iOverlander 50.0 Posada la Casita Campground and hotel, with secure grounds, free taxi service into and out of town, mechanical pit to work on your car, mechanic available too if needed, restaurant, laundry service, swimming pool, travel agency. Hard to find but they also own Gekko Tours at airport, so if you visit there they can call and arrange for you to be shown the way. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campground and hotel, with secure grounds, free taxi service into and out of town, mechanical pit to work on your car, mechanic available too if needed, restaurant, laundry service, swimming pool, travel agency. Hard to find but they also own Gekko Tours at airport, so if you visit there they can call and arrange for you to be shown the way. iOverlander Posada la Casita Campground user 0.0 Posada Alemania Caribe Ruhige Hotelanlage mit Garten und Swimmingpool. Besitzerin Monika sorgt für Ausflüge auf die herrlichen Keys in der Umgebung. Auch Wohnmoblisten finden hier einen Platz, allerdings ist die Toreinfahrt auf 2,80 Meter begrenzt.Parken ist auch auf der Strasse möglich. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Yes Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No Ruhige Hotelanlage mit Garten und Swimmingpool. Besitzerin Monika sorgt für Ausflüge auf die herrlichen Keys in der Umgebung. Auch Wohnmoblisten finden hier einen Platz, allerdings ist die Toreinfahrt auf 2,80 Meter begrenzt.Parken ist auch auf der Strasse möglich. iOverlander Posada Alemania Caribe Lodging user Vereda del Lago Maracaibo Very beautiful open Park beside Maracaibo Lake. Talked to the Police at the entrance ofthe Park and asked to stay there for one night. There's security all night. Very quiet. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Very beautiful open Park beside Maracaibo Lake. Talked to the Police at the entrance ofthe Park and asked to stay there for one night. There's security all night. Very quiet. iOverlander Vereda del Lago Maracaibo Parking Area user Playa Grande, Choroní Talked to the Police at the entrance of the beach who let us stay for 2 nights for a "cooperation". We gave them BsF$300 (like USD$1) and next day the came to ask cooperation for the next shift! hahaha... ok, another BsF$300. The good thing is that the baeutiful beach is right there, not packed at all during week days and safe to swim. There were toilets and showers beside us, but were closed. probably open on weekends. There are also a few restaurants but didn´t have toilets. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Talked to the Police at the entrance of the beach who let us stay for 2 nights for a "cooperation". We gave them BsF$300 (like USD$1) and next day the came to ask cooperation for the next shift! hahaha... ok, another BsF$300. The good thing is that the baeutiful beach is right there, not packed at all during week days and safe to swim. There were toilets and showers beside us, but were closed. probably open on weekends. There are also a few restaurants but didn´t have toilets. iOverlander Playa Grande, Choroní Contact, Pirate user Jorge's Parking Lot It's a house with a big parking lot. They have 2 dogs so watch out when walking through... poooooop everywhere! They charged BsF$300 for the night and let us use the bathroom and "outside shower" (a hose) Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: No It's a house with a big parking lot. They have 2 dogs so watch out when walking through... poooooop everywhere! They charged BsF$300 for the night and let us use the bathroom and "outside shower" (a hose) iOverlander Jorge's Parking Lot Parking Area user Bomberos Universitarios San Juan de los Morros Not a fancy place but just enough to stay one night on our way to Los Llanos. Very friendly people. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Not a fancy place but just enough to stay one night on our way to Los Llanos. Very friendly people. iOverlander Bomberos Universitarios San Juan de los Morros Parking Area user PuertoGas C.A. The most inexpensive propane EVER! You need to leave your cillinder and pick it up after 2pm and pay BsF$30 (around 10 US cents) OR what we did, pay BsF$50 (for a 20 lbs) , refill it in the same minute and take it with you... We were so happy that gave some tip for the guy that refilled it... Open: Yes The most inexpensive propane EVER! You need to leave your cillinder and pick it up after 2pm and pay BsF$30 (around 10 US cents) OR what we did, pay BsF$50 (for a 20 lbs) , refill it in the same minute and take it with you... We were so happy that gave some tip for the guy that refilled it... iOverlander PuertoGas C.A. Gas Station user PDV Parking Lot besiade Firemen We talked to the Firemen that were around for a safe place to park and as their Station was not built yet, they allowed us to park at the PDV parking lot beside their temporary Station. Very nice people, they helped us with a mechanic issue and let us stay for 2 nights. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Yes Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes We talked to the Firemen that were around for a safe place to park and as their Station was not built yet, they allowed us to park at the PDV parking lot beside their temporary Station. Very nice people, they helped us with a mechanic issue and let us stay for 2 nights. iOverlander PDV Parking Lot besiade Firemen Parking Area user Hato El Cedral A place that everyone should visit, it's just amazing! Came for a full day tour (kind of Safari) and paid BsF$1700 (around US$6) including lunch (Bbq on a stick, rice and vegetables) and dinner (baked chicken, rice and salad)!!! I recommend it 100%. After dinner we asked to stay overnight in the parking lot to avoid driving in the night and they accepted. Open: Yes A place that everyone should visit, it's just amazing! Came for a full day tour (kind of Safari) and paid BsF$1700 (around US$6) including lunch (Bbq on a stick, rice and vegetables) and dinner (baked chicken, rice and salad)!!! I recommend it 100%. After dinner we asked to stay overnight in the parking lot to avoid driving in the night and they accepted. iOverlander Hato El Cedral City (Capitol) user 859.6 Salto Catedral July 2015 we paid 500 Bolivares to camp on a lovely spot overlooking the rolling hills next to a wash basin. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes July 2015 we paid 500 Bolivares to camp on a lovely spot overlooking the rolling hills next to a wash basin. iOverlander Salto Catedral Campground user 1252.8 Roraima Viewpoint This is the 5th time we camp here on our way through the Gran Sabana. Our favorite spot that is easy accessible from the main road. Perfect quiet with a view of the "Tepuis" to die for. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is the 5th time we camp here on our way through the Gran Sabana. Our favorite spot that is easy accessible from the main road. Perfect quiet with a view of the "Tepuis" to die for. Free. iOverlander Roraima Viewpoint Contact, Pirate user 0.0 Salto Yuruani Free place to stay on both sides of the river near the waterfall. Perfect place to chill and bath in the river. Note however that during the rain season many "jejennes" or little biting flies favor this locating as well. High clearance vehicle strongly recommend. South side of the river needs 4x4 to get to the camp. But has toilets and more shaded straw thatched huts. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free place to stay on both sides of the river near the waterfall. Perfect place to chill and bath in the river. Note however that during the rain season many "jejennes" or little biting flies favor this locating as well. High clearance vehicle strongly recommend. South side of the river needs 4x4 to get to the camp. But has toilets and more shaded straw thatched huts. iOverlander Salto Yuruani Campground user 1260.0 Iboribó / Aponwao Paid 100 Bolivares per night to camp right on the side of the river. From here a guide can take you either in a boat trip or a nice Savanna hike to the base of the impressive waterfall nearby. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Paid 100 Bolivares per night to camp right on the side of the river. From here a guide can take you either in a boat trip or a nice Savanna hike to the base of the impressive waterfall nearby. iOverlander Iboribó / Aponwao Campground user 1026.0 Kauai-Merú Lovely rugged 4x4 drive to get here. You will need a high clearance vehicle with low range 4x4! The place was empty but can get crowded during local holidays. e.g. Christmas and January. The river camp has thatched indigenous huts and a new toilet facilities have been built. We gave a small donation to the care taking Pemón. From Kavanayén it's only 20kms or so, but can take you a few hours. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Lovely rugged 4x4 drive to get here. You will need a high clearance vehicle with low range 4x4! The place was empty but can get crowded during local holidays. e.g. Christmas and January. The river camp has thatched indigenous huts and a new toilet facilities have been built. We gave a small donation to the care taking Pemón. From Kavanayén it's only 20kms or so, but can take you a few hours. iOverlander Kauai-Merú Campground user 945.0 Yakoo German owned lovely hotel set on top of the hill. Paid equivalent of 10 USD 2.000 Bolivares with use of the swimming pool and wifi. Could Park in the circular driveway. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes German owned lovely hotel set on top of the hill. Paid equivalent of 10 USD 2.000 Bolivares with use of the swimming pool and wifi. Could Park in the circular driveway. iOverlander Yakoo Lodging user 889.0 El Abismo During off season we could camp for free at Andrés his nice place. Gets crowded during local holidays (Christmas and January). From here there is excellent hiking to various viewpoints of the plains in Brazil and the steep drop-off called "El Abismo". Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes During off season we could camp for free at Andrés his nice place. Gets crowded during local holidays (Christmas and January). From here there is excellent hiking to various viewpoints of the plains in Brazil and the steep drop-off called "El Abismo". iOverlander El Abismo Campground user 11.0 Victor's Place We could camp and park the car for a few days while touring the Orinoco Delta to the Orinoco Eco Camp. Talk to Victor or Hani (owner of the Orinoco Eco Camp). www.orinoco.eco.camp.com Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We could camp and park the car for a few days while touring the Orinoco Delta to the Orinoco Eco Camp. Talk to Victor or Hani (owner of the Orinoco Eco Camp). www.orinoco.eco.camp.com iOverlander Victor's Place Parking Area user 11.0 Airport Maturin 20 Bolivares per night on the quiet parking of the airport. You could leave your vehicle for a few days as well if your flying to Trinidad and Tobago. We couldn't find a flight within the next few weeks... Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes 20 Bolivares per night on the quiet parking of the airport. You could leave your vehicle for a few days as well if your flying to Trinidad and Tobago. We couldn't find a flight within the next few weeks... iOverlander Airport Maturin Parking Area user 1054.0 Cueva Del Guácharo I think it was 150 Bolivares per person to camp on the guarded parking lot in the forest. Spectacular cave visit should not be missed. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes I think it was 150 Bolivares per person to camp on the guarded parking lot in the forest. Spectacular cave visit should not be missed. iOverlander Cueva Del Guácharo Parking Area user 0.0 Playa Puy Puy Free camping on the beach. Under the coconut palm trees. We struck luck in seeing the last batch of turtles hatch and make a beeline for the sea. Note that weekends can get noisy with beach campers that bring generators and music. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Free camping on the beach. Under the coconut palm trees. We struck luck in seeing the last batch of turtles hatch and make a beeline for the sea. Note that weekends can get noisy with beach campers that bring generators and music. iOverlander Playa Puy Puy Contact, Pirate user 175.0 Encanto De Cuyuni Swiss owner Bruno has built a strange camp on the river bank. Stayed here 2 times and all the time prices fluctuated. First time we paid 600 Bolivares per person. It is a safe place although it is in the middle of contraband region. Bruno is a interesting figure who loves to play Swiss traditional jodel music loud on Sunday morning! Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Swiss owner Bruno has built a strange camp on the river bank. Stayed here 2 times and all the time prices fluctuated. First time we paid 600 Bolivares per person. It is a safe place although it is in the middle of contraband region. Bruno is a interesting figure who loves to play Swiss traditional jodel music loud on Sunday morning! iOverlander Encanto De Cuyuni Campground user 0.0 3D Equipamento Gabriel has a nice small workshop for heavy suspension and frame modifications. Plasma cutting and a small powder coating setup. Open: Yes Gabriel has a nice small workshop for heavy suspension and frame modifications. Plasma cutting and a small powder coating setup. iOverlander 3D Equipamento Car Repair user 0.0 Resergen Wheel alignment and general oil change. Big place and excellent help for the traveling. Open: Yes Wheel alignment and general oil change. Big place and excellent help for the traveling. iOverlander Resergen Car Repair user 0.0 La Conserva This is a quiet little sandy spot with crystal clear water. Tropical colored fish right in front of it near the rock outcrop. Fisherman use this spot to reel in the nets. Sandra and Cubano live above it and you need to ask permission to camp. They'll show you the hidden water tap. Warmest greetings from us: Karin-Marijke and Coen. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes This is a quiet little sandy spot with crystal clear water. Tropical colored fish right in front of it near the rock outcrop. Fisherman use this spot to reel in the nets. Sandra and Cubano live above it and you need to ask permission to camp. They'll show you the hidden water tap. Warmest greetings from us: Karin-Marijke and Coen. iOverlander La Conserva Contact, Pirate user 887.8 Hotel Anaconda Buen parking gratis, seguro, wifi Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Tent Friendly: No Buen parking gratis, seguro, wifi iOverlander Hotel Anaconda Lodging user Posada La Huerfana This is an awesome place, beautiful surrounded by mountains. You will have time to unwind and explore. you can fish, hike, sleep under the stars It gets chilly at night! you will be cooked by the owners they are great people. We have stayed in this place and it's an amazing experience. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes This is an awesome place, beautiful surrounded by mountains. You will have time to unwind and explore. you can fish, hike, sleep under the stars It gets chilly at night! you will be cooked by the owners they are great people. We have stayed in this place and it's an amazing experience. iOverlander Posada La Huerfana Lodging user 898.0 Balneario Karukuy Meru Nice place with straw thached huts, tables, benches and fireplaces as well as a natural pool for swimming near Santa Elenas Airport. Indigenas come here to wash clothes, seems to be crowded on weekends. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice place with straw thached huts, tables, benches and fireplaces as well as a natural pool for swimming near Santa Elenas Airport. Indigenas come here to wash clothes, seems to be crowded on weekends. iOverlander Balneario Karukuy Meru Campground user 341.4 Villa nela hotel,cerca de la ruta, estacionamiento con seguridad sin límite de altura. 