nice owners that speak perfect Spanish, German and English. Steep and narrow road to get to, but everything is paved and shouldn't be a problem for anyone. iOverlander Adventure Park Campground user 0.0 Servicentro Barrantes It is a gas station, but very safe all the time there is movement, lend you the toilets and to us until light they gave us there is a soda and the password of the wifi is martha1406 Es una gasolinera, pero muy segura todo el tiempo hay movimiento, te prestan los sanitarios y a nosotros hasta luz nos obsequiaron hay una soda y la contraseña del wifi es martha1406 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No It is a gas station, but very safe all the time there is movement, lend you the toilets and to us until light they gave us there is a soda and the password of the wifi is martha1406 Es una gasolinera, pero muy segura todo el tiempo hay movimiento, te prestan los sanitarios y a nosotros hasta luz nos obsequiaron hay una soda y la contraseña del wifi es martha1406 iOverlander Servicentro Barrantes Parking Area user 1746.9 Destinos La Lucha This is an adventure park with mountain bike trails, paintball, motocross and other activities. During the week it's pretty empty and free. There is running water and multiple campsites. There are little outhouses or showers, but were locked. Probably open on weekend when more people come here to ride. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes This is an adventure park with mountain bike trails, paintball, motocross and other activities. During the week it's pretty empty and free. There is running water and multiple campsites. There are little outhouses or showers, but were locked. Probably open on weekend when more people come here to ride. iOverlander Destinos La Lucha Parking Area user 1087.1 Mecánico Cristian Excelente mecánico, buen precio y la atención excelente!!! Mil veces recomendable Open: Yes Excelente mecánico, buen precio y la atención excelente!!! Mil veces recomendable iOverlander Mecánico Cristian Car Repair user 0.0 Scenic Route This road goes from the coast to Santa Cruz. You drive on saddles along mountain tops with views of mountain valleys and the ocean. It is amazing. The road is rough. There are some steep uphills when it is rainy like it was when I passed this road it can be quite an effort to make the road. The road is narrow and not for large vehicles I only saw men On horses and some motorcycles The road takes some time. But is very cool. I talked to one guy that rents his house out. So maybe you can find a place. There is no services on this road. You are alone the road number is 904 Open: Yes This road goes from the coast to Santa Cruz. You drive on saddles along mountain tops with views of mountain valleys and the ocean. It is amazing. The road is rough. There are some steep uphills when it is rainy like it was when I passed this road it can be quite an effort to make the road. The road is narrow and not for large vehicles I only saw men On horses and some motorcycles The road takes some time. But is very cool. I talked to one guy that rents his house out. So maybe you can find a place. There is no services on this road. You are alone the road number is 904 iOverlander Scenic Route Dog Unknown user 1075.6 Casa Cristian Quezada Excelente lugar para quedarse, bien dicen que para conocer un país tienes que conocer a su gente, Cristian Quezada te hará sentir como en casa!!! Solo se pagan $4usd pp, pero tiene un súper plus que es mecánico y puedes aprovechar para realizar cualquier ajuste o revisión. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Excelente lugar para quedarse, bien dicen que para conocer un país tienes que conocer a su gente, Cristian Quezada te hará sentir como en casa!!! Solo se pagan $4usd pp, pero tiene un súper plus que es mecánico y puedes aprovechar para realizar cualquier ajuste o revisión. iOverlander Casa Cristian Quezada Parking Area user 37.0 Casa Angela Hostal Excellent Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Excellent iOverlander Casa Angela Hostal Lodging user 8.5 Parking slot Right at the water front. During the day there is a lady asking for money for parking, but officially it's free. Quiet at night, cool breeze and shade. We haven't paid. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Right at the water front. During the day there is a lady asking for money for parking, but officially it's free. Quiet at night, cool breeze and shade. We haven't paid. iOverlander Parking slot Parking Area user 1261.1 Property for sale next to the soccer field A plane gravel area with a "Se venden" sign. We asked a neighbor and the owner of a small market and both told us that we can park there without any problem. Stayed 3 days without moving our truck. 10 minutes by foot into the center. Great option for bigger trucks. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes A plane gravel area with a "Se venden" sign. We asked a neighbor and the owner of a small market and both told us that we can park there without any problem. Stayed 3 days without moving our truck. 10 minutes by foot into the center. Great option for bigger trucks. iOverlander Property for sale next to the soccer field Contact, Pirate user 1364.8 Free water Free drinking water! Open: Yes Free drinking water! iOverlander Free water Drinking Water user 143.2 Pronto Pizza Great pizza from wood oven, nice family run restaurant in a side street. We loved this place and its pizza! Open: Yes Great pizza from wood oven, nice family run restaurant in a side street. We loved this place and its pizza! iOverlander Pronto Pizza Restaurant user 1815.2 Tiquicia lodge Vara Blanca Very cute place to stay, very close to the volcano Poas. Very warm welcome. Beautiful garden and half an hour birdwalk. 40 dollars standard room and 60 the upper class (which does't worth the difference of price). 15 dollars more for a third person. There is also a nice grassy field where you could stay in your vehicle but no idea if they allow it or if you could get any accommodation. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very cute place to stay, very close to the volcano Poas. Very warm welcome. Beautiful garden and half an hour birdwalk. 40 dollars standard room and 60 the upper class (which does't worth the difference of price). 15 dollars more for a third person. There is also a nice grassy field where you could stay in your vehicle but no idea if they allow it or if you could get any accommodation. iOverlander Tiquicia lodge Vara Blanca Lodging user 86.0 Cabinas Sol y Arena Really nice little hotel with 3 or 4 rooms and secure gated parking lot, private bathroom, ac, tv, wifi for 15,000 colones (27usd) for both of us. The lady owner, Emidia, so sweet and great energy! Made us feel immediately welcome by giving us a discount 12,000 colones for the night and made us smile with her good vibes. Totally recommended! Walking distance from Maxi Pali supermarket and a Chinese restaurant. One block from the highway but can't feel any noise from this place. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Really nice little hotel with 3 or 4 rooms and secure gated parking lot, private bathroom, ac, tv, wifi for 15,000 colones (27usd) for both of us. The lady owner, Emidia, so sweet and great energy! Made us feel immediately welcome by giving us a discount 12,000 colones for the night and made us smile with her good vibes. Totally recommended! Walking distance from Maxi Pali supermarket and a Chinese restaurant. One block from the highway but can't feel any noise from this place. iOverlander Cabinas Sol y Arena Lodging user 1434.7 Parking slot Slots next to the church which fits trucks up to 7.5 meters length. Had no problems and good for a night. Very quiet after 11pm. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Slots next to the church which fits trucks up to 7.5 meters length. Had no problems and good for a night. Very quiet after 11pm. iOverlander Parking slot Parking Area user 1475.7 Aros y llantas mundiales All kind of tires. New and cheap with friendly staff. Open: Yes All kind of tires. New and cheap with friendly staff. iOverlander Aros y llantas mundiales Car Repair user 1426.9 Kafe Kuentos Very good typical food. Great coffee and not expensive. Try the Gallo Cafetal Supremo... delicious. With a batido and a very good coffee as dessert we paid for 2 only 11,000 Colones. Open: Yes Very good typical food. Great coffee and not expensive. Try the Gallo Cafetal Supremo... delicious. With a batido and a very good coffee as dessert we paid for 2 only 11,000 Colones. iOverlander Kafe Kuentos Restaurant user 16.0 Biergarten Sausages, pretzels, and beer! Fair prices. WiFi available. Other types of food as well. Open: Yes Sausages, pretzels, and beer! Fair prices. WiFi available. Other types of food as well. iOverlander Biergarten Restaurant user -1.0 Bomberos Parking in front of bomberos! Safe, great people! Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Parking in front of bomberos! Safe, great people! Free iOverlander Bomberos Parking Area user 1061.9 Hotel Guayabo Nice grassy area to park near Guayabo national park. The owner Oswaldo is very nice and helpful, they also have a small restaurant. If he's not here call him 87388947 or just find a place and wait for him. 4.000 colones car/day. Good wi-fi There's toilet/ showers. Washing machine you can combine price to use. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice grassy area to park near Guayabo national park. The owner Oswaldo is very nice and helpful, they also have a small restaurant. If he's not here call him 87388947 or just find a place and wait for him. 4.000 colones car/day. Good wi-fi There's toilet/ showers. Washing machine you can combine price to use. iOverlander Hotel Guayabo Campground user 1585.4 Las Fresas Hotel, cabanas and italian restaurant. The entrance is not very appealing (it just got a new owner and they are refreshing the place) but you can sleep in cute wooden rooms for 35 dollars (no extra fee if a third person). Very quiet, green and clean place. They run a restaurant as well but we didn't eat there. There is also a large flat and grassy field to sleep in your vehicle (didn't ask if possible but looks made for it). Should be tents friendly too. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel, cabanas and italian restaurant. The entrance is not very appealing (it just got a new owner and they are refreshing the place) but you can sleep in cute wooden rooms for 35 dollars (no extra fee if a third person). Very quiet, green and clean place. They run a restaurant as well but we didn't eat there. There is also a large flat and grassy field to sleep in your vehicle (didn't ask if possible but looks made for it). Should be tents friendly too. iOverlander Las Fresas Lodging user 1181.6 Taller J.R. Automotriz Great mechanic and reasonable prices. Fixed our oil leak very well! Super friendly people! Highly recommend this place! Phone +506 8513 2569. You will also find them on google maps. Open: Yes Great mechanic and reasonable prices. Fixed our oil leak very well! Super friendly people! Highly recommend this place! Phone +506 8513 2569. You will also find them on google maps. iOverlander Taller J.R. Automotriz Car Repair user 11.8 Hotel Calocita Nice hotel, 50 meters from the main road, 150 meters to the beach. Well equipped shared kitchen which allows you to prepare your own meals. Clean rooms, warm water. Good WiFi. We piaid USD 30/night (mid-seaon). Christian, the German owners, is a very nice and helpful guy. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice hotel, 50 meters from the main road, 150 meters to the beach. Well equipped shared kitchen which allows you to prepare your own meals. Clean rooms, warm water. Good WiFi. We piaid USD 30/night (mid-seaon). Christian, the German owners, is a very nice and helpful guy. iOverlander Hotel Calocita Lodging user 57.8 Playa Panama and Playa Hermanos connecting road mirador Wide spot in backroad overlooking Playa Panama at top of narrow but paved road. No problem with truck camper. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Wide spot in backroad overlooking Playa Panama at top of narrow but paved road. No problem with truck camper. iOverlander Playa Panama and Playa Hermanos connecting road mirador Contact, Pirate user 53.9 Panadería Francés Delicious breads and sweets! Very nice french owner. Open: Yes Delicious breads and sweets! Very nice french owner. iOverlander Panadería Francés Restaurant user 8.9 Cabinas Iguana This hostel is owned by a Swiss. It offers bungalows (USD 50) and 3 bedrooms with shared bathrooms (USD 25). It has a beautiful garden, swimming pool, a fully equipped guest kitchen with free coffee in the morning. Everything very clean. The hostel is located 150 m from the beach and 10 walking minutes from the centre with plenty of bars and restaurants. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No This hostel is owned by a Swiss. It offers bungalows (USD 50) and 3 bedrooms with shared bathrooms (USD 25). It has a beautiful garden, swimming pool, a fully equipped guest kitchen with free coffee in the morning. Everything very clean. The hostel is located 150 m from the beach and 10 walking minutes from the centre with plenty of bars and restaurants. iOverlander Cabinas Iguana Lodging user 26.3 Beach south of Puerto Limón Beach front which is easily accessible by any kind of vehicle. Turn left before you cross the bridge and the beach stretches back from the river mouth until Limón. You can also walk through the river and continue south the beach. On the other side of the bridge are lots of small parking spaces under the trees but nothing for our big truck. Sundays were locals swimming and fishing, Mondays we were alone. No facilities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beach front which is easily accessible by any kind of vehicle. Turn left before you cross the bridge and the beach stretches back from the river mouth until Limón. You can also walk through the river and continue south the beach. On the other side of the bridge are lots of small parking spaces under the trees but nothing for our big truck. Sundays were locals swimming and fishing, Mondays we were alone. No facilities. iOverlander Beach south of Puerto Limón Contact, Pirate user 140.7 Petrol Station San Gerado 24hr petrol station, Truck stop, tire Shop. FREE toilets & showers. Just talk to the guy at the petrol station where it's best to park over night. FREE :) Open: Yes 24hr petrol station, Truck stop, tire Shop. FREE toilets & showers. Just talk to the guy at the petrol station where it's best to park over night. FREE :) iOverlander Petrol Station San Gerado Parking Area user 37.7 Colorado salt flats Parked next to Central Park and soccer fields. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Parked next to Central Park and soccer fields. iOverlander Colorado salt flats Contact, Pirate user 16.0 Aduana for Vehicle Permit Aduana office to suspend and reinstate your vehicle permit for storage. Suspend Permit - Provide paper stating your vehicle is in storage along with vehicle import permit. Reinstate Permit - Provide suspended permit paper and make sure the "Movimiento #" is printed on your new vehicle permit. Storage will not release vehicle without this number on the permit. *Reinstated vehicle permit will be for the lesser of the remaining time of your original permit or for the length of vehicle insurance you purchased. *Updated location and GPS coordinates are correct but did not adjust on map. If this appears near Mal Pais it is incorrect. Correct location is near San Jose airport. Open: Yes Aduana office to suspend and reinstate your vehicle permit for storage. Suspend Permit - Provide paper stating your vehicle is in storage along with vehicle import permit. Reinstate Permit - Provide suspended permit paper and make sure the "Movimiento #" is printed on your new vehicle permit. Storage will not release vehicle without this number on the permit. *Reinstated vehicle permit will be for the lesser of the remaining time of your original permit or for the length of vehicle insurance you purchased. *Updated location and GPS coordinates are correct but did not adjust on map. If this appears near Mal Pais it is incorrect. Correct location is near San Jose airport. iOverlander Aduana for Vehicle Permit Toll Booth user 11.0 Almacen Fiscal Vehicle Storage Vehicle storage option. We stored at the El Coco location but noticed this option near the aduana. Open: Yes Vehicle storage option. We stored at the El Coco location but noticed this option near the aduana. iOverlander Almacen Fiscal Vehicle Storage Dog Unknown user 57.5 Gas Station & ATM FREE! We stayed for free at the 24hr gas station incl toilets & shower. There also is a guard at night. There is also a big parking area behind the gas station where the Nosara Coffee Factory is but there is no security guard at night. Open: Yes FREE! We stayed for free at the 24hr gas station incl toilets & shower. There also is a guard at night. There is also a big parking area behind the gas station where the Nosara Coffee Factory is but there is no security guard at night. iOverlander Gas Station & ATM Parking Area user 33.5 The Bakery Cafe Nice bakery cafe with good food and monkeys all around! We enjoyed breakfast. First restaurant closest to informal camp spot. Wifi: ticorico. Open: Yes Nice bakery cafe with good food and monkeys all around! We enjoyed breakfast. First restaurant closest to informal camp spot. Wifi: ticorico. iOverlander The Bakery Cafe Restaurant user 6.4 Small parking area right next to the beach We asked two locals and both confirmed that this place is safe in Punta Uva. Other campers staid here before they said. The place fits only 7 cars or so (be early at the weekend) and the side next to the papaya and coconut trees is unseen by the road. After 5pm we had the place for us on a Saturday. There are houses nearby and the lady living at the corner offers showers and bathrooms. You will see the signs. She was one saying we are doing fine parking here. The beach is awesome, the reef is ok and trucks with 3.5 m height fit in. Perfectly... Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We asked two locals and both confirmed that this place is safe in Punta Uva. Other campers staid here before they said. The place fits only 7 cars or so (be early at the weekend) and the side next to the papaya and coconut trees is unseen by the road. After 5pm we had the place for us on a Saturday. There are houses nearby and the lady living at the corner offers showers and bathrooms. You will see the signs. She was one saying we are doing fine parking here. The beach is awesome, the reef is ok and trucks with 3.5 m height fit in. Perfectly... iOverlander Small parking area right next to the beach Contact, Pirate user -5.0 Ferry Ferry to Punta Arenas (1 hour). Prices and schedule attached in pictures. Paid 17,200 for our pickup truck w/camper + 810 for each adult. Nice large ferry with a/c, bathrooms and snack bar. Empanadas de Pollo w/chile sauce were solid. Open: Yes Ferry to Punta Arenas (1 hour). Prices and schedule attached in pictures. Paid 17,200 for our pickup truck w/camper + 810 for each adult. Nice large ferry with a/c, bathrooms and snack bar. Empanadas de Pollo w/chile sauce were solid. iOverlander Ferry Diamond, Red user 29.0 Road 935 we took this road to go from Bahia Salinas to Liberia as directed by maps.me and our GPS. More than ten Creek crossing that were not so bad but at 600 metres from the end, we got stuck in clay mud and had to use our winch to get out. Didn't continue to highway as road got much steeper and we didn't think we'd get up. Turned around and went left here: 11.01539, 85.67316 where it says "to Liberia"!!!! and it's a paved road. Neither of our systems showed this road. Open: Yes we took this road to go from Bahia Salinas to Liberia as directed by maps.me and our GPS. More than ten Creek crossing that were not so bad but at 600 metres from the end, we got stuck in clay mud and had to use our winch to get out. Didn't continue to highway as road got much steeper and we didn't think we'd get up. Turned around and went left here: 11.01539, 85.67316 where it says "to Liberia"!!!! and it's a paved road. Neither of our systems showed this road. iOverlander Road 935 Diamond, Red user 93.9 PLAZA KAHUNA FREE! We stayed overnight at the Parking of the Plaza Kahuna in front of the French Bakery. There is also tap water in front of the Dive Shop. FREE! Open: Yes FREE! We stayed overnight at the Parking of the Plaza Kahuna in front of the French Bakery. There is also tap water in front of the Dive Shop. FREE! iOverlander PLAZA KAHUNA Dog Unknown user 87.0 Cafe Europa German bakery. yummy! Also it's a restaurant and beer garden. Open: Yes German bakery. yummy! Also it's a restaurant and beer garden. iOverlander Cafe Europa Restaurant user 0.0 Hollyday inn Very welcoming, we found a parking lot for our 24-foot RV. The price is only 15% more than the hotel KC. There are many more services including swimming pool, counter clerks, excursion services, parking, ect .. Très accueillant, on a trouvé un stationnement pour notre VR de 24 pieds. Le prix n'est que 15% de plus que l'hôtel KC. Il y a beaucoup plus de services dont la piscine, le nombre de commis au comptoir, les services d'excursion le stationnement, ect.. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Very welcoming, we found a parking lot for our 24-foot RV. The price is only 15% more than the hotel KC. There are many more services including swimming pool, counter clerks, excursion services, parking, ect .. Très accueillant, on a trouvé un stationnement pour notre VR de 24 pieds. Le prix n'est que 15% de plus que l'hôtel KC. Il y a beaucoup plus de services dont la piscine, le nombre de commis au comptoir, les services d'excursion le stationnement, ect.. iOverlander Hollyday inn Lodging user 1095.0 Boquete Brewery Brewery with food truck, microbrews and covered outside seating. Pints are 4.50 but happy hour is $1 off 1-5 daily. Pitchers, normally $12, are $2 off during happy hour so commit to a beer and let the good times roll. Opens at 4pm. *U.S. rock ballads guaranteed. Open: Yes Brewery with food truck, microbrews and covered outside seating. Pints are 4.50 but happy hour is $1 off 1-5 daily. Pitchers, normally $12, are $2 off during happy hour so commit to a beer and let the good times roll. Opens at 4pm. *U.S. rock ballads guaranteed. iOverlander Boquete Brewery Restaurant user 7.0 Black sand beach wild camping Beautiful black sand beach. Stayed two nights without anyone bothering us (besides some mosquitos during sunset and sunrise). Many coconuts for refreshments. Good swim. There are at least 10-15 beach accesses on this stretch of parallel road. Just try one and the beach is yours. No crowds. Might need 4x4 for some of those accesses (not on this one though). Just look around and you'll find a great spot to spend a night... Or two (it's easy to get lazy here ;) We arrived just after hurricane Otto went through, sea was a bit rough, some trash and lots of firewood on the beach, no problems though. More pics at www.dermessing.com or facebook.com/letsplayontop Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful black sand beach. Stayed two nights without anyone bothering us (besides some mosquitos during sunset and sunrise). Many coconuts for refreshments. Good swim. There are at least 10-15 beach accesses on this stretch of parallel road. Just try one and the beach is yours. No crowds. Might need 4x4 for some of those accesses (not on this one though). Just look around and you'll find a great spot to spend a night... Or two (it's easy to get lazy here ;) We arrived just after hurricane Otto went through, sea was a bit rough, some trash and lots of firewood on the beach, no problems though. More pics at www.dermessing.com or facebook.com/letsplayontop iOverlander Black sand beach wild camping Contact, Pirate user 8.0 Playa Cocles Many parking spots on beach side. Owner of "Reggae Chill" said it would be safe (there are two guards on either side of the restaurant). Police cars driving by frequently. We stayed two nights without any hassle. FREE. Nice surf but pretty short breaks for beginners. Life guards until sunset. Lots of trees for shade or hammocks. Little fruit stand right next to us. Maybe Wi-Fi from restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Many parking spots on beach side. Owner of "Reggae Chill" said it would be safe (there are two guards on either side of the restaurant). Police cars driving by frequently. We stayed two nights without any hassle. FREE. Nice surf but pretty short breaks for beginners. Life guards until sunset. Lots of trees for shade or hammocks. Little fruit stand right next to us. Maybe Wi-Fi from restaurant. iOverlander Playa Cocles Parking Area user 45.5 hotel villas Colibri just forgot to mention that the GPS position been saved 100 m away of the hotel, on the main road. Hotel is located at the end of a small streeofat the next crossroad on the right hand (coming from Almacen El coco). