iOverlander Hotel El Faro There is indoor parking here, but might be hard to fit anything with a big roof rack, or larger than an SUV. Very friendly service. Sketchy neighborhood. Showers were hot sometimes. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No There is indoor parking here, but might be hard to fit anything with a big roof rack, or larger than an SUV. Very friendly service. Sketchy neighborhood. Showers were hot sometimes. iOverlander Hotel El Faro Lodging user 0.0 El Hostal / Sunzal Point Surf Lodge Parking and big open area to camp surrounding the hostel. Just watch out for the mango trees. Several cheap eateries nearby. Two minutes walk to the beach. Surfing is about the only thing to do here. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Parking and big open area to camp surrounding the hostel. Just watch out for the mango trees. Several cheap eateries nearby. Two minutes walk to the beach. Surfing is about the only thing to do here. iOverlander El Hostal / Sunzal Point Surf Lodge Campground user 1481.7 Portezuelo Park The best kept secret in El Salvador. Friendly staff, awesome camp sites, plenty of firewood and a huge fire ring. Also, the food fair on weekends shouldn't be missed. Can take a horseback tour of the coffee plantation for $20 per person. Electricity available in restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes The best kept secret in El Salvador. Friendly staff, awesome camp sites, plenty of firewood and a huge fire ring. Also, the food fair on weekends shouldn't be missed. Can take a horseback tour of the coffee plantation for $20 per person. Electricity available in restaurant. iOverlander Portezuelo Park Campground user Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Breakfast included. Excellent kitchen and spacious rooms in a good neighborhood of San Salvador. Has indoor parking two vehicles as long as they aren't bigger than a 3rd gen 4Runner. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Breakfast included. Excellent kitchen and spacious rooms in a good neighborhood of San Salvador. Has indoor parking two vehicles as long as they aren't bigger than a 3rd gen 4Runner. iOverlander Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Lodging user 0.0 Hotel King Palace Has a pool and secure parking across the street. Good place to stop if you want to do the crossing through Honduras to Nicaragua in one day. Wifi and computer terminals available. Parking available nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Has a pool and secure parking across the street. Good place to stop if you want to do the crossing through Honduras to Nicaragua in one day. Wifi and computer terminals available. Parking available nearby. iOverlander Hotel King Palace Lodging user Continental Plaza TV, minibar, aircon & incls breakfast Open: Yes TV, minibar, aircon & incls breakfast iOverlander Continental Plaza Lodging user -5.0 Firewood Hotel Use of communal toilets & shower. Bar and safe parking Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Use of communal toilets & shower. Bar and safe parking iOverlander Firewood Hotel Parking Area user 675.0 Hostal Casa Frolaz & Quattro Estaciones Restaurant Off season had a dorm room (4 beds) to ourselves. Hot Shower & toilet, wifi & secure parking. The downstairs is run as a restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: Yes Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Off season had a dorm room (4 beds) to ourselves. Hot Shower & toilet, wifi & secure parking. The downstairs is run as a restaurant. iOverlander Hostal Casa Frolaz & Quattro Estaciones Restaurant Lodging user 0.0 Hotel Vision Inn and Suites Beautiful place above the town. Price: $ 10.00 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful place above the town. Price: $ 10.00 iOverlander Hotel Vision Inn and Suites Lodging user 1.0 Cangue hostel Super chill small locals surf hostel on the beach. Parking in grass lot behind the hostel. Really quiet most of the time- occasional [good/big] weekend parties. Toilets, outdoor shower, access to kitchen, access to electricity for the parking spots closest to the main hostel. No wifi. Cars: $10 per car, 2 people. Tent camping $5/person. Rooms $10/15 s/d. Access through the back- turning left off at the last road before the main road ends. Access through marked gate on right. Families better to stay at hotel next door. Juan runs the place and him and the crew that helps around or hangs around the hostel are all great people. The extra dollar or two you might spend camping will be well worth the local experience and good vibes of this place- and you'll make up for it with cheap-ness of local food and beers. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Super chill small locals surf hostel on the beach. Parking in grass lot behind the hostel. Really quiet most of the time- occasional [good/big] weekend parties. Toilets, outdoor shower, access to kitchen, access to electricity for the parking spots closest to the main hostel. No wifi. Cars: $10 per car, 2 people. Tent camping $5/person. Rooms $10/15 s/d. Access through the back- turning left off at the last road before the main road ends. Access through marked gate on right. Families better to stay at hotel next door. Juan runs the place and him and the crew that helps around or hangs around the hostel are all great people. The extra dollar or two you might spend camping will be well worth the local experience and good vibes of this place- and you'll make up for it with cheap-ness of local food and beers. iOverlander Cangue hostel Lodging user 5.0 Rancho Clemente A little paradise at the Restaurante Playa Clemente Jagüey Price: $ 5.00 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A little paradise at the Restaurante Playa Clemente Jagüey Price: $ 5.00 iOverlander Rancho Clemente Parking Area user 0.0 El Mangal, Suchitoto El Mangal Restaurant and swimming pool. $8 per night. Power available from toilet block with long lead. Water available from near shower block with long hose. Flush toilets and cold showers. Bus 60c up hill to town. Restaurant only open for lunch. Small cabins also available. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water El Mangal Restaurant and swimming pool. $8 per night. Power available from toilet block with long lead. Water available from near shower block with long hose. Flush toilets and cold showers. Bus 60c up hill to town. Restaurant only open for lunch. Small cabins also available. iOverlander El Mangal, Suchitoto Parking Area user 2005.0 Cerro Verde National Park $3 to enter the park and $1 for car. Can camp in the large gravle parking lot or if you ask the police stationed there you can park furthur down in the park. The lot gets busy but is dead quite once the park closes around 5PM, police stationed overnight (they live there). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $3 to enter the park and $1 for car. Can camp in the large gravle parking lot or if you ask the police stationed there you can park furthur down in the park. The lot gets busy but is dead quite once the park closes around 5PM, police stationed overnight (they live there). iOverlander Cerro Verde National Park Parking Area user Shell Gas Station, El Salvador USD6 to stay. Toilets. No other facilities. Secure parking area behind gas station. Open: Yes USD6 to stay. Toilets. No other facilities. Secure parking area behind gas station. iOverlander Shell Gas Station, El Salvador Parking Area user 0.0 Laguna de Alegria $2 entry fee. Outhouses around lake but they are pretty grim. Camping near entrance on lake shore for a large vehicle– Many spots around lake for smaller vehicles. Height issues due to low hanging trees for vehicles over 3 metres. Locked overnight. 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 $2 entry fee. Outhouses around lake but they are pretty grim. Camping near entrance on lake shore for a large vehicle– Many spots around lake for smaller vehicles. Height issues due to low hanging trees for vehicles over 3 metres. Locked overnight. iOverlander Laguna de Alegria Campground user 20.1 Roots Campground, El Tunco $10 ($5 per person) a day on grass lot near "downtown," after 6 days the price drops to $8. Entrance is just past the turist police on the left right before Jaguar bar. It is up against the D'rocas beachfront bar for easy access to the beach. The bar also has wifi and a pool. Electicity was available only by the cabana in the back and might be by the bathrooms, charged us $3 for the duration of our stay... I am sure it is negotiable. Cold slightly salty showers. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes $10 ($5 per person) a day on grass lot near "downtown," after 6 days the price drops to $8. Entrance is just past the turist police on the left right before Jaguar bar. It is up against the D'rocas beachfront bar for easy access to the beach. The bar also has wifi and a pool. Electicity was available only by the cabana in the back and might be by the bathrooms, charged us $3 for the duration of our stay... I am sure it is negotiable. Cold slightly salty showers. iOverlander Roots Campground, El Tunco Campground user -0.9 Las Flores Beach - Family Residence Open lot overlooking the beach with easy beach access next to a family home. The frendly family in the home allowed us to stay with no charge. Open: Yes Wifi: No Restaurant: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Open lot overlooking the beach with easy beach access next to a family home. The frendly family in the home allowed us to stay with no charge. iOverlander Las Flores Beach - Family Residence Contact, Pirate user 643.5 La Poza De La Culebra-Rio Sapo Protected Area On the right day this would probably be one of the highlights of El Salvador. Remote, quite, isolated camping on the banks of the Rio Sapo with swiming holes and hikes to nearby waterfalls. $5 for a couple in a gated camp, pit toilets, showers (occationally) and cooking area (fire wood supplied). The turquoise river is the "cleanest in El Salvador." If possible avoid arriving after rain as the river fills with run off and looses its color. Also, we were swarmed by termites at dusk after a rain though believe it to be a freak isolated occurance. The roads in is not on OSM and require good ground clearence. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes On the right day this would probably be one of the highlights of El Salvador. Remote, quite, isolated camping on the banks of the Rio Sapo with swiming holes and hikes to nearby waterfalls. $5 for a couple in a gated camp, pit toilets, showers (occationally) and cooking area (fire wood supplied). The turquoise river is the "cleanest in El Salvador." If possible avoid arriving after rain as the river fills with run off and looses its color. Also, we were swarmed by termites at dusk after a rain though believe it to be a freak isolated occurance. The roads in is not on OSM and require good ground clearence. iOverlander La Poza De La Culebra-Rio Sapo Protected Area Campground user 81.0 Hotel Larios Conveniently located along the Panamericana 15km before the boarder to Honduras. Room with ants on floor and mosquitoes hungry for your weary flesh. Wifi does not work anywhere, walked all around trying to get a signal: nothing. We complained about the room, but lady was unhelpful. At least the AC works. Parking with cameras, but they don't close the gate. Not recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Unknown Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Conveniently located along the Panamericana 15km before the boarder to Honduras. Room with ants on floor and mosquitoes hungry for your weary flesh. Wifi does not work anywhere, walked all around trying to get a signal: nothing. We complained about the room, but lady was unhelpful. At least the AC works. Parking with cameras, but they don't close the gate. Not recommended. iOverlander Hotel Larios Lodging user 0.0 Rio Mar Camping in a dry grassy lot inches from the sand, electric hookups, bar/restaurant on site has ice cold beers for a dollar, clean bathrooms and showers, walking distance to bars/restaurants, you can use the facilities over at La Tortuga Verde if you want (we were perfectly content with our private beach) – CONS: no wifi (not even our Claro stick worked here), lot is full of coco-palms so keep your eye out for falling coconuts – 10 USD/night, has a dance party every Saturday night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in a dry grassy lot inches from the sand, electric hookups, bar/restaurant on site has ice cold beers for a dollar, clean bathrooms and showers, walking distance to bars/restaurants, you can use the facilities over at La Tortuga Verde if you want (we were perfectly content with our private beach) – CONS: no wifi (not even our Claro stick worked here), lot is full of coco-palms so keep your eye out for falling coconuts – 10 USD/night, has a dance party every Saturday night. iOverlander Rio Mar Parking Area user 3.1 Hostal Sol y Mar Small hostal/parking lot/pulperia/restaurant. Camping is in the back by the hostal. On the main street of El Tunco, new camp kitchen has been built since we were here in April 2014. 6usd/night. Electric available for an extra 2usd/night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Small hostal/parking lot/pulperia/restaurant. Camping is in the back by the hostal. On the main street of El Tunco, new camp kitchen has been built since we were here in April 2014. 6usd/night. Electric available for an extra 2usd/night. iOverlander Hostal Sol y Mar Parking Area user 6.0 Mopelia Gardens Clean and comfortable cabinas off the beach with hammocks on the porch. $25/night. Has parking, swimming pool, and s restaurant stocked with tons of craft beer. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Clean and comfortable cabinas off the beach with hammocks on the porch. $25/night. Has parking, swimming pool, and s restaurant stocked with tons of craft beer. iOverlander Mopelia Gardens Lodging user 0.0 Posa da Luna Little hotel with 9 rooms (each room has little patio with hammock and chair), swimming pool and kitchen to use. Very relaxed atmosphere. Our room had A/C unit and ceiling fan. We paid $25 for the whole room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: No Little hotel with 9 rooms (each room has little patio with hammock and chair), swimming pool and kitchen to use. Very relaxed atmosphere. Our room had A/C unit and ceiling fan. We paid $25 for the whole room. iOverlander Posa da Luna Lodging user 905.0 Termales De Alicante For $5 per person, we were given a flat parking lot right next to the thermal pools and restaurant. This is a very well kept and secure establishment with beautiful nature surrounding it. Highly recommended after (or before) a long and annoying border crossing. Watch out though , they get tricky, when we were ready to pay another day they asked for $ 30.00. Had to argue with them about the price, not the first instance South of Mexico. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes For $5 per person, we were given a flat parking lot right next to the thermal pools and restaurant. This is a very well kept and secure establishment with beautiful nature surrounding it. Highly recommended after (or before) a long and annoying border crossing. Watch out though , they get tricky, when we were ready to pay another day they asked for $ 30.00. Had to argue with them about the price, not the first instance South of Mexico. iOverlander Termales De Alicante Parking Area user -2.0 Layback hostel Free secure parking. 100m to beach. 3 good surf breaks within 5 min walk. Kitchen use, coffee, wifi and h20 included. $7 pp for dorm. Camping possible, but no space for tents. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Free secure parking. 100m to beach. 3 good surf breaks within 5 min walk. Kitchen use, coffee, wifi and h20 included. $7 pp for dorm. Camping possible, but no space for tents. iOverlander Layback hostel Lodging user 3.0 Hotel y centro recreativo Sunzal Parkinglot near the restaurant, under some shady trees. Just some meters away from the beautiful beach. We did not use the pool, it was really dirty. Toilets available, but just outside showers. There are two entrances, take the first left on the road to the beach. 8 USD/night, electricity included (long wire, connected at restaurant). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parkinglot near the restaurant, under some shady trees. Just some meters away from the beautiful beach. We did not use the pool, it was really dirty. Toilets available, but just outside showers. There are two entrances, take the first left on the road to the beach. 8 USD/night, electricity included (long wire, connected at restaurant). iOverlander Hotel y centro recreativo Sunzal Parking Area user 904.0 Termales de Santa Teresa ... Try your bargain skills ;-) panamericana2013: watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Z8eOWblPY Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes ... Try your bargain skills ;-) panamericana2013: watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Z8eOWblPY iOverlander Termales de Santa Teresa Parking Area user 1.0 Rancho Y Mariscadas Mama Juany Parqueo Y Cabanas This is a secure family-run site with a restaurant, small RV parking lot (our truck camper fit comfortably at 24'long x 11.8' high x 9' wide), and cabanas. Nothing fancy, but has banos and outdoor showers. The cabanas are $12, or if you sleep in your camper like we do, it's only $5/night. Lots of palm shade, super nice family, Dad speaks English, has a place to wash your laundry, and a walk-thru to El Cuco beach. Very fast wifi, electricity and a swimming pool included. Right on the ocean Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a secure family-run site with a restaurant, small RV parking lot (our truck camper fit comfortably at 24'long x 11.8' high x 9' wide), and cabanas. Nothing fancy, but has banos and outdoor showers. The cabanas are $12, or if you sleep in your camper like we do, it's only $5/night. Lots of palm shade, super nice family, Dad speaks English, has a place to wash your laundry, and a walk-thru to El Cuco beach. Very fast wifi, electricity and a swimming pool included. Right on the ocean iOverlander Rancho Y Mariscadas Mama Juany Parqueo Y Cabanas Campground user 7.7 D'Takito Horizonte Surf Hotel Great hostel with large place to park and camp for $10 a night which includes wifi, showers, use of kitchen and use of the amazing pools (x2) and lounging areas upstairs which look onto the beach. They can provide long extensions for electric hookups but no water hookup. It may be possible to tent camp but unsure. There is space for large rigs but the roads on the way down are narrow so may be tight. We are in a Westy and there was plenty of room for higher and longer rigs than us. They have 2 dogs, unsure if they would let you in with other pets. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great hostel with large place to park and camp for $10 a night which includes wifi, showers, use of kitchen and use of the amazing pools (x2) and lounging areas upstairs which look onto the beach. They can provide long extensions for electric hookups but no water hookup. It may be possible to tent camp but unsure. There is space for large rigs but the roads on the way down are narrow so may be tight. We are in a Westy and there was plenty of room for higher and longer rigs than us. They have 2 dogs, unsure if they would let you in with other pets. iOverlander D'Takito Horizonte Surf Hotel Lodging user 10.3 Cafe Mezcal 4x4 with low box only. Beautiful spot right on the beach but sand very soft. We arrived at 21.30 and they cooked a wonderful fish meal for us after a horrendous border crossing where they initially refused entry into El Salvador even though we had an official permit to bring our RHD vehicle in. Problem was our UK vehicle registration states it is not proof of ownership. Eventually, with help of a fixer and a letter from a local agent requesting a 24 hour pass through the country we managed to meet with 'administration ' and persuade him that the truck was BFF ours and he gave us the full 60 day pass! Be very careful, they confiscate at least 1 car a week ( but these usually have Guatemalan or Salvador plates). I recommend using a fixer here, ours caught up with us on his motor bike, he asked $20 and I gave him $40 as without him it would have cost $600 to be escorted back to Mexico and another 90 days before we could get back into Guatemala. Meal and 3 large beers cos $25 and nothing extra to camp. