overlandingwithdogz Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
May 14th, 2022 BLM black canyon down the track

Use other ioverlander spot to enter BLM land. This track is to the right, and this spot is fairly flat and big enough for 4 spots. On the way here there is another biggish flat spot that was occupied. I walked 1/2 mile pass this point before we found another small spot. So maybe this is the last good spot along this track. Rocky but reasonable clearance should be fine. Cell service was 2 bars.

March 30th, 2022 Place for a couple of rigs off the 525

A place for a couple of rigs off the 525

February 28th, 2022 Off Street Parking

A decent parking lot, but tight entrance, our LWB VAN was ok, 80peso normal size vehicle , charge us 100peso maybe bcos we are bigger or bcos we are tourist! IDK, ! you could probably camp here for the night if you asked.

February 25th, 2022 Commercial Parking Lot

Arrived here at 2:30pm , then at 5:45pm we were told we needed to move but no other spaces for our Long wheel base van. They had a large rig coming from
Yesterday. My point is why tell us to park. No concern for our safety.
So we had to leave and find another place for the night. Not so easy at 5:45pm, and especially close to getting dark. We can’t complain about the price and place, just be sure when you are parked you are good for the night. !

February 23rd, 2022 La lavanderia

18 pesos per kilo.
We managed to get next day pick up. They and other places wanted 2days.

February 18th, 2022 Parking lot

We stayed at this location again, after last visit a few months ago. Still a good place to hang out. This time we filled up our water tank.
There is power outlets in the car park, but not too sure if they work.
Dead quiet during the week.

February 13th, 2022 Pasaj cap - Lago Atitlan

We called Pierre a number of times over that last 6 weeks. We have two tranquillo dogs and no matter what ever date we asked for it was always full. We know this not to be the case as we have many friends who were actually staying there. The place is great on all accounts, but we believe it is a pretence regarding the dogs. Our friends with two dogs have had the same experience. Obviously we don’t want people to miss on a lovely place, if you have dogs don’t set your sights on this place.

February 6th, 2022 El Chiflon

To add, there is a tap outside the toilets. You can cannot your hose, we measured the water at 185ppm the locals would drink it. But good for washing up and showers etc.
The other descriptors describe this place accurately.

February 4th, 2022 Parking/football field

As per previous descriptions, a good free place to stay, with a great view. We felt safe and weren’t bothered by anyone.

February 2nd, 2022 Acatenango tour - Asoava tours

Here is the location for the head quarters of asoava tours , they will take you up the volcano. It is cheaper than booking in Antigua. You can camp here the night and leave you vehicle while you go up the mountain. It is 4-5 hours up on the first day. They have tents without sleeping gear including mattress included. The view of Fuego volcano erupting is amazing. You walk down the next morning. Well worth the walk. Call Catalionos on What’s app: +502 5500 4707 for more information.

January 31st, 2022 Vet Pro

A good vet. This is new address don’t go to google maps saying “vet pro hospital”. WhatsApp +502 572 4808 , email: [email protected]
Health certificates are expensive in Guatemala (450Q just in government taxes), so total cost 650/700Q. Previously We travelled to El Salvador - Guatemala and back and then Honduras and Guatemala and back, without any health Certificates. But we didn’t want to risk it for Guatemala to Mexico.

January 29th, 2022 Laundry Shalom

5Q per pound. Cheapest we have seen normally 6Q - service is good .

January 26th, 2022 Tropigas El Tejar

They can fill your USA fitting tank here, any size tank. Nearest option to Antigua.114Q for 5 galloon tank.

January 24th, 2022 Analiza Laboratorio (covid test)

You can get covid test for borders here, Analiza have many other locations. Bring your passport. US$25 each. They email results afterwards.

January 23rd, 2022 Start of the walk to the antennas.

Take path on the right between two trees. Not sign posted, walk on tight dirt track up.

