Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
July 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Situated in the heart of the Pantanal, about halfway between Corumbá and Coxim.

South side Pantanal: Fazenda 4 Cantos -18.615080, -56.265150
July 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

In the port Porto Geral, next to the large building. There is a guard at night. Quiet place.

South side Pantanal: Corumbá -18.996750, -57.655570
July 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

On the east side of the river, on a small field. Quiet night.

Porto Manga -19.260050, -57.233650
September 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Possible at large Shell petrol station, west of town. Other option is to pay a bit (R$25 for 2 persons and car) to park at the parking lot of Village Hotel on Avenida São Luiz 1399, on the eastside of the city. It has WIFI, swimming pool and extensive breakfast buffet included in the price.

Price: R$25 per couple + vehicle

Village Hotel -16.091605, -57.680451
September 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Spent the night at Prainha, two kms west of town. This beach along the river has showers and toilets but is normally only open on weekends. Check with the Prefeitura if it is possible to stay here on weekdays. We greatly enjoyed this quiet spot.

Prainha wild camp -13.543530, -58.847570
September 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Petrol station Midia Moto is clean and has cold showers. Located a few streets from downtown.

Petrol station -14.619030, -57.481070
September 26th, 2009 Oklahoma Overland

American Horse Lake near Geary is a no boating lake that offers bank fishing and tube fishing. Facilities include picnic tables, a water well and primitive campsites. No other facilities are available.

The lake supports an abundant population of good-sized bluegill and catch and release only bass. Shoreline length is seven miles and the lake covers 100 surface acres. American Horse Lake is operated by the Oklahoma Wildlife Department.

A conservation passport is required of all individuals, residents and nonresidents who enter Department owned lands, unless exempt. Exemptions include persons who possess an annual hunting, fishing or combination license; a lifetime hunting, fishing, or combination license; senior citizen lifetime hunting, fishing, or combination license; disability hunting or fishing license; and residents under age 18. Go to https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/forget1/OnlineSales.aspx to purchase licenses and conservation passports.

American Horse Lake 35.630940, -98.505370
October 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Balneário Praia do Chiquito lies at 7 kms from downtown Novo Xavantino and is run by the friendly Vivian. Beautiful spot during weekdays. Probably crowded during weekends and holidays. Now it was quiet and lovely. Showers, river and BBQ.

Balneário Praia do Chiquito -14.676820, -52.408230
October 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Quiet night at huge Petrobras petrol station. Around the city are several beaches and balneários (recreational areas). One is east of the city (no name) and normally only used during the weekends. We arrived Sunday and good spend the night at stay on Monday. Pleasantly crazy place on Sunday and paradise on Monday. Silence, birds, swimming pool, showers.

Petrobras -15.886280, -52.174570
October 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Restored Rondon Telegraph Station 20 kms south of Campo Verde, at Asentamento Capim Branco. Nicely restored building and now housing a museum about Rondon and his telegraph lines. Next to is a good spot for camping, underneath an enormous mango orchard.

Rondon Telegraph -15.548650, -55.018520
November 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

. Spent the night in the parking lot. This is also the place to arrange a stay at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

Floresta Amazônica Hotel -9.878670, -56.097370
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Border with Brazil (Guajara Mirim, Rondônia). Good spot for camping at the terrain of eco hotel Ituaba with a very friendly owner. Located 3 kms outside town towards Riberalta.

Eco Hotel Ituaba -10.840580, -65.369750
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Lovely spot for rough camping, well hidden from the road thanks to high bushes.

Route Riberalta - Rubbenaque -13.367300, -66.651820
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Fine spot for rough camping, hidden behind an abandoned hut.

Yucumo wild camp -15.522450, -67.251380
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

This is a well-known place for overlanders to camp in the parking lot. Use of shower, swimming pool and WIFI included in the price. From here regular minibuses go downtown La Paz (or take a taxi). Price: 50 *bolivianos* per person per night (including vehicle). Only car parking B15 / night.

Price: Bs.50 pppn + vehicle. Vehicle only - Bs.15pn

Hotel Oberland -16.567440, -68.089330
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Camped at a private parking above Hostel El Cafetal, right outside Coroico's center.

Coroico- wild camp -16.195550, -67.725700
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Hotel Casa Campestra. Stayed in the parking lot of this luxurious hotel. B90 per night, including use of shower (when room is available) and extensive breakfast buffet.

Price: Bs.90

Hotel Casa Camprestra -17.380630, -66.250650
December 1st, 2009 Landcruising Adventure

Spent the night in the parking lot of Apart-Hotel. Has a thermal bath. Price negotiable.

Price: Negotiable

Termas la cabaña, de la Torre. -17.517720, -66.332520
January 1st, 2010 Landcruising Adventure

20 kms on the road to Oruro lies Tarapaya. Pass the village on your right side, take the narrow bridge on the left side that crosses a stream and follow 'laguna'. At the top is a great thermal bath of 35 degrees and is a lovely camping spot. Price: 40 *bolivianos* (2 persons and car)

Price: Bs.40 per couple + vehicle

Ojo del Inca (Crater Lake) -19.467120, -65.794680
January 1st, 2010 Fabian Pickel

Expensive car park of Hotel Sultan Ahmet, next to the Blue Mosque, central, quiet at night, 15€

Hotel Sultan Ahmet 41.004490, 28.977880
January 1st, 2010 Fabian Pickel

At the end of access road to the waterfront, between two big hotels, only about 10m wide but right by the sea

Waterfront 36.673240, 30.569130
January 1st, 2010 Fabian Pickel

Grassy area right at the beach near Kizilot. About 200m east there’s a real campground, too (there: EUR 10/night, wifi, electrcity, good restaurant, right behind the beach).

Kizilot Beach 36.711230, 31.561630
January 1st, 2010 Fabian Pickel

Open space right by the sea, between two nice restaurants, WC in little park next door. Surrounded by holiday homes.

Between restaurants 36.840588, 36.161390
January 31st, 2010 The Belgian and the Aussie

Park amongst other European motorhomes.

Old Dock Parking 51.210700, 4.387920
February 19th, 2010 Brian Wilkins

We stayed a week many years ago. It is a couple blocks back from the main road and very quiet. Great owner/managers, good pool. Clean and safe. We will try it again this winter.

Los Girasoles Apartments 23.248420, -106.449900
March 22nd, 2010 jaohorst

Torrinha is a small village, here you can park your vehicle and get a boat to "Boibeba" island. The price of the parking lot negotiable, daily between 15 reais per day in high season, the speed boat cost R$100,00 (for group) and the low boat cost R$ 15,00 per person.

Torrinha -13.572380, -39.011550
May 13th, 2010 Stephen Stewart's Travel (Forty Five years of travel)

An idyllic beach with easy access from the road.

Just south of Knobby Head -29.669130, 114.961070
July 1st, 2010 Landcruising Adventure

Camped at the petrol station on the north side of town.

Petrol Station -18.478370, -64.113430
August 1st, 2010 Landcruising Adventure

Perfect, shady parking spot at the plaza.

Buena Vista- wild camp -17.460870, -63.660280
September 1st, 2010 Landcruising Adventure

South side Pantanal: Piraputanga. Campsite, quiet during week days, more lively during weekends and holidays with Brazilians enjoying their music. Price: R$10 per night (2 persons).

Price: R$10 per couple

Pesqueiro do Bill -20.466570, -55.518680