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 4x4 with low box only. Beautiful spot right on the beach but sand very soft. We arrived at 21.30 and they cooked a wonderful fish meal for us after a horrendous border crossing where they initially refused entry into El Salvador even though we had an official permit to bring our RHD vehicle in. Problem was our UK vehicle registration states it is not proof of ownership. Eventually, with help of a fixer and a letter from a local agent requesting a 24 hour pass through the country we managed to meet with 'administration ' and persuade him that the truck was BFF ours and he gave us the full 60 day pass! Be very careful, they confiscate at least 1 car a week ( but these usually have Guatemalan or Salvador plates). I recommend using a fixer here, ours caught up with us on his motor bike, he asked $20 and I gave him $40 as without him it would have cost $600 to be escorted back to Mexico and another 90 days before we could get back into Guatemala. Meal and 3 large beers cos $25 and nothing extra to camp. iOverlander Cafe Mezcal Parking Area user 21.0 La Tortuga Verde Hotel/campground right on the beach owned by an American from New York, same owner as Rio Mar down the street. Camping $10.00/ night for two including electricity. The place seems to be a popular one. Restaurant and bar on site. A/C room for $30 per night, or fan only for $25. Free activities like liberating baby sea tutles, yoga, etc. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel/campground right on the beach owned by an American from New York, same owner as Rio Mar down the street. Camping $10.00/ night for two including electricity. The place seems to be a popular one. Restaurant and bar on site. A/C room for $30 per night, or fan only for $25. Free activities like liberating baby sea tutles, yoga, etc. iOverlander La Tortuga Verde Campground user 737.6 Nacional Parque El Impossible Camping in a grassy field. The park entrance is at the end of a very rough road , need 4x4 and low gears for road. Not a go out of the way spot but fine for overnight. Potable water available also bathrooms and showers. Lookout tower with good views. Paid 26 usd. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in a grassy field. The park entrance is at the end of a very rough road , need 4x4 and low gears for road. Not a go out of the way spot but fine for overnight. Potable water available also bathrooms and showers. Lookout tower with good views. Paid 26 usd. iOverlander Nacional Parque El Impossible Campground user 0.0 Sunzal Garden Private Small Hostal, pool, close private comunity, private parking , camping secure area, wifi, beach access to World class Surfing destination Sunzal!. Professional Massage, Video and Pisture service, 10 mon walk to Tunco village, lot of bars restaurants, etc!. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Natural Source Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Private Small Hostal, pool, close private comunity, private parking , camping secure area, wifi, beach access to World class Surfing destination Sunzal!. Professional Massage, Video and Pisture service, 10 mon walk to Tunco village, lot of bars restaurants, etc!. iOverlander Sunzal Garden Lodging user 432.3 Parque Acuatico Casa De Benedicion 10usd for the night. 5 clean pools with slides where you can swin for 2 usd (kids) or 3 usd (adults). Showers (ext. Better than int.). Bathrooms. Nice manager. Bottle water at the second gas station after. 2km from the archeological site Joya de Ceren. Gas LP in the area. Security guard on site all night and fenced parking lot. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes 10usd for the night. 5 clean pools with slides where you can swin for 2 usd (kids) or 3 usd (adults). Showers (ext. Better than int.). Bathrooms. Nice manager. Bottle water at the second gas station after. 2km from the archeological site Joya de Ceren. Gas LP in the area. Security guard on site all night and fenced parking lot. iOverlander Parque Acuatico Casa De Benedicion Parking Area user 116.3 Gas Station UNO On the right side of the road (ruta militar, not Pan Am) if going to Honduras, after the city of San Miguel. About an hour before borders. Large parking lot with a lot of trucks and buses; closed at night, but security guards all night. Nice employees. Free, but gas and tips are good maners ;). Station opens at 4:30 in the morning (so expect noises)! You have to be out by 9 in the morning. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No On the right side of the road (ruta militar, not Pan Am) if going to Honduras, after the city of San Miguel. About an hour before borders. Large parking lot with a lot of trucks and buses; closed at night, but security guards all night. Nice employees. Free, but gas and tips are good maners ;). Station opens at 4:30 in the morning (so expect noises)! You have to be out by 9 in the morning. iOverlander Gas Station UNO Parking Area user 62.0 Hotel Alicante Nice mountain hotel with great garden. Rest., spa and mini-zoo extra cost. Friendly staff. We stayed 2 night for 10usd the night. Closed and guarded leveled parking. Near to nice towns of Ataco and Juayua. Gas station next door. We were able to shower (after a sweaty bike tour in coffee plantation) in the spa center. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Nice mountain hotel with great garden. Rest., spa and mini-zoo extra cost. Friendly staff. We stayed 2 night for 10usd the night. Closed and guarded leveled parking. Near to nice towns of Ataco and Juayua. Gas station next door. We were able to shower (after a sweaty bike tour in coffee plantation) in the spa center. iOverlander Hotel Alicante Parking Area user 0.0 El Parqueo Rio mar has a party every Saturday night so we went down the road a little and found this spot, people come and park here to go to the beach, nice little spot in between coco palms with mediocre bathrooms for $5 a night (2people) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Rio mar has a party every Saturday night so we went down the road a little and found this spot, people come and park here to go to the beach, nice little spot in between coco palms with mediocre bathrooms for $5 a night (2people) iOverlander El Parqueo Campground user 8.0 Km 61 Restaurant Parking Lot If you surf and are traveling in a truck camper, van, or other rig 24' long or shorter, this is the only parking you'll fit into to access surf at K59 and K61 (the K59 road is very bad and narrow, and the parking next to the beach is only big enough for a couple small cars). The nice lady in the tienda at the top of the K61 road on the highway owns this restaurant as well. Ask her for permission to park your rig here as this is a gated area. We paid $5 for the night. The land between K61 and K59 is private with several armed guards patrolling the fence all day and night. I chatted with them; very nice. There is a public pool right on the ocean side of the fence that the guard, Luis, said we could use safely any time. He said it is safe here, very tranquilo. It can get busy on weekends so best to visit during the week. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No If you surf and are traveling in a truck camper, van, or other rig 24' long or shorter, this is the only parking you'll fit into to access surf at K59 and K61 (the K59 road is very bad and narrow, and the parking next to the beach is only big enough for a couple small cars). The nice lady in the tienda at the top of the K61 road on the highway owns this restaurant as well. Ask her for permission to park your rig here as this is a gated area. We paid $5 for the night. The land between K61 and K59 is private with several armed guards patrolling the fence all day and night. I chatted with them; very nice. There is a public pool right on the ocean side of the fence that the guard, Luis, said we could use safely any time. He said it is safe here, very tranquilo. It can get busy on weekends so best to visit during the week. iOverlander Km 61 Restaurant Parking Lot Parking Area user 453.3 Joya de Cerén - Ruins (UNESCO) 3 USD/person, 1 USD parking a light vehicle. The museum is very nice (we liked it) and the archeological site a visit worth. UNESCO world heritage. We spent there 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Camping maybe possible??? We didn't ask but site looks nice. Open: Yes 3 USD/person, 1 USD parking a light vehicle. The museum is very nice (we liked it) and the archeological site a visit worth. UNESCO world heritage. We spent there 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Camping maybe possible??? We didn't ask but site looks nice. iOverlander Joya de Cerén - Ruins (UNESCO) City (Capitol) user 124.1 Hotel El Viajero Driving through the city passing by Comfort Inn you'll find the hotel el viajero at the 7a Avenida Norte between 6a y 8a Calle Poniente. There is a safe parking inside which they close by night. They charged us $25 for a double room with ac and tv. Very friendly and helpful family. The neighbourhood has some good spots to get food and its safe to walk around until about 8pm. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Driving through the city passing by Comfort Inn you'll find the hotel el viajero at the 7a Avenida Norte between 6a y 8a Calle Poniente. There is a safe parking inside which they close by night. They charged us $25 for a double room with ac and tv. Very friendly and helpful family. The neighbourhood has some good spots to get food and its safe to walk around until about 8pm. iOverlander Hotel El Viajero Lodging user 1777.1 Campo Bello Beautiful grassy and forested campground. Such a welcome change from the sweltering heat of the coast. $6 per person as of May 1st 2016 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: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful grassy and forested campground. Such a welcome change from the sweltering heat of the coast. $6 per person as of May 1st 2016 iOverlander Campo Bello Campground user 14.8 Surfers Inn Really nice family run hostel/campground minutes from amazing surf and short walk to tunco. Paid 4 usd a night p/p Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Really nice family run hostel/campground minutes from amazing surf and short walk to tunco. Paid 4 usd a night p/p iOverlander Surfers Inn Campground user -1.0 Incorrect Coordinates! Camping under trees, near playa El Zunzal. USD 4 pp with electricity, water, showers and bathroom. No wifi 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 Camping under trees, near playa El Zunzal. USD 4 pp with electricity, water, showers and bathroom. No wifi iOverlander Incorrect Coordinates! Campground user 671.0 Hotel Continental Good hotel run by a local family. It is located at 23 Calle Poniente between 6 and 8 Avenida Sur passing the Centro Medico. On the opposite you'll find a bakery. Cost us $23.80/night for a double room including breakfast and wifi. There is a lush patio inside and a big breakfast room. There is a secure parking lot inside the building. Its a safe place with an easy walk to the nearby shopping mall. Take a cab by night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Good hotel run by a local family. It is located at 23 Calle Poniente between 6 and 8 Avenida Sur passing the Centro Medico. On the opposite you'll find a bakery. Cost us $23.80/night for a double room including breakfast and wifi. There is a lush patio inside and a big breakfast room. There is a secure parking lot inside the building. Its a safe place with an easy walk to the nearby shopping mall. Take a cab by night. iOverlander Hotel Continental Lodging user 0.0 Dona Mercedes $20USD for two people. Home with several rooms for rent. Kitchen available to use. Internet included although a little slow and only works in courtyard. Incredibly kind, welcoming lady runs the place. We were able to park our 4Runner in her secured garage, but there are many secured lots around town for $1USD. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No $20USD for two people. Home with several rooms for rent. Kitchen available to use. Internet included although a little slow and only works in courtyard. Incredibly kind, welcoming lady runs the place. We were able to park our 4Runner in her secured garage, but there are many secured lots around town for $1USD. iOverlander Dona Mercedes Lodging user 15.1 Auto Hotel Costa Real Simple clean hotel with spacious rooms. Good place to crash if you're late getting through the border at Hachadura. Secure parking for cars and motorcycles. $12 per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Simple clean hotel with spacious rooms. Good place to crash if you're late getting through the border at Hachadura. Secure parking for cars and motorcycles. $12 per night. iOverlander Auto Hotel Costa Real Lodging user 0.0 Turicentro Apulo $7 for foreigner access to this lakefront park with picnic tables, restaurants, swimming pool, etc. We asked about camping upon entry and were told no. Later we asked the parking attendant, who took us to the small police station within the park. They were incredibly friendly and insisted we camp across from the station, which patrols 24/hrs. After park closure, we were allowed to use bathroom at the police station. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water $7 for foreigner access to this lakefront park with picnic tables, restaurants, swimming pool, etc. We asked about camping upon entry and were told no. Later we asked the parking attendant, who took us to the small police station within the park. They were incredibly friendly and insisted we camp across from the station, which patrols 24/hrs. After park closure, we were allowed to use bathroom at the police station. iOverlander Turicentro Apulo Parking Area user 26.4 Rancho Mango A small campground run by a lovely woman who speaks good English. $5 per car per night. Safe and quiet location near Mango surf break. Clean bathroom with cold running water, outdoor kitchen, fridge, sitting area, electricity to site with a long power cord. Also some rooms available. A good choice. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes A small campground run by a lovely woman who speaks good English. $5 per car per night. Safe and quiet location near Mango surf break. Clean bathroom with cold running water, outdoor kitchen, fridge, sitting area, electricity to site with a long power cord. Also some rooms available. A good choice. iOverlander Rancho Mango Parking Area user 0.0 Armando Reyes Great mecanic near San Salvador, specialized in VW bus but used to work on others vehicles. If you have lots of repairs to do you can stay there for the night, there are toilets and shower. Really nice people too! Here is his phone number: 77651743 Open: Yes Great mecanic near San Salvador, specialized in VW bus but used to work on others vehicles. If you have lots of repairs to do you can stay there for the night, there are toilets and shower. Really nice people too! Here is his phone number: 77651743 iOverlander Armando Reyes Car Repair user 1302.0 Entre Nubes cafe - camping possible This place is a great stop along the ruta de Flores. Fast wifi, good coffee and reasonably priced breakfasts. Very cozy, green cafe area. They now offer camping for 10$ per person including breakfast. Open: Yes This place is a great stop along the ruta de Flores. Fast wifi, good coffee and reasonably priced breakfasts. Very cozy, green cafe area. They now offer camping for 10$ per person including breakfast. iOverlander Entre Nubes cafe - camping possible Restaurant user 142.1 Hospital San Fransisco If you require emergency care on your long journey this hospital is a good stop. We received an English speaking doctor who took care of us well. Spent two nights in the hospital, comfortable, ac etc. The public hospitals are reportedly much worse, and if you're heading south this may be the best one until Costa Rica. (Not to sure about Nicaraguan health care but it is a poorer country) Open: Yes If you require emergency care on your long journey this hospital is a good stop. We received an English speaking doctor who took care of us well. Spent two nights in the hospital, comfortable, ac etc. The public hospitals are reportedly much worse, and if you're heading south this may be the best one until Costa Rica. (Not to sure about Nicaraguan health care but it is a poorer country) iOverlander Hospital San Fransisco Dog Unknown user 951.7 Hostel Amacuilco Room for one vehicle under 2.6 meters tall. $5 per person. Mexican restaurant attached. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Room for one vehicle under 2.6 meters tall. $5 per person. Mexican restaurant attached. iOverlander Hostel Amacuilco Lodging user 850.2 Agua Express Small do-it-yourself outdoor filling station in front of McDonald's parking lot. $1.25 USD to fill 5 gallon container. Lots of shopping complexes nearby. Open: Yes Small do-it-yourself outdoor filling station in front of McDonald's parking lot. $1.25 USD to fill 5 gallon container. Lots of shopping complexes nearby. iOverlander Agua Express Drinking Water user -3.4 Olas Permanantes Lovely hotel on beach. No kitchen but they have a restaurant and there are many places to eat near by. Price is $20 per night but as we stayed for a week, we negotiated $15 per night. Secure parking. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Lovely hotel on beach. No kitchen but they have a restaurant and there are many places to eat near by. Price is $20 per night but as we stayed for a week, we negotiated $15 per night. Secure parking. iOverlander Olas Permanantes Lodging user 793.9 Hotel El Altillo We chose to stay in this small hotel off the main road after being stranded with a failed clutch and suspension on our bikes. It has secure parking behind a gate, big enough to fit cars. Big rigs will fit but not comfortably. We paid $30 for a double room with AC. There is hot water, friendly staff and the rooms are clean. They sell cool drinks and there is a small restaurant. 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 Pet Friendly: Yes We chose to stay in this small hotel off the main road after being stranded with a failed clutch and suspension on our bikes. It has secure parking behind a gate, big enough to fit cars. Big rigs will fit but not comfortably. We paid $30 for a double room with AC. There is hot water, friendly staff and the rooms are clean. They sell cool drinks and there is a small restaurant. iOverlander Hotel El Altillo Lodging user 659.0 San Cristobal, Guatemala to Piedras Azules, El Salvador Border name: San Cristóbal Closest major cities: El Progreso, Guatemala and Santa Ana, El Salvador Cost for visas: $0. Cost for vehicle: $0. ($.60 for copies) Open: Yes Border name: San Cristóbal Closest major cities: El Progreso, Guatemala and Santa Ana, El Salvador Cost for visas: $0. Cost for vehicle: $0. ($.60 for copies) iOverlander San Cristobal, Guatemala to Piedras Azules, El Salvador Toll Booth user 0.0 Hacienda Vieja, Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado, Guatemala to La Hachadura, El Salvador Leaving GUA: WARNING -If you cancel the TIP you can't return for 90 days. No costs except the necessary copies if cancelling the TIP. Personal emigration is 5 minutes. Entry into ES: immigration is fast and easy. Vehicle TIP is valid for a stay of 60 days. All free.There is a 5$ tax per person at the exit of the border area if you are not from Central America. Open: Yes Leaving GUA: WARNING -If you cancel the TIP you can't return for 90 days. No costs except the necessary copies if cancelling the TIP. Personal emigration is 5 minutes. Entry into ES: immigration is fast and easy. Vehicle TIP is valid for a stay of 60 days. All free.There is a 5$ tax per person at the exit of the border area if you are not from Central America. iOverlander Hacienda Vieja, Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado, Guatemala to La Hachadura, El Salvador Toll Booth user 62.8 Leaving El Salvador You need the copy they gave you when you entered the Country. Vehicle permit, license, passport. Open: Yes You need the copy they gave you when you entered the Country. Vehicle permit, license, passport. iOverlander Leaving El Salvador Toll Booth user La Sombra Hostal Decent place with secure parking on site. We found it to be the cheapest in town at $25 during the weekend for a room with private bath and fan. Shared kitchen on site, small pool, short walk to beach. Good wifi connection as well. They did strangely charge us $25/night the first night, and then a different person the next day said the rate was $22. The original guy said the higher rate was for the weekend even though it was Sunday night... