David Atacama Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
November 20th, 2021 Pizzeria La Guanaca

Award winning restaurant. Great Selection of pizzas, but also salads, pasta…
Amazing king crab / scallops / prawns pizza!
Great selection of local/regional beers as well.
Reasonably priced.

September 22nd, 2021 Land Rover Santiago

This place is permanently closed.

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February 22nd, 2021 Old abandoned buildings by the road

Two big abandoned buildings next to the road to Termas de Colina. Those buildings are meant for cattle, so they are not really clean...
You can shelter from the wind, inside the stone one-storey buildings pr even next to eall, in a tent or a vehicle.
Amazing star-gazing location.
No amenities.
500m before reaching this point from Baños Morales I got 3G from ENTEL on my phone.

November 21st, 2020 Parking at La Parva Ski Resort

2Km further La Parva, at 2.990m, you will find the parking lot of the ski resort.
No amenities, but great view.
A few picnic tables to sit down and enjoy the surroundings, or have dinner.
Whenever the Bike Park is open (November to March), more or less, there is a very basic restaurant for the bikers, and restrooms, but only from 9am to 5pm... I assume is similar during ski season.
At night you will be able to see Santiago’s lights in the distance.
You will need to park close to the giant orange dome, where you’ll find 3/4 flat spots.

3G from ENTEL.
3G from MOVISTAR.

November 14th, 2020 Los Maitenes

At the kids playground, next to a Summer Residences for Police Officials (Carabineros), next to the road.
Not ideal, but we couldn’t find anything else suitable.
No amenities, except for a couple of small supermarkets 100m away...

January 20th, 2020 Playa Santa Barbara

Great place. Lots of travellers around: 3 big RVs, 2 campers, bikers, trekkers on tents...

Really good 3G from Entel,

January 19th, 2020 You can’t get closer to the lake!

You can sleep with 1, 2, 3 or all 4 wheels inside the lake!
At Puerto Cardenas, at the end of the small pier, drive next to the pier, small space, room for 1 vehicle, water on both sides!
Cars only I guess, no big campers, RVs or such.
Small green grass patch for 1 medium sized tent!
Amazin spot! Just for 1 car or tent!
Good 3G signal from Entel

January 18th, 2020 Raúl Marín Balmaceda harbour

Nice view, next to town, by the sea,
Quiet, noone around, except another camper..
Weak 3G from Entel.

January 17th, 2020 Hosteria Alemana

Good hotel, nice big rooms, got two single beds for me alone ($30.000 single room). Nice clean bathroom, friendly staff.

January 16th, 2020 Quiet road overlooking the lake

Big area next to road. Road ends a few Km further, so noone around. Only a small farm 1Km further. All very quiet.
Water streams nearby, not on site.
Good for 3/4 big rigs, tents, dogs, etc...
No wind protection.
Next 3 Km are in the forest, with multiple possibilities for wind protection for tents and campers, not RVs.
No facilities, but quite a view.
No Internet from Entel.

January 15th, 2020 Mama Gaucha

Great craft beers, had a 4 tasting glasses (150ml each).
Lamb Ravioli are awesome! Have had them a couple of times already...
Friendly staff, good service.
No WiFi.

January 14th, 2020 By the pier, great view

In front of Lago General Carrera, next to Puerto Sánchez.
Big parking space, big rigs won’t have any problem.
Good 3G from Entel.

WARNING: there is a sign that reads NO CAMPING (Prohibido acampar). I assumed it refers to tents, not campers. I stayed in my 4x4, from outside don’t see I sleep inside, noone bothered me...

January 13th, 2020 On the beach, part with trees

Quiet. 4/5 other campers on cars, no tents.
Noone bothered us.
Good 4G from Entel.

January 13th, 2020 Tyre Repair

Really professional, fast and cheap tyre repair service.
The other guy in town couldn’t fix my tyre (Run Flat) and he sent me here,
No sign in the entrance, just next to a red house.
They put some rubber in the tyre and some glue, 10 minutes, $5.000, Great job.

January 12th, 2020 By the river Baker

10 Km from the end of the road, so extremely quiet. No houses nearby. No traffic.
Amazing view, by the river.
Room for a medium size RV, or 3/4 cars.
Not easy to get water here, but there are many clean streams nearby anyway.
No Internet from Entel.

January 10th, 2020 Río Pascua

Boat was on the other side when I arrived.
I drove back 200m to a big house and spoke with 2 people about schedule:
THERE ISN’T ANY.
When the ferry is on the opposite side, you have to wait until the people who crossed come back, in my case ‘probably in a couple of days’, they told me... :(
Therefore, if you cross, and someone else crosses back, you might be stucked on that other side until someone needs to cross again to the side you are in...
In any case, before crossing, I would get in touch with the people from the house 200m away to sort things out...

January 10th, 2020 Off the road, by the lake

Overlooking the lake, just off the road, 1Km before the end of Carretera Austral.
Quiet, no traffic, no dogs, no houses around.
Ok 3G signal (2 bars) from Entel.

January 9th, 2020 Viewpoint Parking

Quiet, nice view, close to town.
Good 4G from Entel.

January 8th, 2020 Gravelled Road By Lake

Very quiet, no traffic, no dogs, noone walking around... Carabineros came at 20:00 to check. Good place.

January 7th, 2020 At the end of the beach

2Km before the end of the road. On the rocky beach 10m away from the lake, 20m away from the road. Nobody drives here anyway.
Very windy!
Amazing view!
Good 4G connection from Entel.

January 6th, 2020 Lavanderia Monte Austral

Very friendly, everything as expected.
Washing / Ironing, $1.900.

January 5th, 2020 Pollux Lake

First 100m doable with big RVs. Further down the grassy road closer to the lake, be aware of lateral incline... I slept next to an abandoned hut, hidden from the grassy road I drove on.
200m from main road.
Excellent view.
Good 3G from Entel.

January 4th, 2020 By the river

Quiet spot by the river. End of the road (Lago Caro) is about 15Km ahead, so no traffic at all.
Room for 2-3 big RVs, grass for tents...
Just 10m away from road, but no traffic at all.
No 3G signal from Entel.
Beautiful scenery.

January 4th, 2020 Quiet spot by the river

Noone else around, very quiet, by the river. Nice view. Road is behind some trees, but no traffic at all.
No proteccion from wind nor rain.
No 3G/4G from Entel.

January 4th, 2020 Lago Elizalde

Quiet, noone else around despite being Saturday evening (7pm). Weak 3G from Entel.
Parquing area for 8-10 cars.
Beach 50m away, just walk to the end of the parking lot and take trail.
(I did not spend the night, just wanted to add a couple of pictures and some info).

December 31st, 2019 Yaldad Pier

Very big empty pier. Next to sea, really nice view. No vehicles around, and no boats on pier either, so it should not bother anyone if you stay here...
A few houses (Yaldad) a few meters away.
Good for big RV, and campers, not for tents.
Good 3G from Entel.

December 29th, 2019 Beach Camp

Quiet, suitable for big RVs, bikes, tents...
Windy!
Good 3G from Entel.

December 29th, 2019 Cafe Brújula

Quiet place, clean, nice service, tasty food, good variety (see menu pictures),


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