January 22nd, 2022 Parque

Stayed here 2 nights as per previous post. Great place for a swim or long walk along the beach. $10pn. They have a long water hose, which we filled our tank for free. 270ppm water reading so I would not drink it, ok for showers, washing up etc….

January 20th, 2022 Restaurante y Cabañas Viña Del Mar

Spent 2 nights here. All as previous description. They had a washing machine here, which we could use. Only a small load at a time which we used 4 times, and gave them $10.
They were happy for us to use their washing line to dry our clothes. Much better value than in Guatemala!

January 20th, 2022 SOL BOHEMIO

Geraldo does not work here anymore. We turned up, They wanted $20 per night. which was too much for us. The place description as before seems accurate.

January 15th, 2022 Parqueo @Manolos House

Manolo is the man to call or message +502 4984 2981 (WhatsApp)
Manolo guided us up the volcano, cooled marshmallows on the lava. They have horses for 200Q
Manolo guide fee was 300Q for 8 of us. Highly recommend staying here and using Manolo services. The kids and family here are super friendly.

January 13th, 2022 La Torre supermercardo

This supermarket we think is better than one in town. Plenty of parking and other stores here too such as pharmacy

December 26th, 2021 Angeli Gardens

Google took us to wrong side of the property as the road is a dead end. Easy to redirect yourself by following the map. This place is a great place to stop, this city also has everything you need. People are friendly and welcoming. The prevous post says it all we stayed 4 nights inc Xmas day. The water from the tap on this property is drinkable - we measured it at 29ppm which is lower than most purificadors. Jason and Jason junior are the best.

December 24th, 2021 Angeli boutique hotel

This place takes overlanders and has 8 rooms and cabanas , totally perfect and great service. I can’t say enough about this place. Prices start at $70 per night , good wifi, restaurant and microbrewery and swimming pool.
Email: [email protected]

December 22nd, 2021 Markus Vogel

Stayed here two nights. Called Markus on WhatsApp. Good wifi, good showers, nice place to stay. Us$5 per person per night.
Beautiful jetty , you can swim here.

December 20th, 2021 La Casa De Doña Tonita

We stayed here 4 nights, Parked on the grass opposite facing the lake.
30q per person per night. Wifi reached the lake, not super fast, but ok. Had use of cold showers and bathroom. Myra who runs the place, lovely smiley lady, looked after our 2 dogs while we visited Tikal. I asked to pay her , she didn’t say a price, so I gave her 60q.

December 16th, 2021 Sim card

There are few places along the road. The first place on the right is useless. Up the road on the left we went to a Tigo. 50q for the sim, and 100q for 10GB/ 30days.
They spoke no English, but put the sim in the phone and connected it up.

December 16th, 2021 Bridge fees

No fee today maybe because it was pissing with rain!

December 16th, 2021 Banrural atm - Cajero

Atm here - seems easier to park and less of queue than the main shopping street. Wd 2000q no problema

December 14th, 2021 Vets and Peks Clinica Veterinaria

To enter Belize. Now we have done it.
For import permit:
Send animal form with vaccinations to:
[email protected]
Get the form from: www.Baja.org.bz
It takes 3 to 5 working days to get import form back. Note rabies has to be done less than a one year ago! At the border go to agriculture dept, with copy of health certificate, import form and proof of vaccinations. Pay Bz$25 plus bz$5 inspection fee per dog. Though they never looked at the dogs!

December 14th, 2021 Casa Ricky’s

You can park at Casa Rickys , van or small tent in the parking area..
You can plug in and use a shower.
Contact ricky, we stayed in a room.
Ricky is an easy going guy.

You can book, www.casarickys.com
WhatsApp: +5016343759

December 14th, 2021 Casa Rickys

Stayed here just the night. Clean and tidy. Ricky is friendly - we booked via booking.com. And during these covid times you have to have accommodation booked to get through the border. Easy walk into town. Big rigs park outside , smaller ones inside the gate site to height! our van was ok parked outside for the night. Wifi was pretty quick.


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