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No just forgot to mention that the GPS position been saved 100 m away of the hotel, on the main road. Hotel is located at the end of a small streeofat the next crossroad on the right hand (coming from Almacen El coco). iOverlander hotel villas Colibri Lodging user 50.0 Hostel Alouatta If you love awesome places, board games and nice people this is a great campsite :) Hostel Alouatta is a great place to set up camp with your overlanding rig. If you want a luxury night (tired of the car) they have options for Yurts and big nice tents with fans. Prices 8$/person. Very new and clean toilets and warm showers. Good flat areas to park and good comunal areas like kitchen, terrace, chill out area, dining/board game area - WIFI is free - If your having a lazy morning there are delicious breakfast opportunities :) We had a great breakfast for $4 per person and amazing smoothies. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes If you love awesome places, board games and nice people this is a great campsite :) Hostel Alouatta is a great place to set up camp with your overlanding rig. If you want a luxury night (tired of the car) they have options for Yurts and big nice tents with fans. Prices 8$/person. Very new and clean toilets and warm showers. Good flat areas to park and good comunal areas like kitchen, terrace, chill out area, dining/board game area - WIFI is free - If your having a lazy morning there are delicious breakfast opportunities :) We had a great breakfast for $4 per person and amazing smoothies. iOverlander Hostel Alouatta Campground user -34.3 Centro turistico Nelly Motor in style hotel with a fresh water pool! We payed $26 a for a room that had room for 4 people. Easy walk from centre of town and plenty of parking. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Motor in style hotel with a fresh water pool! We payed $26 a for a room that had room for 4 people. Easy walk from centre of town and plenty of parking. iOverlander Centro turistico Nelly Lodging user -10.5 Picnic areas by beach We didn't stay. Beautiful area with picnic tables and rubbish bins right bay beach. Stunning view. Looks safe. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We didn't stay. Beautiful area with picnic tables and rubbish bins right bay beach. Stunning view. Looks safe. iOverlander Picnic areas by beach Contact, Pirate user 88.0 waterfalls this is a beautiful spot for a swim. the water is clear and fresh and you are surrounded by jungle. the pool is actually quite deep so you can have a good swim. it is directly across the road from "bar la cascade". it makes a great pit stop. not sure about wild camping but there might be spots further up the track. Open: Yes this is a beautiful spot for a swim. the water is clear and fresh and you are surrounded by jungle. the pool is actually quite deep so you can have a good swim. it is directly across the road from "bar la cascade". it makes a great pit stop. not sure about wild camping but there might be spots further up the track. iOverlander waterfalls City (Capitol) user 0.0 Hotel el Teca great hotel. very clean, run by a very friendly family. it is possible to park a car at the back and they let us store our bicycles in a spare room. we paid $34 for a room with ac for two people. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water great hotel. very clean, run by a very friendly family. it is possible to park a car at the back and they let us store our bicycles in a spare room. we paid $34 for a room with ac for two people. iOverlander Hotel el Teca Lodging user -15.0 Hotel Moctezuma We paid $45 for a triple room with really good AC but hit water wasn't working. Right in town. Very nice receptionist. We stayed on building across the street from reception. decent internet. It was a Friday night so noisy from bar across the street till almost midnight. we tried the pizza place kitty corner to us and it was reasonable and very good. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We paid $45 for a triple room with really good AC but hit water wasn't working. Right in town. Very nice receptionist. We stayed on building across the street from reception. decent internet. It was a Friday night so noisy from bar across the street till almost midnight. we tried the pizza place kitty corner to us and it was reasonable and very good. iOverlander Hotel Moctezuma Lodging user 570.1 Arenal Nat. Park Park ranger allowed us to stay inside first parking area overnight. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Park ranger allowed us to stay inside first parking area overnight. iOverlander Arenal Nat. Park Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Soda Ranchito Dona Maria this soda serves tasty food with big portions at a good price. lunch specials are huge and go for 3000 col. the nachos and fresh juice are also delicious. the owner is really friendly. open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (7am to 8 pm) but I think it is closed on the weekend. Open: Yes this soda serves tasty food with big portions at a good price. lunch specials are huge and go for 3000 col. the nachos and fresh juice are also delicious. the owner is really friendly. open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (7am to 8 pm) but I think it is closed on the weekend. iOverlander Soda Ranchito Dona Maria Restaurant user 35.2 River crossing Could get high in rainy season. Ok when we were here. (December). Just over knee hight. Open: Yes Could get high in rainy season. Ok when we were here. (December). Just over knee hight. iOverlander River crossing Diamond, Red user 0.0 bike mechanic place for bicycle repairs. the owner is really friendly, quick and cheap. we had three spokes replaced (on the drive side) and brought four pairs of brake pads for 7000 col. the place is down a lane way . Open: Yes place for bicycle repairs. the owner is really friendly, quick and cheap. we had three spokes replaced (on the drive side) and brought four pairs of brake pads for 7000 col. the place is down a lane way . iOverlander bike mechanic Car Repair user 1441.0 Delta Gas Station It was beginning to get dark so we stopped for gas here and asked if we could spend the night. The manager at the oil change place here said of course. His security guard let us park under cover inside the oil change bay! Not fabulous but worked. Restrooms at gas station, key attached to a bottle next to the closest pump. Not all that quiet but felt safe. Possibly could get power as there are outlets in garage. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No It was beginning to get dark so we stopped for gas here and asked if we could spend the night. The manager at the oil change place here said of course. His security guard let us park under cover inside the oil change bay! Not fabulous but worked. Restrooms at gas station, key attached to a bottle next to the closest pump. Not all that quiet but felt safe. Possibly could get power as there are outlets in garage. iOverlander Delta Gas Station Parking Area user 0.0 bike mechanic and bike shop does bike repairs and sells a range of bike equipment. does repairs fast. Open: Yes does bike repairs and sells a range of bike equipment. does repairs fast. iOverlander bike mechanic and bike shop Car Repair user 12.8 Parking lot beach Parking lot in front of the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot in front of the beach. iOverlander Parking lot beach Parking Area user 74.0 bad road for cyclists the road between Puntarenas and Cañazas is narrow, dark, has no shoulder and bad edges with LOTS of trucks. dangerous for cyclists. we made it to Eco Ranch Today but then went back to Cuatro Cruces and took a bus to the Nicaragua border. Open: Yes the road between Puntarenas and Cañazas is narrow, dark, has no shoulder and bad edges with LOTS of trucks. dangerous for cyclists. we made it to Eco Ranch Today but then went back to Cuatro Cruces and took a bus to the Nicaragua border. iOverlander bad road for cyclists Diamond, Red user 1744.7 Zarcero Gardens The catholic church to the east of the surreal topiary garden has a fenced and gated parking lot on north side. After a discussion with the caretaker, they allowed us to not only park there free of charge but stay in camper overnight. We donated c5000 to church as a thank you. Gate is locked from 5pm until 7am. Many restaurants within walking distance. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No The catholic church to the east of the surreal topiary garden has a fenced and gated parking lot on north side. After a discussion with the caretaker, they allowed us to not only park there free of charge but stay in camper overnight. We donated c5000 to church as a thank you. Gate is locked from 5pm until 7am. Many restaurants within walking distance. iOverlander Zarcero Gardens Parking Area user 966.0 Hotel Eskalima None of the spots in Alajuela worked for us so we splurged. It was hard to find a place that had secure parking in town though. This place has a secure lot that our 3.2m tall 8m long rig fit in down the side. Entrance and parking on Avenida 3. We paid $66 all in a night for a double room with AC and breakfast. Good Wi-Fi, decent breakfast and nice location with a parque across the street. Staff speaks English and the manager, Freddy, us very helpful. Lots of shops, fast food and restaurants nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No None of the spots in Alajuela worked for us so we splurged. It was hard to find a place that had secure parking in town though. This place has a secure lot that our 3.2m tall 8m long rig fit in down the side. Entrance and parking on Avenida 3. We paid $66 all in a night for a double room with AC and breakfast. Good Wi-Fi, decent breakfast and nice location with a parque across the street. Staff speaks English and the manager, Freddy, us very helpful. Lots of shops, fast food and restaurants nearby. iOverlander Hotel Eskalima Lodging user 1077.2 Santa Gertrudis Norte In between Santa Gertrudis Norte and Sur. On way to Los Chorros Waterfalls. Old closed hotel parking lot next to used truck parts shop with room to park off road on mostly level spot. Probably room for three or so truck campers and/or vans. Some road noise but overall minimal. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No In between Santa Gertrudis Norte and Sur. On way to Los Chorros Waterfalls. Old closed hotel parking lot next to used truck parts shop with room to park off road on mostly level spot. Probably room for three or so truck campers and/or vans. Some road noise but overall minimal. iOverlander Santa Gertrudis Norte Contact, Pirate user 503.4 La Angostura, Finca Aliza y Werner Swiss owner in a Finca with cabins, B&B, also a possibility to park a RV or Camper. Maximum 21 feet, possibility electricity and drinking water. Just ask what is possible before enter the street. Restaurant at the street. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Swiss owner in a Finca with cabins, B&B, also a possibility to park a RV or Camper. Maximum 21 feet, possibility electricity and drinking water. Just ask what is possible before enter the street. Restaurant at the street. iOverlander La Angostura, Finca Aliza y Werner Lodging user 15.0 camping in the woods near the beach stayed under the trees at the road that leads to rooster restaurant. no-one cared that we had our camp with two cars here for the night and it felt safe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes stayed under the trees at the road that leads to rooster restaurant. no-one cared that we had our camp with two cars here for the night and it felt safe. iOverlander camping in the woods near the beach Contact, Pirate user 158.7 Estacion de servicios Full Sardinal Tire shop behind the gas station. Good service. Atelier de pneus derrière la station d'essence. Bon service. Open: Yes Tire shop behind the gas station. Good service. Atelier de pneus derrière la station d'essence. Bon service. iOverlander Estacion de servicios Full Sardinal Car Repair user Honda Dealer great mechanics. best iv found on the entire trip. Super helpful to travelers it seems. they have all the proper tools and know how to use them and had a clean professional workshop. Some english spoken. not to bad pricing either, 30usd an hour, not bad for Costa Rica i think Open: Yes great mechanics. best iv found on the entire trip. Super helpful to travelers it seems. they have all the proper tools and know how to use them and had a clean professional workshop. Some english spoken. not to bad pricing either, 30usd an hour, not bad for Costa Rica i think iOverlander Honda Dealer Car Repair user 36.0 Sunset Camping Big campground right on the beach with lots of trees. Only for tents, but u can park the car right in Front of it. 7$ pp. No Wi-Fi but good facilities. Highly recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Big campground right on the beach with lots of trees. Only for tents, but u can park the car right in Front of it. 7$ pp. No Wi-Fi but good facilities. Highly recommended. iOverlander Sunset Camping Campground user 170.0 adventure park (gate) We camped in front of the entrance of the adventure park, since it fite late and dark. The guard of the park said it's fine if we camped here. Pretty noisy road, but apart from that good spot for a night, felt safe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes We camped in front of the entrance of the adventure park, since it fite late and dark. The guard of the park said it's fine if we camped here. Pretty noisy road, but apart from that good spot for a night, felt safe. iOverlander adventure park (gate) Contact, Pirate user 186.6 ZEV Very good workshop, most of the people come here and the owner speaks English and is very fair with the prices, they also let us sleep in the workshop and lent wifi, bathroom, kitchen and electricity, highly recommended Muy buen taller, la mayoría del pueblo viene aquí y el dueño habla inglés y es muy justo con los precios, además nos dejaron dormir en el taller y prestaron wifi, baño, cocina y electricidad, muy recomendable Open: Yes Very good workshop, most of the people come here and the owner speaks English and is very fair with the prices, they also let us sleep in the workshop and lent wifi, bathroom, kitchen and electricity, highly recommended Muy buen taller, la mayoría del pueblo viene aquí y el dueño habla inglés y es muy justo con los precios, además nos dejaron dormir en el taller y prestaron wifi, baño, cocina y electricidad, muy recomendable iOverlander ZEV Car Repair user 2245.5 Kahawa It is a magical place. The road is steep to get there. The waiters are very welcoming and we are left to sleep in their garden (with two rabbits). A splendid place to camp with wi-fi, clean toilets, restaurant and parking. Ask for the trail of the waterfall! 3km walk. C'est un endroit magique. La route est raide pour y arriver. Les serveurs sont très accueillant et nous on laisser dormir dans leur jardin (avec deux lapins). Un endroit splendide pour camper avec wi-fi, toilettes propres, restaurant et parking. Demandez pour le sentier de la cascade! 3km de marche. Open: Yes It is a magical place. The road is steep to get there. The waiters are very welcoming and we are left to sleep in their garden (with two rabbits). A splendid place to camp with wi-fi, clean toilets, restaurant and parking. Ask for the trail of the waterfall! 3km walk. C'est un endroit magique. La route est raide pour y arriver. Les serveurs sont très accueillant et nous on laisser dormir dans leur jardin (avec deux lapins). Un endroit splendide pour camper avec wi-fi, toilettes propres, restaurant et parking. Demandez pour le sentier de la cascade! 3km de marche. iOverlander Kahawa Restaurant user -1.0 Eco Camping Papgayo and Pizzeria A small pizzeria a half minute walk from the beach with a large area for camping; tents or vehicles. There's decent washrooms with showers, though we didn't try the showers. The pizzeria has wifi measured at 1.5Mbps, and the staff were very kind, offering us bug spray. The price per night is USD$6/person. We stayed on New Years Eve and I think we were the only non-locals. At the beach too there seemed to only be locals with very few, if any non-Ticos. Although the campground is between two roads, it was fairly quiet. My girlfriend and I would stay again. In my opinion this is a far better option than the Congo campground in Playa Hermosa if you want cheaper and quieter. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A small pizzeria a half minute walk from the beach with a large area for camping; tents or vehicles. There's decent washrooms with showers, though we didn't try the showers. The pizzeria has wifi measured at 1.5Mbps, and the staff were very kind, offering us bug spray. The price per night is USD$6/person. We stayed on New Years Eve and I think we were the only non-locals. At the beach too there seemed to only be locals with very few, if any non-Ticos. Although the campground is between two roads, it was fairly quiet. My girlfriend and I would stay again. In my opinion this is a far better option than the Congo campground in Playa Hermosa if you want cheaper and quieter. iOverlander Eco Camping Papgayo and Pizzeria Campground user Java 654 Little cafe a bit away from 'downtown' Coco. Has prices you'd expect in Costa Rica, but has okay wifi and space to use laptops. The food's pretty good and the milkshake I had was really good. Is the best coffee shop we could find in Coco for sitting down and doing some computer work. Open: Yes Little cafe a bit away from 'downtown' Coco. Has prices you'd expect in Costa Rica, but has okay wifi and space to use laptops. The food's pretty good and the milkshake I had was really good. Is the best coffee shop we could find in Coco for sitting down and doing some computer work. iOverlander Java 654 Restaurant user 1196.4 polideportiva aranjuez very calm place in the heart of san josé, same shade lots of space football field, small park for kids and next to plice station. very save and calm. no service. Taps around with water. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes very calm place in the heart of san josé, same shade lots of space football field, small park for kids and next to plice station. very save and calm. no service. Taps around with water. iOverlander polideportiva aranjuez Parking Area user 9.9 Playa Bahia de Los Piratas Pretty, small, swimmable beach. Free parking right on the beach with shaded areas from trees. Tent campers, car campers. Guy with tiki looking stand selling grilled food & sodas. Not nearly as busy as Playa Conchal or Flamingo. Roads were no sweat, dry & no potholes. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Pretty, small, swimmable beach. Free parking right on the beach with shaded areas from trees. Tent campers, car campers. Guy with tiki looking stand selling grilled food & sodas. Not nearly as busy as Playa Conchal or Flamingo. Roads were no sweat, dry & no potholes. iOverlander Playa Bahia de Los Piratas Contact, Pirate user 0.9 Kontiki The best wood oven pizza on this part of the world! You need to try the sangria and epic "Peruvian chilly sauce". The owners of Kontiki are Peruvians who have beeing living hear since 1992 super chill and dream inspire family, for sure they know a lot of secret spots to explore around depending on your interest. They also have some cabinas for $10 pp Open: Yes The best wood oven pizza on this part of the world! You need to try the sangria and epic "Peruvian chilly sauce". The owners of Kontiki are Peruvians who have beeing living hear since 1992 super chill and dream inspire family, for sure they know a lot of secret spots to explore around depending on your interest. They also have some cabinas for $10 pp iOverlander Kontiki Restaurant user 0.8 Puerto Los Pargos At the end of the road there is an open space with ocean and port view .. haven't camp hear but coming every sunset for a week and the place is quiet and safe , the owners of Kontiki have camp hear for 6month when they first move into town Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes At the end of the road there is an open space with ocean and port view .. haven't camp hear but coming every sunset for a week and the place is quiet and safe , the owners of Kontiki have camp hear for 6month when they first move into town iOverlander Puerto Los Pargos Contact, Pirate user 92.0 River Crossing Not more than knee deep. Doable with most cars. Open: Yes Not more than knee deep. Doable with most cars. iOverlander River Crossing Diamond, Red user 6.0 Picnic Spot on Beach arrived at this little spot at the end of a dirt track to find a clearing between some trees. Asked some locals spending the day on the beach whether it was okay and safe and they assured us it was. No amenities with but from the old fire coals could see where others had stayed. Few cars drive by during the day, everyone friendly and welcoming. Great quiet, free spot with view over the bay. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes arrived at this little spot at the end of a dirt track to find a clearing between some trees. Asked some locals spending the day on the beach whether it was okay and safe and they assured us it was. No amenities with but from the old fire coals could see where others had stayed. Few cars drive by during the day, everyone friendly and welcoming. Great quiet, free spot with view over the bay. iOverlander Picnic Spot on Beach Contact, Pirate user 3.0 Kiteboarding Costa Rica Little dirt track to side of the kitesurf house leads to the public beach where there is a small, shaded flat area to camp. the road is steep and area small so not suitable for big rigs but 4x4 is not needed. Lovely quite night with breeze to keep it cool and the mosquitoes away. Kitesurfers come down to play in the morning as wind picks up early. No facilities but if you speak to Kent the owner of the kite house he may let you use the bathrooms and internet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Little dirt track to side of the kitesurf house leads to the public beach where there is a small, shaded flat area to camp. the road is steep and area small so not suitable for big rigs but 4x4 is not needed. Lovely quite night with breeze to keep it cool and the mosquitoes away. Kitesurfers come down to play in the morning as wind picks up early. No facilities but if you speak to Kent the owner of the kite house he may let you use the bathrooms and internet. iOverlander Kiteboarding Costa Rica Contact, Pirate user 22.0 Kacha Hostel We were trying to check out Beach Packers and drove past it. Joey, the parking attendant at Kacha said we could park there and he gave us power. Charged us 7000C per night for two people. Beautiful beach. Bars and restaurants nearby. You can walk to Manuel Antonio NP. Outdoor showers with curtains near the parking and banos at the bar. There are a few wifi signals including a free one. Okay Movistar reception. TP and seats in bar banos. We saw tents under the trees on the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes We were trying to check out Beach Packers and drove past it. Joey, the parking attendant at Kacha said we could park there and he gave us power. Charged us 7000C per night for two people. Beautiful beach. Bars and restaurants nearby. You can walk to Manuel Antonio NP. Outdoor showers with curtains near the parking and banos at the bar. There are a few wifi signals including a free one. Okay Movistar reception. TP and seats in bar banos. We saw tents under the trees on the beach. iOverlander Kacha Hostel Lodging user 0.0 Playa Hermosa Wilderness camping with bicycle tentsFace to the sea, under the trees, quiet corner! Attention to the picnic picnic nearby not bad day pass but very quiet night and wc for 500 colones at the tourist center at 100m south Camping sauvage avec tente + vélos Face à la mer, sous les arbres, coin tranquille! attention à la marée tables de picnic à proximité pas mal de passage la journée mais très calme la nuit douche et wc pour 500 colones au tourist center à 100m au sud Comment: Warning: Got robbed! We wanted to stay here for the night and arrived at the afternoon. Were at the beach for half an hour. This place is not safe, it is not open enough. The Police in Santa Cruz told us that this happens very often near to the Nicoya Peninsula. We thought to be safe in Costa Rica. Be very careful! Times are changing! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Wilderness camping with bicycle tentsFace to the sea, under the trees, quiet corner! Attention to the picnic picnic nearby not bad day pass but very quiet night and wc for 500 colones at the tourist center at 100m south Camping sauvage avec tente + vélos Face à la mer, sous les arbres, coin tranquille! attention à la marée tables de picnic à proximité pas mal de passage la journée mais très calme la nuit douche et wc pour 500 colones au tourist center à 100m au sud Comment: Warning: Got robbed! We wanted to stay here for the night and arrived at the afternoon. Were at the beach for half an hour. This place is not safe, it is not open enough. The Police in Santa Cruz told us that this happens very often near to the Nicoya Peninsula. We thought to be safe in Costa Rica. Be very careful! Times are changing! iOverlander Playa Hermosa Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Terminales Unidas Long term storage place for vehicles. we left our rig for 16 days. despite being told $3 a day from friends, we ended up paying $80! Outdoor parking $30 for the first 7 days and $3 per day after. ---------------------------------- Open: Yes Long term storage place for vehicles. we left our rig for 16 days. despite being told $3 a day from friends, we ended up paying $80! Outdoor parking $30 for the first 7 days and $3 per day after. ---------------------------------- iOverlander Terminales Unidas Dog Unknown user 28.0 INS - Vehicle insurance renewal This is where you get new insurance for your vehicle before taking out of storage. go up ramp to second floorIf you want to extend your insurance, this is the place to do it. Calle 1 and Avenida 9 in Alajuela. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm around $40 for an additional 3 months of coverage. OR Open: Yes This is where you get new insurance for your vehicle before taking out of storage. go up ramp to second floorIf you want to extend your insurance, this is the place to do it. Calle 1 and Avenida 9 in Alajuela. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm around $40 for an additional 3 months of coverage. OR iOverlander INS - Vehicle insurance renewal Diamond, Red user 1206.0 Road destroyed, not possible to pass Road coming from Paraiso ends here because of some earth or river movement. only possible to pass by motorbike (Offroad) Open: Yes Road coming from Paraiso ends here because of some earth or river movement. only possible to pass by motorbike (Offroad) iOverlander Road destroyed, not possible to pass Diamond, Red user 960.0 camping and rock climbing very nice and small campground and rustical cabins right at the rock climbing wall and at the river. access only with 4x4 due to very steep gravel road. you may have to get the keys for the gate from the owner Don Vidal, who lives a few meters down the main road. 3000 colones, beautiful place in the nature Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes very nice and small campground and rustical cabins right at the rock climbing wall and at the river. access only with 4x4 due to very steep gravel road. you may have to get the keys for the gate from the owner Don Vidal, who lives a few meters down the main road. 3000 colones, beautiful place in the nature iOverlander camping and rock climbing Campground user 0.0 Camping Mayra Very nice spot with horrible toilets and showers. We were here at a busy time, so maybe the toilets were not used to receive so many people, but some cleaning would have helped. The camping was great though, right on the beach, nice grass, good lobster restaurant nearby on the beach (beach club). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Very nice spot with horrible toilets and showers. We were here at a busy time, so maybe the toilets were not used to receive so many people, but some cleaning would have helped. The camping was great though, right on the beach, nice grass, good lobster restaurant nearby on the beach (beach club). iOverlander Camping Mayra Campground user 739.5 Los Cusingos - Skutch Reserva The bird guide Ornithologist Dr. Skutch Refugio de Aves allows overnighting inside their facility. Our truck camper just fit sideways. $17 pp for the Park fee. Guides are only $10 pp. No sure about overnight fee. Will know tomorrow morning. Has bathrooms, wifi, sink, picnic tables down in garden area around his house. Wifi code: 19cusingos41. Absolute quiet. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No The bird guide Ornithologist Dr. Skutch Refugio de Aves allows overnighting inside their facility. Our truck camper just fit sideways. $17 pp for the Park fee. Guides are only $10 pp. No sure about overnight fee. Will know tomorrow morning. Has bathrooms, wifi, sink, picnic tables down in garden area around his house. Wifi code: 19cusingos41. Absolute quiet. iOverlander Los Cusingos - Skutch Reserva Parking Area user 391.5 Caverna de Venado - Venado Caves Free camping in the parking lot if you take the tour. Showers and clean restrooms and a pool. 10,000 Colones ($18usd) per person for the tour. Includes guide and gear. Park closes at 4:00pm. Manager Yorleny Cubero +506 8653 2686. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping in the parking lot if you take the tour. Showers and clean restrooms and a pool. 10,000 Colones ($18usd) per person for the tour. Includes guide and gear. Park closes at 4:00pm. Manager Yorleny Cubero +506 8653 2686. iOverlander Caverna de Venado - Venado Caves Campground user 59.0 hotel Gran Impala Hotel on the road. Very basic and old, but it was the first thing we found cheap (we were left for 20 $). It has several WiFi with the name of the hotel (everyone's password "elmejorh"). Noisy in the morning porq many trucks park hotel en la carretera. muy básico y viejo, pero fue lo primero q encontramos barato (nos lo dejaron por 20$). tiene varios WiFi con el nombre del hotel (contraseña de todos "elmejorh"). ruidoso por la mañana porq aparcan muchos camiones Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Hotel on the road. Very basic and old, but it was the first thing we found cheap (we were left for 20 $). It has several WiFi with the name of the hotel (everyone's password "elmejorh"). Noisy in the morning porq many trucks park hotel en la carretera. muy básico y viejo, pero fue lo primero q encontramos barato (nos lo dejaron por 20$). tiene varios WiFi con el nombre del hotel (contraseña de todos "elmejorh"). ruidoso por la mañana porq aparcan muchos camiones iOverlander hotel Gran Impala Lodging user 1207.0 The Garden CR We found this oasis after going to several that either had no parking or were very expensive. Freshly opened. The owners and manager helped us with everything we needed. They have parking (maximum height 2.25cm) that communicates directly with the house. Very comfortable and clean facilities, equipped kitchen, good internet and very nice patio. Point of reference in San Jose without a doubt !! We slept in the car, but they have both shared rooms (about 13-15 $ per person) and private (not the price ...). Contact in one of the photos Encontramos este oasis después de ir a varios que o bien no tenían estacionamiento o eran muy caros. Recién abierto. Los dueños y el gerente nos ayudaron con todo lo q necesitamos. Tienen estacionamiento (altura máxima 2,25cm) que se comunica directamente con la casa. instalaciones muy confortables y limpias, cocina equipada, buen Internet y patio muy agradable. Punto de referencia en San José sin duda!! Nosotros dormimos en él coche, pero tienen tanto habitaciones compartidas (unos 13-15$ por persona) como privadas (no se el precio...). Contacto en una de las fotos Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No We found this oasis after going to several that either had no parking or were very expensive. Freshly opened. The owners and manager helped us with everything we needed. They have parking (maximum height 2.25cm) that communicates directly with the house. Very comfortable and clean facilities, equipped kitchen, good internet and very nice patio. Point of reference in San Jose without a doubt !! We slept in the car, but they have both shared rooms (about 13-15 $ per person) and private (not the price ...). Contact in one of the photos Encontramos este oasis después de ir a varios que o bien no tenían estacionamiento o eran muy caros. Recién abierto. Los dueños y el gerente nos ayudaron con todo lo q necesitamos. Tienen estacionamiento (altura máxima 2,25cm) que se comunica directamente con la casa. instalaciones muy confortables y limpias, cocina equipada, buen Internet y patio muy agradable. Punto de referencia en San José sin duda!! Nosotros dormimos en él coche, pero tienen tanto habitaciones compartidas (unos 13-15$ por persona) como privadas (no se el precio...). Contacto en una de las fotos iOverlander The Garden CR Lodging user 39.0 punta Uva Parking area with shower option if you talk to the guy who takes care of the cabins. Quiet but very windy when we were zona de estacionamiento con opción de ducha si se habla con el tipo que cuida las cabañas. tranquilo pero con mucho viento cuando nosotros estuvimos Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Parking area with shower option if you talk to the guy who takes care of the cabins. Quiet but very windy when we were zona de estacionamiento con opción de ducha si se habla con el tipo que cuida las cabañas. tranquilo pero con mucho viento cuando nosotros estuvimos iOverlander punta Uva Contact, Pirate user 1145.1 Kawasaki and KTM dealership - Red Motos Official dealership of Costa Rica for at least Kawasaki, but they also sell KTMs and Polaris. They have a HUGE amount of parts for the popular KLR650, and a clean workshop to get it diagnosed, serviced and fixed if needed. They even wash your bike for free while shopping parts. Did a great job servicing our KLRs - even though it's more expensive than the street mechanics in Central America, they do know the bike well enough to do proper work! Recommended. Open from 8 to 5. Open: Yes Official dealership of Costa Rica for at least Kawasaki, but they also sell KTMs and Polaris. They have a HUGE amount of parts for the popular KLR650, and a clean workshop to get it diagnosed, serviced and fixed if needed. They even wash your bike for free while shopping parts. Did a great job servicing our KLRs - even though it's more expensive than the street mechanics in Central America, they do know the bike well enough to do proper work! Recommended. Open from 8 to 5. iOverlander Kawasaki and KTM dealership - Red Motos Car Repair user 44.3 Firestone Courteous and efficient staff repaired slow leaking tire and did oil change. Staff speaks enough English. Open: Yes Courteous and efficient staff repaired slow leaking tire and did oil change. Staff speaks enough English. iOverlander Firestone Car Repair user 1149.2 Canon camera repair and sales Our Canon DSLR smashed in the ground, and there is a huge lack of proper repair shops in Central America. These guys fixed all the error codes in just a day!! They also do service and sell camera equipment here. Worth checking out if you have a Canon and need a sensor cleaning or service. Great service. E-mail: ventas@equi-foto.com Find them on Facebook: Taller de Equipped Fotográficos TEL: 2244-5490 Open: Yes Our Canon DSLR smashed in the ground, and there is a huge lack of proper repair shops in Central America. These guys fixed all the error codes in just a day!! They also do service and sell camera equipment here. Worth checking out if you have a Canon and need a sensor cleaning or service. Great service. E-mail: ventas@equi-foto.com Find them on Facebook: Taller de Equipped Fotográficos TEL: 2244-5490 iOverlander Canon camera repair and sales Dog Unknown user -12.0 Camping Playa Bejuco It is a safe place, where you can sleep inside a farm or in front of the beach, in both places you have electricity and water. They charge 2,500 colones per person, and the telephone number is 506 8631-8596 Es un lugar seguro, donde puedes dormir dentro de una finca o al frente de la playa, en los dos lugares tienes electricidad y agua. Cobran 2.500 colones por persona, y el numero de teléfono es +506 8631-8596 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes It is a safe place, where you can sleep inside a farm or in front of the beach, in both places you have electricity and water. They charge 2,500 colones per person, and the telephone number is 506 8631-8596 Es un lugar seguro, donde puedes dormir dentro de una finca o al frente de la playa, en los dos lugares tienes electricidad y agua. Cobran 2.500 colones por persona, y el numero de teléfono es +506 8631-8596 iOverlander Camping Playa Bejuco Campground user 1024.0 La Casona Excellent an affordable casados (rice, beans, salad, meat of your choice) and a drink Wi-Fi too :) really friendly staff Open: Yes Excellent an affordable casados (rice, beans, salad, meat of your choice) and a drink Wi-Fi too :) really friendly staff iOverlander La Casona Restaurant user 0.0 Free Camping Across from Hotel Not a bad place to stay along Playa Hermosa. There's room for one or two vehicles almost right across from the hotel, under the trees. The site feels better than some along the road which are pretty secluded given that this site is so close to the hotel and thus feels a bit more secure. Although it's close to the hotel it's not directly across from it and is therefore out of sight from hotel staff. We stayed on Sunday night and it was quite quiet. The hotel has a restaurant and has open wifi at the restaurant (but the signal didn't reach the vehicle. There's also bathrooms in the lobby but we didn't use them. Big rigs probably won't fit under the trees. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Not a bad place to stay along Playa Hermosa. There's room for one or two vehicles almost right across from the hotel, under the trees. The site feels better than some along the road which are pretty secluded given that this site is so close to the hotel and thus feels a bit more secure. Although it's close to the hotel it's not directly across from it and is therefore out of sight from hotel staff. We stayed on Sunday night and it was quite quiet. The hotel has a restaurant and has open wifi at the restaurant (but the signal didn't reach the vehicle. There's also bathrooms in the lobby but we didn't use them. Big rigs probably won't fit under the trees. iOverlander Free Camping Across from Hotel Contact, Pirate user 922.1 Taller Brandt (VW and more) Very good antique VW Mecanic who also does newer cars. Very safe part of the city and very nice guy. Fixed our '72 Combi fast and professional, having a lot of parts available on site. Open: Yes Very good antique VW Mecanic who also does newer cars. Very safe part of the city and very nice guy. Fixed our '72 Combi fast and professional, having a lot of parts available on site. iOverlander Taller Brandt (VW and more) Car Repair user 10.6 Cabuya Bakery and coffee Beautifull place. The best coffee in the Area. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and deserts. Open: Yes Beautifull place. The best coffee in the Area. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and deserts. iOverlander Cabuya Bakery and coffee Restaurant user 45.7 Riverbed in the dry season If you drive southbound, you will cross the Bridge. There you will see, how much water is in the river. We were here in February and there was a "road" along the riverbed. Drove some hundred meters along and stayed for the night. Felt safe and had a good night here. Only some very kind locals here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes If you drive southbound, you will cross the Bridge. There you will see, how much water is in the river. We were here in February and there was a "road" along the riverbed. Drove some hundred meters along and stayed for the night. Felt safe and had a good night here. Only some very kind locals here. iOverlander Riverbed in the dry season Contact, Pirate user 145.6 Citgo gas station We bought engine oil at the shop of the gas station and they offered to do the oil change for free. The mechanic was very friendly and did some other small maintenance (lubrication of axles etc), all for free. Open: Yes We bought engine oil at the shop of the gas station and they offered to do the oil change for free. The mechanic was very friendly and did some other small maintenance (lubrication of axles etc), all for free. iOverlander Citgo gas station Car Repair user 0.3 Montezuma Beach front parking under potbellied trees. Straight on sand. Quiet and safe. Just past casitas apartments. Walking distance to town. On track to ylang resort. An informal tented campsite precedes this spot if you want to pitch a tent. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beach front parking under potbellied trees. Straight on sand. Quiet and safe. Just past casitas apartments. Walking distance to town. On track to ylang resort. An informal tented campsite precedes this spot if you want to pitch a tent. iOverlander Montezuma Contact, Pirate user 75.1 Frogs Incredible frogs to see at Claudio's home; in his property you can also watch toucans and monkeys. Open: No Incredible frogs to see at Claudio's home; in his property you can also watch toucans and monkeys. iOverlander Frogs City (Capitol) user 15.0 Ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera Here is the terminal to have a ferry to peninsula. Departures : a. m. : 05:00 09:00 11:00 p. m. : 02:00 05:00 08:30 Price : 15000 COL for car (Defender) + 2 passengers Open: Yes Here is the terminal to have a ferry to peninsula. Departures : a. m. : 05:00 09:00 11:00 p. m. : 02:00 05:00 08:30 Price : 15000 COL for car (Defender) + 2 passengers iOverlander Ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera Diamond, Red user 27.7 River crossing The second river crossing on the way from Samara to Marbella. No problem on February 2017 : around 30 cm depth. Open: Yes The second river crossing on the way from Samara to Marbella. No problem on February 2017 : around 30 cm depth. iOverlander River crossing Diamond, Red user 30.5 Hotel restaurant Sol y Mar A big grilled fish "Pargo" for 4500 COL. Very good. Not far from Playa Rajada (2 km) Open: Yes A big grilled fish "Pargo" for 4500 COL. Very good. Not far from Playa Rajada (2 km) iOverlander Hotel restaurant Sol y Mar Restaurant user 46.2 Los Amigos This a kind of youth hostel but they have also two double rooms (in fact they are triples). Without bathroom : 18$ With bathroom : 24$ If you need towels : +2$ !... Basic accomodation, bathroom not very clean but when we arrived on saturday all cheap hotels around were full; the only one with vacancy (La Bocona) charged 60$ for a double (with breakfast). Positive point : free coffee all time, a nice small garden with tables, wifi, and friendly backpapers. Bomberos parking lot just in the corner of the street : they charged us 70 COR per day for our Defender (Big rigs allowed) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No This a kind of youth hostel but they have also two double rooms (in fact they are triples). Without bathroom : 18$ With bathroom : 24$ If you need towels : +2$ !... Basic accomodation, bathroom not very clean but when we arrived on saturday all cheap hotels around were full; the only one with vacancy (La Bocona) charged 60$ for a double (with breakfast). Positive point : free coffee all time, a nice small garden with tables, wifi, and friendly backpapers. Bomberos parking lot just in the corner of the street : they charged us 70 COR per day for our Defender (Big rigs allowed) iOverlander Los Amigos Lodging user 4.5 Locos cocos Friendly beach bar. Buy a beer, chat to Henna the owner. Water available. Open: Yes Friendly beach bar. Buy a beer, chat to Henna the owner. Water available. iOverlander Locos cocos Restaurant user 21.7 Corozalito Shop and water tap. Garbage bins. Open: Yes Shop and water tap. Garbage bins. iOverlander Corozalito Drinking Water user 3.5 Playa conchal Past hotel there's lovely spots. Police patrol and was told not so safe so only stayed one night. Start of beach road I'd describe as rough. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Past hotel there's lovely spots. Police patrol and was told not so safe so only stayed one night. Start of beach road I'd describe as rough. iOverlander Playa conchal Contact, Pirate user 8.8 Camping Morales Large, clean and quiet campground on the beach between Montezuma and Cabuya. Water with sinks, electricity, tables at each site, showers, toilet. 4000 col/person/night negotiable. Nice owner Yolanda. No wi-fi but good cell reception 3G. The owner has 2 dogs but not sure how they behave with other dogs. You can take the local bus outside the gate to go to Montezuma (700 col/person) about 3 miles. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Large, clean and quiet campground on the beach between Montezuma and Cabuya. Water with sinks, electricity, tables at each site, showers, toilet. 4000 col/person/night negotiable. Nice owner Yolanda. No wi-fi but good cell reception 3G. The owner has 2 dogs but not sure how they behave with other dogs. You can take the local bus outside the gate to go to Montezuma (700 col/person) about 3 miles. iOverlander Camping Morales Campground user 529.7 Whale tail viewpoint This is at about 600m and gives you a decent view of the tail from above. Road does require 4x4 as it's super steep and there are actually signs saying that. Follow the signs to Kura Design Villa; you can park at the fork and walk up the last steep section that has a lot of loose rock. Once up there go to the left and walk a few steps down the dirt. Open: Yes This is at about 600m and gives you a decent view of the tail from above. Road does require 4x4 as it's super steep and there are actually signs saying that. Follow the signs to Kura Design Villa; you can park at the fork and walk up the last steep section that has a lot of loose rock. Once up there go to the left and walk a few steps down the dirt. iOverlander Whale tail viewpoint City (Capitol) user 4.6 Oasis Hostel & Camping Small beach front hostel with shared and private rooms, camp spots, full kitchen, hot showers and clean toilets. This is the best option for camping in Puerto Viejo area and our favorite camp spot in Costa Rica. We ended up camped here for 2 weeks. Two minute walk to Salsa Brava and 10 mins to Playa Cocles along a gorgeous trail. Mellow vibe. Dog friendly. Completely gated / secure from 10 pm- 7am. Wifi. Hammocks. Quiet but in the thick of town. Really an Oasis ;) Just behind Orange Green Cabinas, green building. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Small beach front hostel with shared and private rooms, camp spots, full kitchen, hot showers and clean toilets. This is the best option for camping in Puerto Viejo area and our favorite camp spot in Costa Rica. We ended up camped here for 2 weeks. Two minute walk to Salsa Brava and 10 mins to Playa Cocles along a gorgeous trail. Mellow vibe. Dog friendly. Completely gated / secure from 10 pm- 7am. Wifi. Hammocks. Quiet but in the thick of town. Really an Oasis ;) Just behind Orange Green Cabinas, green building. iOverlander Oasis Hostel & Camping Parking Area user 0.0 Waterfall Short hike to falls which you can, if you dare, slide down the falls or jump off the rocks. There are two pools of refreshing water to swim in. Cost 1000C pp. Nice spot. There is a small restaurant where you pay. Open: Yes Short hike to falls which you can, if you dare, slide down the falls or jump off the rocks. There are two pools of refreshing water to swim in. Cost 1000C pp. Nice spot. There is a small restaurant where you pay. iOverlander Waterfall City (Capitol) user 179.1 Los Campesinos A beautiful but small park in the middle of the jungle. 4x4 needed to get here and camping allowed but the cabins are also beautiful. There is a very steep and long suspension bridge, a waterfall and two natural swimming pools all hidden in the forest. Worth to visit for an afternoon or unique night. Wifi available, price entrance for the park is 16US, camping we don't know because our old VW van could not make it up so we asked the reception for transportation. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No A beautiful but small park in the middle of the jungle. 