4000bsf habitación doble. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No hotel,cerca de la ruta, estacionamiento con seguridad sin límite de altura. 4000bsf habitación doble. iOverlander Villa nela Lodging user 1000.0 last petrol station before/after Brazilian border with petrol for everyone This is the last petrol station before the Brazilian border where petrol is being sold officially to non-locals. Shortages and queues are common. Fill up as soon as you get there (or you might have to wait). Nice restaurant and swimming hole in river behind the house on the spot, can camp in the parking lot or (like I did) just a kilometre further south off the highway. Open: Yes This is the last petrol station before the Brazilian border where petrol is being sold officially to non-locals. Shortages and queues are common. Fill up as soon as you get there (or you might have to wait). Nice restaurant and swimming hole in river behind the house on the spot, can camp in the parking lot or (like I did) just a kilometre further south off the highway. iOverlander last petrol station before/after Brazilian border with petrol for everyone Gas Station user 1.0 Posada Los Pinos (camping in yard) In the nice but rather tiny yard of Posada Los Pinos. Parked on the lawn across from the parking (on the parking itself it’s not so great, but possible). Safe, quiet at night, small, fresh pool with little slide for kids, clean cold showers and bathrooms, very good dinner at restaurant (around USD 7), fast wifi, water, electricity. 20min walk from town centre. German owner Eric has his own travel agency organising Roraima trips (around USD 200/five days) on which I ended up with a crappy rented sleeping bag. I stayed there for weeks when I was ill and was very glad to have a peaceful, quiet safe haven. Paid around USD 4/night. Big rigs: Erm... that depends on how much space there is when you show up. I'd say it's not ideal. Tents: Should be no problem, but I'd say it's not ideal. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes In the nice but rather tiny yard of Posada Los Pinos. Parked on the lawn across from the parking (on the parking itself it’s not so great, but possible). Safe, quiet at night, small, fresh pool with little slide for kids, clean cold showers and bathrooms, very good dinner at restaurant (around USD 7), fast wifi, water, electricity. 20min walk from town centre. German owner Eric has his own travel agency organising Roraima trips (around USD 200/five days) on which I ended up with a crappy rented sleeping bag. I stayed there for weeks when I was ill and was very glad to have a peaceful, quiet safe haven. Paid around USD 4/night. Big rigs: Erm... that depends on how much space there is when you show up. I'd say it's not ideal. Tents: Should be no problem, but I'd say it's not ideal. iOverlander Posada Los Pinos (camping in yard) Campground user 1000.0 School parking lot Parking lot of the town's school. Safe, the sounds of kids in the morning, otherwise quiet. Level, free, nice view, cool climate, 5min walk into town. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Parking lot of the town's school. Safe, the sounds of kids in the morning, otherwise quiet. Level, free, nice view, cool climate, 5min walk into town. iOverlander School parking lot Parking Area user 3600.0 PN Sierra Nevada Mucubaji Very nice place in the andes and you can find hiking trails especial the way to the Laguna Negra. Electricity from the restroom near the restaurant. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Very nice place in the andes and you can find hiking trails especial the way to the Laguna Negra. Electricity from the restroom near the restaurant. iOverlander PN Sierra Nevada Mucubaji Campground user 1000.0 campobasso This is a good stop for one night, espacely before you go to the high andes. Very friendly and for free. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This is a good stop for one night, espacely before you go to the high andes. Very friendly and for free. iOverlander campobasso Campground user 2100.0 NP La Mucuy For us the best place in the Merida area. You have to pay 350 BsF per night and can enjoy the beauty of the mountains. The temperature are by 20 - 25 Grad C. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes For us the best place in the Merida area. You have to pay 350 BsF per night and can enjoy the beauty of the mountains. The temperature are by 20 - 25 Grad C. iOverlander NP La Mucuy Campground user 0.0 Relampago de Catatumbo This is a little harbor where you can take a boat to the Maracaibo lake for one night to see the spectacle. ca. 30 US$ for two. Concha is a friendly little town and we have stay there for free. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Yes Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes This is a little harbor where you can take a boat to the Maracaibo lake for one night to see the spectacle. ca. 30 US$ for two. Concha is a friendly little town and we have stay there for free. iOverlander Relampago de Catatumbo Campground user