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Date Place Comment
August 1st, 2015 Pichicuy Beach

Nice place on the gorgeous beach, tranquil sunsets, no bad odor or rubbish. Theres houses further back but we werent bothered by anyone, just occasional horses. No amenties but free. 20 min walk to beach summer town. Cold at night and theres little hills for wind shelter. Can camp anywhere.

July 30th, 2015 Lipigas Plant

This is a lipigas plant in town where you can fill up on lpg, autogas, GLP. We got 4,700 per litre. No other amentities as far as i know.

July 29th, 2015 Border - Chile To Argentina

Border and pass was open. Has bathrooms, cafe shops and money exchanges. Cold. No fruit or veg and make sure eggs are hard-boiled.

July 19th, 2015 Blue Dollar Exchange

Glad we found these guys, we got 13 pesos for each dollar. There are several money changers around the little corner of the plaza

July 17th, 2015 Paso de Jama

No petrol station at the chilean side but is on the argentinian side and the pass is open.nice set up and make sure you ask around where to go because argentinian and chilean botders are at the same location. No money exchangers

July 12th, 2015 San Cristobal Gas

Here you can buy gas, tourist prices though ( 9BS). We were told this is the last gas station before the Ollague border into Chile. A few feet from the town mercado.

July 5th, 2015 Camping Alberto and Felicidad

OPENED : What a wonderful place with the nicest owners. The place is not sign posted but well known for overlanders and its a red door with the number 70. , A few meters off the coordinates( for us). A few blocks from downtown Sucre which was perfect. There is a kitchen, common area, bathroom also space for campers and overlanders Entrance is tight for bigger rigs.. Luis speaks english ( son ), Alberto and Felicidad are really helpful, even offered to buy us gas ( we were empty) . Only downside is no internet. 150 BS a night for 5 people. Showers are warm.

July 4th, 2015 Ojo del Inca (Crater Lake)

A place with a view. Thermal pool is warm and nice, good for swimming. Bathrooms unusable. At the top of a hill after a long, tough dirt road. 50 BS p/person

June 19th, 2015 Las Lilas

What a wonderful place, about 15 min taxi ride to town. Its signposted but it does have a big black gate to enter and its advertised on tripadvisor. Its a hostal with fast wifi, laundry service, diy laundry, pool table, grills ,a designated bathroom/shower building, kid climbing gym, a tree house, a pool, hang out lounge, a film projecter and an industrial kitchen. Lots of places in the big grass garden to tent camp or for big rigs, including canopies to park under. We stayed here while we got work done on our rig as well as a dentist. Alex is a very helpful guy, he recommended the dentist, got our leather seats upholstered and also the mechanics, he drove us around as well when needed. Also has good english. We paid 150 BS for camping ( 5 people ) per night. Met other travelers here while we enjoyed our stay. Recommend!!!

June 13th, 2015 Americainn

We arrived here and asked about camping and they said no, and parking is just in a parking lot across the street. Very central though, close to the market

June 4th, 2015 Hostel Inca Reisen

Couldnt find at first in the dark but then asked some locals and they said it was closed. Rang doorbell but no answer.

May 29th, 2015 Genaro Moscosco La Torre

The only campsite in santa theresa to stay if going back way to machu picchu, s/10 a night for camping and s/ 10 to safely leave your car there. There are lots of places to park permitting theres no tours there. Bathrooms and kitchen available. Electricity available and 2 shops on site. Friendly owner . Its a 3 hr walk from here to hidroelectric then 3 hr walk to aguas caliente.

May 17th, 2015 Secure parking at Peaje Pampa Galeras

We parked here,behind a stone wall which was safe enough because there is 24/7 police. Restraunt across the street with toilets and a field of llamas. Rght next to road so was noisy during nght also very cold at night.

May 16th, 2015 Nasca Lines

Very cool view from the top. It was s/2 p/p and there are vendors outside selling stuff. One of them even spoke irish :) bathrooms across the road

May 16th, 2015 Paracas NP - La Mina Beach

Wanted to stay here but too windy so just visited for lunch and to see the beach. Spectacular views and good swimming. Also good clear water for snorkeling. No amentities but bathrooms. Enjoy !

May 14th, 2015 Ola Grande Hostel

Came to this place, but it was closed. Looks nice though.

May 14th, 2015 El Paraiso Seashore

A very nice place indeed, there are several private beaches to camp on. Lots of space but windy at the same time. No facilities, free! Water is cold and strong. No sand flies but regular flies. Very quiet overnight.

May 5th, 2015 Real Huascaran Hotel, Huaraz

An ok place to stay overnight, good place for exploring town. taxi ride in is s1 each( colectivo) . Price is s60 to camp in the big parking lot next to the very noisy highway with access to showers (hot) and bathrooms. The best wifi is in the lobby but can reach the parking lot. There are comfy chairs around the place to relax. They have rooms available ( which we got the 3rd day) which are nice, much nicer than the camper room. They are s100 each. There is a restraunt on site with good food, reasonably priced. Also they have llamas in the backyard. Electricity available someplaces also potable water.

