iOverlander 0.0 Bigfoot Hostel Cheap mojitos, a small pool and pool table. Street parking only. Internet was down (and had been for a few days) when we stayed here. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Cheap mojitos, a small pool and pool table. Street parking only. Internet was down (and had been for a few days) when we stayed here. iOverlander Bigfoot Hostel Lodging user Guesthouse Ari Has secure parking for one vehicle, no bigger than a mid-size SUV. The kitchen was constantly dirty. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: Yes Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Has secure parking for one vehicle, no bigger than a mid-size SUV. The kitchen was constantly dirty. iOverlander Guesthouse Ari Lodging user 0.0 La Maquina The park has a set of nice waterfalls, a good place to go for a swim. Look out for scorpions at night. The bathrooms were pretty sketchy. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No The park has a set of nice waterfalls, a good place to go for a swim. Look out for scorpions at night. The bathrooms were pretty sketchy. iOverlander La Maquina Campground user 0.0 Finca Magdalena Lots of covered camping spaces with parking close by. Good place to hang out a few days and explore the island. The trail up the volcano starts from behind the farmhouse. Wifi available in the restaurant and decently fast. With extension cord, we were able to get electrical hook up. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lots of covered camping spaces with parking close by. Good place to hang out a few days and explore the island. The trail up the volcano starts from behind the farmhouse. Wifi available in the restaurant and decently fast. With extension cord, we were able to get electrical hook up. iOverlander Finca Magdalena Campground user Playa Majugal Super cheap camping. Great beach with decent fishing. A second beach to see awesome sunsets is a three minute walk away. There was a rogue unsecured wifi signal when we were there, but it wasn't part of the campground. Open: No Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Super cheap camping. Great beach with decent fishing. A second beach to see awesome sunsets is a three minute walk away. There was a rogue unsecured wifi signal when we were there, but it wasn't part of the campground. iOverlander Playa Majugal Campground user 0.0 Hotel Dalinky Secure Parking. Air conditioned room with Tv and wifi next to lake/restaurants. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Secure Parking. Air conditioned room with Tv and wifi next to lake/restaurants. iOverlander Hotel Dalinky Lodging user 0.0 Hostel Indio Viejo Secure Parking, we were charged the same price as someone sleeping in the hammocks. Restaurant/Bar and wifi. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Restaurant: Yes Secure Parking, we were charged the same price as someone sleeping in the hammocks. Restaurant/Bar and wifi. iOverlander Hostel Indio Viejo Parking Area user 0.0 Outside Hotel Alhambra Had showers at La Libertad Hostel Open: Yes Had showers at La Libertad Hostel iOverlander Outside Hotel Alhambra Parking Area user 0.0 Playa Roca Hotel, Puerto Espino Use of facilities, bar/restaurant and wifi. Small parking lot but good for at least two rigs and that still leaves room for a few cars, decent (not great) pools, restaurant, showers outside. Rooms were $30 for one with two double beds Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Use of facilities, bar/restaurant and wifi. Small parking lot but good for at least two rigs and that still leaves room for a few cars, decent (not great) pools, restaurant, showers outside. Rooms were $30 for one with two double beds iOverlander Playa Roca Hotel, Puerto Espino Parking Area user 0.0 Mountain Resort Selva Nega You have to rent a hotel room, so much to expensive. Price: $ 30.00 Open: Yes You have to rent a hotel room, so much to expensive. Price: $ 30.00 iOverlander Mountain Resort Selva Nega Lodging user 560.0 Centro Turistico El Mirador Easy paved parking lot but guarded. At the Centro Turistico El Mirador in Catarina Price: $0.70 USD / 20 Cordobas Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Easy paved parking lot but guarded. At the Centro Turistico El Mirador in Catarina Price: $0.70 USD / 20 Cordobas iOverlander Centro Turistico El Mirador Parking Area user 0.0 Camping Playa Matilda / Los Playones Attention: Check out at 9.00 am! Camping next to Matilda's Hostel near Playa Maderas. Bathrooms with cold water shower. No internet, no electricity. Very narrow entrance, rustic but right on the sandy beach. Price: US$ 10.- per person per night. Dirty, lots of trash everywhere. Very unfriendly. Loud, according to locals having a party. Does not seem to be that wanna have guests. Check out at 9.00 am! Open: No Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Attention: Check out at 9.00 am! Camping next to Matilda's Hostel near Playa Maderas. Bathrooms with cold water shower. No internet, no electricity. Very narrow entrance, rustic but right on the sandy beach. Price: US$ 10.- per person per night. Dirty, lots of trash everywhere. Very unfriendly. Loud, according to locals having a party. Does not seem to be that wanna have guests. Check out at 9.00 am! iOverlander Camping Playa Matilda / Los Playones Campground user 0.0 Fire Station Granada Secure parking at the fire station. You could sleep here, but we didn't see any bathrooms and it was a bit dirty. Price: $5 for 2 days of parking. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Secure parking at the fire station. You could sleep here, but we didn't see any bathrooms and it was a bit dirty. Price: $5 for 2 days of parking. iOverlander Fire Station Granada Parking Area user Hostel Amigos Del Rojo Pretty, clean, quiet hostel. Unfortunately our room was right next to a school that started at 0630 in the morning with noisy kids playing. Private room with ensuite bathroom and fan, fast internet, cold showers. Price: $17/night. Open: Yes Pretty, clean, quiet hostel. Unfortunately our room was right next to a school that started at 0630 in the morning with noisy kids playing. Private room with ensuite bathroom and fan, fast internet, cold showers. Price: $17/night. iOverlander Hostel Amigos Del Rojo Lodging user 0.0 Castaway Hotel Camped at great beachfront hotel run by Daniel and Megan. Right next door to Matilda's. Access to full kitchen, bathroom with cold water shower. Electricity if needed, water, no internet. They are eager to welcome overlanders who sleep in their vehicles. Difficult for rigs over 25ft Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Camped at great beachfront hotel run by Daniel and Megan. Right next door to Matilda's. Access to full kitchen, bathroom with cold water shower. Electricity if needed, water, no internet. They are eager to welcome overlanders who sleep in their vehicles. Difficult for rigs over 25ft iOverlander Castaway Hotel Campground user 6.2 Camino Del Gigante Surf camp and hostel in Gigante right on the beach. Very laid-back, great nachos in the restaurant. Clean bathrooms, cold showers, no wifi, no electricity. There is free camping just down the road as well. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Surf camp and hostel in Gigante right on the beach. Very laid-back, great nachos in the restaurant. Clean bathrooms, cold showers, no wifi, no electricity. There is free camping just down the road as well. iOverlander Camino Del Gigante Campground user 0.0 Brio Hotel For rent by owner home set up on the hill above Gigante. Two bedroom, 1 bathroom with hot water, a/c, awesome pool, wifi. Price: $25/couple with 2 couples. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes For rent by owner home set up on the hill above Gigante. Two bedroom, 1 bathroom with hot water, a/c, awesome pool, wifi. Price: $25/couple with 2 couples. iOverlander Brio Hotel Lodging user 0.0 Campestre Esteli (closed for vehicles at the moment) Power (with long cable) – outside sockets didn’t work but there is a socket inside on the upper level. Water. Flush toilets. Bad showers in block by pool. Swimming pool and tennis court. Parking on concrete or grass. Nic$230 per night. Ensure vehicle doesn’t touch trees here, we had problem with large ants as a consequence. Also possible to camp at Hotel Campista, 100 metres or so along the road on the right hand side after Campestre Esteli. Hotel run by Welsh guy and Nicaraguan wife. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Power (with long cable) – outside sockets didn’t work but there is a socket inside on the upper level. Water. Flush toilets. Bad showers in block by pool. Swimming pool and tennis court. Parking on concrete or grass. Nic$230 per night. Ensure vehicle doesn’t touch trees here, we had problem with large ants as a consequence. Also possible to camp at Hotel Campista, 100 metres or so along the road on the right hand side after Campestre Esteli. Hotel run by Welsh guy and Nicaraguan wife. iOverlander Campestre Esteli (closed for vehicles at the moment) Campground user 0.0 Finca Lindos Ojos At altitude so cool. Parking on grass. Road is rough to get here (dodgy in wet season). High clearance needed. Horse rides and hikes available. Communal dinner available. Cabanas and outhouses with shower. USD5 camping cost. Maximum vehicle size, 25 feet long due to tight right hand turn into Finca. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes At altitude so cool. Parking on grass. Road is rough to get here (dodgy in wet season). High clearance needed. Horse rides and hikes available. Communal dinner available. Cabanas and outhouses with shower. USD5 camping cost. Maximum vehicle size, 25 feet long due to tight right hand turn into Finca. iOverlander Finca Lindos Ojos Campground user 0.0 Volcan Masaya National Park Note: camping CLOSED at the moment! Camping here N100 + N50 per head entry. Night watchman on duty. No facilities except picnic tables and toilets in museum when open (8:30-4:45). Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Note: camping CLOSED at the moment! Camping here N100 + N50 per head entry. Night watchman on duty. No facilities except picnic tables and toilets in museum when open (8:30-4:45). iOverlander Volcan Masaya National Park Campground user 338.4 Fortaleza de Coyotepe Possible Free Camping just before reaching the fort on flat area to the left. If more than 10ft high park at foot of fort rather than drive to gate as you can’t turn round (we had to reverse part way back down the hill). If you go here, ask for a tour, they are great value (English available) and the story is amazing. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Possible Free Camping just before reaching the fort on flat area to the left. If more than 10ft high park at foot of fort rather than drive to gate as you can’t turn round (we had to reverse part way back down the hill). If you go here, ask for a tour, they are great value (English available) and the story is amazing. iOverlander Fortaleza de Coyotepe Contact, Pirate user Granada Camping By Lake – Centro Turistico Don’t be fooled by the name, camping not recommended here and not worth visiting either, shabby. Thousands of flies. Noisy and security situation uncertain. Fire station is much better. Open: Yes Don’t be fooled by the name, camping not recommended here and not worth visiting either, shabby. Thousands of flies. Noisy and security situation uncertain. Fire station is much better. iOverlander Granada Camping By Lake – Centro Turistico Campground user Mirador De Catarina Camping possible here for a fee in spacious parking lot on the left. Close to Restaurant/Disco though which is open until late. No facilities but close to restaurants. Open: Yes Camping possible here for a fee in spacious parking lot on the left. Close to Restaurant/Disco though which is open until late. No facilities but close to restaurants. iOverlander Mirador De Catarina Parking Area user 44.0 Hotel California, Liberia $10 per night. Free WIFI. No Power or water in price. 24hr security. Flush toilet in main office. Parking on grass under trees around back of the property. Can leave vehicle here while you go to Isla de Ometepe. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $10 per night. Free WIFI. No Power or water in price. 24hr security. Flush toilet in main office. Parking on grass under trees around back of the property. Can leave vehicle here while you go to Isla de Ometepe. iOverlander Hotel California, Liberia Campground user 0.0 San Juan Del Sur – Malecon Camping possible along sea front. Free. Left far end from town better as near police station and quieter. No facilities. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Camping possible along sea front. Free. Left far end from town better as near police station and quieter. No facilities. iOverlander San Juan Del Sur – Malecon Parking Area user 641.7 Quinta San Rafael (Somoto Canyon) Camping in Canyon Somoto at Quinta San Rafael. Beautiful farm on Rio Coco. Set up in large grassy field. Bathroom and shower near the grassy area for camping. Big rigs, there is a narrow entrance and a few tight turns but if you can make those the camp area has plenty of space. You may also be able to camp across the river. Price: $6/night per person. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in Canyon Somoto at Quinta San Rafael. Beautiful farm on Rio Coco. Set up in large grassy field. Bathroom and shower near the grassy area for camping. Big rigs, there is a narrow entrance and a few tight turns but if you can make those the camp area has plenty of space. You may also be able to camp across the river. Price: $6/night per person. iOverlander Quinta San Rafael (Somoto Canyon) Campground user 110.5 Paradiso Hostel Found it hard to leave. Initially they asked $10/head, but agreed to $5. Parking in the small unfrequented parking lot at the top of the property. At the time of our stay it was cool and breezy, a welcome respite from the Nicaraguan heat. The property is right on the shores of Lake Apoyo (great soft warm water), with facilities and a good affordable restaurant. We did not use electricity but it can be made available (fee?). Big rigs might be able to fit and can always land just outside the gates in what seems like a very safe area. Water truck comes on Monday. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Found it hard to leave. Initially they asked $10/head, but agreed to $5. Parking in the small unfrequented parking lot at the top of the property. At the time of our stay it was cool and breezy, a welcome respite from the Nicaraguan heat. The property is right on the shores of Lake Apoyo (great soft warm water), with facilities and a good affordable restaurant. We did not use electricity but it can be made available (fee?). Big rigs might be able to fit and can always land just outside the gates in what seems like a very safe area. Water truck comes on Monday. iOverlander Paradiso Hostel Parking Area user 10.6 Playa Amarillo GOT ROBBED!! NOT RECOMMENDED... Remarkably uninhibited beach just north of playa El Gigante. Just as you are leaving El Gigante heading on the northers road take the dirt road the turns off to the left over the little hill (don't take the sharp left to the restaurant). Long stretch of beach shared with a few cows, monkeys and the occasional surfer walking to the next beach over. Good access road in with several boondocking options. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes GOT ROBBED!! NOT RECOMMENDED... Remarkably uninhibited beach just north of playa El Gigante. Just as you are leaving El Gigante heading on the northers road take the dirt road the turns off to the left over the little hill (don't take the sharp left to the restaurant). Long stretch of beach shared with a few cows, monkeys and the occasional surfer walking to the next beach over. Good access road in with several boondocking options. iOverlander Playa Amarillo Contact, Pirate user 1072.0 Finca Esperanza Verde A beautiful coffee finca in the hills of Nicaragua. To get here, head to Yacul. A few km west of Yacul, you'll turn north to head to the finca. Follow the signs at this point. This finca is extremely Eco friendly, recycling and reusing almost all their waste. Restaurant is stocked with food from their organic garden. Highly recommend. Cost is 150N per person per night. Camp area is just in front of the garden. They have potable spring water available. You may also be able to buy some veggies or bananas here if they have excess, but the restaurant is amazingly good. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No A beautiful coffee finca in the hills of Nicaragua. To get here, head to Yacul. A few km west of Yacul, you'll turn north to head to the finca. Follow the signs at this point. This finca is extremely Eco friendly, recycling and reusing almost all their waste. Restaurant is stocked with food from their organic garden. Highly recommend. Cost is 150N per person per night. Camp area is just in front of the garden. They have potable spring water available. You may also be able to buy some veggies or bananas here if they have excess, but the restaurant is amazingly good. iOverlander Finca Esperanza Verde Parking Area user 30.0 Red Cross Parking Lot This is the parking lot for the Red Cross in Granada. Not amazing facilities but not far from down town Granada and it is only 100N per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is the parking lot for the Red Cross in Granada. Not amazing facilities but not far from down town Granada and it is only 100N per night. iOverlander Red Cross Parking Lot Parking Area user 52.0 Playa Santo Domingo (Tiki Bar) Head south east from town and keep an eye towards the beach. You will eventually find a road that grants you beach access on the remote section of the beach. From here, just pick a spot! Tiki Bar. Didn't stay here, but drank with owners. They have a yard beside the bar/hotel that is available the park and camp. There's no fence but owners assured us that it would be secure. Right across the road from the beach. A nice alternative to the kite surfing school parking lot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Head south east from town and keep an eye towards the beach. You will eventually find a road that grants you beach access on the remote section of the beach. From here, just pick a spot! Tiki Bar. Didn't stay here, but drank with owners. They have a yard beside the bar/hotel that is available the park and camp. There's no fence but owners assured us that it would be secure. Right across the road from the beach. A nice alternative to the kite surfing school parking lot. iOverlander Playa Santo Domingo (Tiki Bar) Contact, Pirate user 20.0 Playa Maderas / Cafe Revolution Great surfing beach with gorgeous sunsets. A bit crowded with surfers, but it's quite understandable. You can probably camp for free if you want, but for 250N we got wifi, showers, and restrooms. Worth checking out. Road is very rough the last 2 kms. Open: No Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great surfing beach with gorgeous sunsets. A bit crowded with surfers, but it's quite understandable. You can probably camp for free if you want, but for 250N we got wifi, showers, and restrooms. Worth checking out. Road is very rough the last 2 kms. iOverlander Playa Maderas / Cafe Revolution Parking Area user 87.3 Red Gate next to Monkey Hut Miguel manages this lakefront property. There is no sign but the entrance is a red gate off the main road. Yell "Miguel" at the gate or ask the neighbors to track him down but he is on the property from 9-4. Plenty of space down driveway and at the bottom where the lake is to park/ camp. Private lake area to yourself. Property has rental rooms w a/c but they look gross. There is a bathroom you can use. Right next to Monkey Hut (walkway near lake) so you can eat next door. Using wifi from Monkey Hut with extender (good signal). Paying 100 cordoba/ night to park. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Miguel manages this lakefront property. There is no sign but the entrance is a red gate off the main road. Yell "Miguel" at the gate or ask the neighbors to track him down but he is on the property from 9-4. Plenty of space down driveway and at the bottom where the lake is to park/ camp. Private lake area to yourself. Property has rental rooms w a/c but they look gross. There is a bathroom you can use. Right next to Monkey Hut (walkway near lake) so you can eat next door. Using wifi from Monkey Hut with extender (good signal). Paying 100 cordoba/ night to park. iOverlander Red Gate next to Monkey Hut Parking Area user 107.5 Tropigas Filled propane, you have to go the bak first and pay and then with the recipe you can fill you tank. If you come on sat after 12 they will accept your cash! Open: Yes Filled propane, you have to go the bak first and pay and then with the recipe you can fill you tank. If you come on sat after 12 they will accept your cash! iOverlander Tropigas Gas Station user 0.0 El Mirador This is a restaurant just outside town which will let you camp in their parking lot. Relatively quiet when we were there, but we don't know how it is in weekends. The owner can also arrange for a tour through the canyon - the local tourist highlight. Price: 110 Cordobas Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: No This is a restaurant just outside town which will let you camp in their parking lot. Relatively quiet when we were there, but we don't know how it is in weekends. The owner can also arrange for a tour through the canyon - the local tourist highlight. Price: 110 Cordobas iOverlander El Mirador Parking Area user -1.0 Sollentuna Hem 05.05.2016: camping not possible. Jinotega is a cosy highland town. The hotel Sollentuna Hem (a Swedish name) let us camp in their backyard and use the hotel facilities. Not sure if this will work for everybody, as I have a feeling that being able to speak Swedish really helpt in the negotiations. However, the hotel is nice and the rooms are not too pricy. There was also a possibility for camping at the hotell across the street (see the other camp list). Price: N/A Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Yes 05.05.2016: camping not possible. Jinotega is a cosy highland town. The hotel Sollentuna Hem (a Swedish name) let us camp in their backyard and use the hotel facilities. Not sure if this will work for everybody, as I have a feeling that being able to speak Swedish really helpt in the negotiations. However, the hotel is nice and the rooms are not too pricy. There was also a possibility for camping at the hotell across the street (see the other camp list). Price: N/A iOverlander Sollentuna Hem Lodging user "George's holiday house" Great camp site, but there is no name on the gate. The reason is that this is a holiday house for the owner and his familiy, and getting the right permits for running a camp ground is not too easy. However, this place has a beautiful location right on the lake, and the swimming is really good. The parking is not very level so it might be necessary to move a few rocks around. The owner encourraged us to let other travellers know about the place, and it is a good base for exploring the area. It is about 20 minutes to drive to Granada, to Volcan Mazaya, to "the white towns", and to the Volcan Mombacho. Price: 100 Cordobas Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes Great camp site, but there is no name on the gate. The reason is that this is a holiday house for the owner and his familiy, and getting the right permits for running a camp ground is not too easy. However, this place has a beautiful location right on the lake, and the swimming is really good. The parking is not very level so it might be necessary to move a few rocks around. The owner encourraged us to let other travellers know about the place, and it is a good base for exploring the area. It is about 20 minutes to drive to Granada, to Volcan Mazaya, to "the white towns", and to the Volcan Mombacho. Price: 100 Cordobas iOverlander "George's holiday house" Campground user 0.0 Mirador Catarina Moderator note. As from March 14th this position is correct. Emergency parking spot, loudly. Beautiful view of Laguna de Apoyo. Cordoba 40.00 / night Parking Open: Yes Moderator note. As from March 14th this position is correct. Emergency parking spot, loudly. Beautiful view of Laguna de Apoyo. Cordoba 40.00 / night Parking iOverlander Mirador Catarina Parking Area user 15.9 Hostal Suenos del Mar Hostal near the church. Private room with private bathroom and shower, TV, wifi, free coffee every morning, shared kitchen. 20 USD/night. AC is available for extra, not sure how much though. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Hostal near the church. Private room with private bathroom and shower, TV, wifi, free coffee every morning, shared kitchen. 20 USD/night. AC is available for extra, not sure how much though. iOverlander Hostal Suenos del Mar Lodging user 0.0 Tropigas 226 NIO for a 20 pound tank - Note: Men may not enter the plant unless they are wearing long pants and closed toe shoes, women can wear whatever they want. Additionally, we did not need any adaptors, the whole process was really easy. They even carried the refilled tank to the gate for Victoria! Open: Yes 226 NIO for a 20 pound tank - Note: Men may not enter the plant unless they are wearing long pants and closed toe shoes, women can wear whatever they want. Additionally, we did not need any adaptors, the whole process was really easy. They even carried the refilled tank to the gate for Victoria! iOverlander Tropigas Gas Station user 0.0 The Monkey Hut PROS: Private room with private ensuite bathroom was beautiful, lake front location is amazing, free wifi, free use of kayaks, inner tubes & floating dock, fully equipped camp kitchen – CONS: restaurant is not owned by hotel so you must pay cash at time of order, bar closes at 8pm, no laundry service although website states they offer it – Private Room: 45 USD plus tax, Dorm: 16 USD per/person plus tax – GNOTE: Camping in their parking lot costs 16 USD/person/night plus 20 USD for electric plus tax and does not include showers. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes PROS: Private room with private ensuite bathroom was beautiful, lake front location is amazing, free wifi, free use of kayaks, inner tubes & floating dock, fully equipped camp kitchen – CONS: restaurant is not owned by hotel so you must pay cash at time of order, bar closes at 8pm, no laundry service although website states they offer it – Private Room: 45 USD plus tax, Dorm: 16 USD per/person plus tax – GNOTE: Camping in their parking lot costs 16 USD/person/night plus 20 USD for electric plus tax and does not include showers. iOverlander The Monkey Hut Lodging user 50.0 Hotel Nahuatl Secure parking in the backyard (garden) of the Hotel Nahuatl, with trees and palms. Big entrance gate, we had also no problems with the height (3.30m). The hotel is in the middle of the town.We used the bathroom of a hotel room or a dormitorio (cold shower). 300 Cordoba/night for two persons (electricity included). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Secure parking in the backyard (garden) of the Hotel Nahuatl, with trees and palms. Big entrance gate, we had also no problems with the height (3.30m). The hotel is in the middle of the town.We used the bathroom of a hotel room or a dormitorio (cold shower). 300 Cordoba/night for two persons (electricity included). iOverlander Hotel Nahuatl Parking Area user 18.0 Hostal Real Very nice place!!! You can stay in the parkinglot or on a grassy field. Directly on the beach. Beautiful swimmingpool, clean location, friendly staff. Toilet and cold shower in a separate building. 60 USD/5 nights, electricity included. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Very nice place!!! You can stay in the parkinglot or on a grassy field. Directly on the beach. Beautiful swimmingpool, clean location, friendly staff. Toilet and cold shower in a separate building. 60 USD/5 nights, electricity included. iOverlander Hostal Real Parking Area user 51.0 Rancho los Alpes You can stay in the parkinglot of the beautiful Rancho. Clean toilet and cold shower are available. Very friendly owner, who lives on the property with his family. Price now 12 USD for two adults. You find the entry road at N 12.414249; W 86.960413. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can stay in the parkinglot of the beautiful Rancho. Clean toilet and cold shower are available. Very friendly owner, who lives on the property with his family. Price now 12 USD for two adults. You find the entry road at N 12.414249; W 86.960413. iOverlander Rancho los Alpes Parking Area user 0.0 Multiple options here - multiple options here - we stayed at a "Finca" by the infobooth for $2 per person a night - parked in the garden in front of it - the house was empty (except for some bat shit - couple of them live here) - cold shower, flushing toilet - talk to Henry at the place that sells tours at the fork where the dirt road leaves the paved PanAm. - they also offered us to stay behind the restaurant (dirty parking lot) - obviously to sell us some food and drinks - we went for the Finca, which offered more privacy, but was not really spectacular - There are more camping options if you follow the road down to the river (behind the information booth, you need to pay the entrance to the park first - 2$ pp). There seemed to be a nice camping right at the end of the road before the river. - get ready for some very pushy locals trying to sell you the canyoning tour. Prices start at $20 pp, we got it down to 12$ pp, but didn't go at the end because we didn't feel like getting wet (it wasn't really warm and we've already been to ATM in Belize, but it should be nice) - If you just want to see the canyon, you don't need a guide - pay 2$ pp at the entrance booth and either leave your car there or drive down to the river (parking ca 20 Cordobas) and walk up stream, crossing the river twice (jumping across on rocks, you don't have to get wet). At one point the path ends and you can take a small boat for 25 Cordobas pp. 500 meters further into the canyon. There should be also another path that would lead you up to the canyon rim and a mirador (it is marked on OpenStreet Maps). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes - multiple options here - we stayed at a "Finca" by the infobooth for $2 per person a night - parked in the garden in front of it - the house was empty (except for some bat shit - couple of them live here) - cold shower, flushing toilet - talk to Henry at the place that sells tours at the fork where the dirt road leaves the paved PanAm. - they also offered us to stay behind the restaurant (dirty parking lot) - obviously to sell us some food and drinks - we went for the Finca, which offered more privacy, but was not really spectacular - There are more camping options if you follow the road down to the river (behind the information booth, you need to pay the entrance to the park first - 2$ pp). There seemed to be a nice camping right at the end of the road before the river. - get ready for some very pushy locals trying to sell you the canyoning tour. Prices start at $20 pp, we got it down to 12$ pp, but didn't go at the end because we didn't feel like getting wet (it wasn't really warm and we've already been to ATM in Belize, but it should be nice) - If you just want to see the canyon, you don't need a guide - pay 2$ pp at the entrance booth and either leave your car there or drive down to the river (parking ca 20 Cordobas) and walk up stream, crossing the river twice (jumping across on rocks, you don't have to get wet). At one point the path ends and you can take a small boat for 25 Cordobas pp. 500 meters further into the canyon. There should be also another path that would lead you up to the canyon rim and a mirador (it is marked on OpenStreet Maps). iOverlander Multiple options here Parking Area user Las Penitas Surfing School - we stumbled upon this place while looking for a place to camp by the beach - the owner looks like he is more into fishing than surfing, but he is cool anyways - he didn't ask for any money, so it is basically "name your price" (we gave him 100 Cordobas + cold beer) - toilet with a bucket flush system - view of the ocean in the front, locked gate from the street in the back - really private and quiet (nobody here at night, the owner lives elsewhere) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes - we stumbled upon this place while looking for a place to camp by the beach - the owner looks like he is more into fishing than surfing, but he is cool anyways - he didn't ask for any money, so it is basically "name your price" (we gave him 100 Cordobas + cold beer) - toilet with a bucket flush system - view of the ocean in the front, locked gate from the street in the back - really private and quiet (nobody here at night, the owner lives elsewhere) iOverlander Las Penitas Surfing School Parking Area user Parking in front of Restaurant Paso del Tran - free - this was a last resort situation - it was dark, we were tired and all other options failed - camping on an unsecure parking in front of a restaurant under some street lights - we asked in the restaurant, they didn't mind - we ended up having a dinner there, which was pretty good Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No - free - this was a last resort situation - it was dark, we were tired and all other options failed - camping on an unsecure parking in front of a restaurant under some street lights - we asked in the restaurant, they didn't mind - we ended up having a dinner there, which was pretty good iOverlander Parking in front of Restaurant Paso del Tran Parking Area user Totoco Ecolodge - free - slow wifi - we were invited here by friends we made on the ferry, who were staying there - fancy ecolodge, we camped on the parking lot next to a palapa - awesome views of the western volcano, lots of animals here (lizards, toads, howler monkeys, ...) - the owner Martijn (Dutch) seemed OK, maybe he would let others stay as well - the road here is ROUGH and STEEP (but the worst part is being repaired - Jan 2014) Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No - free - slow wifi - we were invited here by friends we made on the ferry, who were staying there - fancy ecolodge, we camped on the parking lot next to a palapa - awesome views of the western volcano, lots of animals here (lizards, toads, howler monkeys, ...) - the owner Martijn (Dutch) seemed OK, maybe he would let others stay as well - the road here is ROUGH and STEEP (but the worst part is being repaired - Jan 2014) iOverlander Totoco Ecolodge Lodging user 791.0 Hotel La Campiña Place on the hotel parkinglot in front of a little building. Electricity right on the wall. Good WiFi-Signal at place. There is a toilet, but no shower available... Very friendly staff! 10 USD/night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Place on the hotel parkinglot in front of a little building. Electricity right on the wall. Good WiFi-Signal at place. There is a toilet, but no shower available... Very friendly staff! 10 USD/night. iOverlander Hotel La Campiña Parking Area user 647.0 Parqueo Cañon de Somoto Parking on a grassfield with very little infrastructure (just two outhouses). Very quiet and a beautifull landscape. The owner family is very friendly! To get there you have to pay the entrance fee for the national monument or just book a canyon tour (includes the fee). To stay overnight we paid 100 Cordobas to the family. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: Yes Parking on a grassfield with very little infrastructure (just two outhouses). Very quiet and a beautifull landscape. The owner family is very friendly! To get there you have to pay the entrance fee for the national monument or just book a canyon tour (includes the fee). To stay overnight we paid 100 Cordobas to the family. iOverlander Parqueo Cañon de Somoto Parking Area user 62.0 Tropigas They refill North American type tanks here. Very easy to find- it's at the roundabout on the way to Ometepe ferries. Open: Yes They refill North American type tanks here. Very easy to find- it's at the roundabout on the way to Ometepe ferries. iOverlander Tropigas Gas Station user 555.0 Rio Negro Waterfall Parking Lot Just before entrance to Rincon De La Vieja National Park, in the parking lot next to Rio Negro Hot Springs across from the waterfall trail. There was very little road traffic throughout the night, and lots of wind which was a nice change from the hot coast. Free! We asked the kids running the hot springs if it was tranquilo aqui and they said yes. The park closes at 3pm so this is a good free place to camp and get to the park early if you plan to do the big 7hr volcano hike. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Just before entrance to Rincon De La Vieja National Park, in the parking lot next to Rio Negro Hot Springs across from the waterfall trail. There was very little road traffic throughout the night, and lots of wind which was a nice change from the hot coast. Free! We asked the kids running the hot springs if it was tranquilo aqui and they said yes. The park closes at 3pm so this is a good free place to camp and get to the park early if you plan to do the big 7hr volcano hike. iOverlander Rio Negro Waterfall Parking Lot Parking Area user 89.4 Laguna Beach Club Inexpensive hostel with a few private rooms as well. Located right on Laguna de Apoyo. Very new facility and $10 per night per person for the dorm room. Private rooms around $29 and sleep 2. Restaurant on site in the $3.50 to $6 range per plate. Excellent secure parking for small rigs or motos. Owners are very nice and run a great place. There is a full kitchen on site for your use as well. Closest major market it 18km away in Granada. A small tienda is located just outside the gate for basics. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Inexpensive hostel with a few private rooms as well. Located right on Laguna de Apoyo. Very new facility and $10 per night per person for the dorm room. Private rooms around $29 and sleep 2. Restaurant on site in the $3.50 to $6 range per plate. Excellent secure parking for small rigs or motos. Owners are very nice and run a great place. There is a full kitchen on site for your use as well. Closest major market it 18km away in Granada. A small tienda is located just outside the gate for basics. iOverlander Laguna Beach Club Lodging user -1.0 Caceres We do not recommend this location. The location has the potential to be decent, however we felt unsafe here. The price per night was 150c. That night the owner told us we could not leave to walk the beach (it was 8:00pm). He came and uncomfortably hovered over our camp site and really wouldn't give any privacy. That night, we're pretty sure he sat in our chairs under our rooftop tent and we woke at 2:00am with him having a loud conversation on the phone right under our tent. He also shone his flashlight into our tent frequently throughout the night! The next day he demanded 200c extra for vigilante or watchmen services. We obviously didn't want a recap of the previous night so we said not necessary. He was upset by this and we now felt like as soon as we left our site he would arrange to prove we need the "watchmen" service. He left in a huff and we quickly packed and moved on to Rancho Los Alpes which is a fantastic location! Also - no wifi here and he wanted an extra 250 per night to plug our iPads in to charge (which we refused). All in all - lots of uncomfortable moments. Poor bathrooms and cold showers we wouldn't dream of using.. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes We do not recommend this location. The location has the potential to be decent, however we felt unsafe here. The price per night was 150c. That night the owner told us we could not leave to walk the beach (it was 8:00pm). He came and uncomfortably hovered over our camp site and really wouldn't give any privacy. That night, we're pretty sure he sat in our chairs under our rooftop tent and we woke at 2:00am with him having a loud conversation on the phone right under our tent. He also shone his flashlight into our tent frequently throughout the night! The next day he demanded 200c extra for vigilante or watchmen services. We obviously didn't want a recap of the previous night so we said not necessary. He was upset by this and we now felt like as soon as we left our site he would arrange to prove we need the "watchmen" service. He left in a huff and we quickly packed and moved on to Rancho Los Alpes which is a fantastic location! Also - no wifi here and he wanted an extra 250 per night to plug our iPads in to charge (which we refused). All in all - lots of uncomfortable moments. Poor bathrooms and cold showers we wouldn't dream of using.. iOverlander Caceres Campground user -2.0 No camping- Monty's Surf Camp Camping not permitted We were searching for a place to park and just before montys is a camp ground but we kept going looking for something cooler. He had not allowed camping before but with a little chit chat he agreed and allowed us to plug in. We paid $15 a night and stayed for a week. Drinks are superrrrrrr cheap, restaurant offers set meals for all the charitable organizations that stay there and you can eat too, although we cooked on our Coleman for our meals. It's a gorgeous beach, can't stress that enough and not crowded. Great for surfing! Open: No Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Camping not permitted We were searching for a place to park and just before montys is a camp ground but we kept going looking for something cooler. He had not allowed camping before but with a little chit chat he agreed and allowed us to plug in. We paid $15 a night and stayed for a week. Drinks are superrrrrrr cheap, restaurant offers set meals for all the charitable organizations that stay there and you can eat too, although we cooked on our Coleman for our meals. It's a gorgeous beach, can't stress that enough and not crowded. Great for surfing! iOverlander No camping- Monty's Surf Camp Parking Area user 17.9 Playa El Ostional Free Camping on a wunderful beach. 20 km from San Juan del Sur, behind Playa del Coco. 15 km unpaved Road in a good condition. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free Camping on a wunderful beach. 20 km from San Juan del Sur, behind Playa del Coco. 15 km unpaved Road in a good condition. iOverlander Playa El Ostional Contact, Pirate user 57.8 Port Of San Jorge Ferry Terminal Ferry terminal for Ometepe. Reservations not needed during the week. Super easy and cheap. We paid 50 cord per person and 80 cord for our vehicle, showed up right before departure. Reservations recommended call: (505)2278-8180 or (505)2569-4101. The guards at the gate offered to let us sleep in the lot if we payed them $100C to each guard. We stayed down the street in front of the hotel instead. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Best to make reservations ahead of time, making them day might not work out. Ferry el Che Guevara - 256-34779 (other possible numbers 86941819, 88807739, 83844296, ferryometepepequiroga@yahoo.es) There are two other ferry companies. Open: Yes Ferry terminal for Ometepe. Reservations not needed during the week. Super easy and cheap. We paid 50 cord per person and 80 cord for our vehicle, showed up right before departure. Reservations recommended call: (505)2278-8180 or (505)2569-4101. The guards at the gate offered to let us sleep in the lot if we payed them $100C to each guard. We stayed down the street in front of the hotel instead. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Best to make reservations ahead of time, making them day might not work out. Ferry el Che Guevara - 256-34779 (other possible numbers 86941819, 88807739, 83844296, ferryometepepequiroga@yahoo.es) There are two other ferry companies. iOverlander Port Of San Jorge Ferry Terminal Diamond, Red user 32.3 San Ramón Cascada We did the hike for $3 usd and took about 3 hours round trip. Really nice waterfall! The guard at the gate and later the owner, Edgar, offered us to stay across the road on the lake in their gated property for free! Private beach and palapa. Bathrooms until the park closed. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We did the hike for $3 usd and took about 3 hours round trip. Really nice waterfall! The guard at the gate and later the owner, Edgar, offered us to stay across the road on the lake in their gated property for free! Private beach and palapa. Bathrooms until the park closed. iOverlander San Ramón Cascada Campground user 0.0 Secure Parking This is a secure parking lot if you're staying in Leon. We parked here for a week when we stayed at Lazy Bones Hostel. $C30 per 24 hours and a person there all the time. It's not fancy but our car was safe here for nearly a week and at a good price too. Open: Yes This is a secure parking lot if you're staying in Leon. We parked here for a week when we stayed at Lazy Bones Hostel. $C30 per 24 hours and a person there all the time. It's not fancy but our car was safe here for nearly a week and at a good price too. iOverlander Secure Parking Dog Unknown user 50.5 Hacienda Merida Great little hostel on the water. Nice and quiet, away from the wind, really good food, kayaks, and a great dock for sunsets. $4.60us/p for parking on their nice even parking lot. They are also located next to one of the more adventurous trailheads for Volcan Madres (tough 7ish hour hike). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great little hostel on the water. Nice and quiet, away from the wind, really good food, kayaks, and a great dock for sunsets. $4.60us/p for parking on their nice even parking lot. They are also located next to one of the more adventurous trailheads for Volcan Madres (tough 7ish hour hike). iOverlander Hacienda Merida Campground user 6.8 Rancho Esperanza Great location on a white, sandy beach with quiet surf scene and waves for all skill levels. They cater to many types of travellers with camping, hostel and cabana services. Restaurant serves 3 meals per day including all day breakfast and a snack service. $1.25 beer on the honour system. Very laid back vibe with lots of hammocks and places to chill. Off the beaten path nearby a traditional fishing village. You have to drive 7km on gravel road to get here. Clean bathroom facilities with composting toilets. DIY laundry - sink and lines. $5 per person per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great location on a white, sandy beach with quiet surf scene and waves for all skill levels. They cater to many types of travellers with camping, hostel and cabana services. Restaurant serves 3 meals per day including all day breakfast and a snack service. $1.25 beer on the honour system. Very laid back vibe with lots of hammocks and places to chill. Off the beaten path nearby a traditional fishing village. You have to drive 7km on gravel road to get here. Clean bathroom facilities with composting toilets. DIY laundry - sink and lines. $5 per person per night. iOverlander Rancho Esperanza Lodging user 92.4 Tropigas Propane fillup on right side of road about 1km past round about traveling southeast Pay a deposit at bancocentro in maxipalli really close from the roundabout before going and bring the receipt to tripigas in order to get filled. Open: Yes Propane fillup on right side of road about 1km past round about traveling southeast Pay a deposit at bancocentro in maxipalli really close from the roundabout before going and bring the receipt to tripigas in order to get filled. iOverlander Tropigas Gas Station user 7.5 La Flor Turtle Sanctuary (de Vida Silvestre) Beautiful large reserve dedicated to turtle conservation and breeding. We were able to release 50 baby turtles at sunset, an experience I will never forget! If you want to tent camp inside the park cost is $500C/tent and if you want to stay in your camper in the lot they only charged us entrance fee of $200C/p which is a bit expensive but all for a great cause. Whether you see turtles is determined by the time of year. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful large reserve dedicated to turtle conservation and breeding. We were able to release 50 baby turtles at sunset, an experience I will never forget! If you want to tent camp inside the park cost is $500C/tent and if you want to stay in your camper in the lot they only charged us entrance fee of $200C/p which is a bit expensive but all for a great cause. Whether you see turtles is determined by the time of year. iOverlander La Flor Turtle Sanctuary (de Vida Silvestre) Campground user 43.0 Hostal Chico Largo $5 pp parking on a flat grassy areas with views to the lake. At the time we were here the internet was not working. Ok spot pretty close to the port. Think tent camping may be possible here but sure. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes $5 pp parking on a flat grassy areas with views to the lake. At the time we were here the internet was not working. Ok spot pretty close to the port. Think tent camping may be possible here but sure. iOverlander Hostal Chico Largo Parking Area user 38.0 Caballitas Mar This is a restaurant with kayak rental and tours run by a relax Spaniard. He also has rooms. We stayed 2 nights next to his place. We did a kayak tour one day and ate at his restaurant the other day. We didn't have to pay anything for the night. Toilet, shower and wifi available. We were allowed to use electricity from outside socket. Beautifull sunset! Very quiet. Recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes This is a restaurant with kayak rental and tours run by a relax Spaniard. He also has rooms. We stayed 2 nights next to his place. We did a kayak tour one day and ate at his restaurant the other day. We didn't have to pay anything for the night. Toilet, shower and wifi available. We were allowed to use electricity from outside socket. Beautifull sunset! Very quiet. Recommended. iOverlander Caballitas Mar Parking Area user 16.0 San Jaun Del sur cerveceria Craft brewery in Nicaragua, need I say more Open: Yes Craft brewery in Nicaragua, need I say more iOverlander San Jaun Del sur cerveceria Restaurant user 38.0 Playa Marcella (Restaurant) We couldn't make it up the final hill to Playa Maderas (4x4 and high clearance needed). So we ended up at Playa Marcella. We stayed one night at the restaurant at the end of the road right at the beach. You can just stay on the parking lot for the night for free. Food was not really good. Between 9pm and 8am there is nobody in the restaurant. Very quiet. Notice: there is a crocodile living in the river next to the parking lot. For the next night we switched to the other end of the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We couldn't make it up the final hill to Playa Maderas (4x4 and high clearance needed). So we ended up at Playa Marcella. We stayed one night at the restaurant at the end of the road right at the beach. You can just stay on the parking lot for the night for free. Food was not really good. Between 9pm and 8am there is nobody in the restaurant. Very quiet. Notice: there is a crocodile living in the river next to the parking lot. For the next night we switched to the other end of the beach. iOverlander Playa Marcella (Restaurant) Parking Area user 38.0 Playa Marcella (hotel/bar/restaurant) We prefered this bar/restaurant at Playa Marcella. We had a drink in the bar and the owner had no problem we were staying in the parking lot for the night. Free. Wifi available at the bar/restaurant. Outdoor shower available if you come from the beach. Clean toilets available day and night. At the parking lot there is running water and we used a free electricity socket from the water tower pump installation (we didn't ask if this was allowed...). Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No We prefered this bar/restaurant at Playa Marcella. We had a drink in the bar and the owner had no problem we were staying in the parking lot for the night. Free. Wifi available at the bar/restaurant. Outdoor shower available if you come from the beach. Clean toilets available day and night. At the parking lot there is running water and we used a free electricity socket from the water tower pump installation (we didn't ask if this was allowed...). iOverlander Playa Marcella (hotel/bar/restaurant) Parking Area user 15.5 La Flor Wildlife Refuge Camped in parking lot of turtle conservation project. Just had to pay entry 200C/person. No services, but a great opportunity to release turtles and watch them hatch as well as watch adults lay eggs. If you want to tent camp however it is 500c for a "tent platform" by the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Camped in parking lot of turtle conservation project. Just had to pay entry 200C/person. No services, but a great opportunity to release turtles and watch them hatch as well as watch adults lay eggs. If you want to tent camp however it is 500c for a "tent platform" by the beach. iOverlander La Flor Wildlife Refuge Parking Area user 5.0 Barca de Oro Small hotel with rooms, dorm and cabanas on a laguna that opens on the ocean. Restaurant and an area with hamacs and tables. Kayaks and surfs on location. Parked in the back of the property; closed parking, kind of small and needs some levelling but our 24 feet camper fit. French owner. Ext. showers on the beach. DIY laundry. Mosquitoes at sunset (mostly). 15usd per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Small hotel with rooms, dorm and cabanas on a laguna that opens on the ocean. Restaurant and an area with hamacs and tables. Kayaks and surfs on location. Parked in the back of the property; closed parking, kind of small and needs some levelling but our 24 feet camper fit. French owner. Ext. showers on the beach. DIY laundry. Mosquitoes at sunset (mostly). 15usd per night. iOverlander Barca de Oro Parking Area user 19.3 Coconut Delight Bakery Good bakery with sandwiches (chicken with egg very good) and bread, donuts, etc. Very friendly owners. They offer tours as well. They speak English and Spanish. Located across from the wharf. Open: Yes Good bakery with sandwiches (chicken with egg very good) and bread, donuts, etc. Very friendly owners. They offer tours as well. They speak English and Spanish. Located across from the wharf. iOverlander Coconut Delight Bakery Restaurant user 113.6 La Hacienda Camped under nice shaded spot in parking lot. All they asked is to patronize them and eat at least a meal in the restaurant. We ordered burgers, some of the most affordable items on the menu. Spent 400 Cordobas which is still pricey but at least you get food, a camping spot and clean restrooms. Very friendly staff. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camped under nice shaded spot in parking lot. All they asked is to patronize them and eat at least a meal in the restaurant. We ordered burgers, some of the most affordable items on the menu. Spent 400 Cordobas which is still pricey but at least you get food, a camping spot and clean restrooms. Very friendly staff. iOverlander La Hacienda Parking Area user 47.6 Hotel Jackani Good place to stay. Very clean and good breakfast, friendly ownerfamily. Near the boatharbor to el rama (2 Blocks) and citycenter. 70$ for a family room. Hoteljackani@gmail.com Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Good place to stay. Very clean and good breakfast, friendly ownerfamily. Near the boatharbor to el rama (2 Blocks) and citycenter. 70$ for a family room. Hoteljackani@gmail.com iOverlander Hotel Jackani Lodging user 8.8 Hotel Casa Ulrich $35 for 2, $40 for 3 sharing, clean rooms with shower. Good restaurant and lots of sitting areas with rocking chairs. Wifi poor and only in restaurant. Parking for motor bikes and maybe a couple of small cars (2m height restriction). We parked outside a house down the end of the road for 100c per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes $35 for 2, $40 for 3 sharing, clean rooms with shower. Good restaurant and lots of sitting areas with rocking chairs. Wifi poor and only in restaurant. Parking for motor bikes and maybe a couple of small cars (2m height restriction). We parked outside a house down the end of the road for 100c per night. iOverlander Hotel Casa Ulrich Lodging user 15.0 Kabu Tours Kabu Tours offers boat trips and cultural tours to outlying villages only reachable by boat to the Pearl Islands. One day or overnight. The website is: www.kabutours.com and phone +505.871.451.96. They speak English, Spanish and Miskitu. Open: Yes Kabu Tours offers boat trips and cultural tours to outlying villages only reachable by boat to the Pearl Islands. One day or overnight. The website is: www.kabutours.com and phone +505.871.451.96. They speak English, Spanish and Miskitu. iOverlander Kabu Tours City (Capitol) user 25.3 Hotel Castillo Real Double room with shower 300c without AC but with fan or 600c with AC. Clean rooms with TV and fridge. Secure parking for several cars. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Double room with shower 300c without AC but with fan or 600c with AC. Clean rooms with TV and fridge. Secure parking for several cars. iOverlander Hotel Castillo Real Lodging user 61.3 Mulitservicios Aviles, Rivas Quick and efficient oil change with vast choice of petrol and diesel oils and filters (even original Toyota oils and filters). They also clean vehicles and we had the underneath cleaned and sprayed with a marine spray. Open: Yes Quick and efficient oil change with vast choice of petrol and diesel oils and filters (even original Toyota oils and filters). They also clean vehicles and we had the underneath cleaned and sprayed with a marine spray. iOverlander Mulitservicios Aviles, Rivas Car Repair user 12.3 Hotel Paraiso The dutch owner also allows camping Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes The dutch owner also allows camping iOverlander Hotel Paraiso Lodging user 25.7 Hotel el Puerto Save Parking for a Trip to Bluefields ir Corn Island. We payed 200 Córdoba for 5 Nights Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Non-Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Save Parking for a Trip to Bluefields ir Corn Island. We payed 200 Córdoba for 5 Nights iOverlander Hotel el Puerto Parking Area user 99.9 Punta El Cacique Tent camping and small rig in parking area. Primarily a restaurant but has plenty of different areas for tents and they advertise camping. Only current tent camping on the lake as other locations that previously offered tent space said no. Good swimming beaches Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Tent camping and small rig in parking area. Primarily a restaurant but has plenty of different areas for tents and they advertise camping. Only current tent camping on the lake as other locations that previously offered tent space said no. Good swimming beaches iOverlander Punta El Cacique Campground user 80.1 Backpackers Inn and Unique Hostel 15 per night per person plus tax for dorm. Motorcycle parking in lobby. Full kitchen, two courtyards one with pool and hot water. Really nice place. Very clean. Beautiful artwork throughout. We were able to get the ok for our dog but receptionist had to call manager. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No 15 per night per person plus tax for dorm. Motorcycle parking in lobby. Full kitchen, two courtyards one with pool and hot water. Really nice place. Very clean. Beautiful artwork throughout. We were able to get the ok for our dog but receptionist had to call manager. iOverlander Backpackers Inn and Unique Hostel Lodging user 33.2 Ducati's Resting Place We realize this is very unconventional for iOverlander but it is important nonetheless. Our Chihuahua Ducati from S&M Boiler Works was in the beginning of a round the world motorcycle trip when a tragic accident happened on Ometepe Island that took his life. He is buried here. The camping and food here are wonderful (hacienda Merida) and it is a great place to stay. If you are here stop over and say hi to Ducati under the tree to the south of the dock on the beach and add rock to the pile. He was a lover of travel and adventure. Open: Yes We realize this is very unconventional for iOverlander but it is important nonetheless. Our Chihuahua Ducati from S&M Boiler Works was in the beginning of a round the world motorcycle trip when a tragic accident happened on Ometepe Island that took his life. He is buried here. The camping and food here are wonderful (hacienda Merida) and it is a great place to stay. If you are here stop over and say hi to Ducati under the tree to the south of the dock on the beach and add rock to the pile. He was a lover of travel and adventure. iOverlander Ducati's Resting Place Dog Unknown user 46.3 Playa Virgin Free. Firm grassy area on the lake shore behind the private houses. We asked local people if it's ok to park here for a night, and they were very nice and friendly. There are horses and pigs walking around, but the area is clean. Nice view, quiet, but windy. Driving from Costa Rica side take a right turn 100 m after the Playa Virgin sign, follow the road to the end. You'll see sort of road going to the rocky beach to the left, and grassy area to the right. We stayed on the right side as per locals advice. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free. Firm grassy area on the lake shore behind the private houses. We asked local people if it's ok to park here for a night, and they were very nice and friendly. There are horses and pigs walking around, but the area is clean. Nice view, quiet, but windy. Driving from Costa Rica side take a right turn 100 m after the Playa Virgin sign, follow the road to the end. You'll see sort of road going to the rocky beach to the left, and grassy area to the right. We stayed on the right side as per locals advice. iOverlander Playa Virgin Contact, Pirate user 8.0 Villa Jiquelite Camped in the Parking lot of the hotel villa jiquelite which is right on the beach $5pp nice bathrooms wifi. - Playa Santana beach break is directly in front - 20 minutes walk to Magnific Rock (beginner's/longboard break) - 30 minutes walk to main Popoyo break Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camped in the Parking lot of the hotel villa jiquelite which is right on the beach $5pp nice bathrooms wifi. - Playa Santana beach break is directly in front - 20 minutes walk to Magnific Rock (beginner's/longboard break) - 30 minutes walk to main Popoyo break iOverlander Villa Jiquelite Campground user 9.0 Parkplatz vor Restaurant España We first tried to find something in Corinto - but without any success. If you leave the peninsula via the bridge you can see the Hotel "La Valencia" to the right. The owner told us that although we could not stay in the hotel courtyard, we could camp in the parking lot in front of their restaurant, which is located on the other side of the estuary on the left. Since the restaurant was guarded at night, the parking lot was safe too. Open: Yes We first tried to find something in Corinto - but without any success. If you leave the peninsula via the bridge you can see the Hotel "La Valencia" to the right. The owner told us that although we could not stay in the hotel courtyard, we could camp in the parking lot in front of their restaurant, which is located on the other side of the estuary on the left. Since the restaurant was guarded at night, the parking lot was safe too. iOverlander Parkplatz vor Restaurant España Parking Area user 40.4 Restaurante Puesta del Sol Free. We parked in the street outside this restaurant for free. Quiet area, no problems for us. The staff told us that otter overlanders have parked here with no issues either. There is security at restaurant but inside. We had access to bathrooms all night but that might have been an oversight since we were told that they closed at 8:30. Open: Yes Free. We parked in the street outside this restaurant for free. Quiet area, no problems for us. The staff told us that otter overlanders have parked here with no issues either. There is security at restaurant but inside. We had access to bathrooms all night but that might have been an oversight since we were told that they closed at 8:30. iOverlander Restaurante Puesta del Sol Restaurant user 458.3 casa hotel sanjose new build, internet ,pool, pet friendly, hot showers clean can cook your own food or restaurant close supermarket town 2 km away.spent 3 nights very nice 25 dollars per night Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes new build, internet ,pool, pet friendly, hot showers clean can cook your own food or restaurant close supermarket town 2 km away.spent 3 nights very nice 25 dollars per night iOverlander casa hotel sanjose Lodging user -1.0 Hotel Las Peñitas Campasite woth water, maybe electricity, and a lot of space. Shadow in the hammocks. Is a new place for Rv in las peñitas, only one block from the beach. Fit every kind of rv Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campasite woth water, maybe electricity, and a lot of space. Shadow in the hammocks. Is a new place for Rv in las peñitas, only one block from the beach. Fit every kind of rv iOverlander Hotel Las Peñitas Campground user 63.1 Auto Lavado "Valle" Great spot to get your car washed and oil changed. The owner Carlos speaks great English and was very helpful with many other problems that I had. Honest and priced fairly. Open: Yes Great spot to get your car washed and oil changed. The owner Carlos speaks great English and was very helpful with many other problems that I had. Honest and priced fairly. iOverlander Auto Lavado "Valle" Car Repair user 20.0 Comedor Suhamy Great beach front camping for 150 cordobas! Plenty of shade and hammocks to use. There is a well to draw water from for bucket showers and a decent bucket flush toilet. The restaurant has great food and also sells non-potable ice. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great beach front camping for 150 cordobas! Plenty of shade and hammocks to use. There is a well to draw water from for bucket showers and a decent bucket flush toilet. The restaurant has great food and also sells non-potable ice. iOverlander Comedor Suhamy Campground user 28.0 Hotel Congo Nice and clean rooms (paid 35usd/night for a family room). Very quiet, about 3 minutes walk to the beach, restaurants at the beach. Good for surf. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice and clean rooms (paid 35usd/night for a family room). Very quiet, about 3 minutes walk to the beach, restaurants at the beach. Good for surf. iOverlander Hotel Congo Lodging user 8.5 Camping Matilda Fantastic hostel with private rooms, mini casitas and dorms, right on a beautiful quiet beach with gorgeous waves. Secure parking for 2 or 3 motorcycles, perhaps more. Mini casitas are good for single people at $8 per night. Private rooms $15 for one person, $25 for two. dorm beds $10. Bring food, as there is no restaurant but there is a little bar. Situated 8 miles north of San Juan del Sur on a very navigable dirt road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Fantastic hostel with private rooms, mini casitas and dorms, right on a beautiful quiet beach with gorgeous waves. Secure parking for 2 or 3 motorcycles, perhaps more. Mini casitas are good for single people at $8 per night. Private rooms $15 for one person, $25 for two. dorm beds $10. Bring food, as there is no restaurant but there is a little bar. Situated 8 miles north of San Juan del Sur on a very navigable dirt road. iOverlander Camping Matilda Lodging user 40.0 Parking At Restaurant "Natural" Free camping in a nice parking lot next to a great restaurant "Natural". Natural has good bathrooms and wifi, water tap. Garbage bins in parking lot Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping in a nice parking lot next to a great restaurant "Natural". Natural has good bathrooms and wifi, water tap. Garbage bins in parking lot iOverlander Parking At Restaurant "Natural" Parking Area user -1.0 Hostal Los Tres Hermanos Not recommended. Cafe Revolution is changing owners and is closed. Tres Hermanos allowed us to park in their lot and for $3 allowed to use the bano (with a bracelet and asking for the key). However there wasn't water in the toilet and barely a trickle in the sink. One night after a person with us used the showers they came over and ripped off our bracelets and said no more bathrooms, nothing. Very unwelcoming vibe. Too bad there is such a nice wave here.... Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Not recommended. Cafe Revolution is changing owners and is closed. Tres Hermanos allowed us to park in their lot and for $3 allowed to use the bano (with a bracelet and asking for the key). However there wasn't water in the toilet and barely a trickle in the sink. One night after a person with us used the showers they came over and ripped off our bracelets and said no more bathrooms, nothing. Very unwelcoming vibe. Too bad there is such a nice wave here.... iOverlander Hostal Los Tres Hermanos Lodging user 59.5 Hotel El Ensueño 350 cordobles ($13 USD) for 2 people, 1 dog, 1 night. Our car broke down, first place in Rosita that we found. Grounds are fine, no gate. Room is slightly dingy but is normal for the price. No a/c. They seemed to have a problem with our dog staying in the room but seem to have made an exception. Wifi is good. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes 350 cordobles ($13 USD) for 2 people, 1 dog, 1 night. Our car broke down, first place in Rosita that we found. Grounds are fine, no gate. Room is slightly dingy but is normal for the price. No a/c. They seemed to have a problem with our dog staying in the room but seem to have made an exception. Wifi is good. iOverlander Hotel El Ensueño Lodging user 290.9 Hotel Bosawas $300 cordobles per night for 2 people and 1 dog. We stayed 2 nights because of car trouble, reasonably friendly staff, no problems with me working on the car all day in the parking lot. Nice room for the price, no a/c, good wifi. Nice location, 1 mile out of town and a little ways off the road. No gate, there appeared to be a night watchman. Very noisy at night for some unknown reason, it sounded like they were doing a construction job. Restaurant is good but expensive, $130 per plate. Nice restaurant with better prices and interesting food across the road. FYI, the road is in very poor condition from here to Puerto Cabezas, low clearance vehicles not recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $300 cordobles per night for 2 people and 1 dog. We stayed 2 nights because of car trouble, reasonably friendly staff, no problems with me working on the car all day in the parking lot. Nice room for the price, no a/c, good wifi. Nice location, 1 mile out of town and a little ways off the road. No gate, there appeared to be a night watchman. Very noisy at night for some unknown reason, it sounded like they were doing a construction job. Restaurant is good but expensive, $130 per plate. Nice restaurant with better prices and interesting food across the road. FYI, the road is in very poor condition from here to Puerto Cabezas, low clearance vehicles not recommended. iOverlander Hotel Bosawas Lodging user 29.5 Playa Virgen 2 Free lakefront boondocking. No facilities. Coming from Costa Rica turn right down gravel road just after small bridge. From Rivas, just before the small bridge. I parked on left, small gravelly areas near grass. Lots of goats, pigs, and horses wandering about. Friendly woman in house behind. Some men by the lake until dark. No problems. Stayed here to cross into Costa Rica in the morning. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free lakefront boondocking. No facilities. Coming from Costa Rica turn right down gravel road just after small bridge. From Rivas, just before the small bridge. I parked on left, small gravelly areas near grass. Lots of goats, pigs, and horses wandering about. Friendly woman in house behind. Some men by the lake until dark. No problems. Stayed here to cross into Costa Rica in the morning. iOverlander Playa Virgen 2 Contact, Pirate user 83.9 Bay on Laguna de Apoyo Beautiful little Bay, all to yourself except for a few lovers and fisherman during the day. We took the steep 4x4 road down from the Diria lookout. It shows up as a dirt road on open maps. You can also continue on the gravel past all the hotels at main Laguna area. Beach is where the dirt road meets (or leaves) the lake, below Diria lookout. So beautiful! 4x4 absolutely necessary, and nothing bigger than a pickup. The location of pin isn't correct . Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful little Bay, all to yourself except for a few lovers and fisherman during the day. We took the steep 4x4 road down from the Diria lookout. It shows up as a dirt road on open maps. You can also continue on the gravel past all the hotels at main Laguna area. Beach is where the dirt road meets (or leaves) the lake, below Diria lookout. So beautiful! 4x4 absolutely necessary, and nothing bigger than a pickup. The location of pin isn't correct . iOverlander Bay on Laguna de Apoyo Contact, Pirate user 12.0 Rigos Guest House Las Penitas Great place opens on to a quiet beach very private we parked in all day shade with electricity no water or sewer clean bathrooms one of the better ones. Paid 150C per person per night electricity costs more family lives here and Rigo the owner visits occasionally check his Webb site on www.journeynicaragua.org Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great place opens on to a quiet beach very private we parked in all day shade with electricity no water or sewer clean bathrooms one of the better ones. Paid 150C per person per night electricity costs more family lives here and Rigo the owner visits occasionally check his Webb site on www.journeynicaragua.org iOverlander Rigos Guest House Las Penitas Campground user 0.0 Main Park Granada We park on the Libertad st. in front of the Cathedral Park. No services cause u r on the street, but it`s a safe town, great location, free wifi in the park and lot of restaurants around. Free! \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Estacionamiento sobre la calle "Libertad" frente a la plaza principal de la Catedral. Buena ubicación, seguro y Gratis! Muchos restaurantes al rededor y wifi gratis en el parque. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We park on the Libertad st. in front of the Cathedral Park. No services cause u r on the street, but it`s a safe town, great location, free wifi in the park and lot of restaurants around. Free! \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Estacionamiento sobre la calle "Libertad" frente a la plaza principal de la Catedral. Buena ubicación, seguro y Gratis! Muchos restaurantes al rededor y wifi gratis en el parque. iOverlander Main Park Granada Parking Area user 89.2 Hotel Cacique Adiact $55 U.S. a night and up. Secure indoor parking. Kitchenette in each room. Pool, WIFI. Free hot breakfast. Gym. Owned by Danish family. In center of Leon . We were also able to plug in our rig. Can organize tours. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No $55 U.S. a night and up. Secure indoor parking. Kitchenette in each room. Pool, WIFI. Free hot breakfast. Gym. Owned by Danish family. In center of Leon . We were also able to plug in our rig. Can organize tours. iOverlander Hotel Cacique Adiact Lodging user 0.0 Casa de Rigo Sampson at Salinas Grandes A house for rent right on the beach. The owner allows camping on the grounds also. The beach is almost deserted and has some nice waves when conditions are right. Meals can be had at the nearby Los Cocos hostel. There's a turtle hatchery on the site, which prevents turtle eggs being sold for cooking, if you're there at the right time it's possible to see them hatching. The groundskeeper, Pedro who lives on sight is very humble and friendly and more than happy to talk about his work with the turtles and anything else. The water at the site is brackish, so bring plenty of fresh water! Contact the owner before arriving, don't just show up, contact at: journeynicaragua@gmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A house for rent right on the beach. The owner allows camping on the grounds also. The beach is almost deserted and has some nice waves when conditions are right. Meals can be had at the nearby Los Cocos hostel. There's a turtle hatchery on the site, which prevents turtle eggs being sold for cooking, if you're there at the right time it's possible to see them hatching. The groundskeeper, Pedro who lives on sight is very humble and friendly and more than happy to talk about his work with the turtles and anything else. The water at the site is brackish, so bring plenty of fresh water! Contact the owner before arriving, don't just show up, contact at: journeynicaragua@gmail.com iOverlander Casa de Rigo Sampson at Salinas Grandes Parking Area user 13.7 Mexico, Cabanas and Camping $15us a night for two people. Electric with long cable. Secure, gates locked at night. Cold showers. Five minute walk to playa Marsella. A bit muddy when it rains but nice people and quiet. A few restaurants very close but the provided kitchen is big and well stocked. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes $15us a night for two people. Electric with long cable. Secure, gates locked at night. Cold showers. Five minute walk to playa Marsella. A bit muddy when it rains but nice people and quiet. A few restaurants very close but the provided kitchen is big and well stocked. iOverlander Mexico, Cabanas and Camping Lodging user 69.6 Gas station Maybe the only one in the island. Expensive Open: Yes Maybe the only one in the island. Expensive iOverlander Gas station Gas Station user 33.5 Rancho Merida + Camping Right next to Hacienda Merida- looks like a new place. Big open areas with a small shop at the entrance. The owner Is a friendly guy who speaks good English. Camping for $3 (they charged us $5 per car, 2 people) or a double room for $7 pp, or even cabanas. Place is clean with reasonable wifi. Restaurant on site. Washing area for clothes. I am sure they will accept rigs- but maybe through the back gate. Can organise tours from here or rent a horse, kayak or bike. Howler monkeys and one of the volcano trails nearby. We loved this place. Food is good, there is also a great local place right behind with reasonable prices and big portions. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right next to Hacienda Merida- looks like a new place. Big open areas with a small shop at the entrance. The owner Is a friendly guy who speaks good English. Camping for $3 (they charged us $5 per car, 2 people) or a double room for $7 pp, or even cabanas. Place is clean with reasonable wifi. Restaurant on site. Washing area for clothes. I am sure they will accept rigs- but maybe through the back gate. Can organise tours from here or rent a horse, kayak or bike. Howler monkeys and one of the volcano trails nearby. We loved this place. Food is good, there is also a great local place right behind with reasonable prices and big portions. iOverlander Rancho Merida + Camping Lodging user 51.9 Hospedaje San Jorge Nice clean hostel with friendly owner. There is a swimming pool, save parking for motorcycles and cars (hight restriction gate is 2,5 m). Double rooms with private bathroom vary from 12 to 15 usd per room. Located close to old center and directly at the market. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice clean hostel with friendly owner. There is a swimming pool, save parking for motorcycles and cars (hight restriction gate is 2,5 m). Double rooms with private bathroom vary from 12 to 15 usd per room. Located close to old center and directly at the market. iOverlander Hospedaje San Jorge Lodging user 0.0 Simple Beach Lodge small, really nice house right at the beach opened by a fellow motorcycle traveller. offers simple but beautiful rooms, place has a nice breeze, some space for parking. notice: really small place. not for camping or big rigs. matt was still busy building the place up when i was there. https://www.facebook.com/simplelodge Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: Yes Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No small, really nice house right at the beach opened by a fellow motorcycle traveller. offers simple but beautiful rooms, place has a nice breeze, some space for parking. notice: really small place. not for camping or big rigs. matt was still busy building the place up when i was there. https://www.facebook.com/simplelodge iOverlander Simple Beach Lodge Lodging user 0.0 Las Manos, Honduras to El Paraiso, Nicaragua Nicaragua-Honduras, Las Manos Border: Expect long lineups at this border. On Nicaragua side as described before. They are building a new office for the aduanas/ migracion so right now it is a bit chaotic, where to go.... Zika check (fiber) on Nicaragua side Exit Honduras: Immigration and aduana in same building with different offices. Passport stamped out (no fee). At aduana, vehicle temporary import paper taken and exit stamp put in passport (no fee). Enter Nicaragua: Directed to fumigation (no cost), then to immigration to get a tourist card and receipt with stamps cost USD$12 or 282 Nicaraguan Cordoba Oros (NIO). Insurance cost USD$12 or NIO282. Also pay a road tax of USD$1 or NIO24 (receipt was given) to the guard at the border, before another border guard who checked all my other paperwork would let me pass. No signed hotels until Esteli which was around 100kms into Nicaragua. Open: Yes Nicaragua-Honduras, Las Manos Border: Expect long lineups at this border. On Nicaragua side as described before. They are building a new office for the aduanas/ migracion so right now it is a bit chaotic, where to go.... Zika check (fiber) on Nicaragua side Exit Honduras: Immigration and aduana in same building with different offices. Passport stamped out (no fee). At aduana, vehicle temporary import paper taken and exit stamp put in passport (no fee). Enter Nicaragua: Directed to fumigation (no cost), then to immigration to get a tourist card and receipt with stamps cost USD$12 or 282 Nicaraguan Cordoba Oros (NIO). Insurance cost USD$12 or NIO282. Also pay a road tax of USD$1 or NIO24 (receipt was given) to the guard at the border, before another border guard who checked all my other paperwork would let me pass. No signed hotels until Esteli which was around 100kms into Nicaragua. iOverlander Las Manos, Honduras to El Paraiso, Nicaragua Toll Booth user 60.0 Penas Blancas, Nicaragua/Costa Rica border Costa Rica-Nicaragua, Penas Blancas Border: Bit more of a run around than other borders, as there are 4 different buildings which you have to go to several times to get everything done. Exit Nicaragua: Aduana and immigration in same building. Showed tourist permit paper and passport to immigration who stamped out passport and also tourist form. Cost USD$1.85 or 44NIO. Enter Costa Rica: No fumigation necessary, just waved me through. Waited in line behind about 100 tourists for about 50 mins and got stamped in (no cost). Next ride 2 mins away from the immigration building where all the trucks are parked up. This is where the insurance office and aduana #2 is located, to get necessary insurance - cost USD$17. Get a photocopy of this and also your Costa Rican immigration entry stamp at the building next door, cost USD$2.00 or 1000 Costa Rican Colons (CRC). Next, back to aduana #1 (building across from immigration) to show all the paperwork and hand over the copies. The guy then checks the bike, gives you a paper to copy at the copy place next door USD$1 or 500CRC and give one back to him (no charge for aduana #1). Then go back to aduana #2 where they take all the copies and issue you your temporary vehicle permit (no charge). Nothing stamped in passport. Whole process took about 2hrs. There were hotels down towards Liberia and beyond. Most places take USD. Open: Yes Costa Rica-Nicaragua, Penas Blancas Border: Bit more of a run around than other borders, as there are 4 different buildings which you have to go to several times to get everything done. Exit Nicaragua: Aduana and immigration in same building. Showed tourist permit paper and passport to immigration who stamped out passport and also tourist form. Cost USD$1.85 or 44NIO. Enter Costa Rica: No fumigation necessary, just waved me through. Waited in line behind about 100 tourists for about 50 mins and got stamped in (no cost). Next ride 2 mins away from the immigration building where all the trucks are parked up. This is where the insurance office and aduana #2 is located, to get necessary insurance - cost USD$17. Get a photocopy of this and also your Costa Rican immigration entry stamp at the building next door, cost USD$2.00 or 1000 Costa Rican Colons (CRC). Next, back to aduana #1 (building across from immigration) to show all the paperwork and hand over the copies. The guy then checks the bike, gives you a paper to copy at the copy place next door USD$1 or 500CRC and give one back to him (no charge for aduana #1). Then go back to aduana #2 where they take all the copies and issue you your temporary vehicle permit (no charge). Nothing stamped in passport. Whole process took about 2hrs. There were hotels down towards Liberia and beyond. Most places take USD. iOverlander Penas Blancas, Nicaragua/Costa Rica border Toll Booth user 0.0 Guasaule, Honduras to Somotillo, Nicaragua This is the border crossing from Guasaule, Honduras to Somotillo, Nicaragua. Open: Yes This is the border crossing from Guasaule, Honduras to Somotillo, Nicaragua. iOverlander Guasaule, Honduras to Somotillo, Nicaragua Toll Booth user 0.0 La Fraternidad, San Marcos de Colon, Honduras to El Espino, Nicaragua EL ESPINO Border Crossing (Honduras into Nicaragua) Closes: 6PM Nicaragua tourist entry fee: $10US/person. Additionally we paid a $4US municipal tax. Keep your tourist card and receipts. Mandatory insurance costs a fixed fee of $12US. (Nicaragua to Honduras) Nica exit fee: $2US/person Tourist entry fee $3US/person Car import permit fee $40US Photocopies: $0.25US Open: Yes EL ESPINO Border Crossing (Honduras into Nicaragua) Closes: 6PM Nicaragua tourist entry fee: $10US/person. Additionally we paid a $4US municipal tax. Keep your tourist card and receipts. Mandatory insurance costs a fixed fee of $12US. (Nicaragua to Honduras) Nica exit fee: $2US/person Tourist entry fee $3US/person Car import permit fee $40US Photocopies: $0.25US iOverlander La Fraternidad, San Marcos de Colon, Honduras to El Espino, Nicaragua Toll Booth user 0.0 Simple Beach Lodge Small Hotel owned and run by two biking overlanders. Three comfortable double rooms with ocean view at the best location in Las Penitas right in front of the surf break. Right next to Playa Roca and very close to the best bars/restaurants in town. Prices from USD 25 to 35 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Small Hotel owned and run by two biking overlanders. Three comfortable double rooms with ocean view at the best location in Las Penitas right in front of the surf break. Right next to Playa Roca and very close to the best bars/restaurants in town. Prices from USD 25 to 35 iOverlander Simple Beach Lodge Lodging user 0.0 Cafe con leche We are a beachfront hotel that will happily accomodate all overlanders! Myself being an overlander ! Totally new hotel restaurant camping on the beach. Actual camping on the beach or in secluded garden. Owned by two Canadian brothers, run by a lovely girl Erika. I paid $10 for a night excl. breakfast for camping in my car. $30 pp for a room with fan, other price for suites and included meals. Excellent surfing and swimming right in front of the hotel. Questions can be asked to Marc Bonds 5523-4980 cl or 7693-4595 mov info@cafeconlechenica.