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When? Who? Comment Place Location
sphyrnidus

Beautiful little hostel near the shopping mall. Great clean rooms. Good shower and bathroom. $45 per room per night excluding tax Secure parking on the premises. Recommended!

St Emilia Hostel -2.90819, -79.00208
YouTube.com

real chill...others chillin. CB's can be the best..... Come on over

Cracker Barrel 27.41896, -80.39061
dorafang

lovely beach with palapas near some houses. very quiet and beautiful, except a few ATVs and a local family. careful with the sand off main strip behind palapas!

Buenavista Beach 23.64694, -109.68013
jdeere_man

Now 800 pesos (or at least that's what I was charged) for myself (single). Folks working were very friendly. It is gated (after 22:00) but screw it I pushed my motorcycle in my room. Room has two air conditioners. I assume one doesn't work. Didn't try the other. No heat. Maybe that's normal here? It's like 15c right now beginning of January (60f). Gonna drop a few over night. It's fine, but not exactly hot. Room was quite basic and small. It could use some repair, but I think it's generally clean. There was hot water so that's a plus I guess for MX. I've actually paid less for more in some places in US (not typical, but can be found off-season). $43 USD equivalent not a bargain, but I guess it's worth it for some security in the city. Also there is lots of noise coming into

Hotel Baja Adventure 31.02396, -114.84007
Gettinglostagain.com

Free camp by the river. Crowded in the holidays

Edi cutting -36.64750, 146.42194
remivanriet

Great Lebanese food in Argentina, and not only meat!! We ate hear since we found it on iOverlander. Nice place with a backyard close to the main square. Definitely worth a visit if your up for something different. Good price, plenty of food and super friendly owners.

Georges - Comida Arabes -29.16604, -67.49417
milicool010

Wifi still working good, password : apnk2765

HB Williams Library -38.66530, 178.02560
milicool010

For self-contained vehicules only, 3 nights maximum stay. Pit toilets.
Olympic pool in front where you can shower for 1$ (+ 20 cents the 3 minutes of hot water).
Bins.

Midway beach parking -38.67036, 178.00466
remivanriet

Phenomenal views over the lake and mountains in the back. Lot's of space although it is quite close to the road, heard just two cars at night. At this location (and in general) there is A LOT of trash and broken bottles. What's up with folks that leave this behind??! So many beautiful places, and everywhere there's trash..

Anyway, a few hundred metres north, there's another entrance (with signs not to enter, but they seem to be ignored by locals). this leads to a more secluded area which is not visible from the road and has more windshelter. We stayed since we were already set-up here. Would recommend to check out the other spot as well.

wild camping -30.15177, -68.62411
OT

Truck stop. Same as the last description. Même description!

Truck Stop on Highway 10 at Magog 45.29103, -72.21205
rachschaef23

Road heading from Puerto Libertad to Bahia Kino in horrible condition. Absolute minefield of crater-like potholes that are almost impossible to navigate through. Just a warning for people heading along this road (north or south, conditions are the same in either direction), it took us 4 hours instead of 2.5 to get to Bahia Kino from Puerto Libertad. Conditions get better the closer you are to Bahia Kino and worse the closer you are to Puerto Libertad. No service for the majority of this stretch of road.

Horrible road conditions 29.88750, -112.64640
gots

Flat spot near the edge of Hunt's Hole (maar volcano). Very quiet. Fire pit. Plenty of wood. 5G AT&T

Hunt's Hole 31.93115, -106.97531
goodwillout

Road to site is recently paved all the way to the beach. The beach itself is hard-packed and very easy to drive on for 2WD vehicles. Beach is long, clean and beautiful with many opportunities for camping. Picnic tables also are at the beach and you can camp beside them. Lagoon almost entirely dry.

Wild camping pink lagoons 18.61104, 56.67329
CleanAir

Big pull-out and pretty flat, just past the Devil's Garden lookout spot.

That IS a great spot, but if you can make it up the hill to it? You can make it to here. Below you can see my finger pointing to the first spot.

Great view of the highway, sunrise, sunset.

There is another spot just past this - but gnarly road. I took a picture from my Honda CRV and if you zoom in, you can see a white van. No way would I have taken a van up there, when here is great!

Devil's Garden Backyard 34.01145, -116.58064
rachschaef23

Delicious seafood restaurant run by the absolute sweetest abuela. Asked her about grocery stores in town and she gave us directions to a great one right down the street, even went so far as to describe what the store had/didn’t have in stock. $350 pesos for two entrees and two drinks.

Mariscos Daysi 28.85708, -112.01341
lovepound

spot on Allen Toussaint Boulevard by an open late Taco Bell, i hav spent the night here a couple times

Allen Toussaint Blvd 30.02207, -90.06190
CleanAir

I came here specifically for the showers.