April 30th, 2015 Hotel Los Arrozales

A very nice hotel in a border town, 5 minute drive to border. We paid $45 for 3 double beds in a room including 3 breakfeasts. Rooms with aire and tv . Also private bathrooms with warm showers. Secure parking garage available, also a good place for exploring town. Fast wifi!

April 22nd, 2015 Hosteria Izhcayluma

There is an overlander gravel ( no more mud) parking lot that you can stay in, $4 p/p night. Met other overlanders here. There is potable water available and a sitting area covered from the rain. This place has everything you would want : swimming pool, hiking trails, delicous reasonably priced restaurant, free yoga, pool &table tennis tables, bar, spectacular views, human chess and wonderful massages. There is a communal bonfire and local horse rides. Wifi is sometimes slow or fast. No wonder this place was called a retreat. The clean public bathrooms are nice with hot showers.

April 22nd, 2015 Laguna Llaviucu, P.N. Cajas

We got to this place late and we werent allowed in . It says on the park sign that it closes at 4 pm ( 1600) Its a very narrow cobbled stone road with closed roof bridges.

April 20th, 2015 Bush Camp Among Pine Trees

We went further in between pine trees and cactuses. There are plenty of flat spaces to camp. Very nice and quiet place to camp. Perfect place for a campfire. Lots of moths not that many mosquitos. No amentities. Free!

April 18th, 2015 Cascada pailon del diablo

Very impressive waterfall indeed. Before the hike down to the waterfall there are shops to eat or shop. In rio verde the first food place on your right coming from puyo, ( walk the little tourist road around the tunnel) makes very good empanadas, womens name is mercedes. Its a 1km steep hike down to the waterfall. Theres a suspension bridge left of the waterfall exit and you can go behind the waterfall. 1.50 p/p.

April 16th, 2015 Camping ParaĆ­so

What a wonderful place to relax for a few days. Marc and sue make you feel right at home. There are plenty of activities to do around or in banos that sue can arrange for you. They have 2 friendly dogs. There are dorms or separate rooms to rent or camp in or out of your truck. There are hammocks to chill out and a big area to hang out including a tv. Also a well stocked kitchen and drinks available to buy( soft drinks, wine, beer). There is a pool, laundry service and a place to diy. Also electricity and fast wifi. Clean bathrooms and scorching hot showers. 15-20 minute walk to waterfalls. Plenty of space to camp, $ 10 for 2 camping in truck, we paid $20 for family of 5 p/night. Half an hour bus ride to Banos 50c . Recommend!!

April 14th, 2015 Finca Sommerwind

Wonderful place to relax and catch up for a few days on the outskirts of Ibarra. Lots of secure space for you to camp or leave your rig long term. The owners are german with english and spanish. All the amenities, wifi, electricity, laundry service, clean bathrooms and hot showers. Also they have a cafe open sunday. Homemade bread is made upon request. Its $5 p/p night and $2 a load for laundry. They have 5 dogs and a cat also 2 horses. A great place for overlanders.!

April 9th, 2015 Finca Los Farallones

This is a very lovely spot to stay for one night or 2 in Pance. Very welcoming and friendly owner. There is a natural pool and a long water slide. There are funky bathrooms with clean showers and bathrooms. Lots of level places to camp. Wifi is good and internet is avalable . Restaurant on site offers good food. There is a place to wash your laundry. There are 7 or 8 dogs and 3 cats on the property. We paid COP 10,000 p/p a night.

April 9th, 2015 Finca Bellavista

The road is very hard for big rigs, only single rigs will make it, very difficult to no space for turning around.We arrived in the dark so. Might have been open in the day. Its at the top of the hill with an impossible left turn. Not very good signage, couldnt find it until late. No one was there when we arrived, might be open in the day. Looked a nice place though. Moved on to los farollenes which was a better match.

April 8th, 2015 Regional Park El Vinculo

We arrived here at night and no one was here, no 24 hr guards. We honked and flashed our light but no one came so it might of been closed.

April 8th, 2015 Just Off The Road

It was dark when we found the place , we tried to camp at the hotel but wouldnt allow it, might have a different story to others, it was a love motel. So we camped In an empty field right next door next to an abandoned house no facilities beside hotel( maybe be able to use facilities) Surprisingly quiet since its next to the main road. Very annoying flies. About 2 hrs east of armenia. ( depending on traffic over mountains) Free!

April 7th, 2015 Intercomunicaciones [email protected]

Internet cafe in the middle of nemocon town. In columbia. You can use their computers or plug in and use your own. Lamanacions and copias are available as well as charging your phone (minutos) . Good internet right by the catedral. De sal, couldnt get accurate coordinates so its just around the corner, carrera 4 calle 2


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