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We are a beachfront hotel that will happily accomodate all overlanders! Myself being an overlander ! Totally new hotel restaurant camping on the beach. Actual camping on the beach or in secluded garden. Owned by two Canadian brothers, run by a lovely girl Erika. I paid $10 for a night excl. breakfast for camping in my car. $30 pp for a room with fan, other price for suites and included meals. Excellent surfing and swimming right in front of the hotel. Questions can be asked to Marc Bonds 5523-4980 cl or 7693-4595 mov info@cafeconlechenica.com iOverlander Cafe con leche Lodging user 25.5 Greensurf After a 10 minutes screening, the (drunk) owner accepted us on his land. He asked us to pay in advance and didn't reimburse us when we wanted to leave earlier because: no water, not allowed to use electricity, had to pay extra fee in advance for a non-working internet connection, pool empty, not allowed to use he kitchen or the bbq without extra fee... Are overlanders really welcome here? You can find at least two alternatives in El Transito. Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No After a 10 minutes screening, the (drunk) owner accepted us on his land. He asked us to pay in advance and didn't reimburse us when we wanted to leave earlier because: no water, not allowed to use electricity, had to pay extra fee in advance for a non-working internet connection, pool empty, not allowed to use he kitchen or the bbq without extra fee... Are overlanders really welcome here? You can find at least two alternatives in El Transito. iOverlander Greensurf Parking Area user 0.0 Las Tablillas/Los Chiles New border crossing opened in May 2015. Very quiet no 'helpers' around as yet and not much traffic passing through. I went from Nicaragua into Costa Rica. No need to buy any photocopies as they take what they need themselves. Staff very helpful on both sides. I was unlucky as there was a planned power outage on the CR side, but without that I would have been through in an hour. No costs on the Nic side and just compulsory insurance on the CR side. There was a money changer on the Nic side, didn't see any on the CR side. Open: Yes New border crossing opened in May 2015. Very quiet no 'helpers' around as yet and not much traffic passing through. I went from Nicaragua into Costa Rica. No need to buy any photocopies as they take what they need themselves. Staff very helpful on both sides. I was unlucky as there was a planned power outage on the CR side, but without that I would have been through in an hour. No costs on the Nic side and just compulsory insurance on the CR side. There was a money changer on the Nic side, didn't see any on the CR side. iOverlander Las Tablillas/Los Chiles Toll Booth user 0.0 Las Tablillas/Los Chiles New border crossing opened in May 2015. Very quiet no 'helpers' around as yet and not much traffic passing through. I went from Nicaragua into Costa Rica. No need to buy any photocopies as they take what they need themselves. Staff very helpful on both sides. Small immigration charge on the Nic side and just compulsory insurance on the CR side. There was a money changer on the Nic side, didn't see any on the CR side. Open: Yes New border crossing opened in May 2015. Very quiet no 'helpers' around as yet and not much traffic passing through. I went from Nicaragua into Costa Rica. No need to buy any photocopies as they take what they need themselves. Staff very helpful on both sides. Small immigration charge on the Nic side and just compulsory insurance on the CR side. There was a money changer on the Nic side, didn't see any on the CR side. iOverlander Las Tablillas/Los Chiles Toll Booth user 140.2 Official Toyota Workshop Auto Nica This is the workshop. There are two more sites in town where they sell parts Open: Yes This is the workshop. There are two more sites in town where they sell parts iOverlander Official Toyota Workshop Auto Nica Car Repair user 281.8 Rancho Del Nestor Very basic and local hotel which looks quite funny, but the sheets are fresh and clean. No wifi. Private room with toilet and cold shower for 200 Cordobas ($6) for 1 person or 300 for 2. Friendly owner. Food is quite standard. The water smells chlorinated so it should be potable. Apparently there are two more hotels in San Juan de Limay. Could park my Landcruiser in the restaurant at night, guarded by a dog. The whole thing feels very safe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Very basic and local hotel which looks quite funny, but the sheets are fresh and clean. No wifi. Private room with toilet and cold shower for 200 Cordobas ($6) for 1 person or 300 for 2. Friendly owner. Food is quite standard. The water smells chlorinated so it should be potable. Apparently there are two more hotels in San Juan de Limay. Could park my Landcruiser in the restaurant at night, guarded by a dog. The whole thing feels very safe. iOverlander Rancho Del Nestor Lodging user 111.0 Hostal Flamenco Hostal Flamenco is an affordable hostel located just around the corner from the paid parking lot on iOverlander (30cordobas per night) with private rooms with ventilador for $20/night and rooms with A/C for $22 per night. Open to discounts if you stay more than one night.They have a shared kitchen available, hammocks in the patio area, and a sometimes iffy wifi connection. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Hostal Flamenco is an affordable hostel located just around the corner from the paid parking lot on iOverlander (30cordobas per night) with private rooms with ventilador for $20/night and rooms with A/C for $22 per night. Open to discounts if you stay more than one night.They have a shared kitchen available, hammocks in the patio area, and a sometimes iffy wifi connection. iOverlander Hostal Flamenco Lodging user 260.4 Hostal Tamarindo Hostel Tamarindo, $20 per night (554c). Private secure parking on site for 50c more per night , but with small entryway with height/width limit. Great hotel with shared kitchen, TV in spacious rooms, fans, short 10 minute walk to the center. Also has a dormitory. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Hostel Tamarindo, $20 per night (554c). Private secure parking on site for 50c more per night , but with small entryway with height/width limit. Great hotel with shared kitchen, TV in spacious rooms, fans, short 10 minute walk to the center. Also has a dormitory. iOverlander Hostal Tamarindo Lodging user 43.0 Cabinas Leykos Parking I was allowed to set up my tent in the parking area opposite of the Hotel. I was able to use the bathroom but had to pay 5$ for one night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes I was allowed to set up my tent in the parking area opposite of the Hotel. I was able to use the bathroom but had to pay 5$ for one night. iOverlander Cabinas Leykos Parking Parking Area user 54.0 Comedor Mi Ranchito They let me set up my tent next to their house for free. Very nice people, the food is delicious as well. The lake is just on the other side of the street. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes They let me set up my tent next to their house for free. Very nice people, the food is delicious as well. The lake is just on the other side of the street. iOverlander Comedor Mi Ranchito Parking Area user 0.0 Hostal Brisas y Olas Small rooms with private bath, decent wifi, shared kitchen, a few blocks from the beach. $20/night for a couple--but it was $18 if we stayed more than one night. Street parking here as with most hotels in SJDS. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Small rooms with private bath, decent wifi, shared kitchen, a few blocks from the beach. $20/night for a couple--but it was $18 if we stayed more than one night. Street parking here as with most hotels in SJDS. iOverlander Hostal Brisas y Olas Lodging user 107.6 Tropigas Be patient the process is a little bit of a headache but we were able to fill up: read instructions below Open: Yes Be patient the process is a little bit of a headache but we were able to fill up: read instructions below iOverlander Tropigas Gas Station user 97.8 LazyBones hostel Really laid back, clean hostel with spacious common areas. Big pool and hammocks for lounging. Great wifi and nice large room for $20 total for two people. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Really laid back, clean hostel with spacious common areas. Big pool and hammocks for lounging. Great wifi and nice large room for $20 total for two people. iOverlander LazyBones hostel Lodging user 48.1 Hotel Puma We spent the night on the secured parking of this "love motel" / "auto hotel" before crossing the border to Honduras. Nothing fancy but only few km to the border. We slept in our van but they opened a room for the bathroom. Paid 200 Cordobas. We left at 6 AM and were in El Salvador at 10:30 AM ;-) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No We spent the night on the secured parking of this "love motel" / "auto hotel" before crossing the border to Honduras. Nothing fancy but only few km to the border. We slept in our van but they opened a room for the bathroom. Paid 200 Cordobas. We left at 6 AM and were in El Salvador at 10:30 AM ;-) iOverlander Hotel Puma Lodging user 620.7 Hotel Frontera $30 USD for room with double bed, bath & fan. Secured parking, restaurant, pool. Decently fast wifi. Good place to stop before border cross in the morning. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No $30 USD for room with double bed, bath & fan. Secured parking, restaurant, pool. Decently fast wifi. Good place to stop before border cross in the morning. iOverlander Hotel Frontera Lodging user 29.0 Solitario hostel $6 per night to set up a tent right near the water. Lots of safe parking space. super friendly family. Bar and restaurant near the water. quiet. Hostel is $10 a night Open: Yes Wifi: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $6 per night to set up a tent right near the water. Lots of safe parking space. super friendly family. Bar and restaurant near the water. quiet. Hostel is $10 a night iOverlander Solitario hostel Lodging user 72.5 Don Pepe Little spot directly at the lake 3 cars/vans(not shoes;) fit in this place. 5US$ per person. Showers and toilets are ok. It used to be a restaurant. Just before Monkey Hut. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Little spot directly at the lake 3 cars/vans(not shoes;) fit in this place. 5US$ per person. Showers and toilets are ok. It used to be a restaurant. Just before Monkey Hut. iOverlander Don Pepe Parking Area user 260.5 Wilder Miranda The owner is a helpful guy and his workers are good. It is not a garage, it is the terrace of his own house, but he got tools. Open: Yes The owner is a helpful guy and his workers are good. It is not a garage, it is the terrace of his own house, but he got tools. iOverlander Wilder Miranda Car Repair user 8.0 Shell Hostal They have some nice spots for camping here, right next to the sea. Nice place for watching the sunset as well. 7$/Night Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes They have some nice spots for camping here, right next to the sea. Nice place for watching the sunset as well. 7$/Night iOverlander Shell Hostal Lodging user 1.0 Dulce Mareas Very nice rooms at the back of the Restaurant. Beautifull clean rooms. The restaurant makes very nice Pizza. It's run by an canadien couple who are very helpful with organizing whatever you need. We could park our bikes indoors, but they own also the lot next door so they can organise parking no problem. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice rooms at the back of the Restaurant. Beautifull clean rooms. The restaurant makes very nice Pizza. It's run by an canadien couple who are very helpful with organizing whatever you need. We could park our bikes indoors, but they own also the lot next door so they can organise parking no problem. iOverlander Dulce Mareas Lodging user 18.0 Casa Los Cocos We are a beachfront guesthouse with a big area plenty of trees which provide good shade. All overlanders are welcome to camp in our secluded parking or garden right in front of the gorgeous Guasacate beach! 5 $ a night to pitch your tent, sleep in your vehicle or in a hammock. 10 $ for a bed in a shared room. 25 $ for a private room. We prepare nice meals for fair price. Breakfast 3$. Lunch and dinner 5 $. Great surfing in the area as we are located just 10 minutes walk from the famous Popoyo and right in front of the world class Guasacate beach break. Other activities include fishing, tide pools, thermal waters,horse riding or just relaxing on the beach. For any questions call the ­75397512 or email casaloscocos@gmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We are a beachfront guesthouse with a big area plenty of trees which provide good shade. All overlanders are welcome to camp in our secluded parking or garden right in front of the gorgeous Guasacate beach! 5 $ a night to pitch your tent, sleep in your vehicle or in a hammock. 10 $ for a bed in a shared room. 25 $ for a private room. We prepare nice meals for fair price. Breakfast 3$. Lunch and dinner 5 $. Great surfing in the area as we are located just 10 minutes walk from the famous Popoyo and right in front of the world class Guasacate beach break. Other activities include fishing, tide pools, thermal waters,horse riding or just relaxing on the beach. For any questions call the ­75397512 or email casaloscocos@gmail.com iOverlander Casa Los Cocos Lodging user 0.0 Casa Los Cocos We are a beachfront guesthouse with a big area plenty of trees which provide good shade. All overlanders are welcome to camp in our secluded parking or garden right in front of the gorgeous Guasacate beach! Wifi, toilet, electricity and kitchen available to all campers. 5 $ a night to pitch your tent, sleep in your vehicle or in a hammock. 10 $ for a bed in a shared room. 20 $ for a private room. Great surfing in the area as we are located just 10 minutes walk from the famous Popoyo and right in front of the world class Guasacate beach break. Other activities include fishing, tide pools, thermal waters,horse riding or just relaxing on the beach. For any questions call the +505 75397512 or email loscocosguesthouse@gmail.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We are a beachfront guesthouse with a big area plenty of trees which provide good shade. All overlanders are welcome to camp in our secluded parking or garden right in front of the gorgeous Guasacate beach! Wifi, toilet, electricity and kitchen available to all campers. 5 $ a night to pitch your tent, sleep in your vehicle or in a hammock. 10 $ for a bed in a shared room. 20 $ for a private room. Great surfing in the area as we are located just 10 minutes walk from the famous Popoyo and right in front of the world class Guasacate beach break. Other activities include fishing, tide pools, thermal waters,horse riding or just relaxing on the beach. For any questions call the +505 75397512 or email loscocosguesthouse@gmail.com iOverlander Casa Los Cocos Campground user 125.3 Tropigas - Integrated Tanks After much effort found this tropigas who fill integrated tanks. USA RV .. You pay at the site so real easy ... Open: Yes After much effort found this tropigas who fill integrated tanks. USA RV .. You pay at the site so real easy ... iOverlander Tropigas - Integrated Tanks Gas Station user 85.4 Estación biológica Just ask at thee school for thee hostel. It's next to the school sepaprated by a road. $4 USD to tent.Very basic toilet and shower. Secure place to park motorbikes. Average wifi, by the lake, warm showers and running water toilets. Clean. There's restaurant where the most expensive food is about $5 USD and very good and filling. By the lake. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Just ask at thee school for thee hostel. It's next to the school sepaprated by a road. $4 USD to tent.Very basic toilet and shower. Secure place to park motorbikes. Average wifi, by the lake, warm showers and running water toilets. Clean. There's restaurant where the most expensive food is about $5 USD and very good and filling. By the lake. iOverlander Estación biológica Parking Area user -3.5 Hotel Victoria Nice old style hotel , friendly staff . We needed to wash n clean up after a series of wild camping and liked the surf place but our RV big for most hotels, these folks have a warehouse behind hotel where you can safely park indoors. Not cheap at US 127 w breakfast but we glad we did it... Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice old style hotel , friendly staff . We needed to wash n clean up after a series of wild camping and liked the surf place but our RV big for most hotels, these folks have a warehouse behind hotel where you can safely park indoors. Not cheap at US 127 w breakfast but we glad we did it... iOverlander Hotel Victoria Lodging user -2.5 Colorado surf shack Perfect, quiet spot to camp next to the Colorado Beach break and Panga drops. We originally stayed at El Camino Gigante but once we found out about this spot we moved here because it is much closer to Panga drops (it's normally a 45min + walk from El Gigante) and much lower key. This used to be a surf camp run by Dale Dagger but it is now rented by an Argentian/Italian couple. They may have moved on when you decide to visit and it is up in the air whether this place will be running. To get here you have to cross the gate into the Hacienda Iguana compound. tell the security guard you are are going to Dale Daggers place. tell them you have a reservation. drive for a while until you see a road going left with some yellow rocks to mark it. if you get to the 2nd iguana gate you have gone too far. drive on the road until you get to the surf shack on the right. 5$ pp. phone number: 8417 3795 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: Yes Perfect, quiet spot to camp next to the Colorado Beach break and Panga drops. We originally stayed at El Camino Gigante but once we found out about this spot we moved here because it is much closer to Panga drops (it's normally a 45min + walk from El Gigante) and much lower key. This used to be a surf camp run by Dale Dagger but it is now rented by an Argentian/Italian couple. They may have moved on when you decide to visit and it is up in the air whether this place will be running. To get here you have to cross the gate into the Hacienda Iguana compound. tell the security guard you are are going to Dale Daggers place. tell them you have a reservation. drive for a while until you see a road going left with some yellow rocks to mark it. if you get to the 2nd iguana gate you have gone too far. drive on the road until you get to the surf shack on the right. 5$ pp. phone number: 8417 3795 iOverlander Colorado surf shack Campground user 133.8 Managua- LTH Batteries Location for diagnostics and buying of batteries, very helpful/efficient staff, provided us with a discounted price, can pay in USD/Córdoba/credit card. Open: Yes Location for diagnostics and buying of batteries, very helpful/efficient staff, provided us with a discounted price, can pay in USD/Córdoba/credit card. iOverlander Managua- LTH Batteries Car Repair user 20.0 Hospedaje Amelia Homestay & Comedor - we stayed with a nice Nicaraguan family for a few days in a no frills town. Short walk down a path to an empty beach with a small turtle hatchery. Ate meals with the family from 50-140C, they also sell ice cream & drinks. Mario & Amelia's English is limited but they try hard to communicate with you, great chance to practice your Spanish. Good chance to experience local life. Camping by donation (with the expectation you eat with them), double room with private bathroom $16. ~30km from San Juan del Sur about 20km of that on a dirt road mainly in good condition. The road that goes along the border is supposedly a rough 4x4 road. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Homestay & Comedor - we stayed with a nice Nicaraguan family for a few days in a no frills town. Short walk down a path to an empty beach with a small turtle hatchery. Ate meals with the family from 50-140C, they also sell ice cream & drinks. Mario & Amelia's English is limited but they try hard to communicate with you, great chance to practice your Spanish. Good chance to experience local life. Camping by donation (with the expectation you eat with them), double room with private bathroom $16. ~30km from San Juan del Sur about 20km of that on a dirt road mainly in good condition. The road that goes along the border is supposedly a rough 4x4 road. iOverlander Hospedaje Amelia Lodging user 0.0 Hostel Tadeo $32/night for 2 ppl private room including breakfast. Tiny pool. Decent WiFi. Gated parking. Showing up incorrectly on my map. Located where Los Trapitors & Av. La Bolsa meet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No $32/night for 2 ppl private room including breakfast. Tiny pool. Decent WiFi. Gated parking. Showing up incorrectly on my map. Located where Los Trapitors & Av. La Bolsa meet. iOverlander Hostel Tadeo Lodging user 700.0 Ulab Yasica Very beautiful and quite hostel with garden. Tranquilo Not very much parking space but we could stay for 3 weeks with VW-Bus. 10USD the night for two person, got it for 8 USD because we stayed such a long time. 15min with the bus to the center. Very nice stuff. Public kitchen but you have to pay 1 USD each day you are using it. Causy atmosphere. I guess the best place to stay in Matagalpa. Follow the road to San Roman, 300m after the Puma Gas Station, next to a cute Chocolate Factory. Better ask them before if they have free space for a vehicule. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Very beautiful and quite hostel with garden. Tranquilo Not very much parking space but we could stay for 3 weeks with VW-Bus. 10USD the night for two person, got it for 8 USD because we stayed such a long time. 15min with the bus to the center. Very nice stuff. Public kitchen but you have to pay 1 USD each day you are using it. Causy atmosphere. I guess the best place to stay in Matagalpa. Follow the road to San Roman, 300m after the Puma Gas Station, next to a cute Chocolate Factory. Better ask them before if they have free space for a vehicule. iOverlander Ulab Yasica Lodging user 56.9 Ojo De Água Great place for motor home. Restaurant, natural pool. We paid $ 6.00 per person with pool access. Ótimo lugar ara motor home. Restaurante, piscina natural. Pagamos $6,00 por pessoa com direito a piscina. Even if pets are oficial forbidden. They were okay wit our dog 😊 Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Great place for motor home. Restaurant, natural pool. We paid $ 6.00 per person with pool access. Ótimo lugar ara motor home. Restaurante, piscina natural. Pagamos $6,00 por pessoa com direito a piscina. Even if pets are oficial forbidden. They were okay wit our dog 😊 iOverlander Ojo De Água Campground user 0.0 Taller La Volkswagen Very good mechanic. We had to replace our brake plates and needed a new waterpump. Very fast and good work for a good price. Victor is the owner. They fix all kind of cars, we have a doge ram. Open: Yes Very good mechanic. We had to replace our brake plates and needed a new waterpump. Very fast and good work for a good price. Victor is the owner. They fix all kind of cars, we have a doge ram. iOverlander Taller La Volkswagen Car Repair user 55.0 Oasis Hostel Good hostel, clean, quite,free coffee all day, nice pool and free breakfast. 9$ for dorms. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Good hostel, clean, quite,free coffee all day, nice pool and free breakfast. 9$ for dorms. iOverlander Oasis Hostel Lodging user 102.0 Hostel Sonati Nice and quite place. Close to the town center. Small pool and free coffee in the morning. Price start at 6$ for a dorm. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice and quite place. Close to the town center. Small pool and free coffee in the morning. Price start at 6$ for a dorm. iOverlander Hostel Sonati Lodging user 82.9 Los Zarzales On the lower side of the road in front of a super home Sur le bas côté de la route devant une maison super accueil Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No On the lower side of the road in front of a super home Sur le bas côté de la route devant une maison super accueil iOverlander Los Zarzales Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Taller Amadeus Excellent mechanic!! The owner "Oliver Wiesnegger" speaks German, Spanish and English. He and his crew fixed a serious piston damage on our Steyr 12M18. It took 5 weeks (!!!) to organize all parts from Germany, fixing the damage and finally test all systems. Oliver let is stay all the time in his secured shop and we could use his Wifi, electricity, water and restrooms. They made a fabulous job! Open: Yes Excellent mechanic!! The owner "Oliver Wiesnegger" speaks German, Spanish and English. He and his crew fixed a serious piston damage on our Steyr 12M18. It took 5 weeks (!!!) to organize all parts from Germany, fixing the damage and finally test all systems. Oliver let is stay all the time in his secured shop and we could use his Wifi, electricity, water and restrooms. They made a fabulous job! iOverlander Taller Amadeus Car Repair user 489.7 Cerro Negro At the foot of the Cerro Negro entrance of the park 130 cor. Per person 2 cor. For the vehicle. Au pied du Cerro Negro entrée du parc 130 cor. par personne + 2 cor .pour le vehicule. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No At the foot of the Cerro Negro entrance of the park 130 cor. Per person 2 cor. For the vehicle. Au pied du Cerro Negro entrée du parc 130 cor. par personne + 2 cor .pour le vehicule. iOverlander Cerro Negro Parking Area user 44.5 Doña Elba Cigars Showroom and workshop for cigars, new location from 2015. Very friendly workers will explain you about all the process and details they are working on (also in English) or even try to roll by yourself. No push for buying, just a donation/tip as you feel... or buy some cigars right from their hands. Nice experience!! Open: Yes Showroom and workshop for cigars, new location from 2015. Very friendly workers will explain you about all the process and details they are working on (also in English) or even try to roll by yourself. No push for buying, just a donation/tip as you feel... or buy some cigars right from their hands. Nice experience!! iOverlander Doña Elba Cigars City (Capitol) user 90.6 Léon On the square behind the church, close to the city center and the super quiet market. Sur la place derrière l'église, proche du centre ville et du marché super tranquille. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No On the square behind the church, close to the city center and the super quiet market. Sur la place derrière l'église, proche du centre ville et du marché super tranquille. iOverlander Léon Parking Area user 53.5 Bord De Route We arrived a little late and did not find any access to the beach we parked on the low side of the road very quiet. Nous sommes arrivé un peu tard et nous n'avons pas trouvé d'accès à la plage nous avons stationné sur le bas côté de la route très calme. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No We arrived a little late and did not find any access to the beach we parked on the low side of the road very quiet. Nous sommes arrivé un peu tard et nous n'avons pas trouvé d'accès à la plage nous avons stationné sur le bas côté de la route très calme. iOverlander Bord De Route Contact, Pirate user 23.1 San Jorge On the beach to the right of the landing stage ideal to wait for the ferry facing the two volcanoes of isla of Ometepe. Sur la plage à droite de l'embarcadère idéal pour attendre le ferry face au deux volcans de isla de Ometepe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the beach to the right of the landing stage ideal to wait for the ferry facing the two volcanoes of isla of Ometepe. Sur la plage à droite de l'embarcadère idéal pour attendre le ferry face au deux volcans de isla de Ometepe. iOverlander San Jorge Contact, Pirate user 844.9 Hostel Sonati Nice and quite place. Good kitchen. 9$ for dorms. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice and quite place. Good kitchen. 9$ for dorms. iOverlander Hostel Sonati Lodging user 54.0 Next Hostel Hamacas On the other side of Hostel Hamacas is a white fence. It's no sine, but the guy who lives there let you stay (2 people for 5$). His name is Rafael Castillo. Wifi from Hostel Hamacas worked well (PW: 1122334455). Shower and bathroom are very simple and dirty, but if you are looking for a cheap and safe place in the shadow. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the other side of Hostel Hamacas is a white fence. It's no sine, but the guy who lives there let you stay (2 people for 5$). His name is Rafael Castillo. Wifi from Hostel Hamacas worked well (PW: 1122334455). Shower and bathroom are very simple and dirty, but if you are looking for a cheap and safe place in the shadow. iOverlander Next Hostel Hamacas Campground user 331.0 Volcan Masaya Entrance Basic camping 20m back from road just outside main gates. Toilets inside gates when open. Open: Yes Basic camping 20m back from road just outside main gates. Toilets inside gates when open. iOverlander Volcan Masaya Entrance City (Capitol) user 48.0 Hospedaje Valeria double bed a night 30usd with AC ., nice location near Main Street and cheap price, owner very nice you can park car in front of hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No double bed a night 30usd with AC ., nice location near Main Street and cheap price, owner very nice you can park car in front of hotel. iOverlander Hospedaje Valeria Lodging user 75.5 Recreation area by the beach This is a free campground. There's bathrooms and the lake to take a shower. There's a few restaurants here but they close at 5pm. Didn't stay here but wanted to mark it as an option. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a free campground. There's bathrooms and the lake to take a shower. There's a few restaurants here but they close at 5pm. Didn't stay here but wanted to mark it as an option. iOverlander Recreation area by the beach Parking Area user 39.0 car ferry to cross this road that leads to Grenada, you need to stop here and drive your car onto a "pulley" type ferry. big rig friendly and even takes people on bikes. Open: Yes to cross this road that leads to Grenada, you need to stop here and drive your car onto a "pulley" type ferry. big rig friendly and even takes people on bikes. iOverlander car ferry Toll Booth user 613.0 Hotel Colon Basic rooms with secure parking and okay wifi. 200 cordobas per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Basic rooms with secure parking and okay wifi. 200 cordobas per night. iOverlander Hotel Colon Lodging user 835.0 Cigar factory Perdomo We could visit the facory for free. The women explaned everything (only spanish). For us was very cool to see how they make the cigars and take great pictures. We could buy cigars, but they not really have a shop. There are other factorys in town, like Drew (probably in English), but you need reservation there. Open: Yes We could visit the facory for free. The women explaned everything (only spanish). For us was very cool to see how they make the cigars and take great pictures. We could buy cigars, but they not really have a shop. There are other factorys in town, like Drew (probably in English), but you need reservation there. iOverlander Cigar factory Perdomo City (Capitol) user 16.4 El Velero Beach Free beach with lots of shade. Quiet and guarded 24/7 Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free beach with lots of shade. Quiet and guarded 24/7 iOverlander El Velero Beach Parking Area user -1.0 ROCO's great food, breakfast lunch and dinner all for roughly 3-5USD and great portions too. wifi excellent. Open: Yes great food, breakfast lunch and dinner all for roughly 3-5USD and great portions too. wifi excellent. iOverlander ROCO's Restaurant user 0.0 Nicarao II Hostel it is a very quiet place. basic and cheap. Dorms are 4$ per bed, rooms with shared bath 12$ and with private bathroom 16$. it is a nice place to stay and close to center. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No it is a very quiet place. basic and cheap. Dorms are 4$ per bed, rooms with shared bath 12$ and with private bathroom 16$. it is a nice place to stay and close to center. iOverlander Nicarao II Hostel Lodging user 73.0 Near Lago Apoyo A good place on the durty road 100 meters distante for the lake. Good to swimming. There are restaurants with bath. Tentei is possible on sand of the lake. Bealtiful view for the lake. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A good place on the durty road 100 meters distante for the lake. Good to swimming. There are restaurants with bath. Tentei is possible on sand of the lake. Bealtiful view for the lake. iOverlander Near Lago Apoyo Contact, Pirate user 1.3 Finca/Eco Hotel Aguas del Arenal aguasdelarenal@gmail.com Km 142,5 carretera Matagalpa – Jinotega, then about 3,2 km down a dirt road. Follow the green signs to Centro de Gestión Ambiental “El Roble”. Then you pass directly the entrance to the farm, which is about 50 m before you would have to ford a small river. The owners are Bavarian-born Juergen and his Nicaraguan wife Anabel. They grow coffee, bananas and flowers and run a small hotel with several cabañas. Overlanders are welcome. We stayed here for a few days, had lunch with the family and made an excellent half-day hiking excursion into the cloud forest of the Cerro Arenal Reserve. This was better and much cheaper than our Monteverde visit in Costa Rica. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes aguasdelarenal@gmail.com Km 142,5 carretera Matagalpa – Jinotega, then about 3,2 km down a dirt road. Follow the green signs to Centro de Gestión Ambiental “El Roble”. Then you pass directly the entrance to the farm, which is about 50 m before you would have to ford a small river. The owners are Bavarian-born Juergen and his Nicaraguan wife Anabel. They grow coffee, bananas and flowers and run a small hotel with several cabañas. Overlanders are welcome. We stayed here for a few days, had lunch with the family and made an excellent half-day hiking excursion into the cloud forest of the Cerro Arenal Reserve. This was better and much cheaper than our Monteverde visit in Costa Rica. iOverlander Finca/Eco Hotel Aguas del Arenal Campground user 895.0 Taller Automotriz Sueco Hospital San Juan de Dios, 200 mts. al Sur, Estelí, Nicaragua, C.A. Teléfono 27132242 Workshop, very professional. Directly on the Panamericana. Owner is the Swede Jonas Martensson. He lets you stay overnight in the workshop area. Quiet and safe. We stayed here for one night after some work on our camper had been done. Open: Yes Hospital San Juan de Dios, 200 mts. al Sur, Estelí, Nicaragua, C.A. Teléfono 27132242 Workshop, very professional. Directly on the Panamericana. Owner is the Swede Jonas Martensson. He lets you stay overnight in the workshop area. Quiet and safe. We stayed here for one night after some work on our camper had been done. iOverlander Taller Automotriz Sueco Car Repair user 40.5 Playa De Mérida Lovely spot right on the local beach. Come down the road to Caballitas Mar and turn left when you hit the water. I spent a week here and the locals were friendly and welcoming. No services but both the restaurant and a family renting cabins let me use their bathrooms for free and both had wifi. Do laundry in the lake on rocks like the locals. Great sunsets, excellent local vibe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lovely spot right on the local beach. Come down the road to Caballitas Mar and turn left when you hit the water. I spent a week here and the locals were friendly and welcoming. No services but both the restaurant and a family renting cabins let me use their bathrooms for free and both had wifi. Do laundry in the lake on rocks like the locals. Great sunsets, excellent local vibe. iOverlander Playa De Mérida Parking Area user 868.0 Gas station Only to sleep, security all the night. There are bath, mini market an restaurant near. Noisy, near road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Only to sleep, security all the night. There are bath, mini market an restaurant near. Noisy, near road. iOverlander Gas station Parking Area user 41.9 Port Of San Jorge We stayed 2 nights, near the playground, in the port with guards. The first night we paid 100 cordobas to one guard; the second night 1 week later we were not asked to pay anything. So free ! Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We stayed 2 nights, near the playground, in the port with guards. The first night we paid 100 cordobas to one guard; the second night 1 week later we were not asked to pay anything. So free ! iOverlander Port Of San Jorge Parking Area user 57.0 Centro Plaza Ostari Parking lot, overnight allowed, just ask to security. Restrooms and wifi inside plaza center. Security guards 24h . Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking lot, overnight allowed, just ask to security. Restrooms and wifi inside plaza center. Security guards 24h . iOverlander Centro Plaza Ostari Parking Area user 0.0 Playa Gigante You can camp here right at the beach for free. With some luck, you can park your vehicle in the shade of some trees. Can be very busy at weekends. Hostel with restaurant is within 200 meters. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can camp here right at the beach for free. With some luck, you can park your vehicle in the shade of some trees. Can be very busy at weekends. Hostel with restaurant is within 200 meters. iOverlander Playa Gigante Contact, Pirate user 727.8 La buena onda Clean hostel close to center of Matagalpa. Dutch owned. There's a small patio at tbe entrance covered with trees and fence that I parked my motorcycle in. I was the only overlander but if you ask you might be able to fit a few bikes. There's a guy at the desk 24 hours. Nice garden in the hostel as well. Good wifi. Friendly staff. As of march 2016 $9 USD for a dorm bed including big lockers, coffee all day and filtered water. There's tv, movies and books at your disposal. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Clean hostel close to center of Matagalpa. Dutch owned. There's a small patio at tbe entrance covered with trees and fence that I parked my motorcycle in. I was the only overlander but if you ask you might be able to fit a few bikes. There's a guy at the desk 24 hours. Nice garden in the hostel as well. Good wifi. Friendly staff. As of march 2016 $9 USD for a dorm bed including big lockers, coffee all day and filtered water. There's tv, movies and books at your disposal. iOverlander La buena onda Lodging user 729.0 Police station. Police station 24 hours. Not serviços. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Police station 24 hours. Not serviços. iOverlander Police station. Parking Area user 0.0 Copan river A nice place to stay during the day. Lots of trees, near river where people swimming, it's clean. We didn't sleep here. Open: Yes A nice place to stay during the day. Lots of trees, near river where people swimming, it's clean. We didn't sleep here. iOverlander Copan river City (Capitol) user 119.7 parking 30 NIO per day Inside "Grupo AA San Juan De Dios" gated, sleeping in car not allowed Big black gate is 3.20 meters high. Open: Yes 30 NIO per day Inside "Grupo AA San Juan De Dios" gated, sleeping in car not allowed Big black gate is 3.20 meters high. iOverlander parking Dog Unknown user 61.2 Taco-miendo By far the best, most authentic taco I've tasted on my travels south of Mexico..and that's coming from a Mexican/Tex-mex food snob from Southern California. Plus the cocktails are on point. The owner, Jeff, is a really nice guy that speaks English and was super helpful in pointing me in the right direction for some parts. (It's a kiosk located inside el malecon) Open: Yes By far the best, most authentic taco I've tasted on my travels south of Mexico..and that's coming from a Mexican/Tex-mex food snob from Southern California. Plus the cocktails are on point. The owner, Jeff, is a really nice guy that speaks English and was super helpful in pointing me in the right direction for some parts. (It's a kiosk located inside el malecon) iOverlander Taco-miendo Restaurant user 74.8 Automotrices Mr. Miller Excellent mechanic in Rivas with extensive knowledge of everything from old Toyota Landcruisers to buses (even my 1994 Hyundai/Kia bus was familiar territory). The shop is run out of his house but don't let that fool you, these guys know what they are doing. I spent three weeks in Managua at a very "legitimate" shop to get some oil leaks fixed which they failed to do and said I needed to rebuild my engine; Mr. Miller looked at the problem, called bullshit, and had me fixed and on the road in one day. Open: Yes Excellent mechanic in Rivas with extensive knowledge of everything from old Toyota Landcruisers to buses (even my 1994 Hyundai/Kia bus was familiar territory). The shop is run out of his house but don't let that fool you, these guys know what they are doing. I spent three weeks in Managua at a very "legitimate" shop to get some oil leaks fixed which they failed to do and said I needed to rebuild my engine; Mr. Miller looked at the problem, called bullshit, and had me fixed and on the road in one day. iOverlander Automotrices Mr. Miller Car Repair user 50.7 HulaKai Hotel Beautiful place perched overlooking Playa Maderas. If you can't make it down to the beach in your rig (as happened to us) this is an excellent place to splurge. Rooms are comfortable, food is delicious (fresh green salads!) and the owners and staff are super friendly. No camping but Tyler, the owner, likes overlanders. The idea of the place is a hostel for people who have outgrown hostels. Very very good vibe and highly recommended!! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Beautiful place perched overlooking Playa Maderas. If you can't make it down to the beach in your rig (as happened to us) this is an excellent place to splurge. Rooms are comfortable, food is delicious (fresh green salads!) and the owners and staff are super friendly. No camping but Tyler, the owner, likes overlanders. The idea of the place is a hostel for people who have outgrown hostels. Very very good vibe and highly recommended!! iOverlander HulaKai Hotel Lodging user 0.0 Hostel at Sun Kite School We could park at the Hostel where the Sun Kite Surf School is located (i don't remember the name of the Hostel), toilet and showers are clean, close to the beach, $6/night Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We could park at the Hostel where the Sun Kite Surf School is located (i don't remember the name of the Hostel), toilet and showers are clean, close to the beach, $6/night iOverlander Hostel at Sun Kite School Parking Area user 0.0 Kitesurf Spot Kitesurf Spot, rental gear available at Sun Kite School Open: Yes Kitesurf Spot, rental gear available at Sun Kite School iOverlander Kitesurf Spot Dog Unknown user 0.0 Hotel Fountain Blue we stayed in the hotel for $20 for two people, guarded parking lot Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No we stayed in the hotel for $20 for two people, guarded parking lot iOverlander Hotel Fountain Blue Lodging user 38.0 Finca Samaria we could park next to the hostel rooms, friendly owner, basic restaurant available, access to a beach, $10 for two people Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No we could park next to the hostel rooms, friendly owner, basic restaurant available, access to a beach, $10 for two people iOverlander Finca Samaria Parking Area user 1.4 Mind The Gap Nica Deffinetly, THE place to stay!!!the owners aré really nice and helpfull people, they aré Starting to run this, hostel spa and camping place...right in front of the beach, with fast wifi, nice toilettes and perfect common áreas....they have a Grate cinema!!ifyou aré passing, you should stop....price 5us pero person!!!the beach is wonderfull with natural pools in front!!and very good surfing!they have no problema with a pets but they have two lovely big dogs(female) and a cat :) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Deffinetly, THE place to stay!!!the owners aré really nice and helpfull people, they aré Starting to run this, hostel spa and camping place...right in front of the beach, with fast wifi, nice toilettes and perfect common áreas....they have a Grate cinema!!ifyou aré passing, you should stop....price 5us pero person!!!the beach is wonderfull with natural pools in front!!and very good surfing!they have no problema with a pets but they have two lovely big dogs(female) and a cat :) iOverlander Mind The Gap Nica Campground user 42.6 Parking Lot Of Gran Ranchón Restaurant Parked in the parking lot of the restaurant closest to the lake. $5 for the night and secure with a security guard. We could use the restaurant's baños and wifi. Lake view and tranquil. Nice to have a cooler night in Granada. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parked in the parking lot of the restaurant closest to the lake. $5 for the night and secure with a security guard. We could use the restaurant's baños and wifi. Lake view and tranquil. Nice to have a cooler night in Granada. iOverlander Parking Lot Of Gran Ranchón Restaurant Parking Area user 90.0 Bomberos, León A safe Parking Lot for overnight. No space for camping. Toilet and shower are very simple. We payed 60 Cordobas for 1 night. Only 2 minutes to walk to the center of León. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A safe Parking Lot for overnight. No space for camping. Toilet and shower are very simple. We payed 60 Cordobas for 1 night. Only 2 minutes to walk to the center of León. iOverlander Bomberos, León Parking Area user 1401.7 Fausto Ramon Fausto is a very honest guide for the somoto cayon. He lives in the small village near the canyon. He asked 15$ p.p. for the 4h tour with good equipment (others asked 25$). You can stay next to the small houses of his large family for free. If you want they will be glad for a tipp. We stayed 2days and had a great tour to the canyon. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Fausto is a very honest guide for the somoto cayon. He lives in the small village near the canyon. He asked 15$ p.p. for the 4h tour with good equipment (others asked 25$). You can stay next to the small houses of his large family for free. If you want they will be glad for a tipp. We stayed 2days and had a great tour to the canyon. iOverlander Fausto Ramon Parking Area user 81.2 Parqueo Centro America Nothing fancy but it took us longer to cross from El Salvador to Nicaragua then we expected. Paid 50 Córdoba to park for the night. There was a restaurant with decent food and very cold beer. Bathrooms and showers were available. The trucks start to leave early in the AM so don't expect to sleep in. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nothing fancy but it took us longer to cross from El Salvador to Nicaragua then we expected. Paid 50 Córdoba to park for the night. There was a restaurant with decent food and very cold beer. Bathrooms and showers were available. The trucks start to leave early in the AM so don't expect to sleep in. iOverlander Parqueo Centro America Parking Area user 31.6 Porta do Sol The price for camping is 5 dollar per person. Nice hostel/hotel with big parking lot. Pool,hamocks,wifi,food and cheap shuttle into town 20 cordoba. Price is 5 dollar per person. Very clean and quiet. Nice staff ;). Open: No Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes The price for camping is 5 dollar per person. Nice hostel/hotel with big parking lot. Pool,hamocks,wifi,food and cheap shuttle into town 20 cordoba. Price is 5 dollar per person. Very clean and quiet. Nice staff ;). iOverlander Porta do Sol Campground user 0.0 hospedaje rio san juan cheap hotel at a great location in san carlos. great place too stay before or after cr border. street parking but theres an ATM right in front so theres a security guy with a shotgun there aĺl night.. doubt anyone would dare to break in your vehicle. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No cheap hotel at a great location in san carlos. great place too stay before or after cr border. street parking but theres an ATM right in front so theres a security guy with a shotgun there aĺl night.. doubt anyone would dare to break in your vehicle. iOverlander hospedaje rio san juan Lodging user 65.6 Comedor Vanessa We had an excellent lunch here. Traditional food and the waitress was really friendly. 235 cordobas for two dishes and 1 liter of beer. Open: Yes We had an excellent lunch here. Traditional food and the waitress was really friendly. 235 cordobas for two dishes and 1 liter of beer. iOverlander Comedor Vanessa Restaurant user 969.0 Finca Los Jardines de La Cuesta Finca close to Matagalpa, with a rustic Farmhous, only a few hundred meters away from a very poor village. Really bad road with rivercrossing, 4x4 recommended. You can park in front of the house, but there is no gate or security guard at night. Unfortunately the lady was very rude and she was only keen on making money. So she charged us 30 USD. We said, we are going to leave then, but the man was friendly and let us stay for a bit less. We didn't feel save at all, because the stinky dogs were barking all night long and at 4am the cock startet to cark and annoyed us. . Good WIFI was the only nice thing for us. Not recommended at all! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Finca close to Matagalpa, with a rustic Farmhous, only a few hundred meters away from a very poor village. Really bad road with rivercrossing, 4x4 recommended. You can park in front of the house, but there is no gate or security guard at night. Unfortunately the lady was very rude and she was only keen on making money. So she charged us 30 USD. We said, we are going to leave then, but the man was friendly and let us stay for a bit less. We didn't feel save at all, because the stinky dogs were barking all night long and at 4am the cock startet to cark and annoyed us. . Good WIFI was the only nice thing for us. Not recommended at all! iOverlander Finca Los Jardines de La Cuesta Campground user 859.1 Salto Estanzuela Beautiful waterfall to visit. The road is rough but should be doable with a regular car in non-rainy weather. The gate keeper let me into the parking lot at 7pm to spend the night. It's level with a rustic drop toilet. I paid 50 cordobas which I believe is the park fee. The gatekeeper lives right next to the park so if you arrive after hours just ask around. Great place to escape the heat, I had to break out the extra blanket overnight. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful waterfall to visit. The road is rough but should be doable with a regular car in non-rainy weather. The gate keeper let me into the parking lot at 7pm to spend the night. It's level with a rustic drop toilet. I paid 50 cordobas which I believe is the park fee. The gatekeeper lives right next to the park so if you arrive after hours just ask around. Great place to escape the heat, I had to break out the extra blanket overnight. iOverlander Salto Estanzuela Campground user 1296.1 Parking Lot In Valle De Angeles Large flat dirt parking lot in town. It's 20 lempira to park for the day or 40 to park for the day and night. It is guarded all night and is very quiet at night, even on a Friday night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Large flat dirt parking lot in town. It's 20 lempira to park for the day or 40 to park for the day and night. It is guarded all night and is very quiet at night, even on a Friday night. iOverlander Parking Lot In Valle De Angeles Parking Area user 26.0 Street in San Juan del Sur A rather quiet spot to park a car and sleep inside. There is a 24hrs guard at the end of the street who checks the entry to Pelican Eye Hotel. So pretty safe and less windy than the beach. Preschool right next doors so many kids in the morning but not extremely loud. WiFi options nearby (kindly ask for the password or order a coffee). Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No A rather quiet spot to park a car and sleep inside. There is a 24hrs guard at the end of the street who checks the entry to Pelican Eye Hotel. So pretty safe and less windy than the beach. Preschool right next doors so many kids in the morning but not extremely loud. WiFi options nearby (kindly ask for the password or order a coffee). iOverlander Street in San Juan del Sur Parking Area user 38.8 El Jardin la Vida A new Place run by Rachel and Trevor expats from USA. Very friendly People who welcome Overlanders.The place is directly nearby the Sea, they rent kayaks, building a dorm also at the moment. Also a kitchen and different other things. Construction is going on the place. So thing can change very quick! At the moment there is one space at the entry for a 20-25 foot rig. We had a real nice stay with nice and friendly people. There is a cold shower, you're allowed to use the kitchen.They charge 4 dollar per person...I think kids are free! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A new Place run by Rachel and Trevor expats from USA. Very friendly People who welcome Overlanders.The place is directly nearby the Sea, they rent kayaks, building a dorm also at the moment. Also a kitchen and different other things. Construction is going on the place. So thing can change very quick! At the moment there is one space at the entry for a 20-25 foot rig. We had a real nice stay with nice and friendly people. There is a cold shower, you're allowed to use the kitchen.They charge 4 dollar per person...I think kids are free! iOverlander El Jardin la Vida Campground user 0.0 Exotic Island good food. decent prices. wifi. nice view. also has rooms which are NOT recommended. Open: Yes good food. decent prices. wifi. nice view. also has rooms which are NOT recommended. iOverlander Exotic Island Restaurant user 2.8 L'il Aussie Hut Awesome place right on Playa Marsella run by a fun hard-partying Aussie couple with kids. Simple large rooms with fans in the breezy bamboo rancho ($30/person; kids free) or camping in the yard for $15/person with electricity and fans if needed. Shared bathroom; communal kitchen; use of washing machine. Lots of hammocks, beer, and beautiful sunsets. Highly recommended, especially for families with kids because they have them (18, 15, 11). Walking distance to several simple restaurants. Fruit truck comes by Tues & Friday. They have guard dogs so not recommended for other dog owners. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Awesome place right on Playa Marsella run by a fun hard-partying Aussie couple with kids. Simple large rooms with fans in the breezy bamboo rancho ($30/person; kids free) or camping in the yard for $15/person with electricity and fans if needed. Shared bathroom; communal kitchen; use of washing machine. Lots of hammocks, beer, and beautiful sunsets. Highly recommended, especially for families with kids because they have them (18, 15, 11). Walking distance to several simple restaurants. Fruit truck comes by Tues & Friday. They have guard dogs so not recommended for other dog owners. iOverlander L'il Aussie Hut Lodging user 0.0 Biosfera The woman who owns this place isnt here so not sure how it is at that time.... It is her house with a few beds and camping available. Dogs allowed (2 onsite). The hill to get up is steep and narrow and no parking near the house. $3 camping. Dinner $4. I dont think she allows the kitchen to be used for personal meals. eco toilets... this may be a little much for some. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The woman who owns this place isnt here so not sure how it is at that time.... It is her house with a few beds and camping available. Dogs allowed (2 onsite). The hill to get up is steep and narrow and no parking near the house. $3 camping. Dinner $4. I dont think she allows the kitchen to be used for personal meals. eco toilets... this may be a little much for some. iOverlander Biosfera Campground user 899.3 Free Wifi Free wifi at the park Open: Yes Free wifi at the park iOverlander Free Wifi Dog Unknown user 4.6 Choco Cafe Museo All you can eat breakfast, weekdays 7 to 12 and until 1 on weekends. Delicious eggs made to order- not buffet. Very nice place, also make your own chocolate your stuff and maybe rooms? Good Tex mex style taco burrito place a few doors down the street as well. Wifi very good with lots of plugs for electric. Unlimited coffee, tea and juice. 195 cord for unlimited everything. Open: Yes All you can eat breakfast, weekdays 7 to 12 and until 1 on weekends. Delicious eggs made to order- not buffet. Very nice place, also make your own chocolate your stuff and maybe rooms? Good Tex mex style taco burrito place a few doors down the street as well. Wifi very good with lots of plugs for electric. Unlimited coffee, tea and juice. 195 cord for unlimited everything. iOverlander Choco Cafe Museo Restaurant user 651.8 Camping By The River Camping spot by the river - This spot is free and only kms away from Somoto canyon. Right now the river is very low and slow moving. Not good enough to swim or shower. Temperature at night was good. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping spot by the river - This spot is free and only kms away from Somoto canyon. Right now the river is very low and slow moving. Not good enough to swim or shower. Temperature at night was good. iOverlander Camping By The River Contact, Pirate user 843.4 Free wifi Free wifi at the park Open: Yes Free wifi at the park iOverlander Free wifi Dog Unknown user 1010.3 All - Nica Cigar Store Nice little cigar shop. The owners speak spanish and English. They offer free wifi and like to chat with other people. Open: Yes Nice little cigar shop. The owners speak spanish and English. They offer free wifi and like to chat with other people. iOverlander All - Nica Cigar Store City (Capitol) user 497.2 Rancho El Cabo Very nice family ran restaurant with plenty of space to park. We inquired about dinner and then asked for parking for the night and they where more then happy to accommodate us. There are bathrooms that are open 24 hours and we even became friendly enough with the family for them to offer us use of their showers in their home. They allowed us to camp for free because we ate at the restaurant. I could see them starting to charge a fee for camping once it becomes more common but I'm sure they will be open to negotiate the price especially if you are buying food and drinks from them. The mother and daughter both spoke English but are only here once in a while as they now live in the US and only come down to visit family. Open: Yes Very nice family ran restaurant with plenty of space to park. We inquired about dinner and then asked for parking for the night and they where more then happy to accommodate us. There are bathrooms that are open 24 hours and we even became friendly enough with the family for them to offer us use of their showers in their home. They allowed us to camp for free because we ate at the restaurant. I could see them starting to charge a fee for camping once it becomes more common but I'm sure they will be open to negotiate the price especially if you are buying food and drinks from them. The mother and daughter both spoke English but are only here once in a while as they now live in the US and only come down to visit family. iOverlander Rancho El Cabo Restaurant user 127.1 Laguna de Masaya Really nice camping spot by the lake. Right now sitting at the campsite at night where you can see the red glow from the lava from vulcano masaya. The road down to the spot is not very wide, so not recommended for bigger vehicles. There is a bigger spot further up when you come in from the road. I guess you can camp there as well but it's closer to the houses. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Really nice camping spot by the lake. Right now sitting at the campsite at night where you can see the red glow from the lava from vulcano masaya. The road down to the spot is not very wide, so not recommended for bigger vehicles. There is a bigger spot further up when you come in from the road. I guess you can camp there as well but it's closer to the houses. iOverlander Laguna de Masaya Contact, Pirate user 1.0 FINSA Information -for shipping Open: Yes Information -for shipping iOverlander FINSA Diamond, Red user 1.0 El Españo-restaurant/parking Very nice and friendly owner who offered us to stay in his parking lot , delixious fried fish Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice and friendly owner who offered us to stay in his parking lot , delixious fried fish iOverlander El Españo-restaurant/parking Contact, Pirate user 74.6 Free beach- Lago De Apoyo Nice spot Where locals come and swim, shaded and secluded :) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice spot Where locals come and swim, shaded and secluded :) iOverlander Free beach- Lago De Apoyo Contact, Pirate user 6.0 Tacos locos restaurant Super nice people working here. Food very good, a little bit expensive everything is in $USD. Down side no wifi. Open: Yes Super nice people working here. Food very good, a little bit expensive everything is in $USD. Down side no wifi. iOverlander Tacos locos restaurant Restaurant user 712.6 Hotel El Rosario $20 for a clean basic room with private bath. You can sleep in your small rig for the same price with use of facilities of a room. Clean place with friendly owners. In June 2016 they will be opening a camping spot at their nearby finca. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No $20 for a clean basic room with private bath. You can sleep in your small rig for the same price with use of facilities of a room. Clean place with friendly owners. In June 2016 they will be opening a camping spot at their nearby finca. iOverlander Hotel El Rosario Lodging user 641.1 gravel road gravel road from this point Open: Yes gravel road from this point iOverlander gravel road Diamond, Red user 358.6 end of gravel road end Open: Yes end iOverlander end of gravel road Diamond, Red user 2.5 "Playa Tupilapa" Beautiful beach with (during the week) almost nobody there. Water a bit murky due to dark sand and drainage from nearby rivers. (If there has been rain especially.) Good for swimming seemingly. Not much interest for surfers. The last 1km or so of road is dirt and has potential for washouts - maybe it's possible to park at the end of the paved section and walk here. I wouldn't try it in a small car or a big rig. Open: Yes Beautiful beach with (during the week) almost nobody there. Water a bit murky due to dark sand and drainage from nearby rivers. (If there has been rain especially.) Good for swimming seemingly. Not much interest for surfers. The last 1km or so of road is dirt and has potential for washouts - maybe it's possible to park at the end of the paved section and walk here. I wouldn't try it in a small car or a big rig. iOverlander "Playa Tupilapa" City (Capitol) user 246.5 parking lot by supermarket Parking lot by supermarket on the centrál park. Save and quiet at night until 6.30 when they starting with the church ceremony. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot by supermarket on the centrál park. Save and quiet at night until 6.30 when they starting with the church ceremony. iOverlander parking lot by supermarket Parking Area user 3.1 comedor la lancha great small restaurant with fish specialities, tasty and cheap, we had red snapper for 120c. they closing at 5pm. Open: Yes great small restaurant with fish specialities, tasty and cheap, we had red snapper for 120c. they closing at 5pm. iOverlander comedor la lancha Restaurant user 0.0 hotel San cristobal After a bad run through Honduras, didn't make it so far so this place 20 USD room with fan parking in back , there is a night club in back also which will be busy at weekend's Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No After a bad run through Honduras, didn't make it so far so this place 20 USD room with fan parking in back , there is a night club in back also which will be busy at weekend's iOverlander hotel San cristobal Lodging user 1273.0 Reserva El Jaguar A beautiful 100 acre reserve working to protect the wildlife and forests in the area. $5 per person per night, which includes use of the super clean bathrooms and showers (though I'm not sure if they're hot or cold). WIFI is an extra $5 and electricity may be possible as well. They also have a few cabanas. There are tons of hiking trails that leave right from the reserve and the bird-watching/listening is insane here! Doesn't require 4x4 but it's 11km of a pretty bad dirt road to get there. That road doesn't come up on GPS but there is a sign to turn off the main highway about 9km south of San Rafael del Norte. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes A beautiful 100 acre reserve working to protect the wildlife and forests in the area. $5 per person per night, which includes use of the super clean bathrooms and showers (though I'm not sure if they're hot or cold). WIFI is an extra $5 and electricity may be possible as well. They also have a few cabanas. There are tons of hiking trails that leave right from the reserve and the bird-watching/listening is insane here! Doesn't require 4x4 but it's 11km of a pretty bad dirt road to get there. That road doesn't come up on GPS but there is a sign to turn off the main highway about 9km south of San Rafael del Norte. iOverlander Reserva El Jaguar Campground user 1092.6 Finca Agroturistica Don Chico Beautiful spot right up against the Reserva Natural Macizos de Peñas Blancas. You can tent camp right near Don Chico's coffee plants or you can stay in your car right outside his house. 50c per car per night and includes a surprisingly nice bathroom with a shower. He is also a guide and will take you on an awesome hike up to the waterfalls and the highest point for 200c per person (~5 hours). There is also a tourist center a few meters down the road with cabañas and tours but they charge a lot more. No need for 4x4 to get here. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful spot right up against the Reserva Natural Macizos de Peñas Blancas. You can tent camp right near Don Chico's coffee plants or you can stay in your car right outside his house. 50c per car per night and includes a surprisingly nice bathroom with a shower. He is also a guide and will take you on an awesome hike up to the waterfalls and the highest point for 200c per person (~5 hours). There is also a tourist center a few meters down the road with cabañas and tours but they charge a lot more. No need for 4x4 to get here. iOverlander Finca Agroturistica Don Chico Campground user 241.1 Hotel Madera's Inn Good, clean, and cheap. We did the night tour at Volcan Masaya and didn't want drive to Granada at night so we posted up here and it was perfect. $20, wifi, showers, super quiet. No parking lot but we left our car right in front of the hotel on the street and there was a vigilante until 2am. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Good, clean, and cheap. We did the night tour at Volcan Masaya and didn't want drive to Granada at night so we posted up here and it was perfect. $20, wifi, showers, super quiet. No parking lot but we left our car right in front of the hotel on the street and there was a vigilante until 2am. iOverlander Hotel Madera's Inn Lodging user 59.0 Police Station Parking Lot Muy buen lugar EXCEPTO por la música del bar de al lado... Nosotros estuvimos solo una noche, averiguar si es todos los dias. Nos dieron electricidad y por supuesto muy seguro! Great place to stay EXCEPT FOR the music of the bar right beside. We stay only one night so ask before. They gave us electricity Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Muy buen lugar EXCEPTO por la música del bar de al lado... Nosotros estuvimos solo una noche, averiguar si es todos los dias. Nos dieron electricidad y por supuesto muy seguro! Great place to stay EXCEPT FOR the music of the bar right beside. We stay only one night so ask before. They gave us electricity iOverlander Police Station Parking Lot Parking Area user 125.0 La Bicicleta Later Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Later iOverlander La Bicicleta Lodging user 162.4 Magma4x4 / Axis Professional and reliable mechanics very knowledgable about 4x4s. Experienced working with international expeditions including staff from Overland Journal. They can source parts and have and also offer full maintenance service. Probably one of the best places we've taking our truck to during our trip. You can asked for Rafael Huncal, one of the owners, who's himself an incredibly knowledgable mechanical engineer. Open: Yes Professional and reliable mechanics very knowledgable about 4x4s. Experienced working with international expeditions including staff from Overland Journal. They can source parts and have and also offer full maintenance service. Probably one of the best places we've taking our truck to during our trip. You can asked for Rafael Huncal, one of the owners, who's himself an incredibly knowledgable mechanical engineer. iOverlander Magma4x4 / Axis Car Repair user 858.6 Hostal Ulua Great place run by Angelica! Kitchen we can use with fridge, stove, and basics like salt, oil, etc. Private rooms with bathroom go for 300 cords and can add another bed for 100. Also, a bunk room available. Great staff and family. She goes above and beyond like letting use the washing machine, moving our clothes when they got wet, and cooking us plantains for breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Great place run by Angelica! Kitchen we can use with fridge, stove, and basics like salt, oil, etc. Private rooms with bathroom go for 300 cords and can add another bed for 100. Also, a bunk room available. Great staff and family. She goes above and beyond like letting use the washing machine, moving our clothes when they got wet, and cooking us plantains for breakfast. iOverlander Hostal Ulua Lodging user 36.4 La Horqueta Muelle To Archipelago You can camp right by the Nicaragua Lake in the grassy parqueo for 150 Cordobas per day or for free outside the parking lot. You can take a boat to the archipelago and visit the various islands where you can eat and camp at the islands or bird watch. You need to turn onto a dirt road and drive 23km to the lake. This is a great off the beaten track. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes You can camp right by the Nicaragua Lake in the grassy parqueo for 150 Cordobas per day or for free outside the parking lot. You can take a boat to the archipelago and visit the various islands where you can eat and camp at the islands or bird watch. You need to turn onto a dirt road and drive 23km to the lake. This is a great off the beaten track. iOverlander La Horqueta Muelle To Archipelago Parking Area user 39.6 Hotel San Francisco Clean and nice budget hotel. Paid 400 Cordobas for a room. 300 cordobas rooms also available as well as more comfortable rooms. Rooms w/ AC are more expensive. Wifi reaches only in common area. Friendly staff. Small little town nice sunsets at the pier. Enclosed parking with security. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Clean and nice budget hotel. Paid 400 Cordobas for a room. 300 cordobas rooms also available as well as more comfortable rooms. Rooms w/ AC are more expensive. Wifi reaches only in common area. Friendly staff. Small little town nice sunsets at the pier. Enclosed parking with security. iOverlander Hotel San Francisco Lodging user 45.8 San Miguelito Parking Lot. Parking lot with friendly security guard. Restrooms in lot. 50 Cordobas per day/night. Simple but secure and affordable. Restaurants within a few blocks. Cute town on the lake Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot with friendly security guard. Restrooms in lot. 50 Cordobas per day/night. Simple but secure and affordable. Restaurants within a few blocks. Cute town on the lake iOverlander San Miguelito Parking Lot. Parking Area user 207.5 Bucaneros Restaurant Kind of a mix between wild camping and informal campsite. We slept here after the night tour to Masaya volcano. The restaurant staff allowed us to sleep at the parking lot in front of the official restaurant parking lot and use the toilets of the restaurant which stay open during the night. So you sleep on the public parking lot quite near to the street but the restaurant night guard has an eye on you as long as he is there (until 12 pm) and there is a security camera facing towards you. We could also use the showers at the pool in the morning. Pool use would cost 50 cordobas per person. We stayed for free but found it polite to have a drink at the restaurant which is reasonably priced and nice because it has a beautiful mirador over the Masaya lagoon. Good American breakfast for 3 USD. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Kind of a mix between wild camping and informal campsite. We slept here after the night tour to Masaya volcano. The restaurant staff allowed us to sleep at the parking lot in front of the official restaurant parking lot and use the toilets of the restaurant which stay open during the night. So you sleep on the public parking lot quite near to the street but the restaurant night guard has an eye on you as long as he is there (until 12 pm) and there is a security camera facing towards you. We could also use the showers at the pool in the morning. Pool use would cost 50 cordobas per person. We stayed for free but found it polite to have a drink at the restaurant which is reasonably priced and nice because it has a beautiful mirador over the Masaya lagoon. Good American breakfast for 3 USD. iOverlander Bucaneros Restaurant Parking Area user 0.0 Hotel coco azul We asked the guard and let us sleep at the door. The place was safe. Just a little sound. Wifi key: cocoazul2015 Preguntamos al guardia y nos dejo dormir en la puerta. El lugar fue seguro. apenas un poco de sonido. clave wifi: cocoazul2015 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No We asked the guard and let us sleep at the door. The place was safe. Just a little sound. Wifi key: cocoazul2015 Preguntamos al guardia y nos dejo dormir en la puerta. El lugar fue seguro. apenas un poco de sonido. clave wifi: cocoazul2015 iOverlander Hotel coco azul Parking Area user 0.0 Lavanderia Mapache Good laundry. The owner jairo makes you discounts if you are a traveler. Service good and fast buenisima lavanderia. el dueño jairo te hace descuentos si sos viajero. servicio bueno y rapido Open: Yes Good laundry. The owner jairo makes you discounts if you are a traveler. Service good and fast buenisima lavanderia. el dueño jairo te hace descuentos si sos viajero. servicio bueno y rapido iOverlander Lavanderia Mapache Dog Unknown user 858.0 Centro Turístico Villa Verde We were the first overlanderers and convince the owner to let us stay (other places don't receive campers any more). We negotiated US $12,5 per night. Luckly very few people. Big pool with kids area. They have electricity and bathrooms, not so clean really. Very tiny entrance! Fuimos los primeros viajeros en llegar y tuvimos que convencer al dueño en dejarnos aparcar. El lugar es una villa turística armada para recibir gente durante el dia, tiene una gran pileta con juegos para niños, restaurante, electricidad, baños (dejaban bastante que desear) y una cancha de fútbol muy linda. Tuvimos suerte y no había nadie, me imagino que con mucha gente puede ser bastante incómodo. Negociamos 12,5 dólares por noche. La entrada es muy chica! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No We were the first overlanderers and convince the owner to let us stay (other places don't receive campers any more). We negotiated US $12,5 per night. Luckly very few people. Big pool with kids area. They have electricity and bathrooms, not so clean really. Very tiny entrance! Fuimos los primeros viajeros en llegar y tuvimos que convencer al dueño en dejarnos aparcar. El lugar es una villa turística armada para recibir gente durante el dia, tiene una gran pileta con juegos para niños, restaurante, electricidad, baños (dejaban bastante que desear) y una cancha de fútbol muy linda. Tuvimos suerte y no había nadie, me imagino que con mucha gente puede ser bastante incómodo. Negociamos 12,5 dólares por noche. La entrada es muy chica! iOverlander Centro Turístico Villa Verde Campground user 0.0 Hostel Bierhaus el lugar es en Apaneca muy lindo hostel, con lo basico y lugar para parquear la kombi. el dueño Mario muy buena gente. habitaciones desde 10$. para conocer el resto de la ruta de las flores. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes el lugar es en Apaneca muy lindo hostel, con lo basico y lugar para parquear la kombi. el dueño Mario muy buena gente. habitaciones desde 10$. para conocer el resto de la ruta de las flores. iOverlander Hostel Bierhaus Lodging user 459.3 Casa Sola Great family restaurant with huge parking area with trees, very reasonable prices, super clean restrooms no wifi...awesome stop!, we didn't camp here but could of if we needed for free. Open: Yes Great family restaurant with huge parking area with trees, very reasonable prices, super clean restrooms no wifi...awesome stop!, we didn't camp here but could of if we needed for free. iOverlander Casa Sola Restaurant user 6.6 Plaza general Ample parking place with cabins and a police post. Safe and without services. Amplio lugar para aparcar con cabañas y un puesto de la policía. seguro y sin servicios. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Ample parking place with cabins and a police post. Safe and without services. Amplio lugar para aparcar con cabañas y un puesto de la policía. seguro y sin servicios. iOverlander Plaza general Parking Area user 10.0 Camping Luna We stopped by at this place which is just a few meters away from the Cafe con leche. It is a big flat area which has two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. They do not have Wifi, but the guy said that electricity plug in would be possible. They have a possibility to make a fire and do a BBQ and also have a little camping stove. It is all looks a bit improvised. 6$ per person for the first night and 5$ per person if you stay more than one night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We stopped by at this place which is just a few meters away from the Cafe con leche. It is a big flat area which has two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. They do not have Wifi, but the guy said that electricity plug in would be possible. They have a possibility to make a fire and do a BBQ and also have a little camping stove. It is all looks a bit improvised. 6$ per person for the first night and 5$ per person if you stay more than one night. iOverlander Camping Luna Campground user 128.3 Pacha Mama Hostel Increíble place! This is a new hostel, beautyful rooms, nice swimming pool. Honestlly the best hostel we ever stayed. Too good to be true. Paid USD 60 per night for 4 people. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Increíble place! This is a new hostel, beautyful rooms, nice swimming pool. Honestlly the best hostel we ever stayed. Too good to be true. Paid USD 60 per night for 4 people. iOverlander Pacha Mama Hostel Lodging user 16.4 Hostal Doña Vero Really clean and centrally located hotel only a block from Parque Central. We paid 300 Córdoba a night for a room with one double bed, tv and fans. Shared bathroom outside the room. They also have a nice outdoor pool and a hangout area with hammock! Also have coffee and filtered water available at all times. You may be able to park a motorcycle inside but not sure. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Really clean and centrally located hotel only a block from Parque Central. We paid 300 Córdoba a night for a room with one double bed, tv and fans. Shared bathroom outside the room. They also have a nice outdoor pool and a hangout area with hammock! Also have coffee and filtered water available at all times. You may be able to park a motorcycle inside but not sure. iOverlander Hostal Doña Vero Lodging user 42.6 Parking en cul de sac Terraza las Palmas Parking from a bar owner of boats to make a tour between the islets. Very friendly, they offered to fill up with water! Free with a guard (propina recommended) Parking d'un bar propriétaire de barques pour faire un tour entre les îlots. Très sympa, ils nous ont proposé de faire le plein d'eau! Gratuit avec un gardien (propina recommandée) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking from a bar owner of boats to make a tour between the islets. Very friendly, they offered to fill up with water! Free with a guard (propina recommended) Parking d'un bar propriétaire de barques pour faire un tour entre les îlots. Très sympa, ils nous ont proposé de faire le plein d'eau! Gratuit avec un gardien (propina recommandée) iOverlander Parking en cul de sac Terraza las Palmas Parking Area user 8.9 Juancitos Taller Right next to Porta Del Sol Hostel, recommended to us by the owner. We had the mechanic change our engine oil (200 NIC, we had oil and a filter already) and check out a creaky clutch. Quick and friendly. Open: Yes Right next to Porta Del Sol Hostel, recommended to us by the owner. We had the mechanic change our engine oil (200 NIC, we had oil and a filter already) and check out a creaky clutch. Quick and friendly. iOverlander Juancitos Taller Car Repair user -1.0 Cyber Plus We went here to get some copies of all our documents. As we had a little incident with the police that day we decided that we want to make laminated colour copies of the driving license. Here we could get the copy and the laminating for 28 cordobas. Open: Yes We went here to get some copies of all our documents. As we had a little incident with the police that day we decided that we want to make laminated colour copies of the driving license. Here we could get the copy and the laminating for 28 cordobas. iOverlander Cyber Plus Dog Unknown user 0.0 Be aware of incorrect police controls We got pulled over by the Police at this point. They wanted to see my driving license, I gave it to them and the they told me, if I want it back, I have to pay 100usd. Just for your Info, in Nicaragua when you get a real Ticket from the Police, they give it to you and you have to go to a bank and pay it there. You never ever have to pay directly to the officer. Just a few kilometers in direction to Leon, we got pulled over again. Both Times we were lucky and could come out of this situations without paying. However, we made copies of the driving license and laminated them in Leon. Just to be prepared for the next time. Open: Yes We got pulled over by the Police at this point. They wanted to see my driving license, I gave it to them and the they told me, if I want it back, I have to pay 100usd. Just for your Info, in Nicaragua when you get a real Ticket from the Police, they give it to you and you have to go to a bank and pay it there. You never ever have to pay directly to the officer. Just a few kilometers in direction to Leon, we got pulled over again. Both Times we were lucky and could come out of this situations without paying. However, we made copies of the driving license and laminated them in Leon. Just to be prepared for the next time. iOverlander Be aware of incorrect police controls Diamond, Red user 0.0 The Cornerhouse Great cafe with wifi just up the street from the ferry. We got the breakfast while waiting on ferry. It was great, and the jam was awesome! Smoothies, sandwiches, salads, coffee, etc. Open: Yes Great cafe with wifi just up the street from the ferry. We got the breakfast while waiting on ferry. It was great, and the jam was awesome! Smoothies, sandwiches, salads, coffee, etc. iOverlander The Cornerhouse Restaurant user 11.0 Los Cocos Hostal Nice tiny place on the Salinas Grande beach. Basic outdoor kitchen with a fireplace. You can also have meals there that they are cooking. There is a toilet and two outdoor showers (without walls). Plug in for electricity was possible. WiFi is also available at the communal area, but is not really fast. In the price breakfast is included. We payed 6$ per person per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Nice tiny place on the Salinas Grande beach. Basic outdoor kitchen with a fireplace. You can also have meals there that they are cooking. There is a toilet and two outdoor showers (without walls). Plug in for electricity was possible. WiFi is also available at the communal area, but is not really fast. In the price breakfast is included. We payed 6$ per person per night. iOverlander Los Cocos Hostal Campground user -20.0 Playa Tesoro Normally bungalows are rented here, but camping is also possible. The toilets and showers can be used from one of the bungalows. Electricity and WiFi should be available, but when we were there the power was out. They also have a kitchen, but we did not ask if it is possible to use it. It is directly on the beach where swimming should be possible too. Also they have a pool on the site. The price should be something about 10$. We didnt stay because of the power out but it seemed like a nice spot to stay at the beach. 4x4 is highly recommended to get there, high clearance is a must. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Normally bungalows are rented here, but camping is also possible. The toilets and showers can be used from one of the bungalows. Electricity and WiFi should be available, but when we were there the power was out. They also have a kitchen, but we did not ask if it is possible to use it. It is directly on the beach where swimming should be possible too. Also they have a pool on the site. The price should be something about 10$. We didnt stay because of the power out but it seemed like a nice spot to stay at the beach. 4x4 is highly recommended to get there, high clearance is a must. iOverlander Playa Tesoro Parking Area user 0.0 Costa Dulce We got here through a recommendation from other travelers. This is a really nice spot near the Costa Rican boarder. It is kind of a hostal and retreat center. It has a really beautiful beach for swimming but also for a nice surf. There are meals available from the kitchen if you want them. You park a bit away from the actual place but you have a short walk to the place itself and the beach. You can use the very nice and clean showers and toilets up by the yoga deck. Electricity is not available and WiFi only at the place up hill. We payed 280 cordobas/10$ for the night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We got here through a recommendation from other travelers. This is a really nice spot near the Costa Rican boarder. It is kind of a hostal and retreat center. It has a really beautiful beach for swimming but also for a nice surf. There are meals available from the kitchen if you want them. You park a bit away from the actual place but you have a short walk to the place itself and the beach. You can use the very nice and clean showers and toilets up by the yoga deck. Electricity is not available and WiFi only at the place up hill. We payed 280 cordobas/10$ for the night. iOverlander Costa Dulce Parking Area user 44.3 Ometope Ferry Pickup Truck w/slide in camper. 