4x4 needed to get here and camping allowed but the cabins are also beautiful. There is a very steep and long suspension bridge, a waterfall and two natural swimming pools all hidden in the forest. Worth to visit for an afternoon or unique night. Wifi available, price entrance for the park is 16US, camping we don't know because our old VW van could not make it up so we asked the reception for transportation. iOverlander Los Campesinos Parking Area user 578.6 Rio Celeste Access to swim Park at the bridge and you can walk down to swim in the blue cool waters. Why pay $12 plus parking to walk with the masses to see the waterfall and lagoon where you can't even swim when you can get into the water here! Possible roadside wild camping too if you don't mind being on roadside space. Open: Yes Park at the bridge and you can walk down to swim in the blue cool waters. Why pay $12 plus parking to walk with the masses to see the waterfall and lagoon where you can't even swim when you can get into the water here! Possible roadside wild camping too if you don't mind being on roadside space. iOverlander Rio Celeste Access to swim Dog Unknown user 533.6 Arenal Wild camping on small peninsula Lovely spot. Continue on track past restaurant tinajas to find quiet spot on grass surrounded by trees and the lake with volcano view all for free. Sunset and sunrise. Caution on track as few deep pot holes. Ok if dry for 2wd van. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Lovely spot. Continue on track past restaurant tinajas to find quiet spot on grass surrounded by trees and the lake with volcano view all for free. Sunset and sunrise. Caution on track as few deep pot holes. Ok if dry for 2wd van. iOverlander Arenal Wild camping on small peninsula Contact, Pirate user 15.0 Camping El Ranchito A place full of Caribbean vegetation, camping in a tranquility that only the sea and the crickets interrupt. Un lugar lleno de vegetación propia de Caribe, se acampar en una tranquilidad que solo el mar y los grillos interrumpen. Dueño: Claudio Teléfono: 8866-1250 El valor es de: $12 por carro Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A place full of Caribbean vegetation, camping in a tranquility that only the sea and the crickets interrupt. Un lugar lleno de vegetación propia de Caribe, se acampar en una tranquilidad que solo el mar y los grillos interrumpen. Dueño: Claudio Teléfono: 8866-1250 El valor es de: $12 por carro iOverlander Camping El Ranchito Campground user 41.9 Playa Esterillos Lots of parking in sandy bays under coconut trees. Beautiful and quiet. Few small fishing boats being launched nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lots of parking in sandy bays under coconut trees. Beautiful and quiet. Few small fishing boats being launched nearby. iOverlander Playa Esterillos Contact, Pirate user 4.7 Playa Ventanas Beautiful. Quiet, safe beach side parking in sandy bays with views of ocean. Arrive at 5pm as everyone is leaving and you don't have to pay parking. You'll get the beach entirely to yourself within an hour. Enjoy the waves and light a fire. Imagine landscape scenes from Jurassic Park. It's the last beach from the south before the NP where you have to start to pay and a much better option than scruffy Playa Ballena. There's even toilets. As always, I'd suggest giving a little distance to the estuary/pond at the far end of the beach as although no danger signs - better be cautious for crocs. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful. Quiet, safe beach side parking in sandy bays with views of ocean. Arrive at 5pm as everyone is leaving and you don't have to pay parking. You'll get the beach entirely to yourself within an hour. Enjoy the waves and light a fire. Imagine landscape scenes from Jurassic Park. It's the last beach from the south before the NP where you have to start to pay and a much better option than scruffy Playa Ballena. There's even toilets. As always, I'd suggest giving a little distance to the estuary/pond at the far end of the beach as although no danger signs - better be cautious for crocs. iOverlander Playa Ventanas Contact, Pirate user 628.0 C.A.T.I.E. Jardín botánico Nice walkingtrails through tropical garden. Fee: 4400Col/pP Go to the C.A.T.I.E. Research station as well. Nice pond with birds, caimans and lotus. Perfect picknick stop. Free. Ask the guard at the entrance for the pond! About 1.5km from Jardin botánico towards Siquirre. Open: Yes Nice walkingtrails through tropical garden. Fee: 4400Col/pP Go to the C.A.T.I.E. Research station as well. Nice pond with birds, caimans and lotus. Perfect picknick stop. Free. Ask the guard at the entrance for the pond! About 1.5km from Jardin botánico towards Siquirre. iOverlander C.A.T.I.E. Jardín botánico City (Capitol) user 27.0 water tower- free a large reservoir where you can fill your tanks with clear water (said to be potable but we still treated). Open: Yes a large reservoir where you can fill your tanks with clear water (said to be potable but we still treated). iOverlander water tower- free Drinking Water user 47.0 Casa Mapache Beautiful BnB if you want a rest from the road. Gorgeous swimming pool and garden, communal kitchen area and really friendly owners. Rooms are comfortable and fully equipped with air conditioning, fridge, kitchenette, tv and large bathroom. We paid $80 for room with amazing breakfast with homemade French bread. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Beautiful BnB if you want a rest from the road. Gorgeous swimming pool and garden, communal kitchen area and really friendly owners. Rooms are comfortable and fully equipped with air conditioning, fridge, kitchenette, tv and large bathroom. We paid $80 for room with amazing breakfast with homemade French bread. iOverlander Casa Mapache Lodging user 41.0 Cabinas Pura Vida Nice hotel with cooking facilities and breezy shared patio. Good wifi, AC and small parking lot. Paid $51 per night for two including breakfast which is different every day and excellent. Norlyng can book tours for you. TEL: 8864 2673. We also drove out to the trailhead to San Josecito. Two stream crossings but doable in dry season. At trailhead you walk about 30minutes to it. Nice snorkeling in reasonably shallow water around rocks and coral. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice hotel with cooking facilities and breezy shared patio. Good wifi, AC and small parking lot. Paid $51 per night for two including breakfast which is different every day and excellent. Norlyng can book tours for you. TEL: 8864 2673. We also drove out to the trailhead to San Josecito. Two stream crossings but doable in dry season. At trailhead you walk about 30minutes to it. Nice snorkeling in reasonably shallow water around rocks and coral. iOverlander Cabinas Pura Vida Lodging user 2682.9 Miriam Delightful stop. Good food, lovely people and you see more birds over coffee then you will on a tour from the outside deck. Hummingbirds galore. Open: Yes Delightful stop. Good food, lovely people and you see more birds over coffee then you will on a tour from the outside deck. Hummingbirds galore. iOverlander Miriam Restaurant user 186.0 Road to Drake Bay A 31 km decent graded dirt road in dry season. Five stream crossings so could be different story in rainy season. some steep sections for which 4x4 is helpful. We recommend airing down and only air back up once you return to pavement, made for a smoother ride for sure. Open: Yes A 31 km decent graded dirt road in dry season. Five stream crossings so could be different story in rainy season. some steep sections for which 4x4 is helpful. We recommend airing down and only air back up once you return to pavement, made for a smoother ride for sure. iOverlander Road to Drake Bay Diamond, Red user -1.0 Aguas Termales Quepos Increíble lugar. Un río fresco y cristalino y a unos metros unas pozas turquesas de agua termal. Eliseo, el dueño, es súper amable. Se puede pasar la noche por el mismo precio de entrada. Restaurante barato y muy rico. ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO. La ruta es ripio pero nosotros pudimos hacerla en nuestra VW Kombi. Sólo 8 km. Whatsapp contact: +506 8718 8007 Amazing place. Fresh and clear river and really beautiful spring water. Eliseo, the owner, is super friendly. You can spend the night with the same entrance fee. Cheap restaurant. Highly recomended. The road is dirty, but we could make it with our 87 VW bus. Just 8km. Whatsapp contact: +506 8718 8007 Open: No Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Increíble lugar. Un río fresco y cristalino y a unos metros unas pozas turquesas de agua termal. Eliseo, el dueño, es súper amable. Se puede pasar la noche por el mismo precio de entrada. Restaurante barato y muy rico. ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO. La ruta es ripio pero nosotros pudimos hacerla en nuestra VW Kombi. Sólo 8 km. Whatsapp contact: +506 8718 8007 Amazing place. Fresh and clear river and really beautiful spring water. Eliseo, the owner, is super friendly. You can spend the night with the same entrance fee. Cheap restaurant. Highly recomended. The road is dirty, but we could make it with our 87 VW bus. Just 8km. Whatsapp contact: +506 8718 8007 iOverlander Aguas Termales Quepos Campground user 26.5 Restaurante bar La casona Nice Restaurant with fresh Fisher and good beers where the locals go, The owner Edgar is a pretty cool guy he know very much of the roads in Costa Rica and he is got good advises because he was truck driver and a fisherman before also all the employees are very cool. Open: Yes Nice Restaurant with fresh Fisher and good beers where the locals go, The owner Edgar is a pretty cool guy he know very much of the roads in Costa Rica and he is got good advises because he was truck driver and a fisherman before also all the employees are very cool. iOverlander Restaurante bar La casona Restaurant user 1401.0 El mirador Pour manger ou prendre un café avec un magnifique panorama, Employés tres sympas . Il nous sont laissé campe dans notre van aussi gratuitement. A 30 minutes de Volcan Poas. Nica place to eat or jute to take a drink with a very nice overlook of the river. Personal very sympathetic they let us step in the parking for free , with washrooms.. 30 min away from Volcan Poas. Open: Yes Pour manger ou prendre un café avec un magnifique panorama, Employés tres sympas . Il nous sont laissé campe dans notre van aussi gratuitement. A 30 minutes de Volcan Poas. Nica place to eat or jute to take a drink with a very nice overlook of the river. Personal very sympathetic they let us step in the parking for free , with washrooms.. 30 min away from Volcan Poas. iOverlander El mirador Restaurant user 632.2 Parrilla Pepe They let us camp in the parking with a great view we Also Ray a pizza for 10000 colones but very big even we have some left for the breakfast they have wifi. We really recommend this place to stay. You CAN cross many locals and have very good chat with them. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No They let us camp in the parking with a great view we Also Ray a pizza for 10000 colones but very big even we have some left for the breakfast they have wifi. We really recommend this place to stay. You CAN cross many locals and have very good chat with them. iOverlander Parrilla Pepe Parking Area user Hostel Urbano Yoses Very nice and clean hostel with secure parking. Space for motorcycles and about 2 cars. The kitchen is very well equiped and a supermarket is just across the street. Very quiet, super friendly staff and a lot of bars/restaurants/brewerys nearby. Payed 12 USD per Person for a dorm room but they have also privatrooms (33USD) and breakfast is included. A lot of space to hang around, also in their garden. Highly recommended!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Very nice and clean hostel with secure parking. Space for motorcycles and about 2 cars. The kitchen is very well equiped and a supermarket is just across the street. Very quiet, super friendly staff and a lot of bars/restaurants/brewerys nearby. Payed 12 USD per Person for a dorm room but they have also privatrooms (33USD) and breakfast is included. A lot of space to hang around, also in their garden. Highly recommended!! iOverlander Hostel Urbano Yoses Lodging user -7.3 Tambor Campground You'll find it behind Henry's pizza. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You'll find it behind Henry's pizza. iOverlander Tambor Campground Campground user 67.1 Rafiki River Camp River camp provided by Rafiki Safari Lodge. Bathrooms and running water available. Safe place to leave vehicle while going for a hike or swim in the river. Get the key from reception of the lodge. Lodge has restaurant/bar and provides rafting and other tours. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes River camp provided by Rafiki Safari Lodge. Bathrooms and running water available. Safe place to leave vehicle while going for a hike or swim in the river. Get the key from reception of the lodge. Lodge has restaurant/bar and provides rafting and other tours. iOverlander Rafiki River Camp Campground user 1221.2 Behind Cemetery Security guard in the corner (50 feet away). Asked him to keep an eye on the van and he was very agreeable. Gave him a tip in the morning (2000 Colones). Quiet and without any problem. Walking distance from the Lincoln Plaza Mall. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Security guard in the corner (50 feet away). Asked him to keep an eye on the van and he was very agreeable. Gave him a tip in the morning (2000 Colones). Quiet and without any problem. Walking distance from the Lincoln Plaza Mall. iOverlander Behind Cemetery Contact, Pirate user 29.5 Cerca de Playa Pavones (peninsula de Osa) Very nice, relaxing and convinient place. Just in front of "La Piña" restaurant. There are no facilities even do you may ask at the restaurant if you need to use their toilettes. its not like a wild place. Is very close to the road and the beach is not for swimming. Quiet at night Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice, relaxing and convinient place. Just in front of "La Piña" restaurant. There are no facilities even do you may ask at the restaurant if you need to use their toilettes. its not like a wild place. Is very close to the road and the beach is not for swimming. Quiet at night iOverlander Cerca de Playa Pavones (peninsula de Osa) Contact, Pirate user 16.2 Playa Zancudo (Osa Peninsula) Calm place. Beach front with a very nice and soft black sand. Since this place is in the Golfo Dulce the ocean is very very calm. No waves or currents. it is very visited of locals during the week ends. Very nice for camp fires and bbc. Depending on the weather it could get some mosquitos Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Calm place. Beach front with a very nice and soft black sand. Since this place is in the Golfo Dulce the ocean is very very calm. No waves or currents. it is very visited of locals during the week ends. Very nice for camp fires and bbc. Depending on the weather it could get some mosquitos iOverlander Playa Zancudo (Osa Peninsula) Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Charlies Jungle House - Beach front campsite Right on the beach - underneath palm trees - very nice set up. The owner Charlie is a great guy, really happy to meet new people and share his love for the area. The camping is right on the beach with use of the hotels installations a few meters back - great breakfast - good views. Big rig friendly but if you dont fit between the palm trees you can also camp across the street in the bigger parking space. A great place to stop for a few days on your drive south towards Osa. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right on the beach - underneath palm trees - very nice set up. The owner Charlie is a great guy, really happy to meet new people and share his love for the area. The camping is right on the beach with use of the hotels installations a few meters back - great breakfast - good views. Big rig friendly but if you dont fit between the palm trees you can also camp across the street in the bigger parking space. A great place to stop for a few days on your drive south towards Osa. iOverlander Charlies Jungle House - Beach front campsite Campground user 0.0 Taller electromechanico MAGS Highly recommended!! Our camper van needed alternator work after driving from Alaska to Costa Rica, and was broken down in a parking lot. Manuel saved us like a doctor arriving at the scene of an acciden- step aside and let the pro go to work. He came with a large charger so we could have enough power to drive to his shop, which is super organized and professional. I trust him completely, he saved us, did excellent work rebuilding our alternator very quickly for a very fair price. We could tell right away that he is an expert with attention to detail and does not cut corners. His family is incredibly nice as well. He was super patient with our horrible Spanish. Highly recommended, thank you Manuel!! Office phone +506 2440 1143 Cell / what's app +506 6187 1048 Open: Yes Highly recommended!! Our camper van needed alternator work after driving from Alaska to Costa Rica, and was broken down in a parking lot. Manuel saved us like a doctor arriving at the scene of an acciden- step aside and let the pro go to work. He came with a large charger so we could have enough power to drive to his shop, which is super organized and professional. I trust him completely, he saved us, did excellent work rebuilding our alternator very quickly for a very fair price. We could tell right away that he is an expert with attention to detail and does not cut corners. His family is incredibly nice as well. He was super patient with our horrible Spanish. Highly recommended, thank you Manuel!! Office phone +506 2440 1143 Cell / what's app +506 6187 1048 iOverlander Taller electromechanico MAGS Car Repair user 2995.4 Near the NP quetzales Near the road. Not clean but quiet. FREE Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Near the road. Not clean but quiet. FREE iOverlander Near the NP quetzales Contact, Pirate user 3318.4 Turnout beside highway Ample parking off highway with views for days! A bit of garbage. Cool breezes, could have a fire. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Ample parking off highway with views for days! A bit of garbage. Cool breezes, could have a fire. iOverlander Turnout beside highway Contact, Pirate user 1324.7 Sleeping House $10 per person for private room with two beds and breakfast. Or $25 for one big bed and breakfast. No on suite washroom. Breakfast includes 4 different type of fruit, cereal, milk, bread, jam, coffee and tea. Also has a kitchen that is available. The owners are super friendly. And they offer a discount for canopy tours with 100% Aventura. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No $10 per person for private room with two beds and breakfast. Or $25 for one big bed and breakfast. No on suite washroom. Breakfast includes 4 different type of fruit, cereal, milk, bread, jam, coffee and tea. Also has a kitchen that is available. The owners are super friendly. And they offer a discount for canopy tours with 100% Aventura. iOverlander Sleeping House Lodging user 24.7 Free camp among the coconut trees Beautiful hidden spot right on the beach. Come here after dark...quiet...beach to myself. Windy so no mosquitoes. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful hidden spot right on the beach. Come here after dark...quiet...beach to myself. Windy so no mosquitoes. iOverlander Free camp among the coconut trees Parking Area user 8.9 Joe coco Parking lot of his apartment. Toilets not fancy, Gilberto the guard very friendly. Joe is an American guy friendly enough to negotiate price, we paid 5000colones for the night. Has an outdoor shower. In not very shay but for the price we had Internet, electricity and a gravel secure park to be. Has an outdoor table and a big sink to clean dishes and do laundry. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Parking lot of his apartment. Toilets not fancy, Gilberto the guard very friendly. Joe is an American guy friendly enough to negotiate price, we paid 5000colones for the night. Has an outdoor shower. In not very shay but for the price we had Internet, electricity and a gravel secure park to be. Has an outdoor table and a big sink to clean dishes and do laundry. iOverlander Joe coco Parking Area user -0.8 Copies and photocopies Available here for 50 colones per copy. Open: Yes Available here for 50 colones per copy. iOverlander Copies and photocopies Dog Unknown user 406.0 Road side Little parking lot beside the road. The road is very quite between 8pm and 5:30am. Not an awesome place but good to be early in the Rincon de la Vieja NP. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Little parking lot beside the road. The road is very quite between 8pm and 5:30am. Not an awesome place but good to be early in the Rincon de la Vieja NP. iOverlander Road side Contact, Pirate user 101.7 Piedras Blancas National Park great place!!! Trails, rivers, wildlife. Only 4x4 on dry season! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No great place!!! Trails, rivers, wildlife. Only 4x4 on dry season! iOverlander Piedras Blancas National Park Campground user 91.6 Hotel Tres Banderas/Restaurant White Eagle Nice place with delicious Polish cousine. A hotel with big AC rooms, swimming pool and a bar. Very clean and prepared for tourists. Kitchen near the bar. Great atmosphere and Polish drinks🙂 When you want to eat something good and tasty from Poland you need to try it. Bigos and pierogs. We paid 80$ per room but was the biggest one for 3 (included big breakfast). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nice place with delicious Polish cousine. A hotel with big AC rooms, swimming pool and a bar. Very clean and prepared for tourists. Kitchen near the bar. Great atmosphere and Polish drinks🙂 When you want to eat something good and tasty from Poland you need to try it. Bigos and pierogs. We paid 80$ per room but was the biggest one for 3 (included big breakfast). iOverlander Hotel Tres Banderas/Restaurant White Eagle Lodging user 956.7 Observatory Lodge Fantastic Lodge with incredible views over of Turrialba volcano, turrialba city, and all of The Valley. The main lodge is equipped for large groups with a restaurant/kitchen that campers can use, and there are private cabinas nestled in the trees and most perched on the hillside with balconies that enjoy the same valley views. ($50/night/2 people includes breakfast). The camping is big rig friendly although the driveway going up is steep and not paved, but lots of room for turnaround at the top... max safe height at 3.5 meters. There is wifi in the reception and Lodge. There is electricity (at sites if you bring a long extension) and water available at various points throughout the grounds. Camping is $5 per person per night. The turn off of highway 10 is beside the cemetery in pavones. See map attached. Highly recommend! Oscar García is the owner, and is very accommodating. His phone number is: 506 8888 9958 Or 506 8650 4262 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Fantastic Lodge with incredible views over of Turrialba volcano, turrialba city, and all of The Valley. The main lodge is equipped for large groups with a restaurant/kitchen that campers can use, and there are private cabinas nestled in the trees and most perched on the hillside with balconies that enjoy the same valley views. ($50/night/2 people includes breakfast). The camping is big rig friendly although the driveway going up is steep and not paved, but lots of room for turnaround at the top... max safe height at 3.5 meters. There is wifi in the reception and Lodge. There is electricity (at sites if you bring a long extension) and water available at various points throughout the grounds. Camping is $5 per person per night. The turn off of highway 10 is beside the cemetery in pavones. See map attached. Highly recommend! Oscar García is the owner, and is very accommodating. His phone number is: 506 8888 9958 Or 506 8650 4262 iOverlander Observatory Lodge Campground user 10.9 Casa Chino We were looking for a place to fill up some water and we stumbled into this guys house. We parked our van and trailer in the front drive/yard. Andres Sam runs the place. We were able to do laundry. There is a shower and a communal kitchen. 50 amp hook up. 5 min walk to the main surf spot. This house is one house closer to the beach from Caza olas. The guys here are really chill. They do coffee every morning. Camping is ok and they also have private rooms with private bathrooms. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We were looking for a place to fill up some water and we stumbled into this guys house. We parked our van and trailer in the front drive/yard. Andres Sam runs the place. We were able to do laundry. There is a shower and a communal kitchen. 