A good place just a few kilometers outside Ancud. Covered areas at most camping sites, and good grass for pitching tents everywhere. There is an indoor common area with tables and a big wood fireplace. Negotiate for a better price. The cabanas are expensive and not very clean. Hot showers available if you request it. Cabanas available.
Super friendly place just outside of Quellon. There are picnic tables at sites and two covered areas - there is a restaurant plus a large outdoor covered space. Great internet and amazing sunsets over Quellon. We stayed here just before taking the ferry across to Chaiten. The ferry leaves at midnight and the family let us stay all day without an extra charge. Cabanas available.
On a long stretch of river about 35km west of Futaleufu. Beautiful scenery. There are lots of covered areas, some at sites, others big communal areas. Plenty of space and grassy areas for tents. Watch out for the wild (domesticated) boars! Showers are hot, but are wood fired. Electricity in the house only. Cabanas available.
The place is next to a dust road which fog the whole place. Very uncomfortable. Showers are rustic and barely warm, dear free camp 6000 pP
Right on the river just before town. There are no covered areas at the campsites but plenty of tables. The fishing is excellent.
Covered camping spaces are small, but the family that owns the place is very friendly. They grilled an entire lamb for New Years and were nice enough to share a huge part of it with us. There are two common rooms for cooking, one with a wood fired stove you can use for heat or cooking. It's a short walk to the water. It would be difficult for big rigs to park here.
Amazing place, highly recommended! The owner and his wife have five greenhouses full of organic vegetables that are for sale, and they will make fresh bread on request. There is a big grassy area for camping, and a giant common area with kitchen (drinking water and gaz) and fire pit. There is a new room with 2 bunk beds and 2 large mattresses (8 persons). This place is also just across the road from Rio Simpson which is great for fishing! Internet was fast, the best we've had in 4 months in South America.
they don't allow to camp anymore. there s a new law apparently that doesn't allow people to camp within 3km from the city. so they have shared bedrooms for 15000clp. Nice common area. may be challenging to come up to the entrance when raining. it get s chilly at night.
On a small lake about 15 minutes before the town of Villa Cerro Castillo. A very well-maintained campground but unfortunately without wifi or power. Every site has covered shelters, multiple tables and a giant stack of firewood. Ranger is very friendly and can help start a fire for the shower and will bring more firewood if you need. Showers were hot but wood-fired.
A beautiful location about 1km south of the small town of Rio Tranquillo. There are wind breaks and huge tables, but no roofed shelters. The showers are amazing, and bathrooms are spotless. The owner also sells firewood and will light up the sauna if enough people are interested. Electricity in the office (small fee).
After several days of freezing rain and no internet we stopped in this guest house for a little relaxation. The family here is incredibly friendly and helpful. We had trouble connecting to the wifi and they actually called the guy in town that runs the internet to come over and sit at our laptops until it was fixed. A nice place if you need to get warm and get some work done. Breakfast is included and other food is for sale. Some rooms have a microwave, sink & kettle. Parking available on the street.
Huge grassy camping area run by a friendly family. They sell fresh veggies, some of the only ones you'll find on this road out of season. There is a nice kitchen with wood-fired oven and stove and a big sink area. There is a second covered fogon with a fireplace and sink. It's on a small river (with fish!) and five minutes walk from the huge Rio Baker. Stunning scenery, mountains, rivers, and fields.There is a very narrow bridge with weight restrictions on the way out. Wide or heavy overlanding vehicles may have trouble.
We don't wild camp often, but with this view, who can resist. It's on the river about five miles from town. There are two places to camp in town. But we wanted river access for fishing and well, showers are overrated anyway. There is gas in Villa O'Higgins, but it's very expensive, along with everything else in this part of Chile.
A beautiful lodge right on Lago General. The restaurant is huge and has plenty of space you can hang out an work and use the internet. There is a beach area to chill out, and lots of hike and excursions available. The sort of place you could stay for a while. The camping area is a hike from the lodge, but you can park close to where you camp. Bathrooms and showers are in a cabana, but it sounds like there are plans to build proper camping facilities. Wifi and electricity are available in the restaurant only. Cabanas available as well.