480 For Vehicle & Camper + 120 Ometepe Tax + 50 pp paid at window. 50 additional tax paid after and given second receipt. Arrived at 8 am without reservation. 9am and 10am were full. Got on 1230. Open: Yes Pickup Truck w/slide in camper. 480 For Vehicle & Camper + 120 Ometepe Tax + 50 pp paid at window. 50 additional tax paid after and given second receipt. Arrived at 8 am without reservation. 9am and 10am were full. Got on 1230. iOverlander Ometope Ferry Diamond, Red user 37.7 Viejo Leon Very close to the lake, quiet, people are very friendly. Plan something to eat, we do not find much here. Tout proche du lac,calme, les gens sont très sympa. Prevoyez de quoi manger, on ne trouve pas grand chose ici. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very close to the lake, quiet, people are very friendly. Plan something to eat, we do not find much here. Tout proche du lac,calme, les gens sont très sympa. Prevoyez de quoi manger, on ne trouve pas grand chose ici. iOverlander Viejo Leon Contact, Pirate user 38.1 EcoHotel Luna del Rio After a tour of the hotels on site, the choice was simple: one of the best views, air conditioning, impeccable cleanliness, nice and helpful owner. $ 50 per night in a double room with toilet and hot shower and breakfast included. Only negative point, the wifi is not available except by connecting to the phone of the boss. Après avoir fait le tour des hôtels sur place, le choix fut simple : une des meilleures vues, la climatisation, propreté irréprochable, propriétaire gentil et serviable. 50$ la nuit dans une chambre lit double avec WC et douche chaude et petit déjeuner compris. Seul point négatif, le wifi n'est pas disponible sauf en se connectant à téléphone de la patronne. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No After a tour of the hotels on site, the choice was simple: one of the best views, air conditioning, impeccable cleanliness, nice and helpful owner. $ 50 per night in a double room with toilet and hot shower and breakfast included. Only negative point, the wifi is not available except by connecting to the phone of the boss. Après avoir fait le tour des hôtels sur place, le choix fut simple : une des meilleures vues, la climatisation, propreté irréprochable, propriétaire gentil et serviable. 50$ la nuit dans une chambre lit double avec WC et douche chaude et petit déjeuner compris. Seul point négatif, le wifi n'est pas disponible sauf en se connectant à téléphone de la patronne. iOverlander EcoHotel Luna del Rio Lodging user 6.9 Parking 80 cordobas per 24h secured, perfect to discover the islands or el castillo. Attention, not possible to sleep in 80 cordobas par 24h sécurisé, parfait pour découvrir les îles ou el castillo. Attention, pas possible de dormir dedans Open: Yes 80 cordobas per 24h secured, perfect to discover the islands or el castillo. Attention, not possible to sleep in 80 cordobas par 24h sécurisé, parfait pour découvrir les îles ou el castillo. Attention, pas possible de dormir dedans iOverlander Parking Dog Unknown user 10.9 mi rancho del mar Restaurant by the sea with possibility to enjoy the pool but for a consumption of 500 cordobas where we were able to sleep 2 nights. The first night we had electricity and the second guard asked us to unplug at 5am. Possibility to fill up with water. Good wifi pin: BIENVENIDOS Keep h24 Restaurant au bord de la mer avec possibilité de profiter de la piscine mais pour une consommation de 500 cordobas où nous avons pu dormir 2 nuits. La première nuit nous avons eu l'électricité et la seconde le gardien nous a demandé de débrancher a 5h du matin. Possibilité de faire le plein d'eau. Bon wifi pin: BIENVENIDOS Gardé h24 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Restaurant by the sea with possibility to enjoy the pool but for a consumption of 500 cordobas where we were able to sleep 2 nights. The first night we had electricity and the second guard asked us to unplug at 5am. Possibility to fill up with water. Good wifi pin: BIENVENIDOS Keep h24 Restaurant au bord de la mer avec possibilité de profiter de la piscine mais pour une consommation de 500 cordobas où nous avons pu dormir 2 nuits. La première nuit nous avons eu l'électricité et la seconde le gardien nous a demandé de débrancher a 5h du matin. Possibilité de faire le plein d'eau. Bon wifi pin: BIENVENIDOS Gardé h24 iOverlander mi rancho del mar Parking Area user 214.7 Volcan Telica et activités volcaniques de San Jacinto Parked right in front of the bubbling and smoking mud of San Jacinto. Initially the guard asked us for $ 15 for parking and to have watched the camper during our hike. We managed to negotiate $ 5 because we did not use the wc, water and electricity. We advise you to Byron Podeva who lives at 10 meters to guide you in the ascent of the volcano Telica. He took $ 25 for us 3. While Leon's hotels charge $ 55 per head! In addition your money goes directly to people who need it. He also found us a horse for our 5 year old daughter for $ 250 C. The hike requires 3H of climb to a good rhythm. Allow 3 liters of water per person minimum, a cloth to protect you from the gases in the opposite winds and protect yourself well of the sun !! You can also park in front of Byron for free! We did not see a single tourist! The path is just right but it passes. Garé juste devant les boues bouillonnantes et fumantes de San Jacinto. Au départ le garde nous a demandé 15$ pour s'être garé et avoir surveillé le camping car durant notre randonnée. Nous avons réussi à négocier 5$ car nous n'avons pas utilisé les wc, l'eau et l'électricité. Nous vous conseillons Byron Podeva qui habite à 10 mètres pour vous guider dans l'ascension du volcan Telica. Il nous a pris 25$ pour nous 3. Alors que les hôtels de Léon demandent 55$ par tête! En plus votre argent va directement à des gens qui en ont besoin. Il nous a aussi trouvé un cheval pour notre fille de 5 ans pour 250 C$. La randonnée nécessite 3H de montée à un bon rythme. Prévoyez 3 litres d'eau par personne minimum, un chiffon pour vous protéger des gaz en cas de vents contraire et protégez vous bien du soleil !! Vous pouvez aussi vous garer devant chez Byron gratuitement ! On a pas croisé un seul touriste! Le chemin d'accès est juste mais ça passe. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parked right in front of the bubbling and smoking mud of San Jacinto. Initially the guard asked us for $ 15 for parking and to have watched the camper during our hike. We managed to negotiate $ 5 because we did not use the wc, water and electricity. We advise you to Byron Podeva who lives at 10 meters to guide you in the ascent of the volcano Telica. He took $ 25 for us 3. While Leon's hotels charge $ 55 per head! In addition your money goes directly to people who need it. He also found us a horse for our 5 year old daughter for $ 250 C. The hike requires 3H of climb to a good rhythm. Allow 3 liters of water per person minimum, a cloth to protect you from the gases in the opposite winds and protect yourself well of the sun !! You can also park in front of Byron for free! We did not see a single tourist! The path is just right but it passes. Garé juste devant les boues bouillonnantes et fumantes de San Jacinto. Au départ le garde nous a demandé 15$ pour s'être garé et avoir surveillé le camping car durant notre randonnée. Nous avons réussi à négocier 5$ car nous n'avons pas utilisé les wc, l'eau et l'électricité. Nous vous conseillons Byron Podeva qui habite à 10 mètres pour vous guider dans l'ascension du volcan Telica. Il nous a pris 25$ pour nous 3. Alors que les hôtels de Léon demandent 55$ par tête! En plus votre argent va directement à des gens qui en ont besoin. Il nous a aussi trouvé un cheval pour notre fille de 5 ans pour 250 C$. La randonnée nécessite 3H de montée à un bon rythme. Prévoyez 3 litres d'eau par personne minimum, un chiffon pour vous protéger des gaz en cas de vents contraire et protégez vous bien du soleil !! Vous pouvez aussi vous garer devant chez Byron gratuitement ! On a pas croisé un seul touriste! Le chemin d'accès est juste mais ça passe. iOverlander Volcan Telica et activités volcaniques de San Jacinto Parking Area user 1030.6 Salto Estanzuela Starting point of the stroll for the waterfall, closed parking, 100C $ for three people (parking cascade). Proper track 5 km, seems to be about to be paved. Point de départ de la balade pour la cascade, parking fermé, 100C$ pour trois personnes (parking+cascade). Piste de 5 km correcte, semble être en passe d'être pavée. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Starting point of the stroll for the waterfall, closed parking, 100C $ for three people (parking cascade). Proper track 5 km, seems to be about to be paved. Point de départ de la balade pour la cascade, parking fermé, 100C$ pour trois personnes (parking+cascade). Piste de 5 km correcte, semble être en passe d'être pavée. iOverlander Salto Estanzuela Parking Area user 1489.0 Réserve naturelle de Tisey Superb corner in front of a family finca, not possible to make more calm, possibility of eating properly for $ 5. Access to a mirador. C $ 100 for the night. Wifi picked up from the parking lot but requires an antenna alfa. Accessible by camper (since we were there) but reserved for experienced drivers. WC, shower and 2 bungalows available. Superbe coin devant une finca familiale, pas possible de faire plus calme, possibilité de manger correctement pour 5$. Accès à un mirador. 100 C$ pour la nuit. Wifi capté depuis le parking mais nécessite une antenne alfa. Accès faisable en camping-car (puisque nous y étions) mais réservé à des conducteurs avertis. WC, douche et 2 Bungalows disponible. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Superb corner in front of a family finca, not possible to make more calm, possibility of eating properly for $ 5. Access to a mirador. C $ 100 for the night. Wifi picked up from the parking lot but requires an antenna alfa. Accessible by camper (since we were there) but reserved for experienced drivers. WC, shower and 2 bungalows available. Superbe coin devant une finca familiale, pas possible de faire plus calme, possibilité de manger correctement pour 5$. Accès à un mirador. 100 C$ pour la nuit. Wifi capté depuis le parking mais nécessite une antenne alfa. Accès faisable en camping-car (puisque nous y étions) mais réservé à des conducteurs avertis. WC, douche et 2 Bungalows disponible. iOverlander Réserve naturelle de Tisey Parking Area user 868.5 Mirador El Calvario Superb view not to be missed. 5C $ per adult, 5C $ per vehicle, 50C $ for the night. Quiet, guarded. 1.5km of trail. Comedor closes at 5pm Superbe vue à ne pas manquer. 5C$ par adulte, 5C$ par véhicule, 50C$ pour la nuit. Calme, gardé. 1,5km de piste. Comedor ferme à 17h Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Superb view not to be missed. 5C $ per adult, 5C $ per vehicle, 50C $ for the night. Quiet, guarded. 1.5km of trail. Comedor closes at 5pm Superbe vue à ne pas manquer. 5C$ par adulte, 5C$ par véhicule, 50C$ pour la nuit. Calme, gardé. 1,5km de piste. Comedor ferme à 17h iOverlander Mirador El Calvario Parking Area user 846.9 AutoMAX Possibility to sleep here, from 5.30pm to 8am, good wifi, nice boss, quiet for parking in town. 100 C $. Possibilité de dormir ici, de 17h30 à 8h, bon wifi, patron sympa, calme pour un parking en ville. 100 C$. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Possibility to sleep here, from 5.30pm to 8am, good wifi, nice boss, quiet for parking in town. 100 C $. Possibilité de dormir ici, de 17h30 à 8h, bon wifi, patron sympa, calme pour un parking en ville. 100 C$. iOverlander AutoMAX Parking Area user 1021.6 DNP Gasolinera Service station at the roadside Matagualpa / Managua drinking water WC 50 córdoba the vehicle and 2 people, nice home, 2 small groceries has 50 m Station service au bord de la route Matagualpa/ Managua eau potable WC 50 córdoba le vehicule et 2 personnes, accueil agréable, 2 petites épiceries a 50 m Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Service station at the roadside Matagualpa / Managua drinking water WC 50 córdoba the vehicle and 2 people, nice home, 2 small groceries has 50 m Station service au bord de la route Matagualpa/ Managua eau potable WC 50 córdoba le vehicule et 2 personnes, accueil agréable, 2 petites épiceries a 50 m iOverlander DNP Gasolinera Parking Area user -1.0 Canyon Somoto On the gravel street from Touist Information to Fausto Ramon's house in a little carrier a small grasse place, just in front the small house of Ariel a local guide of the community no show web not to ilets just a little hole with natural water it's Free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes On the gravel street from Touist Information to Fausto Ramon's house in a little carrier a small grasse place, just in front the small house of Ariel a local guide of the community no show web not to ilets just a little hole with natural water it's Free iOverlander Canyon Somoto Contact, Pirate user -1.0 Jinotega Bomberos On the parking of the Bomberos entrance AVenida Santiago Zelden Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No On the parking of the Bomberos entrance AVenida Santiago Zelden iOverlander Jinotega Bomberos Parking Area user -1.0 Gasolinera DNP We Paid 50 córdoba for one night, WC water potable he said, stay on parking guard all night Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes We Paid 50 córdoba for one night, WC water potable he said, stay on parking guard all night iOverlander Gasolinera DNP Parking Area user -1.0 Cerro Negro Entrance Before or in the parking of the entrance of the Volcano guy at the entrance asked 10$ for 2 person and our van, we can use shower and toilets, the keeper said that is our house, we stay out to Can have sun for solar panel Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Before or in the parking of the entrance of the Volcano guy at the entrance asked 10$ for 2 person and our van, we can use shower and toilets, the keeper said that is our house, we stay out to Can have sun for solar panel iOverlander Cerro Negro Entrance Campground user 112.0 Leon Gaz Puma parking of gaz station Puma 50 córdoba much trafic to 9 pm many truck because also on the road many " chicas" sait on the pavement, restrooms open over night also restaurant "7" n'est than the fier station , more air Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No parking of gaz station Puma 50 córdoba much trafic to 9 pm many truck because also on the road many " chicas" sait on the pavement, restrooms open over night also restaurant "7" n'est than the fier station , more air iOverlander Leon Gaz Puma Parking Area user 388.2 Tu Mirador Diriomito A view on all the lake and Granada you can stay on the parking , water ans restrooms, perhaps power the owner and his family have a good welcome, they like and know the Napoléon Bonapartés story Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No A view on all the lake and Granada you can stay on the parking , water ans restrooms, perhaps power the owner and his family have a good welcome, they like and know the Napoléon Bonapartés story iOverlander Tu Mirador Diriomito Parking Area user 266.5 Esese Restaurant & Islettas Tours X Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes X iOverlander Esese Restaurant & Islettas Tours Parking Area user La casa de las botellitas A great hostel built enitrely by bottles, promoting and developing sustainable living in the area. The area is one of the poorer parts of Granada but it has a great cultural vibe. The owner Gisha is awesome. We stayed in a double room for 10$ each. Dorms are cheaper. They have also spaces for tents. You can park the car safely in the hostel. Sometimes they offer activities with the children circus which also lives there. Recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A great hostel built enitrely by bottles, promoting and developing sustainable living in the area. The area is one of the poorer parts of Granada but it has a great cultural vibe. The owner Gisha is awesome. We stayed in a double room for 10$ each. Dorms are cheaper. They have also spaces for tents. You can park the car safely in the hostel. Sometimes they offer activities with the children circus which also lives there. Recommended! iOverlander La casa de las botellitas Lodging user 0.0 Saber entre volcanos We stayed at the house of a local family. Extremly kind and nice people. They have also rooms but we camped in a tent under a cabin. The senora can prepare you an awesome meal for dinner. The car can be parked inside. Staying there is a truly local experience. It costed us 100c for two people per night. Another 80-100c if you want to have dinner there. Totaly worth it. The beach is just few meters away and often horses wander around. Beauty! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes We stayed at the house of a local family. Extremly kind and nice people. They have also rooms but we camped in a tent under a cabin. The senora can prepare you an awesome meal for dinner. The car can be parked inside. Staying there is a truly local experience. It costed us 100c for two people per night. Another 80-100c if you want to have dinner there. Totaly worth it. The beach is just few meters away and often horses wander around. Beauty! iOverlander Saber entre volcanos Parking Area user Uno gas station We were allowed to sleep at the gas station. There is a guiard overnight and the people are friendly. We could use the toilet too (not overnight). If they say no first, just tell them that you are willing to pay. We payed 100c for the car. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No We were allowed to sleep at the gas station. There is a guiard overnight and the people are friendly. We could use the toilet too (not overnight). If they say no first, just tell them that you are willing to pay. We payed 100c for the car. iOverlander Uno gas station Parking Area user 34.0 bomberos /police station After finding out that the Porto do sol was closed we had to find somewhere else. all the free options weren't possible due to parade in town. we went here and asked if we could camp and they said the police station in town would let us camp no problems but because access was impossible they let us camp under the pergola for the fire trucks. we had no problems and the police let us fill up our water tank. was free to stay Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No After finding out that the Porto do sol was closed we had to find somewhere else. all the free options weren't possible due to parade in town. we went here and asked if we could camp and they said the police station in town would let us camp no problems but because access was impossible they let us camp under the pergola for the fire trucks. we had no problems and the police let us fill up our water tank. was free to stay iOverlander bomberos /police station Parking Area user 69.2 El Arca De Noe Nice little hotel close to the cents plaza. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Breakfast with eggs, rice, beans, bread and coffee included. $23 a night. Owner Carlos speaks very good English and gave us a tour of the city in his car. That's free and sounds like he does that with all the guests if time allows. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Central America. Definitely recommend. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice little hotel close to the cents plaza. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Breakfast with eggs, rice, beans, bread and coffee included. $23 a night. Owner Carlos speaks very good English and gave us a tour of the city in his car. That's free and sounds like he does that with all the guests if time allows. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Central America. Definitely recommend. iOverlander El Arca De Noe Lodging user 14.0 Hostel Rancho Esperanza, Jiquilillo A nice beachfront hostel for chill out, good food, fantastic smoothie and interesting activities with local people's. We have paid 5$ pp to stay with our van on a big grassy field. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A nice beachfront hostel for chill out, good food, fantastic smoothie and interesting activities with local people's. We have paid 5$ pp to stay with our van on a big grassy field. The owners are very friendly and helpful. iOverlander Hostel Rancho Esperanza, Jiquilillo Campground user 14.2 Mama Sara's House Nice Hostel, almost next to the Beach. Privateroom(2persons) with priv.Bathroom $25(a little negotiable if you stay longer;-))Room without own Bath $20. There are also Dorms,but don't know the price. Shared Kitchen. Mama Sara is a wonderful Host, she brought us yummi selfmade Lunch every day-for free! You feel like home🏘 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice Hostel, almost next to the Beach. Privateroom(2persons) with priv.Bathroom $25(a little negotiable if you stay longer;-))Room without own Bath $20. There are also Dorms,but don't know the price. Shared Kitchen. Mama Sara is a wonderful Host, she brought us yummi selfmade Lunch every day-for free! You feel like home🏘 iOverlander Mama Sara's House Lodging user 50.0 Roadside behind the beach Roadside parking on tiny stretch of land between road (little traffic) and the beach. While there are few reasons to stay on this (eastern) side of the island, this was an ok free spot for a night. Quiet, level, close to beach, across souvenir shop and hotel which were okay with me parking overnight. High humidity, frequent rains and mosquitoes. Beach not good for swimming (muddy, dead fish). Reasonably quiet with little traffic noise during day. Wifi from hotel (charge) across the street if needed. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Roadside parking on tiny stretch of land between road (little traffic) and the beach. While there are few reasons to stay on this (eastern) side of the island, this was an ok free spot for a night. Quiet, level, close to beach, across souvenir shop and hotel which were okay with me parking overnight. High humidity, frequent rains and mosquitoes. Beach not good for swimming (muddy, dead fish). Reasonably quiet with little traffic noise during day. Wifi from hotel (charge) across the street if needed. iOverlander Roadside behind the beach Contact, Pirate user 639.0 Secure truck parking Level gravel lot right by the highway. Fenced-in, security, dogs, toilet. Traffic noise during daytime, quiet at night. Windy and a little dusty. Cool climate. The only suitable spot in the area I found. 50 Cordoba per car, 80 per truck. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Level gravel lot right by the highway. Fenced-in, security, dogs, toilet. Traffic noise during daytime, quiet at night. Windy and a little dusty. Cool climate. The only suitable spot in the area I found. 50 Cordoba per car, 80 per truck. iOverlander Secure truck parking Parking Area user 104.0 Cathedral parking lot The friendly watchman/caretaker (Tonio) let me stay here for a quiet and secure night in the "centre" of town. He put up his hammock right next to my van. He didn't ask for anything but I gave him 100 Cordobas. At night nobody else is on the premises, feels absolutely safe. Mall right next door. Fenced/walled-in, closed after 19h. Bells ring occasionally during day. Not sure if this was okay with the padre, but Tonio couldn't get him on the phone so he just assumed permission and hid me a little on the side. ;-) Hot, pretty level, sun and shade, few mosquitoes. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Showers: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes The friendly watchman/caretaker (Tonio) let me stay here for a quiet and secure night in the "centre" of town. He put up his hammock right next to my van. He didn't ask for anything but I gave him 100 Cordobas. At night nobody else is on the premises, feels absolutely safe. Mall right next door. Fenced/walled-in, closed after 19h. Bells ring occasionally during day. Not sure if this was okay with the padre, but Tonio couldn't get him on the phone so he just assumed permission and hid me a little on the side. ;-) Hot, pretty level, sun and shade, few mosquitoes. iOverlander Cathedral parking lot Parking Area user 846.8 Lavanderia Cheap, the only one in town. Ringing at the white gate pas cher,la seule de la ville. sonner au portail blanc Open: Yes Cheap, the only one in town. Ringing at the white gate pas cher,la seule de la ville. sonner au portail blanc iOverlander Lavanderia Dog Unknown user 46.0 Malecon Free parking at the waterfront. We were here Sundays and after 11pm there was nobody around. Also at the morning no traffic, no noise. Great. During the week I would bet it's very calm. Restaurantes in walking distance, a guy offers showers and bathrooms for 10 Cordobas. Opens as long as something is going on at the beach. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free parking at the waterfront. We were here Sundays and after 11pm there was nobody around. Also at the morning no traffic, no noise. Great. During the week I would bet it's very calm. Restaurantes in walking distance, a guy offers showers and bathrooms for 10 Cordobas. Opens as long as something is going on at the beach. iOverlander Malecon Parking Area user 86.2 hostel monte cristi Ideal for the airport. very calm. You can park by the side of the street. secured. $ 10 per vehicle with small electricity and wwif. 800 m before you have to pass a guarded gate. Room has 33 $ ideal pour l aeroport. tres calme. on peut se garer au bord de la rue. securise. 10$ par véhicule avec petit ddejeune électricité et wwif. 800 m avant il faut passer un portail gardé. chambre a 33$ Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Ideal for the airport. very calm. You can park by the side of the street. secured. $ 10 per vehicle with small electricity and wwif. 800 m before you have to pass a guarded gate. Room has 33 $ ideal pour l aeroport. tres calme. on peut se garer au bord de la rue. securise. 10$ par véhicule avec petit ddejeune électricité et wwif. 800 m avant il faut passer un portail gardé. chambre a 33$ iOverlander hostel monte cristi Parking Area user 19.7 At the beach next to the Hotel Vistamar Right were the sand starts. There is place for two cars, also large ones. Restaurant is pricy and the coffee wasn't good. WLAN was ok but not really fast. No service but maybe one could ask at the Hotel (also for the pool) for a daily tip. Many palapas at the beach, which is super long. Great for some hours walking south. No traffic and really quiet. Its even possible to drive directly on the beach and park around the corner. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right were the sand starts. There is place for two cars, also large ones. Restaurant is pricy and the coffee wasn't good. WLAN was ok but not really fast. No service but maybe one could ask at the Hotel (also for the pool) for a daily tip. Many palapas at the beach, which is super long. Great for some hours walking south. No traffic and really quiet. Its even possible to drive directly on the beach and park around the corner. iOverlander At the beach next to the Hotel Vistamar Contact, Pirate user 210.6 Parque Central Free parking direktly at the Parque Central. Police welcomed us. Restrooms are somewhere close by. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Free parking direktly at the Parque Central. Police welcomed us. Restrooms are somewhere close by. iOverlander Parque Central Contact, Pirate user 43.5 Charco Verde On the parking lot in front of the entrance of the park with the agreement of the restaurant after having eaten there. Calm. Free. Sur le parking devant l entree du parc avec l accord du restaurant apres y avoir manger. Calme. Gratuit. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No On the parking lot in front of the entrance of the park with the agreement of the restaurant after having eaten there. Calm. Free. Sur le parking devant l entree du parc avec l accord du restaurant apres y avoir manger. Calme. Gratuit. iOverlander Charco Verde Parking Area user 60.9 Parque Sandino Free parking at the Sandino Park (back side, close to the ministerio de gobernacion). 900 meters to the cathedral. Very quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Free parking at the Sandino Park (back side, close to the ministerio de gobernacion). 900 meters to the cathedral. Very quiet. iOverlander Parque Sandino Parking Area user 24.2 Patricia's Restaurant We had a delicious dinner at Patricia's Restaurant and she let us stay for free under her Palapa. I'm sure she will let you stay for free too if you have lunch/dinner there. The fish and the pinto gallo are amazing! And the coffee is great too! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No We had a delicious dinner at Patricia's Restaurant and she let us stay for free under her Palapa. I'm sure she will let you stay for free too if you have lunch/dinner there. The fish and the pinto gallo are amazing! And the coffee is great too! iOverlander Patricia's Restaurant Parking Area user 1395.9 La Garnacha At the end of the village. Very quiet and very cool Au bout du village. Très calme et très frais Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes At the end of the village. Very quiet and very cool Au bout du village. Très calme et très frais iOverlander La Garnacha Contact, Pirate user 91.0 Chevrolet Dealer Grupo Q. But no mechanics or service for general public. They can refer you to another mechanic if you need work done on your vehicle Open: Yes Grupo Q. But no mechanics or service for general public. They can refer you to another mechanic if you need work done on your vehicle iOverlander Chevrolet Dealer Car Repair user 107.0 Casa Cross Large garage that seems to work on many makes. high entry way. Didn't have 5W30 oil but were able to get and we'll come back in two days to get oil change done and will update as to service. Open: Yes Large garage that seems to work on many makes. high entry way. Didn't have 5W30 oil but were able to get and we'll come back in two days to get oil change done and will update as to service. iOverlander Casa Cross Car Repair user 63.0 DGA Nica to renew TIP. They will not "extend" but give you a new 30 day one from the date you are there in the office so best to wait till closer to the end if the existing one. Open: Yes to renew TIP. They will not "extend" but give you a new 30 day one from the date you are there in the office so best to wait till closer to the end if the existing one. iOverlander DGA Nica Toll Booth user 0.0 Hotel Morgan This is on north end of island with lovely ocean views and a narrow beach close by. Taxis on island are 20C pp regardless where you go. Rooms are large. Breakfast not included but Nicaraguan breakfast available in hotel restaurant. We paid $40 for double room with AC. Didn't work in first room they wanted to give us (6) nor did it in the the room they did give us (5) but it was great in room 8. Kurt was managing while owner was away and more than went out of his way to make our stay good. He owns a snorkel tour group and we did one on Big Corn and an even better one on Little Corn with him. $20 pp ea. Rooms come with TV and fridge. Decent Wi-Fi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No This is on north end of island with lovely ocean views and a narrow beach close by. Taxis on island are 20C pp regardless where you go. Rooms are large. Breakfast not included but Nicaraguan breakfast available in hotel restaurant. We paid $40 for double room with AC. Didn't work in first room they wanted to give us (6) nor did it in the the room they did give us (5) but it was great in room 8. Kurt was managing while owner was away and more than went out of his way to make our stay good. He owns a snorkel tour group and we did one on Big Corn and an even better one on Little Corn with him. $20 pp ea. Rooms come with TV and fridge. Decent Wi-Fi. iOverlander Hotel Morgan Lodging user 64.0 Ancient Footprints this is a nondescript yellow building surrounded by a white fence. here you pay $2us ea to see the excavated site of 6000 year old footprints. Open: Yes this is a nondescript yellow building surrounded by a white fence. here you pay $2us ea to see the excavated site of 6000 year old footprints. iOverlander Ancient Footprints City (Capitol) user 75.0 Tropigas Agencia a tropigas agencia in the center of Rivas, we went here to fill up our gas cylinder. A guy took it on his bike and went to the fillibg plant. in half an hour they brought it back. very helpfull an easy. payed 220 cordoba for 20 lb. Open: Yes a tropigas agencia in the center of Rivas, we went here to fill up our gas cylinder. A guy took it on his bike and went to the fillibg plant. in half an hour they brought it back. very helpfull an easy. payed 220 cordoba for 20 lb. iOverlander Tropigas Agencia Gas Station user 542.9 Eco Lodge Cascada Blanca Small parking lot for Eco resort. No camping facilities. But restaurant and cafe have bathrooms. Short 70' trail to waterfall. Charged 200c for two people for parking overnight. Charged another 140c to go to waterfall. Security and fenced lot and gate. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Small parking lot for Eco resort. No camping facilities. But restaurant and cafe have bathrooms. Short 70' trail to waterfall. Charged 200c for two people for parking overnight. Charged another 140c to go to waterfall. Security and fenced lot and gate. iOverlander Eco Lodge Cascada Blanca Parking Area user 42.0 San Benito police stop Pulled over for supposed infraction - changing lanes on a bridge. Wanted title, my license and insurance - which we had bought at border. Wanted 1000c or USD$40. First told them don't have any dollars. Then said we signaled lane change and it wasn't on the bridge. After acting dumb and not understanding much Spanish, after we asked to go to police station and about 15 minutes, gave us documents back and told us to go. Open: Yes Pulled over for supposed infraction - changing lanes on a bridge. Wanted title, my license and insurance - which we had bought at border. Wanted 1000c or USD$40. First told them don't have any dollars. Then said we signaled lane change and it wasn't on the bridge. After acting dumb and not understanding much Spanish, after we asked to go to police station and about 15 minutes, gave us documents back and told us to go. iOverlander San Benito police stop Diamond, Red user 704.0 Hotel colonial Nice hotel near main town plaza in Somoto, with private rooms with bathroom, with tv, comfy beds, spacious, clean, cold water showers (the town had problems with water so we got only bucket water for shower), parking lot a block away and typical Nicaraguan breakfast included for 500cordobas (17usd this is has a discount) room with fan. Ac room more expensive (25usd to 30usd). Very nice place! They also offer tours for the canyon and has a nice courtyard in the middle of the building. Only two blocks away from main highway and 30minutes from the border. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice hotel near main town plaza in Somoto, with private rooms with bathroom, with tv, comfy beds, spacious, clean, cold water showers (the town had problems with water so we got only bucket water for shower), parking lot a block away and typical Nicaraguan breakfast included for 500cordobas (17usd this is has a discount) room with fan. Ac room more expensive (25usd to 30usd). Very nice place! They also offer tours for the canyon and has a nice courtyard in the middle of the building. Only two blocks away from main highway and 30minutes from the border. iOverlander Hotel colonial Lodging user 704.0 Cañón de Somoto The entry of the canyon is on the left side coming from El Espino border. There is a brown sign that indicates it. There is going to be a man that stops you for offering you park and tours (he is kind of aggressive with it, pushing the tour on us and that we didn't have other options. That's not true, just say no thanks and keep going down the road until you reach the information wood house on the right). There you have to park and go in the wood house and they will inform you what's the canyon all about and tell you you have 2 options of tours with them, the short one that is 12usd p/p (2 hours) and the 17usd p/p (3hr30min: 4usd for the park entry fee, some for the boat and the rest goes to a cooperative of the guides families). We chose to do it by ourselves even they tried to tell us we couldn't. The long tour is the most amazing one and the better experience of the canyon (a hike, swim through the tall walls of the canyon, then boat and hike back). Again they will make you feel that you have to take the tour but you can do it by yourself (be sure you know how to swim well though). If you pay the tour we recommend a guide that we happen to meet on our solo walk, Teo Flores Figueroa. He was so kind and sweet to us, great heart, giving us free information even when we didn't payed for the tour. Contact him directly if you want (84266408). We only pay the 4usd of park fee and drove the car down the road to the next parking lot (30cordobas to the woman there). Then we walk down to the river and randomly met Teo that recommend us to do it the other way (the long tour). We did and was awesome!! We gave him a money gift just because he was so awesome to us, he never asked for anything and was genuinely surprised when we wanted to give him some money. Anyway, we recommend him specially and the swimming down the canyon is amazing (just beware that is a long swim and you go through a hike before it and on the river there are rocks parts you need to walk through). Overall, epic! Open: Yes The entry of the canyon is on the left side coming from El Espino border. There is a brown sign that indicates it. There is going to be a man that stops you for offering you park and tours (he is kind of aggressive with it, pushing the tour on us and that we didn't have other options. That's not true, just say no thanks and keep going down the road until you reach the information wood house on the right). There you have to park and go in the wood house and they will inform you what's the canyon all about and tell you you have 2 options of tours with them, the short one that is 12usd p/p (2 hours) and the 17usd p/p (3hr30min: 4usd for the park entry fee, some for the boat and the rest goes to a cooperative of the guides families). We chose to do it by ourselves even they tried to tell us we couldn't. The long tour is the most amazing one and the better experience of the canyon (a hike, swim through the tall walls of the canyon, then boat and hike back). Again they will make you feel that you have to take the tour but you can do it by yourself (be sure you know how to swim well though). If you pay the tour we recommend a guide that we happen to meet on our solo walk, Teo Flores Figueroa. He was so kind and sweet to us, great heart, giving us free information even when we didn't payed for the tour. Contact him directly if you want (84266408). We only pay the 4usd of park fee and drove the car down the road to the next parking lot (30cordobas to the woman there). Then we walk down to the river and randomly met Teo that recommend us to do it the other way (the long tour). We did and was awesome!! We gave him a money gift just because he was so awesome to us, he never asked for anything and was genuinely surprised when we wanted to give him some money. Anyway, we recommend him specially and the swimming down the canyon is amazing (just beware that is a long swim and you go through a hike before it and on the river there are rocks parts you need to walk through). Overall, epic! iOverlander Cañón de Somoto City (Capitol) user 97.6 via via hostel via via hostel/ hotel with restaurant and bar, will let you ride your motorbike through the bar to the back to park, 200 Cordoba per night dorm beds, big place with lots of areas to relax, beers for 25 Cordoba, website has lots more info, no car parking on site, right across the road from Bigfoot hostel Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No via via hostel/ hotel with restaurant and bar, will let you ride your motorbike through the bar to the back to park, 200 Cordoba per night dorm beds, big place with lots of areas to relax, beers for 25 Cordoba, website has lots more info, no car parking on site, right across the road from Bigfoot hostel iOverlander via via hostel Lodging user 59.7 Hotel Jardin de Granada We pulled in with our truck camper hoping to rent a room. The night we pulled in they were completely booked but allowed us to overnight in their parking lot free of charge. Once in a room, clean and spacious. Breakfasts were good and varied each morning. Staff helped us locate for the camper's propane tank, a refill site and in fact, took tank to site and got refilled for us. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Laid back environment except when we needed service and they provided prompt service whether it was getting sodas or getting laundry cleaned. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No We pulled in with our truck camper hoping to rent a room. The night we pulled in they were completely booked but allowed us to overnight in their parking lot free of charge. Once in a room, clean and spacious. Breakfasts were good and varied each morning. Staff helped us locate for the camper's propane tank, a refill site and in fact, took tank to site and got refilled for us. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Laid back environment except when we needed service and they provided prompt service whether it was getting sodas or getting laundry cleaned. iOverlander Hotel Jardin de Granada Lodging user 24.0 Studio Bar & Cafe This place is right behind Tacos Locos. They charged $10 per night for 2 people with power. We parked behind restaurant which has cheap beer (2x60) and fast Wi-Fi. Nice beach with great sunsets. There is a shuttle into San Juan del Sur a few times a day for $5pp return. Banos are locked but they let us have keys to the back one and a shower. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes This place is right behind Tacos Locos. They charged $10 per night for 2 people with power. We parked behind restaurant which has cheap beer (2x60) and fast Wi-Fi. Nice beach with great sunsets. There is a shuttle into San Juan del Sur a few times a day for $5pp return. Banos are locked but they let us have keys to the back one and a shower. iOverlander Studio Bar & Cafe Parking Area user 4.2 Palmera Hostel with cheap 5$ dorms, double private for 15$ and triple for 20$ Had trouble finding a place where they would accept camping in Las Peninitas and ended up here. Super welcoming host, paid 5$ for basic services and kitchen. Has a nice little shaded area to set your hamac up. Good waves right out front. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Hostel with cheap 5$ dorms, double private for 15$ and triple for 20$ Had trouble finding a place where they would accept camping in Las Peninitas and ended up here. Super welcoming host, paid 5$ for basic services and kitchen. Has a nice little shaded area to set your hamac up. Good waves right out front. iOverlander Palmera Lodging user 78.3 Hotel Silva Azul Here you have a restaurant, rooms, private beach, swimming pool, shower, wifi,... Night in your vehicle cost 100cord pp. Only van type vehicle can fit in small flat ground. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Here you have a restaurant, rooms, private beach, swimming pool, shower, wifi,... Night in your vehicle cost 100cord pp. Only van type vehicle can fit in small flat ground. iOverlander Hotel Silva Azul Lodging user 50.5 Southern Nights Hotel A small hotel with a restaurant, strong WIFi, and protected parking. Flat cement parking for motorcycles and a large fenced open area suitable for parking big rigs. Friendly America owners. $10 for a dorm room $25 for private. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A small hotel with a restaurant, strong WIFi, and protected parking. Flat cement parking for motorcycles and a large fenced open area suitable for parking big rigs. Friendly America owners. $10 for a dorm room $25 for private. iOverlander Southern Nights Hotel Lodging user 35.0 Hotel El Puerto Nice clean rooms, 4 blocks to beach, $25USD for room with fan, $32USD for room with A/C. Parking on street. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Nice clean rooms, 4 blocks to beach, $25USD for room with fan, $32USD for room with A/C. Parking on street. iOverlander Hotel El Puerto Lodging user 800.0 Communidad La Reyna Here you can spend nights and days in a typical nicaraguan family. Walks to do to an old gold mine, help to take care of coffe culture for instance. 10 dollars a night and 3 to 4 dollars for the meals and an additionnal 2 dollars fee for the entrance. Not that cheap but go to the community. We negociated and they agreed for a lower price. Open: Yes Here you can spend nights and days in a typical nicaraguan family. Walks to do to an old gold mine, help to take care of coffe culture for instance. 10 dollars a night and 3 to 4 dollars for the meals and an additionnal 2 dollars fee for the entrance. Not that cheap but go to the community. We negociated and they agreed for a lower price. iOverlander Communidad La Reyna Dog Unknown user 846.0 Hostal familial Casa Hograr (on Mapsme) Very warm welcome here ! The friendly woman ask 5 dollars pp. The accommodations are just OK but you ll get a delicious arroz pinto for dinner. You may be able to cook your own meals if you ask. Fridge available. Wi-Fi very fast. I recommend this place if you have a low budget. Otherwise, suggest you the Hostel Family and Friends runns by a very nice young local couple. Clean, quiet, private rooms and small dorms. 10 dollars pp but manageable to have it for 18 for two if you ask. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Very warm welcome here ! The friendly woman ask 5 dollars pp. The accommodations are just OK but you ll get a delicious arroz pinto for dinner. You may be able to cook your own meals if you ask. Fridge available. Wi-Fi very fast. I recommend this place if you have a low budget. Otherwise, suggest you the Hostel Family and Friends runns by a very nice young local couple. Clean, quiet, private rooms and small dorms. 10 dollars pp but manageable to have it for 18 for two if you ask. iOverlander Hostal familial Casa Hograr (on Mapsme) Lodging user 101.4 Police - corrupt police check stand. Looking to fine all foreign drivers for moving out of right hand lane. All drivers doing this. Open: Yes police check stand. Looking to fine all foreign drivers for moving out of right hand lane. All drivers doing this. iOverlander Police - corrupt Toll Booth user -10.0 Somar Grassy area where they will let you park for 5$ pp Had dorms and privates Right on the beach with a really hot pool. Nice place to lay back and chill. Welcoming staff but not the most helpful! Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Grassy area where they will let you park for 5$ pp Had dorms and privates Right on the beach with a really hot pool. Nice place to lay back and chill. Welcoming staff but not the most helpful! iOverlander Somar Campground user -3.2 Chez lola Nice parking lot with shade in a super nice lady's restaurant parking. She let us stay here for a few bucks a night per person, was super welcoming and offered us good deals on food. Can get wifi from the nearby hotels. Has the best price on big beers Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice parking lot with shade in a super nice lady's restaurant parking. She let us stay here for a few bucks a night per person, was super welcoming and offered us good deals on food. Can get wifi from the nearby hotels. Has the best price on big beers iOverlander Chez lola Parking Area user 323.0 Tiny German bar Amazing food. Try the "codillo de cerdo", pork elbow. So good. Open: Yes Amazing food. Try the "codillo de cerdo", pork elbow. So good. iOverlander Tiny German bar Restaurant user 692.6 Tierra alto New restaurant American style food. Fresh fruit vegetables coffee picked from farm. Excellent food and service . Living.wildnicaragua2016@yahoo.com Open: Yes New restaurant American style food. Fresh fruit vegetables coffee picked from farm. Excellent food and service . Living.wildnicaragua2016@yahoo.com iOverlander Tierra alto Restaurant user 615.0 Tierra alto We have two beautiful storey and a half cabins nestled in the mountains twenty km out of matagalpa. All new and up to data . Birds monkeys butterflies views . It's a small working farm . Excellent food. Living.wildnicaragua2016@yahoo.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We have two beautiful storey and a half cabins nestled in the mountains twenty km out of matagalpa. All new and up to data . Birds monkeys butterflies views . It's a small working farm . Excellent food. Living.wildnicaragua2016@yahoo.com iOverlander Tierra alto Lodging user -0.4 Southern side of Popoyo Playa This camp side is directly at the beach with ocean view, a palapa (roof) and a round concrete platform. We discovered it while driving on the road which is running parallel to the beach. It is fenced in and you have to open a gate to drive in. The family which is guarding the place lives ca. 100-200 m south of the location and they opened up the fence for us. We paid 200 Cord for our car per night (we were 4 ppl) and the price might be negotiable however we felt 200 Cord is a decent amount which we paid gladly. There is also an outhouse which is a little smelly though..but better than nothing. We partially slept in the van and had a tent. We were told that there might be some thievery around this area, however we had a dog with us which made everything pretty save. Would recommend to lock up the important stuff. This place was a dream. Quiet..and sunset view. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This camp side is directly at the beach with ocean view, a palapa (roof) and a round concrete platform. We discovered it while driving on the road which is running parallel to the beach. It is fenced in and you have to open a gate to drive in. The family which is guarding the place lives ca. 100-200 m south of the location and they opened up the fence for us. We paid 200 Cord for our car per night (we were 4 ppl) and the price might be negotiable however we felt 200 Cord is a decent amount which we paid gladly. There is also an outhouse which is a little smelly though..but better than nothing. We partially slept in the van and had a tent. We were told that there might be some thievery around this area, however we had a dog with us which made everything pretty save. Would recommend to lock up the important stuff. This place was a dream. Quiet..and sunset view. iOverlander Southern side of Popoyo Playa Parking Area user 36.0 Hotel Monte Verde Campsite, hotel, restaurant+bar. We paid 5USD pp amd stayed in our VW Kombi. Very nice owner and speaks English. Socket+water available. Free Wifi. Hammocks amd soon a swimming pool. Close to the beach. Very accessible. Big rigs fit.Hotel avec air de camping au nord de san juan del sur charge 5$ pp, wifi, douche, piscine belle endroit à l'écart et moins dispendieux Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campsite, hotel, restaurant+bar. We paid 5USD pp amd stayed in our VW Kombi. Very nice owner and speaks English. Socket+water available. Free Wifi. Hammocks amd soon a swimming pool. Close to the beach. Very accessible. Big rigs fit.Hotel avec air de camping au nord de san juan del sur charge 5$ pp, wifi, douche, piscine belle endroit à l'écart et moins dispendieux iOverlander Hotel Monte Verde Campground user 649.0 13km aprox antes de jinotepe Police speed trap. 60km/h speed limit. Police officers where not too pushy for pribe. Open: Yes Police speed trap. 60km/h speed limit. Police officers where not too pushy for pribe. iOverlander 13km aprox antes de jinotepe Toll Booth user 1314.8 Finca El Jalacate Beautiful finca with sculptures in stone made by Alfonso Gutierrez who lives there. It worths the visit. You have to park in the gravel road where the sign is and walk for around one km down Open: Yes Beautiful finca with sculptures in stone made by Alfonso Gutierrez who lives there. It worths the visit. You have to park in the gravel road where the sign is and walk for around one km down iOverlander Finca El Jalacate City (Capitol) user 48.6 Hotel Santa Cruz New hotel in town two blocks from the highway in Somotillo town. It doesn't have a sign yet but it's the best place and with wifi we could find in Somotillo before crossing the border. It's on front of Fritanga Reyes and next to Barbería Junior. Just ask someone and they'll probably let you know (on second street in town to the left after the river coming from ). Very nice owner. Very clean, spacious, basic, with private bathroom (just separate with a curtain) and nice bed. With fan. Big parking lot and safe at night (they close the gate). Quiet too and the owner is a nice Nicaraguan lady that lived in USA for a bit so she speaks English too. 700cordobas for the private room. We got a discount if you ask nicely:) I guess you could ask if you could sleep in the car if you need to be cheaper. Recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes New hotel in town two blocks from the highway in Somotillo town. It doesn't have a sign yet but it's the best place and with wifi we could find in Somotillo before crossing the border. It's on front of Fritanga Reyes and next to Barbería Junior. Just ask someone and they'll probably let you know (on second street in town to the left after the river coming from ). Very nice owner. Very clean, spacious, basic, with private bathroom (just separate with a curtain) and nice bed. With fan. Big parking lot and safe at night (they close the gate). Quiet too and the owner is a nice Nicaraguan lady that lived in USA for a bit so she speaks English too. 700cordobas for the private room. We got a discount if you ask nicely:) I guess you could ask if you could sleep in the car if you need to be cheaper. Recommended! iOverlander Hotel Santa Cruz Lodging user 14.0 Local grocery store Tiny grocery store with some basis: bread, eggs, sometimes veggies, etc Open: Yes Tiny grocery store with some basis: bread, eggs, sometimes veggies, etc iOverlander Local grocery store Dog Unknown user 96.6 Trailwinds Hostel Relaxed place, close to city center with garage if you travel by car or motorbike Great restaurant/hotel where if you're the first one here and the spot isn't reserved - they'll let you park your (small) rig in their garage if you stay or have a meal or a beer or three like we did. Great food - wonderful couple running the place. They also have live music sometimes if you're staying in the area! Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Relaxed place, close to city center with garage if you travel by car or motorbike Great restaurant/hotel where if you're the first one here and the spot isn't reserved - they'll let you park your (small) rig in their garage if you stay or have a meal or a beer or three like we did. Great food - wonderful couple running the place. They also have live music sometimes if you're staying in the area! iOverlander Trailwinds Hostel Lodging user 44.9 Comedor Julia's Nice comedor on the beach owned by a great familly. The comedor is not fancy but food is very good and prices start at 130C. The juices are amazing. We ate there twice and each time the cook (owner) changed the plate to give us a different taste of his cuisine. They let us use the bathroom while we slept on the side of the road. This comedor and this familly were a great encounter for us and defenitely a visit worth. Open: Yes Nice comedor on the beach owned by a great familly. The comedor is not fancy but food is very good and prices start at 130C. The juices are amazing. We ate there twice and each time the cook (owner) changed the plate to give us a different taste of his cuisine. They let us use the bathroom while we slept on the side of the road. This comedor and this familly were a great encounter for us and defenitely a visit worth. iOverlander Comedor Julia's Restaurant user 877.8 Tropigas You can fill a bottle of gaz here. You need to pay at the bank directly. Payment 200 cord for 10 kilos Se puede llenar botella de gaz aqui. Necesita de pagar en el banco directamente. Pago 200 cord pour 10 kilos Open: Yes You can fill a bottle of gaz here. You need to pay at the bank directly. Payment 200 cord for 10 kilos Se puede llenar botella de gaz aqui. Necesita de pagar en el banco directamente. Pago 200 cord pour 10 kilos iOverlander Tropigas Gas Station user 51.0 hotel julieta this is an eclectic hostel run by the wonderful Julieta. we paid $20USD for a double room with a fan. good for stopovers and very helpful with information on Nicaragua. they have had several cyclists. not sure for rigs, no parking so it would have to be on the verge Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Slow Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No this is an eclectic hostel run by the wonderful Julieta. we paid $20USD for a double room with a fan. good for stopovers and very helpful with information on Nicaragua. they have had several cyclists. not sure for rigs, no parking so it would have to be on the verge iOverlander hotel julieta Lodging user 99.0 rene mecanico Good mechanic and honest. I came recommended by a local, for a noise suspicious of the box and ended up being something simple. buen mecanico y honesto. vine recomendado por un local, por un ruido sospechando de la caja y termino siendo algo sencillo. Open: Yes Good mechanic and honest. I came recommended by a local, for a noise suspicious of the box and ended up being something simple. buen mecanico y honesto. vine recomendado por un local, por un ruido sospechando de la caja y termino siendo algo sencillo. iOverlander rene mecanico Car Repair user 0.0 Hotel El Castillo Nice and clean hotel with views of the city and some rooms with balconies. Wifi measured at 3.7Mbps. Paid USD$25/night for a room without a balcony with a double and a single bed, including breakfast. Street parking only though. Would definitely stay again. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice and clean hotel with views of the city and some rooms with balconies. Wifi measured at 3.7Mbps. Paid USD$25/night for a room without a balcony with a double and a single bed, including breakfast. Street parking only though. Would definitely stay again. iOverlander Hotel El Castillo Lodging user 94.0 Finca Mystica fabulous finca!!! they have private cabins and a communal dorm at good prices which they built using cobb. no camping but the rooms are very nice. very good food - breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. awesome smoothies, cookies and brownies. owned by a very friendly American couple who are knowledgeable about the area. the property is well kept. can also arrange hikes and tours. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No fabulous finca!!! they have private cabins and a communal dorm at good prices which they built using cobb. no camping but the rooms are very nice. very good food - breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. awesome smoothies, cookies and brownies. owned by a very friendly American couple who are knowledgeable about the area. the property is well kept. can also arrange hikes and tours. iOverlander Finca Mystica Lodging user 727.0 Finca balcon del cañon de Somoto Marlon and his family live in the house at the front of the hostel gabriela.Se can park next to the house.The parking is not very flat but you can find a space.We paid nothing for both nights.Marlon has bathrooms and showers. In the family there is also Luis, a very sympathetic guide who offers a $ 10 per person tour. You can also have lunch with the family for a very cheap price of the farm (45 pp / 1,5 $ usd) very rich A nice and quiet place with a mervellous family. We really like it and recommend it. Marlon y su familia viven en la casa al fronte del hostal gabriela. Se puede estacionnar al lado de la casa. El parqueo no esta muy plano pero se puede encontrar un espacio. No pagamos nada por las dos noches. Marlon tiene baños y duchas. En la familia hay tambien Luis, un guia muy sympatico que ofrenos un tour à 10$ per person. Se puede tambien almuerzar con la familia por un precio muy barato los productos de la finca ( 45 pp/ 1,5 $usd) muy Rico! Un lugar bonito y tranquilo con una familia mervellosa. Nos gusta mucho y Lo recomiendo. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Marlon and his family live in the house at the front of the hostel gabriela.Se can park next to the house.The parking is not very flat but you can find a space.We paid nothing for both nights.Marlon has bathrooms and showers. In the family there is also Luis, a very sympathetic guide who offers a $ 10 per person tour. You can also have lunch with the family for a very cheap price of the farm (45 pp / 1,5 $ usd) very rich A nice and quiet place with a mervellous family. We really like it and recommend it. Marlon y su familia viven en la casa al fronte del hostal gabriela. Se puede estacionnar al lado de la casa. El parqueo no esta muy plano pero se puede encontrar un espacio. No pagamos nada por las dos noches. Marlon tiene baños y duchas. En la familia hay tambien Luis, un guia muy sympatico que ofrenos un tour à 10$ per person. Se puede tambien almuerzar con la familia por un precio muy barato los productos de la finca ( 45 pp/ 1,5 $usd) muy Rico! Un lugar bonito y tranquilo con una familia mervellosa. Nos gusta mucho y Lo recomiendo. iOverlander Finca balcon del cañon de Somoto Campground user 42.0 Estacion de servicio por tank y boteilla de gaz You can fill pots and tank here. Very fast We pay for a 25lbs bottle 180lamp Se puede llenar boteillas y tank aqui. Muy rapid Pagamos por una boteilla de 25lbs 180lempira Open: Yes You can fill pots and tank here. Very fast We pay for a 25lbs bottle 180lamp Se puede llenar boteillas y tank aqui. Muy rapid Pagamos por una boteilla de 25lbs 180lempira iOverlander Estacion de servicio por tank y boteilla de gaz Gas Station user 223.0 Bomberos Water. Firemen very friendly Open: Yes Water. Firemen very friendly iOverlander Bomberos Drinking Water user 206.0 La esquina Small restaurant with great quessadias. Tacos y pollo. Realy cheap. Simple meals but Mario love is job and can Tell you a lot about it. Good nicaraguan cofee too. Open: Yes Small restaurant with great quessadias. Tacos y pollo. Realy cheap. Simple meals but Mario love is job and can Tell you a lot about it. Good nicaraguan cofee too. iOverlander La esquina Restaurant user 9.8 Don Tono camping and parking Tono, pronounced Togno, wants to settle down and do what it takes to accommodate you. His camping is rudimentary but he installed the electricity for us. There are very rudimentary toilets, showers. Access to the beach all this for $ 10.00 u / s per night notwithstanding the number of people. Tono, prononcé Togno, veut s'établir et fait ce qu'il faut pour vous accommoder. Son camping est rudimentaire mais il a installé l'électricité pour nous. Il y a des toilettes très rudimentaire, des douches. Acces à la plage tout cela pour $10.00 u/s par nuit nonobstant le nombre de personnes. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Tono, pronounced Togno, wants to settle down and do what it takes to accommodate you. His camping is rudimentary but he installed the electricity for us. There are very rudimentary toilets, showers. Access to the beach all this for $ 10.00 u / s per night notwithstanding the number of people. Tono, prononcé Togno, veut s'établir et fait ce qu'il faut pour vous accommoder. Son camping est rudimentaire mais il a installé l'électricité pour nous. Il y a des toilettes très rudimentaire, des douches. Acces à la plage tout cela pour $10.00 u/s par nuit nonobstant le nombre de personnes. iOverlander Don Tono camping and parking Campground user 96.5 Imbir Restaurant Fusion of Polish and Sri Lankan food with great selection of beer (they serve more than 20 different Nicaraguan beers here). They also have live music events. Open: Yes Fusion of Polish and Sri Lankan food with great selection of beer (they serve more than 20 different Nicaraguan beers here). They also have live music events. iOverlander Imbir Restaurant Restaurant user 0.0 El Desayunazo - GREAT breakfast place! Cheap and great food. Free refill on coffee and fantastic service by a huge number of staff. They have WIFI and hold open from 6 in the morning to noon. English menu. Open: Yes Cheap and great food. Free refill on coffee and fantastic service by a huge number of staff. They have WIFI and hold open from 6 in the morning to noon. English menu. iOverlander El Desayunazo - GREAT breakfast place! Restaurant user 176.6 Casa 37 Hostal Just opened in a secure and safe neighborhood with guards sitting outside of the sourrounding houses, room for big rigs outside of the gate. Motorcycles and vans will fit inside of the locked gate to the house. As far as I've seen, this is the cheapest option on where to stay in Managua. For 9USD you'll get a very comfortable bed, free breakfast, use of kitchen, use of their nice pool and super-fast wifi. The hostel is calm and laid back. Extremely clean and well maintained. The owners are very helpful and polite in every single way, and speak perfect English. They have a common room with Netflix, and just two houses down the street you'll find a bar with the best beer selection I've seen in Central America so far. The bar also have ridiculously good and big hamburgers. Apparently this is the new downtown, and you will find lots of other restaurants and shops within a short walk. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Just opened in a secure and safe neighborhood with guards sitting outside of the sourrounding houses, room for big rigs outside of the gate. Motorcycles and vans will fit inside of the locked gate to the house. As far as I've seen, this is the cheapest option on where to stay in Managua. For 9USD you'll get a very comfortable bed, free breakfast, use of kitchen, use of their nice pool and super-fast wifi. The hostel is calm and laid back. Extremely clean and well maintained. The owners are very helpful and polite in every single way, and speak perfect English. They have a common room with Netflix, and just two houses down the street you'll find a bar with the best beer selection I've seen in Central America so far. The bar also have ridiculously good and big hamburgers. Apparently this is the new downtown, and you will find lots of other restaurants and shops within a short walk. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! iOverlander Casa 37 Hostal Lodging user 0.0 Hostel Caracolito Great new hostel that offers parking for vans or truck campers in the shade for 5$ per person/night. There's a shower, bathroom, kitchen, wifi and great hostel vibes. The place is clean and secure. Gates are closed at night. Didn't connect to electricity but I'm sure they wouldn't mind. Guests say the beds are comfortable. They have breakfast for 3$ and free purified drinking water. Laundry available. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great new hostel that offers parking for vans or truck campers in the shade for 5$ per person/night. There's a shower, bathroom, kitchen, wifi and great hostel vibes. The place is clean and secure. Gates are closed at night. Didn't connect to electricity but I'm sure they wouldn't mind. Guests say the beds are comfortable. They have breakfast for 3$ and free purified drinking water. Laundry available. iOverlander Hostel Caracolito Campground user 53.8 parking Trucks A parking lot just before Nicaragua/Costa Rica Custom. it's free, quiet and safe. On the other side of the road, a little shop where you can eat a good food for 100 NIO. we overnight here with our RV (7.5 m / 23 feet ) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A parking lot just before Nicaragua/Costa Rica Custom. it's free, quiet and safe. On the other side of the road, a little shop where you can eat a good food for 100 NIO. we overnight here with our RV (7.5 m / 23 feet ) iOverlander parking Trucks Parking Area user 374.0 Villas vista Masaya plus camping Offers camping place next to casa club where you can find water and electricity and where you can take a cold shower. See for more information the established campground Villas Vista Masaya. We are the same place. For facilitating the arrival possibilities, check the coordination points where you must enter the dirt road in a "U" to be able to reach our place. From this point it is still 1 1/2 km and than you find purple gates and a paved entry on the right side of the dirt road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Offers camping place next to casa club where you can find water and electricity and where you can take a cold shower. See for more information the established campground Villas Vista Masaya. We are the same place. For facilitating the arrival possibilities, check the coordination points where you must enter the dirt road in a "U" to be able to reach our place. From this point it is still 1 1/2 km and than you find purple gates and a paved entry on the right side of the dirt road. iOverlander Villas vista Masaya plus camping Campground user 54.0 Hotel Paso Real Worst hotel I've stayed in in 3 months in Central America. Water wasn't running but they told me it would come on later. It didnt. Electricity would go out for brief periods. Roosters in cages in the courtyard squawk all throughout the night. Bad border town in general--everything closes at 6p and there are barely any places to eat. Best to move on if you can. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Worst hotel I've stayed in in 3 months in Central America. Water wasn't running but they told me it would come on later. It didnt. Electricity would go out for brief periods. Roosters in cages in the courtyard squawk all throughout the night. Bad border town in general--everything closes at 6p and there are barely any places to eat. Best to move on if you can. iOverlander Hotel Paso Real Lodging user 20.9 Hotel Generalife Motorcycles can park inside hostal, nice owner,breakfast included, $25 per night, very very clean, free coffee and water Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Motorcycles can park inside hostal, nice owner,breakfast included, $25 per night, very very clean, free coffee and water iOverlander Hotel Generalife Lodging user 197.2 Restaurant Asados El Empalme A roadside restaurant with a huge gravel parking lot. This is a known stop for many of the the truck drivers from Panama, Costa Rica and all over Central America. We pulled in at night, and slept on the floor of the restaurant. They would let us pitch our tents anywhere on the property for free. Very suitable for big rigs and people with tents. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A roadside restaurant with a huge gravel parking lot. This is a known stop for many of the the truck drivers from Panama, Costa Rica and all over Central America. We pulled in at night, and slept on the floor of the restaurant. They would let us pitch our tents anywhere on the property for free. Very suitable for big rigs and people with tents. iOverlander Restaurant Asados El Empalme Parking Area user 24.4 Hotel / Camping Punta Real Newly opened place (in December 2016) on the lake side. Price is 10 US per vehicle. Wifi is good, power hookup and for 80C you get a decent breakfast in the morning. Perfect place to stay the night when arriving with the ferry at the end of the day like we did. But also suitable for a couple of nights more to just chill and explore the island. Great five minute walk to a sandy beach that runs into the ocean for some cool sunset pictures. Showers (cold) available, toilets, hammocks and swimming pool. Staff very friendly, they helped us in various ways to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We loved this place. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Newly opened place (in December 2016) on the lake side. Price is 10 US per vehicle. Wifi is good, power hookup and for 80C you get a decent breakfast in the morning. Perfect place to stay the night when arriving with the ferry at the end of the day like we did. But also suitable for a couple of nights more to just chill and explore the island. Great five minute walk to a sandy beach that runs into the ocean for some cool sunset pictures. Showers (cold) available, toilets, hammocks and swimming pool. Staff very friendly, they helped us in various ways to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We loved this place. iOverlander Hotel / Camping Punta Real Campground user 217.0 Milara's Cafe New cafe run by Marvin and his wife. they are setting up an internet cafe. Great place to stop and have yummy pupusas and traditional drink. They are also happy to let overlanders stay in their lot for a night or two. Perfect spot if you are catching a flight. Open: Yes New cafe run by Marvin and his wife. they are setting up an internet cafe. Great place to stop and have yummy pupusas and traditional drink. They are also happy to let overlanders stay in their lot for a night or two. Perfect spot if you are catching a flight. iOverlander Milara's Cafe Restaurant user 22.9 Playa Bluff Restaurante Owners were not here and the workers didn't mind us parking here for the night. No need for 4x4 up to this point in our 2 ton van. Owners eventually came and just asked that we parked in their parking area. Highly reccomended Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Owners were not here and the workers didn't mind us parking here for the night. No need for 4x4 up to this point in our 2 ton van. Owners eventually came and just asked that we parked in their parking area. Highly reccomended iOverlander Playa Bluff Restaurante Parking Area user 17.0 Restaurant Campestre-Parking lot Good big place for stay in SJdS. 5$ for night. Friendly owner live in yellow house across the street. Pablo-88343428 claro. The Plase have a some shadow place of the right site . No facilities but we can take water from Pablo house. 3min walk to the super mercado Pali, 15min walk to centrum SJdS. We stayed 4 night, no problems. We can used good wifi from Pablo. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Good big place for stay in SJdS. 5$ for night. Friendly owner live in yellow house across the street. Pablo-88343428 claro. The Plase have a some shadow place of the right site . No facilities but we can take water from Pablo house. 3min walk to the super mercado Pali, 15min walk to centrum SJdS. We stayed 4 night, no problems. We can used good wifi from Pablo. iOverlander Restaurant Campestre-Parking lot Parking Area user 0.0 Camping Villasvistamasaya Please feel welcome to camp in our holiday park, where also houses are available for rent. Please ask for attractive month's rates. We are pleased that more ioverlanders can find us. There are several possibilities to park your truck. Together you can use toilet and the shower of one of the houses for rent or the outside toilet and shower of the casa club when nobody else is using this house more particularly. Swimming pool is ready! You can use the roofed terrace of one of the houses or of the casa club as a very nice option when it is raining. Of course you may swim in the brand new pool and use the open terrace next to the swimming pool with also great views of the lake and city of Masaya and of the two volcanoes nearby, the Masaya and the Mombacho. Fresh breezes and no dust. It is nice, quiet and cool surroundings and dogs are welcome. Prices: Staying USD 10 a night. Showers, water point, toilet, electricity and wifi for free. You can do laundry for USD 2. Contact: Telephone (movistar): 88844229 (Nel) or 88844220 (Joop). Email: nelaverbree@gmail.com (it is nice to write us a day before, so we know we have to open the gate completely, so you can drive in, everything is clean etc.) What's app: 505 88844229 Joop and Nel speak English, Spanish, German and Dutch. After knowing from ioverlanders, that maps.me does not show the road to the park and you can get lost looking for the place, please check the GPS 11.553945-86.083384 after leaving Masatepe in the direction to the lake of Masaya. These GPS is the point to turn to the right in an "U" turn to a dirt road. The turn to the right is an almost hidden dirt road, right after leaving Masatepe on the road to the lake of Masaya. The community is called Nimboja Uno or Arriba (means higher up). Please wait like we all do, when the rainy river is flooding at the entrance of this road. It will not take more than half an hour. We still have no signs of the property, because we are not open yet with all the houses. That does not mean we make a lot of noise, still small things to do only. There is a promise of the municipality of Masatepe to make better the dirt road soon. Mañana, that means that we do not know when. We do what is within our possibilities. Sounds familiar? After turning to the right it is a 1 1/2 km. driving on this dirt road and than you see a purple gate entrance on the right (paved with blocks). After entering the gate you can find the house of Joop and Nel on the right. It is the third building. You get further details from them. Hope to meet you soon and hopefully you decide to stay more than one day, passing time reading, using fast internet, having a walk to see the tropical trees and pick some fruits. Welcome and good luck on your interesting travel adventure. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Please feel welcome to camp in our holiday park, where also houses are available for rent. Please ask for attractive month's rates. We are pleased that more ioverlanders can find us. There are several possibilities to park your truck. Together you can use toilet and the shower of one of the houses for rent or the outside toilet and shower of the casa club when nobody else is using this house more particularly. Swimming pool is ready! You can use the roofed terrace of one of the houses or of the casa club as a very nice option when it is raining. Of course you may swim in the brand new pool and use the open terrace next to the swimming pool with also great views of the lake and city of Masaya and of the two volcanoes nearby, the Masaya and the Mombacho. Fresh breezes and no dust. It is nice, quiet and cool surroundings and dogs are welcome. Prices: Staying USD 10 a night. Showers, water point, toilet, electricity and wifi for free. You can do laundry for USD 2. Contact: Telephone (movistar): 88844229 (Nel) or 88844220 (Joop). Email: nelaverbree@gmail.com (it is nice to write us a day before, so we know we have to open the gate completely, so you can drive in, everything is clean etc.) What's app: 505 88844229 Joop and Nel speak English, Spanish, German and Dutch. After knowing from ioverlanders, that maps.me does not show the road to the park and you can get lost looking for the place, please check the GPS 11.553945-86.083384 after leaving Masatepe in the direction to the lake of Masaya. These GPS is the point to turn to the right in an "U" turn to a dirt road. The turn to the right is an almost hidden dirt road, right after leaving Masatepe on the road to the lake of Masaya. The community is called Nimboja Uno or Arriba (means higher up). Please wait like we all do, when the rainy river is flooding at the entrance of this road. It will not take more than half an hour. We still have no signs of the property, because we are not open yet with all the houses. That does not mean we make a lot of noise, still small things to do only. There is a promise of the municipality of Masatepe to make better the dirt road soon. Mañana, that means that we do not know when. We do what is within our possibilities. Sounds familiar? After turning to the right it is a 1 1/2 km. driving on this dirt road and than you see a purple gate entrance on the right (paved with blocks). After entering the gate you can find the house of Joop and Nel on the right. It is the third building. You get further details from them. Hope to meet you soon and hopefully you decide to stay more than one day, passing time reading, using fast internet, having a walk to see the tropical trees and pick some fruits. Welcome and good luck on your interesting travel adventure. iOverlander Camping Villasvistamasaya Campground user 15.0 Hostel Leyendas This hostel has a parking. We didn't fit (9feet tall van) but we found the parking next to the church and park it there 30cordobas. The owner took us there himself. So nice people. A nice walk to the center. The internet is fast. Rooms share bathroom 20usd simple and clean. The beds were comfy. Ventilators no AC but since there is a garden it lowers the temparature we slept like babies here. The kitchen is open to use and the people are extremely friendly!!! 100percent!!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No This hostel has a parking. We didn't fit (9feet tall van) but we found the parking next to the church and park it there 30cordobas. The owner took us there himself. So nice people. A nice walk to the center. The internet is fast. Rooms share bathroom 20usd simple and clean. The beds were comfy. Ventilators no AC but since there is a garden it lowers the temparature we slept like babies here. The kitchen is open to use and the people are extremely friendly!!! 100percent!!! iOverlander Hostel Leyendas Lodging user 24.8 Miramar surf camp Truly a magic place. Over viewing Miramar Beach with very good surf. The rooms are comfortable. A bit expensive though. 35USD pp kids go free for room in the back with shared bathrooms. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Truly a magic place. Over viewing Miramar Beach with very good surf. The rooms are comfortable. A bit expensive though. 35USD pp kids go free for room in the back with shared bathrooms. iOverlander Miramar surf camp Lodging user 67.6 On the road somewhere We had mecanical problem, so need to stop.. wery quiet and secure .. we sleep two day , and he had a security guard near us so very secure.. you know when you dont have the choice ! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We had mecanical problem, so need to stop.. wery quiet and secure .. we sleep two day , and he had a security guard near us so very secure.. you know when you dont have the choice ! iOverlander On the road somewhere Contact, Pirate user 27.8 On the street, in front of police trailer Free ! Secure and windy ! We change place because in front of the police station its was very noise ! Music and a lot of car so we decide to move and don't choose the red cross parking , but wery near of it. Near of restaurant and everything , its was perfect for one night. We eat at the wok and roll ,, huuuummm delicious 6,5$ us per meal . A good spot for do our laundry the next morning, take a taxi from police station ( not trailer ) cost 60 cord for goes at the cathedral.. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Free ! Secure and windy ! We change place because in front of the police station its was very noise ! Music and a lot of car so we decide to move and don't choose the red cross parking , but wery near of it. Near of restaurant and everything , its was perfect for one night. We eat at the wok and roll ,, huuuummm delicious 6,5$ us per meal . A good spot for do our laundry the next morning, take a taxi from police station ( not trailer ) cost 60 cord for goes at the cathedral.. iOverlander On the street, in front of police trailer Parking Area user 49.3 La Lavendaria , laudromat You can do your laundry by yourself , 6 machine and 6 dryer.. took 45 min per machine and 1 hour for dry! Very nice people .. i think they could do for you ! Parking aloud in front (we have a rv of 30' and ok . Open 8-6 mon-sat and 8-4 sunday. 7$ dry and clean ! Corner of calle la libertad y calle el cisne . Open: Yes You can do your laundry by yourself , 6 machine and 6 dryer.. took 45 min per machine and 1 hour for dry! Very nice people .. i think they could do for you ! Parking aloud in front (we have a rv of 30' and ok . Open 8-6 mon-sat and 8-4 sunday. 7$ dry and clean ! Corner of calle la libertad y calle el cisne . iOverlander La Lavendaria , laudromat Dog Unknown user 237.0 nicaragua Libre this is a community project the is managed by local nicas. They offer excursions by horse to different lagoons near the volcano, cacao and coffee plantation tours and chocolate making classes. profits go to the local community. that being said, the have rural lodging options and meals for an affordable price. rigs are welcomed, maybe tricky for bigger sized rigs but possible for sure. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes this is a community project the is managed by local nicas. They offer excursions by horse to different lagoons near the volcano, cacao and coffee plantation tours and chocolate making classes. profits go to the local community. that being said, the have rural lodging options and meals for an affordable price. rigs are welcomed, maybe tricky for bigger sized rigs but possible for sure. iOverlander nicaragua Libre Parking Area user 53.4 las fronteras paid 400 cordobas for a private room with AC and private bathroom, but NO WATER!!!!! So it was shower bucket!!! This city seems to have regular problems with water alimentation.... Parked my car in a shelter of the hotel, but the place is NOT closed, open to the street. Owners said it's safe, but I'm not really sure.... The hotel is close to the "minimarket" on main street. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No paid 400 cordobas for a private room with AC and private bathroom, but NO WATER!!!!! So it was shower bucket!!! This city seems to have regular problems with water alimentation.... Parked my car in a shelter of the hotel, but the place is NOT closed, open to the street. Owners said it's safe, but I'm not really sure.... The hotel is close to the "minimarket" on main street. iOverlander las fronteras Lodging user 3.0 Olas clandestinas bar & restaurant Nice place to stay overnight right by the beach. The friendly owner of the restaurant lives just across the street and let us sleep in the van for free after we consumed couple of beers. A guard is watching the parking at night and the clean bathrooms are open. Also the cheapest surf boards to rent around : 5 usd half day. You can catch the Wi-Fi called Resident Evil, password is : california* I recommend this place ! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Nice place to stay overnight right by the beach. The friendly owner of the restaurant lives just across the street and let us sleep in the van for free after we consumed couple of beers. A guard is watching the parking at night and the clean bathrooms are open. Also the cheapest surf boards to rent around : 5 usd half day. You can catch the Wi-Fi called Resident Evil, password is : california* I recommend this place ! iOverlander Olas clandestinas bar & restaurant Parking Area user 8.9 Los amores del mar Nice spot in front of the palapa in front of the beach. 