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Decent place with secure parking on site. We found it to be the cheapest in town at $25 during the weekend for a room with private bath and fan. Shared kitchen on site, small pool, short walk to beach. Good wifi connection as well. They did strangely charge us $25/night the first night, and then a different person the next day said the rate was $22. The original guy said the higher rate was for the weekend even though it was Sunday night... iOverlander La Sombra Hostal Lodging user 0.0 Condado Cucolandia Nice spot at one of the many hotels there close to El Cuco, right next to the Hotel Tropiclub. Camping on grass in the shade. Directly on the beach. We could plug in. Paid 5$ for one camper, 2 persons incl. electricity. Gustavo, the owner, is very friendly and also wants to build up a bigger campground on the other side of the road. No WiFi! 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 Nice spot at one of the many hotels there close to El Cuco, right next to the Hotel Tropiclub. Camping on grass in the shade. Directly on the beach. We could plug in. Paid 5$ for one camper, 2 persons incl. electricity. Gustavo, the owner, is very friendly and also wants to build up a bigger campground on the other side of the road. No WiFi! iOverlander Condado Cucolandia Parking Area user 1770.0 Casa de Cristal Nice, quiet camping in grassy field with views of volcanoes and covered areas for cooking in case of bad weather. Picnic tables and fire pits. Can be windy. 2$ per person plus 2$ for the vehicle. Tigo service works here. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice, quiet camping in grassy field with views of volcanoes and covered areas for cooking in case of bad weather. Picnic tables and fire pits. Can be windy. 2$ per person plus 2$ for the vehicle. Tigo service works here. iOverlander Casa de Cristal Campground user 56.0 Entering El Salvador / Aduana This is where the "aduana"is and where you have to come for all the temporary permit paperwork for your car. They were really nice! Get photocopies of your passport, drivers license and vehicule registration. Ask around where the aduana is feels like they keep on changing place. You have to give a copy of you freshly new temporary permit when you come back on the main road. Didn't had to paid anything. Open: Yes This is where the "aduana"is and where you have to come for all the temporary permit paperwork for your car. They were really nice! Get photocopies of your passport, drivers license and vehicule registration. Ask around where the aduana is feels like they keep on changing place. You have to give a copy of you freshly new temporary permit when you come back on the main road. Didn't had to paid anything. iOverlander Entering El Salvador / Aduana Toll Booth user 6.0 Rancho Alicia Rooms and RV parking right in playa las Flores, as you get down you cross a dry creek (it has water just on hight tide) and you go into som palms. They charge 5 per person and 3 more if you want electricity Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Rooms and RV parking right in playa las Flores, as you get down you cross a dry creek (it has water just on hight tide) and you go into som palms. They charge 5 per person and 3 more if you want electricity iOverlander Rancho Alicia Campground user 0.0 Lot across the road from the beach Stayed in a lot accross from the beach. Sally owns a place right on the beach and is taking care of the house(looks abandoned) accross from his place. offered him $5 to camp(2 people). no services but well water available. This spot allows you to camp at the Mizata surf spot. coordinates are approximate. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Tent Friendly: Yes Stayed in a lot accross from the beach. Sally owns a place right on the beach and is taking care of the house(looks abandoned) accross from his place. offered him $5 to camp(2 people). no services but well water available. This spot allows you to camp at the Mizata surf spot. coordinates are approximate. iOverlander Lot across the road from the beach Parking Area user 669.2 Perquin Real We stayed at this hostel in Perquin. ideally located to visit the war museum and visit el mozote. we payed $5 for two people. tried to charge us $10 for the second night because we spent the whole day there. Argued that this was ridiculous and payed $5 for the second night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water We stayed at this hostel in Perquin. ideally located to visit the war museum and visit el mozote. we payed $5 for two people. tried to charge us $10 for the second night because we spent the whole day there. Argued that this was ridiculous and payed $5 for the second night. iOverlander Perquin Real Campground user 1825.0 El Tibet Hotel and Restaurant a few kilometers before park entrance. On the main road, we were unable to drive the steep rough road to Campo Bello, this was right on the way to Cerro Verde. $30 for clean double room with private bathroom, although cold showers. A few liters of purified drinking water provided each night. Secure parking in large lot behind gated entry. Dog friendly. They would probably allow camping if you asked although bathrooms may only be available with a room. Restaurant was good, simple, limited Salvadoran fare. They were in the middle of building what looks like an obstacle course/adventure park on the hill behind the hotel, with a zip line, trampolines (some kind of game), and picnicking areas. Incomplete, but the walk up the hill is nice with beautiful views of Volcan Santa Ana and Lago Coatepeque. Having been overland through actual Tibet, this isn't really the same of course, but their attempt at faux-Asian design combined with the 2km altitude and warm hospitality is just charming enough to hint at nostalgic feelings. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel and Restaurant a few kilometers before park entrance. On the main road, we were unable to drive the steep rough road to Campo Bello, this was right on the way to Cerro Verde. $30 for clean double room with private bathroom, although cold showers. A few liters of purified drinking water provided each night. Secure parking in large lot behind gated entry. Dog friendly. They would probably allow camping if you asked although bathrooms may only be available with a room. Restaurant was good, simple, limited Salvadoran fare. They were in the middle of building what looks like an obstacle course/adventure park on the hill behind the hotel, with a zip line, trampolines (some kind of game), and picnicking areas. Incomplete, but the walk up the hill is nice with beautiful views of Volcan Santa Ana and Lago Coatepeque. Having been overland through actual Tibet, this isn't really the same of course, but their attempt at faux-Asian design combined with the 2km altitude and warm hospitality is just charming enough to hint at nostalgic feelings. iOverlander El Tibet Lodging user 639.6 Santa Ana In front of the town hall full center of the city municipal police ensuring the security 24/24 Devant la mairie plein centre de la ville police municipale assurant la sécurité 24/24 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No In front of the town hall full center of the city municipal police ensuring the security 24/24 Devant la mairie plein centre de la ville police municipale assurant la sécurité 24/24 iOverlander Santa Ana Parking Area user 1015.2 La Palma On the quiet village square during the week Sur la place du village tranquille en semaine Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No On the quiet village square during the week Sur la place du village tranquille en semaine iOverlander La Palma Contact, Pirate user 385.9 Suchitoto Next to a park facing the tourist police super quiet, "wifi del pueblo" on the other place at 150m À côté d'un parc face à la police touristique super tranquille, "wifi del pueblo"sur l'autre place à 150m Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Next to a park facing the tourist police super quiet, "wifi del pueblo" on the other place at 150m À côté d'un parc face à la police touristique super tranquille, "wifi del pueblo"sur l'autre place à 150m iOverlander Suchitoto Contact, Pirate user 8.0 La Cubierta The restaurant is an open, 2 floor palapa that had just opened 5 days ago. We are allowed in the parking overlooking the cliffs and onto the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant closed at around 1800 hours, and we had a complete run on the place. Beautiful beach, beautiful cliffs, great place, possibly the coolest place on the whole trip. Ask for lobster with garlic! To kill for!! $20/night. Open: Yes The restaurant is an open, 2 floor palapa that had just opened 5 days ago. We are allowed in the parking overlooking the cliffs and onto the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant closed at around 1800 hours, and we had a complete run on the place. Beautiful beach, beautiful cliffs, great place, possibly the coolest place on the whole trip. Ask for lobster with garlic! To kill for!! $20/night. iOverlander La Cubierta Restaurant user 13.1 Parking by Monkey Lala In front of the Policia Turistica, just a huge parking with two trees for shade. We was almost alone all the week, but bussy during the weekend when they charge 2-3usd per car/day, free during the week. the police informed it is very safe around. Next to there is other parking similar with some more trees. If you ask to the security of Monkey Lala maybe you can use the toilet and shower, we did. Just 50m to the beach and the main street. Every night there is some laud music all around the village. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes In front of the Policia Turistica, just a huge parking with two trees for shade. We was almost alone all the week, but bussy during the weekend when they charge 2-3usd per car/day, free during the week. the police informed it is very safe around. Next to there is other parking similar with some more trees. If you ask to the security of Monkey Lala maybe you can use the toilet and shower, we did. Just 50m to the beach and the main street. Every night there is some laud music all around the village. iOverlander Parking by Monkey Lala Parking Area user -1.0 Fish market @Libertad Fish lover`s paradise. Great fish market on La Libertad Pier. Watch the small fish boats unloading their catch, buy gigant red snapper, camarones, lenguado... or let them to prepare for you at the kisosks outside. Safe parkings with security around. Open: Yes Fish lover`s paradise. Great fish market on La Libertad Pier. Watch the small fish boats unloading their catch, buy gigant red snapper, camarones, lenguado... or let them to prepare for you at the kisosks outside. Safe parkings with security around. iOverlander Fish market @Libertad Dog Unknown user -4.0 Nuevo Altamar On the parking lot of the restaurant $ 3 no service but super quiet the restaurant closes at 5pm Sur le parking du restaurant 3$ pas de service mais super tranquille le restaurant ferme à 17h Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No On the parking lot of the restaurant $ 3 no service but super quiet the restaurant closes at 5pm Sur le parking du restaurant 3$ pas de service mais super tranquille le restaurant ferme à 17h iOverlander Nuevo Altamar Parking Area user 96.0 Hotel Tejano Amigo Auto hotel with locked parking. (+-4 meter high gate) There are some more auto hotels in this town wich normally rents rooms for 3 hours. So don't expect luxury... We payed 15 dollar (normally 20,-) for a private room with bathroom and Ac. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Auto hotel with locked parking. (+-4 meter high gate) There are some more auto hotels in this town wich normally rents rooms for 3 hours. So don't expect luxury... We payed 15 dollar (normally 20,-) for a private room with bathroom and Ac. iOverlander Hotel Tejano Amigo Lodging user 0.0 Eka Payo Just parking on the the grass at the huge beach El Esteron. We was 3 vans/bus together and had toilet, shower and big palapa for us. Felipe, the caretaker of the property and his family are very flexible and you can do as you want, they dont disturb and always try to help even using their fridge and wash the clothes at their place... We paid 3usd per car/night (2pax) 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 Pet Friendly: Yes Just parking on the the grass at the huge beach El Esteron. We was 3 vans/bus together and had toilet, shower and big palapa for us. Felipe, the caretaker of the property and his family are very flexible and you can do as you want, they dont disturb and always try to help even using their fridge and wash the clothes at their place... We paid 3usd per car/night (2pax) iOverlander Eka Payo Parking Area user 16.0 Pueblo Viajo A small village with very friendly people by the bay. 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 A small village with very friendly people by the bay. iOverlander Pueblo Viajo Contact, Pirate user 1094.0 Ecoparque Cartagena Parking Lot The friendly owner allowed us to stay in their parking lot for free. there's space for smaller rigs, they have a very good Internet connection, bathrooms (no shower) and a restaurant (main dishes around 8 USD). The view is absolutely stunning! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No The friendly owner allowed us to stay in their parking lot for free. there's space for smaller rigs, they have a very good Internet connection, bathrooms (no shower) and a restaurant (main dishes around 8 USD). The view is absolutely stunning! iOverlander Ecoparque Cartagena Parking Lot Parking Area user 260.0 Gaz station Puma Big area with some trucks and buses but not so noisy. Friendly security guard. Station closed from 11pm to 4am. bathrooms and showers (need ask to the guards). Should be possible to refill water too. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Big area with some trucks and buses but not so noisy. Friendly security guard. Station closed from 11pm to 4am. bathrooms and showers (need ask to the guards). Should be possible to refill water too. iOverlander Gaz station Puma Parking Area user Ronald Diaz REYES this place was fast ,helping and was great .The did to know what to do.we hat a breakkaliber break down on of the calibers was broken the fluid was just running .we wend there at 7 am and the car was fixed by 10.00 the wend away and the made a caliber with a Maschine and change all break pads (we hat them with us) .great place Open: Yes this place was fast ,helping and was great .The did to know what to do.we hat a breakkaliber break down on of the calibers was broken the fluid was just running .we wend there at 7 am and the car was fixed by 10.00 the wend away and the made a caliber with a Maschine and change all break pads (we hat them with us) .great place iOverlander Ronald Diaz REYES Car Repair user 381.8 Posada Blanca Luna ok hotel, 10 to 15 for room, with shared kitchen, no private parking but safe to park outside on street. its in lonely planet. wifi ok. cold shower. near church in centre. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not 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 ok hotel, 10 to 15 for room, with shared kitchen, no private parking but safe to park outside on street. its in lonely planet. wifi ok. cold shower. near church in centre. iOverlander Posada Blanca Luna Lodging user 167.0 hotel Florencia hotel with secure parking just outside of the city and crazy roads. great wifi, near by restaurants and there is an armed guard on patrol 24/7 for security. Room with 2 beds breakfast included 55$ Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes hotel with secure parking just outside of the city and crazy roads. great wifi, near by restaurants and there is an armed guard on patrol 24/7 for security. Room with 2 beds breakfast included 55$ iOverlander hotel Florencia Lodging user 54.0 Puma Gas Station Gas station puma , 6,5km before border El Salvador/Honduras . Perfect if you Want to cross early the n'est morning! There are toilets and shower if you need. You can fill up water too. Big place for severals camper/motorhome... Last ATM before the border. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Gas station puma , 6,5km before border El Salvador/Honduras . Perfect if you Want to cross early the n'est morning! There are toilets and shower if you need. You can fill up water too. Big place for severals camper/motorhome... Last ATM before the border. iOverlander Puma Gas Station Parking Area user 53.4 S.C. Autoservices We passed by because we had a problem with our clutch. Didn't have it fixed there because we lacked time. Seemed to be a really good mechanic with new tools etc. Open: Yes We passed by because we had a problem with our clutch. Didn't have it fixed there because we lacked time. Seemed to be a really good mechanic with new tools etc. iOverlander S.C. Autoservices Car Repair user 5.3 Hotel Pacific Surf Right off the hi way at the north town entrance. Charged $5 a night to park my 40ft bus. Includes use of bathrooms. Locked gate with night security. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right off the hi way at the north town entrance. Charged $5 a night to park my 40ft bus. Includes use of bathrooms. Locked gate with night security. iOverlander Hotel Pacific Surf Lodging user 63.6 Auto Hotel Marsella Secure & clean auto hotel about 5 minutes outside of Santa Rosa de Lima just off the road to the border crossing El Amatillo. (Signs on the road direct you 1 block to the hotel.). Each room has its own garage with a door that closes though it's a little low and our Westy with roof box didn't fit inside. The entrance gates are closed at night so parking is secure even if you can't fit in the individual garage. Few overnight guests ("We're not that kind of business. Most people come for a few hours during the day," according to the owner) means a quiet night's sleep. $25 for room with 2 double beds. No wifi but room service available. The entrance gate was pretty high. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Secure & clean auto hotel about 5 minutes outside of Santa Rosa de Lima just off the road to the border crossing El Amatillo. (Signs on the road direct you 1 block to the hotel.). Each room has its own garage with a door that closes though it's a little low and our Westy with roof box didn't fit inside. The entrance gates are closed at night so parking is secure even if you can't fit in the individual garage. Few overnight guests ("We're not that kind of business. Most people come for a few hours during the day," according to the owner) means a quiet night's sleep. $25 for room with 2 double beds. No wifi but room service available. The entrance gate was pretty high. iOverlander Auto Hotel Marsella Lodging user 111.2 gas tomza We were able to fill our bottles without any problems! nous avons pu remplir nos bouteilles sans problème! Open: Yes We were able to fill our bottles without any problems! nous avons pu remplir nos bouteilles sans problème! iOverlander gas tomza Gas Station user 18.0 Los Cobanos Village Lodge This is a small beachfront hotel in Los Cobanos. The hotel also offers tours (Tour Company name is Water Quest) and excursions and the staff and owner are incredibly nice. They allow camping in their fully fenced parking lot and access to wifi, pool, bar, restaurant, laundry (washer and dryer available) and even electric if you don't use a lot! they are also the only certified PADI dive resort and can get you out in the water for very reasonable prices. We paid $6 per night to camp! (As of march 2017 they now want $15!!!!) Big rigs can fit, but the big issue is that they get very busy on the weekends with Salvadorans from the city. so if you are much longer than 25ft or so, the parking lot will get a bit congested. We were the first overlanders to stay here and the owner is very excited for others to visit. Let's not ruin this awesome spot, buy a beer or meal here during your stay. Open: Yes 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 Pet Friendly: Yes This is a small beachfront hotel in Los Cobanos. The hotel also offers tours (Tour Company name is Water Quest) and excursions and the staff and owner are incredibly nice. They allow camping in their fully fenced parking lot and access to wifi, pool, bar, restaurant, laundry (washer and dryer available) and even electric if you don't use a lot! they are also the only certified PADI dive resort and can get you out in the water for very reasonable prices. We paid $6 per night to camp! (As of march 2017 they now want $15!!!!) Big rigs can fit, but the big issue is that they get very busy on the weekends with Salvadorans from the city. so if you are much longer than 25ft or so, the parking lot will get a bit congested. We were the first overlanders to stay here and the owner is very excited for others to visit. Let's not ruin this awesome spot, buy a beer or meal here during your stay. iOverlander Los Cobanos Village Lodge Parking Area user 23.0 Hotel La Hachadora $12 for a cheaproom. I asked if i could camp in the gravel under the mango trees and i was able to haggle down to $5. Not 100% secure but the cows and chickens didn't steal anything. 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 $12 for a cheaproom. I asked if i could camp in the gravel under the mango trees and i was able to haggle down to $5. Not 100% secure but the cows and chickens didn't steal anything. iOverlander Hotel La Hachadora Parking Area user 0.0 Hotel Torremolinos 10$ for one night per rig with water restrooms, pool and wifi in restaurant If you need electricity 5$ more 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 10$ for one night per rig with water restrooms, pool and wifi in restaurant If you need electricity 5$ more iOverlander Hotel Torremolinos Parking Area user 735.7 Parque Nacional El Imposible There are 3 established campsites in the National Park. This is specific to the campsite No. 2 where you can camp in your car. Campsites 1 and 3 do not have area for vehicles to park. So you need to park at the visitor center and walk to the site and pitch a tent. Flushing toilets. BBQ, and palapas you can set your ground tent under. $6 USD per person a day plus $1 USD per vehicle a day. Accessing the park's visitor center may not require 4x4 but it may be needed to get in and out the campsites areas. During the rainy season it is muddy and slippery. 4x4 is highly recommended. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes There are 3 established campsites in the National Park. This is specific to the campsite No. 2 where you can camp in your car. Campsites 1 and 3 do not have area for vehicles to park. So you need to park at the visitor center and walk to the site and pitch a tent. Flushing toilets. BBQ, and palapas you can set your ground tent under. $6 USD per person a day plus $1 USD per vehicle a day. Accessing the park's visitor center may not require 4x4 but it may be needed to get in and out the campsites areas. During the rainy season it is muddy and slippery. 4x4 is highly recommended. iOverlander Parque Nacional El Imposible Campground user -6.0 La Bocanita Neat little hotel a a block away from the beach. Secure parking, pools, kitchen, hangout area and an array of different rooms to choose from. Shared dorm $8 usd per person. Small room with one bed for two people $24 with a shared bathroom. More room options available at higher rates. All rooms have A/C. You'll be thankful for it here! Fast wi-fi Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Neat little hotel a a block away from the beach. Secure parking, pools, kitchen, hangout area and an array of different rooms to choose from. Shared dorm $8 usd per person. Small room with one bed for two people $24 with a shared bathroom. More room options available at higher rates. All rooms have A/C. You'll be thankful for it here! Fast wi-fi iOverlander La Bocanita Lodging user 14.0 Ciber La Libertad Internet cafe (0.60 us an hour), copy shop and you can get paper laminated! And all with AC! Open: Yes Internet cafe (0.60 us an hour), copy shop and you can get paper laminated! And all with AC! iOverlander Ciber La Libertad Dog Unknown user 432.1 Hostal El Bosque - Cinquera Nice hostel in the quiet town of Cinquera. $10 usd per person for a cabin with 4 beds and private restrooms. Restaurant prices are really affordable. Guided tours through the forests are $10 usd per guide. 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 Nice hostel in the quiet town of Cinquera. $10 usd per person for a cabin with 4 beds and private restrooms. Restaurant prices are really affordable. Guided tours through the forests are $10 usd per guide. iOverlander Hostal El Bosque - Cinquera Lodging user 1255.4 Museo carpark Overnight parking in a huge level carpark adjacent the Revolution museo. Paid attendant $2 and was very quiet and safe. Tourist police in town said it was a safe location. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Overnight parking in a huge level carpark adjacent the Revolution museo. Paid attendant $2 and was very quiet and safe. Tourist police in town said it was a safe location. iOverlander Museo carpark Parking Area user 961.9 Chorros de la Calera Nice little park with waterfalls and small pools to cool off in. It's a 1.3 km dirt road in. There is a parking lot on the left when you drive in (2 US parking fee). Don't get intimidated by the 4x4 sign. You can drive the roads with a normal vehicle. It probably can get nasty if it's muddy. When you Are at the end of the road just park on the xside. When we got there there was a guy wanting 2 us to park but we said we don't pay as it's just a road and no parking lot. He gave up but when we walked in we gave him a dollar for helping park us so he's happy and doesn't break into our car or anything. Don't come in with anything bigger as there is barely enough room to turn a minivan around at the end of the road. Open: Yes Nice little park with waterfalls and small pools to cool off in. It's a 1.3 km dirt road in. There is a parking lot on the left when you drive in (2 US parking fee). Don't get intimidated by the 4x4 sign. You can drive the roads with a normal vehicle. It probably can get nasty if it's muddy. When you Are at the end of the road just park on the xside. When we got there there was a guy wanting 2 us to park but we said we don't pay as it's just a road and no parking lot. He gave up but when we walked in we gave him a dollar for helping park us so he's happy and doesn't break into our car or anything. Don't come in with anything bigger as there is barely enough room to turn a minivan around at the end of the road. iOverlander Chorros de la Calera City (Capitol) user 670.7 Auto Hotel Deluxe 15$ a night (2 adults, 1 dog), AC, TV, Secure parking. At first a bit weird as you can book by the hour and every room has a stripper pole! Very clean place, one of the cleanest I have seen in Central America so far. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 15$ a night (2 adults, 1 dog), AC, TV, Secure parking. At first a bit weird as you can book by the hour and every room has a stripper pole! Very clean place, one of the cleanest I have seen in Central America so far. iOverlander Auto Hotel Deluxe Lodging user 501.2 Salto Malacatiupan / Thermal Waterfalls Amazing thermal waterfalls fed from the rio caliente!! There is a property owner who let us park on his property and then took us down to the waterfalls for only 1us. When there he pointed out good places to swim as well as where to cliff jump. We did not ask to camp as it was very early in the day but we are sure he would of let us for a few dollars. When you come from town it's a few kilometres down a decent dirt road and is the first place on the right about 100 meters after the bridge. Such an amazing hidden secret of El Salvador!!! Open: Yes Amazing thermal waterfalls fed from the rio caliente!! There is a property owner who let us park on his property and then took us down to the waterfalls for only 1us. When there he pointed out good places to swim as well as where to cliff jump. We did not ask to camp as it was very early in the day but we are sure he would of let us for a few dollars. When you come from town it's a few kilometres down a decent dirt road and is the first place on the right about 100 meters after the bridge. Such an amazing hidden secret of El Salvador!!! iOverlander Salto Malacatiupan / Thermal Waterfalls City (Capitol) user 753.1 Mc Donald's Free Wifi Free wifi without password Open: Yes Free wifi without password iOverlander Mc Donald's Free Wifi Dog Unknown user 1153.3 Hotel Maya We asked for just parking and sleeping in our minivan for what - I think it's the owner - first wanted 10 US. We offered him 5 US which he agreed with right away. The owners are friendly and the restaurant is a really nice place to hang out. A room for two people is 20 US. Not much room for level parking or big rigs. The owners have a German shepherd, but he was friendly to our pup. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes We asked for just parking and sleeping in our minivan for what - I think it's the owner - first wanted 10 US. We offered him 5 US which he agreed with right away. The owners are friendly and the restaurant is a really nice place to hang out. A room for two people is 20 US. Not much room for level parking or big rigs. The owners have a German shepherd, but he was friendly to our pup. iOverlander Hotel Maya Lodging user 1011.0 Hotel Anahuac Really beautiful boutique hotel. Super clean with fast internet and super friendly staff. There's a nice small kitchen area you can use. We loved this place. You can book hiking guides to the various hikes near Juayua. Prices are: $25 for a 2 people private room with private restroom, $9 per person for a dorm room and shared restroom. $45 for a family room 4-6 people. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Really beautiful boutique hotel. Super clean with fast internet and super friendly staff. There's a nice small kitchen area you can use. We loved this place. You can book hiking guides to the various hikes near Juayua. Prices are: $25 for a 2 people private room with private restroom, $9 per person for a dorm room and shared restroom. $45 for a family room 4-6 people. iOverlander Hotel Anahuac Lodging user 510.1 Malacatiupan / Thermal Waterfalls Camped on a small flat field next to the home of a local family. Mariano, was the person we talked to. 2 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 Camped on a small flat field next to the home of a local family. Mariano, was the person we talked to. 2 iOverlander Malacatiupan / Thermal Waterfalls Parking Area user 439.2 Lago De Guija - Belen Guijat Beautiful wild camping spot on the outer tip of a small peninsula. The area is quite and with nice trees that provide shelter from the scorching heat of the day. This area is more secluded than the other opens areas where the majority of locals camp and spend the day. Very peaceful and quiet. To get to this spot, drive along the right side of the peninsula, drive past the open grassy areas until the road becomes narrower and continue driving until you get to a little forested area. The road actually goes around the peninsula. Camping was free. Locals were welcoming and friendly. You can ask the locals for boat tours around the lake from where you can see the volcanoes both in Guatemala and El Salvador. There's also an area where you can see rocks with petroglyphs. Overall a very nice place and really, really hot. It felt very safe. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Beautiful wild camping spot on the outer tip of a small peninsula. The area is quite and with nice trees that provide shelter from the scorching heat of the day. This area is more secluded than the other opens areas where the majority of locals camp and spend the day. Very peaceful and quiet. To get to this spot, drive along the right side of the peninsula, drive past the open grassy areas until the road becomes narrower and continue driving until you get to a little forested area. The road actually goes around the peninsula. Camping was free. Locals were welcoming and friendly. You can ask the locals for boat tours around the lake from where you can see the volcanoes both in Guatemala and El Salvador. There's also an area where you can see rocks with petroglyphs. Overall a very nice place and really, really hot. It felt very safe. iOverlander Lago De Guija - Belen Guijat Contact, Pirate user 1871.9 Parque Nacional Montecristo - Campground No. 2 These are the coordinates to Campground # 2. You need to check in at the park entrance first and pay for the total day you'd be in the park premises. From the park entrance you need to drive 20km up a dirt cobblestone road to the scientific station where park rangers are stationed. Parque Nacional Montecristo is a beautiful park with different micro climates and gorgeous hikes. You need to make reservations online by going to marn.gob.sv and downloading and filling out a permit request form and emailing to Cristina Ardon at ardon@marn.gob.sv to get your permit approved. (I'm adding the form we used for your rederence). Make sure you write down the exact days you'd plan to stat in the park. Beware that prices are per day basis. $6 per person per day (foreigners) $1 per small vehicle. If you are camping one night you'll be charge for the day you enter the park AND the following day, even if your are leaving early in the morning. Campground #2 has potable water, showers, flush toilets, BBQ pits, tent pads and tables. There are several beautiful hikes and the campgrounds are very nicely set up. Guided services by the rangers are free. 4x4 highly recommended especially during the rainy season Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes These are the coordinates to Campground # 2. You need to check in at the park entrance first and pay for the total day you'd be in the park premises. From the park entrance you need to drive 20km up a dirt cobblestone road to the scientific station where park rangers are stationed. Parque Nacional Montecristo is a beautiful park with different micro climates and gorgeous hikes. You need to make reservations online by going to marn.gob.sv and downloading and filling out a permit request form and emailing to Cristina Ardon at ardon@marn.gob.sv to get your permit approved. (I'm adding the form we used for your rederence). Make sure you write down the exact days you'd plan to stat in the park. Beware that prices are per day basis. $6 per person per day (foreigners) $1 per small vehicle. If you are camping one night you'll be charge for the day you enter the park AND the following day, even if your are leaving early in the morning. Campground #2 has potable water, showers, flush toilets, BBQ pits, tent pads and tables. There are several beautiful hikes and the campgrounds are very nicely set up. Guided services by the rangers are free. 4x4 highly recommended especially during the rainy season iOverlander Parque Nacional Montecristo - Campground No. 2 Campground user 479.9 Hostal Metapan Clean and convenient hostel in Metapan. This is a good place if you plan to visit Parque Nacional Montecristo or El Limo region. We paid $11 per person to share a room for 4 people. Safe parking lot around the corner from the hostel. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Clean and convenient hostel in Metapan. This is a good place if you plan to visit Parque Nacional Montecristo or El Limo region. We paid $11 per person to share a room for 4 people. Safe parking lot around the corner from the hostel. iOverlander Hostal Metapan Lodging user 987.6 Entre Pinos Beautiful gated and secure resort between La Palma and San Ignacio with 100 acres of land that they allowed us to camp on! $8 per person with access to the bathrooms (which are nearby the camping area), the shower (a little further from the camping area), and wifi. We didn't find anything we were too excited about in La Palma so we decided to try here and are so glad we did. Super tranquilo. Lots of shade, you camp right next to a pond, and they might even let you use the *pool!* Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Beautiful gated and secure resort between La Palma and San Ignacio with 100 acres of land that they allowed us to camp on! $8 per person with access to the bathrooms (which are nearby the camping area), the shower (a little further from the camping area), and wifi. We didn't find anything we were too excited about in La Palma so we decided to try here and are so glad we did. Super tranquilo. Lots of shade, you camp right next to a pond, and they might even let you use the *pool!* iOverlander Entre Pinos Parking Area user 92.0 Hotel La Pirraya A hotel and restaurant with 10 or so rooms. We stayed in one with two double beds and air con. Was expensive at $20 and wouldn't negotiate. Shower didn't really work (a trickle). We are touring cyclists so not sure on power hookups but there was Wi-Fi and ample parking, with a secure gate. About 500m from some good quality shops and Pizza Hut. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water A hotel and restaurant with 10 or so rooms. We stayed in one with two double beds and air con. Was expensive at $20 and wouldn't negotiate. Shower didn't really work (a trickle). We are touring cyclists so not sure on power hookups but there was Wi-Fi and ample parking, with a secure gate. About 500m from some good quality shops and Pizza Hut. iOverlander Hotel La Pirraya Lodging user 706.3 Muffler & Radiator Repair Recommended by hostal. Replaced the muffler on our '85 Westy quickly & for fair price. Recommended. (Located across from San Antonio Hospital in neighborhood with several auto repair shops.) Open: Yes Recommended by hostal. Replaced the muffler on our '85 Westy quickly & for fair price. Recommended. (Located across from San Antonio Hospital in neighborhood with several auto repair shops.) iOverlander Muffler & Radiator Repair Car Repair user 2137.2 Tourist viewpoint It's on the way up to the village, tourist viewpoint with parking lot. The road is steep, this place is over 2000m, nice view. 