50 amp hook up. 5 min walk to the main surf spot. This house is one house closer to the beach from Caza olas. The guys here are really chill. They do coffee every morning. Camping is ok and they also have private rooms with private bathrooms. iOverlander Casa Chino Parking Area user 87.1 LIWI CABINAS Great place with clean rooms. AC, hot water, wi-fi, fan, TV. Closed parking for moto or car. Safe and quiet, near is policy. Small bufet inside, parter or 1st floor, big rooms. For double we paid about 20000 colones. Ask for little discount;) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Great place with clean rooms. AC, hot water, wi-fi, fan, TV. Closed parking for moto or car. Safe and quiet, near is policy. Small bufet inside, parter or 1st floor, big rooms. For double we paid about 20000 colones. Ask for little discount;) iOverlander LIWI CABINAS Lodging user 16.0 Tiare- Italian Bakery Very nice bakery! The best chocolate croissant Costa Ricas. With very sweet italian owner. Open: Yes Very nice bakery! The best chocolate croissant Costa Ricas. With very sweet italian owner. iOverlander Tiare- Italian Bakery Restaurant user 1516.0 Grassy spot at entrance to hike Cerro Chirripo just a small uneven spot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No just a small uneven spot. iOverlander Grassy spot at entrance to hike Cerro Chirripo Contact, Pirate user 203.8 Mirador restaurant Good restaurant with incredible view. Prices not bad in our opinion, was ~1200 c for beer, 3500 for good fish filet typica plate. Really nice place. Secure parking with 2 supermarkets and banks across street too. Open: Yes Good restaurant with incredible view. Prices not bad in our opinion, was ~1200 c for beer, 3500 for good fish filet typica plate. Really nice place. Secure parking with 2 supermarkets and banks across street too. iOverlander Mirador restaurant Restaurant user 589.9 Parador Turistico San Buenaventura Huge (large) campground grass field. Easy acces for all rigs. Some shady trees. Near the lake. Very quiet. Only nature sounds. Only 2000 CRC per person per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Huge (large) campground grass field. Easy acces for all rigs. Some shady trees. Near the lake. Very quiet. Only nature sounds. Only 2000 CRC per person per night. iOverlander Parador Turistico San Buenaventura Campground user 3034.9 Very steep road to San Gerardo de Dota. Road to Gerardo is very steep. Low gear or light weight vehicle is adviced (by me). Authority advices the use of combustion braking instead of normal braking. Open: Yes Road to Gerardo is very steep. Low gear or light weight vehicle is adviced (by me). Authority advices the use of combustion braking instead of normal braking. iOverlander Very steep road to San Gerardo de Dota. Diamond, Red user 1093.0 Don Pancho Camping Everything was full so we asked at Orosi Lodge for a parking possibility. They sent us to Don Pancho in the rosa House next to their Hotel. Its quite a steep gravel path. Upthere its level with a nice view to smoking vulcano Turrialpa. Don Pancho is superlovely. He offers horseriding! The 'camping' is very basic but quite!! We could use the facilities of Orosi Lodge as toilets and wifi. Don Panchos toilet is superbasic but as a hardcore overlander you are used to!! ;-) He also offers a level area with fireplace to pitch a tent. We loved that place. It's free for a propina. (We gave him 3000Col/night as he gave us some fruits...). Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Everything was full so we asked at Orosi Lodge for a parking possibility. They sent us to Don Pancho in the rosa House next to their Hotel. Its quite a steep gravel path. Upthere its level with a nice view to smoking vulcano Turrialpa. Don Pancho is superlovely. He offers horseriding! The 'camping' is very basic but quite!! We could use the facilities of Orosi Lodge as toilets and wifi. Don Panchos toilet is superbasic but as a hardcore overlander you are used to!! ;-) He also offers a level area with fireplace to pitch a tent. We loved that place. It's free for a propina. (We gave him 3000Col/night as he gave us some fruits...). iOverlander Don Pancho Camping Parking Area user 91.0 Pinapple organic farm tour Follow the sign at the mainroad! Interesting and informative pinapple tour. 1 hour / 25US$ pP with a delicate pinapple buffet after the tour. Ask for a discount! Probably you could ask for camping, we did not as we have been here in the morning. Clean restrooms and showers. Very friendly. Open: Yes Follow the sign at the mainroad! Interesting and informative pinapple tour. 1 hour / 25US$ pP with a delicate pinapple buffet after the tour. Ask for a discount! Probably you could ask for camping, we did not as we have been here in the morning. Clean restrooms and showers. Very friendly. iOverlander Pinapple organic farm tour City (Capitol) user 90.4 Gasolinera Rio Tempisque Mini super, toilets, caferestaurant, wifi, plenty of place on the back for camping. We ask in the minisuper if we could stay and they opened the staf toilet for us. Quiet and secure. Opened 24h Open: Yes Mini super, toilets, caferestaurant, wifi, plenty of place on the back for camping. We ask in the minisuper if we could stay and they opened the staf toilet for us. Quiet and secure. Opened 24h iOverlander Gasolinera Rio Tempisque Parking Area user 30.0 Gugas A bar and restaurant in the centre of Punt Arenas with six or so units at the back. Not cheap at $50 but good if you need to catch the early ferry. Simple clean rooms but no wifi in the rooms - only available in the ajoining restaurant. Large secure carpark with a guard for your car or bikes. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No A bar and restaurant in the centre of Punt Arenas with six or so units at the back. Not cheap at $50 but good if you need to catch the early ferry. Simple clean rooms but no wifi in the rooms - only available in the ajoining restaurant. Large secure carpark with a guard for your car or bikes. iOverlander Gugas Lodging user 14.0 Gugas Bar / restaurant If you are hankering for German food this is the place! Pius has lived here for 28 years and does huge schnitzels and beer the Bavarian way. His home made bread is fantastic too! Open: Yes If you are hankering for German food this is the place! Pius has lived here for 28 years and does huge schnitzels and beer the Bavarian way. His home made bread is fantastic too! iOverlander Gugas Bar / restaurant Restaurant user 10.0 Organico Give this place a swerve. Awful coffee, pathetic wifi and zero fcuks attitude from staff. Welcome to Montezuma - not! ! ;) Open: Yes Give this place a swerve. Awful coffee, pathetic wifi and zero fcuks attitude from staff. Welcome to Montezuma - not! ! ;) iOverlander Organico Restaurant user 12.0 Front of Carlos House Carlos clean the beach in front of his house and you can park there for free under the coconut tree. It's very quite, safe and beautiful. If you need, Carlos rent bathroom and shower. I'll probably also offered you to cook a entire fish. He did it for us, for 6$. Nice place. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Carlos clean the beach in front of his house and you can park there for free under the coconut tree. It's very quite, safe and beautiful. If you need, Carlos rent bathroom and shower. I'll probably also offered you to cook a entire fish. He did it for us, for 6$. Nice place. iOverlander Front of Carlos House Parking Area user 584.3 Paradero Turistico San Buenaventura Large facilities for local families with soccer, basketball, playground. Plenty of space for camping by a small lake with picnic tables and garbage bins. Bathrooms, showers and cooking facilities are available near the reception. Only 2,000col/person. Great overnight spot when driving from coast to coast. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Large facilities for local families with soccer, basketball, playground. Plenty of space for camping by a small lake with picnic tables and garbage bins. Bathrooms, showers and cooking facilities are available near the reception. Only 2,000col/person. Great overnight spot when driving from coast to coast. iOverlander Paradero Turistico San Buenaventura Campground user -3.0 Beach Blend Coffee Nice coffee shop next to the petrol station. Sell beans there too. Open: Yes Nice coffee shop next to the petrol station. Sell beans there too. iOverlander Beach Blend Coffee Restaurant user 11.0 La Luna If you can afford to treat yourself to dinner this is the place. Amazing food in a super cool place right on the bea h. Portion sizes are huge so you can takeaway. you can book so you can watch the sunset. Gets a few local package tourists there but still amazing. Open: Yes If you can afford to treat yourself to dinner this is the place. Amazing food in a super cool place right on the bea h. Portion sizes are huge so you can takeaway. you can book so you can watch the sunset. Gets a few local package tourists there but still amazing. iOverlander La Luna Restaurant user 554.2 Community center parking lot We asked the police where to safe camp for a night, they showed us this place located in front of the church. Was quiet enough at night and we felt safe. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No We asked the police where to safe camp for a night, they showed us this place located in front of the church. Was quiet enough at night and we felt safe. Free. iOverlander Community center parking lot Parking Area user 39.0 Gas Villareal Quick and easy place to exchange US-bought bottle (7500 colones for 26 Lb). truck comes to fill several times a week, you can get bottle filled if you are there on the right day! Open: Yes Quick and easy place to exchange US-bought bottle (7500 colones for 26 Lb). truck comes to fill several times a week, you can get bottle filled if you are there on the right day! iOverlander Gas Villareal Gas Station user 379.4 Habitaciones Rosita A cheapest place we found in this town. 12000col for a room with double bed. Clean bathroom, towels provided, spacious room for all our motorcycle gear, air conditioner and fast wifi. Private parking for motorcycles. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Secure Parking Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A cheapest place we found in this town. 12000col for a room with double bed. Clean bathroom, towels provided, spacious room for all our motorcycle gear, air conditioner and fast wifi. Private parking for motorcycles. iOverlander Habitaciones Rosita Lodging user 411.0 Villa Vista Masaya This dirt road is the access to Camping/Cabañas Villa Vista Masaya Open: Yes This dirt road is the access to Camping/Cabañas Villa Vista Masaya iOverlander Villa Vista Masaya Dog Unknown user 17.2 Playa negra near 'the point' restaurant Nice flat area in front of the beach. The sand is soft in some places but avoidable. Was assured by 2 locals that it is okay to camp here. A bit of garbage but I'll pick up what I can ... hopefully none for the next person! There is a bar/restaurant a couple hundred meters in either direction. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice flat area in front of the beach. The sand is soft in some places but avoidable. Was assured by 2 locals that it is okay to camp here. A bit of garbage but I'll pick up what I can ... hopefully none for the next person! There is a bar/restaurant a couple hundred meters in either direction. iOverlander Playa negra near 'the point' restaurant Contact, Pirate user 1465.0 goyabo monumento A few kilometers up from the monumento... Right at the intersection, a small part of the land where you can camp... The owner lives in the house just down the road. Nice people, farmer and his farm is right under here also Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes A few kilometers up from the monumento... Right at the intersection, a small part of the land where you can camp... The owner lives in the house just down the road. Nice people, farmer and his farm is right under here also iOverlander goyabo monumento Contact, Pirate user 396.0 parqueo Barú Waterfall We camp on the small grass area which is supposed to be the parking for the access to baru waterfall. There is two access to the waterfall, one from each side. On this side there is no one... So we camp on the parking... Ask the neighbor for water Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes We camp on the small grass area which is supposed to be the parking for the access to baru waterfall. There is two access to the waterfall, one from each side. On this side there is no one... So we camp on the parking... Ask the neighbor for water iOverlander parqueo Barú Waterfall Contact, Pirate user 29.0 Playa azul Road ends by a sort of roundabout and there is a pass going right. We camp right there under palm trees. Asked the house beside and there was no problem Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Road ends by a sort of roundabout and there is a pass going right. We camp right there under palm trees. Asked the house beside and there was no problem iOverlander Playa azul Contact, Pirate user 1153.8 Stiefel Pub Best brew pub we found all trip. The beers are amazing and the food delicious. Make sure to try the San Jose IPA. Open: Yes Best brew pub we found all trip. The beers are amazing and the food delicious. Make sure to try the San Jose IPA. iOverlander Stiefel Pub Restaurant user 1212.2 ViTec for windscreen repairs and replacement The owner Rick Hillier is Alaskan and went above and beyond to help us out not only with our windscreen but also side window. Highly recommend his service! Phone: 2225 2000 Web: www.vitec.co.cr Open: Yes The owner Rick Hillier is Alaskan and went above and beyond to help us out not only with our windscreen but also side window. Highly recommend his service! Phone: 2225 2000 Web: www.vitec.co.cr iOverlander ViTec for windscreen repairs and replacement Car Repair user 1157.2 Vitemca - auto glass These guys can make any glass for your car, we paid 60,000 colones for our Toyota Tacoma side window and installation as the Toyota dealer wanted $300US. The window works well but the motor sounds like it works harder to put it up (might just be a bit thicker than a standard window). Great place if you need a quick cheap fix or can't find what you need elsewhere (usually take 5-8 days but we got ours done by the next day) Open: Yes These guys can make any glass for your car, we paid 60,000 colones for our Toyota Tacoma side window and installation as the Toyota dealer wanted $300US. The window works well but the motor sounds like it works harder to put it up (might just be a bit thicker than a standard window). Great place if you need a quick cheap fix or can't find what you need elsewhere (usually take 5-8 days but we got ours done by the next day) iOverlander Vitemca - auto glass Car Repair user 3.6 Casa El Tortuga- restaurant Great location little restaurant which offers camping out the back. Short walk along the beach into town. Nice little grassy spot to camp on with shade and beach views. Theresa and her brother are super friendly and helpful. There no space for big rigs but could fit one or two campers. We were able to use the restaurant toilets and shower which were lovely and clean, wifi also available from the restaurant. $5 per person per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Great location little restaurant which offers camping out the back. Short walk along the beach into town. Nice little grassy spot to camp on with shade and beach views. Theresa and her brother are super friendly and helpful. There no space for big rigs but could fit one or two campers. We were able to use the restaurant toilets and shower which were lovely and clean, wifi also available from the restaurant. $5 per person per night. iOverlander Casa El Tortuga- restaurant Parking Area user 19.7 Playa San Miguel free Very nice and quiet place in the coconut palms Sehr schöner und ruhiger Platz in den Kokospalmen Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice and quiet place in the coconut palms Sehr schöner und ruhiger Platz in den Kokospalmen iOverlander Playa San Miguel free Contact, Pirate user 160.0 Llantera/ Tire Repair Shop We had a problem with a tire and found this place on the way to La Fortuna.The guy was super nice and honest. Our tire was irreparable but he found us a used tire that would get us to Panama. Good price and service, and super quick. Open: Yes We had a problem with a tire and found this place on the way to La Fortuna.The guy was super nice and honest. Our tire was irreparable but he found us a used tire that would get us to Panama. Good price and service, and super quick. iOverlander Llantera/ Tire Repair Shop Car Repair user 103.6 Propane refill fixed tanks Is a gas station with propane service. they filled up our RV fixed tank. Open: Yes Is a gas station with propane service. they filled up our RV fixed tank. iOverlander Propane refill fixed tanks Gas Station user 354.6 Dirt road 45km de piste, à éviter en VR. To be avoided in RV. Open: Yes 45km de piste, à éviter en VR. To be avoided in RV. iOverlander Dirt road Diamond, Red user 20.3 Great value hotel (Aldea) This is by far your cheapest option ($60 2pers. secure parking AND great breakfast!) in Punta Arenas. Located next to Beach Hotel Punta Arenas Beach. Super friendly staff too! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No This is by far your cheapest option ($60 2pers. secure parking AND great breakfast!) in Punta Arenas. Located next to Beach Hotel Punta Arenas Beach. Super friendly staff too! iOverlander Great value hotel (Aldea) Lodging user 41.1 Gravel Pit Good in a pinch. Some sort of gravel pit. (Can no longer stay at Purruja Lodge with their 24-7 roosters crowing. I'm glad I re-read my review- I had nearly forgot the two sleepless nights there!) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Good in a pinch. Some sort of gravel pit. (Can no longer stay at Purruja Lodge with their 24-7 roosters crowing. I'm glad I re-read my review- I had nearly forgot the two sleepless nights there!) iOverlander Gravel Pit Contact, Pirate user 1236.5 Roadside Quarry On he steep road from Monteverde. Can be quite windy but what a view! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On he steep road from Monteverde. Can be quite windy but what a view! iOverlander Roadside Quarry Contact, Pirate user 639.4 Rincon de la Vieja Mountain Lodge Camping $7 usd per person per night on a grassy area behind a building you can use if it pours rain. Running water in the building and good spot for cooking. Apparently potable water, but use your own judgement. Cold shower and toilets near reception. Restaurant with a choice of a few dishes. Nice hike to a sulphurous hot springs. (Hike included in price of camping.) Great trails. Don't get lost like the French tourists who just did it without lights or much common sense. It's gets dark in the jungle people, and the trails are poorly marked. Use gps, map, and bring a light. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping $7 usd per person per night on a grassy area behind a building you can use if it pours rain. Running water in the building and good spot for cooking. Apparently potable water, but use your own judgement. Cold shower and toilets near reception. Restaurant with a choice of a few dishes. Nice hike to a sulphurous hot springs. (Hike included in price of camping.) Great trails. Don't get lost like the French tourists who just did it without lights or much common sense. It's gets dark in the jungle people, and the trails are poorly marked. Use gps, map, and bring a light. iOverlander Rincon de la Vieja Mountain Lodge Campground user 550.4 Bahia de la Peninsula, Tronadora Campground with several flat parking spaces on peninsula into Arenal. Good swimming spot. Would be nicer without cemented-in tacky yellow tables and chairs which look like they're stolen from a cafeteria! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campground with several flat parking spaces on peninsula into Arenal. Good swimming spot. Would be nicer without cemented-in tacky yellow tables and chairs which look like they're stolen from a cafeteria! iOverlander Bahia de la Peninsula, Tronadora Campground user 414.8 Field across from police station next to playgroud A nice flat place to camp for the night. Very nice policemen on duty. Very safe. They offered water as well. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A nice flat place to camp for the night. Very nice policemen on duty. Very safe. They offered water as well. iOverlander Field across from police station next to playgroud Parking Area user 245.7 PHOTOCOPY SHOP !!! This is a no-brainer... get your copies here for border crossings. Passport, vehicle TIP (temporary import permit), vehicle ownership, insurance docs. It's good to have several copies of all this to make border crossings smoother. Staff is nice and it's affordable. Don't wait until your in the border area... it's a gong show! (This place is directly across from the Gollo and the Tienda La Pampa) Open: Yes This is a no-brainer... get your copies here for border crossings. Passport, vehicle TIP (temporary import permit), vehicle ownership, insurance docs. It's good to have several copies of all this to make border crossings smoother. Staff is nice and it's affordable. Don't wait until your in the border area... it's a gong show! (This place is directly across from the Gollo and the Tienda La Pampa) iOverlander PHOTOCOPY SHOP !!! Dog Unknown user -1.9 Public shower Useful for those of us who are on the road, stinky, salty, and dusty. Next to skateboard park. Open: Yes Useful for those of us who are on the road, stinky, salty, and dusty. Next to skateboard park. iOverlander Public shower Dog Unknown user 260.0 Rincon de la Vieja Lodge Basic but lovely campsite. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Basic but lovely campsite. iOverlander Rincon de la Vieja Lodge Parking Area user 670.0 Rincón de la Vieja Lodge Primitive but beautiful campsite on the grounds of the Rincón de la Vieja Lodge. Bathrooms and showers are very close to the campsite. USD7 per adult per night. Wi-Fi available at the Lodge but not at the campsite. Beware of bloodsucking gnats that seem impervious to bug spray. Windy/blustery conditions at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Primitive but beautiful campsite on the grounds of the Rincón de la Vieja Lodge. Bathrooms and showers are very close to the campsite. USD7 per adult per night. Wi-Fi available at the Lodge but not at the campsite. Beware of bloodsucking gnats that seem impervious to bug spray. Windy/blustery conditions at night. iOverlander Rincón de la Vieja Lodge Parking Area user -2.5 Playa Buenavista Very quiet beach, few tables to sit at and bins for rubbish. Good place to set up for the night with only a couple of raccoons for company. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Very quiet beach, few tables to sit at and bins for rubbish. Good place to set up for the night with only a couple of raccoons for company. iOverlander Playa Buenavista Contact, Pirate user 1249.5 TJM Costa Rica Great products and service! Open: Yes Great products and service! iOverlander TJM Costa Rica Dog Unknown user 0.0 La Ventanita Great little place that serves really good (and huge) burritos (and a couple of other things) for only 2000-2500 colones. And the juices are fantastic! Open: Yes Great little place that serves really good (and huge) burritos (and a couple of other things) for only 2000-2500 colones. And the juices are fantastic! iOverlander La Ventanita Restaurant user 78.0 Kapazuri Hotel, Restaurant and Camping Hotel restaurant and pool complex with camping facilities. $6US/3300col pp, lovely pool, good wifi, nice bathrooms, nice breezes, minimal noise except for some from highway nearby. Pool can be popular on weekends and holidays, but even then it'll empty out after 5ish and then you'll have the place to yourself. No power at campsites, but there are power points next to the tables by the pool. Uncertain if water is potable, but it has been at most places so far in Costa Rica so it may well be. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel restaurant and pool complex with camping facilities. $6US/3300col pp, lovely pool, good wifi, nice bathrooms, nice breezes, minimal noise except for some from highway nearby. Pool can be popular on weekends and holidays, but even then it'll empty out after 5ish and then you'll have the place to yourself. No power at campsites, but there are power points next to the tables by the pool. Uncertain if water is potable, but it has been at most places so far in Costa Rica so it may well be. iOverlander Kapazuri Hotel, Restaurant and Camping Campground user Camping Hotel Capazuri Public pool and campsite just outside of Cañas that's a bit rundown but ok. $6 US per person. We got really good internet, use of the pool, showers, toilets, water and a breeze. Expensive but good for a night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Public pool and campsite just outside of Cañas that's a bit rundown but ok. $6 US per person. We got really good internet, use of the pool, showers, toilets, water and a breeze. Expensive but good for a night. iOverlander Camping Hotel Capazuri Campground user 31.7 Taqueria Bamboo Inexpensive and good. Friendly people! Open: Yes Inexpensive and good. Friendly people! iOverlander Taqueria Bamboo Restaurant user 278.7 Gringo Petes 2 Gringo Petes 2 is Gringo Petes second and cheaper location that also has indoor motorcycle parking. $6us for a bunk in a dorm room with attached bathroom. They also have $8us bunks and private rooms. Cute little purple place in the sea of mega resorts. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Gringo Petes 2 is Gringo Petes second and cheaper location that also has indoor motorcycle parking. $6us for a bunk in a dorm room with attached bathroom. They also have $8us bunks and private rooms. Cute little purple place in the sea of mega resorts. iOverlander Gringo Petes 2 Lodging user 30.0 Bahia de Santa Elena Beautiful cove for camping and swimming. weekend after Santa semana so the locals were nor too happy to see us! Large trees w 3" thorns b careful. One lady does have some electricity hookup. some very soft sand w truck n camper so we opted to camp on grass . Free. Several Mikes if dirt road. Not good if pulling trailer. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful cove for camping and swimming. weekend after Santa semana so the locals were nor too happy to see us! Large trees w 3" thorns b careful. One lady does have some electricity hookup. some very soft sand w truck n camper so we opted to camp on grass . Free. Several Mikes if dirt road. Not good if pulling trailer. iOverlander Bahia de Santa Elena Campground user 1333.5 The hammock hostel Very nice, clean and cheap hostel. Breakfast is included. Nice stuff. You can book all of the adventures here. Walkable distance from bus station. I recommend it a lot. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Very nice, clean and cheap hostel. Breakfast is included. Nice stuff. You can book all of the adventures here. Walkable distance from bus station. I recommend it a lot. iOverlander The hammock hostel Lodging user 27.7 Metal Del Coco Metal shop specializing in welds, marine, stainless steel, forged steel, aluminum, and artisanal. Open: Yes Metal shop specializing in welds, marine, stainless steel, forged steel, aluminum, and artisanal. iOverlander Metal Del Coco Car Repair user 0.0 Servicentro JSM Large multiservice station with gas pumps for filling fixed propane tanks (not sure about bottles). Late hours and open 7 days a week. Drive in and gas up. Super easy. Pay at station with card or cash. Open: Yes Large multiservice station with gas pumps for filling fixed propane tanks (not sure about bottles). Late hours and open 7 days a week. Drive in and gas up. Super easy. Pay at station with card or cash. iOverlander Servicentro JSM Gas Station user 903.4 Alburgue Montaña Verde Awesome rustic hostel tucked up on a lush hillside. We booked via AirBnB which they say is the best for them. We paid $23 for two beds in a dorm room. If your in a pinch you can just show up but during the slow season sometimes they aren't here. Great spot to sleep with the sound of the babbling brook. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Awesome rustic hostel tucked up on a lush hillside. We booked via AirBnB which they say is the best for them. We paid $23 for two beds in a dorm room. If your in a pinch you can just show up but during the slow season sometimes they aren't here. Great spot to sleep with the sound of the babbling brook. iOverlander Alburgue Montaña Verde Lodging user 39.0 Cafe Mono Congo Yummy coffee shop with good food including some vegan/healthier options. Great place to sit to do some work online while sipping a matcha latte. Good wireless connection. Wireless PW "monkeypunch". Open: Yes Yummy coffee shop with good food including some vegan/healthier options. Great place to sit to do some work online while sipping a matcha latte. Good wireless connection. Wireless PW "monkeypunch". iOverlander Cafe Mono Congo Restaurant user 0.3 Playa Bejuco Many places under palm trees, right on the wide sandy beach viele Plätze unter Palmen, direkt am weiten Sandstrand Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Many places under palm trees, right on the wide sandy beach viele Plätze unter Palmen, direkt am weiten Sandstrand iOverlander Playa Bejuco Contact, Pirate user 3414.8 Cerro de la Muerte On a side street of the Panamericana, on the way to the Cerro de la Muerte an einer Seitenstraße der Panamericana, auf dem Weg zum Cerro de la Muerte Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On a side street of the Panamericana, on the way to the Cerro de la Muerte an einer Seitenstraße der Panamericana, auf dem Weg zum Cerro de la Muerte iOverlander Cerro de la Muerte Contact, Pirate user 1356.7 Finca Santa Maria Soccer pitch/field behind the headquarters of Santa Maria Night Tours. This is part of a finca owned by Norman who let us camp for 2 nights for free as we did his night tour. He's not an 'established campground' per se, but listed as such as there is power, water, showers and toilets. He'd happily let other overlanders stay here, and maybe expect to pay 5 pp/pn. There really aren't any camp options in Santa Elena so we lucked out by asking Norman's help! Flat, quiet, cool campsite and right next to free walking trails into the cloud forest where we saw agoutis, opossums and a sloth!! About a mile to Santa Elena downtown. We walked in for groceries etc. but there are tiendas with limited stock closer by. Norman is super friendly and he also owns a Honda mechanic shop next door if you need any car/bike work done. We loved it here! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Soccer pitch/field behind the headquarters of Santa Maria Night Tours. This is part of a finca owned by Norman who let us camp for 2 nights for free as we did his night tour. He's not an 'established campground' per se, but listed as such as there is power, water, showers and toilets. He'd happily let other overlanders stay here, and maybe expect to pay 5 pp/pn. There really aren't any camp options in Santa Elena so we lucked out by asking Norman's help! Flat, quiet, cool campsite and right next to free walking trails into the cloud forest where we saw agoutis, opossums and a sloth!! About a mile to Santa Elena downtown. We walked in for groceries etc. but there are tiendas with limited stock closer by. Norman is super friendly and he also owns a Honda mechanic shop next door if you need any car/bike work done. We loved it here! iOverlander Finca Santa Maria Campground user 1195.6 Hostel Isha Very quiet and nice Hostal, friendly staff. Dorms for 10$ or 12$ and private rooms (35$) available. Breakfast included. Safe parking in garage. Small mall with supermarket on the corner. Fast Wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Very quiet and nice Hostal, friendly staff. Dorms for 10$ or 12$ and private rooms (35$) available. Breakfast included. Safe parking in garage. Small mall with supermarket on the corner. Fast Wifi. iOverlander Hostel Isha Lodging user 1073.3 Walmart loading dock NOTE - Street parking OUTSIDE Walmart property They close parking lot at 23:00 so you have to park outside of the premises. This is the loading dock entrance on the street. Well lit street with a Wallmart security guard outpost just here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes NOTE - Street parking OUTSIDE Walmart property They close parking lot at 23:00 so you have to park outside of the premises. This is the loading dock entrance on the street. Well lit street with a Wallmart security guard outpost just here. iOverlander Walmart loading dock Contact, Pirate user 1373.5 Santamaria's night walk CAMPING Great place for anything from tent to a big rig. Well protected soccer field next to AWESOME walking trails & small farm. Toilet, simple cold shower & agua potable. Power. Talk to Normand at the night walk Santa Maria, he's really friendly. Me & SumoGoesSouth were his first overlanders, I had an oil change at his brothers Honda shop next door & they booked a night tour so they let us camp for free. He's building a kitchen, camping spots etc. so in the future it'll probably be $5-$10 plus power etc. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great place for anything from tent to a big rig. Well protected soccer field next to AWESOME walking trails & small farm. Toilet, simple cold shower & agua potable. Power. Talk to Normand at the night walk Santa Maria, he's really friendly. Me & SumoGoesSouth were his first overlanders, I had an oil change at his brothers Honda shop next door & they booked a night tour so they let us camp for free. He's building a kitchen, camping spots etc. so in the future it'll probably be $5-$10 plus power etc. iOverlander Santamaria's night walk CAMPING Parking Area user 18.0 Mama Toucans Grocery Cute, hippy grocery store. Has most of the essentials plus specialty items like vegan ice cream, nuts and seeds, good coffee, kombucha (although the place next door, mono congo, has great kombucha on tap), variety of cheeses, natural toothpaste, etc. A little pricey but some stuff is very hard to find on the road. The tumeric water "Te Namaste" is good stuff. Owners are cool. Open: Yes Cute, hippy grocery store. Has most of the essentials plus specialty items like vegan ice cream, nuts and seeds, good coffee, kombucha (although the place next door, mono congo, has great kombucha on tap), variety of cheeses, natural toothpaste, etc. A little pricey but some stuff is very hard to find on the road. The tumeric water "Te Namaste" is good stuff. Owners are cool. iOverlander Mama Toucans Grocery Dog Unknown user 2526.0 tapanti hotel restaurante y camping ir's a hotel and restaurant with possibility for camping.good overnight place.we paid 10 dollar for a tent,and it's the same price for a van without electricity.The wifi is very fast at the restaurant,and the family who owns the place is very friendly....great place to stay and it's safe and quiet Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes ir's a hotel and restaurant with possibility for camping.good overnight place.we paid 10 dollar for a tent,and it's the same price for a van without electricity.The wifi is very fast at the restaurant,and the family who owns the place is very friendly....great place to stay and it's safe and quiet iOverlander tapanti hotel restaurante y camping Parking Area user 1085.0 Lavanderia Cheapest we could find in San Jose area. 2800 per machine Open: Yes Cheapest we could find in San Jose area. 2800 per machine iOverlander Lavanderia Dog Unknown user Arenal River Tubing and Hiking Plenty of green grass to pitch your tent, basic electricity, independent bathroom & shower facilities, parking area, killer views of the Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chato, and nature, as well as personal assistance with a smile! Located half way up the road to La Fortuna Waterfall, a great spot if you’re planning to visit the La Fortuna Waterfall or hike Cerro Chato. There’s also a local swimming hole just around the corner for swimming close by. Short drive to activities & hot springs. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Plenty of green grass to pitch your tent, basic electricity, independent bathroom & shower facilities, parking area, killer views of the Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chato, and nature, as well as personal assistance with a smile! Located half way up the road to La Fortuna Waterfall, a great spot if you’re planning to visit the La Fortuna Waterfall or hike Cerro Chato. There’s also a local swimming hole just around the corner for swimming close by. Short drive to activities & hot springs. iOverlander Arenal River Tubing and Hiking Campground user 121.4 hotel Real Victoria - fenced parking lot 200m from Panama border crossing. parking lot next to road on front of hotel. early morning traffic but noise not too bad. our rig is 24 foot long no problems getting in and no height restriction at gate. the reason i have put big rig friendly unknown is that we are 24 foot long so I don't know what they would say if you came here in a 35 foot rig but I can't see any physical reason for them to refuse. they charged us 5000 colones for 2 people and the rig. access to bathroom and shower all night. toilet and shower were clean and had tp. shower cold only but it is so hot here that's perfect. there is a pool but it was empty for repair when we were here. great stop overnight before crossing or after crossing. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water 200m from Panama border crossing. parking lot next to road on front of hotel. early morning traffic but noise not too bad. our rig is 24 foot long no problems getting in and no height restriction at gate. the reason i have put big rig friendly unknown is that we are 24 foot long so I don't know what they would say if you came here in a 35 foot rig but I can't see any physical reason for them to refuse. they charged us 5000 colones for 2 people and the rig. access to bathroom and shower all night. toilet and shower were clean and had tp. shower cold only but it is so hot here that's perfect. there is a pool but it was empty for repair when we were here. great stop overnight before crossing or after crossing. iOverlander hotel Real Victoria - fenced parking lot Parking Area user 286.3 Santa Rosa National Park Convenient for tents and rigs, 4 usd, showers and toilets. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Convenient for tents and rigs, 4 usd, showers and toilets. iOverlander Santa Rosa National Park Campground user 13.0 River Crossing Not deep now. Open: Yes Not deep now. iOverlander River Crossing Diamond, Red user 31.0 Camping Playa Pilas Nice family run this camping area/farm meters from the beach. We camped under a tree with a light, electricity, and sink. Level - ish ground. Toilets and shower are rustic, but clean. The family was surprised to have us ask for camping during this season, and quickly tried to get things up to there busy season standards. They cleaned the sink, replaced light bulbs and cleaned the bathrooms. The younger guy is deaf, and also does not speak but is really friendly and enjoys playing tour guide. Took us to a natural swimming tide pool, and told us of a hike up the headland. $2000 colones per person per night. Dogs allowed! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice family run this camping area/farm meters from the beach. We camped under a tree with a light, electricity, and sink. Level - ish ground. Toilets and shower are rustic, but clean. The family was surprised to have us ask for camping during this season, and quickly tried to get things up to there busy season standards. They cleaned the sink, replaced light bulbs and cleaned the bathrooms. The younger guy is deaf, and also does not speak but is really friendly and enjoys playing tour guide. Took us to a natural swimming tide pool, and told us of a hike up the headland. $2000 colones per person per night. Dogs allowed! iOverlander Camping Playa Pilas Campground user 855.5 Total Gas Station This Total gas station provides LP gas. They filled my westfalia tank. I don't know if they provide other services. And obviously also gasoline! Open: Yes This Total gas station provides LP gas. They filled my westfalia tank. I don't know if they provide other services. And obviously also gasoline! iOverlander Total Gas Station Gas Station user 0.9 Corazon Behind corazon restaurant there is an open space with some hammocks. There are pick nick tables under an awning right next to it in case it rains. We got stuck in a thunderstorm here and met someone who works at the restaurant who said that you can camp behind it as long as you ask the restaurant owner. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Behind corazon restaurant there is an open space with some hammocks. There are pick nick tables under an awning right next to it in case it rains. We got stuck in a thunderstorm here and met someone who works at the restaurant who said that you can camp behind it as long as you ask the restaurant owner. iOverlander Corazon Parking Area user 1.8 Pizza place Delicious pizza around 8000 colones. Free wifi. Beer and other beverages also available. Open: Yes Delicious pizza around 8000 colones. Free wifi. Beer and other beverages also available. iOverlander Pizza place Restaurant user 60.1 San juanillo Beautiful little town with supermarkets, restaurants and places to sleep. Go to tree tops bed and breakfast for Info, the owner speaks perfect English as she is from LA. She will tell you where to get food from cheap to expensive. If you can afford it she makes delicious 5 course meals at the bed and breakfast. beautiful beaches everywhere. Open: Yes Beautiful little town with supermarkets, restaurants and places to sleep. Go to tree tops bed and breakfast for Info, the owner speaks perfect English as she is from LA. She will tell you where to get food from cheap to expensive. If you can afford it she makes delicious 5 course meals at the bed and breakfast. beautiful beaches everywhere. iOverlander San juanillo Dog Unknown user 14.8 Melina's house Sign outside her house says she sells fish and some other things. Go in the house and ask for Melina. Ask for a Plato Casado. It's rice beans fish and it comes with a salad and some platanos(banana). All for 3500 colones. Tons of food and sooooo good. She will ask you what time you want it at and you can go explore the beaches and come back whenever you asked for it. Highly highly recommend it. So good and cheap Open: Yes Sign outside her house says she sells fish and some other things. Go in the house and ask for Melina. Ask for a Plato Casado. It's rice beans fish and it comes with a salad and some platanos(banana). All for 3500 colones. Tons of food and sooooo good. She will ask you what time you want it at and you can go explore the beaches and come back whenever you asked for it. Highly highly recommend it. So good and cheap iOverlander Melina's house Dog Unknown user 5.0 River crossing Around mid calf level water. May 8. Could get worse later in the rainy season. Open: Yes Around mid calf level water. May 8. Could get worse later in the rainy season. iOverlander River crossing Diamond, Red user 7.1 El dorado 25$ for a private room with two beds and a cot. The private room comes with a mini fridge and a private shower and bathroom. The hostel is super chill and everyone is nice. Only down side is no ac but apparently most hostels in Samara don't have ac Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No 25$ for a private room with two beds and a cot. The private room comes with a mini fridge and a private shower and bathroom. The hostel is super chill and everyone is nice. Only down side is no ac but apparently most hostels in Samara don't have ac iOverlander El dorado Lodging user 134.0 Rancho Curubande Lodge just 2 min. off the #1 and 10 min. outside of Liberia. can accommodate large trucks and tent camping. green and shaded space - a nice haven from the heat. no hook-ups but use of bathroom and showers. pet friendly- nice staff. paid $10 for the night. gated and secure. very quiet. fast wifi in the lodge. phone: (506) 2665 0375 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes just 2 min. off the #1 and 10 min. outside of Liberia. can accommodate large trucks and tent camping. green and shaded space - a nice haven from the heat. no hook-ups but use of bathroom and showers. pet friendly- nice staff. paid $10 for the night. gated and secure. very quiet. fast wifi in the lodge. phone: (506) 2665 0375 iOverlander Rancho Curubande Lodge Lodging user 2.0 Playa Pochote We arrived after dark on our way to Santa Teresa. It is a nice beach/river mouth to spend one night for free. Calm bay in a small safe fishing village. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We arrived after dark on our way to Santa Teresa. It is a nice beach/river mouth to spend one night for free. Calm bay in a small safe fishing village. iOverlander Playa Pochote Contact, Pirate user -2.0 Playa Hermosa We camped at the public beach access for two days. Gorgeous beach with lots of shade and good beginner surf. It is currently low season, so not sure what the police would say during a different time of the year. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We camped at the public beach access for two days. Gorgeous beach with lots of shade and good beginner surf. It is currently low season, so not sure what the police would say during a different time of the year. iOverlander Playa Hermosa Parking Area user -0.1 Afro-Caribbean Museum Well worth the dollar. Do not go to the address on their website. Easiest is to take the Metro to the Cinco de Mayo station. It is across the street. Open: Yes Well worth the dollar. Do not go to the address on their website. Easiest is to take the Metro to the Cinco de Mayo station. It is across the street. iOverlander Afro-Caribbean Museum City (Capitol) user 589.0 Hidden from the road Nice quiet place but can be muddy after heavy rain. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice quiet place but can be muddy after heavy rain. iOverlander Hidden from the road Contact, Pirate user 21.4 San Gabriel Medical Service 24 hr medical service. This is the most affordable emergency service in town. We went to 2 others before this. They took a very deep urchin out of my foot. Cost of the visit is 20K colones. Highly recommend them. Open: Yes 24 hr medical service. This is the most affordable emergency service in town. We went to 2 others before this. They took a very deep urchin out of my foot. Cost of the visit is 20K colones. Highly recommend them. iOverlander San Gabriel Medical Service Dog Unknown user -9.8 Centro de Servicio Automotriz This is a very good mechanic shop. We had a problem with our breaks and they checked them and fixed them. Family owned, very honest. Jorge and Michael took care of our Ford van, and were super nice to us. Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 / Sat 8:30-12:30 Open: Yes This is a very good mechanic shop. We had a problem with our breaks and they checked them and fixed them. Family owned, very honest. Jorge and Michael took care of our Ford van, and were super nice to us. Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 / Sat 8:30-12:30 iOverlander Centro de Servicio Automotriz Car Repair user 529.6 Canyon Beautiful canyon with zip lining. I want to explore it later so we are dropping a pin. Open: Yes Beautiful canyon with zip lining. I want to explore it later so we are dropping a pin. iOverlander Canyon Dog Unknown user 19.0 Heladería y jugos naturales Delicious milkshakes, ice-cream and crêpes! Very nice owner. Open: Yes Delicious milkshakes, ice-cream and crêpes! Very nice owner. iOverlander Heladería y jugos naturales Restaurant user 15.6 Cabuyal creek We were walking along cabuyal beach and across the river we found a beautiful camp site. Super isolated with benches carved out of trees and a fire pit and clothes line up. There is a dirt road here but I have absolutely no idea where it goes/comes from. If you can figure out how to get here you won't be disappointed. The beach here is gorgeous and there is good fishing directly off the rocks. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We were walking along cabuyal beach and across the river we found a beautiful camp site. Super isolated with benches carved out of trees and a fire pit and clothes line up. There is a dirt road here but I have absolutely no idea where it goes/comes from. If you can figure out how to get here you won't be disappointed. The beach here is gorgeous and there is good fishing directly off the rocks. iOverlander Cabuyal creek Contact, Pirate user 6.0 Albergue Suiza Next to Playa Matapalo. Parking lot for overlanders available. 200m to beach. Paid 5 USD for camper van and two people per night. Restrooms, shower and power (ext cord needed) in Hotel room available. Very quiet! No WiFi. Cold outside shower next to parking. Friendly owner from Switzerland. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Next to Playa Matapalo. Parking lot for overlanders available. 200m to beach. Paid 5 USD for camper van and two people per night. Restrooms, shower and power (ext cord needed) in Hotel room available. Very quiet! No WiFi. Cold outside shower next to parking. Friendly owner from Switzerland. iOverlander Albergue Suiza Lodging user 11.0 Swiss Bakery The best swiss bakery we been on the trip so far, delicious selection. Must try the swiss orignal BUTTERZOPF. Open: Yes The best swiss bakery we been on the trip so far, delicious selection. Must try the swiss orignal BUTTERZOPF. iOverlander Swiss Bakery Restaurant user 1211.0 Almara Salon Good beauty salon. Did a great job on my blonde color and a great cut. Charged 18 colones for a haircut and 25 colones for color. Got us both in within 25 minutes of walking in without and appointment. Open: Yes Good beauty salon. Did a great job on my blonde color and a great cut. Charged 18 colones for a haircut and 25 colones for color. Got us both in within 25 minutes of walking in without and appointment. iOverlander Almara Salon Dog Unknown user 577.0 Lands of Love we didn't camp here. we don't even have any info except this - we drove thru, looking for a good vegan burger as advertised on all the road signs. IT IS A REALLY COOL PLACE. Hiking trails, ponds with geese and horses, a pool! vegetarian/vegan/Israeli restaurant, waterfalls. we didn't see anyone in restaurant right away and we're in a hurry so I didn't ask how much camping is but the sign specifically said camping and it looked like they had great spots and facilities. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes we didn't camp here. we don't even have any info except this - we drove thru, looking for a good vegan burger as advertised on all the road signs. IT IS A REALLY COOL PLACE. Hiking trails, ponds with geese and horses, a pool! vegetarian/vegan/Israeli restaurant, waterfalls. we didn't see anyone in restaurant right away and we're in a hurry so I didn't ask how much camping is but the sign specifically said camping and it looked like they had great spots and facilities. iOverlander Lands of Love Campground user 368.3 Free hot springs After tabacon grand spa hotel. You will see cars parked on the side of the road next to a gravel parking lot. You can walk down to the river on either side of the bridge and the river is the hot spring. It's crazy beautiful and hot. So cool. Highly recommend it. It's 100% free but we tipped the guy watching our car. We already left the spring so this location is a little off btw. Open: Yes After tabacon grand spa hotel. You will see cars parked on the side of the road next to a gravel parking lot. You can walk down to the river on either side of the bridge and the river is the hot spring. It's crazy beautiful and hot. So cool. Highly recommend it. It's 100% free but we tipped the guy watching our car. We already left the spring so this location is a little off btw. iOverlander Free hot springs Dog Unknown user 4.0 Javiers parqueo Safe parking in front of the world class wave. you can spend the night for 5000 or park for the day for 1500. they have cabanas to rent too. Open: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Safe parking in front of the world class wave. you can spend the night for 5000 or park for the day for 1500. they have cabanas to rent too. iOverlander Javiers parqueo Parking Area user 668.0 Pizzeria La Grande Napoli Very good pizzas ! Not expensive.Nice owners! Enjoy ! Open: Yes Very good pizzas ! Not expensive.Nice owners! Enjoy ! iOverlander Pizzeria La Grande Napoli Restaurant user -1.0 Sueños del Irazu Not open in May but Rafa the owner hosted us very kindly and Gato the guard offered us coffee, food and a smile. I hope someone will stop here and taste the restaurant when it is open, perhaps in July. Open: Yes Not open in May but Rafa the owner hosted us very kindly and Gato the guard offered us coffee, food and a smile. I hope someone will stop here and taste the restaurant when it is open, perhaps in July. iOverlander Sueños del Irazu Restaurant user 5.1 Pavones - best spot for surfers After crossing the bridge (or the river if the bridge has been taken away by the rain), you will find a bit further on the right a spot under trees and palm trees. People park here during the day as it is the best spot to enter the water and to ride Pavones. When I was there, at night, there was either nobody or a couple of tents. For surfers: You're at the beginning of the point. To get into the water at high tide, walk a bit to the left of the beach to avoid the impact zone. At low tide, to avoid the rocks, walk all the way left, next to big rock into the water. And the morning, you can be the first one to be in the water, as everybody has to walk or drive to come here. This is a dream spot for me. Enjoy! Rafa & Dino Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes After crossing the bridge (or the river if the bridge has been taken away by the rain), you will find a bit further on the right a spot under trees and palm trees. People park here during the day as it is the best spot to enter the water and to ride Pavones. When I was there, at night, there was either nobody or a couple of tents. For surfers: You're at the beginning of the point. To get into the water at high tide, walk a bit to the left of the beach to avoid the impact zone. At low tide, to avoid the rocks, walk all the way left, next to big rock into the water. And the morning, you can be the first one to be in the water, as everybody has to walk or drive to come here. This is a dream spot for me. Enjoy! Rafa & Dino iOverlander Pavones - best spot for surfers Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Laboratorio Mac Our MacBookPro got wet and luckily we found this place! They are certified Apple engineers, repair and also sell used MacBooks. It's one of the rare shops who even repair motherboards! For us, they were very helpful and tried to find a payable and especially fast solution. In the end they changed our motherboard and the display for 450 USD within 30 minutes. Very, very lovely people, highly recommended! Contact: www.laboratoriomac.com Open: Yes Our MacBookPro got wet and luckily we found this place! They are certified Apple engineers, repair and also sell used MacBooks. It's one of the rare shops who even repair motherboards! For us, they were very helpful and tried to find a payable and especially fast solution. In the end they changed our motherboard and the display for 450 USD within 30 minutes. Very, very lovely people, highly recommended! Contact: www.laboratoriomac.com iOverlander Laboratorio Mac Dog Unknown user 0.0 Paradise Restaurant Restaurant and day parking on Playa Chiquita. There's a gravel parking lot next to a restaurant/bar where you can camp, toilets, cold shower and average wifi available. Calm spot, lovely beach, friendly people. They haven't had campers until now, so we made up a price with the owner, it was 30 USD for 4 persons/2 cars/2 days, but probably he would also accept that you eat at the restaurant and stay for less/free, we just had full fridges. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Restaurant and day parking on Playa Chiquita. There's a gravel parking lot next to a restaurant/bar where you can camp, toilets, cold shower and average wifi available. Calm spot, lovely beach, friendly people. They haven't had campers until now, so we made up a price with the owner, it was 30 USD for 4 persons/2 cars/2 days, but probably he would also accept that you eat at the restaurant and stay for less/free, we just had full fridges. iOverlander Paradise Restaurant Parking Area user 10.2 End of road. Drive down a side road from the highway. It ends in an opening big enough to park and set up a tent or two. We aren't camping here but it looks crazy peaceful and isolated. It's in a huge grove of I think palm trees or something that looks like them. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Drive down a side road from the highway. It ends in an opening big enough to park and set up a tent or two. We aren't camping here but it looks crazy peaceful and isolated. It's in a huge grove of I think palm trees or something that looks like them. iOverlander End of road. Contact, Pirate user 21.6 Coal BBQ Inside the park there is a coal BBQ that is open to public use. We got coals at the Pali in town and made a steak feast. Open: Yes Inside the park there is a coal BBQ that is open to public use. We got coals at the Pali in town and made a steak feast. iOverlander Coal BBQ Dog Unknown user -10.4 Monkey mangrove tours 45$ per person to kayak or take a boat down the mangrove river to isla damas. The guide is crazy friendly. We saw iguanas, Jesus lizards, boas, slothes and white faced monkeys. They bring bananas with you on the trip and the monkeys come and climb on your kayak and on your body and eat the banana out of your hand then lick it clean. Crazy cool experience. Open: Yes 45$ per person to kayak or take a boat down the mangrove river to isla damas. The guide is crazy friendly. We saw iguanas, Jesus lizards, boas, slothes and white faced monkeys. They bring bananas with you on the trip and the monkeys come and climb on your kayak and on your body and eat the banana out of your hand then lick it clean. Crazy cool experience. iOverlander Monkey mangrove tours Dog Unknown user 4.9 Soda Eva Super cheap roadside soda. We got two Gallo pintos that came with eggs ham and toast plus a cacado with chicken rice and salad all for a total of 6800 colones. The food was soooooo good. Open: Yes Super cheap roadside soda. We got two Gallo pintos that came with eggs ham and toast plus a cacado with chicken rice and salad all for a total of 6800 colones. The food was soooooo good. iOverlander Soda Eva Restaurant user 2.2 Luis Gamboa Mechanic Shop Best mechanic in town. Our breaks had been an issue for a while and he fixed them. Luis has all the tools, the space, epic shop and of course the knowledge. He was very fair with the price and did all the work himself. Open: Yes Best mechanic in town. Our breaks had been an issue for a while and he fixed them. Luis has all the tools, the space, epic shop and of course the knowledge. He was very fair with the price and did all the work himself. iOverlander Luis Gamboa Mechanic Shop Car Repair user 34.5 Drake Bay non profit hostel with tent option You can camp in his yard behind a fence. He is super friendly and fairly bilingual (English and Spanish). He asks for 5$ pp and that gives you access to bathrooms shower kitchen wifi etc. Very nice common area. Lots of space and hammocks. You can also sleep in a big tent he has for 10$ per person which we recommend doing if your set up isn't 100% water proof and you are here in the rainy season. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can camp in his yard behind a fence. He is super friendly and fairly bilingual (English and Spanish). He asks for 5$ pp and that gives you access to bathrooms shower kitchen wifi etc. Very nice common area. Lots of space and hammocks. You can also sleep in a big tent he has for 10$ per person which we recommend doing if your set up isn't 100% water proof and you are here in the rainy season. iOverlander Drake Bay non profit hostel with tent option Lodging user 2.4 Soda nanyoa Cheap soda. You can get the daily special Casado with some sort of meat for 2500 colones. There is free wifi also and bathrooms Open: Yes Cheap soda. You can get the daily special Casado with some sort of meat for 2500 colones. There is free wifi also and bathrooms iOverlander Soda nanyoa Restaurant user 10.7 Free wifi at alamo. Here is the password Wifi name: kolbi hogar Password: DOMINICAL6540 (All uppercase dominical) Open: Yes Wifi name: kolbi hogar Password: DOMINICAL6540 (All uppercase dominical) iOverlander Free wifi at alamo. Here is the password Dog Unknown user 772.4 Panoramic Place Nice place to stay for a night with a paoramic view. Hidden from the road. Quiet at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place to stay for a night with a paoramic view. Hidden from the road. Quiet at night. iOverlander Panoramic Place Contact, Pirate user 1124.1 Panoramic view Great place in the hills, walk the small trail to the hilltop for a breathtaking 360 view. Parking lot at the end of a good gravel road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Great place in the hills, walk the small trail to the hilltop for a breathtaking 360 view. Parking lot at the end of a good gravel road. iOverlander Panoramic view Contact, Pirate user 1032.4 Niels Cruz 4x4 specialist ARB Costa Rica, very helpful for suspensions and all kind of offroad problems. Very nice, speaks german and english www.arbcostarica.com It's a gatet Area look on the mainstreet for Niels Cruz Open: Yes ARB Costa Rica, very helpful for suspensions and all kind of offroad problems. Very nice, speaks german and english www.arbcostarica.com It's a gatet Area look on the mainstreet for Niels Cruz iOverlander Niels Cruz 4x4 specialist Car Repair user 2230.3 Hotel Savegre Very nice hotel, spa and natural reserve. We asked to sleep in our truck if we take the dinner in the restaurant. They said OK, without aditional charges. The dinner is a buffet and cost 24 USD pp. It was very good. The place is full of flowers and food for birds. They're just everywhere. Very nice staff, very quiet night. The bathrooms are open from 6am to 11pm. Did not ask for showers. Open good Wifi at the bar. There are 3 trails in the reserve where you can see Quetzales. Also birding guides availables for 35 USD pp. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Very nice hotel, spa and natural reserve. We asked to sleep in our truck if we take the dinner in the restaurant. They said OK, without aditional charges. The dinner is a buffet and cost 24 USD pp. It was very good. The place is full of flowers and food for birds. They're just everywhere. Very nice staff, very quiet night. The bathrooms are open from 6am to 11pm. Did not ask for showers. Open good Wifi at the bar. There are 3 trails in the reserve where you can see Quetzales. Also birding guides availables for 35 USD pp. iOverlander Hotel Savegre Parking Area user 49.7 La Veranera this is a bar and restaurant with friendly atmosphere and good service, offering a varied menu with specialty in fresh local seafood. also offers wi fi, camping area, showers and toilets. Open: Yes this is a bar and restaurant with friendly atmosphere and good service, offering a varied menu with specialty in fresh local seafood. also offers wi fi, camping area, showers and toilets. iOverlander La Veranera Restaurant user 1601.0 mistico arenal hangingbridge park Not dog friendly at all. Ould not allow us to park our car in the shade on a regular parking spot (because vans have to go on a separate parking lot, no matter their size). This was on a day where the regular parking was practically empty. Definitively not pura vida there. better option: sky adventure park they also have hanging bridges for 26$pp and a lot of other things, zipline, skytram..... the staff there is very friendly, dogs are allowed on the parkinglot, you can walk and play overnight parking is possible , they have a nightsecurity Open: Yes Not dog friendly at all. Ould not allow us to park our car in the shade on a regular parking spot (because vans have to go on a separate parking lot, no matter their size). This was on a day where the regular parking was practically empty. Definitively not pura vida there. better option: sky adventure park they also have hanging bridges for 26$pp and a lot of other things, zipline, skytram..... the staff there is very friendly, dogs are allowed on the parkinglot, you can walk and play overnight parking is possible , they have a nightsecurity iOverlander mistico arenal hangingbridge park City (Capitol) user 409.9 Riverside Wildcamp Next to a river, well hidden from every road, maybe high clearance requiered, check first, very quiet, river is high in the night, so dont park to close. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Next to a river, well hidden from every road, maybe high clearance requiered, check first, very quiet, river is high in the night, so dont park to close. iOverlander Riverside Wildcamp Contact, Pirate user 1448.0 The biggest Ficustree Hollow ficus tree that you can climb up inside. A walking path leads down from the road. There is a small parking bay a little further up the road. It is supposed to be on private land but access is free. Open: Yes Hollow ficus tree that you can climb up inside. A walking path leads down from the road. There is a small parking bay a little further up the road. It is supposed to be on private land but access is free. iOverlander The biggest Ficustree City (Capitol) user 30.5 AMAZING Wild camping spot Great cliffside spot. Hidden road. No one around. INCREDIBLE Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great cliffside spot. Hidden road. No one around. INCREDIBLE iOverlander AMAZING Wild camping spot Contact, Pirate user 6.0 Playa del coco we parking in the street near the beach. we ask the police (60 mts) and they say no problem. also security of the communication tower (30 mts) WiFi hotel m&m "ola k ase" pass "gatovolador" we stay 4 nights without problem. only some noise. free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes we parking in the street near the beach. we ask the police (60 mts) and they say no problem. also security of the communication tower (30 mts) WiFi hotel m&m "ola k ase" pass "gatovolador" we stay 4 nights without problem. only some noise. free. iOverlander Playa del coco Contact, Pirate user 1086.0 Hotel Emanuel Very clean hotel with super friendly staff. Fast WiFi, warm showers. My room came with a fan. Though not needed in June. Secure parking, might be tight for a big rig. Great restaurant on-site that will prepare you breakfast, lunch or dinner. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Very clean hotel with super friendly staff. Fast WiFi, warm showers. My room came with a fan. Though not needed in June. Secure parking, might be tight for a big rig. Great restaurant on-site that will prepare you breakfast, lunch or dinner. iOverlander Hotel Emanuel Lodging user En la playa We stopped for several nights at the parking lot on the beach. Super quiet, ideal beach for surfing !!!! You can take water out of a tank!!! Paramos varias noches en el estacionamiento de la playa. Super tranquilo, playa ideal para el surf!!!! En el lugar se puede sacar agua de un tanque que hay!!! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We stopped for several nights at the parking lot on the beach. Super quiet, ideal beach for surfing !!!! You can take water out of a tank!!! Paramos varias noches en el estacionamiento de la playa. Super tranquilo, playa ideal para el surf!!!! En el lugar se puede sacar agua de un tanque que hay!!! iOverlander En la playa Parking Area user Cerro de la muerte We spent the night in the upper part, there are several abandoned houses, super quiet, very cold. In the morning the view is incredible, you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean !!! Pasamos la noche en la parte mas arriba, hay varias casas abandonadas, super tranquilo, mucho frio. Por la mañana la vista es increible, se ve el mar pacifico y el caribe!!! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We spent the night in the upper part, there are several abandoned houses, super quiet, very cold. In the morning the view is incredible, you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean !!! Pasamos la noche en la parte mas arriba, hay varias casas abandonadas, super tranquilo, mucho frio. Por la mañana la vista es increible, se ve el mar pacifico y el caribe!!! iOverlander Cerro de la muerte Contact, Pirate user 3306.3 Volcan Irazu... best alternative in my view the gravel pit is quite exposed... the gate not accepted and not nice anyway so we drove here. a little Pearl! nicely tucked away in what looks like a mini crator. about 50m in diameter round plat piece. from the road lovely views down the mountain. most quite night in a long time. not a sound. none. beware 3200m above sea. we had 8°C at night. 20 in the daytime. enjoy! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes the gravel pit is quite exposed... the gate not accepted and not nice anyway so we drove here. a little Pearl! nicely tucked away in what looks like a mini crator. about 50m in diameter round plat piece. from the road lovely views down the mountain. most quite night in a long time. not a sound. none. beware 3200m above sea. we had 8°C at night. 20 in the daytime. enjoy! iOverlander Volcan Irazu... best alternative in my view Contact, Pirate user 1360.9 Country Inn & Suites San Jose Aeropuerto Hotel in between airport and downtown San Jose. Simple clean rooms with secure onsite parking, we are 6m long and there is no height limit to access lot. Parking spaces are average width and length so large rigs may not be able to fit. There is a pool, fitness center, and restaurant onsite. Breakfast buffet, including hot food, is included. 100m away is a shopping center with a Fresh Market, ATM, and several restaurants. We stayed here 2 nights before flying to the US and 2 nights after returning to CR, airport shuttle service is provided. We paid $86 per night after all taxes etc Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Hotel in between airport and downtown San Jose. Simple clean rooms with secure onsite parking, we are 6m long and there is no height limit to access lot. Parking spaces are average width and length so large rigs may not be able to fit. There is a pool, fitness center, and restaurant onsite. Breakfast buffet, including hot food, is included. 100m away is a shopping center with a Fresh Market, ATM, and several restaurants. We stayed here 2 nights before flying to the US and 2 nights after returning to CR, airport shuttle service is provided. We paid $86 per night after all taxes etc iOverlander Country Inn & Suites San Jose Aeropuerto Lodging user 15.8 Ostional - turtle spotting Campground at the beach front. Gilbert, the owner, is very passionate about turtles, been the president of the conservation program for years. Once he starts talking, make sure you have a beer around 'cause it'll take a while :) This beach is one of the - if not THE - best turtle spotting beaches in the world. Every might they can be spotted, ranging from a just a couple to thousands of them. He knows when and where to go spot them. Normally you have to take a guide, but you can just walk out of the camp ground onto the beach and start looking for them. Walk along the water line and look for belly dragging marks. You're not allowed to use white light, only red light. The amount of turtles you'll see is highly depending on the moon so if you have time, I'd contact Gilbert (NV below) and ask when is the best moment. Two options: go North (to the right) and walk about 300m, or go South. South there are more, but there's also a river with crocodiles, so not recommended to do on your own. The camp ground itself is basic: no designated spots with light or electricity but lots of shade and a sheltered area with light and running water. Price is 6USD pp, non negotiable. The entrance is a big white and brown metal gate, with a yellow arch. All rigs can fit in. Owner is very friendly. You can contact him on +506 6123 9003 or via Facebook: Gilbert Rojas Araya Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Campground at the beach front. Gilbert, the owner, is very passionate about turtles, been the president of the conservation program for years. Once he starts talking, make sure you have a beer around 'cause it'll take a while :) This beach is one of the - if not THE - best turtle spotting beaches in the world. Every might they can be spotted, ranging from a just a couple to thousands of them. He knows when and where to go spot them. Normally you have to take a guide, but you can just walk out of the camp ground onto the beach and start looking for them. Walk along the water line and look for belly dragging marks. You're not allowed to use white light, only red light. The amount of turtles you'll see is highly depending on the moon so if you have time, I'd contact Gilbert (NV below) and ask when is the best moment. Two options: go North (to the right) and walk about 300m, or go South. South there are more, but there's also a river with crocodiles, so not recommended to do on your own. The camp ground itself is basic: no designated spots with light or electricity but lots of shade and a sheltered area with light and running water. Price is 6USD pp, non negotiable. The entrance is a big white and brown metal gate, with a yellow arch. All rigs can fit in. Owner is very friendly. You can contact him on +506 6123 9003 or via Facebook: Gilbert Rojas Araya iOverlander Ostional - turtle spotting Campground user 1347.6 Panoramic view Gravel pit on a very steep panoramic road through the mountains. Amazing view over coffee plantations and lake, quiet in the night, nice for a cool night up in the mountains Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Gravel pit on a very steep panoramic road through the mountains. Amazing view over coffee plantations and lake, quiet in the night, nice for a cool night up in the mountains iOverlander Panoramic view Contact, Pirate user 8.9 Coin Laundry (Aquamatic) Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:30-12:30 and 1:00-5:00. Self service is 2,900C to wash and 2,900C to dry. Drop off is 3,200C for each. Limit 5kg per load. Front load washing machines. Open: Yes Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:30-12:30 and 1:00-5:00. Self service is 2,900C to wash and 2,900C to dry. Drop off is 3,200C for each. Limit 5kg per load. Front load washing machines. iOverlander Coin Laundry (Aquamatic) Dog Unknown user 769.0 Clínica Veterinaria Los Álamos Dr. Diana Zuñiga Casal is a friendly, good and professional veterinary. health certificate for the border possible the official "SENSA" costs 90us$ a vaccination 24us$ Open: Yes Dr. Diana Zuñiga Casal is a friendly, good and professional veterinary. health certificate for the border possible the official "SENSA" costs 90us$ a vaccination 24us$ iOverlander Clínica Veterinaria Los Álamos Dog Unknown user 1429.0 camping bajos de toro lovely little campsite in a man's front yard, no name, but you will see a sign saying 'camping and picking area'. owner is super friendly and the temperature is awesome after the heat of the rest of the area. facilities good and clean with a hot shower and lovely little covered area on the middle of the duck pond. good flat and shaded area, big enough for maybe 5-6 rigs, but nothing bigger than a panel van would fit through the gate. drinking water right out of the mountain, 200m from the town with little shops and a restaurant. plenty of hikes and waterfalls in the area. we negotiated the price for 2000 colones per person. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes lovely little campsite in a man's front yard, no name, but you will see a sign saying 'camping and picking area'. owner is super friendly and the temperature is awesome after the heat of the rest of the area. facilities good and clean with a hot shower and lovely little covered area on the middle of the duck pond. good flat and shaded area, big enough for maybe 5-6 rigs, but nothing bigger than a panel van would fit through the gate. drinking water right out of the mountain, 200m from the town with little shops and a restaurant. plenty of hikes and waterfalls in the area. we negotiated the price for 2000 colones per person. iOverlander camping bajos de toro Campground user 697.7 Total log Total /delta fuel station open 24/7 , have LPG fuel station for in vehicle filling service ... Open: Yes Total /delta fuel station open 24/7 , have LPG fuel station for in vehicle filling service ... iOverlander Total log Gas Station user 139.0 Taller Enderezado y Pintura IBS Mr Isidro was the only taller in Liberia able to fix our pickup suspension. Nice and reliable. Did a really good job and fair price. +50670116770 Open: Yes Mr Isidro was the only taller in Liberia able to fix our pickup suspension. Nice and reliable. Did a really good job and fair price. +50670116770 iOverlander Taller Enderezado y Pintura IBS Car Repair user 592.6 El Parrillazo Great restaurant if your on your way to or from La Fortuna. One large plate of meat and veg is 2500.00 Open: Yes Great restaurant if your on your way to or from La Fortuna. One large plate of meat and veg is 2500.00 iOverlander El Parrillazo Restaurant user 16.6 Cafe Delicias Cafe and bakery serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee drinks, etc. We had a breakfast burrito combo with meat and veg and French toast with homemade strawberry sauce for C3200 and a plate with eggs, bacon, toast, and avocado for C3000. Both breakfasts wee good and included coffee. There were also many cakes, pies, etc., but we didn't try them. Open: Yes Cafe and bakery serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee drinks, etc. We had a breakfast burrito combo with meat and veg and French toast with homemade strawberry sauce for C3200 and a plate with eggs, bacon, toast, and avocado for C3000. Both breakfasts wee good and included coffee. There were also many cakes, pies, etc., but we didn't try them. iOverlander Cafe Delicias Restaurant user 0.0 Camping Veranera offers camping area in larges green areas, a safe environment for only $3 per person , includes drinking water, electricity, toilets and showers, free access to the bar and restaurant area, just 100mts from the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes offers camping area in larges green areas, a safe environment for only $3 per person , includes drinking water, electricity, toilets and showers, free access to the bar and restaurant area, just 100mts from the beach. iOverlander Camping Veranera Parking Area user 27.0 BM Super Mercado & Gas station Large BM Super Mercado and across street a big gas station with water Open: Yes Large BM Super Mercado and across street a big gas station with water iOverlander BM Super Mercado & Gas station Dog Unknown user 43.0 parking space near basketball court Right on the beach, level parking lot with some shade. in the middle of town. Perfect for larger rigs as the spot near police station is too narrow and gets filled quickly. This is on the other side of the building. Spoke with a policeman last night who told me it was safe to camp there. great spot for a few days of shopping 👍 picture was taken at 7am. parking lot will get busy but still lots of room for rigs. There are tons of restaurants around with Wifi, an Internet café just around the corner and down the beach a store that offers showers for 1,000c pp. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right on the beach, level parking lot with some shade. in the middle of town. Perfect for larger rigs as the spot near police station is too narrow and gets filled quickly. This is on the other side of the building. Spoke with a policeman last night who told me it was safe to camp there. great spot for a few days of shopping 👍 picture was taken at 7am. parking lot will get busy but still lots of room for rigs. There are tons of restaurants around with Wifi, an Internet café just around the corner and down the beach a store that offers showers for 1,000c pp. iOverlander parking space near basketball court Parking Area user 572.1 Plaza del Café It is a very nice Coffee and Restaurant on the Northsite from the Lake Arenal. It's direkt on the Crossing Road 142 to 927. We ask in the Restaurant, they calls the Owner, who said that we can in the Back from the Parking stay overnight. The People was very friendly, so we bought Coffee. There is in the Back a Coffee Roasters. The Overnight Parking was free. Open: Yes It is a very nice Coffee and Restaurant on the Northsite from the Lake Arenal. It's direkt on the Crossing Road 142 to 927. We ask in the Restaurant, they calls the Owner, who said that we can in the Back from the Parking stay overnight. The People was very friendly, so we bought Coffee. There is in the Back a Coffee Roasters. The Overnight Parking was free. iOverlander Plaza del Café Restaurant user -20.3 Soda Tiquicia There are lots of great expensive places to eat on this stretch of road. This is the best inexpensive place and maybe just the best. Order a typical meal for 3000 col. Open: Yes There are lots of great expensive places to eat on this stretch of road. This is the best inexpensive place and maybe just the best. Order a typical meal for 3000 col. iOverlander Soda Tiquicia Restaurant user 565.0 Tico Wind Second windsurfing exit after Tilarán. 1.5 km before Piedras. West shore of Lake Arenal. Quiet and gorgeous. No services. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Second windsurfing exit after Tilarán. 1.5 km before Piedras. West shore of Lake Arenal. Quiet and gorgeous. No services. iOverlander Tico Wind Contact, Pirate user 1087.0 orosi Parking space right next to minisuperpalimo. Helpful people, nice children, played all eve with ours. Traffic noise in the morning. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Parking space right next to minisuperpalimo. Helpful people, nice children, played all eve with ours. Traffic noise in the morning. iOverlander orosi Contact, Pirate user 13.5 Playa tambor Right at the end of the road in front of the beach we found this place. We were looking for the camping near by and once we saw it we decided it would be better just to park on the side of the road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Right at the end of the road in front of the beach we found this place. We were looking for the camping near by and once we saw it we decided it would be better just to park on the side of the road. iOverlander Playa tambor Contact, Pirate user 54.8 Minisuper and restaurant Minisuper and restaurant, perfect to rest a little bit. 3000c a casado. Open: Yes Minisuper and restaurant, perfect to rest a little bit. 3000c a casado. iOverlander Minisuper and restaurant Restaurant user 14.7 Playa gigante Looking for a place to spend the night we came across this bay. It is super safe with lake type waves. I parked the rv right in front of the beach on the right of where the road ends. There is a small bar right in front of us. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Looking for a place to spend the night we came across this bay. It is super safe with lake type waves. I parked the rv right in front of the beach on the right of where the road ends. There is a small bar right in front of us. iOverlander Playa gigante Contact, Pirate user 21.0 Mirador Manzanillo Crossing the suspension bridge over a fraction of the river sixaola, between beautiful beaches and jungle vegetation is this viewpoint. Gandoca Manzanillo National Refuge. Open: Yes Crossing the suspension bridge over a fraction of the river sixaola, between beautiful beaches and jungle vegetation is this viewpoint. Gandoca Manzanillo National Refuge. iOverlander Mirador Manzanillo City (Capitol) user 24.0 playa manzanillo Beach with parking space! Hostels, restaurants and markets nearby, with access to bathrooms paying 500 colones aprox $ 1us, spent one night, all quiet Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beach with parking space! Hostels, restaurants and markets nearby, with access to bathrooms paying 500 colones aprox $ 1us, spent one night, all quiet iOverlander playa manzanillo Parking Area user 1450.0 servicentro La Tica Service station with parking area and mechanics. Friendly staff. Nitrogen filling service for free tires! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Service station with parking area and mechanics. Friendly staff. Nitrogen filling service for free tires! iOverlander servicentro La Tica Parking Area user 1184.0 police station El Carmen On the street next to the police station and close to the train tracks, close to the city center Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes On the street next to the police station and close to the train tracks, close to the city center iOverlander police station El Carmen Parking Area user 71.0 santuario de las iguanas Free tourist hostel in which you can see dozens of iguanas in the natural state Open: Yes Free tourist hostel in which you can see dozens of iguanas in the natural state iOverlander santuario de las iguanas Dog Unknown user 3.8 playa carrillo Great parking space that can accommodate any type of rv. About 200ft long just in front of the ocean. Ground is level and has stone so no mess in the rv. No shade but that is Good if you are on solar power. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Great parking space that can accommodate any type of rv. About 200ft long just in front of the ocean. Ground is level and has stone so no mess in the rv. No shade but that is Good if you are on solar power. iOverlander playa carrillo Parking Area user 1.0 Cabinas Coco Alegre Owned by a couple of charming middle aged locals. 4 private double rooms equipped with clean bathrooms and cold showers. Cute outdoors kitchen corner and furnished terrace. Private parking. 40$/ night in July Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Owned by a couple of charming middle aged locals. 4 private double rooms equipped with clean bathrooms and cold showers. Cute outdoors kitchen corner and furnished terrace. Private parking. 40$/ night in July iOverlander Cabinas Coco Alegre Lodging user 17.8 Hotel and restaurant Carolina Great food, good prices, fast wifi, cold beer. Arroz de la casa is real good. Open: Yes Great food, good prices, fast wifi, cold beer. Arroz de la casa is real good. iOverlander Hotel and restaurant Carolina Restaurant user 15.3 Cafe Rico Great cafe in town that serves breakfast (1,500C - 4,000C), smoothies (2,000C), Coffee and Cappuccinos (1,000C-2,500). The Ana Rosa (4,000C) and Chilaquiles (3,000C) are delicious. Grande cappuccinos are 2,000C and very strong. Probiotic ginger ale called Jungle Juice is available by the glass or bottle (2,000C-5,000C)...some of the best we have had and not too sweet. They also have bikes for rent and laundry service, ask to ensure they use the dryer. Laundry is 1,500C per kg unfolded, 2,000C per kg folded. Restaurant hours are 7:00-1:00pm Saturday through Wednesday, bikes and laundry hours are everyday 8-6. We were able to park along the street near the restaurant. Open: Yes Great cafe in town that serves breakfast (1,500C - 4,000C), smoothies (2,000C), Coffee and Cappuccinos (1,000C-2,500). The Ana Rosa (4,000C) and Chilaquiles (3,000C) are delicious. Grande cappuccinos are 2,000C and very strong. Probiotic ginger ale called Jungle Juice is available by the glass or bottle (2,000C-5,000C)...some of the best we have had and not too sweet. They also have bikes for rent and laundry service, ask to ensure they use the dryer. Laundry is 1,500C per kg unfolded, 2,000C per kg folded. Restaurant hours are 7:00-1:00pm Saturday through Wednesday, bikes and laundry hours are everyday 8-6. We were able to park along the street near the restaurant. iOverlander Cafe Rico Restaurant user 18.0 At Emilsa we were told about the very friendly person emilsa😀 we could park in her garden and use the toilets and shower. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes we were told about the very friendly person emilsa😀 we could park in her garden and use the toilets and shower. iOverlander At Emilsa Parking Area user 1884.3 Nice View Place The Owner Egidio let us camp for free in his beautiful garden with amazing views. He met us 2 km away on a dirt parking lot and asked us if we are looking for a campground and told us that we can camp in his property. He also have a travel agency and build this place for that reason. He's very friendly and like overlanders. He lives only 2 houses away and the place is very safe and locked al night. Please call in advance (506)8391-8743 because I'm not sure if he stays here permanently. Highly recommended ⛺️👍 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The Owner Egidio let us camp for free in his beautiful garden with amazing views. He met us 2 km away on a dirt parking lot and asked us if we are looking for a campground and told us that we can camp in his property. He also have a travel agency and build this place for that reason. He's very friendly and like overlanders. He lives only 2 houses away and the place is very safe and locked al night. Please call in advance (506)8391-8743 because I'm not sure if he stays here permanently. Highly recommended ⛺️👍 iOverlander Nice View Place Parking Area user 580.3 Indian village next to the Arenal cafe quircky little stopover for a picnic that turned into a lesson on the Maieku native Indian tribe. A couple welcomed us in their traditional attires. Not worth it as per se but funny. The guy was wearing a palm skirt and holding a lance/spear. With a price written on it... Open: Yes quircky little stopover for a picnic that turned into a lesson on the Maieku native Indian tribe. A couple welcomed us in their traditional attires. Not worth it as per se but funny. The guy was wearing a palm skirt and holding a lance/spear. With a price written on it... iOverlander Indian village next to the Arenal cafe Dog Unknown user 0.0 Playa Piñuela Official camping area of the national park on the left side of the parking lot. Beautiful beach with possibility to see dolphins. At high tide the beach is rocky, at low tide all black sand and good for swimming. There are cold showers but no toilets. If you stay here during the opening hours of the NP (8h-16h) you have to pay 6$ p.p. for a full day pass, but the friendly ranger may give some discount if you just stay for some hours in the morning. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Official camping area of the national park on the left side of the parking lot. Beautiful beach with possibility to see dolphins. At high tide the beach is rocky, at low tide all black sand and good for swimming. There are cold showers but no toilets. If you stay here during the opening hours of the NP (8h-16h) you have to pay 6$ p.p. for a full day pass, but the friendly ranger may give some discount if you just stay for some hours in the morning. iOverlander Playa Piñuela Parking Area user Campo Ferial de Coyolar free water the gard of this place gave us free tap water. As exchange we gave him a sprite :-) Open: Yes free water the gard of this place gave us free tap water. As exchange we gave him a sprite :-) iOverlander Campo Ferial de Coyolar Drinking Water user Campo Ferial de Coyolar We actually didnt stay here. But we got some water. We are sure that you could stay there over night. Not a really nice place but good to make a stop on the way to San Jose. Looks safe as there is a gard day and night. Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We actually didnt stay here. But we got some water. We are sure that you could stay there over night. Not a really nice place but good to make a stop on the way to San Jose. Looks safe as there is a gard day and night. iOverlander Campo Ferial de Coyolar Contact, Pirate user 474.2 Hostel Orozco - Rio Cuarto Great hostel run by Eida and Alvaro. With all facilities (woodfire kitchen just above a small river, toilets). Not sure how much they would charge for park&sleep in the car yet their cabanas are very nice and cheap too. We rented a huge one (aircon, hot shower, huge bed + 1 single) for 20$ per night. That should give an idea given this is cheap for Costa Rica. We were lucky enough they even took us to a fabulous spa for free ! And gave us indications to a great hike next to their house. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Great hostel run by Eida and Alvaro. With all facilities (woodfire kitchen just above a small river, toilets). Not sure how much they would charge for park&sleep in the car yet their cabanas are very nice and cheap too. We rented a huge one (aircon, hot shower, huge bed + 1 single) for 20$ per night. That should give an idea given this is cheap for Costa Rica. We were lucky enough they even took us to a fabulous spa for free ! And gave us indications to a great hike next to their house. iOverlander Hostel Orozco - Rio Cuarto Lodging user 136.8 Parque y Soda Truck stop parking for the big panamamerican rigs . Asked to camp here for the night and they said it was fine . Used the bathroom too. They have a shower too, I sure I could use it if I offered to pay. Food from the soda was good too - 2500 colones for a meal. Really kind people. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Truck stop parking for the big panamamerican rigs . Asked to camp here for the night and they said it was fine . Used the bathroom too. They have a shower too, I sure I could use it if I offered to pay. Food from the soda was good too - 2500 colones for a meal. Really kind people. iOverlander Parque y Soda Parking Area user 0.0 8 carataras (waterfalls) de Paraiso Manantiales Access to 8 wonderful waterfalls after a short (but steep in the jungle) 1.5 hour hike through Carlo Mario's property, down to the river. The path is marked all the way and it is safe but it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. We were by ourselves for more than 1 hour. 8 great waterfalls along the way. one can swim like we did. prices: 5000 colones for 2. Open: Yes Access to 8 wonderful waterfalls after a short (but steep in the jungle) 1.5 hour hike through Carlo Mario's property, down to the river. The path is marked all the way and it is safe but it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. We were by ourselves for more than 1 hour. 8 great waterfalls along the way. one can swim like we did. prices: 5000 colones for 2. iOverlander 8 carataras (waterfalls) de Paraiso Manantiales City (Capitol) user 1228.0 parqueo 8 carataras possibility of camping in the parking lot of Carlo Mario's access to the 8 waterfalls. 5$ per person per night negotiable. Carlos Mario and his wife are nice people. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes possibility of camping in the parking lot of Carlo Mario's access to the 8 waterfalls. 5$ per person per night negotiable. Carlos Mario and his wife are nice people. iOverlander parqueo 8 carataras Parking Area user 262.6 Playa Muda Direct at the Beach. We parked directly at the entrance before the forbided sign. Had no priblem at all and was really quiet! Took us like 20min from cuajiniquil, last 15min on a small dirt road. Road was okay. Not sure if u can reach the place in a big rig. But once there is enough space. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Direct at the Beach. We parked directly at the entrance before the forbided sign. Had no priblem at all and was really quiet! Took us like 20min from cuajiniquil, last 15min on a small dirt road. Road was okay. Not sure if u can reach the place in a big rig. But once there is enough space. iOverlander Playa Muda Contact, Pirate user 1.2 Playa Soley Really nice spot with beuatifull view! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Really nice spot with beuatifull view! iOverlander Playa Soley Contact, Pirate user -0.8 Playa Matapalo Varous space close to the beautiful beach Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Varous space close to the beautiful beach iOverlander Playa Matapalo Contact, Pirate user 841.0 Naans & Curries Really nice indian restaurant. Nice food, nice ambiente and nice area. Open: Yes Really nice indian restaurant. Nice food, nice ambiente and nice area. iOverlander Naans & Curries Restaurant user 31.0 Gas LP easy to fill propane for a fixed tank on our RV. Open: Yes easy to fill propane for a fixed tank on our RV. iOverlander Gas LP Gas Station user 2800.0 Hacienda La Central - Volcán Turrialba Hacienda La Central at the foot of Turrialba Volcano Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hacienda La Central at the foot of Turrialba Volcano iOverlander Hacienda La Central - Volcán Turrialba Campground user 31.0 Servicios Electromecanicos Bejarano Very nice people. They do a Very profesional work on our van.They fixed our energy generator. Open: Yes Very nice people. They do a Very profesional work on our van.They fixed our energy generator. iOverlander Servicios Electromecanicos Bejarano Car Repair user 733.0 radiadores reparacion Very kind people. they made a Very complet and profesional work on our radiator. Open: Yes Very kind people. they made a Very complet and profesional work on our radiator. iOverlander radiadores reparacion Car Repair user 2.8 Playa Bochinche Wild camping on a very pretty beach with Scarlett Macaws. Our very first first wild camping experience (7 months into the trip). Lots of level shady spots. Only ones on the beach after dark, quiet night but the policía did drive thru in the middle of the night. Other than the biting ants and no-see-ums this was an incredible experience! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Wild camping on a very pretty beach with Scarlett Macaws. Our very first first wild camping experience (7 months into the trip). Lots of level shady spots. Only ones on the beach after dark, quiet night but the policía did drive thru in the middle of the night. Other than the biting ants and no-see-ums this was an incredible experience! iOverlander Playa Bochinche Contact, Pirate user