The kitchen is very small, but the rooms have AC, are relatively cheap and breakfast is included. They will cut you a deal if you stay three or more nights. Wifi, Cold showers, walking distance to old town, nice owners, a/c. We paid 171.000 for 2 Nights. No parking on-site but there are secured lots nearby.
A (usually) quiet place to camp on the beach in Tayrona. Water is not drinkable, but the restaurant sells simple meals and drinks. Friendly owners. Not safe to swim on the beach most times of the year. Trails to the more popular swimming and snorkeling beaches start nearby, or they can be reached by car in several minutes. A bit pricey considering the park fees on top of the cost to camp. If you are sleeping in your car, note that you cannot drive to the palapa beach area, you'll have to park in the back near the restaurant. General parking available away from beach area
Located about a mile above Minca. Beautiful view, pool, great common area, kitchen, and place to cook and grill outside. Excellent place to bird watch, lots of toucans in the morning. The parking lot is very small. If you sleep in your vehicle it may be a bit crowded.
A good midway stop between the north coast and central highlands. Restaurant next door serves a decent and cheap breakfast. Rooms with AC available. Parking available at the car wash next door. Also a restaurant right next door.
Looks great on paper - pool with swim up bar, camping next to a river, free coffee, small kitchen, but it's a horrible place to camp, especially on the weekend. Incredibly noisy at night, unresponsive staff and a long uphill walk from the camping area to the parking lot. A terrible place to put tent.
We moved to these cabins shortly after a sleepless night Hotel Posada Campestre. Nestled between two large river-front hotels, it was a good place to catch up on sleep. The very friendly owner brought us coffee every morning.
AKA Colombian Highlands - this is a fantastic place to stay. Plenty to do, lots of space, great facilities and a quiet camping area. First hot shower we'd had in months and our first experience with an honor-system beer fridge. There are several nice grassy areas where you can park if you sleep in your car. Good internet. Free coffee. $16k per person.
A beautiful location about 15 minutes walk from Salento. All the facilities one could hope for. Excellent private rooms and dorms are also available. Breakfast of eggs and toast is included, more options are available for a small fee. A set dinner is served at the restaurant each night for 17.000 cop. up ro 10 persons.One of the best spots so far. Height restriction on the entry, and drive out is on a narrow road. Big rigs may have trouble.
A very relaxing guesthouse with great camping spots along a river running through a coffee farm. Very helpful management. A great pool with hammock-lined patio for chilling. Restaurant serves set meals for a small fee and coffee, rum and beers are for sale. Espresso machine, coffee roaster and a fresh supply of beans grown on-site are free to guests. Grill available for use outside. The road in can be a bit bumpy, 4x4 required if you come from the south as the road is washed out into the river. Wifi was ghetto.
UPDATE: The Hacienda now has two places to stay - the main Casa at 350k COP a night an a Hostal that has been open about a year. There is a third place that was the original coordinates that is being redeveloped. The place to stay in a van is the Hostal (5.037147, - 75.565742). They do a decent lunch there if you want (15k COP). It is not possible to have lunch at the main Casa and Hostal guests cannot use the pool there either. The Hostal does have a kitchen.
A simple and cheap hostel to stay at in Cali. Kitchen isn't the best, but the restaurant is decent. Beds are harder than your average patch of dirt and grass. Dorms and private rooms available but no AC. No parking on-site; street parking is not recommend.
Might be permanently closed?
Another top pick on our trip. Friendliest owners on the planet. On the road to Pance there are dozens of places to camp, but you should hold out until the end of the road for this gem. All the facilities including internet. Beautiful property, tons of space to spread out. Areas to grill, watch TV, hang out, go for a swim and fish. Said to be internet as at August 2015
NOT bigrig friendly. Progressively worse road as you come towards the end.
A decent hostel, part of a larger network of hostels, in Popayan. All of the facilities you would expect from a downtown hostel in a central location. TV room, good kitchen and a couple common areas for hanging out. Rooms on the street are very noisy. Two secured parking lots are within blocks.