Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

Swimming Pool Complex, Satdobato, at the Ring Road’s southernmost point, check with management first (at the entrance).

Swimming Pool Complex 27.659866, 85.328437
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

On premises of the Chinese MOT. Out of town, quiet, terrible toilet.

Chinese MOT 29.253684, 88.850345
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

In front of “Hotel 8844”, right by Lhasa river. The hotel rents out camper cars, too, so they know us people. Wifi.

Hotel 8844 29.642969, 91.143746
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

Grassy area above/west of the old town, off the expressway, but not too noisy. EUR 2/night. Toilets

Grassy area 25.695161, 100.156396
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

Large parking area at Tropical Botanical Gardens, free, WCs open during opening hours, 10min walk into town.

Botanical Gardens 21.934736, 101.243604
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

Maybe possible upon request: on the premises of German aid organisation GIZ, near the airport. Free, toilets open during the day. Tap, quiet, town accessible on foot (15 min)

GIZ 20.683120, 101.988419
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

about 40km north of town: level area, not visible from highway 13, nice view. Muddy during/after rains. Scorpions around.

Bush camp 20.113034, 102.288432
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

About 8.5 km south of town (or junction highway 13/highway 7), on Highway 13: Large concrete parking area, on a hill, next to a restaurant, great views, toilets (charge), water.

Hill Parking 19.389167, 102.426300
January 1st, 2011 Fabian Pickel

If you have repairs to be done you can stay at Mike Murphy’s workshop during that time. Clean, high roof, toilet, shower, electricity, wifi. Near the counsular section of the Thai embassy. Entrance through gate of „Specialized Products Import/Export Ltd.“ opposite Bounnam supermarket.

Mike Murphy’s Workshop 17.962120, 102.626900
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Large car park where we parked for a night. Cost: Col 23k. From approx 8pm until 1pm next day. The spaces in the car park itself are quite short but there is room for bigger vehicles by the entrance. 24hr Security. There is also a secure car park by the convention centre which is bigger. However this was closed due the Summit of the Americas while we were there.

Navy Museum Parking lot 10.421217, -75.552700
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

wifi / electricity / hot shower / restaurant / English spoken

$10k/person including breakfast.

La Serrana Hostel 4.630400, -75.582800
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

electricity / cold shower / water. Between Popayan and Pasto were lush green rolling hills at high altitude. A beautiful and relatively unexplored area by overlanders. We spotted a few signs offering camping along the PanAm, but feel the area offers great potential and ample camping spots to anybody looking to do some exploration.

$10k/night.

Regional Park El Vinculo 3.834900, -76.298000
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

No wifi / electricity / hot shower / restaurant with fireplace / english spoken. On the road to La Luna we passed two other places offering camping including Rincon del Viajero

$4/person.

Otavalo - La Luna Hostel 0.196333, -78.286567
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

wifi in lobby / bathrooms / no shower / electricity / pool. Tents not allowed. Hosteria Duran also allows camping

$5/night.

Monte Selva Hosteria -1.401050, -78.286570
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

wifi / hot shower in a room / electricity / water / english spoken / close to town. Caja National Park – Laguna Toreadora Parking Lot

$15/night.

Cabañas Yanuncay -2.905848, -79.028024
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

13,000 feet. Bathrooms / near hiking and climbing. There are other camping areas at lower entrance into park.

$10/night.

PN Cajas Visitor Center Campground -2.783500, -79.222333
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

wifi / hot shower / electricity / water / english / great restaurant & bar / 2km out of town. Owners have built an overlander specific parking lot.

$5/person

Hosteria Izhcayluma -4.279150, -79.223360
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Free. no facilities / slightly hidden from passing traffic. Right turn off road

Free

Zumba river camp (en route to La Balsa crossing) -4.893167, -79.127500
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

wifi in lobby / cold showers

s/3 per night.

Hostal Faical -5.145250, -79.007250
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Parking only

s/3 per night.

municipal parking lot -6.230700, -77.872467
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Free with entrance to ruins. No facilities / bathrooms are a 2km hike up / grass lot with amazing views

Free

Kuelup Parking & Camping -6.426900, -77.926750
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Wifi / cold showers / low overhead. Hard to find without Perut GPS, ask locals once you reach Avenida Peru

S/10 per person.

Hacienda San Vicente -7.163133, -78.528800
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Beach side / parking in back lot / hot shower with room key. Plenty of hostels on the beach

s/20 per night.

Hostal Los Delfines Chicama -7.703933, -79.443483
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

One block from beach / pool / wifi / elec / water / laundry/ hot shower with room key. Good overlander meetup locations.

s/15 per person.

Huanchaco Gardens RV Park -8.072983, -79.118417
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

No facilities / 50 ft off road (right) / well hidden

Free

Bush camp -8.789100, -77.884267
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Wifi / elec / water / hot shower. Nice spot, patio w/ mountain views

s/35 per night.

Los Pinos Lodge -9.048433, -77.812800
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

(4200m) 2.5 hours from Caraz / lake view / porta-potty

s/10 per night.

Lago Parón National Park Camping -9.000233, -77.684917
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

(3625m) Restaurant / hot shower / English owned and spoken

s/15 per person.

Llanganuco Lodge -9.095850, -77.699483
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

Camping free with entrance fee (s/6 per person). Did not stay, just spotted

free

Yuraccorral camping -9.052800, -77.618083
January 3rd, 2011 panamnotes.com

ocean view room low season. secure parking (we took a room, camping may be possible). hot water / no internet

s/80 per night

Hostal los Delfines -10.757333, -77.765617