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 It's on the way up to the village, tourist viewpoint with parking lot. The road is steep, this place is over 2000m, nice view. iOverlander Tourist viewpoint Parking Area user 649.0 Casa Verde Hostal An excellent choice & easily one of the best we've seen between Mexico & Panama. Very clean, fast wifi, small pool, extremely helpful and friendly staff. The best part is the amazingly well-equipped kitchen. If you're a cook & despair at hostel kitchens, this is the place for you: sharp knives, plentiful tools and appliances (there's an immersion blender, panini maker, juicer, rice cooker - everything!). And there are 2 kitchens! Laundry service $6. Secure parking 1/2 block down. $10 dorm, $20 single, $25 double, $52 family room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No An excellent choice & easily one of the best we've seen between Mexico & Panama. Very clean, fast wifi, small pool, extremely helpful and friendly staff. The best part is the amazingly well-equipped kitchen. If you're a cook & despair at hostel kitchens, this is the place for you: sharp knives, plentiful tools and appliances (there's an immersion blender, panini maker, juicer, rice cooker - everything!). And there are 2 kitchens! Laundry service $6. Secure parking 1/2 block down. $10 dorm, $20 single, $25 double, $52 family room. iOverlander Casa Verde Hostal Lodging user 0.0 K59 Beach Camping At the end of the road in front of the k59 point surf spot there are a few palapas setup. you can camp under them and pay the guy selling coconuts who built them a few bucks a day. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Restaurant: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes At the end of the road in front of the k59 point surf spot there are a few palapas setup. you can camp under them and pay the guy selling coconuts who built them a few bucks a day. iOverlander K59 Beach Camping Parking Area user 4.0 Hotel Cucolindo Surf and Restaurant A cool spot on the beach with a restaurant, pool and rooms to rent. We camped here for $10usd in our vehicle. They have bathrooms, showers tons of outdoor seating and cold beers. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water A cool spot on the beach with a restaurant, pool and rooms to rent. We camped here for $10usd in our vehicle. They have bathrooms, showers tons of outdoor seating and cold beers. iOverlander Hotel Cucolindo Surf and Restaurant Parking Area user 0.0 Ximenas guest house Nice basic place with 7$ dormitories without fans. additional 0,75 to use a kitchen. area is safe but also pretty expensive, a lot of burger jings, commercial centres around. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Nice basic place with 7$ dormitories without fans. additional 0,75 to use a kitchen. area is safe but also pretty expensive, a lot of burger jings, commercial centres around. iOverlander Ximenas guest house Lodging user -13.3 Falafel La Bocana Delicious falafel and hummus! $3.50 falafel wrap $4.00 hummus with pita and 3 falafel on top. Fresh squeezed lemonade .50. Yum! Open: Yes Delicious falafel and hummus! $3.50 falafel wrap $4.00 hummus with pita and 3 falafel on top. Fresh squeezed lemonade .50. Yum! iOverlander Falafel La Bocana Restaurant user 719.0 Hostal Mama & Papa Small well run hostal that offers tours including Parque National El Possible. We did not stay but rooms are $20 for two and they have wifi. Street parking. No AC - "ventilated" rooms (?) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Small well run hostal that offers tours including Parque National El Possible. We did not stay but rooms are $20 for two and they have wifi. Street parking. No AC - "ventilated" rooms (?) iOverlander Hostal Mama & Papa Lodging user 656.0 Car Wash & Welder we stopped and got our 26' rig power washed - they did a fantastic job - looks almost brand new! Then we asked about where to find a welder for a small repair and they went to get a mobile guy who got the job done right there. They wanted $6 for wash. Open: Yes we stopped and got our 26' rig power washed - they did a fantastic job - looks almost brand new! Then we asked about where to find a welder for a small repair and they went to get a mobile guy who got the job done right there. They wanted $6 for wash. iOverlander Car Wash & Welder Dog Unknown user 0.0 Hotel Los Hermanos This is a nice, clean hotel with a good amount of parking and a locked gate. We're cycle tourists and stayed in a room for USD20 with AC and a shower which is good value. In centre of town near to shops and restaurants. Not sure if you could set up a rig but is good for being near the border with Honduras Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No This is a nice, clean hotel with a good amount of parking and a locked gate. We're cycle tourists and stayed in a room for USD20 with AC and a shower which is good value. In centre of town near to shops and restaurants. Not sure if you could set up a rig but is good for being near the border with Honduras iOverlander Hotel Los Hermanos Lodging user 15.0 Los Primos Good family owned shop with 8 large bays. seemed to have all tools necessary. installed a new rear rotor on our rig for $8! we had the rotor. owner speaks some English. Open: Yes Good family owned shop with 8 large bays. seemed to have all tools necessary. installed a new rear rotor on our rig for $8! we had the rotor. owner speaks some English. iOverlander Los Primos Car Repair user -1.0 San Miguel Texaco Gazoline Station Panamericana Front the gazoline station in a grassy parking. After bargain we Paid 10$ , fées is 1$ per hour, we can you use toilets restrooms just néed the Keys to the guard, i can pitch my shower tent to tape shower, little noiisy by the break of truck Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Front the gazoline station in a grassy parking. After bargain we Paid 10$ , fées is 1$ per hour, we can you use toilets restrooms just néed the Keys to the guard, i can pitch my shower tent to tape shower, little noiisy by the break of truck iOverlander San Miguel Texaco Gazoline Station Panamericana Parking Area user 20.5 Mirador at Restaurant La Chiva Parking slot at the road above the sea. Free even without visiting the palapa (rather pricey). Restrooms are open during their opening hours (25 cent), guard was there in the night; well jung guy with a dog. Noise level is ok, only if heavy duty trucks pass by. 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 Parking slot at the road above the sea. Free even without visiting the palapa (rather pricey). Restrooms are open during their opening hours (25 cent), guard was there in the night; well jung guy with a dog. Noise level is ok, only if heavy duty trucks pass by. iOverlander Mirador at Restaurant La Chiva Contact, Pirate user 24.6 Restaurante El Rey del marisco Not a really nice place, but you can park more or less at the beach. The owner wanted 10 US, but we agreed on 4 US for parking without using the showers and bathrooms. Later he offered the showers anyway, as portable water is free in El Salvador. No clue how the seafood is. BUT the beach (only on low tide) is great! Seems endless. No noise at all in the night. No guard but light and surely safe. Owner left at 8pm and then you are free to do whatever you want. Using the facilities or sitting the entire night outside watching the sea. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Not a really nice place, but you can park more or less at the beach. The owner wanted 10 US, but we agreed on 4 US for parking without using the showers and bathrooms. Later he offered the showers anyway, as portable water is free in El Salvador. No clue how the seafood is. BUT the beach (only on low tide) is great! Seems endless. No noise at all in the night. No guard but light and surely safe. Owner left at 8pm and then you are free to do whatever you want. Using the facilities or sitting the entire night outside watching the sea. iOverlander Restaurante El Rey del marisco Parking Area user 1145.4 Next to the street We parked here one night after visiting the volcano San Salvador. No chance to stay up there. Here is a long parking bay which fits easily 4 cars, not really level but at least surrounded by coffee plants and completely quiet at night. Traffic as usually starts around 6am. There is a fancy restaurant and cafe (Miranda) with a wonderful view over the valley around the next curve but they did not allow us to stay for the night. Police checked us out but didn't stop or ask anything. 500 meter downhill is an other flatter parking bay. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We parked here one night after visiting the volcano San Salvador. No chance to stay up there. Here is a long parking bay which fits easily 4 cars, not really level but at least surrounded by coffee plants and completely quiet at night. Traffic as usually starts around 6am. There is a fancy restaurant and cafe (Miranda) with a wonderful view over the valley around the next curve but they did not allow us to stay for the night. Police checked us out but didn't stop or ask anything. 500 meter downhill is an other flatter parking bay. iOverlander Next to the street Contact, Pirate user 320.7 Museo Café Great place with really good food. Relaxed atmosphere. WiFi is ok, maybe too slow for e.g. Skype. Open: Yes Great place with really good food. Relaxed atmosphere. WiFi is ok, maybe too slow for e.g. Skype. iOverlander Museo Café Restaurant user 1009.8 OLA Café Great local coffee. If the owner is around he is maybe roasting beans. He explained everything (in English) to us and we tasted the different beans as they came hot out of the roaster. Open: Yes Great local coffee. If the owner is around he is maybe roasting beans. He explained everything (in English) to us and we tasted the different beans as they came hot out of the roaster. iOverlander OLA Café Restaurant user -6.1 Parqueo/Camping El Malecon Playa El Cuco Parking/Camping in the middle of the town. Usually it's $3 per night incl basic toilets & showers. The nice owner let us stay for free with our Van. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking/Camping in the middle of the town. Usually it's $3 per night incl basic toilets & showers. The nice owner let us stay for free with our Van. iOverlander Parqueo/Camping El Malecon Playa El Cuco Parking Area user 748.7 Mc Donalds Possibility of parking for the night by asking the boss. Free WiFi from the car park. possibilité de stationner pour la nuit en demandant au patron. WiFi gratuit depuis le parking. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Possibility of parking for the night by asking the boss. Free WiFi from the car park. possibilité de stationner pour la nuit en demandant au patron. WiFi gratuit depuis le parking. iOverlander Mc Donalds Parking Area user 754.4 ambassade Place to renew his visa. You only have three months to visit Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador and Guatemala. Then you have to apply for an extension here. With a photo ID and a photocopy of the passport and all the pages or there are stamps - a bank proof -25 $ per person - same for the children. This can take 48 hours open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm Lieu pour renouveler son visa. Vous n avez que trois mois pour visiter le Nicaragua le Honduras el Salvador et le Guatemala. Ensuite il faut faire une demande d extention ici. avec une photo d'identité et la photocopie du passeport et de toutes les pages ou il y a des tampons- un justificatif banquaire -25$ par personne - meme chose pour les enfants. Cela peut prendre 48h ouverture du lundi au vendredi de 8h à 16h Open: Yes Place to renew his visa. You only have three months to visit Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador and Guatemala. Then you have to apply for an extension here. With a photo ID and a photocopy of the passport and all the pages or there are stamps - a bank proof -25 $ per person - same for the children. This can take 48 hours open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm Lieu pour renouveler son visa. Vous n avez que trois mois pour visiter le Nicaragua le Honduras el Salvador et le Guatemala. Ensuite il faut faire une demande d extention ici. avec une photo d'identité et la photocopie du passeport et de toutes les pages ou il y a des tampons- un justificatif banquaire -25$ par personne - meme chose pour les enfants. Cela peut prendre 48h ouverture du lundi au vendredi de 8h à 16h iOverlander ambassade Toll Booth user -0.6 Hotel Macoi Awesome little hotel less than a block from the beach. The rooms have ac, private bathroom, double bed (comfy mattress), a desk, space for your stuff, a window looking at the green trees, great wifi, hammocks outside and a shared kitchen. You can park your car safely on the Main Street, only 30 meters away from the hotel (we asked and everybody pointed out that is a very safe town with cameras on the streets). Because the hotel was empty (late October) they charged us only 20usd for an ac room. Also offered a 12usd room with fan instead of ac, on the top floor and an awesome private terrace (it seemed very private with Hammocks and great view to the trees). Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Awesome little hotel less than a block from the beach. The rooms have ac, private bathroom, double bed (comfy mattress), a desk, space for your stuff, a window looking at the green trees, great wifi, hammocks outside and a shared kitchen. You can park your car safely on the Main Street, only 30 meters away from the hotel (we asked and everybody pointed out that is a very safe town with cameras on the streets). Because the hotel was empty (late October) they charged us only 20usd for an ac room. Also offered a 12usd room with fan instead of ac, on the top floor and an awesome private terrace (it seemed very private with Hammocks and great view to the trees). iOverlander Hotel Macoi Lodging user 104.0 Hotel los hermanos, Santa Rosa de Lima En Santa Rosa de Lima, really nice hotel with parking lot. Great for the night before crossing the border El Espino. The women that worked there were super sweet. 15usd the room with fan, 20usd with ac, private bathroom, cold water shower, tv and Internet (it was not very good because the router was far from our room). Only thing be ready for noise in the early in the morning (at 6am we heard two guys speaking really loud and no consideration that this was an hotel with sleeping guests). But beyond that the hotel is clean, pretty and spacious. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No En Santa Rosa de Lima, really nice hotel with parking lot. Great for the night before crossing the border El Espino. The women that worked there were super sweet. 15usd the room with fan, 20usd with ac, private bathroom, cold water shower, tv and Internet (it was not very good because the router was far from our room). Only thing be ready for noise in the early in the morning (at 6am we heard two guys speaking really loud and no consideration that this was an hotel with sleeping guests). But beyond that the hotel is clean, pretty and spacious. iOverlander Hotel los hermanos, Santa Rosa de Lima Lodging user 386.0 Nice quiet petrol station Nice and quiet petrol station a little out of town, about 1km from the plaza. Can leave your vehicle here and walk into town, thus avoiding the cobble stone rattatatatatat. Open 5-19h, guard at night (unarmed, sleeps), felt safe. Spotless toilet. Guard can hand you a garden hose through the window and you have a shower (after closing time). Nice picknick tables,, mowed lawns, it's green and tranquil around. Free. Mauricio, the night guard highly appreciates tips though, to feed his family and himself (he didn't ask for it, I just heard his story). Pretty nice spot for a night. Open: Yes Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice and quiet petrol station a little out of town, about 1km from the plaza. Can leave your vehicle here and walk into town, thus avoiding the cobble stone rattatatatatat. Open 5-19h, guard at night (unarmed, sleeps), felt safe. Spotless toilet. Guard can hand you a garden hose through the window and you have a shower (after closing time). Nice picknick tables,, mowed lawns, it's green and tranquil around. Free. Mauricio, the night guard highly appreciates tips though, to feed his family and himself (he didn't ask for it, I just heard his story). Pretty nice spot for a night. iOverlander Nice quiet petrol station Parking Area user 822.0 UNO gas station Possible to overnight at this UNO station on the airport expressway overlooking the Southeastern outskirts of San Salvador. Not exactly scenic, pretty noisy (no problem with ear plugs), safe, level, shady, wifi, shop, toilets, 24h open, armed guard, breezy. 2 USD/night. About 5km from El Centro. Ok if you can't find anything else. Access only when heading towards downtown. U-turn possible about 1km east or 2km west. Big rigs should fit when not too many busses. Tent... if you like it rough. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Possible to overnight at this UNO station on the airport expressway overlooking the Southeastern outskirts of San Salvador. Not exactly scenic, pretty noisy (no problem with ear plugs), safe, level, shady, wifi, shop, toilets, 24h open, armed guard, breezy. 2 USD/night. About 5km from El Centro. Ok if you can't find anything else. Access only when heading towards downtown. U-turn possible about 1km east or 2km west. Big rigs should fit when not too many busses. Tent... if you like it rough. iOverlander UNO gas station Parking Area user 1264.1 Place de Ataco Against the restaurant La raclette. Calme.pin Wi-Fi: LARACLETTE.N1Super village. Lots of people on weekends. Contre le restaurant La raclette. Calme. pin Wi-Fi :LARACLETTE.N1 Super village . Beaucoup de monde le week-end. 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 Against the restaurant La raclette. Calme.pin Wi-Fi: LARACLETTE.N1Super village. Lots of people on weekends. Contre le restaurant La raclette. Calme. pin Wi-Fi :LARACLETTE.N1 Super village . Beaucoup de monde le week-end. iOverlander Place de Ataco Parking Area user 1677.5 Finca San Cristóbal It is a Restaurant with an awesome view over San Salvador direct at the Parque Boquerón. The food is good, the service is excellent and they make their own coffee. We asked the administrator for camping with our van and he agreed for 10 USD. He offert us to stay under a roof. He also gave us the opportunity to watch the sunrise from the terrace in the morning and gave us a Private coffee Tour. Awesome place friendly and helpful staff. If you want to Call, the number is: (503) 2306-7373. Open: Yes It is a Restaurant with an awesome view over San Salvador direct at the Parque Boquerón. The food is good, the service is excellent and they make their own coffee. We asked the administrator for camping with our van and he agreed for 10 USD. He offert us to stay under a roof. He also gave us the opportunity to watch the sunrise from the terrace in the morning and gave us a Private coffee Tour. Awesome place friendly and helpful staff. If you want to Call, the number is: (503) 2306-7373. iOverlander Finca San Cristóbal Restaurant user 786.0 Texaco Cojutepeque Gas station with ample parking lot (fenced-in). Right by the Panam, a little out of town, can't miss it. Closed 21-4h. Dead quiet after 21h. Level. Some shade in the morning. Shower, toilet, security, 3 USD. Ok for a night. 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 Gas station with ample parking lot (fenced-in). Right by the Panam, a little out of town, can't miss it. Closed 21-4h. Dead quiet after 21h. Level. Some shade in the morning. Shower, toilet, security, 3 USD. Ok for a night. iOverlander Texaco Cojutepeque Parking Area user 1000.7 Café EL Portal A very nice place to eat an drink a good coffee. With a very nice owner. Raphael. Open: Yes A very nice place to eat an drink a good coffee. With a very nice owner. Raphael. iOverlander Café EL Portal Restaurant user 997.3 La Casa Mia A very nice hostal. With very nice owners. Clean. With a museum of the owner family. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Restroom: Running Water A very nice hostal. With very nice owners. Clean. With a museum of the owner family. iOverlander La Casa Mia Lodging user 1153.6 Hostal and Restaurant Good food in the Restaurant, Nice hostal. Very nice owner. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Good food in the Restaurant, Nice hostal. Very nice owner. iOverlander Hostal and Restaurant Lodging user 1155.7 Enter Piedras Very nice hostal with Restaurant and big Patio. The owner has also a Finca. Nice rooms with private Bathroom, toilet and hot shower. 