iOverlander 0.0 Rose Cottage Mod note May not allow camping A fantastic place to camp above Otavalo, it's hard to beat the view. There are indoor and outdoor common areas, and a place to have a campfire and grill. The kitchen is open for breakfast and dinner upon request, but is not available for use by guests. A variety of cabins and rooms can also be reserved if you don't want to camp. See website for directions. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Mod note May not allow camping A fantastic place to camp above Otavalo, it's hard to beat the view. There are indoor and outdoor common areas, and a place to have a campfire and grill. The kitchen is open for breakfast and dinner upon request, but is not available for use by guests. A variety of cabins and rooms can also be reserved if you don't want to camp. See website for directions. iOverlander Rose Cottage Lodging user 0.0 Tambopaxi Tambopaxi is the only lodge inside the park, and one of two places where you can camp, the other being the Limpiopungo Lake Campground a short distance from Tambopaxi. The hostel offers rooms and the restaurant serves good food but at higher-than-average prices. Camping is in front of their new lodge building which was just opening for business when we arrived. At over 12,000 feet it's cold and windy, so bring plenty of warm clothes. Campfires not allowed. See website for directions. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Tambopaxi is the only lodge inside the park, and one of two places where you can camp, the other being the Limpiopungo Lake Campground a short distance from Tambopaxi. The hostel offers rooms and the restaurant serves good food but at higher-than-average prices. Camping is in front of their new lodge building which was just opening for business when we arrived. At over 12,000 feet it's cold and windy, so bring plenty of warm clothes. Campfires not allowed. See website for directions. iOverlander Tambopaxi Campground user 0.0 Cloud Forest Hostel Price per night includes a set breakfast and dinner. Internet was not available, but there were signs for it, so it may have just been offline while we were there. Restaurant also sells fresh bread and lunches upon request. Hard to miss this place as you drive the Quilotoa Loop counterclockwise into Chugchilan on the right-hand side of the road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Price per night includes a set breakfast and dinner. Internet was not available, but there were signs for it, so it may have just been offline while we were there. Restaurant also sells fresh bread and lunches upon request. Hard to miss this place as you drive the Quilotoa Loop counterclockwise into Chugchilan on the right-hand side of the road. iOverlander Cloud Forest Hostel Lodging user 1493.0 Camping Paraíso A very overlanding-friendly place. Has all the amenities you could want - a big grill, a cozy common area and plenty of places to pitch a tent, covered and uncovered. they can arrange activities nearby. Highly recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A very overlanding-friendly place. Has all the amenities you could want - a big grill, a cozy common area and plenty of places to pitch a tent, covered and uncovered. they can arrange activities nearby. Highly recommended! iOverlander Camping Paraíso Campground user Las Tolitas Very expensive and not entirely setup to be tent-camper friendly. Has the potential to be very noisy during the weekends. There are several other options around Macas but they were either temporarily closed or temporarily without a bathroom. The hotel was closed while we were there, the only activity was at the at the pool and (loud) open-air restaurant. We pitched our tents as far away as possible. The groundskeeper will want to charge you extra to use the facilities. Rip off. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Very expensive and not entirely setup to be tent-camper friendly. Has the potential to be very noisy during the weekends. There are several other options around Macas but they were either temporarily closed or temporarily without a bathroom. The hotel was closed while we were there, the only activity was at the at the pool and (loud) open-air restaurant. We pitched our tents as far away as possible. The groundskeeper will want to charge you extra to use the facilities. Rip off. iOverlander Las Tolitas Campground user 0.0 Hosteria Pircapamba A cozy place with friendly staff and a great view of Alausi. The restaurant was closed while we were there, the chef was on vacation. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: No A cozy place with friendly staff and a great view of Alausi. The restaurant was closed while we were there, the chef was on vacation. iOverlander Hosteria Pircapamba Lodging user 0.0 Hostal Hogar Cuencano With half a dozen options on the same street, we ended up here by chance. We had a great room on the top floor with a balcony overlooking the city where we could cook our own meals. The lady who runs the hostel was incredibly friendly and helped us find parking on several occasions. There are guarded lots nearby but they are closed on Sundays. Street parking during the week is not free, you must buy a ticket at a shop nearby. Parking attendants carry cameras and know exactly how long you've been there. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No With half a dozen options on the same street, we ended up here by chance. We had a great room on the top floor with a balcony overlooking the city where we could cook our own meals. The lady who runs the hostel was incredibly friendly and helped us find parking on several occasions. There are guarded lots nearby but they are closed on Sundays. Street parking during the week is not free, you must buy a ticket at a shop nearby. Parking attendants carry cameras and know exactly how long you've been there. iOverlander Hostal Hogar Cuencano Lodging user 330.1 Puyango Petrified Forest The petrified forest has a legitimate campground near the river, but it is often closed due to road construction. The places marks the informal camping at the visitor center. Quiet and for free. Toilets and showers open when the visitor center is open. Road is (except last 1.2 km) paved. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Natural Source Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No The petrified forest has a legitimate campground near the river, but it is often closed due to road construction. The places marks the informal camping at the visitor center. Quiet and for free. Toilets and showers open when the visitor center is open. Road is (except last 1.2 km) paved. iOverlander Puyango Petrified Forest Parking Area user 0.0 Otavalo - La Luna Hostel $8 per person with a great breakfast included. clean toilets & hot showers. there is a small kitchen you can use to cook your own meals but the restaurant offers tasty homemade food, wifi, cozy dining area with fireplace, located 4km from the town centre. quiet and beautiful views, from there you can hike around the hostel or further up to Mojanda Lakes (maps available) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $8 per person with a great breakfast included. clean toilets & hot showers. there is a small kitchen you can use to cook your own meals but the restaurant offers tasty homemade food, wifi, cozy dining area with fireplace, located 4km from the town centre. quiet and beautiful views, from there you can hike around the hostel or further up to Mojanda Lakes (maps available) iOverlander Otavalo - La Luna Hostel Campground user Monte Selva Hosteria wifi in lobby / bathrooms / no shower / electricity / pool. Tents not allowed. Hosteria Duran also allows camping $5/night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: No Tent Friendly: No wifi in lobby / bathrooms / no shower / electricity / pool. Tents not allowed. Hosteria Duran also allows camping $5/night. iOverlander Monte Selva Hosteria Campground user 2581.0 Cabañas Yanuncay Electricity 110v/220v + Water and fast internet. Parking on grass – be careful in wet weather. Humberto and his wife are very friendly and will help you if you need any repairs. Access to toilet and hot showers in cabin or if full in their house. About a 20 minute walk from town. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Electricity 110v/220v + Water and fast internet. Parking on grass – be careful in wet weather. Humberto and his wife are very friendly and will help you if you need any repairs. Access to toilet and hot showers in cabin or if full in their house. About a 20 minute walk from town. iOverlander Cabañas Yanuncay Campground user 3930.0 PN Cajas Visitor Center Campground 13,000 feet/3,880metres. Bathrooms / near hiking and climbing. There are other camping areas at lower entrance into park. $4 pp/p night. Kitchen, toilet and cold shower available. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 13,000 feet/3,880metres. Bathrooms / near hiking and climbing. There are other camping areas at lower entrance into park. $4 pp/p night. Kitchen, toilet and cold shower available. iOverlander PN Cajas Visitor Center Campground Campground user 1880.0 Hosteria Izhcayluma UPDATE - Camping in tents (motorcyclists) not permitted as risk of snakes. July 4 2016 NOTE - camping area is just inside gate on left. DO NOT drive a big rig up the driveway to the reception area because you may have to back all the way down. Not really a safe place to leave the van during the day, you can see it from the main road, nobody there and the gate is not closed! Wifi not at sites. Wifi / hot shower / electricity / water / english / great restaurant & bar / 2km out of town. Owners have built an overlander specific parking lot. The hostals facilities were great with hammocks, swimming pool, great views and a good restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes UPDATE - Camping in tents (motorcyclists) not permitted as risk of snakes. July 4 2016 NOTE - camping area is just inside gate on left. DO NOT drive a big rig up the driveway to the reception area because you may have to back all the way down. Not really a safe place to leave the van during the day, you can see it from the main road, nobody there and the gate is not closed! Wifi not at sites. Wifi / hot shower / electricity / water / english / great restaurant & bar / 2km out of town. Owners have built an overlander specific parking lot. The hostals facilities were great with hammocks, swimming pool, great views and a good restaurant. iOverlander Hosteria Izhcayluma Campground user 0.0 Zumba river camp (en route to La Balsa crossing) Free. no facilities / slightly hidden from passing traffic. Right turn off road Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Free. no facilities / slightly hidden from passing traffic. Right turn off road Free iOverlander Zumba river camp (en route to La Balsa crossing) Contact, Pirate user Police Station Police allowed us to stay at their police station. Friendly officers! Price:free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Yes Police allowed us to stay at their police station. Friendly officers! Price:free iOverlander Police Station Parking Area user Hostal Taranza Nice owners. Facilities ok. 10 minutes to walk from downtown. Price:10 USD Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Nice owners. Facilities ok. 10 minutes to walk from downtown. Price:10 USD iOverlander Hostal Taranza Lodging user 2811.3 Free: Refugio of Parque Nacional Podocarpus Parking at the Refugio of the P.N. Podocarpus. Price:free Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Parking at the Refugio of the P.N. Podocarpus. Price:free iOverlander Free: Refugio of Parque Nacional Podocarpus Parking Area user 3170.0 Free: Ruins Ingapirca Parking at the entrance of the ruins of Ingapirca. Toilets (very nice) opened 24h - however, there was no water during the night. Price: free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking at the entrance of the ruins of Ingapirca. Toilets (very nice) opened 24h - however, there was no water during the night. Price: free iOverlander Free: Ruins Ingapirca Parking Area user Hotel Europa Ask friendly and the hotel may let you stay on the parking of the hotel. Not the most beautiful place but very central Price:10 USD Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Ask friendly and the hotel may let you stay on the parking of the hotel. Not the most beautiful place but very central Price:10 USD iOverlander Hotel Europa Parking Area user Hostal Banana Lodge Recommended spot for overstays in Misahualli. The camping is right at the river where you can go fishing of having a bath. Very nice! Price:8 USD Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Recommended spot for overstays in Misahualli. The camping is right at the river where you can go fishing of having a bath. Very nice! Price:8 USD iOverlander Hostal Banana Lodge Campground user 1901.8 Restaurant Kopal This was one of our coolest stays. The owner of the restaurant (dutch) makes really good pizza and let us stay on the parking for free! Price:free Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No This was one of our coolest stays. The owner of the restaurant (dutch) makes really good pizza and let us stay on the parking for free! Price:free iOverlander Restaurant Kopal Parking Area user 2788.5 Hostal Zentrum Gerd, the german owner of the Hostal Zentrum, is a really nice guy and offers a great place in El Mariscal. Big overlanders may encounter problems to enter the entrance gate (2.6m drive in limit) so the spot is for vans and jeeps only. Can also park in front of hotel on weekends as during the week it is prohibited to park on the street between 7AM-7PM. Price:14 USD Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Gerd, the german owner of the Hostal Zentrum, is a really nice guy and offers a great place in El Mariscal. Big overlanders may encounter problems to enter the entrance gate (2.6m drive in limit) so the spot is for vans and jeeps only. Can also park in front of hotel on weekends as during the week it is prohibited to park on the street between 7AM-7PM. Price:14 USD iOverlander Hostal Zentrum Campground user Hotel San Carlos Cheap Hotel Option in Saquisili (when you plan to visit the amazing market). For small vehicles only as the entrance is small. Price:15 USD. Coordinates must be wrong, ad Sawuisili is way more to the north! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Cheap Hotel Option in Saquisili (when you plan to visit the amazing market). For small vehicles only as the entrance is small. Price:15 USD. Coordinates must be wrong, ad Sawuisili is way more to the north! iOverlander Hotel San Carlos Lodging user 3890.0 Parking Lot at Laguna Quilotoa Parking lot at Quilotoa Loop. You can stay on the parking lot. As there are several hostels nearby you may get access to bathroom facilities in one of the hostels. No facilities although toilets are available during the day. Price:free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot at Quilotoa Loop. You can stay on the parking lot. As there are several hostels nearby you may get access to bathroom facilities in one of the hostels. No facilities although toilets are available during the day. Price:free iOverlander Parking Lot at Laguna Quilotoa Parking Area user 3845.0 Campsite P.N. Cotopaxi Mod: Sep 16. National Park is open with the exception of summiting Cotopaxi. Free campsite in the P.N. Cotopaxi. It's a new official camping area with toilet facilities & cold showers. When good weather you may have a splendid view at the volcano. Price:free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Mod: Sep 16. National Park is open with the exception of summiting Cotopaxi. Free campsite in the P.N. Cotopaxi. It's a new official camping area with toilet facilities & cold showers. When good weather you may have a splendid view at the volcano. Price:free iOverlander Campsite P.N. Cotopaxi Campground user 1239.2 Hostal Jardin El Descanso Really cool campsite as the owner has a wide range of hummingbird species in his garden (other birds and animals to be seen around 5 o'clock in the morning as well). When staying in Mindo don't forget to have a look at the Swiss Reposteria in the centre of the town. The most yummy brownies ever! Price:12 USD Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Really cool campsite as the owner has a wide range of hummingbird species in his garden (other birds and animals to be seen around 5 o'clock in the morning as well). When staying in Mindo don't forget to have a look at the Swiss Reposteria in the centre of the town. The most yummy brownies ever! Price:12 USD iOverlander Hostal Jardin El Descanso Campground user 0.0 Camping Rincon del Viajero Camp site 15 walking minutes out of town. The camping is on the road to the Laguna de la Mojanda. English speaking owners. Nice. Price:10 USD Open: No Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Camp site 15 walking minutes out of town. The camping is on the road to the Laguna de la Mojanda. English speaking owners. Nice. Price:10 USD iOverlander Camping Rincon del Viajero Campground user 0.0 Parking at the entrance to the Grutas de la Paz Parking at the entrance to the caves. Safe & quite overnight stay close to the boarder to Colombia. Price:free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking at the entrance to the caves. Safe & quite overnight stay close to the boarder to Colombia. Price:free iOverlander Parking at the entrance to the Grutas de la Paz Parking Area user Petrol Stn Petrol Stn Open: Yes Petrol Stn iOverlander Petrol Stn Parking Area user 0.0 Petroecuador Toilets & Restaurant Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Toilets & Restaurant iOverlander Petroecuador Parking Area user 2100.0 Graham Kersey's Garden Centre Concrete parking spot, Shower & Toilet, Free wifi and use of kitchen (has gas hob). Email before you go gkersy@hotmail.com to make sure his available. gps is N 00 18.416 W 078 07.918 In case you don't find Grahams place - the dirt road to his place is not shown by Google Map (It IS however on maps.me! :)) - just call him 0994494883! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Concrete parking spot, Shower & Toilet, Free wifi and use of kitchen (has gas hob). Email before you go gkersy@hotmail.com to make sure his available. gps is N 00 18.416 W 078 07.918 In case you don't find Grahams place - the dirt road to his place is not shown by Google Map (It IS however on maps.me! :)) - just call him 0994494883! iOverlander Graham Kersey's Garden Centre Campground user Primax Petrol Station, Ibarra Petrol station. Bought Diesel. Toilets. Free Open: Yes Petrol station. Bought Diesel. Toilets. Free iOverlander Primax Petrol Station, Ibarra Parking Area user 3057.5 Below Laguna Cuicocha Free camping spot with view of valley and across Otavalo. Very quiet. No Facilities. No overnight parking is allowed at Laguna Cuicocha anymore. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping spot with view of valley and across Otavalo. Very quiet. No Facilities. No overnight parking is allowed at Laguna Cuicocha anymore. iOverlander Below Laguna Cuicocha Contact, Pirate user 2566.0 Cascada De Peguche Waterfall Car Park You can stay in the parking of the cascada. It is a safe place for sleeping. You pay only US$1 for the parking. There is a place were you can put you tent but you can not arrive with the car Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can stay in the parking of the cascada. It is a safe place for sleeping. You pay only US$1 for the parking. There is a place were you can put you tent but you can not arrive with the car iOverlander Cascada De Peguche Waterfall Car Park Parking Area user 2440.9 Mitad Del Mundo Parking Parking for Mitad Del Mundo Monument – They told us it is not possible to park here overnight anymore! Open: Yes Parking for Mitad Del Mundo Monument – They told us it is not possible to park here overnight anymore! iOverlander Mitad Del Mundo Parking City (Capitol) user 1248.2 Town Square, Mindo Parked on Town Square. Quiet overnight. No Problems. Free. Public toilets and water available. Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parked on Town Square. Quiet overnight. No Problems. Free. Public toilets and water available. iOverlander Town Square, Mindo Parking Area user Hotel Quito Parking Parking next to Hotel Quito. Free when staying at the hotel. With big vehicle do not go through main entrance but side entrance at back. Hotel is lovely but expensive at $111 per night (including taxes) Open: Yes Parking next to Hotel Quito. Free when staying at the hotel. With big vehicle do not go through main entrance but side entrance at back. Hotel is lovely but expensive at $111 per night (including taxes) iOverlander Hotel Quito Parking Lodging user Roadside Turnout, On Way to Papallacta Turnout by restaurant on road to papallacta. Free. No Facilties. Open: Yes Turnout by restaurant on road to papallacta. Free. No Facilties. iOverlander Roadside Turnout, On Way to Papallacta Parking Area user 0.0 Termas de Papallacta Parking in Balneario car park at Thermals. 12 USD per night. Thermals are 8.50 USD per person entry (multiple entry per day allowed). Some of the nicest thermals we have seen. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking in Balneario car park at Thermals. 12 USD per night. Thermals are 8.50 USD per person entry (multiple entry per day allowed). Some of the nicest thermals we have seen. iOverlander Termas de Papallacta Parking Area user 0.0 Papagayo Hotel Hotel that takes overlanders. Entrance to property down realtively narrow dirt road (ok for us). Turn into gate very tight and we decided not to do it. In a smaller vehicle this would be a great place to stay. Way too expensive! Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel that takes overlanders. Entrance to property down realtively narrow dirt road (ok for us). Turn into gate very tight and we decided not to do it. In a smaller vehicle this would be a great place to stay. Way too expensive! iOverlander Papagayo Hotel Lodging user 0.0 Petro Commerical on Panam near Lasso Free. Parking at Gas Station. Toilets available. Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Free. Parking at Gas Station. Toilets available. iOverlander Petro Commerical on Panam near Lasso Parking Area user Diver’s Lodge, Puerto Ayora Small relatively reasonably priced Hotel on Santa Cruz. 5 minutes walk from Charles Darwin Centre. Open: Yes Small relatively reasonably priced Hotel on Santa Cruz. 5 minutes walk from Charles Darwin Centre. iOverlander Diver’s Lodge, Puerto Ayora Lodging user Ps Petrol Station Petrol Station Camping. Toilets available. Not bad overnight. Free. Open: Yes Petrol Station Camping. Toilets available. Not bad overnight. Free. iOverlander Ps Petrol Station Parking Area user 2382.3 Pircapamba Hosteria, Alausi 15 minute walk from train station along nice track. One toilet and warm shower available. Water available. Cost $10 per p / night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 15 minute walk from train station along nice track. One toilet and warm shower available. Water available. Cost $10 per p / night. iOverlander Pircapamba Hosteria, Alausi Campground user 57.7 Hosteria “San Luis”, Huizho Hosteria with big swimming pool and water slides. Toilets by pool (Not very nice). Cost $5 per person including free use of pools. Restaurant on site. Gate locked at night for bathrooms. Recent comment 2/17 - $ 7 / person not negotiable even for the 8 year old for roadside parking ... certainly the pool is nice. So we went our way Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Hosteria with big swimming pool and water slides. Toilets by pool (Not very nice). Cost $5 per person including free use of pools. Restaurant on site. Gate locked at night for bathrooms. Recent comment 2/17 - $ 7 / person not negotiable even for the 8 year old for roadside parking ... certainly the pool is nice. So we went our way iOverlander Hosteria “San Luis”, Huizho Parking Area user 1687.0 Camp Aruba Hosteria Camped on the gravel soccer field. Aruba is a hotel with swimming pools so we had access to the pools. Toilet was open all night and the showers were hot. WIFI in the reception and at the pool. Good restaurant. We filled out water tank here. Price: 10 usd Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Camped on the gravel soccer field. Aruba is a hotel with swimming pools so we had access to the pools. Toilet was open all night and the showers were hot. WIFI in the reception and at the pool. Good restaurant. We filled out water tank here. Price: 10 usd iOverlander Camp Aruba Hosteria Parking Area user 3438.0 Camp Secret Garden Road up from Machachi was a bit rough and took a while. Camped in the parking lot. Fantastic location with amazing views to Cotopaxi (on clear days). Facilities was great and it is a perfect place to relax (no WIFI) and we had three meals included every day. Perfect location for the sunset is the Jacuzzi!! Price: NA Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Road up from Machachi was a bit rough and took a while. Camped in the parking lot. Fantastic location with amazing views to Cotopaxi (on clear days). Facilities was great and it is a perfect place to relax (no WIFI) and we had three meals included every day. Perfect location for the sunset is the Jacuzzi!! Price: NA iOverlander Camp Secret Garden Campground user 1838.0 Camp Hotel Petite Auberge Camped in the parking lot of the hotel, not too nice, but it has a perfect location in the city center. Toilet and shower by the reception. WIFI in the reception. Price: 3 usd Open: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Camped in the parking lot of the hotel, not too nice, but it has a perfect location in the city center. Toilet and shower by the reception. WIFI in the reception. Price: 3 usd iOverlander Camp Hotel Petite Auberge Parking Area user 3092.0 Parking lot at the Visitor Center Reported that overnighting is not permitted Good overnight place, no infrastructure, but very very quiet. During the day, the toilet from the Visitor Center open. Free. Open: No Reported that overnighting is not permitted Good overnight place, no infrastructure, but very very quiet. During the day, the toilet from the Visitor Center open. Free. iOverlander Parking lot at the Visitor Center Parking Area user In the mountains with a family Good overnight place, no infrastructure, but very very quiet. Free. about 26 km before Oyacachi Open: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure, but very very quiet. Free. about 26 km before Oyacachi iOverlander In the mountains with a family Contact, Pirate user 3206.0 Parking lot at the thermal baths Good overnight place, WC available in Parking lot, tap. In the SuParking lotlement forms very quiet. Free. admission Thermal U $ 3.--/Person Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good overnight place, WC available in Parking lot, tap. In the SuParking lotlement forms very quiet. Free. admission Thermal U $ 3.--/Person iOverlander Parking lot at the thermal baths Parking Area user Place Central, El Chaupi Good overnight place, no infrastructure, quiet. Free. Coming from the north on the Pan right Open: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure, quiet. Free. Coming from the north on the Pan right iOverlander Place Central, El Chaupi Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Camping Cotopaxi CLOSED WHEN VOLCANO AWAKE Wohlfühlplatz , toilets and showers available, quiet. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Wohlfühlplatz , toilets and showers available, quiet. Free. iOverlander Camping Cotopaxi CLOSED WHEN VOLCANO AWAKE Contact, Pirate user Side street in Baños Staying for the night in the town, in the night bearable. No infrastructure. Free. Across from the health center Open: Yes Staying for the night in the town, in the night bearable. No infrastructure. Free. Across from the health center iOverlander Side street in Baños Contact, Pirate user 3370.0 Termas Jamanco, Good overnight place directly at the spa. Infrastructure in the bathroom, closed at 20.00 clock. Quiet. Entrance is 4 USD/Person. Camping free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Good overnight place directly at the spa. Infrastructure in the bathroom, closed at 20.00 clock. Quiet. Entrance is 4 USD/Person. Camping free. iOverlander Termas Jamanco, Parking Area user 0.0 Parquero Hosteria Hakuna Matata, Archidona Idyllic staying for the night at the Rio. No infrastructure, quiet. U $ 5./Night We have posted an interesting day trip at the Hosteria U $ 55.--/Person Turn of the ring road just after the bridge turn right into large gravel. To the parking lot, there are about 4 km from the main road; Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Idyllic staying for the night at the Rio. No infrastructure, quiet. U $ 5./Night We have posted an interesting day trip at the Hosteria U $ 55.--/Person Turn of the ring road just after the bridge turn right into large gravel. To the parking lot, there are about 4 km from the main road; iOverlander Parquero Hosteria Hakuna Matata, Archidona Parking Area user 0.0 Camping Hotel Barbaquillo Good overnight place with a view of the Pacific. Shower and WC, pool, quiet. WiFi in the restaurant or reception. Very nice bar with great views of Pacific. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Good overnight place with a view of the Pacific. Shower and WC, pool, quiet. WiFi in the restaurant or reception. Very nice bar with great views of Pacific. iOverlander Camping Hotel Barbaquillo Campground user 64.1 Hosteria Salango, Islamar Magnificent Wohlfühlplatz , enhanced with superb views of the Pacific Ocean. Electricity, toilets and showers available. Muffled engine noise of fishing boats and a factory, otherwise quiet. WiFi and Laundry (USD$1/lb). $15./Night U.S. North of the village Salango, right up the hill, gravel road with deep holes. driveway is well signposted Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Magnificent Wohlfühlplatz , enhanced with superb views of the Pacific Ocean. Electricity, toilets and showers available. Muffled engine noise of fishing boats and a factory, otherwise quiet. WiFi and Laundry (USD$1/lb). $15./Night U.S. North of the village Salango, right up the hill, gravel road with deep holes. driveway is well signposted iOverlander Hosteria Salango, Islamar Parking Area user 0.0 Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco, Guayaquil Good overnight place in the forest. Showers, toilets available. Quiet. We have had a ton of mosquitoes! $5 per vehicle (any size) per night. $4 per person per night. 16 km before Guayaguil. Coming from the south, so you have to make a Retorno the Panamericana to get to the campground Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Good overnight place in the forest. Showers, toilets available. Quiet. We have had a ton of mosquitoes! $5 per vehicle (any size) per night. $4 per person per night. 16 km before Guayaguil. Coming from the south, so you have to make a Retorno the Panamericana to get to the campground iOverlander Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco, Guayaquil Campground user 2687.1 Parque Central Alausi Good overnight place, no infrastructure, quiet at night. Free Drive past the station, turn right on Parque Central High Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Good overnight place, no infrastructure, quiet at night. Free Drive past the station, turn right on Parque Central High iOverlander Parque Central Alausi Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Hosteria Dos Chorreras, Cajas NP before the Very good overnight place with a great restaurant, very tasty trout and very nice staff. Patrick from CH 3 months since manages the Hosteria. Toilet in the restaurant as WiFi free of charge. From the front of the Cuenca to Cajas NP 2,800 meters Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Very good overnight place with a great restaurant, very tasty trout and very nice staff. Patrick from CH 3 months since manages the Hosteria. Toilet in the restaurant as WiFi free of charge. From the front of the Cuenca to Cajas NP 2,800 meters iOverlander Hosteria Dos Chorreras, Cajas NP before the Parking Area user Parking lot at E35 Emergency room right on the street, very noisy. No infrastructure. Free Open: Yes Emergency room right on the street, very noisy. No infrastructure. Free iOverlander Parking lot at E35 Parking Area user 291.8 Parking lot in the village Parking in front of the museum / Gemiendehaus. quiet. No infrastructure. Free At the visitor center, it was for us to be inclined Open: Yes Parking in front of the museum / Gemiendehaus. quiet. No infrastructure. Free At the visitor center, it was for us to be inclined iOverlander Parking lot in the village Parking Area user 2236.5 Finca Sommerwind Great place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying great hospitality. The German owners offer several big grass lots to camp. 5 Dollars per person per night: Hot showers, potable water, electricity, WIFI included in price. Washing machine is 3 Dollars per load. They also offer long term parking in case you want to go home or visit Galapagos (1 Dollar per day). In case of medical or mechanical issues don't hesitate to ask Hans and Patricia, they will help you out. Basic products for cooking can be purchased in the kiosk, such as beer, milk, homemade bread etc. On Sundays the Cafe-Sommerwind is open with breakfast, lunch and cakes. Energy... 110volts and 220volts Those looking for peaceful nights should know that two (out of five) large dogs run free all night and bark at any and all activity along the road regardless of what it is or what time it is. The other three add to the cacophony during the day. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying great hospitality. The German owners offer several big grass lots to camp. 5 Dollars per person per night: Hot showers, potable water, electricity, WIFI included in price. Washing machine is 3 Dollars per load. They also offer long term parking in case you want to go home or visit Galapagos (1 Dollar per day). In case of medical or mechanical issues don't hesitate to ask Hans and Patricia, they will help you out. Basic products for cooking can be purchased in the kiosk, such as beer, milk, homemade bread etc. On Sundays the Cafe-Sommerwind is open with breakfast, lunch and cakes. Energy... 110volts and 220volts Those looking for peaceful nights should know that two (out of five) large dogs run free all night and bark at any and all activity along the road regardless of what it is or what time it is. The other three add to the cacophony during the day. iOverlander Finca Sommerwind Campground user -1.0 Puyango Petrified Forest 2 Nada, barren place next to river across from information desk which was closed at 18:00 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nada, barren place next to river across from information desk which was closed at 18:00 iOverlander Puyango Petrified Forest 2 Contact, Pirate user 1200.0 Zaruma On the plaza in front of the church, municipality, police and the icecream shop. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes On the plaza in front of the church, municipality, police and the icecream shop. iOverlander Zaruma Parking Area user 5.6 Casa Shangrila Camped in the lovely gardens of our Dutch friend Jeroen who owns this nice little place just 200 meters out of the busy tourist beach town of Cañoa. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Camped in the lovely gardens of our Dutch friend Jeroen who owns this nice little place just 200 meters out of the busy tourist beach town of Cañoa. iOverlander Casa Shangrila Lodging user 2809.0 Refugio De Vida Silvestre Pasochoa Parking at the entrance of the park. Check-in with the rangers. Toilets are clean and open all night. Right now they're remodelling the big parking lot but there is still room for one or two campers. From the turnoff from the highway you'll have to drive up a bumpy rather narrow road with not much room to manoever. Wide vehicules better watch out for branches. Great possibilities to hike on clearly marked trails. Free parking and free entrance. There is a tent camping area about 100 meters from the parking lot that is not accesible by vehicule. Pets are not allowed in the park, but we don't know about the parking lot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Parking at the entrance of the park. Check-in with the rangers. Toilets are clean and open all night. Right now they're remodelling the big parking lot but there is still room for one or two campers. From the turnoff from the highway you'll have to drive up a bumpy rather narrow road with not much room to manoever. Wide vehicules better watch out for branches. Great possibilities to hike on clearly marked trails. Free parking and free entrance. There is a tent camping area about 100 meters from the parking lot that is not accesible by vehicule. Pets are not allowed in the park, but we don't know about the parking lot. iOverlander Refugio De Vida Silvestre Pasochoa Parking Area user 3467.1 Posada De Tigua Parking in the small lot of a hostal. Hot showers and toilets from the hostal can be used. There is a heated community room :-) Nice owners. 5 Dollars per Person. Coming from Latacunga, turn right at the biiig black-and-white rock marked "Posada de Tigua". Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Parking in the small lot of a hostal. Hot showers and toilets from the hostal can be used. There is a heated community room :-) Nice owners. 5 Dollars per Person. Coming from Latacunga, turn right at the biiig black-and-white rock marked "Posada de Tigua". iOverlander Posada De Tigua Parking Area user 4354.7 Visitor Center Chimborazo Parking lot (not very flat, but there are rocks to level your vehicle out) next to the visitor center at Chimborazo National Park. You must enter before 4 o'clock (1600hours). Free entrance and free parking. Altitude: 4400 meters above sealevel. If you follow the road within the park boundaries up for another 8 kilometers, there is another parking next to the first refugio at 4800 meters. The toilets are open all night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Parking lot (not very flat, but there are rocks to level your vehicle out) next to the visitor center at Chimborazo National Park. You must enter before 4 o'clock (1600hours). Free entrance and free parking. Altitude: 4400 meters above sealevel. If you follow the road within the park boundaries up for another 8 kilometers, there is another parking next to the first refugio at 4800 meters. The toilets are open all night. iOverlander Visitor Center Chimborazo Parking Area user 475.5 Hosteria Estacion Del Sol Parking in a flat lot of a hosteria near the pool area. Swimmingpool, ccold showers, bathrooms, wifi. Ok place to spend a night driving from the jungle to cuenca. Quiet after 8 o'clock. Weekends might be busier. 4$ per person. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Parking in a flat lot of a hosteria near the pool area. Swimmingpool, ccold showers, bathrooms, wifi. Ok place to spend a night driving from the jungle to cuenca. Quiet after 8 o'clock. Weekends might be busier. 4$ per person. iOverlander Hosteria Estacion Del Sol Parking Area user 2786.0 Estacionamiento Publico Colon Giant parking lot in Quito. Close to Plaza Foch, THE Hostel and Party Zone in Quito Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Giant parking lot in Quito. Close to Plaza Foch, THE Hostel and Party Zone in Quito iOverlander Estacionamiento Publico Colon Parking Area user 2824.0 ATi Korean Grill BBQ We came here to find some dol sat bi bim bop and walked away quite happy. Recommended if you are craving korean food. Open: Yes We came here to find some dol sat bi bim bop and walked away quite happy. Recommended if you are craving korean food. iOverlander ATi Korean Grill BBQ Restaurant user 2783.3 Parque Carolina Parking lot for a giant park in Quito. Ran into lots of other Overlanders here. Noisy in the mornings but quiet at night. Wifi pass CAPEIPI*2016 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot for a giant park in Quito. Ran into lots of other Overlanders here. Noisy in the mornings but quiet at night. Wifi pass CAPEIPI*2016 iOverlander Parque Carolina Parking Area user 3852.0 Laguna De Limpiopungo Parking Lot This isn't a good site for tent campers and it's quite windy here but you get amazing views of the volcano. We just parked here all day and enjoyed the ever-changing view out our back window. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No This isn't a good site for tent campers and it's quite windy here but you get amazing views of the volcano. We just parked here all day and enjoyed the ever-changing view out our back window. Free. iOverlander Laguna De Limpiopungo Parking Lot Parking Area user 3324.1 Main entrance to P.N. Cotopaxi Large gravel lot to camp with toilets and cold showers. The entrance gates close at 3 o'clock pm., so if you arrive late you can spend the night here to get into the park next day. The restaurant closed around 5 or 6 pm. From the lot you have a great vista on volcano Cotopaxi (but it is usually clouded until night arrives). It gets cold at night. Note: motorbikes and pets are not allowed to enter the park! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Large gravel lot to camp with toilets and cold showers. The entrance gates close at 3 o'clock pm., so if you arrive late you can spend the night here to get into the park next day. The restaurant closed around 5 or 6 pm. From the lot you have a great vista on volcano Cotopaxi (but it is usually clouded until night arrives). It gets cold at night. Note: motorbikes and pets are not allowed to enter the park! iOverlander Main entrance to P.N. Cotopaxi Campground user 2550.7 Mirador Ojos del Volcán Very basic and small camping area above Baños with an amazing view on volcano Tangarahua. The owners run a small restaurant, where you can have tipical meals for a reasonable price. Hot shower, wifi, power only in restarunt. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very basic and small camping area above Baños with an amazing view on volcano Tangarahua. The owners run a small restaurant, where you can have tipical meals for a reasonable price. Hot shower, wifi, power only in restarunt. iOverlander Mirador Ojos del Volcán Campground user 3718.2 Lago Mojanda Beautiful mountain top lake. It is a 16km, 1200M climb from Otavalo. The cobble stone road in is a little rough in places. At the lake there are several spots to choose from. Our guide book (2010) said there is a history of robberies at the lake but we barely saw a soul. Quite and tranquil at 3700M. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful mountain top lake. It is a 16km, 1200M climb from Otavalo. The cobble stone road in is a little rough in places. At the lake there are several spots to choose from. Our guide book (2010) said there is a history of robberies at the lake but we barely saw a soul. Quite and tranquil at 3700M. iOverlander Lago Mojanda Contact, Pirate user 1838.0 Stray Dog Brewpub Chicago style brew pub in Banos. Worth a visit! Open: Yes Chicago style brew pub in Banos. Worth a visit! iOverlander Stray Dog Brewpub Restaurant user 13.0 Punta Piedrero Eco lodge Hosteria Space for about 4 truck campers in parking area. $5 per person. Pet friendly. Tent camping also possible. Directly on beach and 5 minute walk to grocery/shops. Toilets. Showers. Wifi. Shared kitchen and common area with Hammocks and tables. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: 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: No Space for about 4 truck campers in parking area. $5 per person. Pet friendly. Tent camping also possible. Directly on beach and 5 minute walk to grocery/shops. Toilets. Showers. Wifi. Shared kitchen and common area with Hammocks and tables. iOverlander Punta Piedrero Eco lodge Hosteria Lodging user 2331.0 Los Arrayanes Restaurante Y Hospedaje A little hotel/restaurant just off the road. They didn't charge us to camp for a night so we offered to eat in the restaurant. Beautiful grounds with lots of flowers. Tent campers, there is a beautiful space behind the hotel where you could pitch your tent. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A little hotel/restaurant just off the road. They didn't charge us to camp for a night so we offered to eat in the restaurant. Beautiful grounds with lots of flowers. Tent campers, there is a beautiful space behind the hotel where you could pitch your tent. iOverlander Los Arrayanes Restaurante Y Hospedaje Parking Area user 0.0 Fisherman Free Beach camp Parked in dirt area next to beach. Near small fishing huts, off road. Very secluded, fisherman did not seem to mind us here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parked in dirt area next to beach. Near small fishing huts, off road. Very secluded, fisherman did not seem to mind us here. iOverlander Fisherman Free Beach camp Contact, Pirate user -25.0 Tecnolavado We did 6 loads of laundry here for $13.20. Open: Yes We did 6 loads of laundry here for $13.20. iOverlander Tecnolavado Dog Unknown user 2947.6 Eni/AgipGas Propane plant. They took our bottle inside the gate and filled it while we waited outside the gate. Open: Yes Propane plant. They took our bottle inside the gate and filled it while we waited outside the gate. iOverlander Eni/AgipGas Gas Station user 4177.6 Volcano Dunes GPS is entrance to several spots where one can tuck into the dunes, approx. 3km off main road to get to them. When clear, great views of the volcano. When we arrived, there wasn't much wind and we thought we tucked in well next to a dune to block any wind but it shifted and was incredibly windy throughout the night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes GPS is entrance to several spots where one can tuck into the dunes, approx. 3km off main road to get to them. When clear, great views of the volcano. When we arrived, there wasn't much wind and we thought we tucked in well next to a dune to block any wind but it shifted and was incredibly windy throughout the night. iOverlander Volcano Dunes Contact, Pirate user 7.9 Puerto Cayo Beach - South End Public beach camping on the south side of the town beach, accessed by the fishing boats and drive down to the far end. There is a sign indicating camping in front of a few vacation homes and a vacant hotel. Quite and peaceful... Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Public beach camping on the south side of the town beach, accessed by the fishing boats and drive down to the far end. There is a sign indicating camping in front of a few vacation homes and a vacant hotel. Quite and peaceful... iOverlander Puerto Cayo Beach - South End Contact, Pirate user 2524.2 Forum Hotel If you don't feel like camping in the outskirts of town and want give yourself a treat this hotel offers everything you need. Very nice and located in the old town. Rooms are elegant and comfy. There are several options, we chose the superior room for USD 70 incl breakfast. Secure parking is available at the hat factory of the owner (taxi drive, the hotel pais). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No If you don't feel like camping in the outskirts of town and want give yourself a treat this hotel offers everything you need. Very nice and located in the old town. Rooms are elegant and comfy. There are several options, we chose the superior room for USD 70 incl breakfast. Secure parking is available at the hat factory of the owner (taxi drive, the hotel pais). iOverlander Forum Hotel Lodging user 418.9 Hotel Los Arrozales Clean, safe, and friendly hotel in a border town for $15.00/night. Parking garage (secure), TV/remote, warm/hot water, and simple breakfast included. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Clean, safe, and friendly hotel in a border town for $15.00/night. Parking garage (secure), TV/remote, warm/hot water, and simple breakfast included. iOverlander Hotel Los Arrozales Lodging user -1.0 Hospedaje Monterrico Clean and comfortable at 40 Sol / night. Secured parking with night security guard, TV/remote, warm/hot water, and 110V electrical outlets. Conveniently located near the main highway in Olmos and a 5 minute walk to the central plaza. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Clean and comfortable at 40 Sol / night. Secured parking with night security guard, TV/remote, warm/hot water, and 110V electrical outlets. Conveniently located near the main highway in Olmos and a 5 minute walk to the central plaza. iOverlander Hospedaje Monterrico Lodging user 3975.0 Refugio Laguna Toreadora, P.N. Cajas We stayed in the basic refugio instead camping. There's a parking lot for vehicles where you can stay overnight, tents are allowed but we couldn't find a flat spot. Kitchen (with microwave), toilets & showers available, but we didn't ask for having a shower. Electricity only in the refugio. The restaurant closes at 4.30p.m. 4US$ pP/night for both camping or a bed in the refugio. Pets are not allowed in the refugio. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No We stayed in the basic refugio instead camping. There's a parking lot for vehicles where you can stay overnight, tents are allowed but we couldn't find a flat spot. Kitchen (with microwave), toilets & showers available, but we didn't ask for having a shower. Electricity only in the refugio. The restaurant closes at 4.30p.m. 4US$ pP/night for both camping or a bed in the refugio. Pets are not allowed in the refugio. iOverlander Refugio Laguna Toreadora, P.N. Cajas Lodging user 3179.0 Laguna Llaviucu, P.N. Cajas Camping on gravel parking lot, at nearby visitor center there are toilets and a water hose. No other facilities. We paid 4US$ pP/night, this is the normal entrance fee everyone has to pay. Very quiet at night. There was a big camper truck, so big rigs can make it to here, but the street is narrow and the bridges have a height restriction of 3.8 meter. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Camping on gravel parking lot, at nearby visitor center there are toilets and a water hose. No other facilities. We paid 4US$ pP/night, this is the normal entrance fee everyone has to pay. Very quiet at night. There was a big camper truck, so big rigs can make it to here, but the street is narrow and the bridges have a height restriction of 3.8 meter. iOverlander Laguna Llaviucu, P.N. Cajas Campground user 2194.1 West Caja Drive Up A hidden open space in the bend of the road on the drive to Cajas from the coast. Nicely situated at 2100M, not the cleanest or quietest but free. Traffic dies down at night. There are two entrances to the space we took the one further up the hill and tucked into the "quarry" corner. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A hidden open space in the bend of the road on the drive to Cajas from the coast. Nicely situated at 2100M, not the cleanest or quietest but free. Traffic dies down at night. There are two entrances to the space we took the one further up the hill and tucked into the "quarry" corner. iOverlander West Caja Drive Up Contact, Pirate user -9.0 Galapagos Islanders Respected your operator with day trips to Punta Pitt ($120/person) and Kicker Rock ($80/person). Also rents snorkel gear and kayaks. Open: Yes Respected your operator with day trips to Punta Pitt ($120/person) and Kicker Rock ($80/person). Also rents snorkel gear and kayaks. iOverlander Galapagos Islanders City (Capitol) user -21.4 Rositas Great restaurant recommended to us by several locals. $5 dinners and $4 lunches. Open: Yes Great restaurant recommended to us by several locals. $5 dinners and $4 lunches. iOverlander Rositas Restaurant user 30.9 Hostel San Francisco Nice hostel right on the malecon. Our room was $25 a night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nice hostel right on the malecon. Our room was $25 a night. iOverlander Hostel San Francisco Lodging user -8.0 Bakery Cuencan Taste Great bakery with all sorts of goodies including croissants, brownies, pastries, and muffins. Open: Yes Great bakery with all sorts of goodies including croissants, brownies, pastries, and muffins. iOverlander Bakery Cuencan Taste Restaurant user -6.0 Restaurant San Cristobal Great lunches and dinners for $3.50 per person. Open: Yes Great lunches and dinners for $3.50 per person. iOverlander Restaurant San Cristobal Restaurant user 1.0 Isabela Dive Center We booked a snorkel tour to Los Tuneles for $70 per person here which included a wet suit and equipment. Very friendly and helpful. Update April 2017: now $110-130 per person Open: Yes We booked a snorkel tour to Los Tuneles for $70 per person here which included a wet suit and equipment. Very friendly and helpful. Update April 2017: now $110-130 per person iOverlander Isabela Dive Center Dog Unknown user 6.0 Shawarma Hot Good shawarma plate for about $7. Also great shakes- try the Oreo shake! Open: Yes Good shawarma plate for about $7. Also great shakes- try the Oreo shake! iOverlander Shawarma Hot Restaurant user 18.0 Brisas Del Mar We got a private room here for two for $30 per night. Clean rooms and the beds were ok on the comfort scale. Nice owner and an area for hanging out in hammocks. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We got a private room here for two for $30 per night. Clean rooms and the beds were ok on the comfort scale. Nice owner and an area for hanging out in hammocks. iOverlander Brisas Del Mar Lodging user 21.0 Costa Del Pacifico Bargained down to $25 per person per night. Clean rooms and hot water. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Bargained down to $25 per person per night. Clean rooms and hot water. iOverlander Costa Del Pacifico Lodging user 0.0 ENI Gas There a huge Propane filling station just at the north entrance of Ibarra, but barely to be seen from the highway. They can fill US type bottles. Coming from north make a sharp right turn at the first traffic light. Talk to the guards and they call someone to assist you. Open: Mo - Fr. 8:00 - 18:00. US$10 per bottle. Btw. Nearby is Finca Sommerwind, a great place to relax. . Open: Yes There a huge Propane filling station just at the north entrance of Ibarra, but barely to be seen from the highway. They can fill US type bottles. Coming from north make a sharp right turn at the first traffic light. Talk to the guards and they call someone to assist you. Open: Mo - Fr. 8:00 - 18:00. US$10 per bottle. Btw. Nearby is Finca Sommerwind, a great place to relax. . iOverlander ENI Gas Gas Station user 2304.0 Mirador Parking Lot Very close to road, so noisy and not very private, but good place to adjust to altitude before Cajas. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very close to road, so noisy and not very private, but good place to adjust to altitude before Cajas. Free. iOverlander Mirador Parking Lot Parking Area user 2647.6 El Pedregal Azteca Still thinking about all the amazing food back in Mexico? El Pedregal Azteca has a fix priced lunch for about $6 that brought back all the flavors and memories of Mexico for us. Highly recommended. Open: Yes Still thinking about all the amazing food back in Mexico? El Pedregal Azteca has a fix priced lunch for about $6 that brought back all the flavors and memories of Mexico for us. Highly recommended. iOverlander El Pedregal Azteca Restaurant user 100.0 Petroecuador there is a nice, big Gasstation abot 11km before the border to Peru. Plenty of space to park, clean toiletts and an armedguard is walking around all night long. The station closes between 22h and 07h so its was pretty quiet during the night.. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes there is a nice, big Gasstation abot 11km before the border to Peru. Plenty of space to park, clean toiletts and an armedguard is walking around all night long. The station closes between 22h and 07h so its was pretty quiet during the night.. iOverlander Petroecuador Parking Area user 2534.5 Parqueadero VIP NOTE price has increased to US$10 per night so the more convenient San Jose parking might be a better proposition unless you are desperate for a swim. No reduction even for 14 nights. Great place near the airport with free shuttle service. Wifi, toilet, shower, grassy patch with ponies, geese and swimming pool. Long term stay $10 per 24 hours. No access from the road to the airport. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes NOTE price has increased to US$10 per night so the more convenient San Jose parking might be a better proposition unless you are desperate for a swim. No reduction even for 14 nights. Great place near the airport with free shuttle service. Wifi, toilet, shower, grassy patch with ponies, geese and swimming pool. Long term stay $10 per 24 hours. No access from the road to the airport. iOverlander Parqueadero VIP Parking Area user 2837.8 Hostal La Guayunga Tight parking in the courtyard with their school vans. Only room for one medium sized rig (Vanagon). We paid $15 to sleep in our vehicle. A private room cost $27 plus $5 for parking. There is a rooftop restaurant/patio with a great view of the historic part of the city. Very friendly staff. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Tight parking in the courtyard with their school vans. Only room for one medium sized rig (Vanagon). We paid $15 to sleep in our vehicle. A private room cost $27 plus $5 for parking. There is a rooftop restaurant/patio with a great view of the historic part of the city. Very friendly staff. iOverlander Hostal La Guayunga Lodging user 3186.0 The Black Sheep Inn a lovely ecolodge located near Quilotoa Lake in the heart of the Andes Cordillerra mountain range. spectacular scenery and plenty of activity options. The manager Edmundo and his staff are very welcoming and helpful to help your organize your adventures in the area. Don't miss Edmundo's famous Sky Walk Trail. Excellent vegetarian cuisine. sauna and hot tub, amazing yoga studio. Composting Toilets with an Andean View! And much more. check out their website for more info. Only room for 1 (or maybe 2 small cars) car. "Highly recommended" The parking was not level but there was a stack of wood blocks that we used to get sort of level. Nice bathroom, hot shower and a frisbee golf course for $5 per person. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes a lovely ecolodge located near Quilotoa Lake in the heart of the Andes Cordillerra mountain range. spectacular scenery and plenty of activity options. The manager Edmundo and his staff are very welcoming and helpful to help your organize your adventures in the area. Don't miss Edmundo's famous Sky Walk Trail. Excellent vegetarian cuisine. sauna and hot tub, amazing yoga studio. Composting Toilets with an Andean View! And much more. check out their website for more info. Only room for 1 (or maybe 2 small cars) car. "Highly recommended" The parking was not level but there was a stack of wood blocks that we used to get sort of level. Nice bathroom, hot shower and a frisbee golf course for $5 per person. iOverlander The Black Sheep Inn Lodging user 802.0 Playa La Union Campground with on-site restaurant, toilets, cold shower. No further services. Nice place, right by the river for a good swim. Might be quite busy on weekends. Jan 2015 quoted 10 dollars for camping 2p with vehicle Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campground with on-site restaurant, toilets, cold shower. No further services. Nice place, right by the river for a good swim. Might be quite busy on weekends. Jan 2015 quoted 10 dollars for camping 2p with vehicle iOverlander Playa La Union Campground user 996.6 Parking for Podocarpus National Park Nice and flat place to camp at the end of the road (and start of the trail). Free, no services. The road here is unpaved, but not very rough (may be after heavy rains). Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice and flat place to camp at the end of the road (and start of the trail). Free, no services. The road here is unpaved, but not very rough (may be after heavy rains). iOverlander Parking for Podocarpus National Park Contact, Pirate user Gas station The only camper friendly gas-station in Loja. Just big enough, flat, and not all gas stations allow you to stay overnight in Loja Open: Yes The only camper friendly gas-station in Loja. Just big enough, flat, and not all gas stations allow you to stay overnight in Loja iOverlander Gas station Parking Area user 7.0 Boondock Beach Great flat parking spot off a dirt road, right on the beach. Not far from the highway, turn off at the only road leading down to the wide open beach, next to a small overlook point. Several flat places to park along road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great flat parking spot off a dirt road, right on the beach. Not far from the highway, turn off at the only road leading down to the wide open beach, next to a small overlook point. Several flat places to park along road. iOverlander Boondock Beach Contact, Pirate user 242.0 Malecon Coca Free parking on a little spot near the waterfront. Lot of construction going on around. But very quiet at night. Toilets in the next door mall. Wifi at the mall ask for access from the guards. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free parking on a little spot near the waterfront. Lot of construction going on around. But very quiet at night. Toilets in the next door mall. Wifi at the mall ask for access from the guards. iOverlander Malecon Coca Parking Area user 294.6 El Auca Route Grassy patch along the road, asked permission and we were told we could use the well with drinking water. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Grassy patch along the road, asked permission and we were told we could use the well with drinking water. iOverlander El Auca Route Contact, Pirate user 35.0 Ayampe Free beach camping in the parking lot in front of several hostels and restaurants in the small town of Ayampe. Good surf spot, nice and quiet at night, very friendly locals. Good restaurants nearby. Hostels and restaurants have restrooms, showers, and wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free beach camping in the parking lot in front of several hostels and restaurants in the small town of Ayampe. Good surf spot, nice and quiet at night, very friendly locals. Good restaurants nearby. Hostels and restaurants have restrooms, showers, and wifi. iOverlander Ayampe Parking Area user 20.8 Atahualpa Hotel Chone We have some mechanical issues so we spend the night in Chone. The hotel is very very uggly and expensive. 44 us for two. Breakfast included. Come only if you must. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No We have some mechanical issues so we spend the night in Chone. The hotel is very very uggly and expensive. 44 us for two. Breakfast included. Come only if you must. iOverlander Atahualpa Hotel Chone Lodging user -9.0 Pop House 16 usd for a private room with private bathroom, free wifi, for two person. Very nice place, lots of art, cool people and parking. Its not in front the beach but its perfect if you dont want the loud music and the bussy streets of montañita. Free parking. Lots of camping sites in the sorrounded area with full amenities. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water 16 usd for a private room with private bathroom, free wifi, for two person. Very nice place, lots of art, cool people and parking. Its not in front the beach but its perfect if you dont want the loud music and the bussy streets of montañita. Free parking. Lots of camping sites in the sorrounded area with full amenities. iOverlander Pop House Lodging user 2314.0 Paute Climbing Camp Spot Free just on the side of the road next to a little stream. The trail to the crag is just down the road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free just on the side of the road next to a little stream. The trail to the crag is just down the road. iOverlander Paute Climbing Camp Spot Contact, Pirate user 2535.0 Cigale Hostel 26 usd per two in private room with private bath. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No 26 usd per two in private room with private bath. iOverlander Cigale Hostel Lodging user 23.0 Finca Gloria $6 per a vehicle with electricity. Very large property. Busy on weekends but the property is so large you will always have a place to park. We are the first travelers the owner has had stay here and he said they would be happy to welcome more. Also offered secure parking on property when visiting Galápagos Islands. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $6 per a vehicle with electricity. Very large property. Busy on weekends but the property is so large you will always have a place to park. We are the first travelers the owner has had stay here and he said they would be happy to welcome more. Also offered secure parking on property when visiting Galápagos Islands. iOverlander Finca Gloria Campground user 80.0 Mompiche Beach Parked next to the fishing boats and infront of a camping place which has showers and bathrooms for 50 cents. There is room for 2-3 cars to park there and is just in front of the beach. Very friendly locals and relaxed hippie town Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parked next to the fishing boats and infront of a camping place which has showers and bathrooms for 50 cents. There is room for 2-3 cars to park there and is just in front of the beach. Very friendly locals and relaxed hippie town iOverlander Mompiche Beach Parking Area user 12.4 Canoas Beach Nice spot at the south end of town right on the beach. No facilities, but plenty of restaurants, hostals, etc close by. Free. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice spot at the south end of town right on the beach. No facilities, but plenty of restaurants, hostals, etc close by. Free. iOverlander Canoas Beach Contact, Pirate user 15.7 Las Tunas Beach Free beach parking beetween Jimmy restaurant and Wipeout Restaurant, good food there wifi, shower and restrooms. There is a sign that says no camping on the beach, so no tents allowed but its ok for a camper or van. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free beach parking beetween Jimmy restaurant and Wipeout Restaurant, good food there wifi, shower and restrooms. There is a sign that says no camping on the beach, so no tents allowed but its ok for a camper or van. iOverlander Las Tunas Beach Contact, Pirate user 2292.0 Arco Iris Termales at Chachimbiro Parked in gravel parking lot of Termales. Free with price of admission $5 pp. Toilets available at parking lot, showers in termales area. Stays open until 2 am, so It may be noisy late on weekends. It was pretty quiet the night we were here after about 10pm. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parked in gravel parking lot of Termales. Free with price of admission $5 pp. Toilets available at parking lot, showers in termales area. Stays open until 2 am, so It may be noisy late on weekends. It was pretty quiet the night we were here after about 10pm. iOverlander Arco Iris Termales at Chachimbiro Parking Area user 7.1 Playa Escondida This is paradise! Beatiful place, you camp just few steps from the beach with amazing view. Electricity, showers, bathrooms, wifi and electricity. USD7 pp Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is paradise! Beatiful place, you camp just few steps from the beach with amazing view. Electricity, showers, bathrooms, wifi and electricity. USD7 pp iOverlander Playa Escondida Campground user 7.0 Malecon in Pedernales Parked on the Malecon overnight. Absolutely nothing special about this place or town. We only stayed here becuase it was getting late and we didnt want to drive at night. Police told us it was relatively safe to sleep here overnight. They said it would be better to move 100m forward in front of the beach bars, but it was too noisy for us so we sacrificed our lives for the sake of a quieter nite sleep. Free. Do NOT eat at Costenitas #2. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parked on the Malecon overnight. Absolutely nothing special about this place or town. We only stayed here becuase it was getting late and we didnt want to drive at night. Police told us it was relatively safe to sleep here overnight. They said it would be better to move 100m forward in front of the beach bars, but it was too noisy for us so we sacrificed our lives for the sake of a quieter nite sleep. Free. Do NOT eat at Costenitas #2. iOverlander Malecon in Pedernales Parking Area user 37.1 Punta Prieta Great place on a cliff that has tons of great views. Swimming pool Jacuzzi (although empty when I was there) paths to the beach with hammocks and bungalows. He has internet but Wi-Fi wasn't working but will let you use his computer. I ate Langostinos at the restaurant(best I've had yet) and didn't charge so stay. Wow. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great place on a cliff that has tons of great views. Swimming pool Jacuzzi (although empty when I was there) paths to the beach with hammocks and bungalows. He has internet but Wi-Fi wasn't working but will let you use his computer. I ate Langostinos at the restaurant(best I've had yet) and didn't charge so stay. Wow. iOverlander Punta Prieta Campground user Free camp in the field - free - we did not manage to find a place where we wouldn't be visible from the road, this was the best we could do - pretty far from the main road, a dirt track leads here - some cover by low bushes - no facilities - three lamas Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes - free - we did not manage to find a place where we wouldn't be visible from the road, this was the best we could do - pretty far from the main road, a dirt track leads here - some cover by low bushes - no facilities - three lamas iOverlander Free camp in the field Contact, Pirate user Restaurant El Capo - we tried to get to Pequeno Paraiso, but the gate was closed at 7:30 pm and nobody answered the bell - so we camped next to a small restaurant run by a very nice Cuban couple - they let us use their shower (hot water), offered tea and we chatted the whole evening - price: "pay as much as you want", or have dinner Open: Yes Internet: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes - we tried to get to Pequeno Paraiso, but the gate was closed at 7:30 pm and nobody answered the bell - so we camped next to a small restaurant run by a very nice Cuban couple - they let us use their shower (hot water), offered tea and we chatted the whole evening - price: "pay as much as you want", or have dinner iOverlander Restaurant El Capo Parking Area user 1.5 Puerto Lopez beach - free - no services - the beach is rather busy in the evening and in the morning Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes - free - no services - the beach is rather busy in the evening and in the morning iOverlander Puerto Lopez beach Contact, Pirate user Behind a church - free - we struggled to find any boondocking spots on the way here from Cuenca, we settled behind a little church after dark Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No - free - we struggled to find any boondocking spots on the way here from Cuenca, we settled behind a little church after dark iOverlander Behind a church Contact, Pirate user Peru border crossing - free - no amenities - We arrived here at night after about 100 kms of dirt road from Vilcabamba. In March 2014 the state of the road was pretty bad. It starts as a beautiful paved road, but soon deterioriates into a mud bath. We managed until Zumba with only a couple of bottom scratches, but after Zumba there was an enormous mudslide that took away the road and a bridge. The new road was just being built and was too soft for any vehicle. We had to be towed up by a caterpillar despite having 4x4. They are constantly improving the road, but if it rained recently, expect the worst. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes - free - no amenities - We arrived here at night after about 100 kms of dirt road from Vilcabamba. In March 2014 the state of the road was pretty bad. It starts as a beautiful paved road, but soon deterioriates into a mud bath. We managed until Zumba with only a couple of bottom scratches, but after Zumba there was an enormous mudslide that took away the road and a bridge. The new road was just being built and was too soft for any vehicle. We had to be towed up by a caterpillar despite having 4x4. They are constantly improving the road, but if it rained recently, expect the worst. iOverlander Peru border crossing Parking Area user 2762.3 Hostal Oasis 2 Safe overnight place. Good for 1 night. The location for RVs is 7 blocks away from the hostal itself. Just 1 RV will fit because it is also used as parking area. Little garden with palmtree. Privat toilet with hot shower and outside kitchen. Good Wifi. We paid 6 US$ per adult. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Safe overnight place. Good for 1 night. The location for RVs is 7 blocks away from the hostal itself. Just 1 RV will fit because it is also used as parking area. Little garden with palmtree. Privat toilet with hot shower and outside kitchen. Good Wifi. We paid 6 US$ per adult. iOverlander Hostal Oasis 2 Campground user 6.6 Olon Beach Camp At the furthest south end of the malecon, just past the last restaurant hut, you can camp on a grassy area for free. There are public bathrooms and cold showers just behind the last restaurant huts. Very quiet and peaceful nights and a short drive or $1.50 cab ride to Montanita. Party there, but sleep here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes At the furthest south end of the malecon, just past the last restaurant hut, you can camp on a grassy area for free. There are public bathrooms and cold showers just behind the last restaurant huts. Very quiet and peaceful nights and a short drive or $1.50 cab ride to Montanita. Party there, but sleep here. iOverlander Olon Beach Camp Contact, Pirate user 1235.6 El Quetzal Best breakfast in a long time! Also took their amazing chocolate tour and got to taste their super delicious brownies'. Can't say enough wonderful words about this place! Wish we could stay for dinner! Open: Yes Best breakfast in a long time! Also took their amazing chocolate tour and got to taste their super delicious brownies'. Can't say enough wonderful words about this place! Wish we could stay for dinner! iOverlander El Quetzal Restaurant user 2460.0 Plaza Central Chimbo Free overnight parking right on the beautiful plaza in the cool mountain pueblo Chimbo. People are nice, it is level, and several restaurants bbq cuy from Thurs-Friday. Pretty quiet and safe overnight. No facilities, but several restaurants and a large gas station around town. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free overnight parking right on the beautiful plaza in the cool mountain pueblo Chimbo. People are nice, it is level, and several restaurants bbq cuy from Thurs-Friday. Pretty quiet and safe overnight. No facilities, but several restaurants and a large gas station around town. iOverlander Plaza Central Chimbo Contact, Pirate user 4855.0 Chimborazo Refugio #1 Large flat area near Refugio #1. Free to camp overnight. Rustic restrooms but no other facilities. Very cold at night. It snowed a bit while we were here. Elevation 4860m. Signs say no pets allowed, so we hid our three dogs in the back and didnt tell them. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Large flat area near Refugio #1. Free to camp overnight. Rustic restrooms but no other facilities. Very cold at night. It snowed a bit while we were here. Elevation 4860m. Signs say no pets allowed, so we hid our three dogs in the back and didnt tell them. iOverlander Chimborazo Refugio #1 Parking Area user 3800.0 Streetside in Salinas Level spot on a quiet street in a very non-level pueblo. Free. No facilities. There are restaurants and hostals nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Level spot on a quiet street in a very non-level pueblo. Free. No facilities. There are restaurants and hostals nearby. iOverlander Streetside in Salinas Contact, Pirate user 1805.0 Backpacker Los Pinos A great hostel right in the town of Banos run by very friendly Argentinians. There is a level grassy parking area with room for several vehicles and tents. 10.- for a dorm, 6.- pp for camping, both including breakfast and dinner! (sign-up for dinner on FB until 7pm) They have a few friendly dogs and cats, pet friendly. The entrance is kind of narrow and a tight turn, so big rigs may have a problem getting in, low clearance vehicles might scratch, no height restrictions. Spotty wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A great hostel right in the town of Banos run by very friendly Argentinians. There is a level grassy parking area with room for several vehicles and tents. 10.- for a dorm, 6.