Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
ginny.swinny

We arrived and got a room with king sized bed for 400 Kwacha. When we asked to connect to the internet the package was exhausted. The manager flatly refused to add more data even though we explained that we had been traveling for 12 hours and did not yet have a SIM card and desperately needed connection to check some information. We explained that the only reason we chose the place was because it had wifi but his response was, "I'll sort it out tomorrow afternoon." He was incredibly rude and unhelpful and laughed at our frustration. We demanded our money back and went to Sinamu Lodge where the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. Regardless of the price, I would avoid this place like the plaque for it's horrible customer service.

Alitasha Lodge -10.21490, 31.19110
journeytoinnerself_

It's a street parking free from 8pm to 9am. We passed a quiet night here (Monday to Tuesday). There's public internet. Slow and oscillating, but enough. Nobody bothered us. Carabineros pass by often. There are free toilets at the bus station from 6:30am to 10:30pm.

María Auxiliadora -53.16049, -70.90513
natashaperera07

pasamos la noche, buena estación, muchas casas rodantes y motorhome.
stay one nigth, food station

YPF Fuel Station -49.98021, -68.92974
al.latus28

Wonderful, peaceful place. We stayed 4 nights just enjoying the good atmosphere, the nice pool and used the good wifi. Super nice facilities, great kitchen and dining place. And the people there, especially the owner is so Kind and helpful. We can hightly recommend staying here. :)

Rural Chik -14.73282, -47.55896
ludpsic.machado

O posto é um bom ponto de apoio. Atendentes educados, banheiros limpos e ducha quente, Wi-Fi disponível e livre. Lanchonete com lanches rápidos e alguns itens de conveniência.

Posto Horizonte 2 -26.70323, -51.58623
ellis193

Bridge is washed out at this point on the trail and not passable by car. Would be passable with a push bike or on foot.
Has been washed out some time as bank is overgrown

Congo-Nile Trail -1.84734, 29.29749
ellis193

Bridge is washed out further south. Not passable by car

Congo Nile Trail -1.84293, 29.29350
ellis193

Bridge is still broken. not passable by 4x4

Broken Bridge! -1.83253, 29.29401
katherineletts

See comments below and check the National park website for updated information. There’s no gate, just a couple of cones and a small parking lot with stairs leading up to the check-in building. No one checked our papers when we left midday. Chile’s cash cow is composed of bumpy dirt roads, new facilities, and worthwhile views. Driving through and camping along the way is beautiful. You can hike Torres Paine & plenty of the mirador hikes without additional payment (very fulfilling) or you can indulge in hotels, domes, restaurants, and treks (also nice).

Side note: Be sure to check out the wild camping spot at Serrano just outside the western entrance. It’s the most beautiful campsite in the area and not even in the park! Happy travels (:

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine -50.97961, -72.79955
annesteeghs

After 3 days of waiting, we saw a group of 5 orcas hunting!! Really really worth the waiting. They were already spotted that morning far away, but they returned 30 min before high tide. They went in the direction of Caleta Valdes, and after about an hour they came back.

The weather conditions were perfect for the past 2 days, not much wind and clear water, but they didn't come. So mostly it's a matter of luck I think.

Also watching the sea lions and sea elephants is really fun. This time of the year, the pups learn how to swim and play around. You can see them relatively close from the boardwalk.

The road from Puerto Piramides is unpaved but not bad at all. Only the last 10 km or so are a bit worse.

Good luck!

Orcas- Sea elephants - Punta Norte -42.07919, -63.75709
shawnmabey

Sergio is an awesome host and a really interesting person. The campsite was developed as a tenting (clamping) kinda thing but also has a top parking lot that can accommodate vans, and truck/campers but not really anything larger than that due to space constraints and the ability to turn around. The campsite grounds are really cool and eclectic and the vibe is of semi-tropical guest house (or hostel). It reminds us of places we would have stayed in Thailand many years ago. The showers are best we have had camping in Baja and if your timing is right Sergio might be organizing a community feast... He once owned the largest catering company on the Baja!

The onsite donkey Geronimo is hilariously spirited and when Sergio lets him out of his enclosure in the morning, he runs and jumps around... too funny!

There is no tank dump here, but there may be in the future, as Sergio is considering putting a dump facility in after I told him that nobody else in SJ del Cabo is doing it.

Totally recommend!

Rancho El Clandestino 23.06497, -109.72055
coddiwomplers.com

Little sandy beach/peninsula in Swasey River, good for tents. Small track off the gravel road becomes single track accessible by motorbike, bicycle and on foot. Park on the bank and pitch a tent on the beach.

Small fire leftovers and orange peel are evidence that locals come here sometimes.

The river is good for a swim and the place is idyllic.

No phone reception to speak of

River Beach - Motorcycles only 16.58353, -88.55737
l.masolini14

Chacra: El Dragón Rojo
Actualmente, es una casa de/para Ciclistas, que viajan recorriendo Argentina.
Un lugar muy lindo, rodeado de mucho verde🌲🌱🌼💐 ya que la dueña del lugar, Lili, tiene un vivero.
Ideal para pasar una noche, y continuar con el recorrido.
El lugar cuenta con:
*agua potable
*cocina (anafe a gas envasado)
*baño (ducha, inodoro, bidet, vanitory)
*agua caliente (calefón a gas envasado)
*comedor/sala de estar
El albergue para ciclistas, no cobra dinero. Hay una caja, donde uno contribuye, para solventar gastos (gas/luz/wifi, etc).

