Lots of covered camping spaces with parking close by. Good place to hang out a few days and explore the island. The trail up the volcano starts from behind the farmhouse. Wifi available in the restaurant and decently fast. With extension cord, we were able to get electrical hook up.
Super cheap camping. Great beach with decent fishing. A second beach to see awesome sunsets is a three minute walk away. There was a rogue unsecured wifi signal when we were there, but it wasn't part of the campground.
Use of facilities, bar/restaurant and wifi. Small parking lot but good for at least two rigs and that still leaves room for a few cars, decent (not great) pools, restaurant, showers outside.
Rooms were $30 for one with two double beds
Attention: Check out at 9.00 am!
Camping next to Matilda's Hostel near Playa Maderas. Bathrooms with cold water shower. No internet, no electricity. Very narrow entrance, rustic but right on the sandy beach. Price: US$ 10.- per person per night. Dirty, lots of trash everywhere. Very unfriendly. Loud, according to locals having a party. Does not seem to be that wanna have guests.
Check out at 9.00 am!
Pretty, clean, quiet hostel. Unfortunately our room was right next to a school that started at 0630 in the morning with noisy kids playing. Private room with ensuite bathroom and fan, fast internet, cold showers. Price: $17/night.
Camped at great beachfront hotel run by Daniel and Megan. Right next door to Matilda's. Access to full kitchen, bathroom with cold water shower. Electricity if needed, water, no internet. They are eager to welcome overlanders who sleep in their vehicles. Difficult for rigs over 25ft
Surf camp and hostel in Gigante right on the beach. Very laid-back, great nachos in the restaurant. Clean bathrooms, cold showers, no wifi, no electricity. There is free camping just down the road as well.
Power (with long cable) – outside sockets didn’t work but there is a socket inside on the upper level. Water. Flush toilets. Bad showers in block by pool. Swimming pool and tennis court. Parking on concrete or grass. Nic$230 per night. Ensure vehicle doesn’t touch trees here, we had problem with large ants as a consequence. Also possible to camp at Hotel Campista, 100 metres or so along the road on the right hand side after Campestre Esteli. Hotel run by Welsh guy and Nicaraguan wife.
At altitude so cool. Parking on grass. Road is rough to get here (dodgy in wet season). High clearance needed. Horse rides and hikes available. Communal dinner available. Cabanas and outhouses with shower. USD5 camping cost. Maximum vehicle size, 25 feet long due to tight right hand turn into Finca.
Possible Free Camping just before reaching the fort on flat area to the left. If more than 10ft high park at foot of fort rather than drive to gate as you can’t turn round (we had to reverse part way back down the hill). If you go here, ask for a tour, they are great value (English available) and the story is amazing.
$10 per night. Free WIFI. No Power or water in price. 24hr security. Flush toilet in main office. Parking on grass under trees around back of the property. Can leave vehicle here while you go to Isla de Ometepe.
Camping in Canyon Somoto at Quinta San Rafael. Beautiful farm on Rio Coco. Set up in large grassy field. Bathroom and shower near the grassy area for camping. Big rigs, there is a narrow entrance and a few tight turns but if you can make those the camp area has plenty of space. You may also be able to camp across the river. Price: $6/night per person.
Found it hard to leave. Initially they asked $10/head, but agreed to $5. Parking in the small unfrequented parking lot at the top of the property. At the time of our stay it was cool and breezy, a welcome respite from the Nicaraguan heat. The property is right on the shores of Lake Apoyo (great soft warm water), with facilities and a good affordable restaurant. We did not use electricity but it can be made available (fee?). Big rigs might be able to fit and can always land just outside the gates in what seems like a very safe area. Water truck comes on Monday.
GOT ROBBED!! NOT RECOMMENDED...
Remarkably uninhibited beach just north of playa El Gigante. Just as you are leaving El Gigante heading on the northers road take the dirt road the turns off to the left over the little hill (don't take the sharp left to the restaurant). Long stretch of beach shared with a few cows, monkeys and the occasional surfer walking to the next beach over. Good access road in with several boondocking options.
A beautiful coffee finca in the hills of Nicaragua. To get here, head to Yacul. A few km west of Yacul, you'll turn north to head to the finca. Follow the signs at this point. This finca is extremely Eco friendly, recycling and reusing almost all their waste. Restaurant is stocked with food from their organic garden. Highly recommend. Cost is 150N per person per night. Camp area is just in front of the garden. They have potable spring water available. You may also be able to buy some veggies or bananas here if they have excess, but the restaurant is amazingly good.