- pp for camping, both including breakfast and dinner! (sign-up for dinner on FB until 7pm) They have a few friendly dogs and cats, pet friendly. The entrance is kind of narrow and a tight turn, so big rigs may have a problem getting in, low clearance vehicles might scratch, no height restrictions. Spotty wifi. iOverlander Backpacker Los Pinos Lodging user 0.0 Guamote Plaza Central Safe, quiet, level, free next to the main plaza in the small pueblo of Guamote. Thursday is market day here so Wed night may not be a good idea. No facilities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Safe, quiet, level, free next to the main plaza in the small pueblo of Guamote. Thursday is market day here so Wed night may not be a good idea. No facilities. iOverlander Guamote Plaza Central Parking Area user 2819.4 Quito Motor. Ford Great place to have your Ford fixed. You can stay in your camper. Bathrooms, Hot showers, 24 hr guard you can come and go as you please, dog friendly. Parts are expensive but labor was crazy inexpensive. Super nice Mechanics that even took me on a tour of the city and introduced me to a guide. Highly recommend. Open: Yes Great place to have your Ford fixed. You can stay in your camper. Bathrooms, Hot showers, 24 hr guard you can come and go as you please, dog friendly. Parts are expensive but labor was crazy inexpensive. Super nice Mechanics that even took me on a tour of the city and introduced me to a guide. Highly recommend. iOverlander Quito Motor. Ford Car Repair user 298.1 Dispen Gas Station Parking at gas station with other truckers. Street noise dies down a 10 and starts up at 6:30 bathroom/shower open all night. FREE Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking at gas station with other truckers. Street noise dies down a 10 and starts up at 6:30 bathroom/shower open all night. FREE iOverlander Dispen Gas Station Parking Area user 396.1 Misahualli Town Square Parked in the Centro gets quiet after 10:00 public bathrooms and shower available. Monkeys didn't mess with my truck! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parked in the Centro gets quiet after 10:00 public bathrooms and shower available. Monkeys didn't mess with my truck! iOverlander Misahualli Town Square Contact, Pirate user 3143.4 Cuello De Luna Hotel located 1.5km from the entrance of Cotopaxi National Park on the oposite side of Panamerican Route. The have a large area for tents, campervans and trailers with showers (hot water) and toilets. Price 5 USD per person. Restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Hotel located 1.5km from the entrance of Cotopaxi National Park on the oposite side of Panamerican Route. The have a large area for tents, campervans and trailers with showers (hot water) and toilets. Price 5 USD per person. Restaurant. iOverlander Cuello De Luna Campground user 1812.1 Hostal Monte Real Good deal, close to the main square, parking lot available. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Good deal, close to the main square, parking lot available. iOverlander Hostal Monte Real Lodging user Market Hall Salinas Behind the green market hall on the left hand side when entering the town. We asked the police where to park and were shown that spot. Flat and quiet, no facilities except a water tap which seems to be good drinking water (we have a filter !!!!). The Tourist Information told us to park at Hotel Refugio which according to the owner would be possible if there are no other guests using the small parking lot. Be aware Tuesday is market day and therefore the spot behind the hall should be avoided. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Behind the green market hall on the left hand side when entering the town. We asked the police where to park and were shown that spot. Flat and quiet, no facilities except a water tap which seems to be good drinking water (we have a filter !!!!). The Tourist Information told us to park at Hotel Refugio which according to the owner would be possible if there are no other guests using the small parking lot. Be aware Tuesday is market day and therefore the spot behind the hall should be avoided. iOverlander Market Hall Salinas Parking Area user Canoa Parqueo Gated Parking area with poorly maintained bathrooms and showers. The owners live beside the parking area and drink on weekends and holidays. Secure and safe if elsewhere is full. 5USD/n Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Gated Parking area with poorly maintained bathrooms and showers. The owners live beside the parking area and drink on weekends and holidays. Secure and safe if elsewhere is full. 5USD/n iOverlander Canoa Parqueo Parking Area user 3876.0 Casa Condor Nice place to camp, has a kitchen and common area to get out of the cold. 7USD/p/n Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place to camp, has a kitchen and common area to get out of the cold. 7USD/p/n iOverlander Casa Condor Campground user 3531.9 Confites El Salinerito Chocolate factory and gift shop Open: Yes Chocolate factory and gift shop iOverlander Confites El Salinerito City (Capitol) user 3538.8 Quesera El Salinerito Cheese factory and gift shop. Open: Yes Cheese factory and gift shop. iOverlander Quesera El Salinerito City (Capitol) user 3304.4 Fundación Yachichic Asked the owner/proprietor (Pedro) if we could camp at this place, so he directed us to a spot in the backyard. Next to Lago Colta and with views of Chimborazo (I think) when the clouds clear. Quiet at night. Toilets available for use. Future travelers are welcome. Paid $5 for the night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Asked the owner/proprietor (Pedro) if we could camp at this place, so he directed us to a spot in the backyard. Next to Lago Colta and with views of Chimborazo (I think) when the clouds clear. Quiet at night. Toilets available for use. Future travelers are welcome. Paid $5 for the night. iOverlander Fundación Yachichic Parking Area user 3524.3 Quesera Él Salinerito Asked someone if we could camp here and he said of course and directed us to park behind the facility. Super quiet and scenic location (sorry for the fog in the photos, but the view of town was dazzling last night). Toilets available. Lots of activity in the morning as many locals bring their fresh cow milk down to be made into cheese. Oh and the cheese here is amazing! We highly recommend the Emmenthal, but everything that we tasted was delicious! Free camping. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Asked someone if we could camp here and he said of course and directed us to park behind the facility. Super quiet and scenic location (sorry for the fog in the photos, but the view of town was dazzling last night). Toilets available. Lots of activity in the morning as many locals bring their fresh cow milk down to be made into cheese. Oh and the cheese here is amazing! We highly recommend the Emmenthal, but everything that we tasted was delicious! Free camping. iOverlander Quesera Él Salinerito Parking Area user 1555.3 Hostal Las Margaritas A just one block from main square, pool, cheap and clean. Including breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No A just one block from main square, pool, cheap and clean. Including breakfast. iOverlander Hostal Las Margaritas Lodging user 2747.9 Hostal Oasis Oasis Hotel - 18 US for single person in private room with attached bath. Quieter part of town about ten minutes walking from plaza. Fast wifi, clean, HOT water and towels included. Basic kitchen and communal area. Parking in gated garden very secure. Space for two cars and several Motos. If you want to camp in your vehicle at Oasis II, arrange it here. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Oasis Hotel - 18 US for single person in private room with attached bath. Quieter part of town about ten minutes walking from plaza. Fast wifi, clean, HOT water and towels included. Basic kitchen and communal area. Parking in gated garden very secure. Space for two cars and several Motos. If you want to camp in your vehicle at Oasis II, arrange it here. iOverlander Hostal Oasis Lodging user 1789.2 La Posada Del Arte This is also a hotel, but we just came here for a late lunch. Everything on the menu looked fabulous and the prices were reasonable for what you get. We ordered 2 vegetarian dishes -- the Paella Andina and the Platenos Aztecs -- and one order of the Mexican beef tacos. All tasted amazing! We are not quick to rave about food, but the food here is worth a trip. We only wish we could sample it all! Open: Yes This is also a hotel, but we just came here for a late lunch. Everything on the menu looked fabulous and the prices were reasonable for what you get. We ordered 2 vegetarian dishes -- the Paella Andina and the Platenos Aztecs -- and one order of the Mexican beef tacos. All tasted amazing! We are not quick to rave about food, but the food here is worth a trip. We only wish we could sample it all! iOverlander La Posada Del Arte Restaurant user 4044.7 Pull-out With Views We stopped here for lunch and to take in the ever-changing views of Volcán Chimborazo. Might be a good place to bush camp. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We stopped here for lunch and to take in the ever-changing views of Volcán Chimborazo. Might be a good place to bush camp. Free. iOverlander Pull-out With Views Contact, Pirate user 3247.9 Bush Camp Among Pine Trees Found this nice, flat bush camp among pine trees between Guamote and Alausi. Really quiet. Can drive in even further from the road if desired. Good place for a campfire! Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Found this nice, flat bush camp among pine trees between Guamote and Alausi. Really quiet. Can drive in even further from the road if desired. Good place for a campfire! Free. iOverlander Bush Camp Among Pine Trees Contact, Pirate user 3720.0 El Angel Nature Reserve - Lagunas De Voladero Free camping in parking lot next to lodge. Eventually they will have rooms for guests, but not yet. 15 km of rough gravel road to get here, but relaxing and beautiful views. 2.5 km trail leaves from parking lot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Free camping in parking lot next to lodge. Eventually they will have rooms for guests, but not yet. 15 km of rough gravel road to get here, but relaxing and beautiful views. 2.5 km trail leaves from parking lot. iOverlander El Angel Nature Reserve - Lagunas De Voladero Parking Area user 0.0 Lavadora Car wash along the main road through Ibarra. They were super friendly and interested in our rig. Offered to buy it from us several times. $4 to wash our 4Runner. Open: Yes Car wash along the main road through Ibarra. They were super friendly and interested in our rig. Offered to buy it from us several times. $4 to wash our 4Runner. iOverlander Lavadora Dog Unknown user 0.0 Otavalo Craft Market Large parking lot nearby. Market is open everyday 9-4, but supposed to be really busy (and expensive) on Saturdays. Open: Yes Large parking lot nearby. Market is open everyday 9-4, but supposed to be really busy (and expensive) on Saturdays. iOverlander Otavalo Craft Market City (Capitol) user 2784.7 Fruteria Monserate Famous place for breakfast. Get the tigrillo: fried green banana with cheese. Open: Yes Famous place for breakfast. Get the tigrillo: fried green banana with cheese. iOverlander Fruteria Monserate Restaurant user 2885.0 Mundo Car-BIOCANIC The real gps location is this one, they moved eight months ago. Great staff, very profesional and kind. They fix our ventiladores, breaks and water system. Repaired our tail pipe. Speaks some English! Open: Yes The real gps location is this one, they moved eight months ago. Great staff, very profesional and kind. They fix our ventiladores, breaks and water system. Repaired our tail pipe. Speaks some English! iOverlander Mundo Car-BIOCANIC Car Repair user 2812.7 Cevicheria El Portoviejo Famous cevicheria. Try the Viagra (spicy seafood soup), zango ( green plantain soup), and ceviche jipijapa (with peanut sauce). Open: Yes Famous cevicheria. Try the Viagra (spicy seafood soup), zango ( green plantain soup), and ceviche jipijapa (with peanut sauce). iOverlander Cevicheria El Portoviejo Restaurant user 2644.1 Salceda This town is famous for their ice cream and Popsicles. Open: Yes This town is famous for their ice cream and Popsicles. iOverlander Salceda Restaurant user 0.0 Street Food Famous place for street food, especially tripa mishqui. Anthony Bourdain came here on his show Man vs Food. Open: Yes Famous place for street food, especially tripa mishqui. Anthony Bourdain came here on his show Man vs Food. iOverlander Street Food Restaurant user 2500.0 Airport Parking "San Jose" Closer parking than the VIP one down the street which has upped his prices to US$10 per night. No reduction even for two full weeks. GREEDY!.. US$5 per night at SanJose. Nice people. Immaculate bathroom on the premises. Free shuttle to and from the airport WiFi now available. Room for two or three BIG rigs and plenty of room for smaller vehicles Restaurant nearby Nice atmosphere NOTE this is a parking area close to the airport and ideal for trips to Galapagos so not really an established campground - BUT has all the facilities you would need so I'll leave the site classification as it is. PS They have their own small soccer field right next to the parking area and there would be plenty of space behind the goals for those needing to pitch a tent. Owner is willing to negotiate a much reduced price for leaving vehicles there for several months. They have three small dogs on the premises which fight amongst themselves, so having your own dog might be a problem. Suggest maximum length of bigrig to be not much over 8 metres. No height restrictions unless you have to park down the back NOTE - ignore check-in May 6th, 2016 by vbernaud Iconpopout and the bottom three photos - was for a different place Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Closer parking than the VIP one down the street which has upped his prices to US$10 per night. No reduction even for two full weeks. GREEDY!.. US$5 per night at SanJose. Nice people. Immaculate bathroom on the premises. Free shuttle to and from the airport WiFi now available. Room for two or three BIG rigs and plenty of room for smaller vehicles Restaurant nearby Nice atmosphere NOTE this is a parking area close to the airport and ideal for trips to Galapagos so not really an established campground - BUT has all the facilities you would need so I'll leave the site classification as it is. PS They have their own small soccer field right next to the parking area and there would be plenty of space behind the goals for those needing to pitch a tent. Owner is willing to negotiate a much reduced price for leaving vehicles there for several months. They have three small dogs on the premises which fight amongst themselves, so having your own dog might be a problem. Suggest maximum length of bigrig to be not much over 8 metres. No height restrictions unless you have to park down the back NOTE - ignore check-in May 6th, 2016 by vbernaud Iconpopout and the bottom three photos - was for a different place iOverlander Airport Parking "San Jose" Campground user 7.3 Il Giardino Good restaurant with friendly staff. I had a burger for 6.50 usd and a large beer for 3.50 usd. Nice spot directly at the Charles Darwin promenade as well Open: Yes Good restaurant with friendly staff. I had a burger for 6.50 usd and a large beer for 3.50 usd. Nice spot directly at the Charles Darwin promenade as well iOverlander Il Giardino Restaurant user 85.9 Kaluz Hosteria And Spa $10 each person per night for camping with full breakfast with coffee and homemade hot chocolate included. Pool with wet bar and pool table. Great chef named Diego who speaks perfect English. Free tours of botanical gardens, hot springs, and Cacao farm. Just down the street from Shuar community hot springs. Highly recommend. Wifi included for free. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $10 each person per night for camping with full breakfast with coffee and homemade hot chocolate included. Pool with wet bar and pool table. Great chef named Diego who speaks perfect English. Free tours of botanical gardens, hot springs, and Cacao farm. Just down the street from Shuar community hot springs. Highly recommend. Wifi included for free. iOverlander Kaluz Hosteria And Spa Campground user 27.5 Arenillas Ecological Reserve There is a sign on the east side of the highway. Follow the dirt road a few kilometres then right at the entrance sign of the reserve. The park rangers let me plug into their outlet in there kitchen. And will let you use their bathroom/shower on the second floor. Open: No Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes There is a sign on the east side of the highway. Follow the dirt road a few kilometres then right at the entrance sign of the reserve. The park rangers let me plug into their outlet in there kitchen. And will let you use their bathroom/shower on the second floor. iOverlander Arenillas Ecological Reserve Campground user 2903.2 Runa Wasi Asked if we could camp behind this restaurant. Flat gravel lot away from the road with nice view. They asked for $15 per vehicle and we countered with $10. We suggest that future travelers offer $8. Flush toilets. Supposedly hot showers are available too but we didn't see or use them. Tienda sells beer and homemade yogurt and cheeses. We paid $10 per vehicle to camp. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Asked if we could camp behind this restaurant. Flat gravel lot away from the road with nice view. They asked for $15 per vehicle and we countered with $10. We suggest that future travelers offer $8. Flush toilets. Supposedly hot showers are available too but we didn't see or use them. Tienda sells beer and homemade yogurt and cheeses. We paid $10 per vehicle to camp. iOverlander Runa Wasi Parking Area user 15.7 Taco Mlendo Local local restaurant. Awesome for seafood. And cheap in comparison to the rest of town. Come later in the evening when the street is full with tables Open: Yes Local local restaurant. Awesome for seafood. And cheap in comparison to the rest of town. Come later in the evening when the street is full with tables iOverlander Taco Mlendo Restaurant user 6.4 Galápagos Travelers Dive Center Nice dive shop that offers tours with 2 dives per day. Not necessary to be certified. I've seen manta rays, sharks, seals and at least 100.000 different fish a must do while on the islands :) I paid 140 USD including photos, videos, snacks, transfer and boat ride. Allan is a cool and knowledgeable dive master. They do tours with 6 people Open: Yes Nice dive shop that offers tours with 2 dives per day. Not necessary to be certified. I've seen manta rays, sharks, seals and at least 100.000 different fish a must do while on the islands :) I paid 140 USD including photos, videos, snacks, transfer and boat ride. Allan is a cool and knowledgeable dive master. They do tours with 6 people iOverlander Galápagos Travelers Dive Center City (Capitol) user 7.3 Ferry To Muisne Board the ferry here: BE AWARE THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE IN MUISNE AND YOU NEED TO TAKE TE FERRY BACK TO GET OFF THE ISLAND. I paid 3usd. Can be done cheaper I bet Open: Yes Board the ferry here: BE AWARE THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE IN MUISNE AND YOU NEED TO TAKE TE FERRY BACK TO GET OFF THE ISLAND. I paid 3usd. Can be done cheaper I bet iOverlander Ferry To Muisne Diamond, Red user 1333.0 San Rafael Waterfalls Stunning huge waterfall. 40 min - 1h return hike through beautiful jungle setting. Free. In the national park. Open: Yes Stunning huge waterfall. 40 min - 1h return hike through beautiful jungle setting. Free. In the national park. iOverlander San Rafael Waterfalls City (Capitol) user -4.8 Cevicheria Saboreame Great local food stall/restaurant. We had ceviche and pescado ecocado. 5 usd each. Big beer is 1.75 usd. Cool place (it's the one with the Orange sign and red and green letters, as there are too places called the same) Open: Yes Great local food stall/restaurant. We had ceviche and pescado ecocado. 5 usd each. Big beer is 1.75 usd. Cool place (it's the one with the Orange sign and red and green letters, as there are too places called the same) iOverlander Cevicheria Saboreame Restaurant user 2544.2 La Cosecha Coffee great coffee (Rio Intag Organic Arabic) and tasty food (bagels, sandwiches & fresh baked goods) Located on Calle Modesto Jaramillo, between Pasaje Saona and Calle Salinas. facing the Plaza de los Ponchos. Open: Yes great coffee (Rio Intag Organic Arabic) and tasty food (bagels, sandwiches & fresh baked goods) Located on Calle Modesto Jaramillo, between Pasaje Saona and Calle Salinas. facing the Plaza de los Ponchos. iOverlander La Cosecha Coffee Restaurant user 0.0 Hosteria La Roulotte de Mindo located 2km from the town centre (on the road leading to the Butterfly Farm). $5 per car/night. You can also rent a unique "roulotte" (caravan) for $35 per person (with breakfast included). The restaurant is housed in a light and airy wooden building with wide panoramic windows that blends perfectly with the cloud forest that surrounds it. Enjoy a wood-oven pizza while you observe hummingbirds. clean bathroom in the restaurant. Shower in the house. They are building new showers for campers. Libardo is extremely friendly and helpful! Check out their website for pics! Open: Yes located 2km from the town centre (on the road leading to the Butterfly Farm). $5 per car/night. You can also rent a unique "roulotte" (caravan) for $35 per person (with breakfast included). The restaurant is housed in a light and airy wooden building with wide panoramic windows that blends perfectly with the cloud forest that surrounds it. Enjoy a wood-oven pizza while you observe hummingbirds. clean bathroom in the restaurant. Shower in the house. They are building new showers for campers. Libardo is extremely friendly and helpful! Check out their website for pics! iOverlander Hosteria La Roulotte de Mindo Dog Unknown user 17.9 Los Frailes - Beach Nice Beach in the national parc. No entrance fee. Showers and toilets available. You are not allowed to stay overnight. You have to follow the gravel road for 2.6 km from the main road to the beach parking. Beach is closed at 4 pm. Open: Yes Nice Beach in the national parc. No entrance fee. Showers and toilets available. You are not allowed to stay overnight. You have to follow the gravel road for 2.6 km from the main road to the beach parking. Beach is closed at 4 pm. iOverlander Los Frailes - Beach City (Capitol) user 2737.6 La Virgen Parking lot at the head to the trail to Los Illanizas. No infrastructure. Road leading to the parking lot is a little washed out at parts but we had no trouble. If it rains a lot, getting down can be dangerous. Beautiful views when weather is good. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Parking lot at the head to the trail to Los Illanizas. No infrastructure. Road leading to the parking lot is a little washed out at parts but we had no trouble. If it rains a lot, getting down can be dangerous. Beautiful views when weather is good. iOverlander La Virgen Parking Area user 1297.3 ZUMBA Fuel Station. Last before Peru This is the last fuel station en route to Peru. We were told that we could not buy more than $10 worth of fuel here. Even though we were able to convince them to fill our tank, we recommend filling up in Vilcabamba if you want to pay the less expensive rate (fuel costs in Peru are reportedly MUCH higher than in Ecuador). They will not accept US$50 or 100 notes. Bank in town will change them (reluctantly) Open: Yes This is the last fuel station en route to Peru. We were told that we could not buy more than $10 worth of fuel here. Even though we were able to convince them to fill our tank, we recommend filling up in Vilcabamba if you want to pay the less expensive rate (fuel costs in Peru are reportedly MUCH higher than in Ecuador). They will not accept US$50 or 100 notes. Bank in town will change them (reluctantly) iOverlander ZUMBA Fuel Station. Last before Peru Gas Station user 246.0 masgas - Gas Station For free, cold showers and toilets available, some restaurants close to the gas station. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No For free, cold showers and toilets available, some restaurants close to the gas station. iOverlander masgas - Gas Station Parking Area user 355.0 Canoe Launch A beautiful riverside location that's used by the locals and the nearby river lodges as a pick-up and drop off site with canoes. Don Victor lives with his family on the house above and charges $10 for car parking but we camped down by the launch site (without blocking access) and didn't pay. You meet interesting people living, vacationing and volunteering in the vicinity. You can charter a boat here to a wild animal rescue park close by. For those interested in coming from or going to Coca up north, there exists a road (unmarked on paper and digital maps as of 2015) that follows the Amazon side of the Napo river. Only one third is paved but the rest is fairly graded with a few easy shallow river crossings. Nice drive, highly recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A beautiful riverside location that's used by the locals and the nearby river lodges as a pick-up and drop off site with canoes. Don Victor lives with his family on the house above and charges $10 for car parking but we camped down by the launch site (without blocking access) and didn't pay. You meet interesting people living, vacationing and volunteering in the vicinity. You can charter a boat here to a wild animal rescue park close by. For those interested in coming from or going to Coca up north, there exists a road (unmarked on paper and digital maps as of 2015) that follows the Amazon side of the Napo river. Only one third is paved but the rest is fairly graded with a few easy shallow river crossings. Nice drive, highly recommended. iOverlander Canoe Launch Parking Area user 281.0 Kirsten's Cul-de-Sac Kirsten is a German ex-pat who has been living in Coca for about seven years. She speaks German, English and Spanish. She and her Quechua husband run a local tour company that can take you deep into the jungle on the Napo river. We camped on the lot right in front of their house for two days. We mentioned the lack of campgrounds in the city and they said they would happily offer this service for future travellers! The area is on the western edge of the town away from the crowd. For $10, you can camp in your rig with access to electricity and use the bathroom/shower in the house. It rains a lot and the streets are not paved so be prepared to deal with mud. There are quite a few harmless dogs around since most residents in the neighborhood have a few. All in all, this is a relatively quite and safe place to stay in Coca. And you can get all the information you need about exploring the Ecuadorean Amazon from this couple. Think of it as a home stay and you won't be disappointed. At the malecon, across the navi station there's her families' tour company. It's the last little shack on the right where the street ends. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Kirsten is a German ex-pat who has been living in Coca for about seven years. She speaks German, English and Spanish. She and her Quechua husband run a local tour company that can take you deep into the jungle on the Napo river. We camped on the lot right in front of their house for two days. We mentioned the lack of campgrounds in the city and they said they would happily offer this service for future travellers! The area is on the western edge of the town away from the crowd. For $10, you can camp in your rig with access to electricity and use the bathroom/shower in the house. It rains a lot and the streets are not paved so be prepared to deal with mud. There are quite a few harmless dogs around since most residents in the neighborhood have a few. All in all, this is a relatively quite and safe place to stay in Coca. And you can get all the information you need about exploring the Ecuadorean Amazon from this couple. Think of it as a home stay and you won't be disappointed. At the malecon, across the navi station there's her families' tour company. It's the last little shack on the right where the street ends. iOverlander Kirsten's Cul-de-Sac Parking Area user 509.0 Zumac Sisa A reasonably priced hotel with tall covered parking lot, private rooms and bathrooms. There's a kitchen and public area as well. All for $10 pp. Cecilia and Pablo are the owners. Pablo also has a few off-road vehicles and is well informed about the region. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A reasonably priced hotel with tall covered parking lot, private rooms and bathrooms. There's a kitchen and public area as well. All for $10 pp. Cecilia and Pablo are the owners. Pablo also has a few off-road vehicles and is well informed about the region. iOverlander Zumac Sisa Lodging user 2854.5 Car Tech Excellent mechanics. The manager, Rafael Segale, is very professional. They fit us in the next day to install a Jeep part (which we brought with us) and check our brakes. Address is Los Naranjos N44-600 at the corner of de las Azucenas. Tel: 3342-861. Email: cartech1@hotmail.com Open: Yes Excellent mechanics. The manager, Rafael Segale, is very professional. They fit us in the next day to install a Jeep part (which we brought with us) and check our brakes. Address is Los Naranjos N44-600 at the corner of de las Azucenas. Tel: 3342-861. Email: cartech1@hotmail.com iOverlander Car Tech Car Repair user 10600.0 Old Quarry Near Entrance To P.N. Cotopaxi This site is about 5 minutes from the entrance to Cotopaxi National Park. We arrived after the entrance closed at 3pm and didn't want to camp in the parking lot in our rooftop tent. We didn't see anyone to ask permission but had no problem. Site is quiet and next to a stream with a great view of Cotopaxi. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This site is about 5 minutes from the entrance to Cotopaxi National Park. We arrived after the entrance closed at 3pm and didn't want to camp in the parking lot in our rooftop tent. We didn't see anyone to ask permission but had no problem. Site is quiet and next to a stream with a great view of Cotopaxi. iOverlander Old Quarry Near Entrance To P.N. Cotopaxi Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Lago Chiquito Site next to Lago Chiquito protected from the wind. Only company is a curious herd of cows. For those with 4x4 there are some fun dirt roads in the area, including one that leads down to the Pyramids of Cochasqui. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Site next to Lago Chiquito protected from the wind. Only company is a curious herd of cows. For those with 4x4 there are some fun dirt roads in the area, including one that leads down to the Pyramids of Cochasqui. iOverlander Lago Chiquito Contact, Pirate user 2858.4 Hotel La Rosario Great deal. Hotel with a garage about 10 minutes walk to Old Town. Our Jeep is 2.3 meters high and we fit in the garage no problem. The entry is about 2.4 meters and there is space in the garage for 4-5 regular size cars. A room for 2 of us was $28 per night. Very clean, comfortable. Showers are hot with strong water pressure. Five wifi networks in the building so you can always find a strong signal. The staff is very helpful. There is a kitchen in the first floor off of the garage that is available for guests to use. Breakfast is not served here, but a great breakfast place is nearby, Frutería Monserate. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Great deal. Hotel with a garage about 10 minutes walk to Old Town. Our Jeep is 2.3 meters high and we fit in the garage no problem. The entry is about 2.4 meters and there is space in the garage for 4-5 regular size cars. A room for 2 of us was $28 per night. Very clean, comfortable. Showers are hot with strong water pressure. Five wifi networks in the building so you can always find a strong signal. The staff is very helpful. There is a kitchen in the first floor off of the garage that is available for guests to use. Breakfast is not served here, but a great breakfast place is nearby, Frutería Monserate. iOverlander Hotel La Rosario Lodging user 1471.5 Cascada pailon del diablo Impressive waterfall. Coordinates are for the parking lot (1usd) from which it is a short steep 1km hike to the waterfall. Entrance to the falls is 1.5usd p.P. Worth checking out Open: Yes Impressive waterfall. Coordinates are for the parking lot (1usd) from which it is a short steep 1km hike to the waterfall. Entrance to the falls is 1.5usd p.P. Worth checking out iOverlander Cascada pailon del diablo City (Capitol) user 0.0 Cotopaxi climbing guide Gaspar Navarrete - +593 99 328 9418. Or Pablo Silva +593 96 932 9488 or Pomo.pabloco.alvarez21@gmail.com. Gaspar speaks great English and Pablo knows some. They helped get some gear that we were missing (crampons, ice axe and helmet.) They are incredibly professional, safe, nice and fun! We had a genuinely great time spending 5 days with them climbing. Would certainly recommend reaching out to them if you're planning on climbing anything in the area. Open: Yes Gaspar Navarrete - +593 99 328 9418. Or Pablo Silva +593 96 932 9488 or Pomo.pabloco.alvarez21@gmail.com. Gaspar speaks great English and Pablo knows some. They helped get some gear that we were missing (crampons, ice axe and helmet.) They are incredibly professional, safe, nice and fun! We had a genuinely great time spending 5 days with them climbing. Would certainly recommend reaching out to them if you're planning on climbing anything in the area. iOverlander Cotopaxi climbing guide Dog Unknown user 37.0 Hosteria Farallon Dillon big and safe parking place . Usd 5 per person, good WiFi, pool has an extra cost, very good restaurant,laundry,110 volt, hot water in the showers Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No big and safe parking place . Usd 5 per person, good WiFi, pool has an extra cost, very good restaurant,laundry,110 volt, hot water in the showers iOverlander Hosteria Farallon Dillon Parking Area user 2690.0 Chimborazo Climbing Guide Gaspar Navarrete - +593 99 328 9418. Or Pablo Silva +593 96 932 9488 or Pomo.pabloco.alvarez21@gmail.com. Gaspar speaks great English and Pablo knows some. They helped get some gear that we were missing (crampons, ice axe and helmet.) They are incredibly professional, safe, nice and fun! We had a genuinely great time spending 5 days with them climbing. Would certainly recommend reaching out to them if you're planning on climbing anything in the area Open: Yes Gaspar Navarrete - +593 99 328 9418. Or Pablo Silva +593 96 932 9488 or Pomo.pabloco.alvarez21@gmail.com. Gaspar speaks great English and Pablo knows some. They helped get some gear that we were missing (crampons, ice axe and helmet.) They are incredibly professional, safe, nice and fun! We had a genuinely great time spending 5 days with them climbing. Would certainly recommend reaching out to them if you're planning on climbing anything in the area iOverlander Chimborazo Climbing Guide Dog Unknown user 379.0 Mama Ines Of Rio Blanco Thinking it would be the only way to arrange a stay with a native Kechua family, we arranged a trip with the native-run tour company in Tena. But you don't need to do that. In fact, do not do that. It costs more than necessary. If you get here by your own means, sleep in your own rig and cook your own meals, you would only be paying for guided tours. Just drive to Rio Blanco, park in front of Mama Ines' tienda and ask for her or her son Hengry. There is electricity, flushing toilet, running water and a porch to sit but everything is very basic. Hengry told us that $10 to $15 is sufficient based on the daily time he spends guiding around. He also mentioned a $20 community fee but it sounded like that would be a one time payment. Be aware that the tienda has very simple provisions and they may not be able to provide food if you show up without notice. Rainforest hikes, river and waterfall swims, handcraft demonstrations, farming, trap building, local cooking and Shamanic ayahuasca ceremony are among the things you can experience. Make sure to leave your orientalist 'Amazonian native' illusions behind. You won't be seeing blowpipe hunters walking around butt-naked. Your perceptions of authenticity will probably have to change a bit. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Thinking it would be the only way to arrange a stay with a native Kechua family, we arranged a trip with the native-run tour company in Tena. But you don't need to do that. In fact, do not do that. It costs more than necessary. If you get here by your own means, sleep in your own rig and cook your own meals, you would only be paying for guided tours. Just drive to Rio Blanco, park in front of Mama Ines' tienda and ask for her or her son Hengry. There is electricity, flushing toilet, running water and a porch to sit but everything is very basic. Hengry told us that $10 to $15 is sufficient based on the daily time he spends guiding around. He also mentioned a $20 community fee but it sounded like that would be a one time payment. Be aware that the tienda has very simple provisions and they may not be able to provide food if you show up without notice. Rainforest hikes, river and waterfall swims, handcraft demonstrations, farming, trap building, local cooking and Shamanic ayahuasca ceremony are among the things you can experience. Make sure to leave your orientalist 'Amazonian native' illusions behind. You won't be seeing blowpipe hunters walking around butt-naked. Your perceptions of authenticity will probably have to change a bit. iOverlander Mama Ines Of Rio Blanco Parking Area user 3164.0 Hosteria Hacienda San Joaquin Cotopaxi $7.50 per person. great place to stay off the PanAm (@ exit Parque Nacional Cotopaxi) and to acclimatize for Cotopaxi National Park. very clean washrooms & hot showers. Could use kitchen to wash dishes. cozy room with fire place with great wifi. very friendly owner and staff. lots of friendly dogs around. Servicios: - Hospedaje - Restaurante cafeteria - Chimenea - Wi-fi - Zona de Camping - Caminata - Servicios sanitarios para campistas - Lavanderia - Información turística - Parqueadero Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $7.50 per person. great place to stay off the PanAm (@ exit Parque Nacional Cotopaxi) and to acclimatize for Cotopaxi National Park. very clean washrooms & hot showers. Could use kitchen to wash dishes. cozy room with fire place with great wifi. very friendly owner and staff. lots of friendly dogs around. Servicios: - Hospedaje - Restaurante cafeteria - Chimenea - Wi-fi - Zona de Camping - Caminata - Servicios sanitarios para campistas - Lavanderia - Información turística - Parqueadero iOverlander Hosteria Hacienda San Joaquin Cotopaxi Campground user 337.7 Hosteria El Chorro Nice place to stop if you are going thowards guayaquil. Hosteria with a couple of swiming pools and a waterfall. The owner is really nice and he let us stay in te car park lot. We paid 2 us to entry and let us park for the night for free Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice place to stop if you are going thowards guayaquil. Hosteria with a couple of swiming pools and a waterfall. The owner is really nice and he let us stay in te car park lot. We paid 2 us to entry and let us park for the night for free iOverlander Hosteria El Chorro Parking Area user -4.9 Planta Duragas Guayalquil The only place in ecuador where we were able to fill up our uruguayan gas tank. Very helpful people. Open: No The only place in ecuador where we were able to fill up our uruguayan gas tank. Very helpful people. iOverlander Planta Duragas Guayalquil Gas Station user 2506.8 Arie's cabins Arie is a very friendly and absolutely helpful Dutch guy. He offers camping for up to three caravans (not too big ones) in front of his cabanas. Wifi, electricity, showers (in cabana) are available. 8 USD/car, same price for only parking. He also has a washing machine - 3 USD/fill. Close to Quito airport, so it is a good and safe spot to park the car for a Galapagos week. He offers the transport to and pickup at the airport as well (15 USD) - for us he had to wait for two hours because of a delayed arrival! Big rigs might get parked on the neighbors ground. Enter a small side road on the right sight coming from Quito at S 0.214083 W 78.360136. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Arie is a very friendly and absolutely helpful Dutch guy. He offers camping for up to three caravans (not too big ones) in front of his cabanas. Wifi, electricity, showers (in cabana) are available. 8 USD/car, same price for only parking. He also has a washing machine - 3 USD/fill. Close to Quito airport, so it is a good and safe spot to park the car for a Galapagos week. He offers the transport to and pickup at the airport as well (15 USD) - for us he had to wait for two hours because of a delayed arrival! Big rigs might get parked on the neighbors ground. Enter a small side road on the right sight coming from Quito at S 0.214083 W 78.360136. iOverlander Arie's cabins Campground user 0.0 Multimarcas R.B.R. We had a very good service at this garage. We had a problem with the brakes of our Dodge Campervan. Those parts are impossible to find in Ecuador. Ricardo the owner and his team are very ingenious; they rebuild our brakes pads. They fix the problem the same day and the cost was very good. They are sympathetic and very helpful. They only speak spanish. They are doing any kind of mechanical. We highly recommend that place near Quito. Open: Yes We had a very good service at this garage. We had a problem with the brakes of our Dodge Campervan. Those parts are impossible to find in Ecuador. Ricardo the owner and his team are very ingenious; they rebuild our brakes pads. They fix the problem the same day and the cost was very good. They are sympathetic and very helpful. They only speak spanish. They are doing any kind of mechanical. We highly recommend that place near Quito. iOverlander Multimarcas R.B.R. Car Repair user 1841.0 parking in front of kids game area a cool parking in front of à kid park. free. Water possible. guards are really friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes a cool parking in front of à kid park. free. Water possible. guards are really friendly. iOverlander parking in front of kids game area Contact, Pirate user 1807.8 Dentist Dr Jorge A Jimenez Really nice dentist. We got a teeth cleaning done here. Costs around $15-30. Walk ins only. Open till 7pm during the week. Open: Yes Really nice dentist. We got a teeth cleaning done here. Costs around $15-30. Walk ins only. Open till 7pm during the week. iOverlander Dentist Dr Jorge A Jimenez Dog Unknown user 9.0 Exit Ecuador Border control. Single combined office for exiting ecuador and entering Peru. Open: Yes Border control. Single combined office for exiting ecuador and entering Peru. iOverlander Exit Ecuador Toll Booth user 24.2 Samvara Nice place to come after we were rejected from Punta Prieta. Really nice pool, restaurant, bathrooms, showers, beach access, no wifi currently. $10 pp to camp or $24 for a bed and private bath. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place to come after we were rejected from Punta Prieta. Really nice pool, restaurant, bathrooms, showers, beach access, no wifi currently. $10 pp to camp or $24 for a bed and private bath. iOverlander Samvara Campground user 1200.0 Mindo - Hacienda San Vicente Nice quite place in a wonderful garden, center in walking distance, nature trails& nature pool. Very clean shower, water, electricity,common room,WiFi, 8$p.P Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Nice quite place in a wonderful garden, center in walking distance, nature trails& nature pool. Very clean shower, water, electricity,common room,WiFi, 8$p.P iOverlander Mindo - Hacienda San Vicente Campground user 2000.0 Airport in Catamayo Quiet and secure overnight place in front of the airport, 2 km south of town Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Quiet and secure overnight place in front of the airport, 2 km south of town iOverlander Airport in Catamayo Parking Area user 2818.0 Mirador Crater Pululahua We could stay in the secured garden from a little restaurant , just a few meters down on the left hand side from the park entrance, 3$ night, Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No We could stay in the secured garden from a little restaurant , just a few meters down on the left hand side from the park entrance, 3$ night, iOverlander Mirador Crater Pululahua Parking Area user 13.6 Sole Mare Hostal Great spot on the beach. 20pp including breakfast. Very clean and safe covered moto parking. Owners are very cool and on it. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Great spot on the beach. 20pp including breakfast. Very clean and safe covered moto parking. Owners are very cool and on it. iOverlander Sole Mare Hostal Lodging user 2418.0 parking in the street near river a quiet park place on the street near the river . north entrance of cuenca Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes a quiet park place on the street near the river . north entrance of cuenca iOverlander parking in the street near river Contact, Pirate user 431.1 Aqua Center Sinchi Misahualli A beautiful Jungle Lodge with Restaurant, nice garden, short trails, cold shower and clean restrooms, 5$ per night Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A beautiful Jungle Lodge with Restaurant, nice garden, short trails, cold shower and clean restrooms, 5$ per night iOverlander Aqua Center Sinchi Misahualli Lodging user 21.4 Playa Outside Of Bahia De Caraquez After crossing bridge into Bahia take road to playa. A couple fishing houses on beach. Nice and quiet overnight. Could probably buy fish from fishermen. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes After crossing bridge into Bahia take road to playa. A couple fishing houses on beach. Nice and quiet overnight. Could probably buy fish from fishermen. iOverlander Playa Outside Of Bahia De Caraquez Contact, Pirate user 1933.0 Cosanga Nice quite place next to river Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice quite place next to river iOverlander Cosanga Contact, Pirate user 1813.9 Banos, parking place just behind the "Piscinas de La Virgen" A big parking place just behind the banos termales , may be bussy on weekends Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A big parking place just behind the banos termales , may be bussy on weekends iOverlander Banos, parking place just behind the "Piscinas de La Virgen" Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Banana Lodge The lodge offers camping also. In a lovely garden, close to the Rio Misahualli, where you can sit on a terrace over the river and enjoy your beer. Hot showers, WiFi for 4 USD per person NOTE for bigrigs - maximum height is 3.4 metres under gate Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No The lodge offers camping also. In a lovely garden, close to the Rio Misahualli, where you can sit on a terrace over the river and enjoy your beer. Hot showers, WiFi for 4 USD per person NOTE for bigrigs - maximum height is 3.4 metres under gate iOverlander Banana Lodge Lodging user 1608.0 Panamericana between Ambuquil and Ibarra A new condominio with cabanas, pool, palapa, barbecue. We were allowed to use one of the bathrooms in a cabin. Hot shower, very clean toilets. There is a possibility to do laundry with the washing machine of the nice owners. A bit noisy because of the Panamericana. Good base for day trips to the hot springs of Chachimbiro (N 0.46009 W 78.23303, 2,456 m), the Reserva Ecologica El Angel (park entrance: N 0.70371 W 77.96734, 3,400m / Refugio: N 0.73821 W 78.02750, 3,900m - from there great 3, 5K hike to a Mirador) and the thermal hot springs and the cave of La Paz (0.49902 N 77.84350 W). (US $ 5 / person) Open: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Yes A new condominio with cabanas, pool, palapa, barbecue. We were allowed to use one of the bathrooms in a cabin. Hot shower, very clean toilets. There is a possibility to do laundry with the washing machine of the nice owners. A bit noisy because of the Panamericana. Good base for day trips to the hot springs of Chachimbiro (N 0.46009 W 78.23303, 2,456 m), the Reserva Ecologica El Angel (park entrance: N 0.70371 W 77.96734, 3,400m / Refugio: N 0.73821 W 78.02750, 3,900m - from there great 3, 5K hike to a Mirador) and the thermal hot springs and the cave of La Paz (0.49902 N 77.84350 W). (US $ 5 / person) iOverlander Panamericana between Ambuquil and Ibarra Parking Area user 3586.0 Farm "Piemonte" We asked at a private farm and were allowed to camp overnight in the yard. From the farm a pretty rough road starts up to the Refugio of Cayambe. When we were there it was raining and snowing. The slope was partly extremely muddy. 2.5 kilometers (over 4,300 meters above sea level) before the Refugio we turned back as we didn't want to take the risk driving the steep switchback of the last kilometers. Open: Yes We asked at a private farm and were allowed to camp overnight in the yard. From the farm a pretty rough road starts up to the Refugio of Cayambe. When we were there it was raining and snowing. The slope was partly extremely muddy. 2.5 kilometers (over 4,300 meters above sea level) before the Refugio we turned back as we didn't want to take the risk driving the steep switchback of the last kilometers. iOverlander Farm "Piemonte" Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Restaurant Sabor Bamboo "Beim Mayer" The East Berlin Original "Mayer" runs a restaurant / pub at the end of the beach. You can park your car at the side of the road and camp there or rent Cabana. We were allowed to use the toilet and cold shower of Cabana. At Mayer's, there is a real yummy pizza and entertainment ("Vaste de wat ick mene, oda?") Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Slow Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes The East Berlin Original "Mayer" runs a restaurant / pub at the end of the beach. You can park your car at the side of the road and camp there or rent Cabana. We were allowed to use the toilet and cold shower of Cabana. At Mayer's, there is a real yummy pizza and entertainment ("Vaste de wat ick mene, oda?") iOverlander Restaurant Sabor Bamboo "Beim Mayer" Parking Area user 0.0 Cabañas Irunia Fantastic campground under coconut trees directly at the long sandy beach. Toilets and cold showers. We have been the first guests for the very nice owner Teresa. The small area is only accessible at low tide, because you have to drive north along the beach about a mile from Mompiche. Since the spot is limited in space it is only suitable for vehicles up to six meters length. You should not miss dinner with Teresa. Fresh seafood, cooked to perfection - just a dream !!! (10 US $ / person) (4 US $ / person) Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Fantastic campground under coconut trees directly at the long sandy beach. Toilets and cold showers. We have been the first guests for the very nice owner Teresa. The small area is only accessible at low tide, because you have to drive north along the beach about a mile from Mompiche. Since the spot is limited in space it is only suitable for vehicles up to six meters length. You should not miss dinner with Teresa. Fresh seafood, cooked to perfection - just a dream !!! (10 US $ / person) (4 US $ / person) iOverlander Cabañas Irunia Campground user 1282.0 Hosteria Ecologica Nicanchigua We stayed on the small parking lot in front of the restaurant. Hot showers and clean toilets in the cabins. Very nice garden with chairs at the river. In 10 minutes walking distance you reach Mindo. (US $ 5 / person) Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Yes We stayed on the small parking lot in front of the restaurant. Hot showers and clean toilets in the cabins. Very nice garden with chairs at the river. In 10 minutes walking distance you reach Mindo. (US $ 5 / person) iOverlander Hosteria Ecologica Nicanchigua Parking Area user 2535.0 Pululahua Hostal Camping in the parking lot next to the hostel. Hot showers, clean toilets. Free WIFI. Great views. Excellent base for hikes in the crater area. Do not miss the detour to the view point on the crater (N 78.48256 W 0.02426). (3 US $ / person) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Camping in the parking lot next to the hostel. Hot showers, clean toilets. Free WIFI. Great views. Excellent base for hikes in the crater area. Do not miss the detour to the view point on the crater (N 78.48256 W 0.02426). (3 US $ / person) iOverlander Pululahua Hostal Parking Area user 3176.0 Hosteria Papagayo You can park in the (small) parking lot in front of the hostel. Hot showers, toilets. Free WIFI. Common area in the hostel. Beautiful view of the Rumiñahui. (Originally US $ 6 / person., After hearing only $ 4 / pers.) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes You can park in the (small) parking lot in front of the hostel. Hot showers, toilets. Free WIFI. Common area in the hostel. Beautiful view of the Rumiñahui. (Originally US $ 6 / person., After hearing only $ 4 / pers.) iOverlander Hosteria Papagayo Parking Area user 2832.0 Hostal Terra 500m from the airport, next to the main road. Sorrounded by high walls and gates. Take the black gate on the right. We torned down the alarm wire from the wall completely when driving through the left gate! $ 15 is the price for a double room. Therefore, one should insist on getting his own room key. Very clean bathroom with hot shower and even soap and towels. Free WIFI. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes 500m from the airport, next to the main road. Sorrounded by high walls and gates. Take the black gate on the right. We torned down the alarm wire from the wall completely when driving through the left gate! $ 15 is the price for a double room. Therefore, one should insist on getting his own room key. Very clean bathroom with hot shower and even soap and towels. Free WIFI. iOverlander Hostal Terra Lodging user 1818.0 Finca Chamanapamba Regines Café Aleman A designer dream based on Hundertwasser and Gaudi? made true by the two Germans Regine and Dietrich. Stunning property with a small gem hotel and restaurant. We had coffee and dinner there and were therefore allowed to stay in the parking lot. Clean toilets and hot water jungle shower. Short trail to the waterfall Chamanapamba. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A designer dream based on Hundertwasser and Gaudi? made true by the two Germans Regine and Dietrich. Stunning property with a small gem hotel and restaurant. We had coffee and dinner there and were therefore allowed to stay in the parking lot. Clean toilets and hot water jungle shower. Short trail to the waterfall Chamanapamba. iOverlander Finca Chamanapamba Regines Café Aleman Parking Area user 2354.0 Side street in the city center We didn't find anything suitable for the night, and finally parked on a road in a slightly better looking residential area. Quiet night. Caution: Alausi is built on a hillside and therefore has narrow and partially brutally steep roads. Open: Yes We didn't find anything suitable for the night, and finally parked on a road in a slightly better looking residential area. Quiet night. Caution: Alausi is built on a hillside and therefore has narrow and partially brutally steep roads. iOverlander Side street in the city center Contact, Pirate user 860.0 Hostería Paraíso We arrived in pouring rain and in thick fog at the Hosteria and parked our vehicle in the large car park. At dusk, someone came by and asked what we were doing here. As we asked if we could camp for the night in the parking lot this was agreed without any problems. In the gold mining town of Zaruma. Better park the car outside of the historic center as there are very narrow and steep roads. Open: Yes We arrived in pouring rain and in thick fog at the Hosteria and parked our vehicle in the large car park. At dusk, someone came by and asked what we were doing here. As we asked if we could camp for the night in the parking lot this was agreed without any problems. In the gold mining town of Zaruma. Better park the car outside of the historic center as there are very narrow and steep roads. iOverlander Hostería Paraíso Parking Area user 284.0 Bosque Petrificado de Puyango Along the river, about 1 km from the entrance of the park. The facility is brand new, the bathrooms were not yet in operation. Cold shower and clean toilets at the visitor center (400 m). Bird observation tower, benches and tables. Very helpful and caring employees. The admission to the Petrified Forest costs an additional US $ 1 / person. Great hikes on boardwalks in the park. We were the only guests and received the key to the park gate from the Ranger. (3 US $ / person) bosque petrificado official campground, ask the rangers at the bosque petrificado for permission. 3$/p, cold showers (little pressure), electricity, big area with tables and raincover, wifi. Overlooking the river. Look for a brown gate on the right. There is no sign and it doesnt look like a camping unless you go down to the house. A bit rocky to get down. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Along the river, about 1 km from the entrance of the park. The facility is brand new, the bathrooms were not yet in operation. Cold shower and clean toilets at the visitor center (400 m). Bird observation tower, benches and tables. Very helpful and caring employees. The admission to the Petrified Forest costs an additional US $ 1 / person. Great hikes on boardwalks in the park. We were the only guests and received the key to the park gate from the Ranger. (3 US $ / person) bosque petrificado official campground, ask the rangers at the bosque petrificado for permission. 3$/p, cold showers (little pressure), electricity, big area with tables and raincover, wifi. Overlooking the river. Look for a brown gate on the right. There is no sign and it doesnt look like a camping unless you go down to the house. A bit rocky to get down. iOverlander Bosque Petrificado de Puyango Campground user 1236.0 Hosteria Campo Alegre You can stay at the parking lot of the hosteria. Hot showers and WiFi available. Good place when passing through. 2 USD per person. We paid 5 USD (14. June 2015) Had our dog here and they didnt care of him. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes You can stay at the parking lot of the hosteria. Hot showers and WiFi available. Good place when passing through. 2 USD per person. We paid 5 USD (14. June 2015) Had our dog here and they didnt care of him. iOverlander Hosteria Campo Alegre Parking Area user 0.0 Hostal Terra 3 You can safely stay at the parking lot of the hotel. Take the first door when coming from north. We had to take a room, but it was cheap. Only 19 USD. However therer is a lot of "traffic" because most people are only staying for some hours.Esta bien ubicado cerca de centros comerciales y facilidades de transporte Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No You can safely stay at the parking lot of the hotel. Take the first door when coming from north. We had to take a room, but it was cheap. Only 19 USD. However therer is a lot of "traffic" because most people are only staying for some hours.Esta bien ubicado cerca de centros comerciales y facilidades de transporte iOverlander Hostal Terra 3 Parking Area user Hotel La Mision You can stay at the small lot left of the entrance (not the parking lot!). But take care of all belongings. A pair of sneakers are stolen - and only an employee of the hotel could be the thief. And with 16.80 USD per night it is overpriced Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No You can stay at the small lot left of the entrance (not the parking lot!). But take care of all belongings. A pair of sneakers are stolen - and only an employee of the hotel could be the thief. And with 16.80 USD per night it is overpriced iOverlander Hotel La Mision Parking Area user Wild camp under the high voltage line There is a track for servicing the power masts here. Only slightly visible from a minor side road of the motorway. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No There is a track for servicing the power masts here. Only slightly visible from a minor side road of the motorway. iOverlander Wild camp under the high voltage line Contact, Pirate user 0.0 By the riverside Parking at a good distance from the road, but not hidden . There's a river which has been dammed a bit, for the kids to swim in. Was pretty quiet when we were there though. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking at a good distance from the road, but not hidden . There's a river which has been dammed a bit, for the kids to swim in. Was pretty quiet when we were there though. iOverlander By the riverside Contact, Pirate user 432.0 Policia national Ecuador We couldn't fit in the hotel parking. Parked Free on the street outside police station Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We couldn't fit in the hotel parking. Parked Free on the street outside police station iOverlander Policia national Ecuador Contact, Pirate user 2734.0 Campsite Mitad Del Mundo This is by far the Best campground we have been in Ecuador. Is a campground that is just starting of a local farmer family. The place is beautiful, very quiet, safe, lot of space and you camp in flat grass. The owner is called Valentin and is the father of the local guide of the monument of the center of the world in Cayambe (actually the real one, because the others are not at 000). He has a nursery and a garden with all kind of organic vegetables, if you want you can buy some lettuce, etc from him. The price is not establish, only on collaboration, so we gave them USD6. To get here follow the signs of "casa de los venados", (they will probably put new signs for the campsite), is before the casa de los venados, after a swimmingpool with blue roof, the first house on the left. 300mt from the panamericana. You can have water and bathrooms, and electricity. Help the locals! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is by far the Best campground we have been in Ecuador. Is a campground that is just starting of a local farmer family. The place is beautiful, very quiet, safe, lot of space and you camp in flat grass. The owner is called Valentin and is the father of the local guide of the monument of the center of the world in Cayambe (actually the real one, because the others are not at 000). He has a nursery and a garden with all kind of organic vegetables, if you want you can buy some lettuce, etc from him. The price is not establish, only on collaboration, so we gave them USD6. To get here follow the signs of "casa de los venados", (they will probably put new signs for the campsite), is before the casa de los venados, after a swimmingpool with blue roof, the first house on the left. 300mt from the panamericana. You can have water and bathrooms, and electricity. Help the locals! iOverlander Campsite Mitad Del Mundo Campground user 0.0 Sinchi Warmi This is a lodge of a local Community of woman in the middle of the jungle in a really beatiful location. There are bathrooms and showers. You can take tours with them, we took 3 activities that I would really recommend. They thought us how to make chocolate and local crafts and we also got a tour into the jungle, were they thought us about all the medicine plants and the animals (everything with really reasonable prices).We really enjoy and recommend this place. Usd5 per night. Once you get to Misahualli,cross the bridge and then 1 km to the left you will find this lodge. They also have a restaurant, but we did not try. Help the locals! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a lodge of a local Community of woman in the middle of the jungle in a really beatiful location. There are bathrooms and showers. You can take tours with them, we took 3 activities that I would really recommend. They thought us how to make chocolate and local crafts and we also got a tour into the jungle, were they thought us about all the medicine plants and the animals (everything with really reasonable prices).We really enjoy and recommend this place. Usd5 per night. Once you get to Misahualli,cross the bridge and then 1 km to the left you will find this lodge. They also have a restaurant, but we did not try. Help the locals! iOverlander Sinchi Warmi Campground user 2788.6 Luis Tipan Travel Great place to book last min Galapagos cruise. Luis speaks perfect English, is very knowledgable about the cruises and boats and went far further than any of the other travel agents to find us the best deal. Open: Yes Great place to book last min Galapagos cruise. Luis speaks perfect English, is very knowledgable about the cruises and boats and went far further than any of the other travel agents to find us the best deal. iOverlander Luis Tipan Travel Dog Unknown user 785.0 Hosteria Luzcelinda Hosteria. They've never had campers before, but were happy to put us up in an open area they have behind the place, down a dirt road near a small pond. Access to pool, bar, restaurant, showers, bathrooms. $10pp/night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Hosteria. They've never had campers before, but were happy to put us up in an open area they have behind the place, down a dirt road near a small pond. Access to pool, bar, restaurant, showers, bathrooms. $10pp/night. iOverlander Hosteria Luzcelinda Lodging user 2775.3 Llanta Matic Great place to fix tires or buy new ones. Open: Yes Great place to fix tires or buy new ones. iOverlander Llanta Matic Car Repair user 2875.2 Casabaca Toyota Professional dealership, some reception staff speak English as well as Freddy one of the head mechanics. Prices reasonable. Good wifi is a bonus. Open: Yes Professional dealership, some reception staff speak English as well as Freddy one of the head mechanics. Prices reasonable. Good wifi is a bonus. iOverlander Casabaca Toyota Car Repair user 0.0 CEBAF Peru-Ecuador border Binaciocial border post Exit Peru Entrance Equador Migration and customs Open: Yes Binaciocial border post Exit Peru Entrance Equador Migration and customs iOverlander CEBAF Peru-Ecuador border Toll Booth user 2516.7 Great Mechanic! Great mechanic. Very friendly and good value. Changed our break pads. Open: Yes Great mechanic. Very friendly and good value. Changed our break pads. iOverlander Great Mechanic! Car Repair user 2841.5 Star Motors A big Mercedes, MAN and VW Garage, we did some repair and could stay overnight Open: Yes A big Mercedes, MAN and VW Garage, we did some repair and could stay overnight iOverlander Star Motors Car Repair user 4.0 Refugio De Las Aves Beautiful eco lodge, bambus houses, very relaxed. Price depends on the deal you make with the owner... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful eco lodge, bambus houses, very relaxed. Price depends on the deal you make with the owner... iOverlander Refugio De Las Aves Lodging user 11.0 Sol Y Luna 15$ / room per per night, very nice and very friendly, very quite but now is the low season.. We heard camping at the beach is not that riskfree anymore so we opted for this. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 15$ / room per per night, very nice and very friendly, very quite but now is the low season.. We heard camping at the beach is not that riskfree anymore so we opted for this. iOverlander Sol Y Luna Lodging user 2736.0 El Pelibuey Amarillo Tasty lunch menu for 2.5 usd Open: Yes Tasty lunch menu for 2.5 usd iOverlander El Pelibuey Amarillo Restaurant user 2671.0 Hosteria Caballo Campana Huge Area with a Hosteria / Restaurant and Horse Stables, big parking lot. We spend a week here... Green surrounding, about 8km from the Center, Bus at the main road about 800mtrs. 3km to the thermal baths in Banos. Very friendly owner (Don Oscar) and his wife. Just ask or send a mail...after 2weeks at the Cabana Yanuncay it was a pleasure to be here. US$6 per night (2 people+vehicle) no shower. US$10 per night with shower. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Huge Area with a Hosteria / Restaurant and Horse Stables, big parking lot. We spend a week here... Green surrounding, about 8km from the Center, Bus at the main road about 800mtrs. 3km to the thermal baths in Banos. Very friendly owner (Don Oscar) and his wife. Just ask or send a mail...after 2weeks at the Cabana Yanuncay it was a pleasure to be here. US$6 per night (2 people+vehicle) no shower. US$10 per night with shower. iOverlander Hosteria Caballo Campana Parking Area user 2659.7 Dentist A very good empathic Dentist, speaks excellent English, reasonable price, modern equipment. Isabel Galarza email:cuencadentist@gmail.com Open: Yes A very good empathic Dentist, speaks excellent English, reasonable price, modern equipment. Isabel Galarza email:cuencadentist@gmail.com iOverlander Dentist Dog Unknown user 2352.8 At The River A big leveld Space near the riverbed. Good for at least 100RV's. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A big leveld Space near the riverbed. Good for at least 100RV's. iOverlander At The River Contact, Pirate user 1811.3 Garage Khumo Big gravel leveld fenced place. Cost is 5us$ per car or truck. (He asked for 5 at night and 5 per day...we agreed on 5 for both day and night) Ask in the guesthouse opposite side -magic stone- for the wifi password, very friendly Danish people. Approximately 3minutes from the center of the city. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Big gravel leveld fenced place. Cost is 5us$ per car or truck. (He asked for 5 at night and 5 per day...we agreed on 5 for both day and night) Ask in the guesthouse opposite side -magic stone- for the wifi password, very friendly Danish people. Approximately 3minutes from the center of the city. iOverlander Garage Khumo Campground user 2417.6 Welding If you need welding done, this is the place. Behind the bright green gate. If you need a mechanic, head over a few blocks to the other noted place in iOverlander. Super nice and helpful mechanic. He directed us here for welding work. Open: Yes If you need welding done, this is the place. Behind the bright green gate. If you need a mechanic, head over a few blocks to the other noted place in iOverlander. Super nice and helpful mechanic. He directed us here for welding work. iOverlander Welding Car Repair user Hostal Monte Carmelo One of the best places I've stayed at on my South America trip. Paid $18 for really nice double room. Good security for bike/car etc. It's run by a lovely couple Marcela and Mario who were super helpful and friendly! Marcela speaks good english. The included breakfast was nice, eggs, wonderful bread, fresh juices and coffee. Beer, Sodas, chocolate etc are all available at VERY good rates on an honour system. They'll make you really nice hotdogs for a dinner snack if you ask. The shower is fantastic (lots of hot water and good pressure) Short 15 min walk into town center. Wished I could've stayed for longer Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Parking: Secure Parking Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No One of the best places I've stayed at on my South America trip. Paid $18 for really nice double room. Good security for bike/car etc. It's run by a lovely couple Marcela and Mario who were super helpful and friendly! Marcela speaks good english. The included breakfast was nice, eggs, wonderful bread, fresh juices and coffee. Beer, Sodas, chocolate etc are all available at VERY good rates on an honour system. They'll make you really nice hotdogs for a dinner snack if you ask. The shower is fantastic (lots of hot water and good pressure) Short 15 min walk into town center. Wished I could've stayed for longer iOverlander Hostal Monte Carmelo Lodging user 1473.3 Campamento Genoveva 80 meter away from Hwy E45. Check at restaurant before setting up camp. Nice leveled gravel spot next to the Pool Area of the Restaurant. Quiet at night. Nice people in the Restaurant. Eat at the restaurant and Camping is free. Main, drink and dessert about $9. Hikes to River and other Outdoor activities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 80 meter away from Hwy E45. Check at restaurant before setting up camp. Nice leveled gravel spot next to the Pool Area of the Restaurant. Quiet at night. Nice people in the Restaurant. Eat at the restaurant and Camping is free. Main, drink and dessert about $9. Hikes to River and other Outdoor activities. iOverlander Campamento Genoveva Campground user 2922.5 Hotel Lesly Salome Hotel with big secure lot that should accommodate even large rigs. We stayed in a room for $10/pp. Cold shower in same space as toilet, intermittent WiFi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel with big secure lot that should accommodate even large rigs. We stayed in a room for $10/pp. Cold shower in same space as toilet, intermittent WiFi. iOverlander Hotel Lesly Salome Lodging user 380.0 Hanging Bridge Max.10to / 3mtr. High Hold 10 Ton. Max. 3mtrs. High. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Hold 10 Ton. Max. 3mtrs. High. iOverlander Hanging Bridge Max.10to / 3mtr. High Parking Area user 388.1 Wilsons Vasco Parking It is a Parking lot facing the river, beside the bridge. There is shower and toilet from the mercado. 20mtrs. Wifi from the guesthouse Clarke's ( pw: 1234567890 ) the owner (lived in the U.S.) ex. Jungle guide... Knows a lot and is really nice and helpful. 80mtrs. To town. Price is about 2us$ Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes It is a Parking lot facing the river, beside the bridge. There is shower and toilet from the mercado. 20mtrs. Wifi from the guesthouse Clarke's ( pw: 1234567890 ) the owner (lived in the U.S.) ex. Jungle guide... Knows a lot and is really nice and helpful. 80mtrs. To town. Price is about 2us$ iOverlander Wilsons Vasco Parking Parking Area user 11.0 Coco 20 dollars for two nights. Beautiful huts. Very nice owner. Loads of parking. Wifi. Right on the beach! Nicest place we've stayed in! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes 20 dollars for two nights. Beautiful huts. Very nice owner. Loads of parking. Wifi. Right on the beach! Nicest place we've stayed in! iOverlander Coco Lodging user 0.0 Monte Lebano Hostal Located at south end of road that runs along beach in Puerto Lopez. $5pp to park outside. Use of all facilities listed under amenities, including hammock chill out zone across road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Located at south end of road that runs along beach in Puerto Lopez. $5pp to park outside. Use of all facilities listed under amenities, including hammock chill out zone across road. iOverlander Monte Lebano Hostal Lodging user 0.0 24 hour parking lot Big parking lot which is open 24 hours. Big trucks and RV's can park in the back. Paid $6 a night. Short walk to the historic center (30 minutes). Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Big parking lot which is open 24 hours. Big trucks and RV's can park in the back. Paid $6 a night. Short walk to the historic center (30 minutes). iOverlander 24 hour parking lot Parking Area user 2897.0 Hacienda La Condessa they let us stay on the nice parking lot of the hotel, price: 5$ / night. we decided to eat in the hotel. basic but good meal. there is a very clean toilet outside. slow wifi at the reception. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No they let us stay on the nice parking lot of the hotel, price: 5$ / night. we decided to eat in the hotel. basic but good meal. there is a very clean toilet outside. slow wifi at the reception. iOverlander Hacienda La Condessa Lodging user 0.0 Playa Rosada Carpark Drove a few km off coastal highway to this beach, was deserted midweek. Beach really nice and quiet. Asked guy at restaurant about camping and he just kept saying "tranquilo, no pasa nada" and didn't want any money for camping, or for our using beach palapas. The guy sleeps on site, and opened banos (with showers) when needed. The carpark is huge and gates closed at night. Tranquilo, FREE. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Drove a few km off coastal highway to this beach, was deserted midweek. Beach really nice and quiet. Asked guy at restaurant about camping and he just kept saying "tranquilo, no pasa nada" and didn't want any money for camping, or for our using beach palapas. The guy sleeps on site, and opened banos (with showers) when needed. The carpark is huge and gates closed at night. Tranquilo, FREE. iOverlander Playa Rosada Carpark Parking Area user 12.3 Playa Rosada Carpark Drove a few km off coastal highway to this beach, was deserted midweek. Beach really nice and quiet. Asked guy at restaurant about camping and he just kept saying "tranquilo, no pasa nada" and didn't want any money for camping, or for our using beach palapas. The guy sleeps on site, and opened banos (with showers) when needed. The carpark is huge and gates closed at night. Tranquilo, FREE. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Drove a few km off coastal highway to this beach, was deserted midweek. Beach really nice and quiet. Asked guy at restaurant about camping and he just kept saying "tranquilo, no pasa nada" and didn't want any money for camping, or for our using beach palapas. The guy sleeps on site, and opened banos (with showers) when needed. The carpark is huge and gates closed at night. Tranquilo, FREE. iOverlander Playa Rosada Carpark Parking Area user 6.0 Hosteria Mar Y Paz Nice ecolodge with cabanas. Camped between the cabanas under trees. Quiet beach across the street. Very friendly owners Jaime and Catalina (speeks English very well). We payed 15 USD for 2 persons for a cabana with private bathroom and power for the car, but slept in the car. Very good WiFi and quiet at night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Nice ecolodge with cabanas. Camped between the cabanas under trees. Quiet beach across the street. Very friendly owners Jaime and Catalina (speeks English very well). We payed 15 USD for 2 persons for a cabana with private bathroom and power for the car, but slept in the car. Very good WiFi and quiet at night. iOverlander Hosteria Mar Y Paz Lodging user 3730.0 Centro de Tourismo Shalala Relatively new (2014) community Cabanas & Camping. Very nice setup 150 meter from the Lagua Quilotoa away. Good starting point for a hike around the lake. There is a mirador at the lake rim. Camping in walk in camping area or with a RV in the parking area. Very quite place. Extremely friendly stuff. We paid the 2 USD Entrance Fee pP and could camp without extra fee in our RV. Clean Restrooms and Showers next to the camping & parking area. Place can be reached via a 7km long very good gravel road. Big sign 1 km before reaching the lake on the road from Zumbahua. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Relatively new (2014) community Cabanas & Camping. Very nice setup 150 meter from the Lagua Quilotoa away. Good starting point for a hike around the lake. There is a mirador at the lake rim. Camping in walk in camping area or with a RV in the parking area. Very quite place. Extremely friendly stuff. We paid the 2 USD Entrance Fee pP and could camp without extra fee in our RV. Clean Restrooms and Showers next to the camping & parking area. Place can be reached via a 7km long very good gravel road. Big sign 1 km before reaching the lake on the road from Zumbahua. iOverlander Centro de Tourismo Shalala Campground user 15.0 Jardin Suizo - Hosteria & Camping Nice small hosteria in a huge beautiful garden with over 200 different plants. Run by Samuel a very friendly Swiss - speaks German, English and Spanish and knows the area very well. Very clean and new restrooms. Place is arranged with love to small details. Breakfast with everything available for 5 USD. Power from the house available. Surf beach just across street. Great mirador with view over the whole bay. Paid 5 USD pP for camping in our car. Very quiet place. Perfect to relax. www.jardin-suizo.com. This place has 4 rooms with hot shower for rent, and right now Samuel started to expand his place so that he can take up to 4 RVs. but not higher then 3,45 meters. Everthing is in good shape. There is good wifi and power. People with a tent are also welcome. You should visit this place if you are at the coast. Phone 09 801 130 373. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice small hosteria in a huge beautiful garden with over 200 different plants. Run by Samuel a very friendly Swiss - speaks German, English and Spanish and knows the area very well. Very clean and new restrooms. Place is arranged with love to small details. Breakfast with everything available for 5 USD. Power from the house available. Surf beach just across street. Great mirador with view over the whole bay. Paid 5 USD pP for camping in our car. Very quiet place. Perfect to relax. www.jardin-suizo.com. This place has 4 rooms with hot shower for rent, and right now Samuel started to expand his place so that he can take up to 4 RVs. but not higher then 3,45 meters. Everthing is in good shape. There is good wifi and power. People with a tent are also welcome. You should visit this place if you are at the coast. Phone 09 801 130 373. iOverlander Jardin Suizo - Hosteria & Camping Campground user 0.0 Beach at Las Peñas infront of Restaurante "La Enramada" A good reccomendation of Hans from Finca Summerwind. On the beach side of Restaurante "La Enramada" there is a nice area with a lawn and we were allowed to camp right next to it. You will recognize restaurante La Enramada by it's neat looking dryy tree brenches walls. There are a lot of public toillets in the main street, and a couple of wifi networks. The best is to ask for Mr. Giovanny, the owner of the restaurant, and he will gladly show you exactly were to camp. The beach was nice enough and food was relatively unexpensive. With a "colaboración" you can plug to the restaurant electricity. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A good reccomendation of Hans from Finca Summerwind. On the beach side of Restaurante "La Enramada" there is a nice area with a lawn and we were allowed to camp right next to it. You will recognize restaurante La Enramada by it's neat looking dryy tree brenches walls. There are a lot of public toillets in the main street, and a couple of wifi networks. The best is to ask for Mr. Giovanny, the owner of the restaurant, and he will gladly show you exactly were to camp. The beach was nice enough and food was relatively unexpensive. With a "colaboración" you can plug to the restaurant electricity. iOverlander Beach at Las Peñas infront of Restaurante "La Enramada" Parking Area user 0.0 Cabañas Sol de Sua It could probably be better, they had all main services, toillet, showers, a nice parking area to park, wifi, water and electricity, but they were a kind of unfriendly, and the place lacked a bit of manteinance. Located right infront of the beach in Sua. 3 USD p/p/n Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes It could probably be better, they had all main services, toillet, showers, a nice parking area to park, wifi, water and electricity, but they were a kind of unfriendly, and the place lacked a bit of manteinance. Located right infront of the beach in Sua. 3 USD p/p/n iOverlander Cabañas Sol de Sua Campground user 0.0 Mompiche's Malecon infront of La Casa He found this nice spot right infront of the beach, in the main malecon of Mompiche, and we ended up stying here for a month and a half!. We agreed with the owners of La Casa a camping and guesthouse right next to it so we got from them: electricity, shower, toillets and Wifi. Their regular day fee to get this was 2 USD p/p/n. Mompiche was one of the nicest places we visited in the coast of Ecuador and will be definetively coming back. Great beaches around (Playa Negra, Portete) and also nice jungle hikes, and really easy going atmosphere. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Slow Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes He found this nice spot right infront of the beach, in the main malecon of Mompiche, and we ended up stying here for a month and a half!. We agreed with the owners of La Casa a camping and guesthouse right next to it so we got from them: electricity, shower, toillets and Wifi. Their regular day fee to get this was 2 USD p/p/n. Mompiche was one of the nicest places we visited in the coast of Ecuador and will be definetively coming back. Great beaches around (Playa Negra, Portete) and also nice jungle hikes, and really easy going atmosphere. iOverlander Mompiche's Malecon infront of La Casa Parking Area user 0.0 Beach at Las Nuñez After being kicked out Olon, and not being too enthusiatic about Montañita's night life we drove back and we found this peacefull and friendly place to camp, there was a sort of empty ground in which we camped right next to the beach and next to small shop in which we were allowed to use toillets (inside their house) Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No After being kicked out Olon, and not being too enthusiatic about Montañita's night life we drove back and we found this peacefull and friendly place to camp, there was a sort of empty ground in which we camped right next to the beach and next to small shop in which we were allowed to use toillets (inside their house) Free iOverlander Beach at Las Nuñez Parking Area user 0.0 Camping at the beach in Montañita A good recommendation by Adrian and Silvana a couple of argentians who searched for a way to make it to the beach in Montañita and they found it. At the end of the southern parking lot you'll see a dirt road leading to the beach that hasn't been closed, it takes you right into the beach with a couple of small trees near by. All services are in a five minutes walk to montañita. Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A good recommendation by Adrian and Silvana a couple of argentians who searched for a way to make it to the beach in Montañita and they found it. At the end of the southern parking lot you'll see a dirt road leading to the beach that hasn't been closed, it takes you right into the beach with a couple of small trees near by. All services are in a five minutes walk to montañita. Free iOverlander Camping at the beach in Montañita Contact, Pirate user 16.2 Wild camping in empty ground at Puerto Engabao If you surf this a great spot, the beach is nice and the village has a frenetic fishing activity. We were allowed to camp in a empty grount next to two vacation houses, the house keeper allowed us to use water from a pipe in the yard of the two houses. We loved it here,really peacefull place. Restrooms and Wifi in nearby small restaurants. Is also possible to camp next to the kiosks of the beach, just ask which one is not working and people will gladly inform you. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes If you surf this a great spot, the beach is nice and the village has a frenetic fishing activity. We were allowed to camp in a empty grount next to two vacation houses, the house keeper allowed us to use water from a pipe in the yard of the two houses. We loved it here,really peacefull place. Restrooms and Wifi in nearby small restaurants. Is also possible to camp next to the kiosks of the beach, just ask which one is not working and people will gladly inform you. iOverlander Wild camping in empty ground at Puerto Engabao Contact, Pirate user In front of the Fire station Guayaquil's city centre We slept infront of the station in Av. 9 de Octubre, we were not invited by the fire-fighters to stay in since the have a very limited spaced, but we were able to park right in front of them and also spoke with two guards of one the buildings who encouraged us to stay telling us that it was a safe are and that nothing would happen. So it was, we spent a quite evening there and next morning we gave a 2 USD tip to the guards who were really happy about it. Lot's of shops and cafeterias were you can use toilets and get free internet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We slept infront of the station in Av. 9 de Octubre, we were not invited by the fire-fighters to stay in since the have a very limited spaced, but we were able to park right in front of them and also spoke with two guards of one the buildings who encouraged us to stay telling us that it was a safe are and that nothing would happen. So it was, we spent a quite evening there and next morning we gave a 2 USD tip to the guards who were really happy about it. Lot's of shops and cafeterias were you can use toilets and get free internet. iOverlander In front of the Fire station Guayaquil's city centre Parking Area user 12.0 Mobil petrol station Machala Quite but hot night at this petrol station in Machala, 24 hours toilets and shop open and average free wifi from the university right next to it. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Quite but hot night at this petrol station in Machala, 24 hours toilets and shop open and average free wifi from the university right next to it. iOverlander Mobil petrol station Machala Parking Area user 0.0 Talleres ARS Great mechanic, very professional and knowledgeable venezuelan Andres Rolando, the owner of the place is an avid 4x4 driver and loves overlanding, so you will feel like home here, they did a great job in the maintenance of our front tranny and of our back suspension that had a broken blade. We camped here for three nights and got some nice tours of Guayaquil while searching for spare parts. Definitively recommended! Open: Yes Great mechanic, very professional and knowledgeable venezuelan Andres Rolando, the owner of the place is an avid 4x4 driver and loves overlanding, so you will feel like home here, they did a great job in the maintenance of our front tranny and of our back suspension that had a broken blade. We camped here for three nights and got some nice tours of Guayaquil while searching for spare parts. Definitively recommended! iOverlander Talleres ARS Car Repair user 557.1 No Name Just 50mtrs. At the roadside. Overnight no more Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Just 50mtrs. At the roadside. Overnight no more iOverlander No Name Contact, Pirate user 73.4 Represa A nice man made Lake, parking lot, round the corner a local restaurant. Very friendly locals. Free of charge. The bridge leading here from the east is without limits in size or weight. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A nice man made Lake, parking lot, round the corner a local restaurant. Very friendly locals. Free of charge. The bridge leading here from the east is without limits in size or weight. iOverlander Represa Parking Area user 1815.0 La Posada del Abuelo We was the first overlanders in the place. The owners are very friendly and very interested in receive other overlanders. We talked to then about this and the prices are USD 3 pp for camping with hot shower, Wi-Fi. Located near the Cascada La Virgen. Nice and quiet place to stay some days. For those ho want the address: Calle Juan Montalvo y Rafael Vieira. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We was the first overlanders in the place. The owners are very friendly and very interested in receive other overlanders. We talked to then about this and the prices are USD 3 pp for camping with hot shower, Wi-Fi. Located near the Cascada La Virgen. Nice and quiet place to stay some days. For those ho want the address: Calle Juan Montalvo y Rafael Vieira. iOverlander La Posada del Abuelo Lodging user 0.0 Hosteria Islamar Wonderful campsite directly on a rock overlooking the bay. Small path to the beach about 10 min. Electricity and Wifi available. Restaurant and toilet with shower. 15 US per night wunderbarer Campingplatz direkt auf einem Felsen mit Blick auf die Bucht.Kleiner Weg zum Strand ca. 10 min. Strom und Wifi vorhanden. Restaurant und WC mit Dusche. 15 US pro Nacht. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Wonderful campsite directly on a rock overlooking the bay. Small path to the beach about 10 min. Electricity and Wifi available. Restaurant and toilet with shower. 15 US per night wunderbarer Campingplatz direkt auf einem Felsen mit Blick auf die Bucht.Kleiner Weg zum Strand ca. 10 min. Strom und Wifi vorhanden. Restaurant und WC mit Dusche. 15 US pro Nacht. iOverlander Hosteria Islamar Campground user 2569.3 Parkingplace Alimicuy A big, secured Parkinglot at the Quito Road , direct at the Plaza de Poncho,Tourist Information ( with password for the WiFi) near by Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A big, secured Parkinglot at the Quito Road , direct at the Plaza de Poncho,Tourist Information ( with password for the WiFi) near by iOverlander Parkingplace Alimicuy Parking Area user 2426.0 Hosteria Alemana Grassy secure parking lot next to the hostal. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: 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 Grassy secure parking lot next to the hostal. iOverlander Hosteria Alemana Lodging user Hosteria Miramelindo We camped on a parqueadero in front of the hosteria and had supper. Very good cuisine. They let us use the WC, shower and Wi-Fi. Close to the ''Pailon Del Diallo'' waterfall, 10 min walk. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We camped on a parqueadero in front of the hosteria and had supper. Very good cuisine. They let us use the WC, shower and Wi-Fi. Close to the ''Pailon Del Diallo'' waterfall, 10 min walk. iOverlander Hosteria Miramelindo Lodging user 1487.0 Hosteria Miramelindo At Rio Verde We camped on a parqueadero in front of the hosteria and had supper. Very good cuisine. They let us use the WC, shower and Wi-Fi. Close to the ''Pailon Del Diallo'' waterfall, 10 min walk. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes At Rio Verde We camped on a parqueadero in front of the hosteria and had supper. Very good cuisine. They let us use the WC, shower and Wi-Fi. Close to the ''Pailon Del Diallo'' waterfall, 10 min walk. iOverlander Hosteria Miramelindo Lodging user 2521.8 Villa San Marcos $35 plus tax, total $43 for double with breakfast and very secure motorcycle parking. Parking would fit other vehicles too and is locked secure at night. Nice place in center. Banks and restaurants nearby. Good internet. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No $35 plus tax, total $43 for double with breakfast and very secure motorcycle parking. Parking would fit other vehicles too and is locked secure at night. Nice place in center. Banks and restaurants nearby. Good internet. iOverlander Villa San Marcos Lodging user Bosch Workshop This place has a professional setup and equipment for car washes, oil changes, alignment and more serious work. We stopped here for help to change our brake pads out. Turns out two of our front calipers were jammed. The mechanic that owns this place helped take apart our calipers, bang them loose and sand/polish them into submission. Rebuilt calipers installed with new brakes sent us on our way in 4 hours. All this for ~US$50. While our car was being worked on we spoke to a local car parts salesmen that used to live/work in Florida. He lives 2 hours away and brings his car here for work. Swears he's the best mechanic in Ecuador. We highly recommend this guy if you've got some work, (routine or not) to be done. Open: Yes This place has a professional setup and equipment for car washes, oil changes, alignment and more serious work. We stopped here for help to change our brake pads out. Turns out two of our front calipers were jammed. The mechanic that owns this place helped take apart our calipers, bang them loose and sand/polish them into submission. Rebuilt calipers installed with new brakes sent us on our way in 4 hours. All this for ~US$50. While our car was being worked on we spoke to a local car parts salesmen that used to live/work in Florida. He lives 2 hours away and brings his car here for work. Swears he's the best mechanic in Ecuador. We highly recommend this guy if you've got some work, (routine or not) to be done. iOverlander Bosch Workshop Car Repair user 1250.5 Dead end of a town road Free and almost In the bush, nice neighbors. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free and almost In the bush, nice neighbors. iOverlander Dead end of a town road Contact, Pirate user 2477.0 Parking Inside mitat Del mondo Ask at the tichet office for the administration and to stay overnight. They let us park, far away from the main road, on a parking which is inside to compound. Fantastic quite until 8. Cost 3us. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Ask at the tichet office for the administration and to stay overnight. They let us park, far away from the main road, on a parking which is inside to compound. Fantastic quite until 8. Cost 3us. iOverlander Parking Inside mitat Del mondo Parking Area user 1954.0 Hostal Paredes Basic hostel, friendly owner, hot water, wifi, double room with bathroom for $15 for the room, breakfast available at $3,50, in walking distance from the city center, possible to sqeeze two or three motorbikes in the patio. phone number 0968221822 / 2835674 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Basic hostel, friendly owner, hot water, wifi, double room with bathroom for $15 for the room, breakfast available at $3,50, in walking distance from the city center, possible to sqeeze two or three motorbikes in the patio. phone number 0968221822 / 2835674 iOverlander Hostal Paredes Lodging user 1951.0 Hostal San Luis Basic hostel in the city center, double room with private bathroom for $20 for the room, hot water, towels and soap, wifi, safe parking, breakfast not included, possible to do laundry. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Basic hostel in the city center, double room with private bathroom for $20 for the room, hot water, towels and soap, wifi, safe parking, breakfast not included, possible to do laundry. iOverlander Hostal San Luis Lodging user Hostal Real Colon Nice hostel, modern, clean, double room with private bathroom for $30 for the room, hot water, towels, wifi, secure parking, breakfast included (but very bad) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice hostel, modern, clean, double room with private bathroom for $30 for the room, hot water, towels, wifi, secure parking, breakfast included (but very bad) iOverlander Hostal Real Colon Lodging user 3021.7 Wild Camping up the hills near Hotel San Jose De Sighos Near the hotel is a track up the hills to places with an amazing view. The hotel has a key to the gate that is locked with a chain. From the top of the hill you overlook many miles of mountains, valleys, volcanos. Absolute silence during the night (when the dogs and disco in the valley have finally shut up). You need a 4x4 to drive up the steep track, especially wfhen it rains. You need to pay something to the hotel and you can agree to use their restaurant and facilities, like wifi, bathroom and swimming pool. We paid Usd 20. If you want to, check it out first on horseback. Horses can be hired through hotel reception. The hotel is on Tripadvisor. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Near the hotel is a track up the hills to places with an amazing view. The hotel has a key to the gate that is locked with a chain. From the top of the hill you overlook many miles of mountains, valleys, volcanos. Absolute silence during the night (when the dogs and disco in the valley have finally shut up). You need a 4x4 to drive up the steep track, especially wfhen it rains. You need to pay something to the hotel and you can agree to use their restaurant and facilities, like wifi, bathroom and swimming pool. We paid Usd 20. If you want to, check it out first on horseback. Horses can be hired through hotel reception. The hotel is on Tripadvisor. iOverlander Wild Camping up the hills near Hotel San Jose De Sighos Contact, Pirate user 2625.6 Thermales San Luis De Guachala Next to the hot pools (entrance 1$ / 50cts)and the river, calm and free. Restaurant and little playground. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Next to the hot pools (entrance 1$ / 50cts)and the river, calm and free. Restaurant and little playground. iOverlander Thermales San Luis De Guachala Contact, Pirate user -7.9 Abandoned Finca At The River Quite and secure place close to Santa Rosa. Leave the paved road at a ranch and follow the dirt road until it ends. We parked and camped inside under the rooftop close to the river. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quite and secure place close to Santa Rosa. Leave the paved road at a ranch and follow the dirt road until it ends. We parked and camped inside under the rooftop close to the river. iOverlander Abandoned Finca At The River Contact, Pirate user 1350.0 Café Mindo Very nice place for a good dinner with healthy food. Located right in the main avenue. Once there try the hamburguer. Wi-Fi available. Open: Yes Very nice place for a good dinner with healthy food. Located right in the main avenue. Once there try the hamburguer. Wi-Fi available. iOverlander Café Mindo Restaurant user 2770.5 Hostal Tiana Very nice hostel with cafe in the garden. Rooms and bathrooms are really clean and staff is very friendly. You can book tours within the hostel. Breakfast included. We paid 10.50$ per person per night for a 4 bed dorm. The hostel itself has no parking but there is a private parking next door for 4$ per night. Location itself is great. The main square is just around the corner. Recommendable if you want to stay in Latacunga Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Very nice hostel with cafe in the garden. Rooms and bathrooms are really clean and staff is very friendly. You can book tours within the hostel. Breakfast included. We paid 10.50$ per person per night for a 4 bed dorm. The hostel itself has no parking but there is a private parking next door for 4$ per night. Location itself is great. The main square is just around the corner. Recommendable if you want to stay in Latacunga iOverlander Hostal Tiana Lodging user 13.4 Comreivic Iveco Official Iveco.... Same company than in Quito. Was helpful and we could leave our truck here for 2 weeks to visit Galapagos ! Open: Yes Official Iveco.... Same company than in Quito. Was helpful and we could leave our truck here for 2 weeks to visit Galapagos ! iOverlander Comreivic Iveco Car Repair user 3057.6 Hotel Las Canaris Was gunning for Cuenca from Quito, didn't make it, and landed in this awesome hotel instead. $15 for a single private room with bathroom, seriously hot shower, comfortable bed and fast wifi. Restaurant right next door. Secure covered parking for cars and bikes included (driveway is narrow so bigger vehicles might have trouble). Great random place to stop for the night if you're heading south. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Was gunning for Cuenca from Quito, didn't make it, and landed in this awesome hotel instead. $15 for a single private room with bathroom, seriously hot shower, comfortable bed and fast wifi. Restaurant right next door. Secure covered parking for cars and bikes included (driveway is narrow so bigger vehicles might have trouble). Great random place to stop for the night if you're heading south. iOverlander Hotel Las Canaris Lodging user -16.1 Parking of the airport, a lot noise but safe (guards). It is 14.40/24h. If you go to the Galapagos for few days, you can "loose" the ticket, they charge the new ticket for 14.40 $ for the hole stay Parking restaurant and toilet in the airport Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking restaurant and toilet in the airport iOverlander Parking of the airport, a lot noise but safe (guards). It is 14.40/24h. If you go to the Galapagos for few days, you can "loose" the ticket, they charge the new ticket for 14.40 $ for the hole stay Parking Area user 2679.6 Gas Station PS7 Almost quiet... At the rear next to the building, flat area. Little playground for kids and mini market. Nice for transit. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Almost quiet... At the rear next to the building, flat area. Little playground for kids and mini market. Nice for transit. iOverlander Gas Station PS7 Parking Area user 10.0 Parquadero Aeroporto Guayaquil You can park and sleep in your car on the parking lot of the airport. Ticket for 24 hours is $14,40. Toilets in the Airport Building, free WiFi for 30 Minutes. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No You can park and sleep in your car on the parking lot of the airport. Ticket for 24 hours is $14,40. Toilets in the Airport Building, free WiFi for 30 Minutes. iOverlander Parquadero Aeroporto Guayaquil Parking Area user 1.0 Parking South End of Montañita Nice and quiet parking lot directly on the nice beach of Montañita. Just a few minutes into town, where you find all amendities. maybe it will be crowded and noisy during weekends, free! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice and quiet parking lot directly on the nice beach of Montañita. Just a few minutes into town, where you find all amendities. maybe it will be crowded and noisy during weekends, free! iOverlander Parking South End of Montañita Parking Area user 56.0 Secured Parking in front of Malecón 2000 Secured parking in the city center of Guayaquil where we spent one night and left the van the day after. We arrived at 6pm and leaved the next day at 4pm and we paid 15$. Bathroom available but not really clean! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Secured parking in the city center of Guayaquil where we spent one night and left the van the day after. We arrived at 6pm and leaved the next day at 4pm and we paid 15$. Bathroom available but not really clean! iOverlander Secured Parking in front of Malecón 2000 Parking Area user 966.8 Hosteria Safari We had to stop here after sunset because our headlights were broken. We paid 35pp for a double room including dinner and breakfast. It's just too much since the rooms are really basic and kind of dirty. There is a swimming pool, hammocks and pool tables but still not worth the money. Would not recommend that place. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes We had to stop here after sunset because our headlights were broken. We paid 35pp for a double room including dinner and breakfast. It's just too much since the rooms are really basic and kind of dirty. There is a swimming pool, hammocks and pool tables but still not worth the money. Would not recommend that place. iOverlander Hosteria Safari Lodging user 2527.7 Coffee Shop Nice coffee shop with good food Open: Yes Nice coffee shop with good food iOverlander Coffee Shop Restaurant user 2512.2 Hostel Mallki Hostel on quieter side of town. Very friendly staff, we'll run. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Hostel on quieter side of town. Very friendly staff, we'll run. iOverlander Hostel Mallki Lodging user 399.9 Cabana Rio Napo Great cabanas on tranquil property. We paid $20 each per night for a full cabana, includes a big breakfast and friendly staff. Wifi in the restaurant- average. Two decks overlooking the river and bridge, with hammocks- didn't want to leave. Parking next to reception- gates locked at night and road is quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Great cabanas on tranquil property. We paid $20 each per night for a full cabana, includes a big breakfast and friendly staff. Wifi in the restaurant- average. Two decks overlooking the river and bridge, with hammocks- didn't want to leave. Parking next to reception- gates locked at night and road is quiet. iOverlander Cabana Rio Napo Lodging user 1257.1 Fuera De Babilonia Great pizza and food. Pizza is about $12 and a local meal about $7. Worth the price - real wood fired pizza and the family who run the place are great. Good wifi! Open: Yes Great pizza and food. Pizza is about $12 and a local meal about $7. Worth the price - real wood fired pizza and the family who run the place are great. Good wifi! iOverlander Fuera De Babilonia Restaurant user 2427.1 Vuelo Del Condor Swing in the air above a canyon! Balançoire dans le vide au dessus d'un canyon ! Possible de rester dormir. Open: Yes Swing in the air above a canyon! Balançoire dans le vide au dessus d'un canyon ! Possible de rester dormir. iOverlander Vuelo Del Condor City (Capitol) user 2489.3 Parque paraiso Parking lot in front of the park, security present 24 hours. Very close to the medecine faculty.Free wifi from faculty. Pay toilets, potable water at fountains. Quiet at night(noise begin around 7H30) Several hotels nearby to ask for showers (10$ for 3 people) but you can ask local people in tiendas or restaurants, one let us use her shower for free. Parking lot is free but it's nice to tip the security guards when you leave. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot in front of the park, security present 24 hours. Very close to the medecine faculty.Free wifi from faculty. Pay toilets, potable water at fountains. Quiet at night(noise begin around 7H30) Several hotels nearby to ask for showers (10$ for 3 people) but you can ask local people in tiendas or restaurants, one let us use her shower for free. Parking lot is free but it's nice to tip the security guards when you leave. iOverlander Parque paraiso Contact, Pirate user 3101.3 La Paz ES Behind the building of gaz station, quiet and with an amazing view. Wifi and it's for free. Children can play in the nature ! Maybe possible to have energy if you ask. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Behind the building of gaz station, quiet and with an amazing view. Wifi and it's for free. Children can play in the nature ! Maybe possible to have energy if you ask. iOverlander La Paz ES Contact, Pirate user 2007.0 Bomberos Lajas In the street, next to the "bomberos" ! They are friendly and looks safe... Almost quiet as it's not a big street. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No In the street, next to the "bomberos" ! They are friendly and looks safe... Almost quiet as it's not a big street. iOverlander Bomberos Lajas Contact, Pirate user 1272.7 Loja Gaz Able refill US bottles, 6kg for 2$ Open: Yes Able refill US bottles, 6kg for 2$ iOverlander Loja Gaz Gas Station user 438.3 Macara Next To Old Airport Looks safe without anything special ! Noisy till 10pm and from 5:30am ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Looks safe without anything special ! Noisy till 10pm and from 5:30am ! iOverlander Macara Next To Old Airport Contact, Pirate user 2000.0 Finca San Antonio Moderator note: Visits strictly by appointment, kaysaintjay@hotmail.com as they have important information to give prior to arrival. Let them know you are an overlander as they get lots of requests from volunteers as well (most of which they have to turn down) A 380 acre organic farm and nature reserve in the cloud forest with river, waterfalls, trails and many organic items like coffee, panela, fruits and veggies (available for purchase too). Very nice owners started accepting campers only very recently. Just a 1.5 hour scenic drive west of cotacachi or otavalo. Take the shorter and better road via lake Cuicocha. The town of Santa Rosa is 10km east of Apuela. GPS marks the access turn from main road. Pass the school in Santa Rosa. Drive downhill for 2 km, then the track turns into a walking trail at the iron gate to finca. You can drive down the driveway, there's ample space to turn down there. 4x4 recommended (and required to get back to the main road if it's wet). $5 per person hot showers in main house, great wifi, electricity available, odorless composting toilets. Tip: from here one can take the mountain roads 4 hours to Mindo then to the coast or Quito without backtracking to main highway. Drive is unpaved but good and incredibly scenic dotted with one-street towns. It is hard to believe this area is not more visited because it is just beautiful, tranquil, and locals are very nice. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Moderator note: Visits strictly by appointment, kaysaintjay@hotmail.com as they have important information to give prior to arrival. Let them know you are an overlander as they get lots of requests from volunteers as well (most of which they have to turn down) A 380 acre organic farm and nature reserve in the cloud forest with river, waterfalls, trails and many organic items like coffee, panela, fruits and veggies (available for purchase too). Very nice owners started accepting campers only very recently. Just a 1.5 hour scenic drive west of cotacachi or otavalo. Take the shorter and better road via lake Cuicocha. The town of Santa Rosa is 10km east of Apuela. GPS marks the access turn from main road. Pass the school in Santa Rosa. Drive downhill for 2 km, then the track turns into a walking trail at the iron gate to finca. You can drive down the driveway, there's ample space to turn down there. 4x4 recommended (and required to get back to the main road if it's wet). $5 per person hot showers in main house, great wifi, electricity available, odorless composting toilets. Tip: from here one can take the mountain roads 4 hours to Mindo then to the coast or Quito without backtracking to main highway. Drive is unpaved but good and incredibly scenic dotted with one-street towns. It is hard to believe this area is not more visited because it is just beautiful, tranquil, and locals are very nice. iOverlander Finca San Antonio Campground user 31.0 parking 10 dollar -10 dollar for the night for the car (2/2017) -It's quiet and close to the tourist attractions -One toilet with shower -The 2 other parkings we found in ioverlander, it was not allowed to sleep there Recent checkin said "We left our vehicle 11 days to go to the Galapagos for $ 40" Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes -10 dollar for the night for the car (2/2017) -It's quiet and close to the tourist attractions -One toilet with shower -The 2 other parkings we found in ioverlander, it was not allowed to sleep there Recent checkin said "We left our vehicle 11 days to go to the Galapagos for $ 40" iOverlander parking 10 dollar Parking Area user 2673.1 Eni Gas Gas filling plant at the end of the side road. They filled our 10kg tank for 10$. No problems with the universal valve but couldn't fill the german bottle. See recent check in advising they can fill US-style fixed tanks with the 1 3/4" ACME connector. They may fit your vehicle with a spark arrestor on the exhaust and give you a hard hat so you can enter the restricted area Open: Yes Gas filling plant at the end of the side road. They filled our 10kg tank for 10$. No problems with the universal valve but couldn't fill the german bottle. See recent check in advising they can fill US-style fixed tanks with the 1 3/4" ACME connector. They may fit your vehicle with a spark arrestor on the exhaust and give you a hard hat so you can enter the restricted area iOverlander Eni Gas Gas Station user 15.8 Hostal Arena Guadua An absolute cracker! The best place we stayed on the coast! This place right on the beach rents out cabañas and Teresa 'Tere' is happy to let you set up camp in the sandy parking lot. We paid 5$/p/n and added a little to use the amenities in a cabaña nearby. She plans to open the existing toilets and add an outdoor shower. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes An absolute cracker! The best place we stayed on the coast! This place right on the beach rents out cabañas and Teresa 'Tere' is happy to let you set up camp in the sandy parking lot. We paid 5$/p/n and added a little to use the amenities in a cabaña nearby. She plans to open the existing toilets and add an outdoor shower. iOverlander Hostal Arena Guadua Campground user 1180.9 Restaurante La Collina Paring lot behind the restaurant on the way up to las cajas. The place was visited by many trucks during the night as the restaurant never seemed to close. We stayed for free and felt quite secure. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Paring lot behind the restaurant on the way up to las cajas. The place was visited by many trucks during the night as the restaurant never seemed to close. We stayed for free and felt quite secure. iOverlander Restaurante La Collina Parking Area user 1545.9 Taxi Station In Vilcabamba You need to ask for the Señor del gas (a taxi driver). The tank will be loaded on the regular gas truck to be filled in the gas filling plant in Catamayo. The truck leaves at 10am and returns around 5pm with the full bottle. Open: Yes You need to ask for the Señor del gas (a taxi driver). The tank will be loaded on the regular gas truck to be filled in the gas filling plant in Catamayo. The truck leaves at 10am and returns around 5pm with the full bottle. iOverlander Taxi Station In Vilcabamba Gas Station user 1319.8 Petrolecuador we filled up our tank and parked here over night for free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes we filled up our tank and parked here over night for free. iOverlander Petrolecuador Parking Area user 840.6 Roadside Jungle Camp at Rio Yananas Big open bitumen/gravel area with direct road entrance, suitable also for the biggest rigs. At the backside of the lot you park out of sight behind the loading ramp. Quiet. Enjoy the jungle feeling with the river floating down below. End August had nice cool evening and night temperatures. Alt 840 meters. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Big open bitumen/gravel area with direct road entrance, suitable also for the biggest rigs. At the backside of the lot you park out of sight behind the loading ramp. Quiet. Enjoy the jungle feeling with the river floating down below. End August had nice cool evening and night temperatures. Alt 840 meters. iOverlander Roadside Jungle Camp at Rio Yananas Contact, Pirate user 2509.7 Hostal Alternative Nice, bright and clean hostal about a 10-15 minute walk from the main plaza and across the street from the free Banco Museum. A private room for $10 USD per person per night. Includes towels, soap, shampoo. The hostel has a gated secure parking area attached, only big enough for one small rig (it was a bit of a tight squeeze for us). Friendly owner. Lots of natural light and looks better than the photos show. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice, bright and clean hostal about a 10-15 minute walk from the main plaza and across the street from the free Banco Museum. A private room for $10 USD per person per night. Includes towels, soap, shampoo. The hostel has a gated secure parking area attached, only big enough for one small rig (it was a bit of a tight squeeze for us). Friendly owner. Lots of natural light and looks better than the photos show. iOverlander Hostal Alternative Lodging user 0.0 cheap parking Paied 2 dollars for the night. It's not really flat the parking. The people are nice and the location is good. There is a toilet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Paied 2 dollars for the night. It's not really flat the parking. The people are nice and the location is good. There is a toilet. iOverlander cheap parking Parking Area user 1117.0 Pucapamba We arrived very late in the night and parked on the basketball court, but there is also a plain grassy area next to it. A man came out of his house to check on the noise of the car and said we wouldn't have problems camping there. There is also a public toilet with shower and sinks outside, next to the volleyball court, some meters away from there. In the morning, people didn't seem concerned with our presence. Very nice and friendly place. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We arrived very late in the night and parked on the basketball court, but there is also a plain grassy area next to it. A man came out of his house to check on the noise of the car and said we wouldn't have problems camping there. There is also a public toilet with shower and sinks outside, next to the volleyball court, some meters away from there. In the morning, people didn't seem concerned with our presence. Very nice and friendly place. Free. iOverlander Pucapamba Parking Area user 1068.0 Army Control Control for passports. Open: Yes Control for passports. iOverlander Army Control Toll Booth user 0.0 Immigration / Customs Ecuador Took 2 hours to go through the procedures with the car in the customs because they couldn't connect with the system. They said it happens frequently, so come early and have patience. Exiting Peru, one copy of the driver's passport, license an car document was required. Entering Ecuador, three copies of the same documents. Note: you need THREE copies now (June 2016) Oct 2016: I needed only ONE copy which included the immigration paper, so no need to make the copies in advance... DEC 2016: ONE copy of docs needed - can be printed at a shop very close by for cheap. Open: Yes Took 2 hours to go through the procedures with the car in the customs because they couldn't connect with the system. They said it happens frequently, so come early and have patience. Exiting Peru, one copy of the driver's passport, license an car document was required. Entering Ecuador, three copies of the same documents. Note: you need THREE copies now (June 2016) Oct 2016: I needed only ONE copy which included the immigration paper, so no need to make the copies in advance... DEC 2016: ONE copy of docs needed - can be printed at a shop very close by for cheap. iOverlander Immigration / Customs Ecuador Toll Booth user 2864.0 Free walking tour Here starts the walking tour (Hostel Community) from monday to saturday always at 10:30. Around 3 hours. You walk with a group through the old time and get some informations. You can give a tip to the guide at the end. Open: Yes Here starts the walking tour (Hostel Community) from monday to saturday always at 10:30. Around 3 hours. You walk with a group through the old time and get some informations. You can give a tip to the guide at the end. iOverlander Free walking tour City (Capitol) user 0.0 Macara, Ecuador to Suyo, Peru Border Crossing: Ecuador / Peru Small and safe border.Dont Forget to stop on the Ecuador side for stamping your passeport and the temporary importation of your ride. The Peru border is on the other side of the bridge, you can buy the SOAT ( mandatory insurance) between the 2 borders. Open: Yes Border Crossing: Ecuador / Peru Small and safe border.Dont Forget to stop on the Ecuador side for stamping your passeport and the temporary importation of your ride. The Peru border is on the other side of the bridge, you can buy the SOAT ( mandatory insurance) between the 2 borders. iOverlander Macara, Ecuador to Suyo, Peru Toll Booth user 1275.0 La Bicok - Cabañas y Camping La Bicok is a new place in Mindo, owned by a french overlander family who after traveling around the world, decided to settle in Mindo. They have a very nice place close to the river, 400 mts from town, surrounded by nature, butterflies and birds. There's place for 5 trucks, each of them with power (110 and 220), potable water and dump station. They are finishing at the moment the bar/restaurant, and the cabins (September 2015) but for trucks is perfect! Highly recommended. USD$9 p/person (first night), $7 if staying longer (Oct 2016) Pool and lounge area finished.(Oct 2015) NB No signs up at intersections but GPS coordinates are spot-on. Road is narrow but no overhead clearance problems at all. Rigs longer than 8 metres will not fit in all bays. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No La Bicok is a new place in Mindo, owned by a french overlander family who after traveling around the world, decided to settle in Mindo. They have a very nice place close to the river, 400 mts from town, surrounded by nature, butterflies and birds. There's place for 5 trucks, each of them with power (110 and 220), potable water and dump station. They are finishing at the moment the bar/restaurant, and the cabins (September 2015) but for trucks is perfect! Highly recommended. USD$9 p/person (first night), $7 if staying longer (Oct 2016) Pool and lounge area finished.(Oct 2015) NB No signs up at intersections but GPS coordinates are spot-on. Road is narrow but no overhead clearance problems at all. Rigs longer than 8 metres will not fit in all bays. iOverlander La Bicok - Cabañas y Camping Campground user 2279.0 Hotel Quinta Galindo Hostel overlooking Ona Ecuador. A little tricky to find, up a hill overlooking the village. Clean rooms, hot showers, fast wifi and one of the owners speaks English. Paid $15.00 foe one night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hostel overlooking Ona Ecuador. A little tricky to find, up a hill overlooking the village. Clean rooms, hot showers, fast wifi and one of the owners speaks English. Paid $15.00 foe one night. iOverlander Hotel Quinta Galindo Lodging user 19.7 parking on the road we stayed on the road in front from a hostel. we aked there, and it was not a problem to stay in front of there wall. very nice lokals ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No we stayed on the road in front from a hostel. we aked there, and it was not a problem to stay in front of there wall. very nice lokals ! iOverlander parking on the road Contact, Pirate user 13.8 Hosteria Camare Very nice hosteria direct on the beach. Flush toilets and hot shower (both very clean). Big covered area with hammocks and pool table and lots of electric plugs. 2 fishermen camps 50m walk on the beach, rough ocean. Room for a few rigs in flat secured spot in property. Access from main road at km 72 or 71. Access ok for big rigs except for a low hanging cable when you leave main road. 5 usd/pers. very quiet, even when the fisherman camps are active, still very ok. Good wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice hosteria direct on the beach. Flush toilets and hot shower (both very clean). Big covered area with hammocks and pool table and lots of electric plugs. 2 fishermen camps 50m walk on the beach, rough ocean. Room for a few rigs in flat secured spot in property. Access from main road at km 72 or 71. Access ok for big rigs except for a low hanging cable when you leave main road. 5 usd/pers. very quiet, even when the fisherman camps are active, still very ok. Good wifi. iOverlander Hosteria Camare Campground user 1247.0 Dragonfly Inn This looks like the best restaurant in town, it is not! We may have chosen the wrong meal but the wine at $24 was awful! Open: Yes This looks like the best restaurant in town, it is not! We may have chosen the wrong meal but the wine at $24 was awful! iOverlander Dragonfly Inn Restaurant user 7.5 Cielo Del Pacifico A hotel/hosteria right on a very chill and beautiful part of the beach. They have a great beach front parking lot where we camped and they gave us access to bathrooms and outdoor shower. Surfing out front too. This is a much chiller option than canoa, which is a zoo. We paid $15 for the night. Restaurant available too, but closes at 5pm. Better to show up before 5pm or you might not find anyone here Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A hotel/hosteria right on a very chill and beautiful part of the beach. They have a great beach front parking lot where we camped and they gave us access to bathrooms and outdoor shower. Surfing out front too. This is a much chiller option than canoa, which is a zoo. We paid $15 for the night. Restaurant available too, but closes at 5pm. Better to show up before 5pm or you might not find anyone here iOverlander Cielo Del Pacifico Lodging user 0.0 Mariscal Inn And Suites Really nice and new hotel north side of town a block from mercado. We were able to negotiate a huge family room for $50 with breakfast. Parking is included close by, max height ~2.5m. Great deal and quality for Cuenca. Laundry $5 a load. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Really nice and new hotel north side of town a block from mercado. We were able to negotiate a huge family room for $50 with breakfast. Parking is included close by, max height ~2.5m. Great deal and quality for Cuenca. Laundry $5 a load. iOverlander Mariscal Inn And Suites Lodging user 1540.0 Mechanic Vilcabamba This mechanic totally and utterly wasted my time. He was aware that u was in an enormous rush and I sat in his shop for an entire day waiting for him to return from collecting parts while he was uncontactable on his phone. No respect for time, but happy to take pre payment and lock you in while he wastes your day. Avoid. Open: Yes This mechanic totally and utterly wasted my time. He was aware that u was in an enormous rush and I sat in his shop for an entire day waiting for him to return from collecting parts while he was uncontactable on his phone. No respect for time, but happy to take pre payment and lock you in while he wastes your day. Avoid. iOverlander Mechanic Vilcabamba Car Repair user 961.0 Restaurante Wijao Great place to taste Amazonic dishes, they even have the palm three worms, breakfast was plenty full tasty and they were extremely friendly. We strongly recommended it Open: Yes Great place to taste Amazonic dishes, they even have the palm three worms, breakfast was plenty full tasty and they were extremely friendly. We strongly recommended it iOverlander Restaurante Wijao Restaurant user 942.0 Restaurante Wijao Great place to taste Amazonic dishes, they even have the palm three worms, breakfast was plenty full tasty and they were extremely friendly. We strongly recommended it Open: Yes Great place to taste Amazonic dishes, they even have the palm three worms, breakfast was plenty full tasty and they were extremely friendly. We strongly recommended it iOverlander Restaurante Wijao Restaurant user 1266.0 Mindo by the river parking area Right next to the river there is a sort of parking ground, the place seemed ok and there were toillets available just a block and a half away towards the city centre. It is possible to have a swim in the river, and it can be crwoded during the weekend Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right next to the river there is a sort of parking ground, the place seemed ok and there were toillets available just a block and a half away towards the city centre. It is possible to have a swim in the river, and it can be crwoded during the weekend iOverlander Mindo by the river parking area Contact, Pirate user 2760.0 Rapi Frenos Great Mechanic in Quito! specially fast, it is probably the fastest workshop we've been to so far in our journey. We needed to calibrate our differential, and the whole thing was ready in about four hours. And we've done the brakes of our Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro - just great. Adjusted and nenewed the old pads. The owner Mr Walter Yugsi is very professional and since he is a good friend from the owner of La Bicok , a campground in Mindo, he is very friendly to overlanders. His contacts are: www.rapi-frenos.com.ec / walter.yugsi@hotmail.com / 2491833 / 2497547 Open: Yes Great Mechanic in Quito! specially fast, it is probably the fastest workshop we've been to so far in our journey. We needed to calibrate our differential, and the whole thing was ready in about four hours. And we've done the brakes of our Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro - just great. Adjusted and nenewed the old pads. The owner Mr Walter Yugsi is very professional and since he is a good friend from the owner of La Bicok , a campground in Mindo, he is very friendly to overlanders. His contacts are: www.rapi-frenos.com.ec / walter.yugsi@hotmail.com / 2491833 / 2497547 iOverlander Rapi Frenos Car Repair user On the beach The spot would be amazing if it was clean. We decided to stay and clean around our truck and enjoyed the beautiful quiet beach in front of us. It's garbage that the ocean brought, it doesn´t look like people go the to leave their trash. If more people visit the place and clean their own square meter (or more) it will be a great great spot for others. Enjoy! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The spot would be amazing if it was clean. We decided to stay and clean around our truck and enjoyed the beautiful quiet beach in front of us. It's garbage that the ocean brought, it doesn´t look like people go the to leave their trash. If more people visit the place and clean their own square meter (or more) it will be a great great spot for others. Enjoy! iOverlander On the beach Contact, Pirate user 8.6 Very close to the beach A nice and quiet place to stay. The bad side of it is the polluted beach. Almost all the garbage is because of the fishermen. You can see fishing net, engine oil plastic bottles, ropes, etc. But it's nice for swimming and enjoy the breeze. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A nice and quiet place to stay. The bad side of it is the polluted beach. Almost all the garbage is because of the fishermen. You can see fishing net, engine oil plastic bottles, ropes, etc. But it's nice for swimming and enjoy the breeze. Free. iOverlander Very close to the beach Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Shantí Lodge Parking Lot We came to the lodge for another reason and met Mauricio, it's owner and manager and he let us stay on the parking lot for 2 nights. He is very helpful and a great person. It is not meant to be a Campground at all, but we liked it so much that asked Mauricio to put it here on ioverlander and he agreed. The parking lot is small, has space for 6 vehicles and is not leveled, BUT on the other side has very good wifi, a lovely restaurant with hammocks with a great view of the ocean and is very quiet. It's out of town, about 20 minutes walk which we think is another plus. A great place to relax for a couple of days. Also, if someone is interested to stay longer and participate as a volunteer (building a greenhouse, helping on the kitchen, helping with the website -translating to other language, for example-, or teaching your skills) you are very welcome. Price is USD$3 p/p. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes We came to the lodge for another reason and met Mauricio, it's owner and manager and he let us stay on the parking lot for 2 nights. He is very helpful and a great person. It is not meant to be a Campground at all, but we liked it so much that asked Mauricio to put it here on ioverlander and he agreed. The parking lot is small, has space for 6 vehicles and is not leveled, BUT on the other side has very good wifi, a lovely restaurant with hammocks with a great view of the ocean and is very quiet. It's out of town, about 20 minutes walk which we think is another plus. A great place to relax for a couple of days. Also, if someone is interested to stay longer and participate as a volunteer (building a greenhouse, helping on the kitchen, helping with the website -translating to other language, for example-, or teaching your skills) you are very welcome. Price is USD$3 p/p. iOverlander Shantí Lodge Parking Lot Parking Area user 0.0 Shantí Lodge Very beautiful and quiet place just 20 minutes walk from town. Excellent wifi, great food and amazing views. Mauricio, it's owner and manager, is very friendly, helpful and a great person. Rooms have a lot of light and all of them have beautiful view to the ocean. The Hotel is built on a small hill so you'll need to go up a few steps. Double room USD$46 + taxes. Family room USD$92 + taxes. In both cases breakfast is included. Open: No Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very beautiful and quiet place just 20 minutes walk from town. Excellent wifi, great food and amazing views. Mauricio, it's owner and manager, is very friendly, helpful and a great person. Rooms have a lot of light and all of them have beautiful view to the ocean. The Hotel is built on a small hill so you'll need to go up a few steps. Double room USD$46 + taxes. Family room USD$92 + taxes. In both cases breakfast is included. iOverlander Shantí Lodge Lodging user 57.2 Quinta Restaurant Forestal Lots of room to camp. Gated, toilets, hot showers, clean, nice owner. We ate dinner and camped for free. Only open on weekends.wifi! Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Lots of room to camp. Gated, toilets, hot showers, clean, nice owner. We ate dinner and camped for free. Only open on weekends.wifi! iOverlander Quinta Restaurant Forestal Parking Area user 2978.2 El Angel Soccer Field Camp Enough grassy space around the sporting field. Alt 2978 m. Quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Enough grassy space around the sporting field. Alt 2978 m. Quiet. iOverlander El Angel Soccer Field Camp Parking Area user 2500.5 Free Area de Camping, fogota-parilla Nice free camping managed by the Ministerio del Ambiente. Fire pits, barbecue grills, cold water. Internet available at the nearby Pululuhua hostel, code: pulu4444. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice free camping managed by the Ministerio del Ambiente. Fire pits, barbecue grills, cold water. Internet available at the nearby Pululuhua hostel, code: pulu4444. iOverlander Free Area de Camping, fogota-parilla Campground user 1570.2 Wet spot by a riverside A flat spot just off the road, where two rivers confluence. Thanks to their hum there is almost no street noise. Thus it is quiet and calm. Looks like a place where river stones and sand are loaded on trucks. Probably possible to camp in a tent after finding a dry spot as most of the flat terrain is wet or slightly muddy. No problem for rigs though, even big ones. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A flat spot just off the road, where two rivers confluence. Thanks to their hum there is almost no street noise. Thus it is quiet and calm. Looks like a place where river stones and sand are loaded on trucks. Probably possible to camp in a tent after finding a dry spot as most of the flat terrain is wet or slightly muddy. No problem for rigs though, even big ones. iOverlander Wet spot by a riverside Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Humboldt Kites School This is a kitesurf school and hostel on the beach. We parked on a level, sandy area next to the common area. The owner, Vladimir, is very nice and so was the staff. We enjoyed a lot the "atmosphere" of the place. Clean toilets and shower. Very safe (also the beach) Don't know how much they are going to charge, as they hadn't thought about receiving overlanders before we suggested it. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a kitesurf school and hostel on the beach. We parked on a level, sandy area next to the common area. The owner, Vladimir, is very nice and so was the staff. We enjoyed a lot the "atmosphere" of the place. Clean toilets and shower. Very safe (also the beach) Don't know how much they are going to charge, as they hadn't thought about receiving overlanders before we suggested it. iOverlander Humboldt Kites School Campground user 220.0 Campo Alegre We crossed from Pto. Cayo via Jipijapa, Daule, Babahoyo, and Guaranda to Riobamba. In between we did not see many places to park overnight. We happened to notice this one leaving Juan Montalvo toward Balsapampa. It's a quiet and safe place away from the road. It also is a rehab center for drug and alcohol addicts, but this was no problem for us; the staff was nice. While it looks and is a bit run down, it also serves as "balneario" for locals. There are some nice natural water pools, which you are welcome to use. We spent only one night, and the toilet we were told to use worked. We paid $5 per person for the one night. Probably few overlanders travel this route, but if you do, this is one place you can stop over for the night. Note: GPS coordinates are approximate. As you drive eastward out of town up the hill, the place is on the left. There is a sign. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes We crossed from Pto. Cayo via Jipijapa, Daule, Babahoyo, and Guaranda to Riobamba. In between we did not see many places to park overnight. We happened to notice this one leaving Juan Montalvo toward Balsapampa. It's a quiet and safe place away from the road. It also is a rehab center for drug and alcohol addicts, but this was no problem for us; the staff was nice. While it looks and is a bit run down, it also serves as "balneario" for locals. There are some nice natural water pools, which you are welcome to use. We spent only one night, and the toilet we were told to use worked. We paid $5 per person for the one night. Probably few overlanders travel this route, but if you do, this is one place you can stop over for the night. Note: GPS coordinates are approximate. As you drive eastward out of town up the hill, the place is on the left. There is a sign. iOverlander Campo Alegre Parking Area user 2272.0 Killa Wasi Hostel Nice property in Alausi. Place for 4 big rigs. Electricity, hot shower, bathroom. Access by a cobblestone road. $5 per/night per/person. Talk to Víctor. Friendly people. Fast internet even inside closed camper. Directions: ask for "La quinta de la familia Rivadeneira" en el barrio Mullenquiz Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice property in Alausi. Place for 4 big rigs. Electricity, hot shower, bathroom. Access by a cobblestone road. $5 per/night per/person. Talk to Víctor. Friendly people. Fast internet even inside closed camper. Directions: ask for "La quinta de la familia Rivadeneira" en el barrio Mullenquiz iOverlander Killa Wasi Hostel Lodging user -10.3 Pahuma Orchid Reserve An utter mistake! Waste of time and money. The "botanical garden", which was supposed to host 300 species of orichid, looked neglected, disease-ridden and overgrown with parasites. We failed to notice even a single orchid flower, apart from a one next to the highway. An old man, who said he was the owner, was unfriendly and didn't allow us to enter with a dog as he was afraid he might pee inside the rundown "garden". Do yourself a favour and spend your $5 (per person) somewhere else. Open: Yes An utter mistake! Waste of time and money. The "botanical garden", which was supposed to host 300 species of orichid, looked neglected, disease-ridden and overgrown with parasites. We failed to notice even a single orchid flower, apart from a one next to the highway. An old man, who said he was the owner, was unfriendly and didn't allow us to enter with a dog as he was afraid he might pee inside the rundown "garden". Do yourself a favour and spend your $5 (per person) somewhere else. iOverlander Pahuma Orchid Reserve City (Capitol) user 1284.1 Next to police station flat parking space next to the police station. free. no amenities. In the town centre. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes flat parking space next to the police station. free. no amenities. In the town centre. iOverlander Next to police station Parking Area user 2576.3 Eco Gas, Con Gas To fill in gpl bottles. The gas plant in Ambato couldn't fill in our bottle. 10 dollars to fill in. To fill in gpl bottles. The gas plant in Ambato couldn't fill in our bottle. 10 dollars to fill in. iOverlander Eco Gas, Con Gas Gas Station user 1680.2 Error, please delete This is an error Open: No Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No This is an error iOverlander Error, please delete Lodging user 1503.8 Hosteria Paraiso This place is located at the north entrance of Vilcabamba near the mechanic Pilacar. The owner, Jacqueline, is exceptionally friendly and helpful and accommodating. Just for that, this place is highly recommendable. Smaller pickup campers or VW-type vans will fit. Bathrooms and showers are next to the pool. $5 pp. See updated info. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes This place is located at the north entrance of Vilcabamba near the mechanic Pilacar. The owner, Jacqueline, is exceptionally friendly and helpful and accommodating. Just for that, this place is highly recommendable. Smaller pickup campers or VW-type vans will fit. Bathrooms and showers are next to the pool. $5 pp. See updated info. iOverlander Hosteria Paraiso Lodging user 263.8 Complego Recreacional Arifer Camp Large grassy field (parking) to camp. There is water, restroom and even a swimming pool on the complex itself. Not sure if the gate to the complex is always open. The parking (see picture) is always open. Visited on a wednesday. Nobody there. From the mainroad, you follow approx 1 km the bitumen road and 50 metres dirt road. Road and field large enough for big rigs. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large grassy field (parking) to camp. There is water, restroom and even a swimming pool on the complex itself. Not sure if the gate to the complex is always open. The parking (see picture) is always open. Visited on a wednesday. Nobody there. From the mainroad, you follow approx 1 km the bitumen road and 50 metres dirt road. Road and field large enough for big rigs. iOverlander Complego Recreacional Arifer Camp Parking Area user 788.8 Hosteria Candamo Very good place to park and camp near the border in Mandala, 6 km north of Macara. There are signs on the Panamericana. Very quiet, and the host Alberto is very friendly and helpful. It's also bug free. Plenty of level space on concrete for at least six big rigs. Tents are welcome, but you camp on concrete. Very highly recommended! We gladly paid the $5pp Alberto asked for. Cold water showers by the pool, hot only in the rooms. Very easy to get up for an early start in the morning, the roosters take care of that... : ) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Very good place to park and camp near the border in Mandala, 6 km north of Macara. There are signs on the Panamericana. Very quiet, and the host Alberto is very friendly and helpful. It's also bug free. Plenty of level space on concrete for at least six big rigs. Tents are welcome, but you camp on concrete. Very highly recommended! We gladly paid the $5pp Alberto asked for. Cold water showers by the pool, hot only in the rooms. Very easy to get up for an early start in the morning, the roosters take care of that... : ) iOverlander Hosteria Candamo Lodging user 0.0 Kinde House The best hostel we've stayed at in Latin America. Modern hotel-like rooms with carpet floors, comfortable beds, hot showers and excellent Wifi. Towels, tea and drinking water included. Free parking for vehicles under 2.2m (our 4runner with roof tent fit). There is also laundry and a rooftop with a great view. We paid $25/night for a private room in the low season. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No The best hostel we've stayed at in Latin America. Modern hotel-like rooms with carpet floors, comfortable beds, hot showers and excellent Wifi. Towels, tea and drinking water included. Free parking for vehicles under 2.2m (our 4runner with roof tent fit). There is also laundry and a rooftop with a great view. We paid $25/night for a private room in the low season. iOverlander Kinde House Lodging user 2546.0 Parking Lot near Parque De La Madre at Bar Rue We paid 5US per day/night to stay here. It's great location, near the river, 10min walking to city center, next to a great park. There's also wifi! I'm not sure if they are used to overlanders but they let us stay and we felt safe. Cuenca it's a beautiful city ;) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We paid 5US per day/night to stay here. It's great location, near the river, 10min walking to city center, next to a great park. There's also wifi! I'm not sure if they are used to overlanders but they let us stay and we felt safe. Cuenca it's a beautiful city ;) iOverlander Parking Lot near Parque De La Madre at Bar Rue Parking Area user -11.3 Petroecuador Gas station where it is possible to fill LPG bottles from the pump. It is normally for taxis/cabs but after talking with administration they allowed us to fill in the bottle. Open: No Gas station where it is possible to fill LPG bottles from the pump. It is normally for taxis/cabs but after talking with administration they allowed us to fill in the bottle. iOverlander Petroecuador Gas Station user 2460.8 Molleturo Village This small village has a flat parking around the square. It has restaurants and shops. Better option to spend overnight rather than near the main road. Coming from Guayaquil take the third road on the left which is the only one with tarmac. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This small village has a flat parking around the square. It has restaurants and shops. Better option to spend overnight rather than near the main road. Coming from Guayaquil take the third road on the left which is the only one with tarmac. iOverlander Molleturo Village Contact, Pirate user Hosteria Nantu pool with open air shower Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes pool with open air shower iOverlander Hosteria Nantu Parking Area user Hotel Bambu very nice location directly at the beach Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes very nice location directly at the beach iOverlander Hotel Bambu Parking Area user 0.0 Hostel in Laguna Quilotoa Hostel before the barrier right, GPS coordinates oe Open: No Internet: No Showers: No Restroom: Yes Hostel before the barrier right, GPS coordinates oe iOverlander Hostel in Laguna Quilotoa Parking Area user Hotel Cuella de Luna very small gateway coming from the north directly after the turnoff to Cotopaxi Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes very small gateway coming from the north directly after the turnoff to Cotopaxi iOverlander Hotel Cuella de Luna Campground user Hotel Monte Selva Halflants/Montavalo Open: No Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes Halflants/Montavalo iOverlander Hotel Monte Selva Parking Area user 0.0 Hotel Oasis ask in the hotel for the camping/parking spot 7 blocks away Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Unknown Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes ask in the hotel for the camping/parking spot 7 blocks away iOverlander Hotel Oasis Campground user 2479.3 Free Parking alongside the road Parking on the roadside near the Rio in front of faculty of médecine. Not far from towncentre. Quiet at night. Free wifi, toilets in the faculty. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking on the roadside near the Rio in front of faculty of médecine. Not far from towncentre. Quiet at night. Free wifi, toilets in the faculty. iOverlander Free Parking alongside the road Parking Area user 2206.0 Mecanica Electrica Vasquez Had some unknown issue with the ignition, and had this place recommended. Open: Yes Had some unknown issue with the ignition, and had this place recommended. iOverlander Mecanica Electrica Vasquez Car Repair user 90.7 Hotel Tampa Bay Nice and clean single rooms for $25, double for $35. With wifi (slow) and A/C. No parking, but one block further away there is a secure overnight parking for $1.5. Can stay with a pet, bit bigger dogs should be kept for the night in a designated area. We didn't know that and kept Django in the room. Street noise can be a problem. It dies around 9 pmand resumes around 7 am. No rooms immune to that problem. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice and clean single rooms for $25, double for $35. With wifi (slow) and A/C. No parking, but one block further away there is a secure overnight parking for $1.5. Can stay with a pet, bit bigger dogs should be kept for the night in a designated area. We didn't know that and kept Django in the room. Street noise can be a problem. It dies around 9 pmand resumes around 7 am. No rooms immune to that problem. iOverlander Hotel Tampa Bay Lodging user 1018.9 Hosteria Cabanas del Valle $5 pp in the car on the parking, $25 in single room, $35 double room. Pool, wifi, restaurant. Dog only outside/in the car. $3 for breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes $5 pp in the car on the parking, $25 in single room, $35 double room. Pool, wifi, restaurant. Dog only outside/in the car. $3 for breakfast. iOverlander Hosteria Cabanas del Valle Lodging user 3929.5 Chimborazo viewpoint Dirt track with great views of Chimborazo. Turn off is not well visible from the paved road. If you miss it go through the nearby village. Open: No Dirt track with great views of Chimborazo. Turn off is not well visible from the paved road. If you miss it go through the nearby village. iOverlander Chimborazo viewpoint City (Capitol) user 2820.8 Hotel Joshed Imperial Clean and quiet mid-range hotel. $25 for a single, $45 for a double room including breakfast. Possible to stay with pets in the room (after a bit of convincing). Has a private, gated parking. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Clean and quiet mid-range hotel. $25 for a single, $45 for a double room including breakfast. Possible to stay with pets in the room (after a bit of convincing). Has a private, gated parking. iOverlander Hotel Joshed Imperial Lodging user 2989.7 Techni Centro Cortez Workshop which Pedro Villota uses. He`s the best mechanic we`ve encountered so far. Really knows his jobs and has numerous years of experience as a mechanic on racing teams (e.g. on Daytona), but sometimes might be too attached to his vision of your car's problem, so don't hesitate to stress your opinion if you have one - he'll work with you. Last, but not least: his rates might be high. We paid $180 for having valve cover taken off to check position of timing chain, installed new alternator, greased idler pulley bearing and distributor aligned and set properly. Pricey, but then we didn't want a cheap half-wit to mess with our engine. Open: Yes Workshop which Pedro Villota uses. He`s the best mechanic we`ve encountered so far. Really knows his jobs and has numerous years of experience as a mechanic on racing teams (e.g. on Daytona), but sometimes might be too attached to his vision of your car's problem, so don't hesitate to stress your opinion if you have one - he'll work with you. Last, but not least: his rates might be high. We paid $180 for having valve cover taken off to check position of timing chain, installed new alternator, greased idler pulley bearing and distributor aligned and set properly. Pricey, but then we didn't want a cheap half-wit to mess with our engine. iOverlander Techni Centro Cortez Car Repair user 52.2 Central square in the village A piece of ground around the village square with lots of street light. Access to clean toilets and showers. Ask for senor Tigre to arrange camping. $1 pp. Access to nearby waterfalls is another $5 pp. There are a lot of dogs around, so if you also have one better go somewhere else as they will be barking all night long (after the villagers went to sleep there will be no one to make them quiet). Other than that it is calm. The name of the village is 23 de Noviembre and/or Siete Cascadas. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A piece of ground around the village square with lots of street light. Access to clean toilets and showers. Ask for senor Tigre to arrange camping. $1 pp. Access to nearby waterfalls is another $5 pp. There are a lot of dogs around, so if you also have one better go somewhere else as they will be barking all night long (after the villagers went to sleep there will be no one to make them quiet). Other than that it is calm. The name of the village is 23 de Noviembre and/or Siete Cascadas. iOverlander Central square in the village Parking Area user 621.0 hostal Lita We were allowed to park and use the facilities in a room for $10 since we frequently prefer sleeping in the van. but a double room is $15 if you want to stay in the hostal. rooms are very clean. cold showers, and WiFi. no air conditioning or fan but it was cool enough at night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No We were allowed to park and use the facilities in a room for $10 since we frequently prefer sleeping in the van. but a double room is $15 if you want to stay in the hostal. rooms are very clean. cold showers, and WiFi. no air conditioning or fan but it was cool enough at night. iOverlander hostal Lita Lodging user 2060.0 Hotel Villonaco Used to be called Hotel Acapulco. Nicely remodeled. Indoor parking for motorcycles. I paid $15 a night for a single room with private bath, very good wifi, and TV. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Used to be called Hotel Acapulco. Nicely remodeled. Indoor parking for motorcycles. I paid $15 a night for a single room with private bath, very good wifi, and TV. iOverlander Hotel Villonaco Lodging user 3400.0 Balcon en el cielo Wood cabin hot water .gas stove.heater.two bedrooms.kitchen.bathroom.living room. The most important anout this place that the view is breathtaking am in top of the clouds.the perfect place to be in contact with the nature and is stress free guaranty. The weater up in the montain it changes in matters of minutes.we have spring water o contamination. The only place in cuenca that offers this. Open: Yes Wood cabin hot water .gas stove.heater.two bedrooms.kitchen.bathroom.living room. The most important anout this place that the view is breathtaking am in top of the clouds.the perfect place to be in contact with the nature and is stress free guaranty. The weater up in the montain it changes in matters of minutes.we have spring water o contamination. The only place in cuenca that offers this. iOverlander Balcon en el cielo Contact, Pirate user 958.0 Paseo de los Monos Monkey rescue centre. Camped in our truck camper on the edge of the road, almost at the end so little traffic. Stayed 48 hours and gave our time volunteering with the monkeys. Cooked our own food. Water issues on our visit but there would normally be hot showers and flushing toilets. No charge for us. Can volunteer and stay in house with meals, $15 per day. Check www.losmonos.org. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Monkey rescue centre. Camped in our truck camper on the edge of the road, almost at the end so little traffic. Stayed 48 hours and gave our time volunteering with the monkeys. Cooked our own food. Water issues on our visit but there would normally be hot showers and flushing toilets. No charge for us. Can volunteer and stay in house with meals, $15 per day. Check www.losmonos.org. iOverlander Paseo de los Monos Parking Area user 4195.0 Rancho Hnos Prado A farm with a rather rustic restaurant & sport-fishing in small lakes. Happy to have guests for the night & they really enjoy the company. Lovely place with fireplace lit every night in sheltered eating area. Toilets available & hot shower on request. Camping in exchange for meal from the restaurant or a tip. Trout is $4-$6 depending on size of fish (that you can catch yourself) with rice & mote pillo....delicious!!! Other food & hot drinks available. Lovely owners, Roche speaks Spanish & his son Fabian speaks some English. There is nice hiking to some lakes & waterfalls. They offer excellent fly fishing for a fee as well. All in all a wonderful stay & much better value & experience than the parking lot of the national park for $4pp!!!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A farm with a rather rustic restaurant & sport-fishing in small lakes. Happy to have guests for the night & they really enjoy the company. Lovely place with fireplace lit every night in sheltered eating area. Toilets available & hot shower on request. Camping in exchange for meal from the restaurant or a tip. Trout is $4-$6 depending on size of fish (that you can catch yourself) with rice & mote pillo....delicious!!! Other food & hot drinks available. Lovely owners, Roche speaks Spanish & his son Fabian speaks some English. There is nice hiking to some lakes & waterfalls. They offer excellent fly fishing for a fee as well. All in all a wonderful stay & much better value & experience than the parking lot of the national park for $4pp!!!! iOverlander Rancho Hnos Prado Campground user 0.0 Jardin Las orquideas Parking del bosque Las Orquideas. proyecto de recuperación del bosque nativo, así como orquídeas y plantas medicinales. Su dueño Omar es muy amable y un amante de su proyecto, que lleva más de 30 años. Nos dejó dormir en el parking y nos acompañó a ver ranas y animales nocturnos. No le preguntamos por posibilidad de baños ni agua, pero tiene un parque adaptado para sillas de ruedas, muy bonito. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Parking del bosque Las Orquideas. proyecto de recuperación del bosque nativo, así como orquídeas y plantas medicinales. Su dueño Omar es muy amable y un amante de su proyecto, que lleva más de 30 años. Nos dejó dormir en el parking y nos acompañó a ver ranas y animales nocturnos. No le preguntamos por posibilidad de baños ni agua, pero tiene un parque adaptado para sillas de ruedas, muy bonito. iOverlander Jardin Las orquideas Parking Area user 9.4 Otra Olas Cafe Nice place to do yoga in the morning, $10 for yoga starts at Nine. At 10:30 it opens as a small cafe for coffee and select baked goods. Nice clean place to chill and get work done with decent wifi, away from the beach. Open: Yes Nice place to do yoga in the morning, $10 for yoga starts at Nine. At 10:30 it opens as a small cafe for coffee and select baked goods. Nice clean place to chill and get work done with decent wifi, away from the beach. iOverlander Otra Olas Cafe Restaurant user 0.0 Suites MAR very clean hotel. Hot shower, wifi and a small kitchen availebal with fridge. 30$ for a dobleroom maybe get a discount if you stay more days. close to the habor. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No very clean hotel. Hot shower, wifi and a small kitchen availebal with fridge. 30$ for a dobleroom maybe get a discount if you stay more days. close to the habor. iOverlander Suites MAR Lodging user 24.5 Aduana For Cancelling Vehicle Permit Exit Ecuador enter Peru ... Nothing happens here anymore Open: Yes Exit Ecuador enter Peru ... Nothing happens here anymore iOverlander Aduana For Cancelling Vehicle Permit Toll Booth user 3333.7 Trailhead For Cerro Cubilche This is one of the trailheads for the hike to cerro cubilche. You can make a A to B or and A to A hike. Park your Car just at the trailhead, after 500m there is an electric pole. Pass it, don't take a left turn. The path goes through a pine Forest. After the forest You basically go straight up the hill. It takes 1 Hour up the summit. There you have a spectacular view over the valley, ibarra, cayambe and even See the cotopaxi if the clouds allow. To get here from ibarra drive to la esperanza. After the bridge Take a right turn and follow the sign to Cubilche. It's a 7km cobblestone road. One the Way up here there are several beautiful Wild Camping spots if you don't Need any facilities and want to have a wonderful view over the valley. Well worth it!!! Open: Yes This is one of the trailheads for the hike to cerro cubilche. You can make a A to B or and A to A hike. Park your Car just at the trailhead, after 500m there is an electric pole. Pass it, don't take a left turn. The path goes through a pine Forest. After the forest You basically go straight up the hill. It takes 1 Hour up the summit. There you have a spectacular view over the valley, ibarra, cayambe and even See the cotopaxi if the clouds allow. To get here from ibarra drive to la esperanza. After the bridge Take a right turn and follow the sign to Cubilche. It's a 7km cobblestone road. One the Way up here there are several beautiful Wild Camping spots if you don't Need any facilities and want to have a wonderful view over the valley. Well worth it!!! iOverlander Trailhead For Cerro Cubilche City (Capitol) user 2527.4 Mechanic Good Mechanic. Speak a little english. We got our windshiled fixed here. Just off the panamerican. Open: Yes Good Mechanic. Speak a little english. We got our windshiled fixed here. Just off the panamerican. iOverlander Mechanic Car Repair user 3130.1 Gravel Pit Near Cotopaxi Gravel Pit near cotopaxi. Park was closed when we were here but we still wanted to get a good view of the volcano. Nice, hidden, quiet, free. 3149m altitude. In the Morning a Security guard passed by but didn't stay anything, so it seemed to be okay. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Gravel Pit near cotopaxi. Park was closed when we were here but we still wanted to get a good view of the volcano. Nice, hidden, quiet, free. 3149m altitude. In the Morning a Security guard passed by but didn't stay anything, so it seemed to be okay. iOverlander Gravel Pit Near Cotopaxi Contact, Pirate user 988.7 Ecoparque Monte Selva Grand parking à l'entrée du parc.Gratuit avec autorisation.Très calme Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Grand parking à l'entrée du parc.Gratuit avec autorisation.Très calme iOverlander Ecoparque Monte Selva Parking Area user 1267.5 Pull Off Next To River Nice area at river access flat and quiet in afternoon Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice area at river access flat and quiet in afternoon iOverlander Pull Off Next To River Contact, Pirate user 31.0 Parque central A good place to stay and sleep. free toilete and pay U$ 0,5 to bath. Safe place. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A good place to stay and sleep. free toilete and pay U$ 0,5 to bath. Safe place. iOverlander Parque central Parking Area user 34.9 Boondock City One of many access roads in area that lead to beach this one looks over grown and has lowish hanging brush but its fine it comes to a nice area at the beach Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes One of many access roads in area that lead to beach this one looks over grown and has lowish hanging brush but its fine it comes to a nice area at the beach iOverlander Boondock City Contact, Pirate user 675.9 Puente Lucarqui, Pull Out On the Way to the border we ran out of daylight and were really tired of the serpentines. This is a good and quiet stop on the left side of the road just before the bridge (going South). The road leads to a Gate ( to an elementary School) so there is no through traffic. 30 m before the Gate is a Little pull out which is leveled. Only 100m away from the panam. You can hear the traffic but there is hardly any during the Night. Quite warm because it's only 682m altitude. Some bugs. On this Highway there weren't so many options for Wild Camping so we found this was a good Spot. Before The Little town of lucarqui. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes On the Way to the border we ran out of daylight and were really tired of the serpentines. This is a good and quiet stop on the left side of the road just before the bridge (going South). The road leads to a Gate ( to an elementary School) so there is no through traffic. 30 m before the Gate is a Little pull out which is leveled. Only 100m away from the panam. You can hear the traffic but there is hardly any during the Night. Quite warm because it's only 682m altitude. Some bugs. On this Highway there weren't so many options for Wild Camping so we found this was a good Spot. Before The Little town of lucarqui. iOverlander Puente Lucarqui, Pull Out Contact, Pirate user 727.4 Military Checkpoint Military Checkpoint, checking passport and Registration for.....? Anyhow, friendly guys. Open: Yes Military Checkpoint, checking passport and Registration for.....? Anyhow, friendly guys. iOverlander Military Checkpoint Toll Booth user 2353.5 Vilcabamba River Acostado del Rio un sitio increíble Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Acostado del Rio un sitio increíble iOverlander Vilcabamba River Contact, Pirate user 248.1 Marilyn's Restaurant Stayed in parking lot had power wifi and toilet and shower. Owner Walther is very nice. Good cheap meal and was free ! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Stayed in parking lot had power wifi and toilet and shower. Owner Walther is very nice. Good cheap meal and was free ! iOverlander Marilyn's Restaurant Parking Area user 2672.0 Near Bomberos A safe place in "plaza" in front bomberos. There is a supermarket and the bath can be used, open until 8pm. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A safe place in "plaza" in front bomberos. There is a supermarket and the bath can be used, open until 8pm. iOverlander Near Bomberos Parking Area user 2036.4 Londres Excellent budget hotel with good wifi,hot water and friendly management. Housed in a lovely old building with high ceilings and wooden floors. Room are basic but clean with simple furniture and whitewashed walls. Only 6 USD for a single. Hotel including shared toilets kept very clean. Space for several motos only. Small doorway to courtyard easily missed. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Excellent budget hotel with good wifi,hot water and friendly management. Housed in a lovely old building with high ceilings and wooden floors. Room are basic but clean with simple furniture and whitewashed walls. Only 6 USD for a single. Hotel including shared toilets kept very clean. Space for several motos only. Small doorway to courtyard easily missed. iOverlander Londres Lodging user 2533.8 El Rio Mall A giant mall full of stuff, including huge fast food court, supermarket, Yamaha moto store, cinema, outdoors store and various electronic and clothing stores. Open: Yes A giant mall full of stuff, including huge fast food court, supermarket, Yamaha moto store, cinema, outdoors store and various electronic and clothing stores. iOverlander El Rio Mall Dog Unknown user 1.1 Playa - Beach Muy bueno sitio . No paga Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Muy bueno sitio . No paga iOverlander Playa - Beach Parking Area user 2734.8 Moto Servicio Good shop for moto stuff. Mechanic was really sound and charged a fair price for soldering a circuit board on my starter switch. Store sells oil, tires, spares etc too (but I felt it was expensive.) Open: Yes Good shop for moto stuff. Mechanic was really sound and charged a fair price for soldering a circuit board on my starter switch. Store sells oil, tires, spares etc too (but I felt it was expensive.) iOverlander Moto Servicio Car Repair user 0.0 Secured parking, Livingston Hotel Private and safe parking lot. The friendly staff of Livingston Hotel let us leave the car here for 12 nights, while we were in Galapagos, for only 3$ per night. We could also stay and sleep in our RV back from Galapagos, for the same price. It has running water, and you can ask for the wifi code (CHILENOS4, at the time). We could also use the toilets. Located only 5 minutes walk far from a big (but expensive) mall, Mall del Sol. We stayed for one night in a hotel room (huge, fresh, clean, and small kitchenette available) before we went to Galapagos, for 40$ for two people. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Private and safe parking lot. The friendly staff of Livingston Hotel let us leave the car here for 12 nights, while we were in Galapagos, for only 3$ per night. We could also stay and sleep in our RV back from Galapagos, for the same price. It has running water, and you can ask for the wifi code (CHILENOS4, at the time). We could also use the toilets. Located only 5 minutes walk far from a big (but expensive) mall, Mall del Sol. We stayed for one night in a hotel room (huge, fresh, clean, and small kitchenette available) before we went to Galapagos, for 40$ for two people. iOverlander Secured parking, Livingston Hotel Parking Area user 2709.0 Cafe de la Vaca Follow the cow signs from the main road for delicious fresh cheese and milk and a restaurant menu based around this. We were here for lunch which was delicious and offered plenty of Ecuadorian specialities but also had burgers, etc. available. Highly recommend the Bandeja Criolla if you're hungry, or sharing one as a main if two people are hungry. Not inexpensive but a very worthy splurge. Mains are between $7 and $14 on average. Breakfast is supposedly amazing but you may have to wait or book ahead. Open: Yes Follow the cow signs from the main road for delicious fresh cheese and milk and a restaurant menu based around this. We were here for lunch which was delicious and offered plenty of Ecuadorian specialities but also had burgers, etc. available. Highly recommend the Bandeja Criolla if you're hungry, or sharing one as a main if two people are hungry. Not inexpensive but a very worthy splurge. Mains are between $7 and $14 on average. Breakfast is supposedly amazing but you may have to wait or book ahead. iOverlander Cafe de la Vaca Restaurant user 57.3 Rancho Casa EC Nice, near Guayaquil. 10 $ pp Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice, near Guayaquil. 10 $ pp iOverlander Rancho Casa EC Campground user 9.4 Hotel Tavarua Very nice place yo camp near the sea. Very kind owners Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice place yo camp near the sea. Very kind owners iOverlander Hotel Tavarua Lodging user 1250.0 Hosteria Eterna Primavera area for camping, restaurant international food, internet, electricity and other service. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No area for camping, restaurant international food, internet, electricity and other service. iOverlander Hosteria Eterna Primavera Lodging user 1426.0 Termas de Nangulvi Termas with 4 hot piscine. Cost US$3,00. It is possible camp outside the termas, free with tiolets. Hot showers inside the termas. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Termas with 4 hot piscine. Cost US$3,00. It is possible camp outside the termas, free with tiolets. Hot showers inside the termas. iOverlander Termas de Nangulvi Parking Area user 2572.0 parque San Sebastian Parking free. $ 10 cents to toilets that are opened until 7 p.m. Security and quiet. Police 24 hours arround the place. There are bakery and mini market near place. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking free. $ 10 cents to toilets that are opened until 7 p.m. Security and quiet. Police 24 hours arround the place. There are bakery and mini market near place. iOverlander parque San Sebastian Parking Area user 959.0 Riverside North Macas Large flat area on western bank of river accessed by track about 200 metres west of bridge. Locals swimming and picnic spot. No facilities Weekend WILL be noisy unless you go as far away from the bridge end as possible Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large flat area on western bank of river accessed by track about 200 metres west of bridge. Locals swimming and picnic spot. No facilities Weekend WILL be noisy unless you go as far away from the bridge end as possible iOverlander Riverside North Macas Contact, Pirate user 966.0 Templo de la Amazonia Parking lot. Complex seems abandoned. Toilets are open but not maintained. Car park is ok for overnighter Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking lot. Complex seems abandoned. Toilets are open but not maintained. Car park is ok for overnighter iOverlander Templo de la Amazonia Parking Area user 2746.0 La Merced Great market for comida Criolla. $4-$8 Open: Yes Great market for comida Criolla. $4-$8 iOverlander La Merced Restaurant user 2454.0 Forest Wild Camping This is a huge new gravelled clearing in the middle of a fire damaged forest west of Loja off E35/E50 heading towards Peru border. May not be accessible forever but not far off highway anyway Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a huge new gravelled clearing in the middle of a fire damaged forest west of Loja off E35/E50 heading towards Peru border. May not be accessible forever but not far off highway anyway iOverlander Forest Wild Camping Contact, Pirate user 1851.9 Hostal Tambo Cocha This is a really nice hotel by Ecuadorian standards. At the time of writing I paid $10 for a spacious room including wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No This is a really nice hotel by Ecuadorian standards. At the time of writing I paid $10 for a spacious room including wifi. iOverlander Hostal Tambo Cocha Lodging user 0.0 Hostel Alondra nice hostel with showers, toilet and swimming pool outside. We stayed with new years ave in an room with airco for 35 dollar Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No nice hostel with showers, toilet and swimming pool outside. We stayed with new years ave in an room with airco for 35 dollar iOverlander Hostel Alondra Lodging user 2820.9 Bambu Casa Hostel with rooms from 10 USD in low season. Kitchen, good communal area, lovely views from rooftop area. Has wifi and hot communal showers. Various rooms available. Suitable for Moto budget bikers only as garage is tiny, possibly only fit for three or so motorcycles. Probably better options out there but this isn't bad for a couple of nights. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Hostel with rooms from 10 USD in low season. Kitchen, good communal area, lovely views from rooftop area. Has wifi and hot communal showers. Various rooms available. Suitable for Moto budget bikers only as garage is tiny, possibly only fit for three or so motorcycles. Probably better options out there but this isn't bad for a couple of nights. iOverlander Bambu Casa Lodging user 418.0 Grifo Suyo fuel station Not much choice if you cross the border heading south late in the day, so better than nothing. Closes at 8:30pm. Street light across the road. No trucks and only an occasional motorcycle after closing time Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Not much choice if you cross the border heading south late in the day, so better than nothing. Closes at 8:30pm. Street light across the road. No trucks and only an occasional motorcycle after closing time iOverlander Grifo Suyo fuel station Parking Area user 2527.0 Mr. Motorcycle Great shop to stock up on oil, chain lube, etc. Also a variety of gear and there is also a mechanic here. Open: Yes Great shop to stock up on oil, chain lube, etc. Also a variety of gear and there is also a mechanic here. iOverlander Mr. Motorcycle Car Repair user 1094.0 Larama Village This is an absolute gem to find especially as a touring cyclist. This spot offers shelter (important as it was raining heavily during the night) running water, power points, lights, toilets are near buy. I did see a shower, didn't test to see if it worked however. Ordinarily I would be reluctant to camp so close to the highway, but this a sleepy little town with minimal traffic during the evening. A few of the locals said I wouldn't have any trouble during the night. Lots of insects that are mainly just attracted to the lights (no Mosquitos to worry about). Very luck to find this spot, if you have a vehicle you can park it adjacent to where you camp right on the street, ample space. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is an absolute gem to find especially as a touring cyclist. This spot offers shelter (important as it was raining heavily during the night) running water, power points, lights, toilets are near buy. I did see a shower, didn't test to see if it worked however. Ordinarily I would be reluctant to camp so close to the highway, but this a sleepy little town with minimal traffic during the evening. A few of the locals said I wouldn't have any trouble during the night. Lots of insects that are mainly just attracted to the lights (no Mosquitos to worry about). Very luck to find this spot, if you have a vehicle you can park it adjacent to where you camp right on the street, ample space. iOverlander Larama Village Parking Area user 2779.0 Gated Parking Lot . Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No . iOverlander Gated Parking Lot Parking Area user 0.0 Near Plaza Grande There is not amenities. Security, in front shopping's guard. There are bathroon and internet free in shopping until 9 p.m. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes There is not amenities. Security, in front shopping's guard. There are bathroon and internet free in shopping until 9 p.m. iOverlander Near Plaza Grande Parking Area user 0.0 Aduana Ecuador Cold shower. Bathroom. Free internet. Safety place. Restaurant Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Cold shower. Bathroom. Free internet. Safety place. Restaurant iOverlander Aduana Ecuador Parking Area user 506.0 Petro Peru Utcubamba II Can only fill from bowser if you have a cup type adaptor for your bottle or fixed tank Open: Yes Can only fill from bowser if you have a cup type adaptor for your bottle or fixed tank iOverlander Petro Peru Utcubamba II Gas Station user 907.0 Tres Marias Under the Fig Tree Large flat area between the road and the river with spreading fig tree for shade. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large flat area between the road and the river with spreading fig tree for shade. iOverlander Tres Marias Under the Fig Tree Contact, Pirate user 0.0 VW Parts Don Astu The one and only parts dealer for Volkswagen Vanagon/Kombi in Ecuador. We found CV-Joints and more for our VW T3 Syncro 1990. Also has a lot of other parts, mainly for old VW, also for T2. Hard to find a better place for parts in Southamerica. You would also find them in Guyaquil, see on page: www.donastu.com Open: Yes The one and only parts dealer for Volkswagen Vanagon/Kombi in Ecuador. We found CV-Joints and more for our VW T3 Syncro 1990. Also has a lot of other parts, mainly for old VW, also for T2. Hard to find a better place for parts in Southamerica. You would also find them in Guyaquil, see on page: www.donastu.com iOverlander VW Parts Don Astu Car Repair user 2214.1 Nariz del diabolo Viewpoint of the Nariz del Diablo with restaurant, you can stay in the parking lot or just in front of the restaurant when you eat there. Very friendly staff. You can also do some nice walks. Super quiet by night Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Viewpoint of the Nariz del Diablo with restaurant, you can stay in the parking lot or just in front of the restaurant when you eat there. Very friendly staff. You can also do some nice walks. Super quiet by night iOverlander Nariz del diabolo Parking Area user 394.0 Spot Next To The Hanging Bridge In Misahualli Cross the bridge to the other side of the town and is a good space in front of Jungle hostel. Just next to the end of the bridge. No facilities, but is quiet and safe. Wifi from the hotel: user: JUNGLE pass: WELCOME1 //// Cruzando el puente al otro lado del pueblo hay un buen espacio para estacionar, justo donde termina el puente frente al hostal JUNGLE. Sin servicios, pero seguro y tranquilo para alguna noche. Wifi del hotel! User: JUNGLE pass: WELCOME1 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Cross the bridge to the other side of the town and is a good space in front of Jungle hostel. Just next to the end of the bridge. No facilities, but is quiet and safe. Wifi from the hotel: user: JUNGLE pass: WELCOME1 //// Cruzando el puente al otro lado del pueblo hay un buen espacio para estacionar, justo donde termina el puente frente al hostal JUNGLE. Sin servicios, pero seguro y tranquilo para alguna noche. Wifi del hotel! User: JUNGLE pass: WELCOME1 iOverlander Spot Next To The Hanging Bridge In Misahualli Parking Area user 0.0 Lago Yahuarcocha No services, but you can use a few outdoor tables. Nice surroundings. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes No services, but you can use a few outdoor tables. Nice surroundings. iOverlander Lago Yahuarcocha Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Parque Acuático Araque Parque acuático Araque is on San Pablo lake side. Very very nice place, quiet and safe. A bit busy on sundays. Can swim in the lake and the river. There are toilets and a restaurant, but only during the weekends. Games for kids, natural pool, we loved this place and free! To find the place look for a big sign on the road, after Cabañas del Lago. Is not very far from Otavalo center, you can leave your car on the lake and take the bus to the town for only 35ctvs. /// El parque acuatico Araque esta a orillas de la laguna de San Pablo. El lugar es muy lindo y podés estacionar a orillas del rio. Tranquilo, seguro y gratis. Solo hay más gente durante los domingos. Los fines de semana abre un restaurante y baños. Se puede nadar en la laguna y en el rio. Hay una piscina natural y juegos para niños. Nos encantó este lugar y es gratis! Cerca del centro de Otavalo, te puedes tomar el bus al centro por solo 35cts usd. Para encontrar el lugar buscar un cartel sobre la carretera que dice PARQUE ACUATICO ARAQUE, una vez que se pasan las Cabañas del Lago. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Natural Source Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parque acuático Araque is on San Pablo lake side. Very very nice place, quiet and safe. A bit busy on sundays. Can swim in the lake and the river. There are toilets and a restaurant, but only during the weekends. Games for kids, natural pool, we loved this place and free! To find the place look for a big sign on the road, after Cabañas del Lago. Is not very far from Otavalo center, you can leave your car on the lake and take the bus to the town for only 35ctvs. /// El parque acuatico Araque esta a orillas de la laguna de San Pablo. El lugar es muy lindo y podés estacionar a orillas del rio. Tranquilo, seguro y gratis. Solo hay más gente durante los domingos. Los fines de semana abre un restaurante y baños. Se puede nadar en la laguna y en el rio. Hay una piscina natural y juegos para niños. Nos encantó este lugar y es gratis! Cerca del centro de Otavalo, te puedes tomar el bus al centro por solo 35cts usd. Para encontrar el lugar buscar un cartel sobre la carretera que dice PARQUE ACUATICO ARAQUE, una vez que se pasan las Cabañas del Lago. iOverlander Parque Acuático Araque Contact, Pirate user 1166.1 Pedro's House In Zumba We were on our way to the border with Peru and were looking for a flat ground and safe, potentially free place to stay. We asked a group of men for such a place, when we met an amazing man named Pedro. Pedro led us to his house and let us set up our tent in his backyard, on a makeshift volleyball court. The view was beautiful and so were the stars at night. In the morning, his wife Jesse cut us up some fruit. All totally free! Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We were on our way to the border with Peru and were looking for a flat ground and safe, potentially free place to stay. We asked a group of men for such a place, when we met an amazing man named Pedro. Pedro led us to his house and let us set up our tent in his backyard, on a makeshift volleyball court. The view was beautiful and so were the stars at night. In the morning, his wife Jesse cut us up some fruit. All totally free! iOverlander Pedro's House In Zumba Campground user Hostal El Paraiso You can stay there for only 7 dollars At the same time you can eat ecuadorian traditional food such as caldo de gallina, trucha, fritada etc Open: Yes You can stay there for only 7 dollars At the same time you can eat ecuadorian traditional food such as caldo de gallina, trucha, fritada etc iOverlander Hostal El Paraiso Restaurant user 1047.0 comedor Susanita large parking area next to restaurant with access to bathrooms and cold water shower. the waterfall that is accesses from here for $1 is beautiful. there is some traffic noise but Flor and her family are super nice. we paid a few dollars to stay. they also have cabins with private bathrooms and hot water for $29 per person. try the plantano Verde at the restaurant, yum! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes large parking area next to restaurant with access to bathrooms and cold water shower. the waterfall that is accesses from here for $1 is beautiful. there is some traffic noise but Flor and her family are super nice. we paid a few dollars to stay. they also have cabins with private bathrooms and hot water for $29 per person. try the plantano Verde at the restaurant, yum! iOverlander comedor Susanita Parking Area user 2425.0 Austrogas Here you may be able to fill US fixed tanks with the 1 3/4" ACME thread from one of their delivery tankers. May require a wait until a tanker is available. No children are allowed inside the industrial area including Austrogas. Open: Yes Here you may be able to fill US fixed tanks with the 1 3/4" ACME thread from one of their delivery tankers. May require a wait until a tanker is available. No children are allowed inside the industrial area including Austrogas. iOverlander Austrogas Gas Station user 1500.0 Casita Torre del Agua Swiss designed, secure gated campground in a quiet natural setting. 100 m. past the Madre Tierra Hotel parking lot. Open the black iron gates on the left and drive in and find a spot to park. Great panoramic views. Lots of fresh air. Covered patio with 4 hammocks, WiFi, 10 plug-ins. Hot water abounds 24/7(Kitchen, showers, washroom). Modern equipped Kitchen. Washroom with 4 sinks and mirrors . Showers with changing room. Laundry station with covered drying area. Composting toilets, cleaned daily, (Eucalyptus sawdust method). English, Deutsch, Français, Castellano. Location: 2 minutes walk from Madre Tierra Hotel & Spa Contact: if possible use website AirBnb to advise us of your plans, it is easier if we know you are coming. Alternatively the Madre Tierra Hotel knows how to contact us. Alternatively just show up, park your rig and enjoy the view. $5 / person / night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Swiss designed, secure gated campground in a quiet natural setting. 100 m. past the Madre Tierra Hotel parking lot. Open the black iron gates on the left and drive in and find a spot to park. Great panoramic views. Lots of fresh air. Covered patio with 4 hammocks, WiFi, 10 plug-ins. Hot water abounds 24/7(Kitchen, showers, washroom). Modern equipped Kitchen. Washroom with 4 sinks and mirrors . Showers with changing room. Laundry station with covered drying area. Composting toilets, cleaned daily, (Eucalyptus sawdust method). English, Deutsch, Français, Castellano. Location: 2 minutes walk from Madre Tierra Hotel & Spa Contact: if possible use website AirBnb to advise us of your plans, it is easier if we know you are coming. Alternatively the Madre Tierra Hotel knows how to contact us. Alternatively just show up, park your rig and enjoy the view. $5 / person / night. iOverlander Casita Torre del Agua Campground user 0.0 Hotel Valle Sagrado Closest camping to the Centre of Vilcabamba. They let you stay in the garden of the hotel. Toilet, shower, electricity and fast Wifi. There is room for approx. 4 vans. Just one block of main plaza - perfect for visiting Villcabamba! $ 5.-/person and night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Closest camping to the Centre of Vilcabamba. They let you stay in the garden of the hotel. Toilet, shower, electricity and fast Wifi. There is room for approx. 4 vans. Just one block of main plaza - perfect for visiting Villcabamba! $ 5.-/person and night. iOverlander Hotel Valle Sagrado Campground user 2546.3 Hostal Maria Owners have been gone for two days. They left there dog and are gone. Van is locked in, we are not. Dog poops wherever it wants. Somehow today a chicken showed up. We are out of here as soon as possible. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Owners have been gone for two days. They left there dog and are gone. Van is locked in, we are not. Dog poops wherever it wants. Somehow today a chicken showed up. We are out of here as soon as possible. iOverlander Hostal Maria Lodging user 373.0 PetroEcuador Gas station, open 24/7 we had a peaceful night! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Gas station, open 24/7 we had a peaceful night! iOverlander PetroEcuador Parking Area user -1.0 Parrilleria Come here for an AWESOME burger. Some of the best food we've had for months Open: Yes Come here for an AWESOME burger. Some of the best food we've had for months iOverlander Parrilleria Restaurant user -2.0 Road By Beach Roadside parking next to beach, with public toilets and showers. Quiet at night, Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Roadside parking next to beach, with public toilets and showers. Quiet at night, iOverlander Road By Beach Parking Area user 3649.5 Just Outside Cotopaxi NP This free site is just outside the park boundary on the north side. Amazing view of summit and surrounding area. In a slight depression to offer a little wind protection. We arrived at park entrance and were informed that camping is not allowed within the park. Not sure what to make of that since others have camped within and have mentioned an established campground. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This free site is just outside the park boundary on the north side. Amazing view of summit and surrounding area. In a slight depression to offer a little wind protection. We arrived at park entrance and were informed that camping is not allowed within the park. Not sure what to make of that since others have camped within and have mentioned an established campground. iOverlander Just Outside Cotopaxi NP Contact, Pirate user 2791.3 Gran Hotel JS Latacunga Nice and clean double room with wooden floor, hot shower, wifi and tv. Safe parking in the back of the hotel, entry gate approx. 3m high. Paid usd 30.- for a double room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice and clean double room with wooden floor, hot shower, wifi and tv. Safe parking in the back of the hotel, entry gate approx. 3m high. Paid usd 30.- for a double room. iOverlander Gran Hotel JS Latacunga Lodging user 2501.8 La Casa Cuenca Nice clean rooms with charm. Refinished hardwood floors and stairs. Bright rooms with comfortable beds. Fast wifi. The downside is parking. We had secure parking for our motorcycles and many bikes would fit. Unfortunately other vehicles would need to park on the street. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice clean rooms with charm. Refinished hardwood floors and stairs. Bright rooms with comfortable beds. Fast wifi. The downside is parking. We had secure parking for our motorcycles and many bikes would fit. Unfortunately other vehicles would need to park on the street. iOverlander La Casa Cuenca Lodging user 3752.0 Cochasqui Mojando perfect place, cheap and good 2$ Camping and 10$ Cabanas Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes perfect place, cheap and good 2$ Camping and 10$ Cabanas iOverlander Cochasqui Mojando Campground user 9.0 Kamala Hostel Nice place on beach close to town, nice big pool. Bar restaurant etc you can camp or park for 5 dollars a night if your car is big it will not fit in driveway our vw camper was fine Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place on beach close to town, nice big pool. Bar restaurant etc you can camp or park for 5 dollars a night if your car is big it will not fit in driveway our vw camper was fine iOverlander Kamala Hostel Lodging user -7.7 Free Beach Camp On the beach left side of the restaurant in front of The beach, quiet, kind and friendly Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes On the beach left side of the restaurant in front of The beach, quiet, kind and friendly iOverlander Free Beach Camp Parking Area user 2800.0 Talleres Faconza (LR) Best Land Rover mechanics in town. They work also on 4x4s from Mercedes, Toyota and VW. Owner speaks English and has a lot of experience with Land Rovers. They let you camp in the workshop if fixing your car takes more then a day. Open: Yes Best Land Rover mechanics in town. They work also on 4x4s from Mercedes, Toyota and VW. Owner speaks English and has a lot of experience with Land Rovers. They let you camp in the workshop if fixing your car takes more then a day. iOverlander Talleres Faconza (LR) Car Repair user 2544.0 Cositas Asadero Nice local restaurant, menu del dia for $2.75 incl. a fruit juice. Open: Yes Nice local restaurant, menu del dia for $2.75 incl. a fruit juice. iOverlander Cositas Asadero Restaurant user 2555.0 pizzeria marea restaurante italiano, pizzas al horno y venden pan casero e integral!!!! Open: Yes restaurante italiano, pizzas al horno y venden pan casero e integral!!!! iOverlander pizzeria marea Restaurant user 2295.0 Restaurant La Abuela María restaurante en ruta, menú por 3$. muy limpio y bien puesto. con WiFi y estacionamiento en la puerta Open: Yes restaurante en ruta, menú por 3$. muy limpio y bien puesto. con WiFi y estacionamiento en la puerta iOverlander Restaurant La Abuela María Restaurant user 12.1 Fernando Arias Mecanico llamado Fernando Arias. Muy bueno con los viajeros, ayudara al instante con buena voluntad y consideracion. se encuentra ubicado en la ciudad de Pasaje, prov del loro. la direccion es Juan pablo segundo y cesar naranjo, en la ciudadela La Francisca. su celular 0985218084 Open: Yes Mecanico llamado Fernando Arias. Muy bueno con los viajeros, ayudara al instante con buena voluntad y consideracion. se encuentra ubicado en la ciudad de Pasaje, prov del loro. la direccion es Juan pablo segundo y cesar naranjo, en la ciudadela La Francisca. su celular 0985218084 iOverlander Fernando Arias Car Repair user 0.0 mecanico Fernando Arias en la ciudad de Pasaje, prov del loro, su direccion es Juan pablo segundo y cesar naranjo. Su celular 0985218084. Es un excelente mecanico y muy considerado con los viajeros Open: Yes en la ciudad de Pasaje, prov del loro, su direccion es Juan pablo segundo y cesar naranjo. Su celular 0985218084. Es un excelente mecanico y muy considerado con los viajeros iOverlander mecanico Fernando Arias Car Repair user 3671.0 control policial entrada parque barrera de control Open: Yes barrera de control iOverlander control policial entrada parque City (Capitol) user 3648.0 restaurant El Caja Parking lot of the restaurant free for the night if you eat at the restaurant you can fish your own "trucha" 5$ per person very friendly people no amenities except toilet Open: Yes Parking lot of the restaurant free for the night if you eat at the restaurant you can fish your own "trucha" 5$ per person very friendly people no amenities except toilet iOverlander restaurant El Caja Dog Unknown user 3329.0 Laguna Colta parque inside the park of the laguna lot of birds ask at the desk if possible to camp inside toilet available gate open at 5:30pm. Have to wait outside before price : 2Usd guard at night very quiet Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes inside the park of the laguna lot of birds ask at the desk if possible to camp inside toilet available gate open at 5:30pm. Have to wait outside before price : 2Usd guard at night very quiet iOverlander Laguna Colta parque Parking Area user 2214.6 Cementery Tulcan A very interesting cemetery with its bush-figures. El jardin de dios. Open: Yes A very interesting cemetery with its bush-figures. El jardin de dios. iOverlander Cementery Tulcan City (Capitol) user 5.6 Diving At Darwin N Wolf/ Equator Absolutely phenomenal diving.. Highly recommend taking a 7 night tour. We did with Galapoges master- deep blue. Last minute booking at half price and just had an amazing time below and above water. Staff is amazing. As for diving yes it's tough at time with current and all. Having some experience in current will be a must. We had about 90 dives beforehand and has dived with strong currents but don't worry too much. You don't need many many dives just advance certificate and mixed experience with tough situations, calm under water as panic is only big concern Open: Yes Absolutely phenomenal diving.. Highly recommend taking a 7 night tour. We did with Galapoges master- deep blue. Last minute booking at half price and just had an amazing time below and above water. Staff is amazing. As for diving yes it's tough at time with current and all. Having some experience in current will be a must. We had about 90 dives beforehand and has dived with strong currents but don't worry too much. You don't need many many dives just advance certificate and mixed experience with tough situations, calm under water as panic is only big concern iOverlander Diving At Darwin N Wolf/ Equator City (Capitol) user 1.7 Tango Reef Hostal 52usd per night two people. Clean and we had a room with sea view . No breakfast but then good bakery was just around the corner. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: No Restroom: Running Water 52usd per night two people. Clean and we had a room with sea view . No breakfast but then good bakery was just around the corner. iOverlander Tango Reef Hostal Lodging user 2305.0 Car Wash .. Blue Planet Our motor home got very dirty after parked for 10 days while we went Galápagos.. $5 and washed brilliantly clean by 4-5 people with pressure hoses. They even clean our top as have ways to get right on the top. Highly recommended Open: Yes Our motor home got very dirty after parked for 10 days while we went Galápagos.. $5 and washed brilliantly clean by 4-5 people with pressure hoses. They even clean our top as have ways to get right on the top. Highly recommended iOverlander Car Wash .. Blue Planet Dog Unknown user 2412.3 Gran hotel Primitive We were running late in evening and low cloud n rain made it hard to go any further. We saw this hotel with high clearance to enter. Sunday night was very quiet we being only customers . negotiated $10 per car with use of toilet from one of the rooms. Owner did ask for $20. He also mentioned in future he is planning to make a proper campsite but for now good place to stop for a night.Wifi at restaurant available and place is spacious with plenty parking around. There are dogs but they are behind locked space all the times. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We were running late in evening and low cloud n rain made it hard to go any further. We saw this hotel with high clearance to enter. Sunday night was very quiet we being only customers . negotiated $10 per car with use of toilet from one of the rooms. Owner did ask for $20. He also mentioned in future he is planning to make a proper campsite but for now good place to stop for a night.Wifi at restaurant available and place is spacious with plenty parking around. There are dogs but they are behind locked space all the times. iOverlander Gran hotel Primitive Campground user 2677.0 bushcamp Nothing fancy. A Level spot well hidden from the road. Quiet at night Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nothing fancy. A Level spot well hidden from the road. Quiet at night iOverlander bushcamp Contact, Pirate user 2371.2 International Airport: Flight To Galapagos (avianca) Return flights for two usd 976. Agents will scare you book with them etc etc and were almost charging two hundred more. Best is book yourself a day earlier if really needed... Open: Yes Return flights for two usd 976. Agents will scare you book with them etc etc and were almost charging two hundred more. Best is book yourself a day earlier if really needed... iOverlander International Airport: Flight To Galapagos (avianca) Dog Unknown user 1681.0 Canopy Doble the longest (1000m) and fastest canopy in Ecuador very friendly 15Usd per person Open: Yes the longest (1000m) and fastest canopy in Ecuador very friendly 15Usd per person iOverlander Canopy Doble City (Capitol) user 2335.0 Market Place Parking Lot Got late at night as clouds rolled in. Roads are extremely narrow and steep for our RV 2.4m wide, 20ft and 3.4m high finding a hotel turned very hard. This was a reasonably safe place as other local families of farmers stayed to put market in morning. We asked police man nearby and he said no problem. Of course somewhat noisy with dogs n cars it's an emergency stop. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Got late at night as clouds rolled in. Roads are extremely narrow and steep for our RV 2.4m wide, 20ft and 3.4m high finding a hotel turned very hard. This was a reasonably safe place as other local families of farmers stayed to put market in morning. We asked police man nearby and he said no problem. Of course somewhat noisy with dogs n cars it's an emergency stop. iOverlander Market Place Parking Lot Contact, Pirate user -1.0 Bus Terminal Several people in town and one employee at the bus terminal assured us it was OK to camp there. However, while parked just before setting up camp, a police officer told us we couldn't stay and directed us to a nearby football field where kids were playing. Perhaps we just weren't parked in quite the right place and there is a spot to camp here, but possibly be forewarned... We chose to move on to the riverside wild camp spot instead. Open: Yes Several people in town and one employee at the bus terminal assured us it was OK to camp there. However, while parked just before setting up camp, a police officer told us we couldn't stay and directed us to a nearby football field where kids were playing. Perhaps we just weren't parked in quite the right place and there is a spot to camp here, but possibly be forewarned... We chose to move on to the riverside wild camp spot instead. iOverlander Bus Terminal Dog Unknown user 1837.0 Leoni Pizzeria nice little restaurant in a site street of the market. they serve excellent pizzas! biggest size margeritha $ 11.00. friendly people. Wifi available. Open: Yes nice little restaurant in a site street of the market. they serve excellent pizzas! biggest size margeritha $ 11.00. friendly people. Wifi available. iOverlander Leoni Pizzeria Restaurant user 256.0 puestos en la ruta Puestos al costado de la carretera para desayunar delicioso. café con pancitos de yuca y maíz recién hechos. Open: Yes Puestos al costado de la carretera para desayunar delicioso. café con pancitos de yuca y maíz recién hechos. iOverlander puestos en la ruta Restaurant user 2943.0 Cuna del Sol Completo Turistico Nice, safe and quiet place to stay overnight. Lot of space, also for bigger rigs. fast wifi. electricity 110 and 220 volt. clean toilets. shower, indoor pool, restaurant available. we paid $ 10.00 per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Nice, safe and quiet place to stay overnight. Lot of space, also for bigger rigs. fast wifi. electricity 110 and 220 volt. clean toilets. shower, indoor pool, restaurant available. we paid $ 10.00 per night. iOverlander Cuna del Sol Completo Turistico Campground user 0.0 hotel karina Good location in center. Nothing special but cleanish small rooms with hot showers, air con, wifi, breakfast 13USD. Small garage great for big bikes or small cars. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Good location in center. Nothing special but cleanish small rooms with hot showers, air con, wifi, breakfast 13USD. Small garage great for big bikes or small cars. iOverlander hotel karina Lodging user 2739.8 Equator Museum And Line You can take cute pictures here and also the guide shares some interesting information about equator worth listening. All in 15 minutes but can also last more if you question the guide. Costs 2usd per adult, 0,50 per kid. Open: Yes You can take cute pictures here and also the guide shares some interesting information about equator worth listening. All in 15 minutes but can also last more if you question the guide. Costs 2usd per adult, 0,50 per kid. iOverlander Equator Museum And Line City (Capitol) user 0.0 mare pizza and hostel hostel + pizza in the center of town. $50 for 2 Queen beds and private bath (3people +dog). no issues with pups. $5 to park in private garage that will fit rvs. this is by far the best shower I have had in all of South America for water pressure and hot water. people are nice too. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes hostel + pizza in the center of town. $50 for 2 Queen beds and private bath (3people +dog). no issues with pups. $5 to park in private garage that will fit rvs. this is by far the best shower I have had in all of South America for water pressure and hot water. people are nice too. iOverlander mare pizza and hostel Lodging user 0.0 hotel rio Wow. no sign out front but the place is amazing. 14 bucks per night, private double, immaculately clean in the centre. wifi quick and very welcome aircon (currently 35 degrees). guy at reception speaks english and originally from cuba. not much in guayaquil unless you need parts or work done except jumping off point for galapogos or the lizard park in the centre which is free and amazing. beatles museum exhibition was cool. 3 dollars to securely park 2 bikes. cars bikes and 4x4s only Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Wow. no sign out front but the place is amazing. 14 bucks per night, private double, immaculately clean in the centre. wifi quick and very welcome aircon (currently 35 degrees). guy at reception speaks english and originally from cuba. not much in guayaquil unless you need parts or work done except jumping off point for galapogos or the lizard park in the centre which is free and amazing. beatles museum exhibition was cool. 3 dollars to securely park 2 bikes. cars bikes and 4x4s only iOverlander hotel rio Lodging user 0.0 hotel opposite bus station securish car park for our bikes. 20bucks private room not much in town but had to stop Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No securish car park for our bikes. 20bucks private room not much in town but had to stop iOverlander hotel opposite bus station Lodging user 0.0 Cabañas Victoria Basic cabins with private bathrooms, You can camp in the big garden, we camp under the roof of the restaurant because was raining season Victoria let us to use the kitchen and shower from the room. We paid 3 dolars per person for the tent, free parking, no Internet, Restaurant, she cooks for us a delicious chicken soup for free!!!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Basic cabins with private bathrooms, You can camp in the big garden, we camp under the roof of the restaurant because was raining season Victoria let us to use the kitchen and shower from the room. We paid 3 dolars per person for the tent, free parking, no Internet, Restaurant, she cooks for us a delicious chicken soup for free!!!! iOverlander Cabañas Victoria Lodging user 0.0 El Matal el nombre completo del restaurante es La esquina de Cheo. esta justo en la esquina y es todo de madera. (esq no consigo editar el título). q aproveche!! Open: Yes el nombre completo del restaurante es La esquina de Cheo. esta justo en la esquina y es todo de madera. (esq no consigo editar el título). q aproveche!! iOverlander El Matal Restaurant user 2849.0 Nuevo Amanecer Un lugar limpio Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Un lugar limpio iOverlander Nuevo Amanecer Lodging user 0.0 hostal el maple comfy and decent price b&b. super friendly. no parking. stayed here while breaks were getting fixed Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes comfy and decent price b&b. super friendly. no parking. stayed here while breaks were getting fixed iOverlander hostal el maple Lodging user 2671.6 Nordica Brewery A nice brewery owned by canadians that makes really good beer. 3 kinds, stout, IPA an White. This checkin point is where they brew their beers and they dont have a sale point yet so i suggest you Contact Deborah at 0979734145 or deborah@nordica.com.ec if you want to try the beers or buy! 12 beers for 25$ US. Very good beer for south america!!! Open: Yes A nice brewery owned by canadians that makes really good beer. 3 kinds, stout, IPA an White. This checkin point is where they brew their beers and they dont have a sale point yet so i suggest you Contact Deborah at 0979734145 or deborah@nordica.com.ec if you want to try the beers or buy! 12 beers for 25$ US. Very good beer for south america!!! iOverlander Nordica Brewery Restaurant user 2690.2 ConAuto TireCity Michelin We found a BFGoodrich AllTerrain tire here. Since 5000 kms we were looking (chile, peru, ecuador). If you need Bf Goodrich tires, this place might be helpful. If they dont have it, they have other ConAuto places all over Ecuador so they can ship the tires in 24 hours here. Open: Yes We found a BFGoodrich AllTerrain tire here. Since 5000 kms we were looking (chile, peru, ecuador). If you need Bf Goodrich tires, this place might be helpful. If they dont have it, they have other ConAuto places all over Ecuador so they can ship the tires in 24 hours here. iOverlander ConAuto TireCity Michelin Car Repair user 3410.0 Termales Jamanco 4 usd per person to access hot springs and 2 dollars per van to camp. Nice, quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 4 usd per person to access hot springs and 2 dollars per van to camp. Nice, quiet. iOverlander Termales Jamanco Parking Area user 2839.0 Toyoservicio Toyota centric mechanic but worked on our Ford van no problem. Clean, fairly fast, knowledgeable, and fair price. We did have to run around all over to get parts for ourselves. We stayed the night, clean restrooms, good Wi-Fi, no showers. Open: Yes Toyota centric mechanic but worked on our Ford van no problem. Clean, fairly fast, knowledgeable, and fair price. We did have to run around all over to get parts for ourselves. We stayed the night, clean restrooms, good Wi-Fi, no showers. iOverlander Toyoservicio Car Repair user American Truck Not a mechanic but a parts place for heavy vehicles. Good source for parts for old American diesel engines and heavier vehicles. They have International, Cummins parts, etc. We were able to get a fuel pump for a 96 7.3 Powerstroke here, which we were afraid was going to have to come from the US! However the crush washers to put the banjo bolt back on took a couple hours wandering around before we found something that would work. Cheaper to pay cash. Open: Yes Not a mechanic but a parts place for heavy vehicles. Good source for parts for old American diesel engines and heavier vehicles. They have International, Cummins parts, etc. We were able to get a fuel pump for a 96 7.3 Powerstroke here, which we were afraid was going to have to come from the US! However the crush washers to put the banjo bolt back on took a couple hours wandering around before we found something that would work. Cheaper to pay cash. iOverlander American Truck Car Repair user 0.0 Taller Avila Automatic transmission shop. A bit grubby but two good mechanics working there, they fixed our E40D transmission in three days and did a pretty good job. $350 flat rate labor + parts. They do not have all the possible bench test gear and diagnostic equipment but I'm not sure anyone in Ecuador does, so they take it apart, look for damage, replace anything that shows damage, and put it back together. For us, had to drop it a second time and re-clean the pump to resolve slow shifts but it was solved correctly and we are back on the road. Warrants keeping an eye on everything while they are working, as always. Can call the owner, Andres Avila, at 099 975 7461. Open: Yes Automatic transmission shop. A bit grubby but two good mechanics working there, they fixed our E40D transmission in three days and did a pretty good job. $350 flat rate labor + parts. They do not have all the possible bench test gear and diagnostic equipment but I'm not sure anyone in Ecuador does, so they take it apart, look for damage, replace anything that shows damage, and put it back together. For us, had to drop it a second time and re-clean the pump to resolve slow shifts but it was solved correctly and we are back on the road. Warrants keeping an eye on everything while they are working, as always. Can call the owner, Andres Avila, at 099 975 7461. iOverlander Taller Avila Car Repair user 3010.0 Lucero Princess $16 for double room, hot water, WiFi, small parking. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No $16 for double room, hot water, WiFi, small parking. iOverlander Lucero Princess Lodging user 0.0 Chifa oriental Really good Chinese food, almost like in China. Huge plates. We shared three dishes for four people and was more than enough. Open: Yes Really good Chinese food, almost like in China. Huge plates. We shared three dishes for four people and was more than enough. iOverlander Chifa oriental Restaurant user 2473.2 hosteria mi huasipungo beautiful hotel with amazing grounds. $50 for a room but everything was lovely. they may allow camping but didnt ask. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes beautiful hotel with amazing grounds. $50 for a room but everything was lovely. they may allow camping but didnt ask. iOverlander hosteria mi huasipungo Lodging user 23.0 Cocosolo Its an hotel but they let you camp by the beach on a grassy spot. Doña Camila y Don Jorge know about traveling, they will welcome you warmly. The price includes access to water, shower, toilets, pool, hamocs and longchairs by the beach. You can probably ask for electricity also. Safe and quiet. There is also a restaurant, but we didnt try. Its located at about 15km from Cojimi -simple fishermen's village- and about 20km from Pedernales. They have a bunch of dogs, so be careful with food left outside. There is a spot for bunfires and parrilladas, with plenty of wood brought by the sea. Worth a few days to relax! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Its an hotel but they let you camp by the beach on a grassy spot. Doña Camila y Don Jorge know about traveling, they will welcome you warmly. The price includes access to water, shower, toilets, pool, hamocs and longchairs by the beach. You can probably ask for electricity also. Safe and quiet. There is also a restaurant, but we didnt try. Its located at about 15km from Cojimi -simple fishermen's village- and about 20km from Pedernales. They have a bunch of dogs, so be careful with food left outside. There is a spot for bunfires and parrilladas, with plenty of wood brought by the sea. Worth a few days to relax! iOverlander Cocosolo Campground user 0.0 Kiwi Hostel habitaciones dobles desde 15$ (baño compartido) hasta 30$ con aire acondicionado y baño privado (en temporada baja por lo menos). hay cocina común y cocina en las habitaciones de 30$. limpio y dueños simpáticos. también tiene restaurante y se come bien (menú 3,50$). Con aparcamiento y wifi Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot habitaciones dobles desde 15$ (baño compartido) hasta 30$ con aire acondicionado y baño privado (en temporada baja por lo menos). hay cocina común y cocina en las habitaciones de 30$. limpio y dueños simpáticos. también tiene restaurante y se come bien (menú 3,50$). Con aparcamiento y wifi iOverlander Kiwi Hostel Lodging user 1082.0 control policial (algo antes de lo marcado viniendo desde mompiche) control militar (segundo en esta carretera) Open: Yes control militar (segundo en esta carretera) iOverlander control policial (algo antes de lo marcado viniendo desde mompiche) Toll Booth user 437.0 Hospedaje El Valle nice older lady runs this hospedaje. she let us stay next to her rooms. save, but only space for two smaller rigs. the entrance gate is 2.60 meter high. she gave us the key to a room for clean toilet and shower. in the room you can plug in your electrical stuff. she asked 20.00 soles. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes nice older lady runs this hospedaje. she let us stay next to her rooms. save, but only space for two smaller rigs. the entrance gate is 2.60 meter high. she gave us the key to a room for clean toilet and shower. in the room you can plug in your electrical stuff. she asked 20.00 soles. iOverlander Hospedaje El Valle Parking Area user -1.0 Carbón de Palo Restaurante familiar con muy buena comida a buenos precios y muy bonito puesto. abrieron hace 4 meses. atención top por parte de Fredy y Gabi Open: Yes Restaurante familiar con muy buena comida a buenos precios y muy bonito puesto. abrieron hace 4 meses. atención top por parte de Fredy y Gabi iOverlander Carbón de Palo Restaurant user -1.0 Fuji Film - camera repair José Loor is a genius in regards to repairing all kinds of cameras. We got sand in our new lumix so the zoom would not work anymore and he fixed it within a half day. He said he also repairs bigger cameras. He likes to work with foreigners so he will always give you a special price. We also bought an underwater camera there. Very nice guy, highly recommended. The GPS data might not be totally correct but it's the fuji film store in front of the place. Open: Yes José Loor is a genius in regards to repairing all kinds of cameras. We got sand in our new lumix so the zoom would not work anymore and he fixed it within a half day. He said he also repairs bigger cameras. He likes to work with foreigners so he will always give you a special price. We also bought an underwater camera there. Very nice guy, highly recommended. The GPS data might not be totally correct but it's the fuji film store in front of the place. iOverlander Fuji Film - camera repair Dog Unknown user 45.0 Hostal Suites Madrid Nice Hostal with secured parking. We stayed two nights in a private room with private bathroom and AC for 30$\night, that's why we don't know about the conditions if you want to sleep in the car. Close to bars and the street so not totally quiet night. Kitchen fully equipped (stove, plates, pots, fridge),nice roof terrace. Fastest WiFi we have had so far in South America. 10min walk into the Center. Laundry service down the road. The manager Christopher also arranges last minute Galapagos Tours, see different post. You could also leave your car there if you leave for Galapagos but we don't know about the price. Maybe the Livingston hotel is a better option for that. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice Hostal with secured parking. We stayed two nights in a private room with private bathroom and AC for 30$\night, that's why we don't know about the conditions if you want to sleep in the car. Close to bars and the street so not totally quiet night. Kitchen fully equipped (stove, plates, pots, fridge),nice roof terrace. Fastest WiFi we have had so far in South America. 10min walk into the Center. Laundry service down the road. The manager Christopher also arranges last minute Galapagos Tours, see different post. You could also leave your car there if you leave for Galapagos but we don't know about the price. Maybe the Livingston hotel is a better option for that. iOverlander Hostal Suites Madrid Lodging user 57.0 Galapagos last minute deals Christopher, a young and sympatique manager of the Hostal Suites Madrid can arrange you good Galapagos deals. We chose to book here, because in comparison to other agencies we have checked (Galasam, Dreamkapture Hostal/agency, enchanted tours) he offered us the (in our point of view) best itinerary (route), for the lowest price. He also really takes his time to explain you everything what you want to know and what you are going to see. Open: Yes Christopher, a young and sympatique manager of the Hostal Suites Madrid can arrange you good Galapagos deals. We chose to book here, because in comparison to other agencies we have checked (Galasam, Dreamkapture Hostal/agency, enchanted tours) he offered us the (in our point of view) best itinerary (route), for the lowest price. He also really takes his time to explain you everything what you want to know and what you are going to see. iOverlander Galapagos last minute deals Dog Unknown user 68.0 Lizard Park A nice Park where a lot of lizards just run around freely. Nice for a stroll. Free entry. Open: Yes A nice Park where a lot of lizards just run around freely. Nice for a stroll. Free entry. iOverlander Lizard Park City (Capitol) user 2434.0 La Casa Se Los Pescados Es un lugar donde puedes acampar gratis, hay un techo por si esta lloviendo, la familia es muy amable. Puedes alquilar una cabina por $10 dolares por 2 personas Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Es un lugar donde puedes acampar gratis, hay un techo por si esta lloviendo, la familia es muy amable. Puedes alquilar una cabina por $10 dolares por 2 personas iOverlander La Casa Se Los Pescados Parking Area user 19.4 Hotel Manabi Limpio, barato 12 dolares x 2 personas Open: No Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Limpio, barato 12 dolares x 2 personas iOverlander Hotel Manabi Lodging user 26.0 El Turista - Panadería Y Pastelería Very good bread fresh, non industrialized and cheap 10c/bread. One of the best so far en ecuador. Open: Yes Very good bread fresh, non industrialized and cheap 10c/bread. One of the best so far en ecuador. iOverlander El Turista - Panadería Y Pastelería Restaurant user 0.0 VW Garage "Di Auto" Very good VW Vanagon, T3 Mechanic, the boss is Don Diego, they fixed our axle arm after other quit. Don Diego is specialized in VW Beetle, Combis, Vanagon. Nice guy, nearly no english Open: Yes Very good VW Vanagon, T3 Mechanic, the boss is Don Diego, they fixed our axle arm after other quit. Don Diego is specialized in VW Beetle, Combis, Vanagon. Nice guy, nearly no english iOverlander VW Garage "Di Auto" Car Repair user 1237.7 El Tablon I arrived in the dark and could easily stay in the village, which has only few houses. There exist a basketball field with a flat area for camping. No facilities. Free. The people are friendly, there is one small shop right on the road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes I arrived in the dark and could easily stay in the village, which has only few houses. There exist a basketball field with a flat area for camping. No facilities. Free. The people are friendly, there is one small shop right on the road. iOverlander El Tablon Parking Area user 4527.0 Base camp at Antisana Here you can come if you climb Antisana or follow people who climb. You need permit and it's done easier with local guides who take care of papers. Need 4x4. No facilities, completely wild. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Here you can come if you climb Antisana or follow people who climb. You need permit and it's done easier with local guides who take care of papers. Need 4x4. No facilities, completely wild. iOverlander Base camp at Antisana Contact, Pirate user 2634.0 Casa del Arbol Parking lot just under the famous Swing at the end of the World. $1 during the day, he asked for $5 overnight but accepted $2. Nice views, restaurant nearby with limited choice, a lot of snacks. There are a couple parking lots here. The swing you can see is not Casa del Arbol, you have to walk up the hill and to your right, impossible to park directly there. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot just under the famous Swing at the end of the World. $1 during the day, he asked for $5 overnight but accepted $2. Nice views, restaurant nearby with limited choice, a lot of snacks. There are a couple parking lots here. The swing you can see is not Casa del Arbol, you have to walk up the hill and to your right, impossible to park directly there. iOverlander Casa del Arbol Parking Area user 3683.0 Hotel la Estación Really nice place in Urbina in front of train station, next to Chimborazo volcano. Lovely owner. $15 per person. $5 for breakfast. Very recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Really nice place in Urbina in front of train station, next to Chimborazo volcano. Lovely owner. $15 per person. $5 for breakfast. Very recommended! iOverlander Hotel la Estación Lodging user 1019.0 Overnight by the river (unsafe spot) Right by the bridge there is an entry road to access the river, it's a very nice place to sleeping in. Even though it's close to the road it was very quiet at night. Enough space to turn around. High clearance and 4x4 recommended. - not suitable for rigs bigger than 9ft long. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Right by the bridge there is an entry road to access the river, it's a very nice place to sleeping in. Even though it's close to the road it was very quiet at night. Enough space to turn around. High clearance and 4x4 recommended. - not suitable for rigs bigger than 9ft long. iOverlander Overnight by the river (unsafe spot) Contact, Pirate user 14.5 Hostal Puerto Engabao An international hostel with wifi, outdoor kitchen, common area with hammocks and netflix, bbq, laundry, bathroom with cold shower. $5 per person camping, and starting at $8 per person in a dorm room. Friendly atmosphere and loads of info on surfing the surrounding areas. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes An international hostel with wifi, outdoor kitchen, common area with hammocks and netflix, bbq, laundry, bathroom with cold shower. $5 per person camping, and starting at $8 per person in a dorm room. Friendly atmosphere and loads of info on surfing the surrounding areas. iOverlander Hostal Puerto Engabao Lodging user 2720.2 David's Cars Buen Mecanico elèctrico !! Great Mechanic - electrical. And speaks English! Open: Yes Buen Mecanico elèctrico !! Great Mechanic - electrical. And speaks English! iOverlander David's Cars Car Repair user 2756.3 VW Repair Shop On the corner. They help us with our T2 VW bus and did a good job. Open: Yes On the corner. They help us with our T2 VW bus and did a good job. iOverlander VW Repair Shop Car Repair user 15.0 Cabaña Mi Grande Very good restaurant to have breakfast. Very nice and friendly owner. Prices are good and so is the food. Highly recommended! Note: coordinates are a bit off, it's in Av. José de Villamil opposit of Marys cafe & cake on the first floor! Open: Yes Very good restaurant to have breakfast. Very nice and friendly owner. Prices are good and so is the food. Highly recommended! Note: coordinates are a bit off, it's in Av. José de Villamil opposit of Marys cafe & cake on the first floor! iOverlander Cabaña Mi Grande Restaurant user 1237.3 Car Wash Good car wash. $3 for outside of van. Open: Yes Good car wash. $3 for outside of van. iOverlander Car Wash Dog Unknown user 1066.3 Hotel Splendit Nice enough place to stay. Clean, hot water, and decent internet. Has a secure parking lot and could easily fit the largest vehicles. $12 USD for a night in a pretty spacious double room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice enough place to stay. Clean, hot water, and decent internet. Has a secure parking lot and could easily fit the largest vehicles. $12 USD for a night in a pretty spacious double room. iOverlander Hotel Splendit Lodging user 350.6 Free parking lot, guarded at night Free parking lot next to a public building. There are guards all night long. Calm. Sometimes free WiFi from "Asadero" Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free parking lot next to a public building. There are guards all night long. Calm. Sometimes free WiFi from "Asadero" iOverlander Free parking lot, guarded at night Parking Area user 2200.0 Local House Cabana That's the house in the big curve. We asked to this nice family if we can park the car here and sleep for the night and they offer is to sleep in this small cabane for the night. A 1,5 single bed, a table and electricity, nothing else :) for the bathroom you can ask them. Free Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes That's the house in the big curve. We asked to this nice family if we can park the car here and sleep for the night and they offer is to sleep in this small cabane for the night. A 1,5 single bed, a table and electricity, nothing else :) for the bathroom you can ask them. Free iOverlander Local House Cabana Parking Area user -1.0 jungle tour nicky lodge we did a 4 days jungle tour in the cuyabeno reservat organised from nicky lodge. Very great guide - very informative and funny, nice staff, nice nature and the lodge is in a different place than the other tour operaters, so you are on your own and don't stick together with hundreds of other tourists. We booked it over the website from nicky lodge. They work together with ecuatraveling and have a office in quito. Our guide was Andres and he was just really great! Really nice and highly recommand!! Open: Yes we did a 4 days jungle tour in the cuyabeno reservat organised from nicky lodge. Very great guide - very informative and funny, nice staff, nice nature and the lodge is in a different place than the other tour operaters, so you are on your own and don't stick together with hundreds of other tourists. We booked it over the website from nicky lodge. They work together with ecuatraveling and have a office in quito. Our guide was Andres and he was just really great! Really nice and highly recommand!! iOverlander jungle tour nicky lodge City (Capitol) user 2487.2 Patas vet Very helpful and friendly vet. Our dog had a cold and we didn't have to wait at all when we arrived. Very professional people work here. Open: Yes Very helpful and friendly vet. Our dog had a cold and we didn't have to wait at all when we arrived. Very professional people work here. iOverlander Patas vet City (Capitol) user -12.9 The Lost Lobster Pleasantly surprised by the value of the 5 dollar set lunch menu. Big potions of either chicken or beef. Great stater soups to boot. Open: Yes Pleasantly surprised by the value of the 5 dollar set lunch menu. Big potions of either chicken or beef. Great stater soups to boot. iOverlander The Lost Lobster Restaurant user 2.9 El Chuzito Asado 7.00 dinner. Includes a plate of yellow rice and beans, and side plate of chicken or sausage Asado. Great mild salsa sauce to compliment this Large, filling meal. Best bang for the buck on Isabella. Open: Yes 7.00 dinner. Includes a plate of yellow rice and beans, and side plate of chicken or sausage Asado. Great mild salsa sauce to compliment this Large, filling meal. Best bang for the buck on Isabella. iOverlander El Chuzito Asado Restaurant user 0.0 Cabañas El Roclo it is a very nice, cosy, clean place. a bit pricey $20 per night for double room, but if you like us find yourself driving by in a rain and at night it is a great place to stop by. owners are two lovely Ladies. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes it is a very nice, cosy, clean place. a bit pricey $20 per night for double room, but if you like us find yourself driving by in a rain and at night it is a great place to stop by. owners are two lovely Ladies. iOverlander Cabañas El Roclo Lodging user 0.0 right by the beach outside Montanita Open terrain right by the beach, next to some kind of shrimp plant which makes a bit of a surrrrrring noise during the day. About 10min walk into Montanita. 180° view of nothing but fine beach. Stayed for 10 days, had no problems. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Open terrain right by the beach, next to some kind of shrimp plant which makes a bit of a surrrrrring noise during the day. About 10min walk into Montanita. 180° view of nothing but fine beach. Stayed for 10 days, had no problems. iOverlander right by the beach outside Montanita Contact, Pirate user commercial parking lot Commercial parking lot, small vehicles only (vans are no problem), 10 USD/night, shower/toilet, safe, noisy, central, bad neighbourhood. Manager Marco is a nice guy, speaks a little English. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Commercial parking lot, small vehicles only (vans are no problem), 10 USD/night, shower/toilet, safe, noisy, central, bad neighbourhood. Manager Marco is a nice guy, speaks a little English. iOverlander commercial parking lot Parking Area user 0.0 Roadside parking by the river Roadside parking by the river, next to the gate of a public youth centre (watchman 24h), quiet, pretty central, free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Roadside parking by the river, next to the gate of a public youth centre (watchman 24h), quiet, pretty central, free iOverlander Roadside parking by the river Parking Area user 1100.0 Levelled terrain in low valley near river Huge levelled terrain next to the river. Warm climate. Lots of sand flies during the day. Quiet, free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Huge levelled terrain next to the river. Warm climate. Lots of sand flies during the day. Quiet, free. iOverlander Levelled terrain in low valley near river Contact, Pirate user 0.0 flat terrain near San Rafel waterfall Small level terrain used as bus parking for San Rafael waterfalls, quiet, free, 2min walk to San Rafael waterfalls entrance Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Small level terrain used as bus parking for San Rafael waterfalls, quiet, free, 2min walk to San Rafael waterfalls entrance iOverlander flat terrain near San Rafel waterfall Parking Area user 9.0 Tero Real Cabanas 20 USD Per person. 5 bungalows. Sleep up to 5 in each. Probably can bargain down in low season to 15 pp per night. 2 minute walk to beach. Nice hammock chill out area and decent wifi. Best budget option on the island. 5 dollar breakfast optional. 3 dollar snorkel gear rental. Free advice on all things cheap on the island. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No 20 USD Per person. 5 bungalows. Sleep up to 5 in each. Probably can bargain down in low season to 15 pp per night. 2 minute walk to beach. Nice hammock chill out area and decent wifi. Best budget option on the island. 5 dollar breakfast optional. 3 dollar snorkel gear rental. Free advice on all things cheap on the island. iOverlander Tero Real Cabanas Lodging user 2085.0 Tame airport bus When you arrive with Tame airlines, they will make you buy a bus ticket for going to the channel for 5$pP one way, telling you that there is no other transportation, but there is! Just take outside the Lan or airgul busses, they take you for free. Our guide told us this tame bus fee is new and because the argentinian owner of tame also owns the airport here.. Anyways just be sure you hide all signs on your luggage that says tame otherwise the guide told us the other busses could refuse to take you. Another thing: if you arrive in the afternoon it could be that only a tame bus will be waiting, as from noon onwards the airplane traffic gets less. If so at least only get a one way ticket! Enjoy your stay! Open: Yes When you arrive with Tame airlines, they will make you buy a bus ticket for going to the channel for 5$pP one way, telling you that there is no other transportation, but there is! Just take outside the Lan or airgul busses, they take you for free. Our guide told us this tame bus fee is new and because the argentinian owner of tame also owns the airport here.. Anyways just be sure you hide all signs on your luggage that says tame otherwise the guide told us the other busses could refuse to take you. Another thing: if you arrive in the afternoon it could be that only a tame bus will be waiting, as from noon onwards the airplane traffic gets less. If so at least only get a one way ticket! Enjoy your stay! iOverlander Tame airport bus Diamond, Red user 0.0 Aruba Pregunta x el plato del dia cuesta $3.5 dolares e incluye sopa de chupe y pescado frito con patacones y ensalada y un vaso de refresco, hay wifi Open: Yes Pregunta x el plato del dia cuesta $3.5 dolares e incluye sopa de chupe y pescado frito con patacones y ensalada y un vaso de refresco, hay wifi iOverlander Aruba Restaurant user 3920.1 Cafe Y Chocolate (cafeteria) If you get cold on the road, this is a nice place to stop with a fireplace and delicious hot chocolate. Open: Yes If you get cold on the road, this is a nice place to stop with a fireplace and delicious hot chocolate. iOverlander Cafe Y Chocolate (cafeteria) Restaurant user 0.0 El Submarino Best sandwiches and hamburgers + really good coffee (espresso machine). If you say 'Lucas me aloca', they will give you 10% discount. Open: Yes Best sandwiches and hamburgers + really good coffee (espresso machine). If you say 'Lucas me aloca', they will give you 10% discount. iOverlander El Submarino Restaurant user 3013.0 Old gaz station near San Isidro Policeman from the town shows us this area, 'where some bus drivers sleep here sometimes'. We probably prefer sleeping somewhere in the town, wich looks pretty but policeman want to help us and we follow him ... Very quiet, the only noise we heard was cow and rooster :-) Two kids came to play with ours in the morning. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Policeman from the town shows us this area, 'where some bus drivers sleep here sometimes'. We probably prefer sleeping somewhere in the town, wich looks pretty but policeman want to help us and we follow him ... Very quiet, the only noise we heard was cow and rooster :-) Two kids came to play with ours in the morning. iOverlander Old gaz station near San Isidro Parking Area user 2792.0 Gaz station PS Ask to the station. Free. Restroom 24h. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Ask to the station. Free. Restroom 24h. iOverlander Gaz station PS Parking Area user 2500.0 Mitad del Mundo It's possible to stay on the parking for the night for 5$ (unofficial, see with guardians). Must pay the parking ticket (3$ for the day) at the cashier before. Entrance on the site is 3,50$ per adult. Half price for kids from 6 to 12. Fun to see the equator line. Littles museums (french pavillion free), monument and lots of souvenir's shops (not expensives opposite to food shops) : certificate, stamps on passport, etc. Open: Yes It's possible to stay on the parking for the night for 5$ (unofficial, see with guardians). Must pay the parking ticket (3$ for the day) at the cashier before. Entrance on the site is 3,50$ per adult. Half price for kids from 6 to 12. Fun to see the equator line. Littles museums (french pavillion free), monument and lots of souvenir's shops (not expensives opposite to food shops) : certificate, stamps on passport, etc. iOverlander Mitad del Mundo City (Capitol) user 2601.0 escuela superior de policia Dark and rainy night ... We ask to the police of Pomasqui and they show us this dead end just in front of police school. They said : "very safe here !". Close to the road but sometimes, you just want to stop and sleep ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Dark and rainy night ... We ask to the police of Pomasqui and they show us this dead end just in front of police school. They said : "very safe here !". Close to the road but sometimes, you just want to stop and sleep ! iOverlander escuela superior de policia Contact, Pirate user 0.0 parking 24/7 parking gardé proche aéroport pour véhicules de moins de 2.6 m de haut tarif promotionnel à 3.5 dollars les 24 heures (qui risque d'augmenter un peu) Totalement clôturé et très bien gardé navettes gratuites pour aéroport eau, électricité, toilettes et wifi gratuites nous y avons laissé notre camping car 9 nuits sans aucune mauvaise surprise à recommander Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No parking gardé proche aéroport pour véhicules de moins de 2.6 m de haut tarif promotionnel à 3.5 dollars les 24 heures (qui risque d'augmenter un peu) Totalement clôturé et très bien gardé navettes gratuites pour aéroport eau, électricité, toilettes et wifi gratuites nous y avons laissé notre camping car 9 nuits sans aucune mauvaise surprise à recommander iOverlander parking 24/7 Parking Area user 1696.9 Parrilladas Uruguayas Photos added Open: Yes Photos added iOverlander Parrilladas Uruguayas Restaurant user 2366.6 At The River 2 Wild camping place next to the road, but far away enough not to be disturbed by. Leave the road to the right and go down to the river. Cars maybe possible in front of the small house. But it is a better place for camping in a tent. Water from natural source available (normally for cows): just follow the tube. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Wild camping place next to the road, but far away enough not to be disturbed by. Leave the road to the right and go down to the river. Cars maybe possible in front of the small house. But it is a better place for camping in a tent. Water from natural source available (normally for cows): just follow the tube. iOverlander At The River 2 Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Rose Cottage This place is up a cobblestone road, a few KM outside the town of Otavalo. It has secure parking for motorcycles, hot water, wifi in a common area, breakfast is included and dinner is available. We paid $35/night for a double with shared bathroom. My favorite parts about this place are the beautiful scenery, peaceful quietness, and comfortable bed. (Check website for accurate location information.) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes This place is up a cobblestone road, a few KM outside the town of Otavalo. It has secure parking for motorcycles, hot water, wifi in a common area, breakfast is included and dinner is available. We paid $35/night for a double with shared bathroom. My favorite parts about this place are the beautiful scenery, peaceful quietness, and comfortable bed. (Check website for accurate location information.) iOverlander Rose Cottage Lodging user 46.3 El Ayabaquino Ceviches de pescado 15 soles Open: Yes Ceviches de pescado 15 soles iOverlander El Ayabaquino Restaurant user 1814.1 Parking at Balneario Santa Clara Quiet and safe place to take a sleep. In the morning it gets busy. Its right at the door of a thermal pool, great to take a warm swimm. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet and safe place to take a sleep. In the morning it gets busy. Its right at the door of a thermal pool, great to take a warm swimm. iOverlander Parking at Balneario Santa Clara Parking Area user 21.0 Bocana Hotel Expensive but was one of a very few options after the earthquake. 20-25 $ per person. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Expensive but was one of a very few options after the earthquake. 20-25 $ per person. iOverlander Bocana Hotel Lodging user 960.0 PS Gas station Can we stay here ? 'con mucho gusto' ! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Can we stay here ? 'con mucho gusto' ! iOverlander PS Gas station Parking Area user 962.0 Native Jungle Patricio Garces from Native Jungle is one of the 4 tours operators in Puyo. 9 de octubre 1268 / Atahualpa, 2nd piso He speak spanish and english... and others natives dialects We have done a one day trip for all the family (with children 13y, 9y, 6y). It was perfect. We do a walk in the jungle to see waterfall. Learn a lot of things about plants, see native people, 3km with canoe etc... 35$/adult, half price for child With Patricio, when you want, there are some other options between 1 to 10 days in the deep forest for next level called 'indiana jones' too... :-) Open: Yes Patricio Garces from Native Jungle is one of the 4 tours operators in Puyo. 9 de octubre 1268 / Atahualpa, 2nd piso He speak spanish and english... and others natives dialects We have done a one day trip for all the family (with children 13y, 9y, 6y). It was perfect. We do a walk in the jungle to see waterfall. Learn a lot of things about plants, see native people, 3km with canoe etc... 35$/adult, half price for child With Patricio, when you want, there are some other options between 1 to 10 days in the deep forest for next level called 'indiana jones' too... :-) iOverlander Native Jungle City (Capitol) user 2822.0 Laundromat BRAMADO Washing salon at 0,66usd per pound or machines operated by coins. We did a big load 22pounds machine for 4,5 usd with HOT water and dryer for 0,25usd every 7 minutes. Machines or quite good, fast wifi complementary (pass "bramado2"), toilet and friendly service. Open: Yes Washing salon at 0,66usd per pound or machines operated by coins. We did a big load 22pounds machine for 4,5 usd with HOT water and dryer for 0,25usd every 7 minutes. Machines or quite good, fast wifi complementary (pass "bramado2"), toilet and friendly service. iOverlander Laundromat BRAMADO Dog Unknown user 0.0 On the beach Quiet place on the beach. There is 2 sheds (palm leaves roof) that are usually unoccupied by night. You can put a tent under it and be double sheltered in case of rain. Otherwise the beach is quite big so you can camp farther away. Careful, there can be turtle nests on the beach. Better put your camp reasonably away from the marked spots so the guardians won't bother you. You're not supposed to make fire on this beach but probably if you go at the north end, near the cliff you would be ok. All the streets I saw that goes to the beach are blocked at the end by wooden posts so you can't pass by car. Still you can let your car just at the end of one of those streets (20 meters from those sheds). No problem for motorbikes or bicycles. There is no electricity, water or whatsoever but in the village you'll find basics commerces. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet place on the beach. There is 2 sheds (palm leaves roof) that are usually unoccupied by night. You can put a tent under it and be double sheltered in case of rain. Otherwise the beach is quite big so you can camp farther away. Careful, there can be turtle nests on the beach. Better put your camp reasonably away from the marked spots so the guardians won't bother you. You're not supposed to make fire on this beach but probably if you go at the north end, near the cliff you would be ok. All the streets I saw that goes to the beach are blocked at the end by wooden posts so you can't pass by car. Still you can let your car just at the end of one of those streets (20 meters from those sheds). No problem for motorbikes or bicycles. There is no electricity, water or whatsoever but in the village you'll find basics commerces. iOverlander On the beach Contact, Pirate user 24.0 Aita Hostel Montanita Nice place with hostel and camping. Room with fan and breakfast for two - $16. With AC - $20. Room upstairs is more fresh and doesn't have a smell like the ones down stairs. There are mattresses outside to put the tents on too and some place for true van. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Nice place with hostel and camping. Room with fan and breakfast for two - $16. With AC - $20. Room upstairs is more fresh and doesn't have a smell like the ones down stairs. There are mattresses outside to put the tents on too and some place for true van. iOverlander Aita Hostel Montanita Lodging user 3440.6 Paramo Camping with tent just in the paramo landscape. With nice view on Cotopaxi. Just 50m next to the street. Not a good place for cars - access is possible but will be seen from the street Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping with tent just in the paramo landscape. With nice view on Cotopaxi. Just 50m next to the street. Not a good place for cars - access is possible but will be seen from the street iOverlander Paramo Contact, Pirate user 2324.6 Deep gaps in the road. Just Big 4WD Rigs or Motorcycles Gap Open: Yes Gap iOverlander Deep gaps in the road. Just Big 4WD Rigs or Motorcycles Diamond, Red user 2577.0 Morejon Motos Motorcycle Mechanic Best Mechanic in south Ecuador. By far! Christobal knows averything about motorcycle and can handle each model. Brand does not matters. Open: Yes Best Mechanic in south Ecuador. By far! Christobal knows averything about motorcycle and can handle each model. Brand does not matters. iOverlander Morejon Motos Motorcycle Mechanic Car Repair user 1829.0 Bar restaurant Forget the restaurant if you can, it was expensive (3,5 to 5$ one course). But big free area to overnight (with buses and truck...) There is natural source to refill your tank Restroom and cold shower 24h but without light... Just an helpful area when the night comes Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Forget the restaurant if you can, it was expensive (3,5 to 5$ one course). But big free area to overnight (with buses and truck...) There is natural source to refill your tank Restroom and cold shower 24h but without light... Just an helpful area when the night comes iOverlander Bar restaurant Parking Area user 2593.0 Homero & Ortega panama hat Free visit of a small but interesting museum, in the heart of the fabric of the wellknow Panama Hat. Visit of the fabric too. Possible to have a complete tour in english or spanish. Open: Yes Free visit of a small but interesting museum, in the heart of the fabric of the wellknow Panama Hat. Visit of the fabric too. Possible to have a complete tour in english or spanish. iOverlander Homero & Ortega panama hat City (Capitol) user 2558.0 Saraguro football pitch Flat area close to the football pitch, at 50m from E35. We asked at the little shop in front of the street : owner said " no problem, very safe and quiet place !" Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Flat area close to the football pitch, at 50m from E35. We asked at the little shop in front of the street : owner said " no problem, very safe and quiet place !" iOverlander Saraguro football pitch Parking Area user 675.0 Closed gaz station We found nothing for big rig since at least 100km from the north... This gaz station seems definitly closed and there are ropes along the streets. But there is a way without rope, closed to the building. There are still people living on the 1rst ground of this building. They were ok when we asked to stay here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No We found nothing for big rig since at least 100km from the north... This gaz station seems definitly closed and there are ropes along the streets. But there is a way without rope, closed to the building. There are still people living on the 1rst ground of this building. They were ok when we asked to stay here. iOverlander Closed gaz station Parking Area user 1578.0 The Lions Bear Nice restaurant Open: Yes Nice restaurant iOverlander The Lions Bear Restaurant user 1575.0 Gavalin Tours Horse riding. Kiwi horse guide that has his own land and refugio bordering the NP. Back into nature trip. Very basic refugio: not reachable by car, no electricity etc. He offered us help with parking and camping in Vilcabamba. Open: Yes Horse riding. Kiwi horse guide that has his own land and refugio bordering the NP. Back into nature trip. Very basic refugio: not reachable by car, no electricity etc. He offered us help with parking and camping in Vilcabamba. iOverlander Gavalin Tours City (Capitol) user 2802.0 Parking Place Military Secured parking at military zone. Paid 8U$/day. A lot of space, big rigs can park easeliy. We parked close to a grassy area. The gate close at 22 pm. You have to be there before. Guardians are 24h present. In this areal is the "Zen Coffee" where you can get fresh brewed coffe and fast wifi. There is a sanitary-block with toilets and one cold shower Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Secured parking at military zone. Paid 8U$/day. A lot of space, big rigs can park easeliy. We parked close to a grassy area. The gate close at 22 pm. You have to be there before. Guardians are 24h present. In this areal is the "Zen Coffee" where you can get fresh brewed coffe and fast wifi. There is a sanitary-block with toilets and one cold shower iOverlander Parking Place Military Parking Area user 0.0 Lavanderia BLANQUITA Laundryservice approx. 1.8 U$/kg Open: Yes Laundryservice approx. 1.8 U$/kg iOverlander Lavanderia BLANQUITA Dog Unknown user 2535.9 Jai Ho Indian Restaurant If you like Indian food, this is the place to go. Delicious food and super friendly staff. We enjoyed it very much. Open: Yes If you like Indian food, this is the place to go. Delicious food and super friendly staff. We enjoyed it very much. iOverlander Jai Ho Indian Restaurant Restaurant user 3549.8 Hotel el Refugio Contact info: visitasalinasb@gmail.com, hrefugiotour@gmail.com, 00593 (03) 2 210 197, cell 09 98 86 99 03 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Contact info: visitasalinasb@gmail.com, hrefugiotour@gmail.com, 00593 (03) 2 210 197, cell 09 98 86 99 03 iOverlander Hotel el Refugio Lodging user 1266.5 Henrrys Hostel Clean, cheap and very friendly hostel. You can use the kitchen as well, 10usd or less/person/night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Clean, cheap and very friendly hostel. You can use the kitchen as well, 10usd or less/person/night. iOverlander Henrrys Hostel Lodging user 791.0 Hosteria Candamo We create this point in order travelers easily see that this hostel is also a fantastic campground. We stayed 3 nights and it Was a Perfect place for our kids, there is a soccer ground. I used their washing machine for 3 dollars per machine. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We create this point in order travelers easily see that this hostel is also a fantastic campground. We stayed 3 nights and it Was a Perfect place for our kids, there is a soccer ground. I used their washing machine for 3 dollars per machine. iOverlander Hosteria Candamo Campground user 2774.3 Rapi-frenos Here is a garage specialized on breaks problems . We had to check some mechanicals issues . They worked straight on it . Very professional and helpful they fixed everything in 3 ours . Big and super clean place you also have bathroom and free wifi . There is a restaurant at the corner and a big grassy park with playground if you want to breeze up yourself . Super friendly team highly recommend Open: Yes Here is a garage specialized on breaks problems . We had to check some mechanicals issues . They worked straight on it . Very professional and helpful they fixed everything in 3 ours . Big and super clean place you also have bathroom and free wifi . There is a restaurant at the corner and a big grassy park with playground if you want to breeze up yourself . Super friendly team highly recommend iOverlander Rapi-frenos Car Repair user 3488.1 entrada reserva el angel 'el salado' this is the entry for the western part of the el angel reserve, camping here is free, on the street or in a gated area if you are lower then 2 meters. we preffered the eastern part at laguna voladero Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes this is the entry for the western part of the el angel reserve, camping here is free, on the street or in a gated area if you are lower then 2 meters. we preffered the eastern part at laguna voladero iOverlander entrada reserva el angel 'el salado' Parking Area user 3593.1 polylepis lodge this is a nice lodge. day use is 10$ p.p for guided hikes. you could camp here for 25$ p.p including hot showers and maybe a jacuzzi. incl. food its 40$. didn't try any option because of its price Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No this is a nice lodge. day use is 10$ p.p for guided hikes. you could camp here for 25$ p.p including hot showers and maybe a jacuzzi. incl. food its 40$. didn't try any option because of its price iOverlander polylepis lodge Campground user 3369.3 near estacion biologica guandera closest you can drive to the estacion, which is 15 min by foot. there are two hikes from the estacion. they rent cabanas too. tent camping possible too, 7 USD. to enter you have to pay 6usd/P. beginning of hikes extremely muddy Hike 1 Nariz del Diablo: 15km and 750m elevation gain. Hike 2 Waterfall loop: 7 km and 390 elevation gain. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes closest you can drive to the estacion, which is 15 min by foot. there are two hikes from the estacion. they rent cabanas too. tent camping possible too, 7 USD. to enter you have to pay 6usd/P. beginning of hikes extremely muddy Hike 1 Nariz del Diablo: 15km and 750m elevation gain. Hike 2 Waterfall loop: 7 km and 390 elevation gain. iOverlander near estacion biologica guandera Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Lavanderia / Laundryservice Laundryservice 0.80.- $/libro Open: Yes Laundryservice 0.80.- $/libro iOverlander Lavanderia / Laundryservice Dog Unknown user 3343.4 trailhead imbabura this is the parking for the trail up to imbabura, road very steep. to find the trail: walk to the end of the cobblestones, you will see the trail going up on the left. after the reservoir follow the trail to the right and approx midway to the small white house, go uphill. you will find a signpost, from there its easy. 11km, 1400m elevation gain, 6 - 8 hours Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No this is the parking for the trail up to imbabura, road very steep. to find the trail: walk to the end of the cobblestones, you will see the trail going up on the left. after the reservoir follow the trail to the right and approx midway to the small white house, go uphill. you will find a signpost, from there its easy. 11km, 1400m elevation gain, 6 - 8 hours iOverlander trailhead imbabura Contact, Pirate user 3751.6 Mojando Lake Beautiful spot right at the lake. several opportunities. lots of fireplaces but only few wood. Hikes around the laguna(4km) and up to Fuya, 3.6 km roundtrip 520 elevation gain. Road sealed all the way to the lake. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful spot right at the lake. several opportunities. lots of fireplaces but only few wood. Hikes around the laguna(4km) and up to Fuya, 3.6 km roundtrip 520 elevation gain. Road sealed all the way to the lake. iOverlander Mojando Lake Contact, Pirate user 1148.2 Portachuelo In front of "Seguro Social Campesino". 50 m from Panamericana. Very quiet in the night . Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes In front of "Seguro Social Campesino". 50 m from Panamericana. Very quiet in the night . iOverlander Portachuelo Parking Area user 0.0 Hotel d'Mario Very friendly staff. Double room is about 30$/night They let you park your campervan at the secuered parking (max. high 2.8m) behibd the hotel. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very friendly staff. Double room is about 30$/night They let you park your campervan at the secuered parking (max. high 2.8m) behibd the hotel. iOverlander Hotel d'Mario Lodging user 2060.8 Hostal Romeria Ok hostal at the main square of Zaruma. Parking possible nearby, ask the owner of the hostal to show you. We paid 20$ for a double room with private bathroom. Very basic and little old fashioned but clean, good location and very nice owner. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Ok hostal at the main square of Zaruma. Parking possible nearby, ask the owner of the hostal to show you. We paid 20$ for a double room with private bathroom. Very basic and little old fashioned but clean, good location and very nice owner. iOverlander Hostal Romeria Lodging user 2655.0 Hostal Casa Aida Cute little hostel managed by the most charming granny ever. parking spots for cars, hôtel rooms, camping spots. Great breakfast. Tour possibilities with Aida's sons to climb surrounding mountains. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Cute little hostel managed by the most charming granny ever. parking spots for cars, hôtel rooms, camping spots. Great breakfast. Tour possibilities with Aida's sons to climb surrounding mountains. iOverlander Hostal Casa Aida Campground user 5.0 Santuario Hibiscus Guest House A Guest House with parking and tent space. Has use of a hot shower and toilet. Pets on a leash. $5 a night/vehicle, $2 per person. Meals are available at extra charge. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A Guest House with parking and tent space. Has use of a hot shower and toilet. Pets on a leash. $5 a night/vehicle, $2 per person. Meals are available at extra charge. iOverlander Santuario Hibiscus Guest House Parking Area user 1848.0 Horsebackriding - Jose and 2 dogs If you are interested in horsebackriding, that is the place to go! Others offices offer horseriding but they are far behind in terms of quality. Jose the owner of the horses will take you more than 2 hours for 20 dollars with real good horses with which you will have the possibility to run. Best horseriding experience I had in south america so far! Jose will also share his knowledges about the volcanos and medicinal plants. Canyoning, rafting, mountain biking and canopi also possible here. Open: Yes If you are interested in horsebackriding, that is the place to go! Others offices offer horseriding but they are far behind in terms of quality. Jose the owner of the horses will take you more than 2 hours for 20 dollars with real good horses with which you will have the possibility to run. Best horseriding experience I had in south america so far! Jose will also share his knowledges about the volcanos and medicinal plants. Canyoning, rafting, mountain biking and canopi also possible here. iOverlander Horsebackriding - Jose and 2 dogs City (Capitol) user 19.1 Veredita Tropical Camping Complejo turistico with swimming pool and a big place down at the river. Beautiful surrounding. A bit run down. Showers didn't work when we were there and toilet without flush (bucket). Owners are very friendly. US$ 10 pP (might be negociable) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Complejo turistico with swimming pool and a big place down at the river. Beautiful surrounding. A bit run down. Showers didn't work when we were there and toilet without flush (bucket). Owners are very friendly. US$ 10 pP (might be negociable) iOverlander Veredita Tropical Camping Campground user 3387.0 Parador Free parking next to the parador and flat camping area in the sports field. Little parador sells food and drinks. Closes when everyone is gone. Free camping with great views on volcano. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Free parking next to the parador and flat camping area in the sports field. Little parador sells food and drinks. Closes when everyone is gone. Free camping with great views on volcano. iOverlander Parador Parking Area user 2907.3 Stairs To Virgin Don't walk here, we just got robbed Open: Yes Don't walk here, we just got robbed iOverlander Stairs To Virgin Diamond, Red user 2040.2 Papa Charr Great Mexican food and not pricey! Super nice lady running the place. Open: Yes Great Mexican food and not pricey! Super nice lady running the place. iOverlander Papa Charr Restaurant user 1415.6 Rio Moto Ecuador Scott Nelson is starting this awesome place especially for adventure motorcycle riders and overland travelers. He offers camping, places to park big rigs, and a basic casita. See details on his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/RioMotoEcuador/ Open: No Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Scott Nelson is starting this awesome place especially for adventure motorcycle riders and overland travelers. He offers camping, places to park big rigs, and a basic casita. See details on his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/RioMotoEcuador/ iOverlander Rio Moto Ecuador Campground user 2453.0 Quihub Cafe Huge cheap breakfasts and good Colombian coffee. Open early in case you are waiting for Mitad del Mundo to open. Open: Yes Huge cheap breakfasts and good Colombian coffee. Open early in case you are waiting for Mitad del Mundo to open. iOverlander Quihub Cafe Restaurant user 1330.0 Mariposario Butterfly House Great spot to see butterflys emerge from cocoons in the morning. 9-5 $6 They also have a hotel. Open: Yes Great spot to see butterflys emerge from cocoons in the morning. 9-5 $6 They also have a hotel. iOverlander Mariposario Butterfly House City (Capitol) user 5.9 Cafe Madame A nice parking place, future camp site, right in front of the beach. Run by Yadin, a very friendly local guy. cel phone 0996666656 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A nice parking place, future camp site, right in front of the beach. Run by Yadin, a very friendly local guy. cel phone 0996666656 iOverlander Cafe Madame Parking Area user -1.0 Trip in Amazonia from Coca If you are looking for real adventure, highly suggest the park Yasuni, where you will sleep along the river into tents. If you prefer a more confortable experience but much more touristic too, go to Cuyabeno and its lodges. But I think this guide only offers excursions into Yasuni. Open: Yes If you are looking for real adventure, highly suggest the park Yasuni, where you will sleep along the river into tents. If you prefer a more confortable experience but much more touristic too, go to Cuyabeno and its lodges. But I think this guide only offers excursions into Yasuni. iOverlander Trip in Amazonia from Coca City (Capitol) user 0.0 Fadicart Nice and tidy place. General mechanic. We had an issue with our turbo but couldn't help and recommended us a place in Quito. But they took time to find the problem. Serious, friendly and professional staff Open: Yes Nice and tidy place. General mechanic. We had an issue with our turbo but couldn't help and recommended us a place in Quito. But they took time to find the problem. Serious, friendly and professional staff iOverlander Fadicart Car Repair user 9.0 General Air Paperwork for your dog is donne here if you arrive by plane ) $28.50 fee Open: Yes Paperwork for your dog is donne here if you arrive by plane ) $28.50 fee iOverlander General Air Dog Unknown user 14.0 Agrocalidad Obtain import certificate for the dog here. In the airport building. Another $26 payment. Open: Yes Obtain import certificate for the dog here. In the airport building. Another $26 payment. iOverlander Agrocalidad Dog Unknown user -47.0 NucaPacha Hostel Dog friendly accomodation in private room with own bathroom. $35/night. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Dog friendly accomodation in private room with own bathroom. $35/night. iOverlander NucaPacha Hostel Lodging user 2775.9 Galardi Motors Motorcycle shop and mechanics. High quality place. Open: Yes Motorcycle shop and mechanics. High quality place. iOverlander Galardi Motors Car Repair user 2517.8 Los Balcones Very nice hotel with secure parking at the rear. Parking has height restriction but not too low. We paid $65 including taxes and parking fees. Near to (but far enough away from) the lively pubs. Restaurants, markets and shops surround the hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very nice hotel with secure parking at the rear. Parking has height restriction but not too low. We paid $65 including taxes and parking fees. Near to (but far enough away from) the lively pubs. Restaurants, markets and shops surround the hotel. iOverlander Los Balcones Lodging user -20.3 Transoceanica Pick up paperwork for NYK RoRo- B/L here and pay some fees $136.00, before going to port. Open: Yes Pick up paperwork for NYK RoRo- B/L here and pay some fees $136.00, before going to port. iOverlander Transoceanica Diamond, Red user 0.0 Contecon Get access permit to port here. The wait game starts here. Open: Yes Get access permit to port here. The wait game starts here. iOverlander Contecon Diamond, Red user -18.0 Aduana Before All come here with the temporary DJT numbet. Open: Yes Before All come here with the temporary DJT numbet. iOverlander Aduana Diamond, Red user 2819.0 Techniservicio Frevel Take care of you very quickly and prices are very honest. Open: Yes Take care of you very quickly and prices are very honest. iOverlander Techniservicio Frevel Car Repair user 0.0 Hostal Eddys There is camping and budget rooms available here, Eddy speaks English an can recommend places to eat nearby. Its about 1 block away from a great beach. No Wifi in rooms, you have to go to the Balcony Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes There is camping and budget rooms available here, Eddy speaks English an can recommend places to eat nearby. Its about 1 block away from a great beach. No Wifi in rooms, you have to go to the Balcony iOverlander Hostal Eddys Lodging user Hostal Eddys There is camping and budget rooms available here, Eddy speaks English an can recommend places to eat nearby. There is no Wifi in the rooms, you have to sit on the Balcony Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes There is camping and budget rooms available here, Eddy speaks English an can recommend places to eat nearby. There is no Wifi in the rooms, you have to sit on the Balcony iOverlander Hostal Eddys Lodging user 0.0 Casa KoKopelli La Casa KoKopelli is a beautiful house in the direct proxmity of an almost private beach where you can admire the beauty of nature. soak up the breathtaking sunsets and maybe even spotting some passing whales... if you love waves, our surfers friends will enjoy a great spot you don't have to share. the room offers all confort, queen bed, private bathroom, air conditional and private terrace. The others spaces are common areas with a big dining area with cosy living area, a sunning terrace upstairs with an impeccable view to teh pacific, offering a constant breeze and hammocks ans sofa. 35 $ with breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes La Casa KoKopelli is a beautiful house in the direct proxmity of an almost private beach where you can admire the beauty of nature. soak up the breathtaking sunsets and maybe even spotting some passing whales... if you love waves, our surfers friends will enjoy a great spot you don't have to share. the room offers all confort, queen bed, private bathroom, air conditional and private terrace. The others spaces are common areas with a big dining area with cosy living area, a sunning terrace upstairs with an impeccable view to teh pacific, offering a constant breeze and hammocks ans sofa. 35 $ with breakfast. iOverlander Casa KoKopelli Lodging user -3.0 Casa KoKopelli La casa kokopelli is a beautiful house in the direct proximity of an almost private beach where you can admire the beauty of nature. Breathtaking sunsets and good waves for surfer. The room offers all comfort, queen bed, private bathroom,air conditional, and private terrace. Hot water and wifi access. 35 dollars/night with breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes La casa kokopelli is a beautiful house in the direct proximity of an almost private beach where you can admire the beauty of nature. Breathtaking sunsets and good waves for surfer. The room offers all comfort, queen bed, private bathroom,air conditional, and private terrace. Hot water and wifi access. 35 dollars/night with breakfast. iOverlander Casa KoKopelli Lodging user 0.0 Parking at Centro Recreacional Yamburara Some locals advised us about this place really close to the city in front of the Centro Recreacional Yamburara, where you can find toilets, shower, pools, even babarcue!!! The parking at riverside is level, big rig frienly and FREE. For the park and the pools there is a small fee. To get there better follow "Camino de servidumbre", because the bridge on "Via Viveros" has a low and narrow roof. Open: Yes Internet: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Some locals advised us about this place really close to the city in front of the Centro Recreacional Yamburara, where you can find toilets, shower, pools, even babarcue!!! The parking at riverside is level, big rig frienly and FREE. For the park and the pools there is a small fee. To get there better follow "Camino de servidumbre", because the bridge on "Via Viveros" has a low and narrow roof. iOverlander Parking at Centro Recreacional Yamburara Parking Area user 0.0 Cabañas Yunkuam We got there with the van to visit the High Nangaritza after 60km non paved road. They can organize boat tours on the Nangaritza river (price depends of the duration and number of participants, but they are flexible. And offer cabañas from 25-30usd/person. Or camping at 5usd/person. Dinner is relatively pricy in comparation with the village, but the owners are happy to have visitors and offer us to stay at the parking for FREE and use the toilets, even if we had dinner at the village... Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We got there with the van to visit the High Nangaritza after 60km non paved road. They can organize boat tours on the Nangaritza river (price depends of the duration and number of participants, but they are flexible. And offer cabañas from 25-30usd/person. Or camping at 5usd/person. Dinner is relatively pricy in comparation with the village, but the owners are happy to have visitors and offer us to stay at the parking for FREE and use the toilets, even if we had dinner at the village... iOverlander Cabañas Yunkuam Parking Area user 1220.0 Restaurant parking Ended up staying in restaurant/hostel parking lot after PP told us no, theu are closing next day. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Ended up staying in restaurant/hostel parking lot after PP told us no, theu are closing next day. iOverlander Restaurant parking Parking Area user 2845.7 La Casona Del Mario Nice private place to stay in Quito. Mario is a really nice guy, the rooms are tidy and there are several bathrooms to share. We paid like 20$ a night for our double room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nice private place to stay in Quito. Mario is a really nice guy, the rooms are tidy and there are several bathrooms to share. We paid like 20$ a night for our double room. iOverlander La Casona Del Mario Lodging user 3524.0 Sangay NP - huge gravel turnout big and level gravel lot just by the Lagunas. spectacular surrounding. beside the street but no traffic. hiking trails and beautiful nature around. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes big and level gravel lot just by the Lagunas. spectacular surrounding. beside the street but no traffic. hiking trails and beautiful nature around. iOverlander Sangay NP - huge gravel turnout Contact, Pirate user 2600.0 Parque Condor Great park with awesome eagles and hawks, entry fee including bird of prey demonstration, worth the visit! Highly recommended! Open: Yes Great park with awesome eagles and hawks, entry fee including bird of prey demonstration, worth the visit! Highly recommended! iOverlander Parque Condor City (Capitol) user -38.0 Mother Fanny Perfect stay. Very clean and wonderful hot shower. Fridge and clim in the bedroom. Little kitchen available too. The lovely old lady asked first for 60 dollars but we got a 3 beds room for 50 dollars/night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Perfect stay. Very clean and wonderful hot shower. Fridge and clim in the bedroom. Little kitchen available too. The lovely old lady asked first for 60 dollars but we got a 3 beds room for 50 dollars/night. iOverlander Mother Fanny Lodging user 0.0 Free: In front of Coast Guard Property Okay place to spend the night. No facilities, but there are lots of restaurants with toilets and lots of showers (for a small fee, i.e. 50 cents) around. We just asked the coast guards if it's safe to camp at the malecon and they said we could park in front of their property. They were very nice. Quiet night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No Okay place to spend the night. No facilities, but there are lots of restaurants with toilets and lots of showers (for a small fee, i.e. 50 cents) around. We just asked the coast guards if it's safe to camp at the malecon and they said we could park in front of their property. They were very nice. Quiet night. iOverlander Free: In front of Coast Guard Property Parking Area user Free: Parking lot close to the beach Nice plastered parking lot, close to a hotel and the beach. Very level. Pretty quiet at night. Until now no facilities, but there is a TIA (supermarket) closeby which has a toilet and there are also toilets at the pier. Furthermore they are builing facilities all over the beach!! Oh and there is a wifi without password if you walk towards the pier. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice plastered parking lot, close to a hotel and the beach. Very level. Pretty quiet at night. Until now no facilities, but there is a TIA (supermarket) closeby which has a toilet and there are also toilets at the pier. Furthermore they are builing facilities all over the beach!! Oh and there is a wifi without password if you walk towards the pier. iOverlander Free: Parking lot close to the beach Parking Area user 2253.8 Quinta san miguel Hotel good parking for large vehicle great view Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Hotel good parking for large vehicle great view iOverlander Quinta san miguel Lodging user 2508.0 Laundry Laundry $3.75 w&d for a fairly large load in professional machines. Open: Yes Laundry $3.75 w&d for a fairly large load in professional machines. iOverlander Laundry Dog Unknown user 2564.0 Piscina Neptun Piscina with free hot showers Open: Yes Piscina with free hot showers iOverlander Piscina Neptun Dog Unknown user 3297.2 Restaurante Y Pizzeria Restaurante y pizzeria el descando de Nahomy. We had dinner here and were allowed to stay overnight at their parking lot in front of the restaurant. Very nice people and reasonable priced food and drinks. We had breakfast the next day, 4$ for eggs, fruit, crossiant, cheese, fresh juice and coffee. For 1$ more you get rice and chicken added. Free wifi, also works at the parking lot. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Restaurante y pizzeria el descando de Nahomy. We had dinner here and were allowed to stay overnight at their parking lot in front of the restaurant. Very nice people and reasonable priced food and drinks. We had breakfast the next day, 4$ for eggs, fruit, crossiant, cheese, fresh juice and coffee. For 1$ more you get rice and chicken added. Free wifi, also works at the parking lot. iOverlander Restaurante Y Pizzeria Parking Area user 1278.5 Cascada Rio Malo Nice waterfall with big parking lot. From the main road you take the dirt road next to the building with the life jackets and tubes by the river and follow it for a few minutes till the parking lot. From here it's a 5 min walk to the waterfall. Enough space for big rigs and nice place to camp next to the river. Basic toilets. Scam at the entrance, avoid. Open: Yes Nice waterfall with big parking lot. From the main road you take the dirt road next to the building with the life jackets and tubes by the river and follow it for a few minutes till the parking lot. From here it's a 5 min walk to the waterfall. Enough space for big rigs and nice place to camp next to the river. Basic toilets. Scam at the entrance, avoid. iOverlander Cascada Rio Malo City (Capitol) user 1841.4 Big space to park next to police station Free area next to an old football field which is located next to the 24h police station. The police station is 50m down the hill next to the coliseo municipal. Ok to just spend a night. Small calm village which seems to be a safe place. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free area next to an old football field which is located next to the 24h police station. The police station is 50m down the hill next to the coliseo municipal. Ok to just spend a night. Small calm village which seems to be a safe place. iOverlander Big space to park next to police station Parking Area user 764.0 cavernas de la ceremonia this is a cool place to see and explore the jungle...to learn about the plants and the culture. you can go to a cave in the middle of the jungle it's so funny and interesting....the guide is cool and friendly. we do the Ayawasca ceremonies :) and if you ask you can stay here overnight..pitch the tent or sleep in hamac....and is secure for parking the tour is 3,5 USD Open: Yes this is a cool place to see and explore the jungle...to learn about the plants and the culture. you can go to a cave in the middle of the jungle it's so funny and interesting....the guide is cool and friendly. we do the Ayawasca ceremonies :) and if you ask you can stay here overnight..pitch the tent or sleep in hamac....and is secure for parking the tour is 3,5 USD iOverlander cavernas de la ceremonia City (Capitol) user 211.4 Caiman Lodge - Cuyabeno Reserve Eco-lodge in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador's Cuyabeno Reserve. Park in Lago Agrio take a shuttle for 2hrs to the reserve entrance and then take 2 hour river boat ride to this pristine ecosystem. Highlights include black & white caiman, anacondas, pink Dolphins, and tons of birds and frogs. Paid $540 for 2 people for three days in a private room. We also saw 2 large scorpions fighting, incredible. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Eco-lodge in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador's Cuyabeno Reserve. Park in Lago Agrio take a shuttle for 2hrs to the reserve entrance and then take 2 hour river boat ride to this pristine ecosystem. Highlights include black & white caiman, anacondas, pink Dolphins, and tons of birds and frogs. Paid $540 for 2 people for three days in a private room. We also saw 2 large scorpions fighting, incredible. iOverlander Caiman Lodge - Cuyabeno Reserve Lodging user 3025.9 Spot by the river Quiet place down by the river. Nothing fancy, but if you just need a place to stay somewhere overnight in town here is lots of space. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet place down by the river. Nothing fancy, but if you just need a place to stay somewhere overnight in town here is lots of space. iOverlander Spot by the river Contact, Pirate user 2381.9 Piscina - Hot Showers 1,25 US for a hot shower Open: Yes 1,25 US for a hot shower iOverlander Piscina - Hot Showers Dog Unknown user 3155.6 El Castillo Bar and restaurant. Dinner for 5$ which was very good and filling. PW wifi: ingapirca2015 Open: Yes Bar and restaurant. Dinner for 5$ which was very good and filling. PW wifi: ingapirca2015 iOverlander El Castillo Restaurant user 3336.4 Reserva Ecológica Santa Rita A beautiful place in the forest near to a river. The coordinates are of the Campground. But you must register first at the reception. It is easy to find, because there are enough signs. The very friendly lady Monika first wanted 28$/night. We offered 10 and it was alright. There is a Barbecue and a chimney. Wooden Logs were at the site for free use! E-Mail: reservasantarita@hotmail.com At the site there is no Internet, but you can use it at the reception. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A beautiful place in the forest near to a river. The coordinates are of the Campground. But you must register first at the reception. It is easy to find, because there are enough signs. The very friendly lady Monika first wanted 28$/night. We offered 10 and it was alright. There is a Barbecue and a chimney. Wooden Logs were at the site for free use! E-Mail: reservasantarita@hotmail.com At the site there is no Internet, but you can use it at the reception. iOverlander Reserva Ecológica Santa Rita Campground user Hostal San Martin Inn Es un hostal que cuenta con habitaciones privadas y compartidas, wi fi, estacionamiento, cocina. El precio es u$d 5. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Tent Friendly: Yes Es un hostal que cuenta con habitaciones privadas y compartidas, wi fi, estacionamiento, cocina. El precio es u$d 5. iOverlander Hostal San Martin Inn Lodging user 0.0 Bellavista Reserva There is room for a few vehicles here at $8pnpp. The place is a great retreat up in the cloud forest and is somewhere you can see a different set of hummingbirds and a toucan that you won't see in Mindo. They also have a rare olingo (known as the olinguito here), that is endemic to the Ecuadorian and southern Colombian Andes, which visits regularly. The water is very hot on the shower and there is free potable water available. You can do a set of three birding tours on a day for $18. The owner Richard is very friendly and helpful, as are all his staff. They have a separate campsite for tents. The food is the restaurant is good but not cheap. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No There is room for a few vehicles here at $8pnpp. The place is a great retreat up in the cloud forest and is somewhere you can see a different set of hummingbirds and a toucan that you won't see in Mindo. They also have a rare olingo (known as the olinguito here), that is endemic to the Ecuadorian and southern Colombian Andes, which visits regularly. The water is very hot on the shower and there is free potable water available. You can do a set of three birding tours on a day for $18. The owner Richard is very friendly and helpful, as are all his staff. They have a separate campsite for tents. The food is the restaurant is good but not cheap. iOverlander Bellavista Reserva Campground user 2520.0 Pizzeria La Gondola Excellent Italian Pizza made by the owner who's from Venezia, Italy. Open: Yes Excellent Italian Pizza made by the owner who's from Venezia, Italy. iOverlander Pizzeria La Gondola Restaurant user 2554.0 Auto Parts Area In this area are numerous auto part stores Open: Yes In this area are numerous auto part stores iOverlander Auto Parts Area Car Repair user 2855.0 Parking Right behind the basilica. 0.75/hr security on site Open: Yes Right behind the basilica. 0.75/hr security on site iOverlander Parking Dog Unknown user 0.0 Estacion El Chorrillo we wanted to get our US-bottle (20lb) filled. the security guard sent us away saying it was only possible for contracted companies. later someone else told us, that we arrived there just to late in the day (5 pm) and the guy, who could`ve helped us allready left. so maybe you`re lucky if you get there early.... (we were succesful then at agipgas, 3km east of isidro ayora) Open: Yes we wanted to get our US-bottle (20lb) filled. the security guard sent us away saying it was only possible for contracted companies. later someone else told us, that we arrived there just to late in the day (5 pm) and the guy, who could`ve helped us allready left. so maybe you`re lucky if you get there early.... (we were succesful then at agipgas, 3km east of isidro ayora) iOverlander Estacion El Chorrillo Gas Station user Agipgas got our US-propane-tank (20lb) filled there for 7$. i think they don´t fill single tanks very often, since it´s a big distribution plant. but they were very helpful anyway... opening hours (mon-fr, 7am-5pm; sat 7am-3pm) Open: Yes got our US-propane-tank (20lb) filled there for 7$. i think they don´t fill single tanks very often, since it´s a big distribution plant. but they were very helpful anyway... opening hours (mon-fr, 7am-5pm; sat 7am-3pm) iOverlander Agipgas Gas Station user 2024.0 ER25 Moto Racing Retailer and mechanic working on large displacement bikes in clean professional shop. had fork oil replaced for A KLR 650 here Open: Yes Retailer and mechanic working on large displacement bikes in clean professional shop. had fork oil replaced for A KLR 650 here iOverlander ER25 Moto Racing Car Repair user 2585.0 El Pedregal Azteca New location: pricy mexican restaurant but the margaritas and Mole are to die for! Adress: Toral 8-60 Open: Yes New location: pricy mexican restaurant but the margaritas and Mole are to die for! Adress: Toral 8-60 iOverlander El Pedregal Azteca Restaurant user 2958.0 Llullu llama Old renovated farm with private bedrooms, dorms and cabañas. also space for some tents and a parking with place for vans. the common livingroom is amazing, with woodstove, free coffee and tea. price per night includes 3 course dinner and breakfast. Nice terrace outside with amazing views over the valley. there is also a jacuzzi and sauna... highly recommended!!!! Very nice Hostal in the Village of Isinlivi. Great Acommodations and nice Parking lot. Only 12 USDollars if you gonna Camp. Big Rig friendly and Tent Camping also possible. Breakfast and Dinner is included, family style all at three big tables. They have a nice Spa-Area too! The St.Bernhards dog is harmless but huuge ;) Perfect Location on the Quilotoa Loop with lots of great hikes possible. Visiting a local Farm and cheese Factory is possible, too. Absolutely recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Old renovated farm with private bedrooms, dorms and cabañas. also space for some tents and a parking with place for vans. the common livingroom is amazing, with woodstove, free coffee and tea. price per night includes 3 course dinner and breakfast. Nice terrace outside with amazing views over the valley. there is also a jacuzzi and sauna... highly recommended!!!! Very nice Hostal in the Village of Isinlivi. Great Acommodations and nice Parking lot. Only 12 USDollars if you gonna Camp. Big Rig friendly and Tent Camping also possible. Breakfast and Dinner is included, family style all at three big tables. They have a nice Spa-Area too! The St.Bernhards dog is harmless but huuge ;) Perfect Location on the Quilotoa Loop with lots of great hikes possible. Visiting a local Farm and cheese Factory is possible, too. Absolutely recommended! iOverlander Llullu llama Lodging user 2790.0 Hotel Central Very friendly staff and good prices made this hotel a good choice in downtown Latacunga. There is a 24 hour reception (just ring the bell) and you can leave your luggage for free when hiking the Quilotoa loop. We paid 20 dollars for a large ensuite room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very friendly staff and good prices made this hotel a good choice in downtown Latacunga. There is a 24 hour reception (just ring the bell) and you can leave your luggage for free when hiking the Quilotoa loop. We paid 20 dollars for a large ensuite room. iOverlander Hotel Central Lodging user Mercado de animales Animal market on every Saturday 6:00 AM. A good place for photos. Open: Yes Animal market on every Saturday 6:00 AM. A good place for photos. iOverlander Mercado de animales City (Capitol) user -37.3 Cumilinche Restaurant A good Restaurant only 1 mile from Playa escondida. It's a nice walk along the beach. Only at low tide! Otherwise you must take the road! Open: Yes A good Restaurant only 1 mile from Playa escondida. It's a nice walk along the beach. Only at low tide! Otherwise you must take the road! iOverlander Cumilinche Restaurant Restaurant user Hotel Presidente LOCATION NOT EXACT You will see signes on the road for the hotel. I could not find its exact location on the map but if you ask for "Hotel Presidente Km 1.5 Via A Valencia, Cdla.jardines Del Este, San Cristobal" you will find it! It is a hotel but they have a safe parking lot. They charged us 6 dollars for the car. There is a clean shower and bathroom in the parking lot. They also let us use wifi in the hotel's common area. Ask for Wellington (this is the owner's name!). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No LOCATION NOT EXACT You will see signes on the road for the hotel. I could not find its exact location on the map but if you ask for "Hotel Presidente Km 1.5 Via A Valencia, Cdla.jardines Del Este, San Cristobal" you will find it! It is a hotel but they have a safe parking lot. They charged us 6 dollars for the car. There is a clean shower and bathroom in the parking lot. They also let us use wifi in the hotel's common area. Ask for Wellington (this is the owner's name!). iOverlander Hotel Presidente Lodging user 0.0 Restaurante el Colombiano Muy bueno sitio para Parquear y comer Dueños amables Open: Yes Muy bueno sitio para Parquear y comer Dueños amables iOverlander Restaurante el Colombiano Restaurant user -1.0 Mercy Farmhouse Susedel, an hour south of Cuenca on the road to the Peru border. 2 bedroom fully equipped farm house, leather lazy boy couches, flat screen tv, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, dining room and living room. Great garden and owners, free vegetables. Perfect for a couple, family or small group. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Susedel, an hour south of Cuenca on the road to the Peru border. 2 bedroom fully equipped farm house, leather lazy boy couches, flat screen tv, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, dining room and living room. Great garden and owners, free vegetables. Perfect for a couple, family or small group. iOverlander Mercy Farmhouse Lodging user 3079.4 Near park entrance Just in front of the entrance. Nice View over the Valley. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just in front of the entrance. Nice View over the Valley. Free. iOverlander Near park entrance Contact, Pirate user 2332.0 Mesón Del Tren Very good restaurant. Menus are $6. Nice old barn refurbished. Open: Yes Very good restaurant. Menus are $6. Nice old barn refurbished. iOverlander Mesón Del Tren Restaurant user 2593.7 Saraguro Cancha Hidden soccer playground. A little steep road goes to the place next to the road. Very quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No Hidden soccer playground. A little steep road goes to the place next to the road. Very quiet. iOverlander Saraguro Cancha Parking Area user 1536.0 Rumihuilco It is a private reserve, you can park close to the entrance. Kitchen very complete, hot water. The trails inside of the reserve are fantastic. $5 per Person. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes It is a private reserve, you can park close to the entrance. Kitchen very complete, hot water. The trails inside of the reserve are fantastic. $5 per Person. iOverlander Rumihuilco Campground user 2667.1 Top of the mountain We drove about 25minutes from the main road to the top of the mountain. The view on the valley, the other moutains and the volcano is amazing. There is no houses etc. therefore very quite. It is an unpaved road and a 4x4 is definitely necessary. Really nice spot to enjoy the nature and be alone. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We drove about 25minutes from the main road to the top of the mountain. The view on the valley, the other moutains and the volcano is amazing. There is no houses etc. therefore very quite. It is an unpaved road and a 4x4 is definitely necessary. Really nice spot to enjoy the nature and be alone. iOverlander Top of the mountain Contact, Pirate user 2792.6 Huasi Suites de calidad We came here cause other places in the town were full and it was a great choice! Clean, cosy rooms in modern style with bathroom, small patio with hammocks, well equipped kitchen, safe parking place at the property, good wifi and extremely nice people. We felt like home here! 30$ per double room with private bathroom. It's just a bit far from the center (too far for a walk) and I'm afraid that very high cars won't feet in a gate. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No We came here cause other places in the town were full and it was a great choice! Clean, cosy rooms in modern style with bathroom, small patio with hammocks, well equipped kitchen, safe parking place at the property, good wifi and extremely nice people. We felt like home here! 30$ per double room with private bathroom. It's just a bit far from the center (too far for a walk) and I'm afraid that very high cars won't feet in a gate. iOverlander Huasi Suites de calidad Lodging user 2769.9 Casa 1881 We came here cause Oasis was full. It's a luxury place in a really reasonable price. We've paid 40$ for a room with living room, bedroom with king size bed and bathroom. Everything just perfect and the people who are running this place are extremely nice. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No We came here cause Oasis was full. It's a luxury place in a really reasonable price. We've paid 40$ for a room with living room, bedroom with king size bed and bathroom. Everything just perfect and the people who are running this place are extremely nice. iOverlander Casa 1881 Lodging user 0.0 Sabor y aroma de Mercedes Some of the best empanadas in South America. Just above the car park. If coming from Baños, she is the last restaurant on the left on the old road through Rio Verde. She also has a restaurant in Baños. Open: Yes Some of the best empanadas in South America. Just above the car park. If coming from Baños, she is the last restaurant on the left on the old road through Rio Verde. She also has a restaurant in Baños. iOverlander Sabor y aroma de Mercedes Restaurant user -17.7 El Arenal Good seafood. Not cheap Open: Yes Good seafood. Not cheap iOverlander El Arenal Restaurant user 2532.0 Mechanic - Recommended After the other mechanic mentioned in IOverlander didn't fix our problem (made it even worse) we got this indication from the 4X4 club in Cuenca. Victor and his sons started immediately to fix our problem. We can highly recommend this mechanic especially for 4x4 which is his specialization. Also the prize was accurate for the work which has been done. Open: Yes After the other mechanic mentioned in IOverlander didn't fix our problem (made it even worse) we got this indication from the 4X4 club in Cuenca. Victor and his sons started immediately to fix our problem. We can highly recommend this mechanic especially for 4x4 which is his specialization. Also the prize was accurate for the work which has been done. iOverlander Mechanic - Recommended Car Repair user 3296.0 Nice Camping behind The Church next to the lake Quiet and very nice camping spot with nice view to Chimborazo... Free and no facilities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Quiet and very nice camping spot with nice view to Chimborazo... Free and no facilities. iOverlander Nice Camping behind The Church next to the lake Contact, Pirate user 2493.0 Mitad del Mundo REAL This is the place defined by the Incas and seriously we preferred this one! It is named museo Inti Ñan In Situ. It cost 4usd per person including guide and experiences.. Eso es el lugar definido por los Incas y en serio hemos preferido este! Se llama el museo Inti Ñan In Situ. Cuesta 4usd por persona incluyendo guía y experiencias.. Open: Yes This is the place defined by the Incas and seriously we preferred this one! It is named museo Inti Ñan In Situ. It cost 4usd per person including guide and experiences.. Eso es el lugar definido por los Incas y en serio hemos preferido este! Se llama el museo Inti Ñan In Situ. Cuesta 4usd por persona incluyendo guía y experiencias.. iOverlander Mitad del Mundo REAL City (Capitol) user 2780.4 La Cosecha by sansui Fruits & Veggies from farms to sell. Fruit salad / natural juice / coffee / espresso / fruit cake / ice-cream wiith fruit ... for 1$ Frutas & Verduras de finca para vender. Ensalada de fruta / jugo natural / café / espresso / pastel de fruta / helado de crema con fruta ... por 1$ Open: Yes Fruits & Veggies from farms to sell. Fruit salad / natural juice / coffee / espresso / fruit cake / ice-cream wiith fruit ... for 1$ Frutas & Verduras de finca para vender. Ensalada de fruta / jugo natural / café / espresso / pastel de fruta / helado de crema con fruta ... por 1$ iOverlander La Cosecha by sansui Restaurant user 3023.4 Native Animal Market Every Thursday morning there is a big market with native animals (e.g. cows, pigs, sheep, lamas, etc.). The native people are traditional dressed. The market starts early in the morning and finishes around 11am. So don't be late. Open: Yes Every Thursday morning there is a big market with native animals (e.g. cows, pigs, sheep, lamas, etc.). The native people are traditional dressed. The market starts early in the morning and finishes around 11am. So don't be late. iOverlander Native Animal Market City (Capitol) user 3607.5 Tierra del Volcán / Hacienda el Porvenir Hotel & Hostel: the prices vary from 20$ to 170$ depending on the bed/room/suites including breakfast. Campground: it is FREE for iOverlanders sleeping on their car but please take in mind that you will have to consume something at the restaurant. For campers sleeping in their tents the price is 5$/pers including wood for the fireplace. The place is just fantastic: great views on volcanoes and very nice hikes to observe the beautiful Cotopaxi. Possibility to horse-ride. Hotel & Hostel : los precios varían de 20$ a 170$ dependiendo de la cama/ habitación/suites incluyendo desayuno. Camping : es GRATUITO para iOverlanders durmiendo en su coche pero toma en cuenta que es necesario consumir algo en el restaurante. Por las personnas acampeando en su tienda de campaña el precio es de 5$/pers incluyendo laña por una fogata.. El lugar es simplemente fantástico: grandes vistas sobre volcanes y caminatas muy agradables para observar el hermoso Cotopaxi. Posibilidad de paseo a caballo. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel & Hostel: the prices vary from 20$ to 170$ depending on the bed/room/suites including breakfast. Campground: it is FREE for iOverlanders sleeping on their car but please take in mind that you will have to consume something at the restaurant. For campers sleeping in their tents the price is 5$/pers including wood for the fireplace. The place is just fantastic: great views on volcanoes and very nice hikes to observe the beautiful Cotopaxi. Possibility to horse-ride. Hotel & Hostel : los precios varían de 20$ a 170$ dependiendo de la cama/ habitación/suites incluyendo desayuno. Camping : es GRATUITO para iOverlanders durmiendo en su coche pero toma en cuenta que es necesario consumir algo en el restaurante. Por las personnas acampeando en su tienda de campaña el precio es de 5$/pers incluyendo laña por una fogata.. El lugar es simplemente fantástico: grandes vistas sobre volcanes y caminatas muy agradables para observar el hermoso Cotopaxi. Posibilidad de paseo a caballo. iOverlander Tierra del Volcán / Hacienda el Porvenir Lodging user 2408.0 Lubricentro LM Lubricentro close to mitad del mundo. Good and fast service & price. Open: Yes Lubricentro close to mitad del mundo. Good and fast service & price. iOverlander Lubricentro LM Car Repair user 28.0 canoas after the earthquake everything is pretty broken and we got there quite late so we didnt know where to stay since we didnt felt quite safe at wildcamping at the beach. we end up askikng in the police tent and slept right beside it allgood with the police. there was another trucks there too. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No after the earthquake everything is pretty broken and we got there quite late so we didnt know where to stay since we didnt felt quite safe at wildcamping at the beach. we end up askikng in the police tent and slept right beside it allgood with the police. there was another trucks there too. iOverlander canoas Parking Area user 22.0 Termas comunidad Shuar The termal complex is very nice and so clean. We pay 3,5usd pp for the day. A lot of pools and restaurants. We past the nigth in the big parking area free. Is excelent for big Rv. The people of the indian comunity is very nice. Open: No Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The termal complex is very nice and so clean. We pay 3,5usd pp for the day. A lot of pools and restaurants. We past the nigth in the big parking area free. Is excelent for big Rv. The people of the indian comunity is very nice. iOverlander Termas comunidad Shuar Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Safe camping at beach right next to some sort of billard cafe. The owner, Pepe, was very nice and let us park next to his place for some voluntary donation. We could use his toilet and get some water as well. He also watched our car while we walked to Frailys beach (ca. 1 h on the beach, accesible before 12 o'clock, when the tide comes. Walkway through the hills available). We gave him 3 dollars per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes right next to some sort of billard cafe. The owner, Pepe, was very nice and let us park next to his place for some voluntary donation. We could use his toilet and get some water as well. He also watched our car while we walked to Frailys beach (ca. 1 h on the beach, accesible before 12 o'clock, when the tide comes. Walkway through the hills available). We gave him 3 dollars per night. iOverlander Safe camping at beach Parking Area user 85.3 Casa Blanca turist complex Pools cabins camps wifi security... Excelent choice if you travel Manta-Quito or Quito-Manta. 1,5 usd pp + 5 for a Rv. Excelnte opcion para pasar un dia y dormir. Piletas, toboganes, baños, duchas, cocina, Wifi, buenos dueños... excelente atencion. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Pools cabins camps wifi security... Excelent choice if you travel Manta-Quito or Quito-Manta. 1,5 usd pp + 5 for a Rv. Excelnte opcion para pasar un dia y dormir. Piletas, toboganes, baños, duchas, cocina, Wifi, buenos dueños... excelente atencion. iOverlander Casa Blanca turist complex Campground user 24.0 machalilla beach and fishing village stayed 3days by the beach next to a house with pool table but quiet the owner asked for a donation to stayand use his toilet, possibilities to rinse with fresh water from there at low tidecan walk to the3beaches negra, tortuga and frailes and then we took a motobuke for one dollar on the way back lovelyplaceto stay Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes stayed 3days by the beach next to a house with pool table but quiet the owner asked for a donation to stayand use his toilet, possibilities to rinse with fresh water from there at low tidecan walk to the3beaches negra, tortuga and frailes and then we took a motobuke for one dollar on the way back lovelyplaceto stay iOverlander machalilla beach and fishing village Contact, Pirate user 87.0 Aguas blanca community coorcinate are from the museo enrance is 5km from the main road, there is sign and need to pay at the start of the road Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes coorcinate are from the museo enrance is 5km from the main road, there is sign and need to pay at the start of the road iOverlander Aguas blanca community Parking Area user 47.0 Veterinario Cesar Gonzalez veterinary clinic open also on sundays (9 or 10am). nice and friendly doctor and staff. tel 0988727810 Open: Yes veterinary clinic open also on sundays (9 or 10am). nice and friendly doctor and staff. tel 0988727810 iOverlander Veterinario Cesar Gonzalez Dog Unknown user 25.0 veterinary in some shop which Wells plastic botels. yellow door. next to blue haus Open: Yes in some shop which Wells plastic botels. yellow door. next to blue haus iOverlander veterinary Dog Unknown user 2902.2 Luis Romero Mecanico Vw Experto Mecanico de Vw Open: Yes Experto Mecanico de Vw iOverlander Luis Romero Mecanico Vw Car Repair user paruqe central We stopped at the main square, stayed two nights, the place is super quiet. Paramos en la plaza principal, estuvimos dos noches, el lugar es super tranquilo. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No We stopped at the main square, stayed two nights, the place is super quiet. Paramos en la plaza principal, estuvimos dos noches, el lugar es super tranquilo. iOverlander paruqe central Contact, Pirate user 2860.6 Automotor VW - Patto Sigcha Mecanico VW Si tienes cualquier VW Patto Sicha el mejor mecanico de VW de todo Ecuador. Super tecnico, muy profesional, con un muy buen equipo tecnico y sobre todo muy buena persona. Altamente recomendable. Cel +593999901132. If you have any problem in your VW Patto Sicha is the better mechanical VW in all Ecuador. Very profesional, very technic, good team and good persons. High recomend. Open: Yes Si tienes cualquier VW Patto Sicha el mejor mecanico de VW de todo Ecuador. Super tecnico, muy profesional, con un muy buen equipo tecnico y sobre todo muy buena persona. Altamente recomendable. Cel +593999901132. If you have any problem in your VW Patto Sicha is the better mechanical VW in all Ecuador. Very profesional, very technic, good team and good persons. High recomend. iOverlander Automotor VW - Patto Sigcha Mecanico VW Car Repair user 0.0 MotorsDealers 4x4 Excelent mechanic. Very profesional. The team is excelente and very calificate. The better option in all Ecuador. High recomend for 4x4 and any cars. All service. We repair the exsus "escape". Open: Yes Excelent mechanic. Very profesional. The team is excelente and very calificate. The better option in all Ecuador. High recomend for 4x4 and any cars. All service. We repair the exsus "escape". iOverlander MotorsDealers 4x4 Car Repair user 1274.4 Rio Malo Camping Great spot to camp! This is the parking area for the Rio Malo waterfall. Right next to the river, large and flat with easy access for large or small vehicles. Very quiet at night. We came on a Sunday and were asked at the restaurant/tube rental place on the way in to pay $1pp to park, which seemed legit as other locals payed as well. Waterfall is just a few minutes walk and is beautiful, plus if you get close it doubles as a shower :) Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great spot to camp! This is the parking area for the Rio Malo waterfall. Right next to the river, large and flat with easy access for large or small vehicles. Very quiet at night. We came on a Sunday and were asked at the restaurant/tube rental place on the way in to pay $1pp to park, which seemed legit as other locals payed as well. Waterfall is just a few minutes walk and is beautiful, plus if you get close it doubles as a shower :) iOverlander Rio Malo Camping Parking Area user 49.0 Administration Park Manglares Camping in front of Administration. They let us in at night. Nice people Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in front of Administration. They let us in at night. Nice people iOverlander Administration Park Manglares Parking Area user 25.0 Graveyard The last place of our little buddy. We couldn't save him and set him free.... We will miss you. Bring him some flowers if you pass through :) Open: Yes The last place of our little buddy. We couldn't save him and set him free.... We will miss you. Bring him some flowers if you pass through :) iOverlander Graveyard Dog Unknown user 38.0 Entrance Park Maglares Start of hikes and entrance. Beware an insane amount of mosquitos around Open: Yes Start of hikes and entrance. Beware an insane amount of mosquitos around iOverlander Entrance Park Maglares City (Capitol) user 2637.1 Hostal el recreo Nice and cheap hostel great owners. Posibility to camp in a save parking. Storage should also be possible. Big indoor swimmingpool and whirlpool. Doubleroom 10$, Camping 5$. Maria can prepare you a great breakfast if you like. 3$ p/P. 10min walk into town. There are nice restaurants. There are some dogs around here. Not sure if it will be good to bring dogs... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice and cheap hostel great owners. Posibility to camp in a save parking. Storage should also be possible. Big indoor swimmingpool and whirlpool. Doubleroom 10$, Camping 5$. Maria can prepare you a great breakfast if you like. 3$ p/P. 10min walk into town. There are nice restaurants. There are some dogs around here. Not sure if it will be good to bring dogs... iOverlander Hostal el recreo Lodging user 47.2 Tropical Piscine Is a nice place with natural pool and showers in a great camping area. It. is very expensive 15 US $ p.P. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Is a nice place with natural pool and showers in a great camping area. It. is very expensive 15 US $ p.P. iOverlander Tropical Piscine Campground user 0.0 petro ecuador We spent a quiet night. Is open 24 hours and has bathrooms and showers. pasamos una noche tranquila. esta abierto las 24 horas y tiene baños y ducha. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We spent a quiet night. Is open 24 hours and has bathrooms and showers. pasamos una noche tranquila. esta abierto las 24 horas y tiene baños y ducha. iOverlander petro ecuador Parking Area user 71.3 rio muchacho organic farm location isn t quite right but keep going down the road and you will see it Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes location isn t quite right but keep going down the road and you will see it iOverlander rio muchacho organic farm Campground user 20.6 restorant Carmina a little restorant in frontofthe sea... very nice family owner. mr Jairo and Carmina will be happy to let you park by the restorant and of course buy some fish from mr Jairo... Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes a little restorant in frontofthe sea... very nice family owner. mr Jairo and Carmina will be happy to let you park by the restorant and of course buy some fish from mr Jairo... iOverlander restorant Carmina Contact, Pirate user 593.2 Balneario Mozo Chico 20 min from santo domingo lovely place near the river, has swimming hole where we swam we stayed 3days 2nights and gave the owner of the place 5dollars voluntarly Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes 20 min from santo domingo lovely place near the river, has swimming hole where we swam we stayed 3days 2nights and gave the owner of the place 5dollars voluntarly iOverlander Balneario Mozo Chico Parking Area user 806.7 cascada del amor 1dollars per vehicule,very nice swim need to ask but would begreat place forovernight Open: Yes 1dollars per vehicule,very nice swim need to ask but would begreat place forovernight iOverlander cascada del amor Parking Area user 0.0 Ayni Guest House Ayni Guest House is a place in the Amazon Jungle from Ecuador, 1 hour near from Baños. We have a bedroom to share with 4 more people, a camp area and another area to park 5 cars. Our location is 7 minutes from the center of Puyo city, we have an excellent view of Sangay vulcano and one road to the river, clean river. Our service offer you the bathroom,wifi and a kitchento share with the others guests. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Ayni Guest House is a place in the Amazon Jungle from Ecuador, 1 hour near from Baños. We have a bedroom to share with 4 more people, a camp area and another area to park 5 cars. Our location is 7 minutes from the center of Puyo city, we have an excellent view of Sangay vulcano and one road to the river, clean river. Our service offer you the bathroom,wifi and a kitchento share with the others guests. iOverlander Ayni Guest House Lodging user 2075.3 Awesome Mechanic My axle seal broke so I pulls into the first appropriate place I saw. Pat is a heavy duty mechanic and did the whole repair that night. Good guy, good price, I ended up staying there for the night. Place dosent look pretty but him and his guys know what there doing. Also checked the rest of my truck out. Open: Yes My axle seal broke so I pulls into the first appropriate place I saw. Pat is a heavy duty mechanic and did the whole repair that night. Good guy, good price, I ended up staying there for the night. Place dosent look pretty but him and his guys know what there doing. Also checked the rest of my truck out. iOverlander Awesome Mechanic Car Repair user Ayni Napo Guest House EN - Ayni Napo Guest House is a place in the Amazon Jungle from Ecuador, located 4 hours from Quito and 2 hours from Puyo by car. We have a bedroom to share with 4 persons, a camp area and another area to park 4 cars. Our location is 15 minutes from the center of Tena city, or 10 minutes from the center of Archidona; we also offer tourist information and guides to the river or beautifull places in the jungle. Our service includes a shared bathroom,wifi and a kitchen to share with the others guests. *************************************** ES- Ayni Napo Guest House es un lugar en la selva amazónica de Ecuador, ubicado a 4 horas de Quito y 2 horas de Puyo en coche. Tenemos una habitación para compartir con 4 personas, una zona de campamento y otra zona para aparcar 4 coches. Nuestra ubicación está a 15 minutos del centro de la ciudad de Tena, o 10 minutos del centro de Archidona; también ofrecemos información turística y guías para el río o lugares bellos en la selva. Nuestro servicio incluye un baño compartido, wifi y una cocina para compartir con los otros huéspedes. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes EN - Ayni Napo Guest House is a place in the Amazon Jungle from Ecuador, located 4 hours from Quito and 2 hours from Puyo by car. We have a bedroom to share with 4 persons, a camp area and another area to park 4 cars. Our location is 15 minutes from the center of Tena city, or 10 minutes from the center of Archidona; we also offer tourist information and guides to the river or beautifull places in the jungle. Our service includes a shared bathroom,wifi and a kitchen to share with the others guests. *************************************** ES- Ayni Napo Guest House es un lugar en la selva amazónica de Ecuador, ubicado a 4 horas de Quito y 2 horas de Puyo en coche. Tenemos una habitación para compartir con 4 personas, una zona de campamento y otra zona para aparcar 4 coches. Nuestra ubicación está a 15 minutos del centro de la ciudad de Tena, o 10 minutos del centro de Archidona; también ofrecemos información turística y guías para el río o lugares bellos en la selva. Nuestro servicio incluye un baño compartido, wifi y una cocina para compartir con los otros huéspedes. iOverlander Ayni Napo Guest House Lodging user 1361.8 Motel - without name :) We found this place after we got stuck here because the people from Hibiscus Sanctuary were on holiday. Very nice motel with clean rooms for 17 USD per night. He would have let us camp at the truck parking lot (for free?) but as we needed a bathroom he said we would have to get a room. So you can either sleep in the room or in your car in the parking in front of the room (height restricted, we just fit with 2.6 m). Friendly owner, fast internet, electricity from the room, fan, cable TV. And a very nice view!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No We found this place after we got stuck here because the people from Hibiscus Sanctuary were on holiday. Very nice motel with clean rooms for 17 USD per night. He would have let us camp at the truck parking lot (for free?) but as we needed a bathroom he said we would have to get a room. So you can either sleep in the room or in your car in the parking in front of the room (height restricted, we just fit with 2.6 m). Friendly owner, fast internet, electricity from the room, fan, cable TV. And a very nice view!! iOverlander Motel - without name :) Lodging user 2512.0 Rectificadora Borja Had some alignment issues since installing new tires in Colombia. After two previous alignment and balancing attempts (both not done properly) I was sent here by another mechanic. Big clean and professional workshop with up to date technology and suitable for bigger rigs. Took them a while but very precise and good work. Paid 15 dollars and finally no more play in our steering. Came back the next day to get the brake discs rectified. Paid another 50 dollars and all vibrations were gone. Family business, look for the blue and silver sign and ask for Jorge Borja Open: Yes Had some alignment issues since installing new tires in Colombia. After two previous alignment and balancing attempts (both not done properly) I was sent here by another mechanic. Big clean and professional workshop with up to date technology and suitable for bigger rigs. Took them a while but very precise and good work. Paid 15 dollars and finally no more play in our steering. Came back the next day to get the brake discs rectified. Paid another 50 dollars and all vibrations were gone. Family business, look for the blue and silver sign and ask for Jorge Borja iOverlander Rectificadora Borja Car Repair user Hostal Canela It is a hostel with a large parking space, Eduardo his owner is very friendly and helpful. A few blocks from the center of Puyo. Es un hostal con un gran espacio para parquear, Eduardo su propietario es muy amigable y colaborador. A pocas cuadras del centro de Puyo. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes It is a hostel with a large parking space, Eduardo his owner is very friendly and helpful. A few blocks from the center of Puyo. Es un hostal con un gran espacio para parquear, Eduardo su propietario es muy amigable y colaborador. A pocas cuadras del centro de Puyo. iOverlander Hostal Canela Lodging user 1600.7 Hostal Room is clean. Hot shower, kitchen, wifi. I parked my motorcycle at barcony, here is safety town and there were no problems. Single room without bathroom is 8$. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Room is clean. Hot shower, kitchen, wifi. I parked my motorcycle at barcony, here is safety town and there were no problems. Single room without bathroom is 8$. iOverlander Hostal Lodging user 1092.0 los copales Very nice place, very friendly and friendly owners very cooperative, very good facilities, cabins, there is a river next to one bath crystal clear water, kitchen, dining room, close to the road, big parking lot and very safe at night, tv lugar muy bonito,los dueños muy amables y amistosos muy colaboradores,muy buenas instalaciones,cabañas,hay un rio al lado para uno bañarse agua cristalina,cocina,comedor,cerca a la carretera,parqueadero grande y muy seguro en la noche,tv Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice place, very friendly and friendly owners very cooperative, very good facilities, cabins, there is a river next to one bath crystal clear water, kitchen, dining room, close to the road, big parking lot and very safe at night, tv lugar muy bonito,los dueños muy amables y amistosos muy colaboradores,muy buenas instalaciones,cabañas,hay un rio al lado para uno bañarse agua cristalina,cocina,comedor,cerca a la carretera,parqueadero grande y muy seguro en la noche,tv iOverlander los copales Campground user 2558.0 gringo's laundry very nice laundry and opens on sunday Open: Yes very nice laundry and opens on sunday iOverlander gringo's laundry Dog Unknown user 2715.0 terma de agua fuente termal y spa very nice place to take a stpo in a thermal pool and take a steam bath. the people were great. Open: Yes very nice place to take a stpo in a thermal pool and take a steam bath. the people were great. iOverlander terma de agua fuente termal y spa City (Capitol) user 37.0 eco fundo la caprichosa its a hotel but the let you park and use the swiming pool. has bathroom and shower.. the maneger is very nice. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No its a hotel but the let you park and use the swiming pool. has bathroom and shower.. the maneger is very nice. iOverlander eco fundo la caprichosa Lodging user 1222.0 Mindo Real Huge place with cabañas, space for tents and places to park. there is a large area with tables and chairs under cover where you can hang out if it's raining. Places to put up hammocks there too. BBQ area and spots to make a fire. Bring your own wood/charcoal. It's very close to a nice river, beautiful spot. Perfect spot for playing Mölky by the river. Nice swimming pool and WiFi available at reception. 10-15 minutes walk to town. Toilets and cold showers available. 5 USD per person per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Huge place with cabañas, space for tents and places to park. there is a large area with tables and chairs under cover where you can hang out if it's raining. Places to put up hammocks there too. BBQ area and spots to make a fire. Bring your own wood/charcoal. It's very close to a nice river, beautiful spot. Perfect spot for playing Mölky by the river. Nice swimming pool and WiFi available at reception. 10-15 minutes walk to town. Toilets and cold showers available. 5 USD per person per night. iOverlander Mindo Real Campground user 2473.0 Motocross field wildcamp maybe better option than the gravel area. Nobody here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes maybe better option than the gravel area. Nobody here. iOverlander Motocross field wildcamp Contact, Pirate user 2444.0 entry from road entrance here for forest wildcamp. Many spots for overnight stay. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No entrance here for forest wildcamp. Many spots for overnight stay. iOverlander entry from road Contact, Pirate user 2683.0 Mirador Camping Nice place to spend the night away from the road, not completely out of sight as on a natural viewing platform. A bit exposed if windy but fabulous views. A little road leads up towards a hill. You pass a house and we asked the lady for permission to camp. No problem she said. We had two cars coming up in the evening but they were only curious... Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Nice place to spend the night away from the road, not completely out of sight as on a natural viewing platform. A bit exposed if windy but fabulous views. A little road leads up towards a hill. You pass a house and we asked the lady for permission to camp. No problem she said. We had two cars coming up in the evening but they were only curious... iOverlander Mirador Camping Contact, Pirate user 550.0 Petro Ecuador Very quiet place with lots of space. We requested permission to park and there was no problem. Has free shower. Lugar muy tranquilo con mucho espacio. Pedimos permiso para estacionar y no hubo problema. tiene ducha gratis. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very quiet place with lots of space. We requested permission to park and there was no problem. Has free shower. Lugar muy tranquilo con mucho espacio. Pedimos permiso para estacionar y no hubo problema. tiene ducha gratis. iOverlander Petro Ecuador Parking Area user 1544.2 Lavanderia Reliable lavanderia. Clothes ready in three hours. $1/kg. East side of Vilcabamba's plaza. Open: Yes Reliable lavanderia. Clothes ready in three hours. $1/kg. East side of Vilcabamba's plaza. iOverlander Lavanderia Dog Unknown user 2592.9 Mi Casa Hot shower, wifi, kitchen, secure parking for moto and small car. Staff are friendly, everywhere are clean. Dormitory is 8$. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Hot shower, wifi, kitchen, secure parking for moto and small car. Staff are friendly, everywhere are clean. Dormitory is 8$. iOverlander Mi Casa Lodging user 733.6 Mirador Y Parque Al Costado De La Ruta There is free parking, tables and plugs. It is a park taken care of by the neighbors of opposite of the route but of free access. There is good quality wifi. Sign: "giving a smile" Password: MARIATERESA. We stayed one night, there is a stall to eat something if desired and the view is spectacular. Hay estacionamiento, mesas y enchufes gratuitos. Es un parque cuidado por los vecinos de enfrente de la ruta pero de libre acceso. Hay wifi de buena calidad. Señal: "regalando una sonrisa" Contraseña: MARIATERESA. Nosotros nos quedamos una noche, hay un puesto para comer algo si se desee y la vista es espectacular. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes There is free parking, tables and plugs. It is a park taken care of by the neighbors of opposite of the route but of free access. There is good quality wifi. Sign: "giving a smile" Password: MARIATERESA. We stayed one night, there is a stall to eat something if desired and the view is spectacular. Hay estacionamiento, mesas y enchufes gratuitos. Es un parque cuidado por los vecinos de enfrente de la ruta pero de libre acceso. Hay wifi de buena calidad. Señal: "regalando una sonrisa" Contraseña: MARIATERESA. Nosotros nos quedamos una noche, hay un puesto para comer algo si se desee y la vista es espectacular. iOverlander Mirador Y Parque Al Costado De La Ruta Parking Area user 3555.6 Hostal Oro Verde Clean hostel with restaurant. Room is clean, sraff are friendly. Hot shower, wifi, TV. Parking is opposite empty place, here is countryside and there were no problem on my motorcycle. Single room without bathroom with good breakfast is 15$. Breakfast is hot milk, fruit juce, egg, chicken, bread, rice. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Clean hostel with restaurant. Room is clean, sraff are friendly. Hot shower, wifi, TV. Parking is opposite empty place, here is countryside and there were no problem on my motorcycle. Single room without bathroom with good breakfast is 15$. Breakfast is hot milk, fruit juce, egg, chicken, bread, rice. iOverlander Hostal Oro Verde Lodging user 870.0 Sucua: Espresso Coffee Time Nice little Coffeeshop with delicious Coffees, Sandwiches and Desserts. Open: Yes Nice little Coffeeshop with delicious Coffees, Sandwiches and Desserts. iOverlander Sucua: Espresso Coffee Time Restaurant user 3517.0 Wild Camp at Laguna Magdalena Watch out for the small path leading halfway down to the laguna. The buildings nearby seemed abandoned. Nice view and very quiet. Well hidden and invisible from the road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Watch out for the small path leading halfway down to the laguna. The buildings nearby seemed abandoned. Nice view and very quiet. Well hidden and invisible from the road. iOverlander Wild Camp at Laguna Magdalena Contact, Pirate user 2254.3 Gualaceo along the river, many spot to choose. very friendly locals. safe and free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes along the river, many spot to choose. very friendly locals. safe and free iOverlander Gualaceo Contact, Pirate user 1831.0 other parking lot on kids park A bunch of spaces on this side of the park, slow free wifi, good restaurants within walking distance, and free! we saw guards walking around as well. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes A bunch of spaces on this side of the park, slow free wifi, good restaurants within walking distance, and free! we saw guards walking around as well. iOverlander other parking lot on kids park Parking Area user 1237.5 San Luis Hotel I arrived to Zumba late and in the rain this place was recommended to me by a guy in Vilcabamba. Large Private rooms with shared bathroom $8, parking a half block away behind a gate with a roof for bikes ($1). Internet is slow but strong signal as they have 3 routers. Hot showers shampoo and soap included, boom. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No I arrived to Zumba late and in the rain this place was recommended to me by a guy in Vilcabamba. Large Private rooms with shared bathroom $8, parking a half block away behind a gate with a roof for bikes ($1). Internet is slow but strong signal as they have 3 routers. Hot showers shampoo and soap included, boom. iOverlander San Luis Hotel Lodging user 144.3 Cruce Fronterizo Lalamor Fastes way to go to Piura, Ecuador road is almost perfect, not many people. Open: Yes Fastes way to go to Piura, Ecuador road is almost perfect, not many people. iOverlander Cruce Fronterizo Lalamor Toll Booth user 460.0 taua seeds good place where you can buy taua seeds. 44kg for 10 dolars. we bought full bag fo 1 dolar Open: Yes good place where you can buy taua seeds. 44kg for 10 dolars. we bought full bag fo 1 dolar iOverlander taua seeds City (Capitol) user 3116.0 cascada condor machay we arrived at 4pm. nobody around. we spent peaceful night here. toilets were open when we woke up. nice walks to waterfalls. high recommended. first go to bottom of cascada condor machay. took us 2.5h return with little picnic by waterfall. easy, few bridges to cross, beutifull cascade. another trail took us less then two hours. again some bridges, little leader. in one part there is missing bridge so need to take your shoes off but its not s issue. !!!!!very important: there is a sign after last bridge saying end of trail. but its partly damaged so dont worry and continou for another 300-400m and you will end up on the top of the cliff with waterfall rio pito. amazing view of the whole valley . definitly worth it. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes we arrived at 4pm. nobody around. we spent peaceful night here. toilets were open when we woke up. nice walks to waterfalls. high recommended. first go to bottom of cascada condor machay. took us 2.5h return with little picnic by waterfall. easy, few bridges to cross, beutifull cascade. another trail took us less then two hours. again some bridges, little leader. in one part there is missing bridge so need to take your shoes off but its not s issue. !!!!!very important: there is a sign after last bridge saying end of trail. but its partly damaged so dont worry and continou for another 300-400m and you will end up on the top of the cliff with waterfall rio pito. amazing view of the whole valley . definitly worth it. iOverlander cascada condor machay Contact, Pirate user 2906.0 no petrol for extranjeros only one gas station in this city which is allowed to sell petrol to foreign cars. but they will charge international price 3.80dolars because of contrabant. if you leaving ecuador try to fill up before. Open: Yes only one gas station in this city which is allowed to sell petrol to foreign cars. but they will charge international price 3.80dolars because of contrabant. if you leaving ecuador try to fill up before. iOverlander no petrol for extranjeros Diamond, Red user 0.0 los alpes good hotel for one night, you can negociate the simple room, private bathroom, tv, etc... for 10$ for one person. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No good hotel for one night, you can negociate the simple room, private bathroom, tv, etc... for 10$ for one person. iOverlander los alpes Lodging user 498.8 Rio Upano wild camp Quiet camp off the main road. A roughish track (2WD) leads down to the river from the main road. You can park right beside the very little travelled track or if you have a small, slim 4x4 you can even drive down into the sandy and bouldery riverbed (experinced driver rec.). Nice large river, cooling down in river possible. /// with very small car / bike you can drive over suspension bridge to the other side of river where tent camping is possible. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Quiet camp off the main road. A roughish track (2WD) leads down to the river from the main road. You can park right beside the very little travelled track or if you have a small, slim 4x4 you can even drive down into the sandy and bouldery riverbed (experinced driver rec.). Nice large river, cooling down in river possible. /// with very small car / bike you can drive over suspension bridge to the other side of river where tent camping is possible. iOverlander Rio Upano wild camp Contact, Pirate user 1564.6 Bush Camp At Dead End Track Gravel spot at end of gravel track. Hidden from road. Level ground for 2 cars. River close by. Secondary jungle vegetation all around. Nothing romantic but quiet, away from traffic. Pitching tents difficult as gravel ground is very hard. /// alternatively there is a good camping possibility 22kms west at a river crossing (old unused road, almost hidden from main road) -2.20142 -78.31728 /// or 35kms west at a lookout tower (close to and visible from road) -2.199695 -78.370953 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Gravel spot at end of gravel track. Hidden from road. Level ground for 2 cars. River close by. Secondary jungle vegetation all around. Nothing romantic but quiet, away from traffic. Pitching tents difficult as gravel ground is very hard. /// alternatively there is a good camping possibility 22kms west at a river crossing (old unused road, almost hidden from main road) -2.20142 -78.31728 /// or 35kms west at a lookout tower (close to and visible from road) -2.199695 -78.370953 iOverlander Bush Camp At Dead End Track Contact, Pirate user 1672.8 Roaring River Wild Camp Little gassy camp beside roaring river. Visible from road but there is almost no traffic (we saw 3 cars passing within 9hrs.) Foot track from here to some very distant farmhouse, but nobody around. Only camping possibility in this very steep valley. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Little gassy camp beside roaring river. Visible from road but there is almost no traffic (we saw 3 cars passing within 9hrs.) Foot track from here to some very distant farmhouse, but nobody around. Only camping possibility in this very steep valley. iOverlander Roaring River Wild Camp Contact, Pirate user 2649.0 Road non existing The road shown on OSM maps heading east towards Angamarca does not exist (anymore). If you come from the south (Simiatug / Chimborazo vulcano) you can head on (northwest wards) on a rough new road until Empalme which is on the road connecting El Corazon with Andagua. Or you try to drive from Simiatug eastwards and then north to Angamarca. But we were told that this road is impassible... Open: Yes The road shown on OSM maps heading east towards Angamarca does not exist (anymore). If you come from the south (Simiatug / Chimborazo vulcano) you can head on (northwest wards) on a rough new road until Empalme which is on the road connecting El Corazon with Andagua. Or you try to drive from Simiatug eastwards and then north to Angamarca. But we were told that this road is impassible... iOverlander Road non existing Diamond, Red user 2288.0 Chimborazo to Quilotoa back road You can take this beautiful but rough, steep and very narrow single lane track to drive from Chimborazo volcano to Quilotoa lake. It is a drive in a - for ecuadorian standards - rather remote area and it is certainly off the beaten track. Views into gorges and as far as the Pacific ocean! /// After about 4hrs driving from Chimborazo info center you will come to these coordinates where you have 2 options: either you head west to El Corazon or north where you can get to Quilotoa lake or Andagua. We only know to road conditions towards Quilotoa. The entire stretch can be done with trucks, 4WDs and 2WDs with good high clearence in dry weather. Most is a single line track which should definitively not be driven in very wet conditions. Extremely steep drops to the side and VERY narrow and steep parts make it interesting :-) It is a 2400m descent and ascent. It took us 7,5hrs driving time. /// Camping is good in the grassland on the high plains on the first 20kms (from Chimborazo), at iO camp roaring river wild camp and immediately when you get up on the high plains again -1.04173 -78.96165 /// Bitumen and Panamericana drivers be WARNED: if you like sealed roads and swear about potholes DO NOT DRIVE this track, you just will not love it! Open: Yes You can take this beautiful but rough, steep and very narrow single lane track to drive from Chimborazo volcano to Quilotoa lake. It is a drive in a - for ecuadorian standards - rather remote area and it is certainly off the beaten track. Views into gorges and as far as the Pacific ocean! /// After about 4hrs driving from Chimborazo info center you will come to these coordinates where you have 2 options: either you head west to El Corazon or north where you can get to Quilotoa lake or Andagua. We only know to road conditions towards Quilotoa. The entire stretch can be done with trucks, 4WDs and 2WDs with good high clearence in dry weather. Most is a single line track which should definitively not be driven in very wet conditions. Extremely steep drops to the side and VERY narrow and steep parts make it interesting :-) It is a 2400m descent and ascent. It took us 7,5hrs driving time. /// Camping is good in the grassland on the high plains on the first 20kms (from Chimborazo), at iO camp roaring river wild camp and immediately when you get up on the high plains again -1.04173 -78.96165 /// Bitumen and Panamericana drivers be WARNED: if you like sealed roads and swear about potholes DO NOT DRIVE this track, you just will not love it! iOverlander Chimborazo to Quilotoa back road Dog Unknown user 3540.9 Hidden camp within trees Level sandy spot, shade, hidden from road, view on Cotopaxi, tranquil, access ok with cars but no big rigs (too steep and bumpy), 13kms from Saquisili (thursday market) Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Level sandy spot, shade, hidden from road, view on Cotopaxi, tranquil, access ok with cars but no big rigs (too steep and bumpy), 13kms from Saquisili (thursday market) iOverlander Hidden camp within trees Contact, Pirate user 2844.0 Car parts & spares shops - great choice Area of town for car spares & parts. if you need something in Quito, you should find it around here! Open: Yes Area of town for car spares & parts. if you need something in Quito, you should find it around here! iOverlander Car parts & spares shops - great choice Car Repair user 11.6 Hidden House Hostel Montañita Really nice hostel on the river with dorms from US$5 or option to camp for US$3. Secure parking area (would fit approx 3 cars and more motorcycles). Has 2 kitchens & the bar sells cheap beer. Great place for chilling during the day in the many hammocks under the trees, and during the night it has a great social and fun atmosphere. Only 3 minute walk from the Center of town. We preferring to stay here as the Center of town can get pretty wild and noisy during the night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Really nice hostel on the river with dorms from US$5 or option to camp for US$3. Secure parking area (would fit approx 3 cars and more motorcycles). Has 2 kitchens & the bar sells cheap beer. Great place for chilling during the day in the many hammocks under the trees, and during the night it has a great social and fun atmosphere. Only 3 minute walk from the Center of town. We preferring to stay here as the Center of town can get pretty wild and noisy during the night. iOverlander Hidden House Hostel Montañita Lodging user 0.0 DMCA Hostel Nice and chill hostel. 8usd per person. Right in front of the beach. Nice owners (Pau and Gabi). 70mts from the main street. Pet friendly and street parking (with cameras) Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice and chill hostel. 8usd per person. Right in front of the beach. Nice owners (Pau and Gabi). 70mts from the main street. Pet friendly and street parking (with cameras) iOverlander DMCA Hostel Lodging user 3766.0 staples wild campsite inside the park. not accessable by car. you have to park 100m away. looks like a staple but natural water source and a fire pit. rain protection in the staple Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes wild campsite inside the park. not accessable by car. you have to park 100m away. looks like a staple but natural water source and a fire pit. rain protection in the staple iOverlander staples Parking Area user 400.0 Sinchi warmi lodge This place is very nice, a beautiful garden in the jungle, cabans in bamboo, cold shower, restrooms, restaurant, fishing lagoon. The paradise. It's the community Shinchi Warmi (brave woman) project. The women are very friendly and they propose of activities cheaper and good (chocolate's and chicha discovery, learn handcraft...). This place is highly recommanded. 5$/day/2 persons (camping) 20$ & 15$ rooms (breakfast included) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This place is very nice, a beautiful garden in the jungle, cabans in bamboo, cold shower, restrooms, restaurant, fishing lagoon. The paradise. It's the community Shinchi Warmi (brave woman) project. The women are very friendly and they propose of activities cheaper and good (chocolate's and chicha discovery, learn handcraft...). This place is highly recommanded. 5$/day/2 persons (camping) 20$ & 15$ rooms (breakfast included) iOverlander Sinchi warmi lodge Campground user 509.2 cascada de latas Nice place with waterfalls and balneario natural. 2$/adult and 0.50$/child. We didn't stay but i suppose it's possible to sleep in the parking. Open: Yes Nice place with waterfalls and balneario natural. 2$/adult and 0.50$/child. We didn't stay but i suppose it's possible to sleep in the parking. iOverlander cascada de latas City (Capitol) user 2765.7 Casa Helbling Excellent hostel near all amenities in central Quito. Parking for one car only. Nicest place in Quito Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Excellent hostel near all amenities in central Quito. Parking for one car only. Nicest place in Quito iOverlander Casa Helbling Lodging user 2859.0 PAE Protect Animales Ecuador Nice and helpful vets. Helps you with your dig passport and other stuff Open: Yes Nice and helpful vets. Helps you with your dig passport and other stuff iOverlander PAE Protect Animales Ecuador Dog Unknown user 0.0 hostal América Inn Cuenca hostal América Inn Cuenca sleep cheap Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No hostal América Inn Cuenca sleep cheap iOverlander hostal América Inn Cuenca Lodging user 2766.8 Mercado Here you can buy cheap smuggled stuff, cigarettes Alcohol etc. Open: Yes Here you can buy cheap smuggled stuff, cigarettes Alcohol etc. iOverlander Mercado Dog Unknown user 826.0 Indichuris amazing place in the Amazonas. free monkey's, parrots, cayman, turtle and many more. 5/p a night in cabanas, 3 for breakfast. around the place you have a Mirador, a 80 m. high liana. you can have ayahuasca sessions as well...... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes amazing place in the Amazonas. free monkey's, parrots, cayman, turtle and many more. 5/p a night in cabanas, 3 for breakfast. around the place you have a Mirador, a 80 m. high liana. you can have ayahuasca sessions as well...... iOverlander Indichuris Campground user 318.0 latencia carrocería Nice guys, quick and honest, did good job Open: Yes Nice guys, quick and honest, did good job iOverlander latencia carrocería Car Repair user 2775.9 A Lavar La Ropa - laundry! Great place FrEE wifi (password) *facilyrapido* $4.50 for 45lbs of clothes! they have smaller machines for $2.50 dryer is 25 cents per 8 minutes. The lady will activate the machines for you so you just have to pay her. The instructions on how they would like you to use the machines are in nice drawings on the walls. :) Open: Yes Great place FrEE wifi (password) *facilyrapido* $4.50 for 45lbs of clothes! they have smaller machines for $2.50 dryer is 25 cents per 8 minutes. The lady will activate the machines for you so you just have to pay her. The instructions on how they would like you to use the machines are in nice drawings on the walls. :) iOverlander A Lavar La Ropa - laundry! Dog Unknown user 2781.7 Dog park Our friends have a special place in Parque Carolina too :) Open: Yes Our friends have a special place in Parque Carolina too :) iOverlander Dog park Dog Unknown user 2786.0 El rincón de la arepa Excellent food stall ! Súper cheap! Try the tequeños Open: Yes Excellent food stall ! Súper cheap! Try the tequeños iOverlander El rincón de la arepa Restaurant user 2791.0 Quijote Cafe Delicious bread and coffee!!! yUM Open: Yes Delicious bread and coffee!!! yUM iOverlander Quijote Cafe Restaurant user 197.0 Restaurant Rancho Edith A restaurant along the road with clean toilets and shower. Friendly, some English spoken by Augustin and his wife. We bought cold juices and a big bag of chifles. The stay was free. Augustin says overlanders are welcome. Electricity available with about 10 m extension chord. Wifi is good and reaches the parking area. Close to the road, so some road noise. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes A restaurant along the road with clean toilets and shower. Friendly, some English spoken by Augustin and his wife. We bought cold juices and a big bag of chifles. The stay was free. Augustin says overlanders are welcome. Electricity available with about 10 m extension chord. Wifi is good and reaches the parking area. Close to the road, so some road noise. iOverlander Restaurant Rancho Edith Parking Area user 2499.9 Secohi - MB, Iveco, Man trucks Was sent here by Mercedes office that only sell parts and don't offer mechanic service. Big shop specializing in professional trucks, mostly Mercedes but also Man, Iveco etc. They did a decent job of small smart work on the door locks, ventilation but couldn't help me with everything and as always in Latin America you have to watch them and keep asking the boss to keep things moving. That said, if you have a big MB, Man or Iveco rig, this is probably the most professional place. Open: Yes Was sent here by Mercedes office that only sell parts and don't offer mechanic service. Big shop specializing in professional trucks, mostly Mercedes but also Man, Iveco etc. They did a decent job of small smart work on the door locks, ventilation but couldn't help me with everything and as always in Latin America you have to watch them and keep asking the boss to keep things moving. That said, if you have a big MB, Man or Iveco rig, this is probably the most professional place. iOverlander Secohi - MB, Iveco, Man trucks Car Repair user 2502.1 El Mesón Español Very good Spanish tapas place. Paella, pulpo, spanish tortilla, everything was great and prepared with love. Only one other table when we were here. Recommended Open: Yes Very good Spanish tapas place. Paella, pulpo, spanish tortilla, everything was great and prepared with love. Only one other table when we were here. Recommended iOverlander El Mesón Español Restaurant user 2879.0 start of waterfall way r of little parking Open: Yes little parking iOverlander start of waterfall way r of Dog Unknown user 2368.0 Peña Pivico Small rock climbing park located next to the river. Very quiet and safe. Not many climbers during the week. Only services are water and flush toilets. FREE Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Small rock climbing park located next to the river. Very quiet and safe. Not many climbers during the week. Only services are water and flush toilets. FREE iOverlander Peña Pivico Parking Area user 3878.0 Frailejones/lowland 4x4 loop You can drive from here in a 4:00hrs loop down to the western lowlands back along the Colombian border road to Tulcan. DO NOT TRUST OSM MAPS, they are completely wrong. At this point (many good and remote camping possibilities) you have to take the best (middle) road. The left one is horribly bad and will NOT take you down to Las Juntas or Gualchan as shown on OSM. The road in the middle is good gravel in the beginning, but after about 45min it gets narrow, muddier and more difficult to drive. Eventually you will see in a left curve a sign saying: "hiking trail to ancient terraces 8?kms, to lost city 15kms". After 1:15 you get to a village (0.80430 -78.07227) where bulldozers were just digging a new track northeastwards. The track was very soft and even in relatively dry conditions we struggled to get down and up on the other side of the valley with a Landcruiser 78. In this valley at Rio Plata you are at 2256m above sea level. After 2:00 you will get to the very good gravel road along the Clombian border (0.83232 -78.05609). Heading west will probabely bring you to Las Juntas/Gualcan on a new road. Heading east you will, after 3:00, drive over a pass at 4087mts (close to abandoned Refugio Volcan Chiles). Continuing you will pass two lagunas (good camping) and you will drive thru Frailejones as far as you can see. After 4:00hrs you are in Tulcan. DO NOT DRIVE IN WET CONDITIONS! 4x4 only. No trucks as you have to cross some very unstable bridges. /// Bitumen and Panamericana drivers be WARNED: if you like sealed roads and swear about potholes DO NOT DRIVE this track, you will not love it! Open: Yes You can drive from here in a 4:00hrs loop down to the western lowlands back along the Colombian border road to Tulcan. DO NOT TRUST OSM MAPS, they are completely wrong. At this point (many good and remote camping possibilities) you have to take the best (middle) road. The left one is horribly bad and will NOT take you down to Las Juntas or Gualchan as shown on OSM. The road in the middle is good gravel in the beginning, but after about 45min it gets narrow, muddier and more difficult to drive. Eventually you will see in a left curve a sign saying: "hiking trail to ancient terraces 8?kms, to lost city 15kms". After 1:15 you get to a village (0.80430 -78.07227) where bulldozers were just digging a new track northeastwards. The track was very soft and even in relatively dry conditions we struggled to get down and up on the other side of the valley with a Landcruiser 78. In this valley at Rio Plata you are at 2256m above sea level. After 2:00 you will get to the very good gravel road along the Clombian border (0.83232 -78.05609). Heading west will probabely bring you to Las Juntas/Gualcan on a new road. Heading east you will, after 3:00, drive over a pass at 4087mts (close to abandoned Refugio Volcan Chiles). Continuing you will pass two lagunas (good camping) and you will drive thru Frailejones as far as you can see. After 4:00hrs you are in Tulcan. DO NOT DRIVE IN WET CONDITIONS! 4x4 only. No trucks as you have to cross some very unstable bridges. /// Bitumen and Panamericana drivers be WARNED: if you like sealed roads and swear about potholes DO NOT DRIVE this track, you will not love it! iOverlander Frailejones/lowland 4x4 loop Dog Unknown user 295.7 Water Planta procesadora Open: Yes Planta procesadora iOverlander Water Drinking Water user 63.9 El oro just before roundabout (sorry gps is off) Last place to get fuel before crossing border to Peru. The other tankstation in Arenillas didn't allow. You need to give your passport number. Open: Yes Last place to get fuel before crossing border to Peru. The other tankstation in Arenillas didn't allow. You need to give your passport number. iOverlander El oro just before roundabout (sorry gps is off) Gas Station user 282.1 Lago Agrio Parking lot Free parking lot. There are access to many wifi signals but couldn't get any . Maybe if you walk towards the park. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free parking lot. There are access to many wifi signals but couldn't get any . Maybe if you walk towards the park. iOverlander Lago Agrio Parking lot Parking Area user 196.0 Equator Unspectacular but nice to know ;-) Stay healthy and a safe journey!! Open: Yes Unspectacular but nice to know ;-) Stay healthy and a safe journey!! iOverlander Equator Dog Unknown user -1.0 G-TWO publicidad Algúnas calcomanías que le quieras sacar a tu camioneta? Algunas etiquetas que imprimir vengan con Javier que les dará súper buen precio y la mejor atención! Need any stickers printed or any cool prints for your vehicle ? Javier is your guy! He loves Overlanders even had us parked in front of his house and fed us and let us use his wifi, Internet and shower while we fixed some technical issues Open: Yes Algúnas calcomanías que le quieras sacar a tu camioneta? Algunas etiquetas que imprimir vengan con Javier que les dará súper buen precio y la mejor atención! Need any stickers printed or any cool prints for your vehicle ? Javier is your guy! He loves Overlanders even had us parked in front of his house and fed us and let us use his wifi, Internet and shower while we fixed some technical issues iOverlander G-TWO publicidad Dog Unknown user 2668.0 Hostal Chasqui Clean room, hot shower, TV, wifi, secure parking, kitchen. Owner Roberto is very kind and friendly. You can use laundly macine. 12$ for single room with bathroom. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Clean room, hot shower, TV, wifi, secure parking, kitchen. Owner Roberto is very kind and friendly. You can use laundly macine. 12$ for single room with bathroom. iOverlander Hostal Chasqui Lodging user 3265.0 Quiet spot by playpark ok for a quick night stop on the edge of town. one space on the top of the parking area is flat, otherwise there are some level areas in the nearby streets. free toilets in the playground. Free wifi in the town but very slow. no charge for parking-up Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes ok for a quick night stop on the edge of town. one space on the top of the parking area is flat, otherwise there are some level areas in the nearby streets. free toilets in the playground. Free wifi in the town but very slow. no charge for parking-up iOverlander Quiet spot by playpark Contact, Pirate user 243.6 Puente Cuyabeno Visitor Center At this point you can leave your vehicle and take a boat to the river . If you are lucky and get more tourist the boat is $160 and can split the cost with the others. We did this because we have a dog and dogs are not allowed inside the reserve so this would allow for a one day trip through the river to see the pink Dolphins Open: Yes At this point you can leave your vehicle and take a boat to the river . If you are lucky and get more tourist the boat is $160 and can split the cost with the others. We did this because we have a dog and dogs are not allowed inside the reserve so this would allow for a one day trip through the river to see the pink Dolphins iOverlander Puente Cuyabeno Visitor Center City (Capitol) user 276.7 Puente Cuyabeno reserve Very friendly people at the park entrance at a safety place. You can contract a local guide here, I recommend sr. Modesto, very good and friendly guide. We did a one day tour for 120 dollars for two people. Very good Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very friendly people at the park entrance at a safety place. You can contract a local guide here, I recommend sr. Modesto, very good and friendly guide. We did a one day tour for 120 dollars for two people. Very good iOverlander Puente Cuyabeno reserve Parking Area user 70.8 San lorenzo beach Lot of space in front of the beach. Clean beach Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Lot of space in front of the beach. Clean beach iOverlander San lorenzo beach Contact, Pirate user 0.0 hostel rock a town Nice place, nice owner, 22000 for a dorm, 25000 in a room with 2 beds. You can park motobike inside the hostel. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice place, nice owner, 22000 for a dorm, 25000 in a room with 2 beds. You can park motobike inside the hostel. iOverlander hostel rock a town Lodging user 2.5 Hostel Sol Inn Asked if we could stay with our camper in their parkinglot. Was fine with them as they also accept tent campers. Space only for one vehicle, small to medium size (no trucks). Hight restriction of the entrance gate around 3m maybe 3,10m. Save! Nice garden with outside kitchen, BBQ area, couch, hammocks, dog and cats, book exchange, electricity. Wifi was good. Toilets and warm shower were clean and okay. A bit road noise in the morning. Restaurants, beach and a real supermarket only one block. Paid 5$pp Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Asked if we could stay with our camper in their parkinglot. Was fine with them as they also accept tent campers. Space only for one vehicle, small to medium size (no trucks). Hight restriction of the entrance gate around 3m maybe 3,10m. Save! Nice garden with outside kitchen, BBQ area, couch, hammocks, dog and cats, book exchange, electricity. Wifi was good. Toilets and warm shower were clean and okay. A bit road noise in the morning. Restaurants, beach and a real supermarket only one block. Paid 5$pp iOverlander Hostel Sol Inn Campground user 120.0 truck wash great job done here. $10 & our truck looks great. Open: Yes great job done here. $10 & our truck looks great. iOverlander truck wash Dog Unknown user -1.0 Santa Rosa- Main plaza & Free wifi! We found this on our way between Misahualli and baños. There is free descent wifi, and Water spigot right by the volleyball court . It was quiet at night the locals came over but they were fine. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We found this on our way between Misahualli and baños. There is free descent wifi, and Water spigot right by the volleyball court . It was quiet at night the locals came over but they were fine. iOverlander Santa Rosa- Main plaza & Free wifi! Parking Area user 481.0 Santa Rosa Sports Complex Flat, big rig friendly, water, FREE WI-FI, and the occasional futbol/volleyball pickup game if you are into that. Lights are out at 11pm, fairly quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Flat, big rig friendly, water, FREE WI-FI, and the occasional futbol/volleyball pickup game if you are into that. Lights are out at 11pm, fairly quiet. iOverlander Santa Rosa Sports Complex Parking Area user 385.0 Cascales: Kuri Allpa Acommodation with Cabins, 2 Pools and a huge secured parkground. We were allowed to camp here in our car, there are several places. We avoided the grassy field because of the tiny black flies during dawn. On the graveled spot behind the pools it was ok for us. Very friendly!! Marie-Sol, the owner is lovely and a good cook. Simple but savoury food. We parked our car here while beeing on an tour in the Amazon! A new Overlander meeting point!! Free camping; we only paid 2$pPpD to use the pools Guarding the car during our Amazontrip: 2$pD Facebook: Complejo Turistico Kuri Allpa Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Acommodation with Cabins, 2 Pools and a huge secured parkground. We were allowed to camp here in our car, there are several places. We avoided the grassy field because of the tiny black flies during dawn. On the graveled spot behind the pools it was ok for us. Very friendly!! Marie-Sol, the owner is lovely and a good cook. Simple but savoury food. We parked our car here while beeing on an tour in the Amazon! A new Overlander meeting point!! Free camping; we only paid 2$pPpD to use the pools Guarding the car during our Amazontrip: 2$pD Facebook: Complejo Turistico Kuri Allpa iOverlander Cascales: Kuri Allpa Lodging user 3801.0 Laguna Ozogoche Parking Lot 400 m from Laguna Ozogoche. It's possible to ride further on but only on motorcycle or bicycle - there are posts on the gravel road and it's impossible to pass them by car. There is a free camping area next to the laguna. It's part of Sangay Nacional Park, it's for free but 2 women wanted to charge us $1 for parking. They didn't have any tickets though so we refused to pay. This spot is only 300 metres from a small community, but people are friendly and nobody bothered us during the night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Parking Lot 400 m from Laguna Ozogoche. It's possible to ride further on but only on motorcycle or bicycle - there are posts on the gravel road and it's impossible to pass them by car. There is a free camping area next to the laguna. It's part of Sangay Nacional Park, it's for free but 2 women wanted to charge us $1 for parking. They didn't have any tickets though so we refused to pay. This spot is only 300 metres from a small community, but people are friendly and nobody bothered us during the night. iOverlander Laguna Ozogoche Parking Area user 3717.0 Road condition It's only a path from Totoras to Azamana on OSM, but it' a gravel road really. In good condition! Open: Yes It's only a path from Totoras to Azamana on OSM, but it' a gravel road really. In good condition! iOverlander Road condition Dog Unknown user 3680.0 El Paraiso de Betania Really nice hotel close to the city centre. Huge parking lot, rooms wih private entrances and garden view. Newly built so everything is superclean. Tasty breakfast included in the price (coffee, fresh juice, fried eggs, fruit salad and pastry with cheese). Free coffee/tea/water all the time. We paid $28.50 and booked it through booking.com Really good quality for this price. The best hotel in SA we've been so far. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Really nice hotel close to the city centre. Huge parking lot, rooms wih private entrances and garden view. Newly built so everything is superclean. Tasty breakfast included in the price (coffee, fresh juice, fried eggs, fruit salad and pastry with cheese). Free coffee/tea/water all the time. We paid $28.50 and booked it through booking.com Really good quality for this price. The best hotel in SA we've been so far. iOverlander El Paraiso de Betania Lodging user 2000.0 Vegetarian Restaurant/Pizzeria El Nuevo Paraiso. Menu del dia for $2.4 (fresh juice, soup, main and dessert). Everything from menu ala carta under $3, but we didn't check pizzas! Highly recommended! Restaurant looks tired but it was the first restaurant we've seen where somebody was cleaning walls :D Full of locals. Open: Yes El Nuevo Paraiso. Menu del dia for $2.4 (fresh juice, soup, main and dessert). Everything from menu ala carta under $3, but we didn't check pizzas! Highly recommended! Restaurant looks tired but it was the first restaurant we've seen where somebody was cleaning walls :D Full of locals. iOverlander Vegetarian Restaurant/Pizzeria Restaurant user 2642.0 At the foot of NP This coordinates lead to the beginning of the gravel road along the river. We arrived at night and camped here, but we checked what's further up in the morning and we found 3 nice spots by the river. Not really levelled but you'll find a lot of rocks to cope with that. There is no traffic as it's a dead-end. Remember Ecuadorians are early birds and they we're walking on the main road at 6 o'clock. :) on this smaller road no one's there but you... Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This coordinates lead to the beginning of the gravel road along the river. We arrived at night and camped here, but we checked what's further up in the morning and we found 3 nice spots by the river. Not really levelled but you'll find a lot of rocks to cope with that. There is no traffic as it's a dead-end. Remember Ecuadorians are early birds and they we're walking on the main road at 6 o'clock. :) on this smaller road no one's there but you... iOverlander At the foot of NP Contact, Pirate user 2591.0 Deep canyon Worth to stop and take a picture! :) There is also a gravel road along the river with nice views and wild camping possibilities. Open: Yes Worth to stop and take a picture! :) There is also a gravel road along the river with nice views and wild camping possibilities. iOverlander Deep canyon Dog Unknown user 846.0 Hola Vida Waterfall Car park for Hola Vida waterfall which is 1 km away. Free toilets, free cold shower and free overnight stay. Nice and safe!! Older couple who run the restaurant and take care of toilets are really, really nice. They didn't want any money for using toilet and shower, but we left a small tip. Highly recommended!!! We've also seen cabanas by the restaurant, but didn't check the price. If you want to take a shower in the waterfall go there in the morning - you'll have swimming pool for yourself. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Car park for Hola Vida waterfall which is 1 km away. Free toilets, free cold shower and free overnight stay. Nice and safe!! Older couple who run the restaurant and take care of toilets are really, really nice. They didn't want any money for using toilet and shower, but we left a small tip. Highly recommended!!! We've also seen cabanas by the restaurant, but didn't check the price. If you want to take a shower in the waterfall go there in the morning - you'll have swimming pool for yourself. iOverlander Hola Vida Waterfall Parking Area user 376.0 Road Puerto Misahualli - Coca There is a road between those two places along Rio Napo. Not really visible on OSM. It's partially gravel, partially tarmac road. 4wd not needed, but couple of shallow river crossings on the way. Open: Yes There is a road between those two places along Rio Napo. Not really visible on OSM. It's partially gravel, partially tarmac road. 4wd not needed, but couple of shallow river crossings on the way. iOverlander Road Puerto Misahualli - Coca Dog Unknown user 230.3 Reserva nacional limoncocha Inside the park, free. It's not official, but they allowed us, with we don't drink and eat inside the park. There is a bathroom with a cold shower. You can contract a local guide there (I think it's a good and cheaper idea), but be careful, we payed one to a two people night tour to see cayman but we did a tour with a lot o people and we didn't see caymans Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Inside the park, free. It's not official, but they allowed us, with we don't drink and eat inside the park. There is a bathroom with a cold shower. You can contract a local guide there (I think it's a good and cheaper idea), but be careful, we payed one to a two people night tour to see cayman but we did a tour with a lot o people and we didn't see caymans iOverlander Reserva nacional limoncocha Parking Area user -19.8 Menestras el Sambo Fish fried / chop with stew, rice, salad and Quaker.EncocadoPincho de mariscosHero: 0600-2100 Pescado frito / chuleta con menestra, arroz, ensalada y Quaker. Encocado Pincho de mariscos Horario: 0600-2100 Open: Yes Fish fried / chop with stew, rice, salad and Quaker.EncocadoPincho de mariscosHero: 0600-2100 Pescado frito / chuleta con menestra, arroz, ensalada y Quaker. Encocado Pincho de mariscos Horario: 0600-2100 iOverlander Menestras el Sambo Restaurant user 3678.9 North entrance of Cotopaxi We arrived at 5:30pm and as opening hours of the park are 8-15 we were not allowed to go further. The ranger, Giovanni let us stay behind the gate and was very friendly. Spoke English as well. Night was quiet and toilets are available. Open: Yes Internet: No Restaurant: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes We arrived at 5:30pm and as opening hours of the park are 8-15 we were not allowed to go further. The ranger, Giovanni let us stay behind the gate and was very friendly. Spoke English as well. Night was quiet and toilets are available. iOverlander North entrance of Cotopaxi Parking Area user 4644.0 Cark Park at 4580 m Here is the highest point you can drive to in Cotopaxi NP. Nice views! Open: Yes Here is the highest point you can drive to in Cotopaxi NP. Nice views! iOverlander Cark Park at 4580 m City (Capitol) user -9.8 Comedor Río y Mar ¡¡Si te gusta la comida de mar está es la locación!! Ostiones Langostinos (los mejores encocados) "Tres sin sacar" pata e' burro, calamar y langostino Contacto: +593 988980878 Denny Perez Horario: 0800-2100 Open: Yes ¡¡Si te gusta la comida de mar está es la locación!! Ostiones Langostinos (los mejores encocados) "Tres sin sacar" pata e' burro, calamar y langostino Contacto: +593 988980878 Denny Perez Horario: 0800-2100 iOverlander Comedor Río y Mar Restaurant user -1.2 Museo San Rafael Museo arqueológico, colección privada, de Arquímedes Simisterra. Hay que entrar por la playa Africa. Open: Yes Museo arqueológico, colección privada, de Arquímedes Simisterra. Hay que entrar por la playa Africa. iOverlander Museo San Rafael City (Capitol) user 3274.0 Multiple Wild Camping Options A few check-ins nearby, but this entire area has remote dirt roads throughout. Most lead to either tree farms or a rock quarry. Plenty of options to park either on, or off, the dirt roads. Maps.ME has most labeled as trails. Good view of Cotopaxi and plenty of firewood to be found. Stayed sunday night into Monday morning and saw no one. Be respectful and I'm sure all will be fine. Not recommended for large rigs without strong 4x4 if you go off trail. surrounding grounds are loose dirt and sand. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A few check-ins nearby, but this entire area has remote dirt roads throughout. Most lead to either tree farms or a rock quarry. Plenty of options to park either on, or off, the dirt roads. Maps.ME has most labeled as trails. Good view of Cotopaxi and plenty of firewood to be found. Stayed sunday night into Monday morning and saw no one. Be respectful and I'm sure all will be fine. Not recommended for large rigs without strong 4x4 if you go off trail. surrounding grounds are loose dirt and sand. iOverlander Multiple Wild Camping Options Contact, Pirate user 2552.1 Empanadas Argentinas Best empanadas we had since Chile. Enough filling (carne, pollo, queso, espinaca, manzana or piña) and fritado for only 0.80$. Good to have a break from shopping. Open: Yes Best empanadas we had since Chile. Enough filling (carne, pollo, queso, espinaca, manzana or piña) and fritado for only 0.80$. Good to have a break from shopping. iOverlander Empanadas Argentinas Restaurant user 11.0 supermarket and cafeteria A decent sized supermarket to stock up on supplies. There are three levels and the top floor is a nice cheap cafe with good coffee and nice food overlooking the harbour. Open: Yes A decent sized supermarket to stock up on supplies. There are three levels and the top floor is a nice cheap cafe with good coffee and nice food overlooking the harbour. iOverlander supermarket and cafeteria Restaurant user 2933.0 Parking lot with hot showers 10,000 to sleep in our car. Car park is closed during the night and open again at 8am. Toilet and HOT shower included in the price. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 10,000 to sleep in our car. Car park is closed during the night and open again at 8am. Toilet and HOT shower included in the price. iOverlander Parking lot with hot showers Parking Area user 2563.0 Museo del Sombrero (panama hat) Awesome place to discover how they fabric the famous Panama hat and buy it. They have a lot of choice (more than the other shop Omero Ortega). You can even ask to custom your hat. Need two days for a customise request. They also have a nice coffee place with a viewpoint on the city. They offer you a coffee/tea if you buy a hat. Wifi too. At the entrance there is a small museum. Monday-friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9h30am-5pm Sunday: 9h30am-1h30pm Open: Yes Awesome place to discover how they fabric the famous Panama hat and buy it. They have a lot of choice (more than the other shop Omero Ortega). You can even ask to custom your hat. Need two days for a customise request. They also have a nice coffee place with a viewpoint on the city. They offer you a coffee/tea if you buy a hat. Wifi too. At the entrance there is a small museum. Monday-friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9h30am-5pm Sunday: 9h30am-1h30pm iOverlander Museo del Sombrero (panama hat) City (Capitol) user 0.0 Hotel Torreon Popayan Double room with private bathroom 35.000 COP/night. Secure car park inside the building for 4-5 cars. Not sure it's big rigs friendly, but there is a bigger private parking lot next door. Clean, cheap and good enough for 1 night. Single room 25.000 COP/night. Plenty of rooms to choose from. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Double room with private bathroom 35.000 COP/night. Secure car park inside the building for 4-5 cars. Not sure it's big rigs friendly, but there is a bigger private parking lot next door. Clean, cheap and good enough for 1 night. Single room 25.000 COP/night. Plenty of rooms to choose from. iOverlander Hotel Torreon Popayan Lodging user 1527.0 Hotel El Corazon The name is wrong but the hotel is down the street. there is an other one 30m up, seems you can park the bikes in the restaurant next door but we didnt try. this hotel has a garage that put you bike out of sight (it's closed) but it's not lockable. 10$/pers Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No The name is wrong but the hotel is down the street. there is an other one 30m up, seems you can park the bikes in the restaurant next door but we didnt try. this hotel has a garage that put you bike out of sight (it's closed) but it's not lockable. 10$/pers iOverlander Hotel El Corazon Lodging user 3712.0 Restaurant Very nice place to shelter from pooring rain! Very friendly owner. recommended Open: Yes Very nice place to shelter from pooring rain! Very friendly owner. recommended iOverlander Restaurant Restaurant user 822.0 River Dam camping Large, flat, and quiet. There is a large space next to the river for wild camping. A small access point down to the river in which small cars can park next to, but it's safer up top. to access this area, take the road on the right, just before the single lane bridge (driving towards the Peru border). you will pass one small side road to the river, but keep going another few minutes or so for a better spot. small street lamp at night. spoke to the family closest and they said it's safe here and the water is clean. driftwood available for a fire. **WARNING** everyday around 8am the dam is closed to create a small lake up stream. DO NOT camp past the dam. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large, flat, and quiet. There is a large space next to the river for wild camping. A small access point down to the river in which small cars can park next to, but it's safer up top. to access this area, take the road on the right, just before the single lane bridge (driving towards the Peru border). you will pass one small side road to the river, but keep going another few minutes or so for a better spot. small street lamp at night. spoke to the family closest and they said it's safe here and the water is clean. driftwood available for a fire. **WARNING** everyday around 8am the dam is closed to create a small lake up stream. DO NOT camp past the dam. iOverlander River Dam camping Contact, Pirate user 2678.3 Mercado municipal Awesome And fresh market Open: Yes Awesome And fresh market iOverlander Mercado municipal Dog Unknown user 2651.3 Figurin Garden If you missed Tulcan's cementry with its famous shaped trees , this might be another place to take cool pics Open: Yes If you missed Tulcan's cementry with its famous shaped trees , this might be another place to take cool pics iOverlander Figurin Garden City (Capitol) user 2647.5 Mercado mayorista Public market súper cheap Open: Yes Public market súper cheap iOverlander Mercado mayorista Dog Unknown user -1.0 El Café de las Flores Very cute place with delicious and very affordable Ecuadorian food. You will be hosted by her owner Erika Mora. Don't miss the delicious Batido de guanaba and the Tigrillo con gafas Open: Yes Very cute place with delicious and very affordable Ecuadorian food. You will be hosted by her owner Erika Mora. Don't miss the delicious Batido de guanaba and the Tigrillo con gafas iOverlander El Café de las Flores Restaurant user 2.6 Il tramonto $3pp with shower , toilets , fast wifi, electricity. Access to communal kitchen and 1 block from the beach. Mosquitos are criminals at night ! Owner Miguel is very nice , this town is recovering from the earthquake Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $3pp with shower , toilets , fast wifi, electricity. Access to communal kitchen and 1 block from the beach. Mosquitos are criminals at night ! Owner Miguel is very nice , this town is recovering from the earthquake iOverlander Il tramonto Campground user 4.3 Complejo deportivo el arenal Very Nice place before crossing the border. Very friendly owner. Very quiet. Big pool. 5$pppn. Clean shower and toilets. Also ostrich at the end of the big garden. the front door is close at Night. Highly recommanded Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very Nice place before crossing the border. Very friendly owner. Very quiet. Big pool. 5$pppn. Clean shower and toilets. Also ostrich at the end of the big garden. the front door is close at Night. Highly recommanded iOverlander Complejo deportivo el arenal Campground user 2796.5 Lavanderia MI MORENA Laundry.very economical.1.20 dollars the kilo.and with possibilities of other washes. lavandería al peso. muy económica. 1.20 dolares el kilo. y con posibilidades d otros lavados. Open: Yes Laundry.very economical.1.20 dollars the kilo.and with possibilities of other washes. lavandería al peso. muy económica. 1.20 dolares el kilo. y con posibilidades d otros lavados. iOverlander Lavanderia MI MORENA Dog Unknown user 92.0 Petroecuador Service Station Toilets free. Mens toilets had a shower without a shower head- didnt check if it works. Ladies didnt have showers. We asked if we could stay and the guy said he sleeps here too. 24hr service. Noisy but useful if its just a night stop. Several restaurants within walking distance. Really good fast food burgers across the road, if you feel like something cheap, nasty and oh so tasty (original hamburger was $1.40) The Strawberry Sorbet Shake for $1.25 was the best I can remember having. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Toilets free. Mens toilets had a shower without a shower head- didnt check if it works. Ladies didnt have showers. We asked if we could stay and the guy said he sleeps here too. 24hr service. Noisy but useful if its just a night stop. Several restaurants within walking distance. Really good fast food burgers across the road, if you feel like something cheap, nasty and oh so tasty (original hamburger was $1.40) The Strawberry Sorbet Shake for $1.25 was the best I can remember having. iOverlander Petroecuador Service Station Parking Area user 0.0 Hangree The food is very good Open: Yes The food is very good iOverlander Hangree Restaurant user -1.0 Empty lot in front of the beach We parked Behind/in front of the house by the skate park. We asked if it was ok and it was fine. Safe and quiet at night great surf Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We parked Behind/in front of the house by the skate park. We asked if it was ok and it was fine. Safe and quiet at night great surf iOverlander Empty lot in front of the beach Contact, Pirate user 2812.0 Iglesia del Rocio Very interesting church cut into the rock- face. Really worth a short stop (and climbing the steps to see inside) if you are passing. Free. Open: Yes Very interesting church cut into the rock- face. Really worth a short stop (and climbing the steps to see inside) if you are passing. Free. iOverlander Iglesia del Rocio City (Capitol) user 2849.3 La J agachaditos Agachaditos, seco de chivo, jugos, empanadas de verde y bolones. Comida típica. Open: Yes Agachaditos, seco de chivo, jugos, empanadas de verde y bolones. Comida típica. iOverlander La J agachaditos Restaurant user -17.0 Hotel Majestic A simple and clean hotel run by a really nice family. We had a room towards the back as it was quieter. A great location next to the local market and a few blocks away from the centre square. We paid the asking price ($20) which included WIFI, air-con, TV and hot water - the price is more than fair. Secure parking out the back (not big rig friendly). If this hotel doesn't suit you there are plenty more within a few blocks to chose from. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No A simple and clean hotel run by a really nice family. We had a room towards the back as it was quieter. A great location next to the local market and a few blocks away from the centre square. We paid the asking price ($20) which included WIFI, air-con, TV and hot water - the price is more than fair. Secure parking out the back (not big rig friendly). If this hotel doesn't suit you there are plenty more within a few blocks to chose from. iOverlander Hotel Majestic Lodging user -18.0 Grand Hotel La Mana A simple and clean hotel run by a really nice family. We had a room towards the back as it was quieter. A great location next to the local market and a few blocks away from the centre square. Asking price was $40 and we paid $25 which was fair. Included WIFI, air-con, TV and hot water. The hotel had secure parking across the street and is big rig friendly. Note comment that access for bigrigs may not be easy because it is in the centre of town Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No A simple and clean hotel run by a really nice family. We had a room towards the back as it was quieter. A great location next to the local market and a few blocks away from the centre square. Asking price was $40 and we paid $25 which was fair. Included WIFI, air-con, TV and hot water. The hotel had secure parking across the street and is big rig friendly. Note comment that access for bigrigs may not be easy because it is in the centre of town iOverlander Grand Hotel La Mana Lodging user 2500.0 Humberto Vega Mechanico The workshop isn't much to look at but a really good and reasonably priced mechanic recommended by Arie (owner of Arie's Cabins - great place to stay). We had our brake pads changed, back drums cleaned, a full service and spark plugs changed. He also took me to a tyre shop to get a wheel alignment two steering bushes changed. Highly recommended - call 0992705337 Open: Yes The workshop isn't much to look at but a really good and reasonably priced mechanic recommended by Arie (owner of Arie's Cabins - great place to stay). We had our brake pads changed, back drums cleaned, a full service and spark plugs changed. He also took me to a tyre shop to get a wheel alignment two steering bushes changed. Highly recommended - call 0992705337 iOverlander Humberto Vega Mechanico Car Repair user 2800.0 Professional Tyre Shop Big clean workshop and very professional staff. I had a wheel alignment and two steering bushes changed out. The price was fair and the work was good. They explained everything before doing the work and hoisted the car up and showed me the new bushes once done. Thoroughly recommend. Open: Yes Big clean workshop and very professional staff. I had a wheel alignment and two steering bushes changed out. The price was fair and the work was good. They explained everything before doing the work and hoisted the car up and showed me the new bushes once done. Thoroughly recommend. iOverlander Professional Tyre Shop Car Repair user -20.7 playa garrapatero pretty beach, no facilities apart from toilets. you can camp here if you get permission from the park range 2 days in advance, worth a visit, lots of wildlife and great scenery. we had the campsite to ourselves Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No pretty beach, no facilities apart from toilets. you can camp here if you get permission from the park range 2 days in advance, worth a visit, lots of wildlife and great scenery. we had the campsite to ourselves iOverlander playa garrapatero Campground user 0.0 hostal Brattle Cheapest place we could find in town - $25 for 2 people without private bathroom, $30 with. fully equipped kitchen. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Cheapest place we could find in town - $25 for 2 people without private bathroom, $30 with. fully equipped kitchen. iOverlander hostal Brattle Lodging user 2809.4 Parking with view A big flat grasarea close to the roade to the condorpark. We ask by the condorpark and the recommend this place for the night.it was a quiet night (saturday) with a great view over the lake and to the volcano Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes A big flat grasarea close to the roade to the condorpark. We ask by the condorpark and the recommend this place for the night.it was a quiet night (saturday) with a great view over the lake and to the volcano iOverlander Parking with view Contact, Pirate user La Pergola Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Open: Yes Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria iOverlander La Pergola Restaurant user 0.0 La Pergola Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria telf whatsapp 0959814896 Veri nice and good place. Open: Yes Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria telf whatsapp 0959814896 Veri nice and good place. iOverlander La Pergola Restaurant user -1.0 Step 1. EXIT ECuador You can get a copy of your TIP here .25 cents Aquí puedes sacar una copia de tu permiso de importación Open: No You can get a copy of your TIP here .25 cents Aquí puedes sacar una copia de tu permiso de importación iOverlander Step 1. EXIT ECuador Toll Booth user -1.0 Step 2- exit ecuador Here you give the copy of your Tip for exit Aquí entregas la copia de tu permiso de importación para salir de ecuador Open: Yes Here you give the copy of your Tip for exit Aquí entregas la copia de tu permiso de importación para salir de ecuador iOverlander Step 2- exit ecuador Toll Booth user 288.0 Puerto Hermano Miguel Not far off the road. People are not used to seeing tourists here so look very interested in us as we drive past, which was a little off putting firstly. It is a ferry port across the river to what I could make out (my spanish is a little rough) was a small town for petroleos. The ferry guys very friendly. A private house acoss the way with younger workers. All friendly and have no problem with us staying here. There is a small toilet block. Looks unused for a while and we didn't use it. Rio Napo is beautiful as the sun sets and the guys on the feery invited us over to conversar. Great spot. We parked on the grass. Perfect fallen tree fork for hammocks. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Not far off the road. People are not used to seeing tourists here so look very interested in us as we drive past, which was a little off putting firstly. It is a ferry port across the river to what I could make out (my spanish is a little rough) was a small town for petroleos. The ferry guys very friendly. A private house acoss the way with younger workers. All friendly and have no problem with us staying here. There is a small toilet block. Looks unused for a while and we didn't use it. Rio Napo is beautiful as the sun sets and the guys on the feery invited us over to conversar. Great spot. We parked on the grass. Perfect fallen tree fork for hammocks. iOverlander Puerto Hermano Miguel Contact, Pirate user 312.0 Coca Zoo - free entry A muncipalidad zoo that doesnt charge an entry fee. Well set up with a variety of different animals that are well looked after. There are many different monkeys, ocelots, tapir, many different species of birds, boa snakes and more. Clean toilets and cold water shower, could possibly camp in the parking area overnight. Definitely reccomend to visit! Open: Yes A muncipalidad zoo that doesnt charge an entry fee. Well set up with a variety of different animals that are well looked after. There are many different monkeys, ocelots, tapir, many different species of birds, boa snakes and more. Clean toilets and cold water shower, could possibly camp in the parking area overnight. Definitely reccomend to visit! iOverlander Coca Zoo - free entry City (Capitol) user 1806.6 hostel Cordillera de los andes nice hostel, very nice owner, for 7$/night for simple room for one person, great shower, you can pack motobikes or car in the parking 100metres from the hostel for 2$(motobike ). Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes nice hostel, very nice owner, for 7$/night for simple room for one person, great shower, you can pack motobikes or car in the parking 100metres from the hostel for 2$(motobike ). iOverlander hostel Cordillera de los andes Lodging user 2873.0 Electrotito- electricidad Automotriz Ask for Tito, he's the man. he'll fix you right up, super knowledgeable on all electronics but specializing in VWs. he has his own german 78 kombi and brasilia. Funny guy, speaks a little English but you'll figure it out. also friends with pato sigcha, so you can ask him as well. Open: Yes Ask for Tito, he's the man. he'll fix you right up, super knowledgeable on all electronics but specializing in VWs. he has his own german 78 kombi and brasilia. Funny guy, speaks a little English but you'll figure it out. also friends with pato sigcha, so you can ask him as well. iOverlander Electrotito- electricidad Automotriz Car Repair user 925.0 E35 Gravelpit Free Camp Looks like a gravelpit though. Not complete invisible from the mainroad, but far enough to experience a bit of privacy. Easy access for all rigs. Quiet at night. Some children brought us mango's, happy to have us there. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Looks like a gravelpit though. Not complete invisible from the mainroad, but far enough to experience a bit of privacy. Easy access for all rigs. Quiet at night. Some children brought us mango's, happy to have us there. iOverlander E35 Gravelpit Free Camp Contact, Pirate user 2396.4 Entry Road At The River If the chain is locked. In our case we couldn't leave. Go to the house next to the chain. The old lady has a key. 50 cent and she unlocks the chain. Not sure if she unlocks when you wanna go in. Sorry, forgot to ask. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No If the chain is locked. In our case we couldn't leave. Go to the house next to the chain. The old lady has a key. 50 cent and she unlocks the chain. Not sure if she unlocks when you wanna go in. Sorry, forgot to ask. iOverlander Entry Road At The River Contact, Pirate user 380.3 Nuevo Paraiso Free Camp Large flat gravel area to park your rig near the little settlement. We tried to find a river spot, but went for the jungle-feel. We stayed one day and two nights. Quiet and peacefull. You will be welcomed by the local schoolteacher Moises and his wife Fanny. They love to have you there. Moises is also the owner of the area. The last 15 km. of the road is gravel, a bit narrow at some places for two cars, condition is good. No problem when it's wett. Easy access for al rigs. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large flat gravel area to park your rig near the little settlement. We tried to find a river spot, but went for the jungle-feel. We stayed one day and two nights. Quiet and peacefull. You will be welcomed by the local schoolteacher Moises and his wife Fanny. They love to have you there. Moises is also the owner of the area. The last 15 km. of the road is gravel, a bit narrow at some places for two cars, condition is good. No problem when it's wett. Easy access for al rigs. iOverlander Nuevo Paraiso Free Camp Contact, Pirate user 318.6 Carachupa Pakcha Free Camp Just near the entrance to the little waterfall under the shady tree (when you are not too high). Quiet night. At night the gate is closed with a big iron door. 2,5 km to the waterfall (not that interesting) parking by easy gravelroad. From parking 5 minute walk to the fall. There you pay the fee. $ 2 per person. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just near the entrance to the little waterfall under the shady tree (when you are not too high). Quiet night. At night the gate is closed with a big iron door. 2,5 km to the waterfall (not that interesting) parking by easy gravelroad. From parking 5 minute walk to the fall. There you pay the fee. $ 2 per person. iOverlander Carachupa Pakcha Free Camp Contact, Pirate user 330.0 cascadas las conchas Nice waterfall and area for swimming. $1 entry pp. Has a camping area. We were allowed to camp in our truck overnight in the shaded parking area. Very tranquillo no other visitors on a weekday. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice waterfall and area for swimming. $1 entry pp. Has a camping area. We were allowed to camp in our truck overnight in the shaded parking area. Very tranquillo no other visitors on a weekday. iOverlander cascadas las conchas Parking Area user 329.0 entrance to cascadas los conchas This is the point where the road starts to the waterfalls. Dirt track easy to drive, possible in 2wd. Follow the signs from here on to the waterfall. Open: Yes This is the point where the road starts to the waterfalls. Dirt track easy to drive, possible in 2wd. Follow the signs from here on to the waterfall. iOverlander entrance to cascadas los conchas Dog Unknown user 0.0 Killa Wasi Campspot Added another entry to show this is a great camp-ground/park-up spot & not just a hostel. We loved it here & parked-up for a few days. Beautiful location, friendly lady, speaks English, excellent facilities (well equipped kitchen incl a real wood-fired pizza oven) great hot shower. A short but steep walk into town. Good wifi. Room for a reasonanky big-rig in the garden, but if you are really big there is a nice space to park-up just outside the gate. Route down from the road is a bit narrow but most big-rigs should get through with a bit of care. $5pppn. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Added another entry to show this is a great camp-ground/park-up spot & not just a hostel. We loved it here & parked-up for a few days. Beautiful location, friendly lady, speaks English, excellent facilities (well equipped kitchen incl a real wood-fired pizza oven) great hot shower. A short but steep walk into town. Good wifi. Room for a reasonanky big-rig in the garden, but if you are really big there is a nice space to park-up just outside the gate. Route down from the road is a bit narrow but most big-rigs should get through with a bit of care. $5pppn. iOverlander Killa Wasi Campspot Campground user 0.5 montañita surf camp Is a hostel facing the sea with good services for the guest we have rooms with private bathroom and hot water and air conditioning WiFi Tv area and kitchen 24 hour security laundry service and all the tourist information and all the good vibes for you to enjoy our Place and we are located 3 blocks from the center of town 7 minutes walking es un hostel frente al mar con buenos servicios para el huésped tenemos habitaciones con baño privado y agua caliente y aire acondicionado WiFi area de Tv y cocina seguridad 24 horas servicio de lavandería y toda la información turística y toda la buena vibra para que disfrutes de nuestro lugar y estamos ubicados a 3 cuadras del centro del pueblo 7 minutos caminando Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Is a hostel facing the sea with good services for the guest we have rooms with private bathroom and hot water and air conditioning WiFi Tv area and kitchen 24 hour security laundry service and all the tourist information and all the good vibes for you to enjoy our Place and we are located 3 blocks from the center of town 7 minutes walking es un hostel frente al mar con buenos servicios para el huésped tenemos habitaciones con baño privado y agua caliente y aire acondicionado WiFi area de Tv y cocina seguridad 24 horas servicio de lavandería y toda la información turística y toda la buena vibra para que disfrutes de nuestro lugar y estamos ubicados a 3 cuadras del centro del pueblo 7 minutos caminando iOverlander montañita surf camp Lodging user 0.5 Montañita Surf Camp Excellent very quiet with steps of mountain Charly the owner very friendly and always ready to solve everything VERY RECOMMENDABLE !!! excelente muy tranquilo a pasos de montañita Charly el dueño muy amable y siempre dispuesto a solucionar todo MUY RECOMENDABLE!!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Excellent very quiet with steps of mountain Charly the owner very friendly and always ready to solve everything VERY RECOMMENDABLE !!! excelente muy tranquilo a pasos de montañita Charly el dueño muy amable y siempre dispuesto a solucionar todo MUY RECOMENDABLE!!! iOverlander Montañita Surf Camp Campground user -1.0 Balneario Archidona lugar tranquilo seguro y lindo a la orilla del río para dormir Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes lugar tranquilo seguro y lindo a la orilla del río para dormir iOverlander Balneario Archidona Parking Area user 2792.0 Tecnimoto motorcycle mechanic for big bikes. head mechanic is Carlos, who has ridden to Alaska himself on a BMW R80/7. Was incredibly helpful and friendly. An excellent resource for any moto overlander! Open: Yes motorcycle mechanic for big bikes. head mechanic is Carlos, who has ridden to Alaska himself on a BMW R80/7. Was incredibly helpful and friendly. An excellent resource for any moto overlander! iOverlander Tecnimoto Car Repair user 2792.9 hospital Very quiet and safe. Closed back street. Baths and Internet in the hospital economic restaurant at the back cafeteria inside the hospital muy tranquilo y seguro. calle trasera cerrada. baños e Internet en el hospital restaurant económico a la vuelta cafetería dentro del hospital Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very quiet and safe. Closed back street. Baths and Internet in the hospital economic restaurant at the back cafeteria inside the hospital muy tranquilo y seguro. calle trasera cerrada. baños e Internet en el hospital restaurant económico a la vuelta cafetería dentro del hospital iOverlander hospital Parking Area user 2157.4 Petroecuador Just a gas station where they allowed us to sleep. Toilets available. Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just a gas station where they allowed us to sleep. Toilets available. iOverlander Petroecuador Parking Area user 23.3 Sarita great place, 3 mins from the town centre close to beaches and the port. really friendly owner. small kitchenette in room to cook basic foods. low season we paid $25 for 2 people as we stayed several nights, it's $30 if you only stay 1 or 2 nights Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No great place, 3 mins from the town centre close to beaches and the port. really friendly owner. small kitchenette in room to cook basic foods. low season we paid $25 for 2 people as we stayed several nights, it's $30 if you only stay 1 or 2 nights iOverlander Sarita Lodging user 3125.0 Rondador Cotopaxi Nice little hostel on side of the road, with great views of Cotopaxi. We paid $5 per person to camp in our van. We were able to take hot showers, use bathrooms, fast internet and sit at the fire place. Very friendly family. They offer food in the restaurant. If you ask nicely, they might let you cook if it's not busy. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Nice little hostel on side of the road, with great views of Cotopaxi. We paid $5 per person to camp in our van. We were able to take hot showers, use bathrooms, fast internet and sit at the fire place. Very friendly family. They offer food in the restaurant. If you ask nicely, they might let you cook if it's not busy. iOverlander Rondador Cotopaxi Lodging user 345.4 Balneário in Loreto The best place to spend some time in the amazon, friendly people! Infrastructure near the river! Safe, quiet at night, beautiful! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The best place to spend some time in the amazon, friendly people! Infrastructure near the river! Safe, quiet at night, beautiful! iOverlander Balneário in Loreto Parking Area user Vilcabamba Camping New campsite opening in Dec 2016. Shared accommodation also available. Suitable for bikers, cyclists and smaller camper homes. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes New campsite opening in Dec 2016. Shared accommodation also available. Suitable for bikers, cyclists and smaller camper homes. iOverlander Vilcabamba Camping Campground user 0.0 Café Honey. reducto yanqui café honey frente a la plaza wifi clave 26098 Open: Yes café honey frente a la plaza wifi clave 26098 iOverlander Café Honey. reducto yanqui Dog Unknown user 23.8 Open Plaza Mall - VET! There is a VetClinic available here. Got some medicine for our beagle Open: Yes There is a VetClinic available here. Got some medicine for our beagle iOverlander Open Plaza Mall - VET! Dog Unknown user 0.0 campo de futbol Huge parking, it's a football pitch transformed into parking. Just next door is the police. Safe and quiet. enorme aparcamiento, es un campo de fútbol transformado en parking. justo al lado esta la policía. seguro y tranquilo. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Huge parking, it's a football pitch transformed into parking. Just next door is the police. Safe and quiet. enorme aparcamiento, es un campo de fútbol transformado en parking. justo al lado esta la policía. seguro y tranquilo. iOverlander campo de futbol Parking Area user 1465.5 otra entrada al pailon del diablo This is another entrance to the devil's pylon, but for me the other entrance is much more interesting, because it can not reach the bottom of the waterfall. esta es otra entrada al pilón del diablo, pero para mi la otra entrada es mucho mas interesante, por esta no se puede llegar al fondo d la cascada. Open: Yes This is another entrance to the devil's pylon, but for me the other entrance is much more interesting, because it can not reach the bottom of the waterfall. esta es otra entrada al pilón del diablo, pero para mi la otra entrada es mucho mas interesante, por esta no se puede llegar al fondo d la cascada. iOverlander otra entrada al pailon del diablo Dog Unknown user 1533.8 entrada pailon Quiet and great place to spend the night and fish for trout! Shops and bathrooms nearby Lugar tranquilo y grande para pasar la noche y pescar truchas! tiendas y baños cerca Open: Yes Quiet and great place to spend the night and fish for trout! Shops and bathrooms nearby Lugar tranquilo y grande para pasar la noche y pescar truchas! tiendas y baños cerca iOverlander entrada pailon Contact, Pirate user 1189.0 Quarry River Camp Beautiful spot, far from view of the road. No road noise. Has a spot for a camp fire. No mosquitos and lots of birds. There is a small dirt road. Follow 20m to a cleared section of quarry. As you enter, turn left to the river. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful spot, far from view of the road. No road noise. Has a spot for a camp fire. No mosquitos and lots of birds. There is a small dirt road. Follow 20m to a cleared section of quarry. As you enter, turn left to the river. iOverlander Quarry River Camp Contact, Pirate user 1168.0 Playa Rio Soloya Nice little village. There is a big soccer field with a spot to park by the river. Perfect clear water swimming hole and walking tracks around. Unfortunately we didnt get to stay as we had to keep moving but would be nice. Locals walking cows or riding donkeys. Friendly waves as we passed. Kids playing by the river. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice little village. There is a big soccer field with a spot to park by the river. Perfect clear water swimming hole and walking tracks around. Unfortunately we didnt get to stay as we had to keep moving but would be nice. Locals walking cows or riding donkeys. Friendly waves as we passed. Kids playing by the river. iOverlander Playa Rio Soloya Contact, Pirate user 3423.0 Countryside Drive Nice drive through the fields. Would want 4x4 clearance in a couple place. Difficult to follow but nice view. Much slower than taking the highway. Open: Yes Nice drive through the fields. Would want 4x4 clearance in a couple place. Difficult to follow but nice view. Much slower than taking the highway. iOverlander Countryside Drive Dog Unknown user 2479.4 Hostal Colibri Aeropuerto huge camping and parquing area, accommodation, transportation to the airport, restaurant, pool, and billingual staff Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes huge camping and parquing area, accommodation, transportation to the airport, restaurant, pool, and billingual staff iOverlander Hostal Colibri Aeropuerto Campground user 2478.3 Colibri camping at Hostal Colibri aeropuerto Beautifull camping place near Hostal Colibri Aeropuerto. Nice garden swimming pool hot shower and kitchen good wifi. 5$ per pers. Possibility storage campers. Owner speak english and very friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautifull camping place near Hostal Colibri Aeropuerto. Nice garden swimming pool hot shower and kitchen good wifi. 5$ per pers. Possibility storage campers. Owner speak english and very friendly. iOverlander Colibri camping at Hostal Colibri aeropuerto Campground user 641.0 Parador Turistico Patia Camping, cabanas, hotel, restaurant, swimmingpool. Shady, grassy camping. Easy access for all rigs. Toilet, shower worn down, use your own. 20K pp. Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping, cabanas, hotel, restaurant, swimmingpool. Shady, grassy camping. Easy access for all rigs. Toilet, shower worn down, use your own. 20K pp. iOverlander Parador Turistico Patia Campground user 8.0 Rock Face Bluff Follow the service road past the light house down a short rough dirt road to 3 different sized level landing pads. 4x4 recommended. Some fishermen came at dusk to walk the beach with nets. There was some garbage but we cleaned it up, hope it's still clean for the next camper! Beautiful beach, possible surf with the right swell. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Follow the service road past the light house down a short rough dirt road to 3 different sized level landing pads. 4x4 recommended. Some fishermen came at dusk to walk the beach with nets. There was some garbage but we cleaned it up, hope it's still clean for the next camper! Beautiful beach, possible surf with the right swell. iOverlander Rock Face Bluff Contact, Pirate user -1.0 Power Lines Access Road Dirt access road off the highway. Unlocked gate up 50m. Shut it when you cross through. The local farmer has animals he doesn't want on the highway. Drive another 75m to a hidden level area. Little road traffic noise at night. Great view! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Dirt access road off the highway. Unlocked gate up 50m. Shut it when you cross through. The local farmer has animals he doesn't want on the highway. Drive another 75m to a hidden level area. Little road traffic noise at night. Great view! iOverlander Power Lines Access Road Contact, Pirate user 2820.0 Taller Mecanico de Camiones "Edgar" This is a mechanic for trucks and big rigs. Owner "Edgar" maintaines and fixes all the local buses and trucks. The place doesn't look very clean and organized, but Edgar is very knowledgeable. We had a brake problem with our 25k pound truck and Edgar fixed it for just 10 USD and 3 hours of work. Open: Yes This is a mechanic for trucks and big rigs. Owner "Edgar" maintaines and fixes all the local buses and trucks. The place doesn't look very clean and organized, but Edgar is very knowledgeable. We had a brake problem with our 25k pound truck and Edgar fixed it for just 10 USD and 3 hours of work. iOverlander Taller Mecanico de Camiones "Edgar" Car Repair user 12.8 salcedo helados rocio Best icecream in Ecuador, HELADOS ROCIO, Calle sucre/guayaquil Open: Yes Best icecream in Ecuador, HELADOS ROCIO, Calle sucre/guayaquil iOverlander salcedo helados rocio Dog Unknown user Car Awnings (Toldos) Anthony and his cousin Santiago custom make car awnings (toldos) in Quito, Ecuador. They don't have a storefront as they make them at home and sell on MercadoLibre. We paid $160USD for a 2m x 2m awning custom made. Takes around 3 days to make. We paid a 50% deposit initially and once completed paid the remaining amount. You can choose your colour and also get 2m x 1.5m if you'd prefer. Anthony's number is +593 98758 7911, give him a call or message him on whatsapp. Open: Yes Anthony and his cousin Santiago custom make car awnings (toldos) in Quito, Ecuador. They don't have a storefront as they make them at home and sell on MercadoLibre. We paid $160USD for a 2m x 2m awning custom made. Takes around 3 days to make. We paid a 50% deposit initially and once completed paid the remaining amount. You can choose your colour and also get 2m x 1.5m if you'd prefer. Anthony's number is +593 98758 7911, give him a call or message him on whatsapp. iOverlander Car Awnings (Toldos) Dog Unknown user 2833.6 Iveco truck Comreivic truck center Open: Yes truck center iOverlander Iveco truck Comreivic Car Repair user 35.4 Recinto Pueble Nuevo - Riverside Beautiful place to spend one day, hot water the river, calm and safe, we spend one day and take shower in river, very good!! Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful place to spend one day, hot water the river, calm and safe, we spend one day and take shower in river, very good!! Free iOverlander Recinto Pueble Nuevo - Riverside Contact, Pirate user -27.9 Beach Calm place, without noise, really nice to spend one night or the day! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Calm place, without noise, really nice to spend one night or the day! iOverlander Beach Contact, Pirate user 3384.3 Campsite with view in the bush Good place for wild camping Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good place for wild camping iOverlander Campsite with view in the bush Contact, Pirate user 16.4 Next the beach 1 mtr from the beach on a flat parking restaurants nearby Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 1 mtr from the beach on a flat parking restaurants nearby iOverlander Next the beach Contact, Pirate user TODOTERRENO True specialist of 4x4. Very efficient mechanic service at affordable price. can provide any type of required additional equipment. participate the dakar rally. the team knows very well toyota 4x4 but we went there with a mitsubishi and everything was ok. has a trailer and can RESCUE in case of breakdown. TODOTERRENO leads a "club" of mecanical owning and practicing 4x4: this club of amigos can rescue in any place of Ecuador. Tel 593 2 510 11 76 pericareno@gmail.com Open: Yes True specialist of 4x4. Very efficient mechanic service at affordable price. can provide any type of required additional equipment. participate the dakar rally. the team knows very well toyota 4x4 but we went there with a mitsubishi and everything was ok. has a trailer and can RESCUE in case of breakdown. TODOTERRENO leads a "club" of mecanical owning and practicing 4x4: this club of amigos can rescue in any place of Ecuador. Tel 593 2 510 11 76 pericareno@gmail.com iOverlander TODOTERRENO Car Repair user 2800.0 TODOTERRENO true specialist of 4x4 very efficient service at afordable price. know perfectly Toyota but all type of 4x4 also (went there with a mitsubishi and everything was perfect). participated the Dakar rallye and suplies assistance to participants can also provide all type of offroad equipments. has a trailer and can RESCUE in case of breakdown as part of a 4x4 "network2 can provide help and assistance thru friends in all parts of ecuador pericarreno@gmail.com T 593 2 510 11 76 Open: Yes true specialist of 4x4 very efficient service at afordable price. know perfectly Toyota but all type of 4x4 also (went there with a mitsubishi and everything was perfect). participated the Dakar rallye and suplies assistance to participants can also provide all type of offroad equipments. has a trailer and can RESCUE in case of breakdown as part of a 4x4 "network2 can provide help and assistance thru friends in all parts of ecuador pericarreno@gmail.com T 593 2 510 11 76 iOverlander TODOTERRENO Car Repair user 487.2 Tsatsayaku, fabrica de chocolate Factory of natural chocolate without sugar.Chocolate Amazon.you can do a tour to know the manufacture of the same.Also at harvest time you can help them and know the process and stay in different communities. Fábrica de chocolate natural sin azúcar. Chocolate amazónico. puedes hacer un tour para conocer la fabricación del mismo. También en época de cosecha puedes ayudarlos y conocer el proceso y quedarte en las diferentes comunidades. Open: Yes Factory of natural chocolate without sugar.Chocolate Amazon.you can do a tour to know the manufacture of the same.Also at harvest time you can help them and know the process and stay in different communities. Fábrica de chocolate natural sin azúcar. Chocolate amazónico. puedes hacer un tour para conocer la fabricación del mismo. También en época de cosecha puedes ayudarlos y conocer el proceso y quedarte en las diferentes comunidades. iOverlander Tsatsayaku, fabrica de chocolate Dog Unknown user 9.9 Galapagos Native We spent the first night in Brattle Hostel for 40$ by Booking : it was a mistake. The day after we found this hotel (a real one) much more comfortable with breakfast, free bananas all days, filtered water...a brand new room with 30 m2; just a few dollars more. In French : "Pas photo, nous avons déménagé à l'instant même..." Probably we could enjoy the price of low season. Via Booking low season doesn't exist ?... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water We spent the first night in Brattle Hostel for 40$ by Booking : it was a mistake. The day after we found this hotel (a real one) much more comfortable with breakfast, free bananas all days, filtered water...a brand new room with 30 m2; just a few dollars more. In French : "Pas photo, nous avons déménagé à l'instant même..." Probably we could enjoy the price of low season. Via Booking low season doesn't exist ?... iOverlander Galapagos Native Lodging user -7.0 Floreana Island, Galapagos A nice island without too much tourists; you can see free sea lions, sea turtles and earth turtles. Two hours by boat from Puerto Ayora. We paid 100$ per person for an excursion but we should have come by ourselves, just paying the boat transfers. It is possible to sleep in the island (there are also restaurants) and go back the next day to Santa Cruz. Open: Yes A nice island without too much tourists; you can see free sea lions, sea turtles and earth turtles. Two hours by boat from Puerto Ayora. We paid 100$ per person for an excursion but we should have come by ourselves, just paying the boat transfers. It is possible to sleep in the island (there are also restaurants) and go back the next day to Santa Cruz. iOverlander Floreana Island, Galapagos City (Capitol) user 8.5 Street restaurants with lobsters A good fresh grilled lobster for $15-25. A big red fish for $15-25. An interesting place to eat, cheaper than restaurants around. Lobsters and grilled big fish From 6:00 pm During the day you can have a complete lunch for 4$ (soup, meat or fish with rice, juice); a bottle of beer (500 ml) : 4$.... Open: Yes A good fresh grilled lobster for $15-25. A big red fish for $15-25. An interesting place to eat, cheaper than restaurants around. Lobsters and grilled big fish From 6:00 pm During the day you can have a complete lunch for 4$ (soup, meat or fish with rice, juice); a bottle of beer (500 ml) : 4$.... iOverlander Street restaurants with lobsters Restaurant user 8.4 Tortuga Bay A nice beach in a pretty creek. 50 minutes walking from Puerto Ayora. Arriving in the Brava Beach you can see iguanas in the sand and in the middle of mangroves. After Brava Beach (dangerous to swimm) there is Mansa Beach a good place for swimming and snorkling with possibility to rent kayak. Open: Yes A nice beach in a pretty creek. 50 minutes walking from Puerto Ayora. Arriving in the Brava Beach you can see iguanas in the sand and in the middle of mangroves. After Brava Beach (dangerous to swimm) there is Mansa Beach a good place for swimming and snorkling with possibility to rent kayak. iOverlander Tortuga Bay City (Capitol) user 2874.0 Mr. Otero Radiadores Specialist in repair and replacement of radiators. They work well and fast. recommended Especialista en reparacion y cambio de radiadores. trabajan bien y rapido. recomendado Open: Yes Specialist in repair and replacement of radiators. They work well and fast. recommended Especialista en reparacion y cambio de radiadores. trabajan bien y rapido. recomendado iOverlander Mr. Otero Radiadores Car Repair user 2549.0 Marcos Sarmiento Diesel Specialist in diesel. We were failing to light up and regulated very poorly. Regulate the injection pump and improve the sound of the engine. And I get better in cold. Fair price. Especialista en diesel. nos estaba fallando para encender en altura y regulaba muy mal. regulo la bomba de inyeccion y mejoro el sonido del motor. y arranco mejor en frio. precio justo. Open: Yes Specialist in diesel. We were failing to light up and regulated very poorly. Regulate the injection pump and improve the sound of the engine. And I get better in cold. Fair price. Especialista en diesel. nos estaba fallando para encender en altura y regulaba muy mal. regulo la bomba de inyeccion y mejoro el sonido del motor. y arranco mejor en frio. precio justo. iOverlander Marcos Sarmiento Diesel Car Repair user 0.0 Termas El Salado Average thermals. Not impressive. $3pp. Open: Yes Average thermals. Not impressive. $3pp. iOverlander Termas El Salado City (Capitol) user 2922.2 Parking lot next to the police station After a long day (crossing the border took us 6 hours) we parked next to the police station. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No After a long day (crossing the border took us 6 hours) we parked next to the police station. iOverlander Parking lot next to the police station Contact, Pirate user -18.0 Sol y Mar Hosteria Really quiet and lovely place, 17 rooms, with AC or not, clean, bathroom with cold shower, wifi. Bar, swimming pool, hammock, outside table, garage. We paid 20$ (starting price at 30$) for a room without AC, with 3 beds. The owner have a big space behind the hotel where Overland can park. But we don't know the price... There is one tap water. email: solymarsanjacinto@gmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Really quiet and lovely place, 17 rooms, with AC or not, clean, bathroom with cold shower, wifi. Bar, swimming pool, hammock, outside table, garage. We paid 20$ (starting price at 30$) for a room without AC, with 3 beds. The owner have a big space behind the hotel where Overland can park. But we don't know the price... There is one tap water. email: solymarsanjacinto@gmail.com iOverlander Sol y Mar Hosteria Lodging user 54.4 El Muro de las Lagrimas A nice hike from Puerto Villamil to here : about 2,5 hours taking your time and seeing iguanas, turtles, birds, beaches and mangrove. 5km each way. There are toilets at the start of the trail but nothing else. Take a heap of water (we drank a full 2l each, and froze our bottles before we left so it kept nice and cool). It can be very exposed on the trail. Open: Yes A nice hike from Puerto Villamil to here : about 2,5 hours taking your time and seeing iguanas, turtles, birds, beaches and mangrove. 5km each way. There are toilets at the start of the trail but nothing else. Take a heap of water (we drank a full 2l each, and froze our bottles before we left so it kept nice and cool). It can be very exposed on the trail. iOverlander El Muro de las Lagrimas City (Capitol) user 2654.1 Hotel Marquez $20 private room with two beds for two people. Clean and friendly staff. Secure parking for motorcycles and bigger vehicles. Blazing fast wifi. Close to town center. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No $20 private room with two beds for two people. Clean and friendly staff. Secure parking for motorcycles and bigger vehicles. Blazing fast wifi. Close to town center. iOverlander Hotel Marquez Lodging user 7.6 Hostal Neptuno We booked 3 nights in this hostal by Booking for 40$ but when we arrived the owner charged us 14% more for "IVA"... So definitive price for a double is 46$ without breakfast, slow wi-cfi and with a mandatory check out at 08:30 am !... Hotel is not bad but for the same price we could have find some better accommodation in the island. That's what we did in Puerto Ayora (45$ for a brand new 30m2 double room, with breakfast, bananas free, TV...) Don't book by Booking; search by yourselves when you arrive in the island. There are dozens of empty hotels in Puerto Villamil just waiting for clients.....at least on the season we stay here : Christmas. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We booked 3 nights in this hostal by Booking for 40$ but when we arrived the owner charged us 14% more for "IVA"... So definitive price for a double is 46$ without breakfast, slow wi-cfi and with a mandatory check out at 08:30 am !... Hotel is not bad but for the same price we could have find some better accommodation in the island. That's what we did in Puerto Ayora (45$ for a brand new 30m2 double room, with breakfast, bananas free, TV...) Don't book by Booking; search by yourselves when you arrive in the island. There are dozens of empty hotels in Puerto Villamil just waiting for clients.....at least on the season we stay here : Christmas. iOverlander Hostal Neptuno Lodging user 12.7 Puerto Villamil airport Flight from Pto Villamil to Isla San Cristobal with EMETEBE cost us 130$/person, one way (45 minutes). When we bought the tickets in Santa Cruz the first price asked by Emetebe was 180$ : possibility to negotiate because low season ?... Travelers who bought tickets in Europe told us that they paid 360$ ! If you go by boat from Isabela to San Cristobal it is cheaper (about 60$) but you need to go through Sta Cruz. So the duration of sailing is about 5 hours and probably more if time waiting in Pto Ayora. Open: Yes Flight from Pto Villamil to Isla San Cristobal with EMETEBE cost us 130$/person, one way (45 minutes). When we bought the tickets in Santa Cruz the first price asked by Emetebe was 180$ : possibility to negotiate because low season ?... Travelers who bought tickets in Europe told us that they paid 360$ ! If you go by boat from Isabela to San Cristobal it is cheaper (about 60$) but you need to go through Sta Cruz. So the duration of sailing is about 5 hours and probably more if time waiting in Pto Ayora. iOverlander Puerto Villamil airport Dog Unknown user -14.6 Creperia El Puerto Good French crepes for 7,50$ Sangria 0.5 liter : 9$ Open: Yes Good French crepes for 7,50$ Sangria 0.5 liter : 9$ iOverlander Creperia El Puerto Restaurant user -35.5 Hotel Northia Got a double with bathroom, AC, balcony, common kitchen... for 30$ including taxes. Near airport and near harbour. Inconvenients : no hot water and the street is noisy. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Got a double with bathroom, AC, balcony, common kitchen... for 30$ including taxes. Near airport and near harbour. Inconvenients : no hot water and the street is noisy. iOverlander Hotel Northia Lodging user 322.1 Complejo Turistico El Progr It's called: El progresso 1$ the entrance, for 3 swimming pool, 2 waterslide, hammock, children playground, etc. The establishment is quite old and not really well maintained, but the manager (the husband) is such a nice guy!! It's maybe our best memories of Ecuador, the kindness of this family. He understands what is it to welcome foreigners! We pitch our tent near the hammock, under the roof. We gave him 5$. I'm sure Overland can come here to park, there is enough space, even for big rigs. You can buy beer or even ask for a meal. The complex is open all the week. Close around 7-8pm. Busy during the weekend and holidays. Open: Yes Internet: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes It's called: El progresso 1$ the entrance, for 3 swimming pool, 2 waterslide, hammock, children playground, etc. The establishment is quite old and not really well maintained, but the manager (the husband) is such a nice guy!! It's maybe our best memories of Ecuador, the kindness of this family. He understands what is it to welcome foreigners! We pitch our tent near the hammock, under the roof. We gave him 5$. I'm sure Overland can come here to park, there is enough space, even for big rigs. You can buy beer or even ask for a meal. The complex is open all the week. Close around 7-8pm. Busy during the weekend and holidays. iOverlander Complejo Turistico El Progr Campground user 1815.0 Arupos Hotel Nice hotel just off the town square. Inside secure parking and decent internet. Seems to be only two hotels in town. $12 a night per person. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nice hotel just off the town square. Inside secure parking and decent internet. Seems to be only two hotels in town. $12 a night per person. iOverlander Arupos Hotel Lodging user 1799.5 Supermarket Mega Bodega An average supermarket with all you need! Good prices. Open: Yes An average supermarket with all you need! Good prices. iOverlander Supermarket Mega Bodega Dog Unknown user 0.0 Cafe de la Vaca Recommended by many publications, but in reality an overpriced tourist trap. We only got coffees after balking at the prices for food, and it came out as drip coffee from a pot that had been brewed ages ago. We've had better coffee from the breakfast buffet at a 2-star hotel. Save your dollars and skip this place. Open: Yes Recommended by many publications, but in reality an overpriced tourist trap. We only got coffees after balking at the prices for food, and it came out as drip coffee from a pot that had been brewed ages ago. We've had better coffee from the breakfast buffet at a 2-star hotel. Save your dollars and skip this place. iOverlander Cafe de la Vaca Restaurant user 57.9 Tijeretas A magnificient point of view and "tijeretas" birds. Just 30 minutes walking from downtown. We also got a sea tour of the bay with a taxi-boat for 10$/person (40 minutes). Open: Yes A magnificient point of view and "tijeretas" birds. Just 30 minutes walking from downtown. We also got a sea tour of the bay with a taxi-boat for 10$/person (40 minutes). iOverlander Tijeretas City (Capitol) user 1233.1 Restaurante El Cheff in Mindo Good meat in this place. Try "lomo a la piedra" for 9.50$ : a big piece of beef cooking on a hot stone, served with fried potatoes and vegetables. Natural fruit juices for 1,50$ Open: Yes Good meat in this place. Try "lomo a la piedra" for 9.50$ : a big piece of beef cooking on a hot stone, served with fried potatoes and vegetables. Natural fruit juices for 1,50$ iOverlander Restaurante El Cheff in Mindo Restaurant user 1240.7 Hotel El Descanso This hotel is the paradise of colibris. The whole day birds are coming on the watering troughs hanging in the trees and you can see dozen of species of colibris flying at one meter of you. We spent two nights in a room with view towards this magnificent exotic garden : 40$ for a double with private bathroom and complete breakfast. Normal price is 45$. Our car was parked in the garden. WiFi was good; we could upload photos and videos on our website. If you don't want to sleep in the hotel you can visit the garden and see the birds for 4$ per person. An unforgettable experience. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No This hotel is the paradise of colibris. The whole day birds are coming on the watering troughs hanging in the trees and you can see dozen of species of colibris flying at one meter of you. We spent two nights in a room with view towards this magnificent exotic garden : 40$ for a double with private bathroom and complete breakfast. Normal price is 45$. Our car was parked in the garden. WiFi was good; we could upload photos and videos on our website. If you don't want to sleep in the hotel you can visit the garden and see the birds for 4$ per person. An unforgettable experience. iOverlander Hotel El Descanso Lodging user 2545.4 Hostal Santa Fe There are 2 hostals Santa Fe in the city. This one offers a parking lot for our car, but access is very narrow. We paid 30$ for a double with breakfast and garage (but they wanted 35$). Very clean place. Highly recommended. ------- For French travelers : le Guide du Routard annonce 16$ pour une chambre double, c'est une grossière erreur qui mérite d'être corrigée. Le prix de 35$ demandé est largement justifié. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No There are 2 hostals Santa Fe in the city. This one offers a parking lot for our car, but access is very narrow. We paid 30$ for a double with breakfast and garage (but they wanted 35$). Very clean place. Highly recommended. ------- For French travelers : le Guide du Routard annonce 16$ pour une chambre double, c'est une grossière erreur qui mérite d'être corrigée. Le prix de 35$ demandé est largement justifié. iOverlander Hostal Santa Fe Lodging user 1291.0 Mishqui Quinde Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant. Has amazing dishes, e.g. quinoa burgers and Chop Suey. Has a nice little terrace. Variety of artesenal beer available (awesome!) Open: Yes Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant. Has amazing dishes, e.g. quinoa burgers and Chop Suey. Has a nice little terrace. Variety of artesenal beer available (awesome!) iOverlander Mishqui Quinde Restaurant user 2550.0 Doña Esther A nice restaurant with a translated menu for English people. Around 9$ for a dish (meat, fish, pizzas....) They offer a drink to start your meal : hot tea with an alcohol like brandy. First price for wine : 9.50$ for a jug of half liter of Chilean wine (red or white). Open: Yes A nice restaurant with a translated menu for English people. Around 9$ for a dish (meat, fish, pizzas....) They offer a drink to start your meal : hot tea with an alcohol like brandy. First price for wine : 9.50$ for a jug of half liter of Chilean wine (red or white). iOverlander Doña Esther Restaurant user 2896.9 Bosch Baterías Bosch batteries shop Open: Yes Bosch batteries shop iOverlander Bosch Baterías Car Repair user 2583.7 Tu parada en Cuenca Nice place with a family with a huge private secure parking lot. You can see the sign easily above the gate. They normally rent out with airbnb and booking.com. Own private room on the first floor and own bathroom downstairs. Good wifi and you can use the kitchen. We initially wanted to stay at Mi Casa but found this place. Very warm and lovely family. Great with helping you out in the city and good to practice your Spanish. $12 per person including breakfast Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place with a family with a huge private secure parking lot. You can see the sign easily above the gate. They normally rent out with airbnb and booking.com. Own private room on the first floor and own bathroom downstairs. Good wifi and you can use the kitchen. We initially wanted to stay at Mi Casa but found this place. Very warm and lovely family. Great with helping you out in the city and good to practice your Spanish. $12 per person including breakfast iOverlander Tu parada en Cuenca Lodging user -1.0 La Cosecha Parrillada The best restaurant with meat of Popayan. Attended by locals. Good Argentinian meat and many other specialities. Bife de chorizo : 33000 COP (10€) Open: Yes The best restaurant with meat of Popayan. Attended by locals. Good Argentinian meat and many other specialities. Bife de chorizo : 33000 COP (10€) iOverlander La Cosecha Parrillada Restaurant user 0.0 Canopy Adventure Always wanted to go ziplining, but not sure if it is for you? For $20 you can enjoy 10 very tame zip lines in the jungle here. Safety is impeccable (they have a two-line system) and the guides are a lot of fun. If you are 'adventurous' you can hang upside down on the lines and do other fun things. We liked it. Take about an hour. Try to buy the tickets online, as it is cheaper for Ecuadorians ($14 pp) and you might be able to score a cheaper ticket this way? Open: Yes Always wanted to go ziplining, but not sure if it is for you? For $20 you can enjoy 10 very tame zip lines in the jungle here. Safety is impeccable (they have a two-line system) and the guides are a lot of fun. If you are 'adventurous' you can hang upside down on the lines and do other fun things. We liked it. Take about an hour. Try to buy the tickets online, as it is cheaper for Ecuadorians ($14 pp) and you might be able to score a cheaper ticket this way? iOverlander Canopy Adventure City (Capitol) user 0.0 Mogens Pod Hostel Beautiful new hostel in a giant renovated house. The beds are in pods which I love as even in a dorm room you have a bit of privacy. Bathrooms have hot water and were spotless. The attached restaurant is reasonably priced and excellent quality. The only downside is no shared kitchen. I would definitely stay here again. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Beautiful new hostel in a giant renovated house. The beds are in pods which I love as even in a dorm room you have a bit of privacy. Bathrooms have hot water and were spotless. The attached restaurant is reasonably priced and excellent quality. The only downside is no shared kitchen. I would definitely stay here again. iOverlander Mogens Pod Hostel Lodging user 2786.0 Casa Hotel Campanario Informal hostel. Owners are slowly renovating their house to include a hostel. $3.50 per person with hot shower and a spot to park motorcycles or cars. We got a room with matress, sheets, and blankets. No bed. Clean environment. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Informal hostel. Owners are slowly renovating their house to include a hostel. $3.50 per person with hot shower and a spot to park motorcycles or cars. We got a room with matress, sheets, and blankets. No bed. Clean environment. iOverlander Casa Hotel Campanario Lodging user 0.0 Prosmile Wonderful, sanity-saving dentist in Ecuador. I had not one but two (yes two!) root canals here. Dra. Maria Flores speaks impeccable English, and was a comforting force during a stressful time for us. The practice is popular with medical tourists from the USA and Canada, and their equipment is someone the best in the world. They have specialists for almost everything (Dr Mora did my root canals, Dr Flores did my reconstruction). Best of all, it's cheap - way cheaper then most places. My root canals were $380us each, and this practice charges higher then most. I was quoted $200 at another dentist, but wanted someone who spoke English (and it turns out they had diagnosed the wrong tooth!). A root canal in Australia will set you back $2500usd, minimum! Ouch. Located in Torre 3,level 5. On the right as you exit the elevator. There is parking 2.5m high under Torre 2,or other open lots scattered around. Open: Yes Wonderful, sanity-saving dentist in Ecuador. I had not one but two (yes two!) root canals here. Dra. Maria Flores speaks impeccable English, and was a comforting force during a stressful time for us. The practice is popular with medical tourists from the USA and Canada, and their equipment is someone the best in the world. They have specialists for almost everything (Dr Mora did my root canals, Dr Flores did my reconstruction). Best of all, it's cheap - way cheaper then most places. My root canals were $380us each, and this practice charges higher then most. I was quoted $200 at another dentist, but wanted someone who spoke English (and it turns out they had diagnosed the wrong tooth!). A root canal in Australia will set you back $2500usd, minimum! Ouch. Located in Torre 3,level 5. On the right as you exit the elevator. There is parking 2.5m high under Torre 2,or other open lots scattered around. iOverlander Prosmile Dog Unknown user 863.8 Indichuris Mirador View Point across the Jungle. Comedor and Cabañas. Large gravel parking lot. Overnight stay for free. Quite and safe. Free parrots and other animals. Trees and flowers are beautiful. Worth to visit. Road to the mirador is all paved. Easy going also for big rigs. Open: Yes View Point across the Jungle. Comedor and Cabañas. Large gravel parking lot. Overnight stay for free. Quite and safe. Free parrots and other animals. Trees and flowers are beautiful. Worth to visit. Road to the mirador is all paved. Easy going also for big rigs. iOverlander Indichuris Mirador City (Capitol) user 2679.8 Hostería Durán Wonderful Restaurant. Excellent food and vine. International and national menues. They speak Spanish and English. Higher price level but worth every dime. Recommended. Open: Yes Wonderful Restaurant. Excellent food and vine. International and national menues. They speak Spanish and English. Higher price level but worth every dime. Recommended. iOverlander Hostería Durán Restaurant user 2200.0 Borja We had to fix some things on our '89 Chevy camper van. Richard, the son of the owner, helped us immediately and did a good work for a fair price. He speaks english and is very friendly. Phone: 2607 960 Open: Yes We had to fix some things on our '89 Chevy camper van. Richard, the son of the owner, helped us immediately and did a good work for a fair price. He speaks english and is very friendly. Phone: 2607 960 iOverlander Borja Car Repair user 2793.3 clinica de motos motorcycle workshop that works on big and small bikes, friendly and helpful staff, no English, fitted my tyres and welded pannier frame on my Vstrom. recommended by euromoto where I bought the tyres from (K60 scouts) which is was about 20mins away in traffic. Open: Yes motorcycle workshop that works on big and small bikes, friendly and helpful staff, no English, fitted my tyres and welded pannier frame on my Vstrom. recommended by euromoto where I bought the tyres from (K60 scouts) which is was about 20mins away in traffic. iOverlander clinica de motos Car Repair user 2652.2 Museo Santa Clara This is an ancient church transformed in a very et interesting museum where you can visit without any guide because many interactive screens allow you to understand. Price 3000 COP and free for people over 60. Open: Yes This is an ancient church transformed in a very et interesting museum where you can visit without any guide because many interactive screens allow you to understand. Price 3000 COP and free for people over 60. iOverlander Museo Santa Clara City (Capitol) user Zayapa Son Bar Cozy place with a nice view and cool decoration. They have good offers - ex. lunch for $5 + taxes, and dinner for S12+takes. It´s possible to ask for different menus ie. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc. They also have a nice bar. It´s very near the fish market and the Tortuga monument. Open: Yes Cozy place with a nice view and cool decoration. They have good offers - ex. lunch for $5 + taxes, and dinner for S12+takes. It´s possible to ask for different menus ie. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc. They also have a nice bar. It´s very near the fish market and the Tortuga monument. iOverlander Zayapa Son Bar Restaurant user 0.0 Villa ilalo Hostal located on the outskirts of the capital, which in addition to offering rooms and suites offers parking for vehicles not very large (the entrance is a bit narrow). You can stay inside your car living there at a modest price. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Hostal located on the outskirts of the capital, which in addition to offering rooms and suites offers parking for vehicles not very large (the entrance is a bit narrow). You can stay inside your car living there at a modest price. iOverlander Villa ilalo Campground user 0.0 Hernancor Big and clean rooms. $30 for two people. A/C, WiFI, hot shower, Parking (motorcycles), and breakfasts. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Big and clean rooms. $30 for two people. A/C, WiFI, hot shower, Parking (motorcycles), and breakfasts. iOverlander Hernancor Lodging user 0.0 hotel malecon inn good hotel with parking in the same multi level building, the 4th floor is reserved for the hotel parking, $30 per night with breakfast for one person Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No good hotel with parking in the same multi level building, the 4th floor is reserved for the hotel parking, $30 per night with breakfast for one person iOverlander hotel malecon inn Lodging user Villa ilalo with Camping Hostel where you can either camp or rent rooms and suites Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Hostel where you can either camp or rent rooms and suites iOverlander Villa ilalo with Camping Lodging user 2419.7 parc de loisirs, proche Mitad del Mundo A 5 min from the famous "mitad del Mundo", you can sleep in this park by asking for the security of the place permission.c is free, water, wc on place.pas wifi.hyper calmearriver Imperative before 5:30 pm, because the park is private, and closes at 6pm. A 5 min de la celebre " mitad del Mundo", vous pouvez dormir dans ce park en demandant a la securite du lieu l autorisation. c est gratuit, eau, wc sur place. pas de wifi. hyper calme arriver imperativement avant 17h 30, car le parc est privé, et ferme a 18h. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No A 5 min from the famous "mitad del Mundo", you can sleep in this park by asking for the security of the place permission.c is free, water, wc on place.pas wifi.hyper calmearriver Imperative before 5:30 pm, because the park is private, and closes at 6pm. A 5 min de la celebre " mitad del Mundo", vous pouvez dormir dans ce park en demandant a la securite du lieu l autorisation. c est gratuit, eau, wc sur place. pas de wifi. hyper calme arriver imperativement avant 17h 30, car le parc est privé, et ferme a 18h. iOverlander parc de loisirs, proche Mitad del Mundo Parking Area user 2816.0 Auto Centro - Land Rover Parts Land Rover Parts Shop. They have almost everything! Coming from North America and being used to ordering every single part we felt like we just landed in Land Rover paradise with this shop! Open: Yes Land Rover Parts Shop. They have almost everything! Coming from North America and being used to ordering every single part we felt like we just landed in Land Rover paradise with this shop! iOverlander Auto Centro - Land Rover Parts Car Repair user 3478.0 Big Rock Camp Roadside, partially tucked behind an embankment. A flat grassy spot with old makeshift firepits and your classic South American smattering of trash (nothing horrible). Fairly flat. We didn't feel like camping in town at the thermals, so this was a nice quiet option nearby. It's roadside, but very very quiet at night. We took the most direct route from Quito to get out here and it took 2 hours or so, turning to cobblestone roads after leaving the highway. There were other options on the way in. Very pleasant place to visit. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Roadside, partially tucked behind an embankment. A flat grassy spot with old makeshift firepits and your classic South American smattering of trash (nothing horrible). Fairly flat. We didn't feel like camping in town at the thermals, so this was a nice quiet option nearby. It's roadside, but very very quiet at night. We took the most direct route from Quito to get out here and it took 2 hours or so, turning to cobblestone roads after leaving the highway. There were other options on the way in. Very pleasant place to visit. iOverlander Big Rock Camp Contact, Pirate user 3722.0 Old Hydro camp End of a service road. Take the road marked with two wooden poles. It isn't far down to the river, and there is an open flat spot. Super private. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No End of a service road. Take the road marked with two wooden poles. It isn't far down to the river, and there is an open flat spot. Super private. iOverlander Old Hydro camp Contact, Pirate user 2955.1 Teleferico Parking Lot This is the parking lot of the teleferico cable car. We paid $ 2,50 parking fee and were allowed to stay overnight. We spoke to the security and the place is safe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No This is the parking lot of the teleferico cable car. We paid $ 2,50 parking fee and were allowed to stay overnight. We spoke to the security and the place is safe. iOverlander Teleferico Parking Lot Parking Area user 2937.2 Petroecuador Gasstation, quiet, safe Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Gasstation, quiet, safe iOverlander Petroecuador Parking Area user 2559.0 Museo Pumapungo Great free ethnological museum and ruins of old city + beautiful park. Recreations of how previous generations lived, old currency etc Open: Yes Great free ethnological museum and ruins of old city + beautiful park. Recreations of how previous generations lived, old currency etc iOverlander Museo Pumapungo City (Capitol) user 0.0 El Refgio Hotel Turismo Cheap hostel. Single room with bathroom is 10$. Motorcycle can put inside. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Cheap hostel. Single room with bathroom is 10$. Motorcycle can put inside. iOverlander El Refgio Hotel Turismo Lodging user 0.0 Raymipampa Great Ecuadorian restaurant. Excellent range of foods Open: Yes Great Ecuadorian restaurant. Excellent range of foods iOverlander Raymipampa Restaurant user 2580.0 Museo catedral vieja The best $2 spent. Fascinating church interior with life sized "Last supper" at the altar and many side rooms. Beautiful wall paintings Open: Yes The best $2 spent. Fascinating church interior with life sized "Last supper" at the altar and many side rooms. Beautiful wall paintings iOverlander Museo catedral vieja City (Capitol) user 2551.0 Carolina bookstore English & other 2nd hand books bought and sold Open: Yes English & other 2nd hand books bought and sold iOverlander Carolina bookstore Dog Unknown user 2551.0 Umbrella Laundry Excellent (lost our very expensive laundry bag but eventually found it. Lesson learnt!) Very reasonable Open: Yes Excellent (lost our very expensive laundry bag but eventually found it. Lesson learnt!) Very reasonable iOverlander Umbrella Laundry Dog Unknown user 33.0 Victoria Great and honnest mecanic. Alfonso was very helpfull to fix our broken boltjoint. He invited us in the lovely town of Chancay. He do everything front breaks, suspension, to direction and engine. Ask for him at the El Leñador Restaurant-Cafeteria. His shop is behind that restaurant using the dirt road. It's the blue door beside the radio antena. Very cheap and professional. Open: Yes Great and honnest mecanic. Alfonso was very helpfull to fix our broken boltjoint. He invited us in the lovely town of Chancay. He do everything front breaks, suspension, to direction and engine. Ask for him at the El Leñador Restaurant-Cafeteria. His shop is behind that restaurant using the dirt road. It's the blue door beside the radio antena. Very cheap and professional. iOverlander Victoria Car Repair user -6.5 Manta We had to sleep in the car park of the Barbasquillo hotel but once installed the neighbor (a bar) put the music in and we were forced to move down the street. Nous devions dormir sur le parking de l'hôtel Barbasquillo mais une fois installé le voisin(un bar) a mis la musique et nous avons été obligé de nous déplacer dans la rue. Code Wifi de l'hôtel barbasquillo 1029384756 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We had to sleep in the car park of the Barbasquillo hotel but once installed the neighbor (a bar) put the music in and we were forced to move down the street. Nous devions dormir sur le parking de l'hôtel Barbasquillo mais une fois installé le voisin(un bar) a mis la musique et nous avons été obligé de nous déplacer dans la rue. Code Wifi de l'hôtel barbasquillo 1029384756 iOverlander Manta Contact, Pirate user -10.9 La Piazza, Plaza Comercial Big parking lot, free WIFI, manager allowed us to stay for 2 or 3 nights. Name of Manager: Eduardo Feijoo Valarezo. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Big parking lot, free WIFI, manager allowed us to stay for 2 or 3 nights. Name of Manager: Eduardo Feijoo Valarezo. iOverlander La Piazza, Plaza Comercial Parking Area user 46.3 BBQ-RIBES Super restaurant menu du jour 3,5$, trés bonne cuisine Open: Yes Super restaurant menu du jour 3,5$, trés bonne cuisine iOverlander BBQ-RIBES Restaurant user 0.0 Hotel GYNA Clean and cheap hostel. Hot shower, wifi, TV, secure parking. Parking is 2 minutes by walk. Single room with bathroom is 6$. Staff are friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Clean and cheap hostel. Hot shower, wifi, TV, secure parking. Parking is 2 minutes by walk. Single room with bathroom is 6$. Staff are friendly. iOverlander Hotel GYNA Lodging user 2386.0 junto al río A very nice and quiet place. Esplanade of grass next to the trees and the river. un lugar muy lindo y tranquilo. explanada de pasto junto a los árboles y el río. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A very nice and quiet place. Esplanade of grass next to the trees and the river. un lugar muy lindo y tranquilo. explanada de pasto junto a los árboles y el río. iOverlander junto al río Contact, Pirate user 1284.0 El Tigrilllo Pizzeria Great wood fired pizzas. Bit expensive but excellent Open: Yes Great wood fired pizzas. Bit expensive but excellent iOverlander El Tigrilllo Pizzeria Restaurant user 1285.0 La Reposteria Great, generous, cheap breakfasts, snacks (inc veggie) & drinks. G WiFi. Open: Yes Great, generous, cheap breakfasts, snacks (inc veggie) & drinks. G WiFi. iOverlander La Reposteria Restaurant user 1218.2 Abandoned Building This house was used by the traffic police and they no longer use it. It has a large parking area and is free and safe !!Está casa era usada por la policía de tránsito y ya no la utilizan más. Tiene un area de estacionamiento grande y es gratis y seguro!! Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This house was used by the traffic police and they no longer use it. It has a large parking area and is free and safe !!Está casa era usada por la policía de tránsito y ya no la utilizan más. Tiene un area de estacionamiento grande y es gratis y seguro!! iOverlander Abandoned Building Contact, Pirate user 121.6 Petro Ecuador We stop here and ask the owner Rolando and he said it's ok to sleep here!! Also he Offers the showers they have mini market and is a restaurant across the street!! Open: Yes We stop here and ask the owner Rolando and he said it's ok to sleep here!! Also he Offers the showers they have mini market and is a restaurant across the street!! iOverlander Petro Ecuador Parking Area user 10.6 Street Side This place is a very quiet site to sleep, we camp here for several day's after the police remove us and a bunch other travelers from the park!! They say the park is not longer open for travelers or Overlanders:(( . Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This place is a very quiet site to sleep, we camp here for several day's after the police remove us and a bunch other travelers from the park!! They say the park is not longer open for travelers or Overlanders:(( . iOverlander Street Side Parking Area user 3541.8 Río Blanco Roadside. Free, Quiet, Clean, Safe. It's a large gravel lot. You can park on street level or even drive up to a higher plateau to get away from the road a little more. There are corners you can hide your car from street view. Definitely big rig friendly. No 4x4 required. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Roadside. Free, Quiet, Clean, Safe. It's a large gravel lot. You can park on street level or even drive up to a higher plateau to get away from the road a little more. There are corners you can hide your car from street view. Definitely big rig friendly. No 4x4 required. iOverlander Río Blanco Contact, Pirate user 2517.4 Great Mechanic! Trunkin'Car Best mechanic we have found in South America (Peru, Bolivia, Chile)! After having been to several well know mechanics on our trip, Mauro an his team were the first ones who were able to make our car running under South American conditions. They found several grave problems which well known mecanics as e.g. Fire Wheels Lima did not find during one week of work! While they were working they explained everything they did, so that we now know a lot more about our car and we were able to understand the problems our car had. After over 30 years working as an international mechanic, Mauro has a lot of experience. And if he doesn't have a part or needs the help of another specialist he doesn't hesitat to do his best! When we left the garage we had a competely new car!!! Prices were very fair. And Mauro offered us to stay in his garage (electricity, baños, shower, wifi) while they were working on our car. Or you can stay on the campground directly besides his garage. Heres the mobile phone number: +593 99-967-4518 (spanish or you write an english text message/whatsapp) Calle Canton Gualaceo, Cuenca Open: Yes Best mechanic we have found in South America (Peru, Bolivia, Chile)! After having been to several well know mechanics on our trip, Mauro an his team were the first ones who were able to make our car running under South American conditions. They found several grave problems which well known mecanics as e.g. Fire Wheels Lima did not find during one week of work! While they were working they explained everything they did, so that we now know a lot more about our car and we were able to understand the problems our car had. After over 30 years working as an international mechanic, Mauro has a lot of experience. And if he doesn't have a part or needs the help of another specialist he doesn't hesitat to do his best! When we left the garage we had a competely new car!!! Prices were very fair. And Mauro offered us to stay in his garage (electricity, baños, shower, wifi) while they were working on our car. Or you can stay on the campground directly besides his garage. Heres the mobile phone number: +593 99-967-4518 (spanish or you write an english text message/whatsapp) Calle Canton Gualaceo, Cuenca iOverlander Great Mechanic! Trunkin'Car Car Repair user 29.0 vulcanizadora San Rafael Tyre repair, very honest people, super recomendable gomeria, personas muy honestas, súper recomendable Open: Yes Tyre repair, very honest people, super recomendable gomeria, personas muy honestas, súper recomendable iOverlander vulcanizadora San Rafael Car Repair user 0.4 Puerto Lopez On a parking lot along the super quiet malecon and on. WC open the day 25cts Sur un parking le long du malecon super tranquille et sur. WC ouvert la journée 25cts Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes On a parking lot along the super quiet malecon and on. WC open the day 25cts Sur un parking le long du malecon super tranquille et sur. WC ouvert la journée 25cts iOverlander Puerto Lopez Parking Area user 300.0 Mangahurco Camp in the hills around Mangahurco. Great place to see the flowering of Guayacanes, usually on the first days of the year. People in town very friendly. Safe. Public restrooms very clean. Road to get there is dusty starting Pindal at E25 Highway. Quiet. Fine nature sights. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camp in the hills around Mangahurco. Great place to see the flowering of Guayacanes, usually on the first days of the year. People in town very friendly. Safe. Public restrooms very clean. Road to get there is dusty starting Pindal at E25 Highway. Quiet. Fine nature sights. iOverlander Mangahurco Contact, Pirate user 146.2 montecristi Planta de Gas REPSOLLa near the coast and the beach. We must first find a gas distributor in Montecristi going to the factory, we go with him and he gives our bottle to be loaded. It is he who has an account providing that is invoiced, and we pay him then.In direct with the factory, it is not possible.c is a bit long, all 2 h for us.Le most places One can eat on the spot at the Comedor of the factory. For 2.5 an almuerzo, very good. Price for our Argentinean bottle (with adapter US) of 10 kilo, 6 dollars. C is the industrial tariff because they have to reload. Planta de Gas REPSOL La plus pres de la cote et des plage . On doit d abord trouver en ville a Montecristi un distributeur de gaz qui va a l usine, on va avec lui et il donne notre bouteille a charger. c est lui qui a un compte fournisseut qui est facturé, et on le paye lui ensuite. En direct avec l'usine, ce n'est pas possible. c est un peu long, le tout 2 h pour nous. Le plus du lieux on peut manger sur place au Comedor de l usine. pour 2,5 un almuerzo, tres bon. Prix pour notre bouteille argentine ( avec adaptateur US ) de 10 kilo, 6 dollars. c est le tarif industriel car ils doivent recharger. Open: Yes Planta de Gas REPSOLLa near the coast and the beach. We must first find a gas distributor in Montecristi going to the factory, we go with him and he gives our bottle to be loaded. It is he who has an account providing that is invoiced, and we pay him then.In direct with the factory, it is not possible.c is a bit long, all 2 h for us.Le most places One can eat on the spot at the Comedor of the factory. For 2.5 an almuerzo, very good. Price for our Argentinean bottle (with adapter US) of 10 kilo, 6 dollars. C is the industrial tariff because they have to reload. Planta de Gas REPSOL La plus pres de la cote et des plage . On doit d abord trouver en ville a Montecristi un distributeur de gaz qui va a l usine, on va avec lui et il donne notre bouteille a charger. c est lui qui a un compte fournisseut qui est facturé, et on le paye lui ensuite. En direct avec l'usine, ce n'est pas possible. c est un peu long, le tout 2 h pour nous. Le plus du lieux on peut manger sur place au Comedor de l usine. pour 2,5 un almuerzo, tres bon. Prix pour notre bouteille argentine ( avec adaptateur US ) de 10 kilo, 6 dollars. c est le tarif industriel car ils doivent recharger. iOverlander montecristi Gas Station user 0.0 Sucré Salé Café a nice little french themed café in the heart of Cuenca. awesome deserts and inexpensive menú del día ($3.50) they also serve a microbrewery beer called latitude cero and for those Germans who are looking for a little bit of home you can also buy Paulaner in a few varieties. Open: Yes a nice little french themed café in the heart of Cuenca. awesome deserts and inexpensive menú del día ($3.50) they also serve a microbrewery beer called latitude cero and for those Germans who are looking for a little bit of home you can also buy Paulaner in a few varieties. iOverlander Sucré Salé Café Restaurant user 133.0 Primax Large gas station, you can sleep, there is power shower and the people are muuuyyy nice Puesto de gasolina grande, se puede dormir, hay ducha electricidad y la gente es muuuyyy agradable. Open: Yes Large gas station, you can sleep, there is power shower and the people are muuuyyy nice Puesto de gasolina grande, se puede dormir, hay ducha electricidad y la gente es muuuyyy agradable. iOverlander Primax Parking Area user 2783.0 Parking place to do paperwork for crossing from Ecuador to Colombia Easy to go too far. Park here or just across the road. Go to building on left of road. At counter on left (outside) (Aduana) get vehicle document sorted. Join queue for migration just beyond. Eventually get allowed to join queue inside. V hot so take hat and water. Hat & sunglasses must be taken off to go inside. Queue. Hand over passports & bit of paper received on entry to Ecuador. Get passports stamped. Proceed just down the road to Colombian side. Go into migration building straight ahead, up steps. Queue to get passport stamped, (only one person allowed at counter at a time) get guard to unlock gate to let you through to Dian (vehicle import). Ensure have vehicle with you beside Dian office, copy of passport photo page & copy of page with stamps for entry into Colombia. Also copy of international driving licence & copy of vehicle registration document (can get copies across the road for 50 cents a page). And breath. They come out and check the VIN (vehicle identification number) on the vehicle. Process from start to finish took 2 hrs. Then on to SOAT... Open: Yes Easy to go too far. Park here or just across the road. Go to building on left of road. At counter on left (outside) (Aduana) get vehicle document sorted. Join queue for migration just beyond. Eventually get allowed to join queue inside. V hot so take hat and water. Hat & sunglasses must be taken off to go inside. Queue. Hand over passports & bit of paper received on entry to Ecuador. Get passports stamped. Proceed just down the road to Colombian side. Go into migration building straight ahead, up steps. Queue to get passport stamped, (only one person allowed at counter at a time) get guard to unlock gate to let you through to Dian (vehicle import). Ensure have vehicle with you beside Dian office, copy of passport photo page & copy of page with stamps for entry into Colombia. Also copy of international driving licence & copy of vehicle registration document (can get copies across the road for 50 cents a page). And breath. They come out and check the VIN (vehicle identification number) on the vehicle. Process from start to finish took 2 hrs. Then on to SOAT... iOverlander Parking place to do paperwork for crossing from Ecuador to Colombia Toll Booth user 67.6 Malecon Puerto Lopez On a large lot between the Victor Hugo and Nantu hotels directly on the malecon and the beach. Shower and toilet open the day. Wifi at the Victor Hugo hotel, code cocoloco12. Sur un grand terrain entre les hôtels Victor Hugo et Nantu direct sur le malecon et la plage. Douche et WC ouvert la journee. Wifi de l'hôtel Victor Hugo, code cocoloco12. Tranquille et sur Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes On a large lot between the Victor Hugo and Nantu hotels directly on the malecon and the beach. Shower and toilet open the day. Wifi at the Victor Hugo hotel, code cocoloco12. Sur un grand terrain entre les hôtels Victor Hugo et Nantu direct sur le malecon et la plage. Douche et WC ouvert la journee. Wifi de l'hôtel Victor Hugo, code cocoloco12. Tranquille et sur iOverlander Malecon Puerto Lopez Parking Area user 8.3 Plage d'Olon Beside the fishermen's boats, it is normally forbidden to camp but no one has come to tell us to leave. Tranquil and on. À côté des bateaux des pêcheurs, normalement il est interdit de camper mais personne n'est venu nous dire de partir. Tranquille et sur. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Beside the fishermen's boats, it is normally forbidden to camp but no one has come to tell us to leave. Tranquil and on. À côté des bateaux des pêcheurs, normalement il est interdit de camper mais personne n'est venu nous dire de partir. Tranquille et sur. iOverlander Plage d'Olon Campground user 3985.0 Laguna Mica Beautiful lake, good access road lots of np infrastructure but they wont let u camp. camping might be possible just before the entrance gate (there were some signs for paid places), which is 20km from the lake. didnt see any good wild camps on the road in. Open: Yes Beautiful lake, good access road lots of np infrastructure but they wont let u camp. camping might be possible just before the entrance gate (there were some signs for paid places), which is 20km from the lake. didnt see any good wild camps on the road in. iOverlander Laguna Mica City (Capitol) user 3912.0 Canal loop Maintenance road for a canal. great views of the back of the park. comes out at the back entrance to the park. would be good to have high clearance. also there is a canyon not far along the road which is nice Open: Yes Maintenance road for a canal. great views of the back of the park. comes out at the back entrance to the park. would be good to have high clearance. also there is a canyon not far along the road which is nice iOverlander Canal loop Dog Unknown user 1530.0 ruta vieja junto a una pequeña cascada lugar muy tranquilo para pasar la noche. desde las 9 a las 18 paran muchos turistas, pero para dormir muy bueno Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes lugar muy tranquilo para pasar la noche. desde las 9 a las 18 paran muchos turistas, pero para dormir muy bueno iOverlander ruta vieja junto a una pequeña cascada Contact, Pirate user 40.0 San Carlos 4 Parking in front of a fertilized egg production facility. Places below big trees or in front of the garden. Quiet. Guarded 24/7. Friendly guards and staff. Water available, no other facilities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking in front of a fertilized egg production facility. Places below big trees or in front of the garden. Quiet. Guarded 24/7. Friendly guards and staff. Water available, no other facilities. iOverlander San Carlos 4 Parking Area user Mitad del Mundo Camping En nuestro campamento, le podemos ofrecer un lugar hermoso y seguro para montar su carpa o aparcar su vehículo. Hemos tratado de mantener el sitio lo más natural posible con mesas de piedra y taburetes de madera. Usted estará rodeado de árboles de aguacate, parches de verduras orgánicas y amplio espacio plano de hierba. Usted tendrá acceso a un cuarto de baño con agua caliente, una cocina totalmente equipada, una zona de barbacoa, salidas de electricidad al aire libre y conexión a Internet. - - - At our campsite, we can offer you a beautiful & secure place to pitch your tent or park your vehicle. We have tried to keep the site as natural as possible with stone tables and wooden block stools. You will be surrounded by avocado trees, organic vegetable patches and ample flat grassy space. You will have access to a bathroom with hot water, a fully equipped kitchen, a barbecue area, outdoor electricity outputs and internet connection. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes En nuestro campamento, le podemos ofrecer un lugar hermoso y seguro para montar su carpa o aparcar su vehículo. Hemos tratado de mantener el sitio lo más natural posible con mesas de piedra y taburetes de madera. Usted estará rodeado de árboles de aguacate, parches de verduras orgánicas y amplio espacio plano de hierba. Usted tendrá acceso a un cuarto de baño con agua caliente, una cocina totalmente equipada, una zona de barbacoa, salidas de electricidad al aire libre y conexión a Internet. - - - At our campsite, we can offer you a beautiful & secure place to pitch your tent or park your vehicle. We have tried to keep the site as natural as possible with stone tables and wooden block stools. You will be surrounded by avocado trees, organic vegetable patches and ample flat grassy space. You will have access to a bathroom with hot water, a fully equipped kitchen, a barbecue area, outdoor electricity outputs and internet connection. iOverlander Mitad del Mundo Camping Campground user 2558.0 Comida rapida Maytecita We had a very tasty lunch : pollo asado con arroz, verdura, papas fritas : 2$. We were surprised with the quality : pollo in a marinad and not fried as usual. Pieces with a lot of meat without skin. Open: Yes We had a very tasty lunch : pollo asado con arroz, verdura, papas fritas : 2$. We were surprised with the quality : pollo in a marinad and not fried as usual. Pieces with a lot of meat without skin. iOverlander Comida rapida Maytecita Restaurant user 1295.5 mecánico Juan Juan Franco mecánico excelente arregla toda marca de carro y 4x4 transmisiones y frenos muy recomendable Open: Yes Juan Franco mecánico excelente arregla toda marca de carro y 4x4 transmisiones y frenos muy recomendable iOverlander mecánico Juan Car Repair user 650.0 arbol gigante imperdible arbol gigantesco Open: Yes imperdible arbol gigantesco iOverlander arbol gigante City (Capitol) user 111.0 TECHNICENTRO repairs everything Really good, quick, and cheap garage. They repair everything for all brands, do proper oil changes, breaks etc. Totally recommend it. They have wifi. Very helpful owner Open: Yes Really good, quick, and cheap garage. They repair everything for all brands, do proper oil changes, breaks etc. Totally recommend it. They have wifi. Very helpful owner iOverlander TECHNICENTRO repairs everything Car Repair user -0.6 Casa Tua verry good almuerzo😄 3,5 p/p Open: Yes verry good almuerzo😄 3,5 p/p iOverlander Casa Tua Restaurant user 2329.1 Lavanderia / Tintoreria J&D Laundry. 1 $/kg. Open: Monday to Friday 09:30-13.00 and 15:00-19.00. Guayaquil 12-20 y Gaspar de Carvajal. You can easily stop&park also with big rigs in front of the laundry. Open: Yes Laundry. 1 $/kg. Open: Monday to Friday 09:30-13.00 and 15:00-19.00. Guayaquil 12-20 y Gaspar de Carvajal. You can easily stop&park also with big rigs in front of the laundry. iOverlander Lavanderia / Tintoreria J&D Dog Unknown user 13.0 Maestro de Casa Very good restaurant! You have to try the cevice for 10$ or 12$ with beer. Totally worth it. Probably the best cevice in Galapagos. The other meals also look delicious. Open: Yes Very good restaurant! You have to try the cevice for 10$ or 12$ with beer. Totally worth it. Probably the best cevice in Galapagos. The other meals also look delicious. iOverlander Maestro de Casa Restaurant user 2823.7 ATM Next to KFC Open: Yes Next to KFC iOverlander ATM Dog Unknown user 1791.4 Back side of kids park Behind the park is free, as the front is 2$ per night + 2$ per day and very noisy... Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Behind the park is free, as the front is 2$ per night + 2$ per day and very noisy... iOverlander Back side of kids park Parking Area user 2577.0 Hostel El Andariego Very clean, nice, quiet, friendly staff, comfortable kitchen (with waffle maker and electric juicer!). $28 private room for 2 people. Wi-Fi was great. They have parking outside, but they are upstairs so no inside parking for motos. They are located upstairs from a Blue Cross building- sign is a bit small. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Very clean, nice, quiet, friendly staff, comfortable kitchen (with waffle maker and electric juicer!). $28 private room for 2 people. Wi-Fi was great. They have parking outside, but they are upstairs so no inside parking for motos. They are located upstairs from a Blue Cross building- sign is a bit small. iOverlander Hostel El Andariego Lodging user -9.0 Hospedaje casa de soleil Very nice beach front hotel. You cam get a double room for 40$. One of the best bargains for a location like this. Nice owner. Clean. Giant bed Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very nice beach front hotel. You cam get a double room for 40$. One of the best bargains for a location like this. Nice owner. Clean. Giant bed iOverlander Hospedaje casa de soleil Lodging user 4604.4 Refugio Cayambe Really nice refuge with incredible views of the glacier. Free to camp. $14pp for a bed. Bathrooms and restaurant. It was about a 2.5-3 hour drive from Otavalo, and most of it is a dirt road. The road is really bad for the last 5-6km so 4x4 and high clearance is definitely required. If you're like us and didn't want to pay the $$ to summit the glacier, you can follow a sendero to the base of it to get a little hiking in. Refuge is at 15,100ft so it's COLD. Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Really nice refuge with incredible views of the glacier. Free to camp. $14pp for a bed. Bathrooms and restaurant. It was about a 2.5-3 hour drive from Otavalo, and most of it is a dirt road. The road is really bad for the last 5-6km so 4x4 and high clearance is definitely required. If you're like us and didn't want to pay the $$ to summit the glacier, you can follow a sendero to the base of it to get a little hiking in. Refuge is at 15,100ft so it's COLD. iOverlander Refugio Cayambe Campground user 1901.7 Near the road A place in a Gravel road hidden from the big road but noisy. Better than nothing. No for big rigs Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A place in a Gravel road hidden from the big road but noisy. Better than nothing. No for big rigs iOverlander Near the road Contact, Pirate user 2489.5 Restaurante comedor la gatita Very good restaurant with ecuadorian food !! Magaly is very friendly Phone number 0991619978 We paid just 2$ per person Open: Yes Very good restaurant with ecuadorian food !! Magaly is very friendly Phone number 0991619978 We paid just 2$ per person iOverlander Restaurante comedor la gatita Restaurant user 902.2 Il girasole Very good ice cream home made with Fresh fruit and very friendly people ! They are argentinos and They used to lived in germany. Ice cream it's the shop of the son and in the right side the restaurant of the parents. Nice food not expensive, we paid 11$ for four, soup plus main course. Open: Yes Very good ice cream home made with Fresh fruit and very friendly people ! They are argentinos and They used to lived in germany. Ice cream it's the shop of the son and in the right side the restaurant of the parents. Nice food not expensive, we paid 11$ for four, soup plus main course. iOverlander Il girasole Restaurant user 2792.7 Hotel Crystal Basic, cheap, and clean hotel with secure garage and super friendly owner. (My bf would like me to add there's no toilet seat). $15/night for a double. Ask for a room with windows. Hot shower. Slow wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Basic, cheap, and clean hotel with secure garage and super friendly owner. (My bf would like me to add there's no toilet seat). $15/night for a double. Ask for a room with windows. Hot shower. Slow wifi. iOverlander Hotel Crystal Lodging user 2458.1 Gas station Texaco Better than nothing. Noise of the road but we slept. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Better than nothing. Noise of the road but we slept. iOverlander Gas station Texaco Parking Area user -1.0 El Paraiso Pizzas, Alausi Great pizzas & pasta. Big portions. Not cheap but worth it Open: Yes Great pizzas & pasta. Big portions. Not cheap but worth it iOverlander El Paraiso Pizzas, Alausi Restaurant user 88.8 Agua Blanca This is a native community offering tourism services. Archeological excavation, museum, guided tour, beautiful natural swimming pool. Entrance 5$ p/p. Beautiful and extremely nice people. They are happy to receive overlanders. Bathroom, cold shower, free wifi. I am not sure about power. Quiet, no traffic no through road. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes This is a native community offering tourism services. Archeological excavation, museum, guided tour, beautiful natural swimming pool. Entrance 5$ p/p. Beautiful and extremely nice people. They are happy to receive overlanders. Bathroom, cold shower, free wifi. I am not sure about power. Quiet, no traffic no through road. iOverlander Agua Blanca Campground user 2801.0 jhomana guesthouse Nice hostel whith space for one or two rigs. no Hill restrictrion, but truck meibe Will not fit. we paid Us20 for 2 and rig whith water and power. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Nice hostel whith space for one or two rigs. no Hill restrictrion, but truck meibe Will not fit. we paid Us20 for 2 and rig whith water and power. iOverlander jhomana guesthouse Lodging user Casa KoKopelli Casa kokopelli offers space for campers, tent or camping car. Access to a bathroom and electricity. Wifi is available in common areas: lounge dining room and terrace. $ 5 per person, $ 8 with breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Casa kokopelli offers space for campers, tent or camping car. Access to a bathroom and electricity. Wifi is available in common areas: lounge dining room and terrace. $ 5 per person, $ 8 with breakfast. iOverlander Casa KoKopelli Parking Area user 59.7 Raices camping Nice campground. only tents a rain protection building. hot shower. super fast wifi. Vanessa, the owner, is really nice. 4 $pp. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice campground. only tents a rain protection building. hot shower. super fast wifi. Vanessa, the owner, is really nice. 4 $pp. iOverlander Raices camping Campground user 1581.0 Urku Warmy Vegetarian Restaurant Fantastic veggie food. Gluten free veggie burger, pizza, pasta, salads etc & wonderful juices + puds Open: Yes Fantastic veggie food. Gluten free veggie burger, pizza, pasta, salads etc & wonderful juices + puds iOverlander Urku Warmy Vegetarian Restaurant Restaurant user 9.2 El Paseo Machala Big Shopping Center In the South side is a residential area with a guard. We parked in the Public Street. Quite and save. Restaurant and toilets in the shopping center around corner. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Big Shopping Center In the South side is a residential area with a guard. We parked in the Public Street. Quite and save. Restaurant and toilets in the shopping center around corner. iOverlander El Paseo Machala Contact, Pirate user 2809.0 Formosa Restaurants Vegetariano Oriental Delicious vegetarian Chinese restaurant! Only open 12-4. Menu of the day with soup, dessert, juice, and plate for $3.75! Open: Yes Delicious vegetarian Chinese restaurant! Only open 12-4. Menu of the day with soup, dessert, juice, and plate for $3.75! iOverlander Formosa Restaurants Vegetariano Oriental Restaurant user El Paso Alojamiento Excellent family-owned restaurant/accommodation. They have a bamboo guesthouse that stays fairly cool throughout the day and night. The ceviche is the best I've had in Ecuador. Very fresh fish. The burritos are massive! Price. $12.50 per person, you may be able to get them down to $10 per person for a longer stay. (Accommodation in Ayampe doesn't really get cheaper than $10/night unless you are camping) Parking. Parking in driveway right in front of rooms Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Excellent family-owned restaurant/accommodation. They have a bamboo guesthouse that stays fairly cool throughout the day and night. The ceviche is the best I've had in Ecuador. Very fresh fish. The burritos are massive! Price. $12.50 per person, you may be able to get them down to $10 per person for a longer stay. (Accommodation in Ayampe doesn't really get cheaper than $10/night unless you are camping) Parking. Parking in driveway right in front of rooms iOverlander El Paso Alojamiento Lodging user La Iguana Hostel and Campground Camping here is one of the cheapest places in Ayampe. They have a shared communal kitchen, although the fridge is tiny. Hammocks abound and the wifi is okay. Price. $8 per person per night for a camp spot Parking. Pull around the east side for secure parking inside the property's fence. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Camping here is one of the cheapest places in Ayampe. They have a shared communal kitchen, although the fridge is tiny. Hammocks abound and the wifi is okay. Price. $8 per person per night for a camp spot Parking. Pull around the east side for secure parking inside the property's fence. iOverlander La Iguana Hostel and Campground Campground user Azúcar Morena Incredible fish burgers and sangria. $6 USD for the fish burger. The friendly owner usually brings out free sautéed potatoes while you wait. Great service. Solid view of the beach and islands. Open: Yes Incredible fish burgers and sangria. $6 USD for the fish burger. The friendly owner usually brings out free sautéed potatoes while you wait. Great service. Solid view of the beach and islands. iOverlander Azúcar Morena Restaurant user 3509.8 Hacienda Guaytara No details - see Amenities Open: Yes Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes No details - see Amenities iOverlander Hacienda Guaytara Campground user 2067.0 parcadero Naranjo 0.50$ per hour and 1.50$ for the night. Has a restroom. Close to the cute center. You cam get in and out all night. Secure place Warning max vehicle height 2,50m Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 0.50$ per hour and 1.50$ for the night. Has a restroom. Close to the cute center. You cam get in and out all night. Secure place Warning max vehicle height 2,50m iOverlander parcadero Naranjo Parking Area user 1272.0 Mechanico General Chumbi Really nice, good and cheap mechanic. Fixed our exhaust after the dirt road. He worked till late at night and let us camp at his place for free! Open: Yes Really nice, good and cheap mechanic. Fixed our exhaust after the dirt road. He worked till late at night and let us camp at his place for free! iOverlander Mechanico General Chumbi Car Repair user 19.5 El Paso clean rooms, private toilet, hot water, fast wifi, good restaurant, possibility of using the kitchen, private parking. normal price is 15$pp but we paid 10$pp for 3 nights, so 20$ in total. 2 blocks from the beach. very safe place. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes clean rooms, private toilet, hot water, fast wifi, good restaurant, possibility of using the kitchen, private parking. normal price is 15$pp but we paid 10$pp for 3 nights, so 20$ in total. 2 blocks from the beach. very safe place. iOverlander El Paso Lodging user 2388.6 Bigote Vegetarian Restaurant Great little spot with delicious veggie burgers and tons of salads! And super affordable at $4/burger! (Try the Baja). They also have some non-veg options like chicken but it's mostly veg. Open: Yes Great little spot with delicious veggie burgers and tons of salads! And super affordable at $4/burger! (Try the Baja). They also have some non-veg options like chicken but it's mostly veg. iOverlander Bigote Vegetarian Restaurant Restaurant user 19.7 Parking Hostal Macaw Parking of the hotel that is also used for buses and vans. The parking is 1.5 blocks away from the hostal. Wifi and 110/220V, but toilet use in the hotel and no shower. Safe, quiet place near large shopping mall and 10 min. from airport. USD 10 (2 adults, camper); this is also the parking fee. We selected the place as parking for our vehicle during a Galápagos trip and stayed before the start of the trip. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking of the hotel that is also used for buses and vans. The parking is 1.5 blocks away from the hostal. Wifi and 110/220V, but toilet use in the hotel and no shower. Safe, quiet place near large shopping mall and 10 min. from airport. USD 10 (2 adults, camper); this is also the parking fee. We selected the place as parking for our vehicle during a Galápagos trip and stayed before the start of the trip. iOverlander Parking Hostal Macaw Parking Area user 20.0 Hostel España Small, but clean rooms with private bathrooms and TV. Cosy courtyard. USD 30 for a double. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Small, but clean rooms with private bathrooms and TV. Cosy courtyard. USD 30 for a double. iOverlander Hostel España Lodging user 4.7 Hospedaje Janet Hotel with spacious rooms $27 pp, pn with breakfast Wifi Hotel avec chambres spacieuses 27$/p avec le petit déjeuné Wifi Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Hotel with spacious rooms $27 pp, pn with breakfast Wifi Hotel avec chambres spacieuses 27$/p avec le petit déjeuné Wifi iOverlander Hospedaje Janet Lodging user 16.7 Hotel Seymour Pleasant Hotel with breakfast buffet, swimming pool Wifi and quiet. Agréable Hotel avec petit déjeuner type buffet, piscine Wifi et calme. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Pleasant Hotel with breakfast buffet, swimming pool Wifi and quiet. Agréable Hotel avec petit déjeuner type buffet, piscine Wifi et calme. iOverlander Hotel Seymour Lodging user 22.0 Maracumbo camping y cabañas Super nice sheltered camping (4$) and cabañas and dorm (dorm from 7$) right outside the little village of Mompiche. The swiss owner Christian has created a little paradise for those wanting to stay close to beautiful nature but just a 5 min walk from restaurants, shops and waves. There is a well equiped communal kitchen, surfboard rental, slackline, beautiful garden with fruits and herbs, hammocks and potable water (20l - 2$). Access with 4x4 or caravan might be possible... The most beautiful camping we stayed so far in whole south america and a very friendly and helpful owner! Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Super nice sheltered camping (4$) and cabañas and dorm (dorm from 7$) right outside the little village of Mompiche. The swiss owner Christian has created a little paradise for those wanting to stay close to beautiful nature but just a 5 min walk from restaurants, shops and waves. There is a well equiped communal kitchen, surfboard rental, slackline, beautiful garden with fruits and herbs, hammocks and potable water (20l - 2$). Access with 4x4 or caravan might be possible... The most beautiful camping we stayed so far in whole south america and a very friendly and helpful owner! iOverlander Maracumbo camping y cabañas Campground user 2868.4 servicio automotriz a mecanic specialized in automatic transmission and diesel motor (injection). Really nice, knows his job and negociates the prices of the parts for us. Can sleep in place. adress is : avenida real audiencia y los eucaliptos 65-178 Open: Yes a mecanic specialized in automatic transmission and diesel motor (injection). Really nice, knows his job and negociates the prices of the parts for us. Can sleep in place. adress is : avenida real audiencia y los eucaliptos 65-178 iOverlander servicio automotriz Car Repair user 2787.8 Kool a/c. Aire acondicionado. Automotriz. Quito Diagnostic avec tirage au vide. Réparation du condenseur si possible. Remplissage gaz. Après deux diagnostics infructueux, l'un à Salta, l'autre à Quito, lui a trouvé la fuite et a réparé. Tout cela en 2h30 chrono. Open: Yes Diagnostic avec tirage au vide. Réparation du condenseur si possible. Remplissage gaz. Après deux diagnostics infructueux, l'un à Salta, l'autre à Quito, lui a trouvé la fuite et a réparé. Tout cela en 2h30 chrono. iOverlander Kool a/c. Aire acondicionado. Automotriz. Quito Car Repair user 221.9 pisagua We stayed one night near La Chapelle on the roadside no service but quiet and on. Campo allegre is closed Nous avons passé une nuit à côté de La Chapelle sur le bord de la route pas de service mais tranquille et sur. Campo allegre est fermé Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We stayed one night near La Chapelle on the roadside no service but quiet and on. Campo allegre is closed Nous avons passé une nuit à côté de La Chapelle sur le bord de la route pas de service mais tranquille et sur. Campo allegre est fermé iOverlander pisagua Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Hosteria el Reventador a bit expensive but the pmace is really nice. swimming pool, hot showers, restaurant. next to the mirador to see the reventador volcano and next to the waterfall San Rafael. you can overnight in the parking lot with a big rig for 10 $ or if you know someone that sleeps in the hotel it's free. a room with two big bed is about 75 $ but if there is noone or almost I pay only 50 $. th restaurant is a bit expensive but really good and huge portions. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes a bit expensive but the pmace is really nice. swimming pool, hot showers, restaurant. next to the mirador to see the reventador volcano and next to the waterfall San Rafael. you can overnight in the parking lot with a big rig for 10 $ or if you know someone that sleeps in the hotel it's free. a room with two big bed is about 75 $ but if there is noone or almost I pay only 50 $. th restaurant is a bit expensive but really good and huge portions. iOverlander Hosteria el Reventador Lodging user 3529.7 Salinas Above the city on the parking lot of the football stadium no service but quiet Au dessus de la ville sur le parking du stade de football pas de service mais tranquille Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Above the city on the parking lot of the football stadium no service but quiet Au dessus de la ville sur le parking du stade de football pas de service mais tranquille iOverlander Salinas Contact, Pirate user 4200.0 Rumy Cruz Wasi The Hotel is very cheap for just 5$ per day. It is clean, the rooms are large and it is situated on a slope of a hill with a beatiful view. The owners are very kind and helpful. They run a restaurant at the Hotel with good and affordable food. In front of the Hotel their pig, sheep and alpahacas are grazing. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Natural Source Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes The Hotel is very cheap for just 5$ per day. It is clean, the rooms are large and it is situated on a slope of a hill with a beatiful view. The owners are very kind and helpful. They run a restaurant at the Hotel with good and affordable food. In front of the Hotel their pig, sheep and alpahacas are grazing. iOverlander Rumy Cruz Wasi Lodging user 167.9 hostel las vegas Good place to stop for one night near the border of peru, 7$/night with possibility to park motobike inside (it should be possible to park car to). Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Good place to stop for one night near the border of peru, 7$/night with possibility to park motobike inside (it should be possible to park car to). iOverlander hostel las vegas Lodging user 942.0 Hostal Canela Hostel with ample parking space, Eduardo the administrator is very friendly and helpful. Rooms at US $ 10 per night and camping US $ 5 (Possibility to negotiate). Close to Morete water park and to the land terminal. Rooms with private bathroom, hot water, cable tv, wi fi. Hostal con amplio espacio de parqueadero, Eduardo el administrador es muy amigable y colaborador. Habitaciones a US$ 10 persona noche y camping US $ 5 (Posibilidad de negociar). Cerca al parque acuatico Morete y al terminal terrestre. Habitaciones con baño privado, agua caliente, tv cable,wi fi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Pet Friendly: Yes Hostel with ample parking space, Eduardo the administrator is very friendly and helpful. Rooms at US $ 10 per night and camping US $ 5 (Possibility to negotiate). Close to Morete water park and to the land terminal. Rooms with private bathroom, hot water, cable tv, wi fi. Hostal con amplio espacio de parqueadero, Eduardo el administrador es muy amigable y colaborador. Habitaciones a US$ 10 persona noche y camping US $ 5 (Posibilidad de negociar). Cerca al parque acuatico Morete y al terminal terrestre. Habitaciones con baño privado, agua caliente, tv cable,wi fi. iOverlander Hostal Canela Parking Area user 0.0 Selva Verde Cabañas Vista Hermosa (Selva Verde Tours) is a camping and huts in the interior of the Ecuadorian Jungle. Attended by its owners Luis and Ruth, very friendly, cooperative and know much of the area and organize tours of the Amazon (Spanish and English). An amazing experience. Cabañas Vista Hermosa (Selva Verde Tours) es un camping y cabañas al interior de la Selva Ecuatoriana. Atendido por sus propietarios Luis y Ruth, muy amigables, colaboradores y conocen mucho de la zona y organizan tour's por el Amazonas (Español e Ingles). Una experiencia increíble. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Cabañas Vista Hermosa (Selva Verde Tours) is a camping and huts in the interior of the Ecuadorian Jungle. Attended by its owners Luis and Ruth, very friendly, cooperative and know much of the area and organize tours of the Amazon (Spanish and English). An amazing experience. Cabañas Vista Hermosa (Selva Verde Tours) es un camping y cabañas al interior de la Selva Ecuatoriana. Atendido por sus propietarios Luis y Ruth, muy amigables, colaboradores y conocen mucho de la zona y organizan tour's por el Amazonas (Español e Ingles). Una experiencia increíble. iOverlander Selva Verde Contact, Pirate user 526.0 Piscinas Municipales Parking lot of the municipal swimming pool. Nice and clean. Entrance to pool 50 cent p/p until 7 pm. Small restaurant cold shower, toilet. Not sure if open after closing. Parking free. Unguarded but safe according to pool operator. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Parking lot of the municipal swimming pool. Nice and clean. Entrance to pool 50 cent p/p until 7 pm. Small restaurant cold shower, toilet. Not sure if open after closing. Parking free. Unguarded but safe according to pool operator. iOverlander Piscinas Municipales Parking Area user 2202.2 Orta Nova Ex-overlanders own this Italian restaurant with excellent food. Lunch between noon to 3 PM. Great pizza nights on Fridays and Saturdays. About 10-15 minutes drive from Finca Sommerwind campground. Open: Yes Ex-overlanders own this Italian restaurant with excellent food. Lunch between noon to 3 PM. Great pizza nights on Fridays and Saturdays. About 10-15 minutes drive from Finca Sommerwind campground. iOverlander Orta Nova Restaurant user 29.0 Marisquería la ponderosa Ask for Jean Paul, a very friendly guy who runs the place. Rent rooms to rest also for 10 usd preguntar por Jean Paul, un chico muy amable que administra el lugar. Arrienda habitaciones para descansar tambien por 10 usd Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Ask for Jean Paul, a very friendly guy who runs the place. Rent rooms to rest also for 10 usd preguntar por Jean Paul, un chico muy amable que administra el lugar. Arrienda habitaciones para descansar tambien por 10 usd iOverlander Marisquería la ponderosa Parking Area user 2436.0 Panilandia- panaderia y pasteleria The best bakery we have been to in our 5+ months travelling- and we have been to a lot of bakeries! They have both sweet and savory options! Open: Yes The best bakery we have been to in our 5+ months travelling- and we have been to a lot of bakeries! They have both sweet and savory options! iOverlander Panilandia- panaderia y pasteleria Restaurant user 3063.3 plaza de la iglesia Sur la place de l'église. Pas de service mais poubelles dispo et emplacement assez central. calme même la veille du marché (mercredi). Les places sont planes. church place. no services but quiet even on wednesday evening while the mercado is on thursday. places are leveled and there are trash bins. plaza de la iglesia. no servicio pero muy tranquilo. Fuimos el miercoles y fue silencioso mientras que el mercado es el jueves. hay basureros tambien. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Sur la place de l'église. Pas de service mais poubelles dispo et emplacement assez central. calme même la veille du marché (mercredi). Les places sont planes. church place. no services but quiet even on wednesday evening while the mercado is on thursday. places are leveled and there are trash bins. plaza de la iglesia. no servicio pero muy tranquilo. Fuimos el miercoles y fue silencioso mientras que el mercado es el jueves. hay basureros tambien. iOverlander plaza de la iglesia Contact, Pirate user 1744.0 Hostal Descanso Second stay here. Nice, family run hotel about 2-hours north of the border with Peru. $10/night for double bed with bano privado. Even has bath tub! No food or place to cook for yourself. Town is about 2 kilometers up the hill. No password needed for wifi. Plenty of secure parking with room for big rigs. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Second stay here. Nice, family run hotel about 2-hours north of the border with Peru. $10/night for double bed with bano privado. Even has bath tub! No food or place to cook for yourself. Town is about 2 kilometers up the hill. No password needed for wifi. Plenty of secure parking with room for big rigs. iOverlander Hostal Descanso Lodging user 0.0 Moyabaca This site mainly does tyres, balancing, aligning, etc. Large, well equipped facility. Aligned our Toyota LandCruiser quickly, professionally and at a good price. Open: Yes This site mainly does tyres, balancing, aligning, etc. Large, well equipped facility. Aligned our Toyota LandCruiser quickly, professionally and at a good price. iOverlander Moyabaca Car Repair user 0.0 Immigration and Customs Ecuador and Colombia Traveling from Ecuador to Colombia. Ecuador was straightforward, 10 min. Colombia immigration went smoothly, 5 min. Customs took 45 min. Apart from copies of passports, vehicle ownership documents etc. the office also wanted a copy of an old Zimbabwe visa, "as a souvenir". The VIN was recorded by putting carbon on the plate with the number and using tape to get an imprint. Despite the signs no money can be changed in the building, but money changing is possible just across the bridge in Colombia. We got money from an ATM in La Dorada. An insurance was not sold at the border. We had no problem entering Colombia without a valid SOAT. As recommended by the Colombian Customs officer we bought one in Hormiga (took 3.5 hours). COP 188,000 for 2 months. We saw diesel being sold at the standard price in Ecuador up to the border, but we did not check if there were any limitations for foreigners. We filled up in Coca at the local price. Open: Yes Traveling from Ecuador to Colombia. Ecuador was straightforward, 10 min. Colombia immigration went smoothly, 5 min. Customs took 45 min. Apart from copies of passports, vehicle ownership documents etc. the office also wanted a copy of an old Zimbabwe visa, "as a souvenir". The VIN was recorded by putting carbon on the plate with the number and using tape to get an imprint. Despite the signs no money can be changed in the building, but money changing is possible just across the bridge in Colombia. We got money from an ATM in La Dorada. An insurance was not sold at the border. We had no problem entering Colombia without a valid SOAT. As recommended by the Colombian Customs officer we bought one in Hormiga (took 3.5 hours). COP 188,000 for 2 months. We saw diesel being sold at the standard price in Ecuador up to the border, but we did not check if there were any limitations for foreigners. We filled up in Coca at the local price. iOverlander Immigration and Customs Ecuador and Colombia Toll Booth user 2337.9 Chordeleg In the street facing the basketball stadium, toilet and water to the sanitary stadium.Tranquil. Dans la rue face au stade de basket, WC et eau au sanitaires de stade. Tranquille et sur. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes In the street facing the basketball stadium, toilet and water to the sanitary stadium.Tranquil. Dans la rue face au stade de basket, WC et eau au sanitaires de stade. Tranquille et sur. iOverlander Chordeleg Contact, Pirate user -1.0 palora - Chinimpi Shuar community, they are a family where they allow you to spend the night, cook and share a walk in the rivers. They are very nice and it is very quiet. Comunidad Shuar, son una familia donde te permiten pasar la noche, cocinar y compartir un paseo por los ríos. Son muy agradables y es muy tranquilo. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Shuar community, they are a family where they allow you to spend the night, cook and share a walk in the rivers. They are very nice and it is very quiet. Comunidad Shuar, son una familia donde te permiten pasar la noche, cocinar y compartir un paseo por los ríos. Son muy agradables y es muy tranquilo. iOverlander palora - Chinimpi Contact, Pirate user 6.4 La Mapara Excellent camping ground/cabañas with large swimming pool right by the shore. Place has a very good restaurant and camping with shady palms. Run by the owners Julio & Gabi who are very friendly and helpful. They have 220v @60Amps. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Excellent camping ground/cabañas with large swimming pool right by the shore. Place has a very good restaurant and camping with shady palms. Run by the owners Julio & Gabi who are very friendly and helpful. They have 220v @60Amps. iOverlander La Mapara Lodging user 2541.0 Le Bistro French 'bistro', i.e. typical Parisian restaurant, with crepes, hot sandwiches, salads, delicious desserts... Located inside of a beautiful ancient courtyard near the main church of the Parque central. Run by Thomas, from Nantes and Cecilia, from Cañar. Open: Yes French 'bistro', i.e. typical Parisian restaurant, with crepes, hot sandwiches, salads, delicious desserts... Located inside of a beautiful ancient courtyard near the main church of the Parque central. Run by Thomas, from Nantes and Cecilia, from Cañar. iOverlander Le Bistro Restaurant user 0.0 Yanacocha Centro de Rescate Rescue station and wildlife zoo, nice people, they host a lot of animals which were rescued from the streets or the black market (kaymans, turtles, monkeys, birds, aras...). It's a volunteering project (minimum stay: 1 week), but we only visited the site and had some nice chats. They allowed us to camp on their parking lot - not sure if it was an exception or if they would welcome more overlanders - just ask! Open: Yes Rescue station and wildlife zoo, nice people, they host a lot of animals which were rescued from the streets or the black market (kaymans, turtles, monkeys, birds, aras...). It's a volunteering project (minimum stay: 1 week), but we only visited the site and had some nice chats. They allowed us to camp on their parking lot - not sure if it was an exception or if they would welcome more overlanders - just ask! iOverlander Yanacocha Centro de Rescate City (Capitol) user -8.5 Serví centro 19 Lubricentro of very good quality. We were taken care of by the owner, Vicente. We were treated very well and made a discount for all the work they did. Change filters, oil and grease. Lubricentro de muy buena calidad. Nos atendió el dueño, Vicente. Nos trató muy bien e hizo un descuento por todo el trabajo que hicieron. Cambio de filtros, aceite y engrasados. Open: Yes Lubricentro of very good quality. We were taken care of by the owner, Vicente. We were treated very well and made a discount for all the work they did. Change filters, oil and grease. Lubricentro de muy buena calidad. Nos atendió el dueño, Vicente. Nos trató muy bien e hizo un descuento por todo el trabajo que hicieron. Cambio de filtros, aceite y engrasados. iOverlander Serví centro 19 Car Repair user 54.0 Hotel Casa Grande Follow signs from highway. 1/2 mile south of Pedernales. All new facilities built to withstand earthquakes. Cabanas have 2 bedrooms; one with a double and one with 2 singles. Each cabana has a bano privado, a kitchenette with utensils, hotplate and microwave (no refrig though), tv and A/C. All for $20/night as a solo motorcylist. No restaurant on site but they do sell soft drinks and beer. Patio with view, swimming pool and wading pool with slide for kids. Gated parking for motos and smaller rv's. Height limit for larger overlanders. Owner is Pedro, concierge 'go-to-guy' who does everything is Eduardo. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Follow signs from highway. 1/2 mile south of Pedernales. All new facilities built to withstand earthquakes. Cabanas have 2 bedrooms; one with a double and one with 2 singles. Each cabana has a bano privado, a kitchenette with utensils, hotplate and microwave (no refrig though), tv and A/C. All for $20/night as a solo motorcylist. No restaurant on site but they do sell soft drinks and beer. Patio with view, swimming pool and wading pool with slide for kids. Gated parking for motos and smaller rv's. Height limit for larger overlanders. Owner is Pedro, concierge 'go-to-guy' who does everything is Eduardo. iOverlander Hotel Casa Grande Lodging user 2212.3 Immigration Ibarra Extend the visa Open: Yes Extend the visa iOverlander Immigration Ibarra Toll Booth user 2300.0 Hosteria las Orquideas lovely place with a view on the volcano. Roberto who speak good English and his family receive you very well. big grassy field next to the hostal filled with lamas. bathroom and showers. nice restaurant with fire place..wifi. 5 $ pp. and free for kids. info +593 987882876 whatsapp :) orquideas252@hotmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes lovely place with a view on the volcano. Roberto who speak good English and his family receive you very well. big grassy field next to the hostal filled with lamas. bathroom and showers. nice restaurant with fire place..wifi. 5 $ pp. and free for kids. info +593 987882876 whatsapp :) orquideas252@hotmail.com iOverlander Hosteria las Orquideas Lodging user Hosteria las Orquideas A great place, with a lot of space, it is possible to camp, it has space for mobile homes, it is very close to the volcano, near to the tree house, it is a very relaxed environment, it is a very quiet place, it has a wonderful view of the mountains Information +593 987882876 :) orquideas252@hotmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water A great place, with a lot of space, it is possible to camp, it has space for mobile homes, it is very close to the volcano, near to the tree house, it is a very relaxed environment, it is a very quiet place, it has a wonderful view of the mountains Information +593 987882876 :) orquideas252@hotmail.com iOverlander Hosteria las Orquideas Lodging user 2068.7 Lojagas In Catamayo the 2nd time we went they sent us to Loja as it's the main branch. We had to wait for the truck to come back, but the truck is more often available here than in Catamayo ! They could refill easily our US tank. Nice friendly people. Open: Yes In Catamayo the 2nd time we went they sent us to Loja as it's the main branch. We had to wait for the truck to come back, but the truck is more often available here than in Catamayo ! They could refill easily our US tank. Nice friendly people. iOverlander Lojagas Gas Station user 785.0 Hôtel Rey David Hôtel simple et propre. Garage en sous-sol. Chambre matrimoniale pour 15$. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Hôtel simple et propre. Garage en sous-sol. Chambre matrimoniale pour 15$. iOverlander Hôtel Rey David Lodging user 3968.0 Restaurant Senar del Cajas We stayed for free on the parking lot of this restaurant, with the permission of the owner very friendly.Enjoyable surroundings, but a bit of traffic noise on the road at night.WC available. Nous avons dormi gratuitement sur le parking de ce restaurant, avec l'autorisation du propriétaire très sympathique. Environnement agréable, mais un peu de bruit de passage sur la route la nuit. WC à disposition. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We stayed for free on the parking lot of this restaurant, with the permission of the owner very friendly.Enjoyable surroundings, but a bit of traffic noise on the road at night.WC available. Nous avons dormi gratuitement sur le parking de ce restaurant, avec l'autorisation du propriétaire très sympathique. Environnement agréable, mais un peu de bruit de passage sur la route la nuit. WC à disposition. iOverlander Restaurant Senar del Cajas Parking Area user 300.9 Hotel Hares Hotel on Troncal Amazónico, 20 mins to Colombian border, with secure parking in the rear. Hot water, wifi & nice big rooms with basic facilities. $20 with AC, or $15 with fan. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Hotel on Troncal Amazónico, 20 mins to Colombian border, with secure parking in the rear. Hot water, wifi & nice big rooms with basic facilities. $20 with AC, or $15 with fan. iOverlander Hotel Hares Lodging user 299.7 General Farfán Easiest border crossing ever! Immigration side by side in the front of the building, Aduana side by side in the rear of the same building! Less than 40 mins passports & vehicle. Open: Yes Easiest border crossing ever! Immigration side by side in the front of the building, Aduana side by side in the rear of the same building! Less than 40 mins passports & vehicle. iOverlander General Farfán Toll Booth user 2394.9 hotel windham parking perfect of you need to sleep at the airport. 5 $ .secured. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No perfect of you need to sleep at the airport. 5 $ .secured. iOverlander hotel windham parking Parking Area user 6.0 La Casa Nice small campground with place for tents and some small cars on a sandy lot. The price is 3 USD pP, they have Wi-Fi, kitchen, showers, also offer rooms and are located directly at the sea. Very quiet and relaxed camp. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice small campground with place for tents and some small cars on a sandy lot. The price is 3 USD pP, they have Wi-Fi, kitchen, showers, also offer rooms and are located directly at the sea. Very quiet and relaxed camp. iOverlander La Casa Campground user 7.1 Momp Beach Really cute hostel close to beach. Best deal we could find in Mompiche for what you get. Private rooms $8 - $10 per person depending. Good internet, fans, secure off street parking. Access to shared kitchen. When we asked did not allow camping (have roof top tent) but also had six people. Unsure, but could potentially be ok in car. Lots of hostels in Mompiche won't allow camping (we did a massive reccee). Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Really cute hostel close to beach. Best deal we could find in Mompiche for what you get. Private rooms $8 - $10 per person depending. Good internet, fans, secure off street parking. Access to shared kitchen. When we asked did not allow camping (have roof top tent) but also had six people. Unsure, but could potentially be ok in car. Lots of hostels in Mompiche won't allow camping (we did a massive reccee). iOverlander Momp Beach Lodging user 2527.2 mecánico vw y otros - Henry Mora Mechanical specialist in vw and others, excellent friend and helped me adjust the door that was out of place .. also I could park and use his shower and bathroom ... mecánico especialista en vw y otros, excelente amigo y me ayudó a ajustar la puerta que estaba fuera de lugar.. también pude aparcar y usar su ducha y baño... Open: Yes Mechanical specialist in vw and others, excellent friend and helped me adjust the door that was out of place .. also I could park and use his shower and bathroom ... mecánico especialista en vw y otros, excelente amigo y me ayudó a ajustar la puerta que estaba fuera de lugar.. también pude aparcar y usar su ducha y baño... iOverlander mecánico vw y otros - Henry Mora Car Repair user 2204.4 bomberos We are cycling and asked the bomberos if we can camp on their nice lakesideproperty! They welcomed us for one night! Great spot and views and nice swim! Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No We are cycling and asked the bomberos if we can camp on their nice lakesideproperty! They welcomed us for one night! Great spot and views and nice swim! iOverlander bomberos Parking Area user 5.8 La Casa Is a Hostel and acept tents and small RV. We paid u$3 pp and is behind the sea. There are a kitchen. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Is a Hostel and acept tents and small RV. We paid u$3 pp and is behind the sea. There are a kitchen. iOverlander La Casa Lodging user 24.0 “dry" river We didn't wanted to camp on the street, so we took the narrow path right after the bridge at the German restaurant, which let us to a dried out river bet. while we camped here, heavy rains started at night, and we got pretty good stuck in the quick softening sand. It is a nice spot out of sight, but watch out for the weather 😉 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We didn't wanted to camp on the street, so we took the narrow path right after the bridge at the German restaurant, which let us to a dried out river bet. while we camped here, heavy rains started at night, and we got pretty good stuck in the quick softening sand. It is a nice spot out of sight, but watch out for the weather 😉 iOverlander “dry" river Contact, Pirate user 3859.2 Crater Rimp Quiet windy place, free, a dirt rad leads up the crater and take a right. The owner are friendly an they just start bilding up a hostel here. Still nothing in construction so fare Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet windy place, free, a dirt rad leads up the crater and take a right. The owner are friendly an they just start bilding up a hostel here. Still nothing in construction so fare iOverlander Crater Rimp Contact, Pirate user -3.4 Shuar Community Hot Springs Big parking area in front of Shuar hot springs. Quiet at night, the springs and the few restaurants close after sunset. Parking seems to cost during the day but we didn't have to pay for the night. Restrooms are locked at night. Springs open at 6 am and we had the first hours to ourselves. Entry costs $ 3.- pp. Totally worth it. Open: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Big parking area in front of Shuar hot springs. Quiet at night, the springs and the few restaurants close after sunset. Parking seems to cost during the day but we didn't have to pay for the night. Restrooms are locked at night. Springs open at 6 am and we had the first hours to ourselves. Entry costs $ 3.- pp. Totally worth it. iOverlander Shuar Community Hot Springs Parking Area user 38.0 Parque Samanes overlander works wrong! just look in your Gps were is the park and park in the first parking lot. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes overlander works wrong! just look in your Gps were is the park and park in the first parking lot. iOverlander Parque Samanes Parking Area user 479.0 The old road wild camping next to the road, well hidden behind a big rock. We believe, this is where the old road used to be. Quiet night, since there is not much traffic. Felt safe all the time. Good spot if you have to split the dive. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes wild camping next to the road, well hidden behind a big rock. We believe, this is where the old road used to be. Quiet night, since there is not much traffic. Felt safe all the time. Good spot if you have to split the dive. iOverlander The old road Contact, Pirate user 2944.2 Hostal Taita Christobal Very nice hostal!15$p.P. with dinner and breakfast! Big rooms and beds, warm showers, nice view and garden!community room with fireplace, kitchen and couches! cafe and tea for free! Friendly people! Great! Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Very nice hostal!15$p.P. with dinner and breakfast! Big rooms and beds, warm showers, nice view and garden!community room with fireplace, kitchen and couches! cafe and tea for free! Friendly people! Great! iOverlander Hostal Taita Christobal Lodging user 22.2 Dodgy transport cop on bike Officer J.David V ARH on a motorbike tried to fine us for exceeding the speed limit of 30km in a school zone. Claiming that he had observed us driving at 40km. He told us he would retain the driving licence and when we suggested we'd go to a police station to sort it out he told us there wasn't one for 5hrs. We asked for evidence which of course he didn't have. He was convincing though. Watch out for him! Open: Yes Officer J.David V ARH on a motorbike tried to fine us for exceeding the speed limit of 30km in a school zone. Claiming that he had observed us driving at 40km. He told us he would retain the driving licence and when we suggested we'd go to a police station to sort it out he told us there wasn't one for 5hrs. We asked for evidence which of course he didn't have. He was convincing though. Watch out for him! iOverlander Dodgy transport cop on bike Diamond, Red user 2526.0 El cafecito Nice hostel with a good rooftop. 30$ for a double room with bathroom and hot water. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice hostel with a good rooftop. 30$ for a double room with bathroom and hot water. iOverlander El cafecito Lodging user 32.7 Tu parada en guayaquil Located in Cdla. Alborada 4th stage Mz DJ villa 7. We offer rooms for you to rest, bathroom, I have several rooms in the house and in the apartment. For $ 12.00 per day per person. Ubicados en Cdla. Alborada 4ta etapa Mz DJ villa 7 . Te brindamos habitaciones para q puedas descanzar, baño, tengo varias habitaciones dentro de casa y en departamento. por 12 dolares diarios por persona Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Located in Cdla. Alborada 4th stage Mz DJ villa 7. We offer rooms for you to rest, bathroom, I have several rooms in the house and in the apartment. For $ 12.00 per day per person. Ubicados en Cdla. Alborada 4ta etapa Mz DJ villa 7 . Te brindamos habitaciones para q puedas descanzar, baño, tengo varias habitaciones dentro de casa y en departamento. por 12 dolares diarios por persona iOverlander Tu parada en guayaquil Lodging user 2414.2 Veraneante Restaurant Very Nice restaurant good plates, 3$ almuerzo with soup and nice principal meal, the owner is a passionate of the gastronomy and he is very nice . Open: Yes Very Nice restaurant good plates, 3$ almuerzo with soup and nice principal meal, the owner is a passionate of the gastronomy and he is very nice . iOverlander Veraneante Restaurant Restaurant user 920.5 Jardin Botanique El Gato A beautiful garden to spent the day, with a beautiful view to city and mountains , you can make picnic it really worth price accès $ 1.5 this place could be suitable for camp we were two couples and ask to the Owner he accepted je is got some Cabañas with nothing inside were we put our tent , not for big rigs but bikes , or small car . Open: Yes A beautiful garden to spent the day, with a beautiful view to city and mountains , you can make picnic it really worth price accès $ 1.5 this place could be suitable for camp we were two couples and ask to the Owner he accepted je is got some Cabañas with nothing inside were we put our tent , not for big rigs but bikes , or small car . iOverlander Jardin Botanique El Gato City (Capitol) user 2825.0 Jugos y Empanadas Para Todos Nice spot for a fresh juice and fried snacks. Tasty bolón de verdes (fried plantain dumpling filled with cheese or pork) & Empanadas de queso (large puffy empanadas filled with a small bit of cheese and served with sugar). Best when fresh. Open: Yes Nice spot for a fresh juice and fried snacks. Tasty bolón de verdes (fried plantain dumpling filled with cheese or pork) & Empanadas de queso (large puffy empanadas filled with a small bit of cheese and served with sugar). Best when fresh. iOverlander Jugos y Empanadas Para Todos Restaurant user 589.7 Museo de la Musica Nice to visite, you CAN Also met the masters of equatorian music, they make concerts sometimes , and besides there is a theater where there made plays every week for 5$ and its worth to Learn some Sp Open: Yes Nice to visite, you CAN Also met the masters of equatorian music, they make concerts sometimes , and besides there is a theater where there made plays every week for 5$ and its worth to Learn some Sp iOverlander Museo de la Musica City (Capitol) user 480.0 Quinta Valdivieso Balneario Perfect Spot to spend a day or two. Very friendly owners with beautiful property. Fruit trees to set up a tent under. Big Flat Parking area. Very safe area with fence. Swimming Pool. Toilets and showers. Cheap Restaurant. Beers. $5 per person. A couple cats and dogs. Very nice region of Ecuador. Open: Yes Internet: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Perfect Spot to spend a day or two. Very friendly owners with beautiful property. Fruit trees to set up a tent under. Big Flat Parking area. Very safe area with fence. Swimming Pool. Toilets and showers. Cheap Restaurant. Beers. $5 per person. A couple cats and dogs. Very nice region of Ecuador. iOverlander Quinta Valdivieso Balneario Parking Area user 2818.0 Dentist - Odonto Advanced Free Teeth Cleaning! Stop by any of the Super Maxi supermercados first and get one of their free membership cards. Super Maxi has partnerships with some dental offices for free services. Our two cleanings (prophylaxis) were completely free after we presented our Super Maxi cards. Other discounts on attached picture. Open: Yes Free Teeth Cleaning! Stop by any of the Super Maxi supermercados first and get one of their free membership cards. Super Maxi has partnerships with some dental offices for free services. Our two cleanings (prophylaxis) were completely free after we presented our Super Maxi cards. Other discounts on attached picture. iOverlander Dentist - Odonto Advanced Dog Unknown user 0.0 Isla Espanola It's possible to daytrip here from San Cristobal, three times per week. We paid $180pp, and this included a brilliant snorkel in themal waters (30±m visibility. Very clear), and a few hours on the island. Three types of boobies can be seen, and they call it the 'albatross airport' as up to 25,000 mate and nest here (April is when they arrive). It's the entire population of this species of Albatross. Many say Espanola is their favourite island on the galapagos and its not hard to see why. Each boat gets an alloted 'timeslot' on the island, so whether you are on a multi-day cruise or a daytrip, your experience will be the same - only one group can be on the island at a time (for us this meant just 8 people... Amazing!). It's exceptionally well preserved. Open: Yes It's possible to daytrip here from San Cristobal, three times per week. We paid $180pp, and this included a brilliant snorkel in themal waters (30±m visibility. Very clear), and a few hours on the island. Three types of boobies can be seen, and they call it the 'albatross airport' as up to 25,000 mate and nest here (April is when they arrive). It's the entire population of this species of Albatross. Many say Espanola is their favourite island on the galapagos and its not hard to see why. Each boat gets an alloted 'timeslot' on the island, so whether you are on a multi-day cruise or a daytrip, your experience will be the same - only one group can be on the island at a time (for us this meant just 8 people... Amazing!). It's exceptionally well preserved. iOverlander Isla Espanola City (Capitol) user 0.0 Diving Seymour Norte and Mosquera Not a qualified diver? This is the place for you! A wonderful dive location off Santa Cruz. In April we had warm clear water, with 20m visibility. Easy currents. This is one of the few places you can do 'discovery diving' (untrained) in the galapagos. You don't get exactly the same experience, as you are more restricted in moving around, and you have to do a training dive first so you only get one good go on the water (professionals get two full dives). That said, Discovery divers on our boat saw hammerhead sharks - so you really don't miss out. We are trained divers, so we got 2 amazing dives at 20m depth, and saw lots of hammerhead sharks (wow!), white tip sharks, schools of mantas and a million fish. We went with 'galapagos people' (several agents in town book them) and they were OK. Nothing extraordinary, but we dived, felt safe and were fed. We paid $160 each. Bring a usb drive and you get all photos from the day for free. It's amazing! Do it! Open: Yes Not a qualified diver? This is the place for you! A wonderful dive location off Santa Cruz. In April we had warm clear water, with 20m visibility. Easy currents. This is one of the few places you can do 'discovery diving' (untrained) in the galapagos. You don't get exactly the same experience, as you are more restricted in moving around, and you have to do a training dive first so you only get one good go on the water (professionals get two full dives). That said, Discovery divers on our boat saw hammerhead sharks - so you really don't miss out. We are trained divers, so we got 2 amazing dives at 20m depth, and saw lots of hammerhead sharks (wow!), white tip sharks, schools of mantas and a million fish. We went with 'galapagos people' (several agents in town book them) and they were OK. Nothing extraordinary, but we dived, felt safe and were fed. We paid $160 each. Bring a usb drive and you get all photos from the day for free. It's amazing! Do it! iOverlander Diving Seymour Norte and Mosquera City (Capitol) user 18.0 La Loberia (free to visit) Sea lion beach. Free to visit. We came in the morning and didn't have many sea lions (they go out to eat), but we had at least 5 giant sea turtles swimming in the shallows with us for an hour. Bring your own snorkel gear. It's a 30 minute walk from town (free) or $2 each way in a taxi. Open: Yes Sea lion beach. Free to visit. We came in the morning and didn't have many sea lions (they go out to eat), but we had at least 5 giant sea turtles swimming in the shallows with us for an hour. Bring your own snorkel gear. It's a 30 minute walk from town (free) or $2 each way in a taxi. iOverlander La Loberia (free to visit) City (Capitol) user 4.0 Hostal Flamencos Not much to look at from the outside, but this little place on the corner (directly adjacent to the flamingo pond) had everything you need in a room. Air con, WiFi (slow), cold showers, and a fridge in the room (I got an electric shock off it, so be careful!). $30 per night for two people. A well-stocked supermarket is a few doors up,but this place doesn't offer a kitchen so you need your own cooking equipment. A Tip for those looking for a place to stay on arrival (like us): we were told by a local that this street, 16 de marzo, offers cheaper accommodation once you get a few blocks off the beach. Although we only saw Las flamencos. Most of the places we checked out on the main street (parallel to the beach) were about $60 per night for a couple. This street also seemed to have cheaper food at night ($8 for a menu del dia). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Not much to look at from the outside, but this little place on the corner (directly adjacent to the flamingo pond) had everything you need in a room. Air con, WiFi (slow), cold showers, and a fridge in the room (I got an electric shock off it, so be careful!). $30 per night for two people. A well-stocked supermarket is a few doors up,but this place doesn't offer a kitchen so you need your own cooking equipment. A Tip for those looking for a place to stay on arrival (like us): we were told by a local that this street, 16 de marzo, offers cheaper accommodation once you get a few blocks off the beach. Although we only saw Las flamencos. Most of the places we checked out on the main street (parallel to the beach) were about $60 per night for a couple. This street also seemed to have cheaper food at night ($8 for a menu del dia). iOverlander Hostal Flamencos Lodging user 0.0 Tortoise breeding centre Free to visit. Lots of different species of tortoises, and of course lots of babies. Easy to reach on bike or on foot. Another 250m along the road will take you to another flamingo pond as well. Toilets and a little store is on site. You can take either the road or the boardwalk from the iguana crossing to get here. Open: Yes Free to visit. Lots of different species of tortoises, and of course lots of babies. Easy to reach on bike or on foot. Another 250m along the road will take you to another flamingo pond as well. Toilets and a little store is on site. You can take either the road or the boardwalk from the iguana crossing to get here. iOverlander Tortoise breeding centre City (Capitol) user 8.0 Concha de Perla A free snorkelling site. Wildlife seems to change depending on the tides, but people have seen mantas, sharks, sea lions and even penguins here. The white sandy beach adjacent to the pier is also an excellent spot for swimming with sea lions. Open: Yes A free snorkelling site. Wildlife seems to change depending on the tides, but people have seen mantas, sharks, sea lions and even penguins here. The white sandy beach adjacent to the pier is also an excellent spot for swimming with sea lions. iOverlander Concha de Perla City (Capitol) user 32.3 lighthouse parking lot Big and flat parking lot of the lighthouse and lifeguards overlooking the ocean and the village. Very quiet at night. Super nice to look at all the fishermen coming back at night on the beach below. Miguel, the owner of the nearby Comida (Cabaña Miguelito) is very friendly and serves very nice Almuercos and ceviche. Shower and Baños for 50 cts. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Big and flat parking lot of the lighthouse and lifeguards overlooking the ocean and the village. Very quiet at night. Super nice to look at all the fishermen coming back at night on the beach below. Miguel, the owner of the nearby Comida (Cabaña Miguelito) is very friendly and serves very nice Almuercos and ceviche. Shower and Baños for 50 cts. iOverlander lighthouse parking lot Parking Area user 26.1 Terminal AC They repaired our AC and did't a great job Open: Yes They repaired our AC and did't a great job iOverlander Terminal AC Car Repair user 2388.0 Policia Migratorio For migratory certificate $5 Open: Yes For migratory certificate $5 iOverlander Policia Migratorio Toll Booth user 2417.0 Aduana Senae for vehicle permit extension Open: Yes for vehicle permit extension iOverlander Aduana Senae Toll Booth user 2786.6 Sabor Vegetariano Located inside the small shopping passage in the corner of the staircase that connects the two street-levels. Small vegetarian lunch-restaurant with with amazing food. For under three dollars you'll get a soup, main dish, salad buffet, a tea and a fresh juice as well as a small dessert. Highly recommended even if you are not vegetarian. Open: Yes Located inside the small shopping passage in the corner of the staircase that connects the two street-levels. Small vegetarian lunch-restaurant with with amazing food. For under three dollars you'll get a soup, main dish, salad buffet, a tea and a fresh juice as well as a small dessert. Highly recommended even if you are not vegetarian. iOverlander Sabor Vegetariano Restaurant user 9.0 Hostel Casa Del Lago Very nice eco friendly hostel only 3 blocks away from the pier and main streets in town. Quiet and comfortable. Elena the owner is super nice and accommodating. Check the website for the room rates. We had a lovely stay for 3 days. Good tasty breakfast included. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Very nice eco friendly hostel only 3 blocks away from the pier and main streets in town. Quiet and comfortable. Elena the owner is super nice and accommodating. Check the website for the room rates. We had a lovely stay for 3 days. Good tasty breakfast included. iOverlander Hostel Casa Del Lago Lodging user Pitstop Racing Johnathan has great English and used to work/live in the UK. No getting gringo'd here, he charges around $5-10 an hour and knows his stuff! Also has DIAGNOSTICS to plug into any bmw, Harley, triumph, Kawasaki, Ktm, maybe more. Was a wonder on a persistent electrical gremlin on my g650x, and very friendly. Can't recommend enough! Tyres also available nearby but better prices in Colombia. Open: Yes Johnathan has great English and used to work/live in the UK. No getting gringo'd here, he charges around $5-10 an hour and knows his stuff! Also has DIAGNOSTICS to plug into any bmw, Harley, triumph, Kawasaki, Ktm, maybe more. Was a wonder on a persistent electrical gremlin on my g650x, and very friendly. Can't recommend enough! Tyres also available nearby but better prices in Colombia. iOverlander Pitstop Racing Car Repair user 0.0 Charles Darwin Centre Tortoise breeding Centre. Free to visit. Personally we thought the tortoise viewing areas were better at the breeding centre on Isla Isabela, but this Centre provides more information about the conservation of not just tortoises, but all wildlife in the galapagos. It was the only place that we got to see the yellow land iguana. They also have Lonesome George - the world's last Pinta tortoise - on display (he died in 2012, so it's just his embalmed body now). If you want to camp out at Garrapatero beach this is also the place to ask permission from the national parks service (unfortunately we couldn't, due to wild weather that had wiped out the camping area). Bring your snorkel - we took a dip at the Playa Estacion over here and swam with baby galapagos sharks, spotted Eagle rays, a swarm of golden rays, marine iguanas and plenty of stingrays digging in the sandy bottom... Go to your far left as you enter the water (for rays) and then go straight out to the mouth of the bay (for sharks). We went twice in the afternoon. Really lovely, and free! Open: Yes Tortoise breeding Centre. Free to visit. Personally we thought the tortoise viewing areas were better at the breeding centre on Isla Isabela, but this Centre provides more information about the conservation of not just tortoises, but all wildlife in the galapagos. It was the only place that we got to see the yellow land iguana. They also have Lonesome George - the world's last Pinta tortoise - on display (he died in 2012, so it's just his embalmed body now). If you want to camp out at Garrapatero beach this is also the place to ask permission from the national parks service (unfortunately we couldn't, due to wild weather that had wiped out the camping area). Bring your snorkel - we took a dip at the Playa Estacion over here and swam with baby galapagos sharks, spotted Eagle rays, a swarm of golden rays, marine iguanas and plenty of stingrays digging in the sandy bottom... Go to your far left as you enter the water (for rays) and then go straight out to the mouth of the bay (for sharks). We went twice in the afternoon. Really lovely, and free! iOverlander Charles Darwin Centre City (Capitol) user 0.0 Las Grietas A free snorkelling site. Take a water taxi to the hotel finch dock ($.80c) and walk along the path to the end. It can get busy, but the water is crystal clear. We also went for a snorkel off the beach you pass by on the way to the Grietas and spotted baby sharks and big schools of fish. It's a lovely calm, shallow beach suitable for everyone. Open: Yes A free snorkelling site. Take a water taxi to the hotel finch dock ($.80c) and walk along the path to the end. It can get busy, but the water is crystal clear. We also went for a snorkel off the beach you pass by on the way to the Grietas and spotted baby sharks and big schools of fish. It's a lovely calm, shallow beach suitable for everyone. iOverlander Las Grietas City (Capitol) user 2669.0 La Positiva SOAT El Quinde Shopping Plaza An orange booth inside, in front of the Patio de Comidas. Super easy, Nissan Pathfinder 2002, 1 month S/30 Open: Yes El Quinde Shopping Plaza An orange booth inside, in front of the Patio de Comidas. Super easy, Nissan Pathfinder 2002, 1 month S/30 iOverlander La Positiva SOAT Diamond, Red user 1991.9 Zarza Brewing Company Craft brewery with restaurant. We didn't try the food but it looked good. Beer was ok. Dog friendly and wifi (password: quelacervezaseacontigo). Open 4pm-?, closed Sunday. Open: Yes Craft brewery with restaurant. We didn't try the food but it looked good. Beer was ok. Dog friendly and wifi (password: quelacervezaseacontigo). Open 4pm-?, closed Sunday. iOverlander Zarza Brewing Company Restaurant user 2758.2 Pizzeria Buona Delicious and cozy pizza place! Good prices, too: $15 for a 20-slice thin crust pizza. $4 salads. $3 glasses of wine. Great service. Highly recommended! Open: Yes Delicious and cozy pizza place! Good prices, too: $15 for a 20-slice thin crust pizza. $4 salads. $3 glasses of wine. Great service. Highly recommended! iOverlander Pizzeria Buona Restaurant user 2434.6 Hostería las Orquídeas A wonderfull site near to the volcán and the three house, frendly People and fanny. more information in orquideas252@hotmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A wonderfull site near to the volcán and the three house, frendly People and fanny. more information in orquideas252@hotmail.com iOverlander Hostería las Orquídeas Lodging user 271.0 Lavandería Limpio y fragante Cheap, fast laundry service. Open: Yes Cheap, fast laundry service. iOverlander Lavandería Limpio y fragante Dog Unknown user 4.6 Spondylus Delicious, friendly and charming restaurant with live music on the weekends. Great fish (we had the tuna), but they also have an excellent variety of meat and vegetable dishes too. Breakfast is yummy and comes with coffee and fresh juice. A must stop! The owners were fellow overlanders and have good local info for you. Open from 8am to 10pm. Open: Yes Delicious, friendly and charming restaurant with live music on the weekends. Great fish (we had the tuna), but they also have an excellent variety of meat and vegetable dishes too. Breakfast is yummy and comes with coffee and fresh juice. A must stop! The owners were fellow overlanders and have good local info for you. Open from 8am to 10pm. iOverlander Spondylus Restaurant user 10.0 End of canoa beach NOT a beautiful beach spot, but as we arrived late in Canoa and didn't like it there at all we were here around 7pm. 200 meters from the street, only 3 small houses near by and the sound of the surf in the night made us stay. Super quiet, nice breeze but rubbish at this place. In the morning we realized that it would be pretty easy to drive at the beach. Maybe a nicer option. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes NOT a beautiful beach spot, but as we arrived late in Canoa and didn't like it there at all we were here around 7pm. 200 meters from the street, only 3 small houses near by and the sound of the surf in the night made us stay. Super quiet, nice breeze but rubbish at this place. In the morning we realized that it would be pretty easy to drive at the beach. Maybe a nicer option. iOverlander End of canoa beach Contact, Pirate user 30.7 Tecnicentro Pits Car Full service mechanic and tire shop. Owned and run by Washington, a very friendly and honest man! Very well stocked and equipped shop, would highly recommend it to anyone on the coast of Ecuador! Open: Yes Full service mechanic and tire shop. Owned and run by Washington, a very friendly and honest man! Very well stocked and equipped shop, would highly recommend it to anyone on the coast of Ecuador! iOverlander Tecnicentro Pits Car Car Repair user 2556.4 Autorad Radiator experts. Flushed and cleaned our radiator for $40. Very friendly and quick. Open: Yes Radiator experts. Flushed and cleaned our radiator for $40. Very friendly and quick. iOverlander Autorad Car Repair user 2506.9 Food truck park Area with lots of food trucks, covered seating and tables, hookahs, etc. Open: Yes Area with lots of food trucks, covered seating and tables, hookahs, etc. iOverlander Food truck park Restaurant user 2864.0 Casa Hostal Geranios Internet is actually bad, very intermittent, comes and goes, makes it hard to update a blog, for example, or to upload pictures. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Slow Parking: Garage Nearby Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Internet is actually bad, very intermittent, comes and goes, makes it hard to update a blog, for example, or to upload pictures. iOverlander Casa Hostal Geranios Lodging user 25.4 Lookout Entrace to San Lorenzo From the main Spodylus route there's a pave road to that takes you into town. Just as you get on that road look for the big colorful letters that read "SAN LORENZO" to your left there's a hill with a short dirt driveway. Drive up and camp at the flat dirt lot. Good views with a cool breeze. Free, dafe but close to the main highway. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes From the main Spodylus route there's a pave road to that takes you into town. Just as you get on that road look for the big colorful letters that read "SAN LORENZO" to your left there's a hill with a short dirt driveway. Drive up and camp at the flat dirt lot. Good views with a cool breeze. Free, dafe but close to the main highway. iOverlander Lookout Entrace to San Lorenzo Contact, Pirate user 7.2 Hostal Canoamar Nice, clean hostal right on main street. ~30 meters from the beach. Good location nice breeze. Leveled parking lot with room for 2 or 3 small to mid size campers not higher than 2.5 meters. Friendly staff. Clean restrooms and shower. WiFi. Shared kitchen. We negotiated price down to $10 per night for the two of us to camp in our truck. Shared rooms also available for $8pp or double rooms for $25 for two people. Rooms include private restrooms and fans. Nice place overall. If hostel is busy staff may not be able to accommodate overlanders. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice, clean hostal right on main street. ~30 meters from the beach. Good location nice breeze. Leveled parking lot with room for 2 or 3 small to mid size campers not higher than 2.5 meters. Friendly staff. Clean restrooms and shower. WiFi. Shared kitchen. We negotiated price down to $10 per night for the two of us to camp in our truck. Shared rooms also available for $8pp or double rooms for $25 for two people. Rooms include private restrooms and fans. Nice place overall. If hostel is busy staff may not be able to accommodate overlanders. iOverlander Hostal Canoamar Lodging user 26.4 Playa Del Ostional (Playa Negra) Great free spot on flat dirt parking lot just 30 meters from gorgeous beach with unbelievable fine black sand. This place is between Mompiche and Portete. Ask the care taker Guiliermo to let you camp. We had the place to ourselves. Great and quiter alternative to Mompiche but still close enough. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great free spot on flat dirt parking lot just 30 meters from gorgeous beach with unbelievable fine black sand. This place is between Mompiche and Portete. Ask the care taker Guiliermo to let you camp. We had the place to ourselves. Great and quiter alternative to Mompiche but still close enough. iOverlander Playa Del Ostional (Playa Negra) Contact, Pirate user