16$ /Person. Very familiar! We parked our camper outside for the night,free. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: Yes Restroom: Running Water Very nice hostal with Restaurant and big Patio. The owner has also a Finca. Nice rooms with private Bathroom, toilet and hot shower. 16$ /Person. Very familiar! We parked our camper outside for the night,free. iOverlander Enter Piedras Lodging user 714.4 Los Chorros - Turicentro Nice swimmingpools with water from natural waterfalls. 3$ per person + 1$ per car Open: Yes Nice swimmingpools with water from natural waterfalls. 3$ per person + 1$ per car iOverlander Los Chorros - Turicentro City (Capitol) user 114.5 Gas Station UNO Gas Station Parking. Located in the city centre. Toilets and security all night. Price: the guard asked for a colaboración, that means what you want. 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 Gas Station Parking. Located in the city centre. Toilets and security all night. Price: the guard asked for a colaboración, that means what you want. iOverlander Gas Station UNO Parking Area user 107.1 MP Performance - VW Mechanic Very good mechanic, specialist in VW but he works with all the trades. Is next to the Puma Station but he hasn't got title on the front. We regulated the time of the engine of our VW Vanagon. He help to a lot of travellers Open: Yes Very good mechanic, specialist in VW but he works with all the trades. Is next to the Puma Station but he hasn't got title on the front. We regulated the time of the engine of our VW Vanagon. He help to a lot of travellers iOverlander MP Performance - VW Mechanic Car Repair user 33.8 Puma Gas Station. Free Gas Station with security at night and toilets. As usual, quite noisy. Price free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Bucket Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Gas Station with security at night and toilets. As usual, quite noisy. Price free iOverlander Puma Gas Station. Free Parking Area user 32.4 Puma Gas Station. Free Gas Station. Security at night. Toilets close at 23 h with the shop. Be prepared for the loud music from the restaurant. Price: free Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Gas Station. Security at night. Toilets close at 23 h with the shop. Be prepared for the loud music from the restaurant. Price: free iOverlander Puma Gas Station. Free Parking Area user -1.0 Restaurant Solymar Restaurant parking.10$ for night. Showers outside and toilets. Have no gate, but we file save. Quiet. Couple steps to the beach. 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 Restaurant parking.10$ for night. Showers outside and toilets. Have no gate, but we file save. Quiet. Couple steps to the beach. iOverlander Restaurant Solymar Parking Area user 0.7 Cocolito Campground Fairly large campground in front of Mizata surf breaks. $5 per night. No showers, but there is a seatless toilet that works. The area is spacious, shady, and right next to an amazing black sand beach. The family is extremely kind (really: when there was no beer left, the grandson went to buy some, and then later Antonio, the grandfather, brought fresh, complimentary oysters). The entrance appears tight, but they say big busses have fit easily. The approach is a bit steep towards the beach, so be ready for that. They have owned this piece of property for 50 years; we can't recommend it enough. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Fairly large campground in front of Mizata surf breaks. $5 per night. No showers, but there is a seatless toilet that works. The area is spacious, shady, and right next to an amazing black sand beach. The family is extremely kind (really: when there was no beer left, the grandson went to buy some, and then later Antonio, the grandfather, brought fresh, complimentary oysters). The entrance appears tight, but they say big busses have fit easily. The approach is a bit steep towards the beach, so be ready for that. They have owned this piece of property for 50 years; we can't recommend it enough. iOverlander Cocolito Campground Campground user 1149.9 alegria in front of the church in the middle of the village next to the main Plaza. perfectly secured. Open: Yes Electricity: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No in the middle of the village next to the main Plaza. perfectly secured. iOverlander alegria in front of the church Parking Area user 2.3 Parking in front of the police station (right side!) Parking lot in front of the police station. Grassy with coconut trees, right on the ocean side. This is really where you have to stay in the area. An old bar was not used anymore so we used the installations that have a great terrasse with a wonderfull view. There are basic shower and toilet. Francisco, the guard, is very nice and helpfull. The police looks after the parking lot so this is very safe. We stopped for one day and we stayed 5. Price is 6$ per night for 2. Easy to get wifi from the bard around. At night place is patrolled by tourist police. Felt very safe. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot in front of the police station. Grassy with coconut trees, right on the ocean side. This is really where you have to stay in the area. An old bar was not used anymore so we used the installations that have a great terrasse with a wonderfull view. There are basic shower and toilet. Francisco, the guard, is very nice and helpfull. The police looks after the parking lot so this is very safe. We stopped for one day and we stayed 5. Price is 6$ per night for 2. Easy to get wifi from the bard around. At night place is patrolled by tourist police. Felt very safe. iOverlander Parking in front of the police station (right side!) Parking Area user -5.7 Copy place Place to do copies before crossing to Honduras. We paid 0,10$ per copy. Open: No Place to do copies before crossing to Honduras. We paid 0,10$ per copy. iOverlander Copy place Dog Unknown user 724.8 Hostal Café San Andrés Great nice hostel but it's more like a hotel/house. The owner is very nice and the place is clean, spacious, with 2 garage spots for your car. Has fast wifi, private rooms with fan, tv, shared bathroom (we were the only ones so it was almost the whole second floor for us) for 22usd. Totally recommended! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Great nice hostel but it's more like a hotel/house. The owner is very nice and the place is clean, spacious, with 2 garage spots for your car. Has fast wifi, private rooms with fan, tv, shared bathroom (we were the only ones so it was almost the whole second floor for us) for 22usd. Totally recommended! iOverlander Hostal Café San Andrés Lodging user 373.7 Audiotec Unigas (Fill Coleman bottles) We had our green coleman tanks refilled here. Very nice group of workers! For seven 1lb tanks (50-60% full) we paid $11. Open: Yes We had our green coleman tanks refilled here. Very nice group of workers! For seven 1lb tanks (50-60% full) we paid $11. iOverlander Audiotec Unigas (Fill Coleman bottles) Gas Station user 0.0 La Joya Big parkinglot, pool, wifi, bathrooms. Closed and guarded area during the night. If you use restaurant, you stay free. Open: Yes Big parkinglot, pool, wifi, bathrooms. Closed and guarded area during the night. If you use restaurant, you stay free. iOverlander La Joya Restaurant user 705.0 Auto Hotel Quinta Real Very nice love motel, with spacious rooms, super clean, tv, hot shower, safe parking lot and wifi if you stay in the first room next to the router (ask the owner). The best love motel we have ever stayed! Only 14usd the night, very near the border. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very nice love motel, with spacious rooms, super clean, tv, hot shower, safe parking lot and wifi if you stay in the first room next to the router (ask the owner). The best love motel we have ever stayed! Only 14usd the night, very near the border. iOverlander Auto Hotel Quinta Real Lodging user -1.8 Beach Shack hard to get closer to perfection than this. right on one of the most amazing point breaks around. All there is is a shack with chairs, tables and a few hammocks. no facilities except for a simple manual flush toilet behind a curtain. for $2 a night, if you have your own cooking and don't mind using the ocean as your facilities it is perfect. quite at night, cattle gate if it makes you feel more secure. The owner Valentino runs a little cantina on the entrance to the road, nice, friendly fella. The spot is grassy and relatively flat with a few trees, certainly not for big rigs. 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 hard to get closer to perfection than this. right on one of the most amazing point breaks around. All there is is a shack with chairs, tables and a few hammocks. no facilities except for a simple manual flush toilet behind a curtain. for $2 a night, if you have your own cooking and don't mind using the ocean as your facilities it is perfect. quite at night, cattle gate if it makes you feel more secure. The owner Valentino runs a little cantina on the entrance to the road, nice, friendly fella. The spot is grassy and relatively flat with a few trees, certainly not for big rigs. iOverlander Beach Shack Parking Area user 1027.0 R&R Restaurante Sit down restaurant serving beef loin, chicken, shrimp and vegetarian dishes. Prices are $7-$17 but most plates are $10 and under, seafood being the most expensive. We had the 8oz Lomito Minong ($10), Pechuga Loroquillo ($7), Lasana Vegetal ($7), and Revoltijo Vegetariano ($7) which were all delicious. Open: Yes Sit down restaurant serving beef loin, chicken, shrimp and vegetarian dishes. Prices are $7-$17 but most plates are $10 and under, seafood being the most expensive. We had the 8oz Lomito Minong ($10), Pechuga Loroquillo ($7), Lasana Vegetal ($7), and Revoltijo Vegetariano ($7) which were all delicious. iOverlander R&R Restaurante Restaurant user 884.6 Propane Tomza (Fill US Bottles) Filled portable American style propane tanks. Very fast and friendly Open: Yes Filled portable American style propane tanks. Very fast and friendly iOverlander Propane Tomza (Fill US Bottles) Gas Station user 0.0 Armed robbery at Mirador lago de coatepeque Be careful on the way to Cerro Verde national park. There are multiple view point. We knew that usely we should not stop if there is no armed guard, but we decide to stop anyway because there was a couple with two child. A minute after we get off our car to take photos the couple left the place. Another minute later two guys armed with handguns brought us into the wood and ask us to give everything we had. Of course, we did, so we gave up two cameras, my wallet, a bag full of our clothes and our cellphone. At some point he pointed his arme directly on the head of my girlfriend and he started counting... I does not mean to scare anybody, because we decide to continue our trip in El salvador but just be really careful with these view points. Sadly we never get the chance to see Cerro Verde but it looks really nice. Open: Yes Be careful on the way to Cerro Verde national park. There are multiple view point. We knew that usely we should not stop if there is no armed guard, but we decide to stop anyway because there was a couple with two child. A minute after we get off our car to take photos the couple left the place. Another minute later two guys armed with handguns brought us into the wood and ask us to give everything we had. Of course, we did, so we gave up two cameras, my wallet, a bag full of our clothes and our cellphone. At some point he pointed his arme directly on the head of my girlfriend and he started counting... I does not mean to scare anybody, because we decide to continue our trip in El salvador but just be really careful with these view points. Sadly we never get the chance to see Cerro Verde but it looks really nice. iOverlander Armed robbery at Mirador lago de coatepeque Diamond, Red user -4.1 Don raul Very informal campground just in front of the beach, 5-10$/ night we could plug in electricity but have to manage current. Very cool place on the right spot for beautiful sunset and sunrise Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Very informal campground just in front of the beach, 5-10$/ night we could plug in electricity but have to manage current. Very cool place on the right spot for beautiful sunset and sunrise iOverlander Don raul Contact, Pirate user 8.0 Super market super selecto Big super market for el salvador with a great selection of everything traveler needs and even more. Fresh meat and fish vegerable , fruit etc.. Open: Yes Big super market for el salvador with a great selection of everything traveler needs and even more. Fresh meat and fish vegerable , fruit etc.. iOverlander Super market super selecto Dog Unknown user 9.3 El sunzal reef hotel and cafe Great clean private room from $US20-$50/night. Front row view of el sunzal point break. Kitchen facilities avail. Clean and friendly staff with a little English spoken by some. We needed a fridge and got a beer fridge moved to our room. A couple snorkel sets and a spear gun for rent. 5$ for each. 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 Great clean private room from $US20-$50/night. Front row view of el sunzal point break. Kitchen facilities avail. Clean and friendly staff with a little English spoken by some. We needed a fridge and got a beer fridge moved to our room. A couple snorkel sets and a spear gun for rent. 5$ for each. iOverlander El sunzal reef hotel and cafe Lodging user 653.4 Excellent VW mechanic Very experienced and responsible mechanic. Specialises in Volkswagen. His name is Misael. Phone number: 2225 8057 Open: Yes Very experienced and responsible mechanic. Specialises in Volkswagen. His name is Misael. Phone number: 2225 8057 iOverlander Excellent VW mechanic Car Repair user 54.7 Transmatic Automatic transmission specialist. The owner, Marcos, is very friendly and knowledgable, and speaks excellent English. He went out of his way to help us, even gave me a ride to pick up a rental car. Honest and fair pricing. We thought we needed a complete rebuild on our transmission, which he would have done, but he said we just needed to replace the torque converter (which was way cheaper). The truck is now running great. He works on all makes. I highly recommend if you have any automatic transmission problems. Open: Yes Automatic transmission specialist. The owner, Marcos, is very friendly and knowledgable, and speaks excellent English. He went out of his way to help us, even gave me a ride to pick up a rental car. Honest and fair pricing. We thought we needed a complete rebuild on our transmission, which he would have done, but he said we just needed to replace the torque converter (which was way cheaper). The truck is now running great. He works on all makes. I highly recommend if you have any automatic transmission problems. iOverlander Transmatic Car Repair user 74.0 Farmacia San rey COPIES 10cts the copie. Next to super selecto supermarket. Open: Yes 10cts the copie. Next to super selecto supermarket. iOverlander Farmacia San rey COPIES Dog Unknown user -7.0 Corral de Mulas II Right on the beach in front of turtle hatchery, great swimming beach Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Right on the beach in front of turtle hatchery, great swimming beach iOverlander Corral de Mulas II Contact, Pirate user 669.1 tropigas a big distribution centre. they were very strict with rules. they usually only let 1 person in with the vehicle but they radio-ed the boss and he okayed it for us both to come in. Mark had to wear trousers and boots to be outside the vehicle and I (Saskia) wasn't allowed to be outside. all in all officias but efficient. if you have a fixed tank you'll need the vehicle fitting. $1.81 / gallon Open: Yes a big distribution centre. they were very strict with rules. they usually only let 1 person in with the vehicle but they radio-ed the boss and he okayed it for us both to come in. Mark had to wear trousers and boots to be outside the vehicle and I (Saskia) wasn't allowed to be outside. all in all officias but efficient. if you have a fixed tank you'll need the vehicle fitting. $1.81 / gallon iOverlander tropigas Gas Station user 385.3 Turicentro Agua Fria A small water park in town. We asked if we could camp and the boss said yes. Electric, loo, shower and access to the pools for $10 for 2 of us. As I write this there is a fiesta going on in town with music (it's a Saturday night), but before it started it was pretty quiet here. Two armed guards are here overnight and the gate is locked. We haven't asked if we could go into town and get back in so I don't know if you can come and go. There are two decent pools that are treated after the park closes at 4pm, but the boss said we could swim again after 8pm. Narrow car-lined streets to get here but we managed it in a 2.7m wide rig. Very good tigo and claro data reception. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No A small water park in town. We asked if we could camp and the boss said yes. Electric, loo, shower and access to the pools for $10 for 2 of us. As I write this there is a fiesta going on in town with music (it's a Saturday night), but before it started it was pretty quiet here. Two armed guards are here overnight and the gate is locked. We haven't asked if we could go into town and get back in so I don't know if you can come and go. There are two decent pools that are treated after the park closes at 4pm, but the boss said we could swim again after 8pm. Narrow car-lined streets to get here but we managed it in a 2.7m wide rig. Very good tigo and claro data reception. iOverlander Turicentro Agua Fria Parking Area user 70.4 La casa de Mauricio San Miguel pueblo , (el jardin sector) Calle 3A poniente / avenida 23 sur This is the house of a familia who receive us for 4 days. We park our rv in the street , very quiet and secure place. And because its near the general office of pollo campestre he had security gard . So very secure. They offert us the right to use electricity and potable water..Very helpful people. A friend of them, name Victor have a mecanical garage.. so we fix everything we need to there.. and it was very cheap so we give him a little more for everything he do. La mama Ana Maria make for us all of our laundry. I have to remember you that its a family home.. so they probably can lodge only one rv at the time so its preferable to ask them at the carwash on the corner of the calle 3A poriente / 23 avenida sur .. if its ok with them ! We give them 75$ for stay there 4 night , but it was because we thought that they deserve !! We talk with them about ioverlander.. and they found that interesting.. maybe they be open for 1-2-3 backpackers 🎒 but we don't know.. they speak only spanish .. Open: Yes San Miguel pueblo , (el jardin sector) Calle 3A poniente / avenida 23 sur This is the house of a familia who receive us for 4 days. We park our rv in the street , very quiet and secure place. And because its near the general office of pollo campestre he had security gard . So very secure. They offert us the right to use electricity and potable water..Very helpful people. A friend of them, name Victor have a mecanical garage.. so we fix everything we need to there.. and it was very cheap so we give him a little more for everything he do. La mama Ana Maria make for us all of our laundry. I have to remember you that its a family home.. so they probably can lodge only one rv at the time so its preferable to ask them at the carwash on the corner of the calle 3A poriente / 23 avenida sur .. if its ok with them ! We give them 75$ for stay there 4 night , but it was because we thought that they deserve !! We talk with them about ioverlander.. and they found that interesting.. maybe they be open for 1-2-3 backpackers 🎒 but we don't know.. they speak only spanish .. iOverlander La casa de Mauricio Contact, Pirate user Ataco Parque We parked near the Parque, next to the Alcaldia Municipal (a building with a security guard and cameras) and our van got broken into in the middle of the day!! The security guard didnt notice anything. They stole luckily only our labtop and camera. Everybody told us Ataco is very safe and that we could just park near the Parque without problems. Better find another place!! Open: Yes We parked near the Parque, next to the Alcaldia Municipal (a building with a security guard and cameras) and our van got broken into in the middle of the day!! The security guard didnt notice anything. They stole luckily only our labtop and camera. Everybody told us Ataco is very safe and that we could just park near the Parque without problems. Better find another place!! iOverlander Ataco Parque Diamond, Red user 1154.1 Central Plaza Market Most variety we've seen in all of Central thus far. Lots of options and flavors. Would come up just for the meal. Local honey coffee and wines. Really great experience. Open: Yes Most variety we've seen in all of Central thus far. Lots of options and flavors. Would come up just for the meal. Local honey coffee and wines. Really great experience. iOverlander Central Plaza Market Restaurant user 52.8 la almohada Very clean hostel. Dormitories and private rooms with shared bathroom (10, 12 15$) or with private bathroom. Has 3 parking lot but only for car, not for RV. I parked my car in the street it is said to be very secure because there is a police station 40m away! And the cops patrol all night, the neighborhood is safe. If you want to eat at night, no local eateries, but plenty of fast food.... Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Fast Parking: Restricted Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Very clean hostel. Dormitories and private rooms with shared bathroom (10, 12 15$) or with private bathroom. Has 3 parking lot but only for car, not for RV. I parked my car in the street it is said to be very secure because there is a police station 40m away! And the cops patrol all night, the neighborhood is safe. If you want to eat at night, no local eateries, but plenty of fast food.... iOverlander la almohada Lodging user 3.0 Tortuga Surf Lodge Very nice spot directly at the beach. Very nice family (Daniel and Mariza), hammocks, palms, pool, showers, electricity, best wifi we had on our trip and a coffee in the morning is included! We paid 7$ p/P and if you ask you can may use their kitchen. Its not the cheapest place, but the police station is very bus at the weekend so for us it was much more relaxed here. Not for big rigs, place for 2 or 3 suv's. The dogs is friendly to people, but to other dogs not at all! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Very nice spot directly at the beach. Very nice family (Daniel and Mariza), hammocks, palms, pool, showers, electricity, best wifi we had on our trip and a coffee in the morning is included! We paid 7$ p/P and if you ask you can may use their kitchen. Its not the cheapest place, but the police station is very bus at the weekend so for us it was much more relaxed here. Not for big rigs, place for 2 or 3 suv's. The dogs is friendly to people, but to other dogs not at all! iOverlander Tortuga Surf Lodge Parking Area user 869.2 Vidri (sell Coleman bottles)s) Carries green Coleman tanks Open: Yes Carries green Coleman tanks iOverlander Vidri (sell Coleman bottles)s) Gas Station user 1.4 Rincon familiar The hotel was still under construction when we get there . We didnt want to stay in the middle of all the tourist so we found this spot near the crossing road when you arrive from El Salvador ... THe hotel has a very secure parking , 3 swimming pool , a lot of shade and threes and located one block from the black sand beach ! We paid 25 $ after negotiation .but the price will be higher when construction is done ( 40 $) We wanted to cross Salvador in one day but it took 4 hours to cross the border between Guatemala and Salvador . So we decided to have a break and swim around La Libertad . Owner s name is Rahim very nice and friendly guy from Iran married with a Salvadorian woman . All the staff is very nice and friendly and has breakfast lunch and dinner between 3$ and 12$ ( you can eat very good for 6$). Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No The hotel was still under construction when we get there . We didnt want to stay in the middle of all the tourist so we found this spot near the crossing road when you arrive from El Salvador ... THe hotel has a very secure parking , 3 swimming pool , a lot of shade and threes and located one block from the black sand beach ! We paid 25 $ after negotiation .but the price will be higher when construction is done ( 40 $) We wanted to cross Salvador in one day but it took 4 hours to cross the border between Guatemala and Salvador . So we decided to have a break and swim around La Libertad . Owner s name is Rahim very nice and friendly guy from Iran married with a Salvadorian woman . All the staff is very nice and friendly and has breakfast lunch and dinner between 3$ and 12$ ( you can eat very good for 6$). iOverlander Rincon familiar Lodging user 0.0 Cafe Caburo (next to French Raclette) We had dinner here and we both loved our meals. We ordered pincho (skewers with veggies) and parillada (grilled meat and veggies) and they were both super yum! The portions were huge, well worth the $6-7 we paid for each meal. Open: Yes We had dinner here and we both loved our meals. We ordered pincho (skewers with veggies) and parillada (grilled meat and veggies) and they were both super yum! The portions were huge, well worth the $6-7 we paid for each meal. iOverlander Cafe Caburo (next to French Raclette) Restaurant user 0.0 Hostal Segen Nice hostal with plenty of rooms and a large secure parking in the courtyard. Gate a bit narrow (our Mitsubishi Montero/Pajero fit fine but much wider vehicles might not), no height restriction. They asked for $25/night for a private room for two people, we negotiated $20. Great location two blocks from the town square. Walls are a bit thin and we didn't have hot water but overall it's a nice place. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Nice hostal with plenty of rooms and a large secure parking in the courtyard. Gate a bit narrow (our Mitsubishi Montero/Pajero fit fine but much wider vehicles might not), no height restriction. They asked for $25/night for a private room for two people, we negotiated $20. Great location two blocks from the town square. Walls are a bit thin and we didn't have hot water but overall it's a nice place. iOverlander Hostal Segen Lodging user 590.5 Comedors on CA-1 STRICTLY NO VEGETERIANS! Carne Asado/ Skewed meat (pork or beef) with tortillas. Simply delicious!! 5-10 usd depending on how much meat you get. Open: Yes STRICTLY NO VEGETERIANS! Carne Asado/ Skewed meat (pork or beef) with tortillas. Simply delicious!! 5-10 usd depending on how much meat you get. iOverlander Comedors on CA-1 Restaurant user 4.8 El Rincón Familiar Nice place to stay with great staff, 40$ night-club new Hôtel w 3 swimming poolsownor very cool. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Nice place to stay with great staff, 40$ night-club new Hôtel w 3 swimming poolsownor very cool. iOverlander El Rincón Familiar Lodging user 1118.0 camping Arizona Hotel with a very nice campground. 3 USD per person. We didn't have to pay for the youngest child. There's a nice swimmingpool with hamocks. Very nice playground for the kids. Clean bathroom with cold shower. There is electricity available for the same price.The view is amazing. Just 5 minutes away from Perquin. We first went camping a couple of days at Rio Sapo. After we visit el Zomote and Perquin we came to this campground. On the same road you find a lot of other campgrounds. But we liked this one the most. Very friendly owner !!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel with a very nice campground. 3 USD per person. We didn't have to pay for the youngest child. There's a nice swimmingpool with hamocks. Very nice playground for the kids. Clean bathroom with cold shower. There is electricity available for the same price.The view is amazing. Just 5 minutes away from Perquin. We first went camping a couple of days at Rio Sapo. After we visit el Zomote and Perquin we came to this campground. On the same road you find a lot of other campgrounds. But we liked this one the most. Very friendly owner !!! iOverlander camping Arizona Campground user 388.0 Torre Kiosko tower of san vicente 40m high, nice view of the city and the vulcano 50cent entry fee there is a very friendly lady in the tourist office, you get free maps and informations Open: Yes tower of san vicente 40m high, nice view of the city and the vulcano 50cent entry fee there is a very friendly lady in the tourist office, you get free maps and informations iOverlander Torre Kiosko Dog Unknown user 153.3 Bomberos Very friendly and helpful firemen at the fire station. Grass patch out the back for plenty of tents. 10 mins walk from central plaza. Could use showers and toilets. Large kitchen for cooking. Access to drinking water. Good wifi. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Very friendly and helpful firemen at the fire station. Grass patch out the back for plenty of tents. 10 mins walk from central plaza. Could use showers and toilets. Large kitchen for cooking. Access to drinking water. Good wifi. iOverlander Bomberos Parking Area user 80.2 Bomberos Usulutan I'm a cycle tourer. This place was a perfect stop. They had a spare mattress and a spare room so I didn't even have to build up my tent. Very friendly guys. Shower and bathrooms although they are not for the faint hearted. Electricity. Drinking water. 10 mins walk from a busy town centre. Felt safe and welcome. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Showers: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes I'm a cycle tourer. This place was a perfect stop. They had a spare mattress and a spare room so I didn't even have to build up my tent. Very friendly guys. Shower and bathrooms although they are not for the faint hearted. Electricity. Drinking water. 10 mins walk from a busy town centre. Felt safe and welcome. iOverlander Bomberos Usulutan Parking Area user 92.2 Pollo Campestre Overpriced food... can buy same 20m down the road for half the price. But very good wifi and friendly staff. I came back the following morning to access wifi only and instead of being kicked out for not purchasing something, was offered a chair and glass of water! Open: Yes Overpriced food... can buy same 20m down the road for half the price. But very good wifi and friendly staff. I came back the following morning to access wifi only and instead of being kicked out for not purchasing something, was offered a chair and glass of water! iOverlander Pollo Campestre Restaurant user 1222.7 Ataco Backpacker CONFORTABLE HOSTEL AND CAMPING Great hostel in the heart of town, dorms for $7 USD and it's possible to camp in the garden for $5 USD per tent. Safe to park the car on the street and Daniel is great and super helpful! Kitchen on site and beautiful garden to relax in with a small pool. 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: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes CONFORTABLE HOSTEL AND CAMPING Great hostel in the heart of town, dorms for $7 USD and it's possible to camp in the garden for $5 USD per tent. Safe to park the car on the street and Daniel is great and super helpful! Kitchen on site and beautiful garden to relax in with a small pool. iOverlander Ataco Backpacker Lodging user 0.0 Pupuseria Bendicion de Dios Small little restaurant on the left side of the street. just across Guanaquita eco-lodge. hands down the best popusas we've had throughout Central America. it's owned by a lady and she only opens Wednesday to Friday. and it's so cheap we couldn't believe it. $1 for 3 popusas of whatever she has available. shrimp to meat anything between. really good option for veggie and vegan popusas too. Ask for the Popusa Loca if you want a mega Popusa size of a medium pizza for just $1,50! enjoy Open: Yes Small little restaurant on the left side of the street. just across Guanaquita eco-lodge. hands down the best popusas we've had throughout Central America. it's owned by a lady and she only opens Wednesday to Friday. and it's so cheap we couldn't believe it. $1 for 3 popusas of whatever she has available. shrimp to meat anything between. really good option for veggie and vegan popusas too. Ask for the Popusa Loca if you want a mega Popusa size of a medium pizza for just $1,50! enjoy iOverlander Pupuseria Bendicion de Dios Restaurant user 58.0 Crossing El Salvador - Honduras border close to Perquin We drove all the way to this crossing point thinking of reaching La Esperanza, in Honduras, just to find out that these border officers couldn't deal with our foreign car's paperwork (the exit stamp). We had to drive back and head to El Amantillo. Open: Yes We drove all the way to this crossing point thinking of reaching La Esperanza, in Honduras, just to find out that these border officers couldn't deal with our foreign car's paperwork (the exit stamp). We had to drive back and head to El Amantillo. iOverlander Crossing El Salvador - Honduras border close to Perquin Diamond, Red user 23.5 parqueo next to police parking/camp ground. great place, you park in front of the beach. there are toilets, showers, electricity any tons of place to hang your hammock! Domingo the owner is realy nice. We paid 6$ a night for the van. could get a little crowded on the weekend. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes parking/camp ground. great place, you park in front of the beach. there are toilets, showers, electricity any tons of place to hang your hammock! Domingo the owner is realy nice. We paid 6$ a night for the van. could get a little crowded on the weekend. iOverlander parqueo next to police Campground user 0.6 Mizata Turtle Preservation Great family place! one minute walk from the beach.. we paid 5$ p.p. cold showers, toilets, kitchen and a pool they filled just for us. the family is so welcoming and nice!! can't recommend this place enough!! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Great family place! one minute walk from the beach.. we paid 5$ p.p. cold showers, toilets, kitchen and a pool they filled just for us. the family is so welcoming and nice!! can't recommend this place enough!! iOverlander Mizata Turtle Preservation Campground user 1020.1 Kiwimelon Hostel Great hostel in Juayua. $9/dorm. Can park motorbikes inside, maybe a campervan or car. Does pizza & coffee on site. www.kiwimelonhostel.com Tavo is the owner speaks good English & Spanish. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Great hostel in Juayua. $9/dorm. Can park motorbikes inside, maybe a campervan or car. Does pizza & coffee on site. www.kiwimelonhostel.com Tavo is the owner speaks good English & Spanish. iOverlander Kiwimelon Hostel Lodging user 729.1 Agua purificada wasser Water filling station. Open: Yes Water filling station. iOverlander Agua purificada wasser Drinking Water user 21.0 El Vikingo Great Belgium owned restaurant that serves dishes from all over. Ribs, pad thai, lasagna, meat stew, sandwiches... Everything we ordered was on point. Open: Yes Great Belgium owned restaurant that serves dishes from all over. Ribs, pad thai, lasagna, meat stew, sandwiches... Everything we ordered was on point. iOverlander El Vikingo Restaurant user 696.9 Villa Napoli Amazing place to settle down for a minute as we drive down the pan-American hwy! Great people, pool, safe parking lot and great cheap room 35$ Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Amazing place to settle down for a minute as we drive down the pan-American hwy! Great people, pool, safe parking lot and great cheap room 35$ iOverlander Villa Napoli Lodging user 761.5 Hotel Sensunte Since Finca Tres Marias is charging 50$ I decided on this one. Clean Hotel with safe parking for cars and motorcycles. Rooms from 10$ (shared bathroom) - 30$ (private bathroom). Tiendas just in front and two blocks from the main square and supermarket. They let me use the fridge too. Good for an overnight stay. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Since Finca Tres Marias is charging 50$ I decided on this one. Clean Hotel with safe parking for cars and motorcycles. Rooms from 10$ (shared bathroom) - 30$ (private bathroom). Tiendas just in front and two blocks from the main square and supermarket. They let me use the fridge too. Good for an overnight stay. iOverlander Hotel Sensunte Lodging user 107.0 Palmas Mirador We were blown away by the view and decided to take a picture here. the owner Ricardo Montalvo asked us to come on in! we had the best pina coladas! Great ceviche and all kinds of seafood. the view is to die for! Open: Yes We were blown away by the view and decided to take a picture here. the owner Ricardo Montalvo asked us to come on in! we had the best pina coladas! Great ceviche and all kinds of seafood. the view is to die for! iOverlander Palmas Mirador Restaurant user 30.4 moto fast motorcycle shop. moto oil tons of parts and friendly people. Open: Yes motorcycle shop. moto oil tons of parts and friendly people. iOverlander moto fast Car Repair user 844.5 Police station Just a street parking in front of the small police station. The street is narrow and not that many places to park. Be sure to arrive here before 5pm and let the police know that you are here. After 5pm locals are arriving back from work and police will not be able to secure a parking space for you. If you ask nicely they will let you use their bathroom. Safe place and locals are super friendly! Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Big Rig Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Just a street parking in front of the small police station. The street is narrow and not that many places to park. Be sure to arrive here before 5pm and let the police know that you are here. After 5pm locals are arriving back from work and police will not be able to secure a parking space for you. If you ask nicely they will let you use their bathroom. Safe place and locals are super friendly! iOverlander Police station Parking Area user 56.0 Playa el Jaguey Its a beautiful place to camp in front of a pacific sea in the paceful Fonseca gulf with an amazing view of the Conchagua mount. The owner is nice guy who can told you the recent history of El Salvador. $10dll per person +50378441859 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Wifi: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Its a beautiful place to camp in front of a pacific sea in the paceful Fonseca gulf with an amazing view of the Conchagua mount. The owner is nice guy who can told you the recent history of El Salvador. $10dll per person +50378441859 iOverlander Playa el Jaguey Campground user 21.0 Chu cho mechanico Chu cho ia an absolutey brilliant honest mechanic, fair price and goes out of his way to help out highly recommended him. His work shop is in san salvador though very easy to arrange a vehicle transfer. Give him a call on +503 79000078 and he'll be able to help you out even if you just need some help sourcing parts. Open: Yes Chu cho ia an absolutey brilliant honest mechanic, fair price and goes out of his way to help out highly recommended him. His work shop is in san salvador though very easy to arrange a vehicle transfer. Give him a call on +503 79000078 and he'll be able to help you out even if you just need some help sourcing parts. iOverlander Chu cho mechanico Car Repair user 808.7 Hotel Sheraton Presidente First class hotel in downtown San Salvador, with access to Pullmantour to Guatemala. Open: Yes Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water First class hotel in downtown San Salvador, with access to Pullmantour to Guatemala. iOverlander Hotel Sheraton Presidente Lodging user 1223.1 Tatúa Great Food. Charcuterie and smoked cheese for $7.50. Outstanding. Open: Yes Great Food. Charcuterie and smoked cheese for $7.50. Outstanding. iOverlander Tatúa Restaurant user -5.0 rancho los cobanos hotel whit a big parking in front of the sea. $10 per night 2 people and the camper. really nice people. Jose Luis . 