My god, they were cold.

Seems nice enough, but I want hot showers.

Mecca campground 33.49071, -115.90272
zirkbotha

75 meters off the gravel road. Very little traffic. Easily accessible to all vehicles. Braai spot between the rocks. I parked the bus to create wind shelter

Quiet Corner -32.88052, 19.66387
marc.saperavi

Big old dirt quarry easily accessible during dry season (even 2WD if you have good clearance). Very quite and remote, only a few locals passed by, super friendly and welcoming. Absolutly nobody bothered us. Could be tricky to acess during the wet season, as the all ground is only dirt and dirt... Big rig friendly.

Dirt quarry 6.80620, -1.49725
Pachific_around_Africa

Close to Liberia. Surfers from the Bureh beach surf club are sometimes here, when the waves are good.

You have to ride trought almost the whole town to reach the beach. Before you do that, ask the chief for permission. You will finde his house by asking the townpeople where to go.

Because we already new, that we would need to pay something for our „wildcamp" on the beach, we where already prepared.

There is even a guesthose somewhere in town for the ones without campingequipment. This we know from some NGO'S who are here some times on their days off.

For staying on the beach, you would need to pay 150 Le comunity fee and give some extra to the townchief (we gave him 10 Le and one of our cheep souvenirs). If you want to sleep on the beach, the townpeolpe would show you the way to the military check point, where you have again to present yourself. They are here for your security. Naturaly, they ask again for a present, but we gave them nothing.
All the procedere was quiet funny but intensiv.

At the end we stayd on a beautyfull beach with nobody arround during the evening and night. Is a nice stay before crossing the boarder.

Sullima beach 6.96643, -11.57858
binstream

Nice place, but a lot of trash. Gathered a large bag, but there is still plenty.

Lakeside 36.88281, 36.69929
The.Land.Groovers

We stayed only one night there, Djibril was very welcoming, coconuts included :-). Clean toilet, clean water, bucket shower. You can camp directly on the beach (clean).
We paid 3000cfa but price is not fixed.

Yacé Plage (Grâce Divine) 5.19717, -4.45407
kbowlerg03

Nice and clean rest stop right off of the highway. Plenty of road noise but it's good for a night.

SB Horse Cave Rest Area 37.23785, -85.92932
samuelablomsdottir

wifi is still working, average speed i felt

Free Wifi Hotspot -30.27975, -69.22827
samuelablomsdottir

cool place! one of the last options for cyclists to fill up water before you get to the other side

Cool place to camp by a stream -30.15526, -69.87106
samuelablomsdottir

infos for cyclists who want to do that pass:

i did it the last four days (la serena, chile - las flores, arg. ) and was surprised how challenging it was... on the chilean side the dirt road (starting at la laguna) is in quite good condition, sadly the uphill road is closed, so you have to take the really steep downhill road for the last 500 m altitude, be prepared to push if your bike is fully loaded

the road conditions on the argentinian side are worse (lots of washboard and loose gravel), but it is less steep and the gravel section is only about 30 km long

check the weather before attempting the pass, also in high summer there is often snow/hail and temperatures are generally around zero at the top

amazing views, strange ice-formations and lots of people greeting / supporting you - absolutely worth the hard work!

Paso Agua Negra -30.19287, -69.82618
Wendy & Graham

We confirm that the prices are good and the selection is good.

Fruteria -41.92641, -71.53438
Wendy & Graham

Clean spacious place. Many beauiful features. The common room was immaculate. Electric plug-in not functioning at site #2. 2500 per person plus 1000 for camper. 6000 pesos total. But it is quiet and you get away from the chaos of central El Bolson.

Portal Norte - El Bolsón -41.92635, -71.53438
backpack.diary

It was a sunny day, so we picked this spot for a swim in the lake and a relaxing afternoon and evening. The spot has beautiful views, with lots of green and some snowy mountains far away. BUT véry windy at times. Although around 8pm it calmed down. Also visited by locals during the day (doing picnic/kayak etc), but after 9:30pm we didn’t see anyone anymore and it was a very quiet night. The morning also very quiet, almost no cars in the morning, while during the day I found it pretty busy. You are visible from the road but didn’t bother us. Movistar 3G, but didn’t really work. Worth a visit if you are looking for a night to sleep outside the city or enjoying a sunny day!

Laguna Cea -45.67171, -72.23345
backpack.diary

Forgot to add some up to date pictures, so will add some. There are several leveled spots (3-4), depending on if you have a van or a car with high clearance. With our van we could stay at 3 from 4 spots. Entrance is possible for all vehicles, but big rigs might be a problem to park.

Laguna Cea -45.67171, -72.23345

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