5 usd pp. 5 usd for electricity. Bathrooms are ok. Salty water shower. Nice food, but pricy all the places around have the same prices. Hammock sleeps in front of the beach 5usd. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice spot in front of the palapa in front of the beach. 5 usd pp. 5 usd for electricity. Bathrooms are ok. Salty water shower. Nice food, but pricy all the places around have the same prices. Hammock sleeps in front of the beach 5usd. iOverlander Los amores del mar Parking Area user 0.0 Hotel Monte Verde Most beautiful campsite in Central America. Free WiFi, hot showers, clean bathroom, picnic areas and a swimming pool. All size campers and trailers are welcome. Also has a primitive camp shelter already set up so backpackers don't have to pitch a tent. All this for only $5 a person. Also 100 yards across from the beach. And walking distances to several other beaches Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Most beautiful campsite in Central America. Free WiFi, hot showers, clean bathroom, picnic areas and a swimming pool. All size campers and trailers are welcome. Also has a primitive camp shelter already set up so backpackers don't have to pitch a tent. All this for only $5 a person. Also 100 yards across from the beach. And walking distances to several other beaches iOverlander Hotel Monte Verde Campground user 2.7 Daiquiri Bar y Restaurante Inside the mall, on third floor : many restaurants; this one seems to be the most complete. Lobsters for 340 COR (11 USD) and many other dishes good and cheap. Open: Yes Inside the mall, on third floor : many restaurants; this one seems to be the most complete. Lobsters for 340 COR (11 USD) and many other dishes good and cheap. iOverlander Daiquiri Bar y Restaurante Restaurant user 95.3 Finca Mystica Great American owners from New Jersey. Ryan and Angela. Private cabins (cob construction) $38 or dorm $21/couple or $13/single available for rent. Call or email ahead. High clearance vehicle needed or better yet leave your vehicle on the mainland at the harbor. Plenty of tours available on site and amazing food with many vegetarian and meat options with fresh ingredients from their garden or from theirs neighbors. Homemade bread and sweets (best brownies). If you camp at the entrance of the Cascada stop by for a great meal. Breakfast/lunch/dinner. Open: Yes Great American owners from New Jersey. Ryan and Angela. Private cabins (cob construction) $38 or dorm $21/couple or $13/single available for rent. Call or email ahead. High clearance vehicle needed or better yet leave your vehicle on the mainland at the harbor. Plenty of tours available on site and amazing food with many vegetarian and meat options with fresh ingredients from their garden or from theirs neighbors. Homemade bread and sweets (best brownies). If you camp at the entrance of the Cascada stop by for a great meal. Breakfast/lunch/dinner. iOverlander Finca Mystica Lodging user 42.0 La Libertad Casual hostel with pool and hammocks, allows dogs (including in the room). Dorms for 7 USD. Secured parking lot a block away. Wifi is not great. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Casual hostel with pool and hammocks, allows dogs (including in the room). Dorms for 7 USD. Secured parking lot a block away. Wifi is not great. iOverlander La Libertad Lodging user 99.0 Best Western Probably the only hotel in Leon with an own private parking lot. After bargaining we could get a double for 60 USD including breakfast, garage, mineral water, coffee and...taxes. Good wifi. Excellent location close to the cathedral. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Probably the only hotel in Leon with an own private parking lot. After bargaining we could get a double for 60 USD including breakfast, garage, mineral water, coffee and...taxes. Good wifi. Excellent location close to the cathedral. iOverlander Best Western Lodging user 558.2 Police checkpoint - esteli Police checkpoint. We weren't stopped but they had another car pulled over. Open: Yes Police checkpoint. We weren't stopped but they had another car pulled over. iOverlander Police checkpoint - esteli Toll Booth user 821.5 Checkpoint Police checkpoint. Again, we weren't stopped but he looked like he wanted to but was talking to someone else so he didn't have time before we passed thru. Open: Yes Police checkpoint. Again, we weren't stopped but he looked like he wanted to but was talking to someone else so he didn't have time before we passed thru. iOverlander Checkpoint Toll Booth user 848.0 carribean cigar trading co cool little handrolled cigar factory. spoke with guy at the gate about buying a few. manager came out and took us inside for quick tour and to pick out our own. 3 cigars for 150c (5.00) fun little stop. Open: Yes cool little handrolled cigar factory. spoke with guy at the gate about buying a few. manager came out and took us inside for quick tour and to pick out our own. 3 cigars for 150c (5.00) fun little stop. iOverlander carribean cigar trading co City (Capitol) user 55.1 More Than Coffee Great little Nicaraguan/American owned cafe with American breakfast and lunch options. FREE WIFI. Great owners! Open: Yes Great little Nicaraguan/American owned cafe with American breakfast and lunch options. FREE WIFI. Great owners! iOverlander More Than Coffee Restaurant user 0.0 Central Lodge Nice little hostal. Clean private rooms and cute, clean shared bathrooms. Parked on the street but they have a security guard out front to watch the car overnight for propina. Very friendly lady runs the place. Free fresh water, coffee, tea and they have a refrigerator/freezer available for use right outside the rooms. Wifi is fantastic! Very quiet and easy to sleep. Rooms were a little pricey at $28 for 2 people in a private room with queen bed or $30 with AC. They allowed our dog to stay. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice little hostal. Clean private rooms and cute, clean shared bathrooms. Parked on the street but they have a security guard out front to watch the car overnight for propina. Very friendly lady runs the place. Free fresh water, coffee, tea and they have a refrigerator/freezer available for use right outside the rooms. Wifi is fantastic! Very quiet and easy to sleep. Rooms were a little pricey at $28 for 2 people in a private room with queen bed or $30 with AC. They allowed our dog to stay. iOverlander Central Lodge Lodging user 64.0 lucha libro bookstore awesome little , well.organized bookstore with all books in English. if you need to refresh your road reading, this is the place! Open: Yes awesome little , well.organized bookstore with all books in English. if you need to refresh your road reading, this is the place! iOverlander lucha libro bookstore Dog Unknown user 634.1 El Divisadero Grassy parking lot of a restaurant with pool, restrooms, wifi. Paid 10$ USD. Difficult to access with a big rig but feasible. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Grassy parking lot of a restaurant with pool, restrooms, wifi. Paid 10$ USD. Difficult to access with a big rig but feasible. iOverlander El Divisadero Campground user 35.9 Bar Pollo Cervecero The place is good is not in the water, a street before the port on the right. El lugar está bueno no está en el agua, una calle antes del puerto a la derecha. Open: Yes The place is good is not in the water, a street before the port on the right. El lugar está bueno no está en el agua, una calle antes del puerto a la derecha. iOverlander Bar Pollo Cervecero Restaurant user 42.0 Restaurante Bar el Mirador If you are looking for an amazing view over the lake Nicaragua you have it and for free , ideal for a last last before go out Nicaragua or if you are going to Costa Rica . Denis own the place an he is really friendly ! You can have a drink and eat to his place prices really affordable (4, 5 $) Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes If you are looking for an amazing view over the lake Nicaragua you have it and for free , ideal for a last last before go out Nicaragua or if you are going to Costa Rica . Denis own the place an he is really friendly ! You can have a drink and eat to his place prices really affordable (4, 5 $) iOverlander Restaurante Bar el Mirador Parking Area user 68.2 Bullshit checkpoint Cop tried to say we were getting a seatbelt infraction and wanted to hold our license and registration until we could go to bank to come back. We refused, said we would just camp there until his boss arrived or he could just give us a ticket and we would go pay it. We wore him down with more than usually bad Spanish and refusals. He finally just gave us back our stuff and sent us on our way. Open: Yes Cop tried to say we were getting a seatbelt infraction and wanted to hold our license and registration until we could go to bank to come back. We refused, said we would just camp there until his boss arrived or he could just give us a ticket and we would go pay it. We wore him down with more than usually bad Spanish and refusals. He finally just gave us back our stuff and sent us on our way. iOverlander Bullshit checkpoint Toll Booth user 78.5 Police Don't cross the lign, police is checking and gives ticket if you have done it. Finally they didn't hold our licence and we could leave (kids help sometimes) Open: Yes Don't cross the lign, police is checking and gives ticket if you have done it. Finally they didn't hold our licence and we could leave (kids help sometimes) iOverlander Police Diamond, Red user 13.0 Vista Del Pacifico Hostel with cabanas and camping. Beautiful spot just as you turn into the main street for the town. Look for the wall with turtles painted on it and "pizza" written. We camped for $5 per night per vehicle and an extra $2 for electricity for our small fridge in the vehicle. This place is right on the water with a stunning view and great break just out the front. Also has an excellent little bar with cheap beers. Flushing toilets with seats and paper, and showers (cold obviously, you don't need hot showers here!!!). They don't allow electricity connections down at Rancho Esperanza any more so if you need power this is your best spot in town. Even if you don't need power it's cheap and awesome! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hostel with cabanas and camping. Beautiful spot just as you turn into the main street for the town. Look for the wall with turtles painted on it and "pizza" written. We camped for $5 per night per vehicle and an extra $2 for electricity for our small fridge in the vehicle. This place is right on the water with a stunning view and great break just out the front. Also has an excellent little bar with cheap beers. Flushing toilets with seats and paper, and showers (cold obviously, you don't need hot showers here!!!). They don't allow electricity connections down at Rancho Esperanza any more so if you need power this is your best spot in town. Even if you don't need power it's cheap and awesome! iOverlander Vista Del Pacifico Campground user 474.0 Closed to Cerro Negro Entrance The guy at the entrance ask for 15$ then 10$ for our van and 2peoples. Including showers and wc. We choosed to move this spot, 100m down and we stayed overnight for free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Pet Friendly: Yes The guy at the entrance ask for 15$ then 10$ for our van and 2peoples. Including showers and wc. We choosed to move this spot, 100m down and we stayed overnight for free. iOverlander Closed to Cerro Negro Entrance Contact, Pirate user 91.1 El Malinche Really cool cheap hostel not to big and personal. Great staff and secure parking for motorcycles. Can fit 3 or 4. Walking distance to everyting. Hostalmalincheleon@gmail.com 2315-5577 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Really cool cheap hostel not to big and personal. Great staff and secure parking for motorcycles. Can fit 3 or 4. Walking distance to everyting. Hostalmalincheleon@gmail.com 2315-5577 iOverlander El Malinche Lodging user 474.2 El Chocoyero-El Brujo Reserva Natural with a loop hiking trail about 3.5 km long through dry forest. There are two waterfalls, the trail to the El Brujo waterfall is closed, El Chocoyero waterfall is tall but low flow but is situated next to a parrot nesting area in the rock wall. There are two types of monkeys as well as many different birds and mammals. You can camp in your vehicle in the dirt parking lot or in tents in one of the many dispersed camping areas on the trail. Admission is $5 per person, exchange at the current rate if you pay in Cordobas, the car camping was no additional fee. The road is mostly dirt with some pavers and packed rock areas, single track sometimes, high clearance and 4x4 not needed when we were here. It was very quiet except for staff coming and going on motorcycles which ended at 10:30. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Reserva Natural with a loop hiking trail about 3.5 km long through dry forest. There are two waterfalls, the trail to the El Brujo waterfall is closed, El Chocoyero waterfall is tall but low flow but is situated next to a parrot nesting area in the rock wall. There are two types of monkeys as well as many different birds and mammals. You can camp in your vehicle in the dirt parking lot or in tents in one of the many dispersed camping areas on the trail. Admission is $5 per person, exchange at the current rate if you pay in Cordobas, the car camping was no additional fee. The road is mostly dirt with some pavers and packed rock areas, single track sometimes, high clearance and 4x4 not needed when we were here. It was very quiet except for staff coming and going on motorcycles which ended at 10:30. iOverlander El Chocoyero-El Brujo Parking Area user 63.4 Free wifi in Central Park Free wifi outside in beautifull park. Delicious icecreams and posibility for dinner. Open: Yes Free wifi outside in beautifull park. Delicious icecreams and posibility for dinner. iOverlander Free wifi in Central Park Dog Unknown user 63.5 Fullmoon hotel Very nice! Great vibe for travellers. Swimming pool, bar with well priced beer. Clean and upmarket rooms. Wifi, AC, tv, kitchenette. This place is really cool. Parking on site for motorcycles. Maybe one big rig Www.hotelfullmoon.com (505) 2552 0939 fullmoon.hotel@outlook.es Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice! Great vibe for travellers. Swimming pool, bar with well priced beer. Clean and upmarket rooms. Wifi, AC, tv, kitchenette. This place is really cool. Parking on site for motorcycles. Maybe one big rig Www.hotelfullmoon.com (505) 2552 0939 fullmoon.hotel@outlook.es iOverlander Fullmoon hotel Lodging user 56.6 Arlen garden Arlen works in a travel agency (Gecko Travel Nicaragua) and she is happy to welcomed Overlander in her garden. She let us parked for 10$ with showers, flush toilet and electricity. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Arlen works in a travel agency (Gecko Travel Nicaragua) and she is happy to welcomed Overlander in her garden. She let us parked for 10$ with showers, flush toilet and electricity. iOverlander Arlen garden Parking Area user 0.0 JUGOSO Delicious natural batidos. Wifi. Open: Yes Delicious natural batidos. Wifi. iOverlander JUGOSO Dog Unknown user -1.0 El Poza Dinner only BTW. Open: Yes Dinner only BTW. iOverlander El Poza Restaurant user 212.2 Sunrise Cafe Cafe owned by a Nicaraguan/American family, open for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast menu includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, gallo pinto, and more. Also a large variety of lunch items including soup, salads, meats, and daily specials. We had the ham omelettes (C85 each) and a nacatamale (C85) and everything was delicious. Open Mon-Sat 6-3 and Sun 8-4. Open: Yes Cafe owned by a Nicaraguan/American family, open for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast menu includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, gallo pinto, and more. Also a large variety of lunch items including soup, salads, meats, and daily specials. We had the ham omelettes (C85 each) and a nacatamale (C85) and everything was delicious. Open Mon-Sat 6-3 and Sun 8-4. iOverlander Sunrise Cafe Restaurant user 235.0 Hostal Mi Casa Not the most beautiful hostel we've stayed at but it has a gated parking = success! We paid $7 per person and got a private room with a shared bathroom. Parking would fit two cars, height restriction ~2.8m. Possibility to use their kitchen for extra $3. Good location, fan in the room, cold shower, mediocre internet. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Not the most beautiful hostel we've stayed at but it has a gated parking = success! We paid $7 per person and got a private room with a shared bathroom. Parking would fit two cars, height restriction ~2.8m. Possibility to use their kitchen for extra $3. Good location, fan in the room, cold shower, mediocre internet. iOverlander Hostal Mi Casa Lodging user 264.0 Talleres Traelmep friendly Staff, speak Open: Yes friendly Staff, speak iOverlander Talleres Traelmep Car Repair user 613.0 On the street A nice small town to stop if you crossed the border Honduras to Nicaragua late afternoon. It took us about 4 hours all-in-all to pass the border. It's the first town after the border, 45mn drive. Nice, clean with a beautiful small park. The street where we parked overnight is wide and has plenty of space, so no problem for big rigs (ours is 28'). However, don't park further up the street : around 3am, a big truck parked, and they started unloading 50k bags of sugar... The building was a storage... We moved near the park, and everything was fine... Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A nice small town to stop if you crossed the border Honduras to Nicaragua late afternoon. It took us about 4 hours all-in-all to pass the border. It's the first town after the border, 45mn drive. Nice, clean with a beautiful small park. The street where we parked overnight is wide and has plenty of space, so no problem for big rigs (ours is 28'). However, don't park further up the street : around 3am, a big truck parked, and they started unloading 50k bags of sugar... The building was a storage... We moved near the park, and everything was fine... iOverlander On the street Parking Area user -1.0 Mi Viejo Ranchito Looks super touristy, and it is. Loads of local tourists. Food was great. There is some fancy and expensive stuff but we managed to find some affordable stuff. The tostones which are large fried plantains like tostadas covered with beens, well flavored shredded chicken, melted cheese and salsa. Very good. We also got a couple spinach empanadas that were very tasty. They sell really good jams too. I got a passion fruit and Pina jam that is so tasty. Open: Yes Looks super touristy, and it is. Loads of local tourists. Food was great. There is some fancy and expensive stuff but we managed to find some affordable stuff. The tostones which are large fried plantains like tostadas covered with beens, well flavored shredded chicken, melted cheese and salsa. Very good. We also got a couple spinach empanadas that were very tasty. They sell really good jams too. I got a passion fruit and Pina jam that is so tasty. iOverlander Mi Viejo Ranchito Restaurant user 696.3 Police control For vehicule north bound. Open: Yes For vehicule north bound. iOverlander Police control Toll Booth user 173.0 Hotel Blanca Good Hotel with perfect parking just in front of your accommodation. Space for cars and motorbikes. Prices start at 15$ for a simple room up to 30$ for a double with aircon. Lovely and safe town. Just met friendly people. Greetings Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Good Hotel with perfect parking just in front of your accommodation. Space for cars and motorbikes. Prices start at 15$ for a simple room up to 30$ for a double with aircon. Lovely and safe town. Just met friendly people. Greetings iOverlander Hotel Blanca Lodging user 18.5 Hostel Tadeo Decent hostel in a very good location. They have a large secure parking area (no height limit) and a (very) small swimming pool. A private room with bathroom for two people was $30. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Decent hostel in a very good location. They have a large secure parking area (no height limit) and a (very) small swimming pool. A private room with bathroom for two people was $30. iOverlander Hostel Tadeo Lodging user 198.8 Nice Park with beautiful Dinosaurs Our kids love this park - for free! Open: Yes Our kids love this park - for free! iOverlander Nice Park with beautiful Dinosaurs City (Capitol) user 320.8 HOTEL MASAYA Beautifull place with a very friendly owner. Cristian, the owner, loves motobikes and bicicles, so 2 wheels-riders are very welcomed here! big Rooms with AC, shower and great breakfast included btw 10 and 55 dollards.small restaurant and fast wifi. We recommend it ! Very secure parking. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Beautifull place with a very friendly owner. Cristian, the owner, loves motobikes and bicicles, so 2 wheels-riders are very welcomed here! big Rooms with AC, shower and great breakfast included btw 10 and 55 dollards.small restaurant and fast wifi. We recommend it ! Very secure parking. iOverlander HOTEL MASAYA Lodging user 215.0 Parking Lot Of Basket-ball Court Although we didn't sleep there (my kids wanted wifi...), the place was appealing : big rig friendly, basketball court, very nice and clean shadowy park with life sized dinosaurs and some tables and toilets. It felt safe, just like this nice little tidy town. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Although we didn't sleep there (my kids wanted wifi...), the place was appealing : big rig friendly, basketball court, very nice and clean shadowy park with life sized dinosaurs and some tables and toilets. It felt safe, just like this nice little tidy town. iOverlander Parking Lot Of Basket-ball Court Parking Area user 239.0 Casa Inti camping in the garden of the guesthouse. Very safe, nightguard. only for small riggs. Very close to Masaya, Granada,... Swimmingpool, toilet and outside shower that you can use. Fast wifi. Also rooms available and breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No camping in the garden of the guesthouse. Very safe, nightguard. only for small riggs. Very close to Masaya, Granada,... Swimmingpool, toilet and outside shower that you can use. Fast wifi. Also rooms available and breakfast. iOverlander Casa Inti Parking Area user 51.9 paviment road Till here is the paviment. From Rivas to here is paviment, then is dirtyroad Open: Yes Till here is the paviment. From Rivas to here is paviment, then is dirtyroad iOverlander paviment road Dog Unknown user 55.0 Maria del Socoro Great place for tents. Third entrance left of Xalli Hotel. In the garden under the trees, very quiet and safe. Really nice family, we had a good time with Maria del Socoro and her daughter Maria Manuela. Breakfast available with delicious fresh fruit juice if you ask! Good location to visit the island. Eventually one room for 2 persons available. Great spot just 30sec from the beach and the lake & 2min drive to restaurants, hotels, your booking and scooter rentals. Family is very welcoming, said others have camped in the yard (120Cord / night) with your own tent. Made great breakfast 50Cord, great dinner 120Cord. Just before hotel Xalli if coming from ferry. An Uncle speaks English thou only here on weekends thou my Spanish is basic and they got the point across. Has pit toilets and a shower, we just bathed in the warm lake. Might be able to park a camper van near the front. I put some photos of their long lava rock linned walkway entrance. Very nice just ask if you can stay :) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Great place for tents. Third entrance left of Xalli Hotel. In the garden under the trees, very quiet and safe. Really nice family, we had a good time with Maria del Socoro and her daughter Maria Manuela. Breakfast available with delicious fresh fruit juice if you ask! Good location to visit the island. Eventually one room for 2 persons available. Great spot just 30sec from the beach and the lake & 2min drive to restaurants, hotels, your booking and scooter rentals. Family is very welcoming, said others have camped in the yard (120Cord / night) with your own tent. Made great breakfast 50Cord, great dinner 120Cord. Just before hotel Xalli if coming from ferry. An Uncle speaks English thou only here on weekends thou my Spanish is basic and they got the point across. Has pit toilets and a shower, we just bathed in the warm lake. Might be able to park a camper van near the front. I put some photos of their long lava rock linned walkway entrance. Very nice just ask if you can stay :) iOverlander Maria del Socoro Parking Area user 69.0 Laundry Express Self service laundry with really clean machines. wash&dry 200 C$ per load wash only 120C$ per load laundry service also available Open: Yes Self service laundry with really clean machines. wash&dry 200 C$ per load wash only 120C$ per load laundry service also available iOverlander Laundry Express Dog Unknown user 34.7 comedor yrlanis simple, nice, clean and quiet place for eat, great food, cheap and friendly owner. There is gallopinto, fish salad... Open: Yes simple, nice, clean and quiet place for eat, great food, cheap and friendly owner. There is gallopinto, fish salad... iOverlander comedor yrlanis Restaurant user 98.2 Paseo Real Mall Parking of the mall. Security guards 24hrs. Pizza Hut and La Colonia. Open: No Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Parking of the mall. Security guards 24hrs. Pizza Hut and La Colonia. iOverlander Paseo Real Mall Parking Area user 88.6 Hostel Los Cheles Nice hostel with private room for even 4 people for 24$. Half less than the next one hostel. AC, fan, wi-fi, private bathroom, we put motorcycles inside:) they have volcano boarding tour for 26$! The others offer the same for 35! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Nice hostel with private room for even 4 people for 24$. Half less than the next one hostel. AC, fan, wi-fi, private bathroom, we put motorcycles inside:) they have volcano boarding tour for 26$! The others offer the same for 35! iOverlander Hostel Los Cheles Lodging user 68.8 Comedor Nicarao Good food, COLD beer, at very good prices. There's public free wifi in the park across. Open: Yes Good food, COLD beer, at very good prices. There's public free wifi in the park across. iOverlander Comedor Nicarao Restaurant user 705.4 Somoto Canyon Tours Nica run tour operator with cabins and camping in a lovely field on the river. Henry is the local owner and the operation is managed by Brian, a Brit who is here to help Henry grow his business. Camping is $5 pp and there is a lovely shower, flush toilets and the campsite is quiet and serene and right next to a swimming hole. You can hike to a stunning mirador or take a tour of the canyon: jumping, floating, hiking, swimming, take a horse ride or just relax at the river. Tours are very reasonably priced, we did the 6 hour for $30 including guide, snacks and lunch. Horses are $15 for a 3 hour long and scenic ride. Booking online is recommended. Very responsive to email. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nica run tour operator with cabins and camping in a lovely field on the river. Henry is the local owner and the operation is managed by Brian, a Brit who is here to help Henry grow his business. Camping is $5 pp and there is a lovely shower, flush toilets and the campsite is quiet and serene and right next to a swimming hole. You can hike to a stunning mirador or take a tour of the canyon: jumping, floating, hiking, swimming, take a horse ride or just relax at the river. Tours are very reasonably priced, we did the 6 hour for $30 including guide, snacks and lunch. Horses are $15 for a 3 hour long and scenic ride. Booking online is recommended. Very responsive to email. iOverlander Somoto Canyon Tours Campground user 1378.5 Finca Organico El Carrizo Ok go here. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. Go straight here! This place is amazing. The people are amazing. Stay for at least 2-3 nights!!! It's worth the side trip!!! Camping- by donation or eat their super healthy simple organic farm meals, take tours, support the community and camp for free. Meals: 35C/per person/per set meal. Cabanas $20, rooms $10, tours $10. Tours: all worth it! Organic farm of this family which includes a swim in a volcanic lagoon. Local artesanias. Various mirador hikes through the fincas. The finca escultura de Alberta Gutierrez. Local caves. You can also visit Reynaldo's mothers natural medicine clinic for. Bioenergia consultation and recommendations or get relaxation massages from the same place. Seriously do everything. It's good prices. Good people and a wonderful example of community sustainability in Nicaragua. Volunteer options for those staying more than two weeks. Fincaorganicaelcarrizo.Wordpress.com call Reynaldo 85244764 or Marcos 82087168 for volunteering info. Great goat cheese in this town too. But no gas, groceries or booze. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Ok go here. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. Go straight here! This place is amazing. The people are amazing. Stay for at least 2-3 nights!!! It's worth the side trip!!! Camping- by donation or eat their super healthy simple organic farm meals, take tours, support the community and camp for free. Meals: 35C/per person/per set meal. Cabanas $20, rooms $10, tours $10. Tours: all worth it! Organic farm of this family which includes a swim in a volcanic lagoon. Local artesanias. Various mirador hikes through the fincas. The finca escultura de Alberta Gutierrez. Local caves. You can also visit Reynaldo's mothers natural medicine clinic for. Bioenergia consultation and recommendations or get relaxation massages from the same place. Seriously do everything. It's good prices. Good people and a wonderful example of community sustainability in Nicaragua. Volunteer options for those staying more than two weeks. Fincaorganicaelcarrizo.Wordpress.com call Reynaldo 85244764 or Marcos 82087168 for volunteering info. Great goat cheese in this town too. But no gas, groceries or booze. iOverlander Finca Organico El Carrizo Lodging user 654.0 Finca San Cristobal Prices are $5/person for the entry. They will show you the trailhead and don't require that you take a guide but will guide you if you want. Recommend coming up the night before to sleep in the cool mountain air. Photo attached with phone number for more info. Open: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Prices are $5/person for the entry. They will show you the trailhead and don't require that you take a guide but will guide you if you want. Recommend coming up the night before to sleep in the cool mountain air. Photo attached with phone number for more info. iOverlander Finca San Cristobal Campground user 1402.8 La Casa Ecologica Great place. Great food. Camping possible. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Great place. Great food. Camping possible. iOverlander La Casa Ecologica Parking Area user 0.0 Sabor entre volcanes Run by local family, this place offers a few basic rooms and space to camp in their garden. Camping was 80 cordobas per night for our 3-man tent. They also have a driveway area where it might be possible to park a van. Family is very friendly and also offer food. They have chickens, a pig and a few dogs too. Shower, toilet and running water all available, and a few charging points. Access to the sandy beach from their house. Very chilled, local and friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Run by local family, this place offers a few basic rooms and space to camp in their garden. Camping was 80 cordobas per night for our 3-man tent. They also have a driveway area where it might be possible to park a van. Family is very friendly and also offer food. They have chickens, a pig and a few dogs too. Shower, toilet and running water all available, and a few charging points. Access to the sandy beach from their house. Very chilled, local and friendly. iOverlander Sabor entre volcanes Campground user 1481.2 Eco posada tisey This is an eco lodge on a coffee finca. It's in lonely planet as cabanas but has just opened a camping field as they want to welcome overlanders. Great wifi connection, drinking water provided, restaurant on site, cold showers. Waking distance to the sculpture finca. 100 cordobas to camp. Best thing: no roosters!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is an eco lodge on a coffee finca. It's in lonely planet as cabanas but has just opened a camping field as they want to welcome overlanders. Great wifi connection, drinking water provided, restaurant on site, cold showers. Waking distance to the sculpture finca. 100 cordobas to camp. Best thing: no roosters!! iOverlander Eco posada tisey Campground user 4.0 Las Penitas Free Camp Along the soccerfield, space, tranquilo, local touch, less tourism, friendly locals. No shade, but free. Easy access for all rigs. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Along the soccerfield, space, tranquilo, local touch, less tourism, friendly locals. No shade, but free. Easy access for all rigs. iOverlander Las Penitas Free Camp Contact, Pirate user 1369.1 La Perla This is the campsite for tours departing from La Perla booked through Treehuggers in Esteli. Surely they would let people without reservations camp as well but I'm not sure if you would be able to book a tour from here. Tour is $15 in Spanish and $20 for English per group (1-3 people). Camping is $2pp additional. Typical food is also available but we did not try it. Much cooler than coastal regions. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes This is the campsite for tours departing from La Perla booked through Treehuggers in Esteli. Surely they would let people without reservations camp as well but I'm not sure if you would be able to book a tour from here. Tour is $15 in Spanish and $20 for English per group (1-3 people). Camping is $2pp additional. Typical food is also available but we did not try it. Much cooler than coastal regions. iOverlander La Perla Parking Area user 551.5 Condega Central Plaza Free Camp A helpful local policeman showed us this boondock place on the main square. Free open wifi. Shady trees. Close to the police station. Music from bar/restaurant stopped just after midnight ( on saturday night ). Quiet night. Lots of birdies singing in the morning. Park your rig on this side of the plaza near the hostel (english spoken). Pali supermarket on the other corner. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A helpful local policeman showed us this boondock place on the main square. Free open wifi. Shady trees. Close to the police station. Music from bar/restaurant stopped just after midnight ( on saturday night ). Quiet night. Lots of birdies singing in the morning. Park your rig on this side of the plaza near the hostel (english spoken). Pali supermarket on the other corner. iOverlander Condega Central Plaza Free Camp Contact, Pirate user 4.0 Ramsar Lodge This is a Lodge/Camping founded by the 'Comité Colaborativo Reserva Natural Padre Ramoz'. Paid 8US$/2people. Cabañas cost 8US$/pers Clean toilet facilities, cold shower. AND: Thermal bath next to the site. From here one can organize guided tours to the vulcano Cosigüima or Scarlet macaws birdwatching. They organize every tour for you. Ask for Martin, he speaks fluent English as he studied 2 years in the US. One should leave at 4.30am as the macaws are active between 6 to 8 am. Its a 1h drive (24km) and an easy walk uphill. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a Lodge/Camping founded by the 'Comité Colaborativo Reserva Natural Padre Ramoz'. Paid 8US$/2people. Cabañas cost 8US$/pers Clean toilet facilities, cold shower. AND: Thermal bath next to the site. From here one can organize guided tours to the vulcano Cosigüima or Scarlet macaws birdwatching. They organize every tour for you. Ask for Martin, he speaks fluent English as he studied 2 years in the US. One should leave at 4.30am as the macaws are active between 6 to 8 am. Its a 1h drive (24km) and an easy walk uphill. iOverlander Ramsar Lodge Campground user 87.0 Flor de Caña One of the world best Rumdistillery you find here. Cost: 10US$/pers Very nice tour with interesting details and tasting. Vladimir speaks fluent English as well a little German. Open: Yes One of the world best Rumdistillery you find here. Cost: 10US$/pers Very nice tour with interesting details and tasting. Vladimir speaks fluent English as well a little German. iOverlander Flor de Caña City (Capitol) user 11.0 La Selva-Out in the wild Boondocking at its best. Varias places to camp next to the sea. A few 100m lives the guardaparque! Don't drive here in wet season. High clearance recommended, no need for 4x4 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Boondocking at its best. Varias places to camp next to the sea. A few 100m lives the guardaparque! Don't drive here in wet season. High clearance recommended, no need for 4x4 iOverlander La Selva-Out in the wild Contact, Pirate user 119.0 Boots cleaning for motorbikers Francisco Caballero... Super friendly man that will bring your biking boots back to life after the sandy roads trough Nicaragua. Pay him a visit and say greetings from Martin... "The German guy!" He asked for 20 ... gave him much more since he worked like an angel... :-) Open: Yes Francisco Caballero... Super friendly man that will bring your biking boots back to life after the sandy roads trough Nicaragua. Pay him a visit and say greetings from Martin... "The German guy!" He asked for 20 ... gave him much more since he worked like an angel... :-) iOverlander Boots cleaning for motorbikers Dog Unknown user 116.5 motorbike shop parking lot Parking lot of a motorbike shop. Not a closed space, but felt very safe. at night, a security guard take care of the place. Cheap. 20 córdobas per night + 20 per day. No facilities. Near the city center. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot of a motorbike shop. Not a closed space, but felt very safe. at night, a security guard take care of the place. Cheap. 20 córdobas per night + 20 per day. No facilities. Near the city center. iOverlander motorbike shop parking lot Parking Area user 131.0 University Central America (UCA) If you need a break or a place to meet people this is great. Security guys are nice. Safe. Food. Coffee. Nice. Campus. Shade. Prob no camping. Might need to pay a little for parking at some point but for sure it is nicer inside the campus than outside. Open: Yes If you need a break or a place to meet people this is great. Security guys are nice. Safe. Food. Coffee. Nice. Campus. Shade. Prob no camping. Might need to pay a little for parking at some point but for sure it is nicer inside the campus than outside. iOverlander University Central America (UCA) Dog Unknown user 149.5 Hotel la Arboleda Quiet friendly hotel, perfect if you don't want to go into central Managua. We paid 750cordoba for a huge room, double bed, single bed and table chairs and air con. They have a kitchen you can use and a supermarket across the road. We're bike tourers so not sure about big rigs but there is plenty of parking available, feels really safe away from the main road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet friendly hotel, perfect if you don't want to go into central Managua. We paid 750cordoba for a huge room, double bed, single bed and table chairs and air con. They have a kitchen you can use and a supermarket across the road. We're bike tourers so not sure about big rigs but there is plenty of parking available, feels really safe away from the main road. iOverlander Hotel la Arboleda Lodging user 0.0 Sleeping Dog Hostel Great hostel close to everything. At time of post had only been open for one month, so there was a few things to work on. $15 private room, unlimited free pancakes for breakfast, relaxed check out time. Could park 1-3motorbikes inside, maybe a small van.I'm Canadian guy runs the places, super nice. Wi-Fi, kitchen, fridges, water is drinkable. Overall good! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Great hostel close to everything. At time of post had only been open for one month, so there was a few things to work on. $15 private room, unlimited free pancakes for breakfast, relaxed check out time. Could park 1-3motorbikes inside, maybe a small van.I'm Canadian guy runs the places, super nice. Wi-Fi, kitchen, fridges, water is drinkable. Overall good! iOverlander Sleeping Dog Hostel Lodging user 20.0 Behind Restaurant Behind the restaurant you can camp $3 usd per person. Dog friendly. Clean pit toilet. outside shower. You are many meters from the big empty beach. Not a swiming beach! The town is very limited. The camping is hot and dusty. The family is building rooms, and flushing toilts. Maybe the camping will get better. Don't count on eating here. We asked what time the restaurant closed. They said 8, at 6:30 we went for dinner. They said they were closed. Bummer, super hungry and we didn't set up our kitchen and Joe's place too far to walk is only other resturant in town. Side note you can rent a room for $9 per person at Joe's Place and they might have room to park a normal sized rig, also dog friendly. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Behind the restaurant you can camp $3 usd per person. Dog friendly. Clean pit toilet. outside shower. You are many meters from the big empty beach. Not a swiming beach! The town is very limited. The camping is hot and dusty. The family is building rooms, and flushing toilts. Maybe the camping will get better. Don't count on eating here. We asked what time the restaurant closed. They said 8, at 6:30 we went for dinner. They said they were closed. Bummer, super hungry and we didn't set up our kitchen and Joe's place too far to walk is only other resturant in town. Side note you can rent a room for $9 per person at Joe's Place and they might have room to park a normal sized rig, also dog friendly. iOverlander Behind Restaurant Parking Area user 140.7 Jesus Statue Giant Jesus Statue right outside of San Juan Del Sur. It's 26m tall! $2 pp for non Nicaraguans. $1 pp for locals. Great view! Open: Yes Giant Jesus Statue right outside of San Juan Del Sur. It's 26m tall! $2 pp for non Nicaraguans. $1 pp for locals. Great view! iOverlander Jesus Statue City (Capitol) user 0.0 Veterinary C.V.L.O adding a Foto for the place Open: Yes adding a Foto for the place iOverlander Veterinary C.V.L.O Dog Unknown user 540.7 Hospedaje Framar Nice little place to stay right on the square. We paid C200 for 2 people in a private room with 3 beds and a fan. Shared bathroom and shower. The owner is very nice and speaks great English. Excellent value. There is free open wifi at the square but non in the room. We were able to bring our motorcycle in the front and park them inside. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Nice little place to stay right on the square. We paid C200 for 2 people in a private room with 3 beds and a fan. Shared bathroom and shower. The owner is very nice and speaks great English. Excellent value. There is free open wifi at the square but non in the room. We were able to bring our motorcycle in the front and park them inside. iOverlander Hospedaje Framar Lodging user 996.4 Hotel Campero Simple hotel 6 blocks from the square. We paid C200 for a room with two single beds and a shared bathroom and shower. We were able to park our motorcycles in a gated hallway. If you are driving a car you might have to park on the street. No wifi in the room but there is free open wifi at the square. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Simple hotel 6 blocks from the square. We paid C200 for a room with two single beds and a shared bathroom and shower. We were able to park our motorcycles in a gated hallway. If you are driving a car you might have to park on the street. No wifi in the room but there is free open wifi at the square. iOverlander Hotel Campero Lodging user 871.0 Police Checkpoint Cones in middle of road, followed other drivers around and got stopped. Cop asked for license, import docs and insurance. Didn't show the latter. Got chewed out for bypassing the cones. Instructed in the future to await police signal to proceed past cones. Gave us our docs back and let go with a warning. Open: Yes Cones in middle of road, followed other drivers around and got stopped. Cop asked for license, import docs and insurance. Didn't show the latter. Got chewed out for bypassing the cones. Instructed in the future to await police signal to proceed past cones. Gave us our docs back and let go with a warning. iOverlander Police Checkpoint Toll Booth user 660.0 Gualaco-Instituto de conservación forestal Just a safe place to stay for the night. The caretaker let us in and allowed us to camp. Very friendly but not yet accustomed to tourists. Shops and restaurants in town. We gave 50lemp propina. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Just a safe place to stay for the night. The caretaker let us in and allowed us to camp. Very friendly but not yet accustomed to tourists. Shops and restaurants in town. We gave 50lemp propina. iOverlander Gualaco-Instituto de conservación forestal Parking Area user 1.1 El Pulgarcito Food Really nice people! Really good pupusas. Good value food here in San Juan del Sur where most things are a little more expensive than other parts of Nicaragua. Roger the owner has traveled extensively around Central America. This is a good place to charge cell phones too. The chocolate is amazing :) Open: Yes Really nice people! Really good pupusas. Good value food here in San Juan del Sur where most things are a little more expensive than other parts of Nicaragua. Roger the owner has traveled extensively around Central America. This is a good place to charge cell phones too. The chocolate is amazing :) iOverlander El Pulgarcito Food Restaurant user 67.1 Cacao Pool Club Pool located inside the choco museum and hotel. They offer day passes for adults for $6 per person. Open from 10am-6pm. Lots of chairs, changing rooms, and bar. Perfect way to beat the heat in Granada! Entrance is on calle centeoamerica. Open: Yes Pool located inside the choco museum and hotel. They offer day passes for adults for $6 per person. Open from 10am-6pm. Lots of chairs, changing rooms, and bar. Perfect way to beat the heat in Granada! Entrance is on calle centeoamerica. iOverlander Cacao Pool Club City (Capitol) user 59.0 Cacao Cooperative (Factory) The Coodeprosa Cacao / Chocolate Factory offers free visits of the cacao processing facility and paid introductions to chocolate making. A very nice and friendly place worth visiting if you come to El Castillo. They offer excellent hot chocolate (20C$ per cup) also with rum (25C$). Dog friendly. Open: Yes The Coodeprosa Cacao / Chocolate Factory offers free visits of the cacao processing facility and paid introductions to chocolate making. A very nice and friendly place worth visiting if you come to El Castillo. They offer excellent hot chocolate (20C$ per cup) also with rum (25C$). Dog friendly. iOverlander Cacao Cooperative (Factory) City (Capitol) user 59.0 Parqueo Santa Rosa Parqueo a little uphill of San Carlos center. Sleeping in the vehicle is allowed (we had a nice breeze in the night). 70C$ per night. With a little creativity you can park your car leveled. Power available but not sure about the cost (line was cut by a truck when we were there). Dog friendly. Silvio, the owner also has a farm down the access road where he sells beef and milk products. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parqueo a little uphill of San Carlos center. Sleeping in the vehicle is allowed (we had a nice breeze in the night). 70C$ per night. With a little creativity you can park your car leveled. Power available but not sure about the cost (line was cut by a truck when we were there). Dog friendly. Silvio, the owner also has a farm down the access road where he sells beef and milk products. iOverlander Parqueo Santa Rosa Parking Area user 659.4 Somoto Canyon They made an easier entrance for bigger rigs today. Here, on your left, when you drive towards the river. If it's still too narrow, drive 40 metres further to the other Parqueo place on the right. (San Rafael is nicer though). Open: Yes They made an easier entrance for bigger rigs today. Here, on your left, when you drive towards the river. If it's still too narrow, drive 40 metres further to the other Parqueo place on the right. (San Rafael is nicer though). iOverlander Somoto Canyon Dog Unknown user 0.0 Hospedaje Casa Sinai A very comfortable but inexpensive hotel in Ocota. Run by a very nice young couple, this hotel had large rooms with airconditioning and quality beds and pillows. Our $20.US room had a king bed but other rooms had twins, or doubles. There is hot water but only in the morning, not a problem because it is hot here and a cool shower in the pm felt really good. There is indoor parking for motorcycles. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No A very comfortable but inexpensive hotel in Ocota. Run by a very nice young couple, this hotel had large rooms with airconditioning and quality beds and pillows. Our $20.US room had a king bed but other rooms had twins, or doubles. There is hot water but only in the morning, not a problem because it is hot here and a cool shower in the pm felt really good. There is indoor parking for motorcycles. iOverlander Hospedaje Casa Sinai Lodging user 35.8 Surfing Donkey at the Lake Huge hostel which allowed us to camp in their one spot parking space. It was a squeeze! Best dorm style accommodations we've seen. Pool, bar, use of kitchen, free breakfast and coffee, yoga deck, hammocks, fast wifi and a lake front breeze! Bathrooms a bit grotty, but perfectly usable. Dorm beds are $8 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Huge hostel which allowed us to camp in their one spot parking space. It was a squeeze! Best dorm style accommodations we've seen. Pool, bar, use of kitchen, free breakfast and coffee, yoga deck, hammocks, fast wifi and a lake front breeze! Bathrooms a bit grotty, but perfectly usable. Dorm beds are $8 iOverlander Surfing Donkey at the Lake Lodging user 0.0 Tequila Sunrise Nice and cheap Hostel with big parking. Payed 110 for two nights in a dorm. They have private rooms as well. Breakfast included...In case you are a motorbike rider - Honda is just around the corner. Bmw and KTM as well. Good spot to get some service done. Very helpful people... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Nice and cheap Hostel with big parking. Payed 110 for two nights in a dorm. They have private rooms as well. Breakfast included...In case you are a motorbike rider - Honda is just around the corner. Bmw and KTM as well. Good spot to get some service done. Very helpful people... iOverlander Tequila Sunrise Lodging user 694.4 Martina's Place - Hostal Spanish family run business. This place is great value and super friendly. Doubles and dorms available. Large garden, warm showers, free wifi, and breakfast included. Highly recommended!! Free and secure onsite motorcycle parking available Paid secure auto parking around the corner. Onsite scooter rental available at great price! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Spanish family run business. This place is great value and super friendly. Doubles and dorms available. Large garden, warm showers, free wifi, and breakfast included. Highly recommended!! Free and secure onsite motorcycle parking available Paid secure auto parking around the corner. Onsite scooter rental available at great price! iOverlander Martina's Place - Hostal Lodging user 170.0 Al's Auto Service We were referred by Diego at Mind the Gap Nicaragia to Al for some tires. Al was great about getting us tires, helping us get a jack, and he even let us park in his lot over the weekend while we waited to get the tires on Monday. Good prices and he speaks English (He's from Georgia. i highly recommend him. full service mechanic. Open: Yes We were referred by Diego at Mind the Gap Nicaragia to Al for some tires. Al was great about getting us tires, helping us get a jack, and he even let us park in his lot over the weekend while we waited to get the tires on Monday. Good prices and he speaks English (He's from Georgia. i highly recommend him. full service mechanic. iOverlander Al's Auto Service Car Repair user 229.0 Mercada Artisianal Great market for clothes, wooden toys, furniture, pottery and souvenirs. Local feel, not touristy. Parking available on the street surrounding. Open: Yes Great market for clothes, wooden toys, furniture, pottery and souvenirs. Local feel, not touristy. Parking available on the street surrounding. iOverlander Mercada Artisianal City (Capitol) user 0.0 Tito's restaurant local restaurant good food and cheap prices. everyday lunch specials everyday. Open: Yes local restaurant good food and cheap prices. everyday lunch specials everyday. iOverlander Tito's restaurant Restaurant user 106.6 river crossing dry in dry season but assuming impassable in some rigs in wet seasonor beginning of dry Open: Yes dry in dry season but assuming impassable in some rigs in wet seasonor beginning of dry iOverlander river crossing Diamond, Red user 107.2 dirt road from highway to popoyo whole way is dirt from highway turn off until beach. Rivas to popoyo is paved most of the way. it's a good dirt road, but slow in the ol girl with all the rattling Open: Yes whole way is dirt from highway turn off until beach. Rivas to popoyo is paved most of the way. it's a good dirt road, but slow in the ol girl with all the rattling iOverlander dirt road from highway to popoyo Diamond, Red user 0.0 Ola Verde Hotel Nice, clean, simple hotel accommodations with the options for dorm rooms. Camping not allowed. $30usd per night for private room with private bathroom. Water is room temperature and is salty at times. Price comes with AC (air). No TV in room. WiFi was spotty in room but good in the patio/restaurant area. Food was great in restaurant and plenty of bottled water and beer. This is a surf destination and the hotel is right on the beach. The sand is clean and the water is clear. Strong and large waves most of the time so make sure you can swim well. I think this is the best value for the area. Especially for an uncrowded beach. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice, clean, simple hotel accommodations with the options for dorm rooms. Camping not allowed. $30usd per night for private room with private bathroom. Water is room temperature and is salty at times. Price comes with AC (air). No TV in room. WiFi was spotty in room but good in the patio/restaurant area. Food was great in restaurant and plenty of bottled water and beer. This is a surf destination and the hotel is right on the beach. The sand is clean and the water is clear. Strong and large waves most of the time so make sure you can swim well. I think this is the best value for the area. Especially for an uncrowded beach. iOverlander Ola Verde Hotel Lodging user 1000.3 Auto Servicios Miranda This is a repair and parts shop with a huge lot in the back. There is electricity if you have a long extension cord. There is non-potable water and washrooms available (probably nasty, I don't know as I have my own). Guarded 24 hours. I am the first Overlander here and he wants 100 C$ per night as I asked for in/out privileges and that means the guard has to be more vigilant on the gate. Not a bad price. Totally big-rig friendly although the town has streets that are not! Pets are allowed, but at night they have guard dogs so your pets have to be closed in for safety at night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a repair and parts shop with a huge lot in the back. There is electricity if you have a long extension cord. There is non-potable water and washrooms available (probably nasty, I don't know as I have my own). Guarded 24 hours. I am the first Overlander here and he wants 100 C$ per night as I asked for in/out privileges and that means the guard has to be more vigilant on the gate. Not a bad price. Totally big-rig friendly although the town has streets that are not! Pets are allowed, but at night they have guard dogs so your pets have to be closed in for safety at night. iOverlander Auto Servicios Miranda Parking Area user 41.1 Lake site - Free Very nice place on grass and directly at the lake with great view. People are very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the last night in Nicaragua. The music from the restaurant was to hear but otherwise extremely quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice place on grass and directly at the lake with great view. People are very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the last night in Nicaragua. The music from the restaurant was to hear but otherwise extremely quiet. iOverlander Lake site - Free Contact, Pirate user 409.0 Daría Mirador A lot smaller and quieter than Catarina Mirador (also a good spot). There is a gate but it was open on Monday morning and there doesn't appear to be any charge. We didn't stay here but looks a reasonable spot - probably quieter but maybe not as secure as Catarina Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes A lot smaller and quieter than Catarina Mirador (also a good spot). There is a gate but it was open on Monday morning and there doesn't appear to be any charge. We didn't stay here but looks a reasonable spot - probably quieter but maybe not as secure as Catarina iOverlander Daría Mirador Parking Area user 58.0 Casa Barcelona (& Camping) Beautiful hotel 7 blocks out from the centre. It's a woman's project supported by a loan from Spain and Netherlands. Enough room for a small (Eurovan/Westie) van inside the gate but we had to park on small road outside which is apparently very safe. Camping using their facilities is $10 + whatever kilowatt hours you use, and in May they have a promotion for $25 for a BEAUTIFUL en-suite room with fluffy towels and lovely linen. Not the cheapest in Nicaragua, but this is Granada and it's worth every penny. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful hotel 7 blocks out from the centre. It's a woman's project supported by a loan from Spain and Netherlands. Enough room for a small (Eurovan/Westie) van inside the gate but we had to park on small road outside which is apparently very safe. Camping using their facilities is $10 + whatever kilowatt hours you use, and in May they have a promotion for $25 for a BEAUTIFUL en-suite room with fluffy towels and lovely linen. Not the cheapest in Nicaragua, but this is Granada and it's worth every penny. iOverlander Casa Barcelona (& Camping) Lodging user 75.0 No Name Camping Decent sized flat grass field advertising camping. Basic toilet and shower. Only a short distance from the main road and avoids the bumper section of the road until to the Finca. We stopped to ask but there wasn't anyone there but may come back later. Open: Yes Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Decent sized flat grass field advertising camping. Basic toilet and shower. Only a short distance from the main road and avoids the bumper section of the road until to the Finca. We stopped to ask but there wasn't anyone there but may come back later. iOverlander No Name Camping Campground user 74.0 Hostel (Hotel) Santa Cruz This place has unbelievable views of the volcano from its terrace. We met some friends here and asked to park overnight. Despite the car park being empty they were a little reluctant but agreed. They asked for 150C but accepted 100C. No electricity, but obviously showers and toilets. We moved from the slightly sloping parking lot to the flat concrete pad near the restaurant after it was dark. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This place has unbelievable views of the volcano from its terrace. We met some friends here and asked to park overnight. Despite the car park being empty they were a little reluctant but agreed. They asked for 150C but accepted 100C. No electricity, but obviously showers and toilets. We moved from the slightly sloping parking lot to the flat concrete pad near the restaurant after it was dark. iOverlander Hostel (Hotel) Santa Cruz Lodging user 838.2 Pinchos Good spot downtown Estrilli . Selection of nice meat pinchos. The rest of menu pretty standard stuff. Burger, pizza, tacos, etc. Craft beer. Open: Yes Good spot downtown Estrilli . Selection of nice meat pinchos. The rest of menu pretty standard stuff. Burger, pizza, tacos, etc. Craft beer. iOverlander Pinchos Restaurant user 835.3 Turicentro Estelimar (hotel) Nice place well kept garden and swimming pools. Gated and guarded. Charged $15/usd per night but I was in no mood to haggle... was getting dark and not many better options around. Power available with extension cord. Water and washrooms. Pleasant staff. Great internet (no other guests at the moment) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place well kept garden and swimming pools. Gated and guarded. Charged $15/usd per night but I was in no mood to haggle... was getting dark and not many better options around. Power available with extension cord. Water and washrooms. Pleasant staff. Great internet (no other guests at the moment) iOverlander Turicentro Estelimar (hotel) Campground user 702.3 Cabañas Gabriela Really quaint hotel will all services available including canyon tours. They offer a tour package $35 per person includes a night in hotel, tour, breakfast and dinner. Really nice owners, happy to have the business. Great food. Very well kept hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Really quaint hotel will all services available including canyon tours. They offer a tour package $35 per person includes a night in hotel, tour, breakfast and dinner. Really nice owners, happy to have the business. Great food. Very well kept hotel. iOverlander Cabañas Gabriela Lodging user 0.0 bocadillos great little tapas bar. really good food and drinks but the owners (an American couple) here are the real awesomeness. they are super cool, unbelievably helpful and really kind. they saw us circling around town looking for a place and offered us help and a couple of beers to help us chill out. just what we needed after a shitty day. these guys and this restaurant deserve our patronage. and have the passion fruit mojito! Open: Yes great little tapas bar. really good food and drinks but the owners (an American couple) here are the real awesomeness. they are super cool, unbelievably helpful and really kind. they saw us circling around town looking for a place and offered us help and a couple of beers to help us chill out. just what we needed after a shitty day. these guys and this restaurant deserve our patronage. and have the passion fruit mojito! iOverlander bocadillos Restaurant user 710.5 Free wifi Central Park Free wifi in Central Park. Requires Facebook sign in (for some odd reason) Open: Yes Free wifi in Central Park. Requires Facebook sign in (for some odd reason) iOverlander Free wifi Central Park Dog Unknown user 57.0 Pure Gym, Spa and Guesthouse so this place was completely unexpected. really cute gym, yoga center and spa where they also rent out clean, decent rooms for between 21-40 dollars. I think they have 3-4 rooms. best part - you can use the fully equipped gym and attend all yoga classes for free while you stay here!! also a vegetarian cafe and 20 dollar massages onsite. you can work your rig in front of church next to casa San Francisco (a couple of blocks over). talk to eddieberto, the unofficial, official night watchman. for two dollars he will watch your car - it's what all of the hotels say to do so it is legit. I tried to add a bunch of photos but Ioverlander was having a hard time. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No so this place was completely unexpected. really cute gym, yoga center and spa where they also rent out clean, decent rooms for between 21-40 dollars. I think they have 3-4 rooms. best part - you can use the fully equipped gym and attend all yoga classes for free while you stay here!! also a vegetarian cafe and 20 dollar massages onsite. you can work your rig in front of church next to casa San Francisco (a couple of blocks over). talk to eddieberto, the unofficial, official night watchman. for two dollars he will watch your car - it's what all of the hotels say to do so it is legit. I tried to add a bunch of photos but Ioverlander was having a hard time. iOverlander Pure Gym, Spa and Guesthouse Lodging user 694.5 Parque Central Somoto Ample street parking alongside the Central Park. Police told me 48 hours no problem and if I wanted more just supposed to register my plate at the police station. There's been no shortage of parking for anyone who wants. Free, not quiet in the morning, well lit. Free wifi. Might be water available in the park to fill a container... didn't check. Security in the park all day/night. Park closed at 9 pm. I stayed 2 nights and felt safe (in a camper). The usual town drunks who will ask for money but they're harmless. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Ample street parking alongside the Central Park. Police told me 48 hours no problem and if I wanted more just supposed to register my plate at the police station. There's been no shortage of parking for anyone who wants. Free, not quiet in the morning, well lit. Free wifi. Might be water available in the park to fill a container... didn't check. Security in the park all day/night. Park closed at 9 pm. I stayed 2 nights and felt safe (in a camper). The usual town drunks who will ask for money but they're harmless. iOverlander Parque Central Somoto Parking Area user 824.7 Polideportivo Estelí A soccer facility with a parking lot and open field beside. Guard said ok for a night. Not ideal, near highway coming through town so there will be traffic noise, but I was rejected at the spots listed north of town as I came in from Somoto today. There's a water spout beside the building with good pressure so I filled the my tank :) Guard is a nice guy... will tip in the morning if I don't get robbed or kicked out :P Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A soccer facility with a parking lot and open field beside. Guard said ok for a night. Not ideal, near highway coming through town so there will be traffic noise, but I was rejected at the spots listed north of town as I came in from Somoto today. There's a water spout beside the building with good pressure so I filled the my tank :) Guard is a nice guy... will tip in the morning if I don't get robbed or kicked out :P iOverlander Polideportivo Estelí Parking Area user 243.0 La Mestiza Pretty decent Mexican restaurant with cold beer and cold líder A/C. Great service. Open: Yes Pretty decent Mexican restaurant with cold beer and cold líder A/C. Great service. iOverlander La Mestiza Restaurant user 50.0 lakeshore bar chilled with a few veers at the bar here on the lakeshore. very nice people, they have a security guard at night and said he would keep an eye in us and promised we would be safe. we offered a little cash but they said it was fine. great views and good breeze. no facilities, they have a toilet, and there is open WiFi nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes chilled with a few veers at the bar here on the lakeshore. very nice people, they have a security guard at night and said he would keep an eye in us and promised we would be safe. we offered a little cash but they said it was fine. great views and good breeze. no facilities, they have a toilet, and there is open WiFi nearby. iOverlander lakeshore bar Parking Area user 47.1 Mona Lisa Excellent Pizza with ice cold beer and Limoncello. Closed Wednesday. Open: Yes Excellent Pizza with ice cold beer and Limoncello. Closed Wednesday. iOverlander Mona Lisa Restaurant user 44.0 Kite Beach Nice beach for kite surfing! Mobile kite schools are coming here. It's not possible to drive on the beach, but parking beside the road is allowed and surprisingly quiet! Open: Yes Nice beach for kite surfing! Mobile kite schools are coming here. It's not possible to drive on the beach, but parking beside the road is allowed and surprisingly quiet! iOverlander Kite Beach Dog Unknown user 1417.0 Finca Neblina del Bosque It's 27 kms from Estelì deep inside the protected Area Miraflor via a dirt road. From Estelì there are buses coming in the area almost daily. A Germán lady runs it. 5 cabins with restaurant. If you decide to stay in one of the cabins, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for 900 Cordobas per person. You can also decide to camp on the property but we don't know prices. We came in with our 4x4 (almost ;)) RV but the only option was in the parking lot. No way into the green of the property with a car or anything on wheels. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes It's 27 kms from Estelì deep inside the protected Area Miraflor via a dirt road. From Estelì there are buses coming in the area almost daily. A Germán lady runs it. 5 cabins with restaurant. If you decide to stay in one of the cabins, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for 900 Cordobas per person. You can also decide to camp on the property but we don't know prices. We came in with our 4x4 (almost ;)) RV but the only option was in the parking lot. No way into the green of the property with a car or anything on wheels. iOverlander Finca Neblina del Bosque Parking Area user 83.7 Hostalito Fatima There are not many options on this way. This town is just in the middle of Managua and Leon. We found two hotels. One is this one and the other is two blocks south. Very basic room with two ventilators tv, bathroom. No internet. 300 cordobas. If you want to use the parking 50 more for two motorbikes. Parking is no so huge but many overlander can fit inside, but the town is pretty safe. You can leave your car outside i guess. We asked for neighbour house for using their internet and they allowed ;) The other hotel said 600 cordobas and their parking was less safe then this one, but they have internet. Obviously we stayed in the first hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No There are not many options on this way. This town is just in the middle of Managua and Leon. We found two hotels. One is this one and the other is two blocks south. Very basic room with two ventilators tv, bathroom. No internet. 300 cordobas. If you want to use the parking 50 more for two motorbikes. Parking is no so huge but many overlander can fit inside, but the town is pretty safe. You can leave your car outside i guess. We asked for neighbour house for using their internet and they allowed ;) The other hotel said 600 cordobas and their parking was less safe then this one, but they have internet. Obviously we stayed in the first hotel. iOverlander Hostalito Fatima Lodging user 43.8 Pan & Paz Very delicious french bakery with good prices. Strongly suggested gor a tasteful nicaaguan coffee. Open: Yes Very delicious french bakery with good prices. Strongly suggested gor a tasteful nicaaguan coffee. iOverlander Pan & Paz Dog Unknown user 46.9 Margaritas bar and lunch Great chicken dinner and ice cold beer. Super inexpensive. Open: Yes Great chicken dinner and ice cold beer. Super inexpensive. iOverlander Margaritas bar and lunch Restaurant user 4.7 King Curry Nice little resto with great Asian dishes. Garlic shrimp were fantastic. Open: Yes Nice little resto with great Asian dishes. Garlic shrimp were fantastic. iOverlander King Curry Restaurant user 74.0 Hotel Plaza Cosiguina A great Hotel, clean, safe, with safe and private parking lot, breakfast, a.c., WiFi, bathrooms, etc. it's a little bit expensive, but after a day on the road crossing from El Salvador to Nicaragua, was the best price we found to stay and relax. This is the first city after the border, and has everything you want. They charge u$50 per night with all included for 2ppl in a private room (Jun/17). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No A great Hotel, clean, safe, with safe and private parking lot, breakfast, a.c., WiFi, bathrooms, etc. it's a little bit expensive, but after a day on the road crossing from El Salvador to Nicaragua, was the best price we found to stay and relax. This is the first city after the border, and has everything you want. They charge u$50 per night with all included for 2ppl in a private room (Jun/17). iOverlander Hotel Plaza Cosiguina Lodging user 684.4 Somoto Canyon (official campsite) Really nice flat area with thick grass. Clean toilets and a shower. Even a small roof to sit under when it rains. 100 meters to the little restaurant. Ask about camping at the tourist information. We payed 100C or person pr night. The owner comes by and tends to his garten and cleans the bathroom. if you need electricity there is a small extra fee. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Really nice flat area with thick grass. Clean toilets and a shower. Even a small roof to sit under when it rains. 100 meters to the little restaurant. Ask about camping at the tourist information. We payed 100C or person pr night. The owner comes by and tends to his garten and cleans the bathroom. if you need electricity there is a small extra fee. iOverlander Somoto Canyon (official campsite) Campground user 113.3 police checkpoint Officer stopped us and tried to say my US driver's license wasn't good after 3 days in Nicaragua (we'd been there four) and that there would be a fine unless we gave him money for coffee. We made it clear we didn't think it was a real regulation and used extra poor Spanish while remaining polite and he gave up. Our first bribery attempt in 8 months on the road. Open: Yes Officer stopped us and tried to say my US driver's license wasn't good after 3 days in Nicaragua (we'd been there four) and that there would be a fine unless we gave him money for coffee. We made it clear we didn't think it was a real regulation and used extra poor Spanish while remaining polite and he gave up. Our first bribery attempt in 8 months on the road. iOverlander police checkpoint Toll Booth user 73.9 Migración Central Welcome to hell. We went to both of the other immigration offices (in the malls) to extend our visas and in each case they refused and sent us here, although I don't know why. Take a number, waiting over 5 hours and counting... Open: Yes Welcome to hell. We went to both of the other immigration offices (in the malls) to extend our visas and in each case they refused and sent us here, although I don't know why. Take a number, waiting over 5 hours and counting... iOverlander Migración Central Toll Booth user 636.0 Telica Nice free camping spot in front of the Telica Vulcan. The trailhead starts here and it's an 2 hours return walk to the mouth of this nice crater. It's an active Vulcan, so be careful and ask some locals if it's save before you go up. 4wd required even in dry season cause some parts are very steep. We done it easily with our 4wd pickup in wet season. At daytime here some guys of the cooperation and ask for 90 Córdoba per person to go up and at night time we were alone but felt very safe. Quit night and nice temperature. Highly recommend 👍 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice free camping spot in front of the Telica Vulcan. The trailhead starts here and it's an 2 hours return walk to the mouth of this nice crater. It's an active Vulcan, so be careful and ask some locals if it's save before you go up. 4wd required even in dry season cause some parts are very steep. We done it easily with our 4wd pickup in wet season. At daytime here some guys of the cooperation and ask for 90 Córdoba per person to go up and at night time we were alone but felt very safe. Quit night and nice temperature. Highly recommend 👍 iOverlander Telica Contact, Pirate user 57.6 Boca de Sabalos informal camping with local family. The Family lives in a very small house and speak very little spanish. The oldest kids read and speak spanish. only room for a tent behind the house. If you are in a car there is safe parking/camping on the left just before the river. if you are here for a tour on the river we can recommend Migdonio Treminio. Just ask for him in town or call 89213127 The road there is gravel but it is really good and hard packed to even in rainy season you can get there in a car or motorcycle. Did not get a picture from the front of the house but it is on the top af the little hill on your right side just before you get to Sabalos. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No informal camping with local family. The Family lives in a very small house and speak very little spanish. The oldest kids read and speak spanish. only room for a tent behind the house. If you are in a car there is safe parking/camping on the left just before the river. if you are here for a tour on the river we can recommend Migdonio Treminio. Just ask for him in town or call 89213127 The road there is gravel but it is really good and hard packed to even in rainy season you can get there in a car or motorcycle. Did not get a picture from the front of the house but it is on the top af the little hill on your right side just before you get to Sabalos. iOverlander Boca de Sabalos Parking Area user -1.0 CRAZY road #38 The gravel road indicated before is nothing compared to this part of the road 38. One of our top three worst roads in our whole 4 months trip across central america. Steep in parts, rocks, mud, water... really tricky. high clearance and 4wheel drive needed (no axe nor saw since the locals motorcycle it) Open: Yes The gravel road indicated before is nothing compared to this part of the road 38. One of our top three worst roads in our whole 4 months trip across central america. Steep in parts, rocks, mud, water... really tricky. high clearance and 4wheel drive needed (no axe nor saw since the locals motorcycle it) iOverlander CRAZY road #38 Diamond, Red user 97.6 Hostal del Rey Good hostal just one street from the other lot of accomodation for gringos. huge bedrooms with private bathroom for 20$. lucky we had the only enclosed parking spot of the Hostal. It can fit a large SUV (GMC Yukon) or 2 to 3 bikes Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Good hostal just one street from the other lot of accomodation for gringos. huge bedrooms with private bathroom for 20$. lucky we had the only enclosed parking spot of the Hostal. It can fit a large SUV (GMC Yukon) or 2 to 3 bikes iOverlander Hostal del Rey Lodging user 0.0 Hostal Casa San Miguel Really tidy hostel with friendly staff. 20$ for a room (I travel alone) with good wifi both in room and reception, breakfast included. They let me get the bike into my room no problem. There's also kitchen and fridge for guests to use. Around 500m of main park and Supermarket. Highly recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Really tidy hostel with friendly staff. 20$ for a room (I travel alone) with good wifi both in room and reception, breakfast included. They let me get the bike into my room no problem. There's also kitchen and fridge for guests to use. Around 500m of main park and Supermarket. Highly recommended. iOverlander Hostal Casa San Miguel Lodging user -1.0 Rancho Tranquilo A lovely hostel with cabanas and space on level ground out front for overlanders, great vegetarian food at very reasonable prices $3-4. Isabel who runs it along with 'mama' who cooks the food are lovely and extremely helpful. Clean toilets and showers too....right on the beach. Nice bar too! Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes A lovely hostel with cabanas and space on level ground out front for overlanders, great vegetarian food at very reasonable prices $3-4. Isabel who runs it along with 'mama' who cooks the food are lovely and extremely helpful. Clean toilets and showers too....right on the beach. Nice bar too! iOverlander Rancho Tranquilo Campground user 25.0 Fortaleza Castillo de la inmaculada Concepción Monument built to resist the pirates entering the San Juan River to Nicaragua, take boat from San Carlos 140C $ Cordobas per trip, entrance to the castle 2dolares plus a dollar for each camera, a lot of hotel and restaurants in the area Open: Yes Monument built to resist the pirates entering the San Juan River to Nicaragua, take boat from San Carlos 140C $ Cordobas per trip, entrance to the castle 2dolares plus a dollar for each camera, a lot of hotel and restaurants in the area iOverlander Fortaleza Castillo de la inmaculada Concepción City (Capitol) user 350.0 Fortaleza el Coyotepe Amazing historical place, q was initially built as a fortress to defend the city of Masaya, then was given prison use for guerrillas and political prisoners at the time of the dictatorship, tour the basement 2 $ p / p, amazing Open: Yes Amazing historical place, q was initially built as a fortress to defend the city of Masaya, then was given prison use for guerrillas and political prisoners at the time of the dictatorship, tour the basement 2 $ p / p, amazing iOverlander Fortaleza el Coyotepe City (Capitol) user 0.0 parq central de moyogalpa Quiet place in the center of town, next to the church. Wifi, sanitary for 5 cordobas, keys to load water. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Quiet place in the center of town, next to the church. Wifi, sanitary for 5 cordobas, keys to load water. iOverlander parq central de moyogalpa Parking Area user 72.0 Parque central de Altagracia Quiet place in the center of town, next to the church. Wifi, sanitary for 5 cordobas, keys to load water. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet place in the center of town, next to the church. Wifi, sanitary for 5 cordobas, keys to load water. iOverlander Parque central de Altagracia Parking Area user 60.0 parque central de San Jorge Quiet park, near the church, with free wifi, water and electric connection. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Quiet park, near the church, with free wifi, water and electric connection. iOverlander parque central de San Jorge Parking Area user 1510.1 Flor de cana Awesome restaurant on the mountain top with a great view. Mostly Mexican dishes plus various egg dishes, sandwiches and breakfasts - even pancakes and toast. Good coffee as well. Place was crowded with locals so we knew it would be good! Definitely worth a stop. Open: Yes Awesome restaurant on the mountain top with a great view. Mostly Mexican dishes plus various egg dishes, sandwiches and breakfasts - even pancakes and toast. Good coffee as well. Place was crowded with locals so we knew it would be good! Definitely worth a stop. iOverlander Flor de cana Restaurant user 336.0 mirador Nandasmo Tourist lodging, overlooking the Masaya lagoon and the volcanoes Santiago and Masaya, has swimming pool, health services and restaurant. Value per person 10cordob for pool use 60cordob Open: Yes Tourist lodging, overlooking the Masaya lagoon and the volcanoes Santiago and Masaya, has swimming pool, health services and restaurant. Value per person 10cordob for pool use 60cordob iOverlander mirador Nandasmo City (Capitol) user 49.0 Ruinas de León Viejo Historical and archeological site of the first capital of Nicaragua, the population was transferred to 60km, what today is known as new Leon. Open: Yes Historical and archeological site of the first capital of Nicaragua, the population was transferred to 60km, what today is known as new Leon. iOverlander Ruinas de León Viejo City (Capitol) user 648.8 Police check Checked passports, waived us on. Friendly Open: Yes Checked passports, waived us on. Friendly iOverlander Police check Toll Booth user -14.7 Beach entrance There a various entrance along the road. This one we like the most. It is the entrance to the beach. So there are cars coming and going aswell as peoples. But nice to stay overnight. Wouldn't say its really beautifull. But close to the beach. We felt safe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes There a various entrance along the road. This one we like the most. It is the entrance to the beach. So there are cars coming and going aswell as peoples. But nice to stay overnight. Wouldn't say its really beautifull. But close to the beach. We felt safe. iOverlander Beach entrance Contact, Pirate user 9.1 Oriental market Nice Market. Has everything from fruits to car parts. It is hough! They told us that it is not that safe... so don't take a lot of things with you. We had the feeling that they don't like if you take pictures... Open: Yes Nice Market. Has everything from fruits to car parts. It is hough! They told us that it is not that safe... so don't take a lot of things with you. We had the feeling that they don't like if you take pictures... iOverlander Oriental market City (Capitol) user 225.5 Guirilas de Anton Typical Nicaraguan food made out of corn and cheese, inexpensive and nutritive!! Delicious ask for Anton he and his family will serve you with a smile!! Open: Yes Typical Nicaraguan food made out of corn and cheese, inexpensive and nutritive!! Delicious ask for Anton he and his family will serve you with a smile!! iOverlander Guirilas de Anton Restaurant user 5.0 Big Fish Great double and triple rooms. Air-conditioning, TV, WiFi. We paid $35 for triple and way nicer than the others we looked at nearby. Gorgeous little beach directly over the road and free use of sunbeds. Also free coffee and cake in morning and free water refills. Fantastic bakery 1 minute down road and 2 of the best eateries super close (Sea Side Grill and Maris Comedor). 10 mins and 20 cords in taxi from airport and ferry. Definitely worth staying a night or 2 to/from Little Corn. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Great double and triple rooms. Air-conditioning, TV, WiFi. We paid $35 for triple and way nicer than the others we looked at nearby. Gorgeous little beach directly over the road and free use of sunbeds. Also free coffee and cake in morning and free water refills. Fantastic bakery 1 minute down road and 2 of the best eateries super close (Sea Side Grill and Maris Comedor). 10 mins and 20 cords in taxi from airport and ferry. Definitely worth staying a night or 2 to/from Little Corn. iOverlander Big Fish Lodging user 0.0 Hotel Austria Nice hotel. paid 75$ USD per night. two beds. fast wifi. They have a separate parking lot that fit our 3m tall van. definitely could fit a bigger car in the lot too. price includes breakfast. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice hotel. paid 75$ USD per night. two beds. fast wifi. They have a separate parking lot that fit our 3m tall van. definitely could fit a bigger car in the lot too. price includes breakfast. iOverlander Hotel Austria Lodging user 31.3 Restaurant Malinche Private room for $10/night, camping available for one camper next to the road, tent and hammock spots. lovely swimming beach right in front. restaurant serves food all day which is delicious and cheap (Nica plate 70 c, smoothies 35c). Friendly staff and dog friendly. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Private room for $10/night, camping available for one camper next to the road, tent and hammock spots. lovely swimming beach right in front. restaurant serves food all day which is delicious and cheap (Nica plate 70 c, smoothies 35c). Friendly staff and dog friendly. iOverlander Restaurant Malinche Lodging user