Chacra: 'El Dragón Rojo" -42.03092, -71.54914
Ivo Schob

Had 15kg to wash, very friendly, got it back clean, folded & wrapped.
Paid 4.000Peso, not cheap but OK.

Sol brisa lavadero -50.00396, -68.93640
poudredescampette.com

Very quiet place in middle of desert. This place is really better that the previous one. You will be surrounded by mountains ans cactus.

Rancho Viejo 25.93170, -111.56219
adventuresofbrucethevan

Perfect spot to camp . Safe and quiet at night. We really enjoyed having Starbucks there so we could use their WiFi and also get out of the heat. Walmart has public bathrooms.

City Center Mall 21.03779, -89.60287
diouclave

very similar to a municipal Camping Argentin

Balneario Circulo Argentino /Camping Pileta -22.50440, -63.79177
nomads.exp

local tranquilo e seguro, conta com chuveiro publico no trapiche da praia e ao fundo na praça, tem alguns canos de pvc onde ficam cobertos os pontos de energia. Passamos 3 noites no local.

Estacionamento Público Praia da Pinheira -27.88297, -48.59756
roaming_dutchies

Perfect wildcamping place. It felt Safe, very quiet and very little vehicles. Not suitable for working since no cell service. Clean ground suitable for workout! Most epic sunset and sunrise, amazing sky and stars at night!
TIP: Go early (arrive at 8AM) to punta tombo and have the best experience. From 10.30 all tourists buses arrived, at least 500 people and it got overcrowded

RP42 - Close to entrance to Punta Tombo -43.96867, -65.41707
t_poo

Nice county park by the river. No amenities. So pack in, pack out. A bit of trash so i clean like always. Only me and another camper, so very quiet. Gator in the river do watch your dog!!!

Bennett Park 28.79601, -96.70316
bsaniews

An RV parking place. No potable water and $21 for a dump.. a rip off

IN RV Storage 32.32003, -111.04710
marieke_michiel

Good to stay for one night. Friendly people. We really loved the bread (10Bol) and the big outside shower. But it was a bit expensive (80Bol) and someone was burning plastic all day next to the campground. That's why we left after one night.

CP La Chiquitana -16.37298, -60.96740
Dentistaviajero

Shopping plaza that is open at night, very safe, next to a gas station, 7/24 store, bathrooms open 24 hours and a pharmacy

plaza comercial que que queda abierta por la noche, muy segura, junto a una gasolinera, tienda 7/24, baños abiertos 24hrs y farmacia

Plaza Espinal 18.86417, -97.09986
ioverlander

Very nice place, super clean, friendly kitchen area. The owner is very nice and helpful. 13000 CLP per person

Hostel Independencia -53.16324, -70.91730
nadineshh3

What a beautiful spot to spend the night. We tried to get to the camping ground but the ferry that gets you there stops at 8pm so we spent the night in our van at the parking place. It was super quiet during the night and no signs say that you are not allowed to camp there.

beautiful parking spot right next to the lake -40.15393, -71.34109
freetgoesworld

Crossed Guatemala to Mexico. Guatemala was crazily easy and people unbelievable friendly, it was almost fun and took only 10 min at noon on a Tuesday.

First getting passports stamped then quick check of the car papers and 1min inspection to check vehicle number.

Mexico was stricter, people didn’t seem to have fun, but still ok. Had to answer Covid questions, fill out FMM, paid the 600p, and were in. We did a roundtrip from mexico to Guatemala and back so we didn’t cancel the TIP on the way out and didn’t have to get a new one going in. It was checked, but they seemed fine with it.
Had to give away all of our fruits and honey and cheese. They would take meat too, but we didn’t have any.
Overall very recommended border crossing as the road are in such better shape than the one down south leading to lake atitlan. Only check iOverlander and make sure you drive to Flores via San Francisco other route is terrible and dangerous.

El Ceibo, Tabasco, Mexico to El Ceibo, El Peten, Guatemala 17.25956, -90.98651
freetgoesworld

Crossed Guatemala to Mexico. Guatemala was crazily easy and people unbelievable friendly, it was almost fun and took only 10 min at noon on a Tuesday.

First getting passports stamped then quick check of the car papers and 1min inspection to check vehicle number.

Mexico was stricter, people didn’t seem to have fun, but still ok. Had to answer Covid questions, fill out FMM, paid the 600p, and were in. We did a roundtrip from mexico to Guatemala and back so we didn’t cancel the TIP on the way out and didn’t have to get a new one going in. It was checked, but they seemed fine with it.
Had to give away all of our fruits and honey and cheese. They would take meat too, but we didn’t have any.
Overall very recommended border crossing as the road are in such better shape than the one down south leading to lake atitlan. Only check iOverlander and make sure you drive to Flores via San Francisco other route is terrible and dangerous.

El Ceibo Frontera 17.26018, -90.98800
A-Round About

Fast and straightforward process here, but...
You must have COMESA insurance. It seems not to be possible to buy a local insurance with foreign plate.
The officer here helped us to contact an insurance in Kigali and buy it remotely, but not recommended 😅

NEMBA One Stop Border Post -2.35068, 30.21619
nicolas.geniteau

nice place 'close' to Puerto Madryn. lot of people living there in buses and it is a bit crowded but there is lot of spot so you will find one

Beach East Of Puerto Madryn -42.78636, -64.98825
lorenzv03

still there, has Water, bread and some other food.

Small shop 20.25202, -13.50695

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