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 hotel whit a big parking in front of the sea. $10 per night 2 people and the camper. really nice people. Jose Luis . iOverlander rancho los cobanos Parking Area user 1384.2 Camping between pine trees Nice free spot on the trailheads to 2 hikes. One for each side of the road. Nice place to camp. Out of the village between the trees. One trail is signposted that 1000M to mirador. Easy 1-1,5hour hike uphill. Some places trail is not that obvious and had to just keep heading uphill. Nice 360 views all the way from the top. Gps tracker logged 5,6km with return. Other side hike is shorter but nice as well. No fees or guide needed. The shortest road from Esteli is some places kind of rough. Nothing too bad. There was small passenger car on this road so its doable in any kind of vehicle Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice free spot on the trailheads to 2 hikes. One for each side of the road. Nice place to camp. Out of the village between the trees. One trail is signposted that 1000M to mirador. Easy 1-1,5hour hike uphill. Some places trail is not that obvious and had to just keep heading uphill. Nice 360 views all the way from the top. Gps tracker logged 5,6km with return. Other side hike is shorter but nice as well. No fees or guide needed. The shortest road from Esteli is some places kind of rough. Nothing too bad. There was small passenger car on this road so its doable in any kind of vehicle iOverlander Camping between pine trees Parking Area user 646.2 Telica Thats the furthest you can drive. Hike trail starts here. Rough road after the last camping spot on this same road. 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 Thats the furthest you can drive. Hike trail starts here. Rough road after the last camping spot on this same road. iOverlander Telica Contact, Pirate user 547.1 Road to Telica Thats the farthest we could drive with our 4+tonne rear wheel drive Sprinter. Road gets a lot rougher and steeper from here. Its rough road all the way from last turnoff but its getting even rougher after this point. Easy walk up tho the to grater. Started 2:30 at night and had plenty of time looking red volcano before the sunrise. 7,5km return hike from here and prox 4 hours. The hiking trail is marked in Maps.me app and easy to follow. Its scary up in top in dark. You will hear the volcano roaring before you see the red magma in the bottom of the crater. No costs involved and drive up to this point is doable in 2wd. We are 3.45m high and it was some places challenging. Anything under 3 meters in hight would be easy. 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 Thats the farthest we could drive with our 4+tonne rear wheel drive Sprinter. Road gets a lot rougher and steeper from here. Its rough road all the way from last turnoff but its getting even rougher after this point. Easy walk up tho the to grater. Started 2:30 at night and had plenty of time looking red volcano before the sunrise. 7,5km return hike from here and prox 4 hours. The hiking trail is marked in Maps.me app and easy to follow. Its scary up in top in dark. You will hear the volcano roaring before you see the red magma in the bottom of the crater. No costs involved and drive up to this point is doable in 2wd. We are 3.45m high and it was some places challenging. Anything under 3 meters in hight would be easy. iOverlander Road to Telica Contact, Pirate user 1036.0 Pupuseria Esmeralda Only been in country a few days but I think we found the best pupusa. Cold beer, good tunes and the pupusa loca. Open: Yes Only been in country a few days but I think we found the best pupusa. Cold beer, good tunes and the pupusa loca. iOverlander Pupuseria Esmeralda Restaurant user 125.6 Leon mall Next to the mall is a line of large trees. Parked here with nobody bothering us. Local truck driver was here before us (sleeping in the hammock) and said its regularly used by other small truckies. Pizza Hut wifi works here. Code is: PizzaHutLeon2 Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Next to the mall is a line of large trees. Parked here with nobody bothering us. Local truck driver was here before us (sleeping in the hammock) and said its regularly used by other small truckies. Pizza Hut wifi works here. Code is: PizzaHutLeon2 iOverlander Leon mall Parking Area user 1027.5 Various cooked food stalls Saturday and Sunday food festival. Various grilled meat, papusa, torta, etc stalls spread around the main square. Worth a visit if you are close by. Fun atmosphere. Open: Yes Saturday and Sunday food festival. Various grilled meat, papusa, torta, etc stalls spread around the main square. Worth a visit if you are close by. Fun atmosphere. iOverlander Various cooked food stalls Restaurant user 343.1 Tropigas (US Bottle fill) The Tropigas plant was open Sunday and was able to fill our North American bottle. US$ 6.50 for filling a 20lb cylinder. Open: Yes The Tropigas plant was open Sunday and was able to fill our North American bottle. US$ 6.50 for filling a 20lb cylinder. iOverlander Tropigas (US Bottle fill) Gas Station user 85.7 Free beach access This small rocki path leads to the free beach. Save 5 dollars per person and park on the road side here and walk down Open: Yes This small rocki path leads to the free beach. Save 5 dollars per person and park on the road side here and walk down iOverlander Free beach access Dog Unknown user 766.0 lajamaya big parking lot in front of the lake. nice view to the island and the lake. local people came to spend the day during the weekend. 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 big parking lot in front of the lake. nice view to the island and the lake. local people came to spend the day during the weekend. iOverlander lajamaya Parking Area user 6.0 faro turístico / parque de la familia parking lot of the faro turistico. free. we can stay 1 nigth. for close at 10pm with security all night. very nice people. wonderful view. 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 Pet Friendly: Yes parking lot of the faro turistico. free. we can stay 1 nigth. for close at 10pm with security all night. very nice people. wonderful view. iOverlander faro turístico / parque de la familia Parking Area user 688.3 Sálvame Good Taqueria with big Mexican menu. Lots of grilled meat options also. Not many veg options. Add some me chicharron to your order. Open: Yes Good Taqueria with big Mexican menu. Lots of grilled meat options also. Not many veg options. Add some me chicharron to your order. iOverlander Sálvame Restaurant user 49.9 Hotel Rancho Argueta Clean hotel 4kms from the airport for $25 per night (tv, AC and private bathroom). $20 per night if you arrive after 6pm. They let us store our van for $1.50 per day (parking at the airport is $3.75/day) in their secure carpark while we left El Salvador for 2 weeks. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Clean hotel 4kms from the airport for $25 per night (tv, AC and private bathroom). $20 per night if you arrive after 6pm. They let us store our van for $1.50 per day (parking at the airport is $3.75/day) in their secure carpark while we left El Salvador for 2 weeks. iOverlander Hotel Rancho Argueta Lodging user 1243.6 Casa Pino Posada Great little posada. All rooms have kitchenettes and are various sizes and prices. The only budget room is a double with 2 beds, kitchenette and private bathroom. Clean with nice interior design. For this room the official rate was 25 USD per night but we negotiated 20 per night for 2 nights. The other rooms are more spacious with bigger kitchens but are 35 or 45 USD per night. There's a nice tree-shaded central courtyard with several tables and chairs to hang out in. Wifi works in the courtyard but not in our room. Hot shower, 2 blocks from the central square. Very nice staff. Highly recommended if you can get the one budget cheaper room! Seems most rooms in town are 30+ USD. We looked around at several other places and this was by far the best for the price. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Street Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Great little posada. All rooms have kitchenettes and are various sizes and prices. The only budget room is a double with 2 beds, kitchenette and private bathroom. Clean with nice interior design. For this room the official rate was 25 USD per night but we negotiated 20 per night for 2 nights. The other rooms are more spacious with bigger kitchens but are 35 or 45 USD per night. There's a nice tree-shaded central courtyard with several tables and chairs to hang out in. Wifi works in the courtyard but not in our room. Hot shower, 2 blocks from the central square. Very nice staff. Highly recommended if you can get the one budget cheaper room! Seems most rooms in town are 30+ USD. We looked around at several other places and this was by far the best for the price. iOverlander Casa Pino Posada Lodging user 379.1 Tourist Police Located in the cornerhouse of the former “Casa de la moneda“ you find the Tourist Police. Meetingpoint for several tours in the region. Open: Yes Located in the cornerhouse of the former “Casa de la moneda“ you find the Tourist Police. Meetingpoint for several tours in the region. iOverlander Tourist Police Dog Unknown user 1084.7 Taller automotris Nice and clean workshop. They fixed our broken roller bearings. As we carry our own spareparts (LandRoverDefender) it was not a big deal for them. They work slowly and accurately and it seemed they are very familiar with this work. Open: Yes Nice and clean workshop. They fixed our broken roller bearings. As we carry our own spareparts (LandRoverDefender) it was not a big deal for them. They work slowly and accurately and it seemed they are very familiar with this work. iOverlander Taller automotris Car Repair user 117.1 Lubricentro Oriental Don Felix is very proud to serve Overlanders. Nice and clean Oil Change Station. Huge Parking, allows Camping too. They change Oil- and Dieselfilters as well very quick! Highly recommended. Various Oilbrands... Possible to grease the driveshaft! FB @Lote de Autos Blanco& Lubricentro Oriental Open: Yes Don Felix is very proud to serve Overlanders. Nice and clean Oil Change Station. Huge Parking, allows Camping too. They change Oil- and Dieselfilters as well very quick! Highly recommended. Various Oilbrands... Possible to grease the driveshaft! FB @Lote de Autos Blanco& Lubricentro Oriental iOverlander Lubricentro Oriental Car Repair user 1606.7 Laguna Verde Dirt road but no 4x4 or high clearance needed goes up to a nice laguna in a old crater. A footpath leeds around the laguna (on maps it shows only half way, but it goes around), nice butterflies like Monarch and Blue morpho! A foodstall with snacks, rowingboats, hammocks, tables and benches and firepits (bring wood or charcoal). Very friendly. 1$/pers. If you are here on a weekend have a coffee at Maculata Coffee Shop uphill. They have a terrasse with a stunning view and one of the most beautiful garden we have ever seen. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Dirt road but no 4x4 or high clearance needed goes up to a nice laguna in a old crater. A footpath leeds around the laguna (on maps it shows only half way, but it goes around), nice butterflies like Monarch and Blue morpho! A foodstall with snacks, rowingboats, hammocks, tables and benches and firepits (bring wood or charcoal). Very friendly. 1$/pers. If you are here on a weekend have a coffee at Maculata Coffee Shop uphill. They have a terrasse with a stunning view and one of the most beautiful garden we have ever seen. iOverlander Laguna Verde Campground user 1239.7 Plaza food stalls A covered area in the plaza with a dozen restaurants offering cheap delicious foods such as papusas, grilled meats, French fries, fish, etc. great spot! Open: Yes A covered area in the plaza with a dozen restaurants offering cheap delicious foods such as papusas, grilled meats, French fries, fish, etc. great spot! iOverlander Plaza food stalls Restaurant user 673.2 Villa Florencia Nice hotel with friendly staff. 15 minutes from the city center. Fan rooms with private bath cost $20-$25 depending on size. AC rooms are 30-35. Nice courtyard and terrace. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice hotel with friendly staff. 15 minutes from the city center. Fan rooms with private bath cost $20-$25 depending on size. AC rooms are 30-35. Nice courtyard and terrace. iOverlander Villa Florencia Lodging user 2693.2 El Pital Summit campground Grassy spot at the summit of El Pital, no services except a pit toilet and a few picnic tables. Amazing views and cool weather, very quiet and peaceful. 4WD needed to get here - follow the paved road Calle Rio Chiquita to the NE from San Ignacio until you reach the small intersection village of Rio Chiquita (several papusarias and tiendas and a campground). From there take the road to the left labeled "ruta al Pital" on maps.me. it's dirt and rough and a steep to the top. Might consider camping at Rio Chiquita and doing a day hike to the summit (1.5 hours to the top). Just before the summit you'll find a few comedors selling basic foods - Papusas, etc. plus some tiendas wth snacks and drinks. $5 per person to enter and camp wherever you find a grassy lot. Open: Yes Electricity: No Wifi: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Grassy spot at the summit of El Pital, no services except a pit toilet and a few picnic tables. Amazing views and cool weather, very quiet and peaceful. 4WD needed to get here - follow the paved road Calle Rio Chiquita to the NE from San Ignacio until you reach the small intersection village of Rio Chiquita (several papusarias and tiendas and a campground). From there take the road to the left labeled "ruta al Pital" on maps.me. it's dirt and rough and a steep to the top. Might consider camping at Rio Chiquita and doing a day hike to the summit (1.5 hours to the top). Just before the summit you'll find a few comedors selling basic foods - Papusas, etc. plus some tiendas wth snacks and drinks. $5 per person to enter and camp wherever you find a grassy lot. iOverlander El Pital Summit campground Campground user 2208.8 Rio Chiquito Small village with several campgrounds and basic hotels. Also there are tiendas and comedors. Start of the hike up the dirt road to Al Pital (which you can also drive up with 4WD) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Small village with several campgrounds and basic hotels. Also there are tiendas and comedors. Start of the hike up the dirt road to Al Pital (which you can also drive up with 4WD) iOverlander Rio Chiquito Campground user 1274.0 La raclette For cheese lovers, it is THE place to stop for lunch/diner ! We had a raclette (swiss cheese, potatoes, chorizo/ham) and it was just... great !! A bit more expensive than other places (44 dollars for 2 cups of wine and a raclette for 2/3 people) but beeing french and on the road for 10 months, we had to stop ! They have also Fondue and many other things without cheese. Everything looked yummy! Open: Yes For cheese lovers, it is THE place to stop for lunch/diner ! We had a raclette (swiss cheese, potatoes, chorizo/ham) and it was just... great !! A bit more expensive than other places (44 dollars for 2 cups of wine and a raclette for 2/3 people) but beeing french and on the road for 10 months, we had to stop ! They have also Fondue and many other things without cheese. Everything looked yummy! iOverlander La raclette Restaurant user 96.0 Santa Cecilia Nice location for overlanders and backpackers. Plenty of parking, full of trees with shades. Our motorhome, 24ft long, 8 ft wide, and 11.3 ft high fit easily. Secured placed with restaurant. Walking distance to the beach (300 metres). Pool, slide, games for kids (trampoline). Nice bathrooms and showers. Hostels has air conditioning, bungalows with air conditioning + individual fan. Each bungalows have their bathrooms. The owners Rafael and Flor are very welcoming. They have a watch dog, very friendly and can walk with visitors. 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: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice location for overlanders and backpackers. Plenty of parking, full of trees with shades. Our motorhome, 24ft long, 8 ft wide, and 11.3 ft high fit easily. Secured placed with restaurant. Walking distance to the beach (300 metres). Pool, slide, games for kids (trampoline). Nice bathrooms and showers. Hostels has air conditioning, bungalows with air conditioning + individual fan. Each bungalows have their bathrooms. The owners Rafael and Flor are very welcoming. They have a watch dog, very friendly and can walk with visitors. iOverlander Santa Cecilia Lodging user 778.0 Los Asuelos Here you can visit the geothermal field, 50 cent/person. Open: Yes Here you can visit the geothermal field, 50 cent/person. iOverlander Los Asuelos City (Capitol) user 152.0 tropigas on the roundabout is a tropigas for propane. we didn't fill but friends did without problems Open: Yes on the roundabout is a tropigas for propane. we didn't fill but friends did without problems iOverlander tropigas Gas Station user 748.5 El Bosque de Mamapán El Bosque de Mamapan is a luxury New 2-bedroom suite located in a magical rustic spot, part of an old family "coffee finca", just a 3 minute car drive from Ahuachapan's city Central Park, parque Concordia. Surrounded by exuberant vegetation, with beautiful natural spots to relax (like pergolas, terraces, shady BBQ areas); short bike trails and walking paths to take a 20 minute invigorating walk. While it is your "away from home" place, our suite has 2 Full bathrooms, 2 double-beds, 3 Twin beds and 1 Sofa-bed, Air conditioning, 2 Flat screen TVs (Cable service available upon request), Refrigerator, Microwave, Dining-room. A perfect 8-member family weekend getaway. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes El Bosque de Mamapan is a luxury New 2-bedroom suite located in a magical rustic spot, part of an old family "coffee finca", just a 3 minute car drive from Ahuachapan's city Central Park, parque Concordia. Surrounded by exuberant vegetation, with beautiful natural spots to relax (like pergolas, terraces, shady BBQ areas); short bike trails and walking paths to take a 20 minute invigorating walk. While it is your "away from home" place, our suite has 2 Full bathrooms, 2 double-beds, 3 Twin beds and 1 Sofa-bed, Air conditioning, 2 Flat screen TVs (Cable service available upon request), Refrigerator, Microwave, Dining-room. A perfect 8-member family weekend getaway. iOverlander El Bosque de Mamapán Lodging user 792.2 Aroma de cafe the best coffee place in Ahuachapan. good music and great people. Plus wifi !!! Open: Yes the best coffee place in Ahuachapan. good music and great people. Plus wifi !!! iOverlander Aroma de cafe Restaurant user 803.3 La Casa de Mamapán Welcome to your Home in Ahuachapán! Cozy & comfortable rooms, full equipped with private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning, tiled with cable, amenities and free wifi. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Wifi: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Garage Nearby Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: No Welcome to your Home in Ahuachapán! Cozy & comfortable rooms, full equipped with private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning, tiled with cable, amenities and free wifi. iOverlander La Casa de Mamapán Lodging user 1029.3 Kafeta Juayúa Small coffee shop own by a young couple. Amazing home grown coffee and excellent food (cakes, sandwiches...) open from 8am to 6pm. A must try in juayua ! Open: Yes Small coffee shop own by a young couple. Amazing home grown coffee and excellent food (cakes, sandwiches...) open from 8am to 6pm. A must try in juayua ! iOverlander